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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 20 7 12
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 111 238 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 7.67% 14.87% 9.41%
As % of the Vendors category 22.70% 35.68% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 151 66
Median daily rate £350 £335 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +16.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £420 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 6
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.60 £11.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.69% +15.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
489 667 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 33.79% 41.66% 39.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 431 269
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 11
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +24.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

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 25 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 95 (34.67%) SQL
1 95 (34.67%) SQL Server
2 93 (33.94%) Windows
3 87 (31.75%) MS Excel
4 59 (21.53%) Windows Server
5 58 (21.17%) Active Directory
6 51 (18.61%) VMware
7 44 (16.06%) MS Office
7 44 (16.06%) .NET
8 41 (14.96%) Business Intelligence
9 38 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
10 36 (13.14%) VMware Infrastructure
11 35 (12.77%) CRM
12 34 (12.41%) SharePoint
12 34 (12.41%) Oracle
13 32 (11.68%) Firewall
14 31 (11.31%) Finance
15 30 (10.95%) Windows Server 2012
16 29 (10.58%) T-SQL
16 29 (10.58%) Citrix
17 28 (10.22%) Microsoft Azure
18 27 (9.85%) Dynamics CRM
19 26 (9.49%) Office 365
20 25 (9.12%) Network Security
20 25 (9.12%) Cisco
21 24 (8.76%) C#
21 24 (8.76%) ETL
22 22 (8.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 22 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008
23 21 (7.66%) 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 34 (12.41%) SharePoint
2 20 (7.30%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.74%) Skype for Business
4 12 (4.38%) IIS
5 10 (3.65%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.55%) SAS
6 7 (2.55%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (2.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.19%) Jetty
7 6 (2.19%) nginx
7 6 (2.19%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.82%) Apache
8 5 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.46%) CloudStack
9 4 (1.46%) JBoss
9 4 (1.46%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.73%) Confluence
Applications
1 87 (31.75%) MS Excel
2 44 (16.06%) MS Office
3 17 (6.20%) MS Project
4 15 (5.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (2.92%) InfoPath
5 8 (2.92%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.36%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 27 (9.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.36%) Aligne
3 1 (0.36%) Maximo
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (9.49%) Office 365
3 6 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.82%) Google App Engine
4 5 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.73%) PaaS
6 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.36%) IaaS
6 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (11.68%) Firewall
2 25 (9.12%) Network Security
3 21 (7.66%) SAN
4 19 (6.93%) DNS
4 19 (6.93%) WAN
5 18 (6.57%) LAN
6 16 (5.84%) DHCP
7 13 (4.74%) Reverse Proxy
8 9 (3.28%) FTP
8 9 (3.28%) VPN
9 8 (2.92%) MPLS
10 7 (2.55%) TCP/IP
11 6 (2.19%) HTTP
11 6 (2.19%) Internet
11 6 (2.19%) SSL
12 5 (1.82%) DSL
12 5 (1.82%) IPsec
12 5 (1.82%) iSCSI
12 5 (1.82%) Kerberos
12 5 (1.82%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (34.67%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 18 (6.57%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (6.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (6.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (6.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (5.84%) Data Mining
5 14 (5.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (4.74%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (2.92%) MS Access
7 8 (2.92%) Oracle Database
8 7 (2.55%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (2.19%) MySQL
10 5 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.73%) QlikView
12 2 (0.73%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.73%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (5.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (3.28%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.55%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.82%) JIRA
4 5 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (1.82%) Subversion
5 4 (1.46%) Travis CI
5 4 (1.46%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.73%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.73%) MSI
6 2 (0.73%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.36%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.36%) ERwin
7 1 (0.36%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.36%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.36%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.36%) VersionOne
General
1 31 (11.31%) Finance
2 16 (5.84%) Legal
3 11 (4.01%) Banking
4 10 (3.65%) Advertising
5 7 (2.55%) Games
6 6 (2.19%) Law
7 4 (1.46%) iGaming
7 4 (1.46%) Publishing
7 4 (1.46%) Retail
7 4 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.36%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Local Government
8 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (19.71%) Developer
2 41 (14.96%) Analyst
