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 27 August 2016 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 95 62 66
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 44 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.84% 2.63% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.69% 16.67% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 8
Median daily rate £350 £400 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +35.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £155 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £400 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £10.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +169.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.53 £16.84 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+51.60% +6.07%
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
211 264 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.71% 15.75% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 161 86
Median daily rate £399 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.74% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.18% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Median hourly rate £12.25 £17.77 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.06% +14.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
2 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) MCSE
3 9 (42.86%) ITIL
4 8 (38.10%) SQL
4 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
4 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
4 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
5 7 (33.33%) Citrix
5 7 (33.33%) VMware
5 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (28.57%) SAN
6 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 5 (23.81%) HP
7 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
7 5 (23.81%) MCSA
7 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (19.05%) Ajax
8 4 (19.05%) Degree
8 4 (19.05%) PHP
8 4 (19.05%) Java
8 4 (19.05%) Web Services
8 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (19.05%) Office 365
9 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
9 3 (14.29%) Zerto
9 3 (14.29%) ServiceNow

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) SAN
2 3 (14.29%) DHCP
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) LDAP
2 3 (14.29%) NAS
2 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (14.29%) VPN
3 2 (9.52%) Firewall
3 2 (9.52%) WAN
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (4.76%) FTP
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) LAN
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security
4 1 (4.76%) Skype
4 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
4 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (14.29%) MySQL
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (14.29%) Legal
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Consultant
1 4 (19.05%) Operations Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) DBA
3 2 (9.52%) Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Solutions Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) SQL DBA
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Communications Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Lync Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Ajax
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 3 (14.29%) CSS
2 3 (14.29%) ebXML
2 3 (14.29%) LAMP
2 3 (14.29%) REST
2 3 (14.29%) SOAP
3 2 (9.52%) .NET
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.76%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 3 (14.29%) PKI
1 3 (14.29%) Replication
1 3 (14.29%) Smartcard
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (14.29%) Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Unix
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (14.29%) Open Source
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.52%) CRM
3 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
3 2 (9.52%) ERP
3 2 (9.52%) Prototyping
3 2 (9.52%) Service Management
3 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Data Security
4 1 (4.76%) ETL
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) MVC
4 1 (4.76%) OO
4 1 (4.76%) Scrum
4 1 (4.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 4 (19.05%) Java
3 4 (19.05%) PHP
4 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 3 (14.29%) C++
4 3 (14.29%) Ruby
5 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.76%) C#
6 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) MCSE
2 5 (23.81%) MCSA
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (19.05%) Degree
4 3 (14.29%) CCNP
4 3 (14.29%) MCITP
4 3 (14.29%) RHCE
4 3 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.76%) CCNA
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (4.76%) MCAD
6 1 (4.76%) MCP
6 1 (4.76%) MCSD
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) HL7
2 1 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) DameWare
3 1 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) SCOM
3 1 (4.76%) SCSM
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Citrix
2 7 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (23.81%) HP
4 3 (14.29%) CommVault
4 3 (14.29%) iManage
4 3 (14.29%) Reuters
4 3 (14.29%) ServiceNow
4 3 (14.29%) Zerto
5 2 (9.52%) Dell
6 1 (4.76%) Adobe
6 1 (4.76%) Apple
6 1 (4.76%) Canon
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco
6 1 (4.76%) Mitel
6 1 (4.76%) Xerox