Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 2018 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 8 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 323 395 510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 10.01% 13.27% 12.25%
As % of the Vendors category 26.20% 33.00% 32.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 263 320
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £360 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +4.62%
10th Percentile £196 £175 £205
90th Percentile £513 £525 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 47 54
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.15 £11.81 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.81% -17.12% +14.00%
10th Percentile £10.38 £9.48 £8.61
90th Percentile £17.09 £18.85 £40.13
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £13.81
% change year-on-year +1.43% +1.38% +10.83%

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 1,233 1,197 1,564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 38.22% 40.22% 37.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 731 944
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £224 £258 £250
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 58 82
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £12.38 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.38% -13.16% +9.62%
10th Percentile £9.81 £9.80 £8.61
90th Percentile £40.00 £21.55 £22.13
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.48 £14.00
% change year-on-year +3.59% +3.43% +7.69%

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 19 February 2018.

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
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 19 February 2018. 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 -6 235 £350 - 138
Wakefield 0 23 £225 -18.18% 14
Bradford -6 17 £338 -8.78% 22
Pontefract - 13 £210 - 1
Huddersfield -2 9 £363 +2.11% 9
Brighouse 0 2 £288 - 3
Halifax -7 1 £351 -13.87% 9
Pudsey - 1 £538 -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 96 (29.72%) Windows
2 92 (28.48%) SQL Server
3 85 (26.32%) SQL
4 75 (23.22%) Active Directory
5 57 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
6 52 (16.10%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (15.79%) Finance
8 44 (13.62%) Migration
9 43 (13.31%) .NET
9 43 (13.31%) Microsoft Excel
9 43 (13.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 43 (13.31%) Microsoft Azure
10 42 (13.00%) SharePoint
10 42 (13.00%) Business Intelligence
11 41 (12.69%) Windows 7
12 40 (12.38%) ITIL
13 38 (11.76%) C#
13 38 (11.76%) Windows Server
14 36 (11.15%) Microsoft Certification
15 34 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
16 33 (10.22%) ETL
17 31 (9.60%) JavaScript
18 30 (9.29%) SCCM
18 30 (9.29%) Power BI
19 29 (8.98%) Office 365
20 28 (8.67%) SharePoint 2013
21 26 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
21 26 (8.05%) Team Foundation Server
21 26 (8.05%) Git (software)
22 25 (7.74%) MS Exchange

