Period
to 22 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
South West > Bristol
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 10 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 227 189 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 11.52% 11.11% 13.01%
As % of the Vendors category 27.99% 27.92% 35.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 129 155
Bristol median daily rate £350 £330 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -1.49% -1.47%
10th Percentile £150 £123 £125
90th Percentile £456 £451 £483
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 25
Bristol median hourly rate £15.38 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.13% +14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.13 £9.40 £12.50
90th Percentile £89.88 £42.80 £23.75
South West median hourly rate £25.25 £17.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year +46.38% -6.76% +10.45%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Bristol.

All Vendors
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 811 677 624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 41.15% 39.80% 36.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 458 444
Bristol median daily rate £375 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% -4.61%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £163
90th Percentile £538 £514 £525
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 41 33
Bristol median hourly rate £21.81 £21.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.87% +13.51% +10.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.89
90th Percentile £50.88 £43.75 £41.80
South West median hourly rate £28.75 £21.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year +35.29% -15.00% +24.63%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Bristol

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Bristol

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Bristol over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Bristol

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Bristol

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Bristol over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 79 (34.80%) Windows
2 70 (30.84%) SQL Server
3 63 (27.75%) .NET
4 58 (25.55%) C#
5 57 (25.11%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (19.38%) SQL
6 44 (19.38%) JavaScript
6 44 (19.38%) Active Directory
6 44 (19.38%) Finance
7 42 (18.50%) Microsoft Office
7 42 (18.50%) ASP.NET
8 40 (17.62%) Office 365
9 39 (17.18%) HTML
10 38 (16.74%) MVC
10 38 (16.74%) AngularJS
10 38 (16.74%) ASP.NET Web API
11 35 (15.42%) Scrum
11 35 (15.42%) CSS
12 34 (14.98%) Oracle
12 34 (14.98%) REST
13 33 (14.54%) jQuery
13 33 (14.54%) Business Intelligence
14 32 (14.10%) SOAP
14 32 (14.10%) OOD
15 31 (13.66%) OO
16 30 (13.22%) Telecoms
16 30 (13.22%) JSON
16 30 (13.22%) Windows Server
17 29 (12.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 29 (12.78%) Microsoft Excel

