Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 6 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 231 217 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 12.12% 12.72% 10.36%
As % of the Vendors category 32.44% 30.61% 25.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 145 129
Bristol median daily rate £368 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.94% +13.33%
10th Percentile £213 £175 £162
90th Percentile £503 £460 £488
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 8
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -27.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.13 £9.68
90th Percentile £187.50 £74.83 £36.38
South West median hourly rate £16.50 £31.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -48.03% +69.33% +7.14%

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 712 709 705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 37.36% 41.56% 40.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 474 469
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £224 £228 £219
90th Percentile £514 £513 £514
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 31
Bristol median hourly rate £37.55 £20.25 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.43% -15.63% +26.32%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.74 £11.25
90th Percentile £117.00 £43.23 £43.75
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -11.43% +48.94% +16.42%

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 20 August 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 20 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 75 (32.47%) Windows
2 71 (30.74%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (29.44%) Finance
4 67 (29.00%) SQL Server
5 66 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 59 (25.54%) C#
7 55 (23.81%) .NET
8 54 (23.38%) SQL
8 54 (23.38%) Active Directory
9 46 (19.91%) Business Intelligence
10 45 (19.48%) HTML
10 45 (19.48%) Windows Server
11 44 (19.05%) Office 365
12 38 (16.45%) JavaScript
12 38 (16.45%) Analytical Skills
13 37 (16.02%) Problem-Solving
14 32 (13.85%) SCCM
14 32 (13.85%) Oracle
15 31 (13.42%) MVC
16 30 (12.99%) VMware
16 30 (12.99%) SAP
17 29 (12.55%) ASP.NET
17 29 (12.55%) CSS
17 29 (12.55%) Telecoms
17 29 (12.55%) Test Automation
17 29 (12.55%) PowerShell
18 28 (12.12%) Marketing
18 28 (12.12%) Manufacturing
18 28 (12.12%) Scrum
18 28 (12.12%) Programme Management

