The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South Yorkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 75 79 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 21.43% 23.03% 16.80%
As % of the Vendors category 42.61% 53.74% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 38 22
Average daily rate £275 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £246 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £458 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 8
Average hourly rate £15.25 £22.00 £20.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.68% +7.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £10.97 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.00 £22.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
176 147 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 50.29% 42.86% 55.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 83 70
Average daily rate £302 £360 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.04% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £241 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £23.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
Yorkshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +2 53 £275 -15.38% 22
Doncaster -6 5 £180 -55.63% 4
Rotherham 0 4 £238 -34.02% 6
Barnsley - 2 £400 - 1
Microsoft
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 57 (39.86%) Windows
2 41 (28.67%) MS Excel
3 39 (27.27%) SQL
4 35 (24.48%) .NET
5 34 (23.78%) C#
5 34 (23.78%) SQL Server
6 29 (20.28%) VMware
7 28 (19.58%) JavaScript
8 24 (16.78%) Active Directory
9 22 (15.38%) Web Services
10 19 (13.29%) MS Office
11 18 (12.59%) ITIL
11 18 (12.59%) SOAP
12 17 (11.89%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (11.19%) CSS
13 16 (11.19%) HTML
13 16 (11.19%) Citrix
14 15 (10.49%) ASP.NET
14 15 (10.49%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (10.49%) REST
15 14 (9.79%) MS Exchange
16 13 (9.09%) Windows XP
16 13 (9.09%) CRM
17 12 (8.39%) HP
17 12 (8.39%) Windows Server 2003
17 12 (8.39%) MVC
17 12 (8.39%) .NET Framework
17 12 (8.39%) jQuery
18 11 (7.69%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (9.79%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.20%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (3.50%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.80%) IIS
4 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (2.80%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.40%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.70%) Apache
6 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 41 (28.67%) MS Excel
2 19 (13.29%) MS Office
3 4 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.10%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (2.10%) MS Project
5 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (6.99%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.69%) SAN
2 7 (4.90%) Internet
3 5 (3.50%) NetScaler
3 5 (3.50%) DNS
4 4 (2.80%) VPN
4 4 (2.80%) LAN
5 3 (2.10%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (2.10%) NAS
5 3 (2.10%) Firewall
5 3 (2.10%) WAN
5 3 (2.10%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.10%) DHCP
6 2 (1.40%) PBX
6 2 (1.40%) VoIP
6 2 (1.40%) Wireless
7 1 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.70%) PABX
7 1 (0.70%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (23.78%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.20%) MySQL
5 4 (2.80%) MS Access
5 4 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.70%) DTS
7 1 (0.70%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
1 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.70%) MorphX
1 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (6.99%) Finance
2 5 (3.50%) Back Office
3 4 (2.80%) Banking
4 2 (1.40%) Advertising
5 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.70%) Publishing
5 1 (0.70%) Retail
5 1 (0.70%) Billing
5 1 (0.70%) French Language
5 1 (0.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 45 (31.47%) Developer
2 21 (14.69%) Analyst
3 19 (13.29%) C# Developer
4 12 (8.39%) CRM Developer
5 8 (5.59%) Technical Engineer
6 7 (4.90%) Build Engineer
6 7 (4.90%) Java Developer
6 7 (4.90%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (4.20%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.20%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 6 (4.20%) .NET Developer
7 6 (4.20%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (4.20%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.20%) Administrator
7 6 (4.20%) Service Analyst
8 5 (3.50%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (3.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.50%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (3.50%) Desktop Support
8 5 (3.50%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (24.48%) .NET
2 22 (15.38%) Web Services
3 18 (12.59%) SOAP
4 16 (11.19%) CSS
4 16 (11.19%) HTML
5 15 (10.49%) ASP.NET
5 15 (10.49%) REST
6 12 (8.39%) .NET Framework
6 12 (8.39%) jQuery
7 10 (6.99%) XML
8 8 (5.59%) XSD
8 8 (5.59%) CSS3
8 8 (5.59%) HTML5
8 8 (5.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (4.90%) JAX-WS
10 6 (4.20%) XHTML
10 6 (4.20%) Struts
10 6 (4.20%) XSL
10 6 (4.20%) JDBC
10 6 (4.20%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.50%) Blackberry
2 4 (2.80%) Firmware
3 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.10%) E-Learning
4 2 (1.40%) Speech Recognition
4 2 (1.40%) Informatics
4 2 (1.40%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.40%) FMCG
4 2 (1.40%) Clustering
4 2 (1.40%) Replication
5 1 (0.70%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.70%) iSeries
5 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 57 (39.86%) Windows
2 17 (11.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 12 (8.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 10 (6.99%) UNIX
7 8 (5.59%) Linux
8 7 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.10%) CentOS
11 2 (1.40%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.70%) VMS
12 1 (0.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.59%) ITIL
2 13 (9.09%) CRM
3 12 (8.39%) MVC
4 11 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (7.69%) Project Management
5 10 (6.99%) SOA
5 10 (6.99%) TDD
6 9 (6.29%) Test Scripting
7 8 (5.59%) Scrum
7 8 (5.59%) Web Application Development
7 8 (5.59%) BDD
7 8 (5.59%) Automation Testing
8 7 (4.90%) Problem Management
9 6 (4.20%) Waterfall
9 6 (4.20%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (4.20%) JVM Tuning
10 5 (3.50%) Time Management
10 5 (3.50%) Service Management
10 5 (3.50%) Change Management
11 4 (2.80%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (27.27%) SQL
2 34 (23.78%) C#
3 28 (19.58%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.99%) Java
5 4 (2.80%) VB
6 3 (2.10%) C
7 2 (1.40%) VBScript
8 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.70%) VB6
8 1 (0.70%) X++
8 1 (0.70%) Perl
8 1 (0.70%) Delphi
8 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.70%) VBA
8 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (6.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (3.50%) MCSE
3 2 (1.40%) ISEB
3 2 (1.40%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.40%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.70%) MCDST
4 1 (0.70%) Degree
4 1 (0.70%) MCSA
4 1 (0.70%) MCP
4 1 (0.70%) HNC
4 1 (0.70%) HND
4 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.70%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.50%) SLA
2 3 (2.10%) QA
3 2 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (16.78%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.59%) XenServer
4 7 (4.90%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.20%) vSphere
6 5 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.40%) XenApp
8 1 (0.70%) UAG
Systems Management
1 10 (6.99%) SCCM
2 9 (6.29%) SCOM
3 4 (2.80%) SCDPM
4 3 (2.10%) Unicenter
5 2 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.40%) Foglight
5 2 (1.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.70%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 29 (20.28%) VMware
2 16 (11.19%) Citrix
3 12 (8.39%) HP
4 9 (6.29%) NetApp
5 8 (5.59%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (5.59%) Siebel
6 7 (4.90%) Cisco
7 6 (4.20%) JBoss
8 5 (3.50%) Oracle
8 5 (3.50%) IBM
9 4 (2.80%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.80%) Veeam
10 3 (2.10%) Brocade
10 3 (2.10%) CA
10 3 (2.10%) EMC
11 2 (1.40%) Lotus
11 2 (1.40%) BMC
11 2 (1.40%) Remedy
12 1 (0.70%) Aruba
12 1 (0.70%) NETGEAR
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