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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 56 70 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 16.57% 19.23% 15.79%
As % of the Vendors category 36.36% 39.77% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 38 21
Average daily rate
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£275 £308 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.56% -30.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £164 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 12
Average hourly rate £15.00 £27.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +42.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.03 £13.00 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.50 £29.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
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
154 176 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 45.56% 48.35% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 89 62
Average daily rate £321 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £200 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £423 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 21
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +91.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £11.06 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £44.79 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 -3 32 £275 -13.04% 29
Doncaster -1 8 £335 +39.58% 6
Barnsley +6 4 - - 1
Rotherham -3 3 £500 - 3
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 41 (33.61%) Windows
2 34 (27.87%) MS Excel
3 33 (27.05%) SQL Server
4 30 (24.59%) .NET
5 27 (22.13%) Active Directory
6 21 (17.21%) C#
7 20 (16.39%) SQL
8 17 (13.93%) MS Office
8 17 (13.93%) ITIL
9 16 (13.11%) Cisco
9 16 (13.11%) Windows 7
10 15 (12.30%) Finance
10 15 (12.30%) Windows XP
11 14 (11.48%) HP
11 14 (11.48%) JavaScript
11 14 (11.48%) ASP.NET
11 14 (11.48%) Blackberry
11 14 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (10.66%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (10.66%) Dynamics AX
12 13 (10.66%) HTML
12 13 (10.66%) Citrix
13 12 (9.84%) CSS
13 12 (9.84%) Linux
13 12 (9.84%) VMware
14 11 (9.02%) Internet
15 10 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (8.20%) .NET Framework
15 10 (8.20%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 8 (6.56%) SharePoint
1 8 (6.56%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.10%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.10%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (3.28%) WebSphere Portal
4 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 3 (2.46%) IIS
5 2 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.64%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.82%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.82%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 34 (27.87%) MS Excel
2 17 (13.93%) MS Office
3 6 (4.92%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (2.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.46%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (10.66%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.64%) Office 365
2 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.02%) Internet
2 9 (7.38%) Firewall
3 8 (6.56%) Wireless
4 7 (5.74%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (5.74%) IP Telephony
4 7 (5.74%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (3.28%) VPN
6 3 (2.46%) DNS
6 3 (2.46%) WAN
6 3 (2.46%) DHCP
6 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.46%) LAN
7 2 (1.64%) SAN
7 2 (1.64%) FTP
7 2 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.64%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.82%) 2G
8 1 (0.82%) PBX
8 1 (0.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (27.05%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (8.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.10%) MS Access
5 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.82%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.82%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.82%) Maven
3 1 (0.82%) MorphX
3 1 (0.82%) Selenium
General
1 15 (12.30%) Finance
2 5 (4.10%) Advertising
3 3 (2.46%) Publishing
3 3 (2.46%) Banking
3 3 (2.46%) German Language
3 3 (2.46%) Back Office
4 2 (1.64%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (1.64%) Cantonese Language
4 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.82%) Electronics
5 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.82%) Retail
5 1 (0.82%) Billing
5 1 (0.82%) Marketing
5 1 (0.82%) French Language
5 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (22.13%) Developer
2 24 (19.67%) Analyst
3 16 (13.11%) C# Developer
4 11 (9.02%) Administrator
5 8 (6.56%) Service Analyst
5 8 (6.56%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.56%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (5.74%) Architect
7 6 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.92%) .NET Developer
7 6 (4.92%) IT Support
8 5 (4.10%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (4.10%) IT Support Engineer
8 5 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.10%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.28%) Consultant
9 4 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.28%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.28%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (2.46%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (24.59%) .NET
2 14 (11.48%) ASP.NET
3 13 (10.66%) HTML
4 12 (9.84%) CSS
5 10 (8.20%) .NET Framework
6 9 (7.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 9 (7.38%) HTML5
6 9 (7.38%) jQuery
7 8 (6.56%) CSS3
8 5 (4.10%) Web Services
9 4 (3.28%) Application Packaging
10 3 (2.46%) WinForms
10 3 (2.46%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 3 (2.46%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (1.64%) Middleware
11 2 (1.64%) XML
12 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (0.82%) SAP XI
12 1 (0.82%) SAP .NET Connector
12 1 (0.82%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.48%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.46%) iSeries
2 3 (2.46%) Clustering
2 3 (2.46%) CESG
2 3 (2.46%) NHS
3 2 (1.64%) W3C
3 2 (1.64%) Firmware
3 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.64%) FMCG
3 2 (1.64%) Data Integration
3 2 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.64%) Replication
4 1 (0.82%) Social Media
4 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.82%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 41 (33.61%) Windows
2 16 (13.11%) Windows 7
3 15 (12.30%) Windows XP
4 14 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (9.84%) Linux
6 8 (6.56%) UNIX
7 4 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.46%) CentOS
9 2 (1.64%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.82%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.82%) Android
10 1 (0.82%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.93%) ITIL
2 8 (6.56%) MVC
2 8 (6.56%) Problem Management
2 8 (6.56%) Web Application Development
3 7 (5.74%) Migration
4 6 (4.92%) Service Delivery
4 6 (4.92%) Logistics
4 6 (4.92%) Validation
5 5 (4.10%) TDD
5 5 (4.10%) Data Cleansing
6 4 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (3.28%) CRM
6 4 (3.28%) Data Analysis
6 4 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.46%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (2.46%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (2.46%) Change Control
7 3 (2.46%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (2.46%) WFM
7 3 (2.46%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.21%) C#
2 20 (16.39%) SQL
3 14 (11.48%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.92%) VB.NET
5 4 (3.28%) Java
6 3 (2.46%) Perl
6 3 (2.46%) C
7 2 (1.64%) X++
8 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.74%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.46%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.46%) MCP
5 2 (1.64%) MCSE
5 2 (1.64%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.82%) CCAA
6 1 (0.82%) VCAP
6 1 (0.82%) NCDA
6 1 (0.82%) NCIE
6 1 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.82%) MCTS
6 1 (0.82%) Degree
6 1 (0.82%) MCITP
6 1 (0.82%) CCNA
6 1 (0.82%) CCA
6 1 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.82%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.74%) SLA
2 2 (1.64%) QA
3 1 (0.82%) COREP
3 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.82%) Basel II
System Software
1 27 (22.13%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.92%) XenApp
4 5 (4.10%) XenServer
5 3 (2.46%) vSphere
5 3 (2.46%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.46%) MetaFrame
5 3 (2.46%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.82%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (8.20%) SCCM
2 6 (4.92%) SCOM
3 3 (2.46%) Unicenter
4 2 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.64%) Foglight
4 2 (1.64%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.82%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (13.11%) Cisco
2 14 (11.48%) HP
3 13 (10.66%) Citrix
4 12 (9.84%) VMware
5 8 (6.56%) IBM
6 7 (5.74%) NetApp
7 4 (3.28%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.28%) Oracle
8 3 (2.46%) Dell
8 3 (2.46%) EMC
8 3 (2.46%) JBoss
8 3 (2.46%) CA
8 3 (2.46%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.64%) Remedy
9 2 (1.64%) Nokia
9 2 (1.64%) Lotus
9 2 (1.64%) SAP
9 2 (1.64%) BMC
9 2 (1.64%) SonicWALL
9 2 (1.64%) Veeam
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