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 30 May 2016 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 15 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 46 42 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 11.08% 14.95% 21.08%
As % of the Vendors category 26.44% 37.50% 40.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 24 32
Median daily rate £363 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £240 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Median hourly rate £11.25 £9.48 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.67% -13.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £8.50 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
Microsoft
South Yorkshire

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
174 112 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 41.93% 39.86% 52.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 71 73
Median daily rate £440 £275 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £149 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £488 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 11
Median hourly rate £8.50 £8.99 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -18.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 30 May 2016.

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 30 May 2016, 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 37 (31.62%) SQL
2 34 (29.06%) .NET
3 33 (28.21%) Windows
4 31 (26.50%) C#
5 29 (24.79%) SQL Server
6 28 (23.93%) MS Excel
7 25 (21.37%) CRM
8 24 (20.51%) Dynamics CRM
9 21 (17.95%) Finance
9 21 (17.95%) Linux
10 20 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (16.24%) IIS
11 19 (16.24%) DNS
12 17 (14.53%) Unix
13 16 (13.68%) WebSphere
14 15 (12.82%) SharePoint
14 15 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (12.82%) MS Office
14 15 (12.82%) Puppet
14 15 (12.82%) Jenkins
14 15 (12.82%) Opscode Chef
14 15 (12.82%) DevOps
14 15 (12.82%) Data Centre
15 13 (11.11%) Active Directory
15 13 (11.11%) Web Services
15 13 (11.11%) DHCP
15 13 (11.11%) Ruby
15 13 (11.11%) VMware
15 13 (11.11%) MongoDB
15 13 (11.11%) Bash Shell

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 19 (16.24%) IIS
2 16 (13.68%) WebSphere
3 15 (12.82%) SharePoint
4 11 (9.40%) Jetty
4 11 (9.40%) nginx
4 11 (9.40%) Tomcat
5 7 (5.98%) MS Exchange
6 5 (4.27%) CMS
6 5 (4.27%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (1.71%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.71%) SAS
8 1 (0.85%) Apache
8 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.85%) Moodle
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 28 (23.93%) MS Excel
2 15 (12.82%) MS Office
3 5 (4.27%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.56%) MS Project
4 3 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (20.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.40%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.13%) Office 365
4 2 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.71%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.85%) IaaS
5 1 (0.85%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.85%) PaaS
5 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.24%) DNS
2 13 (11.11%) DHCP
3 12 (10.26%) FTP
3 12 (10.26%) TCP/IP
4 11 (9.40%) HTTP
4 11 (9.40%) IPsec
5 8 (6.84%) SAN
5 8 (6.84%) SSL
6 7 (5.98%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (5.98%) Internet
6 7 (5.98%) NAS
7 5 (4.27%) Firewall
8 3 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.56%) Wireless
9 2 (1.71%) Broadband
9 2 (1.71%) Extranet
9 2 (1.71%) Intranet
9 2 (1.71%) ISDN
9 2 (1.71%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (24.79%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 10 (8.55%) MySQL
3 10 (8.55%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (8.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (5.13%) Oracle Database
5 6 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.42%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (3.42%) CouchDB
6 4 (3.42%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.56%) MS Access
8 2 (1.71%) GIS
8 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.85%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.85%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.85%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 15 (12.82%) Jenkins
2 11 (9.40%) Travis CI
3 8 (6.84%) ERwin
4 4 (3.42%) Eclipse
4 4 (3.42%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.42%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 21 (17.95%) Finance
2 7 (5.98%) Advertising
2 7 (5.98%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.42%) Banking
4 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (28.21%) Developer
2 19 (16.24%) CRM Developer
2 19 (16.24%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 15 (12.82%) Microsoft Developer
4 14 (11.97%) Analyst
5 11 (9.40%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (6.84%) Consultant
6 8 (6.84%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 8 (6.84%) Linux Engineer
6 8 (6.84%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 7 (5.98%) Web Developer
8 5 (4.27%) Administrator
8 5 (4.27%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.27%) NAS Engineer
8 5 (4.27%) NetApp Engineer
8 5 (4.27%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.27%) SAN Engineer
8 5 (4.27%) SAN Storage Engineer
8 5 (4.27%) Storage Engineer
8 5 (4.27%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (29.06%) .NET
2 13 (11.11%) Web Services
3 11 (9.40%) Servlets
4 10 (8.55%) HTML
5 9 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 9 (7.69%) LAMP
5 9 (7.69%) LAPP Stack
5 9 (7.69%) LEMP Stack
5 9 (7.69%) XML
6 8 (6.84%) .NET Framework
7 7 (5.98%) CSS
7 7 (5.98%) jQuery
8 5 (4.27%) IBM Integration Bus
8 5 (4.27%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (4.27%) REST
8 5 (4.27%) SOAP
8 5 (4.27%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (3.42%) Dropwizard
9 4 (3.42%) Entity Framework
9 4 (3.42%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.82%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.27%) iSeries
3 5 (4.27%) NHS
4 4 (3.42%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.56%) Clustering
5 3 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.56%) Statistics
6 2 (1.71%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.71%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.85%) CESG
7 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.85%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.85%) PMI
7 1 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 33 (28.21%) Windows
2 21 (17.95%) Linux
3 17 (14.53%) Unix
4 12 (10.26%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.98%) Data ONTAP
6 5 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.42%) CentOS
7 4 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.71%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.37%) CRM
2 20 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (12.82%) DevOps
4 12 (10.26%) ITIL
5 11 (9.40%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (9.40%) ETL
5 11 (9.40%) Migration
5 11 (9.40%) Project Management
6 10 (8.55%) Data Modelling
7 9 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (7.69%) SDLC
8 8 (6.84%) Service Management
8 8 (6.84%) Test Scripting
8 8 (6.84%) Web Development
9 6 (5.13%) Dimensional Modelling
9 6 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (5.13%) Waterfall
10 5 (4.27%) Content Management
10 5 (4.27%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 37 (31.62%) SQL
2 31 (26.50%) C#
3 13 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 13 (11.11%) Ruby
4 12 (10.26%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.40%) Java
6 9 (7.69%) Python
6 9 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 7 (5.98%) PL/SQL
8 5 (4.27%) Perl
9 2 (1.71%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (4.27%) CCNA
1 5 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (4.27%) Degree
1 5 (4.27%) SC Cleared
1 5 (4.27%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.42%) ISEB
3 3 (2.56%) MCSE
3 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.85%) CCNP
5 1 (0.85%) CNE
5 1 (0.85%) MCSA
5 1 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (0.85%) Novell Certification
5 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.85%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 13 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.98%) NFS
3 6 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.42%) Docker
5 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (12.82%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (12.82%) Puppet
2 4 (3.42%) Graphite
2 4 (3.42%) Salt
3 2 (1.71%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.71%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (1.71%) vMotion
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.85%) SCCM
4 1 (0.85%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.85%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 13 (11.11%) VMware
2 10 (8.55%) Cisco
2 10 (8.55%) Oracle
3 8 (6.84%) Informatica
4 7 (5.98%) Brocade
4 7 (5.98%) NetApp
5 5 (4.27%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.42%) Splunk
7 2 (1.71%) Citrix
7 2 (1.71%) Google
7 2 (1.71%) Lotus
7 2 (1.71%) Polycom
7 2 (1.71%) Remedy
7 2 (1.71%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.71%) Verint
8 1 (0.85%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.85%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.85%) IBM
8 1 (0.85%) Novell
8 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
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