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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 130 117 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 10.55% 11.99% 11.24%
As % of the Vendors category 27.78% 29.62% 26.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 48 57
Average daily rate
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£310 £314 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +4.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £210 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £373 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 15
Average hourly rate £14.37 £12.63 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.80% +26.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £10.10 £7.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.21 £16.00 £75.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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
468 395 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 37.99% 40.47% 42.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 226 206
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 19
Average hourly rate £14.87 £15.00 £10.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.22 £10.10 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.20 £33.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 (38.37%) MS Excel
2 90 (36.73%) Windows
3 70 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 67 (27.35%) SQL Server
5 57 (23.27%) MS Office
6 49 (20.00%) VMware
7 46 (18.78%) .NET
8 44 (17.96%) SQL
9 38 (15.51%) MS Exchange
10 36 (14.69%) Oracle
10 36 (14.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 35 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
11 35 (14.29%) Finance
12 32 (13.06%) ITIL
12 32 (13.06%) VMware Infrastructure
13 30 (12.24%) ASP.NET
14 29 (11.84%) Web Services
15 28 (11.43%) C#
16 26 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
17 25 (10.20%) SAN
18 24 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
19 23 (9.39%) Symantec
19 23 (9.39%) SharePoint
20 22 (8.98%) Windows Server 2003
20 22 (8.98%) IBM
20 22 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2013
21 21 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
21 21 (8.57%) PRINCE2
21 21 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
22 20 (8.16%) vSphere

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 38 (15.51%) MS Exchange
2 23 (9.39%) SharePoint
3 22 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (5.31%) IIS
7 9 (3.67%) Lync
7 9 (3.67%) Lotus Domino
8 7 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (2.45%) CMS
10 5 (2.04%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.63%) Oracle BPEL
11 4 (1.63%) WorkSite
12 3 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.82%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 94 (38.37%) MS Excel
2 57 (23.27%) MS Office
3 12 (4.90%) MS Project
3 12 (4.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.86%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.22%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.41%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (6.53%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.82%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.22%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.41%) SaaS
2 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.20%) SAN
2 15 (6.12%) NAS
3 12 (4.90%) Internet
4 10 (4.08%) DNS
5 9 (3.67%) DHCP
6 8 (3.27%) VPN
7 7 (2.86%) Unified Communications
7 7 (2.86%) S/MIME
8 5 (2.04%) iSCSI
8 5 (2.04%) LAN
8 5 (2.04%) Firewall
9 4 (1.63%) SMTP
9 4 (1.63%) WAN
9 4 (1.63%) Ethernet
9 4 (1.63%) FTP
9 4 (1.63%) Intranet
9 4 (1.63%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (1.22%) RTSP
11 2 (0.82%) Wireless
11 2 (0.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (27.35%) SQL Server
2 35 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (7.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (7.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (4.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (4.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (2.86%) Oracle ODI
8 6 (2.45%) QlikView
9 5 (2.04%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (1.22%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (1.22%) EDRMS
10 3 (1.22%) FileMaker
10 3 (1.22%) MySQL
10 3 (1.22%) OLAP
10 3 (1.22%) MS Access
11 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (6.53%) Visual Studio
2 12 (4.90%) Oracle Forms
2 12 (4.90%) Hudson
3 3 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.22%) MSTest
3 3 (1.22%) JIRA
3 3 (1.22%) MSI
4 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.82%) Subversion
5 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.41%) ClearCase
General
1 35 (14.29%) Finance
2 14 (5.71%) Retail
3 11 (4.49%) Banking
4 7 (2.86%) Multimedia
5 6 (2.45%) Legal
6 5 (2.04%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.63%) Marketing
8 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.82%) Advertising
8 2 (0.82%) Law
9 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.41%) Games