3 25 (9.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (8.03%) Windows Engineer
5 20 (7.30%) Architect
6 18 (6.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 14 (5.11%) Administrator
8 13 (4.74%) .NET Developer
8 13 (4.74%) Consultant
8 13 (4.74%) Server Engineer
8 13 (4.74%) SQL Developer
9 12 (4.38%) Technical Leader
10 10 (3.65%) Support Engineer
10 10 (3.65%) Technical Architect
10 10 (3.65%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (3.65%) Windows Server Engineer
11 9 (3.28%) ETL Developer
11 9 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (2.92%) SQL BI Developer
12 8 (2.92%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (16.06%) .NET
2 14 (5.11%) HTML
3 13 (4.74%) CSS
4 12 (4.38%) ASP.NET
5 10 (3.65%) Servlets
6 9 (3.28%) Velocity
7 8 (2.92%) MDX
8 6 (2.19%) XML
9 5 (1.82%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (1.82%) J2EE
9 5 (1.82%) jQuery
9 5 (1.82%) Middleware
9 5 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (1.82%) Web Services
10 4 (1.46%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (1.46%) CSS3
10 4 (1.46%) HTML5
11 3 (1.09%) D3.js
11 3 (1.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.84%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.01%) Algorithms
3 11 (4.01%) Clustering
4 10 (3.65%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.19%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (1.82%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.82%) e-Learning
6 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Licensing
6 5 (1.82%) User Experience
6 5 (1.82%) Video Editing
6 5 (1.82%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.82%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.46%) Artificial Intelligence
7 4 (1.46%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.46%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.46%) Social Media
8 3 (1.09%) Learning Management System
8 3 (1.09%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 93 (33.94%) Windows
2 59 (21.53%) Windows Server
3 30 (10.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (7.30%) Linux
6 19 (6.93%) Windows 7
7 14 (5.11%) Unix
8 9 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.19%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.82%) AIX
10 5 (1.82%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.82%) HPUX
10 5 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.82%) SUSE
11 4 (1.46%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.09%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.73%) Android
13 2 (0.73%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (14.96%) Business Intelligence
2 38 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (12.77%) CRM
4 24 (8.76%) ETL
5 21 (7.66%) ITIL
6 19 (6.93%) Migration
6 19 (6.93%) Project Management
7 18 (6.57%) Enterprise Architecture
8 17 (6.20%) Web Development
9 16 (5.84%) MVC
10 13 (4.74%) Data Modelling
10 13 (4.74%) Vulnerability Management
11 12 (4.38%) ERP
12 11 (4.01%) Data Security
12 11 (4.01%) Information Assurance
12 11 (4.01%) Unit Testing
12 11 (4.01%) Waterfall
13 9 (3.28%) Change Management
14 8 (2.92%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (2.92%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (34.67%) SQL
2 29 (10.58%) T-SQL
3 24 (8.76%) C#
4 20 (7.30%) PowerShell
5 19 (6.93%) Java
6 15 (5.47%) JavaScript
7 14 (5.11%) PL/SQL
8 12 (4.38%) C++
9 6 (2.19%) PHP
10 4 (1.46%) VBA
11 3 (1.09%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.09%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.73%) VB
13 1 (0.36%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.36%) Perl
13 1 (0.36%) Python
13 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (4.74%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.55%) MCSE
4 5 (1.82%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.46%) CCA
5 4 (1.46%) CCNA
5 4 (1.46%) CISA
5 4 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.46%) CISSP
5 4 (1.46%) MCSA
5 4 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.09%) CCDA
6 3 (1.09%) CCIE
6 3 (1.09%) CCNP
6 3 (1.09%) Degree
7 2 (0.73%) GSEC
7 2 (0.73%) GSNA
7 2 (0.73%) ISEB
7 2 (0.73%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.65%) QA
2 7 (2.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.82%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.09%) SLA
6 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.36%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (21.17%) Active Directory
2 36 (13.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.84%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.65%) Xen
5 6 (2.19%) vSphere
5 6 (2.19%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.82%) KVM
6 5 (1.82%) VMware Server
7 4 (1.46%) XenApp
8 3 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.36%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (7.66%) SCCM
2 11 (4.01%) SCOM
3 5 (1.82%) vMotion
4 4 (1.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (1.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (1.46%) Opsview
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.73%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.73%) WSUS
6 1 (0.36%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.36%) SCSM
6 1 (0.36%) WMI
Vendors
1 51 (18.61%) VMware
2 34 (12.41%) Oracle
3 29 (10.58%) Citrix
4 25 (9.12%) Cisco
5 18 (6.57%) HP
6 13 (4.74%) Intel Security
7 12 (4.38%) Informatica
8 10 (3.65%) Dell
9 7 (2.55%) NetApp
10 6 (2.19%) Google
10 6 (2.19%) SAP
11 5 (1.82%) Adobe
11 5 (1.82%) Apple
11 5 (1.82%) IBM
11 5 (1.82%) iManage
11 5 (1.82%) NETGEAR
11 5 (1.82%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.82%) SonicWALL
12 4 (1.46%) CommVault
12 4 (1.46%) Twitter
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