Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 173 207 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 10.03% 12.91% 11.88%
As % of the Vendors category 28.04% 30.22% 30.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 128 140
Bristol median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £212
90th Percentile £500 £479 £488
South West median daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 12
Bristol median hourly rate £13.25 £11.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.45% -25.42% -10.61%
10th Percentile £10.52 £9.70 £12.50
90th Percentile £19.73 £14.10 £32.13
South West median hourly rate £15.00 £38.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -60.53% +130.30% -

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 617 685 683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 35.79% 42.73% 39.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 468 471
Bristol median daily rate £386 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £228 £225 £240
90th Percentile £513 £538 £488
South West median daily rate £390 £388 £368
% change year-on-year +0.65% +5.44% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 21
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.29% +30.26% +0.96%
10th Percentile £12.27 £10.38 £12.50
90th Percentile £44.20 £44.88 £41.00
South West median hourly rate £18.50 £38.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -51.95% +54.00% +23.85%

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 25 May 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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 61 (35.26%) SQL Server
1 61 (35.26%) Windows
2 45 (26.01%) Active Directory
3 43 (24.86%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (22.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (22.54%) Windows Server
5 38 (21.97%) .NET
6 37 (21.39%) SQL
6 37 (21.39%) Business Intelligence
7 34 (19.65%) Finance
8 32 (18.50%) C#
9 29 (16.76%) Office 365
10 28 (16.18%) Security Cleared
11 27 (15.61%) JavaScript
12 26 (15.03%) Windows Server 2008
13 25 (14.45%) SC Cleared
14 24 (13.87%) SCCM
14 24 (13.87%) Windows Server 2012
15 23 (13.29%) PowerShell
15 23 (13.29%) Microsoft Office
15 23 (13.29%) VMware
16 22 (12.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 21 (12.14%) MVC
18 20 (11.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 18 (10.40%) ASP.NET
20 17 (9.83%) Microsoft Excel
20 17 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
21 16 (9.25%) AngularJS
21 16 (9.25%) Migration
22 15 (8.67%) Scrum

