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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wakefield 23.08% 39.53% 6.25%
As % of the Vendors category 40.91% 70.83% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
Median daily rate £275 £350 £113
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.42% +211.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £155 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £358 £119
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +4.28% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.38 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.22 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +10.00%  

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 22 24 3
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wakefield 56.41% 55.81% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 10
Median daily rate £313 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £122 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £388 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 5
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.38 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% -64.06%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.66%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Wakefield

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wakefield.

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 June 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 June 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 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) SCCM
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
5 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 4 (22.22%) ITIL
5 4 (22.22%) SLA
6 3 (16.67%) SQL
6 3 (16.67%) CRM
6 3 (16.67%) Firewall
6 3 (16.67%) SCOM
6 3 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (16.67%) Office 365
6 3 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
7 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 2 (11.11%) Migration
7 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
7 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 2 (11.11%) FMCG
7 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
7 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (11.11%) Information Security Management

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 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Mule
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.56%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
1 3 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (11.11%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) Intranet
3 1 (5.56%) NAS
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.56%) Back Office
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (11.11%) Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) CRM Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Support
4 2 (11.11%) IT Trainer
4 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Support
4 2 (11.11%) Trainer
5 1 (5.56%) Data Migration Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) ICT Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 2 (11.11%) Clustering
1 2 (11.11%) FMCG
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) CRM
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) ERP
3 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.11%) Information Security
3 2 (11.11%) Information Security Management
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Security Management
3 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.56%) Business Forecasting
4 1 (5.56%) Coaching
4 1 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (5.56%) Data Strategy
4 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.56%) Planning and Forecasting
4 1 (5.56%) Presales
4 1 (5.56%) Swim Lanes
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) PHP
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) SCOM
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (5.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco
1 2 (11.11%) Citrix
1 2 (11.11%) HP
1 2 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (5.56%) Huawei
2 1 (5.56%) MuleSoft
2 1 (5.56%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) Sophos
2 1 (5.56%) Symantec
2 1 (5.56%) Virgin Media