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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 76 59 50
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.28% 1.48% 2.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.62% 10.53% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 9
Average daily rate
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£280 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £265 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £400 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -19.73%
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
174 133 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.81% 14.06% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 77 77
Average daily rate £325 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £413 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +51.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -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 28 November 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 28 November 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 (88.46%) Windows
2 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 19 (73.08%) SAN
4 14 (53.85%) VMware
5 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (46.15%) MCSE
6 11 (42.31%) MCSA
6 11 (42.31%) ITIL
6 11 (42.31%) NetApp
7 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
8 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
8 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (26.92%) HP
9 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (26.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (23.08%) PRINCE2
10 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (19.23%) Citrix
11 5 (19.23%) VMS
11 5 (19.23%) Legal
12 4 (15.38%) NAS
12 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
12 4 (15.38%) MS Office
12 4 (15.38%) Cisco
13 3 (11.54%) IBM
13 3 (11.54%) DNS
13 3 (11.54%) Dell
13 3 (11.54%) CommVault
13 3 (11.54%) Reuters

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (11.54%) WorkSite
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (73.08%) SAN
2 4 (15.38%) NAS
3 3 (11.54%) DNS
3 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.54%) Firewall
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (7.69%) DHCP
4 2 (7.69%) Extranet
5 1 (3.85%) SSL
5 1 (3.85%) Internet
5 1 (3.85%) EIGRP
5 1 (3.85%) VRRP
5 1 (3.85%) MPLS
5 1 (3.85%) OSPF
5 1 (3.85%) BGP
5 1 (3.85%) LAN
5 1 (3.85%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) VPN
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.85%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.85%) OLAP
5 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.85%) QlikView
5 1 (3.85%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MSI
1 1 (3.85%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.85%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (19.23%) Legal
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Law
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Project Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.85%) MDX
2 1 (3.85%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Replication
2 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (19.23%) VMS
5 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.85%) Linux
6 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) PRINCE2
3 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Service Management
4 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
4 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.85%) BCP
5 1 (3.85%) ERP
5 1 (3.85%) CRM
5 1 (3.85%) ETL
5 1 (3.85%) Release Management
5 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.85%) Web Development
5 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.85%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.85%) Network Design
5 1 (3.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) C
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.85%) VBScript
3 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) MCSE
2 11 (42.31%) MCSA
3 7 (26.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (11.54%) MCP
5 2 (7.69%) MCDST
5 2 (7.69%) MCTS
5 2 (7.69%) MCITP
5 2 (7.69%) CCNA
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.85%) CISSP
6 1 (3.85%) CCDA
6 1 (3.85%) CCDP
6 1 (3.85%) CCNP
6 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.85%) Degree
6 1 (3.85%) CCSA
6 1 (3.85%) CCSE
6 1 (3.85%) VCAP
6 1 (3.85%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.85%) XenServer
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
1 2 (7.69%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 14 (53.85%) VMware
3 11 (42.31%) NetApp
4 7 (26.92%) HP
5 5 (19.23%) Citrix
6 4 (15.38%) Cisco
7 3 (11.54%) IBM
7 3 (11.54%) Dell
7 3 (11.54%) CommVault
7 3 (11.54%) Reuters
7 3 (11.54%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.85%) McAfee
8 1 (3.85%) Tableau