Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 9 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 240 303 351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 10.87% 12.53% 11.63%
As % of the Vendors category 27.71% 31.79% 32.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 207 238
Leeds median daily rate £350 £350 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.04% +18.25%
10th Percentile £213 £175 £200
90th Percentile £517 £525 £563
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 22 30
Leeds median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -18.03% +22.00%
10th Percentile £11.10 £10.50 £12.13
90th Percentile £19.35 £30.68 £45.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £12.25 £13.60
% change year-on-year +15.92% -9.89% +15.70%

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 866 953 1,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 39.22% 39.40% 35.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 614 668
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +16.92%
10th Percentile £239 £250 £227
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £393 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -1.88% +6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 42
Leeds median hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +220.00% -18.03% +11.05%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.45 £12.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +17.96% -18.33% +27.66%

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 January 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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 76 (31.67%) SQL
2 69 (28.75%) SQL Server
3 61 (25.42%) Windows
4 46 (19.17%) Active Directory
5 39 (16.25%) SharePoint
5 39 (16.25%) Microsoft Office
6 36 (15.00%) Finance
7 35 (14.58%) ITIL
8 33 (13.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 32 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (12.92%) Microsoft Certification
10 31 (12.92%) Windows Server
11 30 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
12 29 (12.08%) Migration
13 27 (11.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 26 (10.83%) .NET
14 26 (10.83%) C#
15 25 (10.42%) MCSE
16 24 (10.00%) Git (software)
16 24 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
17 23 (9.58%) PowerShell
17 23 (9.58%) Agile Software Development
18 22 (9.17%) ETL
19 21 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
20 20 (8.33%) Cisco
20 20 (8.33%) CRM
20 20 (8.33%) JavaScript
20 20 (8.33%) VMware
20 20 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
20 20 (8.33%) 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 39 (16.25%) SharePoint
2 33 (13.75%) SharePoint 2013
3 17 (7.08%) MS Exchange
4 16 (6.67%) IIS
5 11 (4.58%) Skype for Business
6 10 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (2.92%) SAS
9 5 (2.08%) CMS
10 3 (1.25%) Apache Spark
10 3 (1.25%) Confluence
10 3 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.83%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.83%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.83%) Kentico
11 2 (0.83%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.42%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 39 (16.25%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (3.75%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.92%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (2.08%) InfoPath
6 4 (1.67%) AutoCAD
6 4 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (7.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (6.67%) Office 365
3 8 (3.33%) IaaS
3 8 (3.33%) PaaS
3 8 (3.33%) SaaS
4 7 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.92%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.42%) GitHub
6 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.42%) Lucidchart
6 1 (0.42%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.42%) Slack
6 1 (0.42%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.58%) Firewall
1 11 (4.58%) NetScaler
1 11 (4.58%) Skype
2 10 (4.17%) DNS
3 7 (2.92%) Network Security
3 7 (2.92%) Reverse Proxy
4 6 (2.50%) LAN
5 5 (2.08%) SAN
5 5 (2.08%) WAN
6 4 (1.67%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
7 3 (1.25%) 3G
7 3 (1.25%) Kerberos
7 3 (1.25%) VoIP
7 3 (1.25%) VPN
8 2 (0.83%) BGP
8 2 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.83%) EIGRP
8 2 (0.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.83%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (28.75%) SQL Server
2 32 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (7.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (6.25%) Power BI
5 15 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (5.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (4.58%) QlikView
7 11 (4.58%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (2.50%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.08%) Big Data
10 5 (2.08%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.67%) MOLAP
11 4 (1.67%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.67%) OLAP
11 4 (1.67%) PowerPivot
11 4 (1.67%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 24 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 24 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (4.17%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (2.08%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.67%) JIRA
6 3 (1.25%) Chocolatey
6 3 (1.25%) MorphX
6 3 (1.25%) MSTest
6 3 (1.25%) NUnit
6 3 (1.25%) Subversion
7 2 (0.83%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.83%) YouTrack
8 1 (0.42%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.42%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.42%) MSI
