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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 62 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 24.12% 14.44% 6.32%
As % of the Vendors category 43.97% 30.00% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £128 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £413 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £9.02 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.92% -30.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
141 90 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 54.86% 48.13% 40.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 31 40
Average daily rate £350 £380 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £229 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 1
Average hourly rate £15.36 £9.02 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.32% -30.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.49
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.51%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 76 (67.86%) SQL
2 64 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 41 (36.61%) MS Excel
4 40 (35.71%) VMware
5 35 (31.25%) Windows
6 31 (27.68%) Finance
6 31 (27.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (26.79%) .NET
8 29 (25.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 27 (24.11%) Active Directory
10 25 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (22.32%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
11 24 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (20.54%) Unit Testing
13 21 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
14 20 (17.86%) T-SQL
14 20 (17.86%) Visual Studio
15 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (16.07%) IIS
16 18 (16.07%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (15.18%) Regression Testing
17 17 (15.18%) ITIL
17 17 (15.18%) VMware Server
18 16 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 16 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (14.29%) C#
18 16 (14.29%) Migration
19 13 (11.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 12 (10.71%) System Testing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 18 (16.07%) IIS
2 7 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.68%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.68%) SAS
4 1 (0.89%) CMS
4 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.89%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.89%) Drupal
4 1 (0.89%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 41 (36.61%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.14%) MS Office
3 6 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.46%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.57%) MS Project
6 2 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.46%) Office 365
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.04%) SAN
2 8 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.79%) LAN
3 2 (1.79%) WAN
4 1 (0.89%) DHCP
4 1 (0.89%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.89%) DNS
4 1 (0.89%) Intranet
4 1 (0.89%) Internet
4 1 (0.89%) Extranet
4 1 (0.89%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 31 (27.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (11.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (5.36%) OLAP
9 5 (4.46%) MS Access
9 5 (4.46%) OLAP Cube
10 3 (2.68%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.89%) OLTP
11 1 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 29 (25.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (17.86%) Visual Studio
3 6 (5.36%) JMeter
4 3 (2.68%) Toad
5 2 (1.79%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.89%) InstallShield
General
1 31 (27.68%) Finance
2 1 (0.89%) Advertising
2 1 (0.89%) Publishing
2 1 (0.89%) Banking
2 1 (0.89%) Retail
2 1 (0.89%) Marketing
2 1 (0.89%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 37 (33.04%) Analyst
2 27 (24.11%) Developer
3 21 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 16 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (11.61%) Data Analyst
6 12 (10.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (7.14%) CRM Developer
7 8 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 7 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
8 7 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Server Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) SQL Developer
10 5 (4.46%) Architect
10 5 (4.46%) Business Analyst
11 4 (3.57%) Business Developer
11 4 (3.57%) Programmer
11 4 (3.57%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.57%) MI Developer
11 4 (3.57%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
12 3 (2.68%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (26.79%) .NET
2 9 (8.04%) ASP.NET
3 7 (6.25%) Web Services
4 5 (4.46%) XML
4 5 (4.46%) CSS
5 4 (3.57%) MDX
6 2 (1.79%) WCF
6 2 (1.79%) HTML
6 2 (1.79%) HTML5
7 1 (0.89%) REST
7 1 (0.89%) CSS3
7 1 (0.89%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 1 (0.89%) Drush
7 1 (0.89%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.89%) WF
7 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.04%) Clustering
3 8 (7.14%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.79%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.79%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.89%) NHS
5 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.89%) Replication
5 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.89%) FMCG
5 1 (0.89%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 35 (31.25%) Windows
2 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (16.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.25%) Linux
6 2 (1.79%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.79%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.89%) UNIX
7 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.32%) Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.54%) Unit Testing
3 17 (15.18%) Regression Testing
3 17 (15.18%) ITIL
4 16 (14.29%) Migration
5 12 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (10.71%) System Testing
6 11 (9.82%) Project Management
7 10 (8.93%) Integration Testing
7 10 (8.93%) Test Scripting
8 9 (8.04%) MVC
8 9 (8.04%) SOA
8 9 (8.04%) ETL
8 9 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (7.14%) Software Engineering
9 8 (7.14%) CRM
9 8 (7.14%) PRINCE2
9 8 (7.14%) Change Management
9 8 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 76 (67.86%) SQL
2 20 (17.86%) T-SQL
3 16 (14.29%) C#
4 6 (5.36%) VB
4 6 (5.36%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.46%) VBA
5 5 (4.46%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.79%) PHP
6 2 (1.79%) C++
6 2 (1.79%) Delphi
6 2 (1.79%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 2 (1.79%) ISEB
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.89%) Degree
2 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) SLA
1 3 (2.68%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (24.11%) Active Directory
2 24 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (15.18%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.89%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (4.46%) SCCM
2 4 (3.57%) SCOM
3 2 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.89%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.89%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 40 (35.71%) VMware
2 11 (9.82%) Cisco
3 5 (4.46%) Oracle
4 3 (2.68%) SonicWALL
5 2 (1.79%) SAP
5 2 (1.79%) Borland
5 2 (1.79%) Remedy
6 1 (0.89%) Wyse
6 1 (0.89%) IBM
6 1 (0.89%) HP
6 1 (0.89%) Compaq
6 1 (0.89%) Citrix
6 1 (0.89%) Altiris
6 1 (0.89%) LANDesk
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