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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Rank 12 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 118 143 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 10.63% 10.27% 11.47%
As % of the Vendors category 28.03% 29.67% 29.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 85 82
Median daily rate £340 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £247 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £434 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 4
Median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £12.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +7.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £48.80 £13.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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
421 482 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 37.93% 34.63% 39.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 322 306
Median daily rate £375 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £304 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 5
Median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £12.00 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £37.35 £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 February 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 February 2017.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 86 (31.16%) SQL
2 79 (28.62%) MS Excel
3 75 (27.17%) Windows
4 74 (26.81%) SQL Server
5 61 (22.10%) Active Directory
6 48 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
7 46 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 41 (14.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 39 (14.13%) MS Office
10 38 (13.77%) VMware
11 36 (13.04%) T-SQL
12 35 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
13 32 (11.59%) .NET
13 32 (11.59%) Migration
14 30 (10.87%) ITIL
14 30 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
14 30 (10.87%) SQL Server 2012
14 30 (10.87%) Windows Server
15 28 (10.14%) SharePoint
16 26 (9.42%) Data Centre
17 25 (9.06%) Finance
17 25 (9.06%) Advertising
18 24 (8.70%) ETL
19 23 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
20 22 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
20 22 (7.97%) Project Management
20 22 (7.97%) Windows 7
21 21 (7.61%) SQL Server 2008
21 21 (7.61%) Cisco
22 20 (7.25%) Data Modelling

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 28 (10.14%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.99%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.90%) IIS
4 7 (2.54%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.81%) CMS
6 5 (1.81%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.45%) Apache
7 4 (1.45%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.09%) Confluence
8 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.09%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.09%) Plone
8 3 (1.09%) SilverStripe
8 3 (1.09%) Umbraco
8 3 (1.09%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.72%) CloudStack
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 79 (28.62%) MS Excel
2 39 (14.13%) MS Office
3 10 (3.62%) MS Project
4 4 (1.45%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.72%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (4.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.36%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (6.88%) Office 365
3 11 (3.99%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (2.54%) IaaS
5 6 (2.17%) PaaS
6 5 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.81%) SaaS
7 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.36%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.36%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.71%) Cisco Nexus
1 13 (4.71%) DNS
2 12 (4.35%) Firewall
2 12 (4.35%) LAN
3 11 (3.99%) WAN
4 10 (3.62%) SAN
5 9 (3.26%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (3.26%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (2.90%) FCoE
6 8 (2.90%) NetScaler
6 8 (2.90%) NX-OS
7 6 (2.17%) Internet
7 6 (2.17%) VPN
8 5 (1.81%) DHCP
8 5 (1.81%) Network Security
8 5 (1.81%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.45%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (1.09%) BGP
10 3 (1.09%) Intranet
11 2 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (26.81%) SQL Server
2 46 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 41 (14.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (10.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 21 (7.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (7.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (6.16%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (3.26%) MS Access
9 9 (3.26%) MySQL
9 9 (3.26%) QlikView
10 5 (1.81%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.81%) Power BI
11 4 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.09%) Big Data
12 3 (1.09%) MongoDB
12 3 (1.09%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.72%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (4.71%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.99%) JIRA
2 11 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (1.81%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.81%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.81%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (1.45%) Subversion
6 3 (1.09%) Appium
6 3 (1.09%) Gatling
7 2 (0.72%) JMeter
7 2 (0.72%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.72%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.72%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.72%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.36%) Ant
8 1 (0.36%) Hudson
8 1 (0.36%) Maven
8 1 (0.36%) ReSharper
General
1 25 (9.06%) Advertising
1 25 (9.06%) Finance
2 13 (4.71%) Retail
3 9 (3.26%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.90%) Legal
5 7 (2.54%) Banking
6 4 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.09%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.72%) Billing
