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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 21 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 17.58% 14.00% 17.84%
As % of the Vendors category 37.21% 36.84% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 25
Median daily rate £225 £390 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.30% +30.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £311 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £540 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.06 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.45 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.42% +10.00%  

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 57 88
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bradford 47.25% 38.00% 41.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 32 47
Median daily rate £313 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.47% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £309 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £505 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £23.00 £14.88 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.62% +19.04%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 18 (56.25%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) ITIL
3 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
4 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
5 7 (21.88%) MS Visio
5 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (21.88%) SQL
6 6 (18.75%) .NET
7 5 (15.63%) Linux
7 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (15.63%) SAP
7 5 (15.63%) LAN
7 5 (15.63%) WAN
7 5 (15.63%) SAN
7 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
7 5 (15.63%) Business Process Modelling
7 5 (15.63%) SAP Implementation
7 5 (15.63%) DevOps
8 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (12.50%) REST
8 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (12.50%) Firewall
8 4 (12.50%) Finance
8 4 (12.50%) VMware
8 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
8 4 (12.50%) Citrix
8 4 (12.50%) SOAP

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 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.38%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (21.88%) MS Visio
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.38%) Office 365
3 1 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) LAN
1 5 (15.63%) SAN
1 5 (15.63%) WAN
2 4 (12.50%) Firewall
3 3 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (6.25%) DHCP
4 2 (6.25%) DNS
4 2 (6.25%) Extranet
4 2 (6.25%) FTP
4 2 (6.25%) HTTP
4 2 (6.25%) HTTPS
4 2 (6.25%) Intranet
4 2 (6.25%) iSCSI
4 2 (6.25%) SMTP
4 2 (6.25%) SSL
4 2 (6.25%) Telnet
4 2 (6.25%) VPN
4 2 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.25%) OLAP
3 2 (6.25%) OLTP
3 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.13%) MS Access
4 1 (3.13%) Power BI
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.13%) ReSharper
2 1 (3.13%) Subversion
2 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.13%) YouTrack
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) Architect
3 4 (12.50%) Business Process Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Implementation Specialist
4 3 (9.38%) .NET Developer
4 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) IT Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Project Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) REST
2 4 (12.50%) SOAP
3 3 (9.38%) CSS
3 3 (9.38%) WCF
4 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (6.25%) HTML
4 2 (6.25%) WF
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 2 (6.25%) WPF
4 2 (6.25%) XML
5 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.13%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
1 3 (9.38%) Driving Licence
2 2 (6.25%) CMDB
3 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.13%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) NHS
3 1 (3.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
2 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (15.63%) Linux
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Phone
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Business Process Modelling
2 5 (15.63%) DevOps
2 5 (15.63%) SAP Implementation
3 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
4 3 (9.38%) MVC
4 3 (9.38%) Project Management
4 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.25%) B2B
5 2 (6.25%) B2C
5 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.25%) Business Transformation
5 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (6.25%) CRM
5 2 (6.25%) Data Entry
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) C#
3 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.13%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) MCSE
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.13%) GDPR
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.38%) XenDesktop
4 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.25%) WSUS
2 1 (3.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) SAP
2 4 (12.50%) Citrix
2 4 (12.50%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) EMC
3 3 (9.38%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) Dell
4 2 (6.25%) EqualLogic
4 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
4 2 (6.25%) SonicWALL
4 2 (6.25%) Veeam
5 1 (3.13%) Altiris
5 1 (3.13%) DevExpress
5 1 (3.13%) IBM
5 1 (3.13%) Lotus
5 1 (3.13%) NetMotion Wireless