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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank 22 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -17 -1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 77 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 7.98% 18.03% 15.35%
As % of the Vendors category 27.52% 35.65% 36.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 52 16
Median daily rate £351 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.31% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £275 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 109 216 108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 28.99% 50.59% 42.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 136 61
Median daily rate £425 £390 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +24.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £725 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 9
Median hourly rate - £13.15 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +31.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Sheffield over the 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft in Sheffield.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Sheffield

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 22 (30.14%) SQL
2 19 (26.03%) MS Excel
3 18 (24.66%) SQL Server
4 17 (23.29%) Windows
5 16 (21.92%) Data Centre
6 14 (19.18%) Finance
7 13 (17.81%) MS Office
8 11 (15.07%) Active Directory
9 10 (13.70%) .NET
9 10 (13.70%) Migration
9 10 (13.70%) VMware
10 9 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (12.33%) Cisco
10 9 (12.33%) PBX
10 9 (12.33%) Skype for Business
10 9 (12.33%) Office 365
10 9 (12.33%) Skype
11 8 (10.96%) NetScaler
11 8 (10.96%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (10.96%) Brocade
11 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (10.96%) CheckPoint
12 7 (9.59%) Replication
12 7 (9.59%) C#
12 7 (9.59%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (9.59%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (9.59%) FCoE
12 7 (9.59%) Cisco Nexus

Microsoft
Top Related 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 (12.33%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.37%) IIS
3 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 19 (26.03%) MS Excel
2 13 (17.81%) MS Office
3 4 (5.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.74%) MS Project
4 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.33%) Office 365
2 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.74%) IaaS
3 2 (2.74%) PaaS
4 1 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.33%) PBX
1 9 (12.33%) Skype
2 8 (10.96%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (10.96%) NetScaler
3 7 (9.59%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (9.59%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (9.59%) FCoE
3 7 (9.59%) NX-OS
4 3 (4.11%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.74%) LAN
5 2 (2.74%) NAS
5 2 (2.74%) Network Security
5 2 (2.74%) SAN
5 2 (2.74%) VoIP
5 2 (2.74%) WAN
6 1 (1.37%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.37%) FWSM
6 1 (1.37%) Internet
6 1 (1.37%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.66%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.85%) MySQL
3 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.48%) MS Access
4 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.74%) Big Data
6 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.74%) Power BI
7 1 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.37%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.37%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.74%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.37%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.37%) ReSharper
2 1 (1.37%) Selenium
2 1 (1.37%) Subversion
2 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.37%) YouTrack
General
1 14 (19.18%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.85%) Advertising
4 2 (2.74%) Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Billing
5 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (17.81%) Developer
2 12 (16.44%) DBA
3 10 (13.70%) SQL DBA
4 9 (12.33%) Consultant
5 8 (10.96%) Support Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) IT Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) IT Support
6 6 (8.22%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Designer
7 5 (6.85%) SQL Server DBA
8 4 (5.48%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.48%) Business Consultant
8 4 (5.48%) Lync Consultant
8 4 (5.48%) Network Designer
9 3 (4.11%) Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (4.11%) C# Developer
9 3 (4.11%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (4.11%) Network Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) Tableau Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) .NET
2 4 (5.48%) ASP.NET
2 4 (5.48%) CSS
3 3 (4.11%) ActiveX
3 3 (4.11%) ADO
3 3 (4.11%) DAO
3 3 (4.11%) HTML
3 3 (4.11%) WCF
4 2 (2.74%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.74%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.74%) Entity Framework
4 2 (2.74%) NHibernate
4 2 (2.74%) REST
4 2 (2.74%) Web Services
5 1 (1.37%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.37%) CSS3
5 1 (1.37%) EDI
5 1 (1.37%) Marionette.js
5 1 (1.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.37%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.92%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.59%) Enterprise Storage
2 7 (9.59%) Replication
3 4 (5.48%) Clustering
4 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.74%) Fintech
5 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.74%) NHS
6 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.37%) iSeries
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.37%) PKI
6 1 (1.37%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.29%) Windows
2 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (6.85%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.48%) Linux
5 3 (4.11%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.74%) Unix
7 1 (1.37%) Android
7 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.37%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.70%) Migration
2 9 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (8.22%) ETL
4 4 (5.48%) Data Modelling
4 4 (5.48%) ERP
4 4 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (5.48%) Visualisation
5 3 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.11%) CRM
5 3 (4.11%) Database Theory
5 3 (4.11%) High Availability
5 3 (4.11%) Load Balancing
5 3 (4.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (2.74%) Automated Testing
6 2 (2.74%) Identity Management
6 2 (2.74%) Network Design
6 2 (2.74%) Project Management
6 2 (2.74%) SOA
6 2 (2.74%) Statistics
6 2 (2.74%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.14%) SQL
2 7 (9.59%) C#
3 5 (6.85%) T-SQL
4 4 (5.48%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.48%) PL/SQL
4 4 (5.48%) VBA
5 3 (4.11%) VB
6 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.37%) C
7 1 (1.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.37%) Java
7 1 (1.37%) Perl
7 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.74%) Degree
2 2 (2.74%) OCP
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) CCNA
3 1 (1.37%) CCNP
3 1 (1.37%) MCP
3 1 (1.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) PMO
1 1 (1.37%) QA
1 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (15.07%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.37%) Docker
3 1 (1.37%) NFS
3 1 (1.37%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.37%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.37%) vSphere
3 1 (1.37%) XenApp
3 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) Data Guard
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (2.74%) SCCM
2 1 (1.37%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (13.70%) VMware
2 9 (12.33%) Cisco
3 8 (10.96%) Brocade
3 8 (10.96%) CheckPoint
4 7 (9.59%) F5
5 6 (8.22%) Oracle
6 5 (6.85%) Polycom
7 4 (5.48%) Tableau
8 3 (4.11%) Citrix
8 3 (4.11%) SAP
9 2 (2.74%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.37%) BT
10 1 (1.37%) CA
10 1 (1.37%) Dell
10 1 (1.37%) DevExpress
10 1 (1.37%) NetApp
10 1 (1.37%) Sourcefire
10 1 (1.37%) Sybase