Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 11 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 -6 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 63 91 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 9.26% 9.43% 14.23%
As % of the Vendors category 24.80% 28.53% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 73 96
Sheffield median daily rate £340 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.21% -3.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £101 £175 £213
90th Percentile £488 £500 £563
South Yorkshire median daily rate £340 £344 £350
% change year-on-year -1.09% -1.79% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 12
Sheffield median hourly rate £18.50 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.31% +4.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £15.50 £10.78 £9.13
90th Percentile £23.10 £19.60 £15.00
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +19.35% +29.17% -20.00%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Sheffield.

All Vendors
Sheffield
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 254 319 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 37.35% 33.06% 42.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 205 226
Sheffield median daily rate £427 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £313 £259 £213
90th Percentile £615 £563 £525
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 23
Sheffield median hourly rate £22.54 £13.00 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.37% +5.26% -17.67%
10th Percentile £16.57 £10.78 £9.05
90th Percentile £34.43 £19.60 £18.40
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.66 £15.25 £12.01
% change year-on-year +35.44% +26.95% -19.92%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Sheffield.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Sheffield over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 November 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 20 (31.75%) Windows
2 19 (30.16%) .NET
3 18 (28.57%) C#
3 18 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (25.40%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (25.40%) SQL
5 13 (20.63%) Finance
6 11 (17.46%) ASP.NET
7 10 (15.87%) MVC
7 10 (15.87%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (14.29%) Cisco
8 9 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (12.70%) Use Case
9 8 (12.70%) Blackberry
9 8 (12.70%) MS Exchange
9 8 (12.70%) TeamCity
9 8 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (12.70%) Power BI
10 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (11.11%) Android
10 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (11.11%) Windows 7
10 7 (11.11%) SharePoint
10 7 (11.11%) jQuery
10 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (11.11%) Banking
11 6 (9.52%) CRM
11 6 (9.52%) Cisco IOS

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 8 (12.70%) MS Exchange
2 7 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.94%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (25.40%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (7.94%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.59%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
1 6 (9.52%) VPN
2 2 (3.17%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (3.17%) Ethernet
2 2 (3.17%) FCoE
2 2 (3.17%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (3.17%) iSCSI
2 2 (3.17%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (12.70%) Power BI
5 4 (6.35%) Data Mining
6 3 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.76%) MySQL
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.17%) MongoDB
7 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.59%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.59%) Big Data
8 1 (1.59%) QlikView
8 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (12.70%) TeamCity
2 5 (7.94%) ReSharper
2 5 (7.94%) Subversion
2 5 (7.94%) YouTrack
3 4 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.76%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.59%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.59%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.59%) Selenium
5 1 (1.59%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.59%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (20.63%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.17%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
4 1 (1.59%) Back Office
4 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (34.92%) Developer
2 10 (15.87%) Analyst
3 9 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 7 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 6 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (9.52%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.94%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (7.94%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.35%) WinForms Developer
8 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) Coordinator
8 3 (4.76%) IT Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Service Desk Support
8 3 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (30.16%) .NET
2 11 (17.46%) ASP.NET
3 7 (11.11%) jQuery
4 6 (9.52%) .NET Framework
4 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 6 (9.52%) Razor View Engine
4 6 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (7.94%) AngularJS
5 5 (7.94%) Entity Framework
5 5 (7.94%) WCF
5 5 (7.94%) WinForms
6 4 (6.35%) Angular 2
6 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (4.76%) Web Services
8 2 (3.17%) .NET Core
8 2 (3.17%) HTML
9 1 (1.59%) CSS
9 1 (1.59%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Blackberry
2 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.52%) BYOD
4 3 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.59%) iPad
6 1 (1.59%) NHS
6 1 (1.59%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 20 (31.75%) Windows
2 7 (11.11%) Android
2 7 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 5 (7.94%) Mac OS
4 3 (4.76%) MVS
4 3 (4.76%) Unix
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.59%) Linux
6 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (15.87%) MVC
3 8 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (12.70%) Use Case
4 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (9.52%) Coaching
5 6 (9.52%) CRM
5 6 (9.52%) Data Extraction
5 6 (9.52%) Test Automation
6 5 (7.94%) TDD
7 4 (6.35%) BDD
7 4 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.35%) Migration
8 3 (4.76%) Mobile First
8 3 (4.76%) Security Operations
8 3 (4.76%) Software Delivery
8 3 (4.76%) Target Operating Model
8 3 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.17%) Business Process Analysis
9 2 (3.17%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.57%) C#
2 16 (25.40%) SQL
3 3 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.17%) X++
5 1 (1.59%) C
5 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) GCP
2 1 (1.59%) PMO
2 1 (1.59%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.17%) NFS
3 2 (3.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) Grafana
1 3 (4.76%) Prometheus
1 3 (4.76%) QRadar
1 3 (4.76%) SCCM
1 3 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (3.17%) Terraform
3 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) Cisco
2 6 (9.52%) Citrix
3 5 (7.94%) DevExpress
3 5 (7.94%) Lotus
3 5 (7.94%) VMware
4 3 (4.76%) Oracle
4 3 (4.76%) Splunk
5 2 (3.17%) Brocade
6 1 (1.59%) Apple
6 1 (1.59%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.59%) HP
6 1 (1.59%) Huawei
6 1 (1.59%) Reuters
6 1 (1.59%) Virgin Media