The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank 18 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 31 64 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 8.71% 15.61% 13.39%
As % of the Vendors category 29.81% 30.05% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 40 16
Median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.07% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £188 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £22.75 £14.15 £9.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.77% +52.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.95%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Vendors Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
104 213 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 29.21% 51.95% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 136 53
Median daily rate £375 £400 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +27.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £271 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £587 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Median hourly rate £22.75 £9.00 £9.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+152.77% -7.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Sheffield region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Sheffield region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Sheffield region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 21 (28.77%) SQL Server
2 18 (24.66%) SQL
3 17 (23.29%) MS Excel
4 16 (21.92%) Windows
5 15 (20.55%) Finance
5 15 (20.55%) Data Centre
6 13 (17.81%) MS Office
7 12 (16.44%) Active Directory
8 11 (15.07%) Office 365
9 10 (13.70%) Skype for Business
9 10 (13.70%) Cisco
9 10 (13.70%) PBX
9 10 (13.70%) .NET
9 10 (13.70%) Skype
10 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (12.33%) Migration
10 9 (12.33%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (10.96%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (10.96%) NetScaler
11 8 (10.96%) Manufacturing
11 8 (10.96%) CheckPoint
11 8 (10.96%) VMware
12 7 (9.59%) Replication
12 7 (9.59%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (9.59%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (9.59%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (9.59%) FCoE
12 7 (9.59%) F5
12 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield 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 10 (13.70%) Skype for Business
2 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.74%) IIS
3 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.37%) nginx
4 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 17 (23.29%) MS Excel
2 13 (17.81%) MS Office
3 5 (6.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.48%) MS Visio
4 4 (5.48%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (4.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.07%) Office 365
2 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.74%) IaaS
3 2 (2.74%) PaaS
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.70%) PBX
1 10 (13.70%) Skype
2 9 (12.33%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (10.96%) NetScaler
4 7 (9.59%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (9.59%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (9.59%) FCoE
4 7 (9.59%) NX-OS
5 2 (2.74%) DNS
5 2 (2.74%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.74%) LAN
5 2 (2.74%) VoIP
5 2 (2.74%) VPN
5 2 (2.74%) WAN
6 1 (1.37%) DHCP
6 1 (1.37%) FWSM
6 1 (1.37%) Internet
6 1 (1.37%) SAN
6 1 (1.37%) SSL
6 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (28.77%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (9.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.85%) MySQL
5 4 (5.48%) MS Access
5 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.74%) Big Data
7 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.37%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (1.37%) Power BI
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.37%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.74%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.37%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.37%) ReSharper
2 1 (1.37%) Selenium
2 1 (1.37%) Subversion
2 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.37%) YouTrack
General
1 15 (20.55%) Finance
2 8 (10.96%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.85%) Advertising
4 4 (5.48%) Banking
5 2 (2.74%) Billing
6 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (16.44%) DBA
1 12 (16.44%) Developer
2 10 (13.70%) Consultant
2 10 (13.70%) SQL DBA
3 7 (9.59%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) Business Consultant
5 5 (6.85%) SQL Server DBA
6 4 (5.48%) Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Designer
6 4 (5.48%) IT Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) IT Support
6 4 (5.48%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Lync Consultant
6 4 (5.48%) Network Designer
7 3 (4.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Senior Support Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Desktop Support
8 2 (2.74%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) .NET
2 5 (6.85%) WCF
3 4 (5.48%) Web Services
4 3 (4.11%) ActiveX
4 3 (4.11%) ADO
4 3 (4.11%) DAO
5 2 (2.74%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.74%) CSS
5 2 (2.74%) NHibernate
6 1 (1.37%) EDI
6 1 (1.37%) HTML
6 1 (1.37%) LAMP
6 1 (1.37%) Marionette.js
6 1 (1.37%) MDX
6 1 (1.37%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.37%) WAP
6 1 (1.37%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.37%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.55%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.59%) Enterprise Storage
2 7 (9.59%) Replication
3 4 (5.48%) Clustering
4 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.74%) Fintech
5 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.37%) iSeries
6 1 (1.37%) NHS
6 1 (1.37%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.92%) Windows
2 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (8.22%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (6.85%) Linux
5 4 (5.48%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.33%) Migration
2 7 (9.59%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (6.85%) CRM
3 5 (6.85%) ERP
3 5 (6.85%) ETL
4 4 (5.48%) Data Modelling
4 4 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (4.11%) Business Analysis
5 3 (4.11%) Business Process Analysis
5 3 (4.11%) Database Theory
5 3 (4.11%) DevOps
5 3 (4.11%) High Availability
5 3 (4.11%) Load Balancing
5 3 (4.11%) Project Management
5 3 (4.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (2.74%) Automated Testing
6 2 (2.74%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (2.74%) Network Design
6 2 (2.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (2.74%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.66%) SQL
2 5 (6.85%) C#
3 4 (5.48%) PL/SQL
3 4 (5.48%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.11%) VB
4 3 (4.11%) VBA
5 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.37%) C
6 1 (1.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.37%) Java
6 1 (1.37%) Perl
6 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.74%) Degree
2 2 (2.74%) OCP
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.37%) CCNA
3 1 (1.37%) CCNP
3 1 (1.37%) MCP
3 1 (1.37%) MCSE
3 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) QA
1 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (16.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) Docker
2 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.37%) Squid
3 1 (1.37%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.37%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.37%) vSphere
3 1 (1.37%) XenApp
3 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) SCCM
2 2 (2.74%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (13.70%) Cisco
2 8 (10.96%) CheckPoint
2 8 (10.96%) VMware
3 7 (9.59%) Brocade
3 7 (9.59%) F5
4 6 (8.22%) Oracle
4 6 (8.22%) Polycom
5 4 (5.48%) Citrix
6 3 (4.11%) SAP
7 2 (2.74%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.74%) Tableau
8 1 (1.37%) BT
8 1 (1.37%) Dell
8 1 (1.37%) DevExpress
8 1 (1.37%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.37%) Sybase
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