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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 317 437 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.21% 15.41% 11.60%
As % of the Vendors category 28.95% 35.59% 27.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 273 167
Median daily rate £375 £318 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% +5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £175 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 41
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.55 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
1095 1228 1047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 38.71% 43.30% 41.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 775 655
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 46 70
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.72 £12.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +32.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.24 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 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 31 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -5 195 £380 +16.92% 74
South Yorkshire -7 64 £360 +20.00% 21
North Yorkshire +3 33 £370 +23.33% 16
East Yorkshire 0 9 £400 +8.47% 4
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 231 (33.53%) Windows
2 225 (32.66%) MS Excel
3 214 (31.06%) SQL
4 191 (27.72%) SQL Server
5 141 (20.46%) .NET
6 139 (20.17%) Active Directory
7 123 (17.85%) Windows Server
8 115 (16.69%) Finance
9 102 (14.80%) C#
10 100 (14.51%) MS Office
11 95 (13.79%) CRM
11 95 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
12 93 (13.50%) VMware
13 84 (12.19%) Dynamics CRM
14 82 (11.90%) ITIL
15 81 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
16 72 (10.45%) T-SQL
17 63 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
18 62 (9.00%) MS Exchange
19 59 (8.56%) Oracle
20 55 (7.98%) SharePoint
20 55 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
21 53 (7.69%) JavaScript
22 49 (7.11%) Microsoft Azure
22 49 (7.11%) Windows Server 2012
23 48 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
24 47 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 46 (6.68%) Migration
25 46 (6.68%) HTML
25 46 (6.68%) ASP.NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 62 (9.00%) MS Exchange
2 55 (7.98%) SharePoint
3 44 (6.39%) IIS
4 28 (4.06%) WebSphere
5 22 (3.19%) Tomcat
6 18 (2.61%) Jetty
6 18 (2.61%) nginx
7 15 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (1.89%) Skype for Business
9 9 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (1.16%) Apache
11 7 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.73%) CMS
13 5 (0.73%) Node.js
13 5 (0.73%) WebSphere Portal
13 5 (0.73%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 225 (32.66%) MS Excel
2 100 (14.51%) MS Office
3 33 (4.79%) MS Project
4 26 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (2.61%) MS Visio
6 12 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (1.02%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.29%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 84 (12.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.03%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.15%) Aligne
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.15%) Maximo
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 49 (7.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (6.10%) Office 365
3 17 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.16%) SaaS
7 7 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.02%) Google App Engine
7 7 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.87%) IaaS
8 6 (0.87%) PaaS
9 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.10%) DNS
2 36 (5.22%) Firewall
3 32 (4.64%) SAN
4 30 (4.35%) DHCP
5 28 (4.06%) FTP
6 26 (3.77%) TCP/IP
7 19 (2.76%) HTTP
8 18 (2.61%) WAN
9 17 (2.47%) IPsec
9 17 (2.47%) LAN
10 15 (2.18%) SSL
11 14 (2.03%) Network Security
12 10 (1.45%) NAS
13 9 (1.31%) Internet
14 8 (1.16%) Intranet
15 7 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
16 6 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (0.87%) Reverse Proxy
16 6 (0.87%) VPN
16 6 (0.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (27.72%) SQL Server
2 47 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 41 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (5.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 41 (5.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
5 33 (4.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 29 (4.21%) MS Access
7 20 (2.90%) Data Mining
8 19 (2.76%) MongoDB
9 16 (2.32%) MySQL
9 16 (2.32%) SQL Server 2014
10 15 (2.18%) Oracle Database
11 14 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (1.60%) SQL Server 2000
14 10 (1.45%) NoSQL
15 9 (1.31%) Relational Database
16 8 (1.16%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 29 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (3.48%) Jenkins
3 20 (2.90%) Visual Studio
4 16 (2.32%) Travis CI
5 11 (1.60%) ERwin
6 9 (1.31%) Git (software)
7 7 (1.02%) JIRA
8 4 (0.58%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.58%) Selenium
8 4 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (0.58%) Subversion
9 3 (0.44%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.44%) FrontPage
9 3 (0.44%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.29%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.29%) FitNesse
10 2 (0.29%) gulp
10 2 (0.29%) Hudson
10 2 (0.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 115 (16.69%) Finance
2 26 (3.77%) Advertising
3 25 (3.63%) Banking
4 15 (2.18%) Retail
5 13 (1.89%) Legal
6 8 (1.16%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.16%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.87%) Games
7 6 (0.87%) Law
8 4 (0.58%) General Ledger
8 4 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.58%) Publishing
9 2 (0.29%) Back Office
9 2 (0.29%) iGaming
9 2 (0.29%) Marketing
9 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Electronics
10 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 147 (21.34%) Developer
