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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 7 10
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 146 147 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.85% 12.86% 11.79%
As % of the Vendors category 29.38% 32.38% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 94 57
Average daily rate £360 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £173 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £423 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 7
Average hourly rate £15.50 £11.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.91% -6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £11.55 £10.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.20 £12.35 £15.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
497 454 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 33.54% 39.72% 42.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 314 239
Average daily rate £400 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £457 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.65 £10.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.20 £15.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.85% +6.06%

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 9 February 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 9 February 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 113 (31.83%) SQL
2 96 (27.04%) SQL Server
3 94 (26.48%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (25.63%) Windows
5 89 (25.07%) MS Excel
6 71 (20.00%) .NET
7 69 (19.44%) Active Directory
8 64 (18.03%) MS Office
9 60 (16.90%) Business Intelligence
10 55 (15.49%) VMware
11 53 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
12 49 (13.80%) T-SQL
13 43 (12.11%) ITIL
13 43 (12.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 40 (11.27%) Team Foundation Server
14 40 (11.27%) Finance
15 39 (10.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 38 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
16 38 (10.70%) Visual Studio
17 37 (10.42%) C#
17 37 (10.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 35 (9.86%) SQL Server 2012
19 34 (9.58%) Windows 7
20 30 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
21 29 (8.17%) Test Scripting
21 29 (8.17%) SharePoint
22 28 (7.89%) DNS
23 27 (7.61%) Oracle
24 26 (7.32%) TCP/IP
24 26 (7.32%) Firewall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 29 (8.17%) SharePoint
2 25 (7.04%) IIS
3 23 (6.48%) MS Exchange
4 18 (5.07%) Tomcat
5 15 (4.23%) Apache
5 15 (4.23%) Jetty
5 15 (4.23%) nginx
5 15 (4.23%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.97%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.69%) CMS
7 6 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.41%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.85%) CloudStack
10 3 (0.85%) JBoss
11 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 89 (25.07%) MS Excel
2 64 (18.03%) MS Office
3 17 (4.79%) MS Project
4 14 (3.94%) MS Visio
5 13 (3.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (1.69%) Acrobat
6 6 (1.69%) Adobe Captivate
6 6 (1.69%) FrameMaker
6 6 (1.69%) Photoshop
6 6 (1.69%) RoboHelp
6 6 (1.69%) XMetaL
7 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 18 (5.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (5.07%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.94%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (3.38%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (3.38%) Google App Engine
4 12 (3.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.69%) Office 365
6 3 (0.85%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.28%) GitHub
8 1 (0.28%) IaaS
8 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.89%) DNS
2 26 (7.32%) Firewall
2 26 (7.32%) TCP/IP
3 24 (6.76%) DHCP
4 15 (4.23%) HTTP
5 14 (3.94%) SSL
6 13 (3.66%) FTP
6 13 (3.66%) IPsec
6 13 (3.66%) LAN
7 12 (3.38%) WAN
8 7 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (1.69%) Network Security
9 6 (1.69%) VPN
10 5 (1.41%) Internet
10 5 (1.41%) Intranet
10 5 (1.41%) SAN
10 5 (1.41%) Wireless
11 4 (1.13%) IP Telephony
11 4 (1.13%) Skype
11 4 (1.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (27.04%) SQL Server
2 43 (12.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 39 (10.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 37 (10.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (9.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (5.92%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (5.07%) SQL Server 2005
9 16 (4.51%) SQL Server 2014
10 14 (3.94%) Data Mining
11 9 (2.54%) MS Access
12 8 (2.25%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (1.97%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (1.97%) MongoDB
14 5 (1.41%) MySQL
15 3 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
16 2 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
16 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database
16 2 (0.56%) QlikView
16 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 40 (11.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (10.70%) Visual Studio
3 19 (5.35%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.54%) Appium
5 8 (2.25%) Selenium
6 7 (1.97%) ERwin
7 5 (1.41%) JIRA
8 4 (1.13%) eggPlant
8 4 (1.13%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.85%) Hudson
9 3 (0.85%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.85%) Subversion
10 2 (0.56%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.56%) FitNesse
10 2 (0.56%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.28%) FishEye
11 1 (0.28%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (0.28%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.28%) VersionOne
General
1 40 (11.27%) Finance
2 12 (3.38%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.10%) Banking
