The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Bradford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 15 6
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 31 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 16.06% 7.22% 13.29%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 18.84% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 10
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +56.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £298 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £368 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 0
Average hourly rate £9.02 £8.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Bradford region.

Vendors Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
93 69 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 48.19% 38.33% 57.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 38 40
Average daily rate £375 £255 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% +10.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
Average hourly rate £9.02 £8.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Bradford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Bradford region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bradford region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Bradford region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 15 (34.88%) MS Excel
2 14 (32.56%) Finance
3 13 (30.23%) Active Directory
4 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
5 10 (23.26%) Oracle
6 8 (18.60%) Remedy
6 8 (18.60%) C#
6 8 (18.60%) Web Services
7 7 (16.28%) Windows
7 7 (16.28%) .NET
7 7 (16.28%) MS Office
7 7 (16.28%) SOA
7 7 (16.28%) Change Management
7 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (13.95%) SQL
8 6 (13.95%) Coaching
9 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
9 5 (11.63%) Linux
9 5 (11.63%) ETL
9 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
9 5 (11.63%) Zachman Framework
9 5 (11.63%) TOGAF
9 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (11.63%) .NET Framework
9 5 (11.63%) WCF
9 5 (11.63%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (9.30%) Test Strategy
10 4 (9.30%) Hudson
10 4 (9.30%) Oracle Fusion

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (34.88%) MS Excel
2 7 (16.28%) MS Office
3 4 (9.30%) MS Project
4 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) WAN
1 1 (2.33%) DHCP
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
1 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.33%) VPN
1 1 (2.33%) DNS
1 1 (2.33%) Firewall
1 1 (2.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.30%) OLAP
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.65%) SQLite
5 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Hudson
1 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (32.56%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Analyst
2 9 (20.93%) Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Architect
4 6 (13.95%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (11.63%) Project Manager
6 4 (9.30%) Software Manager
6 4 (9.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (9.30%) SQL Database Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Software Configuration Manager
6 4 (9.30%) Database Developer
6 4 (9.30%) SQL Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Configuration Manager
6 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (4.65%) CRM Developer
7 2 (4.65%) iOS Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Programme Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) Web Services
2 7 (16.28%) .NET
3 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.63%) .NET Framework
3 5 (11.63%) WCF
4 4 (9.30%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (9.30%) Middleware
5 3 (6.98%) XML
6 2 (4.65%) JSON
6 2 (4.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) iPhone
2 2 (4.65%) iPad
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.33%) PMI
3 1 (2.33%) NHS
3 1 (2.33%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Linux
2 5 (11.63%) Oracle Linux
3 4 (9.30%) UNIX
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.33%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) SOA
1 7 (16.28%) Change Management
1 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (13.95%) Coaching
3 5 (11.63%) ETL
3 5 (11.63%) Zachman Framework
3 5 (11.63%) TOGAF
4 4 (9.30%) Test Strategy
4 4 (9.30%) Unit Testing
4 4 (9.30%) BPEL
4 4 (9.30%) Scrum
4 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
4 4 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (9.30%) RUP
4 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
4 4 (9.30%) Automation Testing
5 3 (6.98%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.65%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.65%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) C#
2 6 (13.95%) SQL
3 2 (4.65%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.33%) ISEB
2 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.33%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (30.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) Oracle
2 8 (18.60%) Remedy
3 4 (9.30%) Perforce
4 1 (2.33%) VMware
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