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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 10 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 94 78 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 11.03% 9.19% 8.98%
As % of the Vendors category 25.54% 23.49% 28.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 49 61
Median daily rate £375 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £148 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Median hourly rate £15.25 £30.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +74.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.45 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.42% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 368 332 291
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 43.19% 39.10% 31.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 223 204
Median daily rate £381 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +8.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 12
Median hourly rate £32.50 £12.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +160.00% -39.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £10.50 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £33.45 £53.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 70 (33.33%) .NET
2 60 (28.57%) Windows
3 56 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 53 (25.24%) Microsoft Office
5 52 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (24.29%) C#
7 50 (23.81%) JavaScript
8 48 (22.86%) Finance
9 44 (20.95%) Active Directory
10 43 (20.48%) SQL
11 42 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 40 (19.05%) HTML
13 38 (18.10%) ASP.NET
14 37 (17.62%) CRM
15 36 (17.14%) Dynamics CRM
16 35 (16.67%) CSS
17 33 (15.71%) MVC
18 28 (13.33%) Security Cleared
18 28 (13.33%) Office 365
19 26 (12.38%) Visual Studio
20 25 (11.90%) Scrum
21 24 (11.43%) SC Cleared
22 23 (10.95%) WCF
22 23 (10.95%) Windows 7
22 23 (10.95%) Business Intelligence
23 22 (10.48%) Windows Server
24 20 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
24 20 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
24 20 (9.52%) AngularJS
25 18 (8.57%) .NET Framework

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 13 (6.19%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.33%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.38%) CMS
5 4 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.90%) IIS
6 3 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.43%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.48%) Apache
8 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.48%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.48%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.48%) Kentico
8 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (25.24%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (8.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.86%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.48%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.48%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.48%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.48%) InDesign
7 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.48%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 36 (17.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.48%) Primavera
4 1 (0.48%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.33%) Office 365
2 20 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.95%) IaaS
5 2 (0.95%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.95%) PaaS
6 1 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.48%) SaaS
6 1 (0.48%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.10%) Firewall
2 16 (7.62%) DNS
3 12 (5.71%) VPN
4 9 (4.29%) Internet
4 9 (4.29%) WAN
5 8 (3.81%) DHCP
6 6 (2.86%) LAN
6 6 (2.86%) Wireless
7 5 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.90%) Network Security
8 4 (1.90%) SAN
8 4 (1.90%) WebEx
9 3 (1.43%) HTTP
9 3 (1.43%) LDAP
9 3 (1.43%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.43%) VLAN
9 3 (1.43%) VoIP
10 2 (0.95%) 3G
10 2 (0.95%) Broadband
10 2 (0.95%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (5.71%) Oracle Database
4 11 (5.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (3.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.90%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (1.43%) MySQL
10 3 (1.43%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.48%) Geospatial Data
12 1 (0.48%) MS Access
12 1 (0.48%) Spatial Data
12 1 (0.48%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 26 (12.38%) Visual Studio
2 16 (7.62%) Visual Studio Team System
3 10 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (3.33%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.38%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.90%) Selenium
6 4 (1.90%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.43%) GoCD
7 3 (1.43%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.95%) Ant
8 2 (0.95%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.95%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.95%) JIRA
8 2 (0.95%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.95%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.95%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.95%) TestNG
8 2 (0.95%) Toad
9 1 (0.48%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.48%) Dreamweaver
General
1 48 (22.86%) Finance
2 18 (8.57%) Marketing
3 17 (8.10%) Manufacturing
3 17 (8.10%) Telecoms
4 14 (6.67%) Electronics
5 6 (2.86%) Banking
6 5 (2.38%) Advertising
