Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 33 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wakefield 30.00% 26.88% 27.66%
As % of the Vendors category 60.00% 50.00% 59.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 3
Wakefield median daily rate £300 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £131 £117 £173
90th Percentile £420 £489 £278
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £360 £346
% change year-on-year -2.78% +4.05% +8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 7
Wakefield median hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £13.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +8.13% +27.71%
10th Percentile £10.63 £9.80 £11.70
90th Percentile £15.25 £14.88 £14.30
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £13.60
% change year-on-year -7.41% -0.70% +29.48%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Wakefield.

All Vendors
Wakefield
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 55 50 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wakefield 50.00% 53.76% 46.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 8
Wakefield median daily rate £313 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +21.74% -
10th Percentile £135 £188 £198
90th Percentile £520 £450 £424
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 8
Wakefield median hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £13.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +8.13% +27.71%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.91 £11.90
90th Percentile £15.25 £15.75 £22.33
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +1.43% -3.45% +30.34%

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 6 months to 24 November 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 24 November 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 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (27.27%) SCCM
5 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
6 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
7 6 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (18.18%) Retail
7 6 (18.18%) ITIL
8 5 (15.15%) SAP
8 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
8 5 (15.15%) Finance
8 5 (15.15%) Project Management
9 4 (12.12%) Manufacturing
9 4 (12.12%) Firewall
9 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
9 4 (12.12%) Cisco
9 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (12.12%) ERP
9 4 (12.12%) Logistics
9 4 (12.12%) Business Analysis
9 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (12.12%) Office 365
9 4 (12.12%) Windows 10
9 4 (12.12%) Planning and Forecasting
9 4 (12.12%) Business Forecasting
9 4 (12.12%) Swim Lanes
9 4 (12.12%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (9.09%) Waterfall

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 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Dynamics 365
1 4 (12.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (12.12%) Firewall
3 2 (6.06%) BGP
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (6.06%) DHCP
3 2 (6.06%) DNS
3 2 (6.06%) EIGRP
3 2 (6.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (6.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (6.06%) LAN
3 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.06%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.03%) DB2
4 1 (3.03%) OLAP
4 1 (3.03%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (3.03%) Power BI
4 1 (3.03%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) Ant
2 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (18.18%) Retail
2 5 (15.15%) Finance
3 4 (12.12%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Back Office
4 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support
1 9 (27.27%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 4 (12.12%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Active Directory Support
4 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Exchange Support
4 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.03%) CSS
1 1 (3.03%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 3 (9.09%) FMCG
2 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.06%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
3 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
4 4 (12.12%) Windows 10
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) Project Management
3 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.12%) Business Analysis
3 4 (12.12%) Business Forecasting
3 4 (12.12%) ERP
3 4 (12.12%) Logistics
3 4 (12.12%) Planning and Forecasting
3 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.12%) Swim Lanes
4 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 3 (9.09%) Migration
4 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 2 (6.06%) Change Management
5 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.06%) Information Security Management
5 2 (6.06%) Scrum
5 2 (6.06%) Security Management
5 2 (6.06%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
1 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) CCNP
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (6.06%) FortiGate
2 2 (6.06%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) SAP
2 4 (12.12%) Cisco
3 3 (9.09%) HP
3 3 (9.09%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) Demandware
4 2 (6.06%) F5
4 2 (6.06%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix
5 1 (3.03%) Dell
5 1 (3.03%) Huawei
5 1 (3.03%) NetApp
5 1 (3.03%) Syncsort
5 1 (3.03%) Veeam
5 1 (3.03%) Virgin Media