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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 67 34 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 17.27% 15.74% 22.31%
As % of the Vendors category 34.18% 32.38% 45.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 20 28
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £132 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 7
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.52 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.39 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
196 105 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 50.52% 48.61% 49.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 60 57
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £192 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 21
Average hourly rate £12.25 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.05 £10.04 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £22.69 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 45 (41.28%) SQL Server
2 42 (38.53%) SQL
3 34 (31.19%) .NET
3 34 (31.19%) Windows
4 28 (25.69%) Linux
5 26 (23.85%) MS Excel
6 23 (21.10%) Oracle
7 21 (19.27%) ITIL
7 21 (19.27%) ETL
8 20 (18.35%) Active Directory
9 18 (16.51%) IIS
9 18 (16.51%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (15.60%) Firewall
10 17 (15.60%) Puppet
11 16 (14.68%) Java
11 16 (14.68%) Data Modelling
11 16 (14.68%) VMware
12 15 (13.76%) Cisco
12 15 (13.76%) CRM
12 15 (13.76%) SharePoint
12 15 (13.76%) C++
13 14 (12.84%) Dynamics CRM
13 14 (12.84%) Jenkins
13 14 (12.84%) Opscode Chef
14 13 (11.93%) DevOps
14 13 (11.93%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (11.93%) Informatica
14 13 (11.93%) MS Office
14 13 (11.93%) TCP/IP
14 13 (11.93%) DNS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 18 (16.51%) IIS
2 15 (13.76%) SharePoint
3 10 (9.17%) JBoss
3 10 (9.17%) Apache
3 10 (9.17%) WebSphere
4 9 (8.26%) Tomcat
5 8 (7.34%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (7.34%) Jetty
5 8 (7.34%) nginx
6 5 (4.59%) MS Exchange
7 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.67%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.83%) Moodle
8 2 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.83%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.92%) CICS
9 1 (0.92%) MQSeries
Applications
1 26 (23.85%) MS Excel
2 13 (11.93%) MS Office
3 3 (2.75%) MS Project
3 3 (2.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (12.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.26%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (7.34%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.34%) Google App Engine
2 8 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.34%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.83%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.60%) Firewall
2 13 (11.93%) TCP/IP
2 13 (11.93%) DNS
3 10 (9.17%) DHCP
4 8 (7.34%) FTP
4 8 (7.34%) HTTP
4 8 (7.34%) SSL
4 8 (7.34%) IPsec
5 7 (6.42%) SAN
6 6 (5.50%) Internet
7 4 (3.67%) Wireless
8 3 (2.75%) WAN
9 2 (1.83%) LAN
9 2 (1.83%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.83%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (41.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (6.42%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.59%) CouchDB
4 5 (4.59%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.59%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.67%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.75%) DB2
6 3 (2.75%) OLAP
6 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.83%) Sybase IQ
7 2 (1.83%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (0.92%) MS Access
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (12.84%) Jenkins
2 10 (9.17%) ERwin
3 5 (4.59%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.83%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.83%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.83%) Selenium
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (9.17%) Finance
2 3 (2.75%) Advertising
2 3 (2.75%) Games
3 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (17.43%) Analyst
2 16 (14.68%) Consultant
3 15 (13.76%) Developer
4 8 (7.34%) Migration Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) Tester
6 6 (5.50%) CRM Developer
6 6 (5.50%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.50%) DevOps Consultant
7 5 (4.59%) DBA
7 5 (4.59%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.59%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) SQL DBA
8 4 (3.67%) Informatica Developer
8 4 (3.67%) ETL Developer
8 4 (3.67%) IT Support
8 4 (3.67%) Business Analyst
9 3 (2.75%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (2.75%) Support Engineer
9 3 (2.75%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (31.19%) .NET
2 9 (8.26%) Web Services
3 8 (7.34%) Servlets
3 8 (7.34%) J2EE
4 5 (4.59%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (4.59%) Kafka
5 4 (3.67%) REST
5 4 (3.67%) HTML
5 4 (3.67%) SOAP
5 4 (3.67%) XML
5 4 (3.67%) Middleware
6 3 (2.75%) MDX
7 2 (1.83%) WCF
7 2 (1.83%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.83%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (1.83%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.83%) CSS
8 1 (0.92%) jQuery
8 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.42%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.50%) Clustering
3 5 (4.59%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.59%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.67%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.75%) Replication
5 3 (2.75%) PMI
5 3 (2.75%) Online Games
6 2 (1.83%) iSeries
6 2 (1.83%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.83%) Life Science
6 2 (1.83%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.92%) Statistics
7 1 (0.92%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 34 (31.19%) Windows
2 28 (25.69%) Linux
3 12 (11.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (9.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (8.26%) UNIX
6 8 (7.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.50%) CentOS
7 6 (5.50%) Windows XP
8 5 (4.59%) Windows 2000
8 5 (4.59%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (4.59%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.92%) Solaris
9 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.27%) ITIL
1 21 (19.27%) ETL
2 18 (16.51%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (14.68%) Data Modelling
4 15 (13.76%) CRM
5 13 (11.93%) DevOps
6 11 (10.09%) Migration
7 10 (9.17%) SDLC
7 10 (9.17%) Test Scripting
8 9 (8.26%) Unit Testing
8 9 (8.26%) Data Security
9 8 (7.34%) Automated Testing
9 8 (7.34%) Configuration Management
9 8 (7.34%) Open Source
9 8 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (5.50%) Physical Data Model
12 5 (4.59%) Microservices
12 5 (4.59%) Project Management
12 5 (4.59%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 42 (38.53%) SQL
2 16 (14.68%) Java
3 15 (13.76%) C++
4 12 (11.01%) JavaScript
5 11 (10.09%) T-SQL
6 10 (9.17%) PL/SQL
7 5 (4.59%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.59%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.59%) VB
8 4 (3.67%) C#
9 3 (2.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (1.83%) Perl
10 2 (1.83%) VBA
10 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.92%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.67%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.75%) CCNA
3 3 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.83%) MCP
4 2 (1.83%) MCSE
5 1 (0.92%) MCSA
5 1 (0.92%) ISEB
5 1 (0.92%) MCTS
5 1 (0.92%) Degree
5 1 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.92%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.83%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (18.35%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.34%) Xen
4 5 (4.59%) Docker
5 4 (3.67%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.75%) vCloud
7 2 (1.83%) vSphere
7 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.92%) Squid
8 1 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.92%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.92%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.92%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 17 (15.60%) Puppet
2 14 (12.84%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.59%) Salt
3 5 (4.59%) Graphite
3 5 (4.59%) Foglight
4 3 (2.75%) Control-M
5 2 (1.83%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.83%) SCCM
5 2 (1.83%) SCOM
6 1 (0.92%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.92%) WSUS
6 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 23 (21.10%) Oracle
2 16 (14.68%) VMware
3 15 (13.76%) Cisco
4 13 (11.93%) Informatica
5 9 (8.26%) Red Hat
6 8 (7.34%) Google
7 6 (5.50%) Splunk
7 6 (5.50%) NetApp
7 6 (5.50%) EMC
8 5 (4.59%) CheckPoint
8 5 (4.59%) New Relic
9 4 (3.67%) Remedy
9 4 (3.67%) Cognos
10 3 (2.75%) HP
11 2 (1.83%) Citrix
11 2 (1.83%) Sybase
11 2 (1.83%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.83%) Symantec
11 2 (1.83%) F5
12 1 (0.92%) Lotus
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London or Sheffield
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Undisclosed
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Sheffield
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Sheffield
Incite Insight
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Sheffield
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago