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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 15 6 14
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 130 191 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.52% 14.05% 9.89%
As % of the Vendors category 24.62% 33.39% 24.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 112 70
Median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £160 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £420 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 9
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.60 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% +4.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.86 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.20 £15.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.06 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.40% +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
528 572 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 34.60% 42.09% 41.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 379 342
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £219 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 16
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £11.86 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £35.00 £17.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.10 £18.00 £17.81
% change year-on-year
+11.68% +1.09%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 96 (35.29%) SQL
2 93 (34.19%) Windows
3 90 (33.09%) MS Excel
4 84 (30.88%) SQL Server
5 48 (17.65%) .NET
6 47 (17.28%) Windows Server
7 46 (16.91%) Active Directory
8 43 (15.81%) MS Office
9 42 (15.44%) Business Intelligence
9 42 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
10 41 (15.07%) CRM
11 39 (14.34%) Finance
12 37 (13.60%) VMware
13 36 (13.24%) Dynamics CRM
14 32 (11.76%) T-SQL
15 30 (11.03%) Oracle
16 28 (10.29%) Cisco
17 27 (9.93%) ITIL
18 26 (9.56%) Firewall
18 26 (9.56%) Microsoft Azure
19 24 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
19 24 (8.82%) C#
19 24 (8.82%) SharePoint
20 23 (8.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 21 (7.72%) SQL Server 2008
21 21 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
22 20 (7.35%) MS Exchange
22 20 (7.35%) ETL
22 20 (7.35%) Data Security
23 19 (6.99%) Project Management

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 24 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 20 (7.35%) MS Exchange
3 11 (4.04%) Tomcat
4 10 (3.68%) Skype for Business
5 8 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.94%) IIS
6 7 (2.57%) Jetty
6 7 (2.57%) nginx
6 7 (2.57%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.21%) Apache
8 5 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.47%) CloudStack
9 4 (1.47%) JBoss
9 4 (1.47%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 90 (33.09%) MS Excel
2 43 (15.81%) MS Office
3 18 (6.62%) MS Project
4 14 (5.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (2.94%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.10%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.37%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (13.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.37%) Aligne
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.37%) Maximo
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.62%) Office 365
3 6 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
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 26 (9.56%) Firewall
2 14 (5.15%) DNS
3 13 (4.78%) SAN
4 12 (4.41%) Network Security
5 10 (3.68%) FTP
5 10 (3.68%) TCP/IP
5 10 (3.68%) WAN
6 9 (3.31%) DHCP
6 9 (3.31%) LAN
7 7 (2.57%) HTTP
7 7 (2.57%) SSL
8 6 (2.21%) IPsec
8 6 (2.21%) Reverse Proxy
8 6 (2.21%) VPN
9 4 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.47%) Intranet
10 3 (1.10%) Extranet
10 3 (1.10%) SSH
10 3 (1.10%) VoIP
11 2 (0.74%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (30.88%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 21 (7.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (6.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (6.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (6.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (5.88%) Data Mining
8 11 (4.04%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (3.68%) SQL Server 2014
10 9 (3.31%) MS Access
10 9 (3.31%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (2.57%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (2.57%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.84%) MySQL
13 4 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.74%) QlikView
15 1 (0.37%) DTS
15 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (6.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (3.31%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.31%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.84%) Travis CI
4 4 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (1.47%) Subversion
5 3 (1.10%) JIRA
5 3 (1.10%) Selenium
5 3 (1.10%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.74%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.74%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.74%) FitNesse
6 2 (0.74%) MSI
6 2 (0.74%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.37%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.37%) ERwin
7 1 (0.37%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.37%) Log4j
General
1 39 (14.34%) Finance
2 14 (5.15%) Banking
3 11 (4.04%) Legal
4 6 (2.21%) Games
4 6 (2.21%) Law
5 5 (1.84%) Advertising
5 5 (1.84%) Retail
6 4 (1.47%) Publishing
7 3 (1.10%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.74%) iGaming
9 1 (0.37%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) Local Government
9 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (18.75%) Developer
2 45 (16.54%) Analyst
3 20 (7.35%) Architect
4 17 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 15 (5.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 15 (5.51%) Consultant
5 15 (5.51%) SQL Developer
6 14 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (5.15%) Windows Engineer
7 12 (4.41%) Support Engineer
8 11 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (3.68%) Administrator
9 10 (3.68%) Security Specialist
9 10 (3.68%) Server Engineer
10 9 (3.31%) .NET Developer
10 9 (3.31%) ETL Developer
10 9 (3.31%) SQL Server Developer
10 9 (3.31%) Trainer
11 8 (2.94%) Applications Support
11 8 (2.94%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (17.65%) .NET
2 14 (5.15%) HTML
3 13 (4.78%) XML
4 12 (4.41%) CSS
5 10 (3.68%) Servlets
6 9 (3.31%) Velocity
7 8 (2.94%) MDX
7 8 (2.94%) Web Services
8 6 (2.21%) ASP.NET
8 6 (2.21%) J2EE
9 5 (1.84%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (1.84%) Classic ASP
10 4 (1.47%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (1.47%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.47%) Middleware
10 4 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (1.47%) SOAP
10 4 (1.47%) WinForms
10 4 (1.47%) WSDL
11 3 (1.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.51%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.15%) Algorithms
4 13 (4.78%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.04%) Clustering
6 6 (2.21%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.84%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.84%) e-Learning
7 5 (1.84%) NHS
7 5 (1.84%) User Experience
7 5 (1.84%) Video Editing
7 5 (1.84%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.47%) Artificial Intelligence
8 4 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.47%) Replication
8 4 (1.47%) Social Media
9 3 (1.10%) Learning Management System
9 3 (1.10%) PKI
10 1 (0.37%) Physics
10 1 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 93 (34.19%) Windows
2 47 (17.28%) Windows Server
3 17 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (5.88%) Linux
4 16 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 13 (4.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (3.31%) Unix
7 7 (2.57%) Windows XP
8 6 (2.21%) Apple iOS
8 6 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.84%) AIX
9 5 (1.84%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.47%) HPUX
10 4 (1.47%) SUSE
11 3 (1.10%) Android
11 3 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.10%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
1 42 (15.44%) Business Intelligence
2 41 (15.07%) CRM
3 27 (9.93%) ITIL
4 20 (7.35%) Data Security
4 20 (7.35%) ETL
5 19 (6.99%) Project Management
6 16 (5.88%) Change Management
7 14 (5.15%) Waterfall
8 13 (4.78%) Data Modelling
9 12 (4.41%) Incident Management
9 12 (4.41%) Service Delivery
9 12 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (4.41%) Unit Testing
10 11 (4.04%) Configuration Management
10 11 (4.04%) Enterprise Architecture
11 10 (3.68%) ERP
11 10 (3.68%) Ethical Hacking
11 10 (3.68%) MVC
11 10 (3.68%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 96 (35.29%) SQL
2 32 (11.76%) T-SQL
3 24 (8.82%) C#
4 16 (5.88%) Java
5 13 (4.78%) JavaScript
6 12 (4.41%) C++
6 12 (4.41%) PL/SQL
7 10 (3.68%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.68%) VBA
8 7 (2.57%) VB
9 6 (2.21%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.10%) PHP
11 1 (0.37%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.37%) Perl
11 1 (0.37%) Python
11 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (5.15%) MCSA
3 13 (4.78%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (4.04%) CISSP
5 10 (3.68%) CEH
5 10 (3.68%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.84%) Degree
7 4 (1.47%) CCA
7 4 (1.47%) MCSE
7 4 (1.47%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.74%) CCDP
9 2 (0.74%) CCIE
9 2 (0.74%) CCNP
9 2 (0.74%) ISEB
9 2 (0.74%) MCITP
9 2 (0.74%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.37%) CCNA
10 1 (0.37%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.04%) PCI DSS
2 9 (3.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (2.94%) QA
4 6 (2.21%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.37%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.37%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (16.91%) Active Directory
2 24 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.04%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.68%) Xen
5 6 (2.21%) vSphere
6 4 (1.47%) KVM
6 4 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.10%) XenApp
8 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 15 (5.51%) SCCM
2 5 (1.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (1.47%) Opsview
4 3 (1.10%) SCOM
5 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.37%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.37%) SCSM
6 1 (0.37%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (13.60%) VMware
2 30 (11.03%) Oracle
3 28 (10.29%) Cisco
4 17 (6.25%) Citrix
5 15 (5.51%) HP
6 13 (4.78%) Informatica
7 6 (2.21%) Google
7 6 (2.21%) Intel Security
7 6 (2.21%) SAP
8 5 (1.84%) Adobe
8 5 (1.84%) Apple
8 5 (1.84%) Dell
8 5 (1.84%) IBM
8 5 (1.84%) iManage
9 4 (1.47%) DevExpress
9 4 (1.47%) Twitter
10 3 (1.10%) Brocade
10 3 (1.10%) F5
10 3 (1.10%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.74%) CheckPoint
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