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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 66 63 68
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 42 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.53% 1.29% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.87% 9.15% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £289 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.52% -27.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £10.20 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.60% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -8.54%
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
249 142 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.99% 14.05% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 93 68
Average daily rate £388 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
Average hourly rate £17.77 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% -31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £13.38 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £16.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 58 (92.06%) Microsoft
2 37 (58.73%) MCSE
3 33 (52.38%) VMware
3 33 (52.38%) MCITP
4 31 (49.21%) Windows
5 30 (47.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 23 (36.51%) IIS
7 22 (34.92%) EMC
8 20 (31.75%) ITIL
9 17 (26.98%) MS Exchange
10 16 (25.40%) MS Office
11 15 (23.81%) Active Directory
12 14 (22.22%) vSphere
13 13 (20.63%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (15.87%) SQL
14 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
14 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
15 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (12.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (12.70%) Cisco
16 8 (12.70%) Law
16 8 (12.70%) SUSE
16 8 (12.70%) MCDST
17 7 (11.11%) Legal
17 7 (11.11%) Windows 7
18 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
18 6 (9.52%) Citrix
18 6 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
18 6 (9.52%) SharePoint

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 23 (36.51%) IIS
2 17 (26.98%) MS Exchange
3 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (7.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.76%) Lync
6 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (25.40%) MS Office
2 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) LAN
2 5 (7.94%) WAN
3 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.35%) DNS
3 4 (6.35%) DMZ
4 3 (4.76%) Extranet
4 3 (4.76%) Firewall
4 3 (4.76%) SAN
4 3 (4.76%) DHCP
5 2 (3.17%) VoIP
5 2 (3.17%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.59%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.59%) Internet
6 1 (1.59%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.59%) NAS
6 1 (1.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Fiddler
General
1 8 (12.70%) Law
2 7 (11.11%) Legal
3 3 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (23.81%) Analyst
3 13 (20.63%) Support Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Applications Support
5 5 (7.94%) Service Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Trainer
5 5 (7.94%) IT Trainer
5 5 (7.94%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Applications Support Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Project Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Desktop Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Desktop Support
6 4 (6.35%) Technical Support
6 4 (6.35%) Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.35%) Technical Support Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.59%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.59%) HTML5
2 1 (1.59%) CSS3
2 1 (1.59%) HTML
2 1 (1.59%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.59%) CSS
2 1 (1.59%) Web Services
2 1 (1.59%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Blackberry
1 5 (7.94%) E-Learning
2 3 (4.76%) FMCG
2 3 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Replication
4 1 (1.59%) Clustering
4 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (49.21%) Windows
2 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (12.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (12.70%) SUSE
4 7 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.35%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
7 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.75%) ITIL
2 5 (7.94%) Service Management
2 5 (7.94%) Problem Management
3 4 (6.35%) Change Management
4 3 (4.76%) CRM
4 3 (4.76%) Migration
4 3 (4.76%) TOGAF
4 3 (4.76%) Document Management
4 3 (4.76%) Server Building
4 3 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.59%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.59%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.59%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (1.59%) Project Management
6 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.59%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.59%) MVC
6 1 (1.59%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.87%) SQL
2 5 (7.94%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (58.73%) MCSE
2 33 (52.38%) MCITP
3 30 (47.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (12.70%) MCDST
5 6 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (7.94%) CIPD
6 5 (7.94%) MCP
6 5 (7.94%) MCT
7 4 (6.35%) CCNA
7 4 (6.35%) MCTS
7 4 (6.35%) MOS
8 3 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.17%) CCNP
10 1 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.59%) CCEA
10 1 (1.59%) MCSD
10 1 (1.59%) MCSA
10 1 (1.59%) NCDA
10 1 (1.59%) CCEE
10 1 (1.59%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) SLA
2 2 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 15 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 14 (22.22%) vSphere
3 13 (20.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.17%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.59%) XenApp
5 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.59%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) SCCM
2 1 (1.59%) SCOM
2 1 (1.59%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 58 (92.06%) Microsoft
2 33 (52.38%) VMware
3 22 (34.92%) EMC
4 8 (12.70%) Cisco
5 6 (9.52%) Citrix
6 4 (6.35%) NetApp
7 2 (3.17%) Oracle
7 2 (3.17%) Intel
8 1 (1.59%) McAfee
8 1 (1.59%) Wyse
8 1 (1.59%) AppSense
8 1 (1.59%) Brocade
8 1 (1.59%) WatchGuard
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