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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 11 7
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 430 214 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.75% 9.35% 14.58%
As % of the Vendors category 35.30% 23.34% 30.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 120 142
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £401 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 40 40
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.99 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £23.78 £32.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
1218 917 980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 41.77% 40.08% 48.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 536 496
Average daily rate £350 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 65 70
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -27.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.00 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £43.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +9 312 £330 +10.00% 155
South Yorkshire -1 60 £300 +9.09% 21
North Yorkshire +8 38 £313 +2.45% 28
East Yorkshire +3 5 £369 +15.23% 6
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 316 (37.89%) SQL
2 275 (32.97%) MS Excel
3 259 (31.06%) SQL Server
4 253 (30.34%) Windows
5 180 (21.58%) .NET
6 166 (19.90%) Agile Software Development
7 163 (19.54%) MS Office
8 143 (17.15%) VMware
9 141 (16.91%) ITIL
10 127 (15.23%) Active Directory
11 114 (13.67%) Finance
12 113 (13.55%) C#
13 98 (11.75%) JavaScript
13 98 (11.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 96 (11.51%) Oracle
15 94 (11.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 91 (10.91%) SharePoint
17 86 (10.31%) CRM
18 83 (9.95%) IIS
19 81 (9.71%) T-SQL
20 77 (9.23%) MS Exchange
21 76 (9.11%) VMware Infrastructure
22 74 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
23 68 (8.15%) Cisco
24 67 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008
25 66 (7.91%) Windows 7
25 66 (7.91%) HTML
26 65 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
27 62 (7.43%) Project Management
28 61 (7.31%) ASP.NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 91 (10.91%) SharePoint
2 83 (9.95%) IIS
3 77 (9.23%) MS Exchange
4 28 (3.36%) BizTalk Server
5 22 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (2.52%) WebSphere
6 21 (2.52%) Lync
7 19 (2.28%) JBoss
8 18 (2.16%) Apache
8 18 (2.16%) Tomcat
9 17 (2.04%) SAS
10 16 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (1.56%) Jetty
11 13 (1.56%) nginx
12 12 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
15 4 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
15 4 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 275 (32.97%) MS Excel
2 163 (19.54%) MS Office
3 38 (4.56%) MS Visio
4 25 (3.00%) MS Project
5 17 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.72%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.36%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.36%) InDesign
10 2 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.12%) QuarkXPress
11 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 61 (7.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.48%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.48%) Agresso
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.24%) Tridion
6 1 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.12%) Line 500
6 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.52%) Office 365
2 15 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (1.56%) Google App Engine
5 10 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (1.08%) SaaS
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 52 (6.24%) DNS
2 43 (5.16%) LAN
3 41 (4.92%) WAN
4 39 (4.68%) TCP/IP
4 39 (4.68%) SAN
5 38 (4.56%) Firewall
6 37 (4.44%) DHCP
7 23 (2.76%) VPN
8 22 (2.64%) SSL
9 21 (2.52%) Internet
10 14 (1.68%) HTTP
11 13 (1.56%) FTP
11 13 (1.56%) IPsec
12 12 (1.44%) NAS
12 12 (1.44%) Intranet
13 10 (1.20%) Wireless
13 10 (1.20%) Unified Communications
13 10 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (1.08%) DMZ
15 7 (0.84%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (31.06%) SQL Server
2 98 (11.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 94 (11.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 53 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
5 50 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 47 (5.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 41 (4.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 29 (3.48%) Oracle Database
9 23 (2.76%) Relational Database
10 19 (2.28%) MS Access
11 17 (2.04%) OLAP
12 12 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.08%) MongoDB
13 9 (1.08%) Data Mining
14 8 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (0.96%) Oracle OLAP
15 6 (0.72%) OLAP Cube
16 5 (0.60%) CouchDB
16 5 (0.60%) NoSQL
16 5 (0.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 58 (6.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 44 (5.28%) NUnit
3 37 (4.44%) Selenium
4 33 (3.96%) Visual Studio
5 28 (3.36%) Rhino Mocks
6 20 (2.40%) Jenkins
7 15 (1.80%) Toad
8 11 (1.32%) SpecFlow
9 9 (1.08%) Git (software)
10 8 (0.96%) Subversion
11 6 (0.72%) JIRA
12 5 (0.60%) Axure RP
12 5 (0.60%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.48%) JMeter
14 3 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
15 2 (0.24%) HP UFT
15 2 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
16 1 (0.12%) ClearCase
16 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
General
1 114 (13.67%) Finance
2 18 (2.16%) Retail
3 17 (2.04%) Back Office
3 17 (2.04%) Banking
4 16 (1.92%) Law
4 16 (1.92%) Advertising
5 14 (1.68%) Legal
6 7 (0.84%) Games
7 6 (0.72%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.72%) Marketing
8 5 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.48%) Publishing
10 3 (0.36%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.36%) Interactive Media
11 2 (0.24%) Billing
11 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.12%) Electronics
12 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 196 (23.50%) Analyst
2 195 (23.38%) Developer
