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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 108 107 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.96% 12.00% 9.87%
As % of the Vendors category 30.25% 31.75% 26.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 71 58
Median daily rate £325 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 11
Median hourly rate £19.25 £17.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.45% +18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £22.50 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
357 337 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 39.53% 37.78% 36.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 244 217
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £165 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 20 21
Median hourly rate £25.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.78 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £100.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

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 28 September 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 28 September 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 76 (40.86%) MS Excel
2 68 (36.56%) Windows
3 62 (33.33%) MS Office
4 56 (30.11%) Active Directory
5 43 (23.12%) SQL Server
6 41 (22.04%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (20.97%) SQL
8 37 (19.89%) .NET
9 35 (18.82%) SharePoint
10 34 (18.28%) Finance
11 33 (17.74%) JavaScript
11 33 (17.74%) Windows 7
12 32 (17.20%) C#
13 30 (16.13%) Security Cleared
14 25 (13.44%) VMware
15 24 (12.90%) HTML
15 24 (12.90%) Windows Server
16 23 (12.37%) Windows Server 2008
16 23 (12.37%) AngularJS
17 21 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
17 21 (11.29%) CSS
17 21 (11.29%) Scrum
18 20 (10.75%) DNS
19 19 (10.22%) ITIL
19 19 (10.22%) SC Cleared
20 18 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
20 18 (9.68%) PowerShell
20 18 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
20 18 (9.68%) Citrix
21 17 (9.14%) ASP.NET

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 35 (18.82%) SharePoint
2 16 (8.60%) MS Exchange
3 12 (6.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (5.38%) Skype for Business
5 7 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (3.23%) IIS
7 5 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.15%) CMS
9 3 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.08%) Apache
10 2 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.08%) Moodle
10 2 (1.08%) Mule
10 2 (1.08%) nginx
10 2 (1.08%) NServiceBus
10 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.08%) WordPress
11 1 (0.54%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 76 (40.86%) MS Excel
2 62 (33.33%) MS Office
3 11 (5.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (4.30%) MS Project
5 6 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.54%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (5.38%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.61%) Teamcenter
4 2 (1.08%) Primavera
5 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.84%) Office 365
3 8 (4.30%) SaaS
4 7 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (3.23%) IaaS
5 6 (3.23%) PaaS
6 4 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.75%) DNS
2 15 (8.06%) DHCP
3 9 (4.84%) Internet
3 9 (4.84%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.30%) LAN
4 8 (4.30%) VPN
5 6 (3.23%) Firewall
5 6 (3.23%) NetScaler
6 5 (2.69%) WAN
6 5 (2.69%) Wireless
7 4 (2.15%) VoIP
8 2 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.08%) EIGRP
8 2 (1.08%) Intranet
8 2 (1.08%) OSPF
8 2 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.08%) SAN
8 2 (1.08%) Skype
9 1 (0.54%) NAS
9 1 (0.54%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (23.12%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.23%) MS Access
5 5 (2.69%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.15%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.61%) MySQL
7 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.08%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.08%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.54%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 11 (5.91%) Visual Studio
2 9 (4.84%) Octopus Deploy
2 9 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (4.84%) TeamCity
3 5 (2.69%) MSI
4 3 (1.61%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (1.08%) Capybara
5 2 (1.08%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.08%) Grunt
5 2 (1.08%) gulp
5 2 (1.08%) InstallShield
5 2 (1.08%) Maven
5 2 (1.08%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.08%) WATIR
6 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.54%) JUnit
6 1 (0.54%) NCrunch
6 1 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 34 (18.28%) Finance
2 12 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.30%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.76%) Banking
4 7 (3.76%) Marketing
5 5 (2.69%) Back Office
5 5 (2.69%) Electronics
6 4 (2.15%) Advertising
7 2 (1.08%) Legal
8 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.54%) Publishing
8 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (30.11%) Developer
2 32 (17.20%) Analyst
3 20 (10.75%) SQL Developer
4 17 (9.14%) .NET Developer
4 17 (9.14%) Support Engineer
5 15 (8.06%) Administrator
6 12 (6.45%) Service Analyst
6 12 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
7 11 (5.91%) Architect
8 10 (5.38%) Sitecore Developer
9 9 (4.84%) VBA Developer
10 8 (4.30%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.76%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (3.76%) Cloud Architect
11 7 (3.76%) IT Engineer
12 6 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (3.23%) IT Support
12 6 (3.23%) Microsoft Engineer
12 6 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
12 6 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (19.89%) .NET
2 24 (12.90%) HTML
3 23 (12.37%) AngularJS
4 21 (11.29%) CSS
5 17 (9.14%) ASP.NET
5 17 (9.14%) ASP.NET Web API
6 14 (7.53%) jQuery
7 11 (5.91%) HTML5
8 9 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (3.76%) REST
10 6 (3.23%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (3.23%) WCF
10 6 (3.23%) XML
11 5 (2.69%) CSS3
11 5 (2.69%) JSON
12 4 (2.15%) .NET Framework
12 4 (2.15%) Dojo
12 4 (2.15%) SOAP
13 3 (1.61%) Ajax
13 3 (1.61%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.53%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.30%) Private Cloud
4 7 (3.76%) Fat Client
4 7 (3.76%) Thin Client
5 6 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (3.23%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.69%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.69%) Clustering
6 5 (2.69%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.69%) User Experience
7 3 (1.61%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.61%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.61%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.61%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.08%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (1.08%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 68 (36.56%) Windows
2 33 (17.74%) Windows 7
3 24 (12.90%) Windows Server
4 23 (12.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (4.84%) Windows 10
8 8 (4.30%) Linux
9 5 (2.69%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.69%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.69%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.61%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.08%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (22.04%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (11.29%) Scrum
3 19 (10.22%) ITIL
4 16 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (8.06%) Migration
6 13 (6.99%) MVC
6 13 (6.99%) Project Management
7 11 (5.91%) Validation
8 9 (4.84%) Integration Testing
8 9 (4.84%) TDD
8 9 (4.84%) Time Management
9 8 (4.30%) Waterfall
10 7 (3.76%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (3.76%) Incident Management
11 6 (3.23%) Data Management
11 6 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (3.23%) Programme Management
11 6 (3.23%) Release Management
11 6 (3.23%) Software Engineering
11 6 (3.23%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 39 (20.97%) SQL
2 33 (17.74%) JavaScript
3 32 (17.20%) C#
4 18 (9.68%) PowerShell
5 15 (8.06%) VBA
6 14 (7.53%) VB
7 11 (5.91%) VBScript
8 10 (5.38%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.69%) Java
9 5 (2.69%) PHP
10 2 (1.08%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.08%) ActionScript 3.0
10 2 (1.08%) Ruby
10 2 (1.08%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.54%) C
11 1 (0.54%) C++
11 1 (0.54%) Perl
11 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.54%) X++
Qualifications
1 30 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.22%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.45%) Degree
4 9 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (4.30%) MCSE
6 5 (2.69%) CCA
6 5 (2.69%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (2.15%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.15%) MCP
7 4 (2.15%) MCSA
8 3 (1.61%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.08%) CIPD
9 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.08%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.08%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.54%) CCIE
10 1 (0.54%) CCNP
10 1 (0.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.30%) SLA
2 6 (3.23%) QA
3 3 (1.61%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.54%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.54%) HL7
4 1 (0.54%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (30.11%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.53%) XenApp
4 13 (6.99%) Hyper-V
5 10 (5.38%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (3.76%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.15%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.08%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.54%) Firmware
9 1 (0.54%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (6.45%) SCCM
2 6 (3.23%) WSUS
3 4 (2.15%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (1.61%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.08%) SCOM
5 2 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.54%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.54%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (0.54%) Graylog
6 1 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.54%) MOM
6 1 (0.54%) Nagios
6 1 (0.54%) Puppet
6 1 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.54%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 25 (13.44%) VMware
2 18 (9.68%) Citrix
3 10 (5.38%) Cisco
3 10 (5.38%) Sitecore
4 9 (4.84%) SAP
5 8 (4.30%) Oracle
6 7 (3.76%) Dell
6 7 (3.76%) Intel Security
6 7 (3.76%) Wyse
7 5 (2.69%) Apple
7 5 (2.69%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.69%) Tableau
8 4 (2.15%) IBM
9 3 (1.61%) Adobe
9 3 (1.61%) AppSense
9 3 (1.61%) Dell KACE
9 3 (1.61%) HP
9 3 (1.61%) Polycom
10 2 (1.08%) CA
10 2 (1.08%) Red Hat
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £110 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
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