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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 288 323 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.99% 14.23% 12.16%
As % of the Vendors category 27.30% 31.03% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 147 154
Average daily rate
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£308 £315 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% -0.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £163 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 48 39
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 £9.02 £10.00 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.63 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.97
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.20%
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
1055 1041 1200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 43.92% 45.86% 44.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 534 551
Average daily rate £330 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 81 67
Average hourly rate £12.75 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £44.82 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +2.52%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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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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 0 192 £320 -1.53% 132
South Yorkshire -1 58 £300 -1.23% 32
North Yorkshire -2 23 £290 -3.33% 18
East Yorkshire -3 4 £320 -15.78% 5
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England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 222 (38.95%) Windows
2 181 (31.75%) MS Excel
3 153 (26.84%) Active Directory
4 141 (24.74%) SQL Server
5 120 (21.05%) SQL
6 112 (19.65%) .NET
7 108 (18.95%) MS Office
8 93 (16.32%) C#
9 82 (14.39%) Finance
10 78 (13.68%) MS Exchange
11 69 (12.11%) Windows 7
12 62 (10.88%) SharePoint
13 61 (10.70%) ITIL
14 60 (10.53%) ASP.NET
15 58 (10.18%) VMware
16 55 (9.65%) Windows Server 2008
17 49 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
17 49 (8.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 48 (8.42%) Windows Server 2003
19 46 (8.07%) Cisco
20 43 (7.54%) Web Services
20 43 (7.54%) SCCM
21 42 (7.37%) HP
22 41 (7.19%) Migration
23 39 (6.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 38 (6.67%) Oracle
24 38 (6.67%) JavaScript
25 37 (6.49%) HTML
25 37 (6.49%) T-SQL
25 37 (6.49%) Windows XP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 78 (13.68%) MS Exchange
2 62 (10.88%) SharePoint
3 28 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (4.39%) BizTalk Server
5 19 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 17 (2.98%) SharePoint 2010
7 16 (2.81%) IIS
7 16 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (2.46%) Lync
10 13 (2.28%) CMS
11 9 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (1.40%) WebSphere
13 7 (1.23%) IBM Notes
13 7 (1.23%) Oracle Service Bus
13 7 (1.23%) WebSphere Portal
14 6 (1.05%) SAS
15 5 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 181 (31.75%) MS Excel
2 108 (18.95%) MS Office
3 19 (3.33%) MS Project
4 16 (2.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (2.11%) MS Visio
5 12 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.05%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.35%) SPSS
8 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 28 (4.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (3.68%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.53%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.05%) Office 365
2 2 (0.35%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.26%) Internet
1 30 (5.26%) SAN
2 28 (4.91%) Firewall
3 20 (3.51%) Wireless
3 20 (3.51%) VPN
4 16 (2.81%) DNS
4 16 (2.81%) LAN
4 16 (2.81%) WAN
4 16 (2.81%) TCP/IP
5 15 (2.63%) DHCP
6 12 (2.11%) FTP
6 12 (2.11%) Cisco IOS
7 11 (1.93%) IP Telephony
7 11 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (1.58%) Intranet
9 6 (1.05%) IPsec
9 6 (1.05%) Unified Communications
9 6 (1.05%) MPLS
10 5 (0.88%) S/MIME
10 5 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (24.74%) SQL Server
2 49 (8.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (6.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (6.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.75%) MS Access
9 9 (1.58%) MySQL
10 7 (1.23%) EDRMS
10 7 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (1.05%) OLAP
12 5 (0.88%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.70%) SQLite
14 3 (0.53%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.53%) Relational Database
15 2 (0.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 2 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
15 2 (0.35%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 36 (6.32%) Visual Studio
2 19 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (1.23%) Hudson
5 5 (0.88%) MSTest
6 4 (0.70%) Selenium
7 3 (0.53%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.35%) NUnit
8 2 (0.35%) Subversion
8 2 (0.35%) Maven
8 2 (0.35%) JUnit
8 2 (0.35%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.35%) JIRA
8 2 (0.35%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.18%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.18%) Firebug
General
1 82 (14.39%) Finance
2 26 (4.56%) Banking
3 16 (2.81%) Retail
3 16 (2.81%) Advertising
4 12 (2.11%) Legal
5 8 (1.40%) Marketing
6 7 (1.23%) Back Office
7 6 (1.05%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.88%) Law
8 5 (0.88%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.53%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.53%) Local Government
9 3 (0.53%) German Language
10 2 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.35%) Cantonese Language
10 2 (0.35%) French Language
10 2 (0.35%) Publishing
10 2 (0.35%) Games
