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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank 16 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 34 55 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 8.65% 12.61% 18.14%
As % of the Vendors category 29.57% 25.46% 34.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 23
Median daily rate £351 £300 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.83% -22.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 7
Median hourly rate £17.84 £10.50 £10.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.85% +2.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £8.50 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.77 £16.60 £12.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.64 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.66% +4.25%

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
115 216 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 29.26% 49.54% 52.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 138 68
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £587 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 11
Median hourly rate £17.84 £9.00 £10.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.16% -12.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £8.60 £8.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.77 £17.20 £15.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Sheffield region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Sheffield region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 23 (27.38%) Windows
1 23 (27.38%) MS Excel
2 21 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 17 (20.24%) Active Directory
3 17 (20.24%) Finance
4 16 (19.05%) SQL
5 15 (17.86%) MS Office
6 13 (15.48%) Data Centre
7 11 (13.10%) Cisco
8 10 (11.90%) Linux
8 10 (11.90%) Migration
8 10 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (10.71%) CheckPoint
9 9 (10.71%) Project Management
9 9 (10.71%) NetScaler
9 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (9.52%) NX-OS
10 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (9.52%) VMware
10 8 (9.52%) .NET
10 8 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (9.52%) CRM
10 8 (9.52%) Office 365
10 8 (9.52%) SCCM
10 8 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
10 8 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (8.33%) Brocade
11 7 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (8.33%) Replication

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (8.33%) Skype for Business
2 6 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.95%) IIS
3 5 (5.95%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.76%) nginx
5 3 (3.57%) Jetty
5 3 (3.57%) Mongrel
5 3 (3.57%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.57%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (2.38%) CICS
6 2 (2.38%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.38%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (27.38%) MS Excel
2 15 (17.86%) MS Office
3 6 (7.14%) MS Visio
4 5 (5.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.52%) Office 365
2 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.38%) IaaS
4 2 (2.38%) PaaS
5 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (10.71%) NetScaler
3 8 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
3 8 (9.52%) NX-OS
4 7 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (8.33%) FCoE
4 7 (8.33%) Skype
5 5 (5.95%) DNS
5 5 (5.95%) PBX
6 4 (4.76%) DHCP
7 3 (3.57%) FTP
7 3 (3.57%) HTTP
7 3 (3.57%) IPsec
7 3 (3.57%) LAN
7 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.57%) WAN
8 2 (2.38%) FWSM
8 2 (2.38%) Network Security
8 2 (2.38%) VPN
9 1 (1.19%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (8.33%) MySQL
3 7 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.76%) MS Access
5 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.38%) Big Data
7 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.19%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (1.19%) Power BI
8 1 (1.19%) QlikView
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.19%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.57%) Travis CI
2 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.19%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.19%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.19%) Selenium
3 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (20.24%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Advertising
3 5 (5.95%) Banking
3 5 (5.95%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (14.29%) DBA
1 12 (14.29%) Developer
2 10 (11.90%) SQL DBA
3 9 (10.71%) Analyst
4 8 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Administrator
5 6 (7.14%) Consultant
6 5 (5.95%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) SQL Server DBA
6 5 (5.95%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Business Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) Designer
7 4 (4.76%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.76%) IT Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) IT Support
7 4 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Network Designer
7 4 (4.76%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) .NET
2 5 (5.95%) Web Services
3 4 (4.76%) LAMP
4 3 (3.57%) ActiveX
4 3 (3.57%) ADO
4 3 (3.57%) DAO
4 3 (3.57%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (3.57%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (3.57%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (3.57%) Servlets
4 3 (3.57%) WCF
4 3 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.38%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.38%) CSS
5 2 (2.38%) REST
6 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.19%) EDI
6 1 (1.19%) HTML
6 1 (1.19%) SOAP
6 1 (1.19%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.48%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 7 (8.33%) Replication
4 5 (5.95%) Statistics
5 4 (4.76%) Clustering
6 3 (3.57%) iSeries
6 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.38%) Fintech
8 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.19%) NHS
8 1 (1.19%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.38%) Windows
2 10 (11.90%) Linux
3 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.57%) Unix
7 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (11.90%) Migration
2 9 (10.71%) Project Management
3 8 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (9.52%) CRM
4 6 (7.14%) DevOps
4 6 (7.14%) ETL
5 5 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (4.76%) Data Modelling
6 4 (4.76%) ERP
6 4 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (4.76%) Process Improvement
7 3 (3.57%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (3.57%) Database Theory
7 3 (3.57%) High Availability
7 3 (3.57%) Information Management
7 3 (3.57%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.57%) Records Management
7 3 (3.57%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.05%) SQL
2 5 (5.95%) C#
3 4 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 4 (4.76%) PL/SQL
3 4 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.57%) Java
4 3 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.57%) Perl
4 3 (3.57%) Python
4 3 (3.57%) Ruby
4 3 (3.57%) VB
4 3 (3.57%) VBA
5 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.19%) C
6 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.57%) MCSE
4 2 (2.38%) CCNA
4 2 (2.38%) CCNP
4 2 (2.38%) Degree
4 2 (2.38%) MCSA
4 2 (2.38%) OCP
4 2 (2.38%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.19%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) QA
1 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (20.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.38%) Docker
2 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.19%) Squid
3 1 (1.19%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.19%) vSphere
3 1 (1.19%) XenApp
3 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (9.52%) SCCM
2 4 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.57%) Puppet
4 2 (2.38%) Data Guard
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.19%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (13.10%) Cisco
2 9 (10.71%) CheckPoint
3 8 (9.52%) VMware
4 7 (8.33%) Brocade
4 7 (8.33%) F5
5 6 (7.14%) Dell
6 5 (5.95%) Citrix
7 4 (4.76%) Oracle
7 4 (4.76%) SAP
8 3 (3.57%) Polycom
9 2 (2.38%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.38%) Sourcefire
10 1 (1.19%) BT
10 1 (1.19%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.19%) Sybase