Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 8 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 597 719 904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.55% 13.09% 14.56%
As % of the Vendors category 34.51% 33.49% 35.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 448 574
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £153 £175 £200
90th Percentile £511 £525 £518
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 81 101
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.75% +5.56% +8.00%
10th Percentile £9.92 £9.58 £8.96
90th Percentile £20.08 £23.75 £20.00
England median hourly rate £15.04 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.00% - +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 1730 2147 2515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 39.27% 39.09% 40.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1058 1335 1524
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +3.70%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £225
90th Percentile £551 £550 £500
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 105 166
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.07% +6.66% +2.60%
10th Percentile £9.81 £9.80 £8.77
90th Percentile £28.18 £23.90 £28.00
England median hourly rate £17.31 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.92% -5.71% +6.06%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +1 394 £350 -3.11% 73
South Yorkshire -4 81 £340 -2.86% 15
North Yorkshire +2 80 £275 -21.43% 13
East Yorkshire +3 27 £350 +16.67% 4
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 188 (31.49%) Windows
2 145 (24.29%) SQL Server
3 134 (22.45%) SQL
4 131 (21.94%) Active Directory
5 111 (18.59%) Microsoft Office
6 89 (14.91%) Migration
7 86 (14.41%) .NET
8 80 (13.40%) Finance
9 72 (12.06%) C#
10 67 (11.22%) Windows 7
11 64 (10.72%) Microsoft Excel
12 62 (10.39%) ITIL
12 62 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 62 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
13 61 (10.22%) SharePoint
13 61 (10.22%) VMware
14 60 (10.05%) Cisco
15 59 (9.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 52 (8.71%) VMware Infrastructure
16 52 (8.71%) Windows Server
17 51 (8.54%) Office 365
18 48 (8.04%) ETL
19 47 (7.87%) MS Exchange
20 45 (7.54%) Business Intelligence
20 45 (7.54%) Windows Server 2008
20 45 (7.54%) Microsoft Azure
21 44 (7.37%) MVC
22 43 (7.20%) ASP.NET
23 42 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
23 42 (7.04%) 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 61 (10.22%) SharePoint
2 47 (7.87%) MS Exchange
3 28 (4.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 21 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (3.52%) IIS
5 16 (2.68%) IBM Notes
6 13 (2.18%) Skype for Business
7 11 (1.84%) SAS
7 11 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (1.68%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (1.34%) MS Project Server
10 7 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.84%) CMS
11 5 (0.84%) Confluence
12 4 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.50%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 111 (18.59%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (10.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (5.19%) MS Visio
4 29 (4.86%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.84%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.67%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.17%) SPSS
8 1 (0.17%) Stata
Business Applications
1 30 (5.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.67%) Eikon
3 4 (0.67%) SystmOne
4 3 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.17%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 51 (8.54%) Office 365
2 45 (7.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (4.52%) SaaS
4 25 (4.19%) PaaS
5 18 (3.02%) IaaS
6 15 (2.51%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (0.34%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.17%) Force.com
10 1 (0.17%) GitHub
10 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.17%) Lucidchart
10 1 (0.17%) Slack
10 1 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.20%) Firewall
2 36 (6.03%) DNS
3 30 (5.03%) WAN
4 28 (4.69%) LAN
5 26 (4.36%) VPN
6 19 (3.18%) Skype
7 18 (3.02%) Cisco IOS
8 13 (2.18%) NetScaler
9 11 (1.84%) SAN
10 10 (1.68%) VoIP
11 9 (1.51%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (1.34%) Network Security
13 7 (1.17%) BGP
13 7 (1.17%) EIGRP
13 7 (1.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 7 (1.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 7 (1.17%) Intranet
13 7 (1.17%) Reverse Proxy
14 6 (1.01%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (24.29%) SQL Server
2 59 (9.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 42 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 39 (6.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (5.70%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (5.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 26 (4.36%) Power BI
8 22 (3.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 22 (3.69%) SQL Server 2014
9 17 (2.85%) OLAP
10 13 (2.18%) SQL Server 2016
11 12 (2.01%) QlikView
12 10 (1.68%) Relational Database
13 7 (1.17%) Data Mining
13 7 (1.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (1.17%) SAS Visual Analytics
14 6 (1.01%) MOLAP
14 6 (1.01%) OLTP
14 6 (1.01%) ROLAP
14 6 (1.01%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 32 (5.36%) Git (software)
2 28 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (2.18%) Visual Studio
4 10 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
5 9 (1.51%) JIRA
6 8 (1.34%) Subversion
7 7 (1.17%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.84%) ReSharper
8 5 (0.84%) SpecFlow
8 5 (0.84%) YouTrack
9 4 (0.67%) Chocolatey
10 3 (0.50%) MSTest
10 3 (0.50%) NUnit
10 3 (0.50%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.34%) Ant
11 2 (0.34%) FitNesse
11 2 (0.34%) MorphX
12 1 (0.17%) HP UFT
12 1 (0.17%) Selenium
General
1 80 (13.40%) Finance
