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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 62 59 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 16.67% 15.49% 17.01%
As % of the Vendors category 35.63% 36.20% 39.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 25 21
Average daily rate
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£330 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £210 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.78% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 13
Average hourly rate £15.94 £15.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -29.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.03 £10.76 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
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
174 163 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 46.77% 42.78% 42.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 78 60
Average daily rate £325 £300 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £208 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £453 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 20
Average hourly rate £16.34 £22.69 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.98% +19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- -1.33%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 0 38 £308 -12.14% 32
Doncaster 0 10 £335 - 1
Barnsley +7 5 £500 - 3
Rotherham -2 5 £375 - 1
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 41 (36.61%) Windows
2 32 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 30 (26.79%) MS Excel
4 25 (22.32%) SQL Server
5 24 (21.43%) SQL
6 21 (18.75%) .NET
7 18 (16.07%) ITIL
8 17 (15.18%) MS Office
8 17 (15.18%) Citrix
9 16 (14.29%) SharePoint
9 16 (14.29%) Windows 7
10 15 (13.39%) Cisco
10 15 (13.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (13.39%) VMware
11 14 (12.50%) Blackberry
11 14 (12.50%) Windows XP
12 13 (11.61%) C#
12 13 (11.61%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (11.61%) Finance
12 13 (11.61%) SCCM
13 12 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (10.71%) Internet
13 12 (10.71%) ASP.NET
13 12 (10.71%) MS Exchange
13 12 (10.71%) SLA
14 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (8.93%) HP
15 10 (8.93%) Linux
15 10 (8.93%) Firewall
15 10 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 16 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 12 (10.71%) MS Exchange
3 8 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 7 (6.25%) WebSphere Portal
5 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (5.36%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.68%) IIS
8 2 (1.79%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.79%) Apache
8 2 (1.79%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.89%) TeamSite
9 1 (0.89%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.89%) Lync
9 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 30 (26.79%) MS Excel
2 17 (15.18%) MS Office
3 6 (5.36%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.68%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (2.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.71%) Internet
2 10 (8.93%) Firewall
3 9 (8.04%) Wireless
4 7 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (6.25%) IP Telephony
4 7 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (5.36%) DNS
6 5 (4.46%) DHCP
7 4 (3.57%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.57%) VPN
8 3 (2.68%) LAN
8 3 (2.68%) WAN
9 2 (1.79%) FTP
9 2 (1.79%) SAN
9 2 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.79%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.89%) 2G
10 1 (0.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.32%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.57%) MS Access
6 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.89%) DataStage
8 1 (0.89%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.68%) MSI
3 2 (1.79%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.89%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.89%) Maven
4 1 (0.89%) MorphX
4 1 (0.89%) Selenium
General
1 13 (11.61%) Finance
2 4 (3.57%) Advertising
3 3 (2.68%) Back Office
3 3 (2.68%) German Language
4 2 (1.79%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (1.79%) Cantonese Language
4 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.79%) Publishing
4 2 (1.79%) Retail
5 1 (0.89%) Marketing
5 1 (0.89%) Banking
5 1 (0.89%) Electronics
5 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.89%) French Language
Job Titles
1 25 (22.32%) Analyst
2 22 (19.64%) Developer
3 10 (8.93%) Service Analyst
3 10 (8.93%) Administrator
3 10 (8.93%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 6 (5.36%) Consultant
6 6 (5.36%) IT Support
7 5 (4.46%) CRM Developer
7 5 (4.46%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 5 (4.46%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.57%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.57%) WebSphere Administrator
8 4 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (3.57%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Data Analyst
8 4 (3.57%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.75%) .NET
2 12 (10.71%) ASP.NET
3 7 (6.25%) HTML
4 6 (5.36%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (5.36%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 5 (4.46%) CSS
6 4 (3.57%) XML
7 3 (2.68%) WinForms
7 3 (2.68%) Application Packaging
7 3 (2.68%) Web Services
7 3 (2.68%) jQuery
8 2 (1.79%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.79%) Middleware
8 2 (1.79%) Ajax
8 2 (1.79%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.89%) WCF
9 1 (0.89%) SAP .NET Connector
9 1 (0.89%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.89%) SAP XI
9 1 (0.89%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 12 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.36%) iSeries
4 4 (3.57%) Clustering
5 3 (2.68%) CESG
5 3 (2.68%) NHS
5 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.79%) CLARiiON
6 2 (1.79%) W3C
6 2 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.89%) FMCG
7 1 (0.89%) DTV
7 1 (0.89%) Replication
7 1 (0.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 41 (36.61%) Windows
2 16 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 15 (13.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (8.93%) Linux
7 7 (6.25%) UNIX
8 5 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.68%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.79%) Solaris
11 1 (0.89%) AIX
11 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.89%) Android
11 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.07%) ITIL
2 7 (6.25%) CRM
3 6 (5.36%) Service Delivery
3 6 (5.36%) Validation
3 6 (5.36%) Migration
3 6 (5.36%) TDD
3 6 (5.36%) Problem Management
4 5 (4.46%) Incident Management
4 5 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (4.46%) ERP
5 4 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (3.57%) Data Analysis
5 4 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (2.68%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (2.68%) WFM
6 3 (2.68%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (2.68%) Business Analysis
6 3 (2.68%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.43%) SQL
2 13 (11.61%) C#
3 9 (8.04%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.25%) Java
4 7 (6.25%) VB.NET
5 6 (5.36%) Perl
6 4 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.57%) C
7 3 (2.68%) X++
7 3 (2.68%) VBScript
7 3 (2.68%) VB
8 2 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (11.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (8.04%) SC Cleared
2 9 (8.04%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.46%) MCSE
5 3 (2.68%) MCP
5 3 (2.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.89%) MCTS
7 1 (0.89%) MCITP
7 1 (0.89%) Degree
7 1 (0.89%) CCNA
7 1 (0.89%) CCA
7 1 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.89%) CCEA
7 1 (0.89%) NCDA
7 1 (0.89%) NCIE
7 1 (0.89%) VCAP
7 1 (0.89%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.71%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.79%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) COREP
3 1 (0.89%) Basel II
System Software
1 32 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.36%) XenApp
3 6 (5.36%) vSphere
4 5 (4.46%) XenServer
5 4 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.68%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.68%) MetaFrame
6 3 (2.68%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.79%) vCloud
7 2 (1.79%) Firmware
7 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.89%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (11.61%) SCCM
2 8 (7.14%) SCOM
3 4 (3.57%) Unicenter
4 2 (1.79%) EMC Navisphere
4 2 (1.79%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.79%) WSUS
4 2 (1.79%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.79%) Puppet
4 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (1.79%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.89%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (15.18%) Citrix
2 15 (13.39%) Cisco
2 15 (13.39%) VMware
3 10 (8.93%) HP
4 7 (6.25%) NetApp
5 6 (5.36%) Oracle
5 6 (5.36%) Remedy
6 5 (4.46%) JBoss
6 5 (4.46%) IBM
7 4 (3.57%) Dell
7 4 (3.57%) CA
8 3 (2.68%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.68%) Symantec
9 2 (1.79%) Nokia
9 2 (1.79%) Lotus
9 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.79%) EMC
9 2 (1.79%) SAP
9 2 (1.79%) McAfee
9 2 (1.79%) SonicWALL
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