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 3 months to 28 April 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
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -10 +1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 39 82 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 8.61% 14.86% 18.88%
As % of the Vendors category 25.16% 33.20% 38.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 60 56
Median daily rate £345 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.82% +20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 13
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +90.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £14.00 £8.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £24.70 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year +3.33% -2.43%  

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 South Yorkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 155 247 236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 34.22% 44.75% 48.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 172 139
Median daily rate £375 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £263 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £745 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 15
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.26 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.20 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +8.33%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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
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 3 months to 28 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -10 28 £350 -3.44% 11
Doncaster -5 7 £135 -56.80% 1
Rotherham -2 1 £313 +57.23% 2
Microsoft
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 28 (29.47%) Windows
2 21 (22.11%) VMware
3 20 (21.05%) SQL
3 20 (21.05%) SQL Server
3 20 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 20 (21.05%) Data Centre
4 17 (17.89%) Cisco
5 16 (16.84%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (15.79%) .NET
6 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
7 14 (14.74%) Migration
8 13 (13.68%) C#
8 13 (13.68%) Microsoft Excel
8 13 (13.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (13.68%) Microsoft Azure
8 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (11.58%) Office 365
9 11 (11.58%) Skype for Business
9 11 (11.58%) Skype
9 11 (11.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (11.58%) PBX
9 11 (11.58%) ETL
9 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (10.53%) Windows Server
11 9 (9.47%) NetScaler
11 9 (9.47%) Finance
11 9 (9.47%) MS Exchange
11 9 (9.47%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (9.47%) Windows 7
11 9 (9.47%) Agile Software Development

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 11 (11.58%) Skype for Business
2 9 (9.47%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.05%) IIS
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (13.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.05%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (11.58%) Office 365
3 2 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.11%) IaaS
3 2 (2.11%) PaaS
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.58%) PBX
1 11 (11.58%) Skype
2 9 (9.47%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (9.47%) NetScaler
3 8 (8.42%) SAN
4 7 (7.37%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (7.37%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (7.37%) FCoE
4 7 (7.37%) NX-OS
4 7 (7.37%) VoIP
5 3 (3.16%) NAS
5 3 (3.16%) VPN
6 2 (2.11%) Internet
6 2 (2.11%) Network Security
6 2 (2.11%) VLAN
7 1 (1.05%) DNS
7 1 (1.05%) Firewall
7 1 (1.05%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.05%) WAN
7 1 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (8.42%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (7.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (6.32%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (6.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (4.21%) MS Access
7 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (3.16%) MySQL
8 3 (3.16%) Power BI
9 2 (2.11%) QlikView
10 1 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (1.05%) Big Data
10 1 (1.05%) OLTP
10 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (1.05%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.05%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) TeamCity
2 3 (3.16%) ReSharper
2 3 (3.16%) Subversion
2 3 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.16%) YouTrack
3 1 (1.05%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.05%) Selenium
General
1 9 (9.47%) Finance
2 8 (8.42%) Manufacturing
3 7 (7.37%) Advertising
4 2 (2.11%) Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Local Government
5 1 (1.05%) Billing
5 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.05%) Games
5 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (27.37%) Developer
2 11 (11.58%) Consultant
3 9 (9.47%) Analyst
4 8 (8.42%) ETL Developer
4 8 (8.42%) SQL Developer
4 8 (8.42%) SSIS Developer
4 8 (8.42%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.37%) .NET Developer
5 7 (7.37%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 6 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.32%) Business Consultant
6 6 (6.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 6 (6.32%) C# Developer
6 6 (6.32%) Lync Consultant
6 6 (6.32%) SQL Server Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Designer
7 5 (5.26%) Service Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.79%) .NET
2 6 (6.32%) ASP.NET
3 5 (5.26%) CSS
4 4 (4.21%) .NET Framework
4 4 (4.21%) AngularJS
4 4 (4.21%) Entity Framework
4 4 (4.21%) WCF
5 3 (3.16%) ActiveX
5 3 (3.16%) ADO
5 3 (3.16%) DAO
5 3 (3.16%) HTML
5 3 (3.16%) WinForms
6 2 (2.11%) 802.1X
6 2 (2.11%) NHibernate
6 2 (2.11%) REST
7 1 (1.05%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.05%) CSS3
7 1 (1.05%) Marionette.js
7 1 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.05%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.37%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (6.32%) NHS
4 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.16%) Replication
5 2 (2.11%) Clustering
5 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.05%) Fintech
6 1 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.05%) PKI
6 1 (1.05%) PMI
6 1 (1.05%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 28 (29.47%) Windows
2 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (11.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 9 (9.47%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.21%) Linux
8 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.05%) Android
9 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.05%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.05%) Unix
9 1 (1.05%) VMS
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.84%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (14.74%) Migration
3 11 (11.58%) ETL
4 9 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.42%) ITIL
6 5 (5.26%) Kimball Methodology
7 4 (4.21%) Automated Testing
7 4 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (4.21%) Data Modelling
7 4 (4.21%) ERP
7 4 (4.21%) Load Balancing
7 4 (4.21%) Project Management
7 4 (4.21%) Use Case
7 4 (4.21%) Visualisation
8 3 (3.16%) High Availability
8 3 (3.16%) Identity Management
8 3 (3.16%) MVC
8 3 (3.16%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.16%) Scrum
8 3 (3.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.05%) SQL
2 13 (13.68%) C#
3 6 (6.32%) T-SQL
4 5 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.26%) VBA
5 3 (3.16%) VB
6 2 (2.11%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.11%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.05%) C
7 1 (1.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.05%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.16%) Degree
3 3 (3.16%) MCSE
4 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.11%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.05%) CCNA
5 1 (1.05%) CCNP
5 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.05%) MCP
5 1 (1.05%) OCP
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.05%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) PMO
2 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 20 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (2.11%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.11%) vSphere
4 1 (1.05%) Docker
4 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.05%) NFS
4 1 (1.05%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.05%) XenApp
4 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (8.42%) SCCM
2 2 (2.11%) vMotion
3 1 (1.05%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.05%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.05%) DameWare
3 1 (1.05%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.05%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.05%) SCOM
3 1 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.05%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (22.11%) VMware
2 17 (17.89%) Cisco
3 8 (8.42%) Brocade
3 8 (8.42%) CheckPoint
4 7 (7.37%) Citrix
4 7 (7.37%) F5
4 7 (7.37%) NetApp
4 7 (7.37%) Polycom
5 5 (5.26%) Oracle
5 5 (5.26%) Tableau
6 4 (4.21%) DevExpress
7 3 (3.16%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.16%) SAP
7 3 (3.16%) Sophos
8 1 (1.05%) BT
8 1 (1.05%) CA
8 1 (1.05%) Dell
8 1 (1.05%) HP
8 1 (1.05%) Juniper
8 1 (1.05%) Symantec
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