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 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 65 62 56
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 19 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.70% 1.41% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.67% 10.08% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 10
Average daily rate
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£295 £293 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.85% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £258 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £400 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £10.20 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -10.14%
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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
178 129 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.95% 14.01% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 68 82
Average daily rate £325 £340 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £435 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+10.61% -21.39%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 21 (87.50%) Windows
2 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
3 18 (75.00%) SAN
4 14 (58.33%) VMware
5 12 (50.00%) MCSE
5 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (45.83%) MCSA
6 11 (45.83%) NetApp
7 8 (33.33%) HP
7 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 8 (33.33%) ITIL
7 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (29.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
9 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (20.83%) VMS
9 5 (20.83%) Citrix
10 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
10 4 (16.67%) Cisco
10 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 4 (16.67%) NAS
10 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (12.50%) ServiceNow
11 3 (12.50%) Replication
11 3 (12.50%) WorkSite
11 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (12.50%) MS Office
11 3 (12.50%) IBM
11 3 (12.50%) VMware ESX

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (12.50%) WorkSite
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (75.00%) SAN
2 4 (16.67%) NAS
3 3 (12.50%) Firewall
4 2 (8.33%) Internet
4 2 (8.33%) DNS
4 2 (8.33%) DHCP
4 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (4.17%) IP Telephony
5 1 (4.17%) VPN
5 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
5 1 (4.17%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MSI
1 1 (4.17%) InstallShield
1 1 (4.17%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (12.50%) Legal
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Project Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) CRM Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) IT Support
5 1 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Wintel Support
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.17%) Software Packaging
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Replication
2 1 (4.17%) Social Media
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (87.50%) Windows
2 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (20.83%) VMS
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.17%) Time Management
5 1 (4.17%) Release Management
5 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.17%) Web Development
5 1 (4.17%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.17%) Logistics
5 1 (4.17%) CRM
5 1 (4.17%) ERP
5 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) C
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VBScript
2 1 (4.17%) VB
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) MCSE
2 11 (45.83%) MCSA
3 7 (29.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.33%) CCNA
4 2 (8.33%) MCITP
5 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (4.17%) MCTS
5 1 (4.17%) MCP
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
3 3 (12.50%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.17%) XenServer
4 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
1 2 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 14 (58.33%) VMware
3 11 (45.83%) NetApp
4 8 (33.33%) HP
5 5 (20.83%) Citrix
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco
7 3 (12.50%) ServiceNow
7 3 (12.50%) IBM
7 3 (12.50%) Dell
7 3 (12.50%) CommVault
7 3 (12.50%) Reuters
8 1 (4.17%) Oracle
8 1 (4.17%) Adobe
8 1 (4.17%) McAfee
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