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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 115 122 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.55% 13.93% 13.06%
As % of the Vendors category 27.51% 31.69% 30.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 55 73
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £107 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £415 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 14
Average hourly rate £11.13 £41.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.86% +173.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.58 £10.20 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £45.00 £20.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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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
418 385 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 41.97% 43.95% 42.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 215 226
Average daily rate £314 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.46% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £166 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 18
Average hourly rate £50.00 £39.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.78% +165.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.35 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £45.00 £19.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

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 17 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 17 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 94 (43.32%) Windows
2 77 (35.48%) MS Excel
3 66 (30.41%) Active Directory
4 61 (28.11%) SQL Server
5 57 (26.27%) .NET
6 48 (22.12%) C#
7 39 (17.97%) SQL
8 38 (17.51%) MS Office
9 36 (16.59%) MS Exchange
9 36 (16.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 35 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (13.82%) VMware
12 28 (12.90%) ASP.NET
13 26 (11.98%) Visual Studio
13 26 (11.98%) SharePoint
14 25 (11.52%) Web Services
15 22 (10.14%) Oracle
16 21 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
16 21 (9.68%) SAN
17 20 (9.22%) Cisco
17 20 (9.22%) ITIL
17 20 (9.22%) Migration
18 19 (8.76%) Finance
18 19 (8.76%) Service Management
18 19 (8.76%) HP
18 19 (8.76%) NetApp
18 19 (8.76%) Project Management
18 19 (8.76%) .NET Framework
19 18 (8.29%) Windows 7
20 17 (7.83%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 (16.59%) MS Exchange
2 26 (11.98%) SharePoint
3 16 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (6.45%) Lync
5 12 (5.53%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (5.07%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (4.15%) CMS
8 8 (3.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (2.30%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (2.30%) IIS
11 4 (1.84%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (1.38%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (1.38%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.92%) WorkSite
14 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.46%) MQSeries
Applications
1 77 (35.48%) MS Excel
2 38 (17.51%) MS Office
3 10 (4.61%) MS Project
4 6 (2.76%) InfoPath
4 6 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.38%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.92%) SPSS
6 2 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.30%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.38%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.92%) Office 365
2 2 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.68%) SAN
2 12 (5.53%) VPN
3 11 (5.07%) Internet
4 10 (4.61%) Firewall
5 8 (3.69%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.69%) DNS
5 8 (3.69%) Unified Communications
6 7 (3.23%) S/MIME
6 7 (3.23%) DHCP
6 7 (3.23%) Wireless
7 6 (2.76%) LAN
7 6 (2.76%) WAN
8 5 (2.30%) Intranet
8 5 (2.30%) MPLS
8 5 (2.30%) IPsec
9 4 (1.84%) FTP
10 3 (1.38%) SSL
11 2 (0.92%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.92%) DSL
11 2 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (28.11%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (5.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (4.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (2.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (2.30%) EDRMS
7 5 (2.30%) MySQL
8 4 (1.84%) MS Access
8 4 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.92%) IDOL
9 2 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.92%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.92%) QlikView
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (11.98%) Visual Studio
2 9 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.30%) Hudson
3 5 (2.30%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (1.38%) MSTest
5 2 (0.92%) Subversion
5 2 (0.92%) JUnit
5 2 (0.92%) JIRA
6 1 (0.46%) Selenium
6 1 (0.46%) Firebug
6 1 (0.46%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.46%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.46%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.46%) NUnit
General
1 19 (8.76%) Finance
2 10 (4.61%) Banking
3 6 (2.76%) Legal
3 6 (2.76%) Advertising
3 6 (2.76%) Retail
4 5 (2.30%) Marketing
5 4 (1.84%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.84%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.38%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.92%) Games
7 2 (0.92%) Back Office
7 2 (0.92%) Local Government
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (21.66%) Analyst
2 46 (21.20%) Developer
3 15 (6.91%) .NET Developer
