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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 16 17 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 60 68 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 6.97% 8.13% 9.53%
As % of the Vendors category 21.66% 20.67% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 22 22
Average daily rate
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£288 £344 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £137 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £19.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.85%
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
277 329 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 32.17% 39.35% 38.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 219 115
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 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 11
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.53% +27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £27.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 29 May 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 29 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 57 (35.40%) Windows
2 55 (34.16%) MS Excel
3 50 (31.06%) MS Office
4 46 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 41 (25.47%) SQL
6 37 (22.98%) SQL Server
7 35 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (17.39%) Finance
8 28 (17.39%) .NET
8 28 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (16.15%) Windows 7
10 25 (15.53%) Security Cleared
10 25 (15.53%) MS Exchange
11 22 (13.66%) Citrix
12 20 (12.42%) ASP.NET
12 20 (12.42%) VMware
13 18 (11.18%) Visual Studio
14 17 (10.56%) MS Project
14 17 (10.56%) Scrum
14 17 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (10.56%) SC Cleared
15 16 (9.94%) Oracle
15 16 (9.94%) HTML
15 16 (9.94%) SharePoint
15 16 (9.94%) Data Warehouse
16 15 (9.32%) Windows XP
16 15 (9.32%) MS Access
16 15 (9.32%) C#
16 15 (9.32%) CSS
16 15 (9.32%) Team Foundation Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 25 (15.53%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.94%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.97%) Lync
5 7 (4.35%) IIS
6 6 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (3.11%) Apache
7 5 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (1.24%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.24%) Umbraco
9 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.24%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.24%) SAS
10 1 (0.62%) CMS
10 1 (0.62%) MediaWiki
10 1 (0.62%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 55 (34.16%) MS Excel
2 50 (31.06%) MS Office
3 17 (10.56%) MS Project
4 5 (3.11%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.62%) SPSS
6 1 (0.62%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.62%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.62%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.62%) Maximo
3 1 (0.62%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.62%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.59%) Office 365
2 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.45%) DNS
2 9 (5.59%) VPN
3 8 (4.97%) WAN
4 7 (4.35%) Firewall
5 6 (3.73%) DHCP
6 5 (3.11%) IPsec
6 5 (3.11%) LAN
7 4 (2.48%) Internet
8 3 (1.86%) VoIP
9 2 (1.24%) Intranet
9 2 (1.24%) SAN
10 1 (0.62%) Wireless
10 1 (0.62%) 2G
10 1 (0.62%) GSM
10 1 (0.62%) UMTS
10 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.62%) LDAP
10 1 (0.62%) IPv6
10 1 (0.62%) MPLS
10 1 (0.62%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (22.98%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.94%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (9.32%) MS Access
4 14 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (7.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (6.83%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (6.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (6.21%) MySQL
8 4 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.48%) Oracle OLAP
8 4 (2.48%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.48%) OLAP Cube
8 4 (2.48%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.48%) OLAP
9 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.24%) PowerCenter
9 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (11.18%) Visual Studio
2 15 (9.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.11%) JIRA
4 3 (1.86%) Selenium
5 2 (1.24%) MSI
6 1 (0.62%) Log4Net
6 1 (0.62%) Subversion
6 1 (0.62%) NUnit
6 1 (0.62%) ERwin
6 1 (0.62%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.62%) Hudson
6 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.62%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.62%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (17.39%) Finance
2 8 (4.97%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.11%) Marketing
4 4 (2.48%) Banking
4 4 (2.48%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.48%) Advertising
5 3 (1.86%) Electronics
6 2 (1.24%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.24%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.24%) Law
6 2 (1.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 54 (33.54%) Analyst
2 31 (19.25%) Developer
3 13 (8.07%) Service Desk Analyst
3 13 (8.07%) Service Analyst
4 10 (6.21%) .NET Developer
5 9 (5.59%) Project Manager
5 9 (5.59%) Consultant
6 8 (4.97%) Test Analyst
7 7 (4.35%) Support Engineer
7 7 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (4.35%) Programmer
7 7 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.73%) Architect
8 6 (3.73%) Business Analyst
8 6 (3.73%) Analyst Programmer
9 5 (3.11%) Test Engineer
9 5 (3.11%) Team Leader
9 5 (3.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 4 (2.48%) Agile Test Analyst
10 4 (2.48%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.39%) .NET
2 20 (12.42%) ASP.NET
3 16 (9.94%) HTML
4 15 (9.32%) CSS
5 13 (8.07%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (5.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 7 (4.35%) jQuery
7 7 (4.35%) WCF
8 4 (2.48%) Application Packaging
8 4 (2.48%) HTML5
9 3 (1.86%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.24%) MDX
10 2 (1.24%) Ajax
10 2 (1.24%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.24%) XML
11 1 (0.62%) XHTML
11 1 (0.62%) ADO
11 1 (0.62%) SOAP
11 1 (0.62%) REST
11 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.73%) User Experience
4 5 (3.11%) Clustering
5 4 (2.48%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.48%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.48%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.48%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.86%) DTV
7 2 (1.24%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.24%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.62%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.62%) PDA
8 1 (0.62%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.62%) Wiki
8 1 (0.62%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.62%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 57 (35.40%) Windows
2 26 (16.15%) Windows 7
3 15 (9.32%) Windows XP
4 9 (5.59%) Linux
4 9 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (5.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.48%) UNIX
7 2 (1.24%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.62%) Debian
8 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.62%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (10.56%) Scrum
4 14 (8.70%) ITIL
5 13 (8.07%) Migration
6 11 (6.83%) Waterfall
7 10 (6.21%) MVC
7 10 (6.21%) Data Management
8 9 (5.59%) TDD
8 9 (5.59%) PRINCE2
8 9 (5.59%) V-Model
8 9 (5.59%) Open Source
9 8 (4.97%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (4.97%) CRM
10 7 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (4.35%) Data Analysis
10 7 (4.35%) ETL
10 7 (4.35%) Project Management
10 7 (4.35%) Test Scripting
11 6 (3.73%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 41 (25.47%) SQL
2 15 (9.32%) C#
3 14 (8.70%) Java
4 13 (8.07%) VBA
5 12 (7.45%) VB.NET
6 7 (4.35%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.73%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.48%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.86%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.86%) VBScript
9 3 (1.86%) VB
10 2 (1.24%) Ruby
11 1 (0.62%) VB6
11 1 (0.62%) Python
11 1 (0.62%) Perl
11 1 (0.62%) PHP
11 1 (0.62%) C
11 1 (0.62%) R
11 1 (0.62%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
11 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (15.53%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.56%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.11%) MCP
5 4 (2.48%) MCITP
5 4 (2.48%) MCDBA
6 3 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.86%) MCSE
6 3 (1.86%) ISEB
6 3 (1.86%) Degree
6 3 (1.86%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.24%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.24%) CCNA
8 1 (0.62%) MCT
8 1 (0.62%) MCSA
8 1 (0.62%) CCNP
8 1 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.73%) QA
2 4 (2.48%) SLA
3 3 (1.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.21%) XenApp
4 8 (4.97%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.97%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.11%) vSphere
6 3 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.86%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.86%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.86%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.24%) Xen
8 1 (0.62%) Samba
8 1 (0.62%) vCloud
8 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.62%) iptables
8 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.62%) XenServer
8 1 (0.62%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 10 (6.21%) SCCM
2 4 (2.48%) SCOM
3 3 (1.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.24%) WSUS
4 2 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.62%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.62%) MOM
5 1 (0.62%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.62%) Puppet
5 1 (0.62%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.62%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (13.66%) Citrix
2 20 (12.42%) VMware
3 16 (9.94%) Oracle
4 7 (4.35%) Wyse
5 6 (3.73%) Cisco
5 6 (3.73%) Business Objects
6 5 (3.11%) Lotus
6 5 (3.11%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.11%) Symantec
7 4 (2.48%) Red Gate
7 4 (2.48%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.48%) SAP
8 3 (1.86%) AppSense
8 3 (1.86%) HP
8 3 (1.86%) CA
8 3 (1.86%) Informatica
9 2 (1.24%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.24%) McAfee
9 2 (1.24%) Avaya
9 2 (1.24%) NetApp
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