The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Leeds region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 148 92 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.62% 12.03% 11.62%
As % of the Vendors category 27.46% 31.08% 25.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 46 53
Average daily rate £325 £311 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £133 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.13 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £35.20 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
539 296 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 45.95% 38.69% 46.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 139 218
Average daily rate £350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 22
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.30% +18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.32 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £35.50 £21.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
West Yorkshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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.

1 114 (45.42%) Windows
2 91 (36.25%) MS Excel
3 84 (33.47%) SQL Server
4 60 (23.90%) .NET
5 57 (22.71%) SQL
6 53 (21.12%) MS Office
7 47 (18.73%) C#
8 45 (17.93%) Active Directory
9 41 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (13.55%) Migration
10 34 (13.55%) MS Exchange
11 33 (13.15%) Windows 7
12 29 (11.55%) ASP.NET
13 28 (11.16%) T-SQL
13 28 (11.16%) CRM
14 26 (10.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 25 (9.96%) VMware
16 24 (9.56%) Oracle
16 24 (9.56%) Dynamics CRM
17 23 (9.16%) Windows Server 2008
17 23 (9.16%) ITIL
17 23 (9.16%) SharePoint
18 22 (8.76%) Cisco
18 22 (8.76%) SQL Server 2008
19 21 (8.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 21 (8.37%) SLA
19 21 (8.37%) Project Management
20 20 (7.97%) SAN
20 20 (7.97%) Visual Studio
20 20 (7.97%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 34 (13.55%) MS Exchange
2 23 (9.16%) SharePoint
3 14 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (4.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (4.78%) Lync
4 12 (4.78%) CMS
5 7 (2.79%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.39%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (2.39%) IIS
7 5 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.59%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.80%) nginx
9 2 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.80%) LiveCycle
9 2 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.40%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 91 (36.25%) MS Excel
2 53 (21.12%) MS Office
3 16 (6.37%) MS Project
4 4 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.59%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (9.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.40%) Office 365
3 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.97%) SAN
2 13 (5.18%) VPN
2 13 (5.18%) DNS
2 13 (5.18%) Firewall
3 12 (4.78%) TCP/IP
4 10 (3.98%) DHCP
5 9 (3.59%) Wireless
6 8 (3.19%) IPsec
6 8 (3.19%) MPLS
7 7 (2.79%) Internet
8 4 (1.59%) NetScaler
8 4 (1.59%) Intranet
8 4 (1.59%) WAN
9 3 (1.20%) LAN
9 3 (1.20%) SSL
9 3 (1.20%) DSL
9 3 (1.20%) NAS
10 2 (0.80%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (33.47%) SQL Server
2 26 (10.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (8.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (8.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (4.38%) MySQL
5 11 (4.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.99%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.59%) EDRMS
8 4 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.20%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.20%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.80%) OLTP
10 2 (0.80%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (0.80%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.80%) DTS
Development Applications
1 20 (7.97%) Visual Studio
2 10 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.59%) JIRA
3 4 (1.59%) PhoneGap
3 4 (1.59%) NUnit
3 4 (1.59%) InstallShield
4 3 (1.20%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.80%) Maven
5 2 (0.80%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.40%) MSI
6 1 (0.40%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.40%) MSTest
6 1 (0.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.40%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 18 (7.17%) Finance
2 7 (2.79%) Legal
3 6 (2.39%) Banking
3 6 (2.39%) Publishing
4 5 (1.99%) Advertising
5 4 (1.59%) Local Government
5 4 (1.59%) Retail
6 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (19.92%) Analyst
2 48 (19.12%) Developer
3 23 (9.16%) DBA
4 22 (8.76%) Administrator
5 17 (6.77%) SQL DBA
6 16 (6.37%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (6.37%) Service Analyst
7 13 (5.18%) .NET Developer
8 12 (4.78%) Architect
9 11 (4.38%) Project Manager
9 11 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (3.98%) Business Analyst
11 9 (3.59%) SQL Server DBA
