Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 392 426 635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 12.84% 11.83% 14.50%
As % of the Vendors category 32.94% 31.32% 36.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 267 402
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £360 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.57% +6.56%
10th Percentile £203 £177 £213
90th Percentile £517 £543 £525
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 60
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £13.75 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +1.14% +26.47%
10th Percentile £9.81 £9.50 £8.50
90th Percentile £15.00 £22.00 £20.88
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.37 £13.55
% change year-on-year -1.15% +6.03% +8.38%

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 West Yorkshire.

All Vendors
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1190 1360 1761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 38.97% 37.76% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 846 1048
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £251 £263 £240
90th Percentile £550 £550 £507
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 46 101
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.43% -3.45% +26.91%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.50 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £21.50 £37.04
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.43 £14.50 £13.60
% change year-on-year -0.52% +6.66% +3.58%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in West Yorkshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +1 277 £350 - 51
Wakefield -1 32 £288 +4.55% 5
Bradford -4 27 £340 -10.53% 16
Pontefract - 12 £210 - 2
Huddersfield 0 6 £325 -22.85% 3
Halifax +11 2 £375 - 3
Brighouse 0 2 - -
Elland - 1 - -
Pudsey - 1 £125 -
Sowerby Bridge - 1 £200 -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 121 (30.87%) Windows
2 100 (25.51%) SQL Server
3 92 (23.47%) SQL
4 81 (20.66%) Active Directory
5 71 (18.11%) Microsoft Office
6 63 (16.07%) Finance
7 49 (12.50%) .NET
8 48 (12.24%) ITIL
9 45 (11.48%) Migration
10 44 (11.22%) SharePoint
11 43 (10.97%) Microsoft Certification
12 42 (10.71%) Windows 7
13 41 (10.46%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (10.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 41 (10.46%) Microsoft Excel
13 41 (10.46%) Windows Server
14 38 (9.69%) ETL
14 38 (9.69%) Cisco
14 38 (9.69%) Windows Server 2008
15 37 (9.44%) C#
16 36 (9.18%) VMware
17 33 (8.42%) Business Intelligence
18 32 (8.16%) Management Information System
19 30 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
19 30 (7.65%) Microsoft Azure
20 29 (7.40%) SCCM
20 29 (7.40%) Project Management
20 29 (7.40%) SharePoint 2013
21 27 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
21 27 (6.89%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft
Co-occurring 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 44 (11.22%) SharePoint
2 29 (7.40%) SharePoint 2013
3 26 (6.63%) MS Exchange
4 18 (4.59%) IIS
5 14 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.81%) SAS
6 11 (2.81%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (2.55%) SharePoint Server
7 10 (2.55%) Skype for Business
8 8 (2.04%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.53%) CMS
10 5 (1.28%) Confluence
10 5 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.28%) MS Project Server
11 4 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.77%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.51%) Kentico
13 2 (0.51%) Moodle
13 2 (0.51%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.51%) Umbraco
Applications
1 71 (18.11%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (10.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (6.12%) MS Visio
4 15 (3.83%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (1.28%) InfoPath
7 4 (1.02%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.26%) SPSS
9 1 (0.26%) Stata
Business Applications
1 23 (5.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (3.83%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.02%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.26%) Eikon
4 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (5.10%) Office 365
2 20 (5.10%) SaaS
3 18 (4.59%) IaaS
3 18 (4.59%) PaaS
4 11 (2.81%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.26%) Force.com
7 1 (0.26%) GitHub
7 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.26%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.26%) Slack
7 1 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.63%) Firewall
2 23 (5.87%) DNS
3 17 (4.34%) LAN
4 16 (4.08%) WAN
5 12 (3.06%) NetScaler
6 10 (2.55%) VPN
7 9 (2.30%) Skype
8 8 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (2.04%) SAN
9 7 (1.79%) Network Security
9 7 (1.79%) Reverse Proxy
10 6 (1.53%) BGP
10 6 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (1.53%) EIGRP
10 6 (1.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (1.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (1.02%) DHCP
11 4 (1.02%) SNMP
11 4 (1.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (25.51%) SQL Server
2 41 (10.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (6.89%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (5.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 21 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (4.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 19 (4.85%) SQL Server 2014
8 15 (3.83%) Power BI
9 13 (3.32%) OLAP
10 10 (2.55%) QlikView
11 8 (2.04%) Relational Database
11 8 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (1.79%) SAS Visual Analytics
13 6 (1.53%) MOLAP
13 6 (1.53%) ROLAP
13 6 (1.53%) Star Schema
14 5 (1.28%) Big Data
14 5 (1.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 27 (6.89%) Git (software)
2 25 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.81%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (2.55%) Visual Studio
5 8 (2.04%) JIRA
6 4 (1.02%) Chocolatey
6 4 (1.02%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.77%) MorphX
7 3 (0.77%) MSTest
7 3 (0.77%) NUnit
7 3 (0.77%) Subversion
