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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 11 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 139 118 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.99% 12.03% 14.36%
As % of the Vendors category 29.08% 28.37% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 63 54
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£328 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £121 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £395 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 14
Average hourly rate £12.13 £11.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.22% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £10.50 £8.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £13.75 £82.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -2.56%
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
478 416 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 41.24% 42.41% 44.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 250 152
Average daily rate £360 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 16
Average hourly rate £13.05 £13.75 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £11.00 £8.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.00 £70.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 5 March 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 94 (37.15%) MS Excel
2 69 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 62 (24.51%) Windows
4 61 (24.11%) SQL
5 55 (21.74%) .NET
6 49 (19.37%) C#
7 44 (17.39%) Finance
7 44 (17.39%) MS Office
8 43 (17.00%) Oracle
9 41 (16.21%) VMware
10 38 (15.02%) ASP.NET
11 35 (13.83%) Active Directory
12 34 (13.44%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (13.04%) JavaScript
14 31 (12.25%) SharePoint
14 31 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
15 29 (11.46%) CRM
15 29 (11.46%) ITIL
16 28 (11.07%) SQL Server 2008
17 27 (10.67%) HTML
17 27 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
18 26 (10.28%) CSS
18 26 (10.28%) MS Exchange
19 25 (9.88%) IBM
19 25 (9.88%) NHS
20 23 (9.09%) PRINCE2
20 23 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
21 22 (8.70%) MVC
22 20 (7.91%) Windows Server 2008
22 20 (7.91%) SQL Server 2012

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 31 (12.25%) SharePoint
2 26 (10.28%) MS Exchange
3 16 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (4.35%) IIS
6 10 (3.95%) Lotus Domino
7 8 (3.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (2.37%) Oracle BPEL
9 3 (1.19%) Lync
9 3 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.19%) WorkSite
9 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.79%) CMS
10 2 (0.79%) Apache
10 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.79%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.79%) Jetty
10 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 94 (37.15%) MS Excel
2 44 (17.39%) MS Office
3 9 (3.56%) MS Project
4 8 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.58%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.79%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (7.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (5.53%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.79%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.95%) Office 365
2 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.79%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.40%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.32%) NAS
2 14 (5.53%) SAN
3 10 (3.95%) Intranet
4 8 (3.16%) Internet
4 8 (3.16%) DNS
5 7 (2.77%) DHCP
6 6 (2.37%) FTP
7 4 (1.58%) SMTP
7 4 (1.58%) VPN
7 4 (1.58%) Ethernet
7 4 (1.58%) iSCSI
7 4 (1.58%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (1.19%) RTSP
8 3 (1.19%) Firewall
9 2 (0.79%) 2G
9 2 (0.79%) IPsec
9 2 (0.79%) GPRS
9 2 (0.79%) 3G
9 2 (0.79%) Extranet
9 2 (0.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 28 (11.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (7.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (5.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (5.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (5.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (5.14%) Relational Database
8 9 (3.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (3.16%) QlikView
9 8 (3.16%) Oracle ODI
10 5 (1.98%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.98%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (1.19%) FileMaker
11 3 (1.19%) MS Access
11 3 (1.19%) OLAP
11 3 (1.19%) MySQL
12 2 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.79%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (5.93%) Visual Studio
2 11 (4.35%) Rhino Mocks
2 11 (4.35%) Selenium
2 11 (4.35%) NUnit
3 9 (3.56%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (2.77%) Hudson
5 5 (1.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (1.98%) JIRA
6 4 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.58%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.19%) MSI
8 2 (0.79%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 44 (17.39%) Finance
2 14 (5.53%) Retail
3 9 (3.56%) Banking
4 6 (2.37%) Legal
5 4 (1.58%) Multimedia
5 4 (1.58%) Advertising
6 3 (1.19%) Law
6 3 (1.19%) Publishing
6 3 (1.19%) Back Office
7 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 73 (28.85%) Developer
2 48 (18.97%) Analyst
3 27 (10.67%) .NET Developer
4 18 (7.11%) SQL Developer
5 15 (5.93%) Administrator
5 15 (5.93%) Consultant
5 15 (5.93%) Architect
6 12 (4.74%) Business Analyst
6 12 (4.74%) Support Analyst
6 12 (4.74%) Designer
7 10 (3.95%) SharePoint Developer
8 9 (3.56%) Software Manager
9 7 (2.77%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (2.77%) SOA Designer
9 7 (2.77%) PMO Analyst
9 7 (2.77%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (2.77%) Support Engineer
9 7 (2.77%) C# Developer
9 7 (2.77%) Exchange Administrator
10 6 (2.37%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (21.74%) .NET
2 38 (15.02%) ASP.NET
3 27 (10.67%) HTML
4 26 (10.28%) CSS
5 20 (7.91%) jQuery
6 15 (5.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 15 (5.93%) Web Services
6 15 (5.93%) ASP.NET Web API
7 14 (5.53%) .NET Framework
7 14 (5.53%) JSON
8 11 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 11 (4.35%) XML
8 11 (4.35%) Middleware
9 10 (3.95%) NHibernate
10 9 (3.56%) Hibernate
11 7 (2.77%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (2.37%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 4 (1.58%) Ajax
13 4 (1.58%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.88%) NHS
2 13 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.95%) User Experience
4 6 (2.37%) Reference Data
5 5 (1.98%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.58%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.58%) PDA
6 4 (1.58%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.19%) Graphic Design
7 3 (1.19%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.19%) Replication
8 2 (0.79%) Clustering
8 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.79%) FMCG
9 1 (0.40%) Open Source
9 1 (0.40%) iPad
9 1 (0.40%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.40%) Economics
9 1 (0.40%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 62 (24.51%) Windows
2 20 (7.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 11 (4.35%) UNIX
4 11 (4.35%) Linux
5 9 (3.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.16%) Windows XP
7 6 (2.37%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.58%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.19%) CentOS
9 3 (1.19%) Android
9 3 (1.19%) VMS
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.40%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (13.44%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (11.46%) CRM
2 29 (11.46%) ITIL
3 27 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 23 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (8.70%) MVC
6 16 (6.32%) OO
7 15 (5.93%) Configuration Management
8 14 (5.53%) TDD
8 14 (5.53%) SOA
8 14 (5.53%) Unit Testing
9 13 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (5.14%) ETL
9 13 (5.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (5.14%) Migration
10 12 (4.74%) Service Management
10 12 (4.74%) Data Modelling
10 12 (4.74%) Release Management
11 11 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (24.11%) SQL
2 49 (19.37%) C#
3 33 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.74%) T-SQL
5 11 (4.35%) Java
6 8 (3.16%) VBA
7 4 (1.58%) Python
8 3 (1.19%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.19%) C
9 1 (0.40%) Ruby
9 1 (0.40%) C++
9 1 (0.40%) VBScript
9 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.40%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (3.95%) Degree
3 7 (2.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 7 (2.77%) MCSE
4 6 (2.37%) ISEB
4 6 (2.37%) MCSA
4 6 (2.37%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.19%) MCP
7 2 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.79%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.79%) MCDST
7 2 (0.79%) VCP4
8 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.40%) APMP
8 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) CCNA
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.56%) SLA
2 8 (3.16%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.79%) QA
4 1 (0.40%) P3O
System Software
1 35 (13.83%) Active Directory
2 31 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.93%) vSphere
3 15 (5.93%) VMware ESX
4 7 (2.77%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.19%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.79%) Xen
7 1 (0.40%) UAG
7 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (5.93%) SCCM
2 13 (5.14%) SCOM
3 11 (4.35%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.58%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.58%) Ansible
5 2 (0.79%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.79%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.40%) Puppet
6 1 (0.40%) Netcool
6 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 43 (17.00%) Oracle
2 41 (16.21%) VMware
3 25 (9.88%) IBM
4 15 (5.93%) Symantec
5 12 (4.74%) EMC
6 11 (4.35%) Citrix
7 10 (3.95%) Lotus
8 8 (3.16%) Perforce
9 7 (2.77%) Trillium
9 7 (2.77%) HP
10 6 (2.37%) Cisco
11 5 (1.98%) SAP
12 4 (1.58%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.58%) Google
13 3 (1.19%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.19%) Splunk
13 3 (1.19%) CommVault
13 3 (1.19%) NetApp
13 3 (1.19%) Reuters
14 2 (0.79%) McAfee
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