The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 79 67 56
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.78% 1.03% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.29% 7.52% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 £113
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +198.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £250 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £388 £115
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £289
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £112.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -91.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £14.50 £18.20
% change year-on-year
-5.17% -20.32%
Microsoft Certification
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Qualifications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
210 133 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 18.13% 13.64% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 80 54
Average daily rate £375 £333 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% +10.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.39% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £112.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -84.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.96%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Leeds region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Leeds region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (50.00%) SAN
3 12 (50.00%) MCSE
4 11 (45.83%) VMware
5 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 10 (41.67%) ITIL
6 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (33.33%) MCSA
7 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
7 8 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (29.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (25.00%) MCTS
9 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (20.83%) NAS
10 5 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (20.83%) Legal
10 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
10 5 (20.83%) NetApp
10 5 (20.83%) Blackberry
10 5 (20.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (16.67%) Cisco
11 4 (16.67%) TOGAF
12 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (12.50%) IP Telephony
12 3 (12.50%) Migration
12 3 (12.50%) Service Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
1 5 (20.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (12.50%) WorkSite
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (12.50%) Lync
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.17%) IBM Notes
4 1 (4.17%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) SAN
2 5 (20.83%) NAS
3 3 (12.50%) IP Telephony
4 2 (8.33%) VPLS
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (8.33%) LAN
4 2 (8.33%) WAN
4 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.33%) VPN
4 2 (8.33%) DNS
4 2 (8.33%) SSL
4 2 (8.33%) Extranet
4 2 (8.33%) MPLS
4 2 (8.33%) OSPF
4 2 (8.33%) BGP
4 2 (8.33%) EIGRP
4 2 (8.33%) VRRP
4 2 (8.33%) Firewall
4 2 (8.33%) IPsec
4 2 (8.33%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.17%) QlikView
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.17%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (4.17%) OLAP
5 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (20.83%) Legal
2 2 (8.33%) Law
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Developer
1 4 (16.67%) Project Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Analyst
2 2 (8.33%) Consultant
2 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
2 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (4.17%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (4.17%) CRM Developer
3 1 (4.17%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) MDX
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Blackberry
2 3 (12.50%) Replication
2 3 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.50%) VMS
5 2 (8.33%) Mac OS
5 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 2 (8.33%) Linux
5 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) ITIL
2 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 5 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (12.50%) Service Management
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.50%) Migration
5 3 (12.50%) High Availability
6 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
6 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity
6 2 (8.33%) BCP
6 2 (8.33%) Network Design
6 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
7 1 (4.17%) Web Development
7 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.17%) Information Security
7 1 (4.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.17%) C
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) MCSE
2 8 (33.33%) MCSA
3 7 (29.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (25.00%) MCTS
5 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certified Master
6 2 (8.33%) VCP5
6 2 (8.33%) MCDST
6 2 (8.33%) MCP
6 2 (8.33%) VCAP
6 2 (8.33%) CCNP
6 2 (8.33%) CCNA
6 2 (8.33%) CCDA
6 2 (8.33%) CCDP
6 2 (8.33%) CISSP
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (8.33%) CCSA
6 2 (8.33%) CCSE
7 1 (4.17%) MCITP
7 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (45.83%) VMware
3 5 (20.83%) NetApp
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco
5 3 (12.50%) HP
5 3 (12.50%) Citrix
5 3 (12.50%) CommVault
5 3 (12.50%) ServiceNow
5 3 (12.50%) Reuters
6 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.17%) Lotus
7 1 (4.17%) Symantec
7 1 (4.17%) McAfee
7 1 (4.17%) Sophos
7 1 (4.17%) Tableau
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