The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wakefield with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
West Yorkshire / Wakefield
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wakefield 23.68% 23.33% 13.79%
As % of the Vendors category 47.37% 46.67% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Median daily rate £400 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.14 £14.50 £10.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.46% +40.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Wakefield.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Wakefield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19 15 12
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wakefield 50.00% 50.00% 41.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 3
Median daily rate £450 £231 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +94.59% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £172 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £373 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £17.39 £14.50 £10.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.93% +40.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Wakefield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wakefield citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Wakefield

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Wakefield.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Wakefield

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wakefield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Wakefield over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Wakefield

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Wakefield.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wakefield region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 9 (39.13%) SharePoint
2 7 (30.43%) SLA
3 6 (26.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
4 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
4 5 (21.74%) CRM
4 5 (21.74%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
5 4 (17.39%) Windows
5 4 (17.39%) HTML
5 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 4 (17.39%) SQL
5 4 (17.39%) .NET
5 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
5 4 (17.39%) MS Office
5 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (13.04%) Office 365
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (13.04%) Skype
6 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
6 3 (13.04%) SCCM
6 3 (13.04%) SCOM
7 2 (8.70%) Service Management
7 2 (8.70%) Firewall
7 2 (8.70%) Migration
7 2 (8.70%) CCTV
7 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (8.70%) Information Security

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (39.13%) SharePoint
2 6 (26.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
4 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
6 1 (4.35%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (17.39%) MS Office
3 2 (8.70%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Skype
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) Intranet
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) NAS
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) IT Trainer
2 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Trainer
3 2 (8.70%) CRM Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Field Support Technician
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Support Technician
4 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Change Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Support
4 1 (4.35%) Project Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
1 4 (17.39%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) CCTV
1 2 (8.70%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) Android
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) CRM
2 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (8.70%) Coaching
2 2 (8.70%) Information Security
2 2 (8.70%) Migration
2 2 (8.70%) Service Management
3 1 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (4.35%) Data Management
3 1 (4.35%) Data Mapping
3 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
3 1 (4.35%) ERP
3 1 (4.35%) ETL
3 1 (4.35%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL
3 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.35%) Presales
3 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) C++
2 2 (8.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
2 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
1 3 (13.04%) SCOM
2 2 (8.70%) AirWatch
3 1 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco
1 1 (4.35%) Citrix
1 1 (4.35%) MuleSoft
1 1 (4.35%) Sophos
1 1 (4.35%) Symantec