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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 314 268 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.80% 12.58% 12.61%
As % of the Vendors category 29.29% 28.51% 30.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 116 151
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 39 40
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.02 £8.97 £9.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £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
1072 940 1111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 43.70% 44.13% 41.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 500 471
Average daily rate £335 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 66 61
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.02 £9.50 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.37 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.05%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +1 195 £325 - 132
South Yorkshire +3 66 £335 -4.28% 37
North Yorkshire -1 32 £350 +16.66% 42
East Yorkshire +2 10 - - 2
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 202 (38.26%) Windows
2 178 (33.71%) MS Excel
3 163 (30.87%) Active Directory
4 113 (21.40%) SQL Server
5 108 (20.45%) MS Office
6 97 (18.37%) SQL
6 97 (18.37%) .NET
7 85 (16.10%) MS Exchange
7 85 (16.10%) Finance
8 78 (14.77%) C#
9 70 (13.26%) VMware
10 66 (12.50%) SharePoint
11 62 (11.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 59 (11.17%) Windows 7
13 58 (10.98%) ITIL
14 57 (10.80%) Windows Server 2003
15 53 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
16 52 (9.85%) ASP.NET
17 46 (8.71%) SCCM
18 44 (8.33%) Oracle
19 43 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
20 42 (7.95%) Cisco
21 40 (7.58%) Web Services
22 38 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2010
22 38 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
23 37 (7.01%) Migration
23 37 (7.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 36 (6.82%) Citrix
25 35 (6.63%) Microsoft Certification
26 34 (6.44%) Windows XP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 85 (16.10%) MS Exchange
2 66 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 38 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (4.55%) IIS
5 21 (3.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 20 (3.79%) BizTalk Server
6 20 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (2.84%) SharePoint 2010
9 14 (2.65%) Lync
10 13 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (1.52%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.52%) Lotus Domino
11 8 (1.52%) Oracle Service Bus
12 7 (1.33%) WebSphere Portal
12 7 (1.33%) SAS
12 7 (1.33%) CMS
13 5 (0.95%) Office Communications Server
13 5 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.76%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 178 (33.71%) MS Excel
2 108 (20.45%) MS Office
3 20 (3.79%) MS Project
4 17 (3.22%) MS Visio
5 15 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (1.14%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.38%) SPSS
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.19%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 23 (4.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (1.52%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.57%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.95%) Office 365
2 3 (0.57%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.44%) Internet
2 27 (5.11%) SAN
3 26 (4.92%) Firewall
4 19 (3.60%) DNS
5 17 (3.22%) DHCP
5 17 (3.22%) Wireless
6 16 (3.03%) LAN
7 15 (2.84%) WAN
8 14 (2.65%) VPN
9 12 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (2.27%) TCP/IP
9 12 (2.27%) FTP
10 11 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (2.08%) IP Telephony
11 7 (1.33%) NAS
11 7 (1.33%) Unified Communications
11 7 (1.33%) S/MIME
11 7 (1.33%) VoIP
12 5 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (21.40%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 31 (5.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (3.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.89%) MS Access
9 7 (1.33%) OLAP
9 7 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (0.76%) EDRMS
10 4 (0.76%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.76%) SQLite
11 3 (0.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 3 (0.57%) MySQL
12 2 (0.38%) QlikView
12 2 (0.38%) IDOL
12 2 (0.38%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 29 (5.49%) Visual Studio
2 18 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.70%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (1.52%) Hudson
5 5 (0.95%) MSTest
6 4 (0.76%) Selenium
6 4 (0.76%) MSI
7 2 (0.38%) JIRA
7 2 (0.38%) Subversion
7 2 (0.38%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.38%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.38%) JUnit
7 2 (0.38%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.19%) Firebug
8 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.19%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.19%) ClearCase
General
1 85 (16.10%) Finance
2 17 (3.22%) Banking
3 15 (2.84%) Retail
4 14 (2.65%) Legal
5 11 (2.08%) Advertising
6 8 (1.52%) Marketing
6 8 (1.52%) Back Office
7 7 (1.33%) Law
8 5 (0.95%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.95%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.76%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.57%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.57%) German Language
11 2 (0.38%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.38%) Cantonese Language
11 2 (0.38%) French Language
11 2 (0.38%) Games
11 2 (0.38%) Publishing
12 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 113 (21.40%) Analyst
2 95 (17.99%) Developer
3 33 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
3 33 (6.25%) Service Analyst
4 32 (6.06%) Administrator
5 29 (5.49%) .NET Developer
6 27 (5.11%) Support Engineer
7 22 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 21 (3.98%) Consultant
9 19 (3.60%) Project Manager
10 18 (3.41%) Architect
10 18 (3.41%) Support Analyst
11 17 (3.22%) IT Support
12 15 (2.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (2.65%) CRM Developer
14 13 (2.46%) 1st Line Support
14 13 (2.46%) Systems Engineer
14 13 (2.46%) Desktop Engineer
15 12 (2.27%) Exchange Engineer
15 12 (2.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (18.37%) .NET
2 52 (9.85%) ASP.NET
3 40 (7.58%) Web Services
4 31 (5.87%) .NET Framework
5 28 (5.30%) WCF
6 24 (4.55%) XML
7 23 (4.36%) HTML
8 20 (3.79%) CSS
9 15 (2.84%) jQuery
10 14 (2.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 12 (2.27%) WinForms
12 11 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (2.08%) Middleware
13 7 (1.33%) Ajax
14 6 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
14 6 (1.14%) LINQ
14 6 (1.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 5 (0.95%) Oracle Fusion
15 5 (0.95%) WPF
15 5 (0.95%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.87%) Blackberry
3 11 (2.08%) NHS
4 9 (1.70%) Clustering
5 8 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.33%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.14%) iPad
7 6 (1.14%) iPhone
7 6 (1.14%) iSeries
8 5 (0.95%) CESG
9 4 (0.76%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.57%) CLARiiON
10 3 (0.57%) Replication
11 2 (0.38%) Wiki
11 2 (0.38%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.38%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.38%) Statistics
11 2 (0.38%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 202 (38.26%) Windows
2 62 (11.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (11.17%) Windows 7
4 57 (10.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (6.44%) Windows XP
6 32 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (4.36%) UNIX
8 18 (3.41%) Linux
9 11 (2.08%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.33%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.76%) VMS
12 4 (0.76%) Android
12 4 (0.76%) CentOS
13 3 (0.57%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.57%) Solaris
13 3 (0.57%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.38%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (10.98%) ITIL
2 53 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (7.01%) Migration
4 34 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (4.92%) Service Management
5 26 (4.92%) CRM
6 24 (4.55%) Project Management
7 22 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (3.98%) MVC
9 15 (2.84%) PRINCE2
9 15 (2.84%) Change Management
10 14 (2.65%) Scrum
11 13 (2.46%) ETL
12 12 (2.27%) SOA
12 12 (2.27%) Data Modelling
12 12 (2.27%) Unit Testing
12 12 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (2.08%) Workflow
13 11 (2.08%) Data Analysis
14 10 (1.89%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (18.37%) SQL
2 78 (14.77%) C#
3 28 (5.30%) JavaScript
4 24 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 23 (4.36%) VB.NET
6 19 (3.60%) T-SQL
7 13 (2.46%) Java
8 9 (1.70%) Perl
9 7 (1.33%) C
9 7 (1.33%) VB
9 7 (1.33%) VBA
10 6 (1.14%) Objective-C
10 6 (1.14%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.14%) VBScript
11 5 (0.95%) C++
12 3 (0.57%) Python
12 3 (0.57%) PHP
12 3 (0.57%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.57%) X++
13 2 (0.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (6.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.60%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (2.27%) MCSE
5 8 (1.52%) Degree
5 8 (1.52%) CCNA
6 7 (1.33%) MCP
7 6 (1.14%) MCITP
7 6 (1.14%) ISEB
8 5 (0.95%) CCA
8 5 (0.95%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (0.76%) CCEA
9 4 (0.76%) MCSA
9 4 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.36%) SLA
2 13 (2.46%) QA
3 3 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) COREP
5 1 (0.19%) Basel II
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 163 (30.87%) Active Directory
2 38 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.73%) vSphere
4 18 (3.41%) Hyper-V
5 17 (3.22%) XenApp
6 15 (2.84%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.33%) XenServer
8 6 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.14%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.95%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (0.95%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.76%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.76%) MetaFrame
11 3 (0.57%) vCloud
12 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.38%) Xen
12 2 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.38%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.38%) UAG
Systems Management
1 46 (8.71%) SCCM
2 23 (4.36%) SCOM
3 11 (2.08%) NetBackup
4 7 (1.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (0.95%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.76%) WSUS
6 4 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.76%) Unicenter
6 4 (0.76%) SCDPM
6 4 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.57%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 3 (0.57%) Puppet
7 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (0.57%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.57%) EMC Navisphere
8 2 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.38%) Sysprep
8 2 (0.38%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.19%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 70 (13.26%) VMware
2 44 (8.33%) Oracle
3 42 (7.95%) Cisco
4 36 (6.82%) Citrix
5 30 (5.68%) HP
6 25 (4.73%) Symantec
7 24 (4.55%) NetApp
8 22 (4.17%) Remedy
9 20 (3.79%) IBM
10 18 (3.41%) EMC
11 13 (2.46%) Dell
12 9 (1.70%) Lotus
13 8 (1.52%) Google
13 8 (1.52%) Perforce
14 7 (1.33%) Sophos
14 7 (1.33%) CheckPoint
14 7 (1.33%) Postini
15 6 (1.14%) JBoss
16 5 (0.95%) Apple
17 4 (0.76%) SonicWALL
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £250 - £295 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: Yesterday
York
Computer Futures
Rate: £120 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Salary - Day Rate - Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire and the Humber
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Consult Solutions
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Shipley, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £225.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
North Yorkshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Posted: 7 days ago
Halifax
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago