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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 56 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 16.59% 22.13% 16.00%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 44.44% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 19
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£288 £308 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% -30.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £193 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +195.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.52 £13.00 £10.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.39 £33.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.97
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.20%
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
108 126 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 49.77% 49.80% 40.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 61 42
Average daily rate £294 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £210 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 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 £10.04 £12.40 £10.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £44.60 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +2.52%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 23 (29.49%) SQL Server
2 22 (28.21%) Windows
3 20 (25.64%) .NET
3 20 (25.64%) MS Excel
4 18 (23.08%) C#
5 12 (15.38%) Active Directory
6 11 (14.10%) SQL
7 10 (12.82%) ITIL
7 10 (12.82%) MS Office
8 9 (11.54%) HTML
8 9 (11.54%) JavaScript
8 9 (11.54%) Cisco
8 9 (11.54%) .NET Framework
8 9 (11.54%) jQuery
8 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (11.54%) Windows 7
8 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (10.26%) Web Application Development
9 8 (10.26%) HTML5
9 8 (10.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 8 (10.26%) CSS3
9 8 (10.26%) WebSphere
9 8 (10.26%) ASP.NET
9 8 (10.26%) CSS
9 8 (10.26%) UNIX
9 8 (10.26%) Linux
9 8 (10.26%) MVC
9 8 (10.26%) Finance
10 7 (8.97%) Wi-Fi

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (10.26%) WebSphere
2 7 (8.97%) 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 10 (12.82%) MS Office
3 6 (7.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
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%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.49%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.85%) MS Access
5 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.28%) DataStage
6 1 (1.28%) OLAP
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Maven
1 1 (1.28%) MorphX
1 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (10.26%) 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%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (28.21%) Developer
2 16 (20.51%) C# Developer
3 14 (17.95%) Analyst
4 6 (7.69%) Administrator
5 5 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.41%) Architect
5 5 (6.41%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.13%) Data Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) WebSphere Administrator
7 3 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Support Technician
7 3 (3.85%) SCCM Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) IT Support
7 3 (3.85%) Rollout Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) IT Support Engineer
8 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 6 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (7.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 4 (5.13%) Application Packaging
6 2 (2.56%) Middleware
6 2 (2.56%) Web Services
7 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Blackberry
2 6 (7.69%) iSeries
3 3 (3.85%) Clustering
3 3 (3.85%) CESG
3 3 (3.85%) NHS
4 2 (2.56%) Firmware
4 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.56%) Replication
4 2 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.21%) Windows
2 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (11.54%) Windows 7
3 8 (10.26%) UNIX
3 8 (10.26%) Linux
4 7 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.82%) ITIL
2 8 (10.26%) MVC
2 8 (10.26%) Web Application Development
3 4 (5.13%) Data Analysis
3 4 (5.13%) Migration
4 3 (3.85%) Validation
4 3 (3.85%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (3.85%) Data Modelling
4 3 (3.85%) Benchmarking
4 3 (3.85%) Service Delivery
4 3 (3.85%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (3.85%) WFM
4 3 (3.85%) Change Control
4 3 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (2.56%) Protective Monitoring
5 2 (2.56%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.56%) Logistics
5 2 (2.56%) Business Analysis
5 2 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.08%) C#
2 11 (14.10%) SQL
3 9 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.97%) Java
5 6 (7.69%) Perl
6 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.28%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) CCAA
3 1 (1.28%) MCSE
3 1 (1.28%) CCNA
3 1 (1.28%) CCA
3 1 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.28%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.28%) Basel II
2 1 (1.28%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) COREP
System Software
1 12 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.41%) XenServer
3 3 (3.85%) XenApp
4 1 (1.28%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
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 9 (11.54%) Cisco
2 6 (7.69%) HP
3 5 (6.41%) Citrix
4 4 (5.13%) Dell
5 3 (3.85%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.85%) Remedy
5 3 (3.85%) VMware
6 2 (2.56%) SonicWALL
6 2 (2.56%) Veeam
6 2 (2.56%) Nokia
6 2 (2.56%) Lotus
6 2 (2.56%) IBM
7 1 (1.28%) Compaq
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle
7 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.28%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.28%) Teradata
7 1 (1.28%) MKS
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