The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Sheffield region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 46 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 12.71% 23.47% 16.83%
As % of the Vendors category 28.75% 50.00% 37.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 18
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £167 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £373 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £10.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +25.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £15.37
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -7.28%
Vendors Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
80 92 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 44.20% 46.94% 44.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 43 42
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £215 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 14
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 £9.48 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £44.60 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
Microsoft
South Yorkshire

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 (40.00%) Windows
2 20 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 20 (26.67%) MS Excel
3 19 (25.33%) .NET
4 17 (22.67%) C#
5 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (17.33%) Active Directory
7 12 (16.00%) MS Office
8 11 (14.67%) HP
8 11 (14.67%) Windows 7
9 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (12.00%) HTML
10 9 (12.00%) JavaScript
10 9 (12.00%) SQL
10 9 (12.00%) Windows XP
10 9 (12.00%) Finance
10 9 (12.00%) .NET Framework
10 9 (12.00%) XenServer
10 9 (12.00%) jQuery
10 9 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (10.67%) Web Application Development
11 8 (10.67%) HTML5
11 8 (10.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 8 (10.67%) CSS3
11 8 (10.67%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (10.67%) SCCM
11 8 (10.67%) VMware
11 8 (10.67%) MVC
11 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET
11 8 (10.67%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.67%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.67%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.33%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 20 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 12 (16.00%) MS Office
3 3 (4.00%) MS Project
4 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) SAN
1 4 (5.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.33%) LAN
2 1 (1.33%) PBX
2 1 (1.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (10.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.33%) DataStage
4 1 (1.33%) MS Access
4 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MorphX
General
1 9 (12.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Banking
3 3 (4.00%) Advertising
4 2 (2.67%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (2.67%) Cantonese Language
5 1 (1.33%) French Language
5 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (26.67%) Developer
2 16 (21.33%) C# Developer
3 12 (16.00%) Analyst
4 6 (8.00%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (8.00%) Build Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Architect
6 4 (5.33%) Administrator
6 4 (5.33%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.33%) SCCM Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (4.00%) IT Support
7 3 (4.00%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Rollout Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Deskside Support
8 2 (2.67%) Functional Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.33%) .NET
2 9 (12.00%) HTML
2 9 (12.00%) .NET Framework
2 9 (12.00%) jQuery
3 8 (10.67%) HTML5
3 8 (10.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 8 (10.67%) CSS3
3 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET
3 8 (10.67%) CSS
4 5 (6.67%) Application Packaging
5 2 (2.67%) Web Services
5 2 (2.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.67%) Middleware
5 2 (2.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (1.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.33%) Firmware
2 2 (2.67%) Replication
2 2 (2.67%) Clustering
2 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.67%) iSeries
3 1 (1.33%) Social Media
3 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 30 (40.00%) Windows
2 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (14.67%) Windows 7
4 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (12.00%) Windows XP
6 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.67%) Linux
7 3 (4.00%) UNIX
8 1 (1.33%) CentOS
8 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.67%) Web Application Development
1 8 (10.67%) MVC
2 6 (8.00%) ITIL
3 5 (6.67%) Validation
4 4 (5.33%) Migration
4 4 (5.33%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.00%) WFM
6 2 (2.67%) Data Analysis
6 2 (2.67%) Logistics
6 2 (2.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.67%) Data Security
6 2 (2.67%) Project Management
6 2 (2.67%) Time Management
7 1 (1.33%) Data Cleansing
7 1 (1.33%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (1.33%) Data Entry
7 1 (1.33%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (1.33%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.67%) C#
2 9 (12.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (2.67%) Perl
3 2 (2.67%) Java
4 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.33%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.33%) CCAA
3 1 (1.33%) CCA
3 1 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.33%) CCEA
3 1 (1.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) QA
1 1 (1.33%) COREP
1 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.33%) Basel II
1 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (17.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.00%) XenServer
3 3 (4.00%) XenApp
4 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (10.67%) SCCM
2 4 (5.33%) SCDPM
2 4 (5.33%) SCOM
3 1 (1.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 11 (14.67%) HP
2 8 (10.67%) VMware
3 7 (9.33%) Citrix
4 4 (5.33%) Veeam
5 3 (4.00%) Cisco
6 2 (2.67%) IBM
6 2 (2.67%) Lotus
6 2 (2.67%) Remedy
7 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.33%) Compaq
7 1 (1.33%) Dell
7 1 (1.33%) EMC
7 1 (1.33%) Avaya
7 1 (1.33%) NetApp
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle
7 1 (1.33%) BT
7 1 (1.33%) Teradata
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