Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 10 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 130 77 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 13.60% 9.27% 13.17%
As % of the Vendors category 34.57% 23.91% 39.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 52 113
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +0.74% -10.00%
10th Percentile £222 £104 £126
90th Percentile £550 £493 £475
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 19
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -17.14% +44.03%
10th Percentile £8.95 £11.13 £11.67
90th Percentile £30.50 £35.75 £24.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.85 £14.20 £13.88
% change year-on-year +4.58% +2.34% +0.47%

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 376 322 383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 39.33% 38.75% 33.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 179 265
South Yorkshire median daily rate £418 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +19.72% -5.33%
10th Percentile £266 £213 £200
90th Percentile £624 £578 £525
Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 20
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £20.66 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.22% +25.18% +37.21%
10th Percentile £9.25 £11.38 £11.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £42.49 £23.88
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.48
% change year-on-year - +3.59% +3.43%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 +6 106 £450 +32.35% 36
Doncaster -1 14 £300 -11.76% 15
Barnsley - 3 £288 - 5
Rotherham +6 2 £431 +26.84% 8
Microsoft
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 47 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (33.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (33.85%) DevOps
3 36 (27.69%) HTML
4 34 (26.15%) CSS
4 34 (26.15%) Windows
5 31 (23.85%) Active Directory
5 31 (23.85%) Node.js
6 30 (23.08%) Finance
7 29 (22.31%) Linux
8 28 (21.54%) .NET
9 26 (20.00%) Configuration Management
9 26 (20.00%) PaaS
9 26 (20.00%) Web Development
10 24 (18.46%) SQL Server
11 22 (16.92%) C#
11 22 (16.92%) GitHub
12 21 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (15.38%) RESTful
14 19 (14.62%) SQL
14 19 (14.62%) Microsoft Office
14 19 (14.62%) Power BI
15 18 (13.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 18 (13.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 17 (13.08%) Security Cleared
16 17 (13.08%) JavaScript
17 15 (11.54%) Java
17 15 (11.54%) ASP.NET
17 15 (11.54%) Unix
17 15 (11.54%) MVC

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 (5.38%) Apache
1 7 (5.38%) IIS
1 7 (5.38%) Jetty
1 7 (5.38%) Mongrel
1 7 (5.38%) nginx
1 7 (5.38%) Tomcat
1 7 (5.38%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.08%) Confluence
3 3 (2.31%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (14.62%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.77%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 44 (33.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (20.00%) PaaS
3 22 (16.92%) GitHub
4 9 (6.92%) Office 365
5 8 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (5.38%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (5.38%) Google App Engine
6 7 (5.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (4.62%) IaaS
8 4 (3.08%) SaaS
9 2 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.54%) Mimecast
9 2 (1.54%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.46%) Firewall
2 10 (7.69%) LAN
3 9 (6.92%) HTTP
3 9 (6.92%) SSL
3 9 (6.92%) TCP/IP
4 8 (6.15%) DNS
4 8 (6.15%) VPN
4 8 (6.15%) WAN
5 7 (5.38%) DHCP
5 7 (5.38%) FTP
5 7 (5.38%) IPsec
5 7 (5.38%) VLAN
5 7 (5.38%) VoIP
6 6 (4.62%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (3.08%) SAN
8 3 (2.31%) Internet
8 3 (2.31%) NAS
8 3 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.54%) Skype
9 2 (1.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.46%) SQL Server
2 19 (14.62%) Power BI
3 18 (13.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (13.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.54%) MS Access
6 2 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.77%) MySQL
7 1 (0.77%) OLAP
7 1 (0.77%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 12 (9.23%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.38%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.38%) Travis CI
3 4 (3.08%) JIRA
4 3 (2.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (23.08%) Finance
2 7 (5.38%) Financial Institution
3 6 (4.62%) Banking
4 3 (2.31%) Retail
5 2 (1.54%) Law
5 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.77%) Back Office
