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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 62 67 45
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 12 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.07% 1.30% 3.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.73% 8.45% 23.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 39
Average daily rate
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£295 - £313
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 - £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 - £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.20 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £17.42 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-9.48% +8.89%
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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
126 142 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.28% 15.42% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 70 114
Average daily rate £330 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £435 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £14.30 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £37.70 £14.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014, 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 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
3 12 (66.67%) MCSE
4 11 (61.11%) SAN
5 9 (50.00%) VMware
6 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
7 7 (38.89%) MCSA
8 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 6 (33.33%) ITIL
8 6 (33.33%) NetApp
8 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (27.78%) HP
10 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
10 4 (22.22%) MCITP
11 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (16.67%) VMware ESX
11 3 (16.67%) Clustering
11 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (16.67%) Firewall
11 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 3 (16.67%) Cisco
11 3 (16.67%) IBM
11 3 (16.67%) Dell
11 3 (16.67%) CCNA
12 2 (11.11%) DNS
12 2 (11.11%) Citrix
12 2 (11.11%) VMS
12 2 (11.11%) DHCP
12 2 (11.11%) SQL Server

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Lync
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) SAN
2 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.11%) DNS
3 2 (11.11%) DHCP
3 2 (11.11%) Internet
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (11.11%) NAS
4 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
4 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
4 1 (5.56%) DSL
4 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MSI
1 1 (5.56%) InstallShield
1 1 (5.56%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Wintel Support
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
1 1 (5.56%) Software Packaging
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Social Media
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) VMS
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) UNIX
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Release Management
3 1 (5.56%) Time Management
3 1 (5.56%) Logistics
3 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
3 1 (5.56%) Service Management
3 1 (5.56%) ITSM
3 1 (5.56%) Online Security
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) VBScript
2 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) MCSE
2 7 (38.89%) MCSA
3 4 (22.22%) MCITP
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (16.67%) CCNA
5 1 (5.56%) Degree
5 1 (5.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 2 (11.11%) vSphere
5 1 (5.56%) XenServer
5 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
1 2 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 9 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) NetApp
4 5 (27.78%) HP
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco
5 3 (16.67%) IBM
5 3 (16.67%) Dell
6 2 (11.11%) Citrix
7 1 (5.56%) McAfee
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle
7 1 (5.56%) Adobe
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