The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 2 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 116 141 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.49% 14.90% 13.07%
As % of the Vendors category 26.19% 33.25% 29.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 64 78
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£290 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.07% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £107 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £400 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 13
Average hourly rate £10.66 £38.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.30% +156.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.31 £10.60 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £45.00 £21.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.97
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.20%
Microsoft
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Vendors Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
443 424 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 43.86% 44.82% 44.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 236 260
Average daily rate £320 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £128 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £447 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 18
Average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +140.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £45.00 £20.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +2.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Leeds region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Leeds region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Microsoft 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.

1 102 (44.16%) Windows
2 82 (35.50%) MS Excel
3 71 (30.74%) SQL Server
4 65 (28.14%) Active Directory
5 59 (25.54%) .NET
6 51 (22.08%) C#
7 50 (21.65%) SQL
8 42 (18.18%) MS Office
9 36 (15.58%) MS Exchange
10 32 (13.85%) VMware
11 31 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
11 31 (13.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (12.55%) ASP.NET
13 27 (11.69%) Visual Studio
13 27 (11.69%) SharePoint
14 25 (10.82%) Web Services
15 23 (9.96%) ITIL
15 23 (9.96%) Oracle
15 23 (9.96%) Cisco
15 23 (9.96%) SAN
16 22 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 22 (9.52%) Windows 7
17 21 (9.09%) HP
17 21 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
17 21 (9.09%) Finance
18 20 (8.66%) Project Management
19 19 (8.23%) Service Management
19 19 (8.23%) .NET Framework
20 18 (7.79%) Migration
21 17 (7.36%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 36 (15.58%) MS Exchange
2 27 (11.69%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.63%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (5.63%) Lync
3 13 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (5.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (4.33%) CMS
6 7 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (2.60%) IIS
8 5 (2.16%) Oracle Service Bus
9 4 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.73%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.73%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.87%) WorkSite
12 1 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 82 (35.50%) MS Excel
2 42 (18.18%) MS Office
3 10 (4.33%) MS Project
4 6 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.60%) InfoPath
5 4 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.30%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.87%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (3.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (2.16%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.87%) Google Apps
1 2 (0.87%) Office 365
2 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.96%) SAN
2 13 (5.63%) VPN
3 11 (4.76%) Internet
3 11 (4.76%) Firewall
4 10 (4.33%) DNS
5 9 (3.90%) DHCP
5 9 (3.90%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.46%) Wireless
7 6 (2.60%) IPsec
7 6 (2.60%) Unified Communications
7 6 (2.60%) Intranet
7 6 (2.60%) MPLS
7 6 (2.60%) LAN
7 6 (2.60%) WAN
8 5 (2.16%) S/MIME
9 4 (1.73%) FTP
10 3 (1.30%) SSL
10 3 (1.30%) NAS
11 2 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.87%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (30.74%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (6.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (6.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (3.03%) MySQL
6 6 (2.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 6 (2.60%) EDRMS
7 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.73%) MS Access
9 3 (1.30%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.87%) IDOL
10 2 (0.87%) QlikView
11 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.43%) OLTP
11 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 27 (11.69%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.16%) Hudson
3 5 (2.16%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (1.30%) AdminStudio
4 3 (1.30%) MSTest
5 2 (0.87%) JUnit
5 2 (0.87%) JIRA
5 2 (0.87%) NUnit
5 2 (0.87%) Subversion
6 1 (0.43%) Maven
6 1 (0.43%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.43%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.43%) Selenium
6 1 (0.43%) Firebug
6 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.43%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (9.09%) Finance
2 13 (5.63%) Banking
