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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 32 54 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 15.76% 22.31% 16.67%
As % of the Vendors category 34.04% 44.26% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 19
Average daily rate
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£275 £316 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -28.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £196 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £10.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +204.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.52 £13.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.39 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.84 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -6.34%
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
94 122 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 46.31% 50.41% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 63 41
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £210 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +170.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.71 £12.50 £10.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £44.60 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 25 (32.05%) Windows
2 22 (28.21%) SQL Server
3 20 (25.64%) .NET
3 20 (25.64%) MS Excel
4 18 (23.08%) C#
5 13 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 12 (15.38%) ITIL
6 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (14.10%) Windows 7
8 10 (12.82%) SQL
8 10 (12.82%) Cisco
8 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (12.82%) Finance
9 9 (11.54%) HTML
9 9 (11.54%) JavaScript
9 9 (11.54%) MS Office
9 9 (11.54%) Windows XP
9 9 (11.54%) HP
9 9 (11.54%) .NET Framework
9 9 (11.54%) jQuery
9 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (10.26%) ASP.NET
10 8 (10.26%) CSS
10 8 (10.26%) Blackberry
10 8 (10.26%) MVC
10 8 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (10.26%) HTML5
10 8 (10.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 8 (10.26%) CSS3
10 8 (10.26%) Web Application Development

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 5 (6.41%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.13%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.56%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.28%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (1.28%) TeamSite
4 1 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 20 (25.64%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.54%) MS Office
3 3 (3.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.97%) Internet
1 7 (8.97%) Firewall
1 7 (8.97%) Wi-Fi
1 7 (8.97%) Wireless
1 7 (8.97%) IP Telephony
1 7 (8.97%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (3.85%) LAN
2 3 (3.85%) WAN
2 3 (3.85%) VPN
3 2 (2.56%) SAN
3 2 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.56%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.28%) PBX
4 1 (1.28%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.85%) MS Access
5 1 (1.28%) DataStage
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Maven
1 1 (1.28%) MorphX
General
1 10 (12.82%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Advertising
3 3 (3.85%) Banking
3 3 (3.85%) Back Office
4 2 (2.56%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (2.56%) Cantonese Language
5 1 (1.28%) French Language
5 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.28%) Billing
5 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (26.92%) Developer
2 16 (20.51%) Analyst
2 16 (20.51%) C# Developer
3 6 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (6.41%) Architect
4 5 (6.41%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.13%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.13%) Administrator
5 4 (5.13%) Data Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 3 (3.85%) Service Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) Support Technician
6 3 (3.85%) SCCM Engineer
6 3 (3.85%) IT Support
6 3 (3.85%) Rollout Engineer
7 2 (2.56%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (2.56%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.64%) .NET
2 9 (11.54%) .NET Framework
2 9 (11.54%) jQuery
2 9 (11.54%) HTML
3 8 (10.26%) HTML5
3 8 (10.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 8 (10.26%) CSS3
3 8 (10.26%) ASP.NET
3 8 (10.26%) CSS
4 4 (5.13%) Application Packaging
5 3 (3.85%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 3 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (2.56%) Middleware
6 2 (2.56%) Web Services
7 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.85%) NHS
2 3 (3.85%) Clustering
2 3 (3.85%) CESG
2 3 (3.85%) iSeries
3 2 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.56%) Firmware
3 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.56%) Replication
4 1 (1.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.05%) Windows
2 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (14.10%) Windows 7
4 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (11.54%) Windows XP
6 6 (7.69%) Linux
7 5 (6.41%) UNIX
8 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.28%) AIX
9 1 (1.28%) CentOS
9 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.38%) ITIL
2 8 (10.26%) MVC
2 8 (10.26%) Web Application Development
3 5 (6.41%) Validation
4 4 (5.13%) Migration
4 4 (5.13%) Data Analysis
4 4 (5.13%) Problem Management
5 3 (3.85%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (3.85%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (3.85%) Change Control
5 3 (3.85%) WFM
5 3 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (3.85%) Data Modelling
5 3 (3.85%) Benchmarking
5 3 (3.85%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.56%) CRM
6 2 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.56%) Protective Monitoring
6 2 (2.56%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.08%) C#
2 10 (12.82%) SQL
3 9 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.13%) Java
5 3 (3.85%) Perl
6 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.28%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (6.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.28%) CCAA
4 1 (1.28%) MCSE
4 1 (1.28%) CCNA
4 1 (1.28%) CCA
4 1 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.28%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) SLA
1 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.28%) Basel II
1 1 (1.28%) QA
1 1 (1.28%) COREP
System Software
1 13 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.41%) XenServer
3 3 (3.85%) XenApp
4 1 (1.28%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (8.97%) SCCM
2 3 (3.85%) SCOM
3 2 (2.56%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.28%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Cisco
2 9 (11.54%) HP
3 5 (6.41%) Citrix
4 4 (5.13%) VMware
5 3 (3.85%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.85%) Dell
5 3 (3.85%) IBM
6 2 (2.56%) Remedy
6 2 (2.56%) Nokia
6 2 (2.56%) Lotus
6 2 (2.56%) SonicWALL
6 2 (2.56%) Veeam
7 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.28%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle
7 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.28%) Teradata
7 1 (1.28%) BT
7 1 (1.28%) MKS
7 1 (1.28%) Compaq
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