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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 43 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 15.44% 21.61% 22.45%
As % of the Vendors category 40.38% 40.95% 53.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 32 12
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £197 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £498 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Average hourly rate £9.48 £11.00 £12.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.81% -11.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.30 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.40 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.85%
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
104 105 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 38.24% 52.76% 42.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 72 30
Average daily rate £288 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 12
Average hourly rate £8.99 £11.00 £11.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.27% -1.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.70 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £25.00 £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 May 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 May 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 28 (36.84%) SQL
2 27 (35.53%) Windows
3 22 (28.95%) SQL Server
4 20 (26.32%) Linux
5 19 (25.00%) .NET
6 18 (23.68%) ITIL
7 16 (21.05%) MS Excel
7 16 (21.05%) Active Directory
8 15 (19.74%) Migration
9 14 (18.42%) SharePoint
10 13 (17.11%) MS Office
10 13 (17.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
11 12 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (15.79%) IIS
11 12 (15.79%) CRM
12 11 (14.47%) JBoss
12 11 (14.47%) Firewall
13 10 (13.16%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (13.16%) Oracle
13 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (11.84%) Puppet
14 9 (11.84%) Java
14 9 (11.84%) Red Hat
15 8 (10.53%) Project Management
15 8 (10.53%) JavaScript
15 8 (10.53%) Data Management
16 7 (9.21%) PowerShell
16 7 (9.21%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 14 (18.42%) SharePoint
2 12 (15.79%) IIS
3 11 (14.47%) JBoss
4 10 (13.16%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (9.21%) MS Exchange
6 3 (3.95%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.63%) MQSeries
7 2 (2.63%) Apache
7 2 (2.63%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.32%) CMS400.NET
8 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.32%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.32%) CICS
Applications
1 16 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 13 (17.11%) MS Office
3 4 (5.26%) MS Project
4 3 (3.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (7.89%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.47%) Firewall
2 6 (7.89%) DNS
3 3 (3.95%) SAN
4 2 (2.63%) LAN
4 2 (2.63%) WAN
4 2 (2.63%) DHCP
5 1 (1.32%) SSL
5 1 (1.32%) HTTP
5 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.32%) Internet
5 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.58%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.58%) NoSQL
3 5 (6.58%) CouchDB
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.63%) Sybase IQ
6 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.63%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.32%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.32%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.58%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.63%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.63%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.63%) Selenium
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.32%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.32%) Toad
General
1 7 (9.21%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Advertising
2 3 (3.95%) Games
3 2 (2.63%) Front Office
4 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (21.05%) Analyst
2 10 (13.16%) Developer
3 9 (11.84%) Migration Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Consultant
5 5 (6.58%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.58%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (5.26%) DBA
6 4 (5.26%) CRM Developer
6 4 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 4 (5.26%) SQL DBA
7 3 (3.95%) Software Consultant
7 3 (3.95%) Development Consultant
7 3 (3.95%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Citrix Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Sybase DBA
8 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.00%) .NET
2 7 (9.21%) Web Services
3 6 (7.89%) XML
4 5 (6.58%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (6.58%) Kafka
5 2 (2.63%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.63%) HTML
5 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.63%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.63%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 2 (2.63%) jQuery
6 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.32%) WCF
6 1 (1.32%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.32%) REST
6 1 (1.32%) MSMQ
6 1 (1.32%) CSS
6 1 (1.32%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Private Cloud
1 5 (6.58%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.95%) Online Games
2 3 (3.95%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.95%) Clustering
2 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.63%) Replication
3 2 (2.63%) iSeries
3 2 (2.63%) Life Science
4 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.32%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.32%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 27 (35.53%) Windows
2 20 (26.32%) Linux
3 12 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (9.21%) Windows 7
5 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (9.21%) Windows XP
5 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (7.89%) UNIX
6 6 (7.89%) CentOS
7 5 (6.58%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (6.58%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.63%) Solaris
9 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.32%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.68%) ITIL
2 15 (19.74%) Migration
3 12 (15.79%) CRM
4 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (10.53%) Project Management
5 8 (10.53%) Data Management
6 5 (6.58%) BDD
6 5 (6.58%) DevOps
6 5 (6.58%) Microservices
6 5 (6.58%) SDLC
7 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.26%) ERP
8 3 (3.95%) TDD
8 3 (3.95%) Data Migration
8 3 (3.95%) Data Protection
8 3 (3.95%) System Testing
8 3 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (3.95%) ETL
8 3 (3.95%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 28 (36.84%) SQL
2 9 (11.84%) Java
3 8 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.21%) PowerShell
5 6 (7.89%) VB
6 5 (6.58%) Bash Shell
6 5 (6.58%) C#
7 4 (5.26%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.95%) VBA
9 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.63%) Perl
10 1 (1.32%) XPath
10 1 (1.32%) X++
10 1 (1.32%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (3.95%) ISEB
3 2 (2.63%) CCA
3 2 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.32%) MCTS
4 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.32%) MCP
4 1 (1.32%) MCSE
4 1 (1.32%) MCSA
4 1 (1.32%) PMP
4 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 16 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.58%) Docker
3 3 (3.95%) vSphere
4 2 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.63%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.63%) vCloud
4 2 (2.63%) UAG
4 2 (2.63%) XenApp
4 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.32%) Squid
5 1 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.32%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.32%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (11.84%) Puppet
2 6 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (6.58%) Salt
3 5 (6.58%) Foglight
3 5 (6.58%) Graphite
4 2 (2.63%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.63%) SCOM
5 1 (1.32%) SCCM
5 1 (1.32%) WSUS
5 1 (1.32%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.32%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (13.16%) Oracle
2 9 (11.84%) Red Hat
3 7 (9.21%) Remedy
3 7 (9.21%) VMware
4 6 (7.89%) NetApp
4 6 (7.89%) EMC
4 6 (7.89%) Splunk
5 5 (6.58%) New Relic
5 5 (6.58%) Cisco
5 5 (6.58%) Citrix
6 3 (3.95%) Sybase
7 2 (2.63%) Symantec
7 2 (2.63%) HP
8 1 (1.32%) Ektron
8 1 (1.32%) IBM
8 1 (1.32%) Sun
8 1 (1.32%) Websense
8 1 (1.32%) Lotus
Sheffield
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago