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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 6 1
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 33 26 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 12.50% 14.29% 26.47%
As % of the Vendors category 34.38% 27.96% 54.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 21
Average daily rate
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£310 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £135 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £485 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 14
Average hourly rate £9.48 £11.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.81% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.01 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.23 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
96 93 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 36.36% 51.10% 48.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 58 39
Average daily rate £288 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £200 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £498 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 24
Average hourly rate £9.48 £11.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.81% -66.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.00 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £25.00 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 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 3 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 31 (39.74%) Windows
2 28 (35.90%) SQL
3 25 (32.05%) SQL Server
4 24 (30.77%) .NET
5 20 (25.64%) Linux
5 20 (25.64%) MS Excel
6 19 (24.36%) Active Directory
7 18 (23.08%) ITIL
8 15 (19.23%) CRM
8 15 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM
9 14 (17.95%) MS Office
10 13 (16.67%) Firewall
10 13 (16.67%) Migration
10 13 (16.67%) IIS
10 13 (16.67%) SharePoint
11 12 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (14.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (14.10%) JavaScript
12 11 (14.10%) Web Services
12 11 (14.10%) JBoss
13 10 (12.82%) Oracle
13 10 (12.82%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (11.54%) Puppet
14 9 (11.54%) Red Hat
14 9 (11.54%) Project Management
14 9 (11.54%) VMware
14 9 (11.54%) Java
15 8 (10.26%) Windows XP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (16.67%) IIS
1 13 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 11 (14.10%) JBoss
3 10 (12.82%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (7.69%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.85%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.56%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (2.56%) MQSeries
6 2 (2.56%) Apache
7 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.28%) CICS
7 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.28%) CMS400.NET
7 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (25.64%) MS Excel
2 14 (17.95%) MS Office
3 4 (5.13%) MS Project
4 3 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.67%) Firewall
2 6 (7.69%) DNS
2 6 (7.69%) SAN
3 2 (2.56%) LAN
3 2 (2.56%) WAN
3 2 (2.56%) DHCP
3 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.28%) Wireless
4 1 (1.28%) HTTP
4 1 (1.28%) Internet
4 1 (1.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (32.05%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.41%) CouchDB
3 5 (6.41%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.41%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.56%) Sybase ASE
5 2 (2.56%) Sybase IQ
5 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.28%) DataStage
6 1 (1.28%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.41%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.56%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.56%) Selenium
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.28%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.28%) Toad
General
1 8 (10.26%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Games
3 2 (2.56%) Advertising
4 1 (1.28%) Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Legal
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (17.95%) Analyst
2 12 (15.38%) Developer
3 9 (11.54%) Migration Engineer
4 7 (8.97%) Consultant
5 6 (7.69%) CRM Developer
6 5 (6.41%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) DBA
7 4 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.13%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) SQL DBA
8 3 (3.85%) Software Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Test Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Development Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 2 (2.56%) Configuration Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (30.77%) .NET
2 11 (14.10%) Web Services
3 6 (7.69%) XML
4 5 (6.41%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (6.41%) REST
4 5 (6.41%) Kafka
5 4 (5.13%) Middleware
5 4 (5.13%) SOAP
6 2 (2.56%) HTML
6 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.56%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 2 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.28%) jQuery
7 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.28%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.28%) WCF
7 1 (1.28%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.28%) CSS
7 1 (1.28%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.41%) Private Cloud
2 5 (6.41%) Clustering
2 5 (6.41%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.85%) Life Science
4 3 (3.85%) Online Games
4 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.85%) Replication
5 2 (2.56%) E-Learning
5 2 (2.56%) iSeries
6 1 (1.28%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.28%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 31 (39.74%) Windows
2 20 (25.64%) Linux
3 12 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (10.26%) Windows XP
5 8 (10.26%) Windows 7
5 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (7.69%) UNIX
7 6 (7.69%) CentOS
8 5 (6.41%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (6.41%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.56%) Solaris
10 1 (1.28%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.28%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.08%) ITIL
2 15 (19.23%) CRM
3 13 (16.67%) Migration
4 11 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (11.54%) Project Management
6 7 (8.97%) Data Management
7 5 (6.41%) Data Protection
7 5 (6.41%) DevOps
7 5 (6.41%) Microservices
7 5 (6.41%) SDLC
8 4 (5.13%) BDD
8 4 (5.13%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.85%) Service Management
9 3 (3.85%) ITSM
9 3 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.85%) Scrum
9 3 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (3.85%) System Testing
10 2 (2.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.90%) SQL
2 11 (14.10%) JavaScript
3 9 (11.54%) Java
4 6 (7.69%) VB
5 5 (6.41%) PowerShell
5 5 (6.41%) Bash Shell
6 4 (5.13%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.13%) C#
7 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.56%) Perl
8 2 (2.56%) VBA
9 1 (1.28%) XQuery
9 1 (1.28%) XPath
9 1 (1.28%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.85%) ISEB
3 2 (2.56%) MCP
3 2 (2.56%) MCSE
4 1 (1.28%) MCSA
4 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.28%) PMP
4 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.28%) MCTS
4 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.28%) Degree
4 1 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 19 (24.36%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.41%) Docker
4 3 (3.85%) vCloud
4 3 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.56%) vSphere
5 2 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.28%) Squid
6 1 (1.28%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.28%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.28%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.28%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 9 (11.54%) Puppet
2 6 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (6.41%) Salt
3 5 (6.41%) Graphite
3 5 (6.41%) Foglight
4 2 (2.56%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.56%) SCCM
4 2 (2.56%) SCOM
4 2 (2.56%) Control-M
5 1 (1.28%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.28%) WSUS
5 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Oracle
2 9 (11.54%) Red Hat
2 9 (11.54%) VMware
3 8 (10.26%) Cisco
4 6 (7.69%) EMC
4 6 (7.69%) NetApp
4 6 (7.69%) Splunk
5 5 (6.41%) New Relic
5 5 (6.41%) Remedy
6 3 (3.85%) HP
6 3 (3.85%) Citrix
6 3 (3.85%) Sybase
7 2 (2.56%) Symantec
8 1 (1.28%) Websense
8 1 (1.28%) Ektron
8 1 (1.28%) IBM
8 1 (1.28%) Sun
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