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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 78 82 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.17% 8.91% 7.99%
As % of the Vendors category 23.35% 28.18% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 60 28
Median daily rate £340 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £130 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £398 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 12
Median hourly rate £28.50 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.85% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.70 £56.40 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
334 291 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 39.25% 31.63% 41.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 204 241
Median daily rate £370 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £165 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 17
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.75% +25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £16.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £53.90 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+13.51% +8.82%

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 1 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 1 July 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 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 70 (36.65%) Windows
2 62 (32.46%) MS Excel
3 54 (28.27%) SQL Server
4 53 (27.75%) SQL
5 48 (25.13%) Active Directory
6 46 (24.08%) Finance
7 44 (23.04%) MS Office
8 41 (21.47%) .NET
9 33 (17.28%) VMware
9 33 (17.28%) Windows Server
10 31 (16.23%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (15.18%) Windows 7
12 28 (14.66%) C#
13 25 (13.09%) Security Cleared
14 23 (12.04%) JavaScript
14 23 (12.04%) DNS
15 21 (10.99%) Data Centre
16 20 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
16 20 (10.47%) PowerShell
16 20 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
16 20 (10.47%) Windows Server 2012
17 19 (9.95%) TCP/IP
17 19 (9.95%) HTML
17 19 (9.95%) ASP.NET
17 19 (9.95%) SharePoint
17 19 (9.95%) MVC
18 18 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure
19 17 (8.90%) SQL Server 2012
19 17 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
20 16 (8.38%) 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 19 (9.95%) SharePoint
2 13 (6.81%) Skype for Business
3 10 (5.24%) MS Exchange
4 9 (4.71%) IIS
5 5 (2.62%) CMS
5 5 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.62%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (2.62%) Umbraco
6 4 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.52%) Mule
9 1 (0.52%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 62 (32.46%) MS Excel
2 44 (23.04%) MS Office
3 10 (5.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.14%) MS Project
5 5 (2.62%) InfoPath
5 5 (2.62%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.52%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (4.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.09%) 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 17 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.66%) Office 365
3 7 (3.66%) SaaS
4 6 (3.14%) IaaS
4 6 (3.14%) PaaS
5 4 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.52%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.04%) DNS
2 19 (9.95%) TCP/IP
3 12 (6.28%) DHCP
4 10 (5.24%) Internet
5 9 (4.71%) LAN
6 8 (4.19%) VPN
7 7 (3.66%) SAN
7 7 (3.66%) WAN
8 6 (3.14%) Firewall
8 6 (3.14%) Kerberos
9 5 (2.62%) LDAP
9 5 (2.62%) Wireless
10 4 (2.09%) VoIP
11 3 (1.57%) Intranet
12 2 (1.05%) HTTP
12 2 (1.05%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.05%) Skype
13 1 (0.52%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.52%) Network Security
13 1 (0.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (28.27%) 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%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (3.14%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.62%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.57%) MS Access
10 2 (1.05%) Big Data
10 2 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.05%) MySQL
10 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.52%) OLAP
11 1 (0.52%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.52%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.52%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 8 (4.19%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.66%) Capybara
2 7 (3.66%) Cucumber
2 7 (3.66%) SpecFlow
2 7 (3.66%) WATIR
3 6 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.57%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.05%) Subversion
6 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.52%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.52%) JIRA
6 1 (0.52%) JUnit
6 1 (0.52%) Maven
6 1 (0.52%) Mockito
6 1 (0.52%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.52%) Selenium
6 1 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 46 (24.08%) Finance
2 14 (7.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.24%) Banking
3 10 (5.24%) Manufacturing
3 10 (5.24%) Marketing
4 9 (4.71%) Electronics
5 6 (3.14%) Back Office
6 4 (2.09%) Advertising
7 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.52%) Local Government
8 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (29.84%) Developer
2 37 (19.37%) Analyst
3 17 (8.90%) .NET Developer
4 14 (7.33%) Consultant
4 14 (7.33%) SQL Developer
5 11 (5.76%) Agile Developer
5 11 (5.76%) C# Developer
5 11 (5.76%) Support Engineer
