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 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 102 77 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.67% 8.61% 10.47%
As % of the Vendors category 27.35% 25.00% 27.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 55 38
Median daily rate £355 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £146 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 11
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
373 308 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 42.68% 34.45% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 217 214
Median daily rate £365 £350 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 23
Median hourly rate £20.39 £22.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.35% +23.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.14 £16.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £50.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +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 2 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 2 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 75 (33.63%) SQL
1 75 (33.63%) SQL Server
2 68 (30.49%) Windows
3 65 (29.15%) MS Excel
4 57 (25.56%) .NET
5 50 (22.42%) Finance
6 45 (20.18%) Active Directory
7 38 (17.04%) C#
8 36 (16.14%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (15.70%) Security Cleared
9 35 (15.70%) MS Office
10 31 (13.90%) JavaScript
10 31 (13.90%) Business Intelligence
11 29 (13.00%) ASP.NET
11 29 (13.00%) VMware
12 28 (12.56%) T-SQL
13 27 (12.11%) HTML
13 27 (12.11%) MVC
13 27 (12.11%) Windows Server
14 25 (11.21%) SC Cleared
15 23 (10.31%) CSS
15 23 (10.31%) Data Centre
16 22 (9.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 21 (9.42%) Windows 7
17 21 (9.42%) SQL Server 2012
17 21 (9.42%) ITIL
17 21 (9.42%) TCP/IP
17 21 (9.42%) Scrum
18 20 (8.97%) SharePoint
18 20 (8.97%) .NET Framework

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 20 (8.97%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.38%) IIS
3 10 (4.48%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.69%) CMS
4 6 (2.69%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.69%) Umbraco
5 5 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.24%) IBM Domino
5 5 (2.24%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.24%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.45%) Apache
9 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 65 (29.15%) MS Excel
2 35 (15.70%) MS Office
3 5 (2.24%) Acrobat
3 5 (2.24%) InfoPath
3 5 (2.24%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.90%) MS Project
6 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (4.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.90%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.45%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.45%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.04%) PaaS
4 7 (3.14%) IaaS
4 7 (3.14%) SaaS
5 6 (2.69%) Office 365
6 4 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.42%) TCP/IP
2 18 (8.07%) DNS
3 13 (5.83%) Internet
4 8 (3.59%) DHCP
4 8 (3.59%) SAN
5 6 (2.69%) Firewall
5 6 (2.69%) Kerberos
5 6 (2.69%) LAN
5 6 (2.69%) LDAP
5 6 (2.69%) VoIP
6 5 (2.24%) VPN
7 4 (1.79%) Intranet
7 4 (1.79%) WAN
8 3 (1.35%) HTTP
9 2 (0.90%) NAS
9 2 (0.90%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.90%) Skype
10 1 (0.45%) MPLS
10 1 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (33.63%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (9.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (8.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (7.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (6.73%) MS Access
7 14 (6.28%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (5.38%) Relational Database
9 11 (4.93%) RDBMS
10 9 (4.04%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (3.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (2.69%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (1.79%) Big Data
13 4 (1.79%) MySQL
14 2 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
15 1 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects XI
15 1 (0.45%) SAP Data Services
15 1 (0.45%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 10 (4.48%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.24%) Capybara
3 5 (2.24%) Cucumber
3 5 (2.24%) SpecFlow
3 5 (2.24%) WATIR
4 2 (0.90%) Subversion
5 1 (0.45%) JIRA
5 1 (0.45%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.45%) Selenium
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 50 (22.42%) Finance
2 15 (6.73%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.83%) Banking
4 11 (4.93%) Manufacturing
5 10 (4.48%) Electronics
5 10 (4.48%) Marketing
6 8 (3.59%) Back Office
7 5 (2.24%) Advertising
7 5 (2.24%) Billing
8 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.90%) Publishing
9 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 75 (33.63%) Developer
2 35 (15.70%) Analyst
3 23 (10.31%) .NET Developer
4 20 (8.97%) Consultant
5 18 (8.07%) SQL Developer
6 15 (6.73%) Support Engineer
7 14 (6.28%) C# Developer
8 12 (5.38%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (4.93%) Administrator
