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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 50 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 22.52% 5.18% 6.44%
As % of the Vendors category 48.54% 12.99% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 3 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £365 £164
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +122.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £293 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £413 £287
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £8.50 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -2.56%
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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
103 77 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 46.40% 39.90% 57.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 43 61
Average daily rate £350 £380 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +38.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 6
Average hourly rate £16.72 £10.50 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.23% +13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £8.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £150.00 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 39 (43.82%) MS Excel
2 35 (39.33%) Finance
3 31 (34.83%) MS Office
4 24 (26.97%) Windows
5 21 (23.60%) Active Directory
6 20 (22.47%) Oracle
6 20 (22.47%) VMware
7 18 (20.22%) SQL Server
7 18 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (17.98%) .NET
9 14 (15.73%) ITIL
10 12 (13.48%) Project Management
10 12 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (13.48%) HP
10 12 (13.48%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (12.36%) Adobe
11 11 (12.36%) PRINCE2
11 11 (12.36%) C#
11 11 (12.36%) SQL
12 10 (11.24%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (11.24%) SOA
12 10 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (10.11%) MS Visio
13 9 (10.11%) Cisco
14 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (8.99%) Oracle Forms
14 8 (8.99%) Windows 7
14 8 (8.99%) Oracle BPM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 7 (7.87%) MS Exchange
1 7 (7.87%) IIS
2 4 (4.49%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.37%) Tuxedo
3 3 (3.37%) TeamSite
4 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.12%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 39 (43.82%) MS Excel
2 31 (34.83%) MS Office
3 9 (10.11%) MS Visio
4 6 (6.74%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (6.74%) InDesign
4 6 (6.74%) Photoshop
4 6 (6.74%) Adobe Captivate
5 5 (5.62%) MS Project
6 3 (3.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (5.62%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (3.37%) Exstream
3 3 (3.37%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.74%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.62%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (5.62%) DMZ
3 3 (3.37%) SSL
3 3 (3.37%) VPN
3 3 (3.37%) Broadband
3 3 (3.37%) Wireless
4 2 (2.25%) DHCP
4 2 (2.25%) HTTP
4 2 (2.25%) DNS
4 2 (2.25%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.12%) VoIP
5 1 (1.12%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.22%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.24%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.49%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (4.49%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.37%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (3.37%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.25%) FileMaker
7 1 (1.12%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (1.12%) OLAP
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (7.87%) Hudson
3 6 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.49%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.25%) MSI
5 2 (2.25%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (2.25%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.25%) Subversion
5 2 (2.25%) Selenium
5 2 (2.25%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.25%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.25%) Cucumber
General
1 35 (39.33%) Finance
2 7 (7.87%) Banking
2 7 (7.87%) Retail
3 4 (4.49%) Publishing
4 2 (2.25%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.12%) Marketing
5 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.12%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (19.10%) Analyst
2 13 (14.61%) Developer
2 13 (14.61%) Architect
3 9 (10.11%) Project Manager
4 8 (8.99%) Administrator
5 7 (7.87%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (6.74%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) E-Learning Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Service Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Configuration Manager
7 5 (5.62%) Server Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Release Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Consultant
8 4 (4.49%) Financial Business Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Configuration and Release Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.98%) .NET
2 6 (6.74%) ASP.NET
2 6 (6.74%) HTML
2 6 (6.74%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 5 (5.62%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (5.62%) Web Services
3 5 (5.62%) Middleware
4 4 (4.49%) HTML5
5 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) E-Learning
2 6 (6.74%) NHS
3 4 (4.49%) Learning Management System
3 4 (4.49%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.25%) iPhone
4 2 (2.25%) Open Source
4 2 (2.25%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.25%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.12%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.97%) Windows
2 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (8.99%) Windows 7
4 7 (7.87%) Windows XP
5 5 (5.62%) UNIX
6 4 (4.49%) Linux
7 3 (3.37%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (15.73%) ITIL
3 12 (13.48%) Project Management
3 12 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (13.48%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (12.36%) PRINCE2
5 10 (11.24%) SOA
6 7 (7.87%) ETL
7 6 (6.74%) Migration
7 6 (6.74%) PRINCE
7 6 (6.74%) CRM
8 5 (5.62%) TOGAF
8 5 (5.62%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.49%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.49%) Supplier Management
9 4 (4.49%) Release Management
9 4 (4.49%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (4.49%) Waterfall
9 4 (4.49%) Software Deployment
9 4 (4.49%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.36%) C#
1 11 (12.36%) SQL
2 5 (5.62%) Java
3 4 (4.49%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.25%) VBA
4 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (6.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (4.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (4.49%) Degree
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.12%) VCP4
4 1 (1.12%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.12%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.87%) QA
2 3 (3.37%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (23.60%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.62%) vSphere
4 3 (3.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (2.25%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) SCCM
2 3 (3.37%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.12%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.12%) SCOM
3 1 (1.12%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 20 (22.47%) Oracle
1 20 (22.47%) VMware
2 12 (13.48%) HP
3 11 (12.36%) Adobe
4 9 (10.11%) Cisco
5 6 (6.74%) Remedy
6 5 (5.62%) LANDesk
6 5 (5.62%) Citrix
6 5 (5.62%) Perforce
7 3 (3.37%) Infor
7 3 (3.37%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (3.37%) Juniper
7 3 (3.37%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.25%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.12%) Siebel
9 1 (1.12%) SAP
9 1 (1.12%) Novell
9 1 (1.12%) Siemens
9 1 (1.12%) Lotus
9 1 (1.12%) Sage
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