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 18 (7.79%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.63%) CMS
3 10 (4.33%) Drupal
4 9 (3.90%) Skype for Business
5 7 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (3.03%) MS Exchange
6 6 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.73%) IIS
8 2 (0.87%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.43%) Apache
9 1 (0.43%) Confluence
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.43%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.43%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.46%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (2.16%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.43%) InDesign
6 1 (0.43%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (4.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 66 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (19.05%) Office 365
3 12 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (4.76%) OneDrive
5 8 (3.46%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (2.60%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (2.16%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.30%) PaaS
9 2 (0.87%) Yammer
10 1 (0.43%) NuGet
10 1 (0.43%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.63%) DNS
2 12 (5.19%) Firewall
3 10 (4.33%) Skype
4 9 (3.90%) DHCP
5 7 (3.03%) NetScaler
5 7 (3.03%) SAN
5 7 (3.03%) WAN
6 6 (2.60%) LAN
6 6 (2.60%) NAS
7 5 (2.16%) Wireless
8 4 (1.73%) VPN
9 3 (1.30%) Network Security
9 3 (1.30%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.87%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.87%) HTTP
10 2 (0.87%) Junos
10 2 (0.87%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.43%) ADSL
11 1 (0.43%) Intranet
11 1 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (29.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (5.63%) Oracle Database
5 11 (4.76%) Power BI
6 10 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (2.16%) MS Access
9 2 (0.87%) MySQL
9 2 (0.87%) Qlik Sense
9 2 (0.87%) QlikView
9 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.43%) DTS
10 1 (0.43%) OLAP
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (10.39%) Selenium
2 15 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (5.63%) Cucumber
3 13 (5.63%) SpecFlow
4 12 (5.19%) Git (software)
5 11 (4.76%) WebDriver
6 10 (4.33%) JUnit
6 10 (4.33%) NUnit
7 9 (3.90%) SoapUI
8 8 (3.46%) Visual Studio
9 7 (3.03%) Jenkins
9 7 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (2.60%) CruiseControl
10 6 (2.60%) Hudson
10 6 (2.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (2.60%) TeamCity
11 5 (2.16%) JIRA
12 4 (1.73%) JMeter
13 1 (0.43%) Dreamweaver
13 1 (0.43%) StarTeam
General
1 68 (29.44%) Finance
2 29 (12.55%) Telecoms
3 28 (12.12%) Manufacturing
3 28 (12.12%) Marketing
4 25 (10.82%) Electronics
5 9 (3.90%) Advertising
5 9 (3.90%) Back Office
6 6 (2.60%) Banking
7 5 (2.16%) Law
8 2 (0.87%) Retail
8 2 (0.87%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 50 (21.65%) Developer
2 43 (18.61%) Analyst
3 30 (12.99%) .NET Developer
4 18 (7.79%) C# Developer
5 17 (7.36%) Architect
6 16 (6.93%) C# .NET Developer
7 14 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (6.06%) Support Engineer
8 13 (5.63%) ASP.NET Developer
8 13 (5.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 13 (5.63%) Consultant
9 12 (5.19%) Test Analyst
10 11 (4.76%) Tester
11 10 (4.33%) Software Tester
12 9 (3.90%) Administrator
12 9 (3.90%) Automation Test Analyst
13 8 (3.46%) Software Developer
13 8 (3.46%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (3.46%) Support Analyst
14 7 (3.03%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (23.81%) .NET
2 45 (19.48%) HTML
3 29 (12.55%) ASP.NET
3 29 (12.55%) CSS
4 22 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
5 21 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 19 (8.23%) jQuery
7 18 (7.79%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (6.49%) REST
8 15 (6.49%) SOAP
9 13 (5.63%) Gherkin
10 12 (5.19%) JSON
11 11 (4.76%) .NET Framework
12 10 (4.33%) Angular 2
13 7 (3.03%) Entity Framework
13 7 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (2.60%) RESTful
14 6 (2.60%) XML
15 5 (2.16%) WCF
16 4 (1.73%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 38 (16.45%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.60%) Fat Client
4 6 (2.60%) Fintech
4 6 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (2.60%) Replication
4 6 (2.60%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.73%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.73%) User Experience
6 3 (1.30%) Clustering
6 3 (1.30%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.30%) PKI
6 3 (1.30%) Robotics
6 3 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.87%) NHS
7 2 (0.87%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (32.47%) Windows
2 45 (19.48%) Windows Server
3 25 (10.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (8.23%) Windows 7
6 16 (6.93%) Windows 10
7 8 (3.46%) Linux
8 5 (2.16%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.30%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.30%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.87%) Android
11 2 (0.87%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.87%) Unix
12 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (30.74%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (19.91%) Business Intelligence
3 37 (16.02%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (13.42%) MVC
5 29 (12.55%) Test Automation
6 28 (12.12%) Programme Management
6 28 (12.12%) Scrum
7 25 (10.82%) Digital Marketing
8 19 (8.23%) Migration
9 17 (7.36%) ITIL
10 14 (6.06%) CRM
10 14 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 13 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (5.63%) SDLC
12 12 (5.19%) Analytics
12 12 (5.19%) Data Modelling
12 12 (5.19%) OO
12 12 (5.19%) OOD
12 12 (5.19%) Workflow
13 11 (4.76%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 59 (25.54%) C#
2 54 (23.38%) SQL
3 38 (16.45%) JavaScript
4 29 (12.55%) PowerShell
5 13 (5.63%) T-SQL
6 9 (3.90%) VBScript
7 7 (3.03%) VBA
8 4 (1.73%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.30%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.30%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.87%) VB
11 1 (0.43%) C++
11 1 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.43%) Java
11 1 (0.43%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (8.23%) Degree
2 18 (7.79%) Security Cleared
3 17 (7.36%) SC Cleared
4 14 (6.06%) ISEB
5 6 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.73%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.73%) MCSA
8 3 (1.30%) CCNA
8 3 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.30%) MCSE
8 3 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.87%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.87%) PMP
10 1 (0.43%) MCT
10 1 (0.43%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.49%) QA
2 9 (3.90%) SLA
2 9 (3.90%) WCAG
3 1 (0.43%) ARP4754
3 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 54 (23.38%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.36%) Hyper-V
4 14 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (3.90%) XenDesktop
6 8 (3.46%) XenApp
7 7 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.73%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.30%) OpenAM
9 3 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (1.30%) XenServer
10 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.43%) Docker
10 1 (0.43%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.43%) NFS
10 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (13.85%) SCCM
2 9 (3.90%) WMI
3 6 (2.60%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.73%) SCOM
4 4 (1.73%) WSUS
5 3 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.30%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.30%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.43%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.43%) Ansible
7 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.43%) Puppet
7 1 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.43%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 32 (13.85%) Oracle
2 30 (12.99%) SAP
2 30 (12.99%) VMware
3 16 (6.93%) Citrix
4 10 (4.33%) HP
5 9 (3.90%) Cisco
6 6 (2.60%) Apple
6 6 (2.60%) Cadence
6 6 (2.60%) Ivanti
6 6 (2.60%) McAfee
6 6 (2.60%) Wyse
7 5 (2.16%) CA
7 5 (2.16%) Hummingbird
7 5 (2.16%) iManage
7 5 (2.16%) Meridio
7 5 (2.16%) OpenText
8 4 (1.73%) IBM
9 3 (1.30%) BT
9 3 (1.30%) Juniper
10 2 (0.87%) CheckPoint