4 10 (2.82%) Legal
5 9 (2.54%) Law
6 7 (1.97%) Publishing
6 7 (1.97%) Retail
7 5 (1.41%) Advertising
8 4 (1.13%) Marketing
9 2 (0.56%) Games
9 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.56%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 73 (20.56%) Developer
2 68 (19.15%) Analyst
3 26 (7.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 25 (7.04%) Architect
4 25 (7.04%) Service Desk Analyst
5 24 (6.76%) Service Analyst
6 20 (5.63%) Support Analyst
7 19 (5.35%) SQL Developer
7 19 (5.35%) Test Analyst
8 17 (4.79%) Tester
9 15 (4.23%) SQL BI Developer
10 14 (3.94%) DBA
10 14 (3.94%) SQL DBA
11 13 (3.66%) .NET Developer
11 13 (3.66%) Microsoft Developer
11 13 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (3.66%) SQL Server Developer
12 12 (3.38%) Business Developer
12 12 (3.38%) Trainer
12 12 (3.38%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (20.00%) .NET
2 21 (5.92%) ASP.NET
3 18 (5.07%) Servlets
4 17 (4.79%) Web Services
4 17 (4.79%) XML
5 15 (4.23%) J2EE
5 15 (4.23%) MDX
6 10 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (2.82%) HTML
7 9 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (1.97%) CSS
8 7 (1.97%) Middleware
9 6 (1.69%) jQuery
9 6 (1.69%) WCF
10 5 (1.41%) Classic ASP
10 5 (1.41%) COM
11 4 (1.13%) .NET Framework
11 4 (1.13%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.13%) SOAP
11 4 (1.13%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.79%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.38%) NHS
5 11 (3.10%) Visualisation
6 9 (2.54%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (2.25%) e-Learning
8 7 (1.97%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.41%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.41%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.13%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.13%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.13%) PKI
10 4 (1.13%) Replication
11 3 (0.85%) Clustering
11 3 (0.85%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.56%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.56%) Freedom of Information
12 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Licensing
12 2 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 91 (25.63%) Windows
2 34 (9.58%) Windows 7
3 25 (7.04%) Linux
4 15 (4.23%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.97%) Unix
6 7 (1.97%) Windows 8
6 7 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.69%) SUSE
7 6 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.41%) Android
9 4 (1.13%) AIX
9 4 (1.13%) Windows Vista
9 4 (1.13%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.85%) HPUX
11 1 (0.28%) Fedora
11 1 (0.28%) MVS
11 1 (0.28%) Solaris
11 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (26.48%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (16.90%) Business Intelligence
3 43 (12.11%) ITIL
4 29 (8.17%) Test Scripting
5 25 (7.04%) Project Management
6 24 (6.76%) ETL
6 24 (6.76%) Service Management
7 22 (6.20%) Configuration Management
7 22 (6.20%) E-Commerce
8 21 (5.92%) CRM
8 21 (5.92%) Test Management
9 19 (5.35%) Data Modelling
10 18 (5.07%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (5.07%) Defect Tracking
10 18 (5.07%) Migration
10 18 (5.07%) MVC
11 16 (4.51%) Change Management
11 16 (4.51%) Data Security
11 16 (4.51%) DevOps
11 16 (4.51%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 113 (31.83%) SQL
2 49 (13.80%) T-SQL
3 37 (10.42%) C#
4 19 (5.35%) Java
5 12 (3.38%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.10%) C++
7 10 (2.82%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.97%) VBA
9 6 (1.69%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.69%) VB
9 6 (1.69%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.13%) C
10 4 (1.13%) Python
10 4 (1.13%) Ruby
11 2 (0.56%) PHP
12 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.28%) Perl
12 1 (0.28%) VB6
12 1 (0.28%) X++
Qualifications
1 53 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (4.79%) MCSA
4 14 (3.94%) MCSE
5 10 (2.82%) CEH
5 10 (2.82%) CISSP
5 10 (2.82%) Degree
5 10 (2.82%) MCITP
6 9 (2.54%) ISEB
6 9 (2.54%) Security Cleared
7 8 (2.25%) CIPD
7 8 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (2.25%) MCDST
7 8 (2.25%) MCT
7 8 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.69%) MOS
9 5 (1.41%) CCNA
9 5 (1.41%) CCNP
9 5 (1.41%) SC Cleared
10 4 (1.13%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.79%) QA
2 14 (3.94%) Data Quality
3 10 (2.82%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.69%) SLA
5 5 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 69 (19.44%) Active Directory
2 38 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.23%) Xen
4 12 (3.38%) vSphere
5 5 (1.41%) Firmware
6 4 (1.13%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.85%) KVM
8 2 (0.56%) NFS
8 2 (0.56%) vCloud
8 2 (0.56%) XenApp
8 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (2.54%) SCCM
2 6 (1.69%) Puppet
3 5 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.56%) HP SIM
4 2 (0.56%) Opsview
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.28%) logstash
5 1 (0.28%) SCOM
5 1 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.28%) yum
Vendors
1 55 (15.49%) VMware
2 27 (7.61%) Oracle
3 24 (6.76%) Cisco
4 14 (3.94%) Google
5 11 (3.10%) Citrix
6 9 (2.54%) EMC
7 7 (1.97%) Adobe
7 7 (1.97%) HP
8 6 (1.69%) Informatica
9 5 (1.41%) F5
9 5 (1.41%) IBM
10 4 (1.13%) DevExpress
10 4 (1.13%) Tableau
11 3 (0.85%) Meraki
11 3 (0.85%) Palo Alto
11 3 (0.85%) Perforce
11 3 (0.85%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.85%) RightScale
11 3 (0.85%) Riverbed
11 3 (0.85%) Trillium
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £340.00 - £380.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £370 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago