Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 593 561 706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 11.79% 12.56% 13.45%
As % of the Vendors category 31.18% 32.22% 33.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 328 445
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £200 £144 £175
90th Percentile £513 £519 £525
England median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 47 83
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.20 £13.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +2.82% +1.58%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.40 £9.52
90th Percentile £22.40 £20.08 £24.75
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +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 1,902 1,741 2,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 37.83% 38.98% 39.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,192 1,063 1,309
Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £243
90th Percentile £550 £563 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 85 108
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £15.00 £14.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +3.59% +5.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.10 £9.73
90th Percentile £25.00 £40.00 £25.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 0 377 £375 +7.14% 265
South Yorkshire +3 121 £384 +12.87% 88
North Yorkshire 0 64 £350 +27.27% 48
East Yorkshire -3 13 £180 -48.57% 26
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 226 (38.11%) Windows
2 168 (28.33%) Active Directory
3 138 (23.27%) SQL Server
4 135 (22.77%) SQL
5 109 (18.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 106 (17.88%) .NET
7 100 (16.86%) Microsoft Office
8 96 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
9 93 (15.68%) C#
10 79 (13.32%) Finance
11 75 (12.65%) Office 365
12 74 (12.48%) Windows 7
13 73 (12.31%) SharePoint
14 72 (12.14%) Migration
15 71 (11.97%) Windows Server
16 70 (11.80%) VMware
17 69 (11.64%) ITIL
18 68 (11.47%) SCCM
19 61 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
20 59 (9.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 56 (9.44%) JavaScript
22 54 (9.11%) Amazon AWS
23 53 (8.94%) MVC
23 53 (8.94%) Firewall
24 51 (8.60%) PowerShell
24 51 (8.60%) Windows 10
25 50 (8.43%) Security Cleared
25 50 (8.43%) Linux
26 49 (8.26%) DevOps
27 48 (8.09%) Microsoft Excel

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 73 (12.31%) SharePoint
2 42 (7.08%) MS Exchange
3 20 (3.37%) Confluence
4 19 (3.20%) Skype for Business
5 12 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (1.35%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (1.01%) IIS
10 5 (0.84%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.84%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.67%) Apache
11 4 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.67%) CloudStack
11 4 (0.67%) JBoss
11 4 (0.67%) Jetty
11 4 (0.67%) Mongrel
11 4 (0.67%) nginx
11 4 (0.67%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 100 (16.86%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (8.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (3.54%) MS Visio
4 20 (3.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.17%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.17%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 109 (18.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (12.65%) Office 365
3 54 (9.11%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (4.55%) IaaS
5 25 (4.22%) PaaS
5 25 (4.22%) SaaS
6 19 (3.20%) Dynamics 365
7 16 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
8 15 (2.53%) Serverless
9 14 (2.36%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (2.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 12 (2.02%) Amazon S3
10 12 (2.02%) Amazon SQS
10 12 (2.02%) Route 53
10 12 (2.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (1.35%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.84%) Trello
14 4 (0.67%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 53 (8.94%) Firewall
2 47 (7.93%) DNS
3 46 (7.76%) TCP/IP
4 29 (4.89%) VPN
5 22 (3.71%) DHCP
5 22 (3.71%) SAN
5 22 (3.71%) Skype
6 21 (3.54%) LAN
7 18 (3.04%) VoIP
8 17 (2.87%) Internet
8 17 (2.87%) WAN
9 12 (2.02%) ICMP
10 11 (1.85%) SSL
11 10 (1.69%) NAS
11 10 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (1.35%) FTP
12 8 (1.35%) HTTP
13 7 (1.18%) IPsec
13 7 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (23.27%) SQL Server
2 59 (9.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 48 (8.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (3.88%) Power BI
5 20 (3.37%) MS Access
6 16 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (2.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 12 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (2.02%) SQL Server 2016
7 12 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (1.69%) Oracle Database
8 10 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.18%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.67%) MySQL
11 4 (0.67%) QlikView
11 4 (0.67%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.34%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 29 (4.89%) JIRA
2 26 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (4.22%) Jenkins
4 20 (3.37%) Octopus Deploy
5 17 (2.87%) GitLab
6 13 (2.19%) Visual Studio
7 9 (1.52%) Git (software)
7 9 (1.52%) MSI
8 7 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.84%) Artifactory
9 5 (0.84%) Maven
9 5 (0.84%) SonarQube
9 5 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.67%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.67%) Travis CI
10 4 (0.67%) WinDbg
11 3 (0.51%) gulp
11 3 (0.51%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.34%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.34%) MSTest
General
1 79 (13.32%) Finance
2 15 (2.53%) Banking
2 15 (2.53%) Retail
3 14 (2.36%) Legal
4 7 (1.18%) Back Office
4 7 (1.18%) Financial Institution
4 7 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (1.18%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.01%) Japanese Language
5 6 (1.01%) Marketing
5 6 (1.01%) Retail Banking
