Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 8 15
Rank change year-on-year -10 +7 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 209 277 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 8.40% 12.90% 9.71%
As % of the Vendors category 26.66% 34.84% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 143 183
Leeds median daily rate £380 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £207 £233 £202
90th Percentile £550 £498 £547
West Yorkshire median daily rate £368 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% -6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 11
Leeds median hourly rate £13.83 £13.00 £14.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.40% -10.74% +7.13%
10th Percentile £11.72 £10.50 £12.13
90th Percentile £30.60 £22.49 £31.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £12.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +22.40% -7.41% +2.23%

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 784 795 1,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 31.50% 37.01% 35.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 478 676
Leeds median daily rate £425 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.92% -0.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £269
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £393 £400
% change year-on-year +8.28% -1.88% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 15 17
Leeds median hourly rate £18.24 £15.86 £14.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.02% +8.89% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.82 £10.50 £10.38
90th Percentile £26.93 £27.68 £31.05
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £14.10 £14.25
% change year-on-year +11.70% -1.05% +2.74%

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 24 September 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 24 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 63 (30.14%) Windows
2 57 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (26.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 51 (24.40%) VMware
5 49 (23.44%) SQL
6 44 (21.05%) .NET
7 42 (20.10%) SQL Server
8 41 (19.62%) Linux
9 39 (18.66%) VMware Infrastructure
10 38 (18.18%) Active Directory
11 33 (15.79%) C#
12 32 (15.31%) Windows Server
13 30 (14.35%) Microsoft Office
14 28 (13.40%) PowerShell
15 26 (12.44%) Git (software)
15 26 (12.44%) TDD
16 24 (11.48%) Firewall
16 24 (11.48%) ASP.NET
17 23 (11.00%) DevOps
17 23 (11.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 22 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
18 22 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
18 22 (10.53%) TCP/IP
18 22 (10.53%) MVC
19 21 (10.05%) Migration
19 21 (10.05%) Puppet
19 21 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
19 21 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
20 20 (9.57%) .NET Framework
20 20 (9.57%) Business Intelligence

