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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 82 79 54
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 17 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.25% 0.58% 2.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.55% 4.76% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +13.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
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
178 147 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.12% 12.08% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 95 73
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (60.00%) Windows
3 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
4 13 (52.00%) MCSE
5 10 (40.00%) ITIL
6 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
7 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (32.00%) VMware
8 7 (28.00%) MCITP
9 6 (24.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (24.00%) MCTS
9 6 (24.00%) Cisco
9 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (24.00%) Lync
9 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (20.00%) LAN
10 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
10 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
10 5 (20.00%) SQL
10 5 (20.00%) Blackberry
10 5 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (16.00%) Change Management
11 4 (16.00%) IP Telephony
11 4 (16.00%) SAN
11 4 (16.00%) MS Office
11 4 (16.00%) SLA
11 4 (16.00%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (24.00%) Lync
3 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (4.00%) IBM Notes
5 1 (4.00%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) LAN
2 4 (16.00%) IP Telephony
2 4 (16.00%) SAN
2 4 (16.00%) DNS
2 4 (16.00%) WAN
3 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.00%) Firewall
4 2 (8.00%) DMZ
4 2 (8.00%) Internet
4 2 (8.00%) VPN
4 2 (8.00%) DHCP
4 2 (8.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (4.00%) HSRP
5 1 (4.00%) DMVPN
5 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.00%) NAS
5 1 (4.00%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (4.00%) SSL
5 1 (4.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Law
3 1 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Analyst
1 5 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Applications Support
3 3 (12.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Communications Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.00%) Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.00%) ODBC
2 1 (4.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (16.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Replication
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
5 1 (4.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (16.00%) Change Management
3 4 (16.00%) High Availability
4 3 (12.00%) CRM
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) Document Management
4 3 (12.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.00%) Service Management
5 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Time Management
6 1 (4.00%) Cyber Security
6 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) MCSE
2 7 (28.00%) MCITP
3 6 (24.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (24.00%) MCTS
4 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 3 (12.00%) MCSA
5 3 (12.00%) CCNA
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (8.00%) MCDST
7 1 (4.00%) NCDA
7 1 (4.00%) VCAP
7 1 (4.00%) CCEE
7 1 (4.00%) CCIA
7 1 (4.00%) VCP5
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (4.00%) MCP
7 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (4.00%) CCEA
7 1 (4.00%) CISSP
7 1 (4.00%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
2 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.00%) vSphere
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.00%) XenApp
4 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.00%) Terminal Server
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) AirWatch
2 2 (8.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) SCOM
3 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (32.00%) VMware
3 6 (24.00%) Cisco
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix
4 2 (8.00%) NetApp
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.00%) Lotus
5 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.00%) Symantec
5 1 (4.00%) McAfee
5 1 (4.00%) Sophos
5 1 (4.00%) AppSense
5 1 (4.00%) Brocade
5 1 (4.00%) WatchGuard
5 1 (4.00%) Wyse
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