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 42 (13.00%) SharePoint
2 28 (8.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 25 (7.74%) MS Exchange
4 15 (4.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 12 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (3.41%) IIS
6 11 (3.41%) SAS
7 10 (3.10%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.24%) CMS
10 3 (0.93%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.62%) Confluence
11 2 (0.62%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.62%) Kentico
11 2 (0.62%) Mule
11 2 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.62%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 57 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (13.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.86%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.55%) InfoPath
6 5 (1.55%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.31%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (4.64%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (4.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.93%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 43 (13.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (8.98%) Office 365
3 17 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (4.33%) IaaS
4 14 (4.33%) PaaS
5 11 (3.41%) Dynamics 365
6 10 (3.10%) SaaS
7 3 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.31%) GitHub
9 1 (0.31%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.31%) Slack
9 1 (0.31%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.26%) LAN
1 17 (5.26%) WAN
2 11 (3.41%) DNS
3 10 (3.10%) Firewall
3 10 (3.10%) Skype
4 9 (2.79%) NetScaler
5 7 (2.17%) Network Security
5 7 (2.17%) Reverse Proxy
6 6 (1.86%) IP Telephony
7 5 (1.55%) SAN
8 3 (0.93%) 3G
8 3 (0.93%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.62%) DHCP
9 2 (0.62%) NAS
9 2 (0.62%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.31%) PBX
10 1 (0.31%) VoIP
10 1 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (28.48%) SQL Server
2 43 (13.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (9.29%) Power BI
4 22 (6.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (6.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 18 (5.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
9 13 (4.02%) QlikView
10 6 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (1.55%) PowerPivot
12 4 (1.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (1.24%) Microsoft Power View
12 4 (1.24%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.24%) SSDT
13 3 (0.93%) Big Data
13 3 (0.93%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.93%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 26 (8.05%) Git (software)
1 26 (8.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
3 16 (4.95%) Visual Studio
4 8 (2.48%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.86%) MSTest
5 6 (1.86%) NUnit
5 6 (1.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (1.55%) JIRA
7 4 (1.24%) Subversion
8 3 (0.93%) MorphX
9 2 (0.62%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.62%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.62%) MSI
9 2 (0.62%) Psake
10 1 (0.31%) Ant
10 1 (0.31%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.31%) ReSharper
10 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.31%) YouTrack
General
1 51 (15.79%) Finance
2 13 (4.02%) Retail
3 5 (1.55%) Legal
4 4 (1.24%) Local Government
5 3 (0.93%) Automotive
6 2 (0.62%) Advertising
6 2 (0.62%) Banking
6 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.31%) Billing
7 1 (0.31%) Electronics
7 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.31%) Law
7 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.31%) Marketing
7 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (24.77%) Developer
2 55 (17.03%) Analyst
3 24 (7.43%) .NET Developer
4 22 (6.81%) 2nd Line Support
4 22 (6.81%) SQL Developer
5 21 (6.50%) C# Developer
6 19 (5.88%) Technical Leader
7 18 (5.57%) Architect
8 17 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
9 16 (4.95%) Service Analyst
10 15 (4.64%) Service Desk Analyst
11 13 (4.02%) ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (4.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 13 (4.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (3.72%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 12 (3.72%) Senior Developer
13 11 (3.41%) Active Directory Support
13 11 (3.41%) Desktop Support
13 11 (3.41%) Service Desk Support
14 10 (3.10%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (13.31%) .NET
2 24 (7.43%) ASP.NET
3 19 (5.88%) HTML
4 16 (4.95%) .NET Framework
4 16 (4.95%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (4.95%) ASP.NET Web API
5 14 (4.33%) AngularJS
6 13 (4.02%) WCF
7 10 (3.10%) Web Services
8 9 (2.79%) Entity Framework
9 8 (2.48%) jQuery
10 6 (1.86%) CSS
10 6 (1.86%) REST
11 5 (1.55%) Node.js
12 4 (1.24%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (1.24%) Regular Expression
12 4 (1.24%) XML
13 3 (0.93%) HTML5
13 3 (0.93%) Middleware
13 3 (0.93%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
1 22 (6.81%) Management Information System
2 12 (3.72%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (2.48%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (1.55%) NHS
5 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (0.93%) Mobile App
5 3 (0.93%) N-Tier
5 3 (0.93%) Public Cloud
5 3 (0.93%) User Experience
6 2 (0.62%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.62%) PKI
6 2 (0.62%) PMI
7 1 (0.31%) Clustering
7 1 (0.31%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.31%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.31%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.31%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 96 (29.72%) Windows
2 41 (12.69%) Windows 7
3 38 (11.76%) Windows Server
4 34 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (5.26%) Windows 10
6 17 (5.26%) Windows XP
7 10 (3.10%) Unix
7 10 (3.10%) Windows Vista
8 8 (2.48%) Linux
8 8 (2.48%) Windows 2000
9 7 (2.17%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.93%) CentOS
11 3 (0.93%) SUSE
12 2 (0.62%) AIX
12 2 (0.62%) Debian
12 2 (0.62%) HPUX
12 2 (0.62%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (16.10%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (13.62%) Migration
3 42 (13.00%) Business Intelligence
4 40 (12.38%) ITIL
5 33 (10.22%) ETL
6 24 (7.43%) MVC
7 20 (6.19%) Analytics
7 20 (6.19%) Data Management
7 20 (6.19%) Data Modelling
8 18 (5.57%) Information Security
9 16 (4.95%) Project Management
9 16 (4.95%) Service Delivery
10 15 (4.64%) CRM
10 15 (4.64%) DevOps
10 15 (4.64%) TDD
11 14 (4.33%) Data Migration
11 14 (4.33%) Data Protection
11 14 (4.33%) Software Engineering
12 13 (4.02%) Performance Tuning
12 13 (4.02%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (26.32%) SQL
2 38 (11.76%) C#
3 31 (9.60%) JavaScript
4 23 (7.12%) T-SQL
5 20 (6.19%) PowerShell
6 7 (2.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 7 (2.17%) Java
7 4 (1.24%) X++
8 3 (0.93%) Scala
8 3 (0.93%) VBA
9 2 (0.62%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.62%) Python
9 2 (0.62%) Ruby
9 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.62%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.62%) VB
9 2 (0.62%) VB6
10 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (11.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (5.88%) MCSE
3 18 (5.57%) Security Cleared
4 17 (5.26%) Degree
5 9 (2.79%) MCITP
6 8 (2.48%) HNC
6 8 (2.48%) MCP
7 6 (1.86%) CCA
7 6 (1.86%) CCAA
7 6 (1.86%) CCEA
7 6 (1.86%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (1.86%) ISEB
8 5 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.24%) CISM
9 4 (1.24%) CISSP
9 4 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.93%) APMP
10 3 (0.93%) CCSP
10 3 (0.93%) GIAC
10 3 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.48%) QA
2 6 (1.86%) PMO
2 6 (1.86%) SLA
3 5 (1.55%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.31%) GAAP
5 1 (0.31%) GDPR
5 1 (0.31%) IFRS
5 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 75 (23.22%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.86%) XenApp
4 4 (1.24%) vSphere
5 3 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.93%) KVM
5 3 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.93%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 30 (9.29%) SCCM
2 7 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (1.86%) EdgeSight
4 5 (1.55%) SCOM
5 4 (1.24%) Puppet
6 3 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.62%) Ansible
7 2 (0.62%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.62%) Terraform
7 2 (0.62%) WSUS
8 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.31%) Rancher
8 1 (0.31%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.31%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 17 (5.26%) Citrix
2 16 (4.95%) VMware
3 14 (4.33%) McAfee
4 10 (3.10%) Oracle
5 9 (2.79%) RedGate
6 8 (2.48%) Cisco
6 8 (2.48%) HP
7 7 (2.17%) Intel
8 6 (1.86%) Dell
9 5 (1.55%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.24%) Tableau
11 3 (0.93%) Google
11 3 (0.93%) NetApp
12 2 (0.62%) Demandware
12 2 (0.62%) Fujitsu
12 2 (0.62%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.62%) Splunk
12 2 (0.62%) Telerik
12 2 (0.62%) Xamarin
13 1 (0.31%) DevExpress