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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 18 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 56 52 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 7.26% 9.90% 11.74%
As % of the Vendors category 17.23% 27.23% 32.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 54
Average daily rate
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£315 £340 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £256 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.68 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.04% -33.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £8.55 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £27.75 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
Vendors Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
325 191 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 42.15% 36.38% 36.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 113 165
Average daily rate £375 £338 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 33
Average hourly rate £16.25 £18.18 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.59% -25.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £42.50 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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 22 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 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 54 (36.49%) MS Excel
2 43 (29.05%) MS Office
3 42 (28.38%) Windows
4 35 (23.65%) SQL
5 30 (20.27%) .NET
6 29 (19.59%) SQL Server
6 29 (19.59%) SharePoint
7 27 (18.24%) C#
8 25 (16.89%) Active Directory
9 22 (14.86%) SAP
9 22 (14.86%) Windows 7
10 21 (14.19%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (12.16%) MVC
12 17 (11.49%) Finance
12 17 (11.49%) ERP
12 17 (11.49%) ASP.NET
13 15 (10.14%) Oracle
13 15 (10.14%) Windows XP
14 14 (9.46%) MS Exchange
15 13 (8.78%) JavaScript
15 13 (8.78%) ABAP
15 13 (8.78%) SAP BW
15 13 (8.78%) Project Management
16 12 (8.11%) FMCG
17 11 (7.43%) Security Cleared
17 11 (7.43%) Windows Server 2008
17 11 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2010
17 11 (7.43%) Migration
17 11 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (7.43%) MS Project

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (19.59%) SharePoint
2 14 (9.46%) MS Exchange
3 11 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (3.38%) Lync
5 5 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.70%) IIS
7 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.03%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.68%) Node.js
9 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.68%) SAS
9 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.68%) LiveLink
Applications
1 54 (36.49%) MS Excel
2 43 (29.05%) MS Office
3 11 (7.43%) MS Project
4 3 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.70%) SAP CO
2 3 (2.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.03%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.41%) WAN
1 8 (5.41%) Internet
2 6 (4.05%) Wireless
3 5 (3.38%) DNS
3 5 (3.38%) LAN
3 5 (3.38%) VoIP
4 4 (2.70%) IP Telephony
4 4 (2.70%) DHCP
5 3 (2.03%) VPN
5 3 (2.03%) SAN
5 3 (2.03%) Firewall
6 1 (0.68%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.68%) NAS
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.68%) HTTP
6 1 (0.68%) Intranet
6 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (19.59%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.78%) SAP BW
3 8 (5.41%) SAP BI
4 7 (4.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (4.05%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.35%) OLAP
9 2 (1.35%) OLTP
9 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.35%) JIRA
General
1 17 (11.49%) Finance
2 7 (4.73%) Banking
3 5 (3.38%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.70%) Advertising
4 4 (2.70%) Marketing
5 3 (2.03%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.03%) Electronics
6 2 (1.35%) Billing
6 2 (1.35%) Automotive
6 2 (1.35%) Legal
6 2 (1.35%) Publishing
7 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (23.65%) Developer
2 29 (19.59%) Analyst
3 19 (12.84%) Consultant
4 13 (8.78%) SAP Consultant
5 11 (7.43%) .NET Developer
6 9 (6.08%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (6.08%) C# Developer
7 8 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 8 (5.41%) SAP BI Consultant
8 7 (4.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (4.73%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.73%) SharePoint Developer
9 5 (3.38%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) Project Planner
9 5 (3.38%) Test Manager
9 5 (3.38%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.38%) Administrator
9 5 (3.38%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (2.70%) SharePoint Consultant
10 4 (2.70%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (20.27%) .NET
2 17 (11.49%) ASP.NET
3 10 (6.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (5.41%) CSS
4 8 (5.41%) jQuery
5 7 (4.73%) Web Services
5 7 (4.73%) HTML
6 6 (4.05%) JSON
7 4 (2.70%) WCF
7 4 (2.70%) SAP CO-PA
7 4 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (1.35%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.35%) HTML5
8 2 (1.35%) CSS3
8 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.68%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (0.68%) Backbone.js
9 1 (0.68%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.11%) FMCG
2 8 (5.41%) Blackberry
3 6 (4.05%) iPhone
4 5 (3.38%) iPad
5 3 (2.03%) DTV
5 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.03%) Statistics
6 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.68%) NHS
6 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.68%) Replication
6 1 (0.68%) Clustering
6 1 (0.68%) GIS
6 1 (0.68%) PDA
6 1 (0.68%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 42 (28.38%) Windows
2 22 (14.86%) Windows 7
3 15 (10.14%) Windows XP
4 11 (7.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.35%) Android
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.19%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (12.16%) MVC
3 17 (11.49%) ERP
4 13 (8.78%) Project Management
5 11 (7.43%) Migration
5 11 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (6.76%) PRINCE2
6 10 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (6.76%) Business Analysis
7 9 (6.08%) ITIL
8 8 (5.41%) Change Control
8 8 (5.41%) Test Scripting
9 6 (4.05%) Change Management
10 5 (3.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (3.38%) Time Management
10 5 (3.38%) CRM
10 5 (3.38%) Scrum
10 5 (3.38%) Validation
10 5 (3.38%) Strategic Planning
10 5 (3.38%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (23.65%) SQL
2 27 (18.24%) C#
3 13 (8.78%) JavaScript
3 13 (8.78%) ABAP
4 9 (6.08%) VBA
5 8 (5.41%) T-SQL
6 6 (4.05%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.03%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.35%) C
9 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (7.43%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.03%) ISEB
5 3 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.35%) MCITP
6 2 (1.35%) MCP
6 2 (1.35%) MCSE
6 2 (1.35%) MCSA
6 2 (1.35%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) CISSP
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.68%) CCNA
7 1 (0.68%) Degree
7 1 (0.68%) CEH
7 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.05%) SLA
2 3 (2.03%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.35%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.68%) Basel II
System Software
1 25 (16.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.38%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.03%) XenApp
5 1 (0.68%) XenServer
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.68%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (3.38%) SCCM
2 3 (2.03%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.35%) SCOM
4 1 (0.68%) WSUS
4 1 (0.68%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 22 (14.86%) SAP
2 15 (10.14%) Oracle
3 7 (4.73%) VMware
4 6 (4.05%) Citrix
5 5 (3.38%) Cisco
5 5 (3.38%) HP
5 5 (3.38%) Business Objects
5 5 (3.38%) Apple
5 5 (3.38%) Avaya
6 4 (2.70%) Dell
7 3 (2.03%) Symantec
7 3 (2.03%) Juniper
8 2 (1.35%) Capita
8 2 (1.35%) Remedy
8 2 (1.35%) McAfee
8 2 (1.35%) EMC
8 2 (1.35%) LogLogic
8 2 (1.35%) RightFax
8 2 (1.35%) Meru Networks
9 1 (0.68%) Becrypt
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