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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 269 318 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.44% 14.32% 12.94%
As % of the Vendors category 26.35% 30.96% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 148 166
Average daily rate
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£300 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £166 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 45 42
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.40 £10.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £43.80 £29.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
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
1021 1027 1232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 43.41% 46.24% 45.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 529 583
Average daily rate £335 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £446 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 77 79
Average hourly rate £12.62 £23.13 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.42% +40.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £44.97 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -1 184 £305 -6.15% 114
South Yorkshire -1 53 £275 -10.56% 45
North Yorkshire -2 22 £290 - 25
East Yorkshire -5 2 £320 -15.78% 5
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 235 (40.17%) Windows
2 178 (30.43%) MS Excel
3 151 (25.81%) Active Directory
4 149 (25.47%) SQL Server
5 127 (21.71%) SQL
6 117 (20.00%) .NET
7 104 (17.78%) MS Office
8 98 (16.75%) C#
9 80 (13.68%) Finance
10 79 (13.50%) MS Exchange
11 69 (11.79%) Windows 7
12 68 (11.62%) VMware
13 65 (11.11%) ITIL
13 65 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
14 64 (10.94%) ASP.NET
15 58 (9.91%) SharePoint
16 56 (9.57%) Windows Server 2003
17 54 (9.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 52 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
18 52 (8.89%) Cisco
19 51 (8.72%) HP
20 47 (8.03%) Web Services
21 44 (7.52%) JavaScript
21 44 (7.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 43 (7.35%) Migration
22 43 (7.35%) T-SQL
22 43 (7.35%) Windows XP
23 42 (7.18%) HTML
24 41 (7.01%) Oracle
24 41 (7.01%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 79 (13.50%) MS Exchange
2 58 (9.91%) SharePoint
3 24 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (3.93%) BizTalk Server
5 18 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 16 (2.74%) IIS
6 16 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (2.74%) SharePoint 2010
6 16 (2.74%) Lync
7 13 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (2.05%) CMS
9 8 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.20%) IBM Notes
11 6 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (1.03%) SAS
11 6 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.03%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.68%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 178 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 104 (17.78%) MS Office
3 19 (3.25%) MS Project
4 18 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (2.05%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (1.37%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.85%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.34%) SPSS
9 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (4.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (3.42%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.51%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.03%) Office 365
2 2 (0.34%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.98%) SAN
2 29 (4.96%) Internet
3 28 (4.79%) Firewall
4 22 (3.76%) Wireless
4 22 (3.76%) VPN
5 19 (3.25%) TCP/IP
6 17 (2.91%) DNS
7 16 (2.74%) DHCP
8 13 (2.22%) WAN
8 13 (2.22%) LAN
9 12 (2.05%) FTP
9 12 (2.05%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (1.88%) IP Telephony
11 10 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (1.37%) IPsec
12 8 (1.37%) MPLS
12 8 (1.37%) Intranet
13 6 (1.03%) Unified Communications
14 5 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (0.85%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (25.47%) SQL Server
2 54 (9.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (7.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (6.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (3.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 16 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (2.05%) MySQL
10 8 (1.37%) MS Access
11 7 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (1.03%) EDRMS
12 6 (1.03%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.85%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.85%) OLAP
13 5 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.68%) SQLite
14 4 (0.68%) MongoDB
15 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 40 (6.84%) Visual Studio
2 22 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (1.03%) Hudson
5 5 (0.85%) MSTest
6 4 (0.68%) Selenium
7 3 (0.51%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.34%) NUnit
8 2 (0.34%) Subversion
8 2 (0.34%) JUnit
8 2 (0.34%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.34%) JIRA
8 2 (0.34%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.17%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.17%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.17%) Firebug
9 1 (0.17%) Maven
9 1 (0.17%) MorphX
General
1 80 (13.68%) Finance
2 26 (4.44%) Banking
3 15 (2.56%) Retail
3 15 (2.56%) Advertising
4 11 (1.88%) Legal
5 7 (1.20%) Back Office
5 7 (1.20%) Marketing
6 6 (1.03%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.03%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.51%) Publishing
7 3 (0.51%) Law
7 3 (0.51%) Local Government
7 3 (0.51%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.51%) German Language
8 2 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (0.34%) Cantonese Language
8 2 (0.34%) French Language
8 2 (0.34%) Games
8 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 120 (20.51%) Developer
2 114 (19.49%) Analyst
3 39 (6.67%) Administrator
4 33 (5.64%) Service Analyst
4 33 (5.64%) Service Desk Analyst
5 32 (5.47%) DBA
6 31 (5.30%) .NET Developer
7 25 (4.27%) C# Developer
7 25 (4.27%) SQL DBA
7 25 (4.27%) Consultant
7 25 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (3.42%) Project Manager
9 19 (3.25%) Support Engineer
