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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 16 5
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 17.65% 8.56% 14.01%
As % of the Vendors category 37.11% 19.75% 24.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +14.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £231 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £363 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
Average hourly rate £9.02 £8.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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
97 81 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 47.55% 43.32% 56.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 45 32
Average daily rate £403 £250 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £220 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £394 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 0
Average hourly rate £9.02 £8.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.37 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.05%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 18 (36.73%) Finance
2 17 (34.69%) MS Excel
3 16 (32.65%) Active Directory
4 13 (26.53%) SQL Server
5 12 (24.49%) Oracle
6 11 (22.45%) C#
7 10 (20.41%) .NET
7 10 (20.41%) SOA
8 9 (18.37%) Remedy
8 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (16.33%) MS Office
9 8 (16.33%) Web Services
9 8 (16.33%) Windows
10 7 (14.29%) SQL
10 7 (14.29%) Change Management
11 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (12.24%) Coaching
12 5 (10.20%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (10.20%) Zachman Framework
12 5 (10.20%) TOGAF
12 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (10.20%) .NET Framework
12 5 (10.20%) WCF
12 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (10.20%) Linux
12 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET
12 5 (10.20%) ETL
12 5 (10.20%) MS Exchange
13 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (10.20%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.08%) IIS
4 2 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (34.69%) MS Excel
2 8 (16.33%) MS Office
3 4 (8.16%) MS Project
4 3 (6.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) DHCP
1 2 (4.08%) HTTP
1 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.08%) DNS
1 2 (4.08%) HTTPS
1 2 (4.08%) DMZ
2 1 (2.04%) SAN
2 1 (2.04%) Firewall
2 1 (2.04%) VPN
2 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.16%) OLAP
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.08%) SQLite
5 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (8.16%) Hudson
General
1 18 (36.73%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) French Language
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Architect
3 9 (18.37%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (18.37%) Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Configuration Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Software Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (8.16%) SQL Database Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Software Configuration Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Database Developer
5 4 (8.16%) SQL Developer
6 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.08%) Administrator
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Programme Manager
7 2 (4.08%) CRM Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Wintel Administrator
7 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) .NET
2 8 (16.33%) Web Services
3 5 (10.20%) .NET Framework
3 5 (10.20%) WCF
3 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET
4 4 (8.16%) Middleware
4 4 (8.16%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (6.12%) XML
6 2 (4.08%) RESTful
6 2 (4.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) iPhone
2 2 (4.08%) iPad
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.04%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.04%) PMI
3 1 (2.04%) NHS
3 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle Linux
2 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (10.20%) Linux
3 4 (8.16%) UNIX
3 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) SOA
2 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.29%) Change Management
4 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (12.24%) Coaching
5 5 (10.20%) Zachman Framework
5 5 (10.20%) TOGAF
5 5 (10.20%) ETL
6 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.16%) RUP
6 4 (8.16%) Configuration Management
6 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (8.16%) Unit Testing
6 4 (8.16%) BPEL
6 4 (8.16%) Scrum
6 4 (8.16%) Test Strategy
6 4 (8.16%) Automation Testing
7 3 (6.12%) Programme Management
7 3 (6.12%) Waterfall
7 3 (6.12%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) C#
2 7 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (4.08%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.04%) APMP
2 1 (2.04%) ISEB
2 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (32.65%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.08%) vSphere
3 2 (4.08%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Oracle
2 9 (18.37%) Remedy
3 4 (8.16%) Perforce
3 4 (8.16%) VMware
4 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.04%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.04%) Siebel
Bradford
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £500c a day
Posted: 17 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago