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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 446 295 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.34% 11.69% 12.43%
As % of the Vendors category 35.31% 27.75% 27.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 166 97
Average daily rate
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£318 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £148 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 41 37
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £12.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.19 £9.00 £8.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
1263 1063 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 43.45% 42.12% 45.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 663 424
Average daily rate £342 £360 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 71 62
Average hourly rate £16.72 £14.00 £13.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.42% +2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.48 £9.00 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 27 May 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 May 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 May 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 +4 298 £325 - 109
South Yorkshire +1 88 £300 +9.09% 22
North Yorkshire -2 36 £300 +33.33% 35
East Yorkshire +6 6 £369 - 10
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 272 (35.05%) MS Excel
2 270 (34.79%) SQL
3 225 (28.99%) SQL Server
4 219 (28.22%) Windows
5 172 (22.16%) MS Office
6 164 (21.13%) .NET
7 149 (19.20%) Agile Software Development
8 128 (16.49%) ITIL
9 120 (15.46%) Active Directory
10 118 (15.21%) VMware
11 113 (14.56%) Finance
12 110 (14.18%) C#
13 95 (12.24%) Oracle
14 94 (12.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 93 (11.98%) JavaScript
16 86 (11.08%) SharePoint
17 85 (10.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 78 (10.05%) CRM
19 75 (9.66%) Business Intelligence
20 74 (9.54%) MS Exchange
21 68 (8.76%) HTML
22 67 (8.63%) T-SQL
23 66 (8.51%) Windows 7
24 64 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
24 64 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
25 63 (8.12%) Linux
26 62 (7.99%) IIS
27 61 (7.86%) ASP.NET
28 60 (7.73%) NHS
29 59 (7.60%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 86 (11.08%) SharePoint
2 74 (9.54%) MS Exchange
3 62 (7.99%) IIS
4 23 (2.96%) BizTalk Server
5 21 (2.71%) WebSphere
6 20 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (2.45%) JBoss
7 19 (2.45%) Lync
8 18 (2.32%) Apache
8 18 (2.32%) Tomcat
9 15 (1.93%) SAS
9 15 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (1.68%) nginx
10 13 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
10 13 (1.68%) Jetty
11 10 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
11 10 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 272 (35.05%) MS Excel
2 172 (22.16%) MS Office
3 29 (3.74%) MS Visio
4 21 (2.71%) MS Project
5 16 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.90%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.90%) InDesign
8 6 (0.77%) PowerPivot
8 6 (0.77%) Adobe Captivate
9 4 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.13%) QuarkXPress
10 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 58 (7.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (1.55%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.52%) Agresso
4 4 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.52%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.39%) Exstream
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.26%) Tridion
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.13%) Line 500
7 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.13%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.84%) Office 365
2 14 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
3 13 (1.68%) Google App Engine
4 9 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.16%) SaaS
5 4 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 53 (6.83%) DNS
2 44 (5.67%) LAN
3 43 (5.54%) TCP/IP
4 40 (5.15%) WAN
5 38 (4.90%) DHCP
6 34 (4.38%) SAN
7 32 (4.12%) Firewall
8 25 (3.22%) VPN
9 22 (2.84%) SSL
10 20 (2.58%) Internet
11 14 (1.80%) HTTP
12 13 (1.68%) FTP
12 13 (1.68%) Intranet
12 13 (1.68%) IPsec
13 9 (1.16%) Unified Communications
13 9 (1.16%) MPLS
14 8 (1.03%) OSPF
14 8 (1.03%) BGP
14 8 (1.03%) Wireless
15 7 (0.90%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (28.99%) SQL Server
2 94 (12.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 85 (10.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 52 (6.70%) Data Warehouse
5 37 (4.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 37 (4.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 30 (3.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 28 (3.61%) Relational Database
8 27 (3.48%) Oracle Database
9 17 (2.19%) OLAP
10 15 (1.93%) MS Access
11 12 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (1.03%) Oracle OLAP
12 8 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.90%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.77%) Data Mining
14 6 (0.77%) Oracle ODI
14 6 (0.77%) OLAP Cube
15 5 (0.64%) CouchDB
15 5 (0.64%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 46 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (4.77%) NUnit
3 36 (4.64%) Selenium
4 30 (3.87%) Visual Studio
5 24 (3.09%) Rhino Mocks
6 21 (2.71%) Jenkins
7 13 (1.68%) Toad
8 11 (1.42%) Subversion
8 11 (1.42%) SpecFlow
9 10 (1.29%) Oracle Forms
10 9 (1.16%) Git (software)
11 7 (0.90%) Hudson
12 6 (0.77%) JIRA
13 5 (0.64%) Axure RP
13 5 (0.64%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.52%) JMeter
14 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 3 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
16 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
16 2 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 113 (14.56%) Finance
2 23 (2.96%) Retail
3 20 (2.58%) Banking
4 19 (2.45%) Advertising
5 15 (1.93%) Back Office
6 13 (1.68%) Law
7 12 (1.55%) Legal
8 7 (0.90%) Publishing
8 7 (0.90%) Games
9 6 (0.77%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.77%) Marketing
10 3 (0.39%) Interactive Media
