The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 9 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 128 70 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.06% 11.40% 17.74%
As % of the Vendors category 30.84% 33.02% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 41 77
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£373 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £165 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £390 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 20
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -49.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £19.95 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -15.62%
Microsoft
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Vendors Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
415 212 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 42.35% 34.53% 39.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 133 190
Average daily rate £388 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £165 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 19 30
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -42.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.85 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Bristol region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 71 (37.37%) MS Excel
2 62 (32.63%) Windows
3 55 (28.95%) MS Office
4 50 (26.32%) SQL
5 45 (23.68%) Active Directory
6 41 (21.58%) .NET
7 34 (17.89%) Finance
8 30 (15.79%) SQL Server
9 29 (15.26%) Analytical Skills
10 27 (14.21%) Windows 7
11 26 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (13.16%) SharePoint
13 23 (12.11%) Security Cleared
14 21 (11.05%) MS Exchange
15 19 (10.00%) Windows XP
15 19 (10.00%) JavaScript
15 19 (10.00%) Lync
16 18 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
16 18 (9.47%) Dynamics AX
16 18 (9.47%) Disaster Recovery
17 17 (8.95%) MVC
17 17 (8.95%) C#
17 17 (8.95%) Hyper-V
18 16 (8.42%) Dynamics CRM
18 16 (8.42%) CSS
18 16 (8.42%) CRM
18 16 (8.42%) Clustering
19 15 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
19 15 (7.89%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 21 (11.05%) MS Exchange
3 19 (10.00%) Lync
4 14 (7.37%) SharePoint 2013
5 13 (6.84%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (6.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 11 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (3.16%) SAS
10 4 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.58%) Umbraco
12 2 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (1.05%) CMS
12 2 (1.05%) IIS
13 1 (0.53%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 71 (37.37%) MS Excel
2 55 (28.95%) MS Office
3 7 (3.68%) MS Project
4 5 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.58%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.53%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (9.47%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (8.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.63%) SAP CO
4 4 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (1.05%) Visualfiles
5 2 (1.05%) Agresso
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.53%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.84%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.74%) DNS
2 7 (3.68%) Wireless
3 6 (3.16%) WAN
4 5 (2.63%) LAN
4 5 (2.63%) VoIP
4 5 (2.63%) Internet
5 4 (2.11%) DHCP
6 3 (1.58%) Firewall
7 2 (1.05%) SAN
7 2 (1.05%) Intranet
8 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.53%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.21%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.16%) SAP BW
5 6 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.63%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.58%) OLAP
7 3 (1.58%) MS Access
7 3 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.05%) PowerCenter
8 2 (1.05%) OLTP
8 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.05%) ZAP BI
9 1 (0.53%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.53%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (2.63%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.58%) Cucumber
2 3 (1.58%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.05%) FitNesse
3 2 (1.05%) JIRA
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.53%) Selenium
4 1 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.53%) SpecFlow
General
1 34 (17.89%) Finance
2 8 (4.21%) Banking
3 7 (3.68%) Marketing
4 6 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.16%) Legal
5 4 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.11%) Electronics
6 3 (1.58%) Law
7 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.05%) Military
8 1 (0.53%) Retail
8 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.53%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 51 (26.84%) Analyst
2 30 (15.79%) Developer
3 18 (9.47%) Architect
4 15 (7.89%) Consultant
5 13 (6.84%) Support Engineer
6 12 (6.32%) Business Analyst
7 11 (5.79%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (4.21%) Support Analyst
9 7 (3.68%) Tester
9 7 (3.68%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.16%) C# Developer
10 6 (3.16%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (3.16%) Administrator
10 6 (3.16%) Technical Architect
10 6 (3.16%) Service Analyst
10 6 (3.16%) SAP Consultant
10 6 (3.16%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (2.63%) Service Desk Engineer
11 5 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (2.63%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (21.58%) .NET
2 16 (8.42%) CSS
3 14 (7.37%) ASP.NET
4 12 (6.32%) HTML
4 12 (6.32%) jQuery
5 10 (5.26%) Application Packaging
6 8 (4.21%) .NET Framework
7 7 (3.68%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (2.63%) SAP CO-PA
9 3 (1.58%) RESTful
9 3 (1.58%) JSON
9 3 (1.58%) Web Services
9 3 (1.58%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (1.05%) XML
10 2 (1.05%) OLE DB
11 1 (0.53%) WAP
11 1 (0.53%) Middleware
11 1 (0.53%) MDX
11 1 (0.53%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.26%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.42%) Clustering
3 14 (7.37%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.16%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.63%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.63%) Data Integration
5 5 (2.63%) FMCG
5 5 (2.63%) iPhone
6 4 (2.11%) iPad
6 4 (2.11%) DTV
6 4 (2.11%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.58%) User Experience
7 3 (1.58%) E-Learning
8 2 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.53%) Open Source
9 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.53%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.53%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 62 (32.63%) Windows
2 27 (14.21%) Windows 7
3 19 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 18 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.68%) Linux
6 7 (3.68%) Windows 8
7 6 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.63%) Android
9 3 (1.58%) UNIX
10 2 (1.05%) Solaris
11 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (9.47%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (8.95%) MVC
5 16 (8.42%) CRM
6 15 (7.89%) Project Management
7 14 (7.37%) Data Management
8 13 (6.84%) Migration
8 13 (6.84%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 11 (5.79%) Statistical Analysis
10 10 (5.26%) Business Analysis
10 10 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (5.26%) Programme Management
11 9 (4.74%) ETL
11 9 (4.74%) PRINCE2
12 8 (4.21%) Scrum
13 7 (3.68%) Data Analysis
14 6 (3.16%) Software Testing
14 6 (3.16%) Test Scripting
14 6 (3.16%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 50 (26.32%) SQL
2 19 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 17 (8.95%) C#
4 8 (4.21%) PL/SQL
5 7 (3.68%) T-SQL
5 7 (3.68%) VBA
6 5 (2.63%) ABAP
6 5 (2.63%) C
7 4 (2.11%) Java
8 3 (1.58%) PHP
9 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (12.11%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.21%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.68%) Degree
3 7 (3.68%) ISEB
4 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.05%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.05%) CCAB
5 2 (1.05%) MCP
5 2 (1.05%) MCSE
5 2 (1.05%) MCITP
5 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.05%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.53%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.21%) SLA
2 4 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.11%) QA
3 3 (1.58%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.05%) HL7
5 1 (0.53%) Basel II
5 1 (0.53%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 45 (23.68%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.95%) Hyper-V
3 10 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.11%) XenApp
5 3 (1.58%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (2.63%) SCCM
2 2 (1.05%) SCOM
2 2 (1.05%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.05%) WSUS
3 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (5.79%) SAP
1 11 (5.79%) VMware
2 10 (5.26%) Business Objects
3 9 (4.74%) Oracle
4 7 (3.68%) HP
4 7 (3.68%) Apple
5 6 (3.16%) Open Text
5 6 (3.16%) Intel
6 5 (2.63%) Citrix
6 5 (2.63%) RightFax
7 4 (2.11%) IronPort
7 4 (2.11%) Cisco
8 3 (1.58%) Dell
8 3 (1.58%) Juniper
8 3 (1.58%) Teradata
9 2 (1.05%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.05%) Symantec
9 2 (1.05%) Tableau
9 2 (1.05%) Meru Networks
9 2 (1.05%) CA
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