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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 19 7
Rank change year-on-year +8 -12  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 121 126 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 11.18% 8.39% 15.29%
As % of the Vendors category 33.15% 23.38% 35.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 80 149
Median daily rate £350 £388 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +17.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £214 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £535 £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.21% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 11
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -0.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £13.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.81 £13.50 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 365 539 652
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 33.73% 35.89% 42.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 368 439
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 17
Median hourly rate £16.68 £18.75 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.04% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.10 £9.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.94 £22.50 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 61 (28.37%) Windows
2 49 (22.79%) SQL
3 45 (20.93%) SQL Server
4 44 (20.47%) Microsoft Office
5 40 (18.60%) .NET
6 38 (17.67%) Finance
7 32 (14.88%) Active Directory
8 30 (13.95%) Migration
9 28 (13.02%) Firewall
9 28 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (12.09%) Project Management
10 26 (12.09%) Data Centre
11 25 (11.63%) C#
11 25 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 24 (11.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 23 (10.70%) Cisco
14 22 (10.23%) ITIL
14 22 (10.23%) Microsoft Excel
14 22 (10.23%) SharePoint
14 22 (10.23%) MS Visio
15 21 (9.77%) HTML
15 21 (9.77%) VMware
16 19 (8.84%) Microsoft Azure
16 19 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (8.37%) JavaScript
17 18 (8.37%) Microsoft Project
18 17 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
18 17 (7.91%) PMO
19 16 (7.44%) Windows Server
19 16 (7.44%) HP

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 22 (10.23%) SharePoint
2 14 (6.51%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.19%) IIS
4 8 (3.72%) MS Project Server
5 7 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.26%) SAS
6 5 (2.33%) CMS
6 5 (2.33%) Confluence
6 5 (2.33%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.93%) Apache
9 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.93%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.93%) Plone
9 2 (0.93%) SilverStripe
9 2 (0.93%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.93%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 44 (20.47%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (10.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (10.23%) MS Visio
3 18 (8.37%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (5.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.79%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.93%) Eikon
3 2 (0.93%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.47%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (7.44%) Office 365
3 7 (3.26%) IaaS
4 6 (2.79%) PaaS
4 6 (2.79%) SaaS
5 5 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.93%) Yammer
8 1 (0.47%) AdWords
8 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.47%) Force.com
8 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 28 (13.02%) Firewall
2 13 (6.05%) Cisco IOS
2 13 (6.05%) DNS
2 13 (6.05%) VPN
3 12 (5.58%) Internet
4 11 (5.12%) BGP
4 11 (5.12%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (5.12%) LAN
5 10 (4.65%) EIGRP
5 10 (4.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 10 (4.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 10 (4.65%) WAN
6 9 (4.19%) SAN
7 8 (3.72%) DHCP
7 8 (3.72%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (3.26%) DMVPN
8 7 (3.26%) IOS XR
8 7 (3.26%) WLAN
9 6 (2.79%) VLAN
10 4 (1.86%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 25 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (11.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (6.98%) SQL Server 2014
5 14 (6.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (6.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (5.58%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (5.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (4.65%) MS Access
9 6 (2.79%) MySQL
10 5 (2.33%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.86%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.86%) Power BI
12 3 (1.40%) DTS
13 2 (0.93%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.93%) MOLAP
13 2 (0.93%) ROLAP
13 2 (0.93%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 16 (7.44%) Visual Studio
2 12 (5.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (4.65%) JIRA
4 7 (3.26%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.79%) WebDriver
6 5 (2.33%) Selenium
7 4 (1.86%) Appium
7 4 (1.86%) Subversion
8 3 (1.40%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.40%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.40%) Toad
9 2 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.93%) Gatling
10 1 (0.47%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.47%) Hudson
10 1 (0.47%) Maven
10 1 (0.47%) ReSharper
10 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.47%) YouTrack
General
1 38 (17.67%) Finance
2 14 (6.51%) Banking
2 14 (6.51%) Retail
3 10 (4.65%) Advertising
4 8 (3.72%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.26%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.33%) Legal
6 5 (2.33%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.86%) Automotive
7 4 (1.86%) Marketing
8 3 (1.40%) Billing
8 3 (1.40%) Electronics
