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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 13 6
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 83 90 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.65% 9.58% 12.02%
As % of the Vendors category 25.86% 24.13% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 35 39
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£350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £235 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £19.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
321 373 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 37.33% 39.72% 44.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 231 169
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 18
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £27.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 17 April 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 17 April 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Bristol

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Bristol region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Avonmouth - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 62 (35.63%) Windows
2 60 (34.48%) MS Office
3 56 (32.18%) MS Excel
4 43 (24.71%) Active Directory
4 43 (24.71%) SQL
5 40 (22.99%) SQL Server
6 38 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (18.97%) Windows 7
8 31 (17.82%) .NET
9 27 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
9 27 (15.52%) Security Cleared
10 24 (13.79%) ASP.NET
11 23 (13.22%) HTML
12 22 (12.64%) CSS
12 22 (12.64%) Visual Studio
13 21 (12.07%) Oracle
13 21 (12.07%) Java
13 21 (12.07%) MS Exchange
13 21 (12.07%) MS Access
13 21 (12.07%) Finance
14 20 (11.49%) C#
15 19 (10.92%) Citrix
15 19 (10.92%) Scrum
16 17 (9.77%) Team Foundation Server
17 16 (9.20%) ASP.NET MVC
17 16 (9.20%) SC Cleared
17 16 (9.20%) VMware
17 16 (9.20%) SharePoint
18 15 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
18 15 (8.62%) Windows XP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 21 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.20%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.02%) IIS
5 6 (3.45%) Lync
6 5 (2.87%) Apache
7 4 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.72%) LiveCycle
8 3 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.15%) Umbraco
9 2 (1.15%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.57%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.57%) CMS
10 1 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 60 (34.48%) MS Office
2 56 (32.18%) MS Excel
3 15 (8.62%) MS Project
4 4 (2.30%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.57%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.57%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.57%) Tridion
3 1 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.57%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.57%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.57%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.45%) Office 365
2 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.75%) VPN
2 9 (5.17%) DNS
3 6 (3.45%) WAN
3 6 (3.45%) DHCP
3 6 (3.45%) Firewall
4 5 (2.87%) LAN
4 5 (2.87%) IPsec
5 3 (1.72%) Internet
6 2 (1.15%) Intranet
6 2 (1.15%) Wireless
7 1 (0.57%) 2G
7 1 (0.57%) VLAN
7 1 (0.57%) Network Security
7 1 (0.57%) LTE
7 1 (0.57%) 4G
7 1 (0.57%) 3G
7 1 (0.57%) MPLS
7 1 (0.57%) OSPF
7 1 (0.57%) BGP
7 1 (0.57%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (22.99%) SQL Server
2 21 (12.07%) MS Access
3 15 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (8.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (8.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (8.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (8.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (7.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (5.75%) MySQL
7 9 (5.17%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.87%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (2.30%) PowerCenter
9 4 (2.30%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (2.30%) OLAP
9 4 (2.30%) Oracle OLAP
9 4 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.30%) OLAP Cube
10 2 (1.15%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (12.64%) Visual Studio
2 17 (9.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.87%) JIRA
4 3 (1.72%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (1.72%) Selenium
5 2 (1.15%) MSI
6 1 (0.57%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.57%) Log4Net
6 1 (0.57%) NUnit
6 1 (0.57%) Subversion
6 1 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.57%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.57%) Hudson
6 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.57%) ERwin
General
1 21 (12.07%) Finance
2 7 (4.02%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.02%) Marketing
3 4 (2.30%) Advertising
4 3 (1.72%) Banking
4 3 (1.72%) Electronics
4 3 (1.72%) Law
4 3 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.15%) Legal
5 2 (1.15%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (30.46%) Analyst
2 36 (20.69%) Developer
3 13 (7.47%) Support Engineer
4 12 (6.90%) Programmer
5 11 (6.32%) Analyst Programmer
5 11 (6.32%) Service Analyst
5 11 (6.32%) .NET Developer
