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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 101 144 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.72% 15.88% 15.96%
As % of the Vendors category 24.16% 32.29% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 64 96
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £112 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £374 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 15
Average hourly rate £11.81 £36.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.18% +188.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.20 £9.96 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £45.00 £19.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Vendors Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
418 446 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 40.23% 49.17% 49.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 241 310
Average daily rate £325 £310 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £137 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £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 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +140.00%
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 £32.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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 25 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 25 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.

1 101 (42.62%) Windows
2 85 (35.86%) MS Excel
3 81 (34.18%) SQL Server
4 68 (28.69%) .NET
5 63 (26.58%) SQL
6 58 (24.47%) C#
7 50 (21.10%) Active Directory
8 44 (18.57%) MS Office
9 43 (18.14%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (14.35%) MS Exchange
11 33 (13.92%) ASP.NET
12 28 (11.81%) Oracle
13 27 (11.39%) Visual Studio
13 27 (11.39%) SharePoint
14 26 (10.97%) VMware
15 25 (10.55%) Project Management
16 24 (10.13%) Cisco
16 24 (10.13%) Web Services
16 24 (10.13%) T-SQL
17 23 (9.70%) ITIL
17 23 (9.70%) SQL Server 2008
18 22 (9.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 22 (9.28%) Windows 7
18 22 (9.28%) SAN
18 22 (9.28%) Service Management
19 20 (8.44%) HP
19 20 (8.44%) Windows Server 2008
20 19 (8.02%) Hyper-V
20 19 (8.02%) VB.NET
20 19 (8.02%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 34 (14.35%) MS Exchange
2 27 (11.39%) SharePoint
3 14 (5.91%) SharePoint 2010
4 13 (5.49%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (5.06%) CMS
5 12 (5.06%) Lync
6 9 (3.80%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.69%) IIS
11 3 (1.27%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.27%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.84%) LiveCycle
12 2 (0.84%) nginx
12 2 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.84%) WorkSite
12 2 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 85 (35.86%) MS Excel
2 44 (18.57%) MS Office
3 9 (3.80%) MS Project
4 6 (2.53%) InfoPath
5 4 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.84%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (5.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.84%) Office 365
3 1 (0.42%) SaaS
3 1 (0.42%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.28%) SAN
2 15 (6.33%) VPN
3 13 (5.49%) Firewall
4 11 (4.64%) Internet
5 9 (3.80%) DNS
5 9 (3.80%) Wireless
5 9 (3.80%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.38%) IPsec
6 8 (3.38%) DHCP
6 8 (3.38%) MPLS
7 6 (2.53%) FTP
8 5 (2.11%) WAN
8 5 (2.11%) DSL
9 4 (1.69%) Intranet
9 4 (1.69%) LAN
9 4 (1.69%) NAS
10 3 (1.27%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.27%) SSL
11 2 (0.84%) S/MIME
11 2 (0.84%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (34.18%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (9.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (6.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (6.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (4.64%) MySQL
7 6 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.11%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.69%) EDRMS
10 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (1.27%) MS Access
10 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.27%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.84%) OLTP
11 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.84%) IDOL
12 1 (0.42%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 27 (11.39%) Visual Studio
2 17 (7.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.27%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.84%) NUnit
4 2 (0.84%) Subversion
4 2 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.84%) JUnit
4 2 (0.84%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.84%) JIRA
4 2 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.84%) MSTest
4 2 (0.84%) Hudson
5 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.42%) Selenium
5 1 (0.42%) Firebug
5 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.42%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.42%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.42%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (8.02%) Finance
2 8 (3.38%) Legal
2 8 (3.38%) Banking
3 6 (2.53%) Advertising
4 3 (1.27%) Publishing
4 3 (1.27%) Games
4 3 (1.27%) Retail
4 3 (1.27%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.27%) Local Government
4 3 (1.27%) Marketing
5 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.42%) Back Office
5 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 49 (20.68%) Developer
2 48 (20.25%) Analyst
3 19 (8.02%) DBA
4 15 (6.33%) Service Analyst
4 15 (6.33%) Administrator
4 15 (6.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (5.91%) SQL DBA
6 13 (5.49%) .NET Developer
