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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 298 286 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.29% 13.10% 11.92%
As % of the Vendors category 28.09% 30.07% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 132 146
Average daily rate
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£325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £181 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 42 39
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.02 £9.52 £10.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.39 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
1061 951 1124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 43.77% 43.54% 42.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 505 500
Average daily rate £335 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 68 57
Average hourly rate £12.62 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.88% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.02 £9.50 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £43.20 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 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 19 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 19 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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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 -1 190 £325 - 118
South Yorkshire +2 57 £325 +5.69% 35
North Yorkshire -5 28 £333 +10.83% 31
East Yorkshire +2 11 £320 -14.66% 6
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 208 (37.48%) Windows
2 186 (33.51%) MS Excel
3 155 (27.93%) Active Directory
4 123 (22.16%) SQL Server
5 108 (19.46%) MS Office
6 105 (18.92%) SQL
6 105 (18.92%) .NET
7 85 (15.32%) C#
8 84 (15.14%) Finance
9 81 (14.59%) MS Exchange
10 66 (11.89%) Windows 7
11 63 (11.35%) SharePoint
11 63 (11.35%) VMware
12 62 (11.17%) Windows Server 2008
13 59 (10.63%) ASP.NET
14 58 (10.45%) ITIL
14 58 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
15 52 (9.37%) Windows Server 2003
16 45 (8.11%) Cisco
17 43 (7.75%) SCCM
18 42 (7.57%) Web Services
18 42 (7.57%) Oracle
18 42 (7.57%) Migration
19 38 (6.85%) HP
20 36 (6.49%) Citrix
20 36 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 36 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
21 35 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2010
22 34 (6.13%) .NET Framework
22 34 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 81 (14.59%) MS Exchange
2 63 (11.35%) SharePoint
3 35 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (4.32%) BizTalk Server
5 21 (3.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 18 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (2.88%) SharePoint 2010
8 15 (2.70%) IIS
9 14 (2.52%) Lync
10 13 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2003
11 12 (2.16%) CMS
12 8 (1.44%) Oracle Service Bus
13 7 (1.26%) WebSphere Portal
13 7 (1.26%) SAS
13 7 (1.26%) WebSphere
14 6 (1.08%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
16 3 (0.54%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 186 (33.51%) MS Excel
2 108 (19.46%) MS Office
3 20 (3.60%) MS Project
4 16 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (2.16%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (1.08%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.36%) SPSS
9 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 24 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 24 (4.32%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.44%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.54%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.90%) Office 365
2 3 (0.54%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.23%) Internet
2 28 (5.05%) SAN
2 28 (5.05%) Firewall
3 20 (3.60%) Wireless
4 19 (3.42%) VPN
5 16 (2.88%) TCP/IP
5 16 (2.88%) DNS
5 16 (2.88%) LAN
5 16 (2.88%) WAN
6 15 (2.70%) DHCP
7 12 (2.16%) Cisco IOS
7 12 (2.16%) FTP
8 11 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (1.98%) IP Telephony
9 7 (1.26%) Unified Communications
9 7 (1.26%) Intranet
9 7 (1.26%) S/MIME
10 6 (1.08%) VoIP
11 5 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.90%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (22.16%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.80%) MS Access
8 10 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.26%) MySQL
9 7 (1.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (1.08%) OLAP
10 6 (1.08%) EDRMS
11 4 (0.72%) SQLite
11 4 (0.72%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 2 (0.36%) QlikView
13 2 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.36%) IDOL
13 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (5.77%) Visual Studio
2 18 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.62%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (1.44%) Hudson
5 5 (0.90%) MSTest
6 4 (0.72%) Selenium
7 3 (0.54%) MSI
8 2 (0.36%) Subversion
8 2 (0.36%) JIRA
8 2 (0.36%) JUnit
8 2 (0.36%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.36%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.18%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.18%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.18%) ClearCase
General
1 84 (15.14%) Finance
2 18 (3.24%) Banking
3 16 (2.88%) Retail
4 15 (2.70%) Advertising
5 13 (2.34%) Legal
6 8 (1.44%) Marketing
6 8 (1.44%) Back Office
7 6 (1.08%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.08%) Law
7 6 (1.08%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.54%) German Language
8 3 (0.54%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.36%) Publishing
9 2 (0.36%) Games
9 2 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.36%) Cantonese Language
9 2 (0.36%) French Language
9 2 (0.36%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 113 (20.36%) Analyst
2 101 (18.20%) Developer
3 33 (5.95%) Administrator
4 31 (5.59%) Service Analyst
4 31 (5.59%) Service Desk Analyst
