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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 14 20
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 43 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 19.82% 9.34% 7.60%
As % of the Vendors category 46.74% 20.24% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 4
Average daily rate
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£305 £365 £164
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.43% +122.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £350 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £425 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Average hourly rate £10.50 £8.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -14.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £8.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £9.90 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
Microsoft
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
92 84 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 42.40% 46.15% 59.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 44 74
Average daily rate £350 £380 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £458 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Average hourly rate £12.50 £8.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -14.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £8.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.84 £175.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 43 (51.19%) MS Excel
2 36 (42.86%) Finance
3 28 (33.33%) MS Office
4 23 (27.38%) Oracle
4 23 (27.38%) Active Directory
5 19 (22.62%) Windows
6 18 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 17 (20.24%) .NET
7 17 (20.24%) VMware
7 17 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (16.67%) C#
10 13 (15.48%) ITIL
11 12 (14.29%) HP
12 11 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (13.10%) PRINCE2
13 10 (11.90%) Oracle Forms
13 10 (11.90%) SOA
13 10 (11.90%) Project Management
13 10 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (11.90%) Oracle BPM
14 9 (10.71%) Hudson
14 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (10.71%) ASP.NET
14 9 (10.71%) MS Visio
14 9 (10.71%) MS Exchange
15 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (9.52%) SQL
15 8 (9.52%) ETL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 9 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.95%) IIS
3 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (3.57%) Tuxedo
4 3 (3.57%) TeamSite
5 2 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.19%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 43 (51.19%) MS Excel
2 28 (33.33%) MS Office
3 9 (10.71%) MS Visio
4 6 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (7.14%) InDesign
4 6 (7.14%) Photoshop
4 6 (7.14%) Adobe Captivate
5 4 (4.76%) MS Project
6 3 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (11.90%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (3.57%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.57%) Exstream
3 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (5.95%) DMZ
2 2 (2.38%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.38%) DHCP
2 2 (2.38%) HTTP
2 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.38%) DNS
3 1 (1.19%) VoIP
3 1 (1.19%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (4.76%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.57%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.38%) FileMaker
5 2 (2.38%) OLAP
5 2 (2.38%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 10 (11.90%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (10.71%) Hudson
3 4 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.38%) Subversion
4 2 (2.38%) MSI
4 2 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.38%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.38%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.38%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.38%) Selenium
General
1 36 (42.86%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Banking
3 5 (5.95%) Retail
4 4 (4.76%) Publishing
5 2 (2.38%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.19%) Marketing
6 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (19.05%) Architect
2 15 (17.86%) Analyst
3 12 (14.29%) Developer
4 10 (11.90%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (11.90%) Project Manager
5 7 (8.33%) Configuration Manager
6 6 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) E-Learning Developer
7 5 (5.95%) Software Manager
7 5 (5.95%) Software Configuration Manager
7 5 (5.95%) Service Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Administrator
7 5 (5.95%) Server Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Database Developer
8 4 (4.76%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Financial Business Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Release Manager
8 4 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Consultant
8 4 (4.76%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.24%) .NET
2 9 (10.71%) ASP.NET
3 7 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 7 (8.33%) Web Services
3 7 (8.33%) Middleware
4 6 (7.14%) HTML
5 5 (5.95%) WCF
6 4 (4.76%) HTML5
6 4 (4.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) NHS
1 7 (8.33%) E-Learning
2 4 (4.76%) Learning Management System
3 3 (3.57%) iPhone
3 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.38%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.38%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.38%) Open Source
5 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.62%) Windows
2 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (8.33%) UNIX
5 6 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 5 (5.95%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.95%) Linux
7 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (15.48%) ITIL
4 11 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (13.10%) PRINCE2
5 10 (11.90%) SOA
5 10 (11.90%) Project Management
6 8 (9.52%) ETL
6 8 (9.52%) TOGAF
7 7 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 6 (7.14%) PRINCE
9 5 (5.95%) Coaching
9 5 (5.95%) Migration
9 5 (5.95%) Zachman Framework
10 4 (4.76%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.76%) Change Management
10 4 (4.76%) CRM
10 4 (4.76%) Software Deployment
10 4 (4.76%) Transition Management
10 4 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.67%) C#
2 8 (9.52%) SQL
3 5 (5.95%) Java
4 2 (2.38%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.38%) Degree
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.19%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) SLA
2 2 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 23 (27.38%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.95%) vSphere
4 3 (3.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (2.38%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) SCCM
1 3 (3.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (27.38%) Oracle
2 17 (20.24%) VMware
3 12 (14.29%) HP
4 7 (8.33%) Cisco
4 7 (8.33%) Adobe
4 7 (8.33%) Perforce
5 5 (5.95%) Remedy
6 3 (3.57%) Infor
6 3 (3.57%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.38%) Citrix
8 1 (1.19%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.19%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.19%) SAP
8 1 (1.19%) Siebel
8 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.19%) Novell
8 1 (1.19%) Siemens
8 1 (1.19%) Lotus
8 1 (1.19%) Sage
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