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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 84 61 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.92% 6.99% 8.09%
As % of the Vendors category 25.45% 22.18% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 41 22
Median daily rate £338 £288 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £130 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £415 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 12
Median hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
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
330 275 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 38.96% 31.50% 38.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 196 216
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 £275 £225 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 22
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.18% +27.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £16.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.45 £33.20 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +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 31 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 70 (34.83%) Windows
2 61 (30.35%) SQL
3 58 (28.86%) SQL Server
3 58 (28.86%) MS Excel
4 47 (23.38%) Active Directory
4 47 (23.38%) Finance
5 42 (20.90%) .NET
6 36 (17.91%) MS Office
7 32 (15.92%) VMware
7 32 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (15.92%) Windows Server
8 27 (13.43%) C#
9 26 (12.94%) Security Cleared
9 26 (12.94%) Windows 7
10 25 (12.44%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (11.94%) Data Centre
12 23 (11.44%) JavaScript
13 21 (10.45%) HTML
13 21 (10.45%) DNS
13 21 (10.45%) TCP/IP
14 20 (9.95%) MVC
15 19 (9.45%) ASP.NET
15 19 (9.45%) SQL Server 2012
16 18 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
16 18 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (8.96%) PowerShell
17 17 (8.46%) .NET Framework
17 17 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
17 17 (8.46%) CSS

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 17 (8.46%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.97%) Skype for Business
3 10 (4.98%) IIS
4 7 (3.48%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.99%) CMS
5 6 (2.99%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.99%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.49%) IBM Domino
7 3 (1.49%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.50%) Apache
9 1 (0.50%) Mule
9 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 58 (28.86%) MS Excel
2 36 (17.91%) MS Office
3 6 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (2.49%) InfoPath
5 3 (1.49%) Acrobat
5 3 (1.49%) MS Project
6 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (4.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.00%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.50%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.50%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.48%) PaaS
4 6 (2.99%) IaaS
4 6 (2.99%) Office 365
4 6 (2.99%) SaaS
5 4 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.50%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.45%) DNS
1 21 (10.45%) TCP/IP
2 11 (5.47%) Internet
3 10 (4.98%) DHCP
4 8 (3.98%) LAN
4 8 (3.98%) SAN
5 7 (3.48%) Firewall
5 7 (3.48%) VPN
6 6 (2.99%) Kerberos
6 6 (2.99%) LDAP
6 6 (2.99%) WAN
7 4 (1.99%) VoIP
8 3 (1.49%) Intranet
8 3 (1.49%) Wireless
9 2 (1.00%) HTTP
9 2 (1.00%) NAS
9 2 (1.00%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.00%) Skype
10 1 (0.50%) NX-OS
10 1 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (28.86%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (7.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (6.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (6.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (4.98%) MS Access
7 9 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (3.98%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (3.48%) Relational Database
10 6 (2.99%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.49%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.99%) Big Data
13 3 (1.49%) MySQL
14 2 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
15 1 (0.50%) OLAP
15 1 (0.50%) OLAP Cube
15 1 (0.50%) Power BI
15 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (3.98%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.48%) Capybara
2 7 (3.48%) Cucumber
2 7 (3.48%) SpecFlow
2 7 (3.48%) WATIR
3 4 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.00%) Subversion
5 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.50%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.50%) JIRA
5 1 (0.50%) JUnit
5 1 (0.50%) Maven
5 1 (0.50%) Mockito
5 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 47 (23.38%) Finance
2 14 (6.97%) Banking
2 14 (6.97%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.98%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.48%) Electronics
4 9 (4.48%) Marketing
5 8 (3.98%) Back Office
6 5 (2.49%) Advertising
7 3 (1.49%) Billing
8 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.50%) Local Government
9 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (32.84%) Developer
2 33 (16.42%) Analyst
3 17 (8.46%) .NET Developer
3 17 (8.46%) Consultant
4 15 (7.46%) SQL Developer
5 12 (5.97%) Agile Developer
6 11 (5.47%) C# Developer
6 11 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (5.47%) Support Engineer
7 10 (4.98%) Architect
7 10 (4.98%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (4.48%) .NET Software Developer
8 9 (4.48%) Access Developer
8 9 (4.48%) Administrator
8 9 (4.48%) Software Developer
8 9 (4.48%) VBA Developer
9 8 (3.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (3.98%) Excel Developer
9 8 (3.98%) Excel VBA Developer
9 8 (3.98%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (20.90%) .NET
2 21 (10.45%) HTML
3 19 (9.45%) ASP.NET
4 17 (8.46%) .NET Framework
4 17 (8.46%) CSS
5 13 (6.47%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (4.48%) AngularJS
7 8 (3.98%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (3.98%) jQuery
7 8 (3.98%) Web Services
7 8 (3.98%) XML
8 7 (3.48%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (3.48%) REST
8 7 (3.48%) WCF
9 6 (2.99%) Dojo
9 6 (2.99%) Entity Framework
10 5 (2.49%) HTML5
11 4 (1.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (1.99%) D3.js
11 4 (1.99%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.94%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.47%) Fat Client
2 11 (5.47%) Thin Client
3 10 (4.98%) Clustering
4 7 (3.48%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.99%) Private Cloud
5 6 (2.99%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.99%) Reference Data
5 6 (2.99%) Statistics
5 6 (2.99%) User Experience
5 6 (2.99%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.99%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.99%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.99%) Linked Data
6 4 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.49%) Blog
7 3 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.49%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 70 (34.83%) Windows
2 32 (15.92%) Windows Server
3 26 (12.94%) Windows 7
4 18 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (8.46%) Linux
6 11 (5.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (3.98%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.48%) Windows XP
9 6 (2.99%) Apple iOS
9 6 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.49%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.99%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.49%) Unix
12 3 (1.49%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.00%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (12.44%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (9.95%) MVC
4 15 (7.46%) Scrum
5 14 (6.97%) Integration Testing
5 14 (6.97%) ITIL
6 13 (6.47%) Mentoring
7 12 (5.97%) ETL
7 12 (5.97%) Incident Management
7 12 (5.97%) Migration
8 11 (5.47%) Software Engineering
9 9 (4.48%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (4.48%) Digital Marketing
9 9 (4.48%) Programme Management
9 9 (4.48%) Validation
10 8 (3.98%) Data Management
10 8 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (3.48%) Data Analysis
11 7 (3.48%) Master Data Management
11 7 (3.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (30.35%) SQL
2 27 (13.43%) C#
3 23 (11.44%) JavaScript
4 18 (8.96%) PowerShell
5 17 (8.46%) T-SQL
6 11 (5.47%) VBA
7 10 (4.98%) Ruby
8 7 (3.48%) Python
9 6 (2.99%) Java
9 6 (2.99%) VB
9 6 (2.99%) VBScript
10 4 (1.99%) Perl
10 4 (1.99%) R
11 3 (1.49%) C
11 3 (1.49%) C++
12 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.50%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.50%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (12.94%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.46%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.48%) Degree
5 5 (2.49%) MCSE
6 4 (1.99%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.99%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 4 (1.99%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 3 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.00%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.00%) CCNA
8 2 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.50%) CCNP
9 1 (0.50%) CIPD
9 1 (0.50%) CISSP
9 1 (0.50%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.50%) ISEB
9 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.50%) MCP
9 1 (0.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.97%) SLA
2 4 (1.99%) QA
3 3 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.50%) HL7
4 1 (0.50%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (23.38%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.47%) Hyper-V
4 12 (5.97%) XenApp
4 12 (5.97%) XenDesktop
5 10 (4.98%) VMware ESX
6 8 (3.98%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.00%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (6.97%) SCCM
2 4 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.00%) SCOM
4 2 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.50%) Graylog
5 1 (0.50%) Nagios
5 1 (0.50%) Puppet
5 1 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (15.92%) VMware
2 14 (6.97%) Citrix
3 13 (6.47%) Oracle
4 10 (4.98%) Cisco
4 10 (4.98%) SAP
5 9 (4.48%) Dell
6 8 (3.98%) AppSense
6 8 (3.98%) Intel Security
6 8 (3.98%) Wyse
7 7 (3.48%) Apple
7 7 (3.48%) CheckPoint
7 7 (3.48%) Sun
8 6 (2.99%) Nintex
8 6 (2.99%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.99%) Symantec
9 5 (2.49%) Juniper
9 5 (2.49%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.99%) CA
10 4 (1.99%) Forcepoint
10 4 (1.99%) Polycom
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