Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 20 6
Rank change year-on-year +9 -14 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 99 66 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 9.97% 8.35% 13.95%
As % of the Vendors category 23.63% 22.37% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 42 103
South Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -6.21% +20.83%
10th Percentile £186 £151 £259
90th Percentile £488 £486 £500
Yorkshire median daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +5.71% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 15
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -10.71% +33.33%
10th Percentile £10.61 £9.10 £8.70
90th Percentile £60.00 £19.10 £23.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £12.50 £13.28
% change year-on-year +22.40% -5.87% +10.67%

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 419 295 443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 42.20% 37.34% 43.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 182 301
South Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £414 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +6.77% +19.23%
10th Percentile £252 £305 £263
90th Percentile £513 £575 £588
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 19
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £21.33 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.32% - +33.33%
10th Percentile £10.88 £9.39 £8.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £21.75 £25.80
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.25 £14.00 £13.81
% change year-on-year +30.36% +1.38% +4.23%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +11 65 £350 +2.94% 24
Doncaster +6 10 £385 +13.24% 9
Rotherham +1 8 £313 -12.28% 1
Barnsley - 6 £350 - 1
Microsoft
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 (44.44%) Windows
2 31 (31.31%) Active Directory
3 26 (26.26%) SCCM
3 26 (26.26%) PowerShell
3 26 (26.26%) Windows 7
4 23 (23.23%) SQL
5 22 (22.22%) ITIL
6 21 (21.21%) VB
7 20 (20.20%) SQL Server
7 20 (20.20%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (16.16%) Microsoft Office
9 15 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (15.15%) .NET
10 14 (14.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 14 (14.14%) Finance
10 14 (14.14%) Migration
11 13 (13.13%) Microsoft Azure
11 13 (13.13%) Office 365
12 12 (12.12%) Intel
13 11 (11.11%) Dell
13 11 (11.11%) Process Improvement
13 11 (11.11%) Windows Server
14 10 (10.10%) Cisco
14 10 (10.10%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (10.10%) VMware
15 9 (9.09%) Banking
15 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
16 8 (8.08%) C#
16 8 (8.08%) SharePoint
16 8 (8.08%) Incident Management

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 8 (8.08%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.07%) Confluence
3 4 (4.04%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (4.04%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.02%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.01%) CMS
6 1 (1.01%) Content Management Server
6 1 (1.01%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.01%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (16.16%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (13.13%) Office 365
2 8 (8.08%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (4.04%) IaaS
4 2 (2.02%) PaaS
4 2 (2.02%) SaaS
5 1 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.01%) GitHub
5 1 (1.01%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.06%) Intranet
2 5 (5.05%) Internet
3 4 (4.04%) Skype
3 4 (4.04%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.04%) VPN
4 3 (3.03%) IPsec
4 3 (3.03%) MPLS
4 3 (3.03%) SSL
5 2 (2.02%) DNS
5 2 (2.02%) FCoE
5 2 (2.02%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.02%) Firewall
5 2 (2.02%) H.323
5 2 (2.02%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.02%) LAN
5 2 (2.02%) OSPF
5 2 (2.02%) VoIP
5 2 (2.02%) WAN
5 2 (2.02%) Wireless
5 2 (2.02%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.04%) MySQL
4 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.02%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.02%) DTS
5 2 (2.02%) Power BI
6 1 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.01%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (10.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (8.08%) JIRA
3 6 (6.06%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.02%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (14.14%) Finance
2 9 (9.09%) Banking
3 4 (4.04%) Japanese Language
4 2 (2.02%) Advertising
4 2 (2.02%) German Language
4 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.01%) Billing
