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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 2 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 54 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 16.14% 21.43% 15.93%
As % of the Vendors category 34.29% 46.15% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 27 19
Average daily rate
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£300 £338 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £206 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
105 117 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 47.09% 46.43% 40.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 58 46
Average daily rate £288 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £200 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £28.13 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +0.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £11.55 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 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 18 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 22 (28.57%) Windows
2 21 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 19 (24.68%) MS Excel
4 18 (23.38%) .NET
5 15 (19.48%) SQL
6 14 (18.18%) C#
6 14 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 11 (14.29%) Cisco
8 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (12.99%) ITIL
8 10 (12.99%) Finance
8 10 (12.99%) Dynamics AX
8 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (11.69%) MS Office
9 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET
10 8 (10.39%) Wireless
10 8 (10.39%) Firewall
10 8 (10.39%) Windows 7
10 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (9.09%) WebSphere Portal
11 7 (9.09%) WebSphere
11 7 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (9.09%) IP Telephony
11 7 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (9.09%) Blackberry
11 7 (9.09%) Java
11 7 (9.09%) UNIX
11 7 (9.09%) Linux
11 7 (9.09%) Internet
11 7 (9.09%) Cisco Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 7 (9.09%) WebSphere
1 7 (9.09%) WebSphere Portal
2 2 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (2.60%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.30%) TeamSite
3 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.30%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (1.30%) Apache
3 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (24.68%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.69%) MS Office
3 6 (7.79%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (12.99%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) Firewall
1 8 (10.39%) Wireless
2 7 (9.09%) IP Telephony
2 7 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
2 7 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (9.09%) Internet
3 3 (3.90%) LAN
3 3 (3.90%) WAN
3 3 (3.90%) VPN
4 2 (2.60%) SAN
4 2 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.60%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.30%) 2G
5 1 (1.30%) DNS
5 1 (1.30%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.90%) MS Access
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.30%) DataStage
5 1 (1.30%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Maven
1 1 (1.30%) MorphX
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (12.99%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Advertising
3 3 (3.90%) Back Office
4 2 (2.60%) Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Retail
4 2 (2.60%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (2.60%) Cantonese Language
5 1 (1.30%) French Language
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (25.97%) Developer
2 15 (19.48%) Analyst
3 12 (15.58%) C# Developer
4 6 (7.79%) Administrator
5 5 (6.49%) Architect
6 4 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.19%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.19%) Data Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) WebSphere Administrator
6 4 (5.19%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) IT Support
7 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Rollout Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Support Technician
8 2 (2.60%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.38%) .NET
2 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET
3 6 (7.79%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (7.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 6 (7.79%) jQuery
3 6 (7.79%) HTML
4 5 (6.49%) .NET Framework
5 4 (5.19%) CSS
5 4 (5.19%) HTML5
5 4 (5.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (5.19%) CSS3
6 3 (3.90%) Application Packaging
7 2 (2.60%) Web Services
7 2 (2.60%) XML
8 1 (1.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 6 (7.79%) iSeries
4 3 (3.90%) NHS
4 3 (3.90%) Clustering
4 3 (3.90%) CESG
5 2 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.60%) Replication
5 2 (2.60%) Firmware
6 1 (1.30%) Social Media
6 1 (1.30%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.30%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.57%) Windows
2 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.39%) Windows 7
4 7 (9.09%) Linux
4 7 (9.09%) UNIX
5 6 (7.79%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.30%) AIX
7 1 (1.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.99%) ITIL
2 5 (6.49%) Migration
3 4 (5.19%) Data Analysis
3 4 (5.19%) MVC
3 4 (5.19%) Web Application Development
4 3 (3.90%) Change Control
4 3 (3.90%) Validation
4 3 (3.90%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (3.90%) Logistics
4 3 (3.90%) Business Analysis
4 3 (3.90%) WFM
4 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
4 3 (3.90%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (3.90%) Benchmarking
4 3 (3.90%) ERP
4 3 (3.90%) Data Modelling
4 3 (3.90%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (2.60%) Protective Monitoring
5 2 (2.60%) CRM
5 2 (2.60%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.48%) SQL
2 14 (18.18%) C#
3 7 (9.09%) Java
4 6 (7.79%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.79%) Perl
5 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.60%) X++
6 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.30%) Degree
3 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) CCAA
3 1 (1.30%) MCSE
3 1 (1.30%) CCNA
3 1 (1.30%) CCA
3 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.30%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.30%) Basel II
2 1 (1.30%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) COREP
System Software
1 14 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.49%) XenServer
3 3 (3.90%) XenApp
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.30%) vSphere
4 1 (1.30%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) SCCM
2 3 (3.90%) SCOM
3 2 (2.60%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.30%) EMC Navisphere
4 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.30%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.30%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.30%) Puppet
4 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) Cisco
2 6 (7.79%) HP
3 5 (6.49%) Citrix
3 5 (6.49%) VMware
4 4 (5.19%) Dell
5 3 (3.90%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.90%) Remedy
6 2 (2.60%) Nokia
6 2 (2.60%) Lotus
6 2 (2.60%) IBM
6 2 (2.60%) SonicWALL
6 2 (2.60%) Veeam
7 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.30%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.30%) Teradata
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle
7 1 (1.30%) JBoss
7 1 (1.30%) EMC
7 1 (1.30%) Compaq
7 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
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