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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 64 73 59
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 39 5 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.39% 0.48% 2.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.41% 4.42% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +1.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £301
% change year-on-year
+14.43% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.88 £17.29
% change year-on-year
+13.38% -8.18%
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
224 113 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.73% 10.88% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 69 85
Average daily rate £365 £336 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% +9.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Average hourly rate £16.51 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.51% -31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £14.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £16.50 £37.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 45 (84.91%) Microsoft
2 32 (60.38%) MCSE
3 28 (52.83%) Windows
4 27 (50.94%) VMware
5 25 (47.17%) MCITP
6 23 (43.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 16 (30.19%) ITIL
8 15 (28.30%) IIS
8 15 (28.30%) MS Exchange
8 15 (28.30%) Active Directory
9 14 (26.42%) EMC
9 14 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
11 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
11 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (16.98%) SQL
12 9 (16.98%) Cisco
13 8 (15.09%) MS Office
13 8 (15.09%) vSphere
14 7 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
14 7 (13.21%) Blackberry
14 7 (13.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (13.21%) MCTS
15 6 (11.32%) Lync
16 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2013
16 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
16 5 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 15 (28.30%) MS Exchange
1 15 (28.30%) IIS
2 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
2 7 (13.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (11.32%) Lync
4 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
2 8 (15.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) LAN
2 4 (7.55%) WAN
2 4 (7.55%) SAN
2 4 (7.55%) DMZ
2 4 (7.55%) IP Telephony
3 3 (5.66%) Extranet
3 3 (5.66%) Firewall
3 3 (5.66%) DNS
4 2 (3.77%) DHCP
4 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.77%) Internet
4 2 (3.77%) NAS
4 2 (3.77%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.89%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.89%) VPN
5 1 (1.89%) LDAP
5 1 (1.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Fiddler
General
1 5 (9.43%) Law
2 4 (7.55%) Legal
3 3 (5.66%) Finance
4 1 (1.89%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (20.75%) Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Support Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Applications Support
4 5 (9.43%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (7.55%) Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.66%) Design Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Communications Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) IT Trainer
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.89%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.89%) HTML5
2 1 (1.89%) CSS3
2 1 (1.89%) HTML
2 1 (1.89%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.89%) CSS
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.55%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (7.55%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.77%) E-Learning
3 2 (3.77%) FMCG
3 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) Replication
4 1 (1.89%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 28 (52.83%) Windows
2 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (9.43%) SUSE
4 4 (7.55%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.66%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) ITIL
2 4 (7.55%) Change Management
2 4 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (7.55%) Migration
2 4 (7.55%) TOGAF
2 4 (7.55%) High Availability
2 4 (7.55%) Problem Management
3 3 (5.66%) Server Building
3 3 (5.66%) Load Balancing
3 3 (5.66%) Document Management
3 3 (5.66%) Service Management
3 3 (5.66%) CRM
4 2 (3.77%) Project Management
4 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
4 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.89%) Information Security
5 1 (1.89%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.89%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.89%) Project Planning
5 1 (1.89%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) SQL
2 5 (9.43%) T-SQL
3 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (60.38%) MCSE
2 25 (47.17%) MCITP
3 23 (43.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (13.21%) MCTS
5 5 (9.43%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (7.55%) MCDST
6 4 (7.55%) MCP
6 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 3 (5.66%) CCNA
7 3 (5.66%) MCSA
8 2 (3.77%) MCT
8 2 (3.77%) CCNP
8 2 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.77%) CIPD
9 1 (1.89%) Degree
9 1 (1.89%) NCDA
9 1 (1.89%) CCEE
9 1 (1.89%) CCIA
9 1 (1.89%) MOS
9 1 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) SLA
2 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 15 (28.30%) Active Directory
2 14 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (15.09%) vSphere
4 3 (5.66%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.89%) XenApp
5 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.89%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) SCCM
2 4 (7.55%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (84.91%) Microsoft
2 27 (50.94%) VMware
3 14 (26.42%) EMC
4 9 (16.98%) Cisco
5 5 (9.43%) Citrix
6 4 (7.55%) NetApp
7 2 (3.77%) McAfee
7 2 (3.77%) Intel
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle
8 1 (1.89%) Sophos
8 1 (1.89%) Wyse
8 1 (1.89%) Symantec
8 1 (1.89%) AppSense
8 1 (1.89%) Brocade
8 1 (1.89%) WatchGuard