Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 7 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 503 555 695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 10.21% 13.08% 12.39%
As % of the Vendors category 27.26% 33.47% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 309 424
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% -1.43% +4.48%
10th Percentile £186 £186 £176
90th Percentile £521 £488 £525
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 42 74
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.28 £12.75 £14.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.80% -9.73% +6.97%
10th Percentile £10.73 £9.83 £9.52
90th Percentile £33.08 £20.22 £24.93
England median hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year +1.61% -4.32% +4.52%

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 1,845 1,658 2,153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 37.45% 39.07% 38.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,141 989 1,348
Yorkshire median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £250
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 75 99
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.45% +6.66%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £9.76
90th Percentile £34.00 £25.30 £24.80
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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -3 337 £358 +2.14% 239
South Yorkshire +11 84 £350 +2.94% 72
North Yorkshire 0 55 £346 +17.87% 65
East Yorkshire -8 8 £413 +17.86% 30
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 191 (37.97%) Windows
2 130 (25.84%) Active Directory
3 108 (21.47%) SQL Server
4 94 (18.69%) SQL
5 84 (16.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 83 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
7 81 (16.10%) .NET
8 77 (15.31%) Microsoft Office
9 75 (14.91%) VMware
10 74 (14.71%) C#
11 72 (14.31%) Windows Server
12 71 (14.12%) Windows 7
13 62 (12.33%) PowerShell
14 59 (11.73%) Office 365
15 57 (11.33%) ITIL
16 56 (11.13%) SCCM
17 55 (10.93%) Finance
18 54 (10.74%) Migration
19 52 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
20 51 (10.14%) SharePoint
21 49 (9.74%) Microsoft Excel
22 46 (9.15%) Linux
22 46 (9.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 43 (8.55%) Firewall
24 42 (8.35%) Problem-Solving
25 41 (8.15%) DNS
26 40 (7.95%) ASP.NET
26 40 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
26 40 (7.95%) MVC
27 38 (7.55%) Cisco

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 51 (10.14%) SharePoint
2 37 (7.36%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.18%) Confluence
3 16 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (2.39%) Skype for Business
5 11 (2.19%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (0.99%) IIS
7 5 (0.99%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.80%) CMS
8 4 (0.80%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.60%) CloudStack
9 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.60%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.60%) JBoss
9 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.60%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.40%) Apache
Applications
1 77 (15.31%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (9.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (3.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (2.98%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.58%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.40%) BPCS
4 2 (0.40%) Movex
4 2 (0.40%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.20%) Epicor Tropos
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.20%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 84 (16.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (11.73%) Office 365
3 33 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (5.37%) Dynamics 365
5 18 (3.58%) PaaS
6 17 (3.38%) AWS CloudFormation
6 17 (3.38%) IaaS
6 17 (3.38%) SaaS
7 11 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (1.99%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (1.99%) Serverless
9 9 (1.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 9 (1.79%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.79%) Amazon SQS
9 9 (1.79%) Route 53
9 9 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (1.59%) Trello
11 5 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 43 (8.55%) Firewall
2 41 (8.15%) DNS
3 38 (7.55%) TCP/IP
4 23 (4.57%) SAN
5 22 (4.37%) VPN
6 20 (3.98%) DHCP
7 15 (2.98%) Internet
8 14 (2.78%) VoIP
9 11 (2.19%) LAN
9 11 (2.19%) WAN
10 10 (1.99%) NAS
10 10 (1.99%) Skype
11 9 (1.79%) ICMP
11 9 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (1.79%) SSL
12 8 (1.59%) Wireless
13 7 (1.39%) IPsec
13 7 (1.39%) MPLS
13 7 (1.39%) Network Security
14 6 (1.19%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (21.47%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 30 (5.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (2.98%) MS Access
6 12 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (1.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 9 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.59%) Big Data
9 8 (1.59%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.59%) Power BI
9 8 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (1.19%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.80%) Data Mart
12 4 (0.80%) MySQL
12 4 (0.80%) SSDT
13 3 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (6.16%) JIRA
3 21 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
4 19 (3.78%) Git (software)
5 17 (3.38%) Visual Studio
6 14 (2.78%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.79%) GitLab
8 7 (1.39%) MSTest
9 6 (1.19%) NUnit
9 6 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.80%) MSI
11 3 (0.60%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.60%) Selenium
11 3 (0.60%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.60%) Subversion
11 3 (0.60%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.40%) Psake
12 2 (0.40%) Travis CI
13 1 (0.20%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.20%) Gatling
General
1 55 (10.93%) Finance
2 22 (4.37%) Retail
3 15 (2.98%) Banking
4 11 (2.19%) Legal
5 6 (1.19%) Japanese Language
5 6 (1.19%) Marketing
5 6 (1.19%) Telecoms
6 5 (0.99%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.80%) Back Office