9 1 (0.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 56 (22.86%) Developer
1 56 (22.86%) Analyst
2 18 (7.35%) .NET Developer
3 15 (6.12%) Consultant
3 15 (6.12%) Administrator
4 13 (5.31%) Exchange Engineer
5 11 (4.49%) Business Analyst
5 11 (4.49%) Service Analyst
5 11 (4.49%) Configuration Manager
5 11 (4.49%) Support Analyst
5 11 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
6 10 (4.08%) Software Manager
6 10 (4.08%) PMO Analyst
7 9 (3.67%) Designer
7 9 (3.67%) Support Engineer
8 8 (3.27%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (3.27%) SQL Developer
9 7 (2.86%) SOA Designer
9 7 (2.86%) Exchange Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (18.78%) .NET
2 30 (12.24%) ASP.NET
3 29 (11.84%) Web Services
4 15 (6.12%) Middleware
5 11 (4.49%) .NET Framework
5 11 (4.49%) jQuery
6 10 (4.08%) HTML
6 10 (4.08%) XML
6 10 (4.08%) WCF
6 10 (4.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 10 (4.08%) Oracle Fusion
7 9 (3.67%) CSS
8 6 (2.45%) WPF
8 6 (2.45%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (2.04%) LINQ
10 4 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (1.63%) WinForms
10 4 (1.63%) Ajax
11 3 (1.22%) HTML5
11 3 (1.22%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.49%) NHS
3 6 (2.45%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.04%) Replication
4 5 (2.04%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.63%) PDA
5 4 (1.63%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.82%) User Experience
6 2 (0.82%) FMCG
6 2 (0.82%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.82%) Wiki
6 2 (0.82%) PKI
7 1 (0.41%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.41%) iPad
7 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.41%) Economics
7 1 (0.41%) Statistics
7 1 (0.41%) CMDB
7 1 (0.41%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 90 (36.73%) Windows
2 36 (14.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (8.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (6.53%) UNIX
6 13 (5.31%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.45%) Linux
8 5 (2.04%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.04%) VMS
8 5 (2.04%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.63%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.22%) CentOS
11 2 (0.82%) Android
12 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (13.06%) ITIL
2 26 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (8.57%) PRINCE2
4 21 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (7.76%) Service Management
6 18 (7.35%) Migration
7 17 (6.94%) Project Management
8 14 (5.71%) MVC
8 14 (5.71%) Configuration Management
8 14 (5.71%) ETL
9 11 (4.49%) Release Management
9 11 (4.49%) CRM
10 10 (4.08%) Service Delivery
10 10 (4.08%) Data Modelling
10 10 (4.08%) Software Deployment
11 9 (3.67%) Project Planning
11 9 (3.67%) BPEL
12 8 (3.27%) SOA
12 8 (3.27%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 44 (17.96%) SQL
2 28 (11.43%) C#
3 12 (4.90%) T-SQL
4 11 (4.49%) PowerShell
4 11 (4.49%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.86%) Java
6 6 (2.45%) VBA
7 5 (2.04%) Python
8 4 (1.63%) C
9 3 (1.22%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.82%) C++
11 1 (0.41%) Ruby
11 1 (0.41%) VBScript
11 1 (0.41%) XAML
Qualifications
1 19 (7.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.08%) Degree
3 7 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 7 (2.86%) MCSE
3 7 (2.86%) MCSA
4 6 (2.45%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.22%) MCP
6 2 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.82%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.82%) CCNA
6 2 (0.82%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.82%) MCDST
7 1 (0.41%) APMP
7 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.41%) ISEB
7 1 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.86%) QA
1 7 (2.86%) SLA
2 2 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.41%) P3O
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 70 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 32 (13.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (8.16%) vSphere
4 18 (7.35%) VMware ESX
5 6 (2.45%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.22%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.82%) XenApp
8 1 (0.41%) UAG
8 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (7.76%) SCCM
2 15 (6.12%) SCOM
3 13 (5.31%) NetBackup
4 7 (2.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (1.63%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.41%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.41%) Ansible
Vendors
1 49 (20.00%) VMware
2 36 (14.69%) Oracle
3 23 (9.39%) Symantec
4 22 (8.98%) IBM
5 16 (6.53%) Citrix
5 16 (6.53%) HP
6 15 (6.12%) NetApp
7 12 (4.90%) Perforce
7 12 (4.90%) Cisco
8 11 (4.49%) EMC
9 9 (3.67%) Lotus
10 8 (3.27%) Google
11 7 (2.86%) Postini
12 5 (2.04%) Dell
13 4 (1.63%) Red Hat
14 3 (1.22%) Splunk
14 3 (1.22%) ServiceNow
14 3 (1.22%) Reuters
14 3 (1.22%) Remedy
14 3 (1.22%) CommVault
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