2 21 (3.52%) Banking
3 20 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.85%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.51%) Retail
6 10 (1.68%) Advertising
7 5 (0.84%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.67%) Electronics
8 4 (0.67%) Legal
9 3 (0.50%) Automotive
9 3 (0.50%) Back Office
9 3 (0.50%) Law
9 3 (0.50%) Local Government
10 1 (0.17%) Billing
10 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (20.77%) Developer
2 91 (15.24%) Analyst
3 48 (8.04%) Architect
4 43 (7.20%) Support Engineer
5 41 (6.87%) 2nd Line Support
6 40 (6.70%) .NET Developer
7 35 (5.86%) SQL Developer
8 30 (5.03%) C# Developer
9 26 (4.36%) Consultant
10 25 (4.19%) Administrator
11 24 (4.02%) C# .NET Developer
11 24 (4.02%) Desktop Support
11 24 (4.02%) Project Manager
12 23 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
12 23 (3.85%) Senior Developer
13 22 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
13 22 (3.69%) Technical Leader
14 21 (3.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 19 (3.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 19 (3.18%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (14.41%) .NET
2 43 (7.20%) ASP.NET
3 26 (4.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 25 (4.19%) .NET Framework
5 19 (3.18%) HTML
6 17 (2.85%) Entity Framework
7 16 (2.68%) ASP.NET Web API
8 15 (2.51%) AngularJS
9 14 (2.35%) Web Services
10 13 (2.18%) WCF
11 12 (2.01%) REST
12 11 (1.84%) MDX
13 10 (1.68%) jQuery
14 8 (1.34%) CSS
14 8 (1.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 7 (1.17%) SAML
15 7 (1.17%) SOAP
16 6 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 6 (1.01%) Node.js
16 6 (1.01%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.86%) Data Centre
3 31 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 26 (4.36%) Blackberry
5 21 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (2.85%) BYOD
7 13 (2.18%) Driving Licence
8 9 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (1.51%) NHS
9 8 (1.34%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.34%) PKI
10 5 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (0.84%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.67%) Clustering
12 3 (0.50%) FMCG
12 3 (0.50%) PMI
12 3 (0.50%) Security Operations Centre
13 2 (0.34%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 188 (31.49%) Windows
2 67 (11.22%) Windows 7
3 52 (8.71%) Windows Server
4 45 (7.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (4.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (3.35%) Android
7 18 (3.02%) Linux
8 17 (2.85%) Windows 10
9 14 (2.35%) Mac OS
9 14 (2.35%) Windows XP
10 8 (1.34%) Unix
11 6 (1.01%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.01%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.01%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.67%) MVS
13 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (14.91%) Migration
2 62 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (10.39%) ITIL
3 48 (8.04%) ETL
4 45 (7.54%) Business Intelligence
5 44 (7.37%) MVC
6 36 (6.03%) Project Management
7 35 (5.86%) CRM
8 27 (4.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (4.19%) Change Management
9 25 (4.19%) Data Modelling
10 22 (3.69%) Coaching
11 21 (3.52%) Data Migration
12 20 (3.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 19 (3.18%) Information Security
13 19 (3.18%) PRINCE2
13 19 (3.18%) Unit Testing
14 17 (2.85%) ERP
14 17 (2.85%) SOA
14 17 (2.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 134 (22.45%) SQL
2 72 (12.06%) C#
3 32 (5.36%) JavaScript
3 32 (5.36%) T-SQL
4 29 (4.86%) PowerShell
5 8 (1.34%) Java
6 6 (1.01%) X++
7 4 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (0.50%) Scala
8 3 (0.50%) VB
8 3 (0.50%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.34%) C++
9 2 (0.34%) VB6
9 2 (0.34%) VBA
10 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.17%) C
10 1 (0.17%) PHP
10 1 (0.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 62 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (5.19%) MCSE
3 28 (4.69%) Degree
4 27 (4.52%) Security Cleared
5 20 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (2.18%) CCNP
7 12 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.84%) MCITP
9 9 (1.51%) CCNA
9 9 (1.51%) ISEB
10 8 (1.34%) MCP
11 7 (1.17%) ISTQB
11 7 (1.17%) MCDST
11 7 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (1.01%) HNC
12 6 (1.01%) SC Cleared
13 5 (0.84%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.84%) MCSA
14 4 (0.67%) CISM
14 4 (0.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.02%) PMO
2 14 (2.35%) SLA
3 11 (1.84%) QA
4 7 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.17%) GDPR
4 7 (1.17%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 131 (21.94%) Active Directory
2 52 (8.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.35%) vSphere
4 9 (1.51%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (1.01%) XenApp
7 4 (0.67%) Docker
7 4 (0.67%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.67%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.34%) NFS
9 2 (0.34%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (6.70%) SCCM
2 12 (2.01%) SCOM
3 11 (1.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (1.17%) FortiGate
4 7 (1.17%) Puppet
5 5 (0.84%) WSUS
6 4 (0.67%) WMI
7 3 (0.50%) EdgeSight
7 3 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.50%) QRadar
8 2 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.34%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.34%) Terraform
8 2 (0.34%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 61 (10.22%) VMware
2 60 (10.05%) Cisco
3 41 (6.87%) Citrix
4 17 (2.85%) Oracle
5 16 (2.68%) Lotus
5 16 (2.68%) SAP
6 13 (2.18%) McAfee
7 11 (1.84%) Dell
7 11 (1.84%) HP
7 11 (1.84%) NetApp
8 9 (1.51%) Apple
8 9 (1.51%) RedGate
9 7 (1.17%) F5
9 7 (1.17%) Fortinet
9 7 (1.17%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.84%) Bloomberg
10 5 (0.84%) CheckPoint
10 5 (0.84%) DevExpress
10 5 (0.84%) Reuters
10 5 (0.84%) Veeam