Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 8 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 371 392 426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 10.83% 12.84% 11.83%
As % of the Vendors category 31.26% 33.02% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 224 267
West Yorkshire median daily rate £365 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% -2.78% +5.57%
10th Percentile £200 £203 £177
90th Percentile £528 £517 £543
Yorkshire median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 31 36
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £12.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.40% -9.09% +1.14%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.81 £9.50
90th Percentile £25.00 £15.00 £22.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.28 £14.20 £14.37
% change year-on-year +7.57% -1.15% +6.03%

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 1,187 1,187 1,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 34.64% 38.87% 37.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 732 846
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £251 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.75% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 58 46
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.20 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.75% +1.43% -3.45%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £9.50
90th Percentile £25.00 £40.00 £21.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.43 £14.50
% change year-on-year +6.07% -0.52% +6.66%

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 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 22 November 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 22 November 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 -2 233 £375 +7.14% 152
Bradford -5 32 £338 -0.74% 28
Wakefield +1 23 £330 +14.78% 16
Pontefract -1 18 £335 +59.52%
Halifax +5 10 £405 +8.00% 9
Huddersfield -9 5 £325 - 12
Brighouse 0 3 - - 1
Elland 0 3 £118 -
Todmorden - 3 - -
Bingley - 2 £350 -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 136 (36.66%) Windows
2 84 (22.64%) Active Directory
3 83 (22.37%) SQL Server
4 80 (21.56%) SQL
5 68 (18.33%) .NET
6 67 (18.06%) Microsoft Office
7 64 (17.25%) Microsoft Azure
8 60 (16.17%) Agile Software Development
8 60 (16.17%) C#
9 54 (14.56%) VMware
10 49 (13.21%) Windows Server
11 45 (12.13%) Office 365
11 45 (12.13%) Migration
12 44 (11.86%) SharePoint
13 40 (10.78%) Windows 7
13 40 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
14 39 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
14 39 (10.51%) ITIL
15 38 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
16 37 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure
16 37 (9.97%) Linux
16 37 (9.97%) Microsoft Certification
17 36 (9.70%) Microsoft Excel
18 35 (9.43%) Firewall
19 34 (9.16%) Finance
20 33 (8.89%) MVC
20 33 (8.89%) JavaScript
20 33 (8.89%) Security Cleared
21 32 (8.63%) MS Exchange
21 32 (8.63%) Windows 10