2 139 (20.17%) Analyst
3 40 (5.81%) Architect
4 39 (5.66%) Consultant
5 33 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (4.79%) Support Analyst
6 31 (4.50%) CRM Developer
6 31 (4.50%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 28 (4.06%) Windows Engineer
8 26 (3.77%) Microsoft Developer
8 26 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
8 26 (3.77%) Support Engineer
9 25 (3.63%) .NET Developer
9 25 (3.63%) Business Analyst
9 25 (3.63%) SQL Developer
10 23 (3.34%) Administrator
11 21 (3.05%) Server Engineer
12 19 (2.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 18 (2.61%) Applications Support
13 18 (2.61%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (20.46%) .NET
2 46 (6.68%) ASP.NET
2 46 (6.68%) HTML
3 41 (5.95%) CSS
4 28 (4.06%) Web Services
5 26 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (3.19%) XML
7 21 (3.05%) .NET Framework
7 21 (3.05%) Servlets
8 18 (2.61%) AngularJS
9 14 (2.03%) D3.js
9 14 (2.03%) OpenLayers
10 12 (1.74%) J2EE
11 11 (1.60%) HTML5
11 11 (1.60%) jQuery
12 10 (1.45%) SOAP
13 9 (1.31%) Entity Framework
13 9 (1.31%) LAMP
13 9 (1.31%) MDX
13 9 (1.31%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 63 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.22%) Data Centre
3 23 (3.34%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.76%) Clustering
5 14 (2.03%) Algorithms
6 11 (1.60%) NHS
7 8 (1.16%) User Experience
8 7 (1.02%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (1.02%) Replication
8 7 (1.02%) Visualisation
9 6 (0.87%) Driving Licence
9 6 (0.87%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.73%) e-Learning
10 5 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.73%) iSeries
10 5 (0.73%) Statistics
10 5 (0.73%) Video Editing
11 4 (0.58%) Artificial Intelligence
11 4 (0.58%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 231 (33.53%) Windows
2 123 (17.85%) Windows Server
3 49 (7.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 44 (6.39%) Linux
5 38 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (5.37%) Unix
7 35 (5.08%) Windows 7
8 23 (3.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (2.61%) Windows XP
10 10 (1.45%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.16%) Windows 10
12 7 (1.02%) Android
12 7 (1.02%) Data ONTAP
12 7 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.02%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.73%) AIX
14 4 (0.58%) CentOS
14 4 (0.58%) HPUX
14 4 (0.58%) SUSE
15 2 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
1 95 (13.79%) CRM
2 82 (11.90%) ITIL
3 81 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 48 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 46 (6.68%) Migration
5 46 (6.68%) MVC
6 43 (6.24%) ETL
6 43 (6.24%) Project Management
7 33 (4.79%) Data Modelling
8 27 (3.92%) Web Development
9 26 (3.77%) ERP
10 23 (3.34%) DevOps
10 23 (3.34%) Waterfall
11 22 (3.19%) Data Security
12 21 (3.05%) Problem Management
12 21 (3.05%) SDLC
13 18 (2.61%) Change Management
13 18 (2.61%) Incident Management
13 18 (2.61%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 214 (31.06%) SQL
2 102 (14.80%) C#
3 72 (10.45%) T-SQL
4 53 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 32 (4.64%) Java
6 28 (4.06%) PowerShell
6 28 (4.06%) VBA
7 22 (3.19%) PL/SQL
8 18 (2.61%) C++
9 15 (2.18%) VB
10 13 (1.89%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.89%) Python
10 13 (1.89%) Ruby
11 11 (1.60%) PHP
12 9 (1.31%) Perl
13 8 (1.16%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.29%) C
14 2 (0.29%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.29%) VBScript
15 1 (0.15%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 35 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.76%) Degree
4 18 (2.61%) MCSA
5 11 (1.60%) CISSP
5 11 (1.60%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.45%) CEH
6 10 (1.45%) MCSE
7 7 (1.02%) CCNA
7 7 (1.02%) ISEB
8 6 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.58%) CCA
10 4 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.44%) MCDST
11 3 (0.44%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.29%) CCNP
12 2 (0.29%) MCITP
12 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.74%) QA
2 11 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (1.60%) PCI DSS
2 11 (1.60%) SLA
3 9 (1.31%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.29%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 139 (20.17%) Active Directory
2 55 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.77%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.45%) Xen
5 9 (1.31%) vSphere
6 7 (1.02%) Docker
6 7 (1.02%) NFS
7 6 (0.87%) XenApp
8 5 (0.73%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.58%) KVM
9 4 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.29%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.15%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.15%) vCloud
11 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (3.63%) SCCM
2 15 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (2.18%) Puppet
3 10 (1.45%) SCOM
4 5 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (0.58%) Graphite
5 4 (0.58%) Opsview
5 4 (0.58%) Salt
5 4 (0.58%) SCSM
6 2 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.29%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (0.29%) vMotion
7 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.15%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.15%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.15%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.15%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 93 (13.50%) VMware
2 59 (8.56%) Oracle
3 42 (6.10%) Cisco
4 31 (4.50%) Citrix
5 24 (3.48%) Informatica
6 20 (2.90%) HP
7 13 (1.89%) NetApp
8 12 (1.74%) IBM
9 11 (1.60%) Brocade
10 10 (1.45%) Dell
11 9 (1.31%) Apple
12 8 (1.16%) Google
12 8 (1.16%) Remedy
12 8 (1.16%) SAP
13 7 (1.02%) Intel Security
14 6 (0.87%) CheckPoint
14 6 (0.87%) iManage
15 5 (0.73%) Adobe
16 4 (0.58%) Red Hat
16 4 (0.58%) Twitter
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