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 15 (8.67%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.94%) Skype for Business
3 10 (5.78%) MS Exchange
4 8 (4.62%) IIS
5 4 (2.31%) Confluence
6 3 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.73%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.58%) CMS
7 1 (0.58%) Drupal
7 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.58%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (13.29%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (9.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (4.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.89%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.58%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (6.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (22.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (16.76%) Office 365
3 13 (7.51%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.47%) PaaS
5 5 (2.89%) Azure Data Factory
5 5 (2.89%) OneDrive
6 4 (2.31%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.16%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.16%) Yammer
9 1 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.58%) IaaS
9 1 (0.58%) SaaS
9 1 (0.58%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.51%) Skype
2 11 (6.36%) DNS
3 10 (5.78%) Firewall
4 7 (4.05%) DHCP
5 4 (2.31%) SAN
5 4 (2.31%) WAN
5 4 (2.31%) Wireless
6 3 (1.73%) LAN
6 3 (1.73%) NAS
6 3 (1.73%) VPN
7 2 (1.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (1.16%) HTTP
7 2 (1.16%) Intranet
7 2 (1.16%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.16%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.58%) Extranet
8 1 (0.58%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.58%) MPLS
8 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (35.26%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (11.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (7.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (6.94%) Power BI
6 11 (6.36%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (3.47%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.58%) DTS
9 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.58%) MySQL
9 1 (0.58%) OLAP
9 1 (0.58%) OLTP
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.58%) QlikView
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (5.20%) JIRA
3 8 (4.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (3.47%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.47%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.16%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.58%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.58%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.58%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.58%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.58%) RSpec
7 1 (0.58%) Selenium
7 1 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.58%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.58%) Toad
7 1 (0.58%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (19.65%) Finance
2 12 (6.94%) Marketing
2 12 (6.94%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.36%) Electronics
3 11 (6.36%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.89%) Banking
5 4 (2.31%) Advertising
5 4 (2.31%) Retail
6 3 (1.73%) Law
7 1 (0.58%) Military
7 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (26.01%) Developer
2 33 (19.08%) Analyst
3 17 (9.83%) .NET Developer
4 13 (7.51%) Business Analyst
4 13 (7.51%) Support Engineer
5 12 (6.94%) C# Developer
5 12 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (5.78%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (5.78%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.05%) Administrator
7 7 (4.05%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (4.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 7 (4.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (4.05%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (3.47%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 6 (3.47%) C# Software Developer
8 6 (3.47%) Consultant
8 6 (3.47%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (3.47%) Desktop Support
8 6 (3.47%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (21.97%) .NET
2 18 (10.40%) ASP.NET
3 16 (9.25%) AngularJS
4 15 (8.67%) HTML
5 14 (8.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (7.51%) CSS
6 13 (7.51%) jQuery
7 9 (5.20%) .NET Framework
7 9 (5.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (4.62%) Entity Framework
8 8 (4.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (3.47%) JSON
9 6 (3.47%) REST
9 6 (3.47%) RESTful
10 5 (2.89%) SOAP
11 4 (2.31%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (2.31%) WCF
11 4 (2.31%) WinForms
12 3 (1.73%) Durandal
12 3 (1.73%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.89%) Data Structures
2 5 (2.89%) EMC VNX
2 5 (2.89%) PKI
3 4 (2.31%) Replication
3 4 (2.31%) User Experience
4 3 (1.73%) Clustering
4 3 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.73%) Robotics
5 2 (1.16%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.16%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.16%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.58%) iPad
6 1 (0.58%) NHS
6 1 (0.58%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.58%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (35.26%) Windows
2 39 (22.54%) Windows Server
3 26 (15.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (13.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (6.36%) Windows 7
6 9 (5.20%) Linux
7 8 (4.62%) Windows 10
8 4 (2.31%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.73%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.16%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.16%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.58%) Android
11 1 (0.58%) Scientific Linux
11 1 (0.58%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (24.86%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (21.39%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (12.14%) MVC
4 17 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (9.25%) Migration
6 15 (8.67%) CRM
6 15 (8.67%) Scrum
7 14 (8.09%) Data Modelling
8 13 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (6.94%) ITIL
10 11 (6.36%) Analytics
10 11 (6.36%) Digital Marketing
10 11 (6.36%) Programme Management
11 10 (5.78%) Security Hardening
12 9 (5.20%) DevOps
12 9 (5.20%) Time Management
13 8 (4.62%) Waterfall
14 7 (4.05%) SDLC
14 7 (4.05%) TDD
14 7 (4.05%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 37 (21.39%) SQL
2 32 (18.50%) C#
3 27 (15.61%) JavaScript
4 23 (13.29%) PowerShell
5 12 (6.94%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.73%) VBA
7 2 (1.16%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.58%) C++
8 1 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.58%) Java
8 1 (0.58%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.58%) VB
8 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (16.18%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.89%) ISEB
4 3 (1.73%) Degree
4 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.16%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.16%) MCSA
6 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.73%) PMO
1 3 (1.73%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.16%) P3O
2 2 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 45 (26.01%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.94%) Hyper-V
3 11 (6.36%) vSphere
4 10 (5.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.89%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.31%) XenApp
9 3 (1.73%) OpenAM
9 3 (1.73%) XenServer
10 1 (0.58%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.58%) Firmware
10 1 (0.58%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.58%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (13.87%) SCCM
2 11 (6.36%) EMC NetWorker
3 10 (5.78%) SCOM
4 9 (5.20%) SCVMM
5 6 (3.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (2.31%) WSUS
7 2 (1.16%) Ansible
7 2 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.16%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.58%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.58%) OfficeScan
8 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.58%) Puppet
8 1 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (13.29%) VMware
2 11 (6.36%) EMC
2 11 (6.36%) Oracle
2 11 (6.36%) SAP
3 10 (5.78%) Citrix
4 7 (4.05%) Apple
5 6 (3.47%) HP
6 5 (2.89%) McAfee
7 4 (2.31%) Cisco
7 4 (2.31%) IBM
8 3 (1.73%) Capita
8 3 (1.73%) Hummingbird
8 3 (1.73%) iManage
8 3 (1.73%) Juniper
8 3 (1.73%) Meridio
8 3 (1.73%) OpenText
9 2 (1.16%) Dell
9 2 (1.16%) F5
9 2 (1.16%) Ivanti
9 2 (1.16%) NetApp