Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 July 2019 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 19 12
Rank change year-on-year +14 -7 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 248 222 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 13.16% 8.74% 10.21%
As % of the Vendors category 33.16% 26.40% 29.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 146 131
Leeds median daily rate £388 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +10.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £163 £259 £250
90th Percentile £525 £550 £506
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 11
Leeds median hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -8.45% +9.23%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.55 £10.50
90th Percentile £23.47 £31.40 £20.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.15 £14.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +4.48% +16.00% -1.96%

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 748 841 763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 39.68% 33.12% 35.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 534 473
Leeds median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £236 £269 £283
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 36 12
Leeds median hourly rate £16.05 £25.00 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.79% +76.06% +9.23%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.65
90th Percentile £30.52 £40.00 £25.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £17.41 £14.10
% change year-on-year -8.10% +23.48% +6.42%

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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 (29.84%) Windows
2 62 (25.00%) SQL
3 61 (24.60%) Active Directory
4 53 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (20.16%) Microsoft Office
6 47 (18.95%) SQL Server
6 47 (18.95%) Microsoft Azure
6 47 (18.95%) Office 365
7 35 (14.11%) Finance
7 35 (14.11%) VMware
8 32 (12.90%) .NET
9 31 (12.50%) ITIL
10 30 (12.10%) Migration
11 29 (11.69%) C#
12 28 (11.29%) DNS
13 27 (10.89%) CSS
13 27 (10.89%) Windows Server
14 25 (10.08%) Project Management
14 25 (10.08%) PowerShell
15 24 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
15 24 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
15 24 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
15 24 (9.68%) Windows 10
16 23 (9.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 23 (9.27%) MS Exchange
17 21 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
18 20 (8.06%) Visual Studio
18 20 (8.06%) Java
18 20 (8.06%) JavaScript
18 20 (8.06%) 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 23 (9.27%) MS Exchange
2 19 (7.66%) SharePoint
3 18 (7.26%) CMS
4 14 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.23%) Confluence
5 8 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (3.23%) IIS
5 8 (3.23%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.02%) Apache ServiceMix
7 4 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.21%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.21%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.81%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.81%) Kentico
9 2 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.81%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.40%) Jetty
10 1 (0.40%) nginx
Applications
1 50 (20.16%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (5.24%) Camtasia
3 13 (5.24%) XMetaL
4 11 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.61%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.63%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.81%) JDE World
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.40%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 47 (18.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 47 (18.95%) Office 365
2 24 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (6.45%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (4.03%) SaaS
5 9 (3.63%) IaaS
5 9 (3.63%) PaaS
6 8 (3.23%) Power Platform
7 7 (2.82%) GitHub
8 6 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.61%) Mimecast
10 3 (1.21%) Kong
11 2 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.81%) Basecamp
11 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Flow
11 2 (0.81%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.40%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.40%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.29%) DNS
2 14 (5.65%) Firewall
2 14 (5.65%) LAN
3 11 (4.44%) DHCP
3 11 (4.44%) SAN
4 9 (3.63%) WAN
5 7 (2.82%) Skype
6 6 (2.42%) FTP
6 6 (2.42%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.02%) NAS
7 5 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.61%) SMTP
8 4 (1.61%) VoIP
8 4 (1.61%) VPN
9 3 (1.21%) ADSL
9 3 (1.21%) HTTP
9 3 (1.21%) MPLS
9 3 (1.21%) PBX
9 3 (1.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (18.95%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.23%) MySQL
7 7 (2.82%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.42%) Power BI
8 6 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.61%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.61%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.21%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.81%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 20 (8.06%) Visual Studio
2 16 (6.45%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.44%) Jenkins
3 11 (4.44%) JIRA
4 10 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (3.63%) Cucumber
5 9 (3.63%) Maven
6 6 (2.42%) Selenium
7 5 (2.02%) Mockito
7 5 (2.02%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (1.61%) SpecFlow
8 4 (1.61%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.61%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.21%) Artifactory
9 3 (1.21%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.21%) GitLab
9 3 (1.21%) gulp
9 3 (1.21%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.21%) SonarQube
9 3 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 35 (14.11%) Finance
2 16 (6.45%) Retail
3 8 (3.23%) Advertising
4 6 (2.42%) Legal
5 4 (1.61%) Back Office
5 4 (1.61%) Banking
5 4 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.81%) Front Office
6 2 (0.81%) Games
6 2 (0.81%) Local Government
6 2 (0.81%) Marketing
6 2 (0.81%) Online Betting
6 2 (0.81%) Publishing
7 1 (0.40%) Billing
7 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (19.76%) Analyst
2 44 (17.74%) Developer
3 20 (8.06%) Business Analyst
4 17 (6.85%) Technical Specialist
4 17 (6.85%) Windows Engineer
5 15 (6.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (4.84%) Communications Specialist
6 12 (4.84%) SQL Developer
7 10 (4.03%) Architect
8 9 (3.63%) Consultant
8 9 (3.63%) Server Engineer
8 9 (3.63%) Support Engineer
8 9 (3.63%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (3.23%) .NET Developer
9 8 (3.23%) DBA
9 8 (3.23%) Test Analyst
10 7 (2.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 7 (2.82%) IT Support
10 7 (2.82%) Windows Server Engineer
10 7 (2.82%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (12.90%) .NET
2 27 (10.89%) CSS
3 18 (7.26%) HTML
3 18 (7.26%) Web Services
4 17 (6.85%) XML
5 13 (5.24%) REST
6 11 (4.44%) SOAP
7 10 (4.03%) RESTful
8 9 (3.63%) Spring
9 8 (3.23%) COM
9 8 (3.23%) Hibernate
10 7 (2.82%) .NET Framework
10 7 (2.82%) ASP.NET
10 7 (2.82%) MFC
10 7 (2.82%) Razor View Engine
11 6 (2.42%) AngularJS
11 6 (2.42%) Apache Camel
12 5 (2.02%) ActiveMQ
12 5 (2.02%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (2.02%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.66%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.85%) Management Information System
4 13 (5.24%) Video Editing
5 12 (4.84%) Clustering
6 11 (4.44%) NHS
7 5 (2.02%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.02%) iPhone
8 4 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.61%) Handset
8 4 (1.61%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.61%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.21%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.21%) IVR
9 3 (1.21%) Replication
10 2 (0.81%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (0.81%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.81%) Pricing Data
10 2 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 74 (29.84%) Windows
2 27 (10.89%) Windows Server
3 24 (9.68%) Windows 10
3 24 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (8.06%) Windows 7
5 19 (7.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.42%) Android
7 5 (2.02%) Linux
8 4 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.21%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.21%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.21%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.81%) AIX
10 2 (0.81%) Solaris
10 2 (0.81%) SUSE
10 2 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.81%) Unix
10 2 (0.81%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (12.50%) ITIL
3 30 (12.10%) Migration
4 25 (10.08%) Project Management
5 23 (9.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 21 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (5.65%) Change Management
8 14 (5.65%) ERP
8 14 (5.65%) Scrum
9 13 (5.24%) Content Management
9 13 (5.24%) Incident Management
9 13 (5.24%) Service Management
10 12 (4.84%) DevOps
10 12 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (4.44%) Content Development
11 11 (4.44%) Software Engineering
11 11 (4.44%) Supplier Management
11 11 (4.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 62 (25.00%) SQL
2 29 (11.69%) C#
3 25 (10.08%) PowerShell
4 20 (8.06%) Java
4 20 (8.06%) JavaScript
5 14 (5.65%) T-SQL
6 11 (4.44%) C++
7 9 (3.63%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.02%) Java 8
9 4 (1.61%) C
9 4 (1.61%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.21%) Python
10 3 (1.21%) VB
10 3 (1.21%) VB6
11 2 (0.81%) IronPython
11 2 (0.81%) RPG
11 2 (0.81%) VBA
11 2 (0.81%) VBScript
11 2 (0.81%) VC++
11 2 (0.81%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (6.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.03%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.63%) Degree
3 9 (3.63%) MCSE
4 5 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.61%) ISEB
5 4 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.21%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.81%) CCNP
7 2 (0.81%) MCP
7 2 (0.81%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) CBAP
8 1 (0.40%) CCNA
8 1 (0.40%) CCSP
8 1 (0.40%) CCVP
8 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.40%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.24%) QA
2 8 (3.23%) SLA
3 4 (1.61%) HL7
4 3 (1.21%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.21%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.81%) PMO
6 1 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (24.60%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.82%) Hyper-V
3 7 (2.82%) vSphere
4 4 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.21%) KVM
5 3 (1.21%) XenApp
6 2 (0.81%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.40%) Xen
7 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (7.26%) SCCM
2 6 (2.42%) CASB
3 5 (2.02%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.02%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (2.02%) Nagios
4 4 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.61%) SCOM
5 3 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.21%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.81%) EMC VPLEX
6 2 (0.81%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (0.81%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.81%) Netcool
6 2 (0.81%) Puppet
6 2 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.81%) WSUS
7 1 (0.40%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 35 (14.11%) VMware
2 20 (8.06%) HP
3 12 (4.84%) Oracle
4 11 (4.44%) Cisco
4 11 (4.44%) Symantec
5 9 (3.63%) McAfee
6 7 (2.82%) Tableau
7 6 (2.42%) ServiceNow
8 5 (2.02%) Adobe
8 5 (2.02%) Citrix
8 5 (2.02%) ForgeRock
8 5 (2.02%) SAP
8 5 (2.02%) Sophos
8 5 (2.02%) Splunk
9 4 (1.61%) EMC
9 4 (1.61%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.61%) Veeam
10 3 (1.21%) Avaya
10 3 (1.21%) BMC
10 3 (1.21%) Dell