4 14 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (6.45%) Service Analyst
5 11 (5.07%) Consultant
6 9 (4.15%) SharePoint Developer
6 9 (4.15%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (3.69%) Administrator
7 8 (3.69%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (3.69%) Project Manager
7 8 (3.69%) Exchange Engineer
8 7 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (3.23%) Support Engineer
9 6 (2.76%) Business Analyst
9 6 (2.76%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (2.76%) Software Manager
10 5 (2.30%) PMO Analyst
10 5 (2.30%) CRM Developer
10 5 (2.30%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (26.27%) .NET
2 28 (12.90%) ASP.NET
3 25 (11.52%) Web Services
4 19 (8.76%) .NET Framework
5 16 (7.37%) WCF
6 15 (6.91%) HTML
7 14 (6.45%) CSS
8 13 (5.99%) XML
9 10 (4.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 8 (3.69%) WinForms
11 7 (3.23%) LINQ
12 6 (2.76%) Middleware
12 6 (2.76%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (2.76%) jQuery
13 5 (2.30%) Ajax
13 5 (2.30%) XMPP
13 5 (2.30%) WF
14 4 (1.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 4 (1.84%) LINQ to SQL
14 4 (1.84%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.30%) Blackberry
2 5 (2.30%) N-Tier
3 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.38%) Clustering
4 2 (0.92%) Replication
4 2 (0.92%) NHS
4 2 (0.92%) Online Games
4 2 (0.92%) Statistics
4 2 (0.92%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.46%) Wiki
5 1 (0.46%) PKI
5 1 (0.46%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.46%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.46%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.46%) User Experience
5 1 (0.46%) PMI
5 1 (0.46%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 94 (43.32%) Windows
2 36 (16.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (8.29%) Windows 7
5 15 (6.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (5.07%) UNIX
7 4 (1.84%) VMS
7 4 (1.84%) CentOS
8 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.46%) Android
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.46%) Linux
8 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (9.22%) ITIL
2 20 (9.22%) Migration
3 19 (8.76%) Service Management
3 19 (8.76%) Project Management
4 14 (6.45%) MVC
5 11 (5.07%) Workflow
6 9 (4.15%) OO
6 9 (4.15%) CRM
6 9 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (3.69%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (3.23%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.23%) Data Modelling
9 6 (2.76%) Change Management
9 6 (2.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (2.76%) Data Management
9 6 (2.76%) PRINCE2
9 6 (2.76%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (2.76%) Analytics
9 6 (2.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (22.12%) C#
2 39 (17.97%) SQL
3 15 (6.91%) VB.NET
4 14 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.99%) PowerShell
6 9 (4.15%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.30%) C++
8 4 (1.84%) Java
8 4 (1.84%) PHP
8 4 (1.84%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.84%) VB
9 3 (1.38%) C
9 3 (1.38%) Perl
9 3 (1.38%) Python
10 2 (0.92%) Delphi
10 2 (0.92%) VBA
10 2 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (4.15%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.76%) MCSE
4 5 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.84%) MCSA
5 4 (1.84%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.84%) Degree
6 3 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.38%) CCNA
7 2 (0.92%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.92%) MCITP
8 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.46%) PMP
8 1 (0.46%) CCNP
8 1 (0.46%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.15%) QA
2 7 (3.23%) SLA
3 2 (0.92%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.46%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 66 (30.41%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.91%) Hyper-V
3 12 (5.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (5.07%) vSphere
5 7 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.76%) VMware ESX
7 5 (2.30%) Xen
7 5 (2.30%) XenApp
8 3 (1.38%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.92%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.46%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.46%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.46%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 14 (6.45%) SCCM
2 9 (4.15%) SCOM
3 7 (3.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (1.38%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.92%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.92%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.92%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.92%) WSUS
6 1 (0.46%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.46%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.46%) Cacti
6 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.46%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 30 (13.82%) VMware
2 22 (10.14%) Oracle
3 20 (9.22%) Cisco
4 19 (8.76%) HP
4 19 (8.76%) NetApp
5 13 (5.99%) Citrix
6 11 (5.07%) IBM
6 11 (5.07%) Symantec
7 8 (3.69%) Google
8 7 (3.23%) Postini
9 5 (2.30%) Dell
9 5 (2.30%) EMC
9 5 (2.30%) Perforce
9 5 (2.30%) Kofax
10 3 (1.38%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.38%) Veeam
10 3 (1.38%) Splunk
10 3 (1.38%) Lotus
11 2 (0.92%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.92%) BMC
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