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 18 (8.61%) SharePoint
2 15 (7.18%) MS Exchange
3 11 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 10 (4.78%) IIS
5 9 (4.31%) Apache
6 8 (3.83%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (3.83%) Jetty
6 8 (3.83%) Mongrel
6 8 (3.83%) nginx
6 8 (3.83%) Tomcat
7 7 (3.35%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.91%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.91%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.44%) CloudStack
9 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.44%) JBoss
9 3 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.44%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.96%) Confluence
Applications
1 30 (14.35%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.87%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 56 (26.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (8.13%) Office 365
4 10 (4.78%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (4.31%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (3.83%) Google App Engine
6 8 (3.83%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (3.83%) PaaS
7 7 (3.35%) IaaS
8 6 (2.87%) Trello
9 5 (2.39%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (1.91%) SaaS
11 2 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.48%) Route 53
12 1 (0.48%) Serverless
12 1 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.48%) Firewall
2 22 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 18 (8.61%) DNS
4 13 (6.22%) SAN
5 10 (4.78%) DHCP
6 9 (4.31%) LAN
6 9 (4.31%) NAS
6 9 (4.31%) SSL
6 9 (4.31%) VPN
7 8 (3.83%) FTP
7 8 (3.83%) HTTP
7 8 (3.83%) IPsec
7 8 (3.83%) MPLS
7 8 (3.83%) WAN
8 6 (2.87%) Wireless
9 3 (1.44%) BGP
9 3 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.44%) EIGRP
9 3 (1.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (1.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (20.10%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (6.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (4.31%) Big Data
5 9 (4.31%) Hadoop
5 9 (4.31%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.87%) MS Access
8 4 (1.91%) Data Mart
8 4 (1.91%) SSDT
9 2 (0.96%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.96%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.48%) GIS
10 1 (0.48%) MySQL
10 1 (0.48%) Power BI
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 26 (12.44%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.70%) JIRA
2 14 (6.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (6.22%) Visual Studio
4 11 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 10 (4.78%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (3.83%) Travis CI
7 5 (2.39%) MSTest
7 5 (2.39%) NUnit
8 4 (1.91%) Psake
8 4 (1.91%) Subversion
8 4 (1.91%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.96%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.48%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.48%) Selenium
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.48%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (4.78%) Finance
2 9 (4.31%) Legal
3 8 (3.83%) Retail
4 4 (1.91%) Banking
4 4 (1.91%) Marketing
4 4 (1.91%) Spanish Language
5 2 (0.96%) Back Office
5 2 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.96%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (0.48%) Law
6 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (24.40%) Developer
2 35 (16.75%) Analyst
3 22 (10.53%) C# Developer
4 21 (10.05%) SQL Developer
5 19 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (8.61%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (7.18%) .NET Developer
8 14 (6.70%) C# .NET Developer
9 13 (6.22%) ASP.NET Developer
9 13 (6.22%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 13 (6.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (5.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 11 (5.26%) Architect
12 10 (4.78%) Azure Engineer
12 10 (4.78%) Business Analyst
12 10 (4.78%) Linux Engineer
12 10 (4.78%) Windows Engineer
13 8 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support
13 8 (3.83%) SQL BI Developer
14 7 (3.35%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (21.05%) .NET
2 24 (11.48%) ASP.NET
3 22 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 20 (9.57%) .NET Framework
5 15 (7.18%) Entity Framework
6 13 (6.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (4.78%) Web Services
8 8 (3.83%) J2EE
8 8 (3.83%) Servlets
9 6 (2.87%) AngularJS
10 5 (2.39%) .NET Core
10 5 (2.39%) CSS
10 5 (2.39%) RESTful
10 5 (2.39%) Vue.js
10 5 (2.39%) WCF
11 4 (1.91%) HTML
11 4 (1.91%) jQuery
11 4 (1.91%) React
12 3 (1.44%) Angular 2
12 3 (1.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.18%) Clustering
2 15 (7.18%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (4.31%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.83%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.83%) Virtual Team
5 7 (3.35%) NHS
6 6 (2.87%) CMDB
6 6 (2.87%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.91%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.44%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.44%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.44%) PKI
9 2 (0.96%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.96%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.96%) iPhone
9 2 (0.96%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.96%) User Experience
9 2 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 63 (30.14%) Windows
2 41 (19.62%) Linux
3 32 (15.31%) Windows Server
4 17 (8.13%) Windows 10
5 14 (6.70%) Windows 7
6 9 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.87%) Unix
9 5 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.44%) SUSE
11 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.96%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.96%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.48%) CentOS
12 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.48%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (12.44%) TDD
3 23 (11.00%) DevOps
3 23 (11.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 22 (10.53%) MVC
5 21 (10.05%) Migration
5 21 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (7.18%) Configuration Management
8 15 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (7.18%) Software Engineering
9 14 (6.70%) BDD
9 14 (6.70%) Pair Programming
10 12 (5.74%) ETL
11 11 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (5.26%) ITIL
11 11 (5.26%) Open Source
11 11 (5.26%) Scrum
11 11 (5.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (23.44%) SQL
2 33 (15.79%) C#
3 28 (13.40%) PowerShell
4 18 (8.61%) JavaScript
4 18 (8.61%) T-SQL
5 15 (7.18%) Python
6 12 (5.74%) Java
7 4 (1.91%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.96%) Ruby
8 2 (0.96%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.96%) VBScript
9 1 (0.48%) C
9 1 (0.48%) Go
9 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.48%) Perl
9 1 (0.48%) X++
Qualifications
1 19 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.74%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (5.74%) Degree
3 11 (5.26%) CCNP
3 11 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.35%) BC Cleared
5 6 (2.87%) MCP
6 5 (2.39%) CCDE
7 4 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.91%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.44%) CCNA
8 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.96%) CCA
9 2 (0.96%) CCIP
9 2 (0.96%) CCSP
9 2 (0.96%) CISSP
9 2 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.83%) GDPR
1 8 (3.83%) PMO
2 7 (3.35%) GxP
3 5 (2.39%) SLA
4 4 (1.91%) QA
5 2 (0.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 39 (18.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 11 (5.26%) Xen
4 8 (3.83%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.87%) vSphere
6 5 (2.39%) Docker
6 5 (2.39%) XenServer
7 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.44%) XenApp
8 3 (1.44%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.96%) KVM
9 2 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.48%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.48%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 21 (10.05%) Puppet
2 11 (5.26%) SCCM
3 5 (2.39%) CA Single Sign-On
3 5 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.39%) Terraform
4 4 (1.91%) HP SIM
4 4 (1.91%) SCOM
5 3 (1.44%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.44%) WSUS
6 2 (0.96%) Cobbler
6 2 (0.96%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.96%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.48%) Ansible
7 1 (0.48%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.48%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.48%) Rancher
7 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.48%) vRealize
Vendors
1 51 (24.40%) VMware
2 18 (8.61%) Cisco
3 13 (6.22%) HP
4 11 (5.26%) F5
5 9 (4.31%) Red Hat
6 8 (3.83%) CA
6 8 (3.83%) Google
7 7 (3.35%) Citrix
8 6 (2.87%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.39%) Juniper
10 4 (1.91%) Dell
10 4 (1.91%) Remedy
10 4 (1.91%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.91%) Tableau
11 3 (1.44%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.44%) Fujitsu
11 3 (1.44%) IBM
11 3 (1.44%) McAfee
12 2 (0.96%) EMC
13 1 (0.48%) Intel