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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 94 76 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 19.71% 21.53% 25.32%
As % of the Vendors category 40.17% 43.68% 56.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 44 38
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£300 £275 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -23.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £156 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £493 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 7
Average hourly rate £10.50 £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.49 £9.80 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £26.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
234 174 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 49.06% 49.29% 44.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 107 76
Average daily rate £300 £290 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £187 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 12
Average hourly rate £12.50 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.49 £10.00 £9.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -2 44 £350 +27.27% 21
Doncaster +4 15 £300 +66.66% 2
Rotherham -4 5 - - 1
Barnsley +3 1 £100 -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 66 (43.42%) SQL
2 53 (34.87%) Windows
3 52 (34.21%) MS Excel
4 45 (29.61%) MS Office
5 44 (28.95%) SQL Server
6 41 (26.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 33 (21.71%) ITIL
8 29 (19.08%) .NET
9 28 (18.42%) Linux
10 26 (17.11%) SharePoint
10 26 (17.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 25 (16.45%) Active Directory
12 21 (13.82%) CRM
12 21 (13.82%) Dynamics CRM
12 21 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (13.16%) Migration
13 20 (13.16%) IIS
14 18 (11.84%) Oracle
15 17 (11.18%) JavaScript
15 17 (11.18%) BizTalk Server
15 17 (11.18%) Finance
15 17 (11.18%) VMware
16 16 (10.53%) Firewall
16 16 (10.53%) JBoss
17 15 (9.87%) Web Services
17 15 (9.87%) XML
17 15 (9.87%) Windows XP
17 15 (9.87%) NHS
17 15 (9.87%) Citrix
17 15 (9.87%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 26 (17.11%) SharePoint
2 20 (13.16%) IIS
3 17 (11.18%) BizTalk Server
4 16 (10.53%) JBoss
5 12 (7.89%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.97%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.32%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (1.32%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.32%) Apache
8 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.66%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.66%) CICS
8 1 (0.66%) CMS400.NET
Applications
1 52 (34.21%) MS Excel
2 45 (29.61%) MS Office
3 6 (3.95%) MS Project
3 6 (3.95%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (13.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.66%) Office 365
2 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.53%) Firewall
2 9 (5.92%) DNS
2 9 (5.92%) SAN
3 6 (3.95%) LAN
3 6 (3.95%) WAN
4 5 (3.29%) DHCP
4 5 (3.29%) NAS
4 5 (3.29%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (3.29%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.97%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.32%) Internet
6 2 (1.32%) Wireless
7 1 (0.66%) SSL
7 1 (0.66%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 41 (26.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (17.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (4.61%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 5 (3.29%) CouchDB
6 5 (3.29%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.29%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.97%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.32%) Sybase ASE
8 2 (1.32%) Sybase IQ
8 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.66%) DataStage
9 1 (0.66%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (3.95%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.29%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.63%) Selenium
4 3 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.32%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.32%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.66%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.66%) Toad
6 1 (0.66%) JIRA
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (11.18%) Finance
2 4 (2.63%) Back Office
2 4 (2.63%) Advertising
3 3 (1.97%) Games
3 3 (1.97%) Banking
4 2 (1.32%) Retail
4 2 (1.32%) Front Office
5 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Marketing
5 1 (0.66%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.66%) German Language
Job Titles
1 37 (24.34%) Developer
2 35 (23.03%) Analyst
3 17 (11.18%) SQL Developer
4 12 (7.89%) Service Analyst
4 12 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (6.58%) Migration Engineer
6 9 (5.92%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (5.26%) Consultant
8 7 (4.61%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.61%) CRM Developer
9 6 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 6 (3.95%) Applications Support
9 6 (3.95%) Test Analyst
