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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 6 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 37 23 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 13.12% 12.71% 23.98%
As % of the Vendors category 33.64% 30.26% 52.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 21
Average daily rate
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£323 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.17% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £111 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £421 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 13
Average hourly rate £9.24 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.40% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.42 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.23 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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
110 76 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 39.01% 41.99% 45.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 43 39
Average daily rate £323 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 25
Average hourly rate £9.24 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.40% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.04 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £25.00 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 34 (41.98%) Windows
2 31 (38.27%) SQL
3 27 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 25 (30.86%) .NET
5 23 (28.40%) MS Excel
6 22 (27.16%) Active Directory
7 19 (23.46%) Linux
7 19 (23.46%) ITIL
8 14 (17.28%) MS Office
9 13 (16.05%) Firewall
9 13 (16.05%) CRM
9 13 (16.05%) SharePoint
9 13 (16.05%) Dynamics CRM
10 12 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (14.81%) JavaScript
11 11 (13.58%) Cisco
12 10 (12.35%) IIS
12 10 (12.35%) JBoss
12 10 (12.35%) Finance
12 10 (12.35%) Migration
12 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (11.11%) Puppet
13 9 (11.11%) VMware
13 9 (11.11%) Red Hat
13 9 (11.11%) Web Services
13 9 (11.11%) Java
13 9 (11.11%) Oracle
13 9 (11.11%) SDLC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (16.05%) SharePoint
2 10 (12.35%) IIS
2 10 (12.35%) JBoss
3 8 (9.88%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (8.64%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.70%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.47%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.47%) Apache
7 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.23%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.23%) CICS
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 23 (28.40%) MS Excel
2 14 (17.28%) MS Office
3 3 (3.70%) MS Project
3 3 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (16.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.05%) Firewall
2 8 (9.88%) SAN
3 5 (6.17%) DNS
4 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.47%) LAN
5 2 (2.47%) WAN
5 2 (2.47%) DHCP
5 2 (2.47%) Wireless
6 1 (1.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (6.17%) CouchDB
4 5 (6.17%) MongoDB
4 5 (6.17%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (3.70%) DB2
5 3 (3.70%) OLAP
6 2 (2.47%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.47%) Sybase IQ
7 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.23%) DataStage
7 1 (1.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.47%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.47%) SpecFlow
3 2 (2.47%) Selenium
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.23%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.23%) Toad
General
1 10 (12.35%) Finance
2 3 (3.70%) Advertising
2 3 (3.70%) Games
3 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Legal
4 1 (1.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (17.28%) Analyst
2 9 (11.11%) Developer
3 8 (9.88%) Consultant
3 8 (9.88%) Migration Engineer
4 6 (7.41%) CRM Developer
5 5 (6.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) DBA
5 5 (6.17%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (4.94%) Service Analyst
6 4 (4.94%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (4.94%) SQL DBA
7 3 (3.70%) Technical Leader
7 3 (3.70%) Development Consultant
7 3 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (3.70%) Software Consultant
8 2 (2.47%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (2.47%) MI Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (30.86%) .NET
2 9 (11.11%) Web Services
3 5 (6.17%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (6.17%) Kafka
4 4 (4.94%) REST
4 4 (4.94%) XML
4 4 (4.94%) SOAP
4 4 (4.94%) Middleware
5 3 (3.70%) HTML
5 3 (3.70%) MDX
6 2 (2.47%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.47%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.47%) CSS
6 2 (2.47%) Silverlight
6 2 (2.47%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (1.23%) jQuery
7 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.23%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.23%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.41%) Clustering
3 5 (6.17%) Private Cloud
4 4 (4.94%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.94%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (3.70%) Online Games
5 3 (3.70%) Replication
5 3 (3.70%) PMI
5 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.47%) E-Learning
6 2 (2.47%) iSeries
6 2 (2.47%) Life Science
7 1 (1.23%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.23%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 34 (41.98%) Windows
2 19 (23.46%) Linux
3 12 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (9.88%) Windows XP
5 8 (9.88%) Windows 7
5 8 (9.88%) UNIX
5 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (7.41%) CentOS
8 5 (6.17%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (6.17%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.47%) Solaris
10 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.23%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.46%) ITIL
2 13 (16.05%) CRM
3 10 (12.35%) Migration
3 10 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (11.11%) SDLC
5 6 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.17%) Data Modelling
6 5 (6.17%) ETL
6 5 (6.17%) Data Management
6 5 (6.17%) Physical Data Model
6 5 (6.17%) DevOps
6 5 (6.17%) Microservices
7 4 (4.94%) BDD
7 4 (4.94%) Data Protection
7 4 (4.94%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.94%) Project Management
7 4 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.70%) Service Management
8 3 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 31 (38.27%) SQL
2 12 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 9 (11.11%) Java
4 6 (7.41%) VB
5 5 (6.17%) PowerShell
5 5 (6.17%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.94%) C#
7 3 (3.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 3 (3.70%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.47%) Perl
8 2 (2.47%) VBA
9 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.23%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.94%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.47%) MCP
3 2 (2.47%) MCSE
4 1 (1.23%) MCSA
4 1 (1.23%) CCNA
4 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.23%) MCTS
4 1 (1.23%) Degree
4 1 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (27.16%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.17%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.17%) Docker
4 3 (3.70%) vCloud
5 2 (2.47%) vSphere
5 2 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.23%) Squid
6 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.23%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.23%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.23%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 9 (11.11%) Puppet
2 6 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (6.17%) Salt
3 5 (6.17%) Graphite
3 5 (6.17%) Foglight
4 4 (4.94%) Control-M
5 2 (2.47%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.47%) SCCM
5 2 (2.47%) SCOM
6 1 (1.23%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.23%) WSUS
6 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 11 (13.58%) Cisco
2 9 (11.11%) Oracle
2 9 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 9 (11.11%) VMware
3 6 (7.41%) Splunk
3 6 (7.41%) EMC
3 6 (7.41%) NetApp
4 5 (6.17%) New Relic
4 5 (6.17%) Remedy
5 3 (3.70%) HP
5 3 (3.70%) Citrix
5 3 (3.70%) Sybase
5 3 (3.70%) Cognos
6 2 (2.47%) Symantec
7 1 (1.23%) Websense
7 1 (1.23%) IBM
7 1 (1.23%) Sun
7 1 (1.23%) Lotus
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