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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 103 78 83
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 31 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.47% 2.01% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.87% 13.36% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 1
Median daily rate £358 £323 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.85% +12.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £311
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £18.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+43.83% +17.74%
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
244 232 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 16.48% 15.03% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 154 81
Median daily rate £423 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £17.50 £12.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -20.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +12.50%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 12 (75.00%) Windows
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) MCSE
3 8 (50.00%) MCSA
3 8 (50.00%) ITIL
3 8 (50.00%) Citrix
3 8 (50.00%) VMware
4 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
4 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 6 (37.50%) SAN
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
6 5 (31.25%) MCITP
7 4 (25.00%) Office 365
7 4 (25.00%) HP
7 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 4 (25.00%) VPN
7 4 (25.00%) MS Office
7 4 (25.00%) Windows 8
8 3 (18.75%) MCP
8 3 (18.75%) SLA
8 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
8 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (18.75%) Reuters

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 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.25%) IBM Domino
3 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) MS Project Server
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (6.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) SAN
2 4 (25.00%) VPN
3 3 (18.75%) NAS
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) DNS
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (6.25%) Internet
5 1 (6.25%) LAN
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security
5 1 (6.25%) Skype
5 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
5 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Support
4 1 (6.25%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
1 3 (18.75%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
8 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
8 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
4 1 (6.25%) Front End Development
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) Information Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITSM
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) MCSE
2 8 (50.00%) MCSA
3 5 (31.25%) MCITP
4 3 (18.75%) MCP
4 3 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (6.25%) CCNA
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (6.25%) MCAD
5 1 (6.25%) MCSD
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
1 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) DameWare
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) SCOM
3 1 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) SCSM
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Citrix
2 8 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) CommVault
4 3 (18.75%) iManage
4 3 (18.75%) Reuters
4 3 (18.75%) ServiceNow
4 3 (18.75%) Zerto
5 2 (12.50%) Dell
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco
6 1 (6.25%) Lotus
6 1 (6.25%) Rackspace