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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 218 123 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.24% 9.94% 11.23%
As % of the Vendors category 35.05% 24.07% 25.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 70 36
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £177 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £403 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 4
Average hourly rate £13.60 £12.75 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.62% -7.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £10.79 £8.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £15.55 £16.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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
622 511 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 43.50% 41.31% 44.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 348 171
Average daily rate £350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £10.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.10 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 27 May 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 27 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 122 (35.47%) MS Excel
2 117 (34.01%) SQL
3 103 (29.94%) SQL Server
4 95 (27.62%) .NET
5 83 (24.13%) Windows
6 76 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
7 70 (20.35%) C#
8 56 (16.28%) MS Office
9 50 (14.53%) Oracle
10 48 (13.95%) JavaScript
10 48 (13.95%) ITIL
11 43 (12.50%) CRM
12 41 (11.92%) MVC
13 40 (11.63%) HTML
13 40 (11.63%) Active Directory
14 39 (11.34%) CSS
14 39 (11.34%) ASP.NET
14 39 (11.34%) Finance
15 38 (11.05%) VMware
15 38 (11.05%) SharePoint
15 38 (11.05%) TDD
16 37 (10.76%) NUnit
16 37 (10.76%) Business Intelligence
17 36 (10.47%) jQuery
18 34 (9.88%) NHS
19 33 (9.59%) T-SQL
20 32 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
21 31 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
21 31 (9.01%) Entity Framework
21 31 (9.01%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 38 (11.05%) SharePoint
2 29 (8.43%) IIS
3 27 (7.85%) MS Exchange
4 13 (3.78%) Tomcat
5 12 (3.49%) Apache
5 12 (3.49%) WebSphere
5 12 (3.49%) Jetty
5 12 (3.49%) nginx
6 11 (3.20%) SAS
7 10 (2.91%) Lync
7 10 (2.91%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.87%) Oracle BPEL
12 2 (0.58%) CMS
12 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.58%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 122 (35.47%) MS Excel
2 56 (16.28%) MS Office
3 7 (2.03%) MS Project
4 6 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.16%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.29%) QuarkXPress
8 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.29%) InDesign
8 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (7.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.03%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.29%) Line 500
3 1 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
1 12 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
1 12 (3.49%) Google App Engine
1 12 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (3.49%) Google Cloud Platform
2 10 (2.91%) Office 365
3 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.98%) DNS
2 18 (5.23%) DHCP
3 15 (4.36%) LAN
4 14 (4.07%) WAN
4 14 (4.07%) TCP/IP
5 12 (3.49%) FTP
5 12 (3.49%) HTTP
5 12 (3.49%) SSL
5 12 (3.49%) IPsec
6 11 (3.20%) Intranet
7 9 (2.62%) Unified Communications
8 7 (2.03%) DMZ
9 6 (1.74%) SAN
9 6 (1.74%) VPN
9 6 (1.74%) Internet
10 5 (1.45%) Firewall
11 3 (0.87%) WebEx
12 2 (0.58%) Telepresence
12 2 (0.58%) 3G
12 2 (0.58%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (29.94%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (6.69%) Oracle Database
4 22 (6.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (6.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (5.52%) Relational Database
7 13 (3.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (3.78%) MS Access
8 12 (3.49%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (2.33%) Oracle OLAP
10 8 (2.33%) OLAP
11 6 (1.74%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (1.16%) QlikView
13 4 (1.16%) Oracle ODI
14 3 (0.87%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
15 2 (0.58%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 37 (10.76%) NUnit
2 25 (7.27%) Selenium
3 24 (6.98%) Rhino Mocks
4 18 (5.23%) Visual Studio
5 13 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (3.49%) Jenkins
7 11 (3.20%) Toad
8 7 (2.03%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.74%) JIRA
10 5 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (1.16%) Subversion
11 4 (1.16%) Git (software)
12 3 (0.87%) Hudson
12 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
13 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
13 1 (0.29%) Maven
General
1 39 (11.34%) Finance
2 11 (3.20%) Law
3 10 (2.91%) Legal
4 9 (2.62%) Back Office
5 7 (2.03%) Advertising
5 7 (2.03%) Retail
6 5 (1.45%) Banking
7 3 (0.87%) Marketing
7 3 (0.87%) Publishing
7 3 (0.87%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.58%) Billing
9 1 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 96 (27.91%) Developer
2 77 (22.38%) Analyst
3 36 (10.47%) .NET Developer
4 28 (8.14%) SQL Developer
5 21 (6.10%) Architect
6 17 (4.94%) Service Desk Analyst
6 17 (4.94%) Service Analyst
7 15 (4.36%) Business Analyst
