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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 78 95 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 14.29% 19.43% 22.45%
As % of the Vendors category 32.37% 39.42% 45.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 58 43
Average daily rate £363 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £154 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 10
Average hourly rate £18.50 £10.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.19% -31.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £8.90 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £21.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
241 241 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 44.14% 49.28% 49.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 142 102
Average daily rate £400 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £192 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £746 £483 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £9.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 April 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
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 29 April 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 -7 57 £363 +3.57% 7
Rotherham +4 4 £199 -41.11% 7
Doncaster -3 3 £275 -8.33% 2
Barnsley -5 3 - -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 50 (33.11%) Windows
2 42 (27.81%) MS Excel
3 41 (27.15%) SQL
3 41 (27.15%) .NET
4 35 (23.18%) C#
5 32 (21.19%) SQL Server
6 31 (20.53%) MS Office
6 31 (20.53%) CRM
7 28 (18.54%) Dynamics CRM
8 24 (15.89%) Active Directory
9 23 (15.23%) ITIL
9 23 (15.23%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (14.57%) Finance
11 21 (13.91%) VMware
12 20 (13.25%) Linux
13 19 (12.58%) Windows Server
14 18 (11.92%) Unix
14 18 (11.92%) JavaScript
14 18 (11.92%) SharePoint
14 18 (11.92%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (11.26%) Web Services
15 17 (11.26%) Data Centre
16 16 (10.60%) DNS
17 15 (9.93%) IIS
18 14 (9.27%) Migration
19 13 (8.61%) .NET Framework
19 13 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
20 12 (7.95%) MongoDB
20 12 (7.95%) Office 365
20 12 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 18 (11.92%) SharePoint
2 15 (9.93%) IIS
3 12 (7.95%) WebSphere
4 9 (5.96%) MS Exchange
5 7 (4.64%) Jetty
5 7 (4.64%) nginx
5 7 (4.64%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.31%) CMS
6 5 (3.31%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.99%) Node.js
7 3 (1.99%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.32%) Moodle
8 2 (1.32%) SAS
8 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.66%) Apache
9 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 42 (27.81%) MS Excel
2 31 (20.53%) MS Office
3 7 (4.64%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.31%) MS Project
5 4 (2.65%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (18.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.95%) Office 365
2 8 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.64%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.99%) IaaS
4 3 (1.99%) PaaS
4 3 (1.99%) SaaS
5 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.32%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.32%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.60%) DNS
2 10 (6.62%) DHCP
2 10 (6.62%) SAN
3 9 (5.96%) FTP
3 9 (5.96%) Internet
3 9 (5.96%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.30%) HTTP
5 7 (4.64%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (4.64%) IPsec
5 7 (4.64%) NAS
5 7 (4.64%) SSL
6 6 (3.97%) Firewall
7 5 (3.31%) Wireless
8 4 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.99%) Intranet
10 2 (1.32%) Broadband
10 2 (1.32%) Extranet
10 2 (1.32%) ISDN
10 2 (1.32%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.19%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.95%) MongoDB
2 12 (7.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (5.96%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (5.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (4.64%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.97%) MySQL
6 6 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (3.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.65%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (2.65%) CouchDB
7 4 (2.65%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.65%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.99%) MS Access
8 3 (1.99%) Power BI
9 2 (1.32%) GIS
9 2 (1.32%) QlikView
9 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.66%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 11 (7.28%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.64%) Travis CI
3 6 (3.97%) ERwin
4 4 (2.65%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.65%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.65%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.32%) JIRA
6 1 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 22 (14.57%) Finance
2 10 (6.62%) Advertising
3 7 (4.64%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.99%) Banking
