Period
to 19 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 8 11
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 308 348 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 9.15% 12.24% 10.11%
As % of the Vendors category 28.33% 32.46% 28.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 183 255
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +11.94%
10th Percentile £244 £213 £201
90th Percentile £550 £506 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £340 £363
% change year-on-year +2.94% -6.21% +10.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 21 35
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.40% -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.80 £8.90
90th Percentile £32.20 £18.49 £18.30
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £12.25 £13.19
% change year-on-year +28.57% -7.09% +9.88%

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 1,087 1,072 1,417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 32.28% 37.69% 35.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 642 930
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £281 £269 £270
90th Percentile £564 £549 £551
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 46
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.98 £14.20 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +9.23% -6.27%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.25 £9.13
90th Percentile £33.68 £26.53 £20.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £13.81
% change year-on-year +25.00% +1.38% +1.58%

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 19 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 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 -12 201 £380 +8.57% 96
Bradford -8 29 £338 -0.74% 27
Pontefract +1 8 - - 2
Wakefield -7 8 £330 -17.50% 13
Halifax -3 6 £375 -0.66% 2
Huddersfield -8 6 £350 -5.08% 6
Brighouse +3 2 - - 1
Todmorden - 2 - - 1
Pudsey +1 1 - - 3
Otley - 1 £350 - 2
Bingley - 1 £325 - 4
Microsoft
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 87 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (25.97%) .NET
3 79 (25.65%) Windows
4 78 (25.32%) SQL Server
5 67 (21.75%) C#
6 66 (21.43%) SQL
6 66 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
7 50 (16.23%) VMware
8 46 (14.94%) Microsoft Office
9 45 (14.61%) Active Directory
10 40 (12.99%) ASP.NET
11 39 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
12 37 (12.01%) Team Foundation Server
12 37 (12.01%) Linux
12 37 (12.01%) MVC
13 35 (11.36%) PowerShell
14 34 (11.04%) JavaScript
15 32 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (10.39%) Git (software)
15 32 (10.39%) .NET Framework
16 31 (10.06%) Windows Server
17 30 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
17 30 (9.74%) TDD
17 30 (9.74%) Migration
18 29 (9.42%) Finance
19 27 (8.77%) ASP.NET Web API
20 26 (8.44%) Firewall
20 26 (8.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 26 (8.44%) ASP.NET MVC
21 25 (8.12%) Problem-Solving