6 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.77%) Legal
6 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (31.54%) Developer
2 20 (15.38%) Analyst
3 12 (9.23%) Architect
3 12 (9.23%) Technical Architect
4 10 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 9 (6.92%) Senior Developer
6 8 (6.15%) SQL Developer
6 8 (6.15%) Storage Engineer
6 8 (6.15%) Systems Developer
7 7 (5.38%) C# Developer
7 7 (5.38%) Junior
8 5 (3.85%) .NET Developer
8 5 (3.85%) Consultant
8 5 (3.85%) Server Engineer
9 4 (3.08%) Junior Analyst
9 4 (3.08%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.08%) Service Desk Analyst
10 3 (2.31%) Business Analyst
10 3 (2.31%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 3 (2.31%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (27.69%) HTML
2 34 (26.15%) CSS
3 31 (23.85%) Node.js
4 28 (21.54%) .NET
5 20 (15.38%) RESTful
6 15 (11.54%) ASP.NET
7 13 (10.00%) jQuery
7 13 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (9.23%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 12 (9.23%) Razor View Engine
9 8 (6.15%) J2EE
10 7 (5.38%) Servlets
11 4 (3.08%) JSON
11 4 (3.08%) XML
12 2 (1.54%) CSS3
12 2 (1.54%) NHibernate
12 2 (1.54%) Web Services
13 1 (0.77%) AngularJS
13 1 (0.77%) KnockoutJS
13 1 (0.77%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.54%) NHS
2 2 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (0.77%) Driving Licence
3 1 (0.77%) Fat Client
3 1 (0.77%) LPAR
3 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.77%) Public Cloud
3 1 (0.77%) Thin Client
3 1 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.15%) Windows
2 29 (22.31%) Linux
3 15 (11.54%) Unix
4 13 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 11 (8.46%) Mac OS X
5 11 (8.46%) Windows 10
5 11 (8.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (6.15%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.08%) Mac OS
7 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.31%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.54%) CentOS
9 2 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.77%) Android
10 1 (0.77%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (33.85%) DevOps
3 26 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 26 (20.00%) Web Development
4 21 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (11.54%) MVC
5 15 (11.54%) Service Design
6 13 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (10.00%) Project Management
7 12 (9.23%) Software Architecture
8 11 (8.46%) TDD
9 10 (7.69%) Migration
9 10 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
9 10 (7.69%) Web Design
10 9 (6.92%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (6.92%) Web Operations
11 8 (6.15%) Change Management
11 8 (6.15%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 8 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.92%) C#
2 19 (14.62%) SQL
3 17 (13.08%) JavaScript
4 15 (11.54%) Java
5 10 (7.69%) Shell Script
6 9 (6.92%) Python
6 9 (6.92%) Ruby
7 4 (3.08%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.54%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.77%) C
9 1 (0.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.77%) Go
9 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.77%) R
9 1 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (13.08%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.46%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (5.38%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.08%) BC Cleared
4 4 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.08%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.54%) CISA
5 2 (1.54%) CISM
5 2 (1.54%) CISSP
5 2 (1.54%) ISACA
5 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.77%) CCNA
6 1 (0.77%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.15%) GDPR
2 5 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.31%) PMO
4 2 (1.54%) QA
4 2 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (23.85%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.38%) Firmware
3 7 (5.38%) Xen
4 2 (1.54%) vSphere
5 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.77%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (6.92%) Puppet
1 9 (6.92%) SCCM
2 2 (1.54%) Ansible
2 2 (1.54%) WMI
3 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (10.00%) VMware
2 11 (8.46%) Cisco
3 8 (6.15%) Google
3 8 (6.15%) NetApp
4 3 (2.31%) Apple
4 3 (2.31%) Oracle
5 2 (1.54%) EnterpriseDB
5 2 (1.54%) Meraki
5 2 (1.54%) Pega
5 2 (1.54%) SAP
5 2 (1.54%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.77%) Ariba
6 1 (0.77%) Citrix
6 1 (0.77%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.77%) IBM
6 1 (0.77%) Xamarin