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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 18 8
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 100 57 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.06% 7.21% 10.43%
As % of the Vendors category 32.26% 17.70% 28.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 31 31
Average daily rate
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£300 £315 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -13.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £200 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 8
Average hourly rate £17.91 £15.00 £16.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -10.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.90 £8.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.25 £22.70 £27.75
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
310 322 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 34.29% 40.71% 37.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 232 115
Average daily rate £345 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 12
Average hourly rate £21.25 £16.50 £18.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% -9.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £14.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £27.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 28 July 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 28 July 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 75 (42.13%) MS Excel
2 53 (29.78%) MS Office
3 50 (28.09%) Windows
4 47 (26.40%) Active Directory
5 46 (25.84%) SQL Server
6 43 (24.16%) SQL
7 34 (19.10%) .NET
7 34 (19.10%) Business Intelligence
8 28 (15.73%) Finance
8 28 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (15.17%) Windows 7
10 24 (13.48%) C#
11 23 (12.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 22 (12.36%) ASP.NET
12 22 (12.36%) MS Project
13 20 (11.24%) Windows XP
14 18 (10.11%) Data Warehouse
15 17 (9.55%) ITIL
15 17 (9.55%) CSS
15 17 (9.55%) Citrix
15 17 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (8.99%) HTML
16 16 (8.99%) MS Exchange
17 15 (8.43%) SharePoint
17 15 (8.43%) Migration
17 15 (8.43%) VMware
18 14 (7.87%) .NET Framework
18 14 (7.87%) JavaScript
19 13 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 13 (7.30%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 16 (8.99%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.43%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.49%) Lync
3 8 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.69%) SAS
5 3 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.12%) IIS
6 2 (1.12%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.12%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.12%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (1.12%) Node.js
7 1 (0.56%) MediaWiki
7 1 (0.56%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.56%) nginx
7 1 (0.56%) Confluence
7 1 (0.56%) Apache
Applications
1 75 (42.13%) MS Excel
2 53 (29.78%) MS Office
3 22 (12.36%) MS Project
4 4 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.25%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.12%) SPSS
7 1 (0.56%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.56%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.56%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.56%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.62%) Office 365
2 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.93%) WAN
1 7 (3.93%) DNS
2 5 (2.81%) VPN
2 5 (2.81%) LAN
3 4 (2.25%) VoIP
4 3 (1.69%) Broadband
4 3 (1.69%) Intranet
4 3 (1.69%) Internet
4 3 (1.69%) Firewall
5 2 (1.12%) SAN
6 1 (0.56%) IPv6
6 1 (0.56%) 3G
6 1 (0.56%) OSPF
6 1 (0.56%) BGP
6 1 (0.56%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.56%) GSM
6 1 (0.56%) UMTS
6 1 (0.56%) LDAP
6 1 (0.56%) DHCP
6 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (25.84%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (10.11%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (7.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (5.62%) MS Access
6 6 (3.37%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (3.37%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.25%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.69%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.12%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.12%) PowerCenter
9 2 (1.12%) RavenDB
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 11 (6.18%) Visual Studio
2 10 (5.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.12%) MSI
3 2 (1.12%) Selenium
4 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.56%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.56%) Subversion
4 1 (0.56%) JIRA
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.56%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.56%) Hudson
4 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (15.73%) Finance
2 8 (4.49%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.81%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.25%) Marketing
4 4 (2.25%) Banking
5 3 (1.69%) Electronics
6 2 (1.12%) Law
6 2 (1.12%) Retail
6 2 (1.12%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.12%) Advertising
7 1 (0.56%) French Language
7 1 (0.56%) German Language
