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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 14 11
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 46 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 20.09% 8.15% 10.39%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 16.67% 17.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 2 9
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £290 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
92 66 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 40.17% 48.89% 57.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 40 39
Average daily rate £325 £319 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% +27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Average hourly rate £13.36 £8.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.17% -44.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £8.50 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.83 £11.70 £130.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 27 May 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 27 May 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 46 (47.42%) SQL Server
2 42 (43.30%) SQL
3 36 (37.11%) MS Excel
4 31 (31.96%) Finance
5 29 (29.90%) VMware
6 27 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (26.80%) Windows
8 24 (24.74%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (24.74%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (23.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (20.62%) ITIL
11 19 (19.59%) MS Office
11 19 (19.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (18.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 18 (18.56%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (16.49%) Active Directory
14 15 (15.46%) ETL
15 13 (13.40%) .NET
15 13 (13.40%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (12.37%) Oracle
16 12 (12.37%) T-SQL
16 12 (12.37%) HP
16 12 (12.37%) Cisco
16 12 (12.37%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (11.34%) Adobe
17 11 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
18 10 (10.31%) Project Management
19 9 (9.28%) Regression Testing
19 9 (9.28%) SOA
19 9 (9.28%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 5 (5.15%) IIS
1 5 (5.15%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.09%) Tuxedo
3 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.03%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.03%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.03%) SAS
Applications
1 36 (37.11%) MS Excel
2 19 (19.59%) MS Office
3 6 (6.19%) Adobe Captivate
3 6 (6.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (6.19%) InDesign
3 6 (6.19%) Photoshop
4 4 (4.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (3.09%) MS Visio
6 2 (2.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (6.19%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (5.15%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (3.09%) Exstream
3 3 (3.09%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (2.06%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.25%) Office 365
2 3 (3.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (2.06%) GitHub
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.15%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (4.12%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.09%) VPN
3 3 (3.09%) SSL
3 3 (3.09%) Broadband
3 3 (3.09%) Wireless
4 1 (1.03%) LAN
4 1 (1.03%) WAN
4 1 (1.03%) DHCP
4 1 (1.03%) Intranet
4 1 (1.03%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (47.42%) SQL Server
2 24 (24.74%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (23.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (19.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (18.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (13.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (6.19%) OLAP Cube
7 6 (6.19%) OLAP
8 5 (5.15%) Relational Database
9 4 (4.12%) Oracle Database
9 4 (4.12%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (3.09%) RDBMS
10 3 (3.09%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (2.06%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (1.03%) Oracle Discoverer
12 1 (1.03%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (18.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.19%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (5.15%) Hudson
4 4 (4.12%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.12%) JMeter
5 2 (2.06%) Subversion
5 2 (2.06%) Selenium
5 2 (2.06%) Axure RP
5 2 (2.06%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.06%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.06%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (2.06%) MSI
5 2 (2.06%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.06%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.03%) InstallShield
6 1 (1.03%) Toad
General
1 31 (31.96%) Finance
2 8 (8.25%) Banking
3 7 (7.22%) Retail
4 4 (4.12%) Publishing
5 1 (1.03%) Marketing
5 1 (1.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (26.80%) Analyst
2 25 (25.77%) Developer
3 16 (16.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 14 (14.43%) Test Analyst
5 8 (8.25%) SQL Developer
6 7 (7.22%) Administrator
6 7 (7.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) Business Developer
7 6 (6.19%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.19%) Business Analyst
7 6 (6.19%) E-Learning Developer
8 5 (5.15%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) Service Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) Test Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Programmer
9 4 (4.12%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.12%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.40%) .NET
2 7 (7.22%) Web Services
2 7 (7.22%) HTML
3 6 (6.19%) ASP.NET
4 5 (5.15%) HTML5
4 5 (5.15%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 4 (4.12%) MDX
6 3 (3.09%) Middleware
6 3 (3.09%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (2.06%) CSS
7 2 (2.06%) XML
8 1 (1.03%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.03%) WCF
8 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.22%) E-Learning
3 4 (4.12%) NHS
3 4 (4.12%) Learning Management System
4 3 (3.09%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.06%) iPhone
6 1 (1.03%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.03%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 26 (26.80%) Windows
2 7 (7.22%) Linux
2 7 (7.22%) Windows 7
3 6 (6.19%) Windows XP
4 4 (4.12%) UNIX
5 3 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.09%) Android
5 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.09%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (24.74%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (20.62%) ITIL
4 15 (15.46%) ETL
5 12 (12.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (10.31%) Project Management
7 9 (9.28%) Regression Testing
7 9 (9.28%) SOA
8 8 (8.25%) PRINCE2
8 8 (8.25%) RUP
8 8 (8.25%) Scrum
8 8 (8.25%) Software Engineering
8 8 (8.25%) Unit Testing
9 7 (7.22%) Performance Testing
9 7 (7.22%) Test Strategy
10 6 (6.19%) DevOps
10 6 (6.19%) SDLC
11 5 (5.15%) Server Building
11 5 (5.15%) Usability Testing
11 5 (5.15%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 42 (43.30%) SQL
2 12 (12.37%) T-SQL
3 7 (7.22%) C#
4 5 (5.15%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.06%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 2 (2.06%) Java
5 2 (2.06%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.06%) VB
6 1 (1.03%) VBA
6 1 (1.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (4.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (3.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (2.06%) Degree
3 2 (2.06%) ISEB
3 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.03%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.03%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.22%) QA
2 3 (3.09%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (16.49%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.15%) VMware Server
4 3 (3.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (2.06%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (6.19%) SCCM
2 3 (3.09%) TeamSite
2 3 (3.09%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.06%) SCOM
3 2 (2.06%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.06%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 29 (29.90%) VMware
2 12 (12.37%) Oracle
2 12 (12.37%) Cisco
2 12 (12.37%) HP
3 11 (11.34%) Adobe
4 6 (6.19%) Citrix
4 6 (6.19%) LANDesk
5 5 (5.15%) SonicWALL
6 4 (4.12%) Remedy
7 3 (3.09%) Juniper
7 3 (3.09%) TIBCO
7 3 (3.09%) Perforce
7 3 (3.09%) Infor
8 2 (2.06%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.03%) Compaq
9 1 (1.03%) IBM
9 1 (1.03%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.03%) Altiris
9 1 (1.03%) BMC
9 1 (1.03%) Wyse
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