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 21 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.52%) MS Exchange
3 12 (3.90%) IIS
4 11 (3.57%) WebSphere
5 9 (2.92%) Apache
6 8 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.60%) Jetty
6 8 (2.60%) Mongrel
6 8 (2.60%) nginx
6 8 (2.60%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.30%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.30%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.97%) CloudStack
10 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.97%) JBoss
10 3 (0.97%) WebLogic
Applications
1 46 (14.94%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (7.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (3.90%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.92%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
1 8 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Epicor Tropos
2 1 (0.32%) Maximo
2 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.32%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 66 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (7.14%) Office 365
3 18 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (5.19%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (2.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (2.60%) Google App Engine
6 8 (2.60%) PaaS
7 7 (2.27%) IaaS
8 3 (0.97%) SaaS
8 3 (0.97%) Trello
9 2 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.32%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.32%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.44%) Firewall
2 21 (6.82%) TCP/IP
3 18 (5.84%) DNS
4 14 (4.55%) SAN
5 13 (4.22%) DHCP
6 11 (3.57%) VPN
7 10 (3.25%) Internet
7 10 (3.25%) IPsec
7 10 (3.25%) LAN
7 10 (3.25%) MPLS
7 10 (3.25%) SSL
7 10 (3.25%) Wireless
8 9 (2.92%) NAS
8 9 (2.92%) WAN
9 8 (2.60%) FTP
9 8 (2.60%) HTTP
10 5 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (1.62%) Network Security
11 4 (1.30%) VoIP
12 3 (0.97%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (25.32%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (5.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (3.57%) MS Access
6 10 (3.25%) Big Data
6 10 (3.25%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (2.92%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.30%) Data Mart
9 4 (1.30%) SSDT
10 3 (0.97%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.65%) Power BI
11 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 37 (12.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (10.39%) Git (software)
3 19 (6.17%) Visual Studio
4 13 (4.22%) Octopus Deploy
5 12 (3.90%) JIRA
6 10 (3.25%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.60%) Travis CI
8 7 (2.27%) NUnit
9 6 (1.95%) MSTest
9 6 (1.95%) Subversion
10 5 (1.62%) Psake
10 5 (1.62%) Selenium
10 5 (1.62%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.97%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.97%) MSI
11 3 (0.97%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.32%) TestComplete
General
1 29 (9.42%) Finance
2 13 (4.22%) Retail
3 12 (3.90%) Legal
4 8 (2.60%) Marketing
5 4 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.30%) Spanish Language
6 3 (0.97%) Banking
6 3 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.65%) Automotive
7 2 (0.65%) Back Office
7 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.32%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.32%) Electronics
8 1 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 92 (29.87%) Developer
2 58 (18.83%) Analyst
3 28 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 25 (8.12%) C# Developer
5 22 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
6 21 (6.82%) SQL Developer
7 16 (5.19%) C# .NET Developer
8 15 (4.87%) Business Analyst
9 14 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
9 14 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
10 13 (4.22%) ASP.NET Developer
10 13 (4.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 12 (3.90%) Architect
11 12 (3.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 12 (3.90%) Service Analyst
11 12 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
12 11 (3.57%) Project Manager
13 10 (3.25%) Linux Engineer
13 10 (3.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (25.97%) .NET
2 40 (12.99%) ASP.NET
3 32 (10.39%) .NET Framework
4 27 (8.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 26 (8.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (7.14%) CSS
7 18 (5.84%) AngularJS
8 15 (4.87%) HTML
9 14 (4.55%) Entity Framework
10 8 (2.60%) J2EE
10 8 (2.60%) RESTful
10 8 (2.60%) Servlets
10 8 (2.60%) Web Services
11 7 (2.27%) React
12 6 (1.95%) jQuery
12 6 (1.95%) WCF
13 5 (1.62%) .NET Core
13 5 (1.62%) XHTML
14 4 (1.30%) Node.js
14 4 (1.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.52%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (4.87%) Clustering
4 11 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.60%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.95%) CMDB
7 5 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.30%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.30%) NHS
8 4 (1.30%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.30%) Replication
8 4 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.97%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.97%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.97%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.97%) PKI
10 2 (0.65%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 79 (25.65%) Windows
2 37 (12.01%) Linux
3 31 (10.06%) Windows Server
4 19 (6.17%) Windows 7
5 14 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 13 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (3.57%) Unix
8 10 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (3.25%) Windows XP
9 9 (2.92%) Windows 2000
10 7 (2.27%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.65%) HPUX
12 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.32%) CentOS
13 1 (0.32%) SUSE
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (12.01%) MVC
3 32 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (9.74%) Migration
4 30 (9.74%) TDD
5 25 (8.12%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 23 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (7.47%) DevOps
8 20 (6.49%) ITIL
8 20 (6.49%) Scrum
9 19 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (5.19%) Business Analysis
10 16 (5.19%) Configuration Management
10 16 (5.19%) ETL
10 16 (5.19%) Software Engineering
11 15 (4.87%) Microservices
11 15 (4.87%) Project Management
11 15 (4.87%) Waterfall
12 14 (4.55%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 67 (21.75%) C#
2 66 (21.43%) SQL
3 35 (11.36%) PowerShell
4 34 (11.04%) JavaScript
5 21 (6.82%) T-SQL
6 17 (5.52%) Python
7 12 (3.90%) Java
8 4 (1.30%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.30%) VB
9 3 (0.97%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.97%) VBA
9 3 (0.97%) VBScript
10 2 (0.65%) C
10 2 (0.65%) Ruby
10 2 (0.65%) X++
11 1 (0.32%) Erlang
11 1 (0.32%) Go
11 1 (0.32%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.32%) Perl
11 1 (0.32%) VB6
Qualifications
1 22 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (5.52%) Security Cleared
4 14 (4.55%) CCNP
4 14 (4.55%) Degree
4 14 (4.55%) MCSE
5 12 (3.90%) MCP
6 11 (3.57%) CCNA
7 8 (2.60%) BC Cleared
7 8 (2.60%) MCSA
8 7 (2.27%) HNC
8 7 (2.27%) SC Cleared
9 5 (1.62%) CCDE
9 5 (1.62%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.65%) MCITP
12 2 (0.65%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.55%) GDPR
2 13 (4.22%) PMO
3 7 (2.27%) GxP
4 6 (1.95%) QA
4 6 (1.95%) SLA
5 3 (0.97%) Data Quality
System Software
1 45 (14.61%) Active Directory
2 39 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (3.90%) Xen
5 9 (2.92%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.60%) Docker
7 7 (2.27%) vSphere
7 7 (2.27%) XenServer
8 5 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (1.30%) XenApp
9 4 (1.30%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.65%) KVM
12 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.32%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 23 (7.47%) Puppet
2 15 (4.87%) SCCM
3 8 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.60%) Terraform
4 7 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.95%) CA Single Sign-On
5 6 (1.95%) SCOM
6 5 (1.62%) WSUS
7 4 (1.30%) Ansible
7 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.97%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.97%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.97%) PowerCLI
8 3 (0.97%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.65%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.65%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.65%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 50 (16.23%) VMware
2 23 (7.47%) Cisco
3 21 (6.82%) HP
4 9 (2.92%) Google
5 8 (2.60%) CA
5 8 (2.60%) Citrix
6 7 (2.27%) F5
6 7 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.95%) Dell
7 6 (1.95%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.95%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.62%) Juniper
8 5 (1.62%) Oracle
9 4 (1.30%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.30%) Fortinet
9 4 (1.30%) NetApp
9 4 (1.30%) Remedy
9 4 (1.30%) SolarWinds
10 3 (0.97%) Fujitsu
10 3 (0.97%) Veeam