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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 137 108 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.86% 11.18% 12.36%
As % of the Vendors category 33.17% 27.00% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 55 51
Average daily rate
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£325 £295 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% +28.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £131 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 15
Average hourly rate £11.75 £12.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £10.46 £7.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £15.40 £112.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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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
413 400 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 38.78% 41.41% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 230 186
Average daily rate £358 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 18
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £10.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +34.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.00 £111.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 29 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 89 (35.74%) MS Excel
2 77 (30.92%) Windows
3 67 (26.91%) SQL Server
4 55 (22.09%) Active Directory
5 54 (21.69%) SQL
6 51 (20.48%) .NET
7 46 (18.47%) MS Office
8 45 (18.07%) VMware
9 42 (16.87%) C#
10 41 (16.47%) Finance
11 35 (14.06%) Oracle
11 35 (14.06%) ASP.NET
12 33 (13.25%) MS Exchange
13 31 (12.45%) SharePoint
14 30 (12.05%) Windows Server 2008
15 29 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
15 29 (11.65%) ITIL
15 29 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
16 28 (11.24%) JavaScript
16 28 (11.24%) SQL Server 2008
17 27 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
18 24 (9.64%) IBM
18 24 (9.64%) HTML
19 23 (9.24%) CSS
19 23 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
20 22 (8.84%) PRINCE2
20 22 (8.84%) SAN
20 22 (8.84%) NHS
21 21 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2013
22 20 (8.03%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 33 (13.25%) MS Exchange
2 31 (12.45%) SharePoint
3 21 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (4.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 11 (4.42%) Lotus Domino
6 11 (4.42%) IIS
7 10 (4.02%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (2.41%) Lync
9 5 (2.01%) Oracle BPEL
9 5 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.61%) CMS
10 4 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.20%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.20%) WorkSite
12 2 (0.80%) Oracle Service Bus
13 1 (0.40%) Tuxedo
13 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 89 (35.74%) MS Excel
2 46 (18.47%) MS Office
3 10 (4.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (3.61%) MS Project
5 5 (2.01%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.20%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.80%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 15 (6.02%) Oracle BPM
2 11 (4.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.80%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.61%) Office 365
2 2 (0.80%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.40%) SaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.84%) SAN
2 15 (6.02%) NAS
3 12 (4.82%) Intranet
4 9 (3.61%) Internet
5 8 (3.21%) DNS
6 7 (2.81%) DHCP
7 5 (2.01%) VPN
7 5 (2.01%) S/MIME
7 5 (2.01%) Unified Communications
8 4 (1.61%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (1.61%) Firewall
8 4 (1.61%) SMTP
8 4 (1.61%) Ethernet
8 4 (1.61%) FTP
9 3 (1.20%) LAN
9 3 (1.20%) RTSP
10 2 (0.80%) Extranet
10 2 (0.80%) WAN
10 2 (0.80%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (26.91%) SQL Server
2 28 (11.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (7.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (6.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (5.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (4.82%) Relational Database
8 11 (4.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (4.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (2.81%) Oracle ODI
10 6 (2.41%) QlikView
11 5 (2.01%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (1.20%) MySQL
12 3 (1.20%) OLAP
12 3 (1.20%) MS Access
12 3 (1.20%) EDRMS
12 3 (1.20%) FileMaker
12 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (7.23%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.02%) Oracle Forms
3 9 (3.61%) NUnit
3 9 (3.61%) Rhino Mocks
3 9 (3.61%) Hudson
3 9 (3.61%) Selenium
4 3 (1.20%) MSI
4 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (1.20%) SpecFlow
4 3 (1.20%) JIRA
5 2 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 41 (16.47%) Finance
2 14 (5.62%) Retail
3 9 (3.61%) Banking
4 6 (2.41%) Multimedia
5 5 (2.01%) Legal
6 4 (1.61%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.61%) Advertising
7 3 (1.20%) Publishing
7 3 (1.20%) Back Office
8 2 (0.80%) Marketing
8 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.80%) Law
9 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (27.31%) Developer
2 51 (20.48%) Analyst
3 25 (10.04%) .NET Developer
4 16 (6.43%) SQL Developer
5 15 (6.02%) Consultant
6 13 (5.22%) Support Analyst
6 13 (5.22%) Administrator
7 12 (4.82%) Business Analyst
8 11 (4.42%) SharePoint Developer
9 10 (4.02%) Exchange Engineer
10 9 (3.61%) Architect
10 9 (3.61%) Support Engineer
10 9 (3.61%) PMO Analyst
11 8 (3.21%) Software Manager
11 8 (3.21%) Designer
11 8 (3.21%) Configuration Manager
11 8 (3.21%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (2.81%) Service Analyst
12 7 (2.81%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (2.81%) Exchange Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (20.48%) .NET
2 35 (14.06%) ASP.NET
3 24 (9.64%) HTML
4 23 (9.24%) CSS
5 17 (6.83%) Web Services
5 17 (6.83%) jQuery
6 15 (6.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 14 (5.62%) .NET Framework
8 13 (5.22%) Middleware
9 12 (4.82%) JSON
10 11 (4.42%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (3.61%) XML
11 9 (3.61%) Hibernate
11 9 (3.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (3.61%) Oracle Fusion
12 8 (3.21%) NHibernate
13 5 (2.01%) WCF
14 4 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (1.61%) REST
15 3 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.84%) NHS
2 10 (4.02%) User Experience
3 9 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.01%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.01%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.61%) PDA
5 4 (1.61%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.20%) Replication
6 3 (1.20%) Graphic Design
6 3 (1.20%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.80%) FMCG
7 2 (0.80%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.80%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.80%) Clustering
8 1 (0.40%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.40%) iPad
8 1 (0.40%) Economics
8 1 (0.40%) PKI
8 1 (0.40%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 77 (30.92%) Windows
2 30 (12.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (6.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (5.22%) UNIX
6 11 (4.42%) Windows 7
7 9 (3.61%) Linux
8 8 (3.21%) Windows XP
9 6 (2.41%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.01%) VMS
11 4 (1.61%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.20%) CentOS
12 3 (1.20%) Android
13 1 (0.40%) Debian
13 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (11.65%) ITIL
1 29 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (8.84%) PRINCE2
5 19 (7.63%) MVC
6 17 (6.83%) CRM
6 17 (6.83%) Migration
7 15 (6.02%) ETL
8 14 (5.62%) Service Management
8 14 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (5.22%) OO
9 13 (5.22%) Data Modelling
9 13 (5.22%) Unit Testing
10 12 (4.82%) Release Management
10 12 (4.82%) SOA
10 12 (4.82%) Configuration Management
10 12 (4.82%) Project Management
11 11 (4.42%) Web Development
12 10 (4.02%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 54 (21.69%) SQL
2 42 (16.87%) C#
3 28 (11.24%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.82%) T-SQL
5 8 (3.21%) Java
6 7 (2.81%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.41%) VBA
8 4 (1.61%) Python
8 4 (1.61%) C
9 1 (0.40%) VBScript
9 1 (0.40%) C++
9 1 (0.40%) XAML
9 1 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (8.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (3.61%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.61%) Degree
3 8 (3.21%) MCSE
4 7 (2.81%) MCSA
4 7 (2.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.20%) MCP
6 3 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.80%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.80%) MCDST
7 2 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.80%) CCNA
7 2 (0.80%) ISEB
7 2 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.40%) PMP
8 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.40%) APMP
8 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.21%) SLA
2 5 (2.01%) QA
3 4 (1.61%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.40%) P3O
System Software
1 55 (22.09%) Active Directory
2 29 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.43%) vSphere
3 16 (6.43%) VMware ESX
4 7 (2.81%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.20%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.40%) UAG
7 1 (0.40%) XenApp
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (6.83%) SCCM
2 14 (5.62%) SCOM
3 11 (4.42%) NetBackup
4 6 (2.41%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (1.61%) Ansible
7 2 (0.80%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.40%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 45 (18.07%) VMware
2 35 (14.06%) Oracle
3 24 (9.64%) IBM
4 19 (7.63%) Symantec
5 14 (5.62%) Citrix
6 13 (5.22%) NetApp
7 11 (4.42%) EMC
7 11 (4.42%) HP
7 11 (4.42%) Lotus
8 10 (4.02%) Perforce
9 7 (2.81%) Cisco
10 5 (2.01%) Google
10 5 (2.01%) Postini
11 4 (1.61%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.61%) Dell
12 3 (1.20%) Trillium
12 3 (1.20%) CommVault
12 3 (1.20%) Reuters
12 3 (1.20%) Kofax
12 3 (1.20%) Splunk
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