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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 12 6 9
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 89 75 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.50% 11.74% 10.11%
As % of the Vendors category 23.36% 25.86% 30.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 38 61
Average daily rate £344 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.58% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £208 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £433 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 9
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -46.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
381 290 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 40.66% 45.38% 32.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 169 196
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £210 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £491 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 29
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -17.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 (40.56%) MS Excel
2 59 (32.78%) SQL Server
3 49 (27.22%) .NET
4 47 (26.11%) Windows
5 44 (24.44%) MS Office
6 41 (22.78%) MVC
7 39 (21.67%) SQL
8 36 (20.00%) ASP.NET
9 32 (17.78%) JavaScript
10 30 (16.67%) Active Directory
10 30 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 29 (16.11%) CSS
12 27 (15.00%) Web Development
13 26 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (14.44%) Scrum
13 26 (14.44%) C#
14 25 (13.89%) SharePoint
15 22 (12.22%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (12.22%) RDBMS
15 22 (12.22%) Relational Database
16 21 (11.67%) MongoDB
16 21 (11.67%) NoSQL
16 21 (11.67%) Node.js
16 21 (11.67%) Backbone.js
16 21 (11.67%) Windows 7
16 21 (11.67%) JSF
17 20 (11.11%) Finance
18 19 (10.56%) Computer Science
19 17 (9.44%) Security Cleared
19 17 (9.44%) MS Exchange

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 25 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 21 (11.67%) Node.js
3 17 (9.44%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.89%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.67%) IIS
7 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.11%) Lync
7 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.11%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.56%) SAS
8 1 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 73 (40.56%) MS Excel
2 44 (24.44%) MS Office
3 11 (6.11%) MS Project
4 3 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.11%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.56%) SPSS
6 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.22%) WAN
2 8 (4.44%) LAN
3 7 (3.89%) VPN
3 7 (3.89%) Internet
3 7 (3.89%) Network Security
4 5 (2.78%) NAS
5 4 (2.22%) IP Telephony
6 3 (1.67%) Wireless
7 2 (1.11%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.11%) DHCP
7 2 (1.11%) VoIP
7 2 (1.11%) DNS
8 1 (0.56%) IPsec
8 1 (0.56%) Firewall
8 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.56%) SSL
8 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.56%) HTTP
8 1 (0.56%) Intranet
8 1 (0.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (32.78%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.22%) RDBMS
2 22 (12.22%) Relational Database
3 21 (11.67%) MongoDB
3 21 (11.67%) NoSQL
4 14 (7.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (7.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (6.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.89%) SAP BI
7 7 (3.89%) SAP BW
7 7 (3.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.56%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.56%) PowerCenter
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.56%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 10 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.89%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.11%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.11%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.11%) Subversion
General
1 20 (11.11%) Finance
2 6 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.22%) Banking
3 4 (2.22%) Advertising
4 3 (1.67%) Legal
4 3 (1.67%) Marketing
5 2 (1.11%) Billing
5 2 (1.11%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.11%) Publishing
5 2 (1.11%) Automotive
5 2 (1.11%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Law
6 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (33.89%) Developer
2 28 (15.56%) Analyst
3 21 (11.67%) Web Developer
4 19 (10.56%) Web Applications Developer
4 19 (10.56%) Applications Developer
5 13 (7.22%) Consultant
6 12 (6.67%) .NET Developer
7 8 (4.44%) Architect
7 8 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 8 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (3.89%) C# Developer
8 7 (3.89%) SAP Consultant
8 7 (3.89%) SharePoint Developer
8 7 (3.89%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (3.89%) SAP BI Consultant
8 7 (3.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Developer
9 6 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (3.33%) Administrator
10 5 (2.78%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (27.22%) .NET
2 36 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 30 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 29 (16.11%) CSS
5 21 (11.67%) Backbone.js
5 21 (11.67%) JSF
6 12 (6.67%) jQuery
7 10 (5.56%) HTML
8 6 (3.33%) JSON
8 6 (3.33%) Web Services
9 4 (2.22%) Castle Windsor
9 4 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 4 (2.22%) Razor View Engine
9 4 (2.22%) WCF
10 3 (1.67%) XSLT
10 3 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 2 (1.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (1.11%) Underscore.js
11 2 (1.11%) MDX
11 2 (1.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.56%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.89%) FMCG
3 6 (3.33%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.22%) iPad
4 4 (2.22%) iPhone
5 3 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.67%) Statistics
6 2 (1.11%) DTV
6 2 (1.11%) Replication
6 2 (1.11%) Clustering
7 1 (0.56%) GIS
7 1 (0.56%) PDA
7 1 (0.56%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.56%) PMI
7 1 (0.56%) NHS
7 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 47 (26.11%) Windows
2 21 (11.67%) Windows 7
3 14 (7.78%) Windows XP
4 10 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.22%) UNIX
6 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.56%) Linux
7 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (22.78%) MVC
2 27 (15.00%) Web Development
3 26 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (14.44%) Scrum
4 22 (12.22%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (7.78%) Project Management
7 12 (6.67%) ERP
7 12 (6.67%) ITIL
7 12 (6.67%) Migration
8 10 (5.56%) PRINCE2
9 9 (5.00%) Change Control
10 7 (3.89%) Service Management
10 7 (3.89%) Supplier Management
11 6 (3.33%) Business Analysis
11 6 (3.33%) Change Management
12 5 (2.78%) Critical Path Analysis
12 5 (2.78%) Strategic Planning
12 5 (2.78%) Data Analysis
12 5 (2.78%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 39 (21.67%) SQL
2 32 (17.78%) JavaScript
3 26 (14.44%) C#
4 12 (6.67%) VBA
5 8 (4.44%) ABAP
6 7 (3.89%) PL/SQL
7 6 (3.33%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.22%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.22%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.22%) Python
8 4 (2.22%) Perl
9 3 (1.67%) AWK
9 3 (1.67%) Korn
9 3 (1.67%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.67%) sed
10 2 (1.11%) Delphi
11 1 (0.56%) Java
11 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (9.44%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.22%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (2.22%) MCSA
4 3 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.67%) ISEB
4 3 (1.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.11%) MCSE
5 2 (1.11%) MCP
6 1 (0.56%) Degree
6 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.56%) CEH
6 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.56%) CCNA
6 1 (0.56%) CISSP
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.67%) SLA
1 3 (1.67%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.22%) NFS
3 3 (1.67%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.56%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.56%) vSphere
4 1 (0.56%) XenApp
4 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (2.78%) SCCM
2 2 (1.11%) SCOM
3 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.56%) ARCserve
3 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (8.89%) Oracle
2 15 (8.33%) SAP
3 8 (4.44%) Citrix
4 7 (3.89%) VMware
5 5 (2.78%) Avaya
5 5 (2.78%) NetApp
6 4 (2.22%) Dell
6 4 (2.22%) Cisco
7 3 (1.67%) McAfee
8 2 (1.11%) LogLogic
8 2 (1.11%) Symantec
8 2 (1.11%) Remedy
8 2 (1.11%) Capita
8 2 (1.11%) Open Text
9 1 (0.56%) Teradata
9 1 (0.56%) Meridio
9 1 (0.56%) Mitel
9 1 (0.56%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.56%) Cognos
9 1 (0.56%) CheckPoint
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £500 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Enterprise Partners
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £18 - £22 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol, Avon
A&O IT Group Ltd
Rate: From £110 to £115 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 25 days ago