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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 337 308 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.30% 13.43% 12.68%
As % of the Vendors category 32.25% 31.69% 28.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 146 105
Average daily rate
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£325 £285 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £139 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 52
Average hourly rate £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.10 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.34 £20.80 £26.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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
1045 972 929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 41.24% 42.39% 44.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 535 411
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 49 79
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £12.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.88 £35.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +5 215 £325 +12.06% 151
South Yorkshire +1 61 £338 +22.72% 37
North Yorkshire -10 29 £320 +14.28% 41
East Yorkshire +1 13 £220 +25.71% 6
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 231 (35.59%) MS Excel
2 186 (28.66%) Windows
3 154 (23.73%) MS Office
4 149 (22.96%) SQL
5 140 (21.57%) SQL Server
6 137 (21.11%) Finance
7 124 (19.11%) Active Directory
8 106 (16.33%) VMware
9 104 (16.02%) .NET
10 99 (15.25%) C#
11 79 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
12 76 (11.71%) Oracle
13 74 (11.40%) ITIL
13 74 (11.40%) MS Exchange
14 71 (10.94%) SharePoint
14 71 (10.94%) JavaScript
15 65 (10.02%) ASP.NET
16 64 (9.86%) CRM
17 60 (9.24%) Project Management
17 60 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
18 57 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
19 53 (8.17%) HTML
19 53 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
20 52 (8.01%) Windows 7
21 51 (7.86%) Migration
22 49 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
23 48 (7.40%) PRINCE2
23 48 (7.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 46 (7.09%) Dynamics CRM
24 46 (7.09%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 74 (11.40%) MS Exchange
2 71 (10.94%) SharePoint
3 30 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (4.31%) IIS
5 22 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (2.00%) Lync
8 12 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (1.85%) Lotus Domino
8 12 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.92%) Oracle BPEL
10 6 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.92%) JBoss
11 5 (0.77%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.77%) Apache
11 5 (0.77%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.77%) SAS
11 5 (0.77%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 231 (35.59%) MS Excel
2 154 (23.73%) MS Office
3 26 (4.01%) MS Project
4 24 (3.70%) MS Visio
5 18 (2.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.92%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.92%) InDesign
6 6 (0.92%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.31%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.15%) DOC1
9 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 46 (7.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (3.24%) Oracle BPM
3 14 (2.16%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.62%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.46%) Exstream
6 3 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.31%) Agresso
7 2 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.15%) GoldMine
8 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.77%) Office 365
2 3 (0.46%) SaaS
3 2 (0.31%) GitHub
3 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.55%) SAN
2 25 (3.85%) DNS
3 20 (3.08%) TCP/IP
3 20 (3.08%) DHCP
4 16 (2.47%) VPN
4 16 (2.47%) NAS
5 14 (2.16%) LAN
6 13 (2.00%) Firewall
7 12 (1.85%) Internet
7 12 (1.85%) Ethernet
8 11 (1.69%) VoIP
8 11 (1.69%) Intranet
9 10 (1.54%) WAN
10 7 (1.08%) FTP
10 7 (1.08%) DMZ
11 6 (0.92%) Wireless
11 6 (0.92%) SMTP
11 6 (0.92%) iSCSI
11 6 (0.92%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (21.57%) SQL Server
2 48 (7.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 42 (6.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 36 (5.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (4.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 25 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (3.39%) Relational Database
9 17 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (1.39%) Oracle ODI
11 8 (1.23%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 8 (1.23%) QlikView
12 7 (1.08%) OLAP
12 7 (1.08%) MS Access
13 6 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.92%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.92%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
14 4 (0.62%) OLAP Cube
15 3 (0.46%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 26 (4.01%) Visual Studio
2 22 (3.39%) Selenium
3 21 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (2.31%) Oracle Forms
5 13 (2.00%) Hudson
6 11 (1.69%) Rhino Mocks
6 11 (1.69%) MSI
6 11 (1.69%) NUnit
7 6 (0.92%) Subversion
7 6 (0.92%) SpecFlow
8 5 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.62%) JIRA
10 3 (0.46%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.46%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.31%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (0.31%) InstallShield
11 2 (0.31%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.15%) Toad
12 1 (0.15%) ClearCase
12 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
General
1 137 (21.11%) Finance
2 33 (5.08%) Retail
3 30 (4.62%) Banking
4 16 (2.47%) Advertising
5 12 (1.85%) Legal
6 10 (1.54%) Back Office
7 9 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.08%) Multimedia
8 7 (1.08%) Publishing
9 6 (0.92%) Law
10 5 (0.77%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.77%) Marketing
11 4 (0.62%) Games
12 3 (0.46%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.46%) Interactive Media
13 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.31%) Front Office
14 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.15%) Military
14 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 140 (21.57%) Developer
2 129 (19.88%) Analyst
3 40 (6.16%) Project Manager
4 39 (6.01%) Consultant
4 39 (6.01%) .NET Developer
5 35 (5.39%) Architect
6 33 (5.08%) Support Engineer
7 32 (4.93%) SQL Developer
8 28 (4.31%) Test Analyst
8 28 (4.31%) Business Analyst
9 23 (3.54%) Service Analyst
9 23 (3.54%) Support Analyst
10 22 (3.39%) Administrator
10 22 (3.39%) Service Desk Analyst
11 19 (2.93%) Desktop Support
12 18 (2.77%) Desktop Engineer
12 18 (2.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 16 (2.47%) CRM Developer
13 16 (2.47%) 1st Line Support
14 14 (2.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (16.02%) .NET
2 65 (10.02%) ASP.NET
3 53 (8.17%) HTML
4 42 (6.47%) CSS
5 41 (6.32%) jQuery
6 29 (4.47%) Web Services
7 22 (3.39%) .NET Framework
8 21 (3.24%) XML
9 18 (2.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 17 (2.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 17 (2.62%) JSON
11 16 (2.47%) Middleware
12 14 (2.16%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (2.16%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (1.85%) WCF
14 11 (1.69%) Hibernate
14 11 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
15 10 (1.54%) HTML5
15 10 (1.54%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 10 (1.54%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.16%) NHS
2 31 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.54%) Clustering
4 10 (1.54%) User Experience
5 9 (1.39%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.08%) E-Learning
6 7 (1.08%) Reference Data
6 7 (1.08%) Mobile App
7 6 (0.92%) Computer Science
7 6 (0.92%) W3C
7 6 (0.92%) PDA
8 5 (0.77%) Graphic Design
8 5 (0.77%) iPad
8 5 (0.77%) Learning Management System
8 5 (0.77%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.62%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.62%) FMCG
9 4 (0.62%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 186 (28.66%) Windows
2 60 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (8.01%) Windows 7
4 46 (7.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 42 (6.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (6.01%) Windows XP
7 23 (3.54%) Linux
8 18 (2.77%) UNIX
9 10 (1.54%) Android
9 10 (1.54%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.39%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.77%) Solaris
12 4 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.62%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.46%) CentOS
13 3 (0.46%) AIX
13 3 (0.46%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.46%) VMS
14 2 (0.31%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (11.40%) ITIL
3 64 (9.86%) CRM
4 60 (9.24%) Project Management
5 53 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 51 (7.86%) Migration
7 49 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
8 48 (7.40%) PRINCE2
9 36 (5.55%) MVC
10 27 (4.16%) ETL
11 26 (4.01%) SOA
11 26 (4.01%) Web Development
12 22 (3.39%) Service Delivery
12 22 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
13 21 (3.24%) Unit Testing
14 20 (3.08%) Configuration Management
14 20 (3.08%) TDD
15 19 (2.93%) Service Management
15 19 (2.93%) ERP
15 19 (2.93%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 149 (22.96%) SQL
2 99 (15.25%) C#
3 71 (10.94%) JavaScript
4 33 (5.08%) T-SQL
5 23 (3.54%) Java
6 19 (2.93%) VBA
7 8 (1.23%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.08%) VB
9 5 (0.77%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.62%) Python
10 4 (0.62%) C
10 4 (0.62%) VBScript
11 3 (0.46%) X++
12 2 (0.31%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.31%) C++
13 1 (0.15%) Perl
13 1 (0.15%) RPG
13 1 (0.15%) XQuery
13 1 (0.15%) Tcl
13 1 (0.15%) XAML
Qualifications
1 36 (5.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (3.54%) Degree
3 22 (3.39%) ISEB
4 18 (2.77%) Security Cleared
5 15 (2.31%) MCSE
6 12 (1.85%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 9 (1.39%) ISTQB
8 9 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (1.23%) VCP4
9 8 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (1.08%) MCSA
11 5 (0.77%) MCP
12 4 (0.62%) CCNP
12 4 (0.62%) CCNA
12 4 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.46%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.24%) SLA
2 17 (2.62%) QA
3 10 (1.54%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) P3O
System Software
1 124 (19.11%) Active Directory
2 57 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (6.16%) vSphere
4 20 (3.08%) VMware ESX
5 16 (2.47%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.08%) vCloud
7 7 (1.08%) XenApp
8 6 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.77%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.77%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.46%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.46%) UAG
11 3 (0.46%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.15%) Xen
12 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 35 (5.39%) SCCM
2 23 (3.54%) SCOM
3 17 (2.62%) NetBackup
4 8 (1.23%) WSUS
5 5 (0.77%) Backup Exec
5 5 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (0.77%) Puppet
5 5 (0.77%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.62%) EMC Navisphere
6 4 (0.62%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (0.62%) Ansible
6 4 (0.62%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.31%) NSN NetAct
7 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.31%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.15%) OpenView
8 1 (0.15%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 106 (16.33%) VMware
2 76 (11.71%) Oracle
3 41 (6.32%) HP
4 40 (6.16%) Cisco
5 37 (5.70%) Citrix
6 34 (5.24%) IBM
7 23 (3.54%) Symantec
8 17 (2.62%) Remedy
8 17 (2.62%) EMC
9 15 (2.31%) NetApp
10 14 (2.16%) Lotus
10 14 (2.16%) Adobe
11 12 (1.85%) SAP
11 12 (1.85%) Perforce
12 8 (1.23%) Trillium
12 8 (1.23%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.08%) McAfee
14 6 (0.92%) LANDesk
15 5 (0.77%) Altiris
16 4 (0.62%) TIBCO
East Riding
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Rate: £380 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
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Rate: From £350 to £450 per day £350 - £450 per day
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Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Spring Technology
Rate: £100.00 - £120 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £100 to £150 per day 6 Months initially
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £8.5 - £9 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £192.38 per week
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 5 days ago
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4it Recruitment Ltd
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Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
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