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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 41 47 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 18.89% 20.00% 15.46%
As % of the Vendors category 36.94% 47.96% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 9
Average daily rate
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£380 £238 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -40.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £132 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £347 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
Average hourly rate £10.14 £11.00 £10.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.84% +6.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.70 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.66 £26.00 £22.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
111 98 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 51.15% 41.70% 37.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 42 25
Average daily rate £330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 6
Average hourly rate £10.14 £20.25 £10.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.93% +96.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.60 £8.55 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £35.00 £17.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 32 (38.10%) SQL
2 20 (23.81%) SQL Server
3 18 (21.43%) CRM
3 18 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (19.05%) Windows
5 15 (17.86%) ITIL
5 15 (17.86%) .NET
5 15 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (16.67%) C#
7 13 (15.48%) Active Directory
7 13 (15.48%) Finance
8 12 (14.29%) Cisco
8 12 (14.29%) SharePoint
8 12 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 11 (13.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (11.90%) jQuery
10 10 (11.90%) ASP.NET
10 10 (11.90%) Project Management
11 9 (10.71%) Firewall
11 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
11 9 (10.71%) MS Office
11 9 (10.71%) Dynamics AX
11 9 (10.71%) Migration
12 8 (9.52%) VMware
12 8 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (9.52%) T-SQL
12 8 (9.52%) Java
12 8 (9.52%) ERP
12 8 (9.52%) DNS
12 8 (9.52%) Wireless

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.95%) JBoss
3 5 (5.95%) WebSphere Portal
4 4 (4.76%) Apache
4 4 (4.76%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.57%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.57%) IIS
6 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.38%) Lync
6 2 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.19%) TeamSite
7 1 (1.19%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.19%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.19%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.19%) CMS400.NET
Applications
1 12 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.71%) MS Office
3 5 (5.95%) MS Visio
3 5 (5.95%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (10.71%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.71%) Firewall
2 8 (9.52%) DNS
2 8 (9.52%) Wireless
3 7 (8.33%) Internet
3 7 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (8.33%) IP Telephony
4 4 (4.76%) DHCP
5 3 (3.57%) WAN
5 3 (3.57%) VPN
5 3 (3.57%) LAN
6 2 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.38%) SAN
7 1 (1.19%) HTTP
7 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.19%) SSL
7 1 (1.19%) VoIP
7 1 (1.19%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 15 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (13.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (4.76%) MS Access
6 4 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.38%) OLAP
8 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.19%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.19%) Maven
1 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (15.48%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Advertising
3 5 (5.95%) Back Office
4 3 (3.57%) Retail
4 3 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.38%) Banking
5 2 (2.38%) Front Office
6 1 (1.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (25.00%) Developer
2 17 (20.24%) Analyst
3 8 (9.52%) Consultant
4 7 (8.33%) CRM Developer
4 7 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 6 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Support Technician
6 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Storage Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Senior Storage Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Test Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.86%) .NET
2 10 (11.90%) jQuery
2 10 (11.90%) ASP.NET
3 6 (7.14%) Web Services
3 6 (7.14%) XML
3 6 (7.14%) HTML
4 5 (5.95%) CSS
4 5 (5.95%) Silverlight
5 4 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (4.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 4 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (3.57%) WCF
7 2 (2.38%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.38%) Ajax
8 1 (1.19%) Middleware
8 1 (1.19%) MSMQ
8 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.19%) MDX
8 1 (1.19%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.76%) CLARiiON
3 4 (4.76%) iSeries
4 3 (3.57%) NHS
4 3 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.57%) CESG
5 2 (2.38%) Clustering
5 2 (2.38%) Life Science
5 2 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.38%) FMCG
5 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.19%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.05%) Windows
2 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (8.33%) UNIX
3 5 (5.95%) Linux
3 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.76%) Solaris
5 3 (3.57%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.38%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.38%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.43%) CRM
2 15 (17.86%) ITIL
3 10 (11.90%) Project Management
4 9 (10.71%) Migration
5 8 (9.52%) ERP
6 7 (8.33%) Web Development
6 7 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.14%) Data Management
7 6 (7.14%) ETL
7 6 (7.14%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.76%) MVC
9 4 (4.76%) Logistics
9 4 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (4.76%) System Testing
9 4 (4.76%) Data Migration
9 4 (4.76%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (4.76%) BCP
10 3 (3.57%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 32 (38.10%) SQL
2 14 (16.67%) C#
3 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.52%) T-SQL
4 8 (9.52%) Java
5 4 (4.76%) VBA
5 4 (4.76%) Perl
5 4 (4.76%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.19%) XQuery
7 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.19%) C++
7 1 (1.19%) XPath
7 1 (1.19%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (4.76%) ISEB
3 3 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.38%) CCA
4 2 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.19%) CCNA
5 1 (1.19%) MCSE
5 1 (1.19%) MCSA
5 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.19%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) SLA
2 1 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 13 (15.48%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.33%) vSphere
3 4 (4.76%) vCloud
4 2 (2.38%) XenApp
4 2 (2.38%) UAG
4 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.38%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (8.33%) SCOM
2 4 (4.76%) ZABBIX
2 4 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (4.76%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (4.76%) Puppet
2 4 (4.76%) EMC Navisphere
2 4 (4.76%) NetBackup
2 4 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.19%) OpenView
3 1 (1.19%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.19%) WSUS
3 1 (1.19%) OVSD
3 1 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (14.29%) Cisco
2 8 (9.52%) VMware
3 6 (7.14%) Oracle
4 5 (5.95%) Symantec
4 5 (5.95%) Citrix
4 5 (5.95%) NetApp
5 4 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.76%) EMC
5 4 (4.76%) Remedy
5 4 (4.76%) McAfee
6 3 (3.57%) Dell
6 3 (3.57%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.38%) SonicWALL
7 2 (2.38%) HP
7 2 (2.38%) Nokia
8 1 (1.19%) CommVault
8 1 (1.19%) Lotus
8 1 (1.19%) IBM
8 1 (1.19%) MKS
8 1 (1.19%) Ektron
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