Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 11 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 544 491 487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 12.62% 9.77% 11.55%
As % of the Vendors category 31.23% 26.43% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 331 281
Yorkshire median daily rate £363 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.03% +5.71% -
10th Percentile £150 £219 £181
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 53 44
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.39 £15.30 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.95% +22.40% -5.87%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.75 £9.80
90th Percentile £25.39 £35.20 £19.53
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% +5.73% -

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 1,742 1,858 1,594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 40.41% 36.98% 37.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,122 1,200 929
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £203 £250 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 96 75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £18.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.81% +30.36% +1.38%
10th Percentile £9.86 £10.75 £9.80
90th Percentile £30.10 £44.88 £25.10
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +10 355 £375 - 248
South Yorkshire -1 124 £313 -10.71% 86
North Yorkshire +3 45 £243 -22.40% 37
East Yorkshire -4 5 £205 -48.75% 25
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 187 (34.38%) Windows
2 140 (25.74%) Active Directory
3 123 (22.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 117 (21.51%) Microsoft Office
5 105 (19.30%) SQL
6 102 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 102 (18.75%) Office 365
7 85 (15.63%) SQL Server
8 78 (14.34%) ITIL
9 73 (13.42%) Finance
10 71 (13.05%) Windows Server
11 69 (12.68%) Windows 10
12 67 (12.32%) Migration
13 61 (11.21%) VMware
14 60 (11.03%) .NET
15 52 (9.56%) C#
16 49 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
16 49 (9.01%) Problem-Solving
17 48 (8.82%) CSS
18 47 (8.64%) Microsoft Excel
18 47 (8.64%) Windows 7
19 46 (8.46%) PowerShell
19 46 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
20 45 (8.27%) MS Exchange
21 44 (8.09%) DNS
22 42 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 41 (7.54%) Project Management
23 41 (7.54%) DevOps
24 39 (7.17%) Change Management
24 39 (7.17%) Business Intelligence

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 45 (8.27%) MS Exchange
2 36 (6.62%) SharePoint
3 22 (4.04%) CMS
3 22 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (2.76%) IIS
5 11 (2.02%) Confluence
5 11 (2.02%) Skype for Business
6 8 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (1.10%) Apache ServiceMix
7 6 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.92%) CICS
9 3 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.55%) Kentico
9 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.55%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.37%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 117 (21.51%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (8.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (4.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (2.57%) Camtasia
4 14 (2.57%) XMetaL
5 11 (2.02%) MS Visio
6 10 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.18%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 18 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.37%) JDE World
5 2 (0.37%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.18%) Primavera
6 1 (0.18%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 123 (22.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 102 (18.75%) Office 365
3 49 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (4.04%) Dynamics 365
5 21 (3.86%) PaaS
5 21 (3.86%) Power Platform
6 19 (3.49%) GitHub
7 17 (3.13%) SaaS
8 15 (2.76%) IaaS
9 10 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (1.65%) Microsoft Flow
11 8 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (1.47%) PowerApps
12 5 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.74%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.55%) Kong
14 3 (0.55%) OneDrive
15 2 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
15 2 (0.37%) Azure Stack
15 2 (0.37%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.09%) DNS
2 28 (5.15%) LAN
3 22 (4.04%) Firewall
3 22 (4.04%) WAN
4 21 (3.86%) DHCP
4 21 (3.86%) SAN
5 19 (3.49%) TCP/IP
6 17 (3.13%) Skype
7 15 (2.76%) NAS
8 10 (1.84%) HTTP
8 10 (1.84%) VPN
9 9 (1.65%) SSL
10 8 (1.47%) FTP
11 7 (1.29%) SMTP
12 6 (1.10%) Internet
13 5 (0.92%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (0.92%) VLAN
14 4 (0.74%) SSH
14 4 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (0.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (3.49%) Power BI
5 16 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (2.94%) MySQL
6 14 (2.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.47%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.10%) DB2
10 6 (1.10%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.92%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.74%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 29 (5.33%) Visual Studio
2 28 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (4.96%) Git (software)
4 20 (3.68%) Jenkins
5 14 (2.57%) JIRA
6 12 (2.21%) Maven
7 10 (1.84%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.29%) Selenium
9 6 (1.10%) Mockito
9 6 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (1.10%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.92%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.92%) GitLab
10 5 (0.92%) SonarQube
10 5 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.92%) WebDriver
11 4 (0.74%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.74%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.55%) gulp
General
1 73 (13.42%) Finance
2 22 (4.04%) Retail
3 21 (3.86%) Banking
4 12 (2.21%) Back Office
4 12 (2.21%) Local Government
5 9 (1.65%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.47%) Advertising
7 7 (1.29%) Legal
8 6 (1.10%) Publishing
8 6 (1.10%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.74%) Marketing
