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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 77 58 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 14.98% 17.37% 17.06%
As % of the Vendors category 30.08% 36.25% 39.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 36 21
Average daily rate £325 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £268 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 7
Average hourly rate £12.30 £10.33 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.12% -6.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.50 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.00 £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
256 160 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 49.81% 47.90% 42.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 89 67
Average daily rate £375 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £236 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 12
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.71 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.38% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.50 £8.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.00 £32.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 £350 -6.66% 27
Doncaster +3 7 £255 - 2
Rotherham 0 1 - - 7
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 62 (39.49%) SQL
2 57 (36.31%) SQL Server
3 52 (33.12%) Windows
4 36 (22.93%) Oracle
4 36 (22.93%) MS Excel
5 34 (21.66%) ETL
5 34 (21.66%) T-SQL
6 32 (20.38%) .NET
6 32 (20.38%) Informatica
7 30 (19.11%) MS Office
8 28 (17.83%) Data Modelling
8 28 (17.83%) VMware
9 27 (17.20%) Active Directory
10 26 (16.56%) ERwin
10 26 (16.56%) PL/SQL
11 24 (15.29%) Migration
12 23 (14.65%) IIS
12 23 (14.65%) C++
12 23 (14.65%) Linux
13 20 (12.74%) DNS
13 20 (12.74%) Windows Server
14 19 (12.10%) Finance
15 18 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (10.83%) Unix
16 17 (10.83%) Java
17 16 (10.19%) SSL
17 16 (10.19%) WebSphere
17 16 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
18 15 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
18 15 (9.55%) TCP/IP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 23 (14.65%) IIS
2 16 (10.19%) WebSphere
3 12 (7.64%) Apache
4 11 (7.01%) Jetty
4 11 (7.01%) nginx
4 11 (7.01%) SharePoint
4 11 (7.01%) Tomcat
5 9 (5.73%) MS Exchange
6 7 (4.46%) SAS
7 5 (3.18%) CMS
7 5 (3.18%) WebSphere Portal
8 3 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.91%) JBoss
9 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.27%) Moodle
9 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 36 (22.93%) MS Excel
2 30 (19.11%) MS Office
3 6 (3.82%) MS Project
3 6 (3.82%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.55%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.91%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.64%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.37%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (6.37%) Google App Engine
2 10 (6.37%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (3.18%) Office 365
4 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.74%) DNS
2 16 (10.19%) SSL
3 15 (9.55%) TCP/IP
4 13 (8.28%) DHCP
5 12 (7.64%) FTP
5 12 (7.64%) HTTP
5 12 (7.64%) Internet
6 11 (7.01%) IPsec
7 10 (6.37%) Firewall
8 8 (5.10%) SAN
9 7 (4.46%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (4.46%) NAS
10 5 (3.18%) Wireless
11 3 (1.91%) Intranet
11 3 (1.91%) WAN
12 2 (1.27%) Extranet
12 2 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (1.27%) IP Telephony
12 2 (1.27%) LAN
12 2 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (36.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.82%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.82%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.55%) MS Access
4 4 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.91%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.27%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.27%) GIS
6 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.64%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.64%) SAS EBI
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 26 (16.56%) ERwin
2 13 (8.28%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (12.10%) Finance
2 7 (4.46%) Advertising
2 7 (4.46%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.27%) Banking
3 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.64%) Back Office
4 1 (0.64%) Electronics
4 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (19.75%) Developer
2 27 (17.20%) Analyst
3 16 (10.19%) Tester
4 14 (8.92%) ETL Tester
5 12 (7.64%) Consultant
6 9 (5.73%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.10%) Service Analyst
7 8 (5.10%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (4.46%) Web Developer
9 6 (3.82%) Administrator
9 6 (3.82%) DevOps Consultant
9 6 (3.82%) ETL Developer
9 6 (3.82%) Informatica Developer
9 6 (3.82%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.18%) 1st Line Engineer
10 5 (3.18%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 5 (3.18%) ETL Analyst
10 5 (3.18%) NAS Engineer
10 5 (3.18%) NetApp Engineer
10 5 (3.18%) SAN Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.38%) .NET
2 11 (7.01%) ASP.NET
2 11 (7.01%) HTML
2 11 (7.01%) Servlets
3 10 (6.37%) J2EE
4 9 (5.73%) XML
5 7 (4.46%) CSS
5 7 (4.46%) jQuery
