Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 9 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 488 489 698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 9.82% 11.54% 12.06%
As % of the Vendors category 26.03% 30.68% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 285 435
Yorkshire median daily rate £368 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £218 £181 £184
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 44 65
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £12.50 £13.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.40% -5.23% +9.92%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.80 £8.50
90th Percentile £35.20 £19.53 £22.80
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%

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 1,875 1,594 2,225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 37.73% 37.60% 38.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,219 929 1,435
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £263 £263
90th Percentile £544 £538 £563
England median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 75 90
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £13.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +2.53% +0.44%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.80 £8.95
90th Percentile £45.65 £25.10 £23.08
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% -

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -8 317 £375 +7.14% 180
South Yorkshire +9 99 £350 +2.94% 36
North Yorkshire -2 48 £313 +14.68% 33
East Yorkshire -4 11 £400 +14.29% 16
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 143 (29.30%) Windows
2 119 (24.39%) SQL Server
3 115 (23.57%) .NET
4 112 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
5 105 (21.52%) SQL
6 98 (20.08%) Microsoft Azure
7 91 (18.65%) Active Directory
8 89 (18.24%) C#
9 71 (14.55%) PowerShell
10 67 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
11 62 (12.70%) ASP.NET
11 62 (12.70%) Finance
11 62 (12.70%) VMware
12 56 (11.48%) JavaScript
13 54 (11.07%) MVC
14 53 (10.86%) Windows 7
15 52 (10.66%) Team Foundation Server
16 51 (10.45%) Windows Server
17 48 (9.84%) Microsoft Excel
17 48 (9.84%) SCCM
18 47 (9.63%) ITIL
18 47 (9.63%) Migration
18 47 (9.63%) Office 365
19 46 (9.43%) .NET Framework
20 45 (9.22%) TDD
20 45 (9.22%) Git (software)
20 45 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
21 43 (8.81%) Linux
22 41 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
23 40 (8.20%) ASP.NET Web API

