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 5 December 2016 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 74 60 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 11.11% 11.56% 18.53%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 31.58% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 39 37
Median daily rate £328 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £118 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £476 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 11
Median hourly rate £19.50 £10.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -34.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.19 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.58 £17.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
222 190 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 33.33% 36.61% 49.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 121 94
Median daily rate £350 £360 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £491 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 24
Median hourly rate £21.50 £11.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.45% -69.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.82 £9.00 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £22.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 5 December 2016.

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 5 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -9 43 £400 +14.28% 9
Doncaster +3 11 £263 - 4
Barnsley - 5 £300 -
Rotherham 0 1 - - 1
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 56 (34.78%) Windows
2 44 (27.33%) MS Excel
3 37 (22.98%) Active Directory
3 37 (22.98%) SQL Server
4 28 (17.39%) MS Office
5 22 (13.66%) SQL
5 22 (13.66%) Linux
6 21 (13.04%) Finance
7 20 (12.42%) C#
7 20 (12.42%) Windows Server
8 19 (11.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (11.80%) ETL
8 19 (11.80%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (11.80%) Migration
9 18 (11.18%) VMware
9 18 (11.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (11.18%) .NET
9 18 (11.18%) Security Cleared
10 16 (9.94%) SC Cleared
10 16 (9.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (9.32%) WebSphere
11 15 (9.32%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (9.32%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (9.32%) Windows 7
11 15 (9.32%) Data Centre
12 14 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (8.70%) Office 365
12 14 (8.70%) MySQL
12 14 (8.70%) Cisco
12 14 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 15 (9.32%) WebSphere
2 12 (7.45%) MS Exchange
3 10 (6.21%) IIS
4 9 (5.59%) Skype for Business
5 8 (4.97%) nginx
5 8 (4.97%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.97%) WebSphere Portal
6 7 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (4.35%) Jetty
6 7 (4.35%) Mongrel
6 7 (4.35%) Tomcat
7 6 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.48%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.86%) CICS
10 2 (1.24%) FileNet
10 2 (1.24%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (1.24%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.24%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 44 (27.33%) MS Excel
2 28 (17.39%) MS Office
3 11 (6.83%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.11%) MS Project
5 4 (2.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (6.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.62%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.62%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.70%) Office 365
2 7 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.62%) IaaS
5 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.21%) Cisco ASA
1 10 (6.21%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.59%) DHCP
2 9 (5.59%) DNS
2 9 (5.59%) NetScaler
3 8 (4.97%) Cisco IOS
3 8 (4.97%) NX-OS
3 8 (4.97%) Skype
4 7 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (4.35%) FCoE
4 7 (4.35%) FTP
4 7 (4.35%) HTTP
4 7 (4.35%) Internet
4 7 (4.35%) IPsec
5 5 (3.11%) SAN
6 4 (2.48%) PBX
7 3 (1.86%) LAN
7 3 (1.86%) NAS
7 3 (1.86%) WAN
8 2 (1.24%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (22.98%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (11.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (9.32%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (8.70%) MySQL
5 14 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (7.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (4.97%) MongoDB
8 8 (4.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (3.11%) QlikView
9 5 (3.11%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (2.48%) Big Data
10 4 (2.48%) MS Access
11 2 (1.24%) Data Lake
11 2 (1.24%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.62%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 9 (5.59%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.35%) Travis CI
3 6 (3.73%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.48%) MSTest
5 3 (1.86%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.24%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.24%) ReSharper
6 2 (1.24%) Subversion
6 2 (1.24%) YouTrack
7 1 (0.62%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (13.04%) Finance
2 14 (8.70%) Advertising
3 8 (4.97%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.73%) Banking
5 3 (1.86%) Legal
6 2 (1.24%) Billing
7 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (24.22%) Developer
2 32 (19.88%) Analyst
3 16 (9.94%) Service Analyst
3 16 (9.94%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (9.32%) Administrator
5 12 (7.45%) ETL Developer
5 12 (7.45%) SSIS Developer
5 12 (7.45%) Support Engineer
6 11 (6.83%) DBA
7 10 (6.21%) SSRS Developer
8 9 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (5.59%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (5.59%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 9 (5.59%) SQL DBA
9 8 (4.97%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.97%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.97%) Senior Developer
9 8 (4.97%) Senior ETL Developer
9 8 (4.97%) SSAS Developer
9 8 (4.97%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.18%) .NET
2 11 (6.83%) Web Services
3 9 (5.59%) WCF
4 8 (4.97%) IBM Integration Bus
4 8 (4.97%) LAMP
5 7 (4.35%) LAPP Stack
5 7 (4.35%) LEMP Stack
5 7 (4.35%) Servlets
6 6 (3.73%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (3.11%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.48%) ADO
8 4 (2.48%) ADO.NET
8 4 (2.48%) Entity Framework
8 4 (2.48%) Unity DI Container
9 3 (1.86%) ActiveX
9 3 (1.86%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.86%) DAO
9 3 (1.86%) HTML
9 3 (1.86%) WinForms
10 2 (1.24%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.32%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
3 7 (4.35%) iSeries
4 6 (3.73%) Replication
5 5 (3.11%) Clustering
5 5 (3.11%) Statistics
6 3 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.24%) Fintech
7 2 (1.24%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.62%) NHS
8 1 (0.62%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 56 (34.78%) Windows
2 22 (13.66%) Linux
3 20 (12.42%) Windows Server
4 15 (9.32%) Windows 7
5 10 (6.21%) Unix
6 9 (5.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (4.97%) Windows 10
7 8 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.24%) CentOS
10 2 (1.24%) Solaris
10 2 (1.24%) SUSE
11 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (11.80%) Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.80%) ETL
1 19 (11.80%) Migration
2 15 (9.32%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (6.83%) DevOps
4 11 (6.83%) Kimball Methodology
5 10 (6.21%) CRM
5 10 (6.21%) ITIL
5 10 (6.21%) Project Management
5 10 (6.21%) Service Management
6 8 (4.97%) ETL Development
7 7 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (4.35%) Problem Management
8 6 (3.73%) Process Improvement
8 6 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (3.11%) MVC
10 4 (2.48%) Data Modelling
10 4 (2.48%) ERP
10 4 (2.48%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.66%) SQL
2 20 (12.42%) C#
3 10 (6.21%) Bash Shell
3 10 (6.21%) Java
3 10 (6.21%) Perl
4 7 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.35%) Python
4 7 (4.35%) Ruby
5 6 (3.73%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.11%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.48%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.48%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.48%) VB
8 3 (1.86%) VBA
9 2 (1.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (1.24%) Jython
10 1 (0.62%) C
10 1 (0.62%) PHP
10 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (11.18%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (9.94%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.21%) MCSE
4 8 (4.97%) MCSA
5 6 (3.73%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.24%) CCNA
7 2 (1.24%) CCNP
7 2 (1.24%) Degree
7 2 (1.24%) OCP
7 2 (1.24%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.62%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.62%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.07%) SLA
2 2 (1.24%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 37 (22.98%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.48%) Docker
3 4 (2.48%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.24%) vSphere
6 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.62%) Squid
6 1 (0.62%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.62%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.62%) XenApp
6 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (7.45%) SCCM
2 8 (4.97%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.35%) Puppet
4 2 (1.24%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.24%) Nagios
4 2 (1.24%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.62%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.62%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.62%) Plesk
5 1 (0.62%) vMotion
Vendors
1 18 (11.18%) VMware
2 14 (8.70%) Cisco
3 9 (5.59%) CheckPoint
3 9 (5.59%) Citrix
3 9 (5.59%) SAP
4 7 (4.35%) Brocade
4 7 (4.35%) F5
5 6 (3.73%) Oracle
6 5 (3.11%) Dell
6 5 (3.11%) IBM
6 5 (3.11%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.48%) Polycom
8 2 (1.24%) DevExpress
8 2 (1.24%) EMC
8 2 (1.24%) HP
8 2 (1.24%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.24%) Sourcefire
8 2 (1.24%) Veritas
9 1 (0.62%) NetApp
9 1 (0.62%) Sybase
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