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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 365 440 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.45% 14.83% 13.59%
As % of the Vendors category 31.96% 33.16% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 259 191
Average daily rate £363 £306 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.36% +2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 40
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.50 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.95 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
1142 1327 1075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 38.96% 44.73% 42.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 819 678
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 60 69
Average hourly rate £12.72 £16.72 £12.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.95% +33.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.90 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 208 £373 +14.61% 95
South Yorkshire -2 78 £363 +20.83% 17
North Yorkshire +6 48 £323 -5.14% 21
East Yorkshire +1 11 £375 +20.00% 8
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 236 (33.15%) Windows
2 223 (31.32%) MS Excel
2 223 (31.32%) SQL
3 192 (26.97%) SQL Server
4 152 (21.35%) .NET
5 143 (20.08%) Active Directory
6 114 (16.01%) Windows Server
7 113 (15.87%) C#
8 111 (15.59%) MS Office
9 105 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
10 104 (14.61%) Finance
11 98 (13.76%) CRM
12 92 (12.92%) ITIL
13 87 (12.22%) Business Intelligence
14 84 (11.80%) Dynamics CRM
15 83 (11.66%) VMware
16 76 (10.67%) T-SQL
17 68 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
18 62 (8.71%) MS Exchange
19 57 (8.01%) JavaScript
19 57 (8.01%) Migration
20 55 (7.72%) SharePoint
21 54 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 53 (7.44%) Oracle
23 52 (7.30%) VMware Infrastructure
24 50 (7.02%) MVC
24 50 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 49 (6.88%) ASP.NET
26 47 (6.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 46 (6.46%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 62 (8.71%) MS Exchange
2 55 (7.72%) SharePoint
3 36 (5.06%) IIS
4 22 (3.09%) WebSphere
5 18 (2.53%) Tomcat
6 15 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (2.11%) Skype for Business
7 14 (1.97%) Jetty
7 14 (1.97%) nginx
8 13 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (1.12%) Apache
11 7 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.84%) CMS
12 6 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.70%) Node.js
13 5 (0.70%) WebSphere Portal
14 4 (0.56%) CloudStack
14 4 (0.56%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.56%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 223 (31.32%) MS Excel
2 111 (15.59%) MS Office
3 36 (5.06%) MS Project
4 23 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (2.53%) MS Visio
6 11 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.70%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.14%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.14%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.14%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.14%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 84 (11.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.14%) Aligne
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.14%) Maximo
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 43 (6.04%) Office 365
2 41 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (0.98%) Google App Engine
5 7 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (0.98%) IaaS
5 7 (0.98%) SaaS
6 6 (0.84%) PaaS
7 2 (0.28%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 37 (5.20%) DNS
2 30 (4.21%) Firewall
3 26 (3.65%) SAN
4 25 (3.51%) TCP/IP
5 23 (3.23%) DHCP
6 22 (3.09%) FTP
7 21 (2.95%) WAN
8 20 (2.81%) LAN
9 15 (2.11%) HTTP
9 15 (2.11%) Internet
10 14 (1.97%) SSL
11 13 (1.83%) IPsec
12 10 (1.40%) VPN
12 10 (1.40%) Wireless
13 9 (1.26%) IP Telephony
13 9 (1.26%) Network Security
14 8 (1.12%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (1.12%) Intranet
14 8 (1.12%) NAS
15 7 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (26.97%) SQL Server
2 54 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 50 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 47 (6.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 44 (6.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 35 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (4.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 30 (4.21%) MS Access
9 21 (2.95%) Data Mining
10 18 (2.53%) SQL Server 2014
11 15 (2.11%) MongoDB
11 15 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (1.54%) MySQL
12 11 (1.54%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
13 10 (1.40%) NoSQL
13 10 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
14 8 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.98%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 33 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (3.09%) Visual Studio
3 20 (2.81%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.69%) Travis CI
5 8 (1.12%) ERwin
5 8 (1.12%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.84%) JIRA
7 4 (0.56%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.56%) Selenium
7 4 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.56%) Subversion
8 3 (0.42%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.42%) FrontPage
8 3 (0.42%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.28%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.28%) Bower
9 2 (0.28%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.28%) Grunt
9 2 (0.28%) Hudson
9 2 (0.28%) SpecFlow
General
1 104 (14.61%) Finance
2 28 (3.93%) Advertising
3 21 (2.95%) Banking
4 15 (2.11%) Retail
5 13 (1.83%) Legal
6 10 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.12%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.98%) Games
8 7 (0.98%) Law
9 5 (0.70%) Publishing
10 3 (0.42%) Back Office
10 3 (0.42%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.42%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.28%) Marketing
