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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Rank 75 71 78
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.28% 1.60% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.09% 10.23% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 4
Median daily rate £133 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £220 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £420 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.91% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.64
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +11.92%

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
154 215 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.09% 15.61% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 142 128
Median daily rate £363 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.58% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Median hourly rate £15.75 £12.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% -30.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017, 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 22 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (52.00%) Windows
3 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (32.00%) MCITP
5 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (28.00%) SQL
5 7 (28.00%) ITIL
6 6 (24.00%) VMware
6 6 (24.00%) MCSE
6 6 (24.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
7 5 (20.00%) MCTS
7 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (20.00%) Linux
8 4 (16.00%) Citrix
8 4 (16.00%) MCDBA
8 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (16.00%) vSphere
8 4 (16.00%) Degree
8 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
8 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
9 3 (12.00%) VMware Server
9 3 (12.00%) Brocade
9 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (12.00%) MS Office
9 3 (12.00%) EMC

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 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Firewall
1 3 (12.00%) SAN
2 2 (8.00%) LAN
2 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.00%) WAN
3 1 (4.00%) DHCP
3 1 (4.00%) DNS
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (8.00%) Big Data
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (8.00%) Banking
1 2 (8.00%) Billing
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Legal
1 2 (8.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) DBA
2 6 (24.00%) Service Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) SQL DBA
3 5 (20.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Service Desk Support
3 5 (20.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) CRM Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (8.00%) Server Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Technician
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (8.00%) Storage Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) SOAP
1 2 (8.00%) WCF
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
1 2 (8.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) e-Learning
2 2 (8.00%) Fintech
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Replication
3 1 (4.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (20.00%) Linux
4 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (12.00%) SUSE
7 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (12.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Analytics
4 2 (8.00%) Coaching
4 2 (8.00%) CRM
4 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (8.00%) DevOps
4 2 (8.00%) Document Management
4 2 (8.00%) ETL
4 2 (8.00%) Logistics
4 2 (8.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (8.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.00%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) C
2 2 (8.00%) C#
2 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) MCITP
2 6 (24.00%) MCSE
2 6 (24.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (20.00%) MCTS
4 4 (16.00%) Degree
4 4 (16.00%) MCDBA
5 2 (8.00%) A+ Certification
5 2 (8.00%) CCA
5 2 (8.00%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (8.00%) MCDST
6 1 (4.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) vSphere
3 3 (12.00%) VMware Server
4 2 (8.00%) Docker
4 2 (8.00%) vCloud
4 2 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (8.00%) VMware GSX
4 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.00%) Citrix
4 3 (12.00%) Brocade
4 3 (12.00%) EMC
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle
5 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (8.00%) Xerox
6 1 (4.00%) Veeam