Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 8 18
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 138 252 219
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Leeds 12.71% 12.20% 8.59%
As % of the Vendors category 35.94% 30.96% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 165 145
Median daily rate £444 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.33% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £160 £195 £213
90th Percentile £613 £565 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.63% +2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 11
Median hourly rate £20.11 £14.48 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.88% +25.91% -23.49%
10th Percentile £14.25 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.85 £22.28 £15.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.10 £14.75 £14.10
% change year-on-year +22.71% +4.61% +28.18%

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 384 814 880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 35.36% 39.40% 34.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 558 581
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £203 £244 £259
90th Percentile £638 £588 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 30
Median hourly rate £20.72 £16.05 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.05% -58.57% +172.89%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £10.75
90th Percentile £54.25 £24.26 £40.10
Median hourly rate £17.30 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.61% +3.33% +22.45%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Leeds

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Leeds.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in Leeds

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Leeds over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Leeds

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Leeds.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Leeds

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft in Leeds over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 46 (33.33%) Azure
2 41 (29.71%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (26.09%) Windows
4 27 (19.57%) Active Directory
5 26 (18.84%) SQL Server
6 25 (18.12%) Public Sector
7 24 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
8 22 (15.94%) SQL
8 22 (15.94%) Office 365
9 20 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (13.77%) Migration
10 19 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (12.32%) .NET
12 15 (10.87%) Project Management
13 14 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (10.14%) Project Delivery
14 13 (9.42%) Finance
15 12 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 12 (8.70%) ITIL
15 12 (8.70%) Management Information System
15 12 (8.70%) .NET Core
16 11 (7.97%) Windows 10
16 11 (7.97%) Git (software)
17 10 (7.25%) Power BI
17 10 (7.25%) Power Platform
17 10 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
17 10 (7.25%) NHS
17 10 (7.25%) SharePoint
17 10 (7.25%) SCCM
17 10 (7.25%) TOGAF

