The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 May 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 68 94 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 13.41% 21.17% 20.00%
As % of the Vendors category 30.22% 40.52% 41.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 58 43
Median daily rate £363 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £160 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £10.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £8.70 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £18.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.06 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.40% +3.44%
Microsoft
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South Yorkshire region.

Vendors Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
225 232 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 44.38% 52.25% 48.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 139 100
Median daily rate £414 £300 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.91% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £209 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £464 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 19
Median hourly rate £20.00 £10.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% -58.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.10 £18.00 £17.81
% change year-on-year
+11.68% +1.09%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Yorkshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the South Yorkshire region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South Yorkshire region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -10 48 £363 +11.53% 12
Rotherham +2 4 £199 - 6
Doncaster 0 4 £275 -8.33% 2
Barnsley - 3 - - 2
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 48 (31.58%) Windows
2 41 (26.97%) SQL
2 41 (26.97%) .NET
3 37 (24.34%) MS Excel
4 36 (23.68%) C#
5 33 (21.71%) SQL Server
6 32 (21.05%) CRM
7 29 (19.08%) Dynamics CRM
8 25 (16.45%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (15.79%) Finance
10 23 (15.13%) Linux
10 23 (15.13%) ITIL
10 23 (15.13%) Active Directory
11 22 (14.47%) MS Office
11 22 (14.47%) VMware
12 21 (13.82%) DNS
13 20 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (13.16%) SharePoint
13 20 (13.16%) Windows Server
14 19 (12.50%) IIS
15 18 (11.84%) Unix
15 18 (11.84%) Data Centre
16 17 (11.18%) Web Services
16 17 (11.18%) JavaScript
17 15 (9.87%) DHCP
17 15 (9.87%) Cisco
17 15 (9.87%) Project Management
17 15 (9.87%) WebSphere
17 15 (9.87%) MongoDB
18 14 (9.21%) Puppet

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 20 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 19 (12.50%) IIS
3 15 (9.87%) WebSphere
4 11 (7.24%) MS Exchange
5 10 (6.58%) Jetty
5 10 (6.58%) nginx
5 10 (6.58%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.29%) CMS
6 5 (3.29%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.97%) Node.js
7 3 (1.97%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.32%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.32%) SAS
8 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.66%) Apache
9 1 (0.66%) Moodle
9 1 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 37 (24.34%) MS Excel
2 22 (14.47%) MS Office
3 7 (4.61%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.63%) MS Project
5 3 (1.97%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 29 (19.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.89%) Office 365
2 10 (6.58%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.97%) IaaS
3 3 (1.97%) PaaS
3 3 (1.97%) SaaS
4 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.32%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.66%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.82%) DNS
2 15 (9.87%) DHCP
3 12 (7.89%) FTP
3 12 (7.89%) SAN
3 12 (7.89%) TCP/IP
4 11 (7.24%) HTTP
5 10 (6.58%) IPsec
6 9 (5.92%) Internet
7 8 (5.26%) SSL
8 7 (4.61%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (4.61%) NAS
9 6 (3.95%) Firewall
10 5 (3.29%) Wireless
11 4 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.97%) Intranet
13 2 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (1.32%) Extranet
13 2 (1.32%) IP Telephony
13 2 (1.32%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (21.71%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.87%) MongoDB
3 11 (7.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (5.92%) MySQL
4 9 (5.92%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (4.61%) NoSQL
6 7 (4.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (4.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (3.95%) Oracle Database
7 6 (3.95%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (2.63%) CouchDB
8 4 (2.63%) Power BI
9 3 (1.97%) MS Access
9 3 (1.97%) QlikView
10 2 (1.32%) GIS
10 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.66%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 14 (9.21%) Jenkins
2 10 (6.58%) Travis CI
3 8 (5.26%) ERwin
4 4 (2.63%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.63%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.63%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.32%) JIRA
6 1 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 24 (15.79%) Finance
2 9 (5.92%) Advertising
3 7 (4.61%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.63%) Banking
5 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.66%) Back Office
6 1 (0.66%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 40 (26.32%) Developer
2 22 (14.47%) CRM Developer