7 10 (4.22%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (3.80%) Consultant
8 9 (3.80%) Architect
8 9 (3.80%) Project Manager
8 9 (3.80%) SharePoint Developer
9 8 (3.38%) Tester
9 8 (3.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (2.95%) SQL Server DBA
10 7 (2.95%) Test Analyst
11 6 (2.53%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (2.53%) Software Manager
11 6 (2.53%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (28.69%) .NET
2 33 (13.92%) ASP.NET
3 24 (10.13%) Web Services
4 19 (8.02%) HTML
5 18 (7.59%) CSS
6 16 (6.75%) .NET Framework
7 15 (6.33%) XML
7 15 (6.33%) WCF
8 9 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (3.38%) XMPP
9 8 (3.38%) LINQ
9 8 (3.38%) WinForms
10 7 (2.95%) jQuery
10 7 (2.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 6 (2.53%) Ajax
12 5 (2.11%) WPF
12 5 (2.11%) LINQ to SQL
13 4 (1.69%) CSS3
13 4 (1.69%) WF
13 4 (1.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.91%) Clustering
2 7 (2.95%) Statistics
2 7 (2.95%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.11%) NHS
3 5 (2.11%) Semantic Web
4 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.69%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.27%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.27%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.84%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.84%) Open Source
6 2 (0.84%) VLE
6 2 (0.84%) Replication
6 2 (0.84%) Online Games
6 2 (0.84%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.42%) Wiki
7 1 (0.42%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.42%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.42%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 101 (42.62%) Windows
2 22 (9.28%) Windows 7
3 20 (8.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (6.75%) UNIX
5 15 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.80%) Linux
8 7 (2.95%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.69%) CentOS
10 3 (1.27%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.84%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.42%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (18.14%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (10.55%) Project Management
3 23 (9.70%) ITIL
4 22 (9.28%) Service Management
5 17 (7.17%) Migration
6 15 (6.33%) CRM
7 13 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (5.49%) MVC
8 12 (5.06%) Data Modelling
8 12 (5.06%) OO
9 10 (4.22%) Workflow
9 10 (4.22%) Scrum
9 10 (4.22%) Asset Management
9 10 (4.22%) Data Management
9 10 (4.22%) Master Data Management
10 9 (3.80%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (3.38%) Mobile Device Management
12 7 (2.95%) Data Architecture
12 7 (2.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (2.95%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 63 (26.58%) SQL
2 58 (24.47%) C#
3 24 (10.13%) T-SQL
4 19 (8.02%) VB.NET
5 17 (7.17%) JavaScript
6 13 (5.49%) PowerShell
7 7 (2.95%) Java
8 6 (2.53%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.11%) C++
10 4 (1.69%) C
10 4 (1.69%) PHP
10 4 (1.69%) Ruby
10 4 (1.69%) VB
11 3 (1.27%) VBA
11 3 (1.27%) Python
11 3 (1.27%) Perl
12 2 (0.84%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 11 (4.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (3.80%) MCSE
3 8 (3.38%) Degree
3 8 (3.38%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.53%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.69%) ISEB
6 4 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.27%) CCNA
8 2 (0.84%) MCITP
8 2 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.84%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.42%) MCP
9 1 (0.42%) MCSA
9 1 (0.42%) CCNP
9 1 (0.42%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.33%) SLA
2 14 (5.91%) QA
3 3 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.42%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 50 (21.10%) Active Directory
2 19 (8.02%) Hyper-V
3 17 (7.17%) vSphere
4 12 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (4.22%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (3.38%) Xen
7 4 (1.69%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.69%) XenApp
7 4 (1.69%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.27%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.84%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.42%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.42%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.42%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (5.49%) SCCM
2 8 (3.38%) SCOM
3 5 (2.11%) SCOrch
4 3 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.84%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.84%) WSUS
5 2 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.84%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.84%) Puppet
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.84%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.42%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.42%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.42%) Cacti
6 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.42%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 28 (11.81%) Oracle
2 26 (10.97%) VMware
3 24 (10.13%) Cisco
4 20 (8.44%) HP
5 11 (4.64%) Citrix
5 11 (4.64%) IBM
6 10 (4.22%) NetApp
6 10 (4.22%) EMC
7 5 (2.11%) Symantec
7 5 (2.11%) Splunk
8 4 (1.69%) Adobe
8 4 (1.69%) Kofax
9 3 (1.27%) Google
9 3 (1.27%) Veeam
9 3 (1.27%) Lotus
9 3 (1.27%) Percona
10 2 (0.84%) Remedy
10 2 (0.84%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.84%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.84%) Postini
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