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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 43 23 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 18.53% 13.07% 12.50%
As % of the Vendors category 45.74% 26.14% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £355 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% +3.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £236 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £425 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.28% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £10.25 £12.75 £15.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.60% -19.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.85 £9.35 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £18.95 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.60 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -17.57%
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
94 88 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 40.52% 50.00% 58.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 37 59
Average daily rate £350 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £10.63 £15.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% -33.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 35 (46.05%) MS Excel
1 35 (46.05%) Finance
2 25 (32.89%) MS Office
3 24 (31.58%) Oracle
4 19 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 19 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 17 (22.37%) .NET
6 15 (19.74%) Windows
6 15 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (15.79%) C#
7 12 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (15.79%) VMware
8 11 (14.47%) Oracle Forms
8 11 (14.47%) Oracle BPM
9 10 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (13.16%) SOA
9 10 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (11.84%) SQL
10 9 (11.84%) ASP.NET
10 9 (11.84%) MS Visio
10 9 (11.84%) ETL
10 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (10.53%) Web Services
11 8 (10.53%) PRINCE2
11 8 (10.53%) UNIX
11 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (10.53%) Middleware
11 8 (10.53%) Configuration Management
11 8 (10.53%) Perforce

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (6.58%) SharePoint
1 5 (6.58%) MS Exchange
1 5 (6.58%) IIS
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.95%) TeamSite
3 3 (3.95%) Tuxedo
4 2 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 35 (46.05%) MS Excel
2 25 (32.89%) MS Office
3 9 (11.84%) MS Visio
4 5 (6.58%) MS Project
5 4 (5.26%) Photoshop
5 4 (5.26%) Adobe Captivate
5 4 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (5.26%) InDesign
6 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (14.47%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (3.95%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.95%) Exstream
3 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) DMZ
2 2 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (2.63%) DHCP
2 2 (2.63%) HTTP
2 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.63%) DNS
2 2 (2.63%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.32%) VoIP
3 1 (1.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.26%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.26%) OLAP Cube
4 4 (5.26%) OLAP
4 4 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (3.95%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.95%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (2.63%) FileMaker
6 2 (2.63%) SQLite
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 11 (14.47%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (10.53%) Hudson
3 6 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (46.05%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Banking
2 4 (5.26%) Retail
3 3 (3.95%) Publishing
4 2 (2.63%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (21.05%) Architect
2 14 (18.42%) Analyst
3 13 (17.11%) Developer
4 10 (13.16%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (10.53%) Configuration Manager
6 7 (9.21%) Project Manager
7 6 (7.89%) Business Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Database Developer
7 6 (7.89%) Software Configuration Manager
7 6 (7.89%) Software Manager
8 5 (6.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (6.58%) SQL Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Server Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Administrator
9 4 (5.26%) Release Manager
9 4 (5.26%) Consultant
9 4 (5.26%) Financial Business Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) E-Learning Developer
9 4 (5.26%) SQL Database Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.37%) .NET
2 9 (11.84%) ASP.NET
3 8 (10.53%) Web Services
3 8 (10.53%) Middleware
3 8 (10.53%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (6.58%) WCF
5 4 (5.26%) HTML
5 4 (5.26%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.63%) JSON
6 2 (2.63%) XML
6 2 (2.63%) RESTful
6 2 (2.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) NHS
2 5 (6.58%) E-Learning
3 4 (5.26%) Learning Management System
4 3 (3.95%) iPhone
4 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.63%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.63%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.63%) iPad
5 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.74%) Windows
2 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.53%) UNIX
3 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.58%) Linux
5 4 (5.26%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.95%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (13.16%) SOA
4 9 (11.84%) ETL
5 8 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 8 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 8 (10.53%) TOGAF
6 6 (7.89%) Project Management
6 6 (7.89%) ITIL
6 6 (7.89%) Test Strategy
7 5 (6.58%) Coaching
7 5 (6.58%) Migration
7 5 (6.58%) Change Management
7 5 (6.58%) Zachman Framework
8 4 (5.26%) BPEL
8 4 (5.26%) Release Management
8 4 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (5.26%) Unit Testing
8 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.79%) C#
2 9 (11.84%) SQL
3 3 (3.95%) Java
4 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.63%) VBA
4 2 (2.63%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (2.63%) Degree
3 1 (1.32%) ISEB
3 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 19 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.58%) vSphere
4 3 (3.95%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (2.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (31.58%) Oracle
2 12 (15.79%) VMware
3 8 (10.53%) Perforce
4 7 (9.21%) Remedy
5 6 (7.89%) HP
6 4 (5.26%) Adobe
7 3 (3.95%) TIBCO
7 3 (3.95%) Infor
8 2 (2.63%) Cisco
9 1 (1.32%) Novell
9 1 (1.32%) Siemens
9 1 (1.32%) Lotus
9 1 (1.32%) Sage
9 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.32%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.32%) SAP
9 1 (1.32%) Siebel
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