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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 111 137 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 10.51% 15.66% 15.19%
As % of the Vendors category 25.64% 32.70% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 61 91
Average daily rate
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£285 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £107 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 14
Average hourly rate £11.81 £36.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.18% +176.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.20 £9.96 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £45.00 £16.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.05%
Vendors Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
433 419 550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 41.00% 47.89% 49.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 224 306
Average daily rate £325 £313 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 23
Average hourly rate £15.00 £36.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +144.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.35 £11.45 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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 31 July 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 31 July 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.

1 107 (45.73%) Windows
2 87 (37.18%) MS Excel
3 78 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 60 (25.64%) .NET
5 58 (24.79%) SQL
6 55 (23.50%) C#
6 55 (23.50%) Active Directory
7 42 (17.95%) MS Office
8 36 (15.38%) MS Exchange
8 36 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (13.25%) ASP.NET
10 27 (11.54%) Visual Studio
10 27 (11.54%) VMware
11 25 (10.68%) SharePoint
11 25 (10.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (10.26%) Windows 7
12 24 (10.26%) Oracle
12 24 (10.26%) Web Services
12 24 (10.26%) ITIL
12 24 (10.26%) T-SQL
12 24 (10.26%) Cisco
13 23 (9.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 22 (9.40%) SAN
15 20 (8.55%) Windows Server 2003
15 20 (8.55%) HP
15 20 (8.55%) Project Management
15 20 (8.55%) Service Management
15 20 (8.55%) SQL Server 2008
16 19 (8.12%) Hyper-V
16 19 (8.12%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 36 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 25 (10.68%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.56%) Lync
4 12 (5.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 11 (4.70%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (3.42%) CMS
6 8 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (2.99%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.71%) IIS
9 3 (1.28%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.28%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (1.28%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.85%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 87 (37.18%) MS Excel
2 42 (17.95%) MS Office
3 9 (3.85%) MS Project
4 5 (2.14%) InfoPath
5 4 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.85%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.85%) Office 365
2 1 (0.43%) SaaS
2 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.40%) SAN
2 15 (6.41%) VPN
3 13 (5.56%) Firewall
4 11 (4.70%) Internet
5 9 (3.85%) DNS
5 9 (3.85%) Wireless
5 9 (3.85%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.42%) IPsec
6 8 (3.42%) DHCP
6 8 (3.42%) MPLS
7 4 (1.71%) DSL
7 4 (1.71%) Intranet
7 4 (1.71%) WAN
7 4 (1.71%) FTP
7 4 (1.71%) LAN
7 4 (1.71%) NAS
7 4 (1.71%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.28%) SSL
8 3 (1.28%) S/MIME
9 2 (0.85%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (8.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (7.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (5.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (4.70%) MySQL
7 6 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.14%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.71%) EDRMS
10 3 (1.28%) MS Access
10 3 (1.28%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.85%) OLTP
11 2 (0.85%) IDOL
12 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.43%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 27 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 13 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.28%) MSTest
3 3 (1.28%) Hudson
3 3 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (1.28%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.85%) NUnit
4 2 (0.85%) Subversion
4 2 (0.85%) JUnit
4 2 (0.85%) JIRA
5 1 (0.43%) Selenium
5 1 (0.43%) Firebug
5 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.43%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.43%) Maven
5 1 (0.43%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.43%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (7.26%) Finance
2 10 (4.27%) Banking
3 8 (3.42%) Legal
4 6 (2.56%) Advertising
5 4 (1.71%) Marketing
6 3 (1.28%) Games
6 3 (1.28%) Local Government
6 3 (1.28%) Retail
6 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.85%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
8 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (21.79%) Developer
2 47 (20.09%) Analyst
3 19 (8.12%) DBA
4 17 (7.26%) Service Analyst
4 17 (7.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 15 (6.41%) Administrator
6 14 (5.98%) .NET Developer
6 14 (5.98%) SQL DBA
7 10 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (4.27%) Consultant
8 9 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (3.85%) SharePoint Developer
9 8 (3.42%) Project Manager
10 7 (2.99%) Tester
10 7 (2.99%) SQL Server DBA
11 6 (2.56%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (2.56%) Test Analyst
11 6 (2.56%) Software Manager
11 6 (2.56%) CRM Developer
12 5 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (25.64%) .NET
2 31 (13.25%) ASP.NET
3 24 (10.26%) Web Services
4 19 (8.12%) .NET Framework
5 17 (7.26%) HTML
5 17 (7.26%) WCF
6 16 (6.84%) CSS
7 13 (5.56%) XML
8 9 (3.85%) WinForms
8 9 (3.85%) LINQ
8 9 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 9 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (3.42%) XMPP
10 7 (2.99%) jQuery
11 6 (2.56%) WPF
11 6 (2.56%) Ajax
12 5 (2.14%) LINQ to SQL
12 5 (2.14%) Middleware
13 4 (1.71%) CSS3
13 4 (1.71%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.98%) Clustering
2 6 (2.56%) Statistics
3 5 (2.14%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.71%) N-Tier
4 4 (1.71%) NHS
5 3 (1.28%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.85%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.85%) Online Games
6 2 (0.85%) Replication
7 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.43%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.43%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.43%) Wiki
7 1 (0.43%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.43%) DTV
7 1 (0.43%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 107 (45.73%) Windows
2 25 (10.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (10.26%) Windows 7
4 20 (8.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (5.13%) UNIX
7 7 (2.99%) Windows XP
7 7 (2.99%) Linux
8 4 (1.71%) CentOS
9 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.85%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.43%) Android
10 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (10.26%) ITIL
3 20 (8.55%) Project Management
3 20 (8.55%) Service Management
4 17 (7.26%) Migration
5 16 (6.84%) MVC
6 15 (6.41%) CRM
7 13 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (4.70%) OO
8 11 (4.70%) Data Modelling
9 10 (4.27%) Workflow
10 9 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (3.42%) Master Data Management
11 8 (3.42%) Mobile Device Management
11 8 (3.42%) Data Management
12 7 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (2.99%) Scrum
12 7 (2.99%) Asset Management
13 6 (2.56%) Business Analysis
13 6 (2.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (24.79%) SQL
2 55 (23.50%) C#
3 24 (10.26%) T-SQL
4 17 (7.26%) VB.NET
4 17 (7.26%) JavaScript
5 12 (5.13%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.14%) C++
6 5 (2.14%) Java
7 4 (1.71%) C
7 4 (1.71%) PHP
7 4 (1.71%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.71%) VB
8 3 (1.28%) VBA
8 3 (1.28%) Python
8 3 (1.28%) Perl
9 2 (0.85%) Delphi
9 2 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (2.99%) MCSE
2 7 (2.99%) Degree
2 7 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.28%) CCNA
4 3 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (0.85%) MCITP
5 2 (0.85%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.85%) ISEB
6 1 (0.43%) MCSA
6 1 (0.43%) CCNP
6 1 (0.43%) MCP
6 1 (0.43%) PMP
6 1 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.41%) SLA
2 14 (5.98%) QA
3 3 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.85%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 55 (23.50%) Active Directory
2 19 (8.12%) Hyper-V
3 18 (7.69%) vSphere
4 13 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (3.42%) Xen
7 5 (2.14%) XenApp
8 4 (1.71%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.71%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.28%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.85%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.43%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.43%) UAG
Systems Management
1 14 (5.98%) SCCM
2 8 (3.42%) SCOM
3 5 (2.14%) SCOrch
4 3 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.85%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.85%) WSUS
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.43%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.43%) Cacti
6 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.43%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 27 (11.54%) VMware
2 24 (10.26%) Oracle
2 24 (10.26%) Cisco
3 20 (8.55%) HP
4 12 (5.13%) Citrix
5 11 (4.70%) IBM
6 10 (4.27%) NetApp
6 10 (4.27%) EMC
7 6 (2.56%) Symantec
8 4 (1.71%) Google
8 4 (1.71%) Kofax
9 3 (1.28%) Perforce
9 3 (1.28%) Postini
9 3 (1.28%) Veeam
9 3 (1.28%) Lotus
9 3 (1.28%) Splunk
9 3 (1.28%) Percona
10 2 (0.85%) Cyber-Ark
10 2 (0.85%) Remedy
10 2 (0.85%) Adobe
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