Period
to 21 January 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 21 January 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 511 682 811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 11.67% 13.96% 13.47%
As % of the Vendors category 30.40% 34.97% 33.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 449 488
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £130 £166 £207
90th Percentile £505 £515 £536
England median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year +4.50% +2.07% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 79 104
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.75 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.27% +0.35% +14.19%
10th Percentile £10.70 £9.76 £8.96
90th Percentile £20.06 £24.00 £18.75
England median hourly rate £15.12 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +0.77% -3.23% +3.33%

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 Yorkshire.

All Vendors
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,681 1,950 2,400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 38.41% 39.91% 39.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,046 1,238 1,449
Yorkshire median daily rate £393 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £203 £231 £232
90th Percentile £550 £538 £526
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 103 166
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.48 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.59% +3.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.10 £9.80 £9.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £25.00 £22.13
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £17.75
% change year-on-year +0.72% -2.09% +7.55%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
West Yorkshire 0 337 £350 -1.41% 178
South Yorkshire -4 77 £340 -1.09% 47
North Yorkshire +1 69 £314 +0.40% 44
East Yorkshire +3 14 £188 -39.52% 19
Humberside - 1 £259 -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 157 (30.72%) Windows
2 131 (25.64%) SQL Server
3 124 (24.27%) Active Directory
4 122 (23.87%) SQL
5 88 (17.22%) Microsoft Office
6 82 (16.05%) Migration
7 68 (13.31%) Finance
8 66 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
8 66 (12.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 63 (12.33%) ITIL
10 61 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 60 (11.74%) .NET
11 60 (11.74%) Microsoft Excel
12 58 (11.35%) Windows Server
13 57 (11.15%) SharePoint
14 56 (10.96%) Business Intelligence
14 56 (10.96%) Windows 7
15 54 (10.57%) C#
16 50 (9.78%) Office 365
17 48 (9.39%) ETL
18 45 (8.81%) Windows Server 2008
19 44 (8.61%) Microsoft Azure
20 43 (8.41%) VMware
21 41 (8.02%) MS Exchange
22 40 (7.83%) SCCM
23 38 (7.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 38 (7.44%) Power BI
24 37 (7.24%) Data Warehouse
25 36 (7.05%) Team Foundation Server
26 34 (6.65%) SharePoint 2013

