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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 177 142 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.29% 12.18% 11.27%
As % of the Vendors category 30.52% 27.15% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 80 42
Average daily rate
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£319 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% +3.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £135 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 9
Average hourly rate £12.80 £12.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.64% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £15.00 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
580 523 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 43.54% 44.85% 39.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 349 147
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £496 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 13
Average hourly rate £13.60 £14.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.24% -18.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £10.90 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.80 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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.

1 121 (38.05%) MS Excel
2 90 (28.30%) SQL
3 81 (25.47%) Windows
4 80 (25.16%) .NET
5 73 (22.96%) SQL Server
6 68 (21.38%) MS Office
7 58 (18.24%) C#
8 51 (16.04%) Agile Software Development
9 50 (15.72%) Oracle
9 50 (15.72%) ITIL
10 43 (13.52%) Business Intelligence
11 42 (13.21%) SharePoint
12 40 (12.58%) ASP.NET
12 40 (12.58%) Finance
13 39 (12.26%) CRM
14 35 (11.01%) VMware
15 34 (10.69%) JavaScript
15 34 (10.69%) Active Directory
15 34 (10.69%) NHS
16 30 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
17 29 (9.12%) Windows Server 2008
18 28 (8.81%) Windows 7
18 28 (8.81%) HTML
19 27 (8.49%) Data Warehouse
20 26 (8.18%) MVC
20 26 (8.18%) Configuration Management
20 26 (8.18%) Dynamics CRM
21 25 (7.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 25 (7.86%) IIS
21 25 (7.86%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 42 (13.21%) SharePoint
2 25 (7.86%) IIS
3 22 (6.92%) MS Exchange
4 13 (4.09%) Tomcat
5 12 (3.77%) nginx
5 12 (3.77%) WebSphere
5 12 (3.77%) Jetty
5 12 (3.77%) Apache
6 11 (3.46%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (3.46%) SAS
7 6 (1.89%) Oracle BPEL
7 6 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.57%) Lync
9 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.94%) WorkSite
11 2 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.63%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 121 (38.05%) MS Excel
2 68 (21.38%) MS Office
3 8 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (2.52%) MS Project
4 4 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.94%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 26 (8.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (4.40%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.77%) Google App Engine
1 12 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
1 12 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
1 12 (3.77%) Google Cloud Platform
2 10 (3.14%) Office 365
3 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.23%) DNS
2 21 (6.60%) DHCP
3 15 (4.72%) FTP
4 13 (4.09%) TCP/IP
5 12 (3.77%) HTTP
5 12 (3.77%) SSL
5 12 (3.77%) IPsec
6 11 (3.46%) Intranet
6 11 (3.46%) SAN
7 9 (2.83%) VPN
7 9 (2.83%) LAN
8 8 (2.52%) WAN
9 5 (1.57%) NAS
10 4 (1.26%) Unified Communications
10 4 (1.26%) SMTP
11 3 (0.94%) WebEx
11 3 (0.94%) 2G
11 3 (0.94%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.94%) Internet
11 3 (0.94%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (22.96%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.49%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (7.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (5.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (5.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (5.03%) Relational Database
6 11 (3.46%) Oracle Database
6 11 (3.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (3.14%) MS Access
7 10 (3.14%) OLAP
8 8 (2.52%) Oracle OLAP
8 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (2.52%) Oracle ODI
9 6 (1.89%) QlikView
10 5 (1.57%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Power View
11 3 (0.94%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.94%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (5.66%) Visual Studio
2 12 (3.77%) NUnit
2 12 (3.77%) Selenium
2 12 (3.77%) Jenkins
3 11 (3.46%) Rhino Mocks
4 10 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (2.83%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (2.20%) Hudson
6 7 (2.20%) JIRA
7 5 (1.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (1.26%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.63%) MSI
10 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.31%) Subversion
10 1 (0.31%) Maven
General
1 40 (12.58%) Finance
2 15 (4.72%) Legal
3 13 (4.09%) Law
4 8 (2.52%) Retail
5 6 (1.89%) Banking
6 5 (1.57%) Advertising
7 3 (0.94%) Publishing
7 3 (0.94%) Back Office
8 2 (0.63%) Billing
8 2 (0.63%) Marketing
8 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.31%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 73 (22.96%) Analyst
2 72 (22.64%) Developer
3 21 (6.60%) .NET Developer
4 20 (6.29%) Architect
5 18 (5.66%) SQL Developer
6 17 (5.35%) Support Analyst
7 16 (5.03%) Service Analyst
7 16 (5.03%) Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (4.09%) Business Analyst
9 11 (3.46%) Consultant
9 11 (3.46%) SharePoint Developer
10 10 (3.14%) Designer
10 10 (3.14%) Support Engineer
10 10 (3.14%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (3.14%) Administrator
11 9 (2.83%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (2.83%) DBA
12 8 (2.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 8 (2.52%) Technical Leader
12 8 (2.52%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (25.16%) .NET
2 40 (12.58%) ASP.NET
3 28 (8.81%) HTML
4 25 (7.86%) CSS
5 21 (6.60%) XML
5 21 (6.60%) jQuery
6 18 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web API
7 17 (5.35%) .NET Framework
7 17 (5.35%) Entity Framework
8 15 (4.72%) Web Services
8 15 (4.72%) JSON
9 12 (3.77%) J2EE
9 12 (3.77%) Servlets
10 11 (3.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (3.14%) NHibernate
11 10 (3.14%) Hibernate
12 8 (2.52%) Middleware
13 7 (2.20%) ASP.NET 2.0
13 7 (2.20%) Oracle Fusion
13 7 (2.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.69%) NHS
2 15 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.46%) Open Source
4 10 (3.14%) User Experience
5 8 (2.52%) Reference Data
6 7 (2.20%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.89%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.57%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.57%) PDA
9 4 (1.26%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.26%) Replication
10 3 (0.94%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.63%) PKI
11 2 (0.63%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.63%) iPhone
11 2 (0.63%) Clustering
11 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.31%) W3C
12 1 (0.31%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.31%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 81 (25.47%) Windows
2 29 (9.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (8.81%) Windows 7
4 21 (6.60%) Linux
5 19 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (3.77%) Windows XP
7 10 (3.14%) UNIX
7 10 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.20%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.57%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.94%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.94%) Android
10 3 (0.94%) CentOS
11 2 (0.63%) Debian
11 2 (0.63%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (16.04%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (15.72%) ITIL
3 43 (13.52%) Business Intelligence
4 39 (12.26%) CRM
5 26 (8.18%) MVC
5 26 (8.18%) Configuration Management
6 22 (6.92%) PRINCE2
7 20 (6.29%) Unit Testing
7 20 (6.29%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (5.03%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (5.03%) Data Modelling
9 15 (4.72%) OO
9 15 (4.72%) TDD
10 14 (4.40%) Service Management
11 13 (4.09%) Project Management
11 13 (4.09%) Migration
12 12 (3.77%) Release Management
12 12 (3.77%) SOA
12 12 (3.77%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 90 (28.30%) SQL
2 58 (18.24%) C#
3 34 (10.69%) JavaScript
4 20 (6.29%) Java
5 16 (5.03%) T-SQL
6 11 (3.46%) PL/SQL
7 7 (2.20%) VBA
8 6 (1.89%) VB
9 5 (1.57%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.26%) Python
11 2 (0.63%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.31%) XAML
12 1 (0.31%) C
12 1 (0.31%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (5.35%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (3.77%) ISEB
4 10 (3.14%) Degree
5 8 (2.52%) MCSE
6 7 (2.20%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (1.89%) MCSA
8 4 (1.26%) MCDST
8 4 (1.26%) MCP
9 3 (0.94%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.63%) CCNA
10 2 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.31%) PMP
11 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.29%) SLA
2 13 (4.09%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.94%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) P3O
4 1 (0.31%) HL7
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (10.69%) Active Directory
2 30 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.77%) Xen
4 8 (2.52%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.26%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.63%) UAG
6 2 (0.63%) vSphere
6 2 (0.63%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.63%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.63%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (2.20%) Puppet
1 7 (2.20%) SCCM
2 6 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.26%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.26%) Ansible
4 3 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (0.94%) SCOM
5 2 (0.63%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (0.63%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.31%) Opsview
6 1 (0.31%) Netcool
6 1 (0.31%) Nagios
6 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (15.72%) Oracle
2 35 (11.01%) VMware
3 13 (4.09%) Cisco
3 13 (4.09%) Citrix
4 12 (3.77%) Google
5 11 (3.46%) IBM
6 10 (3.14%) Trillium
7 8 (2.52%) Perforce
8 6 (1.89%) HP
9 5 (1.57%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.57%) SAP
10 4 (1.26%) Amdocs
11 3 (0.94%) Zerto
11 3 (0.94%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.94%) CommVault
11 3 (0.94%) Mapinfo
11 3 (0.94%) Lotus
11 3 (0.94%) Reuters
11 3 (0.94%) Splunk
12 2 (0.63%) Netezza
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