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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 9 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 163 181 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.09% 11.54% 9.85%
As % of the Vendors category 33.06% 33.09% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 103 62
Median daily rate £360 £363 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +23.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £205 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £533 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 4
Median hourly rate £14.57 £15.25 £14.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% +6.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.60 £13.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.25 £20.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
493 547 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 42.61% 34.86% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 319 267
Median daily rate £406 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £261 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 5
Median hourly rate £13.53 £15.25 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% +2.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.11 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £29.75 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 5 December 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 5 December 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 96 (30.57%) MS Excel
2 95 (30.25%) SQL Server
3 93 (29.62%) SQL
4 78 (24.84%) Windows
5 70 (22.29%) Active Directory
6 48 (15.29%) VMware
6 48 (15.29%) Business Intelligence
7 46 (14.65%) MS Office
7 46 (14.65%) Windows Server
8 42 (13.38%) .NET
8 42 (13.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 41 (13.06%) Migration
10 38 (12.10%) Microsoft Azure
11 37 (11.78%) T-SQL
11 37 (11.78%) SharePoint
12 34 (10.83%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (10.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 33 (10.51%) VMware Infrastructure
13 33 (10.51%) ITIL
14 32 (10.19%) Firewall
15 31 (9.87%) C#
16 30 (9.55%) Cisco
17 29 (9.24%) Citrix
17 29 (9.24%) Advertising
18 28 (8.92%) Finance
18 28 (8.92%) SQL Server 2012
19 26 (8.28%) Windows Server 2012
19 26 (8.28%) Project Management
19 26 (8.28%) CRM
20 25 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification

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 37 (11.78%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.46%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.50%) IIS
3 11 (3.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (2.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (2.55%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (2.23%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.59%) SAS
7 3 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.96%) CMS
7 3 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.96%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.64%) Apache
8 2 (0.64%) CloudStack
8 2 (0.64%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.64%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 96 (30.57%) MS Excel
2 46 (14.65%) MS Office
3 9 (2.87%) InfoPath
3 9 (2.87%) MS Project
4 6 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (7.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.32%) Primavera
3 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (12.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (7.01%) Office 365
3 8 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.91%) IaaS
4 6 (1.91%) PaaS
5 5 (1.59%) SaaS
6 4 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.32%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.32%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.19%) Firewall
2 23 (7.32%) LAN
3 22 (7.01%) WAN
4 20 (6.37%) Network Security
5 19 (6.05%) DNS
6 12 (3.82%) MPLS
6 12 (3.82%) Reverse Proxy
7 11 (3.50%) VPN
8 10 (3.18%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (3.18%) DHCP
8 10 (3.18%) SAN
9 9 (2.87%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (2.87%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (2.87%) Internet
9 9 (2.87%) NetScaler
10 7 (2.23%) FCoE
10 7 (2.23%) NX-OS
11 6 (1.91%) TCP/IP
12 5 (1.59%) DSL
12 5 (1.59%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (30.25%) SQL Server
2 42 (13.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (10.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (8.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (6.69%) SQL Server 2014
6 20 (6.37%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (6.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (3.50%) MS Access
10 10 (3.18%) MySQL
11 7 (2.23%) QlikView
12 6 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (1.59%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
14 4 (1.27%) Data Mining
14 4 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (1.27%) Power BI
15 3 (0.96%) Big Data
16 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (3.82%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.91%) JIRA
4 5 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (1.59%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.27%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.96%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.64%) JMeter
7 2 (0.64%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.64%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.32%) GoCD
8 1 (0.32%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.32%) MSI
8 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.32%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.32%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.32%) Subversion
8 1 (0.32%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.32%) WinRunner
General
1 29 (9.24%) Advertising
2 28 (8.92%) Finance
3 12 (3.82%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.23%) Legal
5 6 (1.91%) Retail
6 5 (1.59%) Games
7 3 (0.96%) Local Government
8 2 (0.64%) Banking
8 2 (0.64%) Billing
8 2 (0.64%) iGaming
8 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.64%) Publishing
9 1 (0.32%) Back Office
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 80 (25.48%) Developer
2 59 (18.79%) Analyst
3 31 (9.87%) Architect
4 25 (7.96%) SQL Developer
5 18 (5.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 17 (5.41%) Consultant
7 16 (5.10%) Technical Leader
8 15 (4.78%) .NET Developer
8 15 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (4.78%) SSIS Developer
8 15 (4.78%) Support Analyst
8 15 (4.78%) T-SQL Developer
9 14 (4.46%) DBA
10 13 (4.14%) Project Manager
11 10 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (3.18%) SQL DBA
12 9 (2.87%) Administrator
12 9 (2.87%) Network Engineer
12 9 (2.87%) Test Analyst
13 8 (2.55%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (13.38%) .NET
2 18 (5.73%) ASP.NET
3 11 (3.50%) Web Services
4 10 (3.18%) SOAP
4 10 (3.18%) XML
5 9 (2.87%) CSS
6 8 (2.55%) .NET Framework
7 7 (2.23%) Ajax
7 7 (2.23%) COM
8 6 (1.91%) HTML
8 6 (1.91%) REST
9 5 (1.59%) ActiveX
9 5 (1.59%) ADO
9 5 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (1.59%) DAO
9 5 (1.59%) WCF
10 4 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (1.27%) jQuery
10 4 (1.27%) JSON
10 4 (1.27%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.05%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.50%) Enterprise Storage
3 11 (3.50%) Visualisation
4 10 (3.18%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.23%) User Experience
6 5 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.59%) Microsoft Licensing
6 5 (1.59%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.27%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.96%) Data Conversion
8 3 (0.96%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.96%) PKI
8 3 (0.96%) Replication
8 3 (0.96%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.64%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.64%) Derivative
9 2 (0.64%) Fintech
9 2 (0.64%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 78 (24.84%) Windows
2 46 (14.65%) Windows Server
3 26 (8.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (7.32%) Windows 7
5 17 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (4.78%) Linux
7 10 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (2.87%) Unix
9 8 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.27%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.64%) Solaris
11 2 (0.64%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.32%) AIX
12 1 (0.32%) Android
12 1 (0.32%) CentOS
12 1 (0.32%) HPUX
12 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.32%) SUSE
12 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (15.29%) Business Intelligence
2 41 (13.06%) Migration
3 34 (10.83%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (10.51%) ITIL
5 26 (8.28%) CRM
5 26 (8.28%) Project Management
6 23 (7.32%) ETL
7 21 (6.69%) Data Modelling
8 18 (5.73%) MVC
9 15 (4.78%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (4.46%) Enterprise Architecture
10 14 (4.46%) Web Development
11 13 (4.14%) Data Analysis
11 13 (4.14%) DevOps
12 12 (3.82%) Vulnerability Management
13 11 (3.50%) Load Balancing
13 11 (3.50%) Scrum
13 11 (3.50%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (3.18%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (3.18%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 93 (29.62%) SQL
2 37 (11.78%) T-SQL
3 31 (9.87%) C#
4 23 (7.32%) PowerShell
5 13 (4.14%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.55%) Java
6 8 (2.55%) PHP
7 7 (2.23%) VBA
8 6 (1.91%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.91%) VB
9 5 (1.59%) Python
9 5 (1.59%) Ruby
9 5 (1.59%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.59%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.96%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.96%) C++
11 2 (0.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.64%) R
12 1 (0.32%) C
12 1 (0.32%) Go
Qualifications
1 25 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (5.10%) Degree
3 12 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (3.18%) CCNP
4 10 (3.18%) MCSE
5 9 (2.87%) CCNA
5 9 (2.87%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.55%) MCITP
7 7 (2.23%) CCDA
8 6 (1.91%) CCIE
9 5 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.27%) CCA
10 4 (1.27%) MCDBA
10 4 (1.27%) MCTS
11 3 (0.96%) CISSP
11 3 (0.96%) ISEB
11 3 (0.96%) RHCE
11 3 (0.96%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.55%) QA
2 6 (1.91%) SLA
3 3 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.96%) HL7
3 3 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 70 (22.29%) Active Directory
2 33 (10.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.50%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.23%) VMware Server
5 6 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.91%) vSphere
6 4 (1.27%) Docker
6 4 (1.27%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.96%) Xen
7 3 (0.96%) XenApp
8 2 (0.64%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.64%) vCloud
8 2 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.64%) VMware GSX
9 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.32%) KVM
9 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (6.05%) SCCM
2 14 (4.46%) SCOM
3 5 (1.59%) vMotion
4 4 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (1.27%) Puppet
5 2 (0.64%) Ansible
5 2 (0.64%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.64%) WSUS
6 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.32%) Nagios
6 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.32%) Opsview
6 1 (0.32%) Packer
6 1 (0.32%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.32%) Terraform
6 1 (0.32%) WMI
Vendors
1 48 (15.29%) VMware
2 30 (9.55%) Cisco
3 29 (9.24%) Citrix
4 15 (4.78%) Oracle
5 13 (4.14%) Dell
6 12 (3.82%) Intel Security
7 10 (3.18%) Brocade
8 9 (2.87%) Tableau
9 7 (2.23%) CheckPoint
9 7 (2.23%) F5
9 7 (2.23%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.23%) SAP
10 6 (1.91%) Cognos
10 6 (1.91%) HP
10 6 (1.91%) SonicWALL
11 5 (1.59%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.59%) NetApp
11 5 (1.59%) NETGEAR
12 3 (0.96%) Apple
12 3 (0.96%) Symantec
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