Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 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.

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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 9 5
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 503 559 593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.85% 11.29% 13.52%
As % of the Vendors category 32.98% 29.45% 34.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 349 350
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.89% +2.14% -
10th Percentile £175 £175 £162
90th Percentile £538 £500 £513
England median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 82 47
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.30 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +9.29% -1.75%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.53 £9.92
90th Percentile £23.91 £32.45 £20.08
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.04% +5.73% -3.23%

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 1,525 1,898 1,724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 42.00% 38.33% 39.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 982 1,187 1,057
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £255 £250 £213
90th Percentile £586 £550 £551
England median daily rate £450 £450 £445
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 120 84
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.30 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +7.75% -2.07%
10th Percentile £9.80 £10.40 £9.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.88 £28.18
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year +8.57% +0.72% +5.30%

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 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
West Yorkshire +5 345 £400 +9.59% 196
South Yorkshire -3 100 £339 -6.55% 57
North Yorkshire -2 38 £358 +4.38% 49
East Yorkshire -1 10 £138 -23.61% 14
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 182 (36.18%) Windows
2 151 (30.02%) Azure
3 121 (24.06%) Active Directory
4 112 (22.27%) SQL
5 106 (21.07%) Microsoft Office
6 102 (20.28%) SQL Server
7 94 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
8 79 (15.71%) Migration
9 76 (15.11%) .NET
10 74 (14.71%) ITIL
11 73 (14.51%) Office 365
12 65 (12.92%) Windows 10
13 63 (12.52%) Finance
14 61 (12.13%) VMware
14 61 (12.13%) Windows Server
14 61 (12.13%) Problem-Solving
15 60 (11.93%) C#
16 51 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
16 51 (10.14%) DNS
17 48 (9.54%) AWS
18 47 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
18 47 (9.34%) Microsoft Excel
19 46 (9.15%) PowerShell
20 43 (8.55%) Service Management
20 43 (8.55%) Project Management
21 42 (8.35%) Windows 7
22 41 (8.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 41 (8.15%) HP
22 41 (8.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 39 (7.75%) Power BI

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 38 (7.55%) MS Exchange
2 33 (6.56%) SharePoint
3 20 (3.98%) IIS
4 17 (3.38%) CMS
5 16 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (3.18%) Skype for Business
6 12 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (2.19%) Confluence
8 8 (1.59%) Apache
9 7 (1.39%) nginx
10 6 (1.19%) Jetty
10 6 (1.19%) Mongrel
10 6 (1.19%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.19%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.80%) OpenEdge
12 4 (0.80%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.60%) Apache ServiceMix
13 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 106 (21.07%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (9.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (4.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (2.98%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.19%) XMetaL
6 5 (0.99%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.80%) Visualfiles
5 3 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.20%) Magento
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.20%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.20%) SAP CO-OM
7 1 (0.20%) SAP CS
Cloud Services
1 151 (30.02%) Azure
2 73 (14.51%) Office 365
3 48 (9.54%) AWS
4 39 (7.75%) Power Platform
5 16 (3.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (3.18%) IaaS
5 16 (3.18%) SaaS
6 15 (2.98%) PaaS
7 12 (2.39%) Dynamics 365
7 12 (2.39%) PowerApps
8 10 (1.99%) GitHub
8 10 (1.99%) OneDrive
9 8 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.39%) GCP
11 5 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.99%) Google App Engine
12 4 (0.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 3 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.60%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.40%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 51 (10.14%) DNS
2 28 (5.57%) LAN
3 26 (5.17%) DHCP
4 24 (4.77%) Firewall
5 20 (3.98%) WAN
6 19 (3.78%) TCP/IP
7 17 (3.38%) Wi-Fi
8 15 (2.98%) Skype
9 14 (2.78%) VPN
10 13 (2.58%) Internet
10 13 (2.58%) SAN
11 10 (1.99%) FTP
11 10 (1.99%) NAS
12 9 (1.79%) VSAN
13 7 (1.39%) HTTP
13 7 (1.39%) VoIP
14 6 (1.19%) IPsec
14 6 (1.19%) SSL
15 4 (0.80%) H.323
15 4 (0.80%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (20.28%) SQL Server
2 41 (8.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 39 (7.75%) Power BI
4 25 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (4.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 20 (3.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (1.79%) MySQL
10 8 (1.59%) MongoDB
10 8 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (1.39%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.19%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.19%) Star Schema
13 5 (0.99%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 38 (7.55%) Git (software)
2 21 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
3 19 (3.78%) Jenkins
4 17 (3.38%) Visual Studio Team System
5 16 (3.18%) JIRA
6 14 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (2.58%) Protractor
7 13 (2.58%) Selenium
8 12 (2.39%) Visual Studio
9 11 (2.19%) Cucumber
10 10 (1.99%) TeamCity
11 9 (1.79%) Karma Test Runner
12 8 (1.59%) Gatling
12 8 (1.59%) Jasmine
12 8 (1.59%) MSTest
13 7 (1.39%) NUnit
14 6 (1.19%) SoapUI
14 6 (1.19%) Travis CI
15 5 (0.99%) SpecFlow
15 5 (0.99%) WebDriver
General
1 63 (12.52%) Finance
2 37 (7.36%) Public Sector
3 20 (3.98%) Retail
4 13 (2.58%) Legal
5 10 (1.99%) Banking
6 9 (1.79%) Local Government
7 7 (1.39%) Marketing
8 5 (0.99%) German Language
8 5 (0.99%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.80%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.80%) Publishing
10 2 (0.40%) Billing
10 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.40%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.20%) Automotive
11 1 (0.20%) Back Office
11 1 (0.20%) iGaming
11 1 (0.20%) Law
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 100 (19.88%) Developer
2 79 (15.71%) Analyst
3 32 (6.36%) Support Engineer
4 30 (5.96%) .NET Developer
5 26 (5.17%) Support Analyst
6 25 (4.97%) Desktop Engineer
7 24 (4.77%) Architect
7 24 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (4.37%) Desktop Support
8 22 (4.37%) Windows Engineer
9 21 (4.17%) IT Support
10 20 (3.98%) Service Analyst
11 18 (3.58%) 1st Line Support
11 18 (3.58%) Business Analyst
11 18 (3.58%) SQL Developer
12 17 (3.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 17 (3.38%) DBA
13 16 (3.18%) Service Desk Analyst
14 15 (2.98%) 3rd Line Support
14 15 (2.98%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (15.11%) .NET
2 30 (5.96%) CSS
3 28 (5.57%) AngularJS
4 26 (5.17%) RESTful
5 25 (4.97%) HTML
6 24 (4.77%) XML
7 21 (4.17%) ASP.NET
8 18 (3.58%) .NET Framework
8 18 (3.58%) Web Services
9 16 (3.18%) ASP.NET Web API
10 15 (2.98%) HTML5
11 14 (2.78%) .NET Core
11 14 (2.78%) Angular 2
12 11 (2.19%) SOAP
13 10 (1.99%) ASP.NET Core
13 10 (1.99%) Entity Framework
13 10 (1.99%) REST
14 9 (1.79%) Middleware
14 9 (1.79%) Sass
15 8 (1.59%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (6.76%) Data Centre
3 28 (5.57%) Driving Licence
3 28 (5.57%) NHS
4 18 (3.58%) Clustering
4 18 (3.58%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.19%) Smartphone
