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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 94 127 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.50% 15.41% 13.70%
As % of the Vendors category 29.47% 41.37% 32.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 89 84
Median daily rate £350 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £145 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 12
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £19.20 £21.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +3.44%
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
319 307 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 42.42% 37.26% 41.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 203 268
Median daily rate £360 £363 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% -5.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £120 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 30
Median hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.39 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.30 £25.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 77 (39.69%) MS Excel
2 64 (32.99%) Windows
3 59 (30.41%) MS Office
4 54 (27.84%) Active Directory
4 54 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (26.29%) SQL Server
6 50 (25.77%) .NET
7 46 (23.71%) C#
8 45 (23.20%) JavaScript
9 44 (22.68%) SharePoint
10 35 (18.04%) Security Cleared
11 34 (17.53%) Windows 7
12 32 (16.49%) AngularJS
12 32 (16.49%) SQL
13 30 (15.46%) HTML
13 30 (15.46%) Scrum
14 27 (13.92%) Finance
14 27 (13.92%) CSS
14 27 (13.92%) SC Cleared
15 25 (12.89%) ASP.NET
16 24 (12.37%) Windows Server
17 23 (11.86%) DNS
18 21 (10.82%) ITIL
18 21 (10.82%) MVC
19 20 (10.31%) VMware
19 20 (10.31%) Windows Server 2012
19 20 (10.31%) ASP.NET Web API
20 19 (9.79%) Windows Server 2008
20 19 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
21 18 (9.28%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (22.68%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.67%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (4.12%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.09%) IIS
5 5 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.58%) CMS
6 4 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.55%) MS Project Server
8 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.03%) Moodle
8 2 (1.03%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.03%) NetWeaver
8 2 (1.03%) nginx
8 2 (1.03%) NServiceBus
8 2 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.03%) WordPress
Applications
1 77 (39.69%) MS Excel
2 59 (30.41%) MS Office
3 13 (6.70%) MS Project
4 7 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (5.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (5.15%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (3.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.55%) Teamcenter
5 2 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (1.03%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.67%) Office 365
3 6 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.03%) GitHub
5 2 (1.03%) IaaS
5 2 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.86%) DNS
2 15 (7.73%) DHCP
3 9 (4.64%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.64%) VPN
4 7 (3.61%) Firewall
4 7 (3.61%) LAN
5 6 (3.09%) NetScaler
6 5 (2.58%) WAN
7 4 (2.06%) Ethernet
7 4 (2.06%) Internet
7 4 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.55%) Wireless
9 2 (1.03%) SAN
10 1 (0.52%) BGP
10 1 (0.52%) EIGRP
10 1 (0.52%) Extranet
10 1 (0.52%) Intranet
10 1 (0.52%) IPsec
10 1 (0.52%) OSPF
10 1 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (26.29%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (7.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.61%) MS Access
4 7 (3.61%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (3.09%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.06%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.55%) PowerPivot
8 2 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.03%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.03%) MySQL
8 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.03%) Power BI
8 2 (1.03%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.52%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (6.70%) Visual Studio
2 10 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (4.12%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.12%) Octopus Deploy
3 8 (4.12%) TeamCity
4 5 (2.58%) MSI
5 4 (2.06%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (1.55%) GoCD
6 3 (1.55%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.03%) Grunt
7 2 (1.03%) gulp
7 2 (1.03%) InstallShield
7 2 (1.03%) NUnit
8 1 (0.52%) JIRA
8 1 (0.52%) Maven
8 1 (0.52%) MSTest
8 1 (0.52%) NCrunch
8 1 (0.52%) Selenium
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.52%) Subversion
General
1 27 (13.92%) Finance
2 16 (8.25%) Marketing
3 12 (6.19%) Advertising
4 10 (5.15%) Manufacturing
4 10 (5.15%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.09%) Electronics
6 4 (2.06%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.06%) Back Office
7 3 (1.55%) Retail
8 2 (1.03%) Banking
8 2 (1.03%) Legal
9 1 (0.52%) Military
9 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 69 (35.57%) Developer
2 31 (15.98%) Analyst
3 27 (13.92%) .NET Developer
4 17 (8.76%) C# Developer
4 17 (8.76%) Support Engineer
5 14 (7.22%) Administrator
5 14 (7.22%) SQL Developer
6 13 (6.70%) Architect
7 12 (6.19%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (4.64%) IT Engineer
