Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 7 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 183 537 482
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 12.58% 13.05% 9.76%
As % of the Vendors category 30.30% 31.61% 26.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 346 326
Median daily rate £400 £365 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +2.82% +1.43%
10th Percentile £178 £150 £219
90th Percentile £563 £516 £533
England median daily rate £440 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 76 55
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -4.76% +31.25%
10th Percentile £11.04 £10.08 £10.75
90th Percentile £24.21 £29.33 £35.15
England median hourly rate £18.13 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +13.28% - +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 604 1,699 1,846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 41.51% 41.28% 37.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 1,095 1,174
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £253 £205 £263
90th Percentile £612 £575 £545
England median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 100 101
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -11.63% +25.29%
10th Percentile £11.07 £9.77 £10.75
90th Percentile £32.50 £31.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate £22.55 £19.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.47% +5.72% +6.13%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Yorkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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 -5 97 £400 +6.67% 66
North Yorkshire +3 44 £450 +44.00% 22
South Yorkshire -11 29 £375 +25.00% 27
East Yorkshire +8 4 - - 10
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 60 (32.79%) Windows
2 57 (31.15%) Azure
3 44 (24.04%) Microsoft Office
4 41 (22.40%) Active Directory
5 38 (20.77%) SQL Server
6 32 (17.49%) Office 365
7 31 (16.94%) SQL
8 26 (14.21%) Microsoft Excel
8 26 (14.21%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (14.21%) Windows Server
9 24 (13.11%) Finance
10 23 (12.57%) Public Sector
11 19 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (10.38%) MS Exchange
11 19 (10.38%) Project Management
12 18 (9.84%) Migration
12 18 (9.84%) DevOps
12 18 (9.84%) AWS
13 17 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (9.29%) JavaScript
14 16 (8.74%) Windows 10
15 15 (8.20%) C#
15 15 (8.20%) .NET
15 15 (8.20%) ITIL
16 14 (7.65%) HTML
16 14 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (7.10%) SharePoint
17 13 (7.10%) Git (software)
17 13 (7.10%) SCCM
17 13 (7.10%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 19 (10.38%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.10%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.64%) IIS
4 3 (1.64%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.09%) Apache
5 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.09%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.55%) Confluence
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.55%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.55%) SAS
6 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 44 (24.04%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (14.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (6.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (4.92%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (3.83%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.55%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.64%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.64%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.55%) assyst
3 1 (0.55%) Line 500
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.55%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 57 (31.15%) Azure
2 32 (17.49%) Office 365
3 18 (9.84%) AWS
4 8 (4.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (4.37%) Power Platform
5 7 (3.83%) Kong
6 5 (2.73%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (2.73%) IaaS
7 4 (2.19%) SaaS
8 3 (1.64%) Google Sheets
8 3 (1.64%) PaaS
9 2 (1.09%) GitHub
9 2 (1.09%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.55%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.01%) LAN
2 9 (4.92%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.37%) WAN
4 7 (3.83%) DHCP
4 7 (3.83%) DNS
4 7 (3.83%) VPN
5 5 (2.73%) Firewall
6 4 (2.19%) Network Security
7 3 (1.64%) Internet
7 3 (1.64%) MPLS
7 3 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.09%) BGP
8 2 (1.09%) DMZ
8 2 (1.09%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.09%) IPv4
8 2 (1.09%) IPv6
8 2 (1.09%) OSPF
8 2 (1.09%) SAN
8 2 (1.09%) SMTP
8 2 (1.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (20.77%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.37%) Power BI
3 7 (3.83%) Qlik Sense
3 7 (3.83%) QlikView
4 6 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (2.19%) MS Access
6 4 (2.19%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.09%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.55%) GIS
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.55%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (7.10%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.46%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.83%) Artifactory
3 7 (3.83%) GitLab
3 7 (3.83%) SonarQube
3 7 (3.83%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (2.19%) Jasmine
4 4 (2.19%) Maven
4 4 (2.19%) MSTest
4 4 (2.19%) NUnit
4 4 (2.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (2.19%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.64%) Visual Studio Code
6 2 (1.09%) JIRA
6 2 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.55%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.55%) Balsamiq
7 1 (0.55%) gulp
7 1 (0.55%) Selenium
7 1 (0.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 24 (13.11%) Finance
2 23 (12.57%) Public Sector
3 8 (4.37%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.28%) Law
5 4 (2.19%) Local Government
6 3 (1.64%) Banking
6 3 (1.64%) German Language
6 3 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.09%) Back Office
7 2 (1.09%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.09%) French Language
7 2 (1.09%) Publishing
7 2 (1.09%) Retail
8 1 (0.55%) Legal
8 1 (0.55%) Police
Job Titles
1 36 (19.67%) Developer
2 27 (14.75%) Analyst
3 11 (6.01%) IT Support
4 10 (5.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (5.46%) Support Engineer
5 9 (4.92%) Architect
5 9 (4.92%) Data Analyst
6 8 (4.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 8 (4.37%) Consultant
7 7 (3.83%) .NET Developer
7 7 (3.83%) Project Manager
7 7 (3.83%) Support Analyst
8 6 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (3.28%) IT Technician
9 5 (2.73%) IT Engineer
9 5 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.19%) Angular Developer
10 4 (2.19%) Azure Architect
10 4 (2.19%) Azure Engineer
10 4 (2.19%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.20%) .NET
2 14 (7.65%) HTML
3 10 (5.46%) CSS
4 9 (4.92%) AngularJS
4 9 (4.92%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (4.37%) Node.js
6 7 (3.83%) ASP.NET
6 7 (3.83%) Kafka
6 7 (3.83%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (2.19%) .NET Core
7 4 (2.19%) Apache CXF
7 4 (2.19%) Dropwizard
7 4 (2.19%) Hibernate
7 4 (2.19%) JAX-RS
7 4 (2.19%) Jest
7 4 (2.19%) NgRx
7 4 (2.19%) Redux
7 4 (2.19%) RxJS
7 4 (2.19%) Sass
7 4 (2.19%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.46%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.37%) NHS
3 8 (4.37%) User Experience
4 6 (3.28%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.64%) FMCG
7 2 (1.09%) BYOD
7 2 (1.09%) Clustering
7 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.09%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.09%) Handset
7 2 (1.09%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.55%) Life Science
8 1 (0.55%) PKI
8 1 (0.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 60 (32.79%) Windows
2 26 (14.21%) Windows Server
3 16 (8.74%) Windows 10
4 10 (5.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (5.46%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (4.37%) Windows 7
6 7 (3.83%) Linux
7 5 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.19%) Unix
9 3 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.64%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.09%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.55%) Android
11 1 (0.55%) VMS
11 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (14.21%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
2 19 (10.38%) Project Management
3 18 (9.84%) DevOps
3 18 (9.84%) Migration
4 15 (8.20%) ITIL
5 14 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (7.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 10 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (5.46%) Microservices
7 10 (5.46%) Project Delivery
8 9 (4.92%) Web Development
9 8 (4.37%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.83%) Change Management
10 7 (3.83%) CRM
10 7 (3.83%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 7 (3.83%) Front End Development
10 7 (3.83%) PRINCE2
11 6 (3.28%) Scrum
12 5 (2.73%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (16.94%) SQL
2 17 (9.29%) JavaScript
3 15 (8.20%) C#
4 9 (4.92%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.73%) Java
5 5 (2.73%) TypeScript
6 4 (2.19%) Python
6 4 (2.19%) VB
7 3 (1.64%) VBA
8 2 (1.09%) C
8 2 (1.09%) R
8 2 (1.09%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.55%) ABAP
9 1 (0.55%) C++
9 1 (0.55%) Perl
9 1 (0.55%) PHP
9 1 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (6.01%) Degree
2 6 (3.28%) CCNA
2 6 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.73%) MCP
3 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.64%) APMP
4 3 (1.64%) MCSE
4 3 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.64%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.09%) CCA
5 2 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.09%) ECDL
5 2 (1.09%) ISEB
5 2 (1.09%) MCSA
5 2 (1.09%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.55%) PMP
6 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.92%) SLA
2 4 (2.19%) GDPR
2 4 (2.19%) PMO
3 3 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 41 (22.40%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.73%) Docker
2 5 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.19%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 4 (2.19%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.64%) XenApp
5 2 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.09%) vSphere
5 2 (1.09%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (7.10%) SCCM
2 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.19%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.19%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.64%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.09%) MaaS360
5 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.09%) SCOM
5 2 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.09%) Terraform
5 2 (1.09%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.55%) Ansible
6 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.55%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 12 (6.56%) Citrix
1 12 (6.56%) VMware
2 10 (5.46%) Cisco
3 8 (4.37%) Remedy
4 7 (3.83%) Google
5 6 (3.28%) Oracle
5 6 (3.28%) Tableau
6 5 (2.73%) Apple
6 5 (2.73%) SAP
7 3 (1.64%) CA
8 2 (1.09%) Avaya
8 2 (1.09%) Novell
8 2 (1.09%) Ping Identity
8 2 (1.09%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.09%) Symantec
9 1 (0.55%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.55%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.55%) McAfee
9 1 (0.55%) Meraki
9 1 (0.55%) Sitecore