Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 7 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 190 214 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 10.12% 13.30% 13.92%
As % of the Vendors category 25.71% 32.38% 36.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 129 163
Bristol median daily rate £350 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% -3.45%
10th Percentile £150 £140 £160
90th Percentile £488 £455 £475
South West median daily rate £355 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +7.58% -5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 18
Bristol median hourly rate £15.81 £18.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.53% +13.85% +25.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £9.70 £12.05
90th Percentile £47.07 £39.08 £28.75
South West median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +8.82% +6.25%

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 739 661 639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 39.35% 41.08% 38.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 449 451
Bristol median daily rate £388 £365 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.16% - -5.19%
10th Percentile £223 £206 £213
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £373
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.54% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 32 24
Bristol median hourly rate £18.63 £19.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.25% +10.00% +2.94%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.65 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.10 £31.38
South West median hourly rate £26.00 £25.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% -25.74% +51.11%

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 21 February 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 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 74 (38.95%) Windows
2 51 (26.84%) SQL Server
3 48 (25.26%) Active Directory
4 41 (21.58%) .NET
5 40 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 37 (19.47%) SQL
7 37 (19.47%) Office 365
8 35 (18.42%) Microsoft Office
9 34 (17.89%) Microsoft Excel
10 30 (15.79%) C#
11 27 (14.21%) Finance
12 26 (13.68%) Security Cleared
12 26 (13.68%) Microsoft Azure
13 25 (13.16%) ITIL
14 23 (12.11%) SC Cleared
15 21 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
15 21 (11.05%) JavaScript
15 21 (11.05%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (11.05%) MVC
15 21 (11.05%) VMware
16 20 (10.53%) SCCM
17 19 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 19 (10.00%) PowerShell
17 19 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
17 19 (10.00%) ASP.NET
17 19 (10.00%) Windows 10
18 17 (8.95%) Oracle
18 17 (8.95%) Project Management
18 17 (8.95%) DNS

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 14 (7.37%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.84%) Skype for Business
3 10 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.74%) IIS
5 6 (3.16%) SAS
6 4 (2.11%) Confluence
6 4 (2.11%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.58%) CMS
8 2 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 35 (18.42%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (17.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (4.74%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (4.74%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.58%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.05%) SPSS
7 1 (0.53%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 10 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.53%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 37 (19.47%) Office 365
2 26 (13.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.58%) PaaS
6 2 (1.05%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.53%) IaaS
7 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.95%) DNS
2 14 (7.37%) Skype
3 12 (6.32%) Firewall
4 11 (5.79%) DHCP
4 11 (5.79%) WAN
5 10 (5.26%) LAN
6 6 (3.16%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.16%) VPN
7 5 (2.63%) Intranet
7 5 (2.63%) SAN
7 5 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.58%) Junos
8 3 (1.58%) NAS
8 3 (1.58%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.05%) Internet
9 2 (1.05%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.05%) IPsec
9 2 (1.05%) SSL
9 2 (1.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (26.84%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (7.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (6.84%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (4.74%) Oracle Database
6 8 (4.21%) Power BI
7 4 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (2.11%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.58%) QlikView
8 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (1.05%) Base SAS
9 2 (1.05%) Endeca
9 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (7.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (5.79%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.21%) JIRA
4 6 (3.16%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.53%) Ant
6 1 (0.53%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.53%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.53%) NuGet
6 1 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.53%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.53%) RSpec
6 1 (0.53%) Selenium
6 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.53%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.53%) TestNG
6 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (14.21%) Finance
2 15 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.26%) Electronics
4 9 (4.74%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.74%) Marketing
5 6 (3.16%) Banking
6 4 (2.11%) Retail
7 3 (1.58%) Advertising
8 2 (1.05%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.05%) Law
8 2 (1.05%) Legal
9 1 (0.53%) Back Office
9 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (24.21%) Developer
2 29 (15.26%) Analyst
3 18 (9.47%) .NET Developer
4 15 (7.89%) Architect
5 14 (7.37%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.79%) Business Analyst
6 11 (5.79%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (4.21%) Administrator
8 8 (4.21%) Desktop Support
8 8 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.68%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (3.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (3.16%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (3.16%) IT Manager
10 6 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.63%) Information Analyst
11 5 (2.63%) IT Project Manager
11 5 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (21.58%) .NET
2 19 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 16 (8.42%) AngularJS
4 15 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (6.84%) HTML
5 13 (6.84%) jQuery
6 12 (6.32%) CSS
7 11 (5.79%) JSON
7 11 (5.79%) REST
7 11 (5.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 10 (5.26%) SOAP
9 8 (4.21%) .NET Framework
9 8 (4.21%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (3.16%) Entity Framework
11 5 (2.63%) .NET Core
11 5 (2.63%) Angular 2
12 4 (2.11%) Web Services
13 3 (1.58%) Node.js
13 3 (1.58%) WPF
14 2 (1.05%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.68%) Replication
3 5 (2.63%) EMC VNX
3 5 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.11%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.58%) Clustering
5 3 (1.58%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.58%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.05%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.05%) iPad
6 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.05%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (1.05%) PKI
6 2 (1.05%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.05%) SCADA
6 2 (1.05%) Social Network
6 2 (1.05%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.05%) User Experience
6 2 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 74 (38.95%) Windows
2 38 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 19 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 19 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (7.37%) Windows 7
6 7 (3.68%) Linux
7 4 (2.11%) Android
7 4 (2.11%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.05%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.05%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.05%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.53%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (13.16%) ITIL
3 21 (11.05%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (11.05%) MVC
4 17 (8.95%) Project Management
5 16 (8.42%) Scrum
6 15 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (7.37%) CRM
7 14 (7.37%) Migration
8 11 (5.79%) OO
8 11 (5.79%) OOD
9 10 (5.26%) Change Management
9 10 (5.26%) Security Hardening
10 9 (4.74%) ITIL V3
10 9 (4.74%) PRINCE2
10 9 (4.74%) Time Management
11 8 (4.21%) SDLC
12 7 (3.68%) Analytics
12 7 (3.68%) DevOps
12 7 (3.68%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 37 (19.47%) SQL
2 30 (15.79%) C#
3 21 (11.05%) JavaScript
4 19 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.16%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.11%) VBA
7 2 (1.05%) Java
7 2 (1.05%) SAS Macro
8 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.53%) F#
8 1 (0.53%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.53%) Python
8 1 (0.53%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 26 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 23 (12.11%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.42%) Degree
4 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.05%) ISEB
5 2 (1.05%) MCSA
6 1 (0.53%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.53%) CISSP
6 1 (0.53%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.53%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.16%) PMO
1 6 (3.16%) QA
2 4 (2.11%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.05%) GDPR
3 2 (1.05%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.05%) P3O
3 2 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (25.26%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.32%) vSphere
3 10 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.74%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.58%) XenApp
7 2 (1.05%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.53%) Docker
8 1 (0.53%) Firmware
8 1 (0.53%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.53%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.53%) Xen
8 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (10.53%) SCCM
2 11 (5.79%) EMC NetWorker
2 11 (5.79%) SCOM
3 6 (3.16%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.58%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (1.58%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.05%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.53%) Ansible
6 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.53%) OfficeScan
6 1 (0.53%) Puppet
6 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.53%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.53%) Terraform
6 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (11.05%) VMware
2 17 (8.95%) Oracle
3 13 (6.84%) EMC
3 13 (6.84%) McAfee
4 11 (5.79%) Cisco
4 11 (5.79%) SAP
5 8 (4.21%) Citrix
6 6 (3.16%) IBM
6 6 (3.16%) Juniper
7 5 (2.63%) HP
8 4 (2.11%) Apple
8 4 (2.11%) Capita
8 4 (2.11%) LogLogic
8 4 (2.11%) Tableau
9 3 (1.58%) Dell
9 3 (1.58%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.05%) Adobe
10 2 (1.05%) Cognos
10 2 (1.05%) CommVault
10 2 (1.05%) Red Hat