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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 125 96 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.78% 13.28% 14.48%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 37.80% 35.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 58 43
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£373 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £151 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £409 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 12
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.25 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.98% -13.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £25.65 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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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
375 254 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 41.35% 35.13% 41.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 164 159
Average daily rate £400 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -55.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £30.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 74 (34.26%) MS Excel
2 67 (31.02%) Windows
3 63 (29.17%) MS Office
4 57 (26.39%) SQL
5 49 (22.69%) .NET
6 47 (21.76%) Active Directory
7 40 (18.52%) SQL Server
8 38 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (16.20%) Finance
10 33 (15.28%) Windows 7
11 32 (14.81%) Security Cleared
12 30 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
13 27 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
14 22 (10.19%) MS Exchange
14 22 (10.19%) CSS
15 21 (9.72%) ASP.NET
15 21 (9.72%) SharePoint
15 21 (9.72%) MVC
16 20 (9.26%) Windows XP
16 20 (9.26%) HTML
17 19 (8.80%) C#
17 19 (8.80%) Disaster Recovery
18 18 (8.33%) JavaScript
18 18 (8.33%) Hyper-V
19 17 (7.87%) Dynamics AX
19 17 (7.87%) Management Information System
19 17 (7.87%) Clustering
20 16 (7.41%) MS Access
20 16 (7.41%) CRM
20 16 (7.41%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (10.19%) MS Exchange
2 21 (9.72%) SharePoint
3 16 (7.41%) Lync
4 13 (6.02%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (6.02%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.78%) SAS
9 3 (1.39%) IIS
9 3 (1.39%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.39%) LiveCycle
10 2 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.93%) CMS
11 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.46%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 74 (34.26%) MS Excel
2 63 (29.17%) MS Office
3 11 (5.09%) MS Project
4 5 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.46%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (7.87%) Dynamics AX
2 15 (6.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.31%) SAP CO
4 3 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.93%) Agresso
5 2 (0.93%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.46%) Tridion
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.46%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.02%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.70%) DNS
2 5 (2.31%) Wireless
3 4 (1.85%) Internet
3 4 (1.85%) LAN
4 3 (1.39%) VoIP
4 3 (1.39%) WAN
4 3 (1.39%) DHCP
4 3 (1.39%) Intranet
5 2 (0.93%) VPN
5 2 (0.93%) SAN
5 2 (0.93%) Firewall
6 1 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.41%) MS Access
3 14 (6.48%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (6.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (4.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (4.17%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (3.24%) Relational Database
8 7 (3.24%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (2.78%) SAP BW
10 5 (2.31%) OLAP
10 5 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (1.39%) OLAP Cube
13 2 (0.93%) ZAP BI
13 2 (0.93%) Oracle OLAP
13 2 (0.93%) QlikView
13 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.39%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (1.39%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.93%) JIRA
4 2 (0.93%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (0.46%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.46%) Selenium
5 1 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.46%) NUnit
General
1 35 (16.20%) Finance
2 7 (3.24%) Legal
2 7 (3.24%) Marketing
3 4 (1.85%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.85%) Banking
4 3 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.39%) Law
4 3 (1.39%) Electronics
5 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.93%) Advertising
5 2 (0.93%) Military
6 1 (0.46%) Retail
6 1 (0.46%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.46%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 62 (28.70%) Analyst
2 36 (16.67%) Developer
3 19 (8.80%) Architect
