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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 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.

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

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 21 6 15
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 117 246 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 7.89% 16.10% 9.00%
As % of the Vendors category 22.20% 37.44% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 157 67
Median daily rate £386 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.04% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £215 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 6
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.60 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.69% +10.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
527 657 461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 35.56% 43.00% 40.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 439 305
Median daily rate £400 £350 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £443 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 12
Median hourly rate £18.75 £18.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £9.74 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £33.75 £18.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +8.82%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 2016.

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 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 99 (36.40%) SQL
2 95 (34.93%) MS Excel
3 92 (33.82%) Windows
4 91 (33.46%) SQL Server
5 52 (19.12%) Active Directory
6 50 (18.38%) Windows Server
7 45 (16.54%) VMware
7 45 (16.54%) .NET
8 44 (16.18%) MS Office
9 41 (15.07%) Business Intelligence
10 39 (14.34%) Agile Software Development
11 38 (13.97%) CRM
12 33 (12.13%) Finance
12 33 (12.13%) VMware Infrastructure
13 32 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
13 32 (11.76%) SharePoint
14 30 (11.03%) Oracle
15 28 (10.29%) T-SQL
15 28 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
16 26 (9.56%) C#
17 25 (9.19%) Citrix
18 24 (8.82%) ITIL
18 24 (8.82%) Firewall
19 23 (8.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 22 (8.09%) SQL Server 2008
20 22 (8.09%) Cisco
21 21 (7.72%) ETL
21 21 (7.72%) SCCM
21 21 (7.72%) Windows Server 2012
21 21 (7.72%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
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 32 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 20 (7.35%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.41%) IIS
3 12 (4.41%) Skype for Business
4 10 (3.68%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (2.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (2.21%) Jetty
6 6 (2.21%) nginx
6 6 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (2.21%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.84%) Apache
7 5 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.47%) CloudStack
8 4 (1.47%) JBoss
8 4 (1.47%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.74%) Confluence
9 2 (0.74%) SAS
Applications
1 95 (34.93%) MS Excel
2 44 (16.18%) MS Office
3 19 (6.99%) MS Project
4 13 (4.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (2.94%) InfoPath
5 8 (2.94%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.37%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.37%) Aligne
3 1 (0.37%) Maximo
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (6.99%) Office 365
3 6 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.84%) Google App Engine
4 5 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.74%) PaaS
6 1 (0.37%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.37%) IaaS
6 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.82%) Firewall
2 19 (6.99%) Network Security
3 17 (6.25%) SAN
4 16 (5.88%) WAN
5 15 (5.51%) LAN
6 13 (4.78%) DNS
7 10 (3.68%) DHCP
7 10 (3.68%) Reverse Proxy
8 9 (3.31%) FTP
9 7 (2.57%) TCP/IP
10 6 (2.21%) HTTP
10 6 (2.21%) SSL
10 6 (2.21%) VPN
11 5 (1.84%) IPsec
11 5 (1.84%) Kerberos
12 4 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.47%) Intranet
13 3 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (1.10%) NAS
13 3 (1.10%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (33.46%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 22 (8.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (6.99%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (6.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (6.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (6.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (5.51%) Data Mining
7 14 (5.15%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (2.94%) MS Access
8 8 (2.94%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (2.57%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (2.21%) MySQL
10 6 (2.21%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.74%) QlikView
12 2 (0.74%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.74%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (3.31%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.57%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.84%) JIRA
4 5 (1.84%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (1.84%) Subversion
4 5 (1.84%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.47%) Travis CI
6 2 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.74%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.74%) MSI
6 2 (0.74%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.37%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.37%) ERwin
7 1 (0.37%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.37%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.37%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.37%) VersionOne
General
1 33 (12.13%) Finance
2 15 (5.51%) Legal
3 14 (5.15%) Banking
4 8 (2.94%) Advertising
