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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Rank 7 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 135 143 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.27% 10.03% 12.82%
As % of the Vendors category 29.41% 29.79% 33.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 83 88
Median daily rate £338 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £211 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £545 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 4
Median hourly rate £12.25 £15.50 £12.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.96% +27.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.40 £11.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.69 £72.00 £13.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.02 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +3.33%

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
459 480 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 41.73% 33.66% 37.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 306 280
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £295 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 5
Median hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £45.50 £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.20 £23.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-20.89% +33.33%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 90 (30.20%) SQL
2 87 (29.19%) SQL Server
2 87 (29.19%) MS Excel
3 84 (28.19%) Windows
4 66 (22.15%) Active Directory
5 49 (16.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 47 (15.77%) MS Office
7 46 (15.44%) Business Intelligence
8 44 (14.77%) VMware
9 41 (13.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 41 (13.76%) Windows Server
10 38 (12.75%) Microsoft Azure
10 38 (12.75%) T-SQL
11 36 (12.08%) Migration
12 35 (11.74%) .NET
12 35 (11.74%) ITIL
12 35 (11.74%) SQL Server 2012
13 31 (10.40%) SharePoint
14 30 (10.07%) Agile Software Development
15 28 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification
16 27 (9.06%) Finance
17 26 (8.72%) Project Management
17 26 (8.72%) ETL
17 26 (8.72%) Data Centre
18 25 (8.39%) SQL Server 2014
18 25 (8.39%) Advertising
19 24 (8.05%) Cisco
19 24 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
20 23 (7.72%) C#
21 22 (7.38%) Citrix

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 31 (10.40%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.03%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.02%) IIS
4 7 (2.35%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.68%) CMS
6 5 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.68%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.34%) Apache
7 4 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.01%) Plone
8 3 (1.01%) SilverStripe
8 3 (1.01%) Umbraco
8 3 (1.01%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.67%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 87 (29.19%) MS Excel
2 47 (15.77%) MS Office
3 9 (3.02%) MS Project
4 3 (1.01%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (6.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.34%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 38 (12.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (5.37%) Office 365
3 8 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (2.01%) IaaS
4 6 (2.01%) PaaS
5 5 (1.68%) SaaS
6 4 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.34%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.34%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.03%) LAN
2 14 (4.70%) DNS
2 14 (4.70%) WAN
3 13 (4.36%) Firewall
4 12 (4.03%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (4.03%) SAN
5 10 (3.36%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (3.02%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (3.02%) NetScaler
7 8 (2.68%) FCoE
7 8 (2.68%) NX-OS
8 7 (2.35%) Internet
8 7 (2.35%) VPN
9 6 (2.01%) Network Security
9 6 (2.01%) TCP/IP
10 5 (1.68%) DHCP
10 5 (1.68%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (1.34%) MPLS
12 3 (1.01%) BGP
12 3 (1.01%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (29.19%) SQL Server
2 49 (16.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 41 (13.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (11.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (8.39%) SQL Server 2014
6 21 (7.05%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (7.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (6.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (4.03%) MS Access
9 11 (3.69%) MySQL
10 7 (2.35%) QlikView
11 6 (2.01%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (1.34%) Power BI
12 4 (1.34%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (1.01%) Big Data
13 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 11 (3.69%) Visual Studio
2 10 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (1.68%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.68%) JIRA
4 2 (0.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.67%) JMeter
4 2 (0.67%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.34%) Gatling
5 1 (0.34%) GoCD
5 1 (0.34%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.34%) MSI
5 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.34%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.34%) WinRunner
General
1 27 (9.06%) Finance
2 25 (8.39%) Advertising
3 13 (4.36%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.36%) Retail
5 5 (1.68%) Legal
6 4 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.01%) Banking
7 3 (1.01%) Games
7 3 (1.01%) Local Government
7 3 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.67%) Billing
8 2 (0.67%) Electronics
8 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.67%) Law
8 2 (0.67%) Marketing
8 2 (0.67%) Publishing
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 80 (26.85%) Developer
2 58 (19.46%) Analyst
3 31 (10.40%) SQL Developer
