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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 67 52 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 15.84% 16.83% 19.62%
As % of the Vendors category 31.75% 37.14% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 34 25
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £120 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 13
Average hourly rate £11.75 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.00 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £21.15 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
211 140 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 49.88% 45.31% 45.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 86 66
Average daily rate £300 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £159 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 23
Average hourly rate £12.25 £13.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.54% -59.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.98 £10.00 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £44.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -3 37 £320 +16.36% 16
Doncaster +2 14 £300 - 4
Rotherham -5 2 £350 +55.55% 2
Barnsley - 2 £225 -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 65 (44.52%) SQL
2 62 (42.47%) Windows
3 55 (37.67%) MS Excel
4 43 (29.45%) MS Office
5 42 (28.77%) SQL Server
6 35 (23.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 33 (22.60%) .NET
7 33 (22.60%) ITIL
8 28 (19.18%) SharePoint
9 27 (18.49%) Linux
10 26 (17.81%) Migration
11 25 (17.12%) Active Directory
12 23 (15.75%) VMware
13 22 (15.07%) IIS
14 21 (14.38%) Oracle
15 20 (13.70%) NetApp
15 20 (13.70%) BizTalk Server
15 20 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (13.01%) Dynamics CRM
16 19 (13.01%) Firewall
16 19 (13.01%) CRM
17 18 (12.33%) Web Services
17 18 (12.33%) JBoss
17 18 (12.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 18 (12.33%) Data Centre
18 17 (11.64%) UNIX
18 17 (11.64%) Windows XP
19 16 (10.96%) JavaScript
20 15 (10.27%) NHS
20 15 (10.27%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 28 (19.18%) SharePoint
2 22 (15.07%) IIS
3 20 (13.70%) BizTalk Server
4 18 (12.33%) JBoss
5 11 (7.53%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.05%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.37%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (1.37%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.37%) Apache
8 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.68%) CICS
8 1 (0.68%) CMS400.NET
8 1 (0.68%) Confluence
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 55 (37.67%) MS Excel
2 43 (29.45%) MS Office
3 6 (4.11%) MS Project
3 6 (4.11%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (13.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.74%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.01%) Firewall
2 14 (9.59%) SAN
3 10 (6.85%) NAS
3 10 (6.85%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (5.48%) DNS
5 6 (4.11%) LAN
5 6 (4.11%) WAN
6 4 (2.74%) DHCP
7 3 (2.05%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.37%) Wireless
8 2 (1.37%) Internet
9 1 (0.68%) SSL
9 1 (0.68%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (28.77%) SQL Server
2 35 (23.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (12.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.42%) CouchDB
4 5 (3.42%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.42%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.37%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (1.37%) Sybase IQ
6 2 (1.37%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.68%) DataStage
7 1 (0.68%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.42%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.05%) Selenium
4 2 (1.37%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.37%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.37%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.68%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.68%) Toad
5 1 (0.68%) JIRA
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (7.53%) Finance
2 3 (2.05%) Advertising
2 3 (2.05%) Games
3 2 (1.37%) Retail
4 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Marketing
4 1 (0.68%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.68%) German Language
4 1 (0.68%) Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 31 (21.23%) Developer
2 29 (19.86%) Analyst
3 12 (8.22%) Migration Engineer
3 12 (8.22%) Service Analyst
3 12 (8.22%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (7.53%) SQL Developer
4 11 (7.53%) Consultant
5 8 (5.48%) CRM Developer
6 7 (4.79%) DBA
6 7 (4.79%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (4.79%) SQL DBA
7 6 (4.11%) Storage Engineer
8 5 (3.42%) SAN Engineer
8 5 (3.42%) SAN Storage Engineer
8 5 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 5 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.42%) Applications Support
