The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South Yorkshire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 46 58 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 14.89% 20.21% 14.34%
As % of the Vendors category 34.59% 45.67% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 28 18
Average daily rate
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£200 £300 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -19.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £163 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £474 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 12
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.71 £9.48 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.27 £32.50 £25.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
Vendors Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
133 127 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 43.04% 44.25% 43.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 66 59
Average daily rate £307 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.41% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £165 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 22
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £9.48 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £44.60 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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Yorkshire

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014. 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 -5 23 £288 -4.16% 22
Rotherham 0 6 £185 - 2
Doncaster -4 5 £160 -50.76% 5
Barnsley +6 2 - -
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Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 47 (38.52%) Windows
2 33 (27.05%) MS Excel
2 33 (27.05%) SQL Server
3 30 (24.59%) .NET
4 27 (22.13%) Active Directory
5 24 (19.67%) C#
6 21 (17.21%) SQL
7 19 (15.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (14.75%) MS Office
9 17 (13.93%) Windows 7
10 16 (13.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (12.30%) Finance
11 15 (12.30%) VMware
11 15 (12.30%) ASP.NET
12 14 (11.48%) JavaScript
12 14 (11.48%) HP
12 14 (11.48%) Windows XP
12 14 (11.48%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (10.66%) Dynamics AX
13 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (10.66%) ITIL
14 12 (9.84%) HTML
14 12 (9.84%) CSS
14 12 (9.84%) Citrix
15 11 (9.02%) Linux
15 11 (9.02%) .NET Framework
16 10 (8.20%) SCCM
16 10 (8.20%) MVC
16 10 (8.20%) SQL Server 2012
17 9 (7.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

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Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 8 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.10%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.10%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (3.28%) IIS
4 3 (2.46%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.64%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (1.64%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.82%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 33 (27.05%) MS Excel
2 18 (14.75%) MS Office
3 5 (4.10%) MS Project
3 5 (4.10%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (2.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (10.66%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.64%) Office 365
2 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.10%) SAN
2 4 (3.28%) NetScaler
2 4 (3.28%) Internet
3 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.64%) Firewall
4 2 (1.64%) FTP
5 1 (0.82%) LAN
5 1 (0.82%) PBX
5 1 (0.82%) VoIP
5 1 (0.82%) WAN
5 1 (0.82%) Wireless
5 1 (0.82%) NAS
5 1 (0.82%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (27.05%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (8.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.46%) MS Access
6 2 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.82%) DataStage
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.82%) MorphX
General
1 15 (12.30%) Finance
2 4 (3.28%) Banking
2 4 (3.28%) Advertising
3 3 (2.46%) Publishing
4 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.64%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (1.64%) Cantonese Language
4 2 (1.64%) French Language
5 1 (0.82%) Electronics
5 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.82%) Billing
5 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (22.95%) Developer
2 22 (18.03%) Analyst
3 18 (14.75%) C# Developer
4 9 (7.38%) Service Analyst
4 9 (7.38%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (6.56%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.56%) Administrator
6 7 (5.74%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (5.74%) Architect
6 7 (5.74%) Technical Engineer
7 6 (4.92%) .NET Developer
7 6 (4.92%) Deployment Engineer
7 6 (4.92%) Build Engineer
7 6 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.10%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.10%) IT Support
8 5 (4.10%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (3.28%) SCCM Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (24.59%) .NET
2 15 (12.30%) ASP.NET
3 12 (9.84%) HTML
3 12 (9.84%) CSS
4 11 (9.02%) .NET Framework
5 9 (7.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 9 (7.38%) jQuery
5 9 (7.38%) HTML5
6 8 (6.56%) CSS3
7 5 (4.10%) Web Services
7 5 (4.10%) Application Packaging
8 2 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (1.64%) Ajax
8 2 (1.64%) WinForms
8 2 (1.64%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.64%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 2 (1.64%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.64%) Middleware
9 1 (0.82%) XML
9 1 (0.82%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.28%) Firmware
1 4 (3.28%) Blackberry
2 2 (1.64%) FMCG
2 2 (1.64%) Data Integration
2 2 (1.64%) iSeries
2 2 (1.64%) Clustering
2 2 (1.64%) Replication
2 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.82%) NHS
3 1 (0.82%) W3C
3 1 (0.82%) DTV
3 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 47 (38.52%) Windows
2 19 (15.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (13.93%) Windows 7
4 16 (13.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (11.48%) Windows XP
6 11 (9.02%) Linux
7 7 (5.74%) UNIX
8 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.46%) Windows NT
10 3 (2.46%) CentOS
11 1 (0.82%) AIX
11 1 (0.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (10.66%) ITIL
2 10 (8.20%) MVC
3 9 (7.38%) Problem Management
4 8 (6.56%) Web Application Development
5 7 (5.74%) Validation
5 7 (5.74%) Migration
6 6 (4.92%) Logistics
7 4 (3.28%) TDD
7 4 (3.28%) Project Management
7 4 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.28%) CRM
8 3 (2.46%) ERP
8 3 (2.46%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (2.46%) Service Management
8 3 (2.46%) WFM
8 3 (2.46%) Data Migration
8 3 (2.46%) Data Cleansing
8 3 (2.46%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.46%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.67%) C#
2 21 (17.21%) SQL
3 14 (11.48%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.10%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.46%) C
6 2 (1.64%) X++
6 2 (1.64%) Java
6 2 (1.64%) Perl
7 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (3.28%) MCSE
4 3 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.46%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.64%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.82%) CCA
6 1 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.82%) CCEA
6 1 (0.82%) Degree
6 1 (0.82%) NCDA
6 1 (0.82%) NCIE
6 1 (0.82%) MCTS
6 1 (0.82%) MCITP
6 1 (0.82%) VCAP
6 1 (0.82%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.28%) SLA
2 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.82%) Basel II
2 1 (0.82%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) COREP
System Software
1 27 (22.13%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.38%) XenServer
3 6 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.46%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.46%) XenApp
5 2 (1.64%) vSphere
6 1 (0.82%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (8.20%) SCCM
2 6 (4.92%) SCOM
3 4 (3.28%) SCDPM
4 3 (2.46%) Unicenter
5 2 (1.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.64%) Foglight
6 1 (0.82%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (12.30%) VMware
2 14 (11.48%) HP
3 12 (9.84%) Citrix
4 6 (4.92%) Cisco
5 5 (4.10%) NetApp
6 4 (3.28%) Veeam
6 4 (3.28%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.28%) Oracle
6 4 (3.28%) IBM
7 3 (2.46%) EMC
7 3 (2.46%) CA
7 3 (2.46%) JBoss
8 2 (1.64%) Remedy
8 2 (1.64%) SAP
8 2 (1.64%) Lotus
8 2 (1.64%) BMC
9 1 (0.82%) Avaya
9 1 (0.82%) Compaq
9 1 (0.82%) Dell
9 1 (0.82%) BT
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