4 27 (9.06%) Architect
5 19 (6.38%) DBA
6 17 (5.70%) Consultant
6 17 (5.70%) SSIS Developer
7 16 (5.37%) Support Analyst
8 15 (5.03%) SQL DBA
8 15 (5.03%) T-SQL Developer
9 14 (4.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 13 (4.36%) Administrator
10 13 (4.36%) Project Manager
11 12 (4.03%) .NET Developer
11 12 (4.03%) 1st Line Support
12 11 (3.69%) Service Analyst
12 11 (3.69%) Service Desk Analyst
13 8 (2.68%) 2nd Line Support
13 8 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (2.68%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (11.74%) .NET
2 12 (4.03%) ASP.NET
3 11 (3.69%) CSS
3 11 (3.69%) Web Services
4 10 (3.36%) SOAP
4 10 (3.36%) XML
5 7 (2.35%) HTML
6 6 (2.01%) .NET Framework
6 6 (2.01%) Ajax
6 6 (2.01%) REST
7 5 (1.68%) ActiveX
7 5 (1.68%) ADO
7 5 (1.68%) COM
7 5 (1.68%) DAO
8 4 (1.34%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.34%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.34%) JSON
8 4 (1.34%) XSLT
9 3 (1.01%) CSS3
9 3 (1.01%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.72%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.69%) Visualisation
4 10 (3.36%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.35%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (2.35%) User Experience
6 5 (1.68%) Replication
7 4 (1.34%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.34%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.01%) Data Conversion
8 3 (1.01%) Informatics
8 3 (1.01%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.01%) PKI
8 3 (1.01%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.67%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.67%) Derivative
9 2 (0.67%) Online Games
9 2 (0.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 84 (28.19%) Windows
2 41 (13.76%) Windows Server
3 21 (7.05%) Windows 7
4 19 (6.38%) Linux
5 17 (5.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (4.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (3.36%) Unix
8 9 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.34%) Solaris
9 4 (1.34%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.01%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.01%) SUSE
10 3 (1.01%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.67%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.34%) Android
12 1 (0.34%) CentOS
12 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (15.44%) Business Intelligence
2 36 (12.08%) Migration
3 35 (11.74%) ITIL
4 30 (10.07%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (8.72%) ETL
5 26 (8.72%) Project Management
6 21 (7.05%) CRM
7 20 (6.71%) Data Modelling
8 13 (4.36%) Data Analysis
8 13 (4.36%) MVC
9 12 (4.03%) DevOps
9 12 (4.03%) High Availability
10 11 (3.69%) Business Analysis
10 11 (3.69%) Scrum
10 11 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (3.36%) Change Control
11 10 (3.36%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (3.36%) Waterfall
12 9 (3.02%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (3.02%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 90 (30.20%) SQL
2 38 (12.75%) T-SQL
3 23 (7.72%) C#
4 15 (5.03%) PowerShell
5 11 (3.69%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.68%) VBA
7 7 (2.35%) PHP
8 6 (2.01%) Python
8 6 (2.01%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.01%) VB
9 5 (1.68%) Ruby
10 4 (1.34%) Java
10 4 (1.34%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.01%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.01%) C++
11 3 (1.01%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.67%) R
13 1 (0.34%) Go
13 1 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 28 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (5.37%) Degree
3 11 (3.69%) MCSE
4 10 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (3.02%) CCNP
6 8 (2.68%) Security Cleared
7 7 (2.35%) CCNA
7 7 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.35%) MCITP
8 6 (2.01%) CCDA
8 6 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.68%) CCIE
9 5 (1.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.34%) CCA
10 4 (1.34%) MCDBA
10 4 (1.34%) MCTS
11 3 (1.01%) RHCE
12 2 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.67%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.01%) QA
1 6 (2.01%) SLA
2 4 (1.34%) IFRS
2 4 (1.34%) IFRS 9
3 3 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.01%) HL7
4 2 (0.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 66 (22.15%) Active Directory
2 24 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.68%) vSphere
4 7 (2.35%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.34%) Docker
7 3 (1.01%) Terminal Server
7 3 (1.01%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.67%) vCloud
8 2 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.67%) VMware GSX
8 2 (0.67%) Xen
8 2 (0.67%) XenApp
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (4.03%) SCCM
2 6 (2.01%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (1.68%) SCOM
4 4 (1.34%) Puppet
5 3 (1.01%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.01%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.01%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.67%) Ansible
6 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.67%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.34%) Nagios
7 1 (0.34%) Packer
7 1 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.34%) Terraform
7 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (14.77%) VMware
2 24 (8.05%) Cisco
3 22 (7.38%) Citrix
4 16 (5.37%) Oracle
5 14 (4.70%) Brocade
6 10 (3.36%) Dell
7 9 (3.02%) Tableau
8 8 (2.68%) F5
8 8 (2.68%) SAP
9 7 (2.35%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.01%) Cognos
10 6 (2.01%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.68%) Apple
11 5 (1.68%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.68%) EMC
11 5 (1.68%) Intel Security
12 4 (1.34%) Symantec
13 3 (1.01%) HP
14 2 (0.67%) Nintex
14 2 (0.67%) Splunk
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