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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 53 42 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 24.31% 23.46% 17.95%
As % of the Vendors category 41.09% 53.85% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 15 11
Average daily rate £275 £325 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £230 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.68 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.21% -36.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.60 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £28.75 £21.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
129 78 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 59.17% 43.58% 57.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 36 33
Average daily rate £313 £360 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.19% +80.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £433 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £19.25 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.66% +63.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £23.75 £20.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Sheffield

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 37 (37.37%) Windows
2 29 (29.29%) .NET
2 29 (29.29%) MS Excel
3 28 (28.28%) C#
4 25 (25.25%) SQL Server
5 24 (24.24%) JavaScript
5 24 (24.24%) SQL
6 19 (19.19%) VMware
7 18 (18.18%) Web Services
8 16 (16.16%) SOAP
9 15 (15.15%) CSS
9 15 (15.15%) HTML
9 15 (15.15%) REST
10 13 (13.13%) MS Office
11 11 (11.11%) .NET Framework
12 10 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (10.10%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (10.10%) SAN
12 10 (10.10%) ASP.NET
12 10 (10.10%) ITIL
12 10 (10.10%) Active Directory
13 9 (9.09%) HP
13 9 (9.09%) Windows XP
13 9 (9.09%) CRM
13 9 (9.09%) Java
13 9 (9.09%) Citrix
13 9 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (9.09%) TDD
13 9 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
13 9 (9.09%) jQuery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (6.06%) Tomcat
2 5 (5.05%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.03%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.02%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.02%) IIS
5 1 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.01%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 29 (29.29%) MS Excel
2 13 (13.13%) MS Office
3 2 (2.02%) MS Project
4 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (7.07%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.10%) SAN
2 5 (5.05%) NetScaler
3 4 (4.04%) Internet
3 4 (4.04%) VPN
4 3 (3.03%) DNS
4 3 (3.03%) LAN
4 3 (3.03%) NAS
4 3 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.02%) Firewall
5 2 (2.02%) PBX
5 2 (2.02%) VoIP
5 2 (2.02%) WAN
5 2 (2.02%) DHCP
6 1 (1.01%) FTP
6 1 (1.01%) HTTP
6 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.01%) SMTP
6 1 (1.01%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.01%) X.509
6 1 (1.01%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.25%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (6.06%) MySQL
5 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.02%) MS Access
6 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
1 1 (1.01%) MorphX
General
1 6 (6.06%) Finance
2 3 (3.03%) Banking
3 2 (2.02%) Back Office
4 1 (1.01%) Advertising
4 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.01%) Billing
Job Titles
1 38 (38.38%) Developer
2 18 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 12 (12.12%) Analyst
4 9 (9.09%) CRM Developer
5 7 (7.07%) Build Engineer
5 7 (7.07%) Technical Engineer
5 7 (7.07%) Java Developer
6 6 (6.06%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Architect
7 5 (5.05%) Deployment Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) Citrix Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) SCCM Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.04%) Administrator
9 3 (3.03%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.03%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.03%) Server Engineer
10 2 (2.02%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (29.29%) .NET
2 18 (18.18%) Web Services
3 16 (16.16%) SOAP
4 15 (15.15%) CSS
4 15 (15.15%) HTML
4 15 (15.15%) REST
5 11 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 10 (10.10%) ASP.NET
7 9 (9.09%) jQuery
8 8 (8.08%) CSS3
8 8 (8.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 8 (8.08%) HTML5
8 8 (8.08%) XML
9 7 (7.07%) JAX-WS
10 6 (6.06%) Hibernate
10 6 (6.06%) Spring
10 6 (6.06%) XHTML
10 6 (6.06%) XSD
10 6 (6.06%) XSL
10 6 (6.06%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.04%) Firmware
2 2 (2.02%) Speech Recognition
2 2 (2.02%) Informatics
2 2 (2.02%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.01%) Replication
3 1 (1.01%) Clustering
3 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.01%) iSeries
3 1 (1.01%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 37 (37.37%) Windows
2 9 (9.09%) Windows XP
3 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.07%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.06%) UNIX
6 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.04%) Linux
8 1 (1.01%) CentOS
8 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (10.10%) ITIL
2 9 (9.09%) CRM
2 9 (9.09%) TDD
2 9 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 8 (8.08%) Web Application Development
3 8 (8.08%) Automation Testing
3 8 (8.08%) BDD
3 8 (8.08%) MVC
4 7 (7.07%) SOA
4 7 (7.07%) Scrum
4 7 (7.07%) Project Management
5 6 (6.06%) Waterfall
5 6 (6.06%) JVM Tuning
5 6 (6.06%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (4.04%) Time Management
6 4 (4.04%) Change Management
7 3 (3.03%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.02%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.02%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.28%) C#
2 24 (24.24%) JavaScript
2 24 (24.24%) SQL
3 9 (9.09%) Java
4 3 (3.03%) VB
5 2 (2.02%) VBScript
6 1 (1.01%) VBA
6 1 (1.01%) Perl
6 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.01%) VB6
6 1 (1.01%) X++
6 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.01%) CCNP
1 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) QA
2 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.02%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.02%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (10.10%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.08%) XenServer
3 6 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.04%) vSphere
5 3 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.02%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.01%) XenApp
7 1 (1.01%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) SCCM
2 4 (4.04%) SCOM
2 4 (4.04%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.01%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.01%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 19 (19.19%) VMware
2 9 (9.09%) HP
2 9 (9.09%) Citrix
3 8 (8.08%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (8.08%) Siebel
4 7 (7.07%) NetApp
5 6 (6.06%) JBoss
6 4 (4.04%) Veeam
6 4 (4.04%) Cisco
7 3 (3.03%) IBM
7 3 (3.03%) Brocade
8 2 (2.02%) Lotus
8 2 (2.02%) Remedy
8 2 (2.02%) Oracle
9 1 (1.01%) Dell
9 1 (1.01%) EMC
9 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.01%) Avaya
9 1 (1.01%) Juniper
9 1 (1.01%) Symantec
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