Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 125 79
Rank change year-on-year +24 -46 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 35 25 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.54% 0.95% 2.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.40% 6.56% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 36
Leeds median daily rate £408 £450 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.34% +87.29% -16.52%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £120
90th Percentile £675 £500 £400
West Yorkshire median daily rate £363 £420 £255
% change year-on-year -13.69% +64.71% -11.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Leeds median hourly rate £12.25 - £15.50
10th Percentile £11.03 - £15.00
90th Percentile £13.68 - £20.95
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.35 - £15.50

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Leeds
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 307 381 570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 13.54% 14.53% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 211 366
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +22.31%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £256
90th Percentile £555 £565 £560
West Yorkshire median daily rate £408 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.00% +6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 19
Leeds median hourly rate £40.00 £12.38 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +223.23% -18.85% -1.61%
10th Percentile £11.08 £12.01 £10.66
90th Percentile £40.70 £14.91 £30.90
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +9.23% -16.13% +1.64%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Leeds over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 November 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 31 (88.57%) Microsoft
2 26 (74.29%) MCSE
3 23 (65.71%) SQL
4 16 (45.71%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 14 (40.00%) SharePoint
6 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
6 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
7 12 (34.29%) Windows
7 12 (34.29%) Finance
7 12 (34.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (34.29%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (34.29%) Windows Server
8 11 (31.43%) Infrastructure Management
8 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (28.57%) SCOM
9 10 (28.57%) PowerShell
9 10 (28.57%) SharePoint Server
9 10 (28.57%) IIS
9 10 (28.57%) ITIL
9 10 (28.57%) DNS
10 9 (25.71%) ETL
10 9 (25.71%) QlikView
10 9 (25.71%) MCITP
10 9 (25.71%) RedGate
10 9 (25.71%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (25.71%) Analytical Thinking
11 8 (22.86%) Virtual Servers

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 14 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 14 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 10 (28.57%) IIS
2 10 (28.57%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (8.57%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (11.43%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) PaaS
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) DNS
2 8 (22.86%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.86%) DMVPN
3 1 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (2.86%) Firewall
3 1 (2.86%) HSRP
3 1 (2.86%) IPsec
3 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.86%) LAN
3 1 (2.86%) MPLS
3 1 (2.86%) PBX
3 1 (2.86%) SAN
3 1 (2.86%) SSL
3 1 (2.86%) VLAN
3 1 (2.86%) VPLS
3 1 (2.86%) VPN
3 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (34.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (25.71%) QlikView
5 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (8.57%) Power BI
6 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (8.57%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Octopus Deploy
2 8 (22.86%) Git (software)
2 8 (22.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
2 3 (8.57%) Billing
2 3 (8.57%) Military
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Developer
2 10 (28.57%) Administrator
2 10 (28.57%) SharePoint Administrator
3 9 (25.71%) Senior Developer
3 9 (25.71%) Senior SQL Developer
3 9 (25.71%) SQL Developer
4 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Technical Support
5 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Exchange Support
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Support
6 2 (5.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.71%) Active Directory Support
6 2 (5.71%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Office 365 Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 16 (45.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.57%) e-Learning
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.86%) Clustering
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Windows
1 12 (34.29%) Windows Server
2 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (31.43%) Infrastructure Management
3 10 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
3 10 (28.57%) ITIL
4 9 (25.71%) Analytical Thinking
4 9 (25.71%) ETL
5 6 (17.14%) Analytics
6 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (11.43%) Data Management
7 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (8.57%) Coaching
7 3 (8.57%) Database Optimisation
7 3 (8.57%) Document Management
7 3 (8.57%) Logistics
7 3 (8.57%) Mathematics
7 3 (8.57%) Process Improvement
7 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
8 2 (5.71%) Migration
8 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.71%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (65.71%) SQL
2 10 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.57%) C
3 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (74.29%) MCSE
2 9 (25.71%) MCITP
3 4 (11.43%) MCSA
4 3 (8.57%) A+ Certification
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.57%) MCDST
4 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.71%) CCNA
5 2 (5.71%) CCNP
5 2 (5.71%) CISSP
5 2 (5.71%) Degree
6 1 (2.86%) CCDP
6 1 (2.86%) CCIE
6 1 (2.86%) CCSA
6 1 (2.86%) CCSE
6 1 (2.86%) CEH
6 1 (2.86%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (2.86%) CISM
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.86%) Virtual Servers
2 8 (22.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) SCOM
2 5 (14.29%) SCCM
3 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (88.57%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.71%) RedGate
3 8 (22.86%) NetApp
4 6 (17.14%) Cisco
5 3 (8.57%) Tableau
5 3 (8.57%) Xerox
6 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.86%) McAfee
6 1 (2.86%) Qualys
6 1 (2.86%) Sophos
6 1 (2.86%) Symantec
6 1 (2.86%) Trend Micro
6 1 (2.86%) VMware