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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 407 228 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.63% 9.86% 14.62%
As % of the Vendors category 33.86% 24.68% 31.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 125 142
Average daily rate
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£335 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 46
Average hourly rate £11.75 £12.62 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -19.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.00 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.83 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
1202 924 983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 40.25% 39.95% 46.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 512 491
Average daily rate £340 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 60 80
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +5 291 £335 +7.20% 104
South Yorkshire 0 58 £300 +26.31% 39
North Yorkshire +10 39 £313 +4.16% 32
East Yorkshire +4 5 £369 +15.23% 8
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 330 (39.01%) SQL
2 283 (33.45%) MS Excel
3 272 (32.15%) Windows
4 269 (31.80%) SQL Server
5 176 (20.80%) .NET
6 167 (19.74%) MS Office
7 159 (18.79%) Agile Software Development
8 146 (17.26%) ITIL
9 144 (17.02%) VMware
10 139 (16.43%) Active Directory
11 114 (13.48%) Finance
11 114 (13.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 103 (12.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 92 (10.87%) Oracle
14 90 (10.64%) T-SQL
14 90 (10.64%) C#
14 90 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
15 88 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
16 84 (9.93%) SharePoint
16 84 (9.93%) IIS
17 83 (9.81%) CRM
18 79 (9.34%) MS Exchange
19 77 (9.10%) JavaScript
20 76 (8.98%) Windows Server 2008
21 75 (8.87%) Team Foundation Server
22 73 (8.63%) Microsoft Certification
23 70 (8.27%) Windows 7
24 65 (7.68%) Data Warehouse
24 65 (7.68%) Cisco
25 59 (6.97%) Linux

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 84 (9.93%) IIS
1 84 (9.93%) SharePoint
2 79 (9.34%) MS Exchange
3 24 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
3 24 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (2.48%) Lync
4 21 (2.48%) WebSphere
5 20 (2.36%) SAS
6 18 (2.13%) Apache
6 18 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 18 (2.13%) JBoss
7 13 (1.54%) Jetty
7 13 (1.54%) nginx
8 12 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 283 (33.45%) MS Excel
2 167 (19.74%) MS Office
3 44 (5.20%) MS Visio
4 26 (3.07%) MS Project
5 21 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.71%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.12%) SPSS
9 1 (0.12%) QuarkXPress
9 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.12%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 59 (6.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.47%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.47%) Agresso
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.24%) Tridion
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.12%) Line 500
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (1.54%) Google App Engine
2 13 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
3 12 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.30%) Office 365
5 9 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (6.62%) DNS
2 49 (5.79%) LAN
3 48 (5.67%) WAN
3 48 (5.67%) SAN
4 44 (5.20%) TCP/IP
5 41 (4.85%) DHCP
6 38 (4.49%) Firewall
7 25 (2.96%) Internet
8 24 (2.84%) VPN
9 21 (2.48%) SSL
10 14 (1.65%) Wireless
11 13 (1.54%) IPsec
11 13 (1.54%) FTP
11 13 (1.54%) HTTP
12 12 (1.42%) NAS
13 11 (1.30%) Unified Communications
13 11 (1.30%) Network Security
14 10 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
15 9 (1.06%) VoIP
15 9 (1.06%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (31.80%) SQL Server
2 114 (13.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 103 (12.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 65 (7.68%) Data Warehouse
5 58 (6.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 52 (6.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 47 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 28 (3.31%) Oracle Database
9 23 (2.72%) MS Access
10 22 (2.60%) OLAP
11 14 (1.65%) Relational Database
12 12 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (1.30%) MongoDB
14 10 (1.18%) Data Mining
15 9 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
16 8 (0.95%) Oracle OLAP
17 7 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
18 6 (0.71%) OLAP Cube
19 5 (0.59%) MySQL
19 5 (0.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 75 (8.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (4.37%) Visual Studio
2 37 (4.37%) NUnit
3 32 (3.78%) Selenium
4 20 (2.36%) Rhino Mocks
5 19 (2.25%) Jenkins
6 16 (1.89%) Toad
7 9 (1.06%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.83%) SpecFlow
9 6 (0.71%) Subversion
10 5 (0.59%) Axure RP
10 5 (0.59%) JIRA
11 4 (0.47%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.47%) JMeter
11 4 (0.47%) Appium
11 4 (0.47%) eggPlant
12 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
13 1 (0.12%) JUnit
13 1 (0.12%) Maven
General
1 114 (13.48%) Finance
2 19 (2.25%) Retail
3 17 (2.01%) Law
4 15 (1.77%) Legal
4 15 (1.77%) Advertising
5 14 (1.65%) Back Office
6 13 (1.54%) Banking
7 9 (1.06%) Marketing
8 7 (0.83%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.71%) Games
10 2 (0.24%) Publishing
10 2 (0.24%) Billing
10 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.24%) Electronics
10 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.12%) Interactive Media
11 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.12%) Local Government
11 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 206 (24.35%) Analyst
2 178 (21.04%) Developer
3 52 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 51 (6.03%) Architect
5 46 (5.44%) Business Analyst
6 43 (5.08%) SQL Developer
7 38 (4.49%) .NET Developer
8 36 (4.26%) Test Analyst
8 36 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 35 (4.14%) Service Analyst
9 35 (4.14%) Service Desk Analyst
10 32 (3.78%) Support Analyst
10 32 (3.78%) Consultant
10 32 (3.78%) DBA
11 26 (3.07%) Administrator
12 24 (2.84%) 1st Line Support
12 24 (2.84%) Data Analyst
13 23 (2.72%) SQL DBA
14 22 (2.60%) Project Manager
15 21 (2.48%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (20.80%) .NET
2 48 (5.67%) HTML
2 48 (5.67%) jQuery
3 46 (5.44%) ASP.NET
4 43 (5.08%) CSS
5 37 (4.37%) XML
6 30 (3.55%) .NET Framework
7 29 (3.43%) Web Services
7 29 (3.43%) Entity Framework
8 27 (3.19%) JSON
9 26 (3.07%) ASP.NET Web API
10 22 (2.60%) NHibernate
11 20 (2.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 18 (2.13%) MDX
13 16 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (1.77%) J2EE
15 14 (1.65%) HTML5
16 13 (1.54%) Servlets
17 11 (1.30%) SOAP
17 11 (1.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (5.08%) NHS
3 40 (4.73%) Data Centre
4 24 (2.84%) Management Information System
5 23 (2.72%) Visualisation
6 21 (2.48%) Clustering
7 16 (1.89%) Blackberry
8 15 (1.77%) Replication
9 10 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.06%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.95%) Reference Data
12 6 (0.71%) RIA
12 6 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (0.71%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.71%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.59%) User Experience
13 5 (0.59%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.59%) Data Integration
13 5 (0.59%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 272 (32.15%) Windows
2 76 (8.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 70 (8.27%) Windows 7
4 59 (6.97%) Linux
5 57 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 53 (6.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (4.85%) Windows XP
8 34 (4.02%) UNIX
9 22 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (1.30%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.18%) Windows 8
11 10 (1.18%) Data ONTAP
12 9 (1.06%) SUSE
13 8 (0.95%) Windows 2000
14 7 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (0.71%) CentOS
15 6 (0.71%) Solaris
15 6 (0.71%) Android
16 5 (0.59%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (18.79%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (17.26%) ITIL
3 90 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
4 83 (9.81%) CRM
5 59 (6.97%) Migration
6 56 (6.62%) MVC
7 52 (6.15%) Project Management
7 52 (6.15%) Data Modelling
8 50 (5.91%) SDLC
9 47 (5.56%) TDD
10 46 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
11 43 (5.08%) Data Analysis
12 38 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (4.02%) Scrum
14 33 (3.90%) DevOps
15 32 (3.78%) Configuration Management
16 29 (3.43%) ETL
17 27 (3.19%) PRINCE2
18 26 (3.07%) Change Management
18 26 (3.07%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 330 (39.01%) SQL
2 90 (10.64%) T-SQL
2 90 (10.64%) C#
3 77 (9.10%) JavaScript
4 53 (6.26%) PowerShell
5 35 (4.14%) Java
6 25 (2.96%) PL/SQL
7 23 (2.72%) VB
8 12 (1.42%) VBA
9 7 (0.83%) C
10 6 (0.71%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.59%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.59%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 4 (0.47%) Python
12 4 (0.47%) PHP
13 3 (0.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 3 (0.35%) Perl
14 2 (0.24%) C++
14 2 (0.24%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 73 (8.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (4.14%) MCSE
3 25 (2.96%) MCITP
3 25 (2.96%) Security Cleared
4 23 (2.72%) Degree
5 21 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 20 (2.36%) ISEB
7 12 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.30%) MCP
8 11 (1.30%) SC Cleared
9 9 (1.06%) PMI Certification
9 9 (1.06%) CCNA
10 8 (0.95%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.95%) MCSA
10 8 (0.95%) CCNP
11 6 (0.71%) PMP
11 6 (0.71%) MCDST
12 5 (0.59%) CCIP
13 4 (0.47%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.43%) QA
2 24 (2.84%) SLA
3 20 (2.36%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 139 (16.43%) Active Directory
2 88 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.13%) vSphere
4 15 (1.77%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.65%) VMware Server
6 13 (1.54%) Xen
7 12 (1.42%) XenApp
7 12 (1.42%) XenServer
8 10 (1.18%) NFS
9 9 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.95%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.71%) ISA Server
12 5 (0.59%) vCloud
12 5 (0.59%) Docker
13 4 (0.47%) Squid
13 4 (0.47%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.35%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
15 2 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 33 (3.90%) SCCM
2 23 (2.72%) Puppet
3 16 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.42%) SCOM
5 6 (0.71%) Foglight
5 6 (0.71%) WSUS
6 5 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (0.59%) Salt
6 5 (0.59%) Graphite
6 5 (0.59%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.59%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.47%) Control-M
8 3 (0.35%) Unicenter
8 3 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.35%) Rsyslog
8 3 (0.35%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.24%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 144 (17.02%) VMware
2 92 (10.87%) Oracle
3 65 (7.68%) Cisco
4 45 (5.32%) Citrix
5 43 (5.08%) NetApp
6 29 (3.43%) HP
7 22 (2.60%) EMC
7 22 (2.60%) Google
8 14 (1.65%) Remedy
9 13 (1.54%) Brocade
9 13 (1.54%) SAP
9 13 (1.54%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.06%) Trillium
11 7 (0.83%) IBM
11 7 (0.83%) LANDesk
11 7 (0.83%) Computacenter
12 6 (0.71%) F5
12 6 (0.71%) Splunk
12 6 (0.71%) Tableau
12 6 (0.71%) Facebook
Leeds, West Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: £12 - £13 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £280 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £12.19 - £15.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: negotiable upon skillset
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £competitive day rate
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £260 per annum + DOE
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
ASDA
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Halifax
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago