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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 36 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 17.44% 17.39% 11.52%
As % of the Vendors category 38.96% 35.64% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 7
Median daily rate £380 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £425 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Median hourly rate £10.19 £8.50 £9.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.85% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.34 £8.50 £11.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
77 101 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 44.77% 48.79% 50.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 52 37
Median daily rate £420 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 7
Median hourly rate £11.06 £12.50 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.46% +38.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £27.00 £9.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bradford region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 2016.

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 26 July 2016, 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 Bradford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 18 (39.13%) SQL
2 16 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 16 (34.78%) MS Excel
3 12 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (26.09%) Finance
4 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
4 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (19.57%) VMware
6 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
6 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
7 7 (15.22%) Oracle
8 6 (13.04%) Sybase
8 6 (13.04%) DB2
8 6 (13.04%) Big Data
8 6 (13.04%) Analytics
9 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (10.87%) ITIL
9 5 (10.87%) VBA
9 5 (10.87%) MySQL
9 5 (10.87%) MS Access
9 5 (10.87%) Windows
9 5 (10.87%) Migration
9 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (8.70%) CRM
10 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
10 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford 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 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.17%) eRoom
3 1 (2.17%) Joomla!
Applications
1 16 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.70%) MS Project
3 3 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (2.17%) InfoPath
5 1 (2.17%) MS Office
5 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.35%) Office 365
4 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) LAN
1 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
1 4 (8.70%) WAN
2 3 (6.52%) Firewall
3 1 (2.17%) DNS
3 1 (2.17%) Internet
3 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
3 6 (13.04%) Big Data
3 6 (13.04%) DB2
4 5 (10.87%) MS Access
4 5 (10.87%) MySQL
4 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (2.17%) Power BI
8 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) JIRA
1 1 (2.17%) Selenium
1 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Advertising
3 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (45.65%) Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Consultant
3 6 (13.04%) Database Consultant
4 4 (8.70%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (8.70%) Administrator
4 4 (8.70%) Data Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Excel Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Service Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 4 (8.70%) VMware Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) CRM Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Information Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Support
5 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (4.35%) HTML
2 2 (4.35%) HTML5
2 2 (4.35%) WCF
3 1 (2.17%) ADO
3 1 (2.17%) DAO
3 1 (2.17%) MDX
3 1 (2.17%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Unix
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.35%) Android
3 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (13.04%) Analytics
3 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.87%) ITIL
3 5 (10.87%) Migration
3 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (8.70%) CRM
5 3 (6.52%) Information Security
5 3 (6.52%) ISMS
5 3 (6.52%) Network Management
5 3 (6.52%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (6.52%) Scrum
5 3 (6.52%) Security Management
5 3 (6.52%) Service Continuity Management
5 3 (6.52%) Strategic Planning
6 2 (4.35%) High Availability
6 2 (4.35%) Integration Testing
6 2 (4.35%) Open Source
6 2 (4.35%) System Testing
6 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (39.13%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) VBA
3 4 (8.70%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.35%) PHP
5 1 (2.17%) C#
5 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) CCNA
1 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (6.52%) CISM
1 3 (6.52%) CISSP
2 1 (2.17%) ISEB
2 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (6.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
2 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) vCloud
3 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) SCOM
2 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) VMware
2 7 (15.22%) Oracle
3 6 (13.04%) Sybase
4 4 (8.70%) Remedy
5 3 (6.52%) Cisco
6 2 (4.35%) Xamarin
7 1 (2.17%) Amdocs
7 1 (2.17%) NetApp
7 1 (2.17%) Nintex
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