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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 234 111 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.40% 10.46% 15.63%
As % of the Vendors category 35.73% 26.00% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 70 61
Average daily rate
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£340 £285 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.29% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £125 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 13
Average hourly rate £13.55 £11.81 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.68% -67.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.20 £9.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.55 £14.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
655 427 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 40.31% 40.25% 47.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 269 225
Average daily rate £350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £173 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 21
Average hourly rate £18.89 £14.25 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.52% -60.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.12 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £46.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 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 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 150 (36.23%) SQL
2 140 (33.82%) SQL Server
2 140 (33.82%) MS Excel
3 115 (27.78%) Windows
4 91 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (20.29%) .NET
6 63 (15.22%) T-SQL
7 62 (14.98%) MS Office
8 60 (14.49%) ITIL
8 60 (14.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 59 (14.25%) VMware
10 52 (12.56%) Business Intelligence
11 50 (12.08%) Oracle
11 50 (12.08%) IIS
12 49 (11.84%) C#
13 48 (11.59%) Active Directory
14 45 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
15 44 (10.63%) CRM
16 43 (10.39%) Finance
16 43 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
17 41 (9.90%) Team Foundation Server
18 38 (9.18%) SQL Server 2012
19 37 (8.94%) TDD
19 37 (8.94%) NUnit
19 37 (8.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 37 (8.94%) Data Modelling
20 35 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
21 34 (8.21%) MVC
21 34 (8.21%) SQL Server 2008
22 32 (7.73%) JavaScript

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 50 (12.08%) IIS
2 32 (7.73%) MS Exchange
3 28 (6.76%) SharePoint
4 14 (3.38%) Lync
5 13 (3.14%) Tomcat
5 13 (3.14%) SAS
6 12 (2.90%) Apache
6 12 (2.90%) WebSphere
6 12 (2.90%) Jetty
6 12 (2.90%) nginx
7 7 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.24%) Node.js
Applications
1 140 (33.82%) MS Excel
2 62 (14.98%) MS Office
3 19 (4.59%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.69%) MS Project
6 4 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.72%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.24%) SPSS
8 1 (0.24%) QuarkXPress
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.24%) InDesign
8 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (5.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.24%) Line 500
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (2.90%) Google App Engine
2 12 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.00%) DNS
2 21 (5.07%) DHCP
3 17 (4.11%) LAN
3 17 (4.11%) WAN
4 15 (3.62%) TCP/IP
5 12 (2.90%) SSL
5 12 (2.90%) FTP
5 12 (2.90%) HTTP
5 12 (2.90%) IPsec
6 11 (2.66%) Unified Communications
7 9 (2.17%) Firewall
7 9 (2.17%) DMZ
8 8 (1.93%) SAN
9 7 (1.69%) VPN
9 7 (1.69%) Internet
10 3 (0.72%) Extranet
10 3 (0.72%) VoIP
10 3 (0.72%) Telepresence
11 2 (0.48%) GPRS
11 2 (0.48%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (33.82%) SQL Server
2 60 (14.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (9.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 37 (8.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
6 34 (8.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 27 (6.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (5.31%) Oracle Database
9 16 (3.86%) MS Access
10 12 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (2.42%) Data Mining
12 9 (2.17%) Relational Database
13 8 (1.93%) OLAP
13 8 (1.93%) Oracle OLAP
14 7 (1.69%) MongoDB
15 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
16 3 (0.72%) QlikView
16 3 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
17 2 (0.48%) RDBMS
17 2 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 41 (9.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (8.94%) NUnit
3 26 (6.28%) Selenium
4 20 (4.83%) Rhino Mocks
4 20 (4.83%) Visual Studio
5 12 (2.90%) Jenkins
6 11 (2.66%) Toad
7 5 (1.21%) JIRA
7 5 (1.21%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.97%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.97%) eggPlant
8 4 (0.97%) Appium
9 3 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.72%) Subversion
10 2 (0.48%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.24%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.24%) Maven
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
General
1 43 (10.39%) Finance
2 15 (3.62%) Law
3 12 (2.90%) Legal
4 9 (2.17%) Back Office
5 6 (1.45%) Retail
6 5 (1.21%) Marketing
6 5 (1.21%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.21%) Banking
7 4 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.97%) Advertising
8 2 (0.48%) Billing
9 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 112 (27.05%) Analyst
2 91 (21.98%) Developer
3 29 (7.00%) Business Analyst
4 25 (6.04%) Support Analyst
4 25 (6.04%) .NET Developer
4 25 (6.04%) SQL Developer
5 24 (5.80%) Architect
6 22 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (4.83%) DBA
8 18 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 17 (4.11%) Data Analyst
10 16 (3.86%) Consultant
11 14 (3.38%) Administrator
11 14 (3.38%) Service Analyst
11 14 (3.38%) Service Desk Analyst
12 13 (3.14%) Database Developer
12 13 (3.14%) 1st Line Support
12 13 (3.14%) Test Analyst
13 12 (2.90%) Business Developer
13 12 (2.90%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (20.29%) .NET
2 30 (7.25%) jQuery
3 27 (6.52%) CSS
3 27 (6.52%) HTML
4 25 (6.04%) Entity Framework
4 25 (6.04%) .NET Framework
4 25 (6.04%) ASP.NET Web API
5 24 (5.80%) JSON
5 24 (5.80%) ASP.NET
6 21 (5.07%) NHibernate
7 20 (4.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 17 (4.11%) XML
9 12 (2.90%) J2EE
9 12 (2.90%) Servlets
10 9 (2.17%) MDX
11 7 (1.69%) ASP.NET 2.0
11 7 (1.69%) Web Services
12 6 (1.45%) COM
13 4 (0.97%) SOAP
13 4 (0.97%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.07%) NHS
2 18 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.11%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.14%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.90%) Visualisation
6 8 (1.93%) Reference Data
7 7 (1.69%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.97%) Data Integration
9 4 (0.97%) Replication
9 4 (0.97%) Clustering
10 3 (0.72%) E-Learning
10 3 (0.72%) CMDB
10 3 (0.72%) iPhone
10 3 (0.72%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.48%) FMCG
11 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.48%) GIS
11 2 (0.48%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 115 (27.78%) Windows
2 31 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (7.25%) Windows 7
4 21 (5.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (3.38%) Linux
5 14 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (2.42%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.21%) SUSE
7 5 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.21%) UNIX
7 5 (1.21%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.72%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.48%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.24%) Debian
10 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.24%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (14.49%) ITIL
3 52 (12.56%) Business Intelligence
4 44 (10.63%) CRM
5 37 (8.94%) Data Modelling
5 37 (8.94%) TDD
6 34 (8.21%) MVC
7 30 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (6.76%) Configuration Management
9 23 (5.56%) Data Analysis
9 23 (5.56%) SDLC
10 22 (5.31%) OO
11 20 (4.83%) Project Management
12 19 (4.59%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (3.86%) E-Commerce
14 16 (3.86%) Migration
14 16 (3.86%) Test Management
15 14 (3.38%) Time Management
15 14 (3.38%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 150 (36.23%) SQL
2 63 (15.22%) T-SQL
3 49 (11.84%) C#
4 32 (7.73%) JavaScript
5 30 (7.25%) PowerShell
6 24 (5.80%) PL/SQL
7 17 (4.11%) Java
8 10 (2.42%) VB
9 4 (0.97%) C
10 3 (0.72%) VBA
11 2 (0.48%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.24%) VBScript
12 1 (0.24%) Ruby
12 1 (0.24%) C++
12 1 (0.24%) RPG
12 1 (0.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (6.04%) MCSE
3 22 (5.31%) MCITP
4 21 (5.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (3.38%) Security Cleared
6 13 (3.14%) ISEB
7 6 (1.45%) Degree
7 6 (1.45%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.97%) MCP
8 4 (0.97%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.97%) MCDST
9 3 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.72%) CCNP
9 3 (0.72%) MCSA
9 3 (0.72%) CIPD
10 2 (0.48%) MCT
10 2 (0.48%) CCNA
11 1 (0.24%) CCSP
11 1 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.35%) Data Quality
2 17 (4.11%) SLA
3 16 (3.86%) QA
4 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.24%) HL7
5 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (11.59%) Active Directory
2 43 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.14%) vSphere
4 12 (2.90%) Xen
5 6 (1.45%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.21%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.97%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.48%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.48%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.48%) vCloud
9 2 (0.48%) UAG
10 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 20 (4.83%) SCCM
2 10 (2.42%) Puppet
3 9 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.45%) SCOM
5 3 (0.72%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.48%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.24%) WSUS
7 1 (0.24%) Netcool
7 1 (0.24%) Nagios
7 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.24%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.24%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.24%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.24%) Opsview
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 59 (14.25%) VMware
2 50 (12.08%) Oracle
3 21 (5.07%) Cisco
4 15 (3.62%) EMC
4 15 (3.62%) Google
5 12 (2.90%) Citrix
6 9 (2.17%) Trillium
7 8 (1.93%) NetApp
8 7 (1.69%) Computacenter
9 6 (1.45%) Tableau
10 4 (0.97%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.97%) IBM
10 4 (0.97%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (0.97%) SAP
10 4 (0.97%) Amdocs
11 3 (0.72%) McAfee
11 3 (0.72%) Brocade
11 3 (0.72%) Siebel
11 3 (0.72%) Nokia
12 2 (0.48%) HP
Leeds
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: £12 - £13 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £12.19 - £15.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £260 per annum + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
ASDA
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £475.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £220 - £250 per day + DOE
Posted: 18 days ago
Leeds
Care Quality Commission
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago