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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 89 73 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.65% 11.79% 14.57%
As % of the Vendors category 25.43% 37.06% 39.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 45 75
Average daily rate
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£325 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £280 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.75 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -68.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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
350 197 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 37.96% 31.83% 36.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 123 186
Average daily rate £375 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £463 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 28
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 22 September 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 22 September 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 61 (39.87%) MS Excel
2 49 (32.03%) Windows
3 35 (22.88%) SQL
4 34 (22.22%) MS Office
5 30 (19.61%) .NET
6 28 (18.30%) Active Directory
7 26 (16.99%) Finance
8 24 (15.69%) SQL Server
9 23 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (13.07%) Windows 7
11 19 (12.42%) C#
11 19 (12.42%) SharePoint
12 18 (11.76%) MS Exchange
13 17 (11.11%) SAP
13 17 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (10.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (10.46%) Security Cleared
14 16 (10.46%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (10.46%) Project Management
15 15 (9.80%) ASP.NET
16 14 (9.15%) JavaScript
17 13 (8.50%) Windows XP
17 13 (8.50%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (8.50%) MVC
18 11 (7.19%) VMware
18 11 (7.19%) Business Analysis
18 11 (7.19%) MS Project
18 11 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2010
19 10 (6.54%) SC Cleared
19 10 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 19 (12.42%) SharePoint
2 18 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 11 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.23%) Lync
5 7 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.61%) SAS
6 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.96%) IIS
8 2 (1.31%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.65%) CMS
Applications
1 61 (39.87%) MS Excel
2 34 (22.22%) MS Office
3 11 (7.19%) MS Project
4 4 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.65%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.27%) SAP CO
1 5 (3.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.65%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.23%) Internet
2 7 (4.58%) DNS
2 7 (4.58%) WAN
3 6 (3.92%) Wireless
4 5 (3.27%) VoIP
5 4 (2.61%) LAN
5 4 (2.61%) DHCP
6 3 (1.96%) SAN
7 2 (1.31%) Intranet
7 2 (1.31%) Firewall
8 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.65%) VPN
8 1 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.65%) NAS
8 1 (0.65%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.54%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (6.54%) SAP BW
3 7 (4.58%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.61%) SAP BI
5 4 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.31%) OLTP
7 2 (1.31%) OLAP
7 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.65%) MS Access
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.65%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.61%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.96%) Cucumber
2 3 (1.96%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.31%) FitNesse
3 2 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.31%) JIRA
4 1 (0.65%) Selenium
4 1 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
General
1 26 (16.99%) Finance
2 9 (5.88%) Banking
3 6 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.92%) Marketing
4 5 (3.27%) Legal
4 5 (3.27%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.27%) Electronics
5 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.65%) Law
5 1 (0.65%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.65%) Local Government
5 1 (0.65%) Military
Job Titles
1 36 (23.53%) Analyst
2 31 (20.26%) Developer
3 16 (10.46%) Consultant
4 10 (6.54%) Project Planner
4 10 (6.54%) SAP Consultant
5 9 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 9 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 8 (5.23%) Support Analyst
6 8 (5.23%) C# Developer
6 8 (5.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (3.92%) Administrator
8 5 (3.27%) Tester
8 5 (3.27%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.27%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (3.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (2.61%) Excel Developer
9 4 (2.61%) SAP BI Consultant
9 4 (2.61%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (2.61%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (2.61%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (19.61%) .NET
2 15 (9.80%) ASP.NET
3 9 (5.88%) CSS
3 9 (5.88%) jQuery
4 8 (5.23%) HTML
5 7 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (3.92%) Web Services
7 5 (3.27%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.27%) JSON
7 5 (3.27%) SAP CO-PA
8 3 (1.96%) RESTful
8 3 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (1.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (1.31%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.31%) OLE DB
9 2 (1.31%) XML
10 1 (0.65%) WAP
10 1 (0.65%) Middleware
10 1 (0.65%) MDX
10 1 (0.65%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.88%) FMCG
3 6 (3.92%) User Experience
4 5 (3.27%) iPhone
4 5 (3.27%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.27%) DTV
5 4 (2.61%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.61%) Clustering
5 4 (2.61%) iPad
6 2 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.31%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.65%) PDA
7 1 (0.65%) Statistics
7 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.65%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.65%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.65%) NHS
7 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 49 (32.03%) Windows
2 20 (13.07%) Windows 7
3 16 (10.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (8.50%) Windows XP
4 13 (8.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.92%) Linux
7 4 (2.61%) Android
8 3 (1.96%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.96%) UNIX
9 1 (0.65%) Solaris
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (10.46%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (10.46%) Project Management
3 13 (8.50%) MVC
4 11 (7.19%) Business Analysis
5 10 (6.54%) Migration
5 10 (6.54%) ERP
6 9 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 9 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (5.23%) Test Scripting
8 7 (4.58%) Scrum
8 7 (4.58%) ETL
9 6 (3.92%) PRINCE2
9 6 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.92%) Data Analysis
9 6 (3.92%) Mentoring
10 5 (3.27%) Critical Path Analysis
10 5 (3.27%) Strategic Planning
10 5 (3.27%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (3.27%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 35 (22.88%) SQL
2 19 (12.42%) C#
3 14 (9.15%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.54%) ABAP
5 7 (4.58%) VBA
5 7 (4.58%) T-SQL
5 7 (4.58%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.61%) C
7 3 (1.96%) PHP
7 3 (1.96%) Java
8 2 (1.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (10.46%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.54%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.27%) ISEB
4 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.61%) Degree
5 2 (1.31%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.31%) MCITP
5 2 (1.31%) CCAB
5 2 (1.31%) MCP
5 2 (1.31%) MCSE
6 1 (0.65%) MCSA
6 1 (0.65%) CISSP
6 1 (0.65%) CEH
6 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.58%) SLA
2 4 (2.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.61%) QA
3 2 (1.31%) HL7
3 2 (1.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.65%) Basel II
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (18.30%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.27%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.61%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.96%) XenApp
6 1 (0.65%) XenServer
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (3.92%) SCCM
2 3 (1.96%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.31%) SCOM
4 1 (0.65%) WSUS
4 1 (0.65%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (11.11%) SAP
2 11 (7.19%) VMware
3 10 (6.54%) Oracle
4 9 (5.88%) Business Objects
5 7 (4.58%) HP
6 6 (3.92%) Apple
7 5 (3.27%) Cisco
8 4 (2.61%) Intel
8 4 (2.61%) Citrix
8 4 (2.61%) RightFax
9 3 (1.96%) Open Text
9 3 (1.96%) IronPort
9 3 (1.96%) Symantec
9 3 (1.96%) Teradata
9 3 (1.96%) Juniper
9 3 (1.96%) Dell
10 2 (1.31%) EMC
10 2 (1.31%) IBM
10 2 (1.31%) CA
10 2 (1.31%) McAfee
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