8 3 (1.40%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.93%) Back Office
9 2 (0.93%) Law
10 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (27.91%) Analyst
2 44 (20.47%) Developer
3 15 (6.98%) .NET Developer
3 15 (6.98%) PMO Analyst
4 12 (5.58%) Architect
5 11 (5.12%) Cisco Engineer
5 11 (5.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (4.19%) Business Analyst
6 9 (4.19%) SQL Developer
6 9 (4.19%) Support Engineer
7 8 (3.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (3.72%) C# Developer
7 8 (3.72%) Consultant
7 8 (3.72%) ETL Developer
7 8 (3.72%) Service Analyst
7 8 (3.72%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (3.72%) Test Analyst
8 7 (3.26%) Azure Architect
8 7 (3.26%) Desktop Support
8 7 (3.26%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (18.60%) .NET
2 21 (9.77%) HTML
3 16 (7.44%) ASP.NET
4 11 (5.12%) XML
5 10 (4.65%) .NET Framework
6 9 (4.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (4.19%) jQuery
7 7 (3.26%) CSS
8 6 (2.79%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.33%) JSON
9 5 (2.33%) MDX
10 4 (1.86%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (1.86%) Web Services
11 3 (1.40%) Entity Framework
11 3 (1.40%) Middleware
11 3 (1.40%) SAML
12 2 (0.93%) Razor View Engine
12 2 (0.93%) Unity DI Container
13 1 (0.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 1 (0.47%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.09%) Data Centre
2 19 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.58%) Blackberry
4 9 (4.19%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.26%) DataPower
5 7 (3.26%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.79%) BYOD
6 6 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.33%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.40%) PKI
8 3 (1.40%) User Experience
9 2 (0.93%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.93%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.93%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.93%) Replication
10 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.47%) EMC VNXe
10 1 (0.47%) NHS
10 1 (0.47%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 61 (28.37%) Windows
2 16 (7.44%) Windows Server
3 15 (6.98%) Windows 7
4 12 (5.58%) Linux
5 10 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.72%) Android
6 8 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.72%) Windows XP
7 7 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.26%) Windows 10
8 6 (2.79%) SUSE
8 6 (2.79%) Unix
9 4 (1.86%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.86%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.86%) Solaris
10 3 (1.40%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.40%) CentOS
10 3 (1.40%) Windows Phone
10 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (13.95%) Migration
2 28 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (12.09%) Project Management
4 22 (10.23%) ITIL
5 17 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (6.05%) ETL
7 11 (5.12%) Change Management
7 11 (5.12%) Project Governance
7 11 (5.12%) Resource Management
7 11 (5.12%) Test Automation
8 10 (4.65%) MVC
8 10 (4.65%) Web Development
9 9 (4.19%) Business Analysis
9 9 (4.19%) Change Control
9 9 (4.19%) E-Commerce
9 9 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (3.72%) Data Protection
10 8 (3.72%) Manual Testing
10 8 (3.72%) Service Management
11 7 (3.26%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 49 (22.79%) SQL
2 25 (11.63%) C#
3 18 (8.37%) JavaScript
4 12 (5.58%) T-SQL
5 9 (4.19%) VBA
6 8 (3.72%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.72%) VB
7 5 (2.33%) Delphi
7 5 (2.33%) PHP
8 4 (1.86%) Java
9 2 (0.93%) Python
9 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.93%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.47%) C++
10 1 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.47%) Ruby
10 1 (0.47%) VB6
10 1 (0.47%) VBScript
10 1 (0.47%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (6.51%) Degree
3 12 (5.58%) CCNP
4 7 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.26%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.86%) CCNA
5 4 (1.86%) MCSE
6 3 (1.40%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.93%) CISM
7 2 (0.93%) CISSP
7 2 (0.93%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.93%) PMP
8 1 (0.47%) CCDA
8 1 (0.47%) CCDP
8 1 (0.47%) CCIE
8 1 (0.47%) ISEB
8 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.47%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.91%) PMO
2 6 (2.79%) QA
3 5 (2.33%) SLA
4 3 (1.40%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.47%) IFRS
5 1 (0.47%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.47%) P3O
5 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (14.88%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.72%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.26%) vSphere
5 3 (1.40%) KVM
6 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.93%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.47%) Docker
7 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (4.65%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (3.26%) HP UCMDB
2 7 (3.26%) OPNET
3 6 (2.79%) SCCM
4 4 (1.86%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.86%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.40%) WMI
6 2 (0.93%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.93%) Puppet
6 2 (0.93%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.93%) SCOM
7 1 (0.47%) Ansible
7 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (10.70%) Cisco
2 21 (9.77%) VMware
3 16 (7.44%) HP
4 14 (6.51%) Citrix
5 10 (4.65%) F5
5 10 (4.65%) Fortinet
6 9 (4.19%) IBM
6 9 (4.19%) SAP
7 8 (3.72%) Dell
7 8 (3.72%) Splunk
8 7 (3.26%) Blue Coat
8 7 (3.26%) BMC
8 7 (3.26%) Motorola
8 7 (3.26%) Oracle
8 7 (3.26%) TippingPoint
9 5 (2.33%) Lotus
10 4 (1.86%) Apple
10 4 (1.86%) EMC
10 4 (1.86%) McAfee
10 4 (1.86%) Red Hat
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