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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 13 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 68 71 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 8.01% 11.70% 12.36%
As % of the Vendors category 19.05% 33.33% 33.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 40 68
Average daily rate
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£325 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £277 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 18
Average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £11.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £21.88 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
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
357 213 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 42.05% 35.09% 36.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 131 184
Average daily rate £375 £345 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +10.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 32
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.18 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.53% -39.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.75 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 August 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
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 22 August 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 56 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 47 (33.57%) Windows
3 36 (25.71%) MS Office
4 30 (21.43%) SQL
5 28 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 24 (17.14%) SQL Server
7 23 (16.43%) .NET
8 22 (15.71%) SharePoint
8 22 (15.71%) Windows 7
9 20 (14.29%) SAP
9 20 (14.29%) Finance
10 19 (13.57%) C#
10 19 (13.57%) MS Exchange
11 18 (12.86%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (10.71%) Windows XP
12 15 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (10.00%) ERP
14 13 (9.29%) Oracle
14 13 (9.29%) ASP.NET
14 13 (9.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (9.29%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (8.57%) Project Management
16 11 (7.86%) SAP BW
16 11 (7.86%) ABAP
16 11 (7.86%) VMware
16 11 (7.86%) MVC
16 11 (7.86%) Migration
16 11 (7.86%) Business Analysis
17 10 (7.14%) JavaScript
17 10 (7.14%) Kalman Filter

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 22 (15.71%) SharePoint
2 19 (13.57%) MS Exchange
3 13 (9.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.71%) Lync
5 6 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.14%) IIS
9 2 (1.43%) SAS
9 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.71%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 56 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 36 (25.71%) MS Office
3 9 (6.43%) MS Project
4 4 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (3.57%) SAP CO
2 3 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.71%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) Office 365
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.71%) Internet
2 6 (4.29%) DNS
2 6 (4.29%) WAN
3 5 (3.57%) Wireless
4 4 (2.86%) DHCP
4 4 (2.86%) VoIP
5 3 (2.14%) IP Telephony
5 3 (2.14%) LAN
5 3 (2.14%) SAN
6 2 (1.43%) Intranet
6 2 (1.43%) Firewall
7 1 (0.71%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.71%) NAS
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.86%) SAP BW
3 8 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.57%) SAP BI
6 4 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.86%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.43%) OLTP
7 2 (1.43%) OLAP
7 2 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.71%) QlikView
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.71%) MySQL
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.43%) JIRA
2 2 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (14.29%) Finance
2 8 (5.71%) Banking
3 6 (4.29%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.29%) Marketing
4 5 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.57%) Electronics
5 3 (2.14%) Legal
6 2 (1.43%) Automotive
6 2 (1.43%) Billing
7 1 (0.71%) Local Government
7 1 (0.71%) Retail
7 1 (0.71%) Publishing
7 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (20.71%) Developer
2 28 (20.00%) Analyst
3 17 (12.14%) Consultant
4 11 (7.86%) SAP Consultant
5 8 (5.71%) .NET Developer
5 8 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 7 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 7 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 5 (3.57%) SAP BI Consultant
7 5 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 5 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (3.57%) Administrator
7 5 (3.57%) Project Planner
8 4 (2.86%) Software Developer
8 4 (2.86%) Business Analyst
8 4 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.43%) .NET
2 13 (9.29%) ASP.NET
3 7 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (5.00%) jQuery
4 6 (4.29%) HTML
4 6 (4.29%) CSS
5 5 (3.57%) SAP CO-PA
5 5 (3.57%) JSON
6 4 (2.86%) Web Services
6 4 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (1.43%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.71%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.71%) REST
8 1 (0.71%) CSS3
8 1 (0.71%) HTML5
8 1 (0.71%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (0.71%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.71%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.14%) FMCG
2 7 (5.00%) iPhone
2 7 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 6 (4.29%) iPad
4 5 (3.57%) DTV
5 4 (2.86%) Clustering
6 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.43%) Statistics
6 2 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.71%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.71%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.71%) PDA
7 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.71%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.71%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 47 (33.57%) Windows
2 22 (15.71%) Windows 7
3 15 (10.71%) Windows XP
3 15 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (9.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.14%) Android
7 2 (1.43%) Linux
7 2 (1.43%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.71%) Solaris
8 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.86%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (10.00%) ERP
3 12 (8.57%) Project Management
4 11 (7.86%) MVC
4 11 (7.86%) Migration
4 11 (7.86%) Business Analysis
5 10 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (5.71%) PRINCE2
6 8 (5.71%) ITIL
6 8 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (5.71%) Programme Management
7 7 (5.00%) Test Scripting
7 7 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (4.29%) CRM
8 6 (4.29%) ETL
9 5 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (3.57%) Strategic Planning
9 5 (3.57%) Critical Path Analysis
9 5 (3.57%) Data Analysis
10 4 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.43%) SQL
2 19 (13.57%) C#
3 11 (7.86%) ABAP
4 10 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.00%) PL/SQL
5 7 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 6 (4.29%) VBA
7 2 (1.43%) C
7 2 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.29%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.14%) ISEB
4 3 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.43%) MCSE
5 2 (1.43%) MCP
5 2 (1.43%) Degree
5 2 (1.43%) MCITP
5 2 (1.43%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.71%) CEH
6 1 (0.71%) MCSA
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.71%) CISSP
6 1 (0.71%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.57%) SLA
2 4 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.43%) QA
4 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.71%) HL7
4 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.71%) Basel II
System Software
1 28 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.86%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.14%) XenApp
6 1 (0.71%) XenServer
6 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (4.29%) SCCM
2 3 (2.14%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.43%) SCOM
4 1 (0.71%) WSUS
4 1 (0.71%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.71%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 20 (14.29%) SAP
2 13 (9.29%) Oracle
3 11 (7.86%) VMware
4 8 (5.71%) Business Objects
5 7 (5.00%) HP
6 6 (4.29%) Dell
7 5 (3.57%) Cisco
7 5 (3.57%) Apple
8 4 (2.86%) Citrix
9 3 (2.14%) RightFax
9 3 (2.14%) Intel
9 3 (2.14%) Symantec
9 3 (2.14%) Avaya
9 3 (2.14%) Juniper
10 2 (1.43%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.43%) McAfee
10 2 (1.43%) EMC
10 2 (1.43%) IBM
10 2 (1.43%) Capita
10 2 (1.43%) IronPort
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