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 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 59 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 23.60% 6.34% 6.12%
As % of the Vendors category 48.36% 15.25% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 2 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £238 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £268 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £16.72 £10.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.23% -15.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £8.50 £10.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.27 £11.80 £142.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
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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
122 59 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 48.80% 41.55% 55.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 38 34
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £418 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 7
Average hourly rate £16.72 £11.00 £13.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% -20.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £8.50 £9.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £50.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 May 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 1 May 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 45 (44.12%) SQL Server
2 40 (39.22%) SQL
3 37 (36.27%) MS Excel
4 33 (32.35%) Finance
5 31 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (28.43%) VMware
7 27 (26.47%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (25.49%) Windows
9 25 (24.51%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (21.57%) MS Office
10 22 (21.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (20.59%) ITIL
12 19 (18.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 18 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (15.69%) .NET
14 16 (15.69%) ETL
14 16 (15.69%) Active Directory
15 13 (12.75%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (12.75%) HP
16 12 (11.76%) Cisco
16 12 (11.76%) T-SQL
16 12 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
17 11 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (10.78%) Oracle
17 11 (10.78%) Adobe
18 10 (9.80%) Project Management
18 10 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
19 9 (8.82%) Regression Testing
19 9 (8.82%) SOA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 5 (4.90%) MS Exchange
1 5 (4.90%) IIS
2 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.94%) Tuxedo
4 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.98%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.98%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 37 (36.27%) MS Excel
2 22 (21.57%) MS Office
3 6 (5.88%) Photoshop
3 6 (5.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (5.88%) InDesign
3 6 (5.88%) Adobe Captivate
4 4 (3.92%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (6.86%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (4.90%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.94%) Exstream
3 3 (2.94%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.84%) Office 365
2 3 (2.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (1.96%) GitHub
4 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.90%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (3.92%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.94%) Wireless
3 3 (2.94%) VPN
3 3 (2.94%) SSL
3 3 (2.94%) Broadband
4 1 (0.98%) Intranet
4 1 (0.98%) DHCP
4 1 (0.98%) DNS
4 1 (0.98%) LAN
4 1 (0.98%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (44.12%) SQL Server
2 25 (24.51%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (21.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (5.88%) OLAP
6 6 (5.88%) OLAP Cube
7 4 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (3.92%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (3.92%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (2.94%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.98%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 19 (18.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (6.86%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (5.88%) Hudson
4 4 (3.92%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.92%) JMeter
5 2 (1.96%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.96%) MSI
5 2 (1.96%) Axure RP
5 2 (1.96%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.96%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.96%) Selenium
5 2 (1.96%) Subversion
6 1 (0.98%) InstallShield
General
1 33 (32.35%) Finance
2 7 (6.86%) Banking
2 7 (6.86%) Retail
3 4 (3.92%) Publishing
4 1 (0.98%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (26.47%) Analyst
2 24 (23.53%) Developer
3 16 (15.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 14 (13.73%) Test Analyst
5 8 (7.84%) Administrator
5 8 (7.84%) SQL Developer
6 7 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) Architect
6 7 (6.86%) Business Analyst
7 6 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.88%) Business Developer
7 6 (5.88%) E-Learning Developer
8 5 (4.90%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) Configuration Manager
9 4 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.92%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.69%) .NET
2 8 (7.84%) Web Services
3 7 (6.86%) HTML
4 6 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.88%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 5 (4.90%) HTML5
6 4 (3.92%) Middleware
6 4 (3.92%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (3.92%) MDX
7 2 (1.96%) XML
7 2 (1.96%) CSS
8 1 (0.98%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.98%) WCF
8 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.86%) E-Learning
3 4 (3.92%) NHS
3 4 (3.92%) Learning Management System
3 4 (3.92%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.94%) Open Source
5 2 (1.96%) iPhone
6 1 (0.98%) Clustering
6 1 (0.98%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 26 (25.49%) Windows
2 7 (6.86%) Windows 7
2 7 (6.86%) Linux
3 6 (5.88%) Windows XP
4 5 (4.90%) UNIX
5 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.94%) Android
5 3 (2.94%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.98%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (26.47%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (20.59%) ITIL
4 16 (15.69%) ETL
5 13 (12.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (9.80%) Project Management
7 9 (8.82%) Regression Testing
7 9 (8.82%) SOA
7 9 (8.82%) PRINCE2
8 8 (7.84%) RUP
8 8 (7.84%) Test Strategy
8 8 (7.84%) Software Engineering
8 8 (7.84%) Scrum
8 8 (7.84%) Unit Testing
9 7 (6.86%) Performance Testing
10 6 (5.88%) E-Commerce
10 6 (5.88%) DevOps
11 5 (4.90%) Usability Testing
11 5 (4.90%) Business Analysis
11 5 (4.90%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 40 (39.22%) SQL
2 12 (11.76%) T-SQL
3 7 (6.86%) C#
4 5 (4.90%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.90%) Java
5 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.96%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (0.98%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 4 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.96%) ISEB
2 2 (1.96%) Degree
3 1 (0.98%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (0.98%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.86%) QA
2 3 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (15.69%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.90%) VMware Server
4 3 (2.94%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (1.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (5.88%) SCCM
2 3 (2.94%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.94%) TeamSite
3 2 (1.96%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.96%) SCOM
3 2 (1.96%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 29 (28.43%) VMware
2 13 (12.75%) HP
3 12 (11.76%) Cisco
4 11 (10.78%) Oracle
4 11 (10.78%) Adobe
5 6 (5.88%) Citrix
5 6 (5.88%) LANDesk
6 5 (4.90%) SonicWALL
7 4 (3.92%) Remedy
7 4 (3.92%) Perforce
8 3 (2.94%) Infor
8 3 (2.94%) TIBCO
8 3 (2.94%) Juniper
9 2 (1.96%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.98%) Altiris
10 1 (0.98%) Wyse
10 1 (0.98%) IBM
10 1 (0.98%) Compaq
10 1 (0.98%) Lotus
10 1 (0.98%) BMC
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