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 114 (20.00%) Analyst
2 113 (19.82%) Developer
3 36 (6.32%) Administrator
4 31 (5.44%) Service Analyst
4 31 (5.44%) Service Desk Analyst
5 30 (5.26%) .NET Developer
6 27 (4.74%) DBA
7 26 (4.56%) Consultant
8 25 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support
9 24 (4.21%) Support Engineer
10 23 (4.04%) C# Developer
11 21 (3.68%) SQL DBA
12 19 (3.33%) Architect
12 19 (3.33%) Project Manager
13 18 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (2.81%) Systems Engineer
14 16 (2.81%) Support Analyst
14 16 (2.81%) 1st Line Support
14 16 (2.81%) IT Support
15 15 (2.63%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (19.65%) .NET
2 60 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 43 (7.54%) Web Services
4 37 (6.49%) HTML
4 37 (6.49%) .NET Framework
5 34 (5.96%) CSS
6 28 (4.91%) WCF
7 25 (4.39%) XML
8 22 (3.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 21 (3.68%) jQuery
10 14 (2.46%) WinForms
10 14 (2.46%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (2.28%) HTML5
12 12 (2.11%) CSS3
12 12 (2.11%) Middleware
13 9 (1.58%) Application Packaging
14 8 (1.40%) Ajax
15 7 (1.23%) WF
15 7 (1.23%) LINQ
16 6 (1.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 19 (3.33%) Clustering
3 8 (1.40%) NHS
4 7 (1.23%) N-Tier
4 7 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.05%) iPhone
5 6 (1.05%) iSeries
6 5 (0.88%) iPad
6 5 (0.88%) CESG
7 4 (0.70%) Replication
7 4 (0.70%) Statistics
7 4 (0.70%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.53%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.53%) PKI
9 2 (0.35%) PDA
9 2 (0.35%) PMI
9 2 (0.35%) W3C
9 2 (0.35%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 222 (38.95%) Windows
2 69 (12.11%) Windows 7
3 55 (9.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (8.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (6.49%) Windows XP
6 26 (4.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (4.21%) UNIX
8 20 (3.51%) Linux
9 12 (2.11%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.05%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.70%) CentOS
12 3 (0.53%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.53%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.35%) VMS
13 2 (0.35%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.35%) Android
13 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (10.70%) ITIL
2 49 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (7.19%) Migration
4 33 (5.79%) Project Management
5 32 (5.61%) MVC
6 30 (5.26%) CRM
7 28 (4.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (4.39%) Service Management
9 23 (4.04%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (3.51%) Data Modelling
11 18 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
12 17 (2.98%) Change Management
12 17 (2.98%) Performance Tuning
13 16 (2.81%) Scrum
14 15 (2.63%) Workflow
15 14 (2.46%) PRINCE2
16 12 (2.11%) Business Analysis
16 12 (2.11%) Change Control
17 11 (1.93%) Data Management
17 11 (1.93%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 120 (21.05%) SQL
2 93 (16.32%) C#
3 38 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 37 (6.49%) T-SQL
5 29 (5.09%) PowerShell
6 28 (4.91%) VB.NET
7 13 (2.28%) Java
8 9 (1.58%) Perl
9 8 (1.40%) C
10 6 (1.05%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.88%) C++
11 5 (0.88%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.70%) VB
12 4 (0.70%) VBA
12 4 (0.70%) PHP
13 3 (0.53%) Python
13 3 (0.53%) VBScript
14 2 (0.35%) Ruby
14 2 (0.35%) X++
14 2 (0.35%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 32 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (2.46%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.93%) MCSE
6 8 (1.40%) MCP
6 8 (1.40%) CCNA
7 7 (1.23%) Degree
8 6 (1.05%) ISEB
8 6 (1.05%) MCITP
9 5 (0.88%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.88%) CCA
10 4 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (0.70%) CCEA
10 4 (0.70%) MCSA
10 4 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.53%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.74%) SLA
2 21 (3.68%) QA
3 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) Basel II
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.18%) COREP
System Software
1 153 (26.84%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.86%) Hyper-V
4 20 (3.51%) vSphere
5 16 (2.81%) XenApp
6 11 (1.93%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.40%) XenServer
8 8 (1.40%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.05%) Xen
10 4 (0.70%) MetaFrame
10 4 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (0.70%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.70%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.53%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.35%) UAG
13 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 43 (7.54%) SCCM
2 15 (2.63%) SCOM
3 5 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (0.88%) SCDPM
3 5 (0.88%) SCOrch
4 4 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.70%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.53%) WSUS
5 3 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 3 (0.53%) Unicenter
6 2 (0.35%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.35%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.35%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.18%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.18%) Cacti
7 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 58 (10.18%) VMware
2 46 (8.07%) Cisco
3 42 (7.37%) HP
4 38 (6.67%) Oracle
5 34 (5.96%) Citrix
6 20 (3.51%) NetApp
7 19 (3.33%) Remedy
8 18 (3.16%) IBM
9 15 (2.63%) EMC
10 13 (2.28%) Dell
10 13 (2.28%) Symantec
11 7 (1.23%) CheckPoint
11 7 (1.23%) Lotus
11 7 (1.23%) Kofax
11 7 (1.23%) Perforce
12 6 (1.05%) Google
13 5 (0.88%) Postini
13 5 (0.88%) Veeam
13 5 (0.88%) Sophos
13 5 (0.88%) Apple
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