Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 8 10
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 307 222 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 14.23% 11.46% 11.75%
As % of the Vendors category 35.86% 27.89% 28.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 160 129
Bristol median daily rate £390 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £213 £150 £123
90th Percentile £500 £466 £458
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +14.29% +3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 18
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £15.38 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.64% -23.13% +15.94%
10th Percentile £12.64 £11.13 £9.68
90th Percentile £187.50 £89.88 £42.73
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +19.57% +21.05% +10.14%

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 856 796 687
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 39.67% 41.09% 40.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 562 467
Bristol median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.74%
10th Percentile £273 £210 £219
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 19 43
Bristol median hourly rate £41.50 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.00% +19.05% +20.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.13 £12.70
90th Percentile £69.00 £49.75 £43.65
South West median hourly rate £41.52 £25.00 £23.14
% change year-on-year +66.06% +8.05% -13.50%

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Bristol

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 100 (32.57%) Windows
2 89 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (27.04%) Finance
4 82 (26.71%) SQL Server
5 75 (24.43%) .NET
6 74 (24.10%) C#
6 74 (24.10%) Microsoft Azure
7 68 (22.15%) SQL
8 66 (21.50%) Windows Server
9 60 (19.54%) Active Directory
10 55 (17.92%) Business Intelligence
11 54 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
12 53 (17.26%) HTML
13 52 (16.94%) Office 365
14 51 (16.61%) Problem-Solving
15 50 (16.29%) Test Automation
16 44 (14.33%) Manufacturing
17 43 (14.01%) Telecoms
17 43 (14.01%) Programme Management
17 43 (14.01%) Microsoft Office
17 43 (14.01%) SAP
18 40 (13.03%) JavaScript
18 40 (13.03%) Marketing
19 39 (12.70%) SCCM
19 39 (12.70%) PowerShell
20 38 (12.38%) Digital Marketing
20 38 (12.38%) Electronics
21 37 (12.05%) MVC
21 37 (12.05%) Oracle
21 37 (12.05%) ASP.NET

