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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 62 39 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 15.31% 16.96% 14.66%
As % of the Vendors category 29.52% 35.45% 36.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 23 11
Average daily rate £350 £375 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +87.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £303 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
Average hourly rate £12.30 £9.50 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.47% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £8.50 £8.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £10.17 £10.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
210 110 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 51.85% 47.83% 39.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 61 45
Average daily rate £400 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.08% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 6
Average hourly rate £9.00 £9.75 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, 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 58 (43.61%) SQL
2 53 (39.85%) SQL Server
3 35 (26.32%) Windows
4 34 (25.56%) Oracle
4 34 (25.56%) T-SQL
4 34 (25.56%) ETL
5 32 (24.06%) Informatica
6 28 (21.05%) Data Modelling
7 27 (20.30%) .NET
8 26 (19.55%) PL/SQL
8 26 (19.55%) MS Excel
8 26 (19.55%) ERwin
9 25 (18.80%) MS Office
10 23 (17.29%) C++
11 21 (15.79%) VMware
12 20 (15.04%) Migration
13 19 (14.29%) Finance
14 17 (12.78%) Linux
14 17 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (12.03%) IIS
15 16 (12.03%) DNS
16 15 (11.28%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (11.28%) C#
16 15 (11.28%) Java
16 15 (11.28%) Unix
17 14 (10.53%) SSL
17 14 (10.53%) WebSphere
18 13 (9.77%) Active Directory
19 12 (9.02%) TCP/IP
19 12 (9.02%) Data Security

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 16 (12.03%) IIS
2 14 (10.53%) WebSphere
3 9 (6.77%) Apache
3 9 (6.77%) Jetty
3 9 (6.77%) nginx
3 9 (6.77%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.26%) SAS
5 6 (4.51%) MS Exchange
5 6 (4.51%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.76%) CMS
6 5 (3.76%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.50%) Moodle
7 2 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.75%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (19.55%) MS Excel
2 25 (18.80%) MS Office
3 6 (4.51%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.01%) MS Project
4 4 (3.01%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (6.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.52%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.02%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (6.02%) Google App Engine
2 8 (6.02%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.01%) Office 365
4 2 (1.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.03%) DNS
2 14 (10.53%) SSL
3 12 (9.02%) TCP/IP
4 11 (8.27%) Internet
5 10 (7.52%) DHCP
6 9 (6.77%) FTP
6 9 (6.77%) HTTP
6 9 (6.77%) IPsec
7 7 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (5.26%) NAS
7 7 (5.26%) SAN
8 5 (3.76%) Firewall
8 5 (3.76%) Wireless
9 2 (1.50%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.50%) Cisco Wireless
9 2 (1.50%) Extranet
9 2 (1.50%) Intranet
9 2 (1.50%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.50%) WAN
9 2 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (39.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.51%) Oracle Database
2 6 (4.51%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.01%) MS Access
4 4 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.26%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.26%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.50%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.50%) GIS
6 2 (1.50%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.75%) MySQL
7 1 (0.75%) OLAP
7 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (19.55%) ERwin
2 11 (8.27%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (14.29%) Finance
2 7 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 6 (4.51%) Advertising
4 2 (1.50%) Banking
5 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (24.06%) Developer
2 21 (15.79%) Analyst
3 16 (12.03%) Tester
4 14 (10.53%) ETL Tester
5 10 (7.52%) Consultant
6 7 (5.26%) Web Developer
7 6 (4.51%) Administrator
7 6 (4.51%) DevOps Consultant
7 6 (4.51%) ETL Developer
7 6 (4.51%) Informatica Developer
7 6 (4.51%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.51%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.76%) C# Developer
8 5 (3.76%) CRM Developer
8 5 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 5 (3.76%) ETL Analyst
8 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Developer
8 5 (3.76%) SAN Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) SAN Storage Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.30%) .NET
2 11 (8.27%) HTML
3 10 (7.52%) ASP.NET
4 9 (6.77%) Servlets
4 9 (6.77%) XML
5 8 (6.02%) J2EE
6 7 (5.26%) CSS
6 7 (5.26%) jQuery
7 6 (4.51%) .NET Framework
8 5 (3.76%) IBM Integration Bus
8 5 (3.76%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (3.01%) Web Services
10 3 (2.26%) HTML5
10 3 (2.26%) JMS
10 3 (2.26%) Middleware
10 3 (2.26%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (1.50%) Entity Framework
11 2 (1.50%) Kafka
11 2 (1.50%) MDX
11 2 (1.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.02%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.77%) Statistics
4 5 (3.76%) iSeries
4 5 (3.76%) NHS
5 3 (2.26%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.26%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.26%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.50%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.50%) Clustering
6 2 (1.50%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.50%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.50%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.75%) CESG
7 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.75%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.75%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.75%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 35 (26.32%) Windows
2 17 (12.78%) Linux
3 15 (11.28%) Unix
4 12 (9.02%) Windows Server
5 8 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.26%) Data ONTAP
7 6 (4.51%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.01%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.50%) CentOS
11 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.56%) ETL
2 28 (21.05%) Data Modelling
3 20 (15.04%) Migration
4 17 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (11.28%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (9.02%) Data Security
6 12 (9.02%) Test Scripting
7 11 (8.27%) CRM
7 11 (8.27%) DevOps
7 11 (8.27%) Project Management
7 11 (8.27%) Software Testing
8 9 (6.77%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (6.02%) Automated Testing
9 8 (6.02%) Configuration Management
9 8 (6.02%) ITIL
9 8 (6.02%) Open Source
9 8 (6.02%) Unit Testing
10 7 (5.26%) PRINCE2
11 5 (3.76%) Content Management
11 5 (3.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (43.61%) SQL
2 34 (25.56%) T-SQL
3 26 (19.55%) PL/SQL
4 23 (17.29%) C++
5 15 (11.28%) C#
5 15 (11.28%) Java
6 10 (7.52%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.76%) Perl
8 3 (2.26%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.26%) Ruby
9 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (6.77%) ISEB
2 5 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.01%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.50%) CCNA
5 2 (1.50%) Degree
5 2 (1.50%) MCSE
5 2 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.75%) CCNP
6 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.75%) MCP
6 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.77%) Data Quality
1 9 (6.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (9.77%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.02%) Xen
4 7 (5.26%) NFS
5 2 (1.50%) Docker
6 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.75%) vSphere
6 1 (0.75%) XenApp
6 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (8.27%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (8.27%) Puppet
2 2 (1.50%) Graphite
2 2 (1.50%) Salt
2 2 (1.50%) SCCM
2 2 (1.50%) vMotion
3 1 (0.75%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 34 (25.56%) Oracle
2 32 (24.06%) Informatica
3 21 (15.79%) VMware
4 8 (6.02%) Google
4 8 (6.02%) NetApp
5 7 (5.26%) Brocade
5 7 (5.26%) Cisco
6 5 (3.76%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.26%) Citrix
7 3 (2.26%) SAP
8 2 (1.50%) Splunk
9 1 (0.75%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.75%) Cognos
9 1 (0.75%) Dell
9 1 (0.75%) ESRI
9 1 (0.75%) F5
9 1 (0.75%) HP
9 1 (0.75%) Progress
9 1 (0.75%) Remedy
9 1 (0.75%) Tableau
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