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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 8 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 100 113 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.85% 12.31% 8.05%
As % of the Vendors category 26.95% 33.53% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 80 45
Median daily rate £325 £305 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £489 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 10
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.00 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £45.75 £22.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
371 337 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 40.24% 36.71% 40.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 252 238
Median daily rate £365 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 12
Median hourly rate £34.25 £19.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.92% -1.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £11.78 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £100.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 24 August 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 24 August 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 (38.25%) MS Excel
2 67 (36.61%) Windows
3 55 (30.05%) SQL
4 53 (28.96%) SQL Server
5 51 (27.87%) MS Office
6 43 (23.50%) Active Directory
7 41 (22.40%) .NET
8 40 (21.86%) SharePoint
9 37 (20.22%) C#
10 36 (19.67%) Finance
10 36 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (17.49%) JavaScript
12 28 (15.30%) Windows 7
13 26 (14.21%) PowerShell
13 26 (14.21%) Windows Server
14 23 (12.57%) VMware
15 22 (12.02%) HTML
15 22 (12.02%) Security Cleared
15 22 (12.02%) Windows Server 2008
15 22 (12.02%) Microsoft Azure
15 22 (12.02%) AngularJS
16 21 (11.48%) CSS
17 20 (10.93%) Business Intelligence
17 20 (10.93%) Migration
18 19 (10.38%) ASP.NET
19 18 (9.84%) DNS
19 18 (9.84%) Scrum
19 18 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
20 17 (9.29%) VMware Infrastructure
20 17 (9.29%) VB

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 40 (21.86%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.65%) SharePoint 2010
3 12 (6.56%) MS Exchange
4 11 (6.01%) Skype for Business
5 9 (4.92%) IIS
6 6 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.73%) CMS
7 5 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.73%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.09%) Apache
10 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.09%) Moodle
10 2 (1.09%) Mule
10 2 (1.09%) nginx
10 2 (1.09%) NServiceBus
10 2 (1.09%) Umbraco
10 2 (1.09%) WordPress
11 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 70 (38.25%) MS Excel
2 51 (27.87%) MS Office
3 11 (6.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.28%) MS Project
5 5 (2.73%) InfoPath
5 5 (2.73%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (5.46%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.09%) Primavera
3 2 (1.09%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.37%) Office 365
2 8 (4.37%) SaaS
3 7 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.28%) IaaS
4 6 (3.28%) PaaS
5 4 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.84%) DNS
2 15 (8.20%) DHCP
3 10 (5.46%) LAN
4 9 (4.92%) TCP/IP
5 8 (4.37%) Internet
6 7 (3.83%) VPN
6 7 (3.83%) WAN
7 6 (3.28%) Kerberos
8 5 (2.73%) NetScaler
9 4 (2.19%) Intranet
9 4 (2.19%) Wireless
10 3 (1.64%) Firewall
10 3 (1.64%) Skype
10 3 (1.64%) VoIP
11 2 (1.09%) HTTP
11 2 (1.09%) SAN
12 1 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.55%) NAS
12 1 (0.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (28.96%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (6.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (6.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (6.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (3.28%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.73%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.19%) MS Access
9 3 (1.64%) MySQL
10 2 (1.09%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.09%) SAP BW
10 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.55%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.55%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 11 (6.01%) Visual Studio
2 9 (4.92%) Octopus Deploy
2 9 (4.92%) TeamCity
3 6 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.73%) MSI
5 3 (1.64%) Capybara
5 3 (1.64%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.64%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.64%) SpecFlow
5 3 (1.64%) WATIR
6 2 (1.09%) Grunt
6 2 (1.09%) gulp
6 2 (1.09%) InstallShield
6 2 (1.09%) Maven
6 2 (1.09%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.55%) JIRA
7 1 (0.55%) NCrunch
7 1 (0.55%) Selenium
7 1 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 36 (19.67%) Finance
2 13 (7.10%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.92%) Banking
3 9 (4.92%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.83%) Marketing
5 6 (3.28%) Electronics
6 5 (2.73%) Back Office
7 2 (1.09%) Advertising
8 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 64 (34.97%) Developer
2 31 (16.94%) Analyst
3 20 (10.93%) SQL Developer
4 14 (7.65%) Administrator
5 13 (7.10%) .NET Developer
6 12 (6.56%) Architect
7 11 (6.01%) Sitecore Developer
8 10 (5.46%) C# Developer
8 10 (5.46%) Consultant
8 10 (5.46%) Support Engineer
8 10 (5.46%) VBA Developer
9 9 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (4.92%) Service Analyst