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 20 (6.51%) MS Exchange
2 19 (6.19%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.56%) IIS
4 12 (3.91%) CMS
5 9 (2.93%) Drupal
6 8 (2.61%) Skype for Business
7 7 (2.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.63%) Apache
8 5 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.30%) Jetty
9 4 (1.30%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.30%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.98%) Confluence
10 3 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.65%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.65%) SAS
11 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.33%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 43 (14.01%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (7.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.58%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.30%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.33%) InDesign
6 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (3.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.65%) Primavera
2 2 (0.65%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.33%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.33%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 74 (24.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (16.94%) Office 365
3 9 (2.93%) PaaS
4 7 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (2.28%) IaaS
4 7 (2.28%) OneDrive
5 6 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.98%) Datadog
7 1 (0.33%) Boomi
7 1 (0.33%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.33%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.33%) NuGet
7 1 (0.33%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.86%) Firewall
2 13 (4.23%) DNS
2 13 (4.23%) VPN
3 11 (3.58%) Skype
4 9 (2.93%) NetScaler
5 7 (2.28%) Intranet
5 7 (2.28%) LAN
6 6 (1.95%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (1.95%) WAN
7 4 (1.30%) Internet
7 4 (1.30%) SAN
7 4 (1.30%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.98%) DHCP
8 3 (0.98%) NAS
9 2 (0.65%) Extranet
9 2 (0.65%) HTTP
9 2 (0.65%) Network Security
9 2 (0.65%) Wireless
10 1 (0.33%) MPLS
10 1 (0.33%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (26.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.91%) Power BI
3 10 (3.26%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.63%) MS Access
6 4 (1.30%) QlikView
7 3 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.98%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.98%) SSDT
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.33%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.33%) Ingres
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (10.42%) Selenium
2 23 (7.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (5.86%) Cucumber
4 14 (4.56%) SpecFlow
4 14 (4.56%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 13 (4.23%) Git (software)
6 11 (3.58%) JUnit
6 11 (3.58%) NUnit
6 11 (3.58%) SoapUI
6 11 (3.58%) Visual Studio
7 10 (3.26%) WebDriver
8 9 (2.93%) Jenkins
8 9 (2.93%) JIRA
8 9 (2.93%) TeamCity
8 9 (2.93%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (1.95%) CruiseControl
9 6 (1.95%) Hudson
9 6 (1.95%) JMeter
10 4 (1.30%) TestRail
11 3 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
General
1 83 (27.04%) Finance
2 44 (14.33%) Manufacturing
3 43 (14.01%) Telecoms
4 40 (13.03%) Marketing
5 38 (12.38%) Electronics
6 10 (3.26%) Back Office
7 9 (2.93%) Advertising
8 5 (1.63%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.30%) Banking
10 3 (0.98%) Legal
11 2 (0.65%) Law
11 2 (0.65%) Publishing
12 1 (0.33%) Billing
12 1 (0.33%) Military
12 1 (0.33%) Retail
12 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (19.54%) Analyst
2 59 (19.22%) Developer
3 32 (10.42%) .NET Developer
4 27 (8.79%) Architect
5 24 (7.82%) C# Developer
6 23 (7.49%) Consultant
7 19 (6.19%) Test Analyst
8 18 (5.86%) C# .NET Developer
9 17 (5.54%) Software Developer
9 17 (5.54%) Tester
10 13 (4.23%) .NET Software Developer
10 13 (4.23%) Software Tester
10 13 (4.23%) Technical Architect
11 12 (3.91%) Business Analyst
11 12 (3.91%) C# Software Developer
11 12 (3.91%) Windows Engineer
12 10 (3.26%) ASP.NET Developer
12 10 (3.26%) Automation Test Analyst
12 10 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (24.43%) .NET
2 53 (17.26%) HTML
3 37 (12.05%) ASP.NET
4 34 (11.07%) CSS
5 26 (8.47%) ASP.NET Web API
6 25 (8.14%) AngularJS
7 22 (7.17%) jQuery
8 18 (5.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (5.21%) REST
10 15 (4.89%) SOAP
11 13 (4.23%) Gherkin
11 13 (4.23%) JSON
12 12 (3.91%) .NET Framework
12 12 (3.91%) XML
13 10 (3.26%) React
14 9 (2.93%) Angular 2
15 8 (2.61%) RESTful
15 8 (2.61%) Web Services
16 6 (1.95%) Middleware
16 6 (1.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 54 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.21%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.21%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (2.93%) Fat Client
3 9 (2.93%) Social Media
3 9 (2.93%) Thin Client
4 8 (2.61%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (2.28%) Fintech
6 4 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (0.98%) Driving Licence
7 3 (0.98%) iPhone
7 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.98%) PKI
7 3 (0.98%) Replication
7 3 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.65%) PMI
8 2 (0.65%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.65%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 100 (32.57%) Windows
2 66 (21.50%) Windows Server
3 31 (10.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (8.14%) Windows 10
5 22 (7.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (5.86%) Windows 7
7 17 (5.54%) Linux
8 4 (1.30%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.98%) Unix
9 3 (0.98%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.65%) Android
10 2 (0.65%) CentOS
10 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (17.92%) Business Intelligence
3 51 (16.61%) Problem-Solving
4 50 (16.29%) Test Automation
5 43 (14.01%) Programme Management
6 38 (12.38%) Digital Marketing
7 37 (12.05%) MVC
8 32 (10.42%) Scrum
9 31 (10.10%) Migration
10 28 (9.12%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (7.82%) DevOps
12 22 (7.17%) Test Scripting
13 18 (5.86%) SDLC
14 16 (5.21%) CRM
14 16 (5.21%) Test Strategy
14 16 (5.21%) Workflow
15 15 (4.89%) Acceptance Criteria
15 15 (4.89%) ITIL
16 14 (4.56%) Computer Science
16 14 (4.56%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (24.10%) C#
2 68 (22.15%) SQL
3 40 (13.03%) JavaScript
4 39 (12.70%) PowerShell
5 12 (3.91%) T-SQL
6 9 (2.93%) Python
6 9 (2.93%) VBA
6 9 (2.93%) VBScript
7 8 (2.61%) TypeScript
8 5 (1.63%) Ruby
9 4 (1.30%) Java
10 3 (0.98%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.98%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.98%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.33%) C
12 1 (0.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.33%) R
12 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (10.10%) Degree
2 27 (8.79%) Security Cleared
3 22 (7.17%) SC Cleared
4 20 (6.51%) ISEB
5 14 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (4.23%) MCSE
7 12 (3.91%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (2.93%) ISTQB
9 8 (2.61%) CCA
9 8 (2.61%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (2.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (1.63%) MCSA
12 4 (1.30%) CCNA
12 4 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.30%) DBS Check
12 4 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
14 2 (0.65%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.84%) QA
2 10 (3.26%) SLA
3 9 (2.93%) WCAG
4 4 (1.30%) PMO
5 2 (0.65%) ARP4754
System Software
1 60 (19.54%) Active Directory
2 17 (5.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.21%) Docker
3 16 (5.21%) XenApp
4 13 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (3.58%) Hyper-V
6 10 (3.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (2.93%) XenDesktop
8 8 (2.61%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 39 (12.70%) SCCM
2 12 (3.91%) Kubernetes
3 9 (2.93%) WMI
4 6 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.63%) SCOM
6 4 (1.30%) SCVMM
6 4 (1.30%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.98%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.98%) Grafana
7 3 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.98%) Icinga
7 3 (0.98%) Nagios
7 3 (0.98%) Terraform
8 2 (0.65%) Ansible
8 2 (0.65%) Puppet
9 1 (0.33%) Kibana
9 1 (0.33%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (14.01%) SAP
2 37 (12.05%) Oracle
3 35 (11.40%) VMware
4 20 (6.51%) Citrix
5 11 (3.58%) McAfee
6 10 (3.26%) Cisco
7 9 (2.93%) Wyse
8 8 (2.61%) CA
8 8 (2.61%) Ivanti
9 7 (2.28%) Cadence
9 7 (2.28%) IBM
10 5 (1.63%) HP
11 3 (0.98%) Apple
11 3 (0.98%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.98%) Dell
11 3 (0.98%) iManage
11 3 (0.98%) Intapp
11 3 (0.98%) Snow
11 3 (0.98%) Veritas
12 2 (0.65%) Hummingbird