7 3 (1.43%) Back Office
8 2 (0.95%) Local Government
9 1 (0.48%) Law
9 1 (0.48%) Legal
9 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 78 (37.14%) Developer
2 31 (14.76%) .NET Developer
3 23 (10.95%) CRM Developer
4 22 (10.48%) Analyst
5 21 (10.00%) Consultant
6 18 (8.57%) C# Developer
6 18 (8.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 14 (6.67%) Architect
8 13 (6.19%) Microsoft Developer
9 10 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (4.29%) Software Developer
11 8 (3.81%) .NET Software Developer
11 8 (3.81%) ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 8 (3.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (3.81%) C# Software Developer
12 7 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 7 (3.33%) Citrix Analyst
12 7 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
12 7 (3.33%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (33.33%) .NET
2 42 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 40 (19.05%) HTML
4 38 (18.10%) ASP.NET
5 35 (16.67%) CSS
6 23 (10.95%) WCF
7 20 (9.52%) AngularJS
7 20 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (8.57%) .NET Framework
9 16 (7.62%) jQuery
10 15 (7.14%) REST
11 14 (6.67%) SOAP
12 13 (6.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (4.29%) JSON
13 9 (4.29%) Web Services
14 8 (3.81%) HTML5
14 8 (3.81%) RESTful
14 8 (3.81%) XML
15 6 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
16 5 (2.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.19%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.81%) Fat Client
3 8 (3.81%) Thin Client
3 8 (3.81%) User Experience
4 5 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.90%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.90%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.43%) FlexPod
6 3 (1.43%) RSA SecurID
6 3 (1.43%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.43%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.95%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.95%) Clustering
7 2 (0.95%) Graphic Design
7 2 (0.95%) Handset
7 2 (0.95%) iPhone
7 2 (0.95%) IVR
7 2 (0.95%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 60 (28.57%) Windows
2 23 (10.95%) Windows 7
3 22 (10.48%) Windows Server
4 12 (5.71%) Linux
4 12 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.81%) Unix
7 7 (3.33%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.38%) Android
9 4 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.95%) SUSE
11 1 (0.48%) CentOS
11 1 (0.48%) VMS
11 1 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (17.62%) CRM
3 33 (15.71%) MVC
4 25 (11.90%) Scrum
5 23 (10.95%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (7.14%) ITIL
6 15 (7.14%) Migration
6 15 (7.14%) TDD
7 14 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
7 14 (6.67%) Programme Management
7 14 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (6.19%) Incident Management
9 11 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (5.24%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (5.24%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (4.76%) OO
11 9 (4.29%) OOD
12 8 (3.81%) Test Automation
13 7 (3.33%) PRINCE2
13 7 (3.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (24.29%) C#
2 50 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 43 (20.48%) SQL
4 16 (7.62%) PowerShell
5 14 (6.67%) T-SQL
6 7 (3.33%) Java
7 4 (1.90%) Python
7 4 (1.90%) Scala
7 4 (1.90%) VBScript
8 3 (1.43%) VBA
9 2 (0.95%) C
9 2 (0.95%) F#
9 2 (0.95%) VB
10 1 (0.48%) C++
10 1 (0.48%) Perl
10 1 (0.48%) PHP
10 1 (0.48%) R
10 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.48%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 24 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.19%) Degree
4 7 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.90%) APMP
5 4 (1.90%) CISMP
5 4 (1.90%) CISSP
5 4 (1.90%) MCSE
6 3 (1.43%) GSEC
6 3 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.95%) ISEB
7 2 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.48%) HNC
8 1 (0.48%) HND
8 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.33%) SLA
2 4 (1.90%) COBIT
2 4 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (1.90%) QA
3 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.48%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 44 (20.95%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.76%) XenApp
4 8 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (3.33%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (1.90%) Docker
7 4 (1.90%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.90%) ISA Server
7 4 (1.90%) LXC
8 3 (1.43%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.95%) Firmware
9 2 (0.95%) vSphere
10 1 (0.48%) GFS2
10 1 (0.48%) OCFS2
10 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.48%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (8.10%) SCCM
2 5 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (2.38%) SCOM
2 5 (2.38%) SCOrch
3 3 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (1.43%) vRealize
4 2 (0.95%) WSUS
5 1 (0.48%) Ansible
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 17 (8.10%) Oracle
2 16 (7.62%) Dell
3 15 (7.14%) Citrix
3 15 (7.14%) VMware
4 14 (6.67%) HP
4 14 (6.67%) SAP
5 13 (6.19%) Cisco
6 7 (3.33%) AppSense
6 7 (3.33%) IBM
6 7 (3.33%) Wyse
7 6 (2.86%) McAfee
7 6 (2.86%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.38%) Apple
8 5 (2.38%) NetApp
9 4 (1.90%) Intel
9 4 (1.90%) IronPort
9 4 (1.90%) RightFax
10 3 (1.43%) Symantec
10 3 (1.43%) Tableau
10 3 (1.43%) Toshiba
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