7 4 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.80%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.40%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) Automotive
10 1 (0.20%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 107 (21.27%) Developer
2 98 (19.48%) Analyst
3 41 (8.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 35 (6.96%) .NET Developer
5 32 (6.36%) Service Analyst
5 32 (6.36%) Service Desk Analyst
6 29 (5.77%) C# Developer
7 25 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support
7 25 (4.97%) DevOps Engineer
7 25 (4.97%) SQL Developer
8 24 (4.77%) Windows Engineer
9 22 (4.37%) C# .NET Developer
9 22 (4.37%) Support Engineer
10 21 (4.17%) Server Engineer
11 19 (3.78%) Consultant
11 19 (3.78%) Technical Specialist
12 17 (3.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 16 (3.18%) Project Manager
14 15 (2.98%) Administrator
14 15 (2.98%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (16.10%) .NET
2 40 (7.95%) ASP.NET
3 33 (6.56%) .NET Framework
4 29 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (4.97%) CSS
6 18 (3.58%) AngularJS
6 18 (3.58%) HTML
7 16 (3.18%) Entity Framework
7 16 (3.18%) Web Services
8 15 (2.98%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (2.39%) jQuery
10 8 (1.59%) .NET Core
10 8 (1.59%) React
10 8 (1.59%) WCF
11 7 (1.39%) RESTful
11 7 (1.39%) Vue.js
12 6 (1.19%) 802.1X
12 6 (1.19%) XML
13 5 (0.99%) HTML5
14 4 (0.80%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.57%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (3.78%) Public Cloud
4 18 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (3.38%) Clustering
5 17 (3.38%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.98%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (1.99%) Virtual Team
8 8 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.59%) NHS
9 7 (1.39%) CMDB
9 7 (1.39%) iPhone
9 7 (1.39%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.19%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.99%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.99%) User Experience
12 4 (0.80%) Replication
13 3 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 191 (37.97%) Windows
2 72 (14.31%) Windows Server
3 71 (14.12%) Windows 7
4 46 (9.15%) Linux
5 36 (7.16%) Windows 10
6 24 (4.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (3.98%) Unix
8 19 (3.78%) Windows XP
9 18 (3.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (2.39%) Windows 2000
10 12 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (2.19%) Windows Vista
12 9 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.19%) Android
14 5 (0.99%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.60%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.60%) SUSE
16 2 (0.40%) HPUX
17 1 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (11.33%) ITIL
3 54 (10.74%) Migration
4 46 (9.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 42 (8.35%) Problem-Solving
6 40 (7.95%) MVC
6 40 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 33 (6.56%) DevOps
8 28 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (4.77%) ETL
10 22 (4.37%) TDD
11 20 (3.98%) Configuration Management
11 20 (3.98%) Project Management
12 18 (3.58%) CRM
12 18 (3.58%) Mentoring
12 18 (3.58%) Scrum
13 17 (3.38%) PRINCE2
13 17 (3.38%) Time Management
14 16 (3.18%) Open Source
15 15 (2.98%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 94 (18.69%) SQL
2 74 (14.71%) C#
3 62 (12.33%) PowerShell
4 35 (6.96%) JavaScript
5 30 (5.96%) T-SQL
6 29 (5.77%) VB
7 20 (3.98%) Python
8 12 (2.39%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.59%) Java
10 5 (0.99%) C
10 5 (0.99%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.60%) Ruby
11 3 (0.60%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.60%) VBA
11 3 (0.60%) VBScript
12 2 (0.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.40%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.20%) Go
13 1 (0.20%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.20%) XAML
Qualifications
1 37 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (5.57%) Degree
2 28 (5.57%) MCSE
2 28 (5.57%) Security Cleared
3 24 (4.77%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (4.17%) MCP
4 21 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 18 (3.58%) MCSA
6 17 (3.38%) CCNA
7 12 (2.39%) CCNP
8 11 (2.19%) HNC
9 7 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (1.19%) BC Cleared
10 6 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.19%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.80%) CISM
12 4 (0.80%) CISSP
12 4 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.38%) GDPR
2 15 (2.98%) SLA
3 14 (2.78%) PMO
4 11 (2.19%) QA
5 7 (1.39%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.39%) GxP
6 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 130 (25.84%) Active Directory
2 52 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.37%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (2.58%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.79%) vSphere
6 8 (1.59%) Docker
6 8 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (1.39%) Xen
7 7 (1.39%) XenServer
8 6 (1.19%) XenApp
8 6 (1.19%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.40%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.40%) Firmware
11 2 (0.40%) KVM
12 1 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.20%) QEMU
12 1 (0.20%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 56 (11.13%) SCCM
2 17 (3.38%) Puppet
3 16 (3.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (1.79%) SCOM
5 8 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.59%) WSUS
6 6 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.99%) Terraform
8 4 (0.80%) Ansible
8 4 (0.80%) CA Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.80%) HP SIM
8 4 (0.80%) PowerCLI
9 3 (0.60%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.60%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.60%) SCSM
9 3 (0.60%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.60%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.60%) WMI
Vendors
1 75 (14.91%) VMware
2 38 (7.55%) Cisco
3 27 (5.37%) HP
4 21 (4.17%) Citrix
4 21 (4.17%) Dell
5 15 (2.98%) Intel
6 14 (2.78%) NetApp
6 14 (2.78%) Oracle
7 12 (2.39%) F5
8 11 (2.19%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.99%) Apple
9 10 (1.99%) Remedy
10 9 (1.79%) CheckPoint
10 9 (1.79%) ServiceNow
10 9 (1.79%) SolarWinds
11 7 (1.39%) CA
11 7 (1.39%) SAP
12 6 (1.19%) Fortinet
12 6 (1.19%) Google
12 6 (1.19%) IBM