4 3 (1.99%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.66%) Back Office
5 1 (0.66%) Electronics
5 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (27.81%) Developer
2 22 (14.57%) CRM Developer
2 22 (14.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 21 (13.91%) Analyst
4 18 (11.92%) Microsoft Developer
5 9 (5.96%) Consultant
6 8 (5.30%) Support Engineer
7 7 (4.64%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (4.64%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.64%) Service Analyst
7 7 (4.64%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (4.64%) Web Developer
8 6 (3.97%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (3.97%) Administrator
8 6 (3.97%) Business Analyst
8 6 (3.97%) SSIS Developer
9 5 (3.31%) Architect
9 5 (3.31%) SAN Engineer
9 5 (3.31%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.31%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (27.15%) .NET
2 17 (11.26%) Web Services
3 13 (8.61%) .NET Framework
4 12 (7.95%) ASP.NET
5 10 (6.62%) HTML
6 9 (5.96%) XML
7 7 (4.64%) CSS
7 7 (4.64%) jQuery
7 7 (4.64%) Servlets
8 6 (3.97%) Entity Framework
8 6 (3.97%) REST
8 6 (3.97%) SOAP
9 5 (3.31%) IBM Integration Bus
9 5 (3.31%) LAMP
9 5 (3.31%) LAPP Stack
9 5 (3.31%) LEMP Stack
9 5 (3.31%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (3.31%) RESTful
9 5 (3.31%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (2.65%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.26%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.64%) NHS
4 5 (3.31%) iSeries
4 5 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.65%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.99%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.99%) Clustering
6 3 (1.99%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.99%) Statistics
7 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.32%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.32%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.66%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.66%) iPad
8 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.66%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 50 (33.11%) Windows
2 20 (13.25%) Linux
3 19 (12.58%) Windows Server
4 18 (11.92%) Unix
5 12 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.64%) Data ONTAP
8 6 (3.97%) Windows 7
8 6 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.65%) CentOS
9 4 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.65%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.66%) VMS
10 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.66%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.53%) CRM
2 23 (15.23%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (15.23%) ITIL
3 18 (11.92%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (9.27%) Migration
5 12 (7.95%) Project Management
6 11 (7.28%) DevOps
6 11 (7.28%) SDLC
7 10 (6.62%) Service Management
8 9 (5.96%) ETL
8 9 (5.96%) Test Scripting
8 9 (5.96%) Web Development
8 9 (5.96%) Workflow
9 7 (4.64%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (4.64%) Data Modelling
9 7 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.97%) Open Source
10 6 (3.97%) PRINCE2
10 6 (3.97%) Waterfall
11 5 (3.31%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.15%) SQL
2 35 (23.18%) C#
3 18 (11.92%) JavaScript
4 11 (7.28%) Java
4 11 (7.28%) T-SQL
5 9 (5.96%) Bash Shell
5 9 (5.96%) Ruby
6 8 (5.30%) Python
7 5 (3.31%) Perl
7 5 (3.31%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.66%) C
8 1 (0.66%) C++
8 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (5.96%) Degree
1 9 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.64%) SC Cleared
2 7 (4.64%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.65%) CCNA
4 4 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.65%) MCSE
5 3 (1.99%) ISEB
6 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.66%) CCNP
7 1 (0.66%) MCSA
7 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
7 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 24 (15.89%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.64%) Docker
3 7 (4.64%) NFS
4 3 (1.99%) 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 11 (7.28%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (7.28%) Puppet
2 4 (2.65%) Graphite
2 4 (2.65%) Salt
2 4 (2.65%) SCCM
3 3 (1.99%) vMotion
4 2 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.32%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (1.32%) SCOM
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.66%) SCSM
5 1 (0.66%) ThinApp
5 1 (0.66%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 21 (13.91%) VMware
2 12 (7.95%) Cisco
3 10 (6.62%) Oracle
4 9 (5.96%) Citrix
5 8 (5.30%) NetApp
6 7 (4.64%) Brocade
7 6 (3.97%) Informatica
8 5 (3.31%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.65%) Splunk
10 2 (1.32%) Dell
10 2 (1.32%) Google
10 2 (1.32%) Polycom
10 2 (1.32%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.32%) Verint
11 1 (0.66%) Ab Initio
11 1 (0.66%) Blue Coat
11 1 (0.66%) CA
11 1 (0.66%) EMC
11 1 (0.66%) ESRI
11 1 (0.66%) HP
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