5 30 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 28 (5.05%) .NET Developer
7 25 (4.50%) Consultant
8 24 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support
9 23 (4.14%) Architect
10 20 (3.60%) Project Manager
11 19 (3.42%) IT Support
12 18 (3.24%) Support Analyst
13 17 (3.06%) Systems Engineer
13 17 (3.06%) C# Developer
14 16 (2.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (2.88%) DBA
15 14 (2.52%) 1st Line Support
16 13 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
16 13 (2.34%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (18.92%) .NET
2 59 (10.63%) ASP.NET
3 42 (7.57%) Web Services
4 34 (6.13%) .NET Framework
5 29 (5.23%) HTML
6 28 (5.05%) WCF
7 25 (4.50%) CSS
8 24 (4.32%) XML
9 16 (2.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 15 (2.70%) jQuery
11 12 (2.16%) WinForms
11 12 (2.16%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (1.80%) Middleware
13 7 (1.26%) LINQ
14 6 (1.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 6 (1.08%) WF
14 6 (1.08%) Application Packaging
14 6 (1.08%) Ajax
14 6 (1.08%) WebSphere MQ
14 6 (1.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.59%) Blackberry
3 10 (1.80%) Clustering
4 8 (1.44%) NHS
5 7 (1.26%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.26%) N-Tier
6 6 (1.08%) iPhone
6 6 (1.08%) iSeries
6 6 (1.08%) iPad
7 5 (0.90%) CESG
8 4 (0.72%) Replication
8 4 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.72%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.54%) FMCG
9 3 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.36%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.36%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.36%) Online Games
10 2 (0.36%) PDA
10 2 (0.36%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 208 (37.48%) Windows
2 66 (11.89%) Windows 7
3 62 (11.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (9.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (6.13%) Windows XP
6 27 (4.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (3.96%) UNIX
8 19 (3.42%) Linux
9 13 (2.34%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.08%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.72%) VMS
11 4 (0.72%) CentOS
12 3 (0.54%) Android
12 3 (0.54%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.54%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.36%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (10.45%) ITIL
1 58 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (7.57%) Migration
3 34 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (4.68%) Project Management
5 25 (4.50%) Service Management
5 25 (4.50%) CRM
6 24 (4.32%) MVC
7 22 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (2.88%) Change Management
8 16 (2.88%) PRINCE2
9 14 (2.52%) Scrum
10 13 (2.34%) Workflow
10 13 (2.34%) Data Modelling
11 11 (1.98%) Root Cause Analysis
11 11 (1.98%) Change Control
11 11 (1.98%) Configuration Management
11 11 (1.98%) ERP
11 11 (1.98%) Data Management
12 10 (1.80%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 105 (18.92%) SQL
2 85 (15.32%) C#
3 29 (5.23%) JavaScript
4 27 (4.86%) VB.NET
5 26 (4.68%) PowerShell
6 23 (4.14%) T-SQL
7 12 (2.16%) Java
8 9 (1.62%) Perl
9 8 (1.44%) C
10 7 (1.26%) VB
11 6 (1.08%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.08%) VBScript
12 5 (0.90%) VBA
12 5 (0.90%) C++
12 5 (0.90%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.72%) PHP
14 3 (0.54%) Python
14 3 (0.54%) X++
15 2 (0.36%) Ruby
15 2 (0.36%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 34 (6.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (4.68%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (3.42%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.98%) MCSE
5 8 (1.44%) CCNA
5 8 (1.44%) MCP
6 7 (1.26%) Degree
7 6 (1.08%) ISEB
8 5 (0.90%) CCA
8 5 (0.90%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.90%) MCITP
9 4 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (0.72%) CCEA
9 4 (0.72%) MCSA
9 4 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.54%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.96%) SLA
2 16 (2.88%) QA
3 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.18%) COREP
4 1 (0.18%) Basel II
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 155 (27.93%) Active Directory
2 29 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.78%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.88%) XenApp
4 16 (2.88%) vSphere
5 12 (2.16%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.44%) XenServer
8 6 (1.08%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.90%) Xen
9 5 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.72%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.72%) MetaFrame
10 4 (0.72%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.72%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.36%) UAG
12 1 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 43 (7.75%) SCCM
2 16 (2.88%) SCOM
3 7 (1.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (0.90%) SCDPM
4 5 (0.90%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.72%) WSUS
6 3 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (0.54%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.54%) Unicenter
6 3 (0.54%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.36%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.36%) Sysprep
8 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.18%) Puppet
8 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.18%) Cacti
8 1 (0.18%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 63 (11.35%) VMware
2 45 (8.11%) Cisco
3 42 (7.57%) Oracle
4 38 (6.85%) HP
5 36 (6.49%) Citrix
6 25 (4.50%) NetApp
7 21 (3.78%) Remedy
8 18 (3.24%) IBM
9 16 (2.88%) Symantec
10 13 (2.34%) Dell
10 13 (2.34%) EMC
11 8 (1.44%) Perforce
11 8 (1.44%) Google
12 7 (1.26%) Sophos
12 7 (1.26%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.26%) Postini
13 6 (1.08%) Lotus
13 6 (1.08%) Kofax
14 5 (0.90%) Veeam
14 5 (0.90%) SAP
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