3 52 (6.24%) .NET Developer
4 50 (6.00%) Architect
5 49 (5.88%) SQL Developer
6 43 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 41 (4.92%) Business Analyst
8 38 (4.56%) Service Analyst
8 38 (4.56%) Service Desk Analyst
9 36 (4.32%) Test Analyst
10 35 (4.20%) Consultant
10 35 (4.20%) Project Manager
11 33 (3.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 31 (3.72%) Support Analyst
13 29 (3.48%) DBA
14 22 (2.64%) 1st Line Support
14 22 (2.64%) Support Engineer
14 22 (2.64%) Administrator
15 21 (2.52%) SQL DBA
16 19 (2.28%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (21.58%) .NET
2 66 (7.91%) HTML
3 61 (7.31%) ASP.NET
4 58 (6.95%) jQuery
5 57 (6.83%) CSS
6 42 (5.04%) .NET Framework
7 40 (4.80%) Entity Framework
8 39 (4.68%) XML
9 36 (4.32%) ASP.NET Web API
10 35 (4.20%) JSON
11 33 (3.96%) Web Services
12 29 (3.48%) NHibernate
13 28 (3.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 17 (2.04%) HTML5
15 16 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
16 15 (1.80%) J2EE
17 14 (1.68%) REST
18 13 (1.56%) Servlets
18 13 (1.56%) MDX
19 11 (1.32%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 53 (6.35%) NHS
2 48 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (5.64%) Data Centre
4 19 (2.28%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.28%) Clustering
4 19 (2.28%) Visualisation
5 15 (1.80%) Replication
5 15 (1.80%) Blackberry
6 13 (1.56%) User Experience
7 9 (1.08%) Reference Data
8 8 (0.96%) Data Integration
8 8 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 8 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.84%) Data Structures
9 7 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (0.72%) E-Learning
10 6 (0.72%) iPhone
10 6 (0.72%) RIA
11 5 (0.60%) Graphic Design
11 5 (0.60%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 253 (30.34%) Windows
2 67 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (7.91%) Windows 7
4 60 (7.19%) Linux
5 46 (5.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 45 (5.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (4.80%) Windows XP
8 28 (3.36%) UNIX
9 23 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (1.44%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.20%) Data ONTAP
12 9 (1.08%) Windows 8
12 9 (1.08%) SUSE
12 9 (1.08%) Android
13 7 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (0.84%) Windows 2000
14 6 (0.72%) Solaris
14 6 (0.72%) CentOS
15 5 (0.60%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.48%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (19.90%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (16.91%) ITIL
3 86 (10.31%) CRM
4 74 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
5 62 (7.43%) Project Management
6 61 (7.31%) MVC
7 58 (6.95%) Migration
8 55 (6.59%) TDD
9 46 (5.52%) SDLC
10 43 (5.16%) Data Modelling
11 39 (4.68%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (4.56%) Data Analysis
13 36 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
14 34 (4.08%) OO
15 33 (3.96%) PRINCE2
15 33 (3.96%) Scrum
16 32 (3.84%) Unit Testing
17 31 (3.72%) Configuration Management
18 29 (3.48%) DevOps
19 27 (3.24%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 316 (37.89%) SQL
2 113 (13.55%) C#
3 98 (11.75%) JavaScript
4 81 (9.71%) T-SQL
5 48 (5.76%) PowerShell
6 37 (4.44%) Java
7 24 (2.88%) PL/SQL
8 22 (2.64%) VB
9 11 (1.32%) VBA
10 6 (0.72%) C
10 6 (0.72%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.60%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.60%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 4 (0.48%) Python
12 4 (0.48%) PHP
13 3 (0.36%) Perl
14 2 (0.24%) C++
14 2 (0.24%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.24%) X++
14 2 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 65 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (3.60%) MCSE
3 27 (3.24%) Security Cleared
4 24 (2.88%) Degree
5 22 (2.64%) ISEB
6 21 (2.52%) MCITP
7 18 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.20%) SC Cleared
10 8 (0.96%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.96%) MCP
10 8 (0.96%) CCNP
11 7 (0.84%) CCNA
11 7 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.72%) PMP
12 6 (0.72%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.72%) CCIP
12 6 (0.72%) MCSA
13 5 (0.60%) MCDST
14 4 (0.48%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.00%) QA
2 21 (2.52%) SLA
2 21 (2.52%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.12%) HL7
4 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 127 (15.23%) Active Directory
2 76 (9.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.80%) vSphere
5 13 (1.56%) Xen
5 13 (1.56%) VMware Server
6 10 (1.20%) NFS
7 9 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (1.08%) XenApp
8 8 (0.96%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.84%) XenServer
10 6 (0.72%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.60%) vCloud
11 5 (0.60%) Docker
12 4 (0.48%) Squid
12 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.36%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.36%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 29 (3.48%) SCCM
2 22 (2.64%) Puppet
3 16 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.08%) SCOM
5 6 (0.72%) Foglight
6 5 (0.60%) Salt
6 5 (0.60%) Graphite
7 4 (0.48%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.48%) WSUS
7 4 (0.48%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (0.36%) Rsyslog
8 3 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.24%) Ansible
9 2 (0.24%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.24%) Control-M
10 1 (0.12%) Nagios
10 1 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 143 (17.15%) VMware
2 96 (11.51%) Oracle
3 68 (8.15%) Cisco
4 41 (4.92%) Citrix
5 38 (4.56%) NetApp
6 37 (4.44%) HP
7 22 (2.64%) Google
8 19 (2.28%) EMC
9 13 (1.56%) SAP
9 13 (1.56%) Brocade
9 13 (1.56%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.44%) Remedy
11 11 (1.32%) IBM
11 11 (1.32%) Adobe
11 11 (1.32%) Trillium
12 8 (0.96%) LANDesk
13 6 (0.72%) F5
13 6 (0.72%) Facebook
13 6 (0.72%) Computacenter
13 6 (0.72%) PeopleSoft
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £180 - £220 per day
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