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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 59 66 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 17.61% 21.43% 16.43%
As % of the Vendors category 36.20% 46.81% 36.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 23 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £230 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.17% -41.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £106 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £345 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.28% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 14
Average hourly rate £11.37 £11.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.10% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £9.00 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.60 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -17.57%
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
163 141 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 48.66% 45.78% 44.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 58 56
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 19
Average hourly rate £36.00 £23.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.57% +43.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £9.00 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 -2 40 £380 +65.21% 17
Barnsley +3 4 £175 +94.44%
Doncaster -3 3 - - 3
Rotherham -1 1 - -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 39 (32.77%) SQL
2 35 (29.41%) MS Excel
3 34 (28.57%) Windows
4 30 (25.21%) Active Directory
5 25 (21.01%) SQL Server
6 20 (16.81%) MS Office
6 20 (16.81%) Citrix
6 20 (16.81%) VMware
7 19 (15.97%) SharePoint
8 18 (15.13%) CRM
8 18 (15.13%) Finance
8 18 (15.13%) Dynamics CRM
9 17 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 17 (14.29%) ITIL
9 17 (14.29%) Cisco
9 17 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (13.45%) C#
10 16 (13.45%) .NET
11 14 (11.76%) MS Exchange
11 14 (11.76%) SLA
11 14 (11.76%) Blackberry
12 13 (10.92%) jQuery
12 13 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (9.24%) ASP.NET
13 11 (9.24%) DNS
13 11 (9.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (9.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (8.40%) DHCP
14 10 (8.40%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (8.40%) NetApp

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 19 (15.97%) SharePoint
2 14 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.04%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.20%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (3.36%) JBoss
5 4 (3.36%) Apache
5 4 (3.36%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.68%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.68%) Lync
7 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.68%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.84%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.84%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 35 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 20 (16.81%) MS Office
3 5 (4.20%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.36%) MS Project
5 3 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (15.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (7.56%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.68%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.24%) DNS
2 10 (8.40%) DHCP
2 10 (8.40%) Internet
3 8 (6.72%) Firewall
3 8 (6.72%) Wireless
4 7 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (5.88%) IP Telephony
4 7 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.36%) VPN
5 4 (3.36%) LAN
5 4 (3.36%) WAN
6 3 (2.52%) VoIP
6 3 (2.52%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.68%) SAN
7 2 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.84%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.01%) SQL Server
2 17 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (9.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (7.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (3.36%) MS Access
8 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.68%) OLAP
10 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.84%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.52%) MSI
3 2 (1.68%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.68%) Selenium
4 1 (0.84%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.84%) Maven
General
1 18 (15.13%) Finance
2 6 (5.04%) Back Office
3 5 (4.20%) Advertising
4 4 (3.36%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.52%) Banking
5 3 (2.52%) Retail
5 3 (2.52%) German Language
6 2 (1.68%) Front Office
7 1 (0.84%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (24.37%) Analyst
2 26 (21.85%) Developer
3 9 (7.56%) Service Analyst
3 9 (7.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (6.72%) .NET Developer
4 8 (6.72%) SQL Developer
4 8 (6.72%) Consultant
4 8 (6.72%) CRM Developer
5 7 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 7 (5.88%) Administrator
6 6 (5.04%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.04%) Support Technician
7 5 (4.20%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.20%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.20%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (3.36%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.36%) Data Analyst
8 4 (3.36%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.36%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.45%) .NET
2 13 (10.92%) jQuery
3 11 (9.24%) ASP.NET
4 9 (7.56%) HTML
5 7 (5.88%) CSS
5 7 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (4.20%) Silverlight
7 4 (3.36%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 4 (3.36%) XML
7 4 (3.36%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (2.52%) Web Services
8 3 (2.52%) WinForms
9 2 (1.68%) Ajax
9 2 (1.68%) WCF
9 2 (1.68%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.84%) Middleware
10 1 (0.84%) COM
10 1 (0.84%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.76%) Blackberry
2 13 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.20%) iSeries
4 4 (3.36%) NHS
4 4 (3.36%) CLARiiON
5 3 (2.52%) CESG
5 3 (2.52%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.68%) W3C
6 2 (1.68%) Clustering
6 2 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.68%) FMCG
7 1 (0.84%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.84%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.84%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 34 (28.57%) Windows
2 11 (9.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (8.40%) Windows 7
4 9 (7.56%) Windows XP
5 7 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.88%) Linux
6 6 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.20%) UNIX
8 4 (3.36%) Solaris
9 3 (2.52%) AIX
10 2 (1.68%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.68%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.84%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.84%) Android
11 1 (0.84%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.13%) CRM
2 17 (14.29%) ITIL
3 9 (7.56%) Web Development
4 8 (6.72%) Migration
4 8 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (6.72%) ERP
5 7 (5.88%) TDD
6 6 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (5.04%) Reverse Engineering
7 5 (4.20%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.20%) Project Management
7 5 (4.20%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.36%) MVC
8 4 (3.36%) ETL
8 4 (3.36%) BCP
8 4 (3.36%) Data Management
8 4 (3.36%) BDD
8 4 (3.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (2.52%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 39 (32.77%) SQL
2 17 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 16 (13.45%) C#
4 8 (6.72%) Java
5 7 (5.88%) VBA
6 5 (4.20%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.36%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.36%) Perl
7 4 (3.36%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.52%) VBScript
8 3 (2.52%) VB
8 3 (2.52%) C
9 1 (0.84%) C++
9 1 (0.84%) RPG
9 1 (0.84%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (8.40%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (8.40%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.56%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.36%) MCSE
4 4 (3.36%) CCNA
5 3 (2.52%) MCP
6 2 (1.68%) ISEB
6 2 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.84%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.84%) Degree
7 1 (0.84%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.76%) SLA
2 2 (1.68%) QA
3 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (25.21%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.72%) vSphere
4 5 (4.20%) XenApp
5 4 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (3.36%) vCloud
6 3 (2.52%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (2.52%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.52%) MetaFrame
7 2 (1.68%) XenServer
7 2 (1.68%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.84%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (8.40%) SCCM
1 10 (8.40%) SCOM
2 4 (3.36%) EMC Navisphere
2 4 (3.36%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.36%) ZABBIX
2 4 (3.36%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (3.36%) Puppet
2 4 (3.36%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (2.52%) Unicenter
3 3 (2.52%) WSUS
4 1 (0.84%) OpenView
4 1 (0.84%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.84%) OVSD
4 1 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 20 (16.81%) Citrix
1 20 (16.81%) VMware
2 17 (14.29%) Cisco
3 10 (8.40%) NetApp
4 9 (7.56%) Remedy
5 5 (4.20%) Symantec
5 5 (4.20%) IBM
5 5 (4.20%) HP
5 5 (4.20%) Oracle
6 4 (3.36%) EMC
6 4 (3.36%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.36%) McAfee
7 3 (2.52%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.52%) CA
7 3 (2.52%) Dell
8 2 (1.68%) Nokia
8 2 (1.68%) Siemens
8 2 (1.68%) Lotus
8 2 (1.68%) SonicWALL
9 1 (0.84%) SolarWinds
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Doncaster
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago