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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 84 60 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 16.22% 17.19% 19.31%
As % of the Vendors category 32.43% 37.50% 39.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 30 38
Average daily rate
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£350 £288 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -5.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £120 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 9
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.03 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £25.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
259 160 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 50.00% 45.85% 48.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 85 91
Average daily rate £370 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 26
Average hourly rate £16.66 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.06% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.02 £10.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £25.00 £44.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -1 64 £388 +34.78% 18
Doncaster 0 8 - - 5
Rotherham +2 4 £300 - 4
Barnsley -2 2 £164 -
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Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 77 (46.11%) SQL
2 65 (38.92%) Windows
3 56 (33.53%) SQL Server
4 52 (31.14%) MS Excel
5 46 (27.54%) .NET
6 39 (23.35%) ITIL
7 38 (22.75%) MS Office
7 38 (22.75%) Linux
8 35 (20.96%) VMware
9 34 (20.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 31 (18.56%) Oracle
11 30 (17.96%) SharePoint
12 28 (16.77%) Active Directory
12 28 (16.77%) IIS
13 25 (14.97%) Migration
13 25 (14.97%) Firewall
14 23 (13.77%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (13.77%) NetApp
15 22 (13.17%) VMware Infrastructure
16 21 (12.57%) Cisco
17 19 (11.38%) BizTalk Server
17 19 (11.38%) UNIX
17 19 (11.38%) ETL
17 19 (11.38%) DNS
17 19 (11.38%) Puppet
17 19 (11.38%) Data Centre
18 18 (10.78%) Windows Server 2008
18 18 (10.78%) TCP/IP
18 18 (10.78%) JBoss
18 18 (10.78%) Java

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 30 (17.96%) SharePoint
2 28 (16.77%) IIS
3 19 (11.38%) BizTalk Server
4 18 (10.78%) JBoss
5 12 (7.19%) Apache
5 12 (7.19%) WebSphere
6 11 (6.59%) Tomcat
7 10 (5.99%) nginx
7 10 (5.99%) Jetty
8 9 (5.39%) MS Exchange
9 4 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (2.40%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 2 (1.20%) Moodle
11 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.20%) WebSphere Portal
12 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.60%) CICS
Applications
1 52 (31.14%) MS Excel
2 38 (22.75%) MS Office
3 3 (1.80%) MS Project
3 3 (1.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (9.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.59%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (5.99%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (5.99%) Google App Engine
2 10 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.99%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.20%) Office 365
4 2 (1.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.97%) Firewall
2 19 (11.38%) DNS
3 18 (10.78%) TCP/IP
3 18 (10.78%) SAN
4 16 (9.58%) DHCP
5 10 (5.99%) FTP
5 10 (5.99%) HTTP
5 10 (5.99%) SSL
5 10 (5.99%) IPsec
5 10 (5.99%) NAS
5 10 (5.99%) Fibre Channel
6 9 (5.39%) Internet
7 8 (4.79%) WAN
8 7 (4.19%) LAN
9 3 (1.80%) Wireless
10 2 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.20%) Network Security
11 1 (0.60%) MPLS
11 1 (0.60%) DSL
11 1 (0.60%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (33.53%) SQL Server
2 34 (20.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (10.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.99%) CouchDB
5 5 (2.99%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.99%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.80%) DB2
7 3 (1.80%) OLAP
8 2 (1.20%) Sybase IQ
8 2 (1.20%) Sybase ASE
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.60%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (9.58%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.79%) ERwin
3 5 (2.99%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.20%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.20%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.20%) Selenium
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (7.19%) Finance
2 4 (2.40%) Advertising
3 3 (1.80%) Games
4 2 (1.20%) Retail
4 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (17.96%) Analyst
2 29 (17.37%) Developer
3 21 (12.57%) Consultant
4 14 (8.38%) Migration Engineer
5 11 (6.59%) Service Analyst
5 11 (6.59%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (5.99%) SQL Developer
7 8 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (4.79%) DBA
7 8 (4.79%) CRM Developer
8 7 (4.19%) SQL DBA
9 6 (3.59%) Storage Engineer
