Period
to 10 July 2020

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 July 2020 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 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 5 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 154 318 201
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 16.37% 16.76% 11.06%
As % of the Vendors category 39.69% 46.15% 30.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 221 127
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £199 £263 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £503
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year - +21.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 12
Median hourly rate £15.86 £12.93 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.71% -13.83% +14.29%
10th Percentile £12.20 £9.41 £11.18
90th Percentile £24.05 £42.45 £170.78
South West median hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +36.36% +3.13% -58.97%

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 388 689 650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 41.23% 36.32% 35.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 438 425
Median daily rate £465 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% +8.97% +1.30%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £215
90th Percentile £600 £625 £514
South West median daily rate £463 £441 £398
% change year-on-year +4.81% +11.02% +2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 19
Median hourly rate £23.00 £13.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.88% -25.95% -38.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £9.41 £11.18
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £75.10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -13.58% +55.77% -33.76%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Bristol

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Bristol.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in Bristol

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Bristol over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Bristol

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Bristol.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Bristol

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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 59 (38.31%) Azure
2 54 (35.06%) Office 365
3 47 (30.52%) Windows
4 40 (25.97%) Microsoft Office
5 35 (22.73%) Active Directory
6 29 (18.83%) Migration
6 29 (18.83%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (17.53%) Finance
7 27 (17.53%) DevOps
8 24 (15.58%) Security Cleared
9 23 (14.94%) SharePoint
9 23 (14.94%) Windows 10
10 21 (13.64%) Public Sector
11 20 (12.99%) C#
11 20 (12.99%) Law
11 20 (12.99%) SC Cleared
12 18 (11.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 17 (11.04%) .NET
13 17 (11.04%) Windows 7
14 16 (10.39%) MS Visio
15 15 (9.74%) PRINCE2
15 15 (9.74%) JIRA
16 14 (9.09%) Service Delivery
16 14 (9.09%) Visual Studio
16 14 (9.09%) SQL
17 13 (8.44%) JavaScript
17 13 (8.44%) Project Management
17 13 (8.44%) Test Scripting
17 13 (8.44%) Windows Server 2012
18 12 (7.79%) Business Transformation