Microsoft
Co-occurring 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 12 (5.29%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.08%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.08%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.64%) SAS
4 3 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.88%) Confluence
5 2 (0.88%) IIS
5 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.44%) CMS
6 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.44%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 42 (18.50%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (12.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (7.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (5.29%) MS Visio
5 10 (4.41%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (1.32%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.88%) SPSS
8 1 (0.44%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.44%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 40 (17.62%) Office 365
2 25 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.88%) IaaS
6 1 (0.44%) PaaS
6 1 (0.44%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.37%) DNS
2 16 (7.05%) DHCP
3 14 (6.17%) WAN
4 13 (5.73%) LAN
5 10 (4.41%) Firewall
6 8 (3.52%) Skype
7 6 (2.64%) SAN
7 6 (2.64%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.64%) VPN
7 6 (2.64%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (2.20%) Intranet
9 4 (1.76%) NAS
9 4 (1.76%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.32%) Internet
10 3 (1.32%) Junos
10 3 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.88%) Extranet
11 2 (0.88%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.88%) IPsec
11 2 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (30.84%) SQL Server
2 26 (11.45%) Oracle Database
3 16 (7.05%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (7.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (6.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (4.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (3.08%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.64%) Power BI
7 6 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.88%) Base SAS
10 2 (0.88%) Endeca
10 2 (0.88%) MS Access
10 2 (0.88%) MySQL
10 2 (0.88%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.88%) QlikView
10 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 27 (11.89%) Visual Studio
2 15 (6.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (3.08%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.76%) JIRA
5 3 (1.32%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.32%) Subversion
6 2 (0.88%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.88%) GoCD
6 2 (0.88%) NeoLoad
6 2 (0.88%) NUnit
6 2 (0.88%) Selenium
6 2 (0.88%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.88%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.44%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.44%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.44%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.44%) MSI
7 1 (0.44%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.44%) TestNG
7 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 44 (19.38%) Finance
2 30 (13.22%) Telecoms
3 23 (10.13%) Marketing
4 22 (9.69%) Electronics
5 21 (9.25%) Manufacturing
6 10 (4.41%) Banking
7 4 (1.76%) Law
7 4 (1.76%) Legal
8 3 (1.32%) Advertising
8 3 (1.32%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.32%) Back Office
8 3 (1.32%) Local Government
9 2 (0.88%) Retail
10 1 (0.44%) Military
10 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (31.28%) Developer
2 41 (18.06%) .NET Developer
3 27 (11.89%) Analyst
3 27 (11.89%) C# Developer
4 19 (8.37%) ASP.NET Developer
4 19 (8.37%) C# .NET Developer
4 19 (8.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 17 (7.49%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 17 (7.49%) Software Developer
6 16 (7.05%) .NET Software Developer
6 16 (7.05%) C# Software Developer
7 15 (6.61%) Agile .NET Developer
7 15 (6.61%) Agile C# Developer
7 15 (6.61%) Agile Developer
7 15 (6.61%) Full Stack Developer
8 14 (6.17%) Support Engineer
9 13 (5.73%) Architect
10 10 (4.41%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (3.52%) Desktop Support
11 8 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (27.75%) .NET
2 42 (18.50%) ASP.NET
3 39 (17.18%) HTML
4 38 (16.74%) AngularJS
4 38 (16.74%) ASP.NET Web API
5 35 (15.42%) CSS
6 34 (14.98%) REST
7 33 (14.54%) jQuery
8 32 (14.10%) SOAP
9 30 (13.22%) JSON
10 29 (12.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 28 (12.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (3.96%) XML
13 7 (3.08%) Entity Framework
13 7 (3.08%) RESTful
13 7 (3.08%) WCF
14 6 (2.64%) .NET Core
14 6 (2.64%) .NET Framework
14 6 (2.64%) Angular 2
15 5 (2.20%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.52%) User Experience
3 7 (3.08%) Replication
4 6 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.20%) Clustering
5 5 (2.20%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.76%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.32%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.32%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.32%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.32%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.32%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.88%) iPad
8 2 (0.88%) iPhone
8 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.88%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (0.88%) Social Network
8 2 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 79 (34.80%) Windows
2 30 (13.22%) Windows Server
3 23 (10.13%) Windows 7
4 16 (7.05%) Windows 10
5 10 (4.41%) Linux
6 9 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.52%) Unix
8 6 (2.64%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.32%) Android
11 2 (0.88%) SUSE
11 2 (0.88%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.44%) VMS
12 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (25.11%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (16.74%) MVC
3 35 (15.42%) Scrum
4 33 (14.54%) Business Intelligence
5 32 (14.10%) OOD
6 31 (13.66%) OO
7 28 (12.33%) Migration
8 25 (11.01%) ITIL
9 20 (8.81%) Project Management
10 19 (8.37%) Digital Marketing
10 19 (8.37%) Programme Management
11 12 (5.29%) TDD
12 11 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (4.85%) ITIL V3
12 11 (4.85%) Test Automation
13 10 (4.41%) Change Management
14 9 (3.96%) Functional Testing
15 8 (3.52%) Continuous Improvement
15 8 (3.52%) PRINCE2
15 8 (3.52%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 58 (25.55%) C#
2 44 (19.38%) JavaScript
2 44 (19.38%) SQL
3 26 (11.45%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.08%) Python
5 6 (2.64%) Java
6 4 (1.76%) C
6 4 (1.76%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.32%) C++
7 3 (1.32%) Perl
7 3 (1.32%) R
7 3 (1.32%) Scala
7 3 (1.32%) VBA
8 2 (0.88%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.44%) F#
9 1 (0.44%) Tcl
9 1 (0.44%) VB
9 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (11.45%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.37%) Degree
2 19 (8.37%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.32%) ISEB
4 3 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.32%) MCSE
5 2 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.88%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.44%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.44%) CISSP
6 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.44%) Dell Certification
6 1 (0.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.96%) QA
2 8 (3.52%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (1.76%) PMO
4 3 (1.32%) SLA
5 2 (0.88%) GDPR
5 2 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (19.38%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.96%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.20%) XenApp
5 4 (1.76%) Docker
6 3 (1.32%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.32%) LXC
7 2 (0.88%) Firmware
8 1 (0.44%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.44%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.44%) vSphere
8 1 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (5.73%) SCCM
2 5 (2.20%) SCOM
3 4 (1.76%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.88%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.88%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.44%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.44%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.44%) Puppet
6 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 34 (14.98%) Oracle
2 24 (10.57%) SAP
3 13 (5.73%) VMware
4 12 (5.29%) Cisco
5 10 (4.41%) Citrix
6 9 (3.96%) IBM
7 7 (3.08%) McAfee
7 7 (3.08%) Tableau
8 5 (2.20%) HP
9 4 (1.76%) Dell
9 4 (1.76%) Juniper
9 4 (1.76%) LogLogic
10 3 (1.32%) Adobe
10 3 (1.32%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.32%) Veritas
11 2 (0.88%) CommVault
11 2 (0.88%) EMC
11 2 (0.88%) Ipanema Technologies
11 2 (0.88%) Nintex
11 2 (0.88%) ServiceNow