Period
to 13 November 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 13 November 2018 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
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 10 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 95 79 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 10.93% 9.73% 13.08%
As % of the Vendors category 24.55% 25.08% 35.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 56 105
South Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £181 £111 £129
90th Percentile £488 £497 £500
Yorkshire median daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.29% -0.07% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 26
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -2.49% +23.92%
10th Percentile £9.26 £11.90 £9.50
90th Percentile £17.00 £21.30 £24.38
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £13.75 £14.37
% change year-on-year +11.27% -4.28% +7.12%

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 South Yorkshire.

All Vendors
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 387 315 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 44.53% 38.79% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 190 279
South Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +4.90%
10th Percentile £257 £281 £225
90th Percentile £525 £600 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 27
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.83 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.47% +18.85% +24.74%
10th Percentile £9.29 £11.25 £9.60
90th Percentile £35.33 £27.19 £24.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year +7.75% -2.07% +6.66%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in South Yorkshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in South Yorkshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in South Yorkshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in South Yorkshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in South Yorkshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 13 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +3 65 £310 -8.82% 52
Doncaster 0 17 £313 -8.09% 19
Rotherham +1 4 £431 +26.84% 5
Barnsley - 2 - - 7
Microsoft
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 44 (46.32%) Windows
2 42 (44.21%) Active Directory
3 25 (26.32%) SCCM
4 24 (25.26%) Windows 7
5 21 (22.11%) Finance
6 19 (20.00%) VB
6 19 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 17 (17.89%) ITIL
7 17 (17.89%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (16.84%) Microsoft Office
9 14 (14.74%) SQL
10 13 (13.68%) SQL Server
10 13 (13.68%) .NET
11 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Azure
12 11 (11.58%) VMware
12 11 (11.58%) Migration
13 10 (10.53%) Dell
13 10 (10.53%) Office 365
13 10 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (9.47%) DevOps
14 9 (9.47%) Intel
14 9 (9.47%) TCP/IP
14 9 (9.47%) Java
14 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Excel
14 9 (9.47%) Configuration Management
14 9 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (8.42%) Banking
15 8 (8.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (8.42%) JavaScript
15 8 (8.42%) C#

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 4 (4.21%) Apache
1 4 (4.21%) IIS
1 4 (4.21%) Jetty
1 4 (4.21%) Mongrel
1 4 (4.21%) nginx
1 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
1 4 (4.21%) Tomcat
1 4 (4.21%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.16%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.11%) Confluence
4 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.05%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.05%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (16.84%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.05%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (10.53%) Office 365
3 4 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.21%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (4.21%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (4.21%) Google App Engine
3 4 (4.21%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.05%) GitHub
4 1 (1.05%) IaaS
4 1 (1.05%) PaaS
4 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.47%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.37%) DNS
2 7 (7.37%) HTTP
2 7 (7.37%) SSL
3 6 (6.32%) DHCP
3 6 (6.32%) FTP
3 6 (6.32%) IPsec
4 4 (4.21%) Firewall
5 3 (3.16%) LAN
5 3 (3.16%) Skype
5 3 (3.16%) VoIP
5 3 (3.16%) VPN
5 3 (3.16%) WAN
6 2 (2.11%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.11%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (2.11%) SAN
6 2 (2.11%) SMTP
6 2 (2.11%) Wireless
6 2 (2.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (7.37%) Power BI
4 6 (6.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (2.11%) MySQL
8 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.05%) MS Access
8 1 (1.05%) OLAP
8 1 (1.05%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Jenkins
1 4 (4.21%) Travis CI
2 3 (3.16%) JIRA
2 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (22.11%) Finance
2 8 (8.42%) Banking
3 6 (6.32%) Japanese Language
4 4 (4.21%) Retail
4 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.16%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.11%) German Language
7 1 (1.05%) Back Office
7 1 (1.05%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (21.05%) Analyst
2 14 (14.74%) Technical Specialist
3 12 (12.63%) Developer
4 9 (9.47%) Consultant
5 7 (7.37%) Service Analyst
5 7 (7.37%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (6.32%) Server Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Storage Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.21%) SQL Developer
7 4 (4.21%) Windows Specialist
8 3 (3.16%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.16%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) Junior
8 3 (3.16%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.16%) Server Support
8 3 (3.16%) Systems Developer
9 2 (2.11%) Author
9 2 (2.11%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.68%) .NET
2 7 (7.37%) CSS
2 7 (7.37%) HTML
3 6 (6.32%) Node.js
4 5 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 5 (5.26%) J2EE
5 4 (4.21%) jQuery
5 4 (4.21%) RESTful
5 4 (4.21%) Servlets
5 4 (4.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (3.16%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 3 (3.16%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (2.11%) 802.1X
7 2 (2.11%) NHibernate
8 1 (1.05%) MDX
8 1 (1.05%) React
8 1 (1.05%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (1.05%) Spring
8 1 (1.05%) Web Services
8 1 (1.05%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.89%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.11%) NHS
2 2 (2.11%) User Experience
3 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.05%) LPAR
3 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.05%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (46.32%) Windows
2 24 (25.26%) Windows 7
3 10 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (8.42%) Windows Server
5 7 (7.37%) Linux
6 6 (6.32%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.16%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.05%) Android
8 1 (1.05%) Unix
8 1 (1.05%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.89%) ITIL
2 11 (11.58%) Migration
3 9 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (9.47%) Configuration Management
3 9 (9.47%) DevOps
4 7 (7.37%) Process Improvement
4 7 (7.37%) Web Operations
5 6 (6.32%) CRM
5 6 (6.32%) MVC
6 4 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (4.21%) Data Migration
6 4 (4.21%) ERP
6 4 (4.21%) Logistics
6 4 (4.21%) Open Source
6 4 (4.21%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (4.21%) Project Management
7 3 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.16%) Data Integration
7 3 (3.16%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (3.16%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 19 (20.00%) VB
2 14 (14.74%) SQL
3 9 (9.47%) Java
4 8 (8.42%) C#
4 8 (8.42%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.37%) Ruby
6 6 (6.32%) Python
6 6 (6.32%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.16%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.11%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.05%) C
9 1 (1.05%) Go
9 1 (1.05%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (4.21%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.16%) CCNA
3 3 (3.16%) Degree
4 2 (2.11%) CCNP
4 2 (2.11%) CISA
4 2 (2.11%) CISM
4 2 (2.11%) CISSP
4 2 (2.11%) ISACA
5 1 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.05%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) PMO
2 1 (1.05%) GDPR
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (44.21%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.21%) Xen
4 2 (2.11%) vSphere
5 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (26.32%) SCCM
2 4 (4.21%) Puppet
3 3 (3.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.11%) WMI
Vendors
1 11 (11.58%) VMware
2 10 (10.53%) Dell
3 9 (9.47%) Intel
4 7 (7.37%) NetApp
5 5 (5.26%) Google
6 4 (4.21%) Cisco
7 3 (3.16%) Apple
7 3 (3.16%) Oracle
7 3 (3.16%) SAP
8 2 (2.11%) Aruba
8 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.11%) Meraki
8 2 (2.11%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.05%) CyberArk
9 1 (1.05%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.05%) IBM
9 1 (1.05%) Remedy
9 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.05%) Tableau
9 1 (1.05%) Xamarin