Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 27 50 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 13.50% 16.61% 23.03%
As % of the Vendors category 38.57% 34.72% 43.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 61
Bradford median daily rate £340 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £203 £285 £263
90th Percentile £375 £438 £425
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £358 £342
% change year-on-year -2.10% +4.53% +6.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 15
Bradford median hourly rate £17.50 £10.00 £15.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -34.87% +70.33%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £13.75 £13.60
% change year-on-year -9.09% +1.14% +29.48%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Bradford.

All Vendors
Bradford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 70 144 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 35.00% 47.84% 53.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 75 125
Bradford median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +4.87%
10th Percentile £203 £296 £269
90th Percentile £568 £515 £475
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 30
Bradford median hourly rate £17.50 £10.00 £15.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -34.87% +70.33%
10th Percentile £10.98 £9.50 £8.50
90th Percentile £25.80 £17.30 £25.38
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +1.43% -3.45% +30.34%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Bradford

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bradford.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 23 November 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 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) .NET
3 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
3 7 (25.93%) C#
4 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (18.52%) MS Visio
5 5 (18.52%) SAP
5 5 (18.52%) SAP Implementation
5 5 (18.52%) Business Process Modelling
6 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
6 4 (14.81%) SQL
6 4 (14.81%) OLAP
7 3 (11.11%) HTML
7 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
7 3 (11.11%) CSS
7 3 (11.11%) SOAP
7 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
7 3 (11.11%) SOA
7 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (11.11%) OLTP
7 3 (11.11%) Firewall
7 3 (11.11%) MVC
7 3 (11.11%) Migration
7 3 (11.11%) Business Continuity
7 3 (11.11%) WCF
7 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (11.11%) Driving Licence

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 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (18.52%) MS Visio
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) Extranet
2 2 (7.41%) Intranet
2 2 (7.41%) iSCSI
2 2 (7.41%) LAN
2 2 (7.41%) SAN
2 2 (7.41%) WAN
2 2 (7.41%) Wireless
3 1 (3.70%) DNS
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) OLAP
3 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (11.11%) OLTP
4 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (3.70%) MS Access
5 1 (3.70%) Power BI
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.41%) ReSharper
1 2 (7.41%) Subversion
1 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (7.41%) TeamCity
1 2 (7.41%) YouTrack
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Architect
2 5 (18.52%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Administrator
3 4 (14.81%) Business Process Administrator
3 4 (14.81%) C# Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Integration Architect
5 2 (7.41%) IT Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 3 (11.11%) CSS
2 3 (11.11%) HTML
2 3 (11.11%) REST
2 3 (11.11%) SOAP
2 3 (11.11%) WCF
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (7.41%) J2EE
3 2 (7.41%) Java EE
3 2 (7.41%) WinForms
3 2 (7.41%) WPF
4 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.70%) jQuery
4 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.70%) Web Services
4 1 (3.70%) WF
4 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 2 (7.41%) NHS
2 2 (7.41%) PMI
3 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Business Process Modelling
1 5 (18.52%) SAP Implementation
2 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) MVC
3 3 (11.11%) SOA
4 2 (7.41%) B2B
4 2 (7.41%) B2C
4 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.41%) Coaching
4 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.41%) Microservices
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) C#
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) Java
5 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
1 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
1 2 (7.41%) PMP
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) GDPR
1 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) WSUS
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) SAP
2 2 (7.41%) Dell
2 2 (7.41%) DevExpress
2 2 (7.41%) EqualLogic
2 2 (7.41%) Fujitsu
2 2 (7.41%) HP
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) SonicWALL
2 2 (7.41%) Veeam
3 1 (3.70%) Altiris
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix
3 1 (3.70%) IBM
3 1 (3.70%) LANDesk
3 1 (3.70%) Lotus
3 1 (3.70%) NetMotion Wireless
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.70%) Twitter