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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 48 58 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 10.84% 16.48% 14.72%
As % of the Vendors category 29.45% 35.37% 32.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 35 18
Median daily rate £350 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £225 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% -18.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
163 164 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 36.79% 46.59% 45.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 112 55
Median daily rate £500 £405 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 8
Median hourly rate £11.00 £12.13 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.27% -19.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £10.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.20 £22.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 33 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 30 (30.30%) Windows
3 23 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (22.22%) WebSphere
4 22 (22.22%) Linux
5 20 (20.20%) Active Directory
6 19 (19.19%) SQL Server
7 17 (17.17%) .NET
7 17 (17.17%) TCP/IP
7 17 (17.17%) CRM
7 17 (17.17%) Jenkins
7 17 (17.17%) DevOps
8 16 (16.16%) Bash Shell
8 16 (16.16%) Dynamics CRM
8 16 (16.16%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (16.16%) DHCP
8 16 (16.16%) DNS
8 16 (16.16%) C#
8 16 (16.16%) MySQL
8 16 (16.16%) IIS
8 16 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (15.15%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (15.15%) Travis CI
9 15 (15.15%) Mongrel
9 15 (15.15%) Tomcat
9 15 (15.15%) Servlets
9 15 (15.15%) FTP
9 15 (15.15%) HTTP
9 15 (15.15%) IPsec
9 15 (15.15%) Jetty

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 22 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 16 (16.16%) IIS
3 15 (15.15%) Jetty
3 15 (15.15%) Mongrel
3 15 (15.15%) nginx
3 15 (15.15%) Tomcat
4 11 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 7 (7.07%) WebSphere Portal
6 5 (5.05%) MS Exchange
7 3 (3.03%) CICS
7 3 (3.03%) Skype for Business
8 2 (2.02%) FileNet
8 2 (2.02%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.02%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.02%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (2.02%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (1.01%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 14 (14.14%) MS Office
3 7 (7.07%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (16.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.15%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (5.05%) Office 365
3 3 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.01%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.01%) IaaS
5 1 (1.01%) PaaS
5 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.17%) TCP/IP
2 16 (16.16%) DHCP
2 16 (16.16%) DNS
3 15 (15.15%) FTP
3 15 (15.15%) HTTP
3 15 (15.15%) IPsec
4 4 (4.04%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (3.03%) Firewall
5 3 (3.03%) Internet
6 2 (2.02%) Broadband
6 2 (2.02%) ISDN
6 2 (2.02%) LDAP
6 2 (2.02%) PSTN
6 2 (2.02%) Skype
6 2 (2.02%) Telepresence
6 2 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.02%) Wireless
7 1 (1.01%) LAN
7 1 (1.01%) SSL
7 1 (1.01%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.19%) SQL Server
2 16 (16.16%) MySQL
3 14 (14.14%) MongoDB
3 14 (14.14%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.06%) Oracle Database
4 6 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (5.05%) QlikView
5 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.02%) Big Data
8 2 (2.02%) Data Lake
8 2 (2.02%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (17.17%) Jenkins
2 15 (15.15%) Travis CI
3 7 (7.07%) ERwin
4 4 (4.04%) Eclipse
4 4 (4.04%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.02%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Banking
3 3 (3.03%) Legal
4 2 (2.02%) Advertising
4 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (21.21%) Developer
2 18 (18.18%) Analyst
3 16 (16.16%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 14 (14.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (14.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 14 (14.14%) Linux Engineer
5 13 (13.13%) CRM Developer
5 13 (13.13%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 10 (10.10%) Administrator
7 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
8 7 (7.07%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) ETL Tester
9 5 (5.05%) QlikView Developer
9 5 (5.05%) Tester
9 5 (5.05%) WebSphere Administrator
10 4 (4.04%) Service Analyst
10 4 (4.04%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (4.04%) Technical Administrator
10 4 (4.04%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
11 3 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.17%) .NET
2 15 (15.15%) Servlets
3 14 (14.14%) LAMP
3 14 (14.14%) LAPP Stack
3 14 (14.14%) LEMP Stack
4 8 (8.08%) Web Services
5 7 (7.07%) IBM Integration Bus
6 5 (5.05%) .NET Framework
6 5 (5.05%) REST
6 5 (5.05%) SOAP
6 5 (5.05%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (3.03%) Entity Framework
7 3 (3.03%) J2EE
7 3 (3.03%) RESTful
8 1 (1.01%) ADO
8 1 (1.01%) Middleware
8 1 (1.01%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.06%) iSeries
3 5 (5.05%) Statistics
4 3 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.02%) Clustering
5 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.02%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.01%) NHS
6 1 (1.01%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.30%) Windows
2 22 (22.22%) Linux
3 8 (8.08%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.07%) Unix
5 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.02%) CentOS
6 2 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.01%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (17.17%) CRM
2 17 (17.17%) DevOps
3 16 (16.16%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (15.15%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (12.12%) ETL
6 10 (10.10%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (10.10%) ITIL
6 10 (10.10%) Project Management
7 8 (8.08%) Data Modelling
8 7 (7.07%) Service Management
9 6 (6.06%) Dimensional Modelling
9 6 (6.06%) Test Scripting
10 5 (5.05%) Workflow
11 4 (4.04%) Process Improvement
12 3 (3.03%) Configuration Management
12 3 (3.03%) Migration
12 3 (3.03%) PRINCE2
12 3 (3.03%) Records Management
12 3 (3.03%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.16%) Bash Shell
1 16 (16.16%) C#
2 14 (14.14%) Python
2 14 (14.14%) Ruby
3 10 (10.10%) Java
4 9 (9.09%) Perl
4 9 (9.09%) SQL
5 7 (7.07%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.06%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.02%) Jython
8 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (6.06%) CCNA
1 6 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (5.05%) Degree
3 4 (4.04%) ISEB
3 4 (4.04%) MCSE
3 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.04%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.03%) MCSA
4 3 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.02%) CCNP
5 2 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.01%) CNE
6 1 (1.01%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.01%) Novell Certification
6 1 (1.01%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 20 (20.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.02%) Docker
4 1 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (15.15%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (15.15%) Puppet
2 6 (6.06%) SCCM
3 2 (2.02%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.02%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (2.02%) Nagios
4 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.01%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.01%) vMotion
Vendors
1 10 (10.10%) Oracle
2 9 (9.09%) Cisco
3 7 (7.07%) Informatica
4 5 (5.05%) Dell
4 5 (5.05%) SAP
5 4 (4.04%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.03%) IBM
6 3 (3.03%) Remedy
6 3 (3.03%) VMware
7 2 (2.02%) Citrix
7 2 (2.02%) Lotus
7 2 (2.02%) Polycom
7 2 (2.02%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.02%) Verint
8 1 (1.01%) Google
8 1 (1.01%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.01%) Novell
8 1 (1.01%) Sourcefire
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