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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 7 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 248 396 387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 11.68% 13.77% 14.46%
As % of the Vendors category 32.42% 33.64% 33.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 238 228
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 40 39
Median hourly rate £11.50 £13.10 £11.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.18% +17.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £8.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.08 £21.70 £16.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

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 765 1177 1153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 36.03% 40.94% 43.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 761 711
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 60 59
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.20 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 0 155 £360 +4.34% 113
South Yorkshire -14 42 £350 -2.77% 26
North Yorkshire -2 34 £400 +33.33% 23
East Yorkshire -4 4 £338 -3.57% 6
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 179 (31.85%) Windows
2 165 (29.36%) MS Excel
3 155 (27.58%) SQL
4 145 (25.80%) SQL Server
5 128 (22.78%) Active Directory
6 89 (15.84%) .NET
7 78 (13.88%) MS Office
8 75 (13.35%) Business Intelligence
8 75 (13.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 73 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
10 68 (12.10%) Windows Server
11 66 (11.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 66 (11.74%) VMware
12 63 (11.21%) C#
13 62 (11.03%) ITIL
14 59 (10.50%) Finance
15 58 (10.32%) SharePoint
16 53 (9.43%) ETL
16 53 (9.43%) Migration
17 49 (8.72%) T-SQL
18 48 (8.54%) Data Centre
19 47 (8.36%) SQL Server 2012
19 47 (8.36%) Windows 7
19 47 (8.36%) Agile Software Development
20 45 (8.01%) Office 365
21 44 (7.83%) Windows Server 2012
21 44 (7.83%) SQL Server 2014
22 42 (7.47%) Data Warehouse
23 41 (7.30%) Windows Server 2008
24 40 (7.12%) MS Exchange

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 58 (10.32%) SharePoint
2 40 (7.12%) MS Exchange
3 24 (4.27%) Skype for Business
4 21 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (3.02%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (2.49%) IIS
7 10 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.25%) CMS
9 6 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.89%) Apache
10 5 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.71%) MS Project Server
11 4 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.71%) StreamWeaver
12 3 (0.53%) Confluence
12 3 (0.53%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.53%) Plone
12 3 (0.53%) SilverStripe
12 3 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 165 (29.36%) MS Excel
2 78 (13.88%) MS Office
3 30 (5.34%) MS Project
4 16 (2.85%) MS Visio
5 14 (2.49%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (1.78%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.53%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 36 (6.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.85%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.71%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.18%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 73 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (8.01%) Office 365
3 17 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.07%) IaaS
6 5 (0.89%) PaaS
7 4 (0.71%) SaaS
8 2 (0.36%) Yammer
9 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.18%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.80%) DNS
2 25 (4.45%) SAN
3 24 (4.27%) DHCP
4 23 (4.09%) Firewall
4 23 (4.09%) LAN
5 20 (3.56%) WAN
6 18 (3.20%) Skype
7 17 (3.02%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (3.02%) NetScaler
8 16 (2.85%) VPN
9 15 (2.67%) Cisco IOS
9 15 (2.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (2.67%) TCP/IP
10 12 (2.14%) Internet
11 11 (1.96%) PBX
12 10 (1.78%) FCoE
12 10 (1.78%) Network Security
12 10 (1.78%) NX-OS
13 7 (1.25%) FTP
14 6 (1.07%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (25.80%) SQL Server
2 75 (13.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 66 (11.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 47 (8.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 44 (7.83%) SQL Server 2014
6 42 (7.47%) Data Warehouse
7 35 (6.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 30 (5.34%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (2.49%) QlikView
10 13 (2.31%) Power BI
11 12 (2.14%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.96%) MS Access
12 11 (1.96%) MySQL
13 8 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (1.07%) Big Data
15 6 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
16 5 (0.89%) Relational Database
16 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 28 (4.98%) Visual Studio
2 20 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.96%) JIRA
4 9 (1.60%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (1.07%) Subversion
6 6 (1.07%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.89%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.53%) Appium
8 3 (0.53%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.53%) ReSharper
8 3 (0.53%) YouTrack
9 2 (0.36%) Gatling
9 2 (0.36%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.36%) Robot Framework
9 2 (0.36%) Selenium
9 2 (0.36%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.36%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.18%) NuGet
General
1 59 (10.50%) Finance
2 38 (6.76%) Advertising
3 20 (3.56%) Retail
4 16 (2.85%) Banking
4 16 (2.85%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.42%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.07%) Legal
7 5 (0.89%) Law
8 4 (0.71%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.53%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.36%) Electronics
10 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.36%) Games
10 2 (0.36%) Local Government
10 2 (0.36%) Marketing
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
11 1 (0.18%) Back Office
11 1 (0.18%) Billing
11 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 146 (25.98%) Developer
2 108 (19.22%) Analyst
3 50 (8.90%) SQL Developer
4 41 (7.30%) Architect
5 36 (6.41%) Consultant
5 36 (6.41%) SSIS Developer
6 32 (5.69%) .NET Developer
7 27 (4.80%) DBA
8 24 (4.27%) ETL Developer
8 24 (4.27%) Service Analyst
9 23 (4.09%) SQL DBA
10 22 (3.91%) Support Analyst
11 21 (3.74%) Administrator
11 21 (3.74%) Service Desk Analyst
11 21 (3.74%) Support Engineer
12 20 (3.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 20 (3.56%) Data Warehouse Developer
13 19 (3.38%) T-SQL Developer
14 18 (3.20%) 1st Line Support
14 18 (3.20%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (15.84%) .NET
2 28 (4.98%) HTML
3 24 (4.27%) CSS
4 22 (3.91%) ASP.NET
5 20 (3.56%) .NET Framework
6 19 (3.38%) Web Services
7 17 (3.02%) AngularJS
8 13 (2.31%) Entity Framework
9 10 (1.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (1.60%) XML
11 7 (1.25%) ActiveX
11 7 (1.25%) ADO
11 7 (1.25%) DAO
11 7 (1.25%) MDX
11 7 (1.25%) Middleware
12 6 (1.07%) jQuery
13 5 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (0.89%) JSON
13 5 (0.89%) WCF
14 4 (0.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.54%) Data Centre
2 34 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.85%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.14%) Enterprise Storage
5 11 (1.96%) Replication
6 10 (1.78%) Driving Licence
7 9 (1.60%) NHS
8 6 (1.07%) Clustering
8 6 (1.07%) Tandem
9 5 (0.89%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (0.89%) User Experience
10 4 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.71%) DataPower
10 4 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.71%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.71%) PKI
11 3 (0.53%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.53%) iSeries
11 3 (0.53%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 179 (31.85%) Windows
2 68 (12.10%) Windows Server
3 47 (8.36%) Windows 7
4 44 (7.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (7.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (5.16%) Linux
7 15 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (2.49%) Windows 10
9 12 (2.14%) Unix
10 8 (1.42%) Solaris
11 7 (1.25%) Android
11 7 (1.25%) SUSE
11 7 (1.25%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.89%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.71%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.53%) CentOS
14 3 (0.53%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.53%) zOS
15 2 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (13.35%) Business Intelligence
2 62 (11.03%) ITIL
3 53 (9.43%) ETL
3 53 (9.43%) Migration
4 47 (8.36%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (6.58%) CRM
6 36 (6.41%) Project Management
7 26 (4.63%) Data Modelling
8 25 (4.45%) MVC
9 23 (4.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (3.38%) Problem Management
11 17 (3.02%) Visualisation
12 16 (2.85%) DevOps
13 15 (2.67%) ERP
13 15 (2.67%) Kimball Methodology
13 15 (2.67%) Service Management
13 15 (2.67%) Supplier Management
14 13 (2.31%) Business Analysis
14 13 (2.31%) E-Commerce
15 12 (2.14%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (27.58%) SQL
2 63 (11.21%) C#
3 49 (8.72%) T-SQL
4 32 (5.69%) PowerShell
5 31 (5.52%) JavaScript
6 14 (2.49%) VBA
7 10 (1.78%) VB
8 8 (1.42%) Shell Script
8 8 (1.42%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.25%) Java
9 7 (1.25%) PHP
10 5 (0.89%) C++
10 5 (0.89%) Python
11 4 (0.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 4 (0.71%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.53%) JCL
12 3 (0.53%) R
12 3 (0.53%) VBScript
13 2 (0.36%) Ruby
13 2 (0.36%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 40 (7.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (3.74%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.38%) Degree
4 14 (2.49%) MCSE
5 13 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (1.78%) CCNP
8 7 (1.25%) CCA
8 7 (1.25%) CCNA
9 6 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (1.07%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.89%) CCDA
10 5 (0.89%) CCIE
11 4 (0.71%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.71%) MCITP
12 3 (0.53%) HNC
12 3 (0.53%) MCDBA
12 3 (0.53%) MCTS
13 2 (0.36%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.16%) SLA
2 16 (2.85%) PMO
3 11 (1.96%) QA
4 7 (1.25%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.71%) IFRS
5 4 (0.71%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 128 (22.78%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.38%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.31%) vSphere
5 9 (1.60%) XenApp
6 8 (1.42%) VMware ESX
6 8 (1.42%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.07%) Docker
9 5 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.71%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.53%) Time Sharing Option
11 3 (0.53%) vCloud
11 3 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.53%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.36%) KVM
12 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 33 (5.87%) SCCM
2 10 (1.78%) SCOM
3 8 (1.42%) Backup Exec
3 8 (1.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 7 (1.25%) NetBackup
4 7 (1.25%) Puppet
5 6 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.07%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.71%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.71%) HP UCMDB
6 4 (0.71%) NetVault Backup
6 4 (0.71%) OPNET
6 4 (0.71%) WSUS
7 3 (0.53%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.53%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.36%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 66 (11.74%) VMware
2 37 (6.58%) Cisco
3 34 (6.05%) Citrix
4 33 (5.87%) HP
5 30 (5.34%) Oracle
6 16 (2.85%) Brocade
6 16 (2.85%) IBM
7 14 (2.49%) F5
7 14 (2.49%) Red Hat
7 14 (2.49%) Tableau
8 11 (1.96%) CheckPoint
8 11 (1.96%) Dell
8 11 (1.96%) EMC
9 9 (1.60%) SAP
10 8 (1.42%) NetApp
10 8 (1.42%) Splunk
10 8 (1.42%) Symantec
11 7 (1.25%) BMC
11 7 (1.25%) Polycom
12 6 (1.07%) Cognos
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