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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 58 69 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 17.85% 19.49% 13.88%
As % of the Vendors category 36.48% 45.39% 36.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 23 12
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£350 £250 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £124 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £348 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 10
Average hourly rate £10.33 £11.25 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.22% -34.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £8.85 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.25 £23.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.72 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.32% -14.25%
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
159 152 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 48.92% 42.94% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 66 47
Average daily rate £338 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £200 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.58 £8.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £35.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 41 £385 +62.10% 32
Barnsley +4 5 £155 +72.22%
Rotherham +3 2 £350 +75.00% 2
Doncaster - - - - 3
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 41 (33.88%) SQL
2 33 (27.27%) Windows
3 30 (24.79%) SQL Server
4 27 (22.31%) Active Directory
5 26 (21.49%) MS Excel
6 24 (19.83%) CRM
6 24 (19.83%) Dynamics CRM
7 21 (17.36%) SharePoint
8 20 (16.53%) ITIL
8 20 (16.53%) VMware
9 19 (15.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (15.70%) C#
10 18 (14.88%) Citrix
10 18 (14.88%) Finance
11 17 (14.05%) MS Office
12 16 (13.22%) .NET
12 16 (13.22%) JavaScript
13 15 (12.40%) Cisco
14 14 (11.57%) DNS
14 14 (11.57%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (11.57%) jQuery
15 13 (10.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (10.74%) MS Exchange
15 13 (10.74%) SLA
15 13 (10.74%) Blackberry
16 11 (9.09%) ASP.NET
16 11 (9.09%) Web Development
16 11 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
16 11 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (8.26%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 21 (17.36%) SharePoint
2 13 (10.74%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.96%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.13%) JBoss
4 5 (4.13%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (3.31%) Apache
5 4 (3.31%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.31%) IIS
6 3 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.65%) Lync
7 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.83%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.83%) TeamSite
Applications
1 26 (21.49%) MS Excel
2 17 (14.05%) MS Office
3 5 (4.13%) MS Project
3 5 (4.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (19.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.65%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Office 365
1 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.57%) DNS
2 10 (8.26%) DHCP
3 9 (7.44%) Internet
3 9 (7.44%) Firewall
4 8 (6.61%) Wireless
5 7 (5.79%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (5.79%) IP Telephony
5 7 (5.79%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (4.96%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.31%) VPN
8 3 (2.48%) Ethernet
8 3 (2.48%) LAN
8 3 (2.48%) VoIP
8 3 (2.48%) WAN
9 2 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.65%) SAN
10 1 (0.83%) HTTP
10 1 (0.83%) SSL
10 1 (0.83%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (24.79%) SQL Server
2 19 (15.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (10.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (7.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (5.79%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (3.31%) MS Access
8 3 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.65%) OLAP
10 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.83%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio
1 3 (2.48%) MSI
1 3 (2.48%) Selenium
2 2 (1.65%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.83%) Maven
3 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (14.88%) Finance
2 6 (4.96%) Back Office
2 6 (4.96%) Advertising
3 4 (3.31%) German Language
3 4 (3.31%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.48%) Retail
5 2 (1.65%) Banking
5 2 (1.65%) Front Office
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 31 (25.62%) Analyst
2 28 (23.14%) Developer
3 9 (7.44%) Test Analyst
3 9 (7.44%) Consultant
3 9 (7.44%) SQL Developer
3 9 (7.44%) CRM Developer
4 8 (6.61%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 7 (5.79%) Support Analyst
5 7 (5.79%) Project Manager
5 7 (5.79%) Service Analyst
5 7 (5.79%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (4.96%) Administrator
6 6 (4.96%) Support Technician
7 5 (4.13%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.13%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (3.31%) Dynamics AX Consultant
8 4 (3.31%) CRM Analyst
8 4 (3.31%) Storage Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) Senior Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.22%) .NET
2 14 (11.57%) jQuery
3 11 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 8 (6.61%) HTML
5 7 (5.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (4.96%) CSS
6 6 (4.96%) Web Services
6 6 (4.96%) XML
7 5 (4.13%) Silverlight
8 4 (3.31%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 4 (3.31%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (2.48%) WCF
10 2 (1.65%) Ajax
10 2 (1.65%) Hibernate
11 1 (0.83%) COM
11 1 (0.83%) MSMQ
11 1 (0.83%) Middleware
11 1 (0.83%) WinForms
11 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.83%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.74%) Blackberry
2 11 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.13%) iSeries
4 4 (3.31%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (3.31%) CLARiiON
4 4 (3.31%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.31%) NHS
5 3 (2.48%) CESG
6 2 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.65%) FMCG
6 2 (1.65%) Life Science
6 2 (1.65%) Clustering
7 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.83%) W3C
7 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.83%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (27.27%) Windows
2 9 (7.44%) Windows 7
3 8 (6.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (6.61%) Linux
4 7 (5.79%) UNIX
4 7 (5.79%) Windows XP
4 7 (5.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.31%) Solaris
6 3 (2.48%) AIX
7 2 (1.65%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.83%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.83%) CRM
2 20 (16.53%) ITIL
3 14 (11.57%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (9.09%) Web Development
5 10 (8.26%) Migration
5 10 (8.26%) Project Management
6 9 (7.44%) Service Delivery
7 8 (6.61%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (6.61%) ERP
8 6 (4.96%) Data Migration
8 6 (4.96%) Reverse Engineering
8 6 (4.96%) Data Management
9 5 (4.13%) ETL
9 5 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.13%) TDD
9 5 (4.13%) System Testing
9 5 (4.13%) Load Testing
10 4 (3.31%) Data Protection
10 4 (3.31%) Test Strategy
10 4 (3.31%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 41 (33.88%) SQL
2 19 (15.70%) C#
3 16 (13.22%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.61%) Java
4 8 (6.61%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.79%) VBA
6 4 (3.31%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.31%) Perl
7 3 (2.48%) VBScript
7 3 (2.48%) VB
8 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.65%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.65%) C
9 1 (0.83%) RPG
9 1 (0.83%) C++
9 1 (0.83%) XQuery
9 1 (0.83%) XPath
9 1 (0.83%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (8.26%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (7.44%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.61%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.96%) ISEB
5 4 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.31%) CCNA
5 4 (3.31%) MCSE
6 3 (2.48%) MCP
7 2 (1.65%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.65%) CCA
7 2 (1.65%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.83%) MCSA
8 1 (0.83%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.74%) SLA
2 2 (1.65%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (22.31%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.26%) vSphere
3 9 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.13%) XenApp
5 4 (3.31%) vCloud
5 4 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.48%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.48%) MetaFrame
6 3 (2.48%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.48%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.65%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.65%) UAG
7 2 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (8.26%) SCCM
1 10 (8.26%) SCOM
2 4 (3.31%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (3.31%) ZABBIX
2 4 (3.31%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (3.31%) Puppet
2 4 (3.31%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.31%) EMC Navisphere
3 3 (2.48%) WSUS
4 2 (1.65%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.83%) OpenView
5 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.83%) OVSD
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.83%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 20 (16.53%) VMware
2 18 (14.88%) Citrix
3 15 (12.40%) Cisco
4 10 (8.26%) NetApp
5 8 (6.61%) Remedy
6 6 (4.96%) Oracle
7 5 (4.13%) IBM
7 5 (4.13%) HP
7 5 (4.13%) Symantec
8 4 (3.31%) McAfee
8 4 (3.31%) EMC
8 4 (3.31%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.48%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.48%) Dell
10 2 (1.65%) SonicWALL
10 2 (1.65%) Nokia
10 2 (1.65%) Siemens
10 2 (1.65%) CA
11 1 (0.83%) CommVault
11 1 (0.83%) Lotus
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