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 57 (11.15%) SharePoint
2 41 (8.02%) MS Exchange
3 34 (6.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 19 (3.72%) IIS
5 16 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (2.94%) SAS
7 14 (2.74%) Skype for Business
8 12 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.98%) CMS
12 4 (0.78%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.59%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.59%) Confluence
13 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.39%) EPiServer
14 2 (0.39%) Kentico
14 2 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 88 (17.22%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (11.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (4.11%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (2.94%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.98%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.78%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.20%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 27 (5.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (4.89%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.59%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.39%) iTrent
4 2 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.20%) BASE24
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 50 (9.78%) Office 365
2 44 (8.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (2.94%) PaaS
5 14 (2.74%) SaaS
6 13 (2.54%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (1.76%) IaaS
8 7 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.39%) GitHub
10 2 (0.39%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.20%) FinancialForce
11 1 (0.20%) Lucidchart
11 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.20%) Slack
11 1 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.09%) DNS
2 22 (4.31%) LAN
3 21 (4.11%) Firewall
3 21 (4.11%) WAN
4 20 (3.91%) Skype
5 15 (2.94%) NetScaler
6 10 (1.96%) Network Security
6 10 (1.96%) VoIP
7 8 (1.57%) SAN
7 8 (1.57%) VPN
8 7 (1.37%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (1.17%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.98%) DHCP
10 5 (0.98%) IP Telephony
11 4 (0.78%) BGP
11 4 (0.78%) Extranet
11 4 (0.78%) Intranet
11 4 (0.78%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
11 4 (0.78%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 66 (12.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (7.44%) Power BI
3 38 (7.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (7.24%) Data Warehouse
5 33 (6.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 28 (5.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (3.72%) SQL Server 2014
9 13 (2.54%) QlikView
10 10 (1.96%) OLAP
10 10 (1.96%) Relational Database
10 10 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (1.37%) Data Mining
11 7 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (1.17%) Big Data
12 6 (1.17%) MySQL
13 5 (0.98%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.98%) PowerPivot
13 5 (0.98%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 36 (7.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (5.09%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.94%) TeamCity
3 15 (2.94%) Visual Studio
4 12 (2.35%) Octopus Deploy
5 9 (1.76%) JIRA
6 8 (1.57%) Bitbucket
7 6 (1.17%) Subversion
8 5 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.78%) ReSharper
9 4 (0.78%) YouTrack
10 3 (0.59%) Chocolatey
10 3 (0.59%) MorphX
10 3 (0.59%) MSTest
10 3 (0.59%) NUnit
10 3 (0.59%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.39%) FitNesse
11 2 (0.39%) Selenium
11 2 (0.39%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 68 (13.31%) Finance
2 18 (3.52%) Retail
3 16 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.17%) Banking
6 5 (0.98%) Advertising
6 5 (0.98%) Automotive
6 5 (0.98%) Legal
7 4 (0.78%) Electronics
7 4 (0.78%) Local Government
8 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.20%) Billing
9 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.20%) Law
9 1 (0.20%) Marketing
9 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (21.92%) Developer
2 79 (15.46%) Analyst
3 33 (6.46%) Architect
4 32 (6.26%) SQL Developer
5 31 (6.07%) .NET Developer
5 31 (6.07%) Support Engineer
6 30 (5.87%) 2nd Line Support
7 26 (5.09%) Consultant
8 22 (4.31%) Desktop Support
9 21 (4.11%) Technical Leader
10 20 (3.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 20 (3.91%) Project Manager
11 18 (3.52%) C# Developer
12 17 (3.33%) Senior Developer
13 16 (3.13%) Administrator
13 16 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
13 16 (3.13%) Service Analyst
13 16 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
14 15 (2.94%) 1st Line Support
14 15 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (11.74%) .NET
2 34 (6.65%) ASP.NET
3 23 (4.50%) .NET Framework
4 20 (3.91%) AngularJS
4 20 (3.91%) HTML
5 15 (2.94%) Entity Framework
6 14 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (2.54%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (2.54%) WCF
8 12 (2.35%) jQuery
9 11 (2.15%) Web Services
10 8 (1.57%) REST
11 7 (1.37%) CSS
11 7 (1.37%) Razor View Engine
12 6 (1.17%) Angular 2
12 6 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 6 (1.17%) Elastic Stack
12 6 (1.17%) MDX
12 6 (1.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (0.98%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.28%) Management Information System
3 25 (4.89%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.15%) NHS
6 6 (1.17%) Driving Licence
7 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (0.78%) Smartphone
7 4 (0.78%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.59%) Clustering
8 3 (0.59%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.39%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.39%) PMI
9 2 (0.39%) User Experience
10 1 (0.20%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.20%) Life Science
10 1 (0.20%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 157 (30.72%) Windows
2 58 (11.35%) Windows Server
3 56 (10.96%) Windows 7
4 45 (8.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (5.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (4.31%) Windows 10
7 18 (3.52%) Windows XP
8 16 (3.13%) Linux
9 11 (2.15%) Unix
10 10 (1.96%) Windows 8
11 9 (1.76%) Windows Vista
12 7 (1.37%) Windows 2000
13 6 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.78%) MVS
15 1 (0.20%) Android
15 1 (0.20%) CentOS
15 1 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.20%) SUSE
15 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (16.05%) Migration
2 66 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (12.33%) ITIL
4 56 (10.96%) Business Intelligence
5 48 (9.39%) ETL
6 33 (6.46%) MVC
7 30 (5.87%) CRM
8 27 (5.28%) Data Modelling
9 25 (4.89%) Data Management
10 23 (4.50%) Analytics
11 20 (3.91%) Data Migration
11 20 (3.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 20 (3.91%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (3.72%) Project Management
13 18 (3.52%) Service Delivery
14 17 (3.33%) BDD
14 17 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
15 16 (3.13%) Change Management
15 16 (3.13%) Information Security
15 16 (3.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 122 (23.87%) SQL
2 54 (10.57%) C#
3 31 (6.07%) JavaScript
3 31 (6.07%) T-SQL
4 25 (4.89%) PowerShell
5 8 (1.57%) Java
6 7 (1.37%) X++
7 6 (1.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (0.59%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.59%) Scala
9 2 (0.39%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.39%) VB
9 2 (0.39%) VB6
9 2 (0.39%) VBA
10 1 (0.20%) C
10 1 (0.20%) Perl
10 1 (0.20%) Ruby
10 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 61 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (6.07%) MCSE
3 30 (5.87%) Degree
4 27 (5.28%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.15%) MCITP
6 9 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.57%) MCP
8 7 (1.37%) CCNP
8 7 (1.37%) HNC
8 7 (1.37%) ISEB
8 7 (1.37%) MCDST
8 7 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (1.17%) CCA
9 6 (1.17%) CCAA
9 6 (1.17%) CCEA
9 6 (1.17%) CCNA
9 6 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.98%) SC Cleared
11 4 (0.78%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.96%) Data Quality
1 10 (1.96%) SLA
2 8 (1.57%) PMO
3 7 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.37%) QA
4 6 (1.17%) GCP
4 6 (1.17%) GDPR
5 1 (0.20%) GAAP
5 1 (0.20%) IFRS
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.20%) SEPA
System Software
1 124 (24.27%) Active Directory
2 32 (6.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.33%) vSphere
4 9 (1.76%) XenApp
5 8 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.78%) VMware NSX
6 4 (0.78%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.59%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.39%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.20%) Docker
9 1 (0.20%) KVM
9 1 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 40 (7.83%) SCCM
2 13 (2.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (1.96%) SCOM
4 6 (1.17%) EdgeSight
4 6 (1.17%) Grafana
4 6 (1.17%) Prometheus
5 4 (0.78%) Puppet
6 3 (0.59%) WSUS
7 2 (0.39%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.39%) Terraform
7 2 (0.39%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.20%) Rancher
8 1 (0.20%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.20%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 43 (8.41%) VMware
2 30 (5.87%) Cisco
3 23 (4.50%) Citrix
4 17 (3.33%) Oracle
5 15 (2.94%) McAfee
6 12 (2.35%) HP
7 11 (2.15%) NetApp
8 9 (1.76%) RedGate
9 7 (1.37%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.37%) Intel
9 7 (1.37%) Splunk
10 6 (1.17%) Tableau
11 5 (0.98%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.98%) SAP
12 4 (0.78%) Apple
12 4 (0.78%) Brocade
12 4 (0.78%) Dell
12 4 (0.78%) DevExpress
13 3 (0.59%) ServiceNow
13 3 (0.59%) Sitecore