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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 43 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 16.81% 22.40% 15.09%
As % of the Vendors category 34.19% 44.79% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 9
Average daily rate
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£380 £230 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.21% -42.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £106 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £343 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 9
Average hourly rate £10.28 £10.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -32.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £8.85 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £57.50 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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
117 96 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 49.16% 50.00% 45.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 41 37
Average daily rate £378 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £380 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 11
Average hourly rate £36.50 £23.75 £10.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.68% +130.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.03 £9.00 £9.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 2014.

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 December 2014, 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 28 (35.90%) SQL
2 18 (23.08%) Windows
3 17 (21.79%) MS Excel
3 17 (21.79%) Active Directory
4 14 (17.95%) CRM
4 14 (17.95%) Cisco
4 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
4 14 (17.95%) Dynamics CRM
5 13 (16.67%) .NET
5 13 (16.67%) ITIL
5 13 (16.67%) Finance
6 12 (15.38%) MS Office
6 12 (15.38%) C#
6 12 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (12.82%) jQuery
7 10 (12.82%) SharePoint
8 9 (11.54%) JavaScript
8 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (10.26%) Wireless
9 8 (10.26%) Firewall
9 8 (10.26%) Java
9 8 (10.26%) ASP.NET
9 8 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (10.26%) VMware
10 7 (8.97%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (8.97%) IP Telephony
10 7 (8.97%) SCOM
10 7 (8.97%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (8.97%) ERP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 10 (12.82%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.41%) WebSphere Portal
4 4 (5.13%) JBoss
4 4 (5.13%) Apache
4 4 (5.13%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.85%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.56%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.56%) Lync
7 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.28%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.28%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.28%) TeamSite
Applications
1 17 (21.79%) MS Excel
2 12 (15.38%) MS Office
3 5 (6.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (17.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (8.97%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.26%) Firewall
1 8 (10.26%) Wireless
2 7 (8.97%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (8.97%) IP Telephony
2 7 (8.97%) Cisco IOS
2 7 (8.97%) Internet
3 6 (7.69%) DNS
4 4 (5.13%) LAN
4 4 (5.13%) WAN
4 4 (5.13%) DHCP
5 3 (3.85%) VPN
6 2 (2.56%) SAN
6 2 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.28%) 2G
7 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (5.13%) MS Access
6 4 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.56%) OLAP
9 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.28%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.28%) Maven
1 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) Back Office
3 4 (5.13%) Advertising
4 3 (3.85%) Banking
4 3 (3.85%) Retail
4 3 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.56%) Front Office
6 1 (1.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (21.79%) Developer
2 16 (20.51%) Analyst
3 7 (8.97%) Consultant
4 6 (7.69%) CRM Developer
5 5 (6.41%) Support Technician
5 5 (6.41%) .NET Developer
5 5 (6.41%) SQL Developer
5 5 (6.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Storage Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Senior Storage Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.13%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (5.13%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.85%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.67%) .NET
2 10 (12.82%) jQuery
3 8 (10.26%) ASP.NET
4 6 (7.69%) HTML
5 5 (6.41%) Silverlight
6 4 (5.13%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 4 (5.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (5.13%) CSS
6 4 (5.13%) XML
6 4 (5.13%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (3.85%) Web Services
8 2 (2.56%) Hibernate
8 2 (2.56%) Ajax
8 2 (2.56%) WCF
9 1 (1.28%) MDX
9 1 (1.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.97%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.13%) CLARiiON
3 4 (5.13%) iSeries
4 3 (3.85%) CESG
4 3 (3.85%) NHS
5 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.56%) Clustering
5 2 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.56%) FMCG
6 1 (1.28%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.28%) Replication
6 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.08%) Windows
2 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (7.69%) UNIX
4 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.13%) Windows XP
5 4 (5.13%) Solaris
5 4 (5.13%) Linux
6 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.95%) CRM
2 13 (16.67%) ITIL
3 7 (8.97%) ERP
3 7 (8.97%) Migration
4 6 (7.69%) Web Development
5 5 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.13%) MVC
6 4 (5.13%) Project Management
6 4 (5.13%) ETL
6 4 (5.13%) BCP
6 4 (5.13%) Data Management
6 4 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.85%) TDD
7 3 (3.85%) Data Analysis
7 3 (3.85%) Logistics
7 3 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.85%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.85%) Workflow
7 3 (3.85%) Reverse Engineering
7 3 (3.85%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.90%) SQL
2 12 (15.38%) C#
3 9 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.26%) Java
5 4 (5.13%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.13%) Perl
5 4 (5.13%) VBA
5 4 (5.13%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.56%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.28%) X++
7 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.28%) Degree
4 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) MCSE
4 1 (1.28%) MCSA
4 1 (1.28%) CCNA
4 1 (1.28%) ISEB
4 1 (1.28%) CCA
4 1 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 17 (21.79%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.69%) vSphere
3 4 (5.13%) vCloud
4 3 (3.85%) XenApp
5 2 (2.56%) XenServer
5 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.28%) UAG
6 1 (1.28%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (8.97%) SCOM
2 4 (5.13%) EMC Navisphere
2 4 (5.13%) NetBackup
2 4 (5.13%) ZABBIX
2 4 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (5.13%) Puppet
2 4 (5.13%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (5.13%) SCCM
3 1 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.28%) OVSD
3 1 (1.28%) WSUS
3 1 (1.28%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.28%) OpenView
3 1 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (17.95%) Cisco
2 8 (10.26%) VMware
3 6 (7.69%) Citrix
4 5 (6.41%) Oracle
4 5 (6.41%) NetApp
4 5 (6.41%) Symantec
4 5 (6.41%) Remedy
5 4 (5.13%) McAfee
5 4 (5.13%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.13%) EMC
6 3 (3.85%) Dell
6 3 (3.85%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.56%) Nokia
7 2 (2.56%) Lotus
7 2 (2.56%) HP
7 2 (2.56%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.28%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.28%) Teradata
8 1 (1.28%) IBM
Sheffield
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Sheffield
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 17 days ago