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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 113 73 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.19% 8.46% 11.61%
As % of the Vendors category 32.75% 21.53% 34.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 50 41
Average daily rate
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£310 £323 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.09% -6.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £125 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 9
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.25 £20.75 £21.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
345 339 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 37.22% 39.28% 33.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 228 125
Average daily rate £350 £375 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £274 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £496 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 16
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.30% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £27.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 71 (40.34%) MS Excel
2 57 (32.39%) Windows
3 53 (30.11%) Active Directory
4 51 (28.98%) MS Office
5 46 (26.14%) SQL Server
6 37 (21.02%) SQL
7 36 (20.45%) Windows 7
8 29 (16.48%) .NET
9 26 (14.77%) Finance
10 23 (13.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 23 (13.07%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (13.07%) Windows XP
11 21 (11.93%) C#
12 19 (10.80%) ITIL
12 19 (10.80%) Data Warehouse
12 19 (10.80%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (10.80%) Migration
13 18 (10.23%) SharePoint
13 18 (10.23%) Citrix
14 17 (9.66%) ASP.NET
15 16 (9.09%) MS Project
15 16 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (8.52%) Office 365
16 15 (8.52%) Project Management
16 15 (8.52%) Web Development
16 15 (8.52%) .NET Framework
17 14 (7.95%) VMware
17 14 (7.95%) MS Exchange
18 13 (7.39%) CRM
18 13 (7.39%) JavaScript

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 18 (10.23%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.95%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.98%) Lync
3 7 (3.98%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.70%) SAS
6 3 (1.70%) Node.js
6 3 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.14%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.14%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.57%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.57%) CMS
8 1 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 71 (40.34%) MS Excel
2 51 (28.98%) MS Office
3 16 (9.09%) MS Project
4 7 (3.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.70%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.14%) SPSS
7 1 (0.57%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Maximo
2 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.52%) Office 365
2 6 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.14%) SaaS
5 1 (0.57%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.98%) WAN
1 7 (3.98%) DNS
2 5 (2.84%) VoIP
2 5 (2.84%) LAN
3 4 (2.27%) VPN
4 3 (1.70%) Broadband
4 3 (1.70%) Internet
5 2 (1.14%) SAN
5 2 (1.14%) Intranet
5 2 (1.14%) Firewall
5 2 (1.14%) DHCP
6 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.57%) GSM
6 1 (0.57%) UMTS
6 1 (0.57%) 2G
6 1 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.57%) LTE
6 1 (0.57%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.57%) 4G
6 1 (0.57%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (26.14%) SQL Server
2 23 (13.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (10.80%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (7.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (6.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (5.11%) MS Access
7 7 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (3.41%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (2.84%) Relational Database
10 4 (2.27%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.14%) RavenDB
11 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.57%) OLTP
12 1 (0.57%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.27%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.14%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.14%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.57%) MSI
4 1 (0.57%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
General
1 26 (14.77%) Finance
2 7 (3.98%) Banking
3 6 (3.41%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.84%) German Language
5 4 (2.27%) Polish Language
6 3 (1.70%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.14%) Marketing
7 2 (1.14%) French Language
7 2 (1.14%) Retail
7 2 (1.14%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.14%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.14%) Law
8 1 (0.57%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Back Office
8 1 (0.57%) Electronics
8 1 (0.57%) Local Government
8 1 (0.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 58 (32.95%) Analyst
2 39 (22.16%) Developer
3 22 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 21 (11.93%) Service Analyst
5 13 (7.39%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (7.39%) Architect
6 11 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 11 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 9 (5.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (4.55%) Team Leader
9 7 (3.98%) Help Desk Analyst
9 7 (3.98%) Programmer
9 7 (3.98%) Junior
10 6 (3.41%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.41%) Test Analyst
10 6 (3.41%) Consultant
10 6 (3.41%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.41%) AWS Developer
11 5 (2.84%) Service Desk Team Leader
11 5 (2.84%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.48%) .NET
2 17 (9.66%) ASP.NET
3 15 (8.52%) .NET Framework
4 12 (6.82%) OAuth
4 12 (6.82%) Ruby on Rails
4 12 (6.82%) REST
5 11 (6.25%) CSS
6 10 (5.68%) HTML
6 10 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (3.98%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.84%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (2.84%) jQuery
9 4 (2.27%) Entity Framework
10 3 (1.70%) Application Packaging
10 3 (1.70%) WCF
10 3 (1.70%) KnockoutJS
11 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 2 (1.14%) RESTful
11 2 (1.14%) Web Services
12 1 (0.57%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.98%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.27%) Economics
3 4 (2.27%) Mathematics
4 3 (1.70%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.70%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.70%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.14%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.14%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.14%) Clustering
6 1 (0.57%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.57%) DTV
6 1 (0.57%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.57%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.57%) User Experience
6 1 (0.57%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 57 (32.39%) Windows
2 36 (20.45%) Windows 7
3 23 (13.07%) Windows XP
4 11 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (4.55%) Windows Vista
6 6 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.27%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.70%) Android
8 3 (1.70%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.07%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (10.80%) ITIL
2 19 (10.80%) Migration
2 19 (10.80%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (8.52%) Project Management
3 15 (8.52%) Web Development
4 13 (7.39%) CRM
5 12 (6.82%) Data Migration
5 12 (6.82%) Business Transformation
6 10 (5.68%) MVC
7 9 (5.11%) ETL
8 8 (4.55%) Data Analysis
9 7 (3.98%) Software Testing
9 7 (3.98%) TDD
10 6 (3.41%) Configuration Management
11 5 (2.84%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (2.84%) Scrum
11 5 (2.84%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (2.84%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (2.84%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (21.02%) SQL
2 21 (11.93%) C#
3 13 (7.39%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.82%) Ruby
5 10 (5.68%) T-SQL
6 9 (5.11%) VBA
7 8 (4.55%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.70%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.14%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.14%) Java
10 1 (0.57%) PHP
10 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.55%) ISEB
3 7 (3.98%) Degree
3 7 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.84%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.27%) MCSE
5 4 (2.27%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.70%) MCSA
6 3 (1.70%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (1.14%) MCP
7 2 (1.14%) MCITP
7 2 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.57%) CCEE
8 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.57%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.82%) SLA
2 3 (1.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 53 (30.11%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.98%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.84%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.70%) XenApp
5 3 (1.70%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.70%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.14%) Xen
7 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.57%) vSphere
7 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.57%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (6.82%) SCCM
2 4 (2.27%) SCOM
3 3 (1.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.14%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.57%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.57%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.57%) MOM
5 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (10.23%) Citrix
2 14 (7.95%) VMware
3 11 (6.25%) Tableau
4 9 (5.11%) Cisco
5 6 (3.41%) OpenText
6 5 (2.84%) Oracle
7 4 (2.27%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.27%) Teradata
8 3 (1.70%) AppSense
8 3 (1.70%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.70%) Symantec
8 3 (1.70%) McAfee
8 3 (1.70%) Dell
8 3 (1.70%) Wyse
8 3 (1.70%) CA
9 2 (1.14%) SAP
10 1 (0.57%) Adobe
10 1 (0.57%) HP
10 1 (0.57%) CommVault
10 1 (0.57%) NetApp
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