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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 89 87 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.34% 11.13% 10.37%
As % of the Vendors category 28.08% 33.33% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 53 26
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£325 £375 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +28.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £250 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £429 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 10
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -15.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £27.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
317 261 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 36.82% 33.38% 39.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 173 125
Average daily rate £375 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 14
Average hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £29.73 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 28 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 (31.84%) Windows
2 70 (31.39%) MS Excel
3 67 (30.04%) MS Office
4 59 (26.46%) SQL
5 55 (24.66%) Active Directory
6 54 (24.22%) .NET
7 45 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (18.83%) SQL Server
9 40 (17.94%) Security Cleared
10 36 (16.14%) Windows 7
11 32 (14.35%) Business Intelligence
12 31 (13.90%) Finance
13 27 (12.11%) SharePoint
14 24 (10.76%) CSS
15 23 (10.31%) MS Exchange
15 23 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
16 22 (9.87%) HTML
16 22 (9.87%) MVC
17 21 (9.42%) Disaster Recovery
17 21 (9.42%) ASP.NET
17 21 (9.42%) Oracle
18 20 (8.97%) C#
19 19 (8.52%) Data Warehouse
19 19 (8.52%) CRM
19 19 (8.52%) Management Information System
19 19 (8.52%) SC Cleared
20 18 (8.07%) Clustering
20 18 (8.07%) Windows XP
20 18 (8.07%) Java
20 18 (8.07%) JavaScript

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 27 (12.11%) SharePoint
2 23 (10.31%) MS Exchange
3 14 (6.28%) Lync
4 13 (5.83%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (5.83%) SharePoint 2013
4 13 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (5.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (3.14%) IIS
6 7 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.24%) SAS
8 5 (2.24%) Apache
9 4 (1.79%) Umbraco
10 3 (1.35%) CMS
10 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.35%) LiveCycle
11 2 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.45%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 70 (31.39%) MS Excel
2 67 (30.04%) MS Office
3 10 (4.48%) MS Project
4 5 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.45%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 17 (7.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (6.73%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.90%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.90%) Agresso
4 1 (0.45%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.45%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.45%) Tridion
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.45%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.83%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.48%) DNS
2 8 (3.59%) VPN
2 8 (3.59%) WAN
3 7 (3.14%) Firewall
3 7 (3.14%) LAN
4 6 (2.69%) DHCP
5 5 (2.24%) IPsec
6 4 (1.79%) Wireless
7 3 (1.35%) Intranet
7 3 (1.35%) Internet
7 3 (1.35%) VoIP
8 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.45%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.45%) MPLS
8 1 (0.45%) OSPF
8 1 (0.45%) BGP
8 1 (0.45%) IPv6
8 1 (0.45%) SAN
8 1 (0.45%) LDAP
8 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (18.83%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.52%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (7.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (7.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (7.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (7.17%) MS Access
5 11 (4.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (4.48%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (4.48%) MySQL
7 8 (3.59%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.69%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.69%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (2.24%) OLAP
9 5 (2.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (2.24%) OLAP Cube
10 4 (1.79%) Oracle OLAP
10 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.90%) ZAP BI
11 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.90%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 16 (7.17%) Visual Studio
2 12 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.24%) JIRA
4 4 (1.79%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (1.35%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.90%) Selenium
6 2 (0.90%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.45%) NUnit
7 1 (0.45%) Subversion
7 1 (0.45%) Log4Net
7 1 (0.45%) ERwin
7 1 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.45%) Hudson
7 1 (0.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 31 (13.90%) Finance
2 7 (3.14%) Legal
3 5 (2.24%) Marketing
4 3 (1.35%) Banking
4 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.35%) Law
4 3 (1.35%) Advertising
5 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.90%) Electronics
5 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.90%) Military
6 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 67 (30.04%) Analyst
2 37 (16.59%) Developer
3 25 (11.21%) Architect
4 14 (6.28%) Consultant
4 14 (6.28%) Support Engineer
5 13 (5.83%) Business Analyst
5 13 (5.83%) Infrastructure Architect
6 12 (5.38%) Service Desk Analyst
6 12 (5.38%) Service Analyst
7 11 (4.93%) Analyst Programmer
7 11 (4.93%) Programmer
7 11 (4.93%) .NET Developer
8 9 (4.04%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.59%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (3.59%) Tester
9 8 (3.59%) C# Developer
9 8 (3.59%) Project Planner
10 7 (3.14%) Test Analyst
10 7 (3.14%) Technical Architect
10 7 (3.14%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (24.22%) .NET
2 24 (10.76%) CSS
3 22 (9.87%) HTML
4 21 (9.42%) ASP.NET
5 14 (6.28%) jQuery
6 12 (5.38%) Application Packaging
7 11 (4.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (3.59%) .NET Framework
9 7 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 5 (2.24%) WCF
11 4 (1.79%) XML
12 3 (1.35%) HTML5
12 3 (1.35%) RESTful
12 3 (1.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 2 (0.90%) AngularJS
13 2 (0.90%) WPF
13 2 (0.90%) MDX
13 2 (0.90%) Web Services
13 2 (0.90%) OLE DB
14 1 (0.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.52%) Management Information System
3 18 (8.07%) Clustering
4 9 (4.04%) Open Source
5 8 (3.59%) N-Tier
6 6 (2.69%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.24%) Data Integration
7 5 (2.24%) User Experience
8 4 (1.79%) Reference Data
9 3 (1.35%) E-Learning
9 3 (1.35%) iPad
9 3 (1.35%) iPhone
10 2 (0.90%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.90%) DTV
11 1 (0.45%) GIS
11 1 (0.45%) NHS
11 1 (0.45%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.45%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 71 (31.84%) Windows
2 36 (16.14%) Windows 7
3 18 (8.07%) Windows XP
4 12 (5.38%) Linux
5 10 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (3.14%) UNIX
7 7 (3.14%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.35%) Android
10 1 (0.45%) Debian
10 1 (0.45%) Solaris
10 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.45%) CentOS
10 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (14.35%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (9.87%) MVC
4 21 (9.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (8.52%) CRM
6 17 (7.62%) Migration
7 16 (7.17%) Scrum
7 16 (7.17%) Data Management
8 15 (6.73%) Project Management
9 13 (5.83%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 12 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (5.38%) ETL
11 11 (4.93%) PRINCE2
11 11 (4.93%) Statistical Analysis
12 9 (4.04%) Software Testing
12 9 (4.04%) Data Analysis
12 9 (4.04%) Test Scripting
12 9 (4.04%) Data Migration
13 8 (3.59%) Data Modelling
13 8 (3.59%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (26.46%) SQL
2 20 (8.97%) C#
3 18 (8.07%) Java
3 18 (8.07%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.04%) VB.NET
4 9 (4.04%) PL/SQL
5 8 (3.59%) VB
5 8 (3.59%) VBA
6 7 (3.14%) VB6
6 7 (3.14%) PHP
7 5 (2.24%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.79%) C
9 2 (0.90%) Ruby
9 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.90%) VBScript
10 1 (0.45%) XAML
10 1 (0.45%) ABAP
10 1 (0.45%) Perl
10 1 (0.45%) Python
10 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 40 (17.94%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.52%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.59%) Degree
3 8 (3.59%) ISEB
4 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.79%) MCITP
5 4 (1.79%) MCP
5 4 (1.79%) MCDBA
6 2 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.90%) MCTS
6 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.90%) MCSE
6 2 (0.90%) CCNA
6 2 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.90%) CCAB
7 1 (0.45%) ECDL
7 1 (0.45%) CCNP
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.14%) SLA
1 7 (3.14%) QA
2 3 (1.35%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.90%) HL7
3 2 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.45%) Solvency II
System Software
1 55 (24.66%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.62%) Hyper-V
3 15 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.59%) XenApp
5 5 (2.24%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.79%) vSphere
7 3 (1.35%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.45%) Samba
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.45%) XenServer
8 1 (0.45%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 4 (1.79%) WSUS
2 2 (0.90%) SCCM
2 2 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.45%) ARCserve
3 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.45%) Puppet
3 1 (0.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (9.42%) Oracle
2 15 (6.73%) VMware
3 14 (6.28%) Citrix
4 6 (2.69%) Business Objects
4 6 (2.69%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.69%) Open Text
5 5 (2.24%) Intel
6 4 (1.79%) Red Gate
6 4 (1.79%) SAP
6 4 (1.79%) Adobe
6 4 (1.79%) Wyse
6 4 (1.79%) Teradata
7 3 (1.35%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.35%) HP
7 3 (1.35%) Apple
7 3 (1.35%) Avaya
7 3 (1.35%) Informatica
7 3 (1.35%) IronPort
7 3 (1.35%) Tableau
7 3 (1.35%) RightFax
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