The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 17 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 -9  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 21 34 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 9.05% 8.97% 13.09%
As % of the Vendors category 21.65% 23.94% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 27 24
Median daily rate £325 £413 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +28.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.21% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Median hourly rate £11.50 £8.50 £9.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -10.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £8.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.90 £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 97 142 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 41.81% 37.47% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 101 62
Median daily rate £450 £500 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +70.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £322 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £745 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £8.50 £9.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.70% -10.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £11.80 £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Sheffield

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Sheffield.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Sheffield

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Sheffield.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 14 (27.45%) Windows
2 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (19.61%) SQL
2 10 (19.61%) Data Centre
3 9 (17.65%) Skype for Business
3 9 (17.65%) Skype
3 9 (17.65%) C#
3 9 (17.65%) .NET
3 9 (17.65%) PBX
4 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (13.73%) Finance
4 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (11.76%) Coaching
5 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
5 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET
5 6 (11.76%) Active Directory
5 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (11.76%) Citrix
6 5 (9.80%) Cisco
6 5 (9.80%) HTML
6 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
6 5 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (9.80%) Manufacturing
6 5 (9.80%) Blackberry
6 5 (9.80%) Migration
6 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (9.80%) .NET Framework
6 5 (9.80%) Office 365
6 5 (9.80%) Tableau
6 5 (9.80%) Entity Framework

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 9 (17.65%) Skype for Business
2 3 (5.88%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.80%) Office 365
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.96%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.96%) IaaS
3 1 (1.96%) PaaS
3 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.65%) PBX
1 9 (17.65%) Skype
2 5 (9.80%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (7.84%) VPN
4 2 (3.92%) Network Security
4 2 (3.92%) VoIP
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.96%) DNS
5 1 (1.96%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.96%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.96%) NAS
5 1 (1.96%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.96%) NX-OS
5 1 (1.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.92%) Power BI
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.96%) MySQL
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.96%) QlikView
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) ReSharper
1 1 (1.96%) Subversion
1 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.96%) YouTrack
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.88%) Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Advertising
5 1 (1.96%) Back Office
5 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.96%) Games
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Developer
2 8 (15.69%) Consultant
3 7 (13.73%) .NET Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Coordinator
6 4 (7.84%) Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Business Consultant
6 4 (7.84%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Lync Consultant
6 4 (7.84%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.88%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Tableau Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Architect
8 2 (3.92%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Project Coordinator
8 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) .NET
2 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 5 (9.80%) .NET Framework
3 5 (9.80%) Entity Framework
3 5 (9.80%) HTML
4 4 (7.84%) CSS
5 3 (5.88%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (3.92%) jQuery
6 2 (3.92%) MDX
6 2 (3.92%) NHibernate
6 2 (3.92%) WCF
7 1 (1.96%) Angular 2
7 1 (1.96%) CSS3
7 1 (1.96%) HTML5
7 1 (1.96%) REST
7 1 (1.96%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.80%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.84%) BYOD
4 3 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.96%) Clustering
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.96%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.96%) iPad
5 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.96%) NHS
5 1 (1.96%) PKI
5 1 (1.96%) PMI
5 1 (1.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (27.45%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) Android
2 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.88%) Mac OS
3 3 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.96%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (1.96%) Linux
5 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.96%) Unix
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.76%) Coaching
2 5 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (9.80%) Migration
2 5 (9.80%) Use Case
3 4 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (7.84%) ETL
3 4 (7.84%) MVC
3 4 (7.84%) Visualisation
4 3 (5.88%) Project Management
4 3 (5.88%) Security Operations
4 3 (5.88%) Target Operating Model
5 2 (3.92%) ERP
5 2 (3.92%) Identity Management
5 2 (3.92%) ITIL
5 2 (3.92%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (3.92%) TDD
5 2 (3.92%) Test Automation
6 1 (1.96%) OO
6 1 (1.96%) OOP
6 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) SQL
2 9 (17.65%) C#
3 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.84%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (1.96%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.92%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) CCNA
3 1 (1.96%) CCNP
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.96%) MCSE
3 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) PMO
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) NFS
3 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) QRadar
2 1 (1.96%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.96%) vMotion
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Citrix
2 5 (9.80%) Cisco
2 5 (9.80%) Polycom
2 5 (9.80%) Tableau
3 4 (7.84%) VMware
4 3 (5.88%) Lotus
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle
6 1 (1.96%) Apple
6 1 (1.96%) Brocade
6 1 (1.96%) CA
6 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.96%) Dell
6 1 (1.96%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.96%) Huawei
6 1 (1.96%) NetApp
6 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.96%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.96%) Splunk
6 1 (1.96%) Virgin Media
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