Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 77 151 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 9.37% 13.26% 14.19%
As % of the Vendors category 23.91% 39.22% 30.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 114 117
South Yorkshire median daily rate £340 £344 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.09% -8.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £104 £126 £196
90th Percentile £493 £484 £563
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 24
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £12.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +44.03% -19.00%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.67 £9.00
90th Percentile £35.75 £24.00 £18.18
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.75 £13.70
% change year-on-year +3.27% +0.35% +14.19%

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 322 385 500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 39.17% 33.80% 46.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 267 323
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.72% -5.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £213
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £393 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 41
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.66 £16.50 £12.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.18% +37.21% -19.83%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.81 £9.00
90th Percentile £42.49 £23.88 £22.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.48 £14.00
% change year-on-year +3.59% +3.43% +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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 0 57 £340 -6.21% 24
Doncaster 0 20 £340 +117.60% 15
Rotherham -5 2 £340 -9.33% 3
Microsoft
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 25 (32.47%) SQL Server
2 22 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (27.27%) SQL
3 21 (27.27%) .NET
4 20 (25.97%) C#
5 16 (20.78%) Windows
6 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Office
6 13 (16.88%) ASP.NET
6 13 (16.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (15.58%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (14.29%) Finance
8 11 (14.29%) MS Exchange
8 11 (14.29%) Active Directory
9 10 (12.99%) TeamCity
9 10 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (12.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (11.69%) CRM
10 9 (11.69%) MVC
11 8 (10.39%) Migration
11 8 (10.39%) .NET Framework
11 8 (10.39%) Power BI
12 7 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
12 7 (9.09%) jQuery
12 7 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (9.09%) BDD
12 7 (9.09%) Entity Framework
12 7 (9.09%) AngularJS
12 7 (9.09%) VMware
12 7 (9.09%) Data Warehouse

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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.79%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (6.49%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (1.30%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 6 (7.79%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (5.19%) Office 365
4 2 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.60%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (3.90%) Firewall
1 3 (3.90%) VPN
2 2 (2.60%) BGP
2 2 (2.60%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (2.60%) IPsec
2 2 (2.60%) Network Security
2 2 (2.60%) NX-OS
2 2 (2.60%) VoIP
3 1 (1.30%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.30%) FCoE
3 1 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.30%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.30%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.30%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (32.47%) SQL Server
2 13 (16.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (15.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (12.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (10.39%) Power BI
6 7 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (7.79%) MySQL
8 4 (5.19%) Data Mining
9 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
10 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
10 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (1.30%) Apache Hive
11 1 (1.30%) Big Data
11 1 (1.30%) QlikView
11 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
11 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
11 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (12.99%) TeamCity
2 7 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (7.79%) Bitbucket
4 4 (5.19%) ReSharper
4 4 (5.19%) Subversion
4 4 (5.19%) YouTrack
5 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.30%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.30%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.30%) JIRA
5 1 (1.30%) Selenium
5 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.30%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Banking
2 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.60%) Retail
3 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (36.36%) Developer
2 17 (22.08%) Analyst
3 12 (15.58%) .NET Developer
4 9 (11.69%) SQL Developer
5 7 (9.09%) Senior Developer
6 6 (7.79%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (7.79%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (6.49%) C# Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Consultant
7 5 (6.49%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Service Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) WinForms Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Designer
9 3 (3.90%) Network Designer
9 3 (3.90%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (27.27%) .NET
2 13 (16.88%) ASP.NET
3 8 (10.39%) .NET Framework
4 7 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 7 (9.09%) Entity Framework
4 7 (9.09%) jQuery
5 6 (7.79%) Angular 2
5 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 6 (7.79%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (7.79%) Razor View Engine
5 6 (7.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (6.49%) Web Services
7 4 (5.19%) WCF
7 4 (5.19%) WinForms
8 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (2.60%) .NET Core
9 2 (2.60%) REST
9 2 (2.60%) SOAP
10 1 (1.30%) CSS
10 1 (1.30%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) NHS
2 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.90%) Virtual Team
3 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.30%) Clustering
4 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.30%) iSeries
4 1 (1.30%) RIA
4 1 (1.30%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.78%) Windows
2 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (6.49%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.19%) Unix
4 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.90%) Linux
5 3 (3.90%) MVS
5 3 (3.90%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.90%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.30%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (11.69%) CRM
3 9 (11.69%) MVC
4 8 (10.39%) Migration
5 7 (9.09%) BDD
6 6 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (7.79%) Data Extraction
6 6 (7.79%) ITIL
6 6 (7.79%) Mobile First
6 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (7.79%) TDD
7 5 (6.49%) ETL
7 5 (6.49%) Test Automation
8 4 (5.19%) Use Case
8 4 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (3.90%) Data Modelling
9 3 (3.90%) Software Delivery
9 3 (3.90%) Test Scripting
10 2 (2.60%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 21 (27.27%) SQL
2 20 (25.97%) C#
3 5 (6.49%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.90%) Java
5 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.60%) X++
6 1 (1.30%) C
6 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.30%) Perl
6 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.90%) CCNA
2 3 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.60%) CCNP
3 2 (2.60%) Degree
3 2 (2.60%) MCITP
3 2 (2.60%) MCSD
3 2 (2.60%) MCSE
4 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.30%) MCTS
4 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) GCP
2 2 (2.60%) QA
3 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.60%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.30%) NFS
4 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) Grafana
1 6 (7.79%) Prometheus
2 4 (5.19%) SCCM
2 4 (5.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (2.60%) Terraform
3 2 (2.60%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 7 (9.09%) VMware
2 6 (7.79%) Splunk
3 5 (6.49%) Cisco
3 5 (6.49%) Oracle
4 4 (5.19%) DevExpress
4 4 (5.19%) HP
5 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.60%) Citrix
5 2 (2.60%) IBM
5 2 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.60%) Sourcefire
5 2 (2.60%) Symantec
6 1 (1.30%) Brocade