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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 121 94 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.32% 10.80% 11.17%
As % of the Vendors category 38.54% 28.40% 33.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 68 57
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £148 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £450 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 10
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £16.70 £43.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
314 331 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 37.16% 38.05% 33.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 238 182
Average daily rate £350 £375 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £225 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 12
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -7.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £46.25 £30.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 75 (33.33%) Windows
2 68 (30.22%) SQL Server
3 65 (28.89%) SQL
4 64 (28.44%) MS Excel
5 62 (27.56%) Active Directory
6 47 (20.89%) .NET
7 41 (18.22%) Finance
8 40 (17.78%) MS Office
9 37 (16.44%) Business Intelligence
10 36 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
11 35 (15.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 33 (14.67%) Security Cleared
12 33 (14.67%) JavaScript
12 33 (14.67%) C#
13 28 (12.44%) ASP.NET
13 28 (12.44%) MVC
13 28 (12.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 27 (12.00%) Windows 7
14 27 (12.00%) HTML
14 27 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
15 26 (11.56%) ETL
16 25 (11.11%) VMware
16 25 (11.11%) SC Cleared
17 24 (10.67%) T-SQL
17 24 (10.67%) CSS
17 24 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
18 22 (9.78%) ITIL
18 22 (9.78%) SAP
19 21 (9.33%) Scrum
19 21 (9.33%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 15 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.11%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.67%) IIS
4 5 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (2.22%) CMS
4 5 (2.22%) IBM Domino
4 5 (2.22%) IBM Notes
4 5 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (2.22%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.78%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.33%) Node.js
6 3 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.44%) Apache
8 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 64 (28.44%) MS Excel
2 40 (17.78%) MS Office
3 5 (2.22%) Acrobat
3 5 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.33%) MS Project
6 2 (0.89%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.44%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (5.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.44%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.44%) Primavera
4 1 (0.44%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.89%) Office 365
3 3 (1.33%) PaaS
4 1 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.44%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.44%) IaaS
4 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.00%) Internet
2 12 (5.33%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.89%) DNS
4 7 (3.11%) DHCP
5 6 (2.67%) Firewall
5 6 (2.67%) SAN
6 5 (2.22%) VoIP
7 4 (1.78%) LAN
7 4 (1.78%) LDAP
8 2 (0.89%) Intranet
8 2 (0.89%) NAS
8 2 (0.89%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.89%) VPN
8 2 (0.89%) WAN
9 1 (0.44%) DMZ
9 1 (0.44%) HTTP
9 1 (0.44%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.44%) MPLS
9 1 (0.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (30.22%) SQL Server
2 35 (15.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (12.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (8.89%) MS Access
6 16 (7.11%) BusinessObjects
6 16 (7.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (4.89%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 11 (4.89%) BusinessObjects XI
7 11 (4.89%) Ingres
7 11 (4.89%) SAP BI
7 11 (4.89%) SAP Data Services
7 11 (4.89%) Xcelsius
8 10 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (2.67%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.67%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.78%) Big Data
11 3 (1.33%) MySQL
11 3 (1.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (5.78%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.89%) Capybara
4 2 (0.89%) Selenium
4 2 (0.89%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.89%) WATIR
5 1 (0.44%) Ant
5 1 (0.44%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.44%) JUnit
5 1 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.44%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (0.44%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.44%) Subversion
5 1 (0.44%) WebDriver
General
1 41 (18.22%) Finance
2 13 (5.78%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.56%) Banking
4 7 (3.11%) Back Office
4 7 (3.11%) Electronics
4 7 (3.11%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.11%) Marketing
5 5 (2.22%) Billing
5 5 (2.22%) Publishing
6 4 (1.78%) German Language
6 4 (1.78%) Law
6 4 (1.78%) Legal
7 3 (1.33%) Advertising
