Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 9 11
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 289 325 402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 8.50% 11.64% 10.15%
As % of the Vendors category 24.76% 31.40% 27.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 198 262
West Yorkshire median daily rate £355 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% -2.23% +10.15%
10th Percentile £214 £193 £205
90th Percentile £538 £475 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 32
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.10 £11.13 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.74% -11.00% -
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.80 £8.50
90th Percentile £17.35 £19.50 £17.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £11.50 £13.81
% change year-on-year +26.09% -16.73% +15.08%

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 1,167 1,035 1,436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 34.33% 37.07% 36.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 629 946
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £396 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £273
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £393
% change year-on-year +3.23% -1.27% +15.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 45 49
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% -6.27%
10th Percentile £10.15 £9.80 £8.56
90th Percentile £40.00 £27.68 £21.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.24
% change year-on-year +34.62% -8.71% +9.54%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -8 216 £375 +10.29% 115
Bradford -10 21 £331 -6.03% 25
Huddersfield -2 10 £345 +20.00% 8
Wakefield -3 9 £155 -50.40% 17
Pontefract - 7 - -
Halifax -13 3 £351 -10.29% 3
Pudsey - 2 £538 - 1
Brighouse 0 1 £288 -
Otley - 1 £350 -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 80 (27.68%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (26.30%) Windows
3 70 (24.22%) .NET
4 69 (23.88%) SQL Server
5 68 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 61 (21.11%) SQL
7 60 (20.76%) C#
8 51 (17.65%) Active Directory
9 46 (15.92%) Microsoft Office
10 39 (13.49%) ASP.NET
10 39 (13.49%) Microsoft Excel
11 34 (11.76%) Finance
11 34 (11.76%) Git (software)
12 33 (11.42%) MVC
13 32 (11.07%) JavaScript
13 32 (11.07%) ASP.NET Web API
14 30 (10.38%) VMware
14 30 (10.38%) TDD
14 30 (10.38%) PowerShell
14 30 (10.38%) Team Foundation Server
15 29 (10.03%) Windows 7
16 28 (9.69%) Linux
16 28 (9.69%) Business Intelligence
17 27 (9.34%) Migration
17 27 (9.34%) Stakeholder Management
17 27 (9.34%) Windows Server
18 26 (9.00%) Windows Server 2012
19 25 (8.65%) Security Cleared
19 25 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
20 24 (8.30%) Amazon AWS

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 16 (5.54%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.50%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.15%) IIS
4 9 (3.11%) Apache
4 9 (3.11%) SAS
5 8 (2.77%) Jetty
5 8 (2.77%) Mongrel
5 8 (2.77%) nginx
5 8 (2.77%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.77%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.08%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.04%) CMS
10 2 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.69%) Confluence
10 2 (0.69%) Mule
11 1 (0.35%) EPiServer
Applications
1 46 (15.92%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (13.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (5.19%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.73%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.42%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.35%) Epicor Tropos
3 1 (0.35%) Maximo
3 1 (0.35%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.35%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 68 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (7.27%) Office 365
4 16 (5.54%) IaaS
4 16 (5.54%) PaaS
5 10 (3.46%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (3.46%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (2.77%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (2.77%) Google App Engine
7 7 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (2.42%) SaaS
8 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.88%) WAN
2 16 (5.54%) DNS
3 15 (5.19%) Firewall
3 15 (5.19%) LAN
4 10 (3.46%) TCP/IP
5 8 (2.77%) DHCP
5 8 (2.77%) FTP
5 8 (2.77%) HTTP
5 8 (2.77%) IPsec
5 8 (2.77%) MPLS
5 8 (2.77%) SSL
6 7 (2.42%) SAN
6 7 (2.42%) VPN
6 7 (2.42%) Wireless
7 5 (1.73%) NAS
8 4 (1.38%) IP Telephony
8 4 (1.38%) Skype
9 3 (1.04%) VoIP
10 2 (0.69%) Internet
10 2 (0.69%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (23.88%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (5.54%) Power BI
4 13 (4.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (4.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (3.46%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (3.11%) Big Data
8 8 (2.77%) Hadoop
9 7 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Power View
11 4 (1.38%) PowerPivot
11 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (1.04%) MongoDB
12 3 (1.04%) MySQL
12 3 (1.04%) QlikView
13 2 (0.69%) MS Access
13 2 (0.69%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 34 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 30 (10.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (8.30%) Visual Studio
4 15 (5.19%) Octopus Deploy
5 10 (3.46%) NUnit
5 10 (3.46%) TeamCity
6 9 (3.11%) Jenkins
6 9 (3.11%) MSTest
7 8 (2.77%) Travis CI
8 7 (2.42%) JIRA
8 7 (2.42%) Psake
8 7 (2.42%) Subversion
9 5 (1.73%) MSI
10 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (1.04%) Selenium
12 2 (0.69%) AdminStudio
12 2 (0.69%) InstallShield
13 1 (0.35%) JMeter
13 1 (0.35%) JUnit
13 1 (0.35%) MorphX
General
1 34 (11.76%) Finance
2 7 (2.42%) Retail
3 5 (1.73%) Legal
4 4 (1.38%) Automotive
5 3 (1.04%) Banking
5 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.69%) Advertising
6 2 (0.69%) Local Government
6 2 (0.69%) Marketing
6 2 (0.69%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.35%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (26.64%) Developer
2 56 (19.38%) Analyst
3 31 (10.73%) .NET Developer
4 29 (10.03%) C# Developer
5 19 (6.57%) C# .NET Developer
6 16 (5.54%) DevOps Engineer
7 14 (4.84%) Architect
7 14 (4.84%) Linux Engineer
7 14 (4.84%) Service Analyst
7 14 (4.84%) SQL Developer
8 13 (4.50%) ASP.NET Developer
8 13 (4.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 13 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (4.50%) Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (4.15%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (4.15%) Business Analyst
9 12 (4.15%) Project Manager
10 11 (3.81%) Windows Engineer
11 10 (3.46%) Azure Engineer
12 9 (3.11%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (24.22%) .NET
2 39 (13.49%) ASP.NET
3 32 (11.07%) ASP.NET Web API
4 23 (7.96%) .NET Framework
5 21 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (5.54%) Web Services
7 15 (5.19%) HTML
8 14 (4.84%) AngularJS
8 14 (4.84%) CSS
9 13 (4.50%) jQuery
10 11 (3.81%) RESTful
10 11 (3.81%) WCF
11 10 (3.46%) Entity Framework
12 8 (2.77%) J2EE
12 8 (2.77%) Servlets
13 5 (1.73%) JSON
14 4 (1.38%) Node.js
14 4 (1.38%) Regular Expression
14 4 (1.38%) XHTML
14 4 (1.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (3.46%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.11%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.77%) NHS
6 6 (2.08%) Clustering
6 6 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.38%) User Experience
8 3 (1.04%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.04%) PKI
8 3 (1.04%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.04%) Replication
9 2 (0.69%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.69%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.69%) CMDB
9 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.35%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.35%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 76 (26.30%) Windows
2 29 (10.03%) Windows 7
3 28 (9.69%) Linux
4 27 (9.34%) Windows Server
5 26 (9.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (5.54%) Windows 10
8 13 (4.50%) Windows XP
9 9 (3.11%) Unix
10 8 (2.77%) Windows Vista
11 7 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.42%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.38%) CentOS
12 4 (1.38%) SUSE
12 4 (1.38%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.04%) HPUX
13 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.69%) AIX
14 2 (0.69%) Debian
14 2 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (27.68%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (11.42%) MVC
3 30 (10.38%) TDD
4 28 (9.69%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (9.34%) Migration
5 27 (9.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (8.30%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (6.92%) DevOps
8 18 (6.23%) ITIL
8 18 (6.23%) Microservices
8 18 (6.23%) Project Management
8 18 (6.23%) Scrum
9 15 (5.19%) Configuration Management
9 15 (5.19%) Software Engineering
10 14 (4.84%) ETL
11 13 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (4.50%) Information Security
12 12 (4.15%) Data Management
12 12 (4.15%) ERP
13 11 (3.81%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 61 (21.11%) SQL
2 60 (20.76%) C#
3 32 (11.07%) JavaScript
4 30 (10.38%) PowerShell
5 13 (4.50%) Java
5 13 (4.50%) T-SQL
6 12 (4.15%) Python
7 5 (1.73%) VBA
8 4 (1.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 4 (1.38%) VB
9 3 (1.04%) VB6
9 3 (1.04%) VBScript
9 3 (1.04%) X++
10 2 (0.69%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.69%) C
10 2 (0.69%) Ruby
10 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.69%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.35%) Go
11 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (8.65%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (3.46%) Degree
3 10 (3.46%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.42%) BC Cleared
4 7 (2.42%) CCNP
4 7 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.08%) HNC
5 6 (2.08%) MCP
6 5 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.73%) CCDE
6 5 (1.73%) CCSP
7 4 (1.38%) CISSP
8 3 (1.04%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (1.04%) APMP
8 3 (1.04%) CCNA
8 3 (1.04%) CISM
8 3 (1.04%) GIAC
8 3 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.15%) PMO
2 10 (3.46%) QA
3 7 (2.42%) SLA
4 6 (2.08%) GDPR
5 4 (1.38%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.35%) GAAP
7 1 (0.35%) IFRS
7 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 25 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.77%) Xen
4 6 (2.08%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.73%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.38%) KVM
6 4 (1.38%) vSphere
7 3 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.04%) XenApp
8 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.35%) Docker
8 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (6.23%) Puppet
2 16 (5.54%) SCCM
3 11 (3.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (2.77%) Terraform
5 6 (2.08%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.04%) Ansible
8 2 (0.69%) CASB
8 2 (0.69%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.69%) EdgeSight
8 2 (0.69%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.69%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.35%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.35%) SCOM
9 1 (0.35%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.35%) vMotion
Vendors
1 30 (10.38%) VMware
2 11 (3.81%) HP
2 11 (3.81%) Oracle
3 10 (3.46%) Google
4 9 (3.11%) Cisco
5 8 (2.77%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.42%) CA
7 6 (2.08%) Citrix
8 5 (1.73%) Dell
8 5 (1.73%) Intel
8 5 (1.73%) Juniper
8 5 (1.73%) McAfee
8 5 (1.73%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.04%) SAP
10 2 (0.69%) Apple
10 2 (0.69%) F5
10 2 (0.69%) Remedy
10 2 (0.69%) Splunk
10 2 (0.69%) Tableau
10 2 (0.69%) Xamarin