5 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
5 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (22.22%) Analyst
2 16 (16.16%) Technical Specialist
3 15 (15.15%) Developer
4 11 (11.11%) Consultant
5 8 (8.08%) Windows Specialist
6 7 (7.07%) Architect
6 7 (7.07%) Business Analyst
7 6 (6.06%) Desktop Support
8 5 (5.05%) Author
8 5 (5.05%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Technical Author
9 4 (4.04%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.04%) Azure Consultant
9 4 (4.04%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Service Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) SQL Developer
9 4 (4.04%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.15%) .NET
2 6 (6.06%) Web Services
3 5 (5.05%) .NET Framework
3 5 (5.05%) HTML
4 4 (4.04%) WinForms
5 3 (3.03%) 802.1X
5 3 (3.03%) XML
6 2 (2.02%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.02%) jQuery
6 2 (2.02%) LDAP
6 2 (2.02%) LINQ
6 2 (2.02%) OAuth
6 2 (2.02%) OAuth2
6 2 (2.02%) REST
6 2 (2.02%) SOAP
6 2 (2.02%) SPML
7 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.01%) HTML5
7 1 (1.01%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.20%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (5.05%) Client/Server
2 5 (5.05%) User Experience
3 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.03%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 2 (2.02%) CCTV
5 2 (2.02%) Clustering
5 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.02%) W3C
6 1 (1.01%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.01%) iPad
6 1 (1.01%) iPhone
6 1 (1.01%) NHS
6 1 (1.01%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.01%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 44 (44.44%) Windows
2 26 (26.26%) Windows 7
3 11 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.08%) Windows 10
5 5 (5.05%) Linux
5 5 (5.05%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.02%) Unix
6 2 (2.02%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.22%) ITIL
2 15 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (14.14%) Migration
4 11 (11.11%) Process Improvement
5 8 (8.08%) Incident Management
6 7 (7.07%) Acceptance Criteria
6 7 (7.07%) CRM
6 7 (7.07%) Scrum
6 7 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (7.07%) Workflow
7 6 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (5.05%) Feasibility Study
8 5 (5.05%) Target Operating Model
8 5 (5.05%) Time Management
8 5 (5.05%) Use Case
8 5 (5.05%) User Stories
9 4 (4.04%) SDLC
9 4 (4.04%) Task Automation
9 4 (4.04%) Threat Modelling
9 4 (4.04%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.26%) PowerShell
2 23 (23.23%) SQL
3 21 (21.21%) VB
4 8 (8.08%) C#
5 6 (6.06%) VB.NET
6 4 (4.04%) Java
6 4 (4.04%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.03%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.01%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (7.07%) Degree
2 5 (5.05%) SC Cleared
2 5 (5.05%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.04%) CISM
3 4 (4.04%) CISSP
3 4 (4.04%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.03%) CESG Certified Professional
4 3 (3.03%) CLAS
5 2 (2.02%) CCNA
5 2 (2.02%) CCNP
5 2 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.02%) HND
5 2 (2.02%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (1.01%) CCA
6 1 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.01%) MCP
6 1 (1.01%) MCSE
6 1 (1.01%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.01%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) GDPR
2 4 (4.04%) ISO 22301
2 4 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.04%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.03%) PMO
3 3 (3.03%) SLA
4 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 31 (31.31%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.05%) vSphere
3 4 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.03%) Terminal Services
4 3 (3.03%) XenApp
4 3 (3.03%) XenDesktop
4 3 (3.03%) XenServer
5 2 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (26.26%) SCCM
2 14 (14.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (3.03%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.02%) SCOM
5 1 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (12.12%) Intel
2 11 (11.11%) Dell
3 10 (10.10%) Cisco
3 10 (10.10%) VMware
4 7 (7.07%) CheckPoint
5 6 (6.06%) CyberArk
6 5 (5.05%) Apple
7 3 (3.03%) BMC
7 3 (3.03%) Capita
7 3 (3.03%) Citrix
7 3 (3.03%) Ivanti
7 3 (3.03%) Meraki
7 3 (3.03%) Sitecore
8 2 (2.02%) Aruba
8 2 (2.02%) MuleSoft
8 2 (2.02%) Oracle
8 2 (2.02%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.02%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.02%) Sybase
9 1 (1.01%) Nintex