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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 13 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 57 43 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 12.93% 13.78% 24.40%
As % of the Vendors category 29.38% 35.25% 41.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 22 32
Median daily rate £363 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £10.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.62%
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
194 122 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 43.99% 39.10% 58.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 76 80
Median daily rate £425 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £178 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £500 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 14
Median hourly rate £14.00 £10.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.67 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £15.00 £35.00
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 5 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 5 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 39 (32.50%) SQL
2 37 (30.83%) Windows
3 34 (28.33%) MS Excel
4 33 (27.50%) .NET
5 30 (25.00%) C#
6 29 (24.17%) SQL Server
7 25 (20.83%) CRM
8 24 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
9 23 (19.17%) MS Office
10 20 (16.67%) Finance
11 18 (15.00%) Linux
12 17 (14.17%) Unix
12 17 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (13.33%) IIS
13 16 (13.33%) Data Centre
14 15 (12.50%) DNS
14 15 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (12.50%) VMware
15 14 (11.67%) SharePoint
15 14 (11.67%) ITIL
15 14 (11.67%) Windows Server
16 13 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (10.83%) Web Services
16 13 (10.83%) Active Directory
16 13 (10.83%) WebSphere
17 12 (10.00%) JavaScript
17 12 (10.00%) DevOps
17 12 (10.00%) Puppet
17 12 (10.00%) Jenkins
17 12 (10.00%) Opscode Chef

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 16 (13.33%) IIS
2 14 (11.67%) SharePoint
3 13 (10.83%) WebSphere
4 8 (6.67%) Jetty
4 8 (6.67%) nginx
4 8 (6.67%) Tomcat
5 6 (5.00%) MS Exchange
6 5 (4.17%) CMS
6 5 (4.17%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (1.67%) Moodle
7 2 (1.67%) SAS
7 2 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.83%) Apache
8 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 34 (28.33%) MS Excel
2 23 (19.17%) MS Office
3 5 (4.17%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (2.50%) MS Project
6 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.50%) Office 365
2 8 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.67%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.67%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.83%) IaaS
5 1 (0.83%) PaaS
5 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.50%) DNS
2 9 (7.50%) DHCP
2 9 (7.50%) FTP
2 9 (7.50%) Internet
2 9 (7.50%) TCP/IP
3 8 (6.67%) HTTP
3 8 (6.67%) IPsec
3 8 (6.67%) SSL
4 7 (5.83%) Fibre Channel
4 7 (5.83%) NAS
4 7 (5.83%) SAN
5 6 (5.00%) Firewall
6 5 (4.17%) Wireless
7 4 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.67%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.67%) Extranet
9 2 (1.67%) Intranet
9 2 (1.67%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.67%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (24.17%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 8 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (5.83%) MySQL
5 7 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (5.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (5.00%) Oracle Database
6 6 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (3.33%) CouchDB
7 4 (3.33%) NoSQL
7 4 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.50%) MS Access
9 2 (1.67%) GIS
9 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.83%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (0.83%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.67%) ERwin
2 8 (6.67%) Travis CI
3 4 (3.33%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.83%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 20 (16.67%) Finance
2 8 (6.67%) Advertising
3 7 (5.83%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.50%) Banking
4 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (28.33%) Developer
2 19 (15.83%) CRM Developer
2 19 (15.83%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 15 (12.50%) Analyst
3 15 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
4 8 (6.67%) Consultant
4 8 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (5.83%) Web Developer
6 6 (5.00%) Administrator
6 6 (5.00%) SSIS Developer
7 5 (4.17%) ETL Tester
7 5 (4.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 5 (4.17%) NAS Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) NetApp Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) SAN Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) SAN Storage Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) SSAS Developer
7 5 (4.17%) SSRS Developer
7 5 (4.17%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (27.50%) .NET
2 13 (10.83%) Web Services
3 10 (8.33%) HTML
4 9 (7.50%) ASP.NET
4 9 (7.50%) XML
5 8 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 8 (6.67%) Servlets
6 7 (5.83%) CSS
6 7 (5.83%) jQuery
7 6 (5.00%) LAMP
7 6 (5.00%) LAPP Stack
7 6 (5.00%) LEMP Stack
8 5 (4.17%) IBM Integration Bus
8 5 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (4.17%) REST
8 5 (4.17%) SOAP
8 5 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (3.33%) Entity Framework
9 4 (3.33%) Kafka
10 3 (2.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 13 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.17%) iSeries
3 5 (4.17%) NHS
4 4 (3.33%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.50%) Clustering
5 3 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.50%) Statistics
6 2 (1.67%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.67%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.67%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.67%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.83%) CESG
7 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.83%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.83%) PMI
7 1 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (30.83%) Windows
2 18 (15.00%) Linux
3 17 (14.17%) Unix
4 14 (11.67%) Windows Server
5 8 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.83%) Data ONTAP
6 7 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.33%) CentOS
7 4 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.50%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.50%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.83%) CRM
2 17 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (11.67%) ITIL
5 12 (10.00%) DevOps
6 11 (9.17%) ETL
6 11 (9.17%) Migration
7 10 (8.33%) Service Management
8 9 (7.50%) Data Modelling
8 9 (7.50%) Project Management
8 9 (7.50%) SDLC
9 8 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (6.67%) Test Scripting
9 8 (6.67%) Web Development
10 7 (5.83%) Workflow
11 6 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (5.00%) Dimensional Modelling
11 6 (5.00%) Waterfall
12 5 (4.17%) Content Management
12 5 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (32.50%) SQL
2 30 (25.00%) C#
3 12 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.17%) Java
5 10 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 10 (8.33%) Ruby
5 10 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.83%) PL/SQL
7 6 (5.00%) Python
8 5 (4.17%) Perl
9 2 (1.67%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.83%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (5.00%) Degree
2 5 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 5 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.33%) CCNA
3 4 (3.33%) ISEB
3 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.50%) MCSE
5 2 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.83%) CCNP
6 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.83%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 13 (10.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.83%) NFS
2 7 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.33%) Docker
4 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.83%) vSphere
4 1 (0.83%) XenApp
4 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (10.00%) Puppet
2 4 (3.33%) Graphite
2 4 (3.33%) Salt
3 3 (2.50%) vMotion
4 2 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.67%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (1.67%) SCCM
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.83%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.83%) ThinApp
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 15 (12.50%) VMware
2 10 (8.33%) Cisco
2 10 (8.33%) Oracle
3 8 (6.67%) Informatica
3 8 (6.67%) NetApp
4 7 (5.83%) Brocade
5 5 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.33%) Citrix
6 4 (3.33%) Splunk
7 2 (1.67%) Google
7 2 (1.67%) Polycom
7 2 (1.67%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.67%) Verint
8 1 (0.83%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.83%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.83%) ESRI
8 1 (0.83%) F5
8 1 (0.83%) Tableau
8 1 (0.83%) Talend
8 1 (0.83%) Virgin Media
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