Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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.

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

Microsoft
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 11 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 283 295 459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 12.58% 11.20% 14.04%
As % of the Vendors category 32.27% 30.13% 35.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 188 317
Leeds median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £234 £175 £210
90th Percentile £525 £529 £561
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £361 £350
% change year-on-year -3.11% +3.21% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 34
Leeds median hourly rate £12.00 £14.03 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.48% -6.45% +12.80%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.56 £9.25
90th Percentile £17.03 £31.13 £45.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year -10.71% +2.98% +23.59%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Leeds.

All Vendors
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 877 979 1282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 38.98% 37.17% 39.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 643 797
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.68% +9.23%
10th Percentile £264 £263 £250
90th Percentile £550 £565 £508
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +6.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 47
Leeds median hourly rate £21.56 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.67% -10.00% +9.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.20 £8.98
90th Percentile £40.00 £30.75 £37.04
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.53% -5.83% +28.07%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 75 (26.50%) SQL
1 75 (26.50%) SQL Server
2 73 (25.80%) Windows
3 52 (18.37%) Microsoft Office
4 48 (16.96%) Finance
5 47 (16.61%) Active Directory
6 39 (13.78%) SharePoint
7 38 (13.43%) Cisco
8 37 (13.07%) .NET
9 34 (12.01%) ITIL
9 34 (12.01%) Agile Software Development
10 33 (11.66%) Microsoft Excel
10 33 (11.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 30 (10.60%) VMware
12 29 (10.25%) Migration
12 29 (10.25%) C#
12 29 (10.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (10.25%) Windows Server
13 28 (9.89%) ETL
13 28 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
14 27 (9.54%) SharePoint 2013
15 26 (9.19%) Windows 7
16 25 (8.83%) VMware Infrastructure
17 24 (8.48%) Git (software)
17 24 (8.48%) PowerShell
17 24 (8.48%) Citrix
17 24 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
18 23 (8.13%) CRM
18 23 (8.13%) SQL Server 2008
18 23 (8.13%) Team Foundation Server

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 39 (13.78%) SharePoint
2 27 (9.54%) SharePoint 2013
3 19 (6.71%) MS Exchange
4 16 (5.65%) IIS
5 13 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (3.53%) IBM Notes
6 10 (3.53%) SAS
6 10 (3.53%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (3.53%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (2.83%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.77%) Confluence
8 5 (1.77%) MS Project Server
9 4 (1.41%) CMS
10 3 (1.06%) Apache Spark
10 3 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.71%) Moodle
11 2 (0.71%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 52 (18.37%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (11.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (6.36%) MS Visio
4 15 (5.30%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (1.77%) InfoPath
7 4 (1.41%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 20 (7.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.83%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.06%) Eikon
4 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.36%) IaaS
2 18 (6.36%) PaaS
2 18 (6.36%) SaaS
3 14 (4.95%) Office 365
4 7 (2.47%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.35%) Force.com
7 1 (0.35%) GitHub
7 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.35%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.35%) Slack
7 1 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.71%) DNS
1 19 (6.71%) Firewall
2 13 (4.59%) VPN
3 12 (4.24%) Cisco IOS
4 10 (3.53%) NetScaler
5 8 (2.83%) Skype
6 7 (2.47%) Network Security
6 7 (2.47%) Reverse Proxy
7 6 (2.12%) LAN
7 6 (2.12%) SAN
8 5 (1.77%) BGP
8 5 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (1.77%) EIGRP
8 5 (1.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (1.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (1.77%) WAN
9 4 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.41%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
9 4 (1.41%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (26.50%) SQL Server
2 33 (11.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (8.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (5.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (5.30%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (4.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (3.53%) QlikView
8 7 (2.47%) Power BI
8 7 (2.47%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 6 (2.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (2.12%) MOLAP
9 6 (2.12%) OLAP
9 6 (2.12%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.12%) ROLAP
9 6 (2.12%) Star Schema
10 5 (1.77%) Big Data
10 5 (1.77%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 24 (8.48%) Git (software)
2 23 (8.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (3.53%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (3.18%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.12%) JIRA
6 4 (1.41%) Chocolatey
7 3 (1.06%) MSTest
7 3 (1.06%) NUnit
7 3 (1.06%) Subversion
7 3 (1.06%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.71%) MorphX
8 2 (0.71%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.71%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.71%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.71%) YouTrack
9 1 (0.35%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 48 (16.96%) Finance
2 12 (4.24%) Banking
2 12 (4.24%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.83%) Retail
4 4 (1.41%) Advertising
4 4 (1.41%) Electronics
4 4 (1.41%) Legal
4 4 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.06%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.71%) Back Office
6 2 (0.71%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 59 (20.85%) Developer
2 42 (14.84%) Analyst
3 26 (9.19%) Architect
4 22 (7.77%) SQL Developer
5 19 (6.71%) Technical Leader
6 17 (6.01%) Administrator
7 14 (4.95%) .NET Developer
7 14 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (4.59%) C# Developer
8 13 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (4.24%) Support Engineer
10 11 (3.89%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (3.89%) PMO Analyst
11 10 (3.53%) Consultant
11 10 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (3.53%) Senior Developer
11 10 (3.53%) SharePoint Administrator
12 9 (3.18%) Senior SQL Developer
13 8 (2.83%) Azure Architect
13 8 (2.83%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (13.07%) .NET
2 18 (6.36%) ASP.NET
3 12 (4.24%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (3.53%) .NET Framework
5 9 (3.18%) HTML
5 9 (3.18%) WCF
6 7 (2.47%) AngularJS
6 7 (2.47%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (2.47%) Entity Framework
6 7 (2.47%) MDX
6 7 (2.47%) SAML
7 6 (2.12%) REST
7 6 (2.12%) Web Services
8 3 (1.06%) HTML5
8 3 (1.06%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (1.06%) Node.js
8 3 (1.06%) React
9 2 (0.71%) WinForms
10 1 (0.35%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.42%) Management Information System
3 17 (6.01%) Data Centre
4 16 (5.65%) Blackberry
5 15 (5.30%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.89%) BYOD
7 9 (3.18%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (2.47%) PKI
9 4 (1.41%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.06%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.71%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.35%) Clustering
12 1 (0.35%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.35%) NHS
12 1 (0.35%) PMI
12 1 (0.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 73 (25.80%) Windows
2 29 (10.25%) Windows Server
2 29 (10.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (9.19%) Windows 7
4 15 (5.30%) Linux
5 12 (4.24%) Android
6 11 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.18%) Mac OS
8 7 (2.47%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.06%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.35%) MVS
11 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (12.01%) Agile Software Development
1 34 (12.01%) ITIL
2 29 (10.25%) Migration
3 28 (9.89%) ETL
4 23 (8.13%) CRM
5 19 (6.71%) Project Management
6 18 (6.36%) MVC
7 17 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (6.01%) Capacity Planning
7 17 (6.01%) Change Management
8 15 (5.30%) IT Strategy
8 15 (5.30%) Performance Tuning
8 15 (5.30%) Resource Management
8 15 (5.30%) SDLC
9 14 (4.95%) Infrastructure Management
9 14 (4.95%) TOGAF
10 13 (4.59%) DevOps
11 12 (4.24%) Coaching
12 11 (3.89%) Project Governance
12 11 (3.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 75 (26.50%) SQL
2 29 (10.25%) C#
3 24 (8.48%) PowerShell
4 18 (6.36%) T-SQL
5 15 (5.30%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.41%) Java
7 3 (1.06%) Scala
7 3 (1.06%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.71%) C++
8 2 (0.71%) VBA
8 2 (0.71%) X++
9 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.35%) Ruby
9 1 (0.35%) VB
9 1 (0.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 28 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (7.77%) MCSE
3 15 (5.30%) Degree
4 14 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (4.24%) Security Cleared
6 10 (3.53%) CCNP
7 9 (3.18%) MCITP
8 6 (2.12%) CCNA
8 6 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.41%) CISSP
9 4 (1.41%) HND
9 4 (1.41%) ISEB
9 4 (1.41%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.06%) AWS Certification
10 3 (1.06%) CCDP
10 3 (1.06%) Chartered Engineer
10 3 (1.06%) CISM
10 3 (1.06%) MCSA
11 2 (0.71%) CCIE
11 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.24%) PMO
2 6 (2.12%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.77%) QA
3 5 (1.77%) SLA
4 3 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (16.61%) Active Directory
2 25 (8.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.36%) vSphere
4 8 (2.83%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.41%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.06%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.71%) Docker
7 2 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.71%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.71%) XenApp
8 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (5.30%) SCCM
2 10 (3.53%) SCOM
3 7 (2.47%) Puppet
4 5 (1.77%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.41%) WMI
6 2 (0.71%) EdgeSight
6 2 (0.71%) Terraform
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.35%) Rancher
7 1 (0.35%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (13.43%) Cisco
2 30 (10.60%) VMware
3 24 (8.48%) Citrix
4 10 (3.53%) Lotus
4 10 (3.53%) McAfee
5 9 (3.18%) NetApp
5 9 (3.18%) RedGate
6 7 (2.47%) Dell
6 7 (2.47%) Oracle
7 5 (1.77%) Apple
7 5 (1.77%) F5
7 5 (1.77%) Fortinet
8 4 (1.41%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.41%) Reuters
8 4 (1.41%) SAP
9 3 (1.06%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.06%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.71%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.71%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.71%) Telerik