9 6 (3.95%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.95%) Storage Engineer
10 5 (3.29%) SAN Engineer
10 5 (3.29%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.29%) SAN Storage Engineer
10 5 (3.29%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (2.63%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (19.08%) .NET
2 15 (9.87%) Web Services
2 15 (9.87%) XML
3 13 (8.55%) jQuery
4 7 (4.61%) HTML
4 7 (4.61%) ASP.NET
4 7 (4.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (3.29%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (3.29%) Kafka
5 5 (3.29%) Silverlight
6 3 (1.97%) HTML5
6 3 (1.97%) CSS
7 2 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.32%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (1.32%) WCF
7 2 (1.32%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.66%) REST
8 1 (0.66%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.66%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.66%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.87%) NHS
2 6 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.29%) Private Cloud
4 4 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.97%) Online Games
5 3 (1.97%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.32%) iSeries
6 2 (1.32%) Replication
6 2 (1.32%) Life Science
6 2 (1.32%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.66%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.66%) Clustering
7 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.66%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 53 (34.87%) Windows
2 28 (18.42%) Linux
3 15 (9.87%) Windows XP
3 15 (9.87%) Windows 7
4 11 (7.24%) UNIX
4 11 (7.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.95%) CentOS
8 5 (3.29%) Windows 2000
9 4 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.97%) AIX
11 2 (1.32%) Solaris
11 2 (1.32%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.66%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.71%) ITIL
2 21 (13.82%) CRM
2 21 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (13.16%) Migration
4 13 (8.55%) Data Analysis
5 12 (7.89%) Web Development
6 11 (7.24%) Project Management
7 8 (5.26%) Data Management
8 7 (4.61%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (3.95%) Reverse Engineering
9 6 (3.95%) ERP
10 5 (3.29%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.29%) Scrum
10 5 (3.29%) Incident Management
10 5 (3.29%) DevOps
10 5 (3.29%) Data Migration
10 5 (3.29%) Data Protection
10 5 (3.29%) BDD
10 5 (3.29%) Microservices
11 4 (2.63%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (43.42%) SQL
2 17 (11.18%) JavaScript
3 13 (8.55%) C#
4 12 (7.89%) Java
5 10 (6.58%) VBA
6 6 (3.95%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.95%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.29%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.29%) VB
8 2 (1.32%) Perl
8 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.32%) X++
9 1 (0.66%) C
9 1 (0.66%) XPath
9 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.66%) XQuery
9 1 (0.66%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 8 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (2.63%) ISEB
3 3 (1.97%) MCSE
3 3 (1.97%) MCSA
3 3 (1.97%) CCNA
3 3 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.97%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.32%) CCA
4 2 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.66%) PMP
5 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.66%) MCTS
5 1 (0.66%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.66%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.63%) SLA
2 1 (0.66%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
System Software
1 25 (16.45%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.29%) NFS
3 5 (3.29%) Docker
4 3 (1.97%) vSphere
4 3 (1.97%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.32%) XenApp
5 2 (1.32%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.32%) vCloud
5 2 (1.32%) UAG
6 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.66%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.66%) Squid
6 1 (0.66%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.66%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (5.92%) Puppet
2 6 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.29%) Salt
3 5 (3.29%) Graphite
4 4 (2.63%) Foglight
5 3 (1.97%) SCOM
6 2 (1.32%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.32%) WSUS
6 2 (1.32%) SCCM
7 1 (0.66%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.66%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.66%) OpenView
7 1 (0.66%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.66%) Control-M
Vendors
1 18 (11.84%) Oracle
2 17 (11.18%) VMware
3 15 (9.87%) Citrix
4 13 (8.55%) NetApp
5 8 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.95%) Remedy
6 6 (3.95%) Splunk
7 5 (3.29%) Brocade
7 5 (3.29%) EMC
7 5 (3.29%) Cisco
8 4 (2.63%) HP
8 4 (2.63%) New Relic
9 3 (1.97%) Sybase
9 3 (1.97%) Telerik
10 2 (1.32%) IBM
10 2 (1.32%) Symantec
11 1 (0.66%) Ektron
11 1 (0.66%) Sun
11 1 (0.66%) CA
11 1 (0.66%) CommVault
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