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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
West Yorkshire / Bradford
Rank 7 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 31 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 14.29% 16.32% 20.76%
As % of the Vendors category 39.39% 28.70% 47.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 28
Median daily rate £370 £320 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +5.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £125 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £383 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Median hourly rate £11.88 £8.99 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.09% -30.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £8.50 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £10.72 £16.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.79
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.45%

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
33 108 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 36.26% 56.84% 44.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 67 63
Median daily rate £375 £401 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% +14.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £600 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 12
Median hourly rate £12.50 £9.48 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.85% -43.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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
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 19 February 2017, 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 9 (31.03%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
3 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
3 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
3 7 (24.14%) Finance
4 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (20.69%) PRINCE2
4 6 (20.69%) MS Project
4 6 (20.69%) SQL
4 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
5 5 (17.24%) DevOps
5 5 (17.24%) Linux
5 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (17.24%) Web Services
5 5 (17.24%) Project Management
5 5 (17.24%) SCCM
5 5 (17.24%) SCOM
5 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (13.79%) Load Balancing
6 4 (13.79%) VMware
6 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (13.79%) Incident Management
6 4 (13.79%) Firewall
6 4 (13.79%) MCSE
6 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (10.34%) Vagrant

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 3 (10.34%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.69%) MS Project
3 3 (10.34%) MS Office
4 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.45%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Firewall
2 3 (10.34%) DHCP
2 3 (10.34%) DNS
2 3 (10.34%) FTP
2 3 (10.34%) HTTP
2 3 (10.34%) HTTPS
2 3 (10.34%) SMTP
2 3 (10.34%) SSL
2 3 (10.34%) Telnet
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (6.90%) LAN
3 2 (6.90%) WAN
4 1 (3.45%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (3.45%) MPLS
4 1 (3.45%) SAN
4 1 (3.45%) VPN
4 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (6.90%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (3.45%) Power BI
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (10.34%) TeamCity
1 3 (10.34%) Vagrant
2 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.45%) MSI
3 1 (3.45%) ReSharper
3 1 (3.45%) Subversion
3 1 (3.45%) YouTrack
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (13.79%) Developer
1 4 (13.79%) Implementation Specialist
1 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
2 3 (10.34%) Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) Project Planner
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Architect
3 2 (6.90%) Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) PMO Planner
3 2 (6.90%) Service Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Business Change Project Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Designer
4 1 (3.45%) Integration Project Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Project Change Manager
4 1 (3.45%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) Middleware
2 2 (6.90%) WCF
3 1 (3.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
3 5 (17.24%) Linux
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.90%) Android
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Phone
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 6 (20.69%) PRINCE2
3 5 (17.24%) DevOps
3 5 (17.24%) Project Management
4 4 (13.79%) Incident Management
4 4 (13.79%) Load Balancing
5 3 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.90%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 2 (6.90%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) CRM
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (6.90%) Planning and Forecasting
6 2 (6.90%) Project Governance
6 2 (6.90%) Server Building
6 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.90%) Software Deployment
7 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
7 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.90%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) VB
4 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.79%) MCSE
3 2 (6.90%) AWS Certification
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.34%) Docker
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.45%) OpenSIPS
4 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) SCCM
1 5 (17.24%) SCOM
2 4 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (10.34%) Puppet
4 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) VMware
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco
2 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.90%) IBM
3 2 (6.90%) Splunk
4 1 (3.45%) Avaya
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) DevExpress
4 1 (3.45%) EMC
4 1 (3.45%) F5
4 1 (3.45%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) MuleSoft