10 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.37%) Front Office
11 2 (0.37%) Games
11 2 (0.37%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.18%) Billing
12 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 101 (18.57%) Analyst
2 90 (16.54%) Developer
3 37 (6.80%) Windows Engineer
4 33 (6.07%) Architect
5 30 (5.51%) Support Engineer
6 28 (5.15%) Consultant
7 27 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 23 (4.23%) Business Analyst
9 22 (4.04%) IT Support
10 20 (3.68%) IT Engineer
11 19 (3.49%) 1st Line Support
12 18 (3.31%) Technical Specialist
13 17 (3.13%) .NET Developer
13 17 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
14 16 (2.94%) Desktop Engineer
15 15 (2.76%) Support Analyst
16 14 (2.57%) C# Developer
16 14 (2.57%) SQL Developer
17 13 (2.39%) 2nd Line Support
17 13 (2.39%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (11.03%) .NET
2 48 (8.82%) CSS
3 38 (6.99%) HTML
4 33 (6.07%) Web Services
5 25 (4.60%) XML
6 19 (3.49%) Node.js
7 18 (3.31%) SOAP
8 16 (2.94%) RESTful
9 15 (2.76%) REST
10 14 (2.57%) Spring
11 13 (2.39%) ASP.NET
12 11 (2.02%) .NET Framework
13 10 (1.84%) AngularJS
13 10 (1.84%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (1.65%) COM
14 9 (1.65%) Hibernate
15 8 (1.47%) LDAP
16 7 (1.29%) ActiveMQ
16 7 (1.29%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.78%) Management Information System
3 24 (4.41%) Data Centre
4 22 (4.04%) NHS
5 19 (3.49%) Clustering
5 19 (3.49%) Driving Licence
6 14 (2.57%) Video Editing
7 11 (2.02%) Handset
7 11 (2.02%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.65%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.47%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.47%) PKI
9 8 (1.47%) Replication
10 6 (1.10%) iPhone
10 6 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.10%) User Experience
11 5 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.74%) Blog
12 4 (0.74%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 187 (34.38%) Windows
2 71 (13.05%) Windows Server
3 69 (12.68%) Windows 10
4 47 (8.64%) Windows 7
5 37 (6.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (4.60%) Linux
8 11 (2.02%) Android
8 11 (2.02%) Windows XP
9 10 (1.84%) Unix
9 10 (1.84%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.74%) AIX
12 4 (0.74%) Solaris
12 4 (0.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.74%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.55%) Debian
13 3 (0.55%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.55%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (14.34%) ITIL
3 67 (12.32%) Migration
4 49 (9.01%) Problem-Solving
5 42 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 41 (7.54%) DevOps
6 41 (7.54%) Project Management
7 39 (7.17%) Business Intelligence
7 39 (7.17%) Change Management
8 30 (5.51%) Scrum
9 26 (4.78%) Service Management
10 25 (4.60%) Incident Management
11 24 (4.41%) Configuration Management
12 23 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (3.86%) Task Automation
14 20 (3.68%) Workflow
15 19 (3.49%) CRM
15 19 (3.49%) ERP
16 18 (3.31%) MVC
16 18 (3.31%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 105 (19.30%) SQL
2 52 (9.56%) C#
3 46 (8.46%) PowerShell
4 37 (6.80%) JavaScript
5 35 (6.43%) Java
6 23 (4.23%) T-SQL
7 12 (2.21%) PL/SQL
7 12 (2.21%) Python
8 11 (2.02%) C++
9 7 (1.29%) C
9 7 (1.29%) COBOL
10 6 (1.10%) JCL
11 5 (0.92%) Java 8
11 5 (0.92%) Perl
12 4 (0.74%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.74%) VB
12 4 (0.74%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.55%) Ruby
13 3 (0.55%) VB6
13 3 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (4.41%) Security Cleared
2 23 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (4.04%) Degree
4 13 (2.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 13 (2.39%) MCSE
5 10 (1.84%) DBS Check
6 7 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.92%) CCNA
7 5 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.92%) ISEB
7 5 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.92%) MCP
7 5 (0.92%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.74%) CCNP
9 3 (0.55%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.55%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (0.55%) HND
9 3 (0.55%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.41%) SLA
2 17 (3.13%) QA
3 12 (2.21%) PMO
4 11 (2.02%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.84%) GDPR
6 5 (0.92%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.74%) HL7
8 3 (0.55%) Dublin Core
9 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.18%) NCSC
10 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 140 (25.74%) Active Directory
2 38 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.76%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.02%) vSphere
5 6 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.10%) XenApp
6 5 (0.92%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.55%) KVM
8 3 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.37%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 2 (0.37%) Docker
9 2 (0.37%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.37%) NFS
10 1 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (6.25%) SCCM
2 10 (1.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (1.47%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (1.29%) Puppet
5 6 (1.10%) CASB
5 6 (1.10%) SCOM
6 5 (0.92%) Ansible
6 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (0.92%) Nagios
6 5 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.74%) Perfmon
7 4 (0.74%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.55%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.37%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.37%) Rancher
9 2 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 61 (11.21%) VMware
2 36 (6.62%) HP
3 23 (4.23%) Citrix
4 22 (4.04%) Oracle
5 20 (3.68%) Cisco
6 16 (2.94%) Symantec
7 12 (2.21%) IBM
8 11 (2.02%) Google
8 11 (2.02%) McAfee
9 10 (1.84%) SAP
10 9 (1.65%) EMC
11 8 (1.47%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.47%) Samsung
12 7 (1.29%) Avaya
12 7 (1.29%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.29%) Tableau
12 7 (1.29%) Veeam
13 6 (1.10%) Apple
13 6 (1.10%) ForgeRock
13 6 (1.10%) Splunk