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 10 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.52%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.35%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.90%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.17%) Apache
5 3 (2.17%) IIS
6 2 (1.45%) CMS
6 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.72%) Confluence
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.72%) Jetty
7 1 (0.72%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.72%) nginx
7 1 (0.72%) SAS
7 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 41 (29.71%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (2.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.72%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.72%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.72%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 46 (33.33%) Azure
2 22 (15.94%) Office 365
3 10 (7.25%) Power Platform
4 8 (5.80%) AWS
4 8 (5.80%) IaaS
5 7 (5.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (4.35%) Kong
6 6 (4.35%) PaaS
6 6 (4.35%) SaaS
7 3 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.45%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.45%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.72%) GCP
9 1 (0.72%) GitHub
9 1 (0.72%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.72%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.07%) Network Security
1 7 (5.07%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (4.35%) Firewall
2 6 (4.35%) LAN
2 6 (4.35%) Skype
2 6 (4.35%) WAN
3 5 (3.62%) DMZ
4 4 (2.90%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.45%) DHCP
5 2 (1.45%) DNS
5 2 (1.45%) Internet
6 1 (0.72%) DKIM
6 1 (0.72%) DMARC
6 1 (0.72%) FTP
6 1 (0.72%) HTTP
6 1 (0.72%) Intelligent Network
6 1 (0.72%) IPsec
6 1 (0.72%) SAN
6 1 (0.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.84%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.25%) Power BI
3 8 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.90%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.17%) Qlik Sense
6 3 (2.17%) QlikView
7 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (7.97%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.07%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.35%) Artifactory
3 6 (4.35%) GitLab
3 6 (4.35%) SonarQube
3 6 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (2.17%) Maven
5 2 (1.45%) JIRA
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.72%) gulp
6 1 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.72%) RStudio
6 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.72%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (18.12%) Public Sector
2 13 (9.42%) Finance
3 3 (2.17%) Back Office
3 3 (2.17%) Retail
4 2 (1.45%) Local Government
4 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.72%) Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Electronics
5 1 (0.72%) Law
5 1 (0.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (21.74%) Analyst
2 25 (18.12%) Developer
3 19 (13.77%) Architect
4 14 (10.14%) .NET Developer
5 10 (7.25%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (5.07%) Data Analyst
6 7 (5.07%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.07%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (3.62%) Azure Developer
8 5 (3.62%) Consultant
8 5 (3.62%) Field Engineer
8 5 (3.62%) Information Analyst
8 5 (3.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.62%) Report Developer
8 5 (3.62%) Service Analyst
8 5 (3.62%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.62%) Technical Architect
8 5 (3.62%) Technical Leader
9 4 (2.90%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.32%) .NET
2 12 (8.70%) .NET Core
3 6 (4.35%) CSS
3 6 (4.35%) HTML
3 6 (4.35%) Kafka
3 6 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (3.62%) Node.js
5 4 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.17%) Apache CXF
6 3 (2.17%) Dropwizard
6 3 (2.17%) Express
6 3 (2.17%) Hibernate
6 3 (2.17%) JAX-RS
6 3 (2.17%) Spring
6 3 (2.17%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.45%) OAuth
7 2 (1.45%) OpenID
7 2 (1.45%) SAML
7 2 (1.45%) XML
8 1 (0.72%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.25%) NHS
4 8 (5.80%) Driving Licence
5 6 (4.35%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.62%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.17%) iPad
8 3 (2.17%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (2.17%) User Experience
9 2 (1.45%) BYOD
9 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (1.45%) iPhone
9 2 (1.45%) Life Science
9 2 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.72%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.72%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 36 (26.09%) Windows
2 11 (7.97%) Windows 10
3 9 (6.52%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (5.07%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (3.62%) Linux
6 4 (2.90%) Mac OS
6 4 (2.90%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.17%) Android
7 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.72%) VMS
8 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (13.77%) Migration
3 15 (10.87%) Project Management
4 14 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (10.14%) Project Delivery
5 12 (8.70%) ITIL
6 10 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (7.25%) TOGAF
7 9 (6.52%) Data Analysis
7 9 (6.52%) Incident Management
7 9 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (5.80%) DevOps
9 7 (5.07%) Change Management
10 6 (4.35%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 6 (4.35%) Microservices
11 5 (3.62%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (3.62%) Network Design
11 5 (3.62%) Service Delivery
11 5 (3.62%) Vulnerability Management
11 5 (3.62%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.94%) SQL
2 9 (6.52%) JavaScript
3 8 (5.80%) C#
4 6 (4.35%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.62%) Java
6 4 (2.90%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.17%) VBA
8 2 (1.45%) Python
9 1 (0.72%) C++
9 1 (0.72%) Perl
9 1 (0.72%) R
9 1 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (6.52%) Degree
2 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.45%) APMP
3 2 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.62%) SLA
2 2 (1.45%) GDPR
3 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.72%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (19.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.90%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (2.17%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 2 (1.45%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.72%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.72%) vSphere
6 1 (0.72%) Xen
6 1 (0.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (7.25%) SCCM
2 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (3.62%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (2.17%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (2.17%) SCOM
3 3 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.17%) ZENworks
4 2 (1.45%) MaaS360
4 2 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (5.80%) Cisco
1 8 (5.80%) VMware
2 7 (5.07%) Citrix
3 6 (4.35%) Apple
3 6 (4.35%) Fujitsu
4 5 (3.62%) HP
4 5 (3.62%) Oracle
4 5 (3.62%) SAP
5 4 (2.90%) Google
6 3 (2.17%) CA
6 3 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.17%) Tableau
7 2 (1.45%) Adobe
7 2 (1.45%) Clearswift
7 2 (1.45%) Dell
7 2 (1.45%) McAfee
7 2 (1.45%) Okta
7 2 (1.45%) Ping Identity
7 2 (1.45%) Samsung
7 2 (1.45%) Symantec