The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
West Yorkshire / Bradford
Rank 20 - 34
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 2.83% - 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.75% - 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £308
% change year-on-year -8.57% +13.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +40.74%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bradford
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16 19 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bradford 15.09% 12.75% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 18
Median daily rate £450 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £596 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £34.24 £35.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +169.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Bradford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bradford citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Bradford

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Bradford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Bradford

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Bradford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Bradford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 4 (80.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (80.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (80.00%) DevOps
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (60.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (60.00%) Telnet
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) IIS
3 3 (60.00%) SMTP
3 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) FTP
3 3 (60.00%) HTTP
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) HTTPS

Microsoft Certification
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 (60.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) FTP
1 3 (60.00%) HTTP
1 3 (60.00%) HTTPS
1 3 (60.00%) SMTP
1 3 (60.00%) SSL
1 3 (60.00%) Telnet
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (20.00%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Implementation Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 4 (80.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (80.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (80.00%) Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) AWS Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Splunk