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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 15.23% 8.81% 11.98%
As % of the Vendors category 34.48% 17.07% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 13
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £370 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £8.76 £93.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -90.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.96
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.07%
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
87 82 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 44.16% 51.57% 50.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 41 45
Average daily rate £350 £330 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £9.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.83% -40.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 52 (57.78%) SQL
2 51 (56.67%) SQL Server
3 30 (33.33%) VMware
4 27 (30.00%) Finance
4 27 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 25 (27.78%) Windows
6 24 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (25.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (22.22%) Active Directory
9 19 (21.11%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (18.89%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (18.89%) ITIL
12 16 (17.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
14 14 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (15.56%) .NET
15 13 (14.44%) MS Office
15 13 (14.44%) Cisco
16 12 (13.33%) T-SQL
16 12 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (12.22%) Project Management
18 10 (11.11%) ETL
18 10 (11.11%) VMware Server
19 9 (10.00%) SOA
19 9 (10.00%) Regression Testing
19 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
20 8 (8.89%) Scrum
20 8 (8.89%) IIS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 8 (8.89%) IIS
2 5 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.44%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.22%) SAS
5 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.11%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.11%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 27 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.44%) MS Office
3 6 (6.67%) MS Project
4 5 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (5.56%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (2.22%) InDesign
5 2 (2.22%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.22%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.78%) Office 365
2 1 (1.11%) GitHub
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.33%) VPN
2 3 (3.33%) Broadband
2 3 (3.33%) SSL
2 3 (3.33%) SAN
2 3 (3.33%) Wireless
2 3 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.11%) LAN
3 1 (1.11%) WAN
3 1 (1.11%) DHCP
3 1 (1.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (56.67%) SQL Server
2 23 (25.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (17.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (6.67%) OLAP
6 6 (6.67%) OLAP Cube
7 3 (3.33%) MS Access
8 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (18.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.44%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.44%) JMeter
3 2 (2.22%) Toad
3 2 (2.22%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.11%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.11%) Hudson
4 1 (1.11%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.11%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.11%) MSI
4 1 (1.11%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.11%) Subversion
4 1 (1.11%) Selenium
4 1 (1.11%) Eclipse
General
1 27 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Banking
3 3 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.11%) Publishing
4 1 (1.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (32.22%) Analyst
2 21 (23.33%) Developer
3 14 (15.56%) Test Analyst
3 14 (15.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 12 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 6 (6.67%) Administrator
5 6 (6.67%) Business Developer
6 5 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) Test Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (4.44%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.44%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Programmer
7 4 (4.44%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.56%) .NET
2 6 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.44%) Web Services
3 4 (4.44%) MDX
4 3 (3.33%) HTML
4 3 (3.33%) HTML5
5 2 (2.22%) XML
5 2 (2.22%) CSS
6 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.11%) WCF
6 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.44%) Clustering
3 3 (3.33%) Visualisation
3 3 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.22%) E-Learning
4 2 (2.22%) iPhone
4 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.11%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (27.78%) Windows
2 7 (7.78%) Linux
3 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.44%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.33%) Android
6 3 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.11%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (18.89%) ITIL
4 11 (12.22%) Project Management
5 10 (11.11%) ETL
6 9 (10.00%) SOA
6 9 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (8.89%) Scrum
7 8 (8.89%) Software Engineering
7 8 (8.89%) RUP
7 8 (8.89%) Unit Testing
7 8 (8.89%) SDLC
8 7 (7.78%) DevOps
8 7 (7.78%) Performance Testing
8 7 (7.78%) PRINCE2
9 6 (6.67%) Data Modelling
9 6 (6.67%) Test Strategy
10 5 (5.56%) Server Building
10 5 (5.56%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (57.78%) SQL
2 12 (13.33%) T-SQL
3 6 (6.67%) C#
4 5 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.44%) VB
6 3 (3.33%) VBA
7 2 (2.22%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.11%) PHP
8 1 (1.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (3.33%) Degree
2 2 (2.22%) ISEB
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.11%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (11.11%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) SCCM
2 2 (2.22%) SCOM
2 2 (2.22%) SCVMM
2 2 (2.22%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 30 (33.33%) VMware
2 13 (14.44%) Cisco
3 7 (7.78%) Adobe
4 6 (6.67%) HP
4 6 (6.67%) Oracle
4 6 (6.67%) LANDesk
5 5 (5.56%) SonicWALL
5 5 (5.56%) Citrix
6 4 (4.44%) Remedy
7 3 (3.33%) Juniper
8 2 (2.22%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.11%) Wyse
9 1 (1.11%) Altiris
9 1 (1.11%) BMC
9 1 (1.11%) Compaq
9 1 (1.11%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.11%) IBM
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate - 3 - 6 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £competitive day rate
Posted: 3 days ago