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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 99 73 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.51% 11.21% 15.03%
As % of the Vendors category 27.27% 33.33% 42.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 47 74
Average daily rate
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£330 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £173 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 16
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £14.40 £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
363 219 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 38.54% 33.64% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 145 174
Average daily rate £375 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £170 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 29
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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 1 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
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 1 October 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 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 65 (40.37%) MS Excel
2 52 (32.30%) Windows
3 42 (26.09%) MS Office
4 34 (21.12%) SQL
5 32 (19.88%) .NET
6 29 (18.01%) Active Directory
6 29 (18.01%) Finance
7 24 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (13.66%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (13.66%) SQL Server
10 21 (13.04%) Windows 7
11 19 (11.80%) C#
11 19 (11.80%) MS Exchange
12 17 (10.56%) SharePoint
12 17 (10.56%) JavaScript
12 17 (10.56%) Project Management
12 17 (10.56%) Security Cleared
12 17 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (9.94%) ASP.NET
14 14 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (8.70%) MVC
15 13 (8.07%) Windows XP
15 13 (8.07%) SAP
16 11 (6.83%) CSS
16 11 (6.83%) Management Information System
16 11 (6.83%) Business Analysis
16 11 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2010
17 10 (6.21%) jQuery
17 10 (6.21%) Cost-Benefit Analysis

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 19 (11.80%) MS Exchange
2 17 (10.56%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (4.97%) Lync
6 5 (3.11%) SAS
7 4 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.86%) IIS
8 3 (1.86%) Umbraco
9 2 (1.24%) CMS
9 2 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.62%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 65 (40.37%) MS Excel
2 42 (26.09%) MS Office
3 10 (6.21%) MS Project
4 4 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.86%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.62%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 5 (3.11%) SAP CO
2 4 (2.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.86%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.24%) Agresso
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.62%) Office 365
2 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.59%) DNS
2 7 (4.35%) Internet
2 7 (4.35%) WAN
2 7 (4.35%) Wireless
3 6 (3.73%) VoIP
4 4 (2.48%) LAN
4 4 (2.48%) DHCP
5 3 (1.86%) SAN
6 2 (1.24%) Intranet
6 2 (1.24%) Firewall
7 1 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.62%) NAS
7 1 (0.62%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.66%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.21%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (5.59%) SAP BW
4 8 (4.97%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.86%) SAP BI
6 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.24%) OLTP
7 2 (1.24%) OLAP
8 1 (0.62%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.62%) MySQL
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.62%) MS Access
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (2.48%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.86%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.24%) JIRA
3 2 (1.24%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.62%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.62%) Selenium
4 1 (0.62%) SpecFlow
General
1 29 (18.01%) Finance
2 10 (6.21%) Banking
3 5 (3.11%) Marketing
3 5 (3.11%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.11%) Legal
4 4 (2.48%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.48%) Electronics
5 2 (1.24%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.24%) Military
6 1 (0.62%) Retail
6 1 (0.62%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.62%) Local Government
6 1 (0.62%) Law
Job Titles
1 45 (27.95%) Analyst
2 29 (18.01%) Developer
3 15 (9.32%) Consultant
4 10 (6.21%) Project Planner
4 10 (6.21%) Support Engineer
5 9 (5.59%) Business Analyst
5 9 (5.59%) .NET Developer
5 9 (5.59%) C# Developer
5 9 (5.59%) SAP Consultant
5 9 (5.59%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (4.97%) Support Analyst
7 7 (4.35%) Tester
8 6 (3.73%) Test Analyst
8 6 (3.73%) Administrator
9 5 (3.11%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (3.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (2.48%) Information Analyst
10 4 (2.48%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (2.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (2.48%) Messaging Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (19.88%) .NET
2 16 (9.94%) ASP.NET
3 11 (6.83%) CSS
4 10 (6.21%) jQuery
4 10 (6.21%) HTML
5 8 (4.97%) .NET Framework
6 7 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (3.11%) Web Services
7 5 (3.11%) SAP CO-PA
8 4 (2.48%) JSON
9 3 (1.86%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.86%) RESTful
10 2 (1.24%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (1.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (1.24%) XML
10 2 (1.24%) OLE DB
11 1 (0.62%) Middleware
11 1 (0.62%) WAP
11 1 (0.62%) MDX
11 1 (0.62%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.83%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.97%) FMCG
4 6 (3.73%) iPhone
5 5 (3.11%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.11%) User Experience
5 5 (3.11%) iPad
6 4 (2.48%) DTV
7 3 (1.86%) E-Learning
7 3 (1.86%) Clustering
8 2 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.62%) NHS
9 1 (0.62%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.62%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.62%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 52 (32.30%) Windows
2 21 (13.04%) Windows 7
3 17 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (8.07%) Windows XP
6 7 (4.35%) Linux
7 6 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.11%) Android
8 5 (3.11%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.86%) UNIX
10 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.62%) Solaris
10 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (13.66%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (10.56%) Project Management
4 14 (8.70%) MVC
5 11 (6.83%) Business Analysis
6 10 (6.21%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 10 (6.21%) Programme Management
7 9 (5.59%) ERP
7 9 (5.59%) Scrum
7 9 (5.59%) Migration
8 8 (4.97%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (4.97%) Test Scripting
8 8 (4.97%) Data Management
8 8 (4.97%) Statistical Analysis
9 7 (4.35%) ETL
9 7 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.73%) Unit Testing
10 6 (3.73%) Software Testing
10 6 (3.73%) Data Analysis
11 5 (3.11%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 34 (21.12%) SQL
2 19 (11.80%) C#
3 17 (10.56%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.97%) ABAP
5 6 (3.73%) VBA
5 6 (3.73%) T-SQL
5 6 (3.73%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.11%) C
7 3 (1.86%) Java
7 3 (1.86%) PHP
8 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (10.56%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.97%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.35%) ISEB
4 5 (3.11%) Degree
5 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.24%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.24%) MCITP
6 2 (1.24%) CCAB
7 1 (0.62%) MCP
7 1 (0.62%) MCSE
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.62%) CISSP
7 1 (0.62%) CEH
7 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.97%) SLA
2 4 (2.48%) QA
2 4 (2.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.86%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.24%) HL7
5 1 (0.62%) Basel II
5 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (18.01%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.48%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.86%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.86%) XenApp
5 1 (0.62%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (3.11%) SCCM
2 2 (1.24%) SCOM
2 2 (1.24%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (8.07%) SAP
2 10 (6.21%) VMware
2 10 (6.21%) Business Objects
3 7 (4.35%) Apple
3 7 (4.35%) Oracle
3 7 (4.35%) HP
4 6 (3.73%) Open Text
4 6 (3.73%) Intel
5 5 (3.11%) RightFax
6 4 (2.48%) IronPort
6 4 (2.48%) Cisco
7 3 (1.86%) Juniper
7 3 (1.86%) Dell
7 3 (1.86%) Citrix
7 3 (1.86%) Teradata
8 2 (1.24%) LogLogic
8 2 (1.24%) Meru Networks
8 2 (1.24%) EMC
8 2 (1.24%) IBM
8 2 (1.24%) CA
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