6 6 (3.82%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.18%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 5 (3.18%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (1.91%) HTML5
8 3 (1.91%) JMS
8 3 (1.91%) Middleware
8 3 (1.91%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (1.91%) Web Services
9 2 (1.27%) COM
9 2 (1.27%) Entity Framework
9 2 (1.27%) MDX
9 2 (1.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.92%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.73%) Statistics
4 5 (3.18%) iSeries
4 5 (3.18%) NHS
5 4 (2.55%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.91%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.91%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.27%) Clustering
7 2 (1.27%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.27%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.27%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.64%) CESG
8 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.64%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.64%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.64%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 52 (33.12%) Windows
2 23 (14.65%) Linux
3 20 (12.74%) Windows Server
4 17 (10.83%) Unix
5 13 (8.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (7.01%) Windows 7
7 10 (6.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (5.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (4.46%) Data ONTAP
10 6 (3.82%) Windows XP
11 5 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.91%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.27%) CentOS
13 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.64%) VMS
14 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.64%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (21.66%) ETL
2 28 (17.83%) Data Modelling
3 24 (15.29%) Migration
4 18 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (9.55%) ITIL
6 13 (8.28%) DevOps
7 12 (7.64%) Data Security
8 11 (7.01%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (7.01%) Project Management
8 11 (7.01%) Software Testing
8 11 (7.01%) Test Scripting
9 10 (6.37%) Automated Testing
9 10 (6.37%) Configuration Management
9 10 (6.37%) Open Source
9 10 (6.37%) Unit Testing
10 9 (5.73%) CRM
11 7 (4.46%) PRINCE2
11 7 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (3.18%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (39.49%) SQL
2 34 (21.66%) T-SQL
3 26 (16.56%) PL/SQL
4 23 (14.65%) C++
5 17 (10.83%) Java
6 15 (9.55%) C#
7 13 (8.28%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.18%) Perl
9 4 (2.55%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.91%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.91%) Ruby
10 3 (1.91%) VB
11 1 (0.64%) C
11 1 (0.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (5.73%) ISEB
2 7 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.91%) MCSE
6 2 (1.27%) CCNA
6 2 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.64%) CCNP
7 1 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.64%) Degree
7 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.64%) MCP
7 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.73%) Data Quality
1 9 (5.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (17.20%) Active Directory
2 16 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.37%) Xen
4 7 (4.46%) NFS
5 3 (1.91%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.27%) Docker
6 2 (1.27%) XenApp
7 1 (0.64%) vSphere
7 1 (0.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (8.28%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (8.28%) Puppet
2 4 (2.55%) SCCM
3 3 (1.91%) Foglight
4 2 (1.27%) Graphite
4 2 (1.27%) Salt
4 2 (1.27%) vMotion
5 1 (0.64%) ThinApp
5 1 (0.64%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (22.93%) Oracle
2 32 (20.38%) Informatica
3 28 (17.83%) VMware
4 12 (7.64%) Cisco
5 11 (7.01%) NetApp
6 10 (6.37%) Google
7 7 (4.46%) Brocade
7 7 (4.46%) Citrix
8 6 (3.82%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.55%) EMC
10 3 (1.91%) New Relic
10 3 (1.91%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.91%) SAP
11 2 (1.27%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.27%) F5
11 2 (1.27%) Remedy
11 2 (1.27%) Splunk
12 1 (0.64%) CA
12 1 (0.64%) ESRI
12 1 (0.64%) LANDesk
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Polar Recruitment
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour + n/a
Posted: Yesterday
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Polar Recruitment
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour + n/a
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Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Nigel Frank International
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
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Rate: negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
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Rate: £375 - £475 per day
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Doncaster
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Sheffield
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Posted: 17 days ago
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Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day + negotiable
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Rate: £350 - £500 per day + dependant on skill
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