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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 52 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 13.68% 24.88% 25.00%
As % of the Vendors category 34.71% 41.60% 55.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 32 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £498 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 £12.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -10.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.03% -3.33%
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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
121 125 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 39.41% 59.81% 44.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 79 34
Average daily rate £320 £313 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -13.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 10
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 33 (39.29%) SQL
2 25 (29.76%) SQL Server
3 23 (27.38%) Windows
4 22 (26.19%) .NET
5 18 (21.43%) Linux
5 18 (21.43%) CRM
5 18 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM
6 16 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (17.86%) ITIL
7 15 (17.86%) MS Office
8 14 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 14 (16.67%) Migration
9 13 (15.48%) SharePoint
10 12 (14.29%) Java
11 11 (13.10%) Active Directory
11 11 (13.10%) Finance
11 11 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (11.90%) JavaScript
12 10 (11.90%) C#
12 10 (11.90%) IIS
13 9 (10.71%) Web Services
13 9 (10.71%) JBoss
13 9 (10.71%) Firewall
13 9 (10.71%) Puppet
13 9 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (9.52%) Data Management
14 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (9.52%) Project Management
14 8 (9.52%) BizTalk Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (15.48%) SharePoint
2 10 (11.90%) IIS
3 9 (10.71%) JBoss
4 8 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (8.33%) MS Exchange
6 3 (3.57%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.38%) MQSeries
7 2 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (2.38%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (2.38%) Apache
8 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.19%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.19%) CICS
8 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.19%) CMS400.NET
8 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.19%) Lync
8 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (17.86%) MS Office
2 14 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.76%) MS Project
4 3 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Office 365
2 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.71%) Firewall
2 6 (7.14%) DNS
3 4 (4.76%) SAN
4 3 (3.57%) LAN
4 3 (3.57%) WAN
5 2 (2.38%) DHCP
6 1 (1.19%) HTTP
6 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.19%) VoIP
6 1 (1.19%) SSL
6 1 (1.19%) Internet
6 1 (1.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (29.76%) SQL Server
2 16 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.95%) CouchDB
4 5 (5.95%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.95%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 4 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.38%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (2.38%) Sybase IQ
8 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.19%) DataStage
8 1 (1.19%) OLAP
8 1 (1.19%) MS Access
8 1 (1.19%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.95%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.38%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.38%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.38%) Selenium
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.19%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.19%) Toad
General
1 11 (13.10%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Advertising
3 3 (3.57%) Games
3 3 (3.57%) Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Front Office
4 2 (2.38%) Back Office
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (20.24%) Developer
2 15 (17.86%) Analyst
3 8 (9.52%) Consultant
4 7 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) CRM Developer
6 5 (5.95%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 5 (5.95%) SQL Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Test Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Architect
8 3 (3.57%) Software Consultant
8 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Dynamics AX Consultant
8 3 (3.57%) Development Consultant
9 2 (2.38%) Citrix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (26.19%) .NET
2 9 (10.71%) Web Services
3 7 (8.33%) XML
3 7 (8.33%) jQuery
3 7 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 5 (5.95%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (5.95%) Silverlight
4 5 (5.95%) Kafka
5 4 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (4.76%) HTML
6 3 (3.57%) CSS
7 2 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (2.38%) WCF
7 2 (2.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (2.38%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.19%) REST
8 1 (1.19%) MSMQ
8 1 (1.19%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.19%) Ajax
8 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Private Cloud
2 3 (3.57%) Online Games
2 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.38%) Life Science
3 2 (2.38%) Replication
3 2 (2.38%) iSeries
4 1 (1.19%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.19%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.19%) Clustering
4 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.38%) Windows
2 18 (21.43%) Linux
3 10 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.14%) UNIX
5 6 (7.14%) CentOS
5 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.95%) Windows 7
6 5 (5.95%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (3.57%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.38%) Solaris
9 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.43%) CRM
2 15 (17.86%) ITIL
3 14 (16.67%) Migration
4 11 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (9.52%) Data Management
5 8 (9.52%) Project Management
6 6 (7.14%) Web Development
7 5 (5.95%) ERP
7 5 (5.95%) BDD
7 5 (5.95%) DevOps
7 5 (5.95%) Microservices
8 4 (4.76%) System Testing
8 4 (4.76%) Data Migration
8 4 (4.76%) ETL
8 4 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.76%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.76%) Workflow
8 4 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (4.76%) Scrum
9 3 (3.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (39.29%) SQL
2 12 (14.29%) Java
3 10 (11.90%) JavaScript
3 10 (11.90%) C#
4 6 (7.14%) VBA
5 5 (5.95%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.95%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.95%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.76%) VB
7 2 (2.38%) Perl
7 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.19%) XPath
8 1 (1.19%) X++
8 1 (1.19%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (4.76%) ISEB
1 4 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.38%) CCA
3 2 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (2.38%) MCSE
3 2 (2.38%) MCSA
4 1 (1.19%) PMP
4 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.19%) MCTS
4 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.19%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) SLA
1 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 11 (13.10%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.95%) Docker
3 4 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.57%) vSphere
5 2 (2.38%) UAG
5 2 (2.38%) vCloud
5 2 (2.38%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.38%) XenApp
5 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.19%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.19%) Squid
6 1 (1.19%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) Puppet
2 6 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.95%) Salt
3 5 (5.95%) Graphite
4 4 (4.76%) SCOM
5 3 (3.57%) Foglight
5 3 (3.57%) SCCM
6 2 (2.38%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.19%) OVSD
7 1 (1.19%) WSUS
7 1 (1.19%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.19%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.19%) OpenView
7 1 (1.19%) Control-M
7 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 8 (9.52%) Oracle
2 7 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 6 (7.14%) VMware
3 6 (7.14%) Citrix
3 6 (7.14%) Splunk
4 4 (4.76%) EMC
4 4 (4.76%) Remedy
4 4 (4.76%) NetApp
5 3 (3.57%) HP
5 3 (3.57%) Sybase
5 3 (3.57%) Cisco
5 3 (3.57%) New Relic
6 2 (2.38%) Symantec
7 1 (1.19%) Lotus
7 1 (1.19%) Websense
7 1 (1.19%) Ektron
7 1 (1.19%) IBM
7 1 (1.19%) Sun
7 1 (1.19%) CommVault
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