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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 338 293 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.83% 13.20% 11.74%
As % of the Vendors category 34.11% 31.04% 26.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 129 99
Average daily rate
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£325 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £144 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 26 53
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £8.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £13.99 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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
991 944 964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 40.55% 42.52% 44.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 497 406
Average daily rate £370 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 42 72
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.88 £8.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.38 £28.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 +4 223 £325 +8.33% 181
South Yorkshire +1 60 £350 +55.55% 49
North Yorkshire -6 25 £375 +66.66% 27
East Yorkshire +2 12 £220 - 3
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 232 (34.99%) MS Excel
2 196 (29.56%) Windows
3 150 (22.62%) MS Office
4 146 (22.02%) Active Directory
5 145 (21.87%) SQL Server
6 142 (21.42%) SQL
7 135 (20.36%) Finance
8 113 (17.04%) VMware
9 111 (16.74%) .NET
10 100 (15.08%) C#
11 84 (12.67%) ITIL
12 79 (11.92%) MS Exchange
13 77 (11.61%) SharePoint
14 75 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
15 73 (11.01%) ASP.NET
16 72 (10.86%) Oracle
17 68 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
18 63 (9.50%) JavaScript
19 60 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
20 59 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
21 58 (8.75%) CRM
22 57 (8.60%) Windows Server 2003
23 55 (8.30%) Project Management
24 52 (7.84%) Cisco
25 51 (7.69%) PRINCE2
25 51 (7.69%) Windows 7
26 49 (7.39%) HTML
26 49 (7.39%) Migration
26 49 (7.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 48 (7.24%) Business Intelligence

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 79 (11.92%) MS Exchange
2 77 (11.61%) SharePoint
3 37 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 24 (3.62%) IIS
5 19 (2.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 19 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2003
6 15 (2.26%) Lync
7 12 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (1.81%) Lotus Domino
8 11 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (1.06%) CMS
10 7 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
11 6 (0.90%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.90%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.75%) JBoss
12 5 (0.75%) SAS
12 5 (0.75%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 232 (34.99%) MS Excel
2 150 (22.62%) MS Office
3 25 (3.77%) MS Visio
4 22 (3.32%) MS Project
5 20 (3.02%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.90%) InDesign
6 6 (0.90%) Adobe Captivate
6 6 (0.90%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.45%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.30%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.15%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 46 (6.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (3.17%) Oracle BPM
3 14 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.45%) Exstream
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.15%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.56%) Office 365
2 2 (0.30%) GitHub
2 2 (0.30%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.15%) SaaS
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.03%) SAN
2 30 (4.52%) DNS
3 25 (3.77%) Firewall
3 25 (3.77%) Internet
3 25 (3.77%) DHCP
4 20 (3.02%) VPN
4 20 (3.02%) LAN
5 17 (2.56%) WAN
6 16 (2.41%) NAS
6 16 (2.41%) TCP/IP
7 14 (2.11%) Intranet
8 12 (1.81%) VoIP
8 12 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
8 12 (1.81%) Wireless
9 11 (1.66%) Ethernet
9 11 (1.66%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (1.51%) IP Telephony
11 7 (1.06%) DMZ
12 6 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (21.87%) SQL Server
2 49 (7.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 43 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 37 (5.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (4.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 21 (3.17%) Relational Database
9 19 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (1.36%) OLAP
10 9 (1.36%) Oracle ODI
11 8 (1.21%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 8 (1.21%) MS Access
12 6 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (0.90%) QlikView
12 6 (0.90%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.90%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.75%) OLAP Cube
14 4 (0.60%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 31 (4.68%) Visual Studio
2 21 (3.17%) Selenium
3 16 (2.41%) Oracle Forms
4 14 (2.11%) Hudson
4 14 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.66%) MSI
6 10 (1.51%) Rhino Mocks
6 10 (1.51%) NUnit
7 7 (1.06%) SpecFlow
8 5 (0.75%) Subversion
9 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.45%) JIRA
10 3 (0.45%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.45%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.30%) MSTest
11 2 (0.30%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.30%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.30%) InstallShield
11 2 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
12 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
General
1 135 (20.36%) Finance
2 32 (4.83%) Retail
3 30 (4.52%) Banking
4 18 (2.71%) Advertising
5 15 (2.26%) Legal
6 14 (2.11%) Back Office
7 9 (1.36%) Law
7 9 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.36%) Multimedia
8 7 (1.06%) Marketing
8 7 (1.06%) Publishing
9 5 (0.75%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.75%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.60%) German Language
11 3 (0.45%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.45%) Interactive Media
