The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 8 7 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 160 208 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 11.73% 10.75% 12.92%
As % of the Vendors category 31.81% 29.59% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 121 128
Median daily rate £363 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.40% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £220 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 21 18
Median hourly rate £10.31 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.56% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £8.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.78 £16.50 £16.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 West Yorkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 503 703 728
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 36.88% 36.35% 40.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 455 432
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 30
Median hourly rate £10.31 £12.10 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.83% -19.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £8.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.25 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in West Yorkshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in West Yorkshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in West Yorkshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -5 94 £345 -4.16% 71
Bradford -4 16 £375 +25.00% 13
Halifax +11 13 £423 - 3
Wakefield 0 10 £375 +50.00% 6
Brighouse - 6 - - 1
Huddersfield +3 2 £288 - 2
Keighley - 1 - -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 116 (31.44%) MS Excel
2 109 (29.54%) Windows
3 106 (28.73%) SQL
4 92 (24.93%) SQL Server
5 87 (23.58%) Active Directory
6 55 (14.91%) MS Office
7 54 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
7 54 (14.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 54 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
8 49 (13.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 46 (12.47%) .NET
10 44 (11.92%) ITIL
11 43 (11.65%) Finance
12 42 (11.38%) SharePoint
13 41 (11.11%) VMware
14 38 (10.30%) Windows Server
15 37 (10.03%) T-SQL
16 35 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
16 35 (9.49%) ETL
16 35 (9.49%) SQL Server 2012
17 34 (9.21%) Data Centre
18 33 (8.94%) Windows 7
18 33 (8.94%) Migration
19 31 (8.40%) Project Management
19 31 (8.40%) SQL Server 2014
20 30 (8.13%) Microsoft Certification
21 27 (7.32%) MS Project
21 27 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
21 27 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
22 26 (7.05%) C#

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 42 (11.38%) SharePoint
2 20 (5.42%) MS Exchange
3 13 (3.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (2.71%) IIS
4 10 (2.71%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.36%) CMS
7 5 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.08%) Apache
8 4 (1.08%) StreamWeaver
9 3 (0.81%) Confluence
9 3 (0.81%) Plone
9 3 (0.81%) SAS
9 3 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.81%) SilverStripe
9 3 (0.81%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.81%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 116 (31.44%) MS Excel
2 55 (14.91%) MS Office
3 27 (7.32%) MS Project
4 12 (3.25%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.54%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (5.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.08%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.27%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 54 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (6.23%) Office 365
3 12 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (1.90%) IaaS
5 6 (1.63%) PaaS
5 6 (1.63%) SaaS
6 2 (0.54%) Yammer
7 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.27%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.42%) DNS
2 19 (5.15%) LAN
3 18 (4.88%) Firewall
4 17 (4.61%) WAN
5 16 (4.34%) DHCP
6 13 (3.52%) Cisco IOS
6 13 (3.52%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (3.52%) SAN
7 12 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (2.98%) TCP/IP
8 11 (2.98%) VPN
9 8 (2.17%) FCoE
9 8 (2.17%) NetScaler
9 8 (2.17%) NX-OS
10 6 (1.63%) BGP
10 6 (1.63%) FTP
10 6 (1.63%) Internet
11 5 (1.36%) Intranet
11 5 (1.36%) Skype
11 5 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (24.93%) SQL Server
2 54 (14.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 49 (13.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (9.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 31 (8.40%) SQL Server 2014
6 27 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (6.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (5.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (3.52%) QlikView
10 8 (2.17%) MS Access
10 8 (2.17%) MySQL
10 8 (2.17%) Power BI
11 7 (1.90%) Big Data
11 7 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (1.63%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.36%) Hadoop
13 5 (1.36%) MongoDB
13 5 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 19 (5.15%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.98%) JIRA
4 9 (2.44%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.36%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.08%) Subversion
8 3 (0.81%) Appium
8 3 (0.81%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.81%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.54%) Gatling
9 2 (0.54%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.54%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.54%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.54%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.27%) Hudson
10 1 (0.27%) JMeter
10 1 (0.27%) Maven
10 1 (0.27%) ReSharper
General
1 43 (11.65%) Finance
2 18 (4.88%) Advertising
3 16 (4.34%) Retail
4 13 (3.52%) Banking
5 7 (1.90%) Legal
5 7 (1.90%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.08%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.54%) Electronics