9 6 (3.59%) Tester
9 6 (3.59%) IT Support
9 6 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.59%) DevOps Consultant
10 5 (2.99%) NAS Engineer
10 5 (2.99%) NetApp Consultant
10 5 (2.99%) NetApp Engineer
10 5 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (27.54%) .NET
2 14 (8.38%) Web Services
3 10 (5.99%) XML
3 10 (5.99%) Servlets
3 10 (5.99%) J2EE
4 5 (2.99%) SOAP
4 5 (2.99%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (2.99%) REST
4 5 (2.99%) Kafka
5 4 (2.40%) HTML
5 4 (2.40%) Middleware
6 3 (1.80%) MDX
7 2 (1.20%) WCF
7 2 (1.20%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.20%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.20%) CSS
8 1 (0.60%) jQuery
8 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.38%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.38%) NHS
3 7 (4.19%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.59%) Clustering
5 5 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.99%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.40%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.40%) Replication
6 4 (2.40%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.80%) PMI
7 3 (1.80%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.80%) Online Games
8 2 (1.20%) iSeries
8 2 (1.20%) Life Science
8 2 (1.20%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.60%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 65 (38.92%) Windows
2 38 (22.75%) Linux
3 19 (11.38%) UNIX
4 18 (10.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (10.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (9.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (7.19%) Windows XP
8 11 (6.59%) Windows 7
9 10 (5.99%) Data ONTAP
10 9 (5.39%) Windows 2000
11 8 (4.79%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (3.59%) CentOS
13 2 (1.20%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.20%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.60%) Solaris
14 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.35%) ITIL
2 25 (14.97%) Migration
3 23 (13.77%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (11.38%) ETL
5 17 (10.18%) CRM
6 15 (8.98%) DevOps
7 14 (8.38%) Data Analysis
7 14 (8.38%) Data Modelling
8 11 (6.59%) Configuration Management
8 11 (6.59%) Unit Testing
9 10 (5.99%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (5.99%) Open Source
9 10 (5.99%) Automated Testing
9 10 (5.99%) SDLC
10 9 (5.39%) Test Scripting
10 9 (5.39%) Data Security
11 7 (4.19%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (3.59%) Project Management
12 6 (3.59%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 77 (46.11%) SQL
2 18 (10.78%) Java
3 17 (10.18%) JavaScript
4 14 (8.38%) C++
5 11 (6.59%) PowerShell
6 9 (5.39%) PL/SQL
6 9 (5.39%) T-SQL
6 9 (5.39%) VB
7 5 (2.99%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.40%) C#
9 3 (1.80%) VBA
9 3 (1.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.20%) C
10 2 (1.20%) Perl
11 1 (0.60%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (5.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (2.99%) MCSE
3 4 (2.40%) PMI Certification
3 4 (2.40%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.40%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.40%) MCP
4 3 (1.80%) MCITP
4 3 (1.80%) CCNA
4 3 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.20%) MCSA
5 2 (1.20%) MCTS
5 2 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.60%) Degree
6 1 (0.60%) HP ASE
6 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.99%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (16.77%) Active Directory
2 22 (13.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.99%) NFS
3 10 (5.99%) Xen
4 7 (4.19%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.99%) Docker
6 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.80%) vCloud
8 2 (1.20%) vSphere
8 2 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.60%) Squid
9 1 (0.60%) XenServer
9 1 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.60%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (11.38%) Puppet
2 16 (9.58%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (5.39%) Foglight
4 6 (3.59%) SCCM
5 5 (2.99%) Salt
5 5 (2.99%) Graphite
6 4 (2.40%) WSUS
6 4 (2.40%) Unicenter
7 3 (1.80%) Control-M
8 2 (1.20%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.20%) SCOM
8 2 (1.20%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.60%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.60%) OpenView
9 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 35 (20.96%) VMware
2 31 (18.56%) Oracle
3 23 (13.77%) NetApp
4 21 (12.57%) Cisco
5 13 (7.78%) Red Hat
6 11 (6.59%) Informatica
7 10 (5.99%) Google
7 10 (5.99%) Brocade
7 10 (5.99%) EMC
8 9 (5.39%) New Relic
9 8 (4.79%) Citrix
9 8 (4.79%) HP
9 8 (4.79%) Remedy
10 6 (3.59%) CheckPoint
10 6 (3.59%) Splunk
11 4 (2.40%) Peregrine
11 4 (2.40%) Cognos
11 4 (2.40%) CA
12 3 (1.80%) ServiceNow
13 2 (1.20%) F5
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