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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 58 67 55
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 14 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.49% 1.55% 2.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.20% 11.48% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 27
Average daily rate
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£288 £358 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.58% +14.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £324 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £392 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.20 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.23% +11.12%
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
147 122 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.60% 13.51% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 63 107
Average daily rate £325 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.44 £14.20 £10.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £114.40 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -26.53%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (75.00%) SAN
4 11 (55.00%) VMware
4 11 (55.00%) MCSE
5 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 10 (50.00%) NetApp
6 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (35.00%) MCSA
8 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
8 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (25.00%) ITIL
9 5 (25.00%) HP
10 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
10 4 (20.00%) VMS
11 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
11 3 (15.00%) Cisco
11 3 (15.00%) IBM
11 3 (15.00%) Dell
11 3 (15.00%) VMware ESX
11 3 (15.00%) Clustering
11 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (15.00%) Firewall
11 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (15.00%) MCITP
12 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (10.00%) SCCM
12 2 (10.00%) SCOM
12 2 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (10.00%) NAS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (5.00%) Lync
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (15.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) DHCP
3 2 (10.00%) Internet
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (10.00%) NAS
3 2 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (5.00%) DSL
4 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
1 1 (5.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (5.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Windows Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
1 1 (5.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Social Media
2 1 (5.00%) NHS
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (20.00%) VMS
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.00%) UNIX
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.00%) Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (5.00%) ERP
2 1 (5.00%) Project Management
2 1 (5.00%) Online Security
2 1 (5.00%) Migration
2 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.00%) Logistics
2 1 (5.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (5.00%) Release Management
2 1 (5.00%) Time Management
2 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) VBScript
2 1 (5.00%) VB
2 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) MCSE
2 7 (35.00%) MCSA
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (15.00%) MCITP
4 2 (10.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (10.00%) vSphere
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
1 2 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (55.00%) VMware
3 10 (50.00%) NetApp
4 5 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) Dell
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco
5 3 (15.00%) IBM
6 2 (10.00%) Citrix
7 1 (5.00%) McAfee
7 1 (5.00%) Adobe
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle