The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 97 80
Rank change year-on-year +11 -17  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 6 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.36% 0.40% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 2.38% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 14
Median daily rate - £358 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £322 £325 £338
% change year-on-year -0.92% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £23.78 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.29% +28.54%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leeds
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 156 252 223
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 14.22% 16.69% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 167 149
Median daily rate £425 £416 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +18.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £300 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £650 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.42% +42.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Leeds

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Leeds

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (45.45%) MCSE
4 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 3 (27.27%) EMC
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (27.27%) C
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) A+ Certification
5 3 (27.27%) SAN
5 3 (27.27%) SLA
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco
5 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
5 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
5 3 (27.27%) Migration
5 3 (27.27%) SUSE
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) Military
5 3 (27.27%) e-Learning
5 3 (27.27%) NetBackup
5 3 (27.27%) Banking
5 3 (27.27%) Billing
5 3 (27.27%) Document Management
5 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (27.27%) Logistics
5 3 (27.27%) MCDST
5 3 (27.27%) Brocade
5 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
5 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring 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 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
1 3 (27.27%) Billing
1 3 (27.27%) Military
2 2 (18.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (27.27%) 2nd Line Technical Support
1 3 (27.27%) Technical Support
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Server Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Technician
2 2 (18.18%) Storage Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Legal Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Support
3 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
1 3 (27.27%) e-Learning
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (27.27%) SUSE
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Analytics
1 3 (27.27%) Coaching
1 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
1 3 (27.27%) Document Management
1 3 (27.27%) Logistics
1 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
1 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
1 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) MCSE
2 3 (27.27%) A+ Certification
2 3 (27.27%) MCDST
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (18.18%) MCP
4 1 (9.09%) MCITP
4 1 (9.09%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) vSphere
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) NetBackup
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Brocade
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) EMC
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) Xerox
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Veeam