Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 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
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 81 161 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 9.32% 13.11% 13.30%
As % of the Vendors category 23.75% 35.86% 30.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 113 114
South Yorkshire median daily rate £340 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% - +4.48%
10th Percentile £111 £130 £161
90th Percentile £491 £500 £563
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 25 21
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +24.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £35.75 £24.50 £22.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.81 £13.60
% change year-on-year +2.82% +1.58% +13.29%

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 341 449 476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 39.24% 36.56% 44.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 302 304
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +5.63% +9.23%
10th Percentile £276 £226 £213
90th Percentile £600 £550 £525
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £395 £365
% change year-on-year +1.27% +8.22% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 42
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.66 £15.25 £12.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.44% +26.95% -19.92%
10th Percentile £11.05 £10.50 £8.55
90th Percentile £40.47 £24.38 £25.83
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.48 £13.60
% change year-on-year +3.59% +6.51% +4.58%

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 16 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 -5 62 £340 -9.33% 13
Doncaster 0 18 £340 +87.59%
Rotherham -3 3 £340 -9.33%
Microsoft
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 23 (28.40%) .NET
1 23 (28.40%) SQL Server
2 22 (27.16%) C#
2 22 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (25.93%) Windows
4 19 (23.46%) SQL
5 15 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
6 14 (17.28%) ASP.NET
7 12 (14.81%) Finance
7 12 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (13.58%) MVC
8 11 (13.58%) MS Exchange
8 11 (13.58%) Active Directory
9 10 (12.35%) TeamCity
9 10 (12.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (11.11%) .NET Framework
10 9 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (11.11%) CRM
10 9 (11.11%) Migration
11 8 (9.88%) VMware
11 8 (9.88%) Entity Framework
11 8 (9.88%) AngularJS
11 8 (9.88%) jQuery
11 8 (9.88%) Power BI
12 7 (8.64%) Dynamics CRM
12 7 (8.64%) TDD
12 7 (8.64%) SharePoint
12 7 (8.64%) ITIL

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 (13.58%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.64%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.47%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.23%) IIS
5 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 15 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (6.17%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (1.23%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 5 (6.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (4.94%) Office 365
5 2 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.47%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) VPN
2 3 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.47%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.47%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.47%) FCoE
3 2 (2.47%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (2.47%) Firewall
3 2 (2.47%) iSCSI
3 2 (2.47%) NetScaler
3 2 (2.47%) VoIP
4 1 (1.23%) BGP
4 1 (1.23%) IPsec
4 1 (1.23%) IPv4
4 1 (1.23%) IPv6
4 1 (1.23%) Network Security
4 1 (1.23%) NX-OS
4 1 (1.23%) PBX
4 1 (1.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (28.40%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (12.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (9.88%) Power BI
6 5 (6.17%) MySQL
7 4 (4.94%) Data Mining
7 4 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (2.47%) MongoDB
9 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
9 2 (2.47%) QlikView
10 1 (1.23%) Apache Hive
10 1 (1.23%) Big Data
10 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (12.35%) TeamCity
2 6 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.17%) Bitbucket
3 5 (6.17%) ReSharper
3 5 (6.17%) Subversion
3 5 (6.17%) YouTrack
4 1 (1.23%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.23%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.23%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.23%) JIRA
4 1 (1.23%) Selenium
4 1 (1.23%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.23%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (14.81%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Banking
3 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.47%) Retail
4 1 (1.23%) Advertising
4 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (34.57%) Developer
2 15 (18.52%) Analyst
3 13 (16.05%) .NET Developer
4 7 (8.64%) SQL Developer
5 6 (7.41%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (7.41%) C# Developer
5 6 (7.41%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.17%) Consultant
6 5 (6.17%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) WinForms Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Designer
8 3 (3.70%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (28.40%) .NET
2 14 (17.28%) ASP.NET
3 9 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 8 (9.88%) AngularJS
4 8 (9.88%) Entity Framework
4 8 (9.88%) jQuery
5 6 (7.41%) Angular 2
5 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 6 (7.41%) Razor View Engine
5 6 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (6.17%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (6.17%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (6.17%) WCF
6 5 (6.17%) Web Services
6 5 (6.17%) WinForms
7 3 (3.70%) HTML
8 2 (2.47%) .NET Core
8 2 (2.47%) CSS
8 2 (2.47%) REST
8 2 (2.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.94%) Data Centre
1 4 (4.94%) NHS
2 3 (3.70%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.70%) Virtual Team
3 2 (2.47%) BYOD
3 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.23%) Clustering
4 1 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.23%) iSeries
4 1 (1.23%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.93%) Windows
2 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (6.17%) Windows 7
3 5 (6.17%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.94%) Linux
4 4 (4.94%) Unix
4 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.70%) Android
5 3 (3.70%) MVS
5 3 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.47%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.23%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (13.58%) MVC
3 10 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (11.11%) CRM
4 9 (11.11%) Migration
5 7 (8.64%) ITIL
5 7 (8.64%) TDD
6 6 (7.41%) BDD
6 6 (7.41%) Data Extraction
6 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (7.41%) Test Automation
7 5 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (6.17%) Mobile First
7 5 (6.17%) Use Case
8 4 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (3.70%) Data Modelling
9 3 (3.70%) ETL
9 3 (3.70%) Software Delivery
9 3 (3.70%) Test Scripting
10 2 (2.47%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.16%) C#
2 19 (23.46%) SQL
3 3 (3.70%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.70%) Java
3 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.47%) X++
5 1 (1.23%) C
5 1 (1.23%) Perl
5 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.47%) CCNA
3 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.47%) Degree
3 2 (2.47%) MCITP
3 2 (2.47%) MCSD
3 2 (2.47%) MCSE
4 1 (1.23%) CCNP
4 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.23%) MCTS
4 1 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) GCP
2 2 (2.47%) QA
3 1 (1.23%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (13.58%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.47%) NFS
3 2 (2.47%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) Grafana
1 5 (6.17%) Prometheus
2 4 (4.94%) SCCM
2 4 (4.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (2.47%) Terraform
3 2 (2.47%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 8 (9.88%) VMware
2 7 (8.64%) Cisco
3 6 (7.41%) Oracle
4 5 (6.17%) DevExpress
4 5 (6.17%) Splunk
5 4 (4.94%) Citrix
5 4 (4.94%) HP
6 2 (2.47%) Brocade
6 2 (2.47%) IBM
6 2 (2.47%) Lotus
6 2 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.47%) Symantec
7 1 (1.23%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.23%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.23%) Reuters
7 1 (1.23%) Sourcefire