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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 12 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 228 287 422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 11.46% 10.36% 14.31%
As % of the Vendors category 30.08% 27.49% 34.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 180 271
Median daily rate £325 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £500 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 24
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.72% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.76 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.68 £20.75 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 758 1044 1234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 38.09% 37.70% 41.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 697 777
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £288 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 31 49
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.34 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +6 163 £328 -12.53% 123
South Yorkshire -9 27 £325 -13.33% 20
North Yorkshire -1 22 £244 -37.50% 16
East Yorkshire +2 11 £356 -10.93% 9
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 157 (32.44%) Windows
2 114 (23.55%) SQL
3 100 (20.66%) Microsoft Office
4 99 (20.45%) SQL Server
4 99 (20.45%) Active Directory
5 95 (19.63%) .NET
6 71 (14.67%) C#
7 68 (14.05%) Finance
8 55 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
9 54 (11.16%) ITIL
10 52 (10.74%) Microsoft Azure
11 51 (10.54%) Migration
12 49 (10.12%) Windows 7
13 47 (9.71%) Office 365
13 47 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
14 46 (9.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 45 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 44 (9.09%) VMware
17 43 (8.88%) SharePoint
17 43 (8.88%) Data Centre
17 43 (8.88%) Windows Server
18 42 (8.68%) Business Intelligence
18 42 (8.68%) Project Management
19 40 (8.26%) Firewall
19 40 (8.26%) JavaScript
20 38 (7.85%) HTML
21 36 (7.44%) HP
22 34 (7.02%) Citrix
22 34 (7.02%) Cisco
22 34 (7.02%) Analytical Skills

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 43 (8.88%) SharePoint
2 30 (6.20%) MS Exchange
3 20 (4.13%) Skype for Business
4 14 (2.89%) IIS
5 13 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.27%) IBM Notes
7 10 (2.07%) MS Project Server
8 9 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (1.65%) SAS
10 6 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (1.03%) CMS
11 5 (1.03%) Confluence
12 4 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.83%) StreamWeaver
13 3 (0.62%) Apache
13 3 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.41%) Plone
14 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.41%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 100 (20.66%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (6.40%) MS Visio
4 29 (5.99%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (3.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.41%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.21%) SPSS
8 1 (0.21%) Stata
Business Applications
1 22 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.03%) SystmOne
4 3 (0.62%) iTrent
4 3 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.41%) Eikon
5 2 (0.41%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.21%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 52 (10.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (9.71%) Office 365
3 10 (2.07%) IaaS
4 9 (1.86%) PaaS
4 9 (1.86%) SaaS
5 8 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 2 (0.41%) Yammer
10 1 (0.21%) AdWords
10 1 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.21%) Force.com
10 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 40 (8.26%) Firewall
2 29 (5.99%) VPN
3 24 (4.96%) DNS
4 23 (4.75%) LAN
5 21 (4.34%) WAN
6 20 (4.13%) SAN
7 18 (3.72%) Cisco IOS
7 18 (3.72%) Skype
8 16 (3.31%) DHCP
9 14 (2.89%) Internet
10 12 (2.48%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (2.27%) BGP
11 11 (2.27%) PBX
11 11 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (2.07%) EIGRP
12 10 (2.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 10 (2.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 7 (1.45%) DMVPN
13 7 (1.45%) IOS XR
13 7 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 46 (9.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 45 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (5.99%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (5.99%) SQL Server 2014
5 25 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 23 (4.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (2.69%) MS Access
9 10 (2.07%) Power BI
10 9 (1.86%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.65%) MySQL
12 7 (1.45%) Oracle Database
13 6 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (1.24%) MongoDB
13 6 (1.24%) OLAP
14 5 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (1.03%) QlikView
14 5 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
15 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 30 (6.20%) Visual Studio
2 21 (4.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (2.89%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.07%) JIRA
5 6 (1.24%) WebDriver
6 5 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (1.03%) Selenium
6 5 (1.03%) Subversion
7 4 (0.83%) Appium
8 3 (0.62%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.62%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.62%) Toad
9 2 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.41%) Gatling
10 1 (0.21%) Hudson
10 1 (0.21%) NuGet
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.21%) YouTrack
General
1 68 (14.05%) Finance
2 28 (5.79%) Banking
3 22 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 21 (4.34%) Advertising
5 20 (4.13%) Retail
6 11 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.65%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.24%) Legal
9 4 (0.83%) Automotive
9 4 (0.83%) Marketing
9 4 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.62%) Back Office
10 3 (0.62%) Billing
10 3 (0.62%) Electronics
10 3 (0.62%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.62%) Law
11 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.41%) Games
11 2 (0.41%) Local Government
11 2 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 116 (23.97%) Analyst
2 109 (22.52%) Developer
3 42 (8.68%) .NET Developer
4 33 (6.82%) Architect