7 1 (0.56%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.56%) Local Government
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 59 (33.15%) Analyst
2 43 (24.16%) Developer
3 14 (7.87%) Service Analyst
3 14 (7.87%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (5.62%) Support Engineer
4 10 (5.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 9 (5.06%) Programmer
6 8 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (4.49%) Junior
6 8 (4.49%) .NET Developer
7 7 (3.93%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (3.93%) Team Leader
7 7 (3.93%) Project Manager
7 7 (3.93%) Consultant
8 6 (3.37%) Test Analyst
8 6 (3.37%) Desktop Support
8 6 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.37%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (2.81%) Report Analyst
9 5 (2.81%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (19.10%) .NET
2 22 (12.36%) ASP.NET
3 17 (9.55%) CSS
4 16 (8.99%) HTML
5 14 (7.87%) .NET Framework
6 13 (7.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (3.37%) jQuery
7 6 (3.37%) REST
7 6 (3.37%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 6 (3.37%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.81%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (2.81%) OAuth
9 4 (2.25%) Application Packaging
9 4 (2.25%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.69%) Entity Framework
10 3 (1.69%) WCF
10 3 (1.69%) RESTful
11 2 (1.12%) HTML5
11 2 (1.12%) MDX
11 2 (1.12%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.25%) Economics
3 4 (2.25%) Mathematics
4 3 (1.69%) Clustering
4 3 (1.69%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.69%) DTV
4 3 (1.69%) User Experience
4 3 (1.69%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.12%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.12%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.56%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.56%) Wiki
6 1 (0.56%) FMCG
6 1 (0.56%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 50 (28.09%) Windows
2 27 (15.17%) Windows 7
3 20 (11.24%) Windows XP
4 10 (5.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.81%) Linux
6 3 (1.69%) Windows Vista
6 3 (1.69%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.12%) Android
8 1 (0.56%) Debian
8 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.10%) Business Intelligence
2 28 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (9.55%) ITIL
4 15 (8.43%) Migration
5 12 (6.74%) Scrum
5 12 (6.74%) Project Management
6 11 (6.18%) Web Development
7 10 (5.62%) MVC
7 10 (5.62%) TDD
8 9 (5.06%) ETL
8 9 (5.06%) CRM
9 8 (4.49%) Data Management
9 8 (4.49%) Data Analysis
9 8 (4.49%) Configuration Management
9 8 (4.49%) Waterfall
10 7 (3.93%) Data Migration
10 7 (3.93%) Software Testing
10 7 (3.93%) Business Transformation
11 6 (3.37%) Office Automation
11 6 (3.37%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 43 (24.16%) SQL
2 24 (13.48%) C#
3 14 (7.87%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.74%) VB.NET
5 11 (6.18%) T-SQL
6 10 (5.62%) VBA
7 7 (3.93%) Java
8 6 (3.37%) Ruby
9 4 (2.25%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.69%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.12%) VBScript
12 1 (0.56%) VB
12 1 (0.56%) Perl
12 1 (0.56%) PHP
12 1 (0.56%) Python
12 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.56%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 13 (7.30%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.49%) ISEB
3 7 (3.93%) Degree
3 7 (3.93%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.25%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.69%) MCSE
6 3 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.12%) MCSA
7 2 (1.12%) MCP
7 2 (1.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.56%) CCEE
8 1 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.56%) MCT
8 1 (0.56%) CCNA
8 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.18%) SLA
2 3 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 47 (26.40%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.81%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.81%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.69%) XenApp
4 3 (1.69%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.69%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.12%) Xen
6 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.56%) Samba
6 1 (0.56%) XenServer
6 1 (0.56%) Postfix
6 1 (0.56%) vSphere
6 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.56%) vCloud
6 1 (0.56%) iptables
Systems Management
1 12 (6.74%) SCCM
2 4 (2.25%) SCOM
3 3 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.56%) MOM
4 1 (0.56%) WSUS
4 1 (0.56%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.56%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (9.55%) Citrix
2 15 (8.43%) VMware
3 11 (6.18%) Tableau
4 8 (4.49%) Oracle
4 8 (4.49%) Cisco
5 6 (3.37%) OpenText
6 5 (2.81%) Lotus
7 4 (2.25%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.25%) SAP
8 3 (1.69%) Symantec
8 3 (1.69%) McAfee
8 3 (1.69%) CA
8 3 (1.69%) Wyse
8 3 (1.69%) AppSense
9 2 (1.12%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.12%) Informatica
9 2 (1.12%) HP
10 1 (0.56%) Dell
10 1 (0.56%) Avaya
10 1 (0.56%) Juniper
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