6 10 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.39%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.99%) EMC VMAX
9 5 (0.99%) EMC VNX
9 5 (0.99%) iPad
9 5 (0.99%) iPhone
9 5 (0.99%) Mobile Computing
9 5 (0.99%) PKI
9 5 (0.99%) User Experience
9 5 (0.99%) Video Editing
10 4 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 182 (36.18%) Windows
2 65 (12.92%) Windows 10
3 61 (12.13%) Windows Server
4 42 (8.35%) Windows 7
5 36 (7.16%) Linux
6 34 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (2.39%) Unix
9 11 (2.19%) Android
9 11 (2.19%) Windows 8
10 10 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (1.79%) Windows XP
12 6 (1.19%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.99%) SUSE
14 3 (0.60%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.60%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.20%) CentOS
15 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (15.71%) Migration
3 74 (14.71%) ITIL
4 61 (12.13%) Problem-Solving
5 51 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
6 43 (8.55%) Project Management
6 43 (8.55%) Service Management
7 41 (8.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 27 (5.37%) Mentoring
9 26 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (4.97%) Data Modelling
10 25 (4.97%) DevOps
11 24 (4.77%) Scrum
12 21 (4.17%) TDD
13 20 (3.98%) Change Management
13 20 (3.98%) Configuration Management
13 20 (3.98%) Process Improvement
13 20 (3.98%) Project Delivery
14 19 (3.78%) ETL
15 18 (3.58%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (22.27%) SQL
2 60 (11.93%) C#
3 46 (9.15%) PowerShell
4 34 (6.76%) JavaScript
5 31 (6.16%) T-SQL
6 16 (3.18%) Java
7 10 (1.99%) Python
8 7 (1.39%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.99%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 4 (0.80%) TypeScript
10 4 (0.80%) VB
11 3 (0.60%) C
11 3 (0.60%) VBScript
12 2 (0.40%) IronPython
12 2 (0.40%) PHP
12 2 (0.40%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.40%) VBA
12 2 (0.40%) XAML
13 1 (0.20%) X++
Qualifications
1 38 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 24 (4.77%) Degree
4 19 (3.78%) MCSE
5 14 (2.78%) SC Cleared
6 13 (2.58%) MCITP
7 8 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.59%) ISEB
7 8 (1.59%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.39%) MCP
9 6 (1.19%) MCSA
10 5 (0.99%) Chartered Engineer
10 5 (0.99%) HND
10 5 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.80%) CCNP
11 4 (0.80%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.60%) CCA
12 3 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.77%) QA
1 24 (4.77%) SLA
2 8 (1.59%) PCI DSS
2 8 (1.59%) PMO
3 6 (1.19%) GDPR
4 5 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 121 (24.06%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.58%) vSphere
4 10 (1.99%) XenApp
5 8 (1.59%) BitLocker
6 6 (1.19%) Xen
7 5 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.80%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.60%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.60%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.40%) iptables
10 2 (0.40%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.40%) NFS
10 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.20%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (5.77%) SCCM
2 10 (1.99%) Nagios
3 7 (1.39%) Puppet
4 6 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.99%) Ansible
5 5 (0.99%) CASB
5 5 (0.99%) Data Guard
5 5 (0.99%) EMC VPLEX
5 5 (0.99%) SCOM
6 4 (0.80%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 4 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.80%) Terraform
6 4 (0.80%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.80%) vRealize
7 3 (0.60%) Perfmon
7 3 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 61 (12.13%) VMware
2 41 (8.15%) HP
3 35 (6.96%) Oracle
4 23 (4.57%) Citrix
5 19 (3.78%) Cisco
6 13 (2.58%) ServiceNow
7 12 (2.39%) Symantec
8 10 (1.99%) Google
9 9 (1.79%) McAfee
10 8 (1.59%) SAP
11 7 (1.39%) Apple
11 7 (1.39%) Fujitsu
12 6 (1.19%) 3PAR
12 6 (1.19%) Brocade
12 6 (1.19%) SolarWinds
12 6 (1.19%) Tableau
13 5 (0.99%) F5
13 5 (0.99%) Remedy
13 5 (0.99%) Splunk
13 5 (0.99%) Xamarin