The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Bristol region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 17 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 58 59 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 7.28% 10.81% 11.54%
As % of the Vendors category 17.31% 28.50% 31.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 55
Average daily rate
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£320 £345 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +25.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £280 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £470 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 20
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.35 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.78% -50.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.30 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £29.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £15.37
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -7.28%
Vendors Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
335 207 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 42.03% 37.91% 36.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 122 168
Average daily rate £371 £338 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £226 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 37
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £15.60 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £44.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
Microsoft
South West

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 30 July 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
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 30 July 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 57 (37.01%) MS Excel
2 46 (29.87%) Windows
3 44 (28.57%) MS Office
4 35 (22.73%) SQL
5 31 (20.13%) .NET
6 29 (18.83%) C#
6 29 (18.83%) SharePoint
7 28 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 26 (16.88%) Active Directory
9 25 (16.23%) SAP
10 23 (14.94%) Windows 7
11 22 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (12.34%) Finance
13 18 (11.69%) MVC
13 18 (11.69%) ERP
14 17 (11.04%) ASP.NET
14 17 (11.04%) Oracle
15 16 (10.39%) Windows XP
16 15 (9.74%) MS Exchange
17 14 (9.09%) ABAP
17 14 (9.09%) SAP BW
18 13 (8.44%) Migration
18 13 (8.44%) Project Management
18 13 (8.44%) JavaScript
18 13 (8.44%) FMCG
19 12 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
19 12 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2010
20 11 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
20 11 (7.14%) MS Project
20 11 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 29 (18.83%) SharePoint
2 15 (9.74%) MS Exchange
3 12 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (3.90%) Lync
6 5 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.60%) IIS
7 4 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.95%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.65%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.65%) SAS
10 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.65%) Umbraco
Applications
1 57 (37.01%) MS Excel
2 44 (28.57%) MS Office
3 11 (7.14%) MS Project
4 3 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (3.25%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.65%) Office 365
2 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.19%) WAN
1 8 (5.19%) Internet
2 6 (3.90%) Wireless
3 5 (3.25%) DNS
3 5 (3.25%) LAN
3 5 (3.25%) VoIP
4 4 (2.60%) DHCP
4 4 (2.60%) IP Telephony
5 3 (1.95%) Firewall
5 3 (1.95%) SAN
5 3 (1.95%) VPN
6 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.65%) Intranet
6 1 (0.65%) HTTP
6 1 (0.65%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.65%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.65%) NAS
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.09%) SAP BW
3 8 (5.19%) SAP BI
4 7 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.25%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.30%) OLAP
9 2 (1.30%) OLTP
9 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.65%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.65%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.30%) JIRA
General
1 19 (12.34%) Finance
2 7 (4.55%) Banking
3 6 (3.90%) Marketing
3 6 (3.90%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.25%) Electronics
4 5 (3.25%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.60%) Advertising
6 2 (1.30%) Billing
6 2 (1.30%) Publishing
6 2 (1.30%) Automotive
6 2 (1.30%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (23.38%) Developer
2 29 (18.83%) Analyst
3 21 (13.64%) Consultant
4 14 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
5 12 (7.79%) .NET Developer
6 10 (6.49%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (6.49%) C# Developer
7 8 (5.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (5.19%) SAP BI Consultant
7 8 (5.19%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 7 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
8 7 (4.55%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.90%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (3.90%) Administrator
10 5 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.25%) Test Manager
10 5 (3.25%) Project Planner
11 4 (2.60%) Web Developer
11 4 (2.60%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (20.13%) .NET
2 17 (11.04%) ASP.NET
3 10 (6.49%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (5.84%) jQuery
5 8 (5.19%) HTML
5 8 (5.19%) CSS
6 7 (4.55%) Web Services
6 7 (4.55%) JSON
7 5 (3.25%) SAP CO-PA
8 4 (2.60%) WCF
8 4 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (1.30%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.30%) HTML5
9 2 (1.30%) CSS3
9 2 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.65%) SAP XI
10 1 (0.65%) Ajax
10 1 (0.65%) WAP
10 1 (0.65%) COM
10 1 (0.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.44%) FMCG
2 8 (5.19%) Blackberry
3 6 (3.90%) iPhone
4 5 (3.25%) DTV
4 5 (3.25%) iPad
5 3 (1.95%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.95%) Statistics
6 2 (1.30%) Clustering
7 1 (0.65%) Replication
7 1 (0.65%) GIS
7 1 (0.65%) PDA
7 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.65%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.65%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 46 (29.87%) Windows
2 23 (14.94%) Windows 7
3 16 (10.39%) Windows XP
4 12 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.30%) Android
8 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.65%) Solaris
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (11.69%) MVC
2 18 (11.69%) ERP
3 13 (8.44%) Migration
3 13 (8.44%) Project Management
4 11 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (6.49%) ITIL
5 10 (6.49%) PRINCE2
5 10 (6.49%) Business Analysis
6 9 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (5.19%) Test Scripting
7 8 (5.19%) Change Control
8 6 (3.90%) Change Management
9 5 (3.25%) Validation
9 5 (3.25%) Programme Management
9 5 (3.25%) Strategic Planning
9 5 (3.25%) Critical Path Analysis
9 5 (3.25%) Data Analysis
9 5 (3.25%) CRM
9 5 (3.25%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 35 (22.73%) SQL
2 29 (18.83%) C#
3 14 (9.09%) ABAP
4 13 (8.44%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.84%) VBA
6 8 (5.19%) T-SQL
6 8 (5.19%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.95%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.30%) C
9 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.19%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.95%) ISEB
6 2 (1.30%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.30%) MCP
6 2 (1.30%) MCSE
6 2 (1.30%) MCSA
6 2 (1.30%) MCITP
7 1 (0.65%) CEH
7 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.65%) CISSP
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.65%) CCNA
7 1 (0.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.90%) SLA
2 3 (1.95%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.30%) QA
3 2 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.65%) Basel II
4 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
System Software
1 26 (16.88%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.25%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.95%) XenApp
5 2 (1.30%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.65%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.65%) XenServer
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (3.90%) SCCM
2 3 (1.95%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.30%) SCOM
4 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.65%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (16.23%) SAP
2 17 (11.04%) Oracle
3 8 (5.19%) VMware
4 6 (3.90%) HP
4 6 (3.90%) Cisco
4 6 (3.90%) Citrix
5 5 (3.25%) Apple
5 5 (3.25%) Avaya
5 5 (3.25%) Dell
5 5 (3.25%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.95%) Juniper
6 3 (1.95%) Symantec
7 2 (1.30%) LogLogic
7 2 (1.30%) RightFax
7 2 (1.30%) Meru Networks
7 2 (1.30%) EMC
7 2 (1.30%) IBM
7 2 (1.30%) Remedy
7 2 (1.30%) McAfee
7 2 (1.30%) Capita
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