The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 429 359 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.77% 14.14% 13.12%
As % of the Vendors category 33.20% 32.02% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 200 108
Average daily rate
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£311 £310 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.40% -5.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £150 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 40 45
Average hourly rate £11.86 £11.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% -11.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £20.50 £24.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Vendors Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1292 1121 890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 44.49% 44.15% 43.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 693 412
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 68 74
Average hourly rate £16.72 £12.75 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.13% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £9.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Yorkshire region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Yorkshire region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +4 274 £323 -0.76% 148
South Yorkshire -3 89 £300 +9.09% 29
North Yorkshire -5 40 £340 +23.63% 32
East Yorkshire +3 7 £225 +28.57% 9
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 277 (36.26%) MS Excel
2 240 (31.41%) SQL
3 214 (28.01%) Windows
4 197 (25.79%) SQL Server
5 190 (24.87%) MS Office
6 153 (20.03%) .NET
7 131 (17.15%) Finance
8 128 (16.75%) Agile Software Development
9 127 (16.62%) ITIL
10 113 (14.79%) Active Directory
11 110 (14.40%) VMware
12 104 (13.61%) C#
13 92 (12.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 88 (11.52%) SharePoint
15 87 (11.39%) Oracle
16 84 (10.99%) CRM
17 82 (10.73%) Business Intelligence
18 81 (10.60%) JavaScript
19 73 (9.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 69 (9.03%) ASP.NET
21 66 (8.64%) Windows 7
22 65 (8.51%) Dynamics CRM
23 63 (8.25%) MS Exchange
23 63 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
24 61 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
24 61 (7.98%) Linux
25 60 (7.85%) NHS
26 58 (7.59%) HTML
26 58 (7.59%) Data Warehouse
27 57 (7.46%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 88 (11.52%) SharePoint
2 63 (8.25%) MS Exchange
3 54 (7.07%) IIS
4 21 (2.75%) WebSphere
5 18 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
7 15 (1.96%) JBoss
7 15 (1.96%) Apache
7 15 (1.96%) Tomcat
7 15 (1.96%) SAS
8 13 (1.70%) Jetty
8 13 (1.70%) nginx
9 11 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (1.44%) Lync
10 10 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.79%) Oracle BPEL
13 5 (0.65%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 277 (36.26%) MS Excel
2 190 (24.87%) MS Office
3 33 (4.32%) MS Visio
4 24 (3.14%) MS Project
5 18 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.79%) InDesign
7 6 (0.79%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.79%) Adobe Captivate
8 4 (0.52%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 65 (8.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (2.49%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.52%) Agresso
5 4 (0.52%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.39%) Exstream
7 2 (0.26%) Tridion
7 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.13%) GoldMine
8 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.01%) Office 365
2 14 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (1.70%) Google App Engine
3 13 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (1.18%) SaaS
4 9 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 47 (6.15%) DNS
2 41 (5.37%) TCP/IP
3 40 (5.24%) SAN
4 36 (4.71%) DHCP
5 33 (4.32%) LAN
6 29 (3.80%) WAN
7 25 (3.27%) VPN
8 23 (3.01%) Firewall
9 18 (2.36%) SSL
9 18 (2.36%) FTP
10 15 (1.96%) Internet
11 14 (1.83%) HTTP
12 13 (1.70%) Intranet
12 13 (1.70%) IPsec
13 12 (1.57%) Ethernet
14 8 (1.05%) Wireless
14 8 (1.05%) VoIP
15 7 (0.92%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (0.92%) NAS
15 7 (0.92%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (25.79%) SQL Server
2 92 (12.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 73 (9.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (7.59%) Data Warehouse
5 40 (5.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 35 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 25 (3.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 25 (3.27%) Relational Database
8 20 (2.62%) OLAP
9 14 (1.83%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.57%) MS Access
11 10 (1.31%) Oracle ODI
12 9 (1.18%) OLAP Cube
13 8 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (1.05%) Oracle OLAP
14 7 (0.92%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 7 (0.92%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
15 6 (0.79%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 41 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (3.93%) Visual Studio
3 23 (3.01%) Selenium
4 21 (2.75%) Jenkins
5 14 (1.83%) Oracle Forms
6 12 (1.57%) NUnit
7 11 (1.44%) Hudson
7 11 (1.44%) Rhino Mocks
8 8 (1.05%) Subversion
8 8 (1.05%) SpecFlow
9 7 (0.92%) JIRA
10 6 (0.79%) MSI
10 6 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.65%) Git (software)
11 5 (0.65%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.65%) Axure RP
12 4 (0.52%) JMeter
13 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
14 1 (0.13%) Ranorex
General
1 131 (17.15%) Finance
2 26 (3.40%) Banking
3 25 (3.27%) Retail
4 19 (2.49%) Legal
5 17 (2.23%) Advertising
6 15 (1.96%) Law
7 11 (1.44%) Back Office
8 7 (0.92%) Games
8 7 (0.92%) Publishing
9 6 (0.79%) Marketing
10 5 (0.65%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.52%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.39%) Interactive Media
12 3 (0.39%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.26%) Front Office
13 2 (0.26%) Billing
14 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 174 (22.77%) Analyst
2 166 (21.73%) Developer
3 43 (5.63%) SQL Developer
4 42 (5.50%) Project Manager
5 41 (5.37%) Test Analyst
5 41 (5.37%) Architect
6 36 (4.71%) Business Analyst
6 36 (4.71%) .NET Developer
