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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 13 10 18
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 84 101 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.08% 11.12% 7.27%
As % of the Vendors category 23.46% 32.48% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 74 31
Median daily rate £345 £300 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 9
Median hourly rate £28.50 £18.82 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.43% +25.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £15.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £85.60 £22.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
358 311 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 38.70% 34.25% 41.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 221 232
Median daily rate £365 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £155 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 13
Median hourly rate £30.50 £22.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.63% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.78 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £100.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

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 25 July 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 25 July 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 73 (38.22%) Windows
2 63 (32.98%) MS Excel
3 60 (31.41%) SQL Server
4 55 (28.80%) SQL
5 45 (23.56%) .NET
6 44 (23.04%) Active Directory
7 43 (22.51%) MS Office
7 43 (22.51%) Finance
8 37 (19.37%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (18.85%) C#
10 33 (17.28%) Windows Server
11 30 (15.71%) JavaScript
12 29 (15.18%) VMware
13 28 (14.66%) SharePoint
14 27 (14.14%) Security Cleared
15 24 (12.57%) Windows 7
16 23 (12.04%) PowerShell
16 23 (12.04%) HTML
17 22 (11.52%) ASP.NET
17 22 (11.52%) Windows Server 2012
17 22 (11.52%) Data Centre
18 21 (10.99%) AngularJS
19 20 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
19 20 (10.47%) CSS
20 19 (9.95%) DNS
20 19 (9.95%) Business Intelligence
21 18 (9.42%) Scrum
21 18 (9.42%) MVC
22 17 (8.90%) TCP/IP
22 17 (8.90%) Linux

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 28 (14.66%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.24%) IIS
2 10 (5.24%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.71%) Skype for Business
4 8 (4.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (2.62%) CMS
5 5 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.05%) Apache
8 2 (1.05%) Moodle
8 2 (1.05%) Mule
8 2 (1.05%) nginx
8 2 (1.05%) NServiceBus
8 2 (1.05%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.05%) WordPress
9 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 63 (32.98%) MS Excel
2 43 (22.51%) MS Office
3 10 (5.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.66%) MS Project
5 5 (2.62%) InfoPath
6 3 (1.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (3.66%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.05%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.52%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.52%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.19%) SaaS
4 7 (3.66%) Office 365
5 6 (3.14%) IaaS
5 6 (3.14%) PaaS
6 4 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.05%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.95%) DNS
2 17 (8.90%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.24%) DHCP
4 8 (4.19%) LAN
5 7 (3.66%) Internet
5 7 (3.66%) WAN
6 6 (3.14%) Kerberos
6 6 (3.14%) VPN
7 5 (2.62%) SAN
8 4 (2.09%) VoIP
8 4 (2.09%) Wireless
9 3 (1.57%) Intranet
9 3 (1.57%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.05%) Firewall
10 2 (1.05%) HTTP
10 2 (1.05%) LDAP
10 2 (1.05%) Skype
11 1 (0.52%) EIGRP
11 1 (0.52%) NX-OS
11 1 (0.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (31.41%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (5.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (4.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (4.19%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (3.66%) RDBMS
6 7 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.57%) MS Access
8 3 (1.57%) MySQL
9 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.05%) SAP BW
9 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.52%) OLAP
10 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.52%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (4.71%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.66%) Capybara
2 7 (3.66%) Cucumber
2 7 (3.66%) SpecFlow
2 7 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.66%) WATIR
3 6 (3.14%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (3.14%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.05%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.05%) Grunt
4 2 (1.05%) gulp
4 2 (1.05%) Maven
4 2 (1.05%) MSI
4 2 (1.05%) Subversion
5 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.52%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.52%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.52%) JIRA
5 1 (0.52%) Mockito
5 1 (0.52%) Selenium
General
1 43 (22.51%) Finance
2 12 (6.28%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.24%) Banking
4 9 (4.71%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.71%) Marketing
5 8 (4.19%) Electronics
6 4 (2.09%) Advertising
7 2 (1.05%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.05%) Back Office
7 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (32.46%) Developer
