Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Microsoft Office
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 57 78
Rank change year-on-year -31 +21 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 86 102 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.47% 3.54% 2.79%
As % of the Applications category 36.13% 41.63% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 45 49
West Yorkshire median daily rate £228 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.17% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £130 £149 £120
90th Percentile £402 £403 £576
Yorkshire median daily rate £239 £275 £350
% change year-on-year -13.18% -21.43% +20.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 10 18
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £11.13 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.53% -19.37% +10.40%
10th Percentile £9.70 £9.25 £10.93
90th Percentile £25.00 £17.08 £25.85
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £11.38 £14.87
% change year-on-year +34.51% -23.48% +18.92%

Microsoft Office is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 238 245 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 6.85% 8.51% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 140 167
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
10th Percentile £160 £193 £157
90th Percentile £475 £450 £459
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £303 £340
% change year-on-year +15.70% -11.03% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 16 29
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £11.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.00% -22.41% +11.54%
10th Percentile £9.95 £9.25 £10.70
90th Percentile £25.23 £19.75 £19.95
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £12.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +22.40% -13.79% +11.54%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Office in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Office
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 Office in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Office
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 Office within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 September 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 -22 52 £200 -37.50% 19
Bradford -4 11 £213 -32.00% 6
Pontefract +2 10 - - 1
Wakefield -4 3 £325 +106.35% 5
Brighouse +2 1 - -
Halifax -6 1 £405 +35.00%
Huddersfield - 1 - - 3
Otley - 1 £350 -
Bingley - 1 £375 -
Microsoft Office
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office 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 Office.

1 54 (62.79%) Microsoft
2 39 (45.35%) Windows
3 25 (29.07%) Windows 7
4 19 (22.09%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (20.93%) Microsoft Excel
5 18 (20.93%) SharePoint
6 16 (18.60%) Active Directory
7 15 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (15.12%) MCP
9 12 (13.95%) Windows 2000
10 11 (12.79%) Windows XP
10 11 (12.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (12.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (11.63%) PMO
11 10 (11.63%) Windows Vista
11 10 (11.63%) Requirements Analysis
11 10 (11.63%) Internet
11 10 (11.63%) MCSE
11 10 (11.63%) MCSA
11 10 (11.63%) HNC
11 10 (11.63%) Unix
11 10 (11.63%) Legal
11 10 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (11.63%) Finance
12 9 (10.47%) Time Management
12 9 (10.47%) Windows 10
12 9 (10.47%) Waterfall
13 8 (9.30%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (9.30%) MS Access

Microsoft Office
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 18 (20.93%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.30%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.33%) Confluence
3 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.16%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (20.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) SAP R/3
1 3 (3.49%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.16%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.16%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.16%) SAP PM
2 1 (1.16%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.63%) Internet
2 4 (4.65%) SAN
3 2 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.33%) LAN
3 2 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.16%) Firewall
4 1 (1.16%) IPsec
4 1 (1.16%) MPLS
4 1 (1.16%) NAS
4 1 (1.16%) VPN
4 1 (1.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.30%) MS Access
2 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.16%) Big Data
4 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.16%) GIS
4 1 (1.16%) OLAP
4 1 (1.16%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.16%) QGIS
4 1 (1.16%) QlikView
4 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.16%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) JIRA
2 1 (1.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (11.63%) Finance
1 10 (11.63%) Legal
2 5 (5.81%) Marketing
3 3 (3.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.33%) Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Electronics
4 2 (2.33%) Publishing
4 2 (2.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.16%) Law
5 1 (1.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 45 (52.33%) Analyst
2 20 (23.26%) Service Analyst
3 15 (17.44%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (10.47%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (9.30%) Business Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) Data Analyst
7 6 (6.98%) Developer
7 6 (6.98%) Support Technician
8 5 (5.81%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (5.81%) IT Support
8 5 (5.81%) PMO Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) IT Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) 1st Line Support Technician
10 3 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Database Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Digital Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Digital Business Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.33%) Web Services
2 1 (1.16%) .NET
2 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.16%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.09%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.30%) Virtual Team
3 5 (5.81%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.65%) e-Learning
5 3 (3.49%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.33%) iPhone
6 2 (2.33%) PDA
7 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.16%) Digital TV
7 1 (1.16%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (45.35%) Windows
2 25 (29.07%) Windows 7
3 12 (13.95%) Windows 2000
4 11 (12.79%) Windows XP
5 10 (11.63%) Unix
5 10 (11.63%) Windows Vista
6 9 (10.47%) Windows 10
7 7 (8.14%) Windows Server
8 5 (5.81%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.49%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (12.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (11.63%) Requirements Analysis
3 10 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (10.47%) Time Management
4 9 (10.47%) Waterfall
5 8 (9.30%) Analytical Thinking
6 7 (8.14%) Business Analysis
6 7 (8.14%) ITIL
6 7 (8.14%) Project Management
7 6 (6.98%) Incident Management
8 5 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (5.81%) Change Control
8 5 (5.81%) ITSM
8 5 (5.81%) Service Management
9 4 (4.65%) Analytics
9 4 (4.65%) Data Analysis
9 4 (4.65%) Data Modelling
10 3 (3.49%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.81%) SQL
2 3 (3.49%) C#
3 1 (1.16%) C
3 1 (1.16%) Java
3 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.16%) Python
3 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (15.12%) MCP
2 11 (12.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (11.63%) HNC
3 10 (11.63%) MCSA
3 10 (11.63%) MCSE
4 7 (8.14%) Degree
5 4 (4.65%) DBS Check
6 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.33%) CIPD
8 1 (1.16%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.16%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.16%) ISEB
8 1 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.16%) MCDST
8 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.63%) PMO
2 8 (9.30%) GxP
3 7 (8.14%) SLA
4 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.16%) GDPR
4 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 16 (18.60%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) SCCM
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.16%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (62.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.14%) VMware
3 6 (6.98%) ServiceNow
4 5 (5.81%) HP
5 3 (3.49%) Apple
5 3 (3.49%) Citrix
5 3 (3.49%) Fujitsu
5 3 (3.49%) SAP
6 2 (2.33%) Cisco
6 2 (2.33%) Remedy
7 1 (1.16%) Dell
7 1 (1.16%) ESRI
7 1 (1.16%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.16%) NetApp
7 1 (1.16%) Nintex
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle
7 1 (1.16%) QNAP
7 1 (1.16%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (1.16%) Synology
7 1 (1.16%) Veeam