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 23 (14.94%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.84%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.90%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.60%) IIS
5 3 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.65%) CMS
7 1 (0.65%) Confluence
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 40 (25.97%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (11.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (10.39%) MS Visio
4 7 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.65%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 59 (38.31%) Azure
2 54 (35.06%) Office 365
3 9 (5.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (5.19%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (5.19%) Power Platform
5 4 (2.60%) Azure Functions
5 4 (2.60%) OneDrive
5 4 (2.60%) Serverless
5 4 (2.60%) Yammer
6 3 (1.95%) PowerApps
7 2 (1.30%) AWS
7 2 (1.30%) GitHub
7 2 (1.30%) SaaS
8 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.65%) IaaS
8 1 (0.65%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.65%) npm
8 1 (0.65%) PaaS
8 1 (0.65%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.14%) WAN
2 9 (5.84%) VoIP
3 7 (4.55%) LAN
3 7 (4.55%) Skype
3 7 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.90%) Ethernet
5 4 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (1.95%) DNS
6 3 (1.95%) SAN
7 2 (1.30%) 3G
7 2 (1.30%) LTE
7 2 (1.30%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (1.30%) VPN
8 1 (0.65%) 2G
8 1 (0.65%) 4G
8 1 (0.65%) 5G
8 1 (0.65%) Intranet
8 1 (0.65%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.90%) Power BI
3 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.65%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.65%) GIS
6 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.65%) MS Access
6 1 (0.65%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 15 (9.74%) JIRA
2 14 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 11 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 10 (6.49%) Selenium
4 10 (6.49%) SpecFlow
5 7 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (4.55%) WebDriver
6 6 (3.90%) Eclipse
6 6 (3.90%) NetBeans
6 6 (3.90%) SoapUI
6 6 (3.90%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (3.25%) JMeter
7 5 (3.25%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 4 (2.60%) AdminStudio
8 4 (2.60%) MSI
8 4 (2.60%) NUnit
9 2 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.65%) gulp
10 1 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.65%) webpack
General
1 27 (17.53%) Finance
2 21 (13.64%) Public Sector
3 20 (12.99%) Law
4 11 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.55%) Aerospace
6 6 (3.90%) General Ledger
6 6 (3.90%) Military
7 5 (3.25%) Manufacturing
8 4 (2.60%) Electronics
8 4 (2.60%) Marketing
9 2 (1.30%) Back Office
9 2 (1.30%) Legal
9 2 (1.30%) Retail
10 1 (0.65%) Banking
10 1 (0.65%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (19.48%) Analyst
2 15 (9.74%) Senior Analyst
2 15 (9.74%) Test Analyst
3 14 (9.09%) Architect
4 13 (8.44%) Developer
4 13 (8.44%) Senior Test Analyst
5 10 (6.49%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (6.49%) Support Engineer
6 9 (5.84%) Consultant
7 8 (5.19%) Delivery Manager
7 8 (5.19%) Financial Analyst
7 8 (5.19%) Senior Financial Analyst
8 7 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (4.55%) Programme Manager
9 6 (3.90%) Administrator
10 5 (3.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 5 (3.25%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.25%) Finance Systems Analyst
10 5 (3.25%) Office 365 Consultant
10 5 (3.25%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.04%) .NET
2 12 (7.79%) Web Services
3 8 (5.19%) Node.js
4 6 (3.90%) Qt
5 5 (3.25%) ActiveX
5 5 (3.25%) CGI
5 5 (3.25%) DirectX
5 5 (3.25%) Gherkin
5 5 (3.25%) MFC
5 5 (3.25%) OpenGL
5 5 (3.25%) SOAP
6 4 (2.60%) HTML
7 3 (1.95%) .NET Core
7 3 (1.95%) CSS
8 2 (1.30%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.30%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.30%) Express
8 2 (1.30%) MDX
8 2 (1.30%) React
8 2 (1.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (1.95%) Fat Client
2 3 (1.95%) Replication
2 3 (1.95%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.30%) Clustering
3 2 (1.30%) Fibre Optics
3 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.30%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.65%) NHS
4 1 (0.65%) User Experience
4 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (30.52%) Windows
2 23 (14.94%) Windows 10
3 17 (11.04%) Windows 7
4 13 (8.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (7.79%) Windows Server
6 8 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (4.55%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (3.90%) Linux
9 2 (1.30%) Android
9 2 (1.30%) VMS
9 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.83%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (18.83%) Migration
2 27 (17.53%) DevOps
3 15 (9.74%) PRINCE2
4 14 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 13 (8.44%) Project Management
5 13 (8.44%) Test Scripting
6 12 (7.79%) Business Transformation
7 11 (7.14%) Project Delivery
8 10 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (5.84%) Programme Management
9 9 (5.84%) Scrum
9 9 (5.84%) Service Management
10 8 (5.19%) ITIL
11 7 (4.55%) BDD
11 7 (4.55%) Mathematics
11 7 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (4.55%) Test Automation
12 6 (3.90%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.99%) C#
2 14 (9.09%) SQL
3 13 (8.44%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.84%) Java
4 9 (5.84%) PowerShell
5 7 (4.55%) C++
6 5 (3.25%) GLSL
6 5 (3.25%) HLSL
7 4 (2.60%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (1.30%) C
10 1 (0.65%) F#
10 1 (0.65%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.65%) Perl
10 1 (0.65%) Python
10 1 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (15.58%) Security Cleared
2 20 (12.99%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.84%) Degree
4 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.25%) MCSE
6 2 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.30%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.30%) MCSA
7 1 (0.65%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.65%) CISM
7 1 (0.65%) CISSP
7 1 (0.65%) IISP
7 1 (0.65%) ISEB
7 1 (0.65%) MCITP
7 1 (0.65%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.25%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.95%) SLA
3 2 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.30%) QA
4 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.65%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.65%) NIST
4 1 (0.65%) RMADS
System Software
1 35 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.25%) vSphere
3 4 (2.60%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.30%) XenApp
6 1 (0.65%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.65%) Docker
6 1 (0.65%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (7.79%) SCCM
2 11 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (3.25%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.30%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.65%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (6.49%) VMware
2 8 (5.19%) Citrix
3 5 (3.25%) SAP
4 4 (2.60%) Ivanti
4 4 (2.60%) Veeam
5 3 (1.95%) Apple
5 3 (1.95%) Cisco
5 3 (1.95%) Dell
5 3 (1.95%) EqualLogic
5 3 (1.95%) Wyse
6 2 (1.30%) Canon
6 2 (1.30%) Oracle
6 2 (1.30%) Sophos
6 2 (1.30%) Symantec
7 1 (0.65%) DataCore
7 1 (0.65%) Dell Compellent
7 1 (0.65%) MobileIron
7 1 (0.65%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.65%) Shavlik
7 1 (0.65%) Sparx