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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 242 113 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.47% 11.18% 14.78%
As % of the Vendors category 34.52% 25.22% 33.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 66 60
Average daily rate
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£350 £284 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.34% -14.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £125 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 17
Average hourly rate £13.50 £10.66 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.61% -72.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £8.31 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.72 £12.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
701 448 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 41.93% 44.31% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 275 229
Average daily rate £360 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £168 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 24
Average hourly rate £19.03 £50.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.94% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.04 £150.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 168 (36.68%) SQL
2 157 (34.28%) SQL Server
3 140 (30.57%) MS Excel
4 127 (27.73%) Windows
5 107 (23.36%) Agile Software Development
6 84 (18.34%) T-SQL
6 84 (18.34%) .NET
7 72 (15.72%) MS Office
8 70 (15.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 68 (14.85%) VMware
10 63 (13.76%) ITIL
11 62 (13.54%) IIS
12 59 (12.88%) Business Intelligence
13 57 (12.45%) Active Directory
13 57 (12.45%) Microsoft Certification
13 57 (12.45%) Oracle
13 57 (12.45%) Team Foundation Server
14 45 (9.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 45 (9.83%) Data Modelling
14 45 (9.83%) Finance
14 45 (9.83%) SQL Server 2012
15 44 (9.61%) Data Warehouse
15 44 (9.61%) C#
15 44 (9.61%) VMware Infrastructure
16 39 (8.52%) CRM
17 38 (8.30%) MS Exchange
18 35 (7.64%) DNS
18 35 (7.64%) SQL Server 2008
18 35 (7.64%) Windows 7
18 35 (7.64%) TDD

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 62 (13.54%) IIS
2 38 (8.30%) MS Exchange
3 28 (6.11%) SharePoint
4 17 (3.71%) Apache
4 17 (3.71%) Tomcat
5 16 (3.49%) WebSphere
5 16 (3.49%) Jetty
5 16 (3.49%) nginx
6 14 (3.06%) Lync
7 13 (2.84%) SAS
8 9 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.66%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.44%) Node.js
12 2 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.44%) CMS
Applications
1 140 (30.57%) MS Excel
2 72 (15.72%) MS Office
3 20 (4.37%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.31%) MS Project
6 3 (0.66%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.66%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.44%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.44%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.44%) RoboHelp
7 2 (0.44%) FrameMaker
7 2 (0.44%) XMetaL
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.22%) InDesign
8 1 (0.22%) SPSS
8 1 (0.22%) QuarkXPress
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 19 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Line 500
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (3.28%) Google App Engine
3 15 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.22%) PaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Office 365
5 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.64%) DNS
2 25 (5.46%) DHCP
3 23 (5.02%) TCP/IP
4 18 (3.93%) LAN
4 18 (3.93%) WAN
5 16 (3.49%) HTTP
6 15 (3.28%) SSL
6 15 (3.28%) FTP
6 15 (3.28%) IPsec
7 11 (2.40%) Firewall
7 11 (2.40%) Unified Communications
8 9 (1.97%) DMZ
9 8 (1.75%) SAN
10 7 (1.53%) VPN
10 7 (1.53%) Internet
11 4 (0.87%) VoIP
12 3 (0.66%) Extranet
12 3 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.66%) Wireless
12 3 (0.66%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (34.28%) SQL Server
2 70 (15.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 45 (9.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 45 (9.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 44 (9.61%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (7.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 34 (7.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 22 (4.80%) Oracle Database
8 15 (3.28%) MS Access
9 13 (2.84%) MongoDB
10 12 (2.62%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (2.40%) Data Mining
12 9 (1.97%) Relational Database
13 8 (1.75%) OLAP
13 8 (1.75%) Oracle OLAP
14 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
15 3 (0.66%) MySQL
15 3 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
16 2 (0.44%) RDBMS
16 2 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 57 (12.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (7.64%) NUnit
3 34 (7.42%) Visual Studio
4 29 (6.33%) Selenium
5 18 (3.93%) Rhino Mocks
6 17 (3.71%) Jenkins
7 11 (2.40%) Toad
8 10 (2.18%) Appium
9 8 (1.75%) ERwin
9 8 (1.75%) eggPlant
10 5 (1.09%) Git (software)
10 5 (1.09%) JIRA
11 4 (0.87%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.66%) Subversion
13 1 (0.22%) Maven
13 1 (0.22%) HP UFT
13 1 (0.22%) FitNesse
13 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
General
1 45 (9.83%) Finance
2 17 (3.71%) Law
3 14 (3.06%) Legal
4 9 (1.97%) Back Office
5 5 (1.09%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.09%) Marketing
6 4 (0.87%) Retail
6 4 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.87%) Advertising
7 2 (0.44%) Publishing
7 2 (0.44%) Banking
7 2 (0.44%) Billing
8 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 123 (26.86%) Analyst
