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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 9 12
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 35 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 16.83% 10.65% 9.95%
As % of the Vendors category 35.35% 20.93% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +37.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £234 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £405 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £8.50 £9.02 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -30.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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
99 86 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 47.60% 50.89% 47.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 38 50
Average daily rate £340 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £216 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £9.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.83% -30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 29 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 29 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 58 (61.05%) SQL
2 54 (56.84%) SQL Server
3 29 (30.53%) MS Excel
4 28 (29.47%) VMware
5 25 (26.32%) Windows
5 25 (26.32%) .NET
6 24 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (25.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (24.21%) Finance
8 21 (22.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (18.95%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (17.89%) Active Directory
12 16 (16.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (16.84%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (14.74%) ITIL
15 12 (12.63%) T-SQL
15 12 (12.63%) Unit Testing
16 11 (11.58%) VMware Server
16 11 (11.58%) MS Office
17 10 (10.53%) C#
17 10 (10.53%) SOA
17 10 (10.53%) ETL
18 9 (9.47%) Cisco
18 9 (9.47%) IIS
18 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2003
18 9 (9.47%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 9 (9.47%) IIS
2 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.16%) SAS
4 2 (2.11%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.05%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.05%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 29 (30.53%) MS Excel
2 11 (11.58%) MS Office
3 6 (6.32%) MS Project
3 6 (6.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (5.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.26%) Office 365
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.21%) TCP/IP
1 4 (4.21%) SAN
1 4 (4.21%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (3.16%) SSL
2 3 (3.16%) Wireless
2 3 (3.16%) VPN
2 3 (3.16%) Broadband
3 1 (1.05%) LAN
3 1 (1.05%) WAN
3 1 (1.05%) DHCP
3 1 (1.05%) DNS
3 1 (1.05%) Intranet
3 1 (1.05%) Extranet
3 1 (1.05%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (56.84%) SQL Server
2 24 (25.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (18.95%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (16.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (16.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (7.37%) OLAP
7 6 (6.32%) OLAP Cube
8 4 (4.21%) MS Access
9 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.05%) OLTP
10 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (22.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (8.42%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.21%) JMeter
4 3 (3.16%) Toad
5 2 (2.11%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.05%) InstallShield
General
1 23 (24.21%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Retail
3 1 (1.05%) Marketing
3 1 (1.05%) Back Office
3 1 (1.05%) Advertising
3 1 (1.05%) Publishing
3 1 (1.05%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (29.47%) Analyst
2 24 (25.26%) Developer
3 14 (14.74%) Test Analyst
3 14 (14.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (14.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 6 (6.32%) SQL Developer
4 6 (6.32%) Administrator
4 6 (6.32%) Business Developer
5 5 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 5 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Test Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) MI Developer
6 4 (4.21%) CRM Developer
6 4 (4.21%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 4 (4.21%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (4.21%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (26.32%) .NET
2 7 (7.37%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.21%) MDX
3 4 (4.21%) Web Services
4 3 (3.16%) XML
5 2 (2.11%) WCF
5 2 (2.11%) CSS
6 1 (1.05%) SOAP
6 1 (1.05%) WF
6 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.05%) HTML5
6 1 (1.05%) REST
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.05%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.26%) Clustering
3 4 (4.21%) Visualisation
3 4 (4.21%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.05%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.05%) FMCG
5 1 (1.05%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.32%) Windows
2 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (7.37%) Linux
4 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.21%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.16%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.16%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.16%) Android
7 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (14.74%) ITIL
4 12 (12.63%) Unit Testing
5 10 (10.53%) SOA
5 10 (10.53%) ETL
6 9 (9.47%) Project Management
6 9 (9.47%) Regression Testing
6 9 (9.47%) DevOps
7 8 (8.42%) RUP
7 8 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (8.42%) Scrum
7 8 (8.42%) Software Engineering
7 8 (8.42%) SDLC
8 7 (7.37%) Performance Testing
8 7 (7.37%) Migration
9 6 (6.32%) Test Strategy
9 6 (6.32%) CRM
9 6 (6.32%) E-Commerce
9 6 (6.32%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 58 (61.05%) SQL
2 12 (12.63%) T-SQL
3 10 (10.53%) C#
4 7 (7.37%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.26%) VB
6 4 (4.21%) VBA
7 2 (2.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (3.16%) Degree
2 2 (2.11%) ISEB
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.05%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) SLA
2 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (17.89%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.58%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (5.26%) SCCM
2 4 (4.21%) SCOM
3 2 (2.11%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.11%) SCDPM
3 2 (2.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 28 (29.47%) VMware
2 9 (9.47%) Cisco
3 7 (7.37%) Oracle
4 5 (5.26%) Remedy
4 5 (5.26%) LANDesk
4 5 (5.26%) SonicWALL
5 4 (4.21%) Adobe
5 4 (4.21%) Citrix
6 3 (3.16%) Juniper
7 2 (2.11%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (2.11%) SAP
8 1 (1.05%) IBM
8 1 (1.05%) BMC
8 1 (1.05%) HP
8 1 (1.05%) Compaq
8 1 (1.05%) Wyse
8 1 (1.05%) Altiris
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