Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 77 54
Rank change year-on-year +7 -23 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 107 83 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.20% 2.74% 3.75%
As % of the Applications category 39.48% 33.33% 42.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 44 59
West Yorkshire median daily rate £250 £281 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -16.67% +29.81%
10th Percentile £106 £117 £175
90th Percentile £435 £461 £525
Yorkshire median daily rate £250 £275 £334
% change year-on-year -9.09% -17.60% +33.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 15 18
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.50% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.35 £11.70
90th Percentile £17.31 £14.72 £30.98
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.85 £13.50 £13.67
% change year-on-year +10.00% -1.26% +9.38%

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 271 249 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 8.10% 8.21% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 157 164
West Yorkshire median daily rate £360 £343 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +1.48% +2.90%
10th Percentile £163 £150 £175
90th Percentile £475 £488 £488
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year +2.94% +0.74% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 26 35
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.05 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.90% +4.07% -0.70%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.38 £9.81
90th Percentile £23.50 £19.75 £26.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.15 £14.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year +6.69% -2.07% +6.66%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 +15 57 £228 -22.88% 21
Pontefract +4 16 - - 1
Bradford -13 11 £313 -10.71% 4
Wakefield +1 10 £126 -9.19% 4
Bingley -4 3 £333 -
Huddersfield - 2 £375 - 6
Halifax +1 1 £405 +37.99% 1
Brighouse 0 1 - -
Microsoft Office
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 67 (62.62%) Microsoft
2 58 (54.21%) Windows
3 33 (30.84%) Windows 7
4 29 (27.10%) Active Directory
5 21 (19.63%) SharePoint
6 19 (17.76%) Windows XP
6 19 (17.76%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (15.89%) Microsoft Excel
7 17 (15.89%) Office 365
8 16 (14.95%) Windows Vista
8 16 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (14.95%) Finance
9 15 (14.02%) MCP
9 15 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (13.08%) Windows 2000
11 13 (12.15%) HNC
11 13 (12.15%) Unix
11 13 (12.15%) MCSE
11 13 (12.15%) MCSA
11 13 (12.15%) Internet
11 13 (12.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 12 (11.21%) SC Cleared
12 12 (11.21%) Security Cleared
12 12 (11.21%) SLA
12 12 (11.21%) Citrix
13 11 (10.28%) SCCM
13 11 (10.28%) ServiceNow
13 11 (10.28%) Windows 10
14 10 (9.35%) Incident Management
14 10 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management

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 21 (19.63%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.61%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (3.74%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (2.80%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.87%) Confluence
6 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.87%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.87%) WordPress
7 1 (0.93%) CMS
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (15.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (12.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (8.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) SAP R/3
1 3 (2.80%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.87%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.93%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.93%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.93%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.89%) Office 365
2 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.87%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.15%) Internet
2 9 (8.41%) LAN
2 9 (8.41%) Remote Desktop
3 8 (7.48%) WAN
4 6 (5.61%) DHCP
4 6 (5.61%) DNS
5 4 (3.74%) Skype
6 2 (1.87%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.87%) SAN
7 1 (0.93%) BGP
7 1 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.93%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.93%) Firewall
7 1 (0.93%) FTP
7 1 (0.93%) GLBP
7 1 (0.93%) HSRP
7 1 (0.93%) MPLS
7 1 (0.93%) OSPF
7 1 (0.93%) VoIP
7 1 (0.93%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.74%) MS Access
2 2 (1.87%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.93%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 4 (3.74%) JIRA
2 2 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (14.95%) Finance
2 8 (7.48%) Legal
3 4 (3.74%) Electronics
4 3 (2.80%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Billing
5 1 (0.93%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.93%) Military
5 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.93%) Publishing
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (39.25%) Analyst
2 24 (22.43%) Service Analyst
3 20 (18.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (11.21%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (11.21%) Support Engineer
5 9 (8.41%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (8.41%) Business Analyst
5 9 (8.41%) Desktop Support
6 8 (7.48%) IT Support
7 5 (4.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 5 (4.67%) Data Analyst
7 5 (4.67%) IT Analyst
7 5 (4.67%) IT Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) Active Directory Support
8 4 (3.74%) Administrator
8 4 (3.74%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.80%) .NET
1 3 (2.80%) .NET Framework
1 3 (2.80%) ASP.NET
1 3 (2.80%) SAP Fiori
1 3 (2.80%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.61%) e-Learning
2 6 (5.61%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (5.61%) Virtual Team
3 5 (4.67%) NHS
4 4 (3.74%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.80%) iPhone
6 2 (1.87%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.93%) CCTV
7 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.93%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 58 (54.21%) Windows
2 33 (30.84%) Windows 7
3 19 (17.76%) Windows XP
4 16 (14.95%) Windows Vista
5 14 (13.08%) Windows 2000
6 13 (12.15%) Unix
7 11 (10.28%) Windows 10
8 7 (6.54%) Windows Server
9 6 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (4.67%) Apple iOS
11 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (2.80%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.87%) Android
13 2 (1.87%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.76%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (9.35%) Incident Management
2 10 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (8.41%) ITIL
3 9 (8.41%) Project Management
4 8 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (7.48%) Service Delivery
4 8 (7.48%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (7.48%) Waterfall
5 7 (6.54%) Time Management
6 6 (5.61%) Analytical Thinking
6 6 (5.61%) Business Analysis
6 6 (5.61%) Change Management
6 6 (5.61%) PRINCE2
6 6 (5.61%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (4.67%) Migration
8 4 (3.74%) Break/Fix
8 4 (3.74%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (3.74%) ITSM
8 4 (3.74%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.41%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.67%) SQL
3 4 (3.74%) C
4 3 (2.80%) C#
5 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (14.02%) MCP
3 13 (12.15%) HNC
3 13 (12.15%) MCSA
3 13 (12.15%) MCSE
4 12 (11.21%) SC Cleared
4 12 (11.21%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.74%) Degree
6 3 (2.80%) A+ Certification
6 3 (2.80%) CIPD
6 3 (2.80%) ISEB
6 3 (2.80%) MCDST
7 2 (1.87%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.87%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.21%) SLA
2 8 (7.48%) PMO
3 4 (3.74%) GxP
4 2 (1.87%) QA
5 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.93%) GDPR
5 1 (0.93%) P3O
System Software
1 29 (27.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.93%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (10.28%) SCCM
2 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 67 (62.62%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.21%) Citrix
3 11 (10.28%) ServiceNow
4 9 (8.41%) SAP
5 7 (6.54%) VMware
6 5 (4.67%) Cisco
7 3 (2.80%) Apple
7 3 (2.80%) Dell
7 3 (2.80%) HP
7 3 (2.80%) Nintex
7 3 (2.80%) Xerox
8 2 (1.87%) Pega
9 1 (0.93%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.93%) McAfee
9 1 (0.93%) Meraki
9 1 (0.93%) MobileIron
9 1 (0.93%) Sage
9 1 (0.93%) Spiceworks
9 1 (0.93%) Symantec
9 1 (0.93%) Verint