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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 11 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 57 68 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 11.00% 13.13% 18.15%
As % of the Vendors category 35.40% 26.67% 37.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 38 35
Median daily rate £338 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £120 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 11
Median hourly rate £22.00 £10.50 £10.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.52% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.49 £8.60 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.68 £15.40 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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
161 255 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 31.08% 49.23% 49.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 162 91
Median daily rate £350 £378 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.28% +11.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 16
Median hourly rate £21.50 £9.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.88% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.07 £8.90 £9.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £16.30 £20.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% +35.29%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Yorkshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -10 34 £351 +12.16% 7
Doncaster +2 7 £250 +56.25% 4
Rotherham -1 4 £336 - 2
Barnsley - 1 £310 -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 52 (34.67%) Windows
2 40 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 39 (26.00%) MS Excel
4 36 (24.00%) Active Directory
5 26 (17.33%) SQL
6 22 (14.67%) MS Office
6 22 (14.67%) VMware
7 20 (13.33%) .NET
7 20 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (13.33%) Windows Server
8 19 (12.67%) Data Centre
8 19 (12.67%) Finance
8 19 (12.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (12.00%) Migration
9 18 (12.00%) C#
9 18 (12.00%) ETL
10 17 (11.33%) Cisco
11 16 (10.67%) Windows 7
11 16 (10.67%) Office 365
12 15 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (10.00%) SCCM
12 15 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (8.67%) Advertising
13 13 (8.67%) MS Exchange
13 13 (8.67%) Security Cleared
13 13 (8.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (8.67%) Skype for Business
13 13 (8.67%) Skype
14 12 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (8.67%) MS Exchange
1 13 (8.67%) Skype for Business
2 7 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (4.67%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (3.33%) IIS
4 5 (3.33%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.00%) nginx
5 3 (2.00%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (1.33%) CICS
6 2 (1.33%) Jetty
6 2 (1.33%) Mongrel
6 2 (1.33%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.33%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.33%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 39 (26.00%) MS Excel
2 22 (14.67%) MS Office
3 6 (4.00%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.67%) MS Project
5 4 (2.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.67%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.67%) Office 365
2 8 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.33%) IaaS
4 2 (1.33%) PaaS
5 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.67%) Skype
2 11 (7.33%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (6.67%) NetScaler
4 9 (6.00%) PBX
5 8 (5.33%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (5.33%) NX-OS
5 8 (5.33%) SAN
6 7 (4.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (4.67%) FCoE
7 6 (4.00%) Internet
8 5 (3.33%) DNS
9 4 (2.67%) DHCP
9 4 (2.67%) NAS
9 4 (2.67%) VoIP
10 3 (2.00%) LAN
10 3 (2.00%) TCP/IP
10 3 (2.00%) VLAN
10 3 (2.00%) VPN
10 3 (2.00%) WAN
11 2 (1.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 19 (12.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (5.33%) MySQL
7 8 (5.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (2.67%) MS Access
8 4 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.00%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.33%) Big Data
10 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.33%) QlikView
11 1 (0.67%) PerformancePoint
11 1 (0.67%) Power BI
11 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.67%) MSTest
3 3 (2.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.33%) ReSharper
4 2 (1.33%) Subversion
4 2 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.33%) Travis CI
4 2 (1.33%) YouTrack
5 1 (0.67%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.67%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.67%) Selenium
General
1 19 (12.67%) Finance
2 13 (8.67%) Advertising
3 12 (8.00%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.00%) Banking
5 2 (1.33%) Billing
6 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (23.33%) Developer
2 24 (16.00%) Analyst
3 14 (9.33%) Service Analyst
3 14 (9.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (8.67%) Consultant
4 13 (8.67%) Support Engineer
5 12 (8.00%) DBA
5 12 (8.00%) ETL Developer
6 11 (7.33%) SSIS Developer
7 10 (6.67%) Business Consultant
7 10 (6.67%) SQL DBA
8 9 (6.00%) Administrator
8 9 (6.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 8 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (4.67%) .NET Developer
11 6 (4.00%) IT Support
11 6 (4.00%) SQL Developer
11 6 (4.00%) SSRS Developer
11 6 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.33%) .NET
2 12 (8.00%) Web Services
3 9 (6.00%) WCF
4 4 (2.67%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.67%) ADO.NET
4 4 (2.67%) Entity Framework
4 4 (2.67%) Unity DI Container
5 3 (2.00%) ActiveX
5 3 (2.00%) ADO
5 3 (2.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.00%) CSS
5 3 (2.00%) DAO
5 3 (2.00%) HTML
5 3 (2.00%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (2.00%) LAMP
5 3 (2.00%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.33%) MDX
6 2 (1.33%) Servlets
6 2 (1.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.67%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.33%) Replication
4 7 (4.67%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (3.33%) Clustering
5 5 (3.33%) NHS
5 5 (3.33%) Statistics
6 3 (2.00%) iSeries
6 3 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.33%) Fintech
8 1 (0.67%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 52 (34.67%) Windows
2 20 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 16 (10.67%) Windows 7
4 13 (8.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (8.00%) Linux
5 12 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.67%) Windows 10
6 7 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.33%) Unix
8 3 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.33%) Solaris
9 2 (1.33%) SUSE
10 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (12.00%) ETL
2 18 (12.00%) Migration
3 11 (7.33%) ITIL
4 10 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (6.67%) CRM
4 10 (6.67%) Kimball Methodology
5 9 (6.00%) Project Management
6 8 (5.33%) Service Management
7 7 (4.67%) Problem Management
8 6 (4.00%) MVC
8 6 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (3.33%) Data Modelling
9 5 (3.33%) DevOps
9 5 (3.33%) ERP
10 4 (2.67%) ETL Development
10 4 (2.67%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (2.67%) Process Improvement
10 4 (2.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.33%) SQL
2 18 (12.00%) C#
3 8 (5.33%) T-SQL
4 6 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.67%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.67%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.00%) Java
7 3 (2.00%) Perl
7 3 (2.00%) VB
7 3 (2.00%) VBA
8 2 (1.33%) C
8 2 (1.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (1.33%) Python
8 2 (1.33%) Ruby
9 1 (0.67%) PHP
9 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (8.67%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (4.00%) MCSE
5 4 (2.67%) MCSA
6 3 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.00%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.33%) CCNA
7 2 (1.33%) CCNP
7 2 (1.33%) Degree
7 2 (1.33%) OCP
7 2 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.00%) SLA
2 2 (1.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 36 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.67%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.00%) vSphere
5 2 (1.33%) Docker
5 2 (1.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.33%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.33%) XenApp
5 2 (1.33%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.67%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.67%) Squid
6 1 (0.67%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (10.00%) SCCM
2 3 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.33%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.33%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.33%) Puppet
4 1 (0.67%) DameWare
4 1 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.67%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.67%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.67%) Plesk
4 1 (0.67%) SCOM
4 1 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.67%) vMotion
Vendors
1 22 (14.67%) VMware
2 17 (11.33%) Cisco
3 10 (6.67%) Citrix
4 9 (6.00%) CheckPoint
5 7 (4.67%) Brocade
5 7 (4.67%) F5
5 7 (4.67%) Polycom
6 6 (4.00%) Dell
7 5 (3.33%) Oracle
7 5 (3.33%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.33%) SAP
8 4 (2.67%) NetApp
9 3 (2.00%) EMC
9 3 (2.00%) HP
10 2 (1.33%) DevExpress
10 2 (1.33%) IBM
10 2 (1.33%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.33%) Sourcefire
10 2 (1.33%) Symantec
10 2 (1.33%) Veritas
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