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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 7 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 329 317 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.57% 13.80% 11.54%
As % of the Vendors category 32.25% 32.55% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 138 106
Average daily rate
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£325 £298 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% -0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £143 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 51
Average hourly rate £13.01 £12.32 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +7.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £9.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £20.70 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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
1020 974 1040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 38.98% 42.40% 44.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 511 441
Average daily rate £363 £325 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 68 66
Average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £15.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.93 £10.00 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £29.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 December 2014.

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 December 2014.

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 December 2014. 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 +2 218 £315 +5.00% 112
South Yorkshire -2 58 £350 +52.17% 22
North Yorkshire +2 44 £325 +30.00% 43
East Yorkshire -5 2 £190 -52.50% 1
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 221 (35.08%) MS Excel
2 205 (32.54%) Windows
3 158 (25.08%) Active Directory
4 154 (24.44%) MS Office
5 137 (21.75%) SQL Server
6 133 (21.11%) Finance
7 126 (20.00%) SQL
8 102 (16.19%) VMware
9 100 (15.87%) .NET
10 83 (13.17%) MS Exchange
11 76 (12.06%) C#
12 73 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 70 (11.11%) Oracle
13 70 (11.11%) ITIL
14 66 (10.48%) SharePoint
15 65 (10.32%) Windows Server 2003
16 64 (10.16%) ASP.NET
17 61 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
18 57 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
19 55 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
20 52 (8.25%) Windows 7
21 49 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
22 48 (7.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 47 (7.46%) CRM
24 45 (7.14%) Migration
24 45 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
25 43 (6.83%) SCCM
25 43 (6.83%) vSphere
25 43 (6.83%) Windows Server 2012
25 43 (6.83%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 83 (13.17%) MS Exchange
2 66 (10.48%) SharePoint
3 41 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (3.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 22 (3.49%) IIS
6 16 (2.54%) Lync
7 15 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (1.75%) Lotus Domino
10 9 (1.43%) SAS
11 8 (1.27%) CMS
11 8 (1.27%) Oracle Service Bus
12 7 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.95%) Office Communications Server
13 6 (0.95%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.95%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.79%) WebSphere Portal
15 4 (0.63%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 221 (35.08%) MS Excel
2 154 (24.44%) MS Office
3 25 (3.97%) MS Project
4 24 (3.81%) MS Visio
5 23 (3.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.79%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.63%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.63%) InDesign
8 3 (0.48%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.16%) DOC1
9 1 (0.16%) SPSS
9 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 37 (5.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (3.81%) Oracle BPM
3 13 (2.06%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.48%) Exstream
5 2 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.32%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.16%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.59%) Office 365
2 3 (0.48%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.16%) SaaS
3 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 39 (6.19%) SAN
2 32 (5.08%) Internet
3 28 (4.44%) DNS
4 25 (3.97%) DHCP
4 25 (3.97%) Firewall
5 18 (2.86%) LAN
6 16 (2.54%) VPN
6 16 (2.54%) NAS
7 14 (2.22%) WAN
7 14 (2.22%) TCP/IP
8 13 (2.06%) VoIP
8 13 (2.06%) Wireless
9 11 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (1.59%) IP Telephony
10 10 (1.59%) Ethernet
11 7 (1.11%) S/MIME
11 7 (1.11%) iSCSI
11 7 (1.11%) DMZ
11 7 (1.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (21.75%) SQL Server
2 48 (7.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 45 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 37 (5.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 27 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 25 (3.97%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (1.75%) OLAP
9 11 (1.75%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.43%) Oracle ODI
10 9 (1.43%) MS Access
11 8 (1.27%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 7 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
12 7 (1.11%) OLAP Cube
13 6 (0.95%) QlikView
14 5 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.79%) Oracle Database
15 4 (0.63%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (3.97%) Visual Studio
2 20 (3.17%) Oracle Forms
3 18 (2.86%) Hudson
4 15 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.43%) Selenium
5 9 (1.43%) MSI
6 5 (0.79%) MSTest
7 4 (0.63%) Subversion
8 3 (0.48%) JIRA
8 3 (0.48%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.32%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.32%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.32%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.16%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.16%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (0.16%) Maven
General
1 133 (21.11%) Finance
2 29 (4.60%) Retail
3 28 (4.44%) Banking
4 14 (2.22%) Legal
5 13 (2.06%) Advertising
6 10 (1.59%) Back Office
7 9 (1.43%) Law
7 9 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.27%) Marketing
9 7 (1.11%) Multimedia
9 7 (1.11%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.63%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.48%) Publishing
11 3 (0.48%) German Language
12 2 (0.32%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.32%) Front Office
13 1 (0.16%) Games
13 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 133 (21.11%) Analyst
