The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 March 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 10 11
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 95 155 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 9.37% 10.73% 12.31%
As % of the Vendors category 26.61% 30.82% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 90 87
Median daily rate £340 £368 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.48% +13.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £275 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 7
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 £12.28 £11.00 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.74 £16.50 £15.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 357 503 498
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 35.21% 34.83% 42.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 341 326
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 9
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.60% -8.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.24 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.50 £31.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Leeds

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Leeds

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Leeds over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Leeds

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Leeds

Microsoft
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 79 (32.78%) SQL
2 74 (30.71%) MS Excel
3 73 (30.29%) SQL Server
4 65 (26.97%) Windows
5 52 (21.58%) Active Directory
6 46 (19.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 41 (17.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 41 (17.01%) Business Intelligence
8 33 (13.69%) T-SQL
9 29 (12.03%) Migration
9 29 (12.03%) VMware
9 29 (12.03%) MS Office
10 28 (11.62%) SQL Server 2012
11 27 (11.20%) Data Centre
11 27 (11.20%) .NET
11 27 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
12 26 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (10.37%) ITIL
13 25 (10.37%) ETL
13 25 (10.37%) SQL Server 2014
13 25 (10.37%) Windows Server
14 21 (8.71%) SharePoint
14 21 (8.71%) Finance
14 21 (8.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 20 (8.30%) SQL Server 2008
15 20 (8.30%) Cisco
15 20 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (7.88%) Microsoft Certification
17 18 (7.47%) Data Warehouse
17 18 (7.47%) Windows 7