11 3 (0.45%) Games
12 2 (0.30%) Front Office
13 1 (0.15%) Military
13 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 133 (20.06%) Developer
2 127 (19.16%) Analyst
3 41 (6.18%) Consultant
4 40 (6.03%) Project Manager
4 40 (6.03%) .NET Developer
5 35 (5.28%) Support Engineer
6 32 (4.83%) SQL Developer
7 28 (4.22%) Business Analyst
7 28 (4.22%) Architect
8 26 (3.92%) Administrator
9 25 (3.77%) Support Analyst
10 22 (3.32%) Test Analyst
11 20 (3.02%) Desktop Support
12 19 (2.87%) Service Analyst
12 19 (2.87%) Desktop Engineer
13 18 (2.71%) Service Desk Analyst
14 17 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
14 17 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 16 (2.41%) CRM Developer
15 16 (2.41%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (16.74%) .NET
2 73 (11.01%) ASP.NET
3 49 (7.39%) HTML
4 40 (6.03%) CSS
5 38 (5.73%) jQuery
6 31 (4.68%) Web Services
7 25 (3.77%) .NET Framework
8 21 (3.17%) XML
9 19 (2.87%) WCF
9 19 (2.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 17 (2.56%) Middleware
10 17 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 16 (2.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (2.41%) JSON
12 14 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (1.81%) Oracle Fusion
14 11 (1.66%) NHibernate
14 11 (1.66%) Hibernate
15 7 (1.06%) HTML5
16 5 (0.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.73%) NHS
2 33 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.92%) Blackberry
4 12 (1.81%) Clustering
5 10 (1.51%) User Experience
6 9 (1.36%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.06%) E-Learning
8 6 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (0.90%) Computer Science
8 6 (0.90%) CESG
8 6 (0.90%) PDA
9 5 (0.75%) Graphic Design
9 5 (0.75%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.75%) iSeries
9 5 (0.75%) Learning Management System
10 4 (0.60%) iPad
10 4 (0.60%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.60%) FMCG
10 4 (0.60%) iPhone
10 4 (0.60%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 196 (29.56%) Windows
2 68 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (8.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 51 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 44 (6.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (5.43%) Windows XP
7 24 (3.62%) Linux
8 23 (3.47%) UNIX
9 13 (1.96%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.06%) Android
10 7 (1.06%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.75%) VMS
12 4 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.60%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.60%) Solaris
13 3 (0.45%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.45%) AIX
13 3 (0.45%) CentOS
14 2 (0.30%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (12.67%) ITIL
2 75 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 58 (8.75%) CRM
5 55 (8.30%) Project Management
6 51 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 49 (7.39%) Migration
8 48 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
9 37 (5.58%) MVC
10 30 (4.52%) ETL
11 26 (3.92%) Service Delivery
12 25 (3.77%) Web Development
13 24 (3.62%) SOA
14 23 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
15 21 (3.17%) Unit Testing
16 20 (3.02%) User Acceptance Testing
17 19 (2.87%) Service Management
17 19 (2.87%) Configuration Management
17 19 (2.87%) TDD
18 17 (2.56%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 142 (21.42%) SQL
2 100 (15.08%) C#
3 63 (9.50%) JavaScript
4 32 (4.83%) T-SQL
5 25 (3.77%) Java
6 18 (2.71%) VBA
7 9 (1.36%) PowerShell
8 6 (0.90%) VB
9 5 (0.75%) C
9 5 (0.75%) Perl
10 4 (0.60%) Python
10 4 (0.60%) VBScript
10 4 (0.60%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.60%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.30%) X++
11 2 (0.30%) C++
12 1 (0.15%) XAML
12 1 (0.15%) RPG
12 1 (0.15%) XQuery
12 1 (0.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (2.87%) ISEB
4 19 (2.87%) Degree
5 17 (2.56%) MCSE
5 17 (2.56%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 10 (1.51%) ISTQB
7 10 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.21%) MCP
8 8 (1.21%) MCSA
9 7 (1.06%) CCNA
9 7 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.75%) CCNP
11 4 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.60%) MCITP
11 4 (0.60%) CCA
12 3 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.62%) SLA
2 14 (2.11%) QA
3 6 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) P3O
System Software
1 146 (22.02%) Active Directory
2 60 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (6.33%) vSphere
4 21 (3.17%) VMware ESX
5 14 (2.11%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.66%) XenApp
7 8 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.06%) ISA Server
8 7 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (1.06%) Forefront TMG
8 7 (1.06%) vCloud
9 5 (0.75%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.75%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.75%) UAG
10 4 (0.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.45%) MetaFrame
11 3 (0.45%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 41 (6.18%) SCCM
2 26 (3.92%) SCOM
3 17 (2.56%) NetBackup
4 9 (1.36%) WSUS
5 6 (0.90%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.75%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.60%) Puppet
7 4 (0.60%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (0.60%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.60%) Ansible
7 4 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.60%) EMC Navisphere
8 2 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.15%) Unicenter
9 1 (0.15%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.15%) OpenView
9 1 (0.15%) OVSD
Vendors
1 113 (17.04%) VMware
2 72 (10.86%) Oracle
3 52 (7.84%) Cisco
4 47 (7.09%) HP
5 39 (5.88%) Citrix
6 38 (5.73%) IBM
7 25 (3.77%) Symantec
8 23 (3.47%) NetApp
9 17 (2.56%) Remedy
10 16 (2.41%) EMC
11 15 (2.26%) Lotus
12 13 (1.96%) Perforce
13 10 (1.51%) Dell
13 10 (1.51%) Adobe
14 9 (1.36%) CheckPoint
15 8 (1.21%) SAP
15 8 (1.21%) Red Hat
16 7 (1.06%) Sophos
17 6 (0.90%) McAfee
18 5 (0.75%) Apple
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