6 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.51%) Law
8 1 (0.17%) Front Office
8 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 136 (22.93%) Analyst
2 120 (20.24%) Developer
3 39 (6.58%) Service Analyst
3 39 (6.58%) Service Desk Analyst
4 37 (6.24%) .NET Developer
5 32 (5.40%) SQL Developer
6 31 (5.23%) C# Developer
6 31 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 30 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support
8 28 (4.72%) Project Manager
9 25 (4.22%) Support Engineer
10 23 (3.88%) C# .NET Developer
10 23 (3.88%) Data Analyst
11 22 (3.71%) Consultant
11 22 (3.71%) DevOps Engineer
12 21 (3.54%) Administrator
13 18 (3.04%) Windows Engineer
14 17 (2.87%) Business Analyst
14 17 (2.87%) SQL Server Developer
14 17 (2.87%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (17.88%) .NET
2 47 (7.93%) ASP.NET
3 43 (7.25%) CSS
4 35 (5.90%) jQuery
5 34 (5.73%) HTML
6 30 (5.06%) AngularJS
7 27 (4.55%) .NET Framework
7 27 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (3.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 20 (3.37%) RESTful
10 15 (2.53%) Node.js
10 15 (2.53%) Web Services
11 14 (2.36%) .NET Core
11 14 (2.36%) Entity Framework
12 13 (2.19%) React
13 12 (2.02%) CSS3
13 12 (2.02%) HTML5
13 12 (2.02%) Vue.js
14 11 (1.85%) XML
15 10 (1.69%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (3.54%) Public Cloud
4 20 (3.37%) Data Centre
5 18 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (2.87%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.36%) NHS
8 13 (2.19%) Clustering
9 12 (2.02%) User Experience
10 10 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (1.35%) Driving Licence
11 8 (1.35%) Freedom of Information
11 8 (1.35%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.18%) Blackberry
12 7 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (1.01%) iPhone
13 6 (1.01%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.84%) CMDB
15 4 (0.67%) PMI
16 3 (0.51%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 226 (38.11%) Windows
2 74 (12.48%) Windows 7
3 71 (11.97%) Windows Server
4 51 (8.60%) Windows 10
5 50 (8.43%) Linux
6 27 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (4.22%) Unix
8 20 (3.37%) Windows XP
9 18 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (2.53%) Windows 2000
11 14 (2.36%) Windows Vista
12 12 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (1.18%) Android
15 6 (1.01%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.67%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.67%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.34%) CentOS
17 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (12.14%) Migration
3 69 (11.64%) ITIL
4 61 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
5 53 (8.94%) MVC
6 49 (8.26%) DevOps
7 37 (6.24%) Business Intelligence
7 37 (6.24%) Configuration Management
7 37 (6.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (6.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 33 (5.56%) ETL
10 31 (5.23%) Project Management
11 27 (4.55%) Open Source
12 25 (4.22%) Scrum
13 24 (4.05%) Data Migration
13 24 (4.05%) TDD
14 23 (3.88%) Incident Management
15 21 (3.54%) Data Analysis
15 21 (3.54%) E-Commerce
16 20 (3.37%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 135 (22.77%) SQL
2 93 (15.68%) C#
3 56 (9.44%) JavaScript
4 51 (8.60%) PowerShell
5 32 (5.40%) T-SQL
6 22 (3.71%) VB
7 21 (3.54%) Python
8 20 (3.37%) Java
9 16 (2.70%) Bash Shell
10 15 (2.53%) Shell Script
11 12 (2.02%) Ruby
12 5 (0.84%) C
12 5 (0.84%) VBScript
13 4 (0.67%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.51%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.51%) VBA
15 1 (0.17%) Perl
15 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.17%) XAML
Qualifications
1 50 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 44 (7.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (6.75%) SC Cleared
4 34 (5.73%) MCSE
5 26 (4.38%) MCP
6 25 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (4.22%) Degree
7 21 (3.54%) MCSA
8 15 (2.53%) CCNA
9 14 (2.36%) HNC
10 11 (1.85%) CCNP
11 8 (1.35%) DBS Check
12 7 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (1.01%) MCITP
14 5 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (0.84%) ISEB
14 5 (0.84%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.84%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.84%) PMP
15 4 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.40%) GDPR
2 18 (3.04%) Data Quality
3 13 (2.19%) PMO
4 10 (1.69%) QA
4 10 (1.69%) SLA
5 7 (1.18%) GxP
6 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.17%) P3O
System Software
1 168 (28.33%) Active Directory
2 47 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (2.02%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (1.69%) Firmware
6 10 (1.69%) vSphere
7 9 (1.52%) Xen
8 8 (1.35%) XenApp
9 7 (1.18%) XenServer
10 6 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.84%) Docker
11 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.84%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.34%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 68 (11.47%) SCCM
2 15 (2.53%) Puppet
3 11 (1.85%) WSUS
4 7 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.18%) SCOM
5 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.67%) Ansible
6 4 (0.67%) HP SIM
6 4 (0.67%) Perfmon
7 3 (0.51%) Cobbler
7 3 (0.51%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.51%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.51%) PowerCLI
7 3 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.51%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.51%) WMI
8 2 (0.34%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 70 (11.80%) VMware
2 47 (7.93%) Cisco
3 26 (4.38%) Citrix
4 22 (3.71%) HP
5 21 (3.54%) Oracle
6 20 (3.37%) Dell
7 17 (2.87%) NetApp
8 14 (2.36%) Intel
8 14 (2.36%) McAfee
9 13 (2.19%) ServiceNow
10 10 (1.69%) F5
11 8 (1.35%) SolarWinds
11 8 (1.35%) Symantec
12 7 (1.18%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.18%) Google
12 7 (1.18%) Meraki
12 7 (1.18%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.18%) Tableau
13 6 (1.01%) Apple
14 5 (0.84%) IBM