7 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.54%) Marketing
7 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.27%) Automotive
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Games
8 1 (0.27%) Law
8 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (24.66%) Developer
2 75 (20.33%) Analyst
3 37 (10.03%) SQL Developer
4 32 (8.67%) Architect
5 24 (6.50%) SSIS Developer
6 18 (4.88%) .NET Developer
7 17 (4.61%) DBA
7 17 (4.61%) T-SQL Developer
8 15 (4.07%) Administrator
8 15 (4.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 15 (4.07%) Consultant
9 14 (3.79%) Project Manager
9 14 (3.79%) Service Analyst
10 13 (3.52%) 1st Line Support
10 13 (3.52%) SQL DBA
11 12 (3.25%) ETL Developer
11 12 (3.25%) IT Analyst
11 12 (3.25%) Service Desk Analyst
11 12 (3.25%) Support Analyst
12 10 (2.71%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (12.47%) .NET
2 21 (5.69%) HTML
3 16 (4.34%) CSS
4 12 (3.25%) AngularJS
5 11 (2.98%) ASP.NET
6 10 (2.71%) Web Services
7 7 (1.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (1.63%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.63%) Entity Framework
9 5 (1.36%) ActiveX
9 5 (1.36%) ADO
9 5 (1.36%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (1.36%) DAO
9 5 (1.36%) MDX
9 5 (1.36%) Middleware
9 5 (1.36%) XML
10 4 (1.08%) jQuery
10 4 (1.08%) JSON
11 3 (0.81%) CSS3
11 3 (0.81%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.21%) Data Centre
2 27 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.71%) Enterprise Storage
5 9 (2.44%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.63%) Replication
8 5 (1.36%) Tandem
9 4 (1.08%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.08%) DataPower
9 4 (1.08%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.08%) User Experience
10 3 (0.81%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.81%) iSeries
11 2 (0.54%) CCTV
11 2 (0.54%) CMDB
11 2 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.54%) Derivative
11 2 (0.54%) NHS
11 2 (0.54%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 109 (29.54%) Windows
2 38 (10.30%) Windows Server
3 33 (8.94%) Windows 7
4 23 (6.23%) Linux
5 21 (5.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (2.71%) Windows 10
9 8 (2.17%) Unix
9 8 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.36%) Android
11 4 (1.08%) Solaris
11 4 (1.08%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.81%) SUSE
12 3 (0.81%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.81%) zOS
13 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.54%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.54%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
2 44 (11.92%) ITIL
3 35 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (9.49%) ETL
4 33 (8.94%) Migration
5 31 (8.40%) Project Management
6 23 (6.23%) CRM
6 23 (6.23%) Data Modelling
7 18 (4.88%) DevOps
7 18 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (4.34%) MVC
9 13 (3.52%) Supplier Management
10 12 (3.25%) E-Commerce
11 11 (2.98%) Problem Management
12 10 (2.71%) Asset Management
12 10 (2.71%) Configuration Management
12 10 (2.71%) Data Analysis
12 10 (2.71%) Incident Management
12 10 (2.71%) Information Security
12 10 (2.71%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 106 (28.73%) SQL
2 37 (10.03%) T-SQL
3 26 (7.05%) C#
4 21 (5.69%) JavaScript
5 20 (5.42%) PowerShell
6 12 (3.25%) VBA
7 7 (1.90%) PHP
8 6 (1.63%) Python
8 6 (1.63%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.36%) C++
9 5 (1.36%) VB
10 4 (1.08%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.81%) Java
11 3 (0.81%) JCL
11 3 (0.81%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.54%) R
12 2 (0.54%) Ruby
13 1 (0.27%) VBScript
13 1 (0.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (8.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (3.25%) Degree
3 11 (2.98%) MCSE
4 10 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.44%) CCNP
6 8 (2.17%) Security Cleared
7 7 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.36%) CCDA
9 5 (1.36%) CCIE
9 5 (1.36%) CCNA
10 4 (1.08%) CCA
10 4 (1.08%) MCITP
11 3 (0.81%) MCDBA
11 3 (0.81%) MCTS
12 2 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.54%) ISEB
12 2 (0.54%) MCAD
12 2 (0.54%) OCP
12 2 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.07%) SLA
2 14 (3.79%) PMO
3 4 (1.08%) IFRS
3 4 (1.08%) IFRS 9
3 4 (1.08%) QA
4 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 87 (23.58%) Active Directory
2 19 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.52%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.44%) vSphere
5 6 (1.63%) Docker
5 6 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.81%) Terminal Server
6 3 (0.81%) Time Sharing Option
6 3 (0.81%) vCloud
6 3 (0.81%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.54%) VMware GSX
7 2 (0.54%) XenApp
7 2 (0.54%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.27%) NFS
8 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.27%) Xen
8 1 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (4.88%) SCCM
2 11 (2.98%) SCOM
3 7 (1.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 7 (1.90%) Puppet
4 6 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.63%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.08%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.08%) HP UCMDB
5 4 (1.08%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.08%) OPNET
6 3 (0.81%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.81%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.54%) Ansible
7 2 (0.54%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.54%) Nagios
7 2 (0.54%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 41 (11.11%) VMware
2 26 (7.05%) HP
3 23 (6.23%) Cisco
4 18 (4.88%) Citrix
4 18 (4.88%) Oracle
5 13 (3.52%) IBM
6 12 (3.25%) Brocade
6 12 (3.25%) F5
7 9 (2.44%) Red Hat
7 9 (2.44%) Splunk
8 8 (2.17%) Tableau
9 7 (1.90%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.90%) Dell
9 7 (1.90%) EMC
9 7 (1.90%) SAP
10 6 (1.63%) Cognos
11 5 (1.36%) Veeam
12 4 (1.08%) Apple
12 4 (1.08%) BMC
12 4 (1.08%) TippingPoint
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