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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 255 97 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 16.24% 8.65% 13.83%
As % of the Vendors category 38.17% 22.10% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 62 51
Average daily rate
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£333 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £125 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £385 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 6
Average hourly rate £13.60 £12.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.29% -54.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.34 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £14.20 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
668 439 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 42.55% 39.16% 47.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 293 216
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £185 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 13
Average hourly rate £17.64 £13.25 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -61.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.21 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.35 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 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 3 July 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 148 (36.36%) SQL
2 131 (32.19%) SQL Server
2 131 (32.19%) MS Excel
3 112 (27.52%) Windows
4 103 (25.31%) .NET
5 93 (22.85%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (18.67%) C#
7 59 (14.50%) ITIL
8 58 (14.25%) MS Office
8 58 (14.25%) VMware
9 52 (12.78%) JavaScript
10 51 (12.53%) CRM
11 50 (12.29%) Oracle
12 48 (11.79%) T-SQL
13 47 (11.55%) IIS
13 47 (11.55%) Active Directory
14 46 (11.30%) MVC
15 45 (11.06%) TDD
16 44 (10.81%) NUnit
17 43 (10.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 43 (10.57%) Finance
17 43 (10.57%) HTML
18 42 (10.32%) CSS
19 41 (10.07%) SharePoint
19 41 (10.07%) VMware Infrastructure
20 40 (9.83%) Microsoft Certification
20 40 (9.83%) Business Intelligence
21 39 (9.58%) ASP.NET
21 39 (9.58%) jQuery
22 36 (8.85%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 47 (11.55%) IIS
2 41 (10.07%) SharePoint
3 35 (8.60%) MS Exchange
4 13 (3.19%) Tomcat
5 12 (2.95%) Apache
5 12 (2.95%) WebSphere
5 12 (2.95%) Jetty
5 12 (2.95%) nginx
5 12 (2.95%) Lync
6 11 (2.70%) SAS
7 10 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.49%) Oracle BPEL
12 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.49%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 131 (32.19%) MS Excel
2 58 (14.25%) MS Office
3 12 (2.95%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.23%) MS Project
6 4 (0.98%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.25%) QuarkXPress
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.25%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 28 (6.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.25%) Line 500
3 1 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (2.95%) Google Cloud Platform
2 12 (2.95%) Google App Engine
3 10 (2.46%) Office 365
4 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.39%) DNS
2 19 (4.67%) DHCP
3 16 (3.93%) LAN
4 15 (3.69%) WAN
5 14 (3.44%) TCP/IP
6 12 (2.95%) FTP
6 12 (2.95%) HTTP
6 12 (2.95%) SSL
6 12 (2.95%) IPsec
7 10 (2.46%) Intranet
7 10 (2.46%) Unified Communications
8 9 (2.21%) Firewall
8 9 (2.21%) DMZ
9 7 (1.72%) SAN
9 7 (1.72%) VPN
9 7 (1.72%) Internet
10 3 (0.74%) Extranet
10 3 (0.74%) VoIP
11 2 (0.49%) GPRS
11 2 (0.49%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (32.19%) SQL Server
2 43 (10.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (7.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (7.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 26 (6.39%) Data Warehouse
5 26 (6.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (5.65%) Oracle Database
7 18 (4.42%) Relational Database
8 16 (3.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (3.44%) MS Access
10 12 (2.95%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (2.21%) Data Mining
12 8 (1.97%) OLAP
12 8 (1.97%) Oracle OLAP
13 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (0.98%) QlikView
14 4 (0.98%) MongoDB
15 3 (0.74%) RDBMS
16 2 (0.49%) DataStage
16 2 (0.49%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 44 (10.81%) NUnit
2 30 (7.37%) Selenium
3 28 (6.88%) Rhino Mocks
4 24 (5.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (4.67%) Visual Studio
6 12 (2.95%) Jenkins
7 11 (2.70%) Toad
8 8 (1.97%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.47%) JIRA
10 4 (0.98%) Subversion
10 4 (0.98%) Git (software)
11 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.49%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
13 1 (0.25%) HP UFT
13 1 (0.25%) Maven
13 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
13 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
13 1 (0.25%) FitNesse
General
1 43 (10.57%) Finance
2 14 (3.44%) Law
3 11 (2.70%) Legal
3 11 (2.70%) Back Office
4 7 (1.72%) Advertising
5 6 (1.47%) Retail
6 5 (1.23%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.23%) Banking
7 4 (0.98%) Marketing
7 4 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.74%) Publishing
9 2 (0.49%) Billing
10 1 (0.25%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 106 (26.04%) Developer
2 98 (24.08%) Analyst
3 39 (9.58%) .NET Developer
4 31 (7.62%) SQL Developer
5 29 (7.13%) Architect
6 25 (6.14%) Business Analyst
7 24 (5.90%) Support Analyst
8 19 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (4.42%) Consultant
10 17 (4.18%) DBA
11 15 (3.69%) Data Analyst
12 14 (3.44%) Service Analyst
12 14 (3.44%) Service Desk Analyst
12 14 (3.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 13 (3.19%) Database Developer
14 12 (2.95%) 1st Line Support
15 10 (2.46%) Applications Support
15 10 (2.46%) SharePoint Developer
16 9 (2.21%) SQL DBA
16 9 (2.21%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (25.31%) .NET
2 43 (10.57%) HTML
3 42 (10.32%) CSS
4 39 (9.58%) ASP.NET
4 39 (9.58%) jQuery
5 36 (8.85%) Entity Framework
5 36 (8.85%) .NET Framework
6 35 (8.60%) ASP.NET Web API
7 32 (7.86%) JSON
8 28 (6.88%) NHibernate
8 28 (6.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 18 (4.42%) XML
10 12 (2.95%) J2EE
10 12 (2.95%) Servlets
11 10 (2.46%) Hibernate
12 9 (2.21%) Web Services
13 7 (1.72%) ASP.NET 2.0
13 7 (1.72%) REST
14 6 (1.47%) MDX
14 6 (1.47%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.37%) NHS
2 16 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.69%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.46%) User Experience
5 9 (2.21%) Visualisation
5 9 (2.21%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.21%) Reference Data
6 7 (1.72%) Data Integration
6 7 (1.72%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.23%) Clustering
8 4 (0.98%) Replication
8 4 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.74%) iPhone
9 3 (0.74%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.49%) FMCG
10 2 (0.49%) PDA
10 2 (0.49%) PKI
10 2 (0.49%) E-Learning
10 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.25%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 112 (27.52%) Windows
2 31 (7.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (7.37%) Windows 7
4 22 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (3.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (3.69%) Linux
7 11 (2.70%) Windows XP
8 6 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.23%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.23%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.23%) SUSE
10 3 (0.74%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.49%) UNIX
11 2 (0.49%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.49%) Android
12 1 (0.25%) Debian
12 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (22.85%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (14.50%) ITIL
3 51 (12.53%) CRM
4 46 (11.30%) MVC
5 45 (11.06%) TDD
6 40 (9.83%) Business Intelligence
7 35 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (8.35%) Data Modelling
9 32 (7.86%) OO
10 27 (6.63%) Configuration Management
11 23 (5.65%) SDLC
12 20 (4.91%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (4.91%) Disaster Recovery
13 19 (4.67%) Unit Testing
14 17 (4.18%) Project Management
15 16 (3.93%) Data Analysis
16 15 (3.69%) Migration
17 13 (3.19%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (3.19%) Service Management
17 13 (3.19%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 148 (36.36%) SQL
2 76 (18.67%) C#
3 52 (12.78%) JavaScript
4 48 (11.79%) T-SQL
5 28 (6.88%) PowerShell
6 24 (5.90%) PL/SQL
7 18 (4.42%) Java
8 10 (2.46%) VB
9 4 (0.98%) C
10 3 (0.74%) VBA
11 2 (0.49%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.25%) Ruby
12 1 (0.25%) C++
12 1 (0.25%) RPG
12 1 (0.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 40 (9.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (5.41%) MCSE
3 19 (4.67%) MCITP
3 19 (4.67%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (2.70%) ISEB
6 7 (1.72%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.98%) Degree
7 4 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.98%) MCDST
8 3 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.74%) MCSA
8 3 (0.74%) MCP
8 3 (0.74%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.49%) CCNP
9 2 (0.49%) CCNA
9 2 (0.49%) CIPD
10 1 (0.25%) MCTS
10 1 (0.25%) PMP
10 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.67%) Data Quality
2 17 (4.18%) SLA
3 10 (2.46%) QA
4 3 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.25%) HL7
5 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (11.55%) Active Directory
2 41 (10.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.95%) vSphere
3 12 (2.95%) Xen
4 7 (1.72%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.47%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.74%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.49%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.49%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.49%) UAG
7 2 (0.49%) vCloud
8 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 17 (4.18%) SCCM
2 10 (2.46%) Puppet
3 9 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.23%) SCOM
5 3 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.49%) Ansible
6 2 (0.49%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.25%) WSUS
7 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.25%) Opsview
7 1 (0.25%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.25%) Netcool
7 1 (0.25%) Nagios
7 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 58 (14.25%) VMware
2 50 (12.29%) Oracle
3 22 (5.41%) Cisco
4 15 (3.69%) Google
5 12 (2.95%) Citrix
5 12 (2.95%) EMC
6 11 (2.70%) Trillium
7 8 (1.97%) NetApp
8 6 (1.47%) SAP
8 6 (1.47%) IBM
8 6 (1.47%) Computacenter
9 4 (0.98%) Amdocs
9 4 (0.98%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.74%) Siebel
10 3 (0.74%) Nokia
10 3 (0.74%) Brocade
10 3 (0.74%) McAfee
11 2 (0.49%) Sophos
11 2 (0.49%) Avaya
11 2 (0.49%) Mapinfo
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Rate: £250.00 - £270.00 per annum
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