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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 57 64 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 15.57% 16.41% 15.48%
As % of the Vendors category 32.76% 36.99% 36.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 20
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£325 £308 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -32.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £175 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 12
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £13.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
174 173 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 47.54% 44.36% 42.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 88 60
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £188 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £23.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +10.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 36 £300 -11.11% 30
Doncaster -1 8 £335 +116.12% 1
Barnsley +7 5 £500 - 1
Rotherham -2 5 £375 - 3
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 38 (31.40%) Windows
2 32 (26.45%) MS Excel
3 31 (25.62%) SQL Server
4 30 (24.79%) Active Directory
5 26 (21.49%) .NET
6 25 (20.66%) SQL
7 17 (14.05%) MS Office
8 16 (13.22%) ITIL
8 16 (13.22%) Citrix
8 16 (13.22%) Finance
8 16 (13.22%) Dynamics AX
9 15 (12.40%) ASP.NET
9 15 (12.40%) C#
9 15 (12.40%) Windows 7
10 14 (11.57%) Cisco
10 14 (11.57%) VMware
11 13 (10.74%) Windows XP
11 13 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (10.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (10.74%) Blackberry
12 12 (9.92%) SCCM
13 11 (9.09%) Internet
13 11 (9.09%) SharePoint
13 11 (9.09%) SLA
13 11 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (8.26%) HP
14 10 (8.26%) MS Exchange
14 10 (8.26%) Linux
14 10 (8.26%) Firewall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.26%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.79%) WebSphere Portal
3 7 (5.79%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (4.13%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 3 (2.48%) IIS
7 2 (1.65%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.83%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.83%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.83%) Apache
8 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (26.45%) MS Excel
2 17 (14.05%) MS Office
3 6 (4.96%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.31%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (13.22%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.09%) Internet
2 10 (8.26%) Firewall
3 9 (7.44%) Wireless
4 7 (5.79%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (5.79%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (5.79%) IP Telephony
5 4 (3.31%) VPN
5 4 (3.31%) DNS
5 4 (3.31%) DHCP
6 3 (2.48%) LAN
6 3 (2.48%) WAN
6 3 (2.48%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.65%) FTP
7 2 (1.65%) SAN
7 2 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.65%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.83%) 2G
8 1 (0.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (25.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.31%) MS Access
5 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.83%) DataStage
8 1 (0.83%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.48%) MSI
3 2 (1.65%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.83%) Selenium
4 1 (0.83%) MorphX
4 1 (0.83%) Maven
General
1 16 (13.22%) Finance
2 6 (4.96%) Advertising
3 3 (2.48%) Back Office
3 3 (2.48%) German Language
4 2 (1.65%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (1.65%) Cantonese Language
4 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.65%) Publishing
4 2 (1.65%) Banking
4 2 (1.65%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) Electronics
5 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.83%) French Language
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (19.83%) Developer
1 24 (19.83%) Analyst
2 13 (10.74%) Administrator
3 10 (8.26%) C# Developer
4 9 (7.44%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.61%) Service Analyst
5 8 (6.61%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (5.79%) IT Support
6 7 (5.79%) Architect
7 6 (4.96%) Consultant
7 6 (4.96%) .NET Developer
7 6 (4.96%) IT Support Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.31%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.31%) Deployment Engineer
9 4 (3.31%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.31%) WebSphere Administrator
9 4 (3.31%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (21.49%) .NET
2 15 (12.40%) ASP.NET
3 8 (6.61%) HTML
4 6 (4.96%) CSS
4 6 (4.96%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (4.96%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 5 (4.13%) Web Services
6 4 (3.31%) jQuery
6 4 (3.31%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.48%) HTML5
7 3 (2.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (2.48%) WinForms
7 3 (2.48%) Application Packaging
7 3 (2.48%) XML
8 2 (1.65%) CSS3
9 1 (0.83%) SAP PI
9 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.83%) SAP XI
9 1 (0.83%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.83%) SAP .NET Connector
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.74%) Blackberry
2 11 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.96%) iSeries
4 3 (2.48%) FMCG
4 3 (2.48%) CESG
4 3 (2.48%) Clustering
4 3 (2.48%) NHS
5 2 (1.65%) W3C
5 2 (1.65%) Firmware
5 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.65%) Replication
5 2 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.83%) Social Media
6 1 (0.83%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.83%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.83%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 38 (31.40%) Windows
2 15 (12.40%) Windows 7
3 13 (10.74%) Windows XP
3 13 (10.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (8.26%) Linux
6 7 (5.79%) UNIX
7 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.65%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.83%) Android
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.83%) AIX
9 1 (0.83%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.22%) ITIL
2 7 (5.79%) Validation
2 7 (5.79%) Migration
2 7 (5.79%) Logistics
3 6 (4.96%) Service Delivery
4 5 (4.13%) TDD
4 5 (4.13%) Problem Management
4 5 (4.13%) ERP
5 4 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (3.31%) CRM
5 4 (3.31%) Data Analysis
5 4 (3.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (3.31%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (2.48%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (2.48%) Change Control
6 3 (2.48%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (2.48%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (2.48%) WFM
6 3 (2.48%) Incident Management
6 3 (2.48%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.66%) SQL
2 15 (12.40%) C#
3 9 (7.44%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.79%) Java
4 7 (5.79%) VB.NET
5 6 (4.96%) Perl
6 3 (2.48%) X++
6 3 (2.48%) C
6 3 (2.48%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.48%) VBScript
6 3 (2.48%) VB
7 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.61%) SC Cleared
2 8 (6.61%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.79%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.13%) MCSE
5 3 (2.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (2.48%) MCP
6 2 (1.65%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.83%) CCAA
7 1 (0.83%) VCAP
7 1 (0.83%) NCDA
7 1 (0.83%) NCIE
7 1 (0.83%) Degree
7 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.83%) MCITP
7 1 (0.83%) MCTS
7 1 (0.83%) CCNA
7 1 (0.83%) CCA
7 1 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.83%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (1.65%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) COREP
3 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.83%) Basel II
System Software
1 30 (24.79%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.96%) XenApp
4 5 (4.13%) XenServer
5 4 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (3.31%) vSphere
6 3 (2.48%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (2.48%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.48%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.83%) vCloud
7 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (9.92%) SCCM
2 6 (4.96%) SCOM
3 3 (2.48%) Unicenter
4 2 (1.65%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.83%) Puppet
5 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.83%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.83%) EMC Navisphere
5 1 (0.83%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.83%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (13.22%) Citrix
2 14 (11.57%) Cisco
2 14 (11.57%) VMware
3 10 (8.26%) HP
4 6 (4.96%) Remedy
4 6 (4.96%) NetApp
5 5 (4.13%) IBM
6 4 (3.31%) Dell
6 4 (3.31%) JBoss
6 4 (3.31%) Oracle
7 3 (2.48%) CA
7 3 (2.48%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.65%) SAP
8 2 (1.65%) Nokia
8 2 (1.65%) Lotus
8 2 (1.65%) SonicWALL
8 2 (1.65%) Veeam
9 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.83%) LogRhythm
9 1 (0.83%) Mitel
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