2 90 (19.65%) Developer
3 29 (6.33%) DBA
4 28 (6.11%) Business Analyst
4 28 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 27 (5.90%) Support Analyst
6 24 (5.24%) Test Analyst
7 23 (5.02%) SQL Developer
8 21 (4.59%) SQL DBA
8 21 (4.59%) .NET Developer
9 20 (4.37%) Architect
9 20 (4.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 18 (3.93%) Service Desk Analyst
10 18 (3.93%) Service Analyst
11 17 (3.71%) Administrator
11 17 (3.71%) Data Analyst
11 17 (3.71%) Tester
12 15 (3.28%) Consultant
13 13 (2.84%) Business Developer
13 13 (2.84%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (18.34%) .NET
2 29 (6.33%) jQuery
3 26 (5.68%) HTML
4 25 (5.46%) CSS
5 24 (5.24%) ASP.NET
5 24 (5.24%) .NET Framework
6 23 (5.02%) Entity Framework
6 23 (5.02%) ASP.NET Web API
7 22 (4.80%) JSON
8 19 (4.15%) NHibernate
9 18 (3.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 17 (3.71%) XML
11 16 (3.49%) J2EE
11 16 (3.49%) Servlets
12 11 (2.40%) MDX
13 7 (1.53%) ASP.NET 2.0
14 6 (1.31%) Web Services
15 5 (1.09%) COM
16 4 (0.87%) SOAP
16 4 (0.87%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.15%) NHS
1 19 (4.15%) Data Centre
2 16 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.84%) Visualisation
5 9 (1.97%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.31%) E-Learning
6 6 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.09%) Replication
8 4 (0.87%) Clustering
8 4 (0.87%) Reference Data
8 4 (0.87%) Data Integration
8 4 (0.87%) CMDB
9 3 (0.66%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.66%) FMCG
9 3 (0.66%) iPhone
10 2 (0.44%) PKI
10 2 (0.44%) PDA
10 2 (0.44%) GIS
10 2 (0.44%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 127 (27.73%) Windows
2 35 (7.64%) Windows 7
3 29 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (4.15%) Linux
6 14 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (2.62%) Windows XP
8 9 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.75%) SUSE
10 7 (1.53%) UNIX
11 6 (1.31%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.87%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.66%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.66%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.22%) CentOS
15 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.22%) Debian
15 1 (0.22%) Fedora
15 1 (0.22%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (23.36%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (13.76%) ITIL
3 59 (12.88%) Business Intelligence
4 45 (9.83%) Data Modelling
5 39 (8.52%) CRM
6 35 (7.64%) TDD
7 34 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (6.77%) Configuration Management
8 31 (6.77%) MVC
9 30 (6.55%) E-Commerce
9 30 (6.55%) Test Scripting
10 25 (5.46%) Test Management
11 24 (5.24%) Data Analysis
12 23 (5.02%) Project Management
12 23 (5.02%) ETL
13 20 (4.37%) SDLC
14 19 (4.15%) DevOps
14 19 (4.15%) OO
15 18 (3.93%) Service Management
15 18 (3.93%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 168 (36.68%) SQL
2 84 (18.34%) T-SQL
3 44 (9.61%) C#
4 30 (6.55%) PL/SQL
4 30 (6.55%) PowerShell
5 29 (6.33%) JavaScript
6 20 (4.37%) Java
7 11 (2.40%) VB
8 8 (1.75%) C++
9 4 (0.87%) C
10 2 (0.44%) Perl
10 2 (0.44%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.44%) Ruby
11 1 (0.22%) X++
11 1 (0.22%) VBScript
11 1 (0.22%) VBA
11 1 (0.22%) Python
11 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.22%) VB6
11 1 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 57 (12.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (7.21%) MCSE
3 30 (6.55%) MCITP
4 28 (6.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 17 (3.71%) Security Cleared
6 13 (2.84%) ISEB
7 8 (1.75%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.53%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.53%) MCDST
9 6 (1.31%) CIPD
10 5 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.09%) MCT
10 5 (1.09%) MCP
10 5 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.87%) Degree
12 3 (0.66%) MOS
12 3 (0.66%) CCNP
12 3 (0.66%) CCNA
13 1 (0.22%) CCSP
13 1 (0.22%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.15%) QA
2 16 (3.49%) SLA
3 15 (3.28%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) HL7
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (12.45%) Active Directory
2 44 (9.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.15%) vSphere
4 15 (3.28%) Xen
5 6 (1.31%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.09%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.87%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.44%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.44%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.44%) UAG
9 2 (0.44%) vCloud
10 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (4.59%) SCCM
2 11 (2.40%) Puppet
3 10 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.31%) SCOM
5 3 (0.66%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.44%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.22%) WSUS
7 1 (0.22%) Nagios
7 1 (0.22%) logstash
7 1 (0.22%) Opsview
7 1 (0.22%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.22%) yum
7 1 (0.22%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 68 (14.85%) VMware
2 57 (12.45%) Oracle
3 22 (4.80%) EMC
4 21 (4.59%) Cisco
5 19 (4.15%) Google
6 15 (3.28%) Citrix
7 10 (2.18%) Tableau
8 8 (1.75%) NetApp
9 7 (1.53%) Computacenter
10 6 (1.31%) Informatica
11 5 (1.09%) Trillium
11 5 (1.09%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.87%) PeopleSoft
13 3 (0.66%) Adobe
13 3 (0.66%) HP
13 3 (0.66%) Siebel
13 3 (0.66%) Nokia
13 3 (0.66%) Amdocs
13 3 (0.66%) Brocade
14 2 (0.44%) Netezza
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