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 (11.86%) SharePoint
2 32 (8.63%) MS Exchange
3 13 (3.50%) Confluence
4 9 (2.43%) Skype for Business
5 8 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.35%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.08%) CloudStack
9 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.08%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.08%) JBoss
9 4 (1.08%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.08%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.54%) CMS
10 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.54%) IIS
10 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 67 (18.06%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (9.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (4.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (3.77%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.43%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.27%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 64 (17.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (12.13%) Office 365
3 38 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (4.04%) PaaS
5 14 (3.77%) IaaS
6 13 (3.50%) Dynamics 365
6 13 (3.50%) SaaS
7 12 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
7 12 (3.23%) Serverless
8 9 (2.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 9 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (2.43%) Amazon S3
8 9 (2.43%) Amazon SQS
8 9 (2.43%) Route 53
8 9 (2.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (1.62%) Trello
10 3 (0.81%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (9.43%) Firewall
2 30 (8.09%) DNS
3 29 (7.82%) TCP/IP
4 19 (5.12%) SAN
5 17 (4.58%) Internet
5 17 (4.58%) VPN
6 12 (3.23%) DHCP
6 12 (3.23%) Skype
7 9 (2.43%) ICMP
8 8 (2.16%) NAS
8 8 (2.16%) VoIP
9 7 (1.89%) LAN
9 7 (1.89%) Network Security
10 6 (1.62%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.08%) SSL
12 4 (1.08%) WAN
12 4 (1.08%) Wireless
13 3 (0.81%) BGP
13 3 (0.81%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (22.37%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (7.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (4.31%) MS Access
5 10 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 10 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (2.43%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.62%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.35%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.35%) Power BI
10 4 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.08%) QlikView
10 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.81%) Data Mart
11 3 (0.81%) SSDT
12 2 (0.54%) Big Data
12 2 (0.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (6.47%) JIRA
3 18 (4.85%) Octopus Deploy
4 14 (3.77%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.43%) GitLab
6 7 (1.89%) Git (software)
7 6 (1.62%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.62%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.81%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.81%) MSI
8 3 (0.81%) Selenium
8 3 (0.81%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.54%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.54%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.54%) WinDbg
10 1 (0.27%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.27%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.27%) MSTest
10 1 (0.27%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (9.16%) Finance
2 16 (4.31%) Retail
3 13 (3.50%) Legal
4 9 (2.43%) Banking
5 8 (2.16%) Marketing
6 6 (1.62%) Back Office
6 6 (1.62%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.54%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.27%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (0.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 97 (26.15%) Analyst
2 84 (22.64%) Developer
3 32 (8.63%) Service Analyst
3 32 (8.63%) Service Desk Analyst
4 28 (7.55%) .NET Developer
5 24 (6.47%) C# Developer
5 24 (6.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (6.47%) SQL Developer
6 23 (6.20%) 2nd Line Support
7 22 (5.93%) Support Engineer
8 21 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
9 20 (5.39%) C# .NET Developer
10 17 (4.58%) Data Analyst
11 15 (4.04%) Windows Engineer
12 14 (3.77%) SQL Server Developer
13 13 (3.50%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (3.50%) Administrator
14 12 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
14 12 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 12 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (18.33%) .NET
2 30 (8.09%) ASP.NET
3 28 (7.55%) .NET Framework
4 27 (7.28%) CSS
5 25 (6.74%) AngularJS
6 23 (6.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 19 (5.12%) jQuery
8 17 (4.58%) HTML
9 13 (3.50%) Entity Framework
10 12 (3.23%) React
11 11 (2.96%) .NET Core
11 11 (2.96%) Vue.js
12 8 (2.16%) HTML5
13 7 (1.89%) CSS3
13 7 (1.89%) XML
14 6 (1.62%) ASP.NET Web API
14 6 (1.62%) SOAP
14 6 (1.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 5 (1.35%) Web Services
16 4 (1.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.31%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (4.04%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.04%) Public Cloud
4 13 (3.50%) Clustering
4 13 (3.50%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.16%) NHS
5 8 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.16%) Virtual Team
6 7 (1.89%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.62%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (1.35%) CMDB
8 5 (1.35%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.08%) iPhone
9 4 (1.08%) User Experience
10 3 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 136 (36.66%) Windows
2 49 (13.21%) Windows Server
3 40 (10.78%) Windows 7
4 37 (9.97%) Linux
5 32 (8.63%) Windows 10
6 22 (5.93%) Unix
7 18 (4.85%) Windows XP
8 15 (4.04%) Windows 2000
9 14 (3.77%) Windows Vista
10 12 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.54%) Android
13 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.54%) SUSE
14 1 (0.27%) HPUX
14 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (16.17%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (12.13%) Migration
3 39 (10.51%) ITIL
3 39 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (8.89%) MVC
5 30 (8.09%) DevOps
6 29 (7.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 27 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (7.01%) ETL
9 21 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (5.39%) Configuration Management
11 19 (5.12%) TDD
12 17 (4.58%) Data Analysis
12 17 (4.58%) Data Migration
12 17 (4.58%) Incident Management
12 17 (4.58%) Scrum
13 16 (4.31%) E-Commerce
14 15 (4.04%) Analytics
14 15 (4.04%) Test Automation
14 15 (4.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 80 (21.56%) SQL
2 60 (16.17%) C#
3 33 (8.89%) JavaScript
4 28 (7.55%) PowerShell
5 24 (6.47%) T-SQL
6 13 (3.50%) Bash Shell
6 13 (3.50%) Python
7 6 (1.62%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.08%) TypeScript
9 3 (0.81%) Java
9 3 (0.81%) Ruby
9 3 (0.81%) VB
10 2 (0.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.54%) VBA
10 2 (0.54%) VBScript
11 1 (0.27%) C
11 1 (0.27%) Perl
11 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (9.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 31 (8.36%) MCSE
4 26 (7.01%) SC Cleared
5 25 (6.74%) MCP
6 20 (5.39%) MCSA
7 19 (5.12%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (5.12%) Degree
8 14 (3.77%) HNC
9 12 (3.23%) CCNA
10 7 (1.89%) CCNP
11 6 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (1.35%) DBS Check
12 5 (1.35%) ISEB
12 5 (1.35%) ISTQB
12 5 (1.35%) MCITP
13 4 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.81%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.39%) GDPR
2 15 (4.04%) Data Quality
3 9 (2.43%) PMO
4 8 (2.16%) SLA
5 7 (1.89%) GxP
5 7 (1.89%) QA
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.27%) P3O
System Software
1 84 (22.64%) Active Directory
2 37 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.50%) Hyper-V
3 13 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (1.89%) Docker
4 7 (1.89%) XenServer
5 6 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (1.62%) Xen
6 5 (1.35%) vSphere
7 4 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (1.08%) XenApp
7 4 (1.08%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.27%) Firmware
9 1 (0.27%) KVM
9 1 (0.27%) QEMU
9 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 23 (6.20%) SCCM
2 11 (2.96%) Puppet
3 9 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.43%) WSUS
4 7 (1.89%) SCOM
5 5 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (1.08%) Ansible
6 4 (1.08%) HP SIM
6 4 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.08%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.81%) Cobbler
7 3 (0.81%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.81%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.81%) PowerCLI
7 3 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.81%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.54%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.54%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.54%) SCSM
8 2 (0.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 54 (14.56%) VMware
2 29 (7.82%) Cisco
3 20 (5.39%) HP
4 17 (4.58%) Citrix
5 12 (3.23%) Oracle
6 11 (2.96%) ServiceNow
7 10 (2.70%) F5
7 10 (2.70%) McAfee
8 9 (2.43%) Dell
9 8 (2.16%) NetApp
9 8 (2.16%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.62%) Tableau
11 5 (1.35%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.35%) Symantec
12 4 (1.08%) EMC
12 4 (1.08%) Fortinet
12 4 (1.08%) IBM
12 4 (1.08%) Intel
12 4 (1.08%) Lotus
12 4 (1.08%) Veeam