8 5 (3.42%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.42%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.42%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (22.60%) .NET
2 18 (12.33%) Web Services
3 14 (9.59%) XML
4 6 (4.11%) REST
5 5 (3.42%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (3.42%) Kafka
5 5 (3.42%) HTML
5 5 (3.42%) SOAP
6 4 (2.74%) Middleware
6 4 (2.74%) jQuery
7 3 (2.05%) HTML5
8 2 (1.37%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.37%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 2 (1.37%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.37%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.68%) CSS
9 1 (0.68%) J2EE
9 1 (0.68%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.68%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.33%) Data Centre
2 15 (10.27%) NHS
3 6 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.42%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.74%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.05%) Clustering
6 3 (2.05%) Replication
6 3 (2.05%) Online Games
6 3 (2.05%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.37%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.37%) iSeries
7 2 (1.37%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.37%) Life Science
8 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.68%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 62 (42.47%) Windows
2 27 (18.49%) Linux
3 17 (11.64%) Windows XP
3 17 (11.64%) UNIX
4 15 (10.27%) Windows 7
5 13 (8.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (8.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (6.85%) Data ONTAP
8 9 (6.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (4.79%) Windows 2000
10 6 (4.11%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (4.11%) CentOS
11 2 (1.37%) Solaris
11 2 (1.37%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.37%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.68%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.60%) ITIL
2 26 (17.81%) Migration
3 20 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (13.01%) CRM
5 14 (9.59%) Data Analysis
6 12 (8.22%) Project Management
7 7 (4.79%) Data Management
8 5 (3.42%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.42%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.42%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (3.42%) Data Protection
8 5 (3.42%) DevOps
8 5 (3.42%) Microservices
8 5 (3.42%) SDLC
9 4 (2.74%) BDD
9 4 (2.74%) System Testing
9 4 (2.74%) Web Development
9 4 (2.74%) Scrum
10 3 (2.05%) Service Management
10 3 (2.05%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 65 (44.52%) SQL
2 16 (10.96%) JavaScript
3 9 (6.16%) Java
3 9 (6.16%) PowerShell
4 7 (4.79%) C#
4 7 (4.79%) VB
5 5 (3.42%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.42%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.05%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.05%) VBA
7 2 (1.37%) Perl
7 2 (1.37%) X++
8 1 (0.68%) XPath
8 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.68%) C
8 1 (0.68%) XQuery
8 1 (0.68%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 12 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.42%) MCSE
3 4 (2.74%) ISEB
3 4 (2.74%) MCP
4 2 (1.37%) MCITP
4 2 (1.37%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.37%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.37%) MCSA
4 2 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.68%) PMP
5 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.68%) MCTS
5 1 (0.68%) CCA
5 1 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (17.12%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.85%) NFS
3 5 (3.42%) Docker
4 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (2.74%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.37%) vCloud
5 2 (1.37%) vSphere
6 1 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.68%) UAG
6 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.68%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.68%) Squid
6 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.68%) XenApp
6 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (6.16%) Puppet
2 6 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.11%) Foglight
3 5 (3.42%) SCCM
3 5 (3.42%) Salt
3 5 (3.42%) Graphite
4 2 (1.37%) Control-M
4 2 (1.37%) SCOM
4 2 (1.37%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.37%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.37%) WSUS
5 1 (0.68%) OpenView
5 1 (0.68%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.68%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 23 (15.75%) VMware
2 21 (14.38%) Oracle
3 20 (13.70%) NetApp
4 10 (6.85%) Red Hat
4 10 (6.85%) Citrix
4 10 (6.85%) Brocade
5 7 (4.79%) HP
5 7 (4.79%) EMC
5 7 (4.79%) Cisco
6 6 (4.11%) Remedy
6 6 (4.11%) Splunk
6 6 (4.11%) New Relic
7 3 (2.05%) Telerik
7 3 (2.05%) Sybase
8 2 (1.37%) IBM
8 2 (1.37%) Symantec
9 1 (0.68%) Ektron
9 1 (0.68%) Sun
9 1 (0.68%) CA
9 1 (0.68%) McAfee
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