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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 17 8
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 14.97% 6.28% 12.07%
As % of the Vendors category 30.77% 14.81% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 9
Average daily rate
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£338 £313 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +78.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £245 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £365 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 1
Average hourly rate £9.02 £13.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.65% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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
91 81 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 48.66% 42.41% 63.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 47 48
Average daily rate £360 £258 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.80% +14.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
Average hourly rate £9.02 £13.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.65% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.57%

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 1 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 1 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 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
2 12 (32.43%) MS Excel
3 11 (29.73%) Finance
4 8 (21.62%) Remedy
4 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
5 7 (18.92%) Windows
5 7 (18.92%) Web Services
6 6 (16.22%) Oracle
6 6 (16.22%) SQL
6 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (13.51%) C#
7 5 (13.51%) MS Office
7 5 (13.51%) ETL
7 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
7 5 (13.51%) Change Management
8 4 (10.81%) Scrum
8 4 (10.81%) SOA
8 4 (10.81%) RUP
8 4 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (10.81%) OLAP
8 4 (10.81%) .NET
8 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
8 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (32.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.51%) MS Office
3 2 (5.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) WAN
1 1 (2.70%) VPN
1 1 (2.70%) SAN
1 1 (2.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (10.81%) OLAP
3 4 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.41%) SQLite
5 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.11%) Hudson
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) French Language
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Developer
3 5 (13.51%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (10.81%) Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Database Developer
4 4 (10.81%) SQL Developer
4 4 (10.81%) SQL Database Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Software Configuration Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Software Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Configuration Manager
6 2 (5.41%) CRM Developer
6 2 (5.41%) iOS Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) Web Services
2 4 (10.81%) .NET
3 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.11%) WCF
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (8.11%) XML
3 3 (8.11%) Middleware
3 3 (8.11%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.41%) JSON
4 2 (5.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) iPhone
2 2 (5.41%) iPad
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.70%) PMI
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Linux
2 3 (8.11%) UNIX
3 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.70%) Windows NT
4 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (13.51%) Change Management
2 5 (13.51%) ETL
3 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (10.81%) RUP
3 4 (10.81%) SOA
3 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (10.81%) Scrum
3 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
3 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
4 3 (8.11%) Automation Testing
4 3 (8.11%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (8.11%) TOGAF
4 3 (8.11%) BPEL
4 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.41%) CRM
5 2 (5.41%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.41%) iOS Development
6 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) C#
3 2 (5.41%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) ISEB
1 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (2.70%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Remedy
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle
3 3 (8.11%) Perforce
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