Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 9 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 456 517 731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 9.37% 11.98% 12.64%
As % of the Vendors category 25.12% 31.58% 32.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 346 447
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £185 £175 £163
90th Percentile £525 £500 £488
England median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 55 71
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £13.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -9.02% +9.92%
10th Percentile £10.70 £9.80 £8.50
90th Percentile £23.06 £20.50 £22.00
England median hourly rate £15.53 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.25% -1.67% -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 1,815 1,637 2,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 37.31% 37.94% 39.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,178 1,013 1,443
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £213 £258 £248
90th Percentile £550 £538 £560
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 76 108
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.80 £8.79
90th Percentile £40.00 £24.25 £23.23
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +8.70%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -10 291 £351 +0.14% 205
South Yorkshire 0 96 £350 +2.94% 60
North Yorkshire -1 53 £309 -20.32% 49
East Yorkshire -1 9 £270 -22.86% 18
Humberside - 1 £259 -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 132 (28.95%) Windows
2 119 (26.10%) SQL Server
3 112 (24.56%) SQL
4 111 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
5 104 (22.81%) .NET
6 87 (19.08%) Active Directory
7 84 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
8 81 (17.76%) C#
9 80 (17.54%) Microsoft Office
10 67 (14.69%) Finance
11 56 (12.28%) ASP.NET
11 56 (12.28%) Microsoft Excel
12 51 (11.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 51 (11.18%) Windows 7
13 50 (10.96%) Windows Server
14 49 (10.75%) JavaScript
14 49 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
15 47 (10.31%) VMware
16 45 (9.87%) Migration
17 44 (9.65%) Team Foundation Server
18 43 (9.43%) MVC
19 42 (9.21%) Office 365
20 39 (8.55%) ITIL
20 39 (8.55%) Visual Studio
21 38 (8.33%) .NET Framework
22 37 (8.11%) TDD
23 36 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
24 35 (7.68%) Amazon AWS
24 35 (7.68%) Git (software)
24 35 (7.68%) Problem-Solving

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 28 (6.14%) SharePoint
2 25 (5.48%) MS Exchange
3 14 (3.07%) IIS
4 10 (2.19%) Confluence
4 10 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (2.19%) SAS
5 8 (1.75%) Apache
5 8 (1.75%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.54%) Jetty
6 7 (1.54%) Mongrel
6 7 (1.54%) nginx
6 7 (1.54%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.88%) CMS
9 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.44%) Kentico
10 2 (0.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 80 (17.54%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (12.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (3.07%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.97%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.97%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.22%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 18 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) BASE24
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.22%) iTrent
3 1 (0.22%) Maximo
3 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.22%) Primavera
3 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.22%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 84 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (9.21%) Office 365
3 35 (7.68%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (4.17%) IaaS
5 16 (3.51%) Dynamics 365
5 16 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
5 16 (3.51%) PaaS
6 8 (1.75%) SaaS
7 7 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.54%) Google App Engine
8 6 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.44%) GitHub
10 2 (0.44%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.44%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.22%) FinancialForce
11 1 (0.22%) NuGet
11 1 (0.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.04%) DNS
2 20 (4.39%) LAN
2 20 (4.39%) WAN
3 19 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 14 (3.07%) VPN
5 12 (2.63%) DHCP
6 11 (2.41%) Firewall
7 10 (2.19%) IPsec
8 9 (1.97%) Internet
9 8 (1.75%) MPLS
9 8 (1.75%) SSL
10 7 (1.54%) FTP
10 7 (1.54%) HTTP
10 7 (1.54%) NetScaler
10 7 (1.54%) SAN
10 7 (1.54%) Skype
10 7 (1.54%) Wireless
11 6 (1.32%) VoIP
12 5 (1.10%) Intranet
12 5 (1.10%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (26.10%) SQL Server
2 51 (11.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (7.24%) Power BI
4 29 (6.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (4.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (3.73%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (2.41%) MySQL
9 11 (2.41%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (1.75%) QlikView
11 6 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (1.10%) Big Data
12 5 (1.10%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.10%) MS Access
12 5 (1.10%) SSDT
13 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Power View
13 4 (0.88%) OLAP
13 4 (0.88%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 44 (9.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (8.55%) Visual Studio
3 35 (7.68%) Git (software)
4 18 (3.95%) TeamCity
5 15 (3.29%) JIRA
6 14 (3.07%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (1.75%) Bitbucket
7 8 (1.75%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (1.54%) Subversion
8 7 (1.54%) Travis CI
9 6 (1.32%) NUnit
9 6 (1.32%) Psake
10 5 (1.10%) MSI
10 5 (1.10%) MSTest
11 4 (0.88%) Selenium
12 3 (0.66%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 2 (0.44%) InstallShield
13 2 (0.44%) MorphX
13 2 (0.44%) SpecFlow
General
1 67 (14.69%) Finance
2 12 (2.63%) Retail
3 10 (2.19%) Banking
4 7 (1.54%) Advertising
4 7 (1.54%) Legal
4 7 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.10%) Automotive
