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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South West / Bristol
Rank 5 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 121 126 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.29% 14.06% 12.07%
As % of the Vendors category 33.06% 35.00% 30.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 89 81
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £466 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 8
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.07 £27.50 £40.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.95%

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
366 360 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 43.21% 40.18% 39.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 263 249
Median daily rate £352 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £178 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £439 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 13
Median hourly rate £20.25 £18.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.45% -17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £13.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £28.25 £66.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%

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 22 February 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 68 (31.92%) MS Excel
2 67 (31.46%) MS Office
3 63 (29.58%) Windows
4 56 (26.29%) .NET
5 52 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (23.94%) Active Directory
7 48 (22.54%) SQL Server
8 47 (22.07%) JavaScript
9 46 (21.60%) Finance
10 43 (20.19%) C#
11 40 (18.78%) Windows 7
12 34 (15.96%) Security Cleared
12 34 (15.96%) CRM
13 33 (15.49%) Dynamics CRM
14 30 (14.08%) SC Cleared
14 30 (14.08%) SharePoint
14 30 (14.08%) ASP.NET
15 29 (13.62%) HTML
16 27 (12.68%) SQL
17 26 (12.21%) CSS
17 26 (12.21%) Scrum
18 25 (11.74%) Marketing
18 25 (11.74%) ASP.NET Web API
19 24 (11.27%) Office 365
19 24 (11.27%) MVC
19 24 (11.27%) DNS
20 23 (10.80%) SCCM
21 22 (10.33%) AngularJS
21 22 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
21 22 (10.33%) Windows Server