5 23 (4.75%) C# Developer
5 23 (4.75%) Consultant
6 22 (4.55%) SQL Developer
7 21 (4.34%) Service Analyst
7 21 (4.34%) Support Engineer
8 19 (3.93%) PMO Analyst
8 19 (3.93%) Service Desk Analyst
9 18 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support
9 18 (3.72%) C# .NET Developer
10 17 (3.51%) Administrator
10 17 (3.51%) Business Analyst
10 17 (3.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 17 (3.51%) ETL Developer
10 17 (3.51%) Support Analyst
11 15 (3.10%) SSIS Developer
12 14 (2.89%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (19.63%) .NET
2 38 (7.85%) HTML
3 33 (6.82%) .NET Framework
3 33 (6.82%) ASP.NET
4 20 (4.13%) CSS
4 20 (4.13%) Entity Framework
5 19 (3.93%) XML
6 16 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (3.31%) Web Services
7 15 (3.10%) AngularJS
8 12 (2.48%) jQuery
9 8 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (1.65%) MDX
9 8 (1.65%) SOAP
10 6 (1.24%) JSON
10 6 (1.24%) Middleware
10 6 (1.24%) REST
11 4 (0.83%) WCF
12 3 (0.62%) HTML5
12 3 (0.62%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.88%) Data Centre
2 34 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.93%) Blackberry
4 17 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.27%) Driving Licence
6 10 (2.07%) BYOD
7 9 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.45%) DataPower
8 7 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.24%) NHS
9 6 (1.24%) PKI
10 5 (1.03%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.83%) Clustering
11 4 (0.83%) User Experience
12 3 (0.62%) iSeries
12 3 (0.62%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.62%) Replication
12 3 (0.62%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (0.62%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 157 (32.44%) Windows
2 49 (10.12%) Windows 7
3 43 (8.88%) Windows Server
4 27 (5.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (5.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (4.13%) Linux
7 15 (3.10%) Android
7 15 (3.10%) Windows 10
8 13 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (2.69%) Windows XP
9 12 (2.48%) Unix
10 10 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.45%) Mac OS
12 6 (1.24%) SUSE
12 6 (1.24%) Windows Phone
13 5 (1.03%) Solaris
14 4 (0.83%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.83%) CentOS
14 4 (0.83%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (11.16%) ITIL
2 51 (10.54%) Migration
3 47 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (8.68%) Business Intelligence
4 42 (8.68%) Project Management
5 33 (6.82%) ETL
6 27 (5.58%) MVC
7 24 (4.96%) CRM
8 20 (4.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (3.93%) Coaching
10 16 (3.31%) Change Management
10 16 (3.31%) Service Management
11 15 (3.10%) Information Security
12 14 (2.89%) Web Development
13 13 (2.69%) Business Analysis
13 13 (2.69%) Incident Management
13 13 (2.69%) Test Automation
14 12 (2.48%) ERP
14 12 (2.48%) Resource Management
15 11 (2.27%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 114 (23.55%) SQL
2 71 (14.67%) C#
3 40 (8.26%) JavaScript
4 31 (6.40%) T-SQL
5 16 (3.31%) PowerShell
6 12 (2.48%) VB
7 11 (2.27%) VBA
8 8 (1.65%) Java
8 8 (1.65%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.24%) PHP
10 5 (1.03%) Delphi
11 3 (0.62%) C++
11 3 (0.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 3 (0.62%) JCL
12 2 (0.41%) Python
12 2 (0.41%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.41%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.41%) VB6
12 2 (0.41%) VBScript
12 2 (0.41%) XAML
Qualifications
1 29 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (4.75%) Degree
3 21 (4.34%) Security Cleared
4 19 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (2.89%) CCNP
6 13 (2.69%) MCSE
7 11 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.45%) CCNA
9 6 (1.24%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.83%) CISM
11 3 (0.62%) HNC
11 3 (0.62%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.41%) CISA
12 2 (0.41%) CISSP
12 2 (0.41%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.41%) ISEB
12 2 (0.41%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.41%) MCP
12 2 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.17%) PMO
2 21 (4.34%) SLA
3 13 (2.69%) QA
4 7 (1.45%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.03%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.62%) GDPR
6 3 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.21%) FATCA
8 1 (0.21%) IFRS
8 1 (0.21%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.21%) P3O
System Software
1 99 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.31%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.65%) vSphere
5 5 (1.03%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.62%) KVM
7 3 (0.62%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.41%) XenApp
9 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.21%) Docker
9 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.21%) NFS
9 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (4.13%) SCCM
2 10 (2.07%) FortiGate
3 7 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (1.45%) HP UCMDB
3 7 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (1.45%) OPNET
3 7 (1.45%) SCOM
4 6 (1.24%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.83%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.62%) Puppet
6 3 (0.62%) QRadar
6 3 (0.62%) WMI
7 2 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (9.09%) VMware
2 36 (7.44%) HP
3 34 (7.02%) Cisco
3 34 (7.02%) Citrix
4 20 (4.13%) Oracle
5 15 (3.10%) IBM
5 15 (3.10%) SAP
6 11 (2.27%) Dell
6 11 (2.27%) Lotus
7 10 (2.07%) F5
7 10 (2.07%) Fortinet
7 10 (2.07%) Splunk
8 8 (1.65%) BMC
8 8 (1.65%) EMC
9 7 (1.45%) Blue Coat
9 7 (1.45%) McAfee
9 7 (1.45%) Motorola
9 7 (1.45%) NetApp
9 7 (1.45%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.45%) Tableau
South Yorkshire
Modis International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
QA Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Premier IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Xiros Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East Riding
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14 - £14.40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Elland, Yorkshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 5 days ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14.00 - £14.40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £19.97 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago