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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 85 73 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 19.06% 19.21% 20.87%
As % of the Vendors category 39.72% 40.78% 48.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 32 33
Average daily rate
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£313 £268 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.82% -25.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £180 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 11
Average hourly rate £10.50 £14.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.60 £9.80 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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
214 179 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 47.98% 47.11% 42.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 99 79
Average daily rate £300 £320 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -9.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £195 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 22
Average hourly rate £10.50 £35.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -2 43 £363 +31.81% 31
Doncaster +2 11 £300 +66.66% 5
Rotherham +2 7 £350 - 2
Barnsley +4 2 £118 -70.62%
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 54 (38.57%) SQL
2 48 (34.29%) Windows
3 42 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 40 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 37 (26.43%) MS Office
6 30 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (17.86%) Dynamics CRM
7 25 (17.86%) Active Directory
7 25 (17.86%) ITIL
7 25 (17.86%) CRM
8 24 (17.14%) .NET
9 23 (16.43%) SharePoint
10 20 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (14.29%) Finance
11 19 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (12.14%) Linux
13 16 (11.43%) C#
13 16 (11.43%) JavaScript
13 16 (11.43%) Migration
14 15 (10.71%) Oracle
14 15 (10.71%) Citrix
15 14 (10.00%) Project Management
15 14 (10.00%) IIS
15 14 (10.00%) VMware
15 14 (10.00%) jQuery
16 13 (9.29%) Windows 7
16 13 (9.29%) Windows XP
16 13 (9.29%) MS Exchange
17 12 (8.57%) XML
17 12 (8.57%) BizTalk Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 23 (16.43%) SharePoint
2 14 (10.00%) IIS
3 13 (9.29%) MS Exchange
4 12 (8.57%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (7.86%) JBoss
6 3 (2.14%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.43%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.43%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.43%) Apache
7 2 (1.43%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.71%) CICS
8 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.71%) Confluence
Applications
1 40 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 37 (26.43%) MS Office
3 7 (5.00%) MS Project
4 6 (4.29%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (17.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) Office 365
1 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.14%) Firewall
2 9 (6.43%) DNS
3 6 (4.29%) LAN
3 6 (4.29%) WAN
3 6 (4.29%) DHCP
4 5 (3.57%) SAN
5 4 (2.86%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.14%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.14%) VoIP
7 2 (1.43%) Wireless
8 1 (0.71%) HTTP
8 1 (0.71%) SSL
8 1 (0.71%) Internet
8 1 (0.71%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.71%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (6.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 4 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.14%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.43%) Sybase IQ
8 2 (1.43%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.71%) MS Access
9 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.71%) OLAP
9 1 (0.71%) DataStage
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.71%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Selenium
2 3 (2.14%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.43%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.43%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.71%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.71%) Toad
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.71%) JIRA
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (2.86%) Advertising
2 4 (2.86%) Back Office
3 3 (2.14%) Banking
3 3 (2.14%) Retail
3 3 (2.14%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.43%) Front Office
5 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Marketing
5 1 (0.71%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.71%) German Language
5 1 (0.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (22.14%) Developer
2 30 (21.43%) Analyst
3 11 (7.86%) SQL Developer
4 10 (7.14%) Consultant
4 10 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (5.71%) Service Analyst
5 8 (5.71%) Test Analyst
5 8 (5.71%) Project Manager
5 8 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 7 (5.00%) CRM Developer
7 6 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 6 (4.29%) Applications Support
8 5 (3.57%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.57%) Migration Engineer
9 4 (2.86%) CRM Analyst
9 4 (2.86%) Architect
9 4 (2.86%) Team Leader
9 4 (2.86%) SQL DBA
9 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.14%) .NET
2 14 (10.00%) jQuery
3 12 (8.57%) XML
4 11 (7.86%) Web Services
5 8 (5.71%) ASP.NET
5 8 (5.71%) HTML
6 7 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (3.57%) Silverlight
8 4 (2.86%) CSS
9 3 (2.14%) HTML5
10 2 (1.43%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 2 (1.43%) WCF
10 2 (1.43%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.43%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.71%) MSMQ
11 1 (0.71%) J2EE
11 1 (0.71%) Ajax
11 1 (0.71%) MDX
11 1 (0.71%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.71%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.14%) NHS
2 8 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (2.14%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.14%) iSeries
5 2 (1.43%) Replication
5 2 (1.43%) CLARiiON
5 2 (1.43%) Life Science
5 2 (1.43%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.71%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.71%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.71%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.71%) Clustering
6 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.71%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.71%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 48 (34.29%) Windows
2 17 (12.14%) Linux
3 13 (9.29%) Windows 7
3 13 (9.29%) Windows XP
4 8 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (4.29%) UNIX
5 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.86%) Windows 2000
7 3 (2.14%) AIX
7 3 (2.14%) Solaris
8 2 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.43%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.43%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.71%) CentOS
9 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.86%) ITIL
1 25 (17.86%) CRM
2 19 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (11.43%) Migration
4 14 (10.00%) Project Management
5 12 (8.57%) Web Development
6 7 (5.00%) Data Analysis
6 7 (5.00%) ERP
6 7 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (4.29%) Reverse Engineering
7 6 (4.29%) Data Migration
8 5 (3.57%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.57%) Scrum
8 5 (3.57%) Data Protection
8 5 (3.57%) System Testing
8 5 (3.57%) Load Testing
8 5 (3.57%) BDD
9 4 (2.86%) Test Strategy
9 4 (2.86%) Workflow
9 4 (2.86%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (38.57%) SQL
2 16 (11.43%) C#
2 16 (11.43%) JavaScript
3 8 (5.71%) VBA
4 7 (5.00%) Java
5 6 (4.29%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.86%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.14%) VB
7 3 (2.14%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.43%) Perl
9 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.71%) RPG
9 1 (0.71%) C++
9 1 (0.71%) XQuery
9 1 (0.71%) Tcl
9 1 (0.71%) X++
9 1 (0.71%) XPath
9 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (4.29%) ISEB
3 5 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.14%) CCNA
4 3 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.14%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.43%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.43%) CCA
5 2 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.43%) MCSE
5 2 (1.43%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.86%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
System Software
1 25 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.86%) vSphere
4 3 (2.14%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.43%) XenApp
5 2 (1.43%) UAG
5 2 (1.43%) vCloud
5 2 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.43%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.71%) NFS
6 1 (0.71%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.71%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.71%) Docker
6 1 (0.71%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (3.57%) SCOM
1 5 (3.57%) Puppet
2 3 (2.14%) WSUS
2 3 (2.14%) SCCM
2 3 (2.14%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.43%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.43%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (1.43%) EMC Navisphere
3 2 (1.43%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.43%) Foglight
4 1 (0.71%) OpenView
4 1 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.71%) Control-M
4 1 (0.71%) OVSD
4 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.71%) Graphite
4 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.71%) Salt
4 1 (0.71%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (10.71%) Oracle
1 15 (10.71%) Citrix
2 14 (10.00%) VMware
3 9 (6.43%) NetApp
4 6 (4.29%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.57%) Cisco
6 4 (2.86%) HP
6 4 (2.86%) EMC
6 4 (2.86%) Remedy
7 3 (2.14%) Sybase
7 3 (2.14%) McAfee
7 3 (2.14%) Symantec
7 3 (2.14%) Telerik
8 2 (1.43%) New Relic
8 2 (1.43%) Siemens
8 2 (1.43%) IBM
9 1 (0.71%) Websense
9 1 (0.71%) Sun
9 1 (0.71%) CommVault
9 1 (0.71%) Lotus
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