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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 63 62 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 16.67% 16.67% 20.06%
As % of the Vendors category 35.59% 38.27% 47.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 17 26
Average daily rate
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£338 £275 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -23.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £182 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £370 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 12
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.80 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.73 £35.00 £23.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.94
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.29%
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
177 162 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 46.83% 43.55% 42.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 74 67
Average daily rate £300 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £422 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 22
Average hourly rate £10.50 £35.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +137.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £35.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
-0.57% -7.40%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 35 £383 +39.09% 28
Rotherham +2 7 £350 +75.00% 2
Barnsley +3 3 £135 -66.25%
Doncaster -1 3 £338 +87.50% 6
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 43 (35.54%) Windows
2 42 (34.71%) SQL
3 35 (28.93%) SQL Server
4 31 (25.62%) MS Excel
5 29 (23.97%) Active Directory
6 27 (22.31%) MS Office
7 24 (19.83%) CRM
7 24 (19.83%) SharePoint
7 24 (19.83%) Dynamics CRM
8 21 (17.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (17.36%) C#
9 20 (16.53%) Finance
10 18 (14.88%) JavaScript
10 18 (14.88%) ITIL
11 16 (13.22%) .NET
11 16 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (13.22%) jQuery
12 15 (12.40%) VMware
12 15 (12.40%) MS Exchange
12 15 (12.40%) Windows 7
13 14 (11.57%) Citrix
13 14 (11.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (10.74%) Web Development
14 13 (10.74%) Project Management
15 12 (9.92%) Windows XP
16 11 (9.09%) DNS
16 11 (9.09%) Oracle
17 10 (8.26%) HTML
17 10 (8.26%) Dynamics AX
17 10 (8.26%) Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 24 (19.83%) SharePoint
2 15 (12.40%) MS Exchange
3 9 (7.44%) IIS
4 8 (6.61%) JBoss
5 6 (4.96%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.31%) Apache
6 4 (3.31%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.65%) Lync
8 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.65%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.83%) CMS400.NET
9 1 (0.83%) Confluence
9 1 (0.83%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 31 (25.62%) MS Excel
2 27 (22.31%) MS Office
3 7 (5.79%) MS Project
4 4 (3.31%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (19.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (8.26%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.09%) DNS
2 7 (5.79%) DHCP
3 5 (4.13%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.13%) Firewall
4 3 (2.48%) SAN
4 3 (2.48%) Ethernet
4 3 (2.48%) VoIP
5 2 (1.65%) Wireless
6 1 (0.83%) Internet
6 1 (0.83%) WAN
6 1 (0.83%) HTTP
6 1 (0.83%) LAN
6 1 (0.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (28.93%) SQL Server
2 21 (17.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (11.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (8.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (5.79%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 4 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.48%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.65%) MS Access
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.83%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.83%) DataStage
9 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.83%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.65%) Selenium
3 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.83%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.83%) Toad
3 1 (0.83%) MSI
3 1 (0.83%) JIRA
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
General
1 20 (16.53%) Finance
2 4 (3.31%) Back Office
2 4 (3.31%) Advertising
3 3 (2.48%) Banking
3 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.65%) Retail
4 2 (1.65%) Front Office
5 1 (0.83%) Legal
5 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.83%) German Language
Job Titles
1 31 (25.62%) Developer
2 28 (23.14%) Analyst
3 10 (8.26%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (7.44%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (7.44%) Service Analyst
4 9 (7.44%) CRM Developer
5 8 (6.61%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 8 (6.61%) SQL Developer
5 8 (6.61%) Test Analyst
5 8 (6.61%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.79%) Consultant
7 5 (4.13%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.13%) Applications Support
7 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (3.31%) Dynamics AX Consultant
8 4 (3.31%) Storage Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) Senior Storage Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) Team Leader
8 4 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.22%) .NET
1 16 (13.22%) jQuery
2 10 (8.26%) HTML
3 9 (7.44%) ASP.NET
3 9 (7.44%) Web Services
3 9 (7.44%) XML
4 7 (5.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (4.96%) Silverlight
6 5 (4.13%) CSS
7 3 (2.48%) WCF
7 3 (2.48%) HTML5
8 2 (1.65%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.65%) Ajax
9 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.83%) MDX
9 1 (0.83%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.83%) Middleware
9 1 (0.83%) COM
9 1 (0.83%) J2EE
9 1 (0.83%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.31%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (3.31%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.31%) CLARiiON
3 3 (2.48%) NHS
3 3 (2.48%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.65%) Life Science
4 2 (1.65%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.83%) Clustering
5 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.83%) FMCG
5 1 (0.83%) iSeries
5 1 (0.83%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 43 (35.54%) Windows
2 15 (12.40%) Windows 7
3 12 (9.92%) Windows XP
4 8 (6.61%) Linux
5 7 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (5.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.13%) Solaris
7 3 (2.48%) UNIX
7 3 (2.48%) AIX
7 3 (2.48%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.65%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.83%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.83%) CRM
2 18 (14.88%) ITIL
3 16 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (10.74%) Web Development
4 13 (10.74%) Project Management
5 10 (8.26%) Migration
6 8 (6.61%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (5.79%) ERP
8 6 (4.96%) ETL
8 6 (4.96%) Data Migration
8 6 (4.96%) Reverse Engineering
9 5 (4.13%) Data Protection
9 5 (4.13%) System Testing
9 5 (4.13%) Load Testing
9 5 (4.13%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.13%) Data Management
9 5 (4.13%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.31%) Scrum
10 4 (3.31%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 42 (34.71%) SQL
2 21 (17.36%) C#
3 18 (14.88%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.61%) VBA
5 7 (5.79%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.13%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.31%) Java
8 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.65%) VB
9 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.83%) XQuery
9 1 (0.83%) Tcl
9 1 (0.83%) XPath
9 1 (0.83%) X++
9 1 (0.83%) C
9 1 (0.83%) C++
9 1 (0.83%) VBScript
9 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.83%) RPG
Qualifications
1 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (5.79%) VCP4
2 6 (4.96%) ISEB
3 5 (4.13%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (4.13%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.31%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.48%) CCNA
5 3 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.48%) MCSE
6 2 (1.65%) MCSA
6 2 (1.65%) CCA
6 2 (1.65%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.83%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (23.97%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.79%) vSphere
3 5 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.31%) vCloud
5 3 (2.48%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.48%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.65%) XenApp
6 2 (1.65%) UAG
6 2 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (5.79%) SCOM
2 5 (4.13%) SCCM
3 4 (3.31%) EMC Navisphere
3 4 (3.31%) NetBackup
3 4 (3.31%) ZABBIX
3 4 (3.31%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.31%) Puppet
3 4 (3.31%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (2.48%) WSUS
5 1 (0.83%) OVSD
5 1 (0.83%) OpenView
5 1 (0.83%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.83%) Control-M
5 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.83%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (12.40%) VMware
2 14 (11.57%) Citrix
3 11 (9.09%) Oracle
4 7 (5.79%) NetApp
5 6 (4.96%) Remedy
6 5 (4.13%) Symantec
6 5 (4.13%) Cisco
7 4 (3.31%) EMC
7 4 (3.31%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.31%) McAfee
8 3 (2.48%) Telerik
9 2 (1.65%) Siemens
9 2 (1.65%) HP
10 1 (0.83%) CA
10 1 (0.83%) CommVault
10 1 (0.83%) IBM
10 1 (0.83%) Sun
10 1 (0.83%) Sybase
10 1 (0.83%) Lotus
10 1 (0.83%) Apple
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Circa £100 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £12.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield
Capita - ITPS
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Computer People
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago