Period
to 19 June 2018

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 19 June 2018 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 14 16
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 217 209 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 8.61% 9.88% 9.38%
As % of the Vendors category 24.94% 28.79% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 128 162
Leeds median daily rate £375 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -9.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £235 £250 £214
90th Percentile £550 £475 £495
West Yorkshire median daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.21% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 13
Leeds median hourly rate £11.50 £14.20 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.01% +9.23% +4.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £23.10 £20.50 £17.25
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.18 £11.63 £13.00
% change year-on-year +21.94% -10.58% +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 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 870 726 1,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 34.52% 34.31% 35.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 453 680
Leeds median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £259 £275 £288
90th Percentile £550 £526 £565
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 23
Leeds median hourly rate £32.50 £15.03 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.23% +15.62% -4.38%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £40.40 £25.00 £22.25
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.25 £12.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year +27.08% -12.73% -0.87%

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 19 June 2018.

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

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Leeds over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, 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 74 (34.10%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (29.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (26.27%) .NET
4 53 (24.42%) SQL
5 52 (23.96%) SQL Server
6 49 (22.58%) Windows
7 43 (19.82%) C#
8 34 (15.67%) ASP.NET
9 33 (15.21%) Git (software)
10 32 (14.75%) PowerShell
11 29 (13.36%) ASP.NET Web API
11 29 (13.36%) Microsoft Office
11 29 (13.36%) VMware
12 28 (12.90%) TDD
12 28 (12.90%) Linux
12 28 (12.90%) Microsoft Excel
13 25 (11.52%) JavaScript
13 25 (11.52%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (11.06%) Active Directory
15 23 (10.60%) Migration
15 23 (10.60%) MVC
15 23 (10.60%) DevOps
15 23 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
15 23 (10.60%) Team Foundation Server
16 22 (10.14%) Security Cleared
16 22 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
16 22 (10.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 22 (10.14%) Finance
17 20 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
18 19 (8.76%) ASP.NET MVC