Microsoft
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 21 (8.71%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.56%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.49%) IIS
3 6 (2.49%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (2.07%) CMS
5 4 (1.66%) Apache
5 4 (1.66%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.24%) Confluence
6 3 (1.24%) Plone
6 3 (1.24%) SilverStripe
6 3 (1.24%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.24%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.83%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.83%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.41%) CloudStack
Applications
1 74 (30.71%) MS Excel
2 29 (12.03%) MS Office
3 12 (4.98%) MS Project
4 7 (2.90%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.41%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (6.64%) Office 365
3 5 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.83%) Yammer
6 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.39%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (4.98%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (4.98%) Cisco IOS
2 12 (4.98%) LAN
3 11 (4.56%) Firewall
4 10 (4.15%) SAN
4 10 (4.15%) WAN
5 8 (3.32%) FCoE
5 8 (3.32%) NetScaler
5 8 (3.32%) NX-OS
6 6 (2.49%) BGP
6 6 (2.49%) DNS
6 6 (2.49%) Internet
6 6 (2.49%) VPN
7 5 (2.07%) DHCP
7 5 (2.07%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.66%) DMVPN
8 4 (1.66%) EIGRP
8 4 (1.66%) IOS XR
8 4 (1.66%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (30.29%) SQL Server
2 46 (19.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 41 (17.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (11.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (10.37%) SQL Server 2014
6 21 (8.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (8.30%) SQL Server 2008
8 18 (7.47%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (3.73%) QlikView
10 8 (3.32%) MySQL
11 6 (2.49%) MS Access
11 6 (2.49%) Power BI
12 5 (2.07%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (1.24%) Big Data
14 3 (1.24%) Relational Database
15 2 (0.83%) Hadoop
15 2 (0.83%) MongoDB
15 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (4.56%) JIRA
2 10 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (4.15%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.49%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (1.66%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.66%) Subversion
6 3 (1.24%) Appium
6 3 (1.24%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.83%) Gatling
7 2 (0.83%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.83%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.83%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.83%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.41%) Ant
8 1 (0.41%) Hudson
8 1 (0.41%) JMeter
8 1 (0.41%) Maven
8 1 (0.41%) ReSharper
General
1 21 (8.71%) Finance
2 15 (6.22%) Retail
3 14 (5.81%) Advertising
4 8 (3.32%) Banking
5 6 (2.49%) Legal
5 6 (2.49%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.66%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.24%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.24%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.83%) Electronics
8 2 (0.83%) Marketing
9 1 (0.41%) Automotive
9 1 (0.41%) Back Office
9 1 (0.41%) Games
9 1 (0.41%) Law
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 67 (27.80%) Developer
2 52 (21.58%) Analyst
3 31 (12.86%) SQL Developer
4 21 (8.71%) SSIS Developer
5 18 (7.47%) Architect
6 17 (7.05%) DBA
7 16 (6.64%) T-SQL Developer
8 14 (5.81%) Administrator
8 14 (5.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 13 (5.39%) SQL DBA
10 12 (4.98%) Consultant
11 10 (4.15%) Project Manager
11 10 (4.15%) Service Analyst
11 10 (4.15%) Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (3.73%) .NET Developer
12 9 (3.73%) 1st Line Support
12 9 (3.73%) Support Analyst
13 8 (3.32%) ETL Developer
13 8 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (3.32%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.20%) .NET
2 13 (5.39%) HTML
3 11 (4.56%) ASP.NET
3 11 (4.56%) CSS
4 8 (3.32%) AngularJS
5 7 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (2.07%) ActiveX
6 5 (2.07%) ADO
6 5 (2.07%) DAO
6 5 (2.07%) XML
7 4 (1.66%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (1.66%) jQuery
7 4 (1.66%) JSON
7 4 (1.66%) MDX
8 3 (1.24%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.24%) CSS3
8 3 (1.24%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.83%) HTML5
9 2 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.20%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.90%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (2.07%) Replication
5 4 (1.66%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.66%) DataPower
5 4 (1.66%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.66%) User Experience
6 2 (0.83%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.83%) Derivative
6 2 (0.83%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.83%) EMC VNXe
6 2 (0.83%) Fintech
6 2 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.83%) PMI
6 2 (0.83%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.83%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.83%) Tandem
7 1 (0.41%) NHS
7 1 (0.41%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 65 (26.97%) Windows
2 25 (10.37%) Windows Server
3 18 (7.47%) Windows 7
4 16 (6.64%) Linux
5 13 (5.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.32%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.07%) Unix
8 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.66%) Solaris
9 4 (1.66%) SUSE
10 3 (1.24%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.83%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.41%) Android
12 1 (0.41%) CentOS
12 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.01%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (12.03%) Migration
3 26 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (10.37%) ETL
4 25 (10.37%) ITIL
5 17 (7.05%) Data Modelling
5 17 (7.05%) Project Management
6 12 (4.98%) E-Commerce
6 12 (4.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (4.56%) MVC
7 11 (4.56%) Problem Management
8 9 (3.73%) Business Analysis
8 9 (3.73%) DevOps
8 9 (3.73%) High Availability
8 9 (3.73%) Visualisation
9 8 (3.32%) Change Control
9 8 (3.32%) Scrum
9 8 (3.32%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (2.90%) Programme Management
10 7 (2.90%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (32.78%) SQL
2 33 (13.69%) T-SQL
3 16 (6.64%) C#
4 14 (5.81%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.39%) PowerShell
6 9 (3.73%) VBA
7 6 (2.49%) Python
7 6 (2.49%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.07%) PHP
8 5 (2.07%) VB
9 4 (1.66%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.83%) Java
10 2 (0.83%) R
10 2 (0.83%) Ruby
11 1 (0.41%) C
11 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.41%) VBScript
11 1 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (7.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (3.73%) CCNP
2 9 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (3.73%) Degree
3 8 (3.32%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (2.07%) CCDA
6 5 (2.07%) CCIE
6 5 (2.07%) CCNA
6 5 (2.07%) MCSE
7 4 (1.66%) MCITP
8 3 (1.24%) CCA
8 3 (1.24%) MCDBA
8 3 (1.24%) MCTS
9 2 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.83%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.83%) OCP
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.73%) PMO
2 4 (1.66%) IFRS
2 4 (1.66%) IFRS 9
2 4 (1.66%) QA
3 3 (1.24%) SLA
4 2 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 52 (21.58%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.32%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.90%) vSphere
5 6 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.66%) Docker
7 3 (1.24%) Terminal Server
7 3 (1.24%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.83%) vCloud
8 2 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.83%) VMware GSX
9 1 (0.41%) KVM
9 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.41%) Xen
9 1 (0.41%) XenApp
9 1 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (4.15%) SCCM
2 6 (2.49%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (1.66%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (1.66%) FortiGate
3 4 (1.66%) HP UCMDB
3 4 (1.66%) OPNET
3 4 (1.66%) Puppet
4 3 (1.24%) Data Guard
4 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.24%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.24%) SCOM
5 2 (0.83%) Ansible
5 2 (0.83%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.83%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.41%) Nagios
6 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (12.03%) VMware
2 20 (8.30%) Cisco
3 14 (5.81%) Citrix
4 13 (5.39%) Oracle
5 12 (4.98%) Brocade
5 12 (4.98%) F5
6 9 (3.73%) HP
7 8 (3.32%) Tableau
8 7 (2.90%) CheckPoint
8 7 (2.90%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.90%) SAP
8 7 (2.90%) Splunk
9 6 (2.49%) Cognos
10 5 (2.07%) EMC
10 5 (2.07%) IBM
11 4 (1.66%) Apple
11 4 (1.66%) BMC
11 4 (1.66%) Dell
11 4 (1.66%) Motorola
11 4 (1.66%) TippingPoint
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