6 10 (5.24%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (5.24%) Service Analyst
6 10 (5.24%) VBA Developer
7 9 (4.71%) Architect
7 9 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (4.71%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (4.19%) .NET Software Developer
8 8 (4.19%) Access Developer
8 8 (4.19%) Excel Developer
8 8 (4.19%) Excel VBA Developer
8 8 (4.19%) Test Automation Engineer
8 8 (4.19%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (21.47%) .NET
2 19 (9.95%) ASP.NET
2 19 (9.95%) HTML
3 16 (8.38%) CSS
4 15 (7.85%) .NET Framework
5 13 (6.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (6.28%) AngularJS
7 11 (5.76%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (4.71%) jQuery
9 7 (3.66%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (3.66%) REST
10 6 (3.14%) Dojo
10 6 (3.14%) WCF
10 6 (3.14%) XML
11 5 (2.62%) Entity Framework
11 5 (2.62%) HTML5
11 5 (2.62%) Web Services
12 4 (2.09%) JSON
13 3 (1.57%) Itk
14 2 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.99%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.28%) Fat Client
2 12 (6.28%) Thin Client
3 9 (4.71%) Clustering
4 8 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.66%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.14%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (3.14%) Private Cloud
6 6 (3.14%) Public Cloud
6 6 (3.14%) Reference Data
6 6 (3.14%) User Experience
7 4 (2.09%) Statistics
7 4 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.09%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.57%) Blog
8 3 (1.57%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.05%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.05%) EqualLogic
9 2 (1.05%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 70 (36.65%) Windows
2 33 (17.28%) Windows Server
3 29 (15.18%) Windows 7
4 20 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (10.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (7.85%) Linux
5 15 (7.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (4.71%) Windows 8
7 7 (3.66%) Windows 10
8 6 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.14%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.62%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.57%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.05%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.05%) Unix
12 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (16.23%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (9.95%) MVC
4 15 (7.85%) Scrum
5 14 (7.33%) Integration Testing
6 13 (6.81%) ITIL
6 13 (6.81%) Migration
7 11 (5.76%) Mentoring
8 10 (5.24%) Project Management
9 9 (4.71%) Digital Marketing
9 9 (4.71%) ETL
9 9 (4.71%) Incident Management
9 9 (4.71%) Programme Management
9 9 (4.71%) Software Engineering
9 9 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (4.71%) Validation
10 8 (4.19%) Coaching
10 8 (4.19%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (4.19%) Data Management
10 8 (4.19%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 53 (27.75%) SQL
2 28 (14.66%) C#
3 23 (12.04%) JavaScript
4 20 (10.47%) PowerShell
5 12 (6.28%) VBA
6 11 (5.76%) T-SQL
7 10 (5.24%) Ruby
8 8 (4.19%) VB
8 8 (4.19%) VBScript
9 5 (2.62%) Python
10 4 (2.09%) Perl
11 3 (1.57%) C
11 3 (1.57%) C++
11 3 (1.57%) Java
12 2 (1.05%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.05%) R
13 1 (0.52%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.52%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.52%) PHP
13 1 (0.52%) X++
Qualifications
1 25 (13.09%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.81%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.71%) Degree
4 6 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.62%) MCSE
6 3 (1.57%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.05%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.05%) CIPD
7 2 (1.05%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.05%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (1.05%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.52%) CCNA
8 1 (0.52%) CCNP
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.52%) ISEB
8 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.52%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.19%) SLA
2 4 (2.09%) QA
3 3 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.52%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.52%) HL7
4 1 (0.52%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (25.13%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (8.38%) Hyper-V
4 14 (7.33%) XenApp
4 14 (7.33%) XenDesktop
5 12 (6.28%) VMware ESX
6 8 (4.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.62%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.05%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (7.85%) SCCM
2 7 (3.66%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (2.09%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.05%) SCOM
4 2 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.05%) WSUS
5 1 (0.52%) Graylog
5 1 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.52%) Nagios
5 1 (0.52%) Puppet
5 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (17.28%) VMware
2 15 (7.85%) Oracle
3 14 (7.33%) Citrix
4 11 (5.76%) Cisco
4 11 (5.76%) SAP
5 10 (5.24%) Intel Security
6 9 (4.71%) Wyse
7 8 (4.19%) AppSense
8 7 (3.66%) CheckPoint
8 7 (3.66%) Dell
8 7 (3.66%) Sun
9 6 (3.14%) Nintex
9 6 (3.14%) Red Hat
9 6 (3.14%) Sitecore
10 5 (2.62%) Apple
11 4 (2.09%) CA
11 4 (2.09%) Juniper
11 4 (2.09%) Polycom
12 3 (1.57%) Forcepoint
12 3 (1.57%) IBM
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