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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South West / Bristol
Rank 5 5 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 113 123 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 15.13% 15.47% 10.44%
As % of the Vendors category 33.93% 41.69% 28.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 89 64
Median daily rate £350 £351 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £186 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £466 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 9
Median hourly rate £14.55 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.88% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.88 £27.50 £20.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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
333 295 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 44.58% 37.11% 36.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 207 230
Median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £125 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 12
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £30.00 £45.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

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 22 January 2017.

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 January 2017.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 78 (36.28%) MS Excel
2 74 (34.42%) Windows
3 73 (33.95%) MS Office
4 63 (29.30%) Active Directory
5 57 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (23.26%) .NET
7 49 (22.79%) SQL Server
8 45 (20.93%) Windows 7
9 43 (20.00%) C#
10 41 (19.07%) JavaScript
10 41 (19.07%) SharePoint
11 39 (18.14%) Finance
12 32 (14.88%) Security Cleared
13 30 (13.95%) Scrum
14 29 (13.49%) SQL
15 28 (13.02%) HTML
16 27 (12.56%) ASP.NET
16 27 (12.56%) DNS
16 27 (12.56%) AngularJS
17 26 (12.09%) SC Cleared
17 26 (12.09%) SCCM
17 26 (12.09%) Windows Server
18 25 (11.63%) CSS
19 24 (11.16%) MVC
20 22 (10.23%) VMware
20 22 (10.23%) ITIL
20 22 (10.23%) Marketing
21 21 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
21 21 (9.77%) Office 365
21 21 (9.77%) Microsoft Azure