8 14 (4.07%) Support Analyst
9 13 (3.78%) Data Analyst
10 12 (3.49%) Consultant
10 12 (3.49%) DBA
11 10 (2.91%) Administrator
11 10 (2.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (2.91%) SharePoint Developer
12 9 (2.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 9 (2.62%) C# Developer
12 9 (2.62%) 1st Line Support
12 9 (2.62%) C# .NET Developer
13 8 (2.33%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (27.62%) .NET
2 40 (11.63%) HTML
3 39 (11.34%) CSS
3 39 (11.34%) ASP.NET
4 36 (10.47%) jQuery
5 31 (9.01%) .NET Framework
5 31 (9.01%) Entity Framework
5 31 (9.01%) ASP.NET Web API
6 29 (8.43%) JSON
7 24 (6.98%) NHibernate
7 24 (6.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 18 (5.23%) XML
9 12 (3.49%) J2EE
9 12 (3.49%) Servlets
10 11 (3.20%) Web Services
11 10 (2.91%) Hibernate
12 7 (2.03%) ASP.NET 2.0
12 7 (2.03%) REST
13 6 (1.74%) Middleware
13 6 (1.74%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.88%) NHS
2 14 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.20%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.91%) User Experience
4 10 (2.91%) Reference Data
5 8 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.03%) Visualisation
7 6 (1.74%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.45%) Clustering
9 4 (1.16%) Replication
10 3 (0.87%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.87%) Graphic Design
10 3 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.58%) PDA
11 2 (0.58%) PKI
11 2 (0.58%) iPhone
12 1 (0.29%) iSeries
12 1 (0.29%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.29%) Informatics
12 1 (0.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 83 (24.13%) Windows
2 29 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 29 (8.43%) Windows 7
3 19 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (4.94%) Linux
5 14 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (3.20%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.45%) UNIX
8 4 (1.16%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.16%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.87%) Android
10 2 (0.58%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.29%) Debian
11 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (13.95%) ITIL
3 43 (12.50%) CRM
4 41 (11.92%) MVC
5 38 (11.05%) TDD
6 37 (10.76%) Business Intelligence
7 31 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (8.43%) OO
9 24 (6.98%) Data Modelling
10 23 (6.69%) Configuration Management
11 19 (5.52%) Unit Testing
11 19 (5.52%) SDLC
12 18 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
13 16 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (4.36%) Project Management
15 13 (3.78%) Migration
15 13 (3.78%) Data Management
15 13 (3.78%) Continuous Improvement
16 12 (3.49%) PRINCE2
17 11 (3.20%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (34.01%) SQL
2 70 (20.35%) C#
3 48 (13.95%) JavaScript
4 33 (9.59%) T-SQL
5 24 (6.98%) PL/SQL
6 23 (6.69%) PowerShell
7 19 (5.52%) Java
8 10 (2.91%) VB
9 5 (1.45%) VBA
10 2 (0.58%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.29%) Ruby
11 1 (0.29%) C
11 1 (0.29%) C++
11 1 (0.29%) RPG
11 1 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (5.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.20%) ISEB
4 7 (2.03%) MCSE
4 7 (2.03%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.74%) MCITP
6 5 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (1.45%) Degree
7 3 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.87%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.58%) MCDST
8 2 (0.58%) MCSA
8 2 (0.58%) CCNA
8 2 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.29%) PMP
9 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.29%) MOS
9 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.81%) SLA
2 17 (4.94%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.74%) QA
4 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) HL7
5 1 (0.29%) P3O
System Software
1 40 (11.63%) Active Directory
2 32 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.49%) Xen
4 7 (2.03%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.16%) vSphere
6 3 (0.87%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.58%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.58%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.58%) UAG
7 2 (0.58%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.29%) vCloud
8 1 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 14 (4.07%) SCCM
2 10 (2.91%) Puppet
3 9 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.45%) SCOM
5 4 (1.16%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.16%) Ansible
6 3 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.29%) Opsview
7 1 (0.29%) WSUS
7 1 (0.29%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.29%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.29%) Netcool
7 1 (0.29%) Nagios
7 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 50 (14.53%) Oracle
2 38 (11.05%) VMware
3 17 (4.94%) Cisco
4 12 (3.49%) Trillium
4 12 (3.49%) Google
5 9 (2.62%) Citrix
6 8 (2.33%) IBM
7 6 (1.74%) NetApp
8 5 (1.45%) SAP
9 4 (1.16%) Amdocs
9 4 (1.16%) Perforce
10 3 (0.87%) Brocade
11 2 (0.58%) Netezza
11 2 (0.58%) Computacenter
11 2 (0.58%) Mapinfo
11 2 (0.58%) McAfee
11 2 (0.58%) Sophos
11 2 (0.58%) Tandberg
11 2 (0.58%) Nokia
11 2 (0.58%) Lotus
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