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 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 83 62 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 19.53% 18.51% 19.05%
As % of the Vendors category 38.79% 41.06% 48.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 44 22
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £123 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 10
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.25 £12.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -1.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.50 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.50 £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.85%
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
214 151 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 50.35% 45.07% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 97 60
Average daily rate £300 £283 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% -20.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £184 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 13
Average hourly rate £16.25 £13.25 £12.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% +6.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.00 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 29 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 29 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 29 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 0 42 £325 +18.18% 22
Doncaster +3 14 £230 +27.77% 1
Rotherham -7 2 - - 2
Barnsley - 1 £225 -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 61 (42.36%) SQL
2 57 (39.58%) Windows
3 51 (35.42%) MS Excel
4 43 (29.86%) MS Office
5 39 (27.08%) SQL Server
6 37 (25.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 33 (22.92%) ITIL
8 29 (20.14%) Linux
9 28 (19.44%) SharePoint
10 27 (18.75%) .NET
10 27 (18.75%) Active Directory
11 24 (16.67%) Migration
12 22 (15.28%) IIS
13 20 (13.89%) Oracle
13 20 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 19 (13.19%) VMware
14 19 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (13.19%) BizTalk Server
15 18 (12.50%) JBoss
15 18 (12.50%) Firewall
16 16 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
16 16 (11.11%) CRM
16 16 (11.11%) NetApp
16 16 (11.11%) NHS
17 15 (10.42%) Windows XP
17 15 (10.42%) Windows 7
18 14 (9.72%) XML
18 14 (9.72%) Data Analysis
19 13 (9.03%) Web Services
19 13 (9.03%) JavaScript

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 28 (19.44%) SharePoint
2 22 (15.28%) IIS
3 19 (13.19%) BizTalk Server
4 18 (12.50%) JBoss
5 12 (8.33%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.08%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.39%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (1.39%) Apache
7 2 (1.39%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.69%) CICS
8 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 51 (35.42%) MS Excel
2 43 (29.86%) MS Office
3 6 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 6 (4.17%) MS Project
4 2 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (4.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.50%) Firewall
2 9 (6.25%) SAN
2 9 (6.25%) DNS
3 6 (4.17%) LAN
3 6 (4.17%) WAN
3 6 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
3 6 (4.17%) NAS
4 5 (3.47%) DHCP
5 4 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.39%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.39%) Internet
6 2 (1.39%) Wireless
7 1 (0.69%) HTTP
7 1 (0.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (27.08%) SQL Server
2 37 (25.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.47%) CouchDB
4 5 (3.47%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.47%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.39%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.39%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (1.39%) Sybase IQ
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.69%) DataStage
7 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.47%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.78%) Selenium
4 3 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.39%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.39%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.39%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.69%) JIRA
6 1 (0.69%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.69%) Toad
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (8.33%) Finance
2 4 (2.78%) Advertising
3 3 (2.08%) Games
4 2 (1.39%) Retail
4 2 (1.39%) Front Office
5 1 (0.69%) Back Office
5 1 (0.69%) Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.69%) German Language
5 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (22.92%) Analyst
2 29 (20.14%) Developer
3 13 (9.03%) SQL Developer
4 12 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
5 10 (6.94%) Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (6.94%) Service Analyst
6 8 (5.56%) Consultant
6 8 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (4.17%) Test Analyst
7 6 (4.17%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.17%) DBA
7 6 (4.17%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.17%) Applications Support
7 6 (4.17%) Storage Engineer
7 6 (4.17%) SQL DBA
8 5 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 5 (3.47%) CRM Developer
8 5 (3.47%) SAN Storage Engineer
8 5 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.47%) SAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.75%) .NET
2 14 (9.72%) XML
3 13 (9.03%) Web Services
4 6 (4.17%) jQuery
5 5 (3.47%) Kafka
5 5 (3.47%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (3.47%) HTML
6 3 (2.08%) HTML5
7 2 (1.39%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.39%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.39%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (0.69%) WCF
8 1 (0.69%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.69%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.69%) CSS
8 1 (0.69%) J2EE
8 1 (0.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.11%) NHS
2 12 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.47%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.08%) Clustering
6 3 (2.08%) Online Games
6 3 (2.08%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.39%) iSeries
7 2 (1.39%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.39%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.39%) Life Science
7 2 (1.39%) Replication
8 1 (0.69%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.69%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.69%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 57 (39.58%) Windows
2 29 (20.14%) Linux
3 15 (10.42%) Windows XP
3 15 (10.42%) Windows 7
4 13 (9.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (8.33%) UNIX
6 11 (7.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (6.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (4.86%) Windows 2000
10 6 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (4.17%) CentOS
11 2 (1.39%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.39%) AIX
11 2 (1.39%) Solaris
12 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.69%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.69%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.92%) ITIL
2 24 (16.67%) Migration
3 19 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (11.11%) CRM
5 14 (9.72%) Data Analysis
6 12 (8.33%) Project Management
7 8 (5.56%) Data Management
8 6 (4.17%) Web Development
8 6 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (3.47%) BDD
9 5 (3.47%) Microservices
9 5 (3.47%) DevOps
9 5 (3.47%) SDLC
9 5 (3.47%) Data Migration
9 5 (3.47%) Data Protection
9 5 (3.47%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.47%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.47%) ERP
10 4 (2.78%) System Testing
10 4 (2.78%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 61 (42.36%) SQL
2 13 (9.03%) JavaScript
3 9 (6.25%) Java
3 9 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 8 (5.56%) C#
5 7 (4.86%) VB
6 5 (3.47%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.47%) VBA
6 5 (3.47%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.39%) Perl
7 2 (1.39%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.39%) X++
8 1 (0.69%) XPath
8 1 (0.69%) Tcl
8 1 (0.69%) XQuery
8 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.69%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.78%) ISEB
2 4 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.08%) MCSE
4 2 (1.39%) MCP
4 2 (1.39%) MCSA
4 2 (1.39%) CCA
4 2 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.39%) CCNA
4 2 (1.39%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.39%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.69%) MCITP
5 1 (0.69%) MCTS
5 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.69%) PMP
5 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.39%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.17%) NFS
4 5 (3.47%) Docker
5 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (2.08%) vSphere
5 3 (2.08%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.39%) XenApp
6 2 (1.39%) UAG
6 2 (1.39%) vCloud
6 2 (1.39%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.69%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.69%) Squid
7 1 (0.69%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (6.25%) Puppet
2 6 (4.17%) Foglight
2 6 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.47%) Salt
3 5 (3.47%) Graphite
4 2 (1.39%) SCCM
4 2 (1.39%) SCOM
4 2 (1.39%) WSUS
4 2 (1.39%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.69%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.69%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.69%) Control-M
5 1 (0.69%) OpenView
5 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.69%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 20 (13.89%) Oracle
2 19 (13.19%) VMware
3 16 (11.11%) NetApp
4 13 (9.03%) Citrix
5 10 (6.94%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.56%) Remedy
7 7 (4.86%) EMC
7 7 (4.86%) Cisco
8 6 (4.17%) Brocade
8 6 (4.17%) New Relic
8 6 (4.17%) Splunk
9 5 (3.47%) HP
10 3 (2.08%) Telerik
10 3 (2.08%) Sybase
11 2 (1.39%) IBM
11 2 (1.39%) Symantec
12 1 (0.69%) Altiris
12 1 (0.69%) McAfee
12 1 (0.69%) Websense
12 1 (0.69%) Apple
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