2 116 (18.41%) Developer
3 39 (6.19%) Consultant
4 33 (5.24%) .NET Developer
5 31 (4.92%) Support Engineer
6 28 (4.44%) Administrator
7 27 (4.29%) Project Manager
8 26 (4.13%) Architect
9 25 (3.97%) Business Analyst
9 25 (3.97%) SQL Developer
10 24 (3.81%) Service Analyst
10 24 (3.81%) Support Analyst
11 23 (3.65%) Service Desk Analyst
12 21 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
13 20 (3.17%) Desktop Support
14 18 (2.86%) Desktop Engineer
15 17 (2.70%) Test Analyst
15 17 (2.70%) Configuration Manager
15 17 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 17 (2.70%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (15.87%) .NET
2 64 (10.16%) ASP.NET
3 41 (6.51%) Web Services
4 34 (5.40%) HTML
5 28 (4.44%) jQuery
6 27 (4.29%) CSS
7 25 (3.97%) XML
8 22 (3.49%) WCF
9 21 (3.33%) .NET Framework
9 21 (3.33%) Middleware
10 16 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (2.22%) Oracle Fusion
12 13 (2.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 10 (1.59%) JSON
14 8 (1.27%) WinForms
15 7 (1.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 6 (0.95%) Ajax
16 6 (0.95%) LINQ
17 5 (0.79%) HTML5
17 5 (0.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.60%) Blackberry
3 26 (4.13%) NHS
4 11 (1.75%) Clustering
5 8 (1.27%) iPad
6 7 (1.11%) iPhone
6 7 (1.11%) Management Information System
7 6 (0.95%) PDA
7 6 (0.95%) CESG
7 6 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (0.79%) iSeries
8 5 (0.79%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.79%) E-Learning
8 5 (0.79%) W3C
8 5 (0.79%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.63%) Replication
9 4 (0.63%) CLARiiON
9 4 (0.63%) FMCG
9 4 (0.63%) Learning Management System
9 4 (0.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 205 (32.54%) Windows
2 73 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (10.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 52 (8.25%) Windows 7
5 43 (6.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (5.56%) Windows XP
7 27 (4.29%) UNIX
8 21 (3.33%) Linux
9 13 (2.06%) Windows 8
10 11 (1.75%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.79%) Android
11 5 (0.79%) VMS
12 4 (0.63%) Solaris
12 4 (0.63%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.48%) CentOS
13 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.48%) AIX
14 2 (0.32%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.32%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (11.11%) ITIL
2 57 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 55 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
5 47 (7.46%) CRM
6 45 (7.14%) Migration
7 40 (6.35%) Project Management
8 39 (6.19%) PRINCE2
9 30 (4.76%) MVC
10 29 (4.60%) ETL
11 22 (3.49%) Service Delivery
12 21 (3.33%) Configuration Management
13 20 (3.17%) Service Management
13 20 (3.17%) SOA
14 18 (2.86%) Web Development
15 16 (2.54%) Scrum
16 15 (2.38%) ERP
16 15 (2.38%) Change Management
16 15 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
16 15 (2.38%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 126 (20.00%) SQL
2 76 (12.06%) C#
3 42 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 25 (3.97%) T-SQL
5 20 (3.17%) Java
6 19 (3.02%) VBA
7 12 (1.90%) PowerShell
8 10 (1.59%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.11%) C
10 6 (0.95%) VB
10 6 (0.95%) Objective-C
11 5 (0.79%) Python
11 5 (0.79%) Perl
12 4 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.63%) VBScript
13 3 (0.48%) C++
14 2 (0.32%) X++
15 1 (0.16%) Ruby
15 1 (0.16%) R
15 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 17 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (2.54%) MCSE
5 15 (2.38%) Degree
6 14 (2.22%) ISEB
7 11 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 10 (1.59%) ISTQB
8 10 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.27%) MCSA
10 8 (1.27%) MCP
11 7 (1.11%) CCNA
12 5 (0.79%) MCITP
13 4 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.48%) CCA
15 2 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (0.32%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.81%) SLA
2 16 (2.54%) QA
3 4 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) P3O
System Software
1 158 (25.08%) Active Directory
2 61 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (6.83%) vSphere
4 22 (3.49%) VMware ESX
5 14 (2.22%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.90%) XenApp
7 7 (1.11%) Forefront TMG
7 7 (1.11%) ISA Server
7 7 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.79%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.63%) vCloud
9 4 (0.63%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.63%) UAG
10 3 (0.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 3 (0.48%) MetaFrame
11 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.32%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.32%) XenServer
12 1 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 43 (6.83%) SCCM
2 27 (4.29%) SCOM
3 17 (2.70%) NetBackup
4 9 (1.43%) WSUS
5 7 (1.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 6 (0.95%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.63%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.63%) EMC Navisphere
7 4 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.63%) Puppet
7 4 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (0.63%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.48%) SCDPM
8 3 (0.48%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.32%) Ansible
10 1 (0.16%) NSN NetAct
10 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 102 (16.19%) VMware
2 70 (11.11%) Oracle
3 43 (6.83%) Citrix
4 42 (6.67%) Cisco
5 35 (5.56%) HP
6 34 (5.40%) IBM
7 29 (4.60%) Symantec
8 23 (3.65%) NetApp
9 20 (3.17%) Remedy
10 18 (2.86%) EMC
11 17 (2.70%) Perforce
12 14 (2.22%) Lotus
13 12 (1.90%) Dell
14 9 (1.43%) CheckPoint
15 8 (1.27%) Sophos
15 8 (1.27%) Red Hat
15 8 (1.27%) Google
16 7 (1.11%) Postini
16 7 (1.11%) Apple
17 6 (0.95%) CommVault
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £225 - 250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
West Yorkshire
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 9 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Rate: £20 - £28 per hour + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
South Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Sheffield
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Sheffield
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 18 days ago
York
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £market rates
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 22 days ago
South Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 22 days ago