11 9 (3.59%) Project Administrator
11 9 (3.59%) Test Analyst
12 8 (3.19%) Technical Architect
13 7 (2.79%) Consultant
13 7 (2.79%) Desktop Engineer
13 7 (2.79%) SharePoint Developer
14 6 (2.39%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (23.90%) .NET
2 29 (11.55%) ASP.NET
3 18 (7.17%) HTML
4 15 (5.98%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (5.58%) CSS
6 12 (4.78%) WCF
6 12 (4.78%) Web Services
7 11 (4.38%) WPF
8 8 (3.19%) XMPP
9 7 (2.79%) HTML5
9 7 (2.79%) .NET Framework
9 7 (2.79%) jQuery
10 6 (2.39%) WinForms
10 6 (2.39%) XML
11 4 (1.59%) WF
11 4 (1.59%) Silverlight
11 4 (1.59%) LINQ
11 4 (1.59%) Ext JS
11 4 (1.59%) Ajax
11 4 (1.59%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.57%) Clustering
2 9 (3.59%) Data Integration
3 7 (2.79%) NHS
3 7 (2.79%) Semantic Web
3 7 (2.79%) Statistics
4 6 (2.39%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.99%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.59%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.59%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.59%) 3D Graphics
7 3 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.80%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.80%) PKI
8 2 (0.80%) Open Source
8 2 (0.80%) VLE
8 2 (0.80%) Replication
9 1 (0.40%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.40%) DTV
9 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 114 (45.42%) Windows
2 33 (13.15%) Windows 7
3 23 (9.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (6.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (5.98%) UNIX
6 14 (5.58%) Windows XP
7 8 (3.19%) Linux
8 7 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (1.59%) Windows Phone
10 3 (1.20%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.20%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.20%) CentOS
11 2 (0.80%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.40%) Android
12 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (13.55%) Migration
3 28 (11.16%) CRM
4 23 (9.16%) ITIL
5 21 (8.37%) Project Management
6 17 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (6.37%) Data Modelling
8 15 (5.98%) MVC
9 13 (5.18%) OO
10 12 (4.78%) Business Analysis
11 11 (4.38%) PRINCE2
11 11 (4.38%) Service Management
11 11 (4.38%) Scrum
11 11 (4.38%) TDD
12 10 (3.98%) Data Architecture
12 10 (3.98%) Master Data Management
12 10 (3.98%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (3.98%) Data Management
13 9 (3.59%) OOP
13 9 (3.59%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 57 (22.71%) SQL
2 47 (18.73%) C#
3 28 (11.16%) T-SQL
4 15 (5.98%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.59%) Java
5 9 (3.59%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.19%) C++
6 8 (3.19%) VB.NET
7 6 (2.39%) VB
7 6 (2.39%) PHP
8 4 (1.59%) VB6
8 4 (1.59%) XAML
8 4 (1.59%) C
9 3 (1.20%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.20%) Perl
10 2 (0.80%) Ruby
10 2 (0.80%) COBOL
11 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (3.59%) MCSE
3 8 (3.19%) ISEB
4 7 (2.79%) Degree
5 4 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.59%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.80%) MCSA
7 1 (0.40%) MCP
7 1 (0.40%) OCP
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.40%) CCNA
7 1 (0.40%) CCDA
7 1 (0.40%) CCDP
7 1 (0.40%) MOS
7 1 (0.40%) VCDX
7 1 (0.40%) MCITP
7 1 (0.40%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.37%) SLA
2 17 (6.77%) QA
3 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (17.93%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.37%) Hyper-V
3 13 (5.18%) vSphere
4 12 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (3.19%) Xen
5 8 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.39%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.99%) XenApp
8 4 (1.59%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.20%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (1.20%) UAG
10 2 (0.80%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.40%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 20 (7.97%) SCCM
2 6 (2.39%) SCOM
3 5 (1.99%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.80%) WSUS
4 2 (0.80%) Puppet
4 2 (0.80%) Capistrano
4 2 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.80%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.40%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.40%) Cacti
5 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.40%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.40%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 25 (9.96%) VMware
2 24 (9.56%) Oracle
3 22 (8.76%) Cisco
4 14 (5.58%) HP
5 12 (4.78%) Citrix
6 11 (4.38%) EMC
6 11 (4.38%) IBM
7 10 (3.98%) NetApp
8 4 (1.59%) Sencha
8 4 (1.59%) Kofax
8 4 (1.59%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.59%) Lotus
9 3 (1.20%) Adobe
9 3 (1.20%) Percona
9 3 (1.20%) Splunk
10 2 (0.80%) Kaseya
10 2 (0.80%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.80%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.80%) AppSense
10 2 (0.80%) Perforce
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