9 19 (3.25%) Support Analyst
9 19 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
10 18 (3.08%) 1st Line Support
10 18 (3.08%) Architect
11 17 (2.91%) CRM Developer
12 15 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (20.00%) .NET
2 64 (10.94%) ASP.NET
3 47 (8.03%) Web Services
4 42 (7.18%) HTML
5 37 (6.32%) CSS
6 35 (5.98%) .NET Framework
7 30 (5.13%) XML
8 29 (4.96%) WCF
9 23 (3.93%) jQuery
10 21 (3.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 16 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (2.39%) WinForms
13 13 (2.22%) HTML5
14 12 (2.05%) CSS3
14 12 (2.05%) Middleware
15 10 (1.71%) Ajax
16 9 (1.54%) Application Packaging
17 8 (1.37%) XMPP
17 8 (1.37%) WPF
17 8 (1.37%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.47%) Blackberry
2 22 (3.76%) Clustering
3 8 (1.37%) NHS
4 7 (1.20%) N-Tier
4 7 (1.20%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.03%) iPhone
6 5 (0.85%) iPad
6 5 (0.85%) CESG
7 4 (0.68%) Replication
7 4 (0.68%) Statistics
7 4 (0.68%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.51%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.51%) iSeries
8 3 (0.51%) PKI
9 2 (0.34%) PDA
9 2 (0.34%) GIS
9 2 (0.34%) PMI
9 2 (0.34%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 235 (40.17%) Windows
2 69 (11.79%) Windows 7
3 65 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 56 (9.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (7.35%) Windows XP
6 28 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (3.93%) UNIX
8 22 (3.76%) Linux
9 8 (1.37%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.20%) CentOS
10 7 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.03%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.51%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.51%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.51%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.34%) VMS
13 2 (0.34%) Android
13 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (11.11%) ITIL
2 52 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (7.35%) Migration
4 34 (5.81%) MVC
5 33 (5.64%) Project Management
6 31 (5.30%) CRM
7 26 (4.44%) Service Management
7 26 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (4.10%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
10 21 (3.59%) Performance Tuning
11 18 (3.08%) Scrum
11 18 (3.08%) Data Modelling
11 18 (3.08%) PRINCE2
12 16 (2.74%) Change Management
13 14 (2.39%) Workflow
13 14 (2.39%) Data Management
13 14 (2.39%) Problem Management
14 12 (2.05%) Incident Management
14 12 (2.05%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 127 (21.71%) SQL
2 98 (16.75%) C#
3 44 (7.52%) JavaScript
4 43 (7.35%) T-SQL
5 30 (5.13%) VB.NET
6 28 (4.79%) PowerShell
7 9 (1.54%) Java
8 8 (1.37%) C
9 7 (1.20%) Perl
10 6 (1.03%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.03%) VB
11 5 (0.85%) C++
11 5 (0.85%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.68%) PHP
13 3 (0.51%) VBA
13 3 (0.51%) Python
13 3 (0.51%) VBScript
14 2 (0.34%) VB6
14 2 (0.34%) Ruby
14 2 (0.34%) X++
Qualifications
1 34 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (3.25%) Security Cleared
4 13 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.88%) MCSE
6 9 (1.54%) CCNA
7 8 (1.37%) MCP
8 7 (1.20%) Degree
9 6 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (1.03%) ISEB
9 6 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.03%) MCITP
10 5 (0.85%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.68%) CCA
11 4 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (0.68%) CCEA
11 4 (0.68%) MCSA
12 3 (0.51%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.34%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.44%) SLA
2 23 (3.93%) QA
3 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) Basel II
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.17%) COREP
System Software
1 151 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 34 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.27%) Hyper-V
4 24 (4.10%) vSphere
5 18 (3.08%) XenApp
6 14 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.88%) VMware ESX
8 9 (1.54%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.37%) Xen
9 8 (1.37%) XenServer
10 5 (0.85%) MetaFrame
11 4 (0.68%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.68%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.68%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.17%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 41 (7.01%) SCCM
2 16 (2.74%) SCOM
3 5 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (0.85%) SCDPM
3 5 (0.85%) SCOrch
4 4 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.68%) WSUS
5 3 (0.51%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.51%) Foglight
5 3 (0.51%) Unicenter
5 3 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.34%) Sysprep
6 2 (0.34%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.34%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.17%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.17%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 68 (11.62%) VMware
2 52 (8.89%) Cisco
3 51 (8.72%) HP
4 41 (7.01%) Oracle
5 34 (5.81%) Citrix
6 25 (4.27%) NetApp
7 23 (3.93%) IBM
8 20 (3.42%) EMC
9 18 (3.08%) Remedy
10 15 (2.56%) Dell
11 12 (2.05%) Symantec
12 7 (1.20%) Lotus
12 7 (1.20%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.03%) Kofax
13 6 (1.03%) Perforce
13 6 (1.03%) SAP
13 6 (1.03%) Google
14 5 (0.85%) Postini
14 5 (0.85%) Veeam
14 5 (0.85%) Red Hat
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Annapurna
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £25.00 - £30.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable upon skillset
Posted: 8 hours ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £100 to £125 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.31 - £17.46 per hour + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £8 - £10 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
York
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £230 - £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £market rates per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
West Yorkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Sheffield
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 12 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
North Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 16 days ago