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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
West Yorkshire / Bradford
Rank 3 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 26 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 13.16% 15.12% 19.82%
As % of the Vendors category 34.48% 26.26% 48.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 29
Median daily rate £365 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £185 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £415 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £11.25 £11.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.90 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.09% +6.00%

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
29 99 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 38.16% 57.56% 40.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 54 54
Median daily rate £375 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £575 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £11.25 £23.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.63% +90.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +34.32%

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 18 January 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 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (26.83%) SQL
3 10 (24.39%) ITIL
3 10 (24.39%) Windows
3 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
4 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
4 9 (21.95%) Finance
4 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (21.95%) Windows Server
5 8 (19.51%) DevOps
6 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
6 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (14.63%) VMware
7 6 (14.63%) Cisco
7 6 (14.63%) PRINCE2
7 6 (14.63%) .NET
7 6 (14.63%) IIS
7 6 (14.63%) MS Project
7 6 (14.63%) Load Balancing
7 6 (14.63%) SCCM
7 6 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (12.20%) SCOM
8 5 (12.20%) Puppet
8 5 (12.20%) Linux
8 5 (12.20%) Web Services
8 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (12.20%) Project Management
8 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 6 (14.63%) IIS
2 2 (4.88%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
2 6 (14.63%) MS Project
3 3 (7.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.88%) Office 365
4 1 (2.44%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) Firewall
2 3 (7.32%) DHCP
2 3 (7.32%) DNS
2 3 (7.32%) FTP
2 3 (7.32%) HTTP
2 3 (7.32%) HTTPS
2 3 (7.32%) LAN
2 3 (7.32%) SMTP
2 3 (7.32%) SSL
2 3 (7.32%) Telnet
2 3 (7.32%) WAN
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (4.88%) IP Telephony
3 2 (4.88%) NetScaler
3 2 (4.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (4.88%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.44%) Power BI
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (7.32%) Vagrant
2 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.88%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.44%) MSI
3 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.88%) Advertising
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Analyst
2 5 (12.20%) Developer
3 4 (9.76%) Implementation Specialist
3 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Designer
4 3 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Project Planner
4 3 (7.32%) Service Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Applications Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) PMO Planner
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) .NET
2 5 (12.20%) Web Services
3 2 (4.88%) Middleware
3 2 (4.88%) WCF
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.44%) jQuery
4 1 (2.44%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Windows
2 9 (21.95%) Windows Server
3 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (12.20%) Linux
5 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.88%) Android
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.44%) Unix
7 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) ITIL
2 8 (19.51%) DevOps
3 6 (14.63%) Load Balancing
3 6 (14.63%) PRINCE2
4 5 (12.20%) Project Management
5 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
5 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (9.76%) Server Building
5 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.76%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (7.32%) CRM
6 3 (7.32%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.88%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.88%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.88%) Project Governance
7 2 (4.88%) Release Management
7 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) SQL
2 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.76%) C#
4 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.44%) VB
5 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.76%) MCSE
3 2 (4.88%) AWS Certification
3 2 (4.88%) CCNA
4 1 (2.44%) CCDP
4 1 (2.44%) CCNP
4 1 (2.44%) CISM
4 1 (2.44%) CISSP
4 1 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.32%) Docker
4 2 (4.88%) vSphere
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.44%) OpenSIPS
5 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (14.63%) SCCM
2 5 (12.20%) Puppet
2 5 (12.20%) SCOM
3 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Cisco
1 6 (14.63%) VMware
2 3 (7.32%) Avaya
2 3 (7.32%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.88%) Brocade
3 2 (4.88%) Genesys
3 2 (4.88%) Splunk
3 2 (4.88%) Verint
4 1 (2.44%) Citrix
4 1 (2.44%) EMC
4 1 (2.44%) F5
4 1 (2.44%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) IBM
4 1 (2.44%) MuleSoft