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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 86 77 60
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.91% 0.69% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.86% 6.40% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 4
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +13.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £295
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
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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
175 125 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.24% 10.80% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 80 69
Average daily rate £350 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -6.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -21.73%

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 4 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 4 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 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
3 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 12 (54.55%) MCSE
4 10 (45.45%) ITIL
5 8 (36.36%) MS Exchange
6 7 (31.82%) VMware
6 7 (31.82%) MCTS
7 6 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 6 (27.27%) Blackberry
7 6 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (22.73%) SLA
8 5 (22.73%) Cisco
8 5 (22.73%) MS Office
8 5 (22.73%) MCITP
8 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (22.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (18.18%) AirWatch
9 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (18.18%) High Availability
9 4 (18.18%) Lync
9 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (18.18%) IP Telephony

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 8 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 6 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (18.18%) Lync
4 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
5 1 (4.55%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) IP Telephony
1 4 (18.18%) LAN
1 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
1 4 (18.18%) DNS
1 4 (18.18%) SAN
2 3 (13.64%) VPN
2 3 (13.64%) WAN
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (9.09%) HSRP
3 2 (9.09%) DMVPN
3 2 (9.09%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (9.09%) VPLS
3 2 (9.09%) Firewall
3 2 (9.09%) IPsec
3 2 (9.09%) DHCP
3 2 (9.09%) MPLS
3 2 (9.09%) OSPF
3 2 (9.09%) EIGRP
3 2 (9.09%) VRRP
3 2 (9.09%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.55%) OLAP
3 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) QlikView
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.55%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
1 3 (13.64%) Legal
2 2 (9.09%) Law
3 1 (4.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Support Analyst
1 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Applications Support
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.55%) ODBC
2 1 (4.55%) Software Packaging
2 1 (4.55%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Blackberry
2 4 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.55%) Replication
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) Mac OS
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
4 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (18.18%) High Availability
3 4 (18.18%) Project Management
3 4 (18.18%) Migration
3 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 3 (13.64%) TOGAF
4 3 (13.64%) Document Management
4 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
5 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (9.09%) Network Design
5 2 (9.09%) Service Management
5 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.09%) CRM
5 2 (9.09%) BCP
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.55%) VBScript
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) MCSE
2 7 (31.82%) MCTS
3 5 (22.73%) MCITP
3 5 (22.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 4 (18.18%) MCSA
4 4 (18.18%) CCNA
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (13.64%) MCDST
6 2 (9.09%) VCP5
6 2 (9.09%) VCAP
6 2 (9.09%) CCSE
6 2 (9.09%) CCSA
6 2 (9.09%) MCP
6 2 (9.09%) CCDA
6 2 (9.09%) CCDP
6 2 (9.09%) CISSP
6 2 (9.09%) CCNP
7 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (4.55%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) SLA
2 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.64%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.55%) Terminal Server
4 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.55%) XenApp
4 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) VMware
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco
4 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 2 (9.09%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) Lotus
5 1 (4.55%) Symantec
5 1 (4.55%) McAfee
5 1 (4.55%) Sophos
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) AppSense
5 1 (4.55%) Wyse
5 1 (4.55%) WatchGuard
5 1 (4.55%) Tableau
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