10 3 (0.39%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.39%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.26%) Billing
11 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.26%) Front Office
11 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 189 (24.36%) Developer
2 175 (22.55%) Analyst
3 53 (6.83%) SQL Developer
4 49 (6.31%) .NET Developer
5 39 (5.03%) Architect
5 39 (5.03%) Service Analyst
6 38 (4.90%) Service Desk Analyst
7 36 (4.64%) Project Manager
7 36 (4.64%) Business Analyst
7 36 (4.64%) Test Analyst
8 31 (3.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 29 (3.74%) Consultant
10 27 (3.48%) Support Engineer
11 26 (3.35%) Support Analyst
12 25 (3.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 20 (2.58%) 1st Line Support
13 20 (2.58%) Administrator
13 20 (2.58%) DBA
14 19 (2.45%) 2nd Line Support
15 17 (2.19%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (21.13%) .NET
2 68 (8.76%) HTML
3 61 (7.86%) ASP.NET
4 57 (7.35%) CSS
4 57 (7.35%) jQuery
5 39 (5.03%) XML
6 36 (4.64%) .NET Framework
7 34 (4.38%) JSON
7 34 (4.38%) Entity Framework
8 33 (4.25%) Web Services
9 31 (3.99%) ASP.NET Web API
10 27 (3.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 25 (3.22%) NHibernate
12 19 (2.45%) HTML5
13 18 (2.32%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (1.93%) J2EE
15 13 (1.68%) Servlets
16 12 (1.55%) MDX
17 11 (1.42%) Hibernate
18 10 (1.29%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.73%) NHS
2 38 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (4.77%) Data Centre
4 16 (2.06%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.06%) Clustering
5 14 (1.80%) Replication
5 14 (1.80%) Visualisation
6 13 (1.68%) User Experience
7 12 (1.55%) Blackberry
8 11 (1.42%) Reference Data
9 8 (1.03%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.90%) Data Integration
10 7 (0.90%) E-Learning
10 7 (0.90%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.77%) RIA
12 5 (0.64%) iPhone
12 5 (0.64%) Learning Management System
12 5 (0.64%) Graphic Design
12 5 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.64%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 219 (28.22%) Windows
2 66 (8.51%) Windows 7
3 64 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 63 (8.12%) Linux
5 44 (5.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 42 (5.41%) Windows XP
7 40 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (2.96%) UNIX
9 21 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (1.29%) Android
10 10 (1.29%) Windows 8
11 9 (1.16%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (0.90%) Windows 2000
12 7 (0.90%) AIX
13 6 (0.77%) Solaris
13 6 (0.77%) CentOS
14 4 (0.52%) zOS
14 4 (0.52%) SUSE
14 4 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (19.20%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (16.49%) ITIL
3 78 (10.05%) CRM
4 75 (9.66%) Business Intelligence
5 57 (7.35%) MVC
6 55 (7.09%) Project Management
7 52 (6.70%) Migration
8 49 (6.31%) TDD
9 39 (5.03%) SDLC
10 38 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 36 (4.64%) PRINCE2
12 35 (4.51%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (4.38%) Unit Testing
14 31 (3.99%) Configuration Management
15 30 (3.87%) OO
15 30 (3.87%) Data Analysis
16 29 (3.74%) ETL
17 28 (3.61%) Data Modelling
18 26 (3.35%) Scrum
19 24 (3.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 270 (34.79%) SQL
2 110 (14.18%) C#
3 93 (11.98%) JavaScript
4 67 (8.63%) T-SQL
5 43 (5.54%) PowerShell
6 37 (4.77%) Java
7 24 (3.09%) PL/SQL
8 22 (2.84%) VB
9 13 (1.68%) VBA
10 5 (0.64%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 5 (0.64%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.52%) PHP
11 4 (0.52%) Python
12 3 (0.39%) Perl
12 3 (0.39%) C
13 2 (0.26%) C++
13 2 (0.26%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.26%) X++
13 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (3.48%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.84%) Degree
3 22 (2.84%) ISEB
4 15 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (1.80%) MCSE
6 12 (1.55%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.29%) CCNA
8 9 (1.16%) CCNP
9 8 (1.03%) CCIP
9 8 (1.03%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.90%) MCITP
10 7 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.77%) PMP
11 6 (0.77%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (0.64%) MCSA
12 5 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.52%) MCP
13 4 (0.52%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.48%) SLA
2 21 (2.71%) Data Quality
3 20 (2.58%) QA
4 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) HL7
5 1 (0.13%) P3O
5 1 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 120 (15.46%) Active Directory
2 64 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.19%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.68%) Xen
5 11 (1.42%) vSphere
6 10 (1.29%) VMware Server
6 10 (1.29%) XenApp
7 8 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.77%) ISA Server
8 6 (0.77%) vCloud
9 5 (0.64%) Docker
9 5 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.64%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.64%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.64%) XenServer
9 5 (0.64%) NFS
10 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 4 (0.52%) Squid
10 4 (0.52%) UAG
Systems Management
1 26 (3.35%) SCCM
2 20 (2.58%) Puppet
3 16 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.16%) SCOM
5 6 (0.77%) Foglight
5 6 (0.77%) Backup Exec
5 6 (0.77%) WSUS
6 5 (0.64%) Salt
6 5 (0.64%) Graphite
7 4 (0.52%) Ansible
7 4 (0.52%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.39%) TeamSite
8 3 (0.39%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (0.39%) Rsyslog
9 2 (0.26%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 118 (15.21%) VMware
2 95 (12.24%) Oracle
3 59 (7.60%) Cisco
4 40 (5.15%) HP
5 37 (4.77%) Citrix
6 25 (3.22%) NetApp
7 19 (2.45%) Google
8 15 (1.93%) Adobe
9 14 (1.80%) IBM
9 14 (1.80%) SAP
9 14 (1.80%) Remedy
10 13 (1.68%) Trillium
10 13 (1.68%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.03%) EMC
11 8 (1.03%) Brocade
11 8 (1.03%) Altiris
11 8 (1.03%) LANDesk
12 6 (0.77%) F5
12 6 (0.77%) Splunk
12 6 (0.77%) Perforce
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