The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
West Yorkshire / Bradford
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 21 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 14.02% 14.29% 21.90%
As % of the Vendors category 34.88% 30.00% 48.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 30
Median daily rate £375 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £125 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £364 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 9
Median hourly rate £12.50 £8.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.05% -34.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Bradford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 43 70 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bradford 40.19% 47.62% 45.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 50 55
Median daily rate £375 £401 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.36% +21.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £275 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £578 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 15
Median hourly rate £12.50 £8.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.05% -49.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Bradford

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Bradford

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Bradford

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Bradford over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Bradford

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Bradford

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 10 (40.00%) ITIL
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (36.00%) Windows
3 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (20.00%) DevOps
5 5 (20.00%) SQL
5 5 (20.00%) MS Office
5 5 (20.00%) Linux
5 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (20.00%) Finance
6 4 (16.00%) Load Balancing
6 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (16.00%) Project Management
6 4 (16.00%) MCSE
7 3 (12.00%) CRM
7 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (12.00%) IIS
7 3 (12.00%) MS Project
7 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (12.00%) SMTP
7 3 (12.00%) DHCP
7 3 (12.00%) FTP
7 3 (12.00%) HTTP
7 3 (12.00%) HTTPS
7 3 (12.00%) SSL
7 3 (12.00%) DNS

Microsoft
Co-occurring 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 (12.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.00%) MS Office
3 3 (12.00%) MS Project
4 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) Office 365
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.00%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) DHCP
1 3 (12.00%) DNS
1 3 (12.00%) Firewall
1 3 (12.00%) FTP
1 3 (12.00%) HTTP
1 3 (12.00%) HTTPS
1 3 (12.00%) SMTP
1 3 (12.00%) SSL
1 3 (12.00%) Telnet
2 2 (8.00%) LAN
2 2 (8.00%) SAN
2 2 (8.00%) WAN
2 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) Power BI
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.00%) ReSharper
3 1 (4.00%) Subversion
3 1 (4.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (4.00%) YouTrack
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Analyst
1 5 (20.00%) Implementation Specialist
2 3 (12.00%) Developer
2 3 (12.00%) Project Planner
2 3 (12.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Asset Management Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Configuration Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) IT Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) PMO Planner
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (4.00%) Identity Management Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Software Development Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) WCF
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) CMDB
3 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (20.00%) Linux
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Phone
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.00%) Android
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) DevOps
2 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (16.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (16.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (12.00%) CRM
4 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (8.00%) Business Transformation
5 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Data Entry
5 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (8.00%) Service Management
5 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) MCSE
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) AWS Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) PMO
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (4.00%) Puppet
2 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (12.00%) VMware
2 2 (8.00%) Citrix
2 2 (8.00%) EMC
2 2 (8.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) IBM
2 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) DevExpress
3 1 (4.00%) MuleSoft
3 1 (4.00%) Splunk