8 1 (0.42%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.42%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (15.00%) Finance
2 10 (4.17%) Retail
3 9 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.08%) Legal
5 4 (1.67%) Electronics
6 3 (1.25%) Advertising
6 3 (1.25%) Automotive
7 2 (0.83%) Banking
7 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.42%) Billing
8 1 (0.42%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 60 (25.00%) Developer
2 30 (12.50%) Analyst
3 22 (9.17%) SQL Developer
4 19 (7.92%) Technical Leader
5 16 (6.67%) Architect
6 15 (6.25%) Administrator
7 11 (4.58%) C# Developer
7 11 (4.58%) Consultant
8 10 (4.17%) .NET Developer
8 10 (4.17%) SharePoint Administrator
9 9 (3.75%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (3.75%) Senior Developer
9 9 (3.75%) Senior SQL Developer
10 8 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 8 (3.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (3.33%) Microsoft Developer
10 8 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (2.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 7 (2.92%) CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.83%) .NET
2 16 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 12 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 12 (5.00%) HTML
4 10 (4.17%) WCF
5 7 (2.92%) .NET Framework
5 7 (2.92%) AngularJS
5 7 (2.92%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (2.92%) Entity Framework
6 6 (2.50%) REST
7 5 (2.08%) MDX
8 4 (1.67%) Web Services
9 3 (1.25%) HTML5
9 3 (1.25%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (1.25%) Node.js
9 3 (1.25%) React
10 2 (0.83%) CSS
10 2 (0.83%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.83%) Vue (Vue.js)
10 2 (0.83%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.25%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (1.25%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.83%) BYOD
5 2 (0.83%) User Experience
6 1 (0.42%) Clustering
6 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.42%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.42%) Life Science
6 1 (0.42%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.42%) NHS
6 1 (0.42%) PKI
6 1 (0.42%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 61 (25.42%) Windows
2 31 (12.92%) Windows Server
3 27 (11.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 11 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.17%) Linux
7 8 (3.33%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.25%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.83%) Android
9 2 (0.83%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.42%) CentOS
10 1 (0.42%) MVS
10 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.42%) SUSE
10 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (14.58%) ITIL
2 29 (12.08%) Migration
3 23 (9.58%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (9.17%) ETL
5 21 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (8.33%) CRM
7 19 (7.92%) MVC
8 17 (7.08%) Analytics
8 17 (7.08%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (5.83%) Infrastructure Management
10 12 (5.00%) Data Modelling
11 11 (4.58%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (4.58%) Enterprise Architecture
11 11 (4.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 10 (4.17%) Analytical Thinking
12 10 (4.17%) Change Management
12 10 (4.17%) Data Management
12 10 (4.17%) Software Engineering
13 9 (3.75%) IT Strategy
13 9 (3.75%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 76 (31.67%) SQL
2 26 (10.83%) C#
3 23 (9.58%) PowerShell
4 20 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 19 (7.92%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 4 (1.67%) Java
6 4 (1.67%) X++
7 3 (1.25%) Scala
8 2 (0.83%) VBA
9 1 (0.42%) C++
9 1 (0.42%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (12.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (10.42%) MCSE
3 12 (5.00%) Degree
4 10 (4.17%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.75%) MCITP
6 6 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.08%) CCNP
8 4 (1.67%) HND
9 3 (1.25%) CCA
9 3 (1.25%) CCAA
9 3 (1.25%) CCEA
9 3 (1.25%) CCNA
9 3 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.25%) ISEB
9 3 (1.25%) MCSA
10 2 (0.83%) CCIE
10 2 (0.83%) CISSP
10 2 (0.83%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.42%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.33%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.08%) SLA
3 4 (1.67%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.83%) PMO
5 1 (0.42%) GAAP
5 1 (0.42%) GDPR
5 1 (0.42%) IFRS
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.42%) QA
5 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (19.17%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.42%) vSphere
4 8 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (1.25%) VMware Server
5 3 (1.25%) XenApp
6 2 (0.83%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.83%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.42%) Docker
7 1 (0.42%) KVM
7 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (7.08%) SCCM
2 10 (4.17%) SCOM
3 4 (1.67%) Puppet
4 3 (1.25%) EdgeSight
5 2 (0.83%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.42%) Rancher
6 1 (0.42%) WMI
6 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (8.33%) Cisco
1 20 (8.33%) VMware
2 18 (7.50%) Citrix
3 13 (5.42%) McAfee
4 9 (3.75%) RedGate
5 8 (3.33%) NetApp
6 6 (2.50%) Oracle
7 5 (2.08%) Intel
7 5 (2.08%) Tableau
8 3 (1.25%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.83%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.83%) F5
9 2 (0.83%) Fortinet
9 2 (0.83%) Lotus
9 2 (0.83%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.83%) Telerik
10 1 (0.42%) Apple
10 1 (0.42%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.42%) Google
10 1 (0.42%) Red Hat