8 2 (0.51%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.51%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.51%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.51%) YouTrack
9 1 (0.26%) Ant
9 1 (0.26%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 63 (16.07%) Finance
2 15 (3.83%) Retail
3 11 (2.81%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.30%) Banking
5 8 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.02%) Advertising
6 4 (1.02%) Electronics
6 4 (1.02%) Legal
7 3 (0.77%) Local Government
8 2 (0.51%) Back Office
8 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Automotive
9 1 (0.26%) Billing
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 78 (19.90%) Developer
2 64 (16.33%) Analyst
3 35 (8.93%) Architect
4 27 (6.89%) 2nd Line Support
5 25 (6.38%) SQL Developer
6 24 (6.12%) Administrator
7 22 (5.61%) Technical Leader
8 20 (5.10%) .NET Developer
9 18 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
10 16 (4.08%) C# Developer
11 14 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
11 14 (3.57%) Senior Developer
11 14 (3.57%) Support Engineer
12 13 (3.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 13 (3.32%) Business Analyst
12 13 (3.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 13 (3.32%) Consultant
13 12 (3.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (3.06%) Service Analyst
13 12 (3.06%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (12.50%) .NET
2 22 (5.61%) ASP.NET
3 15 (3.83%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (3.57%) HTML
5 13 (3.32%) .NET Framework
6 11 (2.81%) AngularJS
6 11 (2.81%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (2.55%) WCF
8 9 (2.30%) MDX
8 9 (2.30%) REST
9 7 (1.79%) Entity Framework
9 7 (1.79%) SAML
9 7 (1.79%) Web Services
10 6 (1.53%) Node.js
11 5 (1.28%) CSS
11 5 (1.28%) HTML5
12 4 (1.02%) SOAP
13 3 (0.77%) .NET Core
13 3 (0.77%) KnockoutJS
13 3 (0.77%) React
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.16%) Management Information System
2 27 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.10%) Data Centre
4 15 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (3.06%) Blackberry
6 9 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.79%) BYOD
7 7 (1.79%) PKI
8 6 (1.53%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.02%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.02%) NHS
10 3 (0.77%) Clustering
10 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.77%) FMCG
10 3 (0.77%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.51%) PMI
12 1 (0.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 121 (30.87%) Windows
2 42 (10.71%) Windows 7
3 41 (10.46%) Windows Server
4 38 (9.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (3.83%) Linux
7 14 (3.57%) Windows 10
8 12 (3.06%) Windows XP
9 9 (2.30%) Android
10 7 (1.79%) Unix
10 7 (1.79%) Windows 2000
10 7 (1.79%) Windows Vista
11 6 (1.53%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.77%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.26%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (12.24%) ITIL
2 45 (11.48%) Migration
3 41 (10.46%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (9.69%) ETL
5 33 (8.42%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (7.40%) Project Management
7 26 (6.63%) CRM
8 24 (6.12%) MVC
9 21 (5.36%) Change Management
9 21 (5.36%) Data Modelling
10 18 (4.59%) Analytics
11 17 (4.34%) Capacity Planning
11 17 (4.34%) DevOps
11 17 (4.34%) SDLC
12 16 (4.08%) Information Security
12 16 (4.08%) IT Strategy
12 16 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
13 15 (3.83%) Data Migration
13 15 (3.83%) Infrastructure Management
13 15 (3.83%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (23.47%) SQL
2 37 (9.44%) C#
3 24 (6.12%) PowerShell
3 24 (6.12%) T-SQL
4 22 (5.61%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.53%) Java
6 3 (0.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 3 (0.77%) Scala
6 3 (0.77%) VB.NET
6 3 (0.77%) X++
7 2 (0.51%) C++
7 2 (0.51%) VB
7 2 (0.51%) VBA
8 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.26%) Ruby
8 1 (0.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 43 (10.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (6.38%) MCSE
3 22 (5.61%) Degree
4 18 (4.59%) Security Cleared
5 16 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.81%) CCNP
7 9 (2.30%) MCITP
7 9 (2.30%) MCP
8 8 (2.04%) ISEB
9 7 (1.79%) CCNA
9 7 (1.79%) HNC
9 7 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.28%) MCSA
11 4 (1.02%) CCA
11 4 (1.02%) CCAA
11 4 (1.02%) CCEA
11 4 (1.02%) CISSP
11 4 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.02%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.57%) PMO
2 8 (2.04%) SLA
3 6 (1.53%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.53%) QA
4 4 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.26%) GDPR
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 81 (20.66%) Active Directory
2 30 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.59%) vSphere
4 8 (2.04%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (1.28%) XenApp
6 4 (1.02%) Docker
7 3 (0.77%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.51%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (7.40%) SCCM
2 12 (3.06%) SCOM
3 7 (1.79%) Puppet
4 6 (1.53%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.02%) EdgeSight
5 4 (1.02%) WMI
5 4 (1.02%) WSUS
6 2 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.51%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.51%) Terraform
7 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.26%) Rancher
7 1 (0.26%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 38 (9.69%) Cisco
2 36 (9.18%) VMware
3 25 (6.38%) Citrix
4 14 (3.57%) SAP
5 11 (2.81%) Dell
6 10 (2.55%) McAfee
6 10 (2.55%) NetApp
7 9 (2.30%) HP
7 9 (2.30%) Oracle
7 9 (2.30%) RedGate
8 8 (2.04%) Lotus
9 6 (1.53%) F5
9 6 (1.53%) Fortinet
10 4 (1.02%) Apple
10 4 (1.02%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.02%) Veeam
11 3 (0.77%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.77%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.77%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.77%) Tableau