7 3 (1.33%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.44%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 67 (29.78%) Developer
2 36 (16.00%) Analyst
3 22 (9.78%) Support Engineer
4 21 (9.33%) Consultant
5 20 (8.89%) .NET Developer
6 18 (8.00%) Administrator
7 16 (7.11%) SQL Developer
8 15 (6.67%) DBA
9 14 (6.22%) SQL DBA
10 13 (5.78%) C# Developer
11 12 (5.33%) Software Developer
12 11 (4.89%) .NET Software Developer
13 10 (4.44%) Agile Developer
13 10 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Consultant
13 10 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
13 10 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (4.44%) SQL Server DBA
14 9 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
14 9 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
14 9 (4.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (20.89%) .NET
2 28 (12.44%) ASP.NET
3 27 (12.00%) HTML
4 24 (10.67%) CSS
5 21 (9.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (7.11%) .NET Framework
7 15 (6.67%) Web Services
8 14 (6.22%) jQuery
9 12 (5.33%) AngularJS
10 11 (4.89%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (4.89%) Entity Framework
10 11 (4.89%) SAP XI
10 11 (4.89%) WCF
11 9 (4.00%) JSON
12 8 (3.56%) HTML5
13 7 (3.11%) REST
14 6 (2.67%) Dojo
14 6 (2.67%) RabbitMQ
14 6 (2.67%) XML
15 5 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.89%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.11%) Data Structures
3 7 (3.11%) User Experience
4 6 (2.67%) Clustering
4 6 (2.67%) Statistics
5 5 (2.22%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.78%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.78%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.78%) Linked Data
6 4 (1.78%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.78%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.33%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.33%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.89%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.89%) EqualLogic
8 2 (0.89%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.89%) Physics
8 2 (0.89%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 75 (33.33%) Windows
2 27 (12.00%) Windows 7
3 17 (7.56%) Linux
3 17 (7.56%) Windows Server
4 15 (6.67%) Windows XP
5 13 (5.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (5.33%) Unix
7 11 (4.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (4.89%) Windows Vista
8 8 (3.56%) Apple iOS
9 7 (3.11%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (2.22%) Android
11 5 (2.22%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (16.44%) Business Intelligence
2 36 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (12.44%) MVC
4 26 (11.56%) ETL
5 22 (9.78%) ITIL
6 21 (9.33%) Scrum
7 15 (6.67%) Project Management
8 13 (5.78%) CRM
8 13 (5.78%) ETL Development
9 12 (5.33%) Mentoring
9 12 (5.33%) TDD
10 11 (4.89%) Dimensional Modelling
10 11 (4.89%) Identity Management
10 11 (4.89%) SQL Optimisation
11 10 (4.44%) Data Analysis
11 10 (4.44%) OO
11 10 (4.44%) Service Management
12 9 (4.00%) E-Commerce
12 9 (4.00%) Programme Management
12 9 (4.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 65 (28.89%) SQL
2 33 (14.67%) C#
2 33 (14.67%) JavaScript
3 24 (10.67%) T-SQL
4 12 (5.33%) VBA
5 11 (4.89%) PowerShell
5 11 (4.89%) Python
5 11 (4.89%) Shell Script
6 9 (4.00%) Java
6 9 (4.00%) Ruby
7 7 (3.11%) Perl
8 4 (1.78%) R
8 4 (1.78%) VB
9 2 (0.89%) C
9 2 (0.89%) PHP
10 1 (0.44%) C++
10 1 (0.44%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 33 (14.67%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.78%) Degree
4 4 (1.78%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.78%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 4 (1.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 3 (1.33%) MCSE
6 2 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.89%) CISSP
6 2 (0.89%) ISEB
6 2 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.44%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.44%) CCNA
7 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.00%) SLA
2 11 (4.89%) QA
3 7 (3.11%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.22%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.44%) Solvency II
System Software
1 62 (27.56%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.56%) XenDesktop
4 7 (3.11%) XenApp
5 5 (2.22%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (2.22%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.89%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (6.22%) SCCM
2 5 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.89%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (0.89%) SCDPM
3 2 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (11.11%) VMware
2 22 (9.78%) SAP
3 18 (8.00%) Citrix
4 9 (4.00%) Symantec
5 8 (3.56%) Apple
5 8 (3.56%) Dell
6 5 (2.22%) Adobe
6 5 (2.22%) Cisco
6 5 (2.22%) LogRhythm
6 5 (2.22%) Lotus
6 5 (2.22%) Oracle
6 5 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.78%) AppSense
7 4 (1.78%) CA
7 4 (1.78%) Forcepoint
7 4 (1.78%) HP
7 4 (1.78%) Juniper
7 4 (1.78%) Polycom
7 4 (1.78%) Remedy
7 4 (1.78%) Wyse
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