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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 100 86 76
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.45% 1.10% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.00% 7.65% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 8
Median daily rate £425 £338 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -5.26%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+42.20% -
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
233 196 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.04% 14.36% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 127 83
Median daily rate £410 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £228 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Median hourly rate £12.00 £18.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +16.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
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 2 May 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 29 (74.36%) MCSA
2 22 (56.41%) Windows
2 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
3 21 (53.85%) ITIL
4 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
5 15 (38.46%) Firewall
6 14 (35.90%) VMware
6 14 (35.90%) PCI DSS
6 14 (35.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (35.90%) CISSP
6 14 (35.90%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (35.90%) Cisco
7 13 (33.33%) CEH
7 13 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 12 (30.77%) MS Exchange
9 11 (28.21%) Security Management
9 11 (28.21%) Ethical Hacking
9 11 (28.21%) Incident Management
10 10 (25.64%) Data Security
11 8 (20.51%) MCSE
12 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
12 7 (17.95%) Citrix
12 7 (17.95%) Legal
12 7 (17.95%) Hyper-V
13 6 (15.38%) Computer Security
13 6 (15.38%) MCITP
14 5 (12.82%) VPN
14 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
14 5 (12.82%) MS Office
14 5 (12.82%) Windows Server

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 12 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.13%) IBM Domino
2 2 (5.13%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.56%) MS Project Server
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
1 5 (12.82%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (38.46%) Firewall
2 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
3 5 (12.82%) VPN
4 4 (10.26%) DNS
4 4 (10.26%) LAN
5 3 (7.69%) Internet
5 3 (7.69%) WAN
6 2 (5.13%) SAN
7 1 (2.56%) DHCP
7 1 (2.56%) NAS
7 1 (2.56%) Network Security
7 1 (2.56%) Telepresence
7 1 (2.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (17.95%) Legal
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Security Specialist
2 10 (25.64%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (20.51%) 1st Line Support
3 8 (20.51%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 5 (12.82%) Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Exchange Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Office 365 Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Presales Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Server Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Support Specialist
7 1 (2.56%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Security Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) .NET
1 1 (2.56%) CSS
1 1 (2.56%) HTML
1 1 (2.56%) jQuery
1 1 (2.56%) Web Services
1 1 (2.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 3 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.56%) Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (56.41%) Windows
2 13 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
4 4 (10.26%) Windows 8
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (10.26%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) ITIL
2 11 (28.21%) Ethical Hacking
2 11 (28.21%) Incident Management
2 11 (28.21%) Security Management
3 10 (25.64%) Data Security
4 6 (15.38%) Computer Security
5 3 (7.69%) Change Management
5 3 (7.69%) Information Security
5 3 (7.69%) Trend Analysis
6 2 (5.13%) Presales
6 2 (5.13%) Service Management
7 1 (2.56%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (2.56%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.56%) Front End Development
7 1 (2.56%) Functional Testing
7 1 (2.56%) High Availability
7 1 (2.56%) Information Management
7 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.56%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.56%) C#
3 1 (2.56%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) PHP
3 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (74.36%) MCSA
2 14 (35.90%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (35.90%) CISSP
3 13 (33.33%) CEH
4 8 (20.51%) MCSE
5 6 (15.38%) MCITP
6 3 (7.69%) CISA
6 3 (7.69%) MCP
6 3 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (5.13%) CCIE
7 2 (5.13%) CCNA
7 2 (5.13%) CCNP
7 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.56%) CCSP
8 1 (2.56%) CISM
8 1 (2.56%) CISMP
8 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.90%) PCI DSS
2 4 (10.26%) ISO 9000
2 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 14 (35.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (17.95%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) DameWare
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (2.56%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) SCOM
2 1 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.90%) Cisco
2 14 (35.90%) VMware
3 7 (17.95%) Citrix
4 2 (5.13%) HP
4 2 (5.13%) Lotus
5 1 (2.56%) CommVault
5 1 (2.56%) Dell
5 1 (2.56%) iManage
5 1 (2.56%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.56%) Reuters
5 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.56%) Symantec
5 1 (2.56%) Zerto