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 30 (14.08%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.69%) Skype for Business
3 7 (3.29%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.88%) CMS
5 4 (1.88%) IIS
6 3 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.94%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.94%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.94%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.94%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 68 (31.92%) MS Excel
2 67 (31.46%) MS Office
3 10 (4.69%) MS Project
4 4 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 33 (15.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (5.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.41%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.27%) Office 365
2 17 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.16%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.88%) IaaS
5 3 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.27%) DNS
2 14 (6.57%) Firewall
2 14 (6.57%) VPN
3 9 (4.23%) DHCP
4 8 (3.76%) Internet
5 7 (3.29%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.29%) WAN
5 7 (3.29%) Wireless
6 4 (1.88%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.88%) LAN
6 4 (1.88%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (1.41%) VoIP
7 3 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.94%) 3G
8 2 (0.94%) 4G
8 2 (0.94%) WebEx
9 1 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.47%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.47%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.47%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (22.54%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (5.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (4.69%) Oracle Database
5 10 (4.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.82%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.88%) MS Access
7 4 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.41%) PowerPivot
8 3 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.94%) Power BI
9 2 (0.94%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.47%) OLAP
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 15 (7.04%) Visual Studio
2 9 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.76%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.76%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (1.88%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (1.41%) GoCD
5 3 (1.41%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.41%) JIRA
5 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.94%) NUnit
6 2 (0.94%) Subversion
7 1 (0.47%) MSTest
7 1 (0.47%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 46 (21.60%) Finance
2 25 (11.74%) Marketing
3 16 (7.51%) Advertising
4 14 (6.57%) Manufacturing
5 12 (5.63%) Telecoms
6 11 (5.16%) Electronics
7 3 (1.41%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.41%) Retail
8 2 (0.94%) Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Legal
9 1 (0.47%) Local Government
9 1 (0.47%) Military
9 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (32.86%) Developer
2 43 (20.19%) Analyst
3 29 (13.62%) .NET Developer
4 17 (7.98%) Support Engineer
5 16 (7.51%) Architect
5 16 (7.51%) CRM Developer
6 15 (7.04%) Consultant
7 14 (6.57%) C# Developer
8 12 (5.63%) IT Engineer
8 12 (5.63%) IT Support
9 11 (5.16%) Citrix Analyst
9 11 (5.16%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 11 (5.16%) IT Support Engineer
10 10 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (4.69%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (4.69%) Project Planner
10 10 (4.69%) Service Analyst
10 10 (4.69%) Service Desk Analyst
11 9 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (4.23%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (26.29%) .NET
2 30 (14.08%) ASP.NET
3 29 (13.62%) HTML
4 26 (12.21%) CSS
5 25 (11.74%) ASP.NET Web API
6 22 (10.33%) AngularJS
7 16 (7.51%) WCF
8 15 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (5.63%) .NET Framework
9 12 (5.63%) REST
10 11 (5.16%) jQuery
10 11 (5.16%) JSON
11 10 (4.69%) SOAP
11 10 (4.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (3.29%) HTML5
12 7 (3.29%) Web Services
12 7 (3.29%) XML
13 5 (2.35%) RabbitMQ
14 3 (1.41%) Entity Framework
14 3 (1.41%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (8.45%) Fat Client
1 18 (8.45%) Thin Client
2 12 (5.63%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.76%) PMI
3 8 (3.76%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (2.82%) User Experience
5 5 (2.35%) Clustering
5 5 (2.35%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.88%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.88%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.88%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.41%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (0.94%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.94%) Handset
8 2 (0.94%) IVR
9 1 (0.47%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 63 (29.58%) Windows
2 40 (18.78%) Windows 7
3 22 (10.33%) Windows Server
4 12 (5.63%) Linux
4 12 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.88%) Unix
7 4 (1.88%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.41%) Android
9 2 (0.94%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (15.96%) CRM
3 26 (12.21%) Scrum
4 24 (11.27%) MVC
5 22 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (9.86%) ITIL
7 16 (7.51%) Incident Management
8 13 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (5.63%) TDD
10 11 (5.16%) Digital Marketing
10 11 (5.16%) Programme Management
11 9 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (4.23%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (3.76%) Migration
12 8 (3.76%) OO
13 7 (3.29%) Change Management
13 7 (3.29%) OOD
13 7 (3.29%) Penetration Testing
13 7 (3.29%) Service Delivery
13 7 (3.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 47 (22.07%) JavaScript
2 43 (20.19%) C#
3 27 (12.68%) SQL
4 12 (5.63%) T-SQL
5 11 (5.16%) Java
5 11 (5.16%) VBA
6 6 (2.82%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.88%) Python
8 3 (1.41%) C++
8 3 (1.41%) PHP
8 3 (1.41%) Scala
9 2 (0.94%) C
9 2 (0.94%) Ruby
9 2 (0.94%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.47%) Go
10 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (15.96%) Security Cleared
2 30 (14.08%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.76%) PMI Certification
4 7 (3.29%) Degree
4 7 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.88%) MCITP
5 4 (1.88%) MCSE
6 3 (1.41%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.94%) APMP
7 2 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.94%) CISMP
7 2 (0.94%) CISSP
7 2 (0.94%) GSEC
7 2 (0.94%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.94%) MCDBA
7 2 (0.94%) MCPD
7 2 (0.94%) MCSA
7 2 (0.94%) MCSD
8 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.82%) QA
1 6 (2.82%) SLA
2 2 (0.94%) COBIT
2 2 (0.94%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.94%) ISO27002
System Software
1 51 (23.94%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 16 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.51%) XenApp
4 14 (6.57%) XenDesktop
5 13 (6.10%) VMware ESX
6 9 (4.23%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (3.76%) BitLocker
8 5 (2.35%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.41%) Docker
9 3 (1.41%) LXC
10 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 23 (10.80%) SCCM
2 8 (3.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (2.35%) Failover Clustering
3 5 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.47%) DatAdvantage
4 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.47%) SCOM
4 1 (0.47%) SELinux
4 1 (0.47%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (7.98%) AppSense
1 17 (7.98%) Citrix
1 17 (7.98%) VMware
2 16 (7.51%) Oracle
3 14 (6.57%) Cisco
3 14 (6.57%) SAP
3 14 (6.57%) Wyse
4 10 (4.69%) Dell
5 8 (3.76%) HP
5 8 (3.76%) Symantec
6 7 (3.29%) CA
7 5 (2.35%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.35%) Intel Security
7 5 (2.35%) Remedy
8 4 (1.88%) Apple
8 4 (1.88%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.88%) Sun
8 4 (1.88%) Xerox
9 3 (1.41%) IBM
9 3 (1.41%) Toshiba
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