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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 12 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 151 220 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.19% 13.48% 11.08%
As % of the Vendors category 32.54% 34.16% 26.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 136 60
Median daily rate £350 £345 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £206 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 5
Median hourly rate £15.78 £13.60 £11.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.09% +22.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £9.25 £8.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.25 £13.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -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
464 644 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 34.37% 39.46% 41.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 398 251
Median daily rate £389 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.66% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 11
Median hourly rate £13.38 £14.30 £33.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.77 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £27.50 £150.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 £17.77 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -1.27%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 25 September 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 91 (33.46%) Windows
2 82 (30.15%) MS Excel
3 76 (27.94%) SQL Server
4 65 (23.90%) SQL
5 62 (22.79%) Active Directory
6 58 (21.32%) Windows Server
7 51 (18.75%) VMware
7 51 (18.75%) .NET
8 42 (15.44%) MS Office
9 39 (14.34%) VMware Infrastructure
10 36 (13.24%) CRM
11 35 (12.87%) Citrix
12 33 (12.13%) C#
12 33 (12.13%) Firewall
12 33 (12.13%) Dynamics CRM
13 32 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
13 32 (11.76%) SharePoint
14 31 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
15 30 (11.03%) Migration
16 29 (10.66%) Cisco
16 29 (10.66%) Windows Server 2012
17 27 (9.93%) Finance
18 26 (9.56%) ITIL
18 26 (9.56%) Office 365
19 25 (9.19%) Network Security
20 24 (8.82%) PowerShell
21 23 (8.46%) Advertising
22 22 (8.09%) DNS
23 21 (7.72%) Oracle
23 21 (7.72%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 16 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 15 (5.51%) IIS
4 12 (4.41%) Skype for Business
5 8 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
6 7 (2.57%) Jetty
6 7 (2.57%) nginx
6 7 (2.57%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (2.57%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.57%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.21%) Mongrel
7 6 (2.21%) SAS
8 5 (1.84%) Apache
8 5 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.74%) Confluence
11 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 82 (30.15%) MS Excel
2 42 (15.44%) MS Office
3 11 (4.04%) InfoPath
4 7 (2.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.10%) MS Project
6 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.37%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (12.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.37%) Aligne
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.37%) Maximo
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (9.56%) Office 365
3 8 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (2.57%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.57%) PaaS
5 6 (2.21%) IaaS
6 5 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.84%) Google App Engine
6 5 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.84%) SaaS
7 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.37%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.37%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.37%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 33 (12.13%) Firewall
2 25 (9.19%) Network Security
3 22 (8.09%) DNS
4 18 (6.62%) Reverse Proxy
5 17 (6.25%) LAN
5 17 (6.25%) SAN
5 17 (6.25%) WAN
6 15 (5.51%) DHCP
7 10 (3.68%) FTP
7 10 (3.68%) MPLS
8 8 (2.94%) VPN
9 7 (2.57%) Internet
9 7 (2.57%) TCP/IP
10 6 (2.21%) HTTP
10 6 (2.21%) IPsec
10 6 (2.21%) SSL
11 5 (1.84%) BGP
11 5 (1.84%) DSL
11 5 (1.84%) Kerberos
11 5 (1.84%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (27.94%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (5.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (2.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (2.21%) MS Access
9 6 (2.21%) MySQL
10 5 (1.84%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (1.10%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.10%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.74%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
14 1 (0.37%) DTS
14 1 (0.37%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 11 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.21%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.84%) Travis CI
5 4 (1.47%) JIRA
6 3 (1.10%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.10%) MSI
7 2 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.74%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.74%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.37%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.37%) Gatling
8 1 (0.37%) GoCD
8 1 (0.37%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.37%) JMeter
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.37%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.37%) Subversion
8 1 (0.37%) WinRunner
General
1 27 (9.93%) Finance
2 23 (8.46%) Advertising
3 12 (4.41%) Legal
4 10 (3.68%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.94%) Games
6 5 (1.84%) Publishing
7 4 (1.47%) Banking
7 4 (1.47%) iGaming
7 4 (1.47%) Local Government
7 4 (1.47%) Retail
8 3 (1.10%) Law
9 2 (0.74%) Billing
9 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 52 (19.12%) Developer
2 48 (17.65%) Analyst
3 25 (9.19%) Architect
4 24 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (7.35%) Technical Leader
6 17 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
7 16 (5.88%) .NET Developer
8 13 (4.78%) Consultant
9 10 (3.68%) Support Analyst
9 10 (3.68%) VMware Engineer
10 9 (3.31%) Azure Engineer
10 9 (3.31%) Business Analyst
10 9 (3.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 9 (3.31%) CRM Developer
10 9 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 9 (3.31%) Server Engineer
11 8 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (2.94%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (2.57%) Microsoft Developer
12 7 (2.57%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (18.75%) .NET
2 16 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 11 (4.04%) XML
4 10 (3.68%) SOAP
4 10 (3.68%) Web Services
5 9 (3.31%) .NET Framework
5 9 (3.31%) CSS
6 7 (2.57%) REST
7 6 (2.21%) Ajax
7 6 (2.21%) COM
7 6 (2.21%) HTML
7 6 (2.21%) Servlets
7 6 (2.21%) WCF
8 5 (1.84%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (1.84%) J2EE
8 5 (1.84%) WSDL
9 4 (1.47%) jQuery
9 4 (1.47%) JSON
9 4 (1.47%) XML Schema
9 4 (1.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (3.68%) Data Centre
2 6 (2.21%) Computer Science
2 6 (2.21%) Enterprise Storage
2 6 (2.21%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.21%) User Experience
3 5 (1.84%) e-Learning
3 5 (1.84%) Microsoft Licensing
3 5 (1.84%) N-Tier
3 5 (1.84%) Video Editing
4 4 (1.47%) Algorithms
4 4 (1.47%) Artificial Intelligence
4 4 (1.47%) Clustering
4 4 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (1.47%) Social Media
4 4 (1.47%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.10%) Data Conversion
5 3 (1.10%) Learning Management System
5 3 (1.10%) PKI
5 3 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 91 (33.46%) Windows
2 58 (21.32%) Windows Server
3 29 (10.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (7.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (6.99%) Windows 7
6 17 (6.25%) Linux
7 11 (4.04%) Unix
8 10 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.47%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.47%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.10%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.74%) Solaris
12 1 (0.37%) AIX
12 1 (0.37%) Android
12 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.37%) CentOS
12 1 (0.37%) HPUX
12 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.37%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (13.24%) CRM
2 32 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (11.03%) Migration
4 26 (9.56%) ITIL
5 20 (7.35%) Enterprise Architecture
6 19 (6.99%) MVC
7 18 (6.62%) Vulnerability Management
8 16 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (5.51%) Information Assurance
9 15 (5.51%) Web Development
10 14 (5.15%) Project Management
11 13 (4.78%) ETL
12 11 (4.04%) Waterfall
13 10 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (3.68%) Scrum
13 10 (3.68%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (3.31%) Capacity Planning
14 9 (3.31%) SDLC
14 9 (3.31%) Unit Testing
14 9 (3.31%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (23.90%) SQL
2 33 (12.13%) C#
3 24 (8.82%) PowerShell
4 16 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 14 (5.15%) JavaScript
6 13 (4.78%) Java
7 7 (2.57%) C++
7 7 (2.57%) PHP
7 7 (2.57%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.84%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.47%) Ruby
10 3 (1.10%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.10%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.10%) VB
11 2 (0.74%) Perl
11 2 (0.74%) Python
11 2 (0.74%) VBScript
12 1 (0.37%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.37%) Go
Qualifications
1 20 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (4.41%) MCSE
3 10 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (3.68%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.94%) CCNP
5 7 (2.57%) CCNA
6 6 (2.21%) Degree
7 5 (1.84%) CCDA
7 5 (1.84%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.47%) CCIE
8 4 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (1.47%) MCITP
8 4 (1.47%) MCSA
9 3 (1.10%) CISA
9 3 (1.10%) CISSP
9 3 (1.10%) RHCE
9 3 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.74%) GSEC
10 2 (0.74%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.21%) QA
1 6 (2.21%) SLA
2 4 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.10%) HL7
3 3 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
System Software
1 62 (22.79%) Active Directory
2 39 (14.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.04%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.57%) Xen
5 6 (2.21%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.84%) VMware Server
7 4 (1.47%) XenApp
8 3 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.74%) vSphere
10 1 (0.37%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.37%) Docker
10 1 (0.37%) KVM
10 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (7.72%) SCCM
2 14 (5.15%) SCOM
3 5 (1.84%) vMotion
4 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (1.10%) Opsview
5 2 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.74%) WSUS
6 1 (0.37%) Ansible
6 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.37%) Puppet
6 1 (0.37%) SCSM
6 1 (0.37%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.37%) Terraform
6 1 (0.37%) WMI
Vendors
1 51 (18.75%) VMware
2 35 (12.87%) Citrix
3 29 (10.66%) Cisco
4 21 (7.72%) Oracle
5 18 (6.62%) Intel Security
6 14 (5.15%) HP
7 12 (4.41%) Dell
8 7 (2.57%) NetApp
9 6 (2.21%) Apple
9 6 (2.21%) Google
9 6 (2.21%) SonicWALL
10 5 (1.84%) Adobe
10 5 (1.84%) iManage
10 5 (1.84%) NETGEAR
10 5 (1.84%) SAP
11 4 (1.47%) CommVault
11 4 (1.47%) Informatica
11 4 (1.47%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.47%) Twitter
12 3 (1.10%) Reuters
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