Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 12 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 98 98 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 10.32% 10.35% 13.94%
As % of the Vendors category 24.62% 31.41% 29.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 83 103
South Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £200 £137 £160
90th Percentile £506 £475 £488
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 20
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £12.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +58.10% +20.48%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.45 £8.95
90th Percentile £60.00 £23.15 £22.63
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.58 £12.00 £13.91
% change year-on-year +21.46% -13.70% +15.88%

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 398 312 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 41.89% 32.95% 47.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 215 335
South Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £254 £226 £196
90th Percentile £550 £538 £587
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £376 £388
% change year-on-year +6.31% -2.90% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 10 26
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.66 £15.00 £11.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.70% +26.05% +13.33%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.05 £8.75
90th Percentile £49.75 £22.85 £24.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.35 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +25.77% -7.14% +7.69%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 22 April 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 +3 63 £375 +7.14% 34
Doncaster +2 15 £320 -3.76% 8
Rotherham 0 6 £313 - 10
Barnsley -1 6 £350 +12.90% 6
Microsoft
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 35 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 32 (32.65%) SQL
3 29 (29.59%) .NET
4 28 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (22.45%) C#
6 19 (19.39%) Microsoft Office
7 18 (18.37%) Windows
8 16 (16.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (16.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (14.29%) Finance
10 13 (13.27%) Migration
10 13 (13.27%) ASP.NET
11 12 (12.24%) VMware
11 12 (12.24%) Office 365
12 11 (11.22%) Windows Server
12 11 (11.22%) MVC
12 11 (11.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 11 (11.22%) .NET Framework
13 10 (10.20%) CRM
13 10 (10.20%) Cisco
14 9 (9.18%) Active Directory
14 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (9.18%) Web Services
14 9 (9.18%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (9.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (8.16%) TDD
15 8 (8.16%) jQuery
15 8 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (8.16%) JIRA

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 (7.14%) Confluence
2 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.08%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.06%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.02%) CMS
6 1 (1.02%) Content Management Server
6 1 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.02%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 19 (19.39%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.06%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (5.10%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.04%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (1.02%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (12.24%) Office 365
3 6 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 6 (6.12%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (5.10%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (3.06%) IaaS
6 2 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.04%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.02%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.02%) PaaS
7 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) Internet
1 5 (5.10%) Intranet
2 4 (4.08%) VPN
3 3 (3.06%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (3.06%) Firewall
3 3 (3.06%) IPsec
4 2 (2.04%) BGP
4 2 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (2.04%) Network Security
4 2 (2.04%) NX-OS
4 2 (2.04%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.02%) 4G
5 1 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.02%) FCoE
5 1 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.02%) MPLS
5 1 (1.02%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.02%) SAN
5 1 (1.02%) Skype
5 1 (1.02%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 16 (16.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (9.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (8.16%) MySQL
4 8 (8.16%) Power BI
4 8 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (2.04%) DTS
6 2 (2.04%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.04%) QlikView
7 1 (1.02%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.02%) Big Data
7 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (16.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (8.16%) JIRA
3 7 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 6 (6.12%) Bitbucket
4 6 (6.12%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.04%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (5.10%) Banking
3 2 (2.04%) Advertising
3 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.02%) Billing
4 1 (1.02%) Marketing
4 1 (1.02%) Retail
4 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (34.69%) Developer
2 23 (23.47%) Analyst
3 14 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 13 (13.27%) SQL Developer
5 10 (10.20%) Consultant
6 7 (7.14%) Architect
6 7 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 7 (7.14%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (5.10%) C# Developer
8 5 (5.10%) Desktop Support
8 5 (5.10%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (4.08%) Information Architect
9 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Consultant
9 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Developer
9 4 (4.08%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (29.59%) .NET
2 13 (13.27%) ASP.NET
3 11 (11.22%) .NET Framework
4 9 (9.18%) Web Services
5 8 (8.16%) Entity Framework
5 8 (8.16%) jQuery
6 6 (6.12%) Angular 2
6 6 (6.12%) AngularJS
6 6 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 6 (6.12%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (6.12%) Razor View Engine
6 6 (6.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (5.10%) HTML
8 4 (4.08%) REST
8 4 (4.08%) SOAP
8 4 (4.08%) WinForms
9 3 (3.06%) XML
10 2 (2.04%) LDAP
10 2 (2.04%) LINQ
10 2 (2.04%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.12%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.10%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.08%) NHS
3 4 (4.08%) User Experience
4 3 (3.06%) Clustering
4 3 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.06%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.04%) CCTV
5 2 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.04%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 2 (2.04%) W3C
6 1 (1.02%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.02%) iPad
6 1 (1.02%) iSeries
6 1 (1.02%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.02%) RIA
6 1 (1.02%) Robotics
6 1 (1.02%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.37%) Windows
2 11 (11.22%) Windows Server
3 8 (8.16%) Linux
4 7 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 5 (5.10%) Unix
6 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.06%) MVS
7 3 (3.06%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.04%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.04%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (13.27%) Migration
3 11 (11.22%) MVC
4 10 (10.20%) CRM
5 9 (9.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (8.16%) ITIL
6 8 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (8.16%) TDD
6 8 (8.16%) Workflow
7 7 (7.14%) Acceptance Criteria
7 7 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 7 (7.14%) Scrum
8 6 (6.12%) BDD
8 6 (6.12%) Data Modelling
8 6 (6.12%) Mobile First
8 6 (6.12%) User Stories
9 5 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.10%) Feasibility Study
10 4 (4.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 32 (32.65%) SQL
2 22 (22.45%) C#
3 8 (8.16%) T-SQL
4 7 (7.14%) Java
5 6 (6.12%) VB.NET
6 5 (5.10%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.06%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.06%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.04%) X++
9 1 (1.02%) C
9 1 (1.02%) Perl
9 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.12%) Degree
2 6 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.08%) TOGAF Certification
4 3 (3.06%) CCNA
4 3 (3.06%) CESG Certified Professional
4 3 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.06%) CISM
4 3 (3.06%) CISSP
4 3 (3.06%) CLAS
4 3 (3.06%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 3 (3.06%) MCSE
4 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.04%) CCNP
5 2 (2.04%) HND
5 2 (2.04%) MCITP
5 2 (2.04%) MCSD
6 1 (1.02%) MCTS
6 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) GCP
2 4 (4.08%) GDPR
2 4 (4.08%) SLA
3 3 (3.06%) ISO 22301
3 3 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.06%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (1.02%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (9.18%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.10%) vSphere
3 2 (2.04%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.04%) Terminal Services
3 2 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.04%) XenApp
3 2 (2.04%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.04%) XenServer
4 1 (1.02%) NFS
4 1 (1.02%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (11.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (6.12%) Grafana
2 6 (6.12%) Prometheus
2 6 (6.12%) SCCM
3 3 (3.06%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.04%) SCOM
4 2 (2.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (2.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (12.24%) VMware
2 10 (10.20%) Cisco
3 6 (6.12%) Oracle
3 6 (6.12%) Splunk
4 5 (5.10%) CheckPoint
4 5 (5.10%) CyberArk
5 3 (3.06%) Citrix
5 3 (3.06%) HP
5 3 (3.06%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.04%) Apple
6 2 (2.04%) BMC
6 2 (2.04%) Capita
6 2 (2.04%) IBM
6 2 (2.04%) Ivanti
6 2 (2.04%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.04%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.04%) Sybase
6 2 (2.04%) Symantec
7 1 (1.02%) Brocade