3 7 (3.03%) Advertising
4 6 (2.60%) Retail
4 6 (2.60%) Legal
5 5 (2.16%) Marketing
6 4 (1.73%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.30%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.30%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.30%) Local Government
8 2 (0.87%) Back Office
8 2 (0.87%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (21.65%) Developer
2 48 (20.78%) Analyst
3 15 (6.49%) .NET Developer
4 14 (6.06%) Service Analyst
4 14 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (5.19%) DBA
6 11 (4.76%) Consultant
6 11 (4.76%) Administrator
7 10 (4.33%) SharePoint Developer
8 9 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (3.90%) SQL DBA
9 8 (3.46%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.03%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.03%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.03%) Exchange Engineer
11 6 (2.60%) Software Manager
11 6 (2.60%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (2.60%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (25.54%) .NET
2 29 (12.55%) ASP.NET
3 25 (10.82%) Web Services
4 19 (8.23%) .NET Framework
5 17 (7.36%) WCF
6 16 (6.93%) HTML
7 15 (6.49%) CSS
8 13 (5.63%) XML
9 10 (4.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 8 (3.46%) WinForms
11 7 (3.03%) LINQ
11 7 (3.03%) jQuery
12 6 (2.60%) XMPP
12 6 (2.60%) WF
12 6 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (2.60%) Middleware
13 5 (2.16%) Ajax
14 4 (1.73%) WPF
14 4 (1.73%) HTML5
14 4 (1.73%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.46%) Clustering
2 5 (2.16%) N-Tier
2 5 (2.16%) Blackberry
3 4 (1.73%) Statistics
4 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.87%) NHS
5 2 (0.87%) Online Games
5 2 (0.87%) Replication
5 2 (0.87%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.43%) Wiki
6 1 (0.43%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.43%) PMI
6 1 (0.43%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.43%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.43%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 102 (44.16%) Windows
2 31 (13.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 21 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (5.63%) UNIX
7 4 (1.73%) CentOS
7 4 (1.73%) Linux
8 2 (0.87%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.87%) VMS
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.43%) Android
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (9.96%) ITIL
3 20 (8.66%) Project Management
4 19 (8.23%) Service Management
5 18 (7.79%) Migration
6 14 (6.06%) MVC
7 12 (5.19%) Workflow
8 10 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (4.33%) CRM
8 10 (4.33%) Data Modelling
9 9 (3.90%) OO
9 9 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (3.46%) Change Management
10 8 (3.46%) Configuration Management
11 7 (3.03%) Data Management
11 7 (3.03%) Business Analysis
12 6 (2.60%) Project Planning
12 6 (2.60%) Unit Testing
12 6 (2.60%) Scrum
12 6 (2.60%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 51 (22.08%) C#
2 50 (21.65%) SQL
3 17 (7.36%) T-SQL
4 15 (6.49%) VB.NET
4 15 (6.49%) PowerShell
4 15 (6.49%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.16%) C++
5 5 (2.16%) Java
6 4 (1.73%) PHP
6 4 (1.73%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.73%) VB
7 3 (1.30%) Python
7 3 (1.30%) Perl
7 3 (1.30%) C
8 2 (0.87%) Delphi
8 2 (0.87%) Ruby
8 2 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.46%) MCSE
2 8 (3.46%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.60%) Degree
4 5 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.73%) MCSA
5 4 (1.73%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.30%) CCNA
7 2 (0.87%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.87%) MCITP
8 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.43%) PMP
8 1 (0.43%) MCP
8 1 (0.43%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.19%) QA
2 11 (4.76%) SLA
3 3 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 65 (28.14%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.93%) Hyper-V
3 15 (6.49%) vSphere
4 14 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (3.46%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.60%) VMware ESX
6 6 (2.60%) Xen
7 5 (2.16%) XenApp
8 4 (1.73%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.30%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.43%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.43%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 16 (6.93%) SCCM
2 8 (3.46%) SCOM
3 5 (2.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (2.16%) SCOrch
4 3 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.87%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.87%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.87%) WSUS
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.43%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.43%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.43%) Cacti
6 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 32 (13.85%) VMware
2 23 (9.96%) Oracle
2 23 (9.96%) Cisco
3 21 (9.09%) HP
4 16 (6.93%) NetApp
5 14 (6.06%) Citrix
6 11 (4.76%) IBM
7 10 (4.33%) Symantec
8 7 (3.03%) EMC
9 6 (2.60%) Kofax
9 6 (2.60%) Google
10 5 (2.16%) Postini
10 5 (2.16%) Perforce
10 5 (2.16%) Dell
11 4 (1.73%) Lotus
12 3 (1.30%) Veeam
12 3 (1.30%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.30%) Splunk
13 2 (0.87%) Cyber-Ark
13 2 (0.87%) Sitecore
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