Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 243 249 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 10.24% 11.09% 12.56%
As % of the Vendors category 28.76% 28.72% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 149 201
Leeds median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -5.41%
10th Percentile £208 £211 £175
90th Percentile £575 £519 £525
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £350 £358
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.10% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 7 22
Leeds median hourly rate £14.08 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.66% - -18.03%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.65 £10.50
90th Percentile £21.50 £18.15 £30.68
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.75 £14.15 £12.25
% change year-on-year +4.24% +15.51% -9.89%

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 845 867 934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 35.61% 38.62% 39.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 573 605
Leeds median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +3.90%
10th Percentile £257 £221 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 27
Leeds median hourly rate £16.14 £37.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.95% +200.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.90 £10.12
90th Percentile £25.00 £40.00 £30.30
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.25 £12.25
% change year-on-year +7.37% +16.33% -18.33%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 98 (40.33%) Windows
2 65 (26.75%) Active Directory
3 57 (23.46%) SQL
4 49 (20.16%) SQL Server
5 43 (17.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 38 (15.64%) .NET
7 36 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (13.99%) Migration
8 34 (13.99%) Security Cleared
9 32 (13.17%) SharePoint
10 31 (12.76%) C#
10 31 (12.76%) VMware
10 31 (12.76%) Firewall
11 30 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
11 30 (12.35%) Linux
11 30 (12.35%) Office 365
11 30 (12.35%) Windows Server
12 27 (11.11%) Windows 10
12 27 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
13 26 (10.70%) Amazon AWS
13 26 (10.70%) SC Cleared
14 25 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
15 24 (9.88%) MS Exchange
16 23 (9.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 23 (9.47%) PowerShell
17 22 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
18 21 (8.64%) ASP.NET
18 21 (8.64%) ITIL
18 21 (8.64%) Windows 7
18 21 (8.64%) Analytical Skills

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 32 (13.17%) SharePoint
2 24 (9.88%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.94%) Confluence
4 9 (3.70%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.65%) CloudStack
5 4 (1.65%) JBoss
5 4 (1.65%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.65%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.65%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.82%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.82%) CMS
6 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.41%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.88%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.65%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.41%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.41%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 6 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.41%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 43 (17.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (12.35%) Office 365
3 26 (10.70%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (4.94%) AWS Lambda
4 12 (4.94%) IaaS
4 12 (4.94%) PaaS
4 12 (4.94%) Serverless
5 11 (4.53%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (4.53%) SaaS
6 9 (3.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 9 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (3.70%) Route 53
6 9 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (3.29%) Amazon S3
7 8 (3.29%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.65%) OneDrive
10 3 (1.23%) Trello
11 2 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (12.76%) Firewall
2 20 (8.23%) TCP/IP
3 19 (7.82%) DNS
4 12 (4.94%) Skype
4 12 (4.94%) VPN
5 10 (4.12%) SAN
6 9 (3.70%) ICMP
7 7 (2.88%) LAN
7 7 (2.88%) WAN
8 6 (2.47%) NAS
9 5 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (2.06%) VoIP
10 3 (1.23%) BGP
10 3 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.82%) EIGRP
11 2 (0.82%) Internet
11 2 (0.82%) MPLS
11 2 (0.82%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (20.16%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.53%) MS Access
5 9 (3.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 9 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.47%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.65%) Power BI
8 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.23%) QlikView
9 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.82%) Big Data
10 2 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.82%) MySQL
10 2 (0.82%) OLTP
11 1 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.41%) OLAP
11 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (7.41%) JIRA
2 14 (5.76%) Jenkins
2 14 (5.76%) Octopus Deploy
3 12 (4.94%) GitLab
3 12 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (2.88%) MSI
5 6 (2.47%) InstallShield
5 6 (2.47%) WinDbg
6 5 (2.06%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.65%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (1.23%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.23%) Maven
8 3 (1.23%) SonarQube
8 3 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.82%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.82%) gulp
9 2 (0.82%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.82%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.82%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (8.23%) Finance
2 10 (4.12%) Retail
3 7 (2.88%) Banking
4 6 (2.47%) Legal
4 6 (2.47%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.65%) Back Office
5 4 (1.65%) Marketing
6 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.41%) Front Office
6 1 (0.41%) Law
6 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (26.75%) Analyst
2 47 (19.34%) Developer
3 22 (9.05%) 2nd Line Support
4 21 (8.64%) .NET Developer
5 19 (7.82%) SQL Developer
6 17 (7.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 17 (7.00%) C# Developer
6 17 (7.00%) Data Analyst
6 17 (7.00%) Service Analyst
6 17 (7.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 14 (5.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 14 (5.76%) Service Desk Support
8 12 (4.94%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 12 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 12 (4.94%) Angular Developer
8 12 (4.94%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 12 (4.94%) SQL Server Developer
9 11 (4.53%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (4.12%) Information Analyst
10 10 (4.12%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (15.64%) .NET
2 21 (8.64%) ASP.NET
3 18 (7.41%) AngularJS
4 17 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 16 (6.58%) CSS
5 16 (6.58%) jQuery
6 12 (4.94%) .NET Core
6 12 (4.94%) React
6 12 (4.94%) Vue.js
7 9 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (3.70%) Web Services
8 8 (3.29%) .NET Framework
8 8 (3.29%) HTML
9 7 (2.88%) Entity Framework
10 5 (2.06%) Regular Expression
10 5 (2.06%) XML
11 4 (1.65%) SOAP
12 3 (1.23%) Express
12 3 (1.23%) Node.js
12 3 (1.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.35%) NHS
3 11 (4.53%) Public Cloud
4 10 (4.12%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.29%) Freedom of Information
6 7 (2.88%) Clustering
6 7 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.88%) User Experience
7 6 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.06%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.65%) CMDB
9 4 (1.65%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.65%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.23%) iPhone
11 2 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.82%) Wiki
12 1 (0.41%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 98 (40.33%) Windows
2 30 (12.35%) Linux
2 30 (12.35%) Windows Server
3 27 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 21 (8.64%) Windows 7
5 8 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.88%) Unix
6 7 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.06%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.65%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.23%) Android
10 3 (1.23%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.23%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.82%) SUSE
12 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (13.99%) Migration
3 25 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (8.64%) ITIL
5 20 (8.23%) Configuration Management
5 20 (8.23%) DevOps
5 20 (8.23%) ETL
6 18 (7.41%) MVC
7 17 (7.00%) Data Analysis
8 14 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (5.35%) Analytics
9 13 (5.35%) Data Protection
10 12 (4.94%) Data Migration
10 12 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 11 (4.53%) Coaching
11 11 (4.53%) E-Commerce
11 11 (4.53%) Scrum
11 11 (4.53%) Validation
12 10 (4.12%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 57 (23.46%) SQL
2 31 (12.76%) C#
3 23 (9.47%) PowerShell
4 18 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.35%) T-SQL
6 12 (4.94%) Bash Shell
7 9 (3.70%) Python
8 6 (2.47%) Java
8 6 (2.47%) VBScript
9 4 (1.65%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.23%) Ruby
10 3 (1.23%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.23%) VB
11 2 (0.82%) C
11 2 (0.82%) C++
11 2 (0.82%) VB6
11 2 (0.82%) VBA
12 1 (0.41%) Perl
12 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (13.99%) Security Cleared
2 26 (10.70%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.88%) MCP
5 6 (2.47%) Degree
5 6 (2.47%) MCSE
6 4 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.65%) ISEB
6 4 (1.65%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.23%) CCNP
7 3 (1.23%) MCITP
7 3 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.82%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.00%) Data Quality
2 12 (4.94%) GDPR
3 4 (1.65%) PMO
3 4 (1.65%) QA
3 4 (1.65%) SLA
4 3 (1.23%) GxP
5 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.41%) HL7
6 1 (0.41%) P3O
System Software
1 65 (26.75%) Active Directory
2 22 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (2.47%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.65%) vSphere
5 4 (1.65%) Xen
5 4 (1.65%) XenServer
6 3 (1.23%) Docker
6 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (6.58%) SCCM
2 7 (2.88%) Puppet
3 6 (2.47%) Perfmon
3 6 (2.47%) WSUS
4 5 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.23%) Cobbler
5 3 (1.23%) SCOM
5 3 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.82%) CASB
6 2 (0.82%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.82%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.82%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.82%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.82%) Nagios
7 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.41%) Ansible
7 1 (0.41%) Salt
7 1 (0.41%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 31 (12.76%) VMware
2 17 (7.00%) Cisco
3 14 (5.76%) McAfee
4 10 (4.12%) Symantec
5 7 (2.88%) F5
5 7 (2.88%) Tableau
6 6 (2.47%) Citrix
6 6 (2.47%) HP
7 5 (2.06%) Altiris
7 5 (2.06%) Intel
7 5 (2.06%) Ivanti
7 5 (2.06%) Netskope
7 5 (2.06%) Oracle
7 5 (2.06%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.23%) Dell
8 3 (1.23%) Fortinet
8 3 (1.23%) IronPort
8 3 (1.23%) RedGate
8 3 (1.23%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.23%) SolarWinds