4 18 (8.33%) Consultant
5 15 (6.94%) Support Engineer
6 13 (6.02%) Business Analyst
7 12 (5.56%) Programmer
8 11 (5.09%) Analyst Programmer
8 11 (5.09%) Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (4.63%) .NET Developer
10 8 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (3.70%) Service Analyst
10 8 (3.70%) Tester
10 8 (3.70%) Project Planner
11 7 (3.24%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.24%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.24%) C# .NET Developer
12 6 (2.78%) SAP Consultant
12 6 (2.78%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (2.78%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (22.69%) .NET
2 22 (10.19%) CSS
3 21 (9.72%) ASP.NET
4 20 (9.26%) HTML
5 14 (6.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (6.02%) jQuery
7 12 (5.56%) Application Packaging
8 9 (4.17%) .NET Framework
9 7 (3.24%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 5 (2.31%) SAP CO-PA
11 4 (1.85%) WCF
11 4 (1.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 3 (1.39%) AngularJS
12 3 (1.39%) RESTful
12 3 (1.39%) Web Services
12 3 (1.39%) XML
13 2 (0.93%) OLE DB
13 2 (0.93%) WPF
13 2 (0.93%) JSON
13 2 (0.93%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.87%) Management Information System
2 17 (7.87%) Clustering
3 9 (4.17%) Open Source
4 7 (3.24%) N-Tier
4 7 (3.24%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.31%) Data Integration
5 5 (2.31%) FMCG
5 5 (2.31%) iPhone
6 4 (1.85%) Reference Data
6 4 (1.85%) iPad
7 3 (1.39%) User Experience
7 3 (1.39%) DTV
7 3 (1.39%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.93%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.46%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.46%) Social Media
9 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.46%) Copywriting
9 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 67 (31.02%) Windows
2 33 (15.28%) Windows 7
3 20 (9.26%) Windows XP
4 15 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (6.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.70%) Windows 8
7 7 (3.24%) Linux
8 5 (2.31%) Android
9 3 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.39%) UNIX
10 2 (0.93%) Solaris
11 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (9.72%) MVC
4 19 (8.80%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (7.41%) Project Management
5 16 (7.41%) CRM
6 15 (6.94%) Migration
7 14 (6.48%) Data Management
8 13 (6.02%) Scrum
8 13 (6.02%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 12 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (5.09%) ETL
10 11 (5.09%) Data Analysis
10 11 (5.09%) Statistical Analysis
11 10 (4.63%) PRINCE2
12 9 (4.17%) Programme Management
13 8 (3.70%) Unit Testing
14 7 (3.24%) Software Testing
14 7 (3.24%) TDD
15 6 (2.78%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 57 (26.39%) SQL
2 19 (8.80%) C#
3 18 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 14 (6.48%) Java
5 11 (5.09%) PL/SQL
6 9 (4.17%) VB.NET
7 8 (3.70%) VBA
7 8 (3.70%) VB
8 7 (3.24%) VB6
9 6 (2.78%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.78%) PHP
10 5 (2.31%) ABAP
11 4 (1.85%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.39%) C
13 2 (0.93%) VBScript
14 1 (0.46%) R
14 1 (0.46%) XAML
Qualifications
1 32 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.48%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.24%) Degree
3 7 (3.24%) ISEB
4 5 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.39%) MCP
5 3 (1.39%) MCITP
6 2 (0.93%) MCSE
6 2 (0.93%) MCDBA
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.93%) CCAB
6 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.46%) MCTS
7 1 (0.46%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.24%) SLA
2 4 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.85%) QA
3 3 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.93%) HL7
5 1 (0.46%) Solvency II
System Software
1 47 (21.76%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 10 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.85%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.39%) XenApp
6 1 (0.46%) XenServer
6 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (2.31%) SCCM
2 4 (1.85%) WSUS
3 1 (0.46%) SCOM
3 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.46%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (6.94%) Oracle
2 10 (4.63%) Business Objects
2 10 (4.63%) SAP
2 10 (4.63%) VMware
3 6 (2.78%) Open Text
3 6 (2.78%) Intel
4 5 (2.31%) Citrix
4 5 (2.31%) HP
4 5 (2.31%) RightFax
5 4 (1.85%) IronPort
5 4 (1.85%) Adobe
5 4 (1.85%) Apple
6 3 (1.39%) Tableau
6 3 (1.39%) Teradata
7 2 (0.93%) LANDesk
7 2 (0.93%) Informatica
7 2 (0.93%) NetApp
7 2 (0.93%) Red Gate
7 2 (0.93%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.93%) Symantec
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