Period
to 23 July 2017

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 July 2017 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 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -13 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 67 141 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 8.45% 13.76% 16.55%
As % of the Vendors category 22.56% 32.05% 34.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 102 90
South Yorkshire median daily rate £340 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.21% +20.83% +9.09%
10th Percentile £153 £258 £160
90th Percentile £483 £500 £439
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 23
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +33.33% -27.59%
10th Percentile £9.10 £8.70 £8.50
90th Percentile £19.10 £26.30 £23.40
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £13.19 £12.00
% change year-on-year -5.23% +9.92% -

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 297 440 425
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 37.45% 42.93% 47.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 298 245
South Yorkshire median daily rate £414 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.77% +19.23% +8.33%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £203
90th Percentile £575 £591 £495
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £340
% change year-on-year - +17.65% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 31
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.33% -19.23%
10th Percentile £9.39 £8.50 £7.69
90th Percentile £21.75 £29.15 £25.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.66 £13.60
% change year-on-year +2.53% +0.44% +8.76%

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 July 2017.

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 July 2017.

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 July 2017. 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 50 £340 -6.21% 3
Doncaster -7 9 £340 +18.26% 5
Rotherham -1 3 £340 -9.33%
Microsoft
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, 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 22 (32.84%) Windows
2 16 (23.88%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (19.40%) C#
3 13 (19.40%) .NET
4 12 (17.91%) SQL
5 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Excel
5 11 (16.42%) Cisco
6 10 (14.93%) Citrix
6 10 (14.93%) VMware
6 10 (14.93%) Windows 7
6 10 (14.93%) Data Centre
7 9 (13.43%) Active Directory
8 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
8 8 (11.94%) Blackberry
8 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (11.94%) Android
9 7 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (10.45%) .NET Framework
9 7 (10.45%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (10.45%) Entity Framework
9 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (10.45%) Finance
9 7 (10.45%) Migration
9 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET
9 7 (10.45%) ITIL
9 7 (10.45%) VPN
9 7 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (8.96%) PBX
10 6 (8.96%) JavaScript
10 6 (8.96%) Banking

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 6 (8.96%) Skype for Business
2 5 (7.46%) IBM Notes
3 4 (5.97%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (23.88%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.49%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.46%) Office 365
3 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) Cisco IOS
1 7 (10.45%) VPN
2 6 (8.96%) PBX
2 6 (8.96%) Skype
3 4 (5.97%) SAN
3 4 (5.97%) VoIP
4 2 (2.99%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (2.99%) NetScaler
4 2 (2.99%) Network Security
5 1 (1.49%) Broadband
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.49%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.49%) FCoE
5 1 (1.49%) IPv4
5 1 (1.49%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.49%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.49%) NAS
5 1 (1.49%) NX-OS
5 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.48%) Power BI
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.99%) QlikView
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.49%) MS Access
6 1 (1.49%) MySQL
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.49%) Spotfire
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) ReSharper
1 2 (2.99%) Subversion
1 2 (2.99%) TeamCity
1 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.99%) YouTrack
2 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (10.45%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Banking
3 5 (7.46%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.48%) Advertising
5 2 (2.99%) Local Government
5 2 (2.99%) Retail
6 1 (1.49%) Back Office
6 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.49%) Games
6 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (25.37%) Developer
2 8 (11.94%) .NET Developer
2 8 (11.94%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (10.45%) Analyst
4 6 (8.96%) C# Developer
4 6 (8.96%) Consultant
5 5 (7.46%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.97%) Architect
6 4 (5.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Coordinator
6 4 (5.97%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) SSIS Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Technical Support
7 3 (4.48%) 1st/2nd Line Technical Support
7 3 (4.48%) 2nd Line Technical Support
7 3 (4.48%) IT Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.40%) .NET
2 7 (10.45%) .NET Framework
2 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET
2 7 (10.45%) Entity Framework
3 5 (7.46%) HTML
4 4 (5.97%) AngularJS
4 4 (5.97%) CSS
5 3 (4.48%) WCF
6 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.99%) MDX
6 2 (2.99%) NHibernate
6 2 (2.99%) WinForms
7 1 (1.49%) Angular 2
7 1 (1.49%) CSS3
7 1 (1.49%) HTML5
7 1 (1.49%) jQuery
7 1 (1.49%) LAMP
7 1 (1.49%) Middleware
7 1 (1.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.94%) Blackberry
3 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.96%) BYOD
5 3 (4.48%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.49%) iPad
6 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.49%) NHS
6 1 (1.49%) PKI
6 1 (1.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.84%) Windows
2 10 (14.93%) Windows 7
3 8 (11.94%) Android
4 5 (7.46%) Mac OS
4 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.48%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.99%) Linux
6 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.49%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.49%) Unix
7 1 (1.49%) VMS
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) ITIL
1 7 (10.45%) Migration
2 6 (8.96%) Coaching
2 6 (8.96%) Use Case
3 5 (7.46%) MVC
4 4 (5.97%) ETL
4 4 (5.97%) Project Management
4 4 (5.97%) Visualisation
5 3 (4.48%) Security Operations
5 3 (4.48%) Target Operating Model
5 3 (4.48%) Test Automation
6 2 (2.99%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (2.99%) ERP
6 2 (2.99%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (2.99%) Scrum
6 2 (2.99%) TDD
6 2 (2.99%) Web Development
7 1 (1.49%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.40%) C#
2 12 (17.91%) SQL
3 6 (8.96%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.97%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.99%) VBA
6 1 (1.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.49%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.99%) Degree
4 1 (1.49%) CCNA
4 1 (1.49%) CCNP
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.49%) MCSE
4 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) SLA
2 2 (2.99%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (13.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.99%) NFS
4 1 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) QRadar
1 3 (4.48%) SCCM
2 1 (1.49%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.49%) vMotion
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) Cisco
2 10 (14.93%) Citrix
2 10 (14.93%) VMware
3 6 (8.96%) Tableau
4 5 (7.46%) Lotus
5 4 (5.97%) NetApp
5 4 (5.97%) Polycom
6 3 (4.48%) DevExpress
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle
7 2 (2.99%) Brocade
7 2 (2.99%) Sophos
8 1 (1.49%) Apple
8 1 (1.49%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.49%) CA
8 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.49%) Huawei
8 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.49%) Reuters
8 1 (1.49%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.49%) Splunk