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 (7.79%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.10%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.66%) IIS
3 13 (2.66%) Skype for Business
4 10 (2.05%) Confluence
5 9 (1.84%) Apache
6 8 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.64%) Jetty
6 8 (1.64%) Mongrel
6 8 (1.64%) nginx
6 8 (1.64%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.64%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.82%) CMS
9 4 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 67 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (9.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (3.28%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (2.05%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (3.48%) Dynamics AX
2 15 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.41%) BPCS
3 2 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.41%) Movex
4 1 (0.20%) Epicor Tropos
4 1 (0.20%) Maximo
4 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.20%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 98 (20.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (9.63%) Office 365
3 31 (6.35%) Dynamics 365
4 28 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (3.89%) IaaS
6 18 (3.69%) PaaS
7 11 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (2.05%) SaaS
9 8 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (1.64%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.61%) Trello
11 2 (0.41%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.20%) GitHub
12 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.20%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.12%) Firewall
2 23 (4.71%) DNS
2 23 (4.71%) TCP/IP
3 19 (3.89%) LAN
3 19 (3.89%) WAN
4 17 (3.48%) SAN
5 15 (3.07%) DHCP
5 15 (3.07%) VPN
6 14 (2.87%) IPsec
6 14 (2.87%) MPLS
6 14 (2.87%) SSL
7 12 (2.46%) Wireless
8 11 (2.25%) FTP
8 11 (2.25%) HTTP
8 11 (2.25%) Internet
9 10 (2.05%) Skype
10 9 (1.84%) VoIP
11 7 (1.43%) NAS
12 6 (1.23%) Intranet
13 4 (0.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (5.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (2.66%) MS Access
6 12 (2.46%) SQL Server 2014
7 11 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (2.05%) Big Data
9 9 (1.84%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.64%) MySQL
11 7 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.23%) Power BI
13 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
14 3 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (0.61%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.61%) QlikView
14 3 (0.61%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 52 (10.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 45 (9.22%) Git (software)
3 38 (7.79%) Visual Studio
4 20 (4.10%) JIRA
5 18 (3.69%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (2.05%) Jenkins
6 10 (2.05%) NUnit
7 9 (1.84%) MSTest
7 9 (1.84%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.64%) Subversion
8 8 (1.64%) Travis CI
9 7 (1.43%) Psake
10 4 (0.82%) MSI
10 4 (0.82%) Selenium
10 4 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.61%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.41%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.20%) Axure RP
13 1 (0.20%) SoapUI
General
1 62 (12.70%) Finance
2 14 (2.87%) Banking
2 14 (2.87%) Retail
3 10 (2.05%) Legal
4 8 (1.64%) Marketing
5 7 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.02%) Advertising
8 4 (0.82%) Japanese Language
8 4 (0.82%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.41%) Automotive
9 2 (0.41%) Back Office
9 2 (0.41%) Electronics
9 2 (0.41%) German Language
9 2 (0.41%) Military
9 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.20%) Billing
10 1 (0.20%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 132 (27.05%) Developer
2 87 (17.83%) Analyst
3 44 (9.02%) C# Developer
4 42 (8.61%) .NET Developer
5 29 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 25 (5.12%) C# .NET Developer
6 25 (5.12%) SQL Developer
7 23 (4.71%) Architect
7 23 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
8 21 (4.30%) Business Analyst
9 20 (4.10%) Consultant
10 19 (3.89%) Project Manager
10 19 (3.89%) Service Analyst
11 18 (3.69%) ASP.NET Developer
11 18 (3.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 18 (3.69%) Service Desk Analyst
11 18 (3.69%) Windows Engineer
12 17 (3.48%) Support Engineer
13 16 (3.28%) Technical Specialist
14 15 (3.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (23.57%) .NET
2 62 (12.70%) ASP.NET
3 46 (9.43%) .NET Framework
4 40 (8.20%) ASP.NET Web API
5 38 (7.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 29 (5.94%) CSS
6 29 (5.94%) HTML
7 24 (4.92%) Entity Framework
8 20 (4.10%) Web Services
9 17 (3.48%) AngularJS
10 13 (2.66%) jQuery
11 11 (2.25%) RESTful
12 10 (2.05%) WCF
13 9 (1.84%) XML
14 8 (1.64%) J2EE
14 8 (1.64%) Servlets
15 7 (1.43%) React
16 6 (1.23%) 802.1X
17 5 (1.02%) .NET Core
17 5 (1.02%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.74%) Enterprise Software
3 26 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (3.69%) Data Centre
5 13 (2.66%) Clustering
5 13 (2.66%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.84%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.64%) User Experience
8 7 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.43%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.23%) NHS
9 6 (1.23%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.02%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.82%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.82%) iPad
11 4 (0.82%) iPhone
11 4 (0.82%) Replication
12 3 (0.61%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 143 (29.30%) Windows
2 53 (10.86%) Windows 7
3 51 (10.45%) Windows Server
4 43 (8.81%) Linux
5 23 (4.71%) Windows 10
6 21 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (3.07%) Windows XP
9 13 (2.66%) Unix
10 8 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.43%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.23%) Windows 2000
13 5 (1.02%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.82%) Android
14 4 (0.82%) HPUX
15 3 (0.61%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.41%) Debian
16 2 (0.41%) Solaris
16 2 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (11.07%) MVC
3 47 (9.63%) ITIL
3 47 (9.63%) Migration
4 45 (9.22%) TDD
5 41 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (6.97%) Scrum
7 31 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
8 29 (5.94%) Problem-Solving
9 28 (5.74%) DevOps
10 26 (5.33%) Project Management
11 22 (4.51%) Pair Programming
12 21 (4.30%) BDD
12 21 (4.30%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (4.10%) Software Engineering
14 18 (3.69%) CRM
14 18 (3.69%) Microservices
15 16 (3.28%) E-Commerce
15 16 (3.28%) Process Improvement
15 16 (3.28%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 105 (21.52%) SQL
2 89 (18.24%) C#
3 71 (14.55%) PowerShell
4 56 (11.48%) JavaScript
5 29 (5.94%) VB
6 26 (5.33%) T-SQL
7 20 (4.10%) Java
8 18 (3.69%) Python
9 9 (1.84%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.02%) VBA
11 4 (0.82%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.61%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.61%) C
12 3 (0.61%) Ruby
12 3 (0.61%) VB6
12 3 (0.61%) VBScript
13 2 (0.41%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.41%) X++
14 1 (0.20%) Erlang
14 1 (0.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (5.74%) Security Cleared
2 24 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (4.92%) Degree
2 24 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (3.07%) MCSE
4 14 (2.87%) CCNP
4 14 (2.87%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.66%) CCNA
6 11 (2.25%) MCP
7 9 (1.84%) BC Cleared
8 8 (1.64%) CISSP
9 7 (1.43%) CISM
9 7 (1.43%) MCSA
10 5 (1.02%) CCDE
10 5 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (1.02%) HNC
10 5 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.82%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.51%) PMO
2 19 (3.89%) GDPR
3 13 (2.66%) SLA
4 11 (2.25%) QA
5 7 (1.43%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (1.02%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.82%) GxP
7 4 (0.82%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 91 (18.65%) Active Directory
2 45 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.46%) Hyper-V
3 12 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (2.25%) vSphere
5 9 (1.84%) Xen
6 8 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (1.64%) XenApp
6 8 (1.64%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.43%) XenServer
8 5 (1.02%) Docker
9 4 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.61%) KVM
10 3 (0.61%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.20%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 48 (9.84%) SCCM
2 27 (5.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 23 (4.71%) Puppet
4 10 (2.05%) Terraform
5 9 (1.84%) SCOM
6 8 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.23%) Ansible
7 6 (1.23%) CA Single Sign-On
7 6 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (1.02%) WSUS
9 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.61%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.41%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.41%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.41%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.41%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 62 (12.70%) VMware
2 38 (7.79%) Cisco
3 19 (3.89%) HP
4 17 (3.48%) Dell
5 15 (3.07%) Citrix
5 15 (3.07%) Oracle
6 13 (2.66%) CheckPoint
6 13 (2.66%) Intel
7 12 (2.46%) Apple
7 12 (2.46%) Google
7 12 (2.46%) Red Hat
8 10 (2.05%) Sitecore
9 9 (1.84%) Remedy
10 8 (1.64%) CA
10 8 (1.64%) SAP
11 6 (1.23%) CyberArk
11 6 (1.23%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.02%) F5
12 5 (1.02%) Juniper
13 4 (0.82%) BMC