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 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 95 81 82
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.52% 1.25% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.15% 8.59% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 5
Median daily rate £358 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £175 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £420 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+21.88% +16.66%
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
254 198 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 16.64% 14.57% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 133 100
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Median hourly rate £16.50 - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

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
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 25 May 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 25 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 23 (76.67%) MCSA
2 20 (66.67%) ITIL
3 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
4 15 (50.00%) Windows
5 14 (46.67%) Firewall
6 13 (43.33%) CISSP
6 13 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (43.33%) PCI DSS
7 12 (40.00%) CEH
7 12 (40.00%) Cisco
8 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 10 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
8 10 (33.33%) Incident Management
8 10 (33.33%) Data Security
8 10 (33.33%) Security Management
8 10 (33.33%) VMware
9 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (30.00%) Citrix
9 9 (30.00%) MCSE
10 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
11 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
12 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (16.67%) Computer Security
12 5 (16.67%) MCITP
12 5 (16.67%) SAN
12 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
12 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
12 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 5 (16.67%) MS Office
12 5 (16.67%) SQL

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 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) IBM Domino
2 2 (6.67%) IBM Notes
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) MS Project Server
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 5 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (46.67%) Firewall
2 5 (16.67%) SAN
2 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (13.33%) VPN
4 3 (10.00%) DNS
4 3 (10.00%) Internet
4 3 (10.00%) LAN
5 2 (6.67%) DHCP
5 2 (6.67%) NAS
5 2 (6.67%) WAN
6 1 (3.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (13.33%) Legal
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Security Specialist
2 6 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (13.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 4 (13.33%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Support Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Active Directory Support
6 1 (3.33%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 1 (3.33%) Information Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Office 365 Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) CSS
1 1 (3.33%) HTML
1 1 (3.33%) jQuery
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
1 1 (3.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.67%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) ITIL
2 10 (33.33%) Data Security
2 10 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 10 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 10 (33.33%) Security Management
3 5 (16.67%) Computer Security
4 3 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.33%) CRM
5 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.33%) ERP
5 1 (3.33%) Front End Development
5 1 (3.33%) High Availability
5 1 (3.33%) Information Management
5 1 (3.33%) Information Security
5 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.33%) Migration
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.33%) Presales
5 1 (3.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) PHP
3 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (76.67%) MCSA
2 13 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (43.33%) CISSP
3 12 (40.00%) CEH
4 9 (30.00%) MCSE
5 5 (16.67%) MCITP
6 3 (10.00%) MCP
6 3 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (6.67%) CISA
7 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (3.33%) CCIE
8 1 (3.33%) CCNA
8 1 (3.33%) CCNP
8 1 (3.33%) CCSP
8 1 (3.33%) CISM
8 1 (3.33%) CISMP
8 1 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (43.33%) PCI DSS
2 3 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (10.00%) ISO 9000
2 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) DameWare
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) SCSM
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (40.00%) Cisco
3 10 (33.33%) VMware
4 9 (30.00%) Citrix
5 3 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) CommVault
6 2 (6.67%) Dell
6 2 (6.67%) iManage
6 2 (6.67%) Lotus
6 2 (6.67%) Reuters
6 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
6 2 (6.67%) Zerto
7 1 (3.33%) Rackspace