9 11 (4.93%) Agile Developer
9 11 (4.93%) Architect
9 11 (4.93%) Software Developer
10 10 (4.48%) .NET Software Developer
10 10 (4.48%) ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (4.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (4.48%) VBA Developer
11 8 (3.59%) Access Developer
11 8 (3.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 8 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.59%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (25.56%) .NET
2 29 (13.00%) ASP.NET
3 27 (12.11%) HTML
4 23 (10.31%) CSS
5 20 (8.97%) .NET Framework
6 19 (8.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (5.83%) AngularJS
7 13 (5.83%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (5.83%) WCF
8 12 (5.38%) REST
9 11 (4.93%) Dojo
9 11 (4.93%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (4.48%) Web Services
11 9 (4.04%) HTML5
11 9 (4.04%) jQuery
11 9 (4.04%) XML
12 7 (3.14%) Entity Framework
13 6 (2.69%) JSON
14 4 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 4 (1.79%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.31%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.38%) User Experience
4 10 (4.48%) Clustering
4 10 (4.48%) Fat Client
4 10 (4.48%) Thin Client
5 7 (3.14%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.14%) Statistics
6 6 (2.69%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.69%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.69%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.69%) Reference Data
6 6 (2.69%) Visualisation
7 5 (2.24%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.79%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.79%) Linked Data
8 4 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.35%) Blog
9 3 (1.35%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.35%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 68 (30.49%) Windows
2 27 (12.11%) Windows Server
3 21 (9.42%) Windows 7
4 17 (7.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (7.17%) Linux
6 12 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (4.48%) Windows XP
8 8 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.69%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.24%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.24%) Windows 2000
10 5 (2.24%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.35%) Unix
11 3 (1.35%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (16.14%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (13.90%) Business Intelligence
3 27 (12.11%) MVC
4 21 (9.42%) ITIL
4 21 (9.42%) Scrum
5 19 (8.52%) Mentoring
6 16 (7.17%) ETL
7 15 (6.73%) Integration Testing
8 14 (6.28%) Incident Management
9 13 (5.83%) Project Management
9 13 (5.83%) Software Engineering
10 12 (5.38%) Programme Management
10 12 (5.38%) Validation
11 11 (4.93%) Microservices
11 11 (4.93%) Migration
12 10 (4.48%) Digital Marketing
12 10 (4.48%) Service Management
13 9 (4.04%) Office Automation
13 9 (4.04%) SDLC
14 8 (3.59%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 75 (33.63%) SQL
2 38 (17.04%) C#
3 31 (13.90%) JavaScript
4 28 (12.56%) T-SQL
5 15 (6.73%) VBA
6 14 (6.28%) PowerShell
7 10 (4.48%) Java
8 9 (4.04%) Ruby
8 9 (4.04%) VB
9 8 (3.59%) Python
10 5 (2.24%) Perl
11 4 (1.79%) R
11 4 (1.79%) VBScript
12 2 (0.90%) C
12 2 (0.90%) C++
12 2 (0.90%) PHP
13 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.45%) X++
Qualifications
1 35 (15.70%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.21%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.14%) Degree
5 4 (1.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 4 (1.79%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 3 (1.35%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.90%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.90%) MCSE
7 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.45%) CCNA
8 1 (0.45%) CISSP
8 1 (0.45%) ISEB
8 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.73%) SLA
2 9 (4.04%) QA
3 5 (2.24%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.35%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.45%) HL7
6 1 (0.45%) Solvency II
System Software
1 45 (20.18%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.93%) Hyper-V
3 11 (4.93%) XenDesktop
4 10 (4.48%) XenApp
5 8 (3.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (3.59%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.90%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (7.62%) SCCM
2 5 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.90%) SCOM
4 2 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.45%) Nagios
5 1 (0.45%) Puppet
5 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (13.00%) VMware
2 17 (7.62%) Citrix
3 13 (5.83%) SAP
4 10 (4.48%) Dell
4 10 (4.48%) Oracle
5 9 (4.04%) Symantec
6 8 (3.59%) AppSense
7 7 (3.14%) Cisco
7 7 (3.14%) Sun
7 7 (3.14%) Wyse
8 6 (2.69%) Apple
8 6 (2.69%) Nintex
8 6 (2.69%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.24%) Adobe
9 5 (2.24%) CheckPoint
9 5 (2.24%) LogRhythm
9 5 (2.24%) Lotus
10 4 (1.79%) Forcepoint
10 4 (1.79%) Polycom
10 4 (1.79%) Sitecore
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