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 11 (5.07%) IIS
2 9 (4.15%) Apache
2 9 (4.15%) SAS
3 8 (3.69%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (3.69%) Jetty
3 8 (3.69%) Mongrel
3 8 (3.69%) nginx
3 8 (3.69%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.69%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.69%) WebSphere
4 7 (3.23%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.38%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.92%) CMS
8 2 (0.92%) Confluence
8 2 (0.92%) Mule
9 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.46%) Jadu
9 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 29 (13.36%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (12.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.15%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (3.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (2.30%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.46%) Maximo
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.46%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 64 (29.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (7.83%) Office 365
4 16 (7.37%) PaaS
5 15 (6.91%) IaaS
6 10 (4.61%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (3.69%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (3.69%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (3.69%) Google App Engine
8 7 (3.23%) SaaS
9 6 (2.76%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (1.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.91%) DNS
2 14 (6.45%) Firewall
3 13 (5.99%) WAN
4 12 (5.53%) LAN
5 9 (4.15%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.69%) DHCP
6 8 (3.69%) FTP
6 8 (3.69%) HTTP
6 8 (3.69%) IPsec
6 8 (3.69%) MPLS
6 8 (3.69%) SSL
7 7 (3.23%) SAN
7 7 (3.23%) VPN
8 6 (2.76%) Wireless
9 5 (2.30%) NAS
10 3 (1.38%) VoIP
11 2 (0.92%) Reverse Proxy
12 1 (0.46%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.46%) Network Security
12 1 (0.46%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (23.96%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (7.37%) Power BI
4 10 (4.61%) Big Data
5 9 (4.15%) Hadoop
5 9 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (3.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Power View
9 4 (1.84%) PowerPivot
9 4 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.38%) Data Mart
10 3 (1.38%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.38%) MySQL
10 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.38%) SSDT
11 2 (0.92%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.92%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 33 (15.21%) Git (software)
2 23 (10.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (8.29%) Visual Studio
4 14 (6.45%) Octopus Deploy
5 10 (4.61%) JIRA
5 10 (4.61%) NUnit
6 9 (4.15%) Jenkins
6 9 (4.15%) MSTest
6 9 (4.15%) TeamCity
7 8 (3.69%) Travis CI
8 7 (3.23%) Psake
8 7 (3.23%) Subversion
9 5 (2.30%) MSI
10 4 (1.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.92%) AdminStudio
11 2 (0.92%) InstallShield
11 2 (0.92%) Selenium
12 1 (0.46%) JMeter
12 1 (0.46%) JUnit
12 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (10.14%) Finance
2 5 (2.30%) Legal
3 4 (1.84%) Retail
3 4 (1.84%) Spanish Language
4 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.46%) Advertising
5 1 (0.46%) Automotive
5 1 (0.46%) Banking
5 1 (0.46%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (0.46%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.46%) Law
Job Titles
1 62 (28.57%) Developer
2 38 (17.51%) Analyst
3 25 (11.52%) C# Developer
4 21 (9.68%) .NET Developer
5 18 (8.29%) DevOps Engineer
6 15 (6.91%) Architect
6 15 (6.91%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (6.91%) Linux Engineer
6 15 (6.91%) SQL Developer
7 12 (5.53%) ASP.NET Developer
7 12 (5.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 11 (5.07%) Azure Engineer
8 11 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (4.61%) Windows Engineer
10 9 (4.15%) Business Analyst
11 8 (3.69%) JavaScript Developer
12 7 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 7 (3.23%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.23%) Project Manager
12 7 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (26.27%) .NET
2 34 (15.67%) ASP.NET
3 29 (13.36%) ASP.NET Web API
4 19 (8.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (6.91%) .NET Framework
6 13 (5.99%) Web Services
7 11 (5.07%) CSS
7 11 (5.07%) RESTful
8 10 (4.61%) HTML
9 9 (4.15%) Entity Framework
9 9 (4.15%) jQuery
9 9 (4.15%) WCF
10 8 (3.69%) J2EE
10 8 (3.69%) Servlets
11 7 (3.23%) React
12 6 (2.76%) AngularJS
13 5 (2.30%) .NET Core
13 5 (2.30%) XHTML
14 4 (1.84%) JSON
14 4 (1.84%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (5.07%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (4.15%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.69%) NHS
4 6 (2.76%) Clustering
5 5 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.30%) User Experience
6 4 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.38%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.38%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.38%) PKI
7 3 (1.38%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.92%) CMDB
8 2 (0.92%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.92%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.46%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.46%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.46%) PDA
9 1 (0.46%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 49 (22.58%) Windows
2 28 (12.90%) Linux
3 18 (8.29%) Windows Server
4 16 (7.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (6.45%) Windows 10
6 12 (5.53%) Windows 7
6 12 (5.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.84%) CentOS
8 4 (1.84%) SUSE
8 4 (1.84%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.38%) Unix
9 3 (1.38%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.92%) AIX
10 2 (0.92%) Debian
10 2 (0.92%) HPUX
10 2 (0.92%) Solaris
10 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.92%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (34.10%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (12.90%) TDD
3 25 (11.52%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (10.60%) DevOps
4 23 (10.60%) Migration
4 23 (10.60%) MVC
5 20 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (7.83%) Microservices
7 15 (6.91%) Scrum
7 15 (6.91%) Software Engineering
8 13 (5.99%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (5.99%) ETL
8 13 (5.99%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (5.53%) Configuration Management
9 12 (5.53%) Data Management
10 11 (5.07%) Dashboard Development
10 11 (5.07%) Project Management
11 10 (4.61%) BDD
11 10 (4.61%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (4.61%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 53 (24.42%) SQL
2 43 (19.82%) C#
3 32 (14.75%) PowerShell
4 25 (11.52%) JavaScript
5 14 (6.45%) Java
5 14 (6.45%) T-SQL
6 13 (5.99%) Python
7 4 (1.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (1.38%) VBA
8 3 (1.38%) VBScript
9 2 (0.92%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.92%) Ruby
9 2 (0.92%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.92%) VB
9 2 (0.92%) X++
10 1 (0.46%) Go
10 1 (0.46%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.46%) Perl
10 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.46%) VB6
Qualifications
1 22 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.61%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (4.15%) Degree
4 8 (3.69%) BC Cleared
5 7 (3.23%) CCNP
5 7 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.30%) CCDE
7 4 (1.84%) CCSP
8 3 (1.38%) APMP
8 3 (1.38%) CCNA
8 3 (1.38%) CISSP
8 3 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.92%) CCIP
9 2 (0.92%) CISM
9 2 (0.92%) GIAC
10 1 (0.46%) CCA
10 1 (0.46%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.76%) GDPR
1 6 (2.76%) PMO
1 6 (2.76%) QA
2 5 (2.30%) SLA
3 3 (1.38%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.46%) GAAP
5 1 (0.46%) IFRS
5 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (11.06%) Active Directory
2 23 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.69%) Xen
4 5 (2.30%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.84%) KVM
6 3 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.38%) vSphere
7 1 (0.46%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.46%) Docker
7 1 (0.46%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (8.76%) Puppet
2 9 (4.15%) SCCM
3 8 (3.69%) Terraform
4 6 (2.76%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.38%) Ansible
7 2 (0.92%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.92%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.92%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.46%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.46%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.46%) vMotion
Vendors
1 29 (13.36%) VMware
2 10 (4.61%) Google
2 10 (4.61%) HP
3 9 (4.15%) Oracle
4 8 (3.69%) CA
4 8 (3.69%) Cisco
5 7 (3.23%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.30%) Dell
6 5 (2.30%) Juniper
6 5 (2.30%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.38%) Remedy
8 2 (0.92%) Citrix
8 2 (0.92%) F5
8 2 (0.92%) Intel
8 2 (0.92%) McAfee
8 2 (0.92%) Splunk
8 2 (0.92%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.46%) BMC
9 1 (0.46%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.46%) SAP