Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 8 13
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 215 282 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 9.16% 12.85% 11.09%
As % of the Vendors category 27.63% 33.29% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 161 184
Leeds median daily rate £375 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.48% +1.50%
10th Percentile £207 £233 £200
90th Percentile £525 £525 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £365 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +4.29% -6.67% +9.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 16
Leeds median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £14.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -14.48% -1.85%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £11.56
90th Percentile £25.00 £17.03 £31.13
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £12.50 £14.13
% change year-on-year +22.40% -11.50% +4.26%

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 778 847 990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 33.16% 38.61% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 536 647
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £300 £267 £263
90th Percentile £575 £551 £565
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 14 21
Leeds median hourly rate £17.50 £13.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% -1.85% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.01 £10.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £25.00 £35.65 £30.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £12.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year +22.40% -12.28% -5.00%

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 12 November 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 12 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Leeds

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 73 (33.95%) Windows
2 52 (24.19%) SQL
3 51 (23.72%) Active Directory
4 49 (22.79%) SQL Server
5 46 (21.40%) Microsoft Azure
6 40 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (17.67%) .NET
8 37 (17.21%) VMware
9 34 (15.81%) Microsoft Office
10 32 (14.88%) C#
10 32 (14.88%) Linux
11 30 (13.95%) Windows Server
12 27 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
12 27 (12.56%) Firewall
12 27 (12.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 26 (12.09%) Microsoft Excel
13 26 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (11.63%) SharePoint
15 23 (10.70%) Amazon AWS
16 22 (10.23%) ASP.NET
16 22 (10.23%) Migration
17 21 (9.77%) Security Cleared
17 21 (9.77%) DevOps
18 20 (9.30%) PowerShell
18 20 (9.30%) JIRA
19 19 (8.84%) ETL
19 19 (8.84%) Windows 10
19 19 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 18 (8.37%) MS Exchange
20 18 (8.37%) TCP/IP

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 25 (11.63%) SharePoint
2 18 (8.37%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.19%) Confluence
4 7 (3.26%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.33%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.86%) CloudStack
6 4 (1.86%) JBoss
6 4 (1.86%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.86%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.86%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.47%) CMS
8 1 (0.47%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 34 (15.81%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (12.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (5.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.79%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 46 (21.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (10.70%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (8.37%) Office 365
4 12 (5.58%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (5.12%) PaaS
6 10 (4.65%) IaaS
6 10 (4.65%) SaaS
7 9 (4.19%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (4.19%) Serverless
8 6 (2.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (2.79%) Amazon S3
8 6 (2.79%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (2.79%) Route 53
8 6 (2.79%) Trello
8 6 (2.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.93%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.56%) Firewall
2 18 (8.37%) TCP/IP
3 15 (6.98%) DNS
4 12 (5.58%) SAN
5 9 (4.19%) NAS
6 7 (3.26%) VPN
7 6 (2.79%) ICMP
8 5 (2.33%) Skype
9 3 (1.40%) BGP
9 3 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (1.40%) DHCP
9 3 (1.40%) EIGRP
9 3 (1.40%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (1.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (1.40%) LAN
9 3 (1.40%) Spanning Tree
9 3 (1.40%) VoIP
10 2 (0.93%) Internet
10 2 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (22.79%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 18 (8.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (5.12%) MS Access
4 9 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (2.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 6 (2.79%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (2.79%) Big Data
6 6 (2.79%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.86%) Data Mart
7 4 (1.86%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.86%) QlikView
7 4 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.86%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.86%) SSDT
8 2 (0.93%) Power BI
8 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (9.30%) JIRA
2 16 (7.44%) Octopus Deploy
3 14 (6.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (3.72%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.79%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.79%) GitLab
5 6 (2.79%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (1.86%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.40%) MSTest
7 3 (1.40%) NUnit
8 2 (0.93%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.93%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.47%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.47%) MSI
9 1 (0.47%) Selenium
9 1 (0.47%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.47%) YouTrack
General
1 17 (7.91%) Finance
2 11 (5.12%) Retail
3 10 (4.65%) Legal
4 8 (3.72%) Banking
5 6 (2.79%) Back Office
5 6 (2.79%) Retail Banking
6 5 (2.33%) Marketing
7 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.93%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.47%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.47%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 54 (25.12%) Analyst
2 51 (23.72%) Developer
3 21 (9.77%) SQL Developer
4 20 (9.30%) C# Developer
5 19 (8.84%) .NET Developer
6 18 (8.37%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (8.37%) C# .NET Developer
7 15 (6.98%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (6.98%) Service Analyst
7 15 (6.98%) Service Desk Analyst
8 14 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (5.58%) SQL Server Developer
10 11 (5.12%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 11 (5.12%) ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (5.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 10 (4.65%) Data Analyst
11 10 (4.65%) Service Desk Support
11 10 (4.65%) Service Desk Support Analyst
12 9 (4.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (17.67%) .NET
2 22 (10.23%) ASP.NET
3 17 (7.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (7.44%) AngularJS
5 13 (6.05%) .NET Framework
6 11 (5.12%) CSS
6 11 (5.12%) jQuery
7 9 (4.19%) Entity Framework
7 9 (4.19%) React
7 9 (4.19%) Vue.js
8 8 (3.72%) .NET Core
8 8 (3.72%) Web Services
9 6 (2.79%) HTML
10 5 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (1.86%) Regular Expression
11 4 (1.86%) RESTful
11 4 (1.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (1.40%) Angular 2
12 3 (1.40%) SOAP
12 3 (1.40%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.58%) Clustering
3 9 (4.19%) Public Cloud
4 8 (3.72%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.72%) Virtual Team
5 7 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.26%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.79%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.79%) NHS
7 5 (2.33%) CMDB
8 4 (1.86%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.86%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (1.40%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.40%) iPhone
9 3 (1.40%) User Experience
10 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 73 (33.95%) Windows
2 32 (14.88%) Linux
3 30 (13.95%) Windows Server
4 19 (8.84%) Windows 10
5 18 (8.37%) Windows 7
6 7 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.26%) Unix
7 4 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.93%) SUSE
8 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.47%) Android
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (10.23%) Migration
4 21 (9.77%) DevOps
5 19 (8.84%) ETL
5 19 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 18 (8.37%) MVC
7 17 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (6.98%) Configuration Management
10 14 (6.51%) ITIL
11 13 (6.05%) Scrum
12 12 (5.58%) Data Migration
12 12 (5.58%) E-Commerce
13 11 (5.12%) Analytical Thinking
13 11 (5.12%) Analytics
13 11 (5.12%) TDD
14 10 (4.65%) Incident Management
14 10 (4.65%) Time Management
14 10 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (24.19%) SQL
2 32 (14.88%) C#
3 20 (9.30%) PowerShell
4 18 (8.37%) JavaScript
5 14 (6.51%) Python
6 13 (6.05%) T-SQL
7 10 (4.65%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.86%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.40%) Java
9 3 (1.40%) Ruby
9 3 (1.40%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.47%) C
10 1 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.47%) Perl
10 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (9.77%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.51%) Degree
3 13 (6.05%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.26%) MCP
5 7 (3.26%) MCSE
6 6 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (2.33%) MCITP
8 4 (1.86%) BC Cleared
8 4 (1.86%) CCNP
8 4 (1.86%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.40%) ISEB
9 3 (1.40%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.93%) PMP
10 2 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.65%) Data Quality
2 9 (4.19%) GDPR
3 8 (3.72%) PMO
4 7 (3.26%) GxP
5 6 (2.79%) SLA
6 4 (1.86%) QA
7 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.47%) P3O
System Software
1 51 (23.72%) Active Directory
2 27 (12.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.26%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (2.79%) XenServer
5 5 (2.33%) vSphere
6 4 (1.86%) Docker
6 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (1.86%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (1.86%) Xen
6 4 (1.86%) XenApp
7 3 (1.40%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.47%) KVM
9 1 (0.47%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 11 (5.12%) Puppet
1 11 (5.12%) SCCM
2 6 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.33%) SCOM
4 4 (1.86%) HP SIM
4 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (1.86%) WSUS
5 3 (1.40%) Cobbler
5 3 (1.40%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.93%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.93%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.47%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.47%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.47%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.47%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.47%) vRealize
7 1 (0.47%) WMI
Vendors
1 37 (17.21%) VMware
2 14 (6.51%) Cisco
3 10 (4.65%) F5
3 10 (4.65%) HP
4 7 (3.26%) Citrix
4 7 (3.26%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.79%) Dell
5 6 (2.79%) McAfee
5 6 (2.79%) ServiceNow
6 5 (2.33%) CA
6 5 (2.33%) Oracle
6 5 (2.33%) SolarWinds
6 5 (2.33%) Tableau
7 4 (1.86%) Fortinet
7 4 (1.86%) Intel
7 4 (1.86%) Netskope
8 3 (1.40%) EMC
8 3 (1.40%) Fujitsu
8 3 (1.40%) IBM
8 3 (1.40%) RedGate