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 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 34 60 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 18.28% 22.64% 14.53%
As % of the Vendors category 37.36% 41.96% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 8
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £260 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £440 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 8
Median hourly rate £10.00 £9.75 £9.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
91 143 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 48.92% 53.96% 48.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 63 31
Median daily rate £380 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £243 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 10
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.36 £9.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +70.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.50 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.50 £11.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.99% +5.82%

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
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 August 2016.

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 August 2016, 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 20 (42.55%) SQL
1 20 (42.55%) SQL Server
2 15 (31.91%) Finance
3 13 (27.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (25.53%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (25.53%) MS Excel
5 10 (21.28%) VMware
6 9 (19.15%) .NET
6 9 (19.15%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (14.89%) Hyper-V
7 7 (14.89%) Relational Database
7 7 (14.89%) Oracle
7 7 (14.89%) ITIL
7 7 (14.89%) Windows
8 6 (12.77%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (12.77%) Sybase
8 6 (12.77%) DB2
8 6 (12.77%) Cisco
8 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
8 6 (12.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (12.77%) Big Data
8 6 (12.77%) Analytics
9 5 (10.64%) Windows Server
9 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (10.64%) Management Information System
9 5 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (10.64%) CCNA
9 5 (10.64%) MySQL
9 5 (10.64%) C#

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 3 (6.38%) IIS
1 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.26%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.13%) eRoom
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (25.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS Office
2 3 (6.38%) MS Project
3 1 (2.13%) InfoPath
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (27.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (19.15%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (8.51%) Office 365
4 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) LAN
1 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
1 4 (8.51%) WAN
2 3 (6.38%) IP Telephony
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (4.26%) Firewall
3 2 (4.26%) NetScaler
3 2 (4.26%) Skype
3 2 (4.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (42.55%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.89%) Relational Database
3 6 (12.77%) Big Data
3 6 (12.77%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (12.77%) DB2
3 6 (12.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (10.64%) MySQL
5 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.13%) MS Access
7 1 (2.13%) Power BI
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) JIRA
1 1 (2.13%) Selenium
1 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (31.91%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Advertising
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Analyst
2 6 (12.77%) Architect
2 6 (12.77%) Consultant
2 6 (12.77%) Database Consultant
3 5 (10.64%) Developer
3 5 (10.64%) SQL Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Information Security Specialist
4 4 (8.51%) Information Specialist
4 4 (8.51%) Security Specialist
4 4 (8.51%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 4 (8.51%) VMware Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) DBA
5 3 (6.38%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.38%) SQL DBA
5 3 (6.38%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (6.38%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) .NET
2 4 (8.51%) WCF
3 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (4.26%) HTML
4 2 (4.26%) HTML5
5 1 (2.13%) ADO
5 1 (2.13%) DAO
5 1 (2.13%) jQuery
5 1 (2.13%) MDX
5 1 (2.13%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.51%) Unix
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.26%) Android
5 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (14.89%) ITIL
3 6 (12.77%) Analytics
4 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.51%) CRM
5 4 (8.51%) Information Security
5 4 (8.51%) ISMS
5 4 (8.51%) Network Management
5 4 (8.51%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (8.51%) Security Management
5 4 (8.51%) Service Continuity Management
5 4 (8.51%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (6.38%) DevOps
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (6.38%) MVC
6 3 (6.38%) Scrum
6 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.38%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (4.26%) Migration
7 2 (4.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (42.55%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) C#
3 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.51%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.26%) PHP
5 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) CCNA
1 5 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.51%) CISM
2 4 (8.51%) CISSP
3 1 (2.13%) CCDP
3 1 (2.13%) CCNP
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB
3 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (8.51%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (14.89%) Hyper-V
3 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.26%) Puppet
2 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) VMware
2 7 (14.89%) Oracle
3 6 (12.77%) Cisco
3 6 (12.77%) Sybase
4 2 (4.26%) Avaya
4 2 (4.26%) Brocade
4 2 (4.26%) Genesys
4 2 (4.26%) Verint
4 2 (4.26%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.13%) Amdocs
5 1 (2.13%) Nintex
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