2 34 (17.80%) Analyst
3 17 (8.90%) .NET Developer
4 14 (7.33%) SQL Developer
5 13 (6.81%) C# Developer
6 12 (6.28%) Consultant
6 12 (6.28%) Support Engineer
7 11 (5.76%) Architect
7 11 (5.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (5.24%) Agile Developer
8 10 (5.24%) VBA Developer
9 9 (4.71%) Service Analyst
9 9 (4.71%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (4.19%) Access Developer
10 8 (4.19%) Access VBA Developer
10 8 (4.19%) Excel Developer
10 8 (4.19%) Excel VBA Developer
10 8 (4.19%) Senior Developer
10 8 (4.19%) Sitecore Developer
11 7 (3.66%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (23.56%) .NET
2 23 (12.04%) HTML
3 22 (11.52%) ASP.NET
4 21 (10.99%) AngularJS
5 20 (10.47%) CSS
6 15 (7.85%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (6.81%) .NET Framework
7 13 (6.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (5.76%) jQuery
9 10 (5.24%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (4.71%) HTML5
10 9 (4.71%) REST
11 8 (4.19%) Dojo
11 8 (4.19%) WCF
11 8 (4.19%) XML
12 4 (2.09%) JSON
13 3 (1.57%) Ajax
13 3 (1.57%) Entity Framework
13 3 (1.57%) Itk
13 3 (1.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.52%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.71%) Clustering
3 8 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.19%) Client/Server
3 8 (4.19%) Fat Client
3 8 (4.19%) Private Cloud
3 8 (4.19%) Thin Client
3 8 (4.19%) User Experience
4 6 (3.14%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (3.14%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.14%) Reference Data
5 4 (2.09%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.57%) Blog
6 3 (1.57%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.05%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.05%) PKI
7 2 (1.05%) SCORM
8 1 (0.52%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 73 (38.22%) Windows
2 33 (17.28%) Windows Server
3 24 (12.57%) Windows 7
4 22 (11.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (8.90%) Linux
6 16 (8.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (6.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (4.71%) Windows 10
8 9 (4.71%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.62%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.09%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.57%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.05%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.37%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (9.95%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (9.42%) MVC
3 18 (9.42%) Scrum
4 15 (7.85%) Integration Testing
4 15 (7.85%) Migration
5 14 (7.33%) ITIL
6 11 (5.76%) Project Management
7 10 (5.24%) Mentoring
8 9 (4.71%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (4.71%) Data Management
8 9 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (4.71%) TDD
8 9 (4.71%) Validation
9 8 (4.19%) Coaching
9 8 (4.19%) Digital Marketing
9 8 (4.19%) ETL
9 8 (4.19%) Incident Management
9 8 (4.19%) Programme Management
9 8 (4.19%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 55 (28.80%) SQL
2 36 (18.85%) C#
3 30 (15.71%) JavaScript
4 23 (12.04%) PowerShell
5 16 (8.38%) T-SQL
6 12 (6.28%) VB
6 12 (6.28%) VBA
7 11 (5.76%) VBScript
8 9 (4.71%) Ruby
9 4 (2.09%) Java
10 3 (1.57%) C
10 3 (1.57%) C++
10 3 (1.57%) Perl
10 3 (1.57%) PHP
11 2 (1.05%) ActionScript
11 2 (1.05%) ActionScript 3.0
11 2 (1.05%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.05%) Python
11 2 (1.05%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (14.14%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.38%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.28%) Degree
4 8 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.14%) MCSE
6 2 (1.05%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.05%) CCA
6 2 (1.05%) CIPD
6 2 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.05%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.05%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.05%) MCP
6 2 (1.05%) MCSA
7 1 (0.52%) CCNA
7 1 (0.52%) CCNP
7 1 (0.52%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.71%) SLA
2 5 (2.62%) QA
3 3 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.05%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.52%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.52%) HL7
5 1 (0.52%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (23.04%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.90%) Hyper-V
3 13 (6.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (5.76%) XenApp
4 11 (5.76%) XenDesktop
5 7 (3.66%) VMware ESX
6 6 (3.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (5.76%) SCCM
2 8 (4.19%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (2.09%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.57%) WSUS
5 1 (0.52%) Graylog
5 1 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.52%) Nagios
5 1 (0.52%) Puppet
5 1 (0.52%) SCOM
5 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (15.18%) VMware
2 15 (7.85%) Oracle
3 14 (7.33%) Citrix
4 11 (5.76%) SAP
5 10 (5.24%) Intel Security
6 8 (4.19%) Cisco
6 8 (4.19%) Sitecore
7 7 (3.66%) Dell
7 7 (3.66%) Sun
8 6 (3.14%) Nintex
8 6 (3.14%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.62%) Apple
9 5 (2.62%) CheckPoint
9 5 (2.62%) Wyse
10 4 (2.09%) AppSense
11 3 (1.57%) Adobe
11 3 (1.57%) Tableau
12 2 (1.05%) Cognos
12 2 (1.05%) IBM
12 2 (1.05%) Siemens
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