12 1 (0.14%) Electronics
12 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 157 (22.05%) Developer
2 138 (19.38%) Analyst
3 44 (6.18%) Architect
4 38 (5.34%) Consultant
5 35 (4.92%) Support Analyst
6 32 (4.49%) .NET Developer
7 31 (4.35%) CRM Developer
7 31 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 30 (4.21%) SQL Developer
8 30 (4.21%) Support Engineer
9 29 (4.07%) Microsoft Developer
10 26 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
11 25 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 25 (3.51%) Service Analyst
12 24 (3.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 23 (3.23%) Administrator
13 23 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
14 21 (2.95%) Project Manager
14 21 (2.95%) SSRS Developer
14 21 (2.95%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (21.35%) .NET
2 49 (6.88%) ASP.NET
3 44 (6.18%) HTML
4 42 (5.90%) CSS
5 30 (4.21%) Web Services
6 26 (3.65%) ASP.NET MVC
7 25 (3.51%) .NET Framework
8 22 (3.09%) XML
9 19 (2.67%) AngularJS
10 17 (2.39%) Servlets
11 14 (1.97%) D3.js
11 14 (1.97%) MDX
11 14 (1.97%) OpenLayers
12 13 (1.83%) jQuery
13 12 (1.69%) J2EE
14 11 (1.54%) SOAP
15 10 (1.40%) Entity Framework
15 10 (1.40%) RabbitMQ
16 9 (1.26%) HTML5
16 9 (1.26%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 68 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.06%) Data Centre
3 21 (2.95%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.53%) Clustering
5 17 (2.39%) NHS
6 14 (1.97%) Algorithms
7 9 (1.26%) Replication
7 9 (1.26%) User Experience
8 8 (1.12%) Blackberry
8 8 (1.12%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.12%) Visualisation
9 7 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.70%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.70%) e-Learning
11 5 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.70%) iSeries
11 5 (0.70%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.70%) Video Editing
12 4 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 236 (33.15%) Windows
2 114 (16.01%) Windows Server
3 46 (6.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (6.04%) Windows 7
6 37 (5.20%) Linux
7 31 (4.35%) Unix
8 27 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (2.39%) Windows XP
10 8 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.98%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.98%) Data ONTAP
12 6 (0.84%) Android
13 5 (0.70%) AIX
13 5 (0.70%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.56%) CentOS
14 4 (0.56%) HPUX
14 4 (0.56%) SUSE
14 4 (0.56%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.42%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (13.76%) CRM
3 92 (12.92%) ITIL
4 87 (12.22%) Business Intelligence
5 57 (8.01%) Migration
6 50 (7.02%) MVC
7 45 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 42 (5.90%) Project Management
9 39 (5.48%) ETL
10 34 (4.78%) Data Modelling
11 33 (4.63%) Waterfall
12 29 (4.07%) SDLC
13 28 (3.93%) Web Development
14 27 (3.79%) Service Management
15 24 (3.37%) ERP
16 22 (3.09%) Data Security
17 20 (2.81%) DevOps
17 20 (2.81%) Problem Management
18 19 (2.67%) Change Management
19 18 (2.53%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 223 (31.32%) SQL
2 113 (15.87%) C#
3 76 (10.67%) T-SQL
4 57 (8.01%) JavaScript
5 28 (3.93%) Java
5 28 (3.93%) VBA
6 21 (2.95%) C++
6 21 (2.95%) PowerShell
7 19 (2.67%) PL/SQL
8 15 (2.11%) VB
9 11 (1.54%) Python
10 10 (1.40%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.26%) Ruby
11 9 (1.26%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.84%) Perl
12 6 (0.84%) PHP
13 4 (0.56%) C
14 2 (0.28%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.14%) SAS Macro
15 1 (0.14%) X++
Qualifications
1 39 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (3.09%) Degree
3 20 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (2.53%) Security Cleared
5 15 (2.11%) MCSA
6 12 (1.69%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.54%) CISSP
8 10 (1.40%) CEH
9 7 (0.98%) MCSE
10 6 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.84%) CCNA
10 6 (0.84%) ISEB
10 6 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.56%) CCA
11 4 (0.56%) MCITP
12 3 (0.42%) CCNP
12 3 (0.42%) MCDST
12 3 (0.42%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.28%) CCDP
13 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.97%) QA
1 14 (1.97%) SLA
2 13 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (1.54%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.28%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 143 (20.08%) Active Directory
2 52 (7.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.95%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.54%) vSphere
5 10 (1.40%) Xen
6 8 (1.12%) NFS
7 7 (0.98%) Docker
8 5 (0.70%) XenApp
8 5 (0.70%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.56%) KVM
9 4 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.28%) vCloud
10 2 (0.28%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.14%) Firmware
11 1 (0.14%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (3.79%) SCCM
2 11 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (1.54%) Puppet
3 8 (1.12%) SCOM
4 4 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (0.56%) Graphite
4 4 (0.56%) Salt
5 3 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.42%) Opsview
5 3 (0.42%) vMotion
6 2 (0.28%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.28%) SCSM
6 2 (0.28%) WSUS
7 1 (0.14%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.14%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.14%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.14%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 83 (11.66%) VMware
2 53 (7.44%) Oracle
3 36 (5.06%) Cisco
4 23 (3.23%) Citrix
5 21 (2.95%) Informatica
6 20 (2.81%) HP
7 13 (1.83%) NetApp
8 12 (1.69%) IBM
9 10 (1.40%) Apple
9 10 (1.40%) Brocade
10 8 (1.12%) CheckPoint
10 8 (1.12%) Dell
11 7 (0.98%) Google
12 6 (0.84%) Adobe
12 6 (0.84%) Remedy
12 6 (0.84%) SAP
12 6 (0.84%) Trillium
13 5 (0.70%) F5
13 5 (0.70%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.56%) Splunk
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