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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 139 68 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.65% 11.18% 17.74%
As % of the Vendors category 32.48% 32.85% 46.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 40 76
Average daily rate
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£356 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £165 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £393 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £20.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -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
428 207 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 42.04% 34.05% 37.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 129 185
Average daily rate £385 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £166 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 30
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 £11.00 £12.30 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 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 24 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 73 (37.24%) MS Excel
2 63 (32.14%) Windows
3 57 (29.08%) MS Office
4 51 (26.02%) SQL
5 46 (23.47%) .NET
5 46 (23.47%) Active Directory
6 34 (17.35%) Finance
7 30 (15.31%) SQL Server
8 29 (14.80%) Windows 7
8 29 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
9 28 (14.29%) SharePoint
9 28 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (12.76%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (11.73%) Security Cleared
12 21 (10.71%) MS Exchange
13 20 (10.20%) Windows XP
14 19 (9.69%) C#
14 19 (9.69%) JavaScript
14 19 (9.69%) Lync
15 18 (9.18%) Windows Server 2008
15 18 (9.18%) Dynamics AX
15 18 (9.18%) MVC
15 18 (9.18%) Disaster Recovery
16 17 (8.67%) Hyper-V
17 16 (8.16%) Dynamics CRM
17 16 (8.16%) SharePoint 2013
17 16 (8.16%) Clustering
17 16 (8.16%) ASP.NET
17 16 (8.16%) CRM
18 15 (7.65%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 28 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 21 (10.71%) MS Exchange
3 19 (9.69%) Lync
4 16 (8.16%) SharePoint 2013
5 13 (6.63%) SharePoint 2010
5 13 (6.63%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (3.06%) SAS
10 4 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.53%) Umbraco
11 3 (1.53%) IIS
12 2 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (1.02%) CMS
13 1 (0.51%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 73 (37.24%) MS Excel
2 57 (29.08%) MS Office
3 7 (3.57%) MS Project
4 5 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (9.18%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (8.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.55%) SAP CO
4 4 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (1.02%) Visualfiles
5 2 (1.02%) Agresso
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.51%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.63%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.59%) DNS
2 7 (3.57%) Wireless
3 6 (3.06%) Internet
3 6 (3.06%) WAN
4 5 (2.55%) LAN
4 5 (2.55%) VoIP
5 4 (2.04%) DHCP
6 3 (1.53%) Firewall
7 2 (1.02%) SAN
7 2 (1.02%) Intranet
8 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.51%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.51%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.06%) SAP BW
5 6 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.55%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.53%) OLAP
7 3 (1.53%) MS Access
7 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.02%) PowerCenter
8 2 (1.02%) OLTP
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.02%) ZAP BI
9 1 (0.51%) QlikView
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (3.06%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.53%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.53%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.02%) FitNesse
4 2 (1.02%) JIRA
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.51%) Selenium
5 1 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
General
1 34 (17.35%) Finance
2 9 (4.59%) Banking
3 7 (3.57%) Legal
4 6 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.06%) Marketing
5 4 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.04%) Electronics
6 3 (1.53%) Law
7 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.02%) Military
8 1 (0.51%) Retail
8 1 (0.51%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.51%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 52 (26.53%) Analyst
2 33 (16.84%) Developer
3 18 (9.18%) Architect
4 15 (7.65%) Consultant
5 14 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 12 (6.12%) Business Analyst
7 11 (5.61%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (4.08%) Support Analyst
9 7 (3.57%) Tester
9 7 (3.57%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.06%) C# Developer
10 6 (3.06%) Administrator
10 6 (3.06%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (3.06%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (3.06%) SAP Consultant
10 6 (3.06%) Test Analyst
10 6 (3.06%) Technical Architect
10 6 (3.06%) Service Analyst
10 6 (3.06%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (2.55%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (23.47%) .NET
2 16 (8.16%) ASP.NET
3 15 (7.65%) CSS
4 12 (6.12%) jQuery
5 11 (5.61%) HTML
6 10 (5.10%) Application Packaging
7 8 (4.08%) .NET Framework
8 7 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (2.55%) SAP CO-PA
10 4 (2.04%) Web Services
11 3 (1.53%) JSON
11 3 (1.53%) RESTful
11 3 (1.53%) AngularJS
12 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 2 (1.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 2 (1.02%) OLE DB
12 2 (1.02%) XML
13 1 (0.51%) WAP
13 1 (0.51%) Middleware
13 1 (0.51%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.16%) Clustering
3 15 (7.65%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.55%) Data Integration
4 5 (2.55%) FMCG
4 5 (2.55%) iPhone
4 5 (2.55%) N-Tier
4 5 (2.55%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.55%) User Experience
5 4 (2.04%) Reference Data
5 4 (2.04%) DTV
5 4 (2.04%) iPad
6 3 (1.53%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.51%) Open Source
8 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.51%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 63 (32.14%) Windows
2 29 (14.80%) Windows 7
3 20 (10.20%) Windows XP
4 18 (9.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (7.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.57%) Linux
6 7 (3.57%) Windows 8
7 6 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.55%) Android
9 3 (1.53%) UNIX
10 2 (1.02%) Solaris
11 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (12.76%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (9.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 18 (9.18%) MVC
4 16 (8.16%) CRM
5 15 (7.65%) Project Management
6 14 (7.14%) Data Management
7 13 (6.63%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 13 (6.63%) Migration
8 11 (5.61%) Statistical Analysis
8 11 (5.61%) Business Analysis
9 10 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (5.10%) Scrum
9 10 (5.10%) Programme Management
10 9 (4.59%) PRINCE2
10 9 (4.59%) ETL
11 8 (4.08%) Test Scripting
12 7 (3.57%) Data Analysis
13 6 (3.06%) Software Testing
13 6 (3.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (26.02%) SQL
2 19 (9.69%) C#
2 19 (9.69%) JavaScript
3 8 (4.08%) PL/SQL
3 8 (4.08%) VBA
4 7 (3.57%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.55%) C
5 5 (2.55%) ABAP
6 4 (2.04%) Java
7 3 (1.53%) PHP
8 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.08%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.57%) Degree
3 7 (3.57%) ISEB
4 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.02%) CCAB
5 2 (1.02%) MCP
5 2 (1.02%) MCSE
5 2 (1.02%) MCITP
5 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.02%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.51%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.59%) SLA
2 4 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.04%) QA
3 3 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.02%) HL7
5 1 (0.51%) Basel II
5 1 (0.51%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 46 (23.47%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.67%) Hyper-V
3 10 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.04%) XenApp
5 3 (1.53%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (2.55%) SCCM
2 2 (1.02%) SCOM
2 2 (1.02%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.02%) WSUS
3 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (5.61%) SAP
1 11 (5.61%) VMware
2 10 (5.10%) Business Objects
3 9 (4.59%) Oracle
4 7 (3.57%) HP
4 7 (3.57%) Apple
5 6 (3.06%) Open Text
5 6 (3.06%) Intel
6 5 (2.55%) Citrix
6 5 (2.55%) RightFax
7 4 (2.04%) IronPort
7 4 (2.04%) Cisco
8 3 (1.53%) Dell
8 3 (1.53%) Juniper
8 3 (1.53%) Teradata
9 2 (1.02%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.02%) Symantec
9 2 (1.02%) Tableau
9 2 (1.02%) Meru Networks
9 2 (1.02%) CA
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