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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 69 77 57
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 36 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.29% 0.27% 2.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.44% 2.52% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 4
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£325 £288 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -6.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £306
% change year-on-year
+8.80% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -7.95%
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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
219 119 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.95% 10.62% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 75 81
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £252 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Average hourly rate £16.51 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.51% -31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £15.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £15.50 £36.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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 40 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 29 (60.42%) MCSE
3 27 (56.25%) Windows
4 24 (50.00%) VMware
5 22 (45.83%) MCITP
6 20 (41.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 16 (33.33%) ITIL
7 16 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 15 (31.25%) Active Directory
9 12 (25.00%) IIS
10 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
10 11 (22.92%) EMC
10 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (18.75%) Cisco
12 9 (18.75%) SQL
12 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
12 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (16.67%) vSphere
13 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (14.58%) MCTS
14 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
14 7 (14.58%) MS Office
14 7 (14.58%) Blackberry
14 7 (14.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
15 6 (12.50%) Lync
16 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 16 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 12 (25.00%) IIS
3 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
4 7 (14.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (12.50%) Lync
5 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
7 1 (2.08%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 7 (14.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) LAN
2 4 (8.33%) WAN
2 4 (8.33%) SAN
2 4 (8.33%) DMZ
2 4 (8.33%) IP Telephony
3 3 (6.25%) Extranet
3 3 (6.25%) Firewall
3 3 (6.25%) DNS
4 2 (4.17%) DHCP
4 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.17%) Internet
4 2 (4.17%) NAS
4 2 (4.17%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.08%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.08%) VPN
5 1 (2.08%) LDAP
5 1 (2.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Fiddler
General
1 4 (8.33%) Law
2 3 (6.25%) Legal
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) Support Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Applications Support
4 5 (10.42%) Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.25%) Design Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Communications Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.08%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.08%) HTML5
2 1 (2.08%) CSS3
2 1 (2.08%) HTML
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.08%) CSS
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.17%) FMCG
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Replication
5 1 (2.08%) Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 27 (56.25%) Windows
2 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (10.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (10.42%) SUSE
5 4 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (10.42%) Migration
3 4 (8.33%) TOGAF
3 4 (8.33%) Change Management
3 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 4 (8.33%) High Availability
4 3 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.25%) Server Building
4 3 (6.25%) CRM
4 3 (6.25%) Document Management
4 3 (6.25%) Service Management
5 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.17%) Project Management
5 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.08%) MVC
6 1 (2.08%) Workflow
6 1 (2.08%) Information Security
6 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.08%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) SQL
2 5 (10.42%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (60.42%) MCSE
2 22 (45.83%) MCITP
3 20 (41.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (14.58%) MCTS
5 5 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (8.33%) MCDST
6 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 3 (6.25%) CCNA
7 3 (6.25%) MCSA
7 3 (6.25%) MCP
8 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (4.17%) CCNP
9 1 (2.08%) CIPD
9 1 (2.08%) Degree
9 1 (2.08%) NCDA
9 1 (2.08%) CCEE
9 1 (2.08%) CCIA
9 1 (2.08%) MOS
9 1 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (2.08%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 15 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (16.67%) vSphere
4 3 (6.25%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.08%) XenApp
5 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.08%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) SCCM
1 4 (8.33%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 24 (50.00%) VMware
3 11 (22.92%) EMC
4 9 (18.75%) Cisco
5 5 (10.42%) Citrix
6 4 (8.33%) NetApp
7 2 (4.17%) Intel
7 2 (4.17%) McAfee
8 1 (2.08%) Sophos
8 1 (2.08%) Wyse
8 1 (2.08%) AppSense
8 1 (2.08%) Brocade
8 1 (2.08%) WatchGuard
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle
8 1 (2.08%) Lotus
8 1 (2.08%) Symantec
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