8 9 (4.64%) Service Analyst
8 9 (4.64%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (4.64%) Sitecore Developer
9 8 (4.12%) IT Support
9 8 (4.12%) IT Support Engineer
9 8 (4.12%) Project Planner
10 7 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 7 (3.61%) CRM Architect
10 7 (3.61%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (25.77%) .NET
2 32 (16.49%) AngularJS
3 30 (15.46%) HTML
4 27 (13.92%) CSS
5 25 (12.89%) ASP.NET
6 20 (10.31%) ASP.NET Web API
7 18 (9.28%) jQuery
8 13 (6.70%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (6.19%) HTML5
10 11 (5.67%) REST
11 10 (5.15%) JSON
12 9 (4.64%) XML
13 8 (4.12%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (4.12%) WCF
14 7 (3.61%) SOAP
15 6 (3.09%) CSS3
15 6 (3.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 5 (2.58%) .NET Framework
16 5 (2.58%) Entity Framework
17 4 (2.06%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.15%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.12%) Fat Client
3 8 (4.12%) Thin Client
4 7 (3.61%) Client/Server
4 7 (3.61%) Clustering
4 7 (3.61%) PMI
5 6 (3.09%) User Experience
6 5 (2.58%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.06%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.03%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.03%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.03%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.03%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (1.03%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.03%) SCORM
9 2 (1.03%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 64 (32.99%) Windows
2 34 (17.53%) Windows 7
3 24 (12.37%) Windows Server
4 20 (10.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (9.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (6.19%) Linux
7 8 (4.12%) Windows 10
8 7 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.58%) Unix
10 4 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.55%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.03%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.52%) Solaris
13 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (15.46%) Scrum
3 21 (10.82%) ITIL
3 21 (10.82%) MVC
4 19 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (7.73%) TDD
6 14 (7.22%) Migration
6 14 (7.22%) Project Management
7 13 (6.70%) CRM
8 11 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (4.12%) Application Virtualisation
9 8 (4.12%) Incident Management
10 7 (3.61%) Microservices
10 7 (3.61%) Programme Management
10 7 (3.61%) Software Engineering
11 6 (3.09%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (3.09%) Release Management
11 6 (3.09%) Validation
11 6 (3.09%) Waterfall
12 5 (2.58%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 46 (23.71%) C#
2 45 (23.20%) JavaScript
3 32 (16.49%) SQL
4 13 (6.70%) VB
5 12 (6.19%) VBA
6 11 (5.67%) Java
6 11 (5.67%) PowerShell
6 11 (5.67%) T-SQL
7 7 (3.61%) VBScript
8 5 (2.58%) PHP
9 4 (2.06%) Python
10 3 (1.55%) C++
10 3 (1.55%) Scala
11 2 (1.03%) ActionScript
11 2 (1.03%) ActionScript 3.0
11 2 (1.03%) C
11 2 (1.03%) Ruby
11 2 (1.03%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (18.04%) Security Cleared
2 27 (13.92%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (5.15%) Degree
5 8 (4.12%) MCSE
6 7 (3.61%) PMI Certification
7 6 (3.09%) MCSA
8 5 (2.58%) CCA
8 5 (2.58%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (2.06%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.06%) MCITP
10 3 (1.55%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (1.55%) MCP
11 2 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.03%) MCDBA
11 2 (1.03%) MCPD
11 2 (1.03%) MCSD
12 1 (0.52%) CIPD
12 1 (0.52%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.09%) QA
1 6 (3.09%) SLA
2 3 (1.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 54 (27.84%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.73%) XenApp
4 13 (6.70%) Hyper-V
5 10 (5.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (5.15%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.61%) VMware ESX
7 5 (2.58%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (2.06%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.55%) Docker
9 3 (1.55%) LXC
10 1 (0.52%) Firmware
10 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (8.25%) SCCM
2 6 (3.09%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (2.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (2.06%) WSUS
4 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (1.55%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.52%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.52%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.52%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.52%) MOM
5 1 (0.52%) SCOM
5 1 (0.52%) SELinux
5 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.52%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 20 (10.31%) VMware
2 18 (9.28%) Citrix
3 12 (6.19%) Oracle
3 12 (6.19%) SAP
4 9 (4.64%) Sitecore
5 8 (4.12%) Cisco
5 8 (4.12%) Wyse
6 6 (3.09%) Dell
7 5 (2.58%) AppSense
7 5 (2.58%) HP
7 5 (2.58%) Tableau
8 4 (2.06%) CA
8 4 (2.06%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.06%) IBM
8 4 (2.06%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.06%) Remedy
8 4 (2.06%) Sun
8 4 (2.06%) Symantec
9 3 (1.55%) Adobe
9 3 (1.55%) Dell KACE
Bristol, Avon
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Octopus Computer Associates
Rate: Market
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Search Consultancy
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 26 days ago