5 6 (2.21%) Games
5 6 (2.21%) Law
6 4 (1.47%) Publishing
6 4 (1.47%) Retail
6 4 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.10%) iGaming
8 1 (0.37%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Local Government
8 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (20.22%) Developer
2 48 (17.65%) Analyst
3 22 (8.09%) Windows Engineer
4 19 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (5.88%) Architect
5 16 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 16 (5.88%) Consultant
6 14 (5.15%) Administrator
6 14 (5.15%) SQL Developer
7 13 (4.78%) Server Engineer
7 13 (4.78%) Support Analyst
8 11 (4.04%) .NET Developer
9 10 (3.68%) Support Engineer
9 10 (3.68%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (3.68%) Windows Server Engineer
10 9 (3.31%) ETL Developer
10 9 (3.31%) SQL Server Developer
10 9 (3.31%) Technical Leader
10 9 (3.31%) Trainer
11 8 (2.94%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (16.54%) .NET
2 13 (4.78%) HTML
3 12 (4.41%) CSS
4 10 (3.68%) Servlets
4 10 (3.68%) XML
5 9 (3.31%) MDX
5 9 (3.31%) Velocity
6 8 (2.94%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.21%) jQuery
7 6 (2.21%) Web Services
8 5 (1.84%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (1.84%) J2EE
8 5 (1.84%) Middleware
8 5 (1.84%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (1.47%) Classic ASP
10 3 (1.10%) CSS3
10 3 (1.10%) HTML5
10 3 (1.10%) WinForms
10 3 (1.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.78%) Algorithms
4 12 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.68%) Clustering
6 6 (2.21%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.84%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.84%) e-Learning
7 5 (1.84%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.84%) User Experience
7 5 (1.84%) Video Editing
7 5 (1.84%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.84%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.47%) Artificial Intelligence
8 4 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.47%) Social Media
9 3 (1.10%) Learning Management System
9 3 (1.10%) Replication
10 2 (0.74%) NHS
10 2 (0.74%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 92 (33.82%) Windows
2 50 (18.38%) Windows Server
3 21 (7.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (6.99%) Linux
5 18 (6.62%) Windows 7
6 17 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (4.78%) Unix
8 7 (2.57%) Windows XP
9 6 (2.21%) Apple iOS
9 6 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.84%) AIX
10 5 (1.84%) HPUX
10 5 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.84%) SUSE
10 5 (1.84%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.47%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.74%) Android
12 2 (0.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (15.07%) Business Intelligence
2 39 (14.34%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (13.97%) CRM
4 24 (8.82%) ITIL
5 21 (7.72%) ETL
6 19 (6.99%) Project Management
7 14 (5.15%) Enterprise Architecture
7 14 (5.15%) MVC
8 13 (4.78%) Change Management
9 12 (4.41%) Data Modelling
9 12 (4.41%) Waterfall
9 12 (4.41%) Web Development
10 11 (4.04%) Change Control
10 11 (4.04%) Data Security
10 11 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (4.04%) Unit Testing
11 9 (3.31%) Configuration Management
11 9 (3.31%) ERP
11 9 (3.31%) Migration
11 9 (3.31%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 99 (36.40%) SQL
2 28 (10.29%) T-SQL
3 26 (9.56%) C#
4 18 (6.62%) PowerShell
5 17 (6.25%) Java
6 14 (5.15%) PL/SQL
7 13 (4.78%) JavaScript
8 12 (4.41%) C++
9 9 (3.31%) VBA
10 6 (2.21%) VB
10 6 (2.21%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.47%) PHP
12 3 (1.10%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.37%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.37%) Perl
13 1 (0.37%) Python
13 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (4.04%) Security Cleared
2 5 (1.84%) MCSA
2 5 (1.84%) MCSE
3 4 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (1.47%) CCA
3 4 (1.47%) CCNA
3 4 (1.47%) CISA
3 4 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.47%) CISSP
3 4 (1.47%) Degree
3 4 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (1.10%) ISEB
4 3 (1.10%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.74%) CCDA
5 2 (0.74%) CCIE
5 2 (0.74%) CCNP
5 2 (0.74%) GSEC
5 2 (0.74%) GSNA
5 2 (0.74%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.68%) QA
2 7 (2.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (2.21%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.74%) SLA
6 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.37%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (19.12%) Active Directory
2 33 (12.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.04%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.68%) Xen
5 6 (2.21%) vSphere
6 5 (1.84%) KVM
6 5 (1.84%) VMware Server
7 4 (1.47%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.10%) XenApp
9 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (7.72%) SCCM
2 10 (3.68%) SCOM
3 4 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (1.10%) Opsview
5 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.74%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.37%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.37%) SCSM
6 1 (0.37%) WMI
6 1 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (16.54%) VMware
2 30 (11.03%) Oracle
3 25 (9.19%) Citrix
4 22 (8.09%) Cisco
5 13 (4.78%) HP
6 12 (4.41%) Informatica
7 10 (3.68%) Intel Security
8 6 (2.21%) Google
8 6 (2.21%) iManage
9 5 (1.84%) Adobe
9 5 (1.84%) Apple
9 5 (1.84%) Dell
9 5 (1.84%) IBM
9 5 (1.84%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.84%) SAP
10 4 (1.47%) NetApp
10 4 (1.47%) Twitter
11 3 (1.10%) CommVault
11 3 (1.10%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.10%) Zerto
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