7 35 (4.58%) Service Analyst
8 34 (4.45%) Service Desk Analyst
9 33 (4.32%) Support Engineer
10 30 (3.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 29 (3.80%) Support Analyst
11 29 (3.80%) Consultant
12 21 (2.75%) 1st Line Support
13 19 (2.49%) CRM Developer
13 19 (2.49%) 2nd Line Support
13 19 (2.49%) Administrator
13 19 (2.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 18 (2.36%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (20.03%) .NET
2 69 (9.03%) ASP.NET
3 58 (7.59%) HTML
4 49 (6.41%) jQuery
5 45 (5.89%) CSS
6 42 (5.50%) XML
7 38 (4.97%) Web Services
8 23 (3.01%) .NET Framework
9 21 (2.75%) Entity Framework
10 20 (2.62%) JSON
11 18 (2.36%) HTML5
11 18 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (2.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 18 (2.36%) ASP.NET Web API
12 15 (1.96%) J2EE
13 13 (1.70%) Servlets
14 12 (1.57%) Hibernate
14 12 (1.57%) MDX
15 11 (1.44%) NHibernate
15 11 (1.44%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.85%) NHS
2 43 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.09%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.09%) Open Source
4 14 (1.83%) Blackberry
5 13 (1.70%) User Experience
6 11 (1.44%) Visualisation
6 11 (1.44%) Replication
7 9 (1.18%) Reference Data
7 9 (1.18%) Clustering
8 8 (1.05%) PDA
8 8 (1.05%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.05%) Data Structures
9 7 (0.92%) Data Integration
9 7 (0.92%) E-Learning
10 6 (0.79%) iPad
10 6 (0.79%) iPhone
10 6 (0.79%) RIA
11 5 (0.65%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.65%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 214 (28.01%) Windows
2 66 (8.64%) Windows 7
3 63 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 61 (7.98%) Linux
5 44 (5.76%) Windows XP
6 39 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (3.27%) UNIX
9 18 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (1.57%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.31%) Android
12 9 (1.18%) Windows 8
12 9 (1.18%) CentOS
13 7 (0.92%) AIX
14 6 (0.79%) Solaris
15 5 (0.65%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.52%) SUSE
16 4 (0.52%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.52%) zOS
16 4 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (16.75%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (16.62%) ITIL
3 84 (10.99%) CRM
4 82 (10.73%) Business Intelligence
5 57 (7.46%) Project Management
6 55 (7.20%) Migration
7 47 (6.15%) PRINCE2
7 47 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 44 (5.76%) MVC
9 36 (4.71%) Unit Testing
10 33 (4.32%) ETL
11 31 (4.06%) Configuration Management
12 28 (3.66%) Scrum
13 25 (3.27%) TDD
14 24 (3.14%) Web Development
14 24 (3.14%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (3.14%) Business Analysis
15 23 (3.01%) Software Engineering
15 23 (3.01%) Service Management
15 23 (3.01%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 240 (31.41%) SQL
2 104 (13.61%) C#
3 81 (10.60%) JavaScript
4 48 (6.28%) T-SQL
5 44 (5.76%) Java
6 19 (2.49%) VBA
7 17 (2.23%) PowerShell
8 13 (1.70%) VB
9 11 (1.44%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.05%) Python
11 5 (0.65%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.65%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 4 (0.52%) Perl
13 3 (0.39%) C
13 3 (0.39%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.26%) X++
15 1 (0.13%) R
15 1 (0.13%) XPath
15 1 (0.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 37 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (3.66%) ISEB
3 27 (3.53%) Security Cleared
3 27 (3.53%) Degree
4 14 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (1.70%) MCSE
6 12 (1.57%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (1.31%) ISTQB
8 9 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 9 (1.18%) CCNA
8 9 (1.18%) MCSA
9 8 (1.05%) MCP
9 8 (1.05%) CCNP
10 7 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.92%) CCIP
11 6 (0.79%) PMP
11 6 (0.79%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.66%) SLA
2 19 (2.49%) QA
3 16 (2.09%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.13%) P3O
4 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.13%) HL7
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 113 (14.79%) Active Directory
2 61 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.36%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.83%) vSphere
5 13 (1.70%) Xen
6 11 (1.44%) VMware Server
7 8 (1.05%) VMware ESX
7 8 (1.05%) XenApp
8 7 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.79%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.65%) vCloud
10 5 (0.65%) Docker
10 5 (0.65%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.65%) ISA Server
10 5 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 4 (0.52%) UAG
12 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.39%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (3.14%) SCCM
2 17 (2.23%) Puppet
3 13 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.31%) SCOM
5 7 (0.92%) WSUS
6 6 (0.79%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.65%) Salt
7 5 (0.65%) Graphite
7 5 (0.65%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.52%) Ansible
9 3 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.39%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.39%) TeamSite
9 3 (0.39%) Foglight
10 2 (0.26%) OpenView
10 2 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.26%) NSN NetAct
10 2 (0.26%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.13%) Opsview
Vendors
1 110 (14.40%) VMware
2 87 (11.39%) Oracle
3 53 (6.94%) Cisco
4 47 (6.15%) HP
5 41 (5.37%) Citrix
6 19 (2.49%) Google
7 18 (2.36%) IBM
8 14 (1.83%) NetApp
8 14 (1.83%) Red Hat
8 14 (1.83%) Adobe
8 14 (1.83%) SAP
9 11 (1.44%) Trillium
9 11 (1.44%) Remedy
10 10 (1.31%) Perforce
11 9 (1.18%) Splunk
12 8 (1.05%) LANDesk
13 6 (0.79%) Altiris
13 6 (0.79%) Lotus
13 6 (0.79%) Facebook
13 6 (0.79%) F5
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £220 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per week
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £12.19 - £15.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £12 - £13 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire
iSource IT
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Market Rates per day
Posted: 6 days ago