5 5 (1.10%) Marketing
5 5 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.44%) Billing
6 2 (0.44%) Electronics
6 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.44%) Local Government
6 2 (0.44%) Military
7 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.22%) Law
7 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 128 (28.07%) Developer
2 100 (21.93%) Analyst
3 43 (9.43%) .NET Developer
4 33 (7.24%) C# Developer
5 27 (5.92%) SQL Developer
6 24 (5.26%) Desktop Support
6 24 (5.26%) Service Analyst
6 24 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 23 (5.04%) Service Desk Analyst
8 22 (4.82%) Architect
9 19 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
9 19 (4.17%) Business Analyst
9 19 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
10 18 (3.95%) Consultant
11 17 (3.73%) Desktop Engineer
12 16 (3.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 14 (3.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 13 (2.85%) ASP.NET Developer
14 13 (2.85%) Project Manager
14 13 (2.85%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (22.81%) .NET
2 56 (12.28%) ASP.NET
3 38 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 33 (7.24%) ASP.NET Web API
5 28 (6.14%) HTML
6 22 (4.82%) AngularJS
6 22 (4.82%) CSS
6 22 (4.82%) jQuery
7 21 (4.61%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (4.61%) Entity Framework
8 20 (4.39%) Web Services
9 9 (1.97%) Razor View Engine
9 9 (1.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (1.75%) WCF
11 7 (1.54%) J2EE
11 7 (1.54%) RESTful
11 7 (1.54%) Servlets
11 7 (1.54%) XML
12 6 (1.32%) .NET Core
12 6 (1.32%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.39%) Data Centre
3 15 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (2.63%) NHS
6 11 (2.41%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.75%) User Experience
8 6 (1.32%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.10%) Clustering
10 4 (0.88%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.66%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.66%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.66%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.66%) Replication
11 3 (0.66%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.66%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.66%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 132 (28.95%) Windows
2 51 (11.18%) Windows 7
3 50 (10.96%) Windows Server
4 36 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (7.24%) Linux
6 26 (5.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (5.04%) Windows 10
8 20 (4.39%) Windows XP
9 16 (3.51%) Unix
10 9 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.97%) Windows Vista
11 8 (1.75%) Windows 2000
11 8 (1.75%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.88%) CentOS
13 4 (0.88%) SUSE
14 3 (0.66%) MVS
15 2 (0.44%) AIX
15 2 (0.44%) Android
15 2 (0.44%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
3 45 (9.87%) Migration
4 43 (9.43%) MVC
5 39 (8.55%) ITIL
6 37 (8.11%) TDD
7 35 (7.68%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (6.14%) ETL
8 28 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (5.92%) Scrum
10 21 (4.61%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (4.61%) CRM
11 20 (4.39%) Analytics
11 20 (4.39%) BDD
11 20 (4.39%) Data Modelling
11 20 (4.39%) Project Management
12 19 (4.17%) Information Security
13 18 (3.95%) DevOps
13 18 (3.95%) Workflow
14 17 (3.73%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (24.56%) SQL
2 81 (17.76%) C#
3 49 (10.75%) JavaScript
4 27 (5.92%) T-SQL
5 26 (5.70%) PowerShell
6 19 (4.17%) Java
7 7 (1.54%) VB.NET
8 6 (1.32%) VBA
9 5 (1.10%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.10%) Python
9 5 (1.10%) X++
10 4 (0.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 4 (0.88%) VB
11 3 (0.66%) C
11 3 (0.66%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.66%) VB6
12 2 (0.44%) Ruby
12 2 (0.44%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.22%) Erlang
13 1 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (6.80%) Security Cleared
3 22 (4.82%) Degree
4 15 (3.29%) SC Cleared
5 14 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (3.07%) MCSE
6 9 (1.97%) MCP
7 8 (1.75%) CCNP
7 8 (1.75%) CISSP
8 7 (1.54%) CCA
8 7 (1.54%) CISM
8 7 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (1.54%) HNC
9 6 (1.32%) CCAA
9 6 (1.32%) CCEA
9 6 (1.32%) CCNA
10 5 (1.10%) CCDE
10 5 (1.10%) MCDST
10 5 (1.10%) MCITP
11 4 (0.88%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.63%) PMO
1 12 (2.63%) SLA
2 11 (2.41%) GDPR
3 9 (1.97%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.75%) QA
5 7 (1.54%) Data Quality
6 6 (1.32%) GCP
7 4 (0.88%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.22%) GAAP
10 1 (0.22%) IFRS
10 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.22%) SEPA
System Software
1 87 (19.08%) Active Directory
2 32 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.85%) vSphere
4 11 (2.41%) XenApp
5 9 (1.97%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.54%) Xen
7 6 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (0.88%) KVM
8 4 (0.88%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.88%) XenServer
9 3 (0.66%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.44%) Docker
10 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.22%) NFS
11 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 28 (6.14%) SCCM
2 24 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (2.63%) Puppet
4 9 (1.97%) Terraform
5 6 (1.32%) EdgeSight
5 6 (1.32%) Grafana
5 6 (1.32%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.88%) SCOM
7 3 (0.66%) Ansible
7 3 (0.66%) CASB
7 3 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.44%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.44%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 47 (10.31%) VMware
2 29 (6.36%) Cisco
3 20 (4.39%) Oracle
4 18 (3.95%) Citrix
5 16 (3.51%) HP
6 11 (2.41%) CheckPoint
7 10 (2.19%) Google
8 9 (1.97%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.75%) Dell
9 8 (1.75%) Splunk
10 7 (1.54%) Intel
10 7 (1.54%) McAfee
10 7 (1.54%) Sitecore
11 6 (1.32%) Apple
11 6 (1.32%) Brocade
11 6 (1.32%) SAP
12 5 (1.10%) CyberArk
12 5 (1.10%) Juniper
12 5 (1.10%) Tableau
13 3 (0.66%) BMC