5 11 (6.32%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (5.75%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.17%) Consultant
8 8 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.02%) Architect
9 7 (4.02%) Desktop Support
10 6 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
11 5 (2.87%) Team Leader
11 5 (2.87%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 5 (2.87%) Test Engineer
11 5 (2.87%) Business Analyst
11 5 (2.87%) Support Analyst
11 5 (2.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (17.82%) .NET
2 24 (13.79%) ASP.NET
3 23 (13.22%) HTML
4 22 (12.64%) CSS
5 16 (9.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 9 (5.17%) jQuery
8 7 (4.02%) WCF
9 6 (3.45%) Application Packaging
10 5 (2.87%) HTML5
11 3 (1.72%) Entity Framework
12 2 (1.15%) MDX
12 2 (1.15%) WPF
12 2 (1.15%) XML
12 2 (1.15%) .NET Framework
12 2 (1.15%) Ajax
12 2 (1.15%) AngularJS
13 1 (0.57%) Apache Cordova
13 1 (0.57%) Unity DI Container
13 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.05%) Open Source
1 14 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.02%) User Experience
2 7 (4.02%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.87%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.30%) Clustering
5 3 (1.72%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.72%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.72%) DTV
5 3 (1.72%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.15%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.15%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.57%) Copywriting
7 1 (0.57%) Wiki
7 1 (0.57%) PDA
7 1 (0.57%) GIS
7 1 (0.57%) BYOD
7 1 (0.57%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.57%) FMCG
7 1 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 62 (35.63%) Windows
2 33 (18.97%) Windows 7
3 15 (8.62%) Windows XP
4 8 (4.60%) Linux
5 7 (4.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.30%) UNIX
6 4 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.15%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.57%) Debian
9 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.57%) CentOS
9 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (10.92%) Scrum
4 15 (8.62%) MVC
5 12 (6.90%) Migration
5 12 (6.90%) ITIL
6 11 (6.32%) TDD
6 11 (6.32%) V-Model
6 11 (6.32%) Waterfall
7 9 (5.17%) Data Management
7 9 (5.17%) Data Analysis
7 9 (5.17%) PRINCE2
8 8 (4.60%) CRM
8 8 (4.60%) ETL
8 8 (4.60%) Data Migration
9 7 (4.02%) Test Scripting
10 6 (3.45%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 6 (3.45%) Statistical Analysis
10 6 (3.45%) Project Management
10 6 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (24.71%) SQL
2 21 (12.07%) Java
3 20 (11.49%) C#
4 14 (8.05%) VB.NET
5 11 (6.32%) VBA
6 9 (5.17%) VB
6 9 (5.17%) PL/SQL
7 7 (4.02%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.02%) VB6
7 7 (4.02%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.30%) PHP
9 3 (1.72%) VBScript
10 2 (1.15%) Ruby
10 2 (1.15%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.57%) Perl
11 1 (0.57%) C
11 1 (0.57%) Python
11 1 (0.57%) XAML
11 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.57%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.20%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.87%) Degree
5 4 (2.30%) MCITP
5 4 (2.30%) MCDBA
6 3 (1.72%) MCP
7 2 (1.15%) MCSE
7 2 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.15%) CCNA
7 2 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.15%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.57%) MCDST
8 1 (0.57%) MCTS
8 1 (0.57%) ISEB
8 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.57%) MCT
8 1 (0.57%) CCNP
8 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.45%) QA
2 5 (2.87%) SLA
3 2 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (24.71%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.17%) XenApp
4 7 (4.02%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.02%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.87%) vSphere
6 3 (1.72%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.15%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.15%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.57%) XenServer
8 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.57%) vCloud
8 1 (0.57%) iptables
8 1 (0.57%) Xen
8 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.57%) Samba
8 1 (0.57%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 9 (5.17%) SCCM
2 4 (2.30%) SCOM
3 3 (1.72%) WSUS
4 2 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.57%) MOM
5 1 (0.57%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.57%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (12.07%) Oracle
2 19 (10.92%) Citrix
3 16 (9.20%) VMware
4 6 (3.45%) Wyse
5 5 (2.87%) Informatica
5 5 (2.87%) Lotus
5 5 (2.87%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.30%) Business Objects
6 4 (2.30%) Symantec
6 4 (2.30%) Red Gate
7 3 (1.72%) SAP
7 3 (1.72%) Cisco
7 3 (1.72%) Adobe
7 3 (1.72%) HP
7 3 (1.72%) Avaya
8 2 (1.15%) CA
8 2 (1.15%) AppSense
8 2 (1.15%) Teradata
8 2 (1.15%) McAfee
8 2 (1.15%) CheckPoint
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £280.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
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Rate: £649 - £650 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Rate: £400 - £445 per day
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