2 22 (14.47%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 21 (13.82%) Analyst
4 18 (11.84%) Microsoft Developer
5 10 (6.58%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (5.92%) Consultant
6 9 (5.92%) Project Manager
7 8 (5.26%) Service Analyst
7 8 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (4.61%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.61%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (4.61%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 7 (4.61%) Web Developer
9 6 (3.95%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.29%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.29%) Administrator
10 5 (3.29%) Architect
10 5 (3.29%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (26.97%) .NET
2 17 (11.18%) Web Services
3 12 (7.89%) .NET Framework
3 12 (7.89%) ASP.NET
4 10 (6.58%) HTML
4 10 (6.58%) Servlets
5 9 (5.92%) XML
6 8 (5.26%) LAMP
6 8 (5.26%) LAPP Stack
6 8 (5.26%) LEMP Stack
7 7 (4.61%) CSS
7 7 (4.61%) jQuery
8 6 (3.95%) Entity Framework
8 6 (3.95%) REST
8 6 (3.95%) SOAP
9 5 (3.29%) IBM Integration Bus
9 5 (3.29%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (3.29%) RESTful
9 5 (3.29%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (2.63%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.84%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.95%) NHS
4 5 (3.29%) iSeries
4 5 (3.29%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.63%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.97%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.97%) Clustering
6 3 (1.97%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.97%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.97%) Statistics
7 2 (1.32%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.32%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.66%) CESG
8 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.66%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.66%) iPad
8 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 48 (31.58%) Windows
2 23 (15.13%) Linux
3 20 (13.16%) Windows Server
4 18 (11.84%) Unix
5 11 (7.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.61%) Data ONTAP
8 6 (3.95%) Windows 7
9 5 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.29%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.63%) CentOS
10 4 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.66%) VMS
11 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.66%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.05%) CRM
2 25 (16.45%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (15.13%) ITIL
4 20 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (9.87%) Project Management
6 14 (9.21%) DevOps
6 14 (9.21%) Migration
7 11 (7.24%) ETL
7 11 (7.24%) SDLC
8 10 (6.58%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (6.58%) Data Modelling
8 10 (6.58%) Service Management
9 9 (5.92%) Test Scripting
9 9 (5.92%) Workflow
10 8 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (5.26%) Web Development
11 7 (4.61%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (3.95%) Dimensional Modelling
12 6 (3.95%) Incident Management
12 6 (3.95%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 41 (26.97%) SQL
2 36 (23.68%) C#
3 17 (11.18%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.89%) Bash Shell
4 12 (7.89%) Ruby
5 11 (7.24%) Java
5 11 (7.24%) Python
6 9 (5.92%) T-SQL
7 7 (4.61%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.29%) Perl
9 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.66%) C
10 1 (0.66%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (5.26%) Degree
3 7 (4.61%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.61%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.29%) CCNA
4 5 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.29%) MCSE
5 4 (2.63%) ISEB
6 3 (1.97%) MCSA
7 2 (1.32%) CCNP
7 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.66%) CNE
8 1 (0.66%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.66%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.66%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.66%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.66%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (15.13%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.61%) Docker
3 7 (4.61%) NFS
4 3 (1.97%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.32%) XenApp
6 1 (0.66%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.66%) vSphere
6 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (9.21%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (9.21%) Puppet
2 7 (4.61%) SCCM
3 4 (2.63%) Graphite
3 4 (2.63%) Salt
4 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (1.97%) SCOM
5 2 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.32%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (1.32%) SCSM
5 2 (1.32%) vMotion
6 1 (0.66%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.66%) ThinApp
6 1 (0.66%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 22 (14.47%) VMware
2 15 (9.87%) Cisco
3 12 (7.89%) Oracle
4 9 (5.92%) Citrix
5 8 (5.26%) Informatica
5 8 (5.26%) NetApp
6 7 (4.61%) Brocade
7 5 (3.29%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.63%) Splunk
9 3 (1.97%) Dell
9 3 (1.97%) Remedy
10 2 (1.32%) Google
10 2 (1.32%) Lotus
10 2 (1.32%) Polycom
10 2 (1.32%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.32%) Verint
11 1 (0.66%) Blue Coat
11 1 (0.66%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.66%) Spiceworks
11 1 (0.66%) Tableau
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