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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 64 77 63
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 31 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.10% 0.88% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.65% 5.68% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 6
Average daily rate £400 £338 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +16.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £193 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.79% +5.13%
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
266 176 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 18.03% 15.58% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 135 87
Average daily rate £413 £353 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.02% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £468 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 8 February 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 8 February 2016, 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 53 (72.60%) Microsoft
2 42 (57.53%) Active Directory
3 38 (52.05%) Windows
4 34 (46.58%) MCSA
5 32 (43.84%) Windows 7
6 29 (39.73%) ITIL
7 27 (36.99%) VMware
8 24 (32.88%) MS Office
9 22 (30.14%) MS Exchange
10 20 (27.40%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (24.66%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (23.29%) MCSE
13 16 (21.92%) Legal
13 16 (21.92%) Cisco
14 14 (19.18%) Firewall
14 14 (19.18%) CISSP
14 14 (19.18%) PCI DSS
15 13 (17.81%) Service Management
15 13 (17.81%) CEH
16 12 (16.44%) Incident Management
17 11 (15.07%) MS Excel
17 11 (15.07%) TCP/IP
17 11 (15.07%) MCITP
17 11 (15.07%) Ethical Hacking
17 11 (15.07%) Security Management
18 10 (13.70%) Data Security
18 10 (13.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 9 (12.33%) MCDST
20 8 (10.96%) CIPD
20 8 (10.96%) e-Learning

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 22 (30.14%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.96%) IIS
3 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.74%) IBM Domino
4 2 (2.74%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.37%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (32.88%) MS Office
2 11 (15.07%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.37%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.18%) Firewall
2 11 (15.07%) TCP/IP
3 8 (10.96%) DNS
4 5 (6.85%) DHCP
4 5 (6.85%) LAN
5 4 (5.48%) Internet
5 4 (5.48%) VoIP
6 3 (4.11%) WAN
7 2 (2.74%) VPN
8 1 (1.37%) Intranet
8 1 (1.37%) Telepresence
8 1 (1.37%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 16 (21.92%) Legal
2 7 (9.59%) Finance
2 7 (9.59%) Law
3 6 (8.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.74%) Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Retail
4 2 (2.74%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Back Office
5 1 (1.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (23.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 16 (21.92%) Analyst
3 15 (20.55%) Service Analyst
3 15 (20.55%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (17.81%) Security Specialist
5 12 (16.44%) 1st Line Support
6 10 (13.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 8 (10.96%) IT Trainer
7 8 (10.96%) Service Desk Support
7 8 (10.96%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 8 (10.96%) Trainer
8 7 (9.59%) Help Desk Analyst
8 7 (9.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (9.59%) Support Analyst
8 7 (9.59%) Technical Support
9 6 (8.22%) Legal IT Trainer
9 6 (8.22%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (8.22%) Technical Services Analyst
9 6 (8.22%) Technical Support Analyst
10 5 (6.85%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) Web Services
2 1 (1.37%) .NET
2 1 (1.37%) CSS
2 1 (1.37%) HTML
2 1 (1.37%) jQuery
2 1 (1.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) e-Learning
2 7 (9.59%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.74%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.74%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.74%) NHS
5 1 (1.37%) FMCG
5 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 38 (52.05%) Windows
2 32 (43.84%) Windows 7
3 8 (10.96%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.22%) Windows 8
5 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.11%) SUSE
5 3 (4.11%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.74%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (39.73%) ITIL
2 13 (17.81%) Service Management
3 12 (16.44%) Incident Management
4 11 (15.07%) Ethical Hacking
4 11 (15.07%) Security Management
5 10 (13.70%) Data Security
6 7 (9.59%) Information Security
7 6 (8.22%) Change Management
7 6 (8.22%) Computer Security
8 4 (5.48%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.48%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.74%) Functional Testing
9 2 (2.74%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (2.74%) Presales
10 1 (1.37%) Coaching
10 1 (1.37%) Cybersecurity
10 1 (1.37%) Data Entry
10 1 (1.37%) Front End Development
10 1 (1.37%) Mentoring
10 1 (1.37%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.85%) SQL
2 1 (1.37%) C
2 1 (1.37%) C#
2 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (46.58%) MCSA
2 18 (24.66%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (23.29%) MCSE
4 14 (19.18%) CISSP
5 13 (17.81%) CEH
6 11 (15.07%) MCITP
7 10 (13.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (12.33%) MCDST
9 8 (10.96%) CIPD
9 8 (10.96%) MCT
10 6 (8.22%) CCNA
10 6 (8.22%) MOS
11 4 (5.48%) ECDL
11 4 (5.48%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (4.11%) CISA
12 3 (4.11%) MCP
13 2 (2.74%) CCIE
13 2 (2.74%) CCNP
13 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
14 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (19.18%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.48%) ISO 9000
2 4 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.74%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (57.53%) Active Directory
2 20 (27.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.22%) vSphere
4 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.37%) DameWare
1 1 (1.37%) SCCM
1 1 (1.37%) SCOM
1 1 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 53 (72.60%) Microsoft
2 27 (36.99%) VMware
3 16 (21.92%) Cisco
4 8 (10.96%) EMC
5 5 (6.85%) Citrix
6 4 (5.48%) Oracle
7 2 (2.74%) Lotus
8 1 (1.37%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.37%) Remedy
8 1 (1.37%) Symantec