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 41 (19.07%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.65%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.65%) Skype for Business
3 8 (3.72%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.86%) CMS
6 4 (1.86%) IIS
7 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.40%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.93%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.93%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.47%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 78 (36.28%) MS Excel
2 73 (33.95%) MS Office
3 10 (4.65%) MS Project
4 5 (2.33%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (8.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (4.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (3.26%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.40%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.93%) Primavera
6 1 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 21 (9.77%) Office 365
2 9 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.86%) IaaS
4 3 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.56%) DNS
2 14 (6.51%) VPN
3 13 (6.05%) DHCP
4 8 (3.72%) Firewall
4 8 (3.72%) WAN
5 7 (3.26%) LAN
5 7 (3.26%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.79%) Wireless
7 4 (1.86%) Ethernet
7 4 (1.86%) Internet
7 4 (1.86%) NetScaler
7 4 (1.86%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.40%) VoIP
9 2 (0.93%) SAN
9 2 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.47%) BGP
10 1 (0.47%) Extranet
10 1 (0.47%) Intranet
10 1 (0.47%) OSPF
10 1 (0.47%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (22.79%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (7.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (5.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (4.65%) Oracle Database
6 9 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (4.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.79%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.86%) MS Access
8 4 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.40%) PowerPivot
9 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.93%) Power BI
10 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.47%) OLAP
11 1 (0.47%) PerformancePoint
11 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (6.51%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (3.26%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.33%) MSI
5 4 (1.86%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (1.86%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (1.86%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.40%) GoCD
6 3 (1.40%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.93%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.93%) NUnit
8 1 (0.47%) JIRA
8 1 (0.47%) MSTest
8 1 (0.47%) NCrunch
8 1 (0.47%) Subversion
8 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 39 (18.14%) Finance
2 22 (10.23%) Marketing
3 16 (7.44%) Advertising
4 14 (6.51%) Manufacturing
5 12 (5.58%) Telecoms
6 9 (4.19%) Electronics
7 4 (1.86%) Back Office
8 3 (1.40%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.40%) Retail
9 2 (0.93%) Banking
9 2 (0.93%) Legal
10 1 (0.47%) Local Government
10 1 (0.47%) Military
10 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (30.70%) Developer
2 41 (19.07%) Analyst
3 29 (13.49%) .NET Developer
4 19 (8.84%) Support Engineer
5 16 (7.44%) Architect
5 16 (7.44%) C# Developer
6 13 (6.05%) Administrator
7 12 (5.58%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (5.58%) IT Engineer
7 12 (5.58%) IT Support
8 11 (5.12%) IT Support Engineer
8 11 (5.12%) SQL Developer
9 10 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (4.65%) Consultant
9 10 (4.65%) Service Analyst
9 10 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (4.19%) CRM Architect
10 9 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.19%) Project Planner
11 8 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (23.26%) .NET
2 28 (13.02%) HTML
3 27 (12.56%) AngularJS
3 27 (12.56%) ASP.NET
4 25 (11.63%) CSS
5 19 (8.84%) ASP.NET Web API
6 17 (7.91%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (7.91%) jQuery
7 12 (5.58%) REST
8 11 (5.12%) JSON
9 10 (4.65%) SOAP
9 10 (4.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (4.19%) WCF
11 8 (3.72%) HTML5
11 8 (3.72%) XML
12 5 (2.33%) .NET Framework
12 5 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (2.33%) Web Services
13 4 (1.86%) CSS3
13 4 (1.86%) React
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (7.91%) Fat Client
1 17 (7.91%) Thin Client
2 12 (5.58%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.72%) PMI
3 8 (3.72%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (3.26%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.79%) Clustering
6 5 (2.33%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.33%) User Experience
7 4 (1.86%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.86%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.40%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (0.93%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.93%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.93%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.93%) Handset
9 2 (0.93%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 74 (34.42%) Windows
2 45 (20.93%) Windows 7
3 26 (12.09%) Windows Server
4 19 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (7.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (5.58%) Linux
7 9 (4.19%) Windows 10
8 7 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.33%) Unix
10 4 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.40%) Android
11 3 (1.40%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (13.95%) Scrum
3 24 (11.16%) MVC
4 22 (10.23%) ITIL
5 21 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (9.77%) CRM
6 16 (7.44%) Migration
7 15 (6.98%) Incident Management
7 15 (6.98%) TDD
8 10 (4.65%) Application Virtualisation
8 10 (4.65%) Programme Management
8 10 (4.65%) Project Management
9 9 (4.19%) Data Analysis
9 9 (4.19%) Digital Marketing
9 9 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (3.72%) Change Management
10 8 (3.72%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (3.72%) OO
10 8 (3.72%) Validation
11 7 (3.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 43 (20.00%) C#
2 41 (19.07%) JavaScript
3 29 (13.49%) SQL
4 11 (5.12%) Java
4 11 (5.12%) PowerShell
5 10 (4.65%) T-SQL
6 9 (4.19%) VBA
7 8 (3.72%) VB
8 5 (2.33%) VBScript
9 4 (1.86%) Python
10 3 (1.40%) C++
10 3 (1.40%) PHP
10 3 (1.40%) Scala
11 2 (0.93%) C
11 2 (0.93%) Ruby
11 2 (0.93%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.47%) ES6
12 1 (0.47%) Go
12 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (14.88%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.09%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.72%) PMI Certification
5 7 (3.26%) MCSE
6 5 (2.33%) Degree
7 4 (1.86%) MCITP
7 4 (1.86%) MCSA
8 3 (1.40%) CCA
8 3 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.93%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.93%) MCDBA
9 2 (0.93%) MCP
9 2 (0.93%) MCPD
9 2 (0.93%) MCSD
10 1 (0.47%) CCIE
10 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.26%) SLA
2 6 (2.79%) QA
3 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
System Software
1 63 (29.30%) Active Directory
2 21 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (9.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (8.37%) XenApp
5 13 (6.05%) XenDesktop
6 11 (5.12%) VMware ESX
7 9 (4.19%) Hyper-V
7 9 (4.19%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (3.26%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.40%) Docker
9 3 (1.40%) LXC
10 1 (0.47%) Firmware
10 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 26 (12.09%) SCCM
2 7 (3.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (1.86%) WSUS
5 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (1.40%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.47%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.47%) MOM
6 1 (0.47%) SCOM
6 1 (0.47%) SELinux
6 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.47%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 22 (10.23%) VMware
2 21 (9.77%) Citrix
3 16 (7.44%) Oracle
4 15 (6.98%) AppSense
5 13 (6.05%) SAP
5 13 (6.05%) Wyse
6 11 (5.12%) Dell
7 10 (4.65%) Cisco
8 9 (4.19%) HP
9 7 (3.26%) Symantec
10 6 (2.79%) CA
10 6 (2.79%) Sitecore
11 5 (2.33%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.33%) Remedy
11 5 (2.33%) Tableau
12 4 (1.86%) Apple
12 4 (1.86%) IBM
12 4 (1.86%) Polycom
12 4 (1.86%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.86%) Sun
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