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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 73 71 54
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 13 10 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.06% 1.02% 2.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.99% 7.25% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 8
Average daily rate
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£310 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £260 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £316 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £62.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.41 £15.13 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+8.49% -19.03%
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
186 138 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.10% 14.14% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 89 75
Average daily rate £330 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £413 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £62.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -72.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 23 (85.19%) Windows
2 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 19 (70.37%) SAN
3 14 (51.85%) VMware
4 12 (44.44%) MCSE
4 12 (44.44%) ITIL
5 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
5 11 (40.74%) MCSA
5 11 (40.74%) NetApp
5 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (29.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
6 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (25.93%) HP
7 7 (25.93%) PRINCE2
8 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (18.52%) Legal
9 5 (18.52%) Citrix
9 5 (18.52%) Cisco
9 5 (18.52%) VMS
10 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
10 4 (14.81%) MS Office
10 4 (14.81%) DNS
10 4 (14.81%) Firewall
10 4 (14.81%) NAS
11 3 (11.11%) ServiceNow
11 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (11.11%) TOGAF

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 3 (11.11%) WorkSite
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
2 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (70.37%) SAN
2 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
2 4 (14.81%) DNS
2 4 (14.81%) Firewall
2 4 (14.81%) NAS
3 2 (7.41%) VPN
3 2 (7.41%) DHCP
3 2 (7.41%) LAN
3 2 (7.41%) WAN
3 2 (7.41%) MPLS
3 2 (7.41%) OSPF
3 2 (7.41%) BGP
3 2 (7.41%) EIGRP
3 2 (7.41%) VRRP
3 2 (7.41%) Extranet
3 2 (7.41%) SSL
3 2 (7.41%) VPLS
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (7.41%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
2 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.70%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.70%) QlikView
5 1 (3.70%) OLAP
5 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
1 1 (3.70%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.70%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (18.52%) Legal
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Project Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) CRM Developer
5 1 (3.70%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.70%) MDX
2 1 (3.70%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.70%) CSS
2 1 (3.70%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Replication
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) Social Media
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (85.19%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (18.52%) VMS
5 2 (7.41%) Linux
5 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.41%) Mac OS
5 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) PRINCE2
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
3 3 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) BCP
4 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.41%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity
4 2 (7.41%) Network Design
4 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.70%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (3.70%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Release Management
5 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) C
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.70%) VBScript
3 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) MCSE
2 11 (40.74%) MCSA
3 8 (29.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (11.11%) MCTS
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (11.11%) CCNA
5 2 (7.41%) MCP
5 2 (7.41%) CCDA
5 2 (7.41%) CCDP
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (7.41%) CISSP
5 2 (7.41%) CCNP
5 2 (7.41%) MCITP
5 2 (7.41%) MCDST
5 2 (7.41%) CCSE
5 2 (7.41%) CCSA
5 2 (7.41%) VCP5
5 2 (7.41%) VCAP
6 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) Terminal Services
3 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.70%) XenServer
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 14 (51.85%) VMware
3 11 (40.74%) NetApp
4 7 (25.93%) HP
5 5 (18.52%) Citrix
5 5 (18.52%) Cisco
6 3 (11.11%) ServiceNow
6 3 (11.11%) IBM
6 3 (11.11%) Dell
6 3 (11.11%) CommVault
6 3 (11.11%) Reuters
7 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.70%) Tableau
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