Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 16 7
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 93 55 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 10.58% 7.38% 13.01%
As % of the Vendors category 23.37% 19.86% 34.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 38 98
South Yorkshire median daily rate £338 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.74% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £185 £159 £137
90th Percentile £488 £414 £500
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £340 £358
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.03% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 21
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £11.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.73% -21.43% +5.66%
10th Percentile £10.61 £9.40 £9.00
90th Percentile £18.51 £13.40 £25.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% -3.57% +7.69%

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 398 277 402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 45.28% 37.18% 37.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 164 279
South Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +8.97% +11.43%
10th Percentile £250 £313 £230
90th Percentile £525 £611 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +5.77% -2.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 23
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% - +13.36%
10th Percentile £10.48 £10.14 £9.20
90th Percentile £35.33 £32.60 £32.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.66 £14.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year +17.29% -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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +10 60 £319 -6.25% 31
Doncaster +3 17 £313 -8.09% 11
Rotherham +2 8 £350 +2.94% 7
Barnsley - 2 £375 - 4
Microsoft
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 (47.31%) Windows
2 37 (39.78%) Active Directory
3 29 (31.18%) Windows 7
4 26 (27.96%) PowerShell
5 24 (25.81%) SCCM
6 23 (24.73%) VB
7 22 (23.66%) ITIL
8 20 (21.51%) SQL Server
9 19 (20.43%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (17.20%) SQL
10 16 (17.20%) Finance
11 15 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (13.98%) Intel
12 13 (13.98%) Migration
13 12 (12.90%) Dell
13 12 (12.90%) .NET
13 12 (12.90%) Process Improvement
14 11 (11.83%) Windows Server
14 11 (11.83%) Microsoft Office
15 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Azure
16 9 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (9.68%) VMware
16 9 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
16 9 (9.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 8 (8.60%) Banking
17 8 (8.60%) JIRA
18 7 (7.53%) Office 365
18 7 (7.53%) Confluence
19 6 (6.45%) NetApp
19 6 (6.45%) Intranet

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 7 (7.53%) Confluence
2 4 (4.30%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.30%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.15%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.08%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.08%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (11.83%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.08%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.53%) Office 365
3 4 (4.30%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.15%) IaaS
4 2 (2.15%) PaaS
4 2 (2.15%) SaaS
5 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.08%) GitHub
5 1 (1.08%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.45%) Intranet
2 5 (5.38%) Internet
3 4 (4.30%) Skype
3 4 (4.30%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.30%) VPN
4 3 (3.23%) DNS
4 3 (3.23%) Firewall
4 3 (3.23%) IPsec
4 3 (3.23%) LAN
4 3 (3.23%) MPLS
4 3 (3.23%) SSL
4 3 (3.23%) WAN
5 2 (2.15%) FCoE
5 2 (2.15%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.15%) H.323
5 2 (2.15%) OSPF
5 2 (2.15%) SAN
5 2 (2.15%) VoIP
5 2 (2.15%) Wireless
5 2 (2.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.23%) MySQL
4 3 (3.23%) Power BI
5 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.08%) MS Access
5 1 (1.08%) OLAP
5 1 (1.08%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (8.60%) JIRA
3 4 (4.30%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (17.20%) Finance
2 8 (8.60%) Banking
3 6 (6.45%) Japanese Language
4 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.15%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.15%) German Language
5 2 (2.15%) Retail
6 1 (1.08%) Back Office
6 1 (1.08%) Law
6 1 (1.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (24.73%) Analyst
2 18 (19.35%) Technical Specialist
3 14 (15.05%) Developer
4 9 (9.68%) Consultant
5 8 (8.60%) Windows Specialist
6 7 (7.53%) Service Analyst
6 7 (7.53%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.45%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) Storage Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Junior
9 4 (4.30%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.30%) SQL Developer
10 3 (3.23%) .NET Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Architect
10 3 (3.23%) Business Systems Analyst
10 3 (3.23%) Server Support
10 3 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.23%) Support Analyst
10 3 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.90%) .NET
2 4 (4.30%) .NET Framework
2 4 (4.30%) HTML
3 3 (3.23%) 802.1X
3 3 (3.23%) jQuery
4 2 (2.15%) Entity Framework
4 2 (2.15%) LINQ
4 2 (2.15%) NHibernate
4 2 (2.15%) Web Services
4 2 (2.15%) XML
5 1 (1.08%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.08%) CSS
5 1 (1.08%) CSS3
5 1 (1.08%) LDAP
5 1 (1.08%) MDX
5 1 (1.08%) OAuth2
5 1 (1.08%) REST
5 1 (1.08%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.43%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (5.38%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.15%) NHS
4 2 (2.15%) User Experience
4 2 (2.15%) W3C
5 1 (1.08%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.08%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.08%) iPad
5 1 (1.08%) iPhone
5 1 (1.08%) LPAR
5 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.08%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 44 (47.31%) Windows
2 29 (31.18%) Windows 7
3 11 (11.83%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.45%) Windows 10
5 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.23%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.15%) Linux
7 2 (2.15%) Unix
8 1 (1.08%) VMS
8 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.66%) ITIL
2 15 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (13.98%) Migration
4 12 (12.90%) Process Improvement
5 6 (6.45%) Acceptance Criteria
5 6 (6.45%) CRM
5 6 (6.45%) Scrum
5 6 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.38%) Feasibility Study
6 5 (5.38%) Project Management
6 5 (5.38%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (4.30%) Data Migration
7 4 (4.30%) Logistics
7 4 (4.30%) MVC
7 4 (4.30%) Risk Management
7 4 (4.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (4.30%) User Stories
8 3 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (3.23%) ERP
8 3 (3.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.96%) PowerShell
2 23 (24.73%) VB
3 16 (17.20%) SQL
4 6 (6.45%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.30%) C#
5 4 (4.30%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.23%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.08%) Java
7 1 (1.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (4.30%) Degree
2 3 (3.23%) CISM
2 3 (3.23%) CISSP
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.15%) CCNA
3 2 (2.15%) CCNP
3 2 (2.15%) CISA
3 2 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.15%) HND
3 2 (2.15%) ISACA
4 1 (1.08%) CCA
4 1 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.08%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 1 (1.08%) MCP
4 1 (1.08%) MCSE
4 1 (1.08%) MCTS
4 1 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) PMO
2 2 (2.15%) GDPR
2 2 (2.15%) SLA
3 1 (1.08%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (39.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.23%) vSphere
3 2 (2.15%) XenApp
4 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.08%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (25.81%) SCCM
2 9 (9.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.15%) WMI
4 1 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 13 (13.98%) Intel
2 12 (12.90%) Dell
3 9 (9.68%) VMware
4 6 (6.45%) NetApp
5 5 (5.38%) Cisco
6 4 (4.30%) CheckPoint
6 4 (4.30%) Oracle
7 3 (3.23%) Apple
7 3 (3.23%) Meraki
7 3 (3.23%) SAP
8 2 (2.15%) Aruba
8 2 (2.15%) Citrix
8 2 (2.15%) CyberArk
8 2 (2.15%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.08%) Ariba
9 1 (1.08%) BMC
9 1 (1.08%) IBM
9 1 (1.08%) McAfee
9 1 (1.08%) Remedy
9 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com