8 2 (0.72%) Electronics
8 2 (0.72%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.72%) Law
8 2 (0.72%) Local Government
8 2 (0.72%) Marketing
8 2 (0.72%) Publishing
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
9 1 (0.36%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 76 (27.54%) Developer
2 56 (20.29%) Analyst
3 30 (10.87%) SQL Developer
4 26 (9.42%) Architect
5 20 (7.25%) SSIS Developer
6 19 (6.88%) DBA
7 16 (5.80%) T-SQL Developer
8 15 (5.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 15 (5.43%) SQL DBA
9 14 (5.07%) Administrator
9 14 (5.07%) Support Analyst
10 12 (4.35%) Consultant
11 11 (3.99%) Service Analyst
11 11 (3.99%) Service Desk Analyst
12 10 (3.62%) Project Manager
13 9 (3.26%) .NET Developer
13 9 (3.26%) Azure Architect
14 8 (2.90%) 1st Line Support
14 8 (2.90%) Business Analyst
14 8 (2.90%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (11.59%) .NET
2 12 (4.35%) HTML
3 10 (3.62%) CSS
4 9 (3.26%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.90%) XML
6 5 (1.81%) ActiveX
6 5 (1.81%) ADO
6 5 (1.81%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (1.81%) DAO
6 5 (1.81%) JSON
6 5 (1.81%) SOAP
7 4 (1.45%) COM
7 4 (1.45%) Web Services
8 3 (1.09%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.09%) CSS3
8 3 (1.09%) MDX
8 3 (1.09%) WCF
8 3 (1.09%) XSLT
9 2 (0.72%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.42%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.54%) Enterprise Storage
3 7 (2.54%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (1.81%) Replication
5 4 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.45%) User Experience
6 3 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.09%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.72%) Derivative
7 2 (0.72%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.72%) EMC VNXe
7 2 (0.72%) Fintech
7 2 (0.72%) PMI
7 2 (0.72%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.72%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.72%) Tandem
8 1 (0.36%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 75 (27.17%) Windows
2 30 (10.87%) Windows Server
3 22 (7.97%) Windows 7
4 16 (5.80%) Linux
5 15 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.54%) Windows 10
8 7 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.17%) Unix
10 4 (1.45%) Solaris
11 3 (1.09%) SUSE
12 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.72%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.72%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.72%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.36%) CentOS
13 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
2 32 (11.59%) Migration
3 30 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (10.87%) ITIL
4 24 (8.70%) ETL
5 22 (7.97%) Project Management
6 20 (7.25%) Data Modelling
7 14 (5.07%) CRM
7 14 (5.07%) DevOps
8 12 (4.35%) Problem Management
9 11 (3.99%) Data Analysis
9 11 (3.99%) E-Commerce
10 10 (3.62%) Business Analysis
10 10 (3.62%) Change Control
10 10 (3.62%) MVC
10 10 (3.62%) Scrum
10 10 (3.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (3.62%) Visualisation
11 9 (3.26%) High Availability
12 8 (2.90%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 86 (31.16%) SQL
2 36 (13.04%) T-SQL
3 18 (6.52%) C#
4 15 (5.43%) PowerShell
5 11 (3.99%) JavaScript
6 10 (3.62%) VBA
7 7 (2.54%) Python
8 6 (2.17%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.81%) PHP
9 5 (1.81%) VB
10 4 (1.45%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.09%) Ruby
12 2 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.72%) R
13 1 (0.36%) C
13 1 (0.36%) Go
13 1 (0.36%) Java
13 1 (0.36%) Perl
13 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.36%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (4.35%) Degree
3 7 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (2.54%) MCITP
3 7 (2.54%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.17%) CCNP
4 6 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (1.81%) CCDA
5 5 (1.81%) CCIE
5 5 (1.81%) CCNA
5 5 (1.81%) MCSE
6 4 (1.45%) CCA
6 4 (1.45%) MCDBA
6 4 (1.45%) MCTS
7 2 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.72%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.72%) OCP
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.17%) QA
2 4 (1.45%) IFRS
2 4 (1.45%) IFRS 9
3 3 (1.09%) SLA
4 2 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 61 (22.10%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.54%) vSphere
5 5 (1.81%) Docker
5 5 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.09%) Terminal Server
6 3 (1.09%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.72%) vCloud
7 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.72%) VMware GSX
7 2 (0.72%) Xen
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.36%) XenApp
8 1 (0.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (3.99%) SCCM
2 6 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (1.81%) Puppet
4 4 (1.45%) SCOM
5 3 (1.09%) Ansible
5 3 (1.09%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.09%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.72%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.72%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.36%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.36%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.36%) Nagios
7 1 (0.36%) Packer
7 1 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.36%) Terraform
7 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 38 (13.77%) VMware
2 21 (7.61%) Cisco
3 18 (6.52%) Citrix
4 15 (5.43%) Oracle
5 14 (5.07%) Brocade
6 10 (3.62%) Dell
7 9 (3.26%) F5
7 9 (3.26%) Tableau
8 7 (2.54%) CheckPoint
8 7 (2.54%) SAP
9 6 (2.17%) Cognos
9 6 (2.17%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.81%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.81%) EMC
10 5 (1.81%) HP
11 4 (1.45%) Apple
11 4 (1.45%) Intel Security
11 4 (1.45%) Splunk
12 3 (1.09%) Symantec
12 3 (1.09%) Veeam
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