9 9 (4.92%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (3.83%) Access Developer
10 7 (3.83%) Access VBA Developer
10 7 (3.83%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (3.83%) Excel Developer
10 7 (3.83%) SharePoint Developer
10 7 (3.83%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (22.40%) .NET
2 22 (12.02%) AngularJS
2 22 (12.02%) HTML
3 21 (11.48%) CSS
4 19 (10.38%) ASP.NET
5 16 (8.74%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (7.10%) jQuery
7 11 (6.01%) .NET Framework
8 10 (5.46%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (4.92%) HTML5
10 7 (3.83%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (3.28%) REST
11 6 (3.28%) XML
12 5 (2.73%) Dojo
12 5 (2.73%) WCF
13 4 (2.19%) CSS3
14 3 (1.64%) Ajax
14 3 (1.64%) Entity Framework
14 3 (1.64%) LAMP
15 2 (1.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.20%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.46%) Fat Client
3 10 (5.46%) Thin Client
4 8 (4.37%) Private Cloud
5 6 (3.28%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (3.28%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.73%) Reference Data
6 5 (2.73%) User Experience
7 4 (2.19%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.19%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.64%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.64%) Blog
8 3 (1.64%) Clustering
8 3 (1.64%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.09%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.09%) PKI
9 2 (1.09%) SCORM
10 1 (0.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 67 (36.61%) Windows
2 28 (15.30%) Windows 7
3 26 (14.21%) Windows Server
4 22 (12.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (6.01%) Windows 10
8 7 (3.83%) Linux
8 7 (3.83%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.73%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.19%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.64%) Unix
11 3 (1.64%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (10.93%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (10.93%) Migration
3 18 (9.84%) Scrum
4 14 (7.65%) MVC
5 11 (6.01%) Integration Testing
5 11 (6.01%) Project Management
5 11 (6.01%) Validation
6 10 (5.46%) Incident Management
6 10 (5.46%) ITIL
6 10 (5.46%) TDD
7 9 (4.92%) Data Management
7 9 (4.92%) Time Management
8 8 (4.37%) Coaching
8 8 (4.37%) ETL
9 7 (3.83%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (3.83%) Programme Management
9 7 (3.83%) SDLC
10 6 (3.28%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (3.28%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 55 (30.05%) SQL
2 37 (20.22%) C#
3 32 (17.49%) JavaScript
4 26 (14.21%) PowerShell
5 17 (9.29%) VB
6 14 (7.65%) VBA
7 13 (7.10%) T-SQL
7 13 (7.10%) VBScript
8 3 (1.64%) PHP
8 3 (1.64%) Ruby
9 2 (1.09%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.09%) ActionScript 3.0
9 2 (1.09%) Java
9 2 (1.09%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.09%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.55%) C
10 1 (0.55%) C++
10 1 (0.55%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.55%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (12.02%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.10%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.01%) Degree
4 9 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (4.37%) MCSE
6 5 (2.73%) CCA
6 5 (2.73%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (2.19%) MCSA
8 3 (1.64%) MCP
9 2 (1.09%) CIPD
9 2 (1.09%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.09%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.55%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.55%) CCNA
10 1 (0.55%) CCNP
10 1 (0.55%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.92%) SLA
2 3 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.64%) QA
3 2 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.55%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.55%) HL7
4 1 (0.55%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (23.50%) Active Directory
2 17 (9.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.65%) Hyper-V
3 14 (7.65%) XenApp
4 11 (6.01%) XenDesktop
5 9 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (4.37%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.55%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.55%) Firmware
8 1 (0.55%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (7.10%) SCCM
2 5 (2.73%) WSUS
3 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (1.64%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.55%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.55%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.55%) Graylog
5 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.55%) MOM
5 1 (0.55%) Nagios
5 1 (0.55%) Puppet
5 1 (0.55%) SCOM
5 1 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (12.57%) VMware
2 16 (8.74%) Citrix
3 11 (6.01%) Sitecore
4 10 (5.46%) Oracle
4 10 (5.46%) SAP
5 9 (4.92%) Dell
5 9 (4.92%) Intel Security
6 8 (4.37%) Cisco
7 7 (3.83%) Wyse
8 6 (3.28%) AppSense
8 6 (3.28%) Nintex
8 6 (3.28%) Tableau
9 5 (2.73%) Apple
9 5 (2.73%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.64%) Adobe
10 3 (1.64%) Dell KACE
10 3 (1.64%) IBM
10 3 (1.64%) Polycom
11 2 (1.09%) Cognos
12 1 (0.55%) Sun
Bristol
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £320 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
JCW Search Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago