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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 15 7 10
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 144 239 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.91% 14.46% 11.18%
As % of the Vendors category 29.57% 34.24% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 151 66
Median daily rate £325 £350 £284
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +23.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 4
Median hourly rate £12.25 £13.55 £10.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% +27.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £9.05 £8.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £19.36 £12.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
487 698 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 33.52% 42.23% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 456 275
Median daily rate £375 £363 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 10
Median hourly rate £12.25 £20.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.75% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £37.04 £150.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.72 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.86% +6.94%

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 30 August 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 30 August 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 103 (37.73%) Windows
2 94 (34.43%) SQL Server
3 85 (31.14%) SQL
4 84 (30.77%) MS Excel
5 72 (26.37%) Windows Server
6 67 (24.54%) Active Directory
7 47 (17.22%) VMware
8 42 (15.38%) .NET
9 40 (14.65%) MS Office
9 40 (14.65%) CRM
10 36 (13.19%) Dynamics CRM
11 35 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
12 33 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
12 33 (12.09%) Windows Server 2012
13 31 (11.36%) Oracle
13 31 (11.36%) Citrix
13 31 (11.36%) Finance
13 31 (11.36%) Firewall
14 28 (10.26%) SharePoint
15 27 (9.89%) C#
15 27 (9.89%) Cisco
15 27 (9.89%) Office 365
16 25 (9.16%) ITIL
16 25 (9.16%) Windows Server 2008
16 25 (9.16%) Microsoft Azure
17 24 (8.79%) PowerShell
17 24 (8.79%) Migration
18 23 (8.42%) T-SQL
19 22 (8.06%) Network Security
20 21 (7.69%) SCCM

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 28 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.59%) MS Exchange
3 14 (5.13%) IIS
3 14 (5.13%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.56%) SAS
4 7 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.20%) Jetty
5 6 (2.20%) nginx
5 6 (2.20%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.20%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.83%) Apache
6 5 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.83%) Mongrel
7 4 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 84 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 40 (14.65%) MS Office
3 9 (3.30%) InfoPath
4 7 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.47%) MS Project
6 2 (0.73%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.37%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (13.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.37%) Aligne
4 1 (0.37%) Maximo
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.89%) Office 365
2 25 (9.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.83%) Google App Engine
4 5 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.73%) PaaS
6 1 (0.37%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.37%) IaaS
6 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.36%) Firewall
2 22 (8.06%) Network Security
3 21 (7.69%) DNS
4 20 (7.33%) SAN
5 19 (6.96%) WAN
6 18 (6.59%) LAN
7 16 (5.86%) DHCP
8 14 (5.13%) Reverse Proxy
9 10 (3.66%) FTP
9 10 (3.66%) MPLS
9 10 (3.66%) VPN
10 9 (3.30%) TCP/IP
11 7 (2.56%) Internet
12 6 (2.20%) HTTP
12 6 (2.20%) IPsec
12 6 (2.20%) SSL
13 5 (1.83%) iSCSI
13 5 (1.83%) Kerberos
13 5 (1.83%) Structured Cabling
13 5 (1.83%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (34.43%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (6.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (6.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (3.30%) Oracle Database
6 9 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (2.93%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.83%) MySQL
9 5 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.83%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.47%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.10%) MS Access
11 3 (1.10%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.10%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
13 1 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 13 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.83%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.83%) JIRA
2 5 (1.83%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.47%) Travis CI
4 3 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.10%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.10%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.10%) MSI
5 2 (0.73%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.37%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.37%) ERwin
6 1 (0.37%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.37%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.37%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.37%) Subversion
6 1 (0.37%) WinRunner
General
1 31 (11.36%) Finance
2 14 (5.13%) Advertising
3 13 (4.76%) Legal
4 9 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.93%) Games
6 7 (2.56%) Banking
7 4 (1.47%) iGaming
7 4 (1.47%) Law
7 4 (1.47%) Publishing
7 4 (1.47%) Retail
8 2 (0.73%) Local Government
9 1 (0.37%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 49 (17.95%) Developer
2 47 (17.22%) Analyst
3 27 (9.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 18 (6.59%) Architect
6 17 (6.23%) Consultant
7 14 (5.13%) .NET Developer
7 14 (5.13%) Technical Leader
8 13 (4.76%) Server Engineer
9 11 (4.03%) ETL Developer
9 11 (4.03%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.66%) Administrator
10 10 (3.66%) Azure Engineer
10 10 (3.66%) VMware Engineer
10 10 (3.66%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (3.66%) Windows Server Engineer
11 9 (3.30%) Business Analyst
11 9 (3.30%) SQL Developer
12 8 (2.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 7 (2.56%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (15.38%) .NET
2 13 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 13 (4.76%) CSS
3 10 (3.66%) HTML
4 9 (3.30%) Velocity
4 9 (3.30%) Web Services
5 8 (2.93%) XML
6 7 (2.56%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.20%) Ajax
7 6 (2.20%) Servlets
7 6 (2.20%) SOAP
8 5 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (1.83%) J2EE
8 5 (1.83%) REST
9 4 (1.47%) CSS3
9 4 (1.47%) HTML5
9 4 (1.47%) jQuery
9 4 (1.47%) WCF
10 3 (1.10%) LAMP
10 3 (1.10%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.66%) Algorithms
2 10 (3.66%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.30%) Clustering
4 8 (2.93%) User Experience
5 7 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.20%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.83%) e-Learning
7 5 (1.83%) Microsoft Licensing
7 5 (1.83%) Video Editing
8 4 (1.47%) Artificial Intelligence
8 4 (1.47%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.47%) Social Media
9 3 (1.10%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.10%) Learning Management System
9 3 (1.10%) PKI
9 3 (1.10%) Replication
9 3 (1.10%) Smartcard
9 3 (1.10%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 103 (37.73%) Windows
2 72 (26.37%) Windows Server
3 33 (12.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (9.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (6.96%) Linux
6 18 (6.59%) Windows 7
7 14 (5.13%) Unix
8 12 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.83%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.47%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.10%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.73%) Android
12 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.73%) Solaris
13 1 (0.37%) AIX
13 1 (0.37%) HPUX
13 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.37%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (14.65%) CRM
2 33 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (9.16%) ITIL
4 24 (8.79%) Migration
5 21 (7.69%) ETL
6 18 (6.59%) MVC
7 17 (6.23%) Enterprise Architecture
8 15 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (5.13%) Vulnerability Management
9 14 (5.13%) Waterfall
9 14 (5.13%) Web Development
10 12 (4.40%) Data Security
10 12 (4.40%) Information Assurance
10 12 (4.40%) Project Management
10 12 (4.40%) Unit Testing
11 10 (3.66%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (3.30%) Change Management
12 9 (3.30%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (2.93%) Configuration Management
13 8 (2.93%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 85 (31.14%) SQL
2 27 (9.89%) C#
3 24 (8.79%) PowerShell
4 23 (8.42%) T-SQL
5 16 (5.86%) JavaScript
6 15 (5.49%) C++
7 14 (5.13%) Java
7 14 (5.13%) PL/SQL
8 8 (2.93%) PHP
9 4 (1.47%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.10%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.10%) Ruby
10 3 (1.10%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.10%) VB
11 2 (0.73%) VBScript
12 1 (0.37%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.37%) Perl
12 1 (0.37%) Python
12 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (7.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (4.76%) MCSE
3 11 (4.03%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.93%) CCNP
6 7 (2.56%) CCNA
7 6 (2.20%) Degree
8 5 (1.83%) CCDA
8 5 (1.83%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.47%) CCIE
9 4 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.47%) MCSA
9 4 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.10%) CISA
10 3 (1.10%) CISSP
10 3 (1.10%) RHCE
11 2 (0.73%) GSEC
11 2 (0.73%) GSLC
11 2 (0.73%) GSNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.20%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (2.20%) SLA
2 5 (1.83%) QA
3 3 (1.10%) HL7
3 3 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
System Software
1 67 (24.54%) Active Directory
2 35 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.13%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.20%) Xen
4 6 (2.20%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.83%) VMware Server
6 4 (1.47%) XenApp
7 3 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.10%) vSphere
8 2 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.37%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.37%) KVM
9 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (7.69%) SCCM
2 14 (5.13%) SCOM
3 5 (1.83%) vMotion
4 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (1.10%) Opsview
5 3 (1.10%) WSUS
6 2 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.37%) SCSM
7 1 (0.37%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.37%) WMI
Vendors
1 47 (17.22%) VMware
2 31 (11.36%) Citrix
2 31 (11.36%) Oracle
3 27 (9.89%) Cisco
4 16 (5.86%) HP
5 14 (5.13%) Intel Security
6 12 (4.40%) Informatica
7 11 (4.03%) Dell
8 8 (2.93%) NetApp
9 6 (2.20%) Apple
9 6 (2.20%) Google
9 6 (2.20%) SAP
9 6 (2.20%) SonicWALL
10 5 (1.83%) Adobe
10 5 (1.83%) NETGEAR
10 5 (1.83%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.47%) CommVault
11 4 (1.47%) iManage
11 4 (1.47%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.47%) Twitter
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