Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 7 16
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 223 268 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 14.40% 11.60% 8.99%
As % of the Vendors category 36.56% 29.94% 24.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 173 137
Leeds median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £225
90th Percentile £623 £575 £519
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 8
Leeds median hourly rate £20.21 £14.08 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.48% +19.85% -17.25%
10th Percentile £14.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £21.50 £15.23
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.70 £14.48 £14.15
% change year-on-year +29.14% +2.33% +18.86%

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 610 895 893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 39.38% 38.73% 37.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 605 605
Leeds median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £220 £244 £237
90th Percentile £618 £575 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 33
Leeds median hourly rate £21.37 £14.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.36% -63.75% +196.30%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.10 £15.00 £14.65
% change year-on-year +14.00% +2.39% +17.20%

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 75 (33.63%) Azure
2 65 (29.15%) Windows
3 58 (26.01%) Microsoft Office
4 49 (21.97%) .NET
5 46 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (18.83%) SQL Server
7 39 (17.49%) Active Directory
8 37 (16.59%) SQL
9 35 (15.70%) Microsoft Excel
9 35 (15.70%) Public Sector
10 33 (14.80%) Migration
11 32 (14.35%) Office 365
12 30 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
13 29 (13.00%) AWS
13 29 (13.00%) Finance
14 28 (12.56%) C#
15 27 (12.11%) ITIL
16 26 (11.66%) VMware
17 25 (11.21%) Project Management
18 24 (10.76%) DNS
19 23 (10.31%) Linux
19 23 (10.31%) SCCM
19 23 (10.31%) Windows Server
20 21 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
20 21 (9.42%) PowerShell
20 21 (9.42%) NHS
21 20 (8.97%) .NET Core
22 18 (8.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 18 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
22 18 (8.07%) Continuous Integration

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 16 (7.17%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.93%) Apache
2 11 (4.93%) IIS
3 10 (4.48%) Skype for Business
4 9 (4.04%) MS Exchange
4 9 (4.04%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.14%) nginx
5 7 (3.14%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.69%) Jetty
6 6 (2.69%) Mongrel
7 5 (2.24%) CMS
7 5 (2.24%) Confluence
8 4 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.90%) SAS
10 1 (0.45%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 58 (26.01%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (15.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (6.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.24%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (2.24%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.90%) XMetaL
6 1 (0.45%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.45%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (4.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.90%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.45%) Magento
3 1 (0.45%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.45%) SAP CS
3 1 (0.45%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 75 (33.63%) Azure
2 32 (14.35%) Office 365
3 29 (13.00%) AWS
4 17 (7.62%) Power Platform
5 12 (5.38%) IaaS
6 11 (4.93%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (4.93%) PaaS
7 10 (4.48%) SaaS
8 9 (4.04%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (3.59%) GCP
10 7 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (3.14%) OneDrive
11 6 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (2.69%) Google App Engine
12 4 (1.79%) Slack
13 2 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.90%) PowerApps
13 2 (0.90%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.45%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.76%) DNS
2 16 (7.17%) TCP/IP
3 13 (5.83%) DHCP
4 10 (4.48%) Firewall
5 9 (4.04%) Skype
6 6 (2.69%) FTP
6 6 (2.69%) HTTP
6 6 (2.69%) IPsec
6 6 (2.69%) WAN
7 5 (2.24%) LAN
7 5 (2.24%) SSL
7 5 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.79%) Network Security
8 4 (1.79%) VSAN
9 3 (1.35%) DMZ
9 3 (1.35%) SAN
10 2 (0.90%) VPN
11 1 (0.45%) Internet
11 1 (0.45%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.45%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (18.83%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.62%) Power BI
3 13 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (3.14%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.69%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.79%) MySQL
8 4 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.79%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (1.35%) Qlik Sense
9 3 (1.35%) QlikView
9 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.90%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.90%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (8.07%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.93%) Jenkins
3 10 (4.48%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (3.59%) JIRA
5 6 (2.69%) TeamCity
5 6 (2.69%) Travis CI
5 6 (2.69%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (2.24%) Jasmine
6 5 (2.24%) Karma Test Runner
6 5 (2.24%) Protractor
7 3 (1.35%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.90%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.90%) RStudio
8 2 (0.90%) Selenium
8 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.45%) Ant
9 1 (0.45%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.45%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (15.70%) Public Sector
2 29 (13.00%) Finance
3 11 (4.93%) Retail
4 5 (2.24%) Back Office
5 3 (1.35%) Local Government
6 2 (0.90%) Housing Association
6 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Automotive
7 1 (0.45%) Billing
7 1 (0.45%) Electronics
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (22.42%) Developer
2 48 (21.52%) Analyst
3 25 (11.21%) .NET Developer
4 20 (8.97%) Architect
5 12 (5.38%) Project Manager
6 11 (4.93%) Business Analyst
6 11 (4.93%) Full Stack Developer
6 11 (4.93%) Support Analyst
7 9 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (4.04%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.04%) Technical Architect
8 8 (3.59%) Senior Developer
9 7 (3.14%) Azure Developer
9 7 (3.14%) Data Analyst
9 7 (3.14%) Microsoft Developer
9 7 (3.14%) Senior .NET Developer
9 7 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (2.69%) Platform Engineer
10 6 (2.69%) Senior Full Stack Developer
10 6 (2.69%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (21.97%) .NET
2 20 (8.97%) .NET Core
3 15 (6.73%) ASP.NET
4 12 (5.38%) AngularJS
5 10 (4.48%) Angular 2
5 10 (4.48%) ASP.NET Core
5 10 (4.48%) CSS
5 10 (4.48%) RESTful
6 9 (4.04%) Web Services
7 7 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (2.69%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.69%) HTML
8 6 (2.69%) J2EE
8 6 (2.69%) React
8 6 (2.69%) Servlets
9 5 (2.24%) Entity Framework
9 5 (2.24%) LESS
9 5 (2.24%) Sass
9 5 (2.24%) XML
10 4 (1.79%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (9.42%) NHS
3 15 (6.73%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.04%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.59%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.69%) iPad
6 6 (2.69%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.24%) iPhone
7 5 (2.24%) Mobile Computing
8 4 (1.79%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.35%) Clustering
9 3 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.35%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.90%) BYOD
10 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.90%) PKI
11 1 (0.45%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.45%) Life Science
11 1 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 65 (29.15%) Windows
2 23 (10.31%) Linux
2 23 (10.31%) Windows Server
3 13 (5.83%) Windows 10
4 11 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.24%) Unix
5 5 (2.24%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.35%) Android
7 2 (0.90%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.90%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.90%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.45%) CentOS
8 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (14.80%) Migration
3 27 (12.11%) ITIL
4 25 (11.21%) Project Management
5 21 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (8.07%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (8.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 15 (6.73%) DevOps
7 15 (6.73%) Project Delivery
8 13 (5.83%) TDD
9 12 (5.38%) Configuration Management
9 12 (5.38%) Service Delivery
10 11 (4.93%) Incident Management
10 11 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (4.48%) Change Management
11 10 (4.48%) Data Analysis
11 10 (4.48%) Scrum
12 9 (4.04%) Business Analysis
12 9 (4.04%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 37 (16.59%) SQL
2 28 (12.56%) C#
3 21 (9.42%) PowerShell
4 14 (6.28%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.04%) Java
6 7 (3.14%) Bash Shell
6 7 (3.14%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.79%) Python
7 4 (1.79%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.90%) C++
8 2 (0.90%) R
8 2 (0.90%) VB
8 2 (0.90%) VBA
9 1 (0.45%) C
9 1 (0.45%) Go
9 1 (0.45%) Perl
9 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.48%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.04%) Degree
4 5 (2.24%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.79%) MCSE
5 4 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.90%) APMP
6 2 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.90%) ISEB
6 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.90%) MCITP
7 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.38%) SLA
2 4 (1.79%) GDPR
3 3 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.35%) PMO
3 3 (1.35%) QA
4 2 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.45%) COBIT
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 39 (17.49%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.69%) Xen
4 5 (2.24%) vSphere
4 5 (2.24%) XenApp
5 4 (1.79%) VMware NSX
6 3 (1.35%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 2 (0.90%) Firmware
7 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.90%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.45%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.45%) Docker
8 1 (0.45%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 23 (10.31%) SCCM
2 7 (3.14%) Puppet
3 5 (2.24%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (2.24%) SCOM
3 5 (2.24%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.79%) Terraform
4 4 (1.79%) vRealize
5 3 (1.35%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.35%) Nagios
6 2 (0.90%) Ansible
6 2 (0.90%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.90%) MaaS360
6 2 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.45%) MIIS
7 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.45%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.45%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 26 (11.66%) VMware
2 17 (7.62%) Oracle
3 11 (4.93%) Google
3 11 (4.93%) HP
4 9 (4.04%) Citrix
5 8 (3.59%) Cisco
6 7 (3.14%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.69%) Fujitsu
7 6 (2.69%) McAfee
7 6 (2.69%) SAP
7 6 (2.69%) Symantec
8 5 (2.24%) Dell
8 5 (2.24%) Samsung
9 4 (1.79%) Adobe
9 4 (1.79%) Apple
9 4 (1.79%) Remedy
9 4 (1.79%) Veeam
10 3 (1.35%) CA
10 3 (1.35%) IBM
10 3 (1.35%) Tableau