Period
to 25 April 2019

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 April 2019 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 7 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 304 176 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 15.14% 10.25% 13.91%
As % of the Vendors category 37.86% 28.95% 32.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 122 129
Bristol median daily rate £405 £355 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.08% +0.85% +0.28%
10th Percentile £259 £201 £255
90th Percentile £575 £488 £475
South West median daily rate £409 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +16.79% +1.45% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 6
Bristol median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -5.45% -15.38%
10th Percentile £9.41 £10.09 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.00 £16.63 £19.23
South West median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +11.67% -25.93% +19.12%

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 803 608 681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 39.99% 35.41% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 407 459
Bristol median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +2.74%
10th Percentile £259 £225 £218
90th Percentile £588 £500 £538
South West median daily rate £438 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% +4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 11 21
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £13.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +169.23% -29.73% -2.63%
10th Percentile £9.94 £11.18 £10.50
90th Percentile £60.51 £42.50 £43.75
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £20.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year +97.53% -47.40% +40.00%

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 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Bristol

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Bristol

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Bristol region over the 6 months to 25 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Avonmouth - 2 £394 -
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 90 (29.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (28.29%) Windows
3 83 (27.30%) SQL Server
4 79 (25.99%) Active Directory
5 75 (24.67%) Finance
5 75 (24.67%) Agile Software Development
6 74 (24.34%) .NET
7 70 (23.03%) C#
8 57 (18.75%) SQL
9 55 (18.09%) Business Intelligence
10 54 (17.76%) Office 365
11 49 (16.12%) Windows Server
12 46 (15.13%) Microsoft Office
13 44 (14.47%) Manufacturing
14 43 (14.14%) SAP
14 43 (14.14%) CRM
15 42 (13.82%) JavaScript
15 42 (13.82%) Programme Management
16 41 (13.49%) Electronics
16 41 (13.49%) Telecoms
16 41 (13.49%) Marketing
16 41 (13.49%) Digital Marketing
17 39 (12.83%) Security Cleared
17 39 (12.83%) HTML
18 37 (12.17%) Dynamics CRM
19 36 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
20 35 (11.51%) Windows 10
20 35 (11.51%) SC Cleared
20 35 (11.51%) ASP.NET Web API
21 32 (10.53%) VMware

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 30 (9.87%) SharePoint
2 25 (8.22%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.96%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (1.97%) Confluence
6 4 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.99%) IIS
7 3 (0.99%) Mule
7 3 (0.99%) Mule ESB
7 3 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.33%) CMS
8 1 (0.33%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.33%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 46 (15.13%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (5.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (12.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.30%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.66%) Primavera
4 1 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.33%) Maximo
4 1 (0.33%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.33%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 90 (29.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (17.76%) Office 365
3 27 (8.88%) Azure Active Directory
3 27 (8.88%) Dynamics 365
4 12 (3.95%) Azure Functions
4 12 (3.95%) Serverless
5 11 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (1.97%) IaaS
7 4 (1.32%) OneDrive
7 4 (1.32%) PaaS
8 3 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.99%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.99%) Boomi
8 3 (0.99%) Datadog
9 2 (0.66%) GitHub
9 2 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.66%) Yammer
10 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.92%) Firewall
2 12 (3.95%) Skype
2 12 (3.95%) VPN
3 8 (2.63%) DNS
3 8 (2.63%) LAN
4 7 (2.30%) NetScaler
5 5 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (1.64%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.99%) DHCP
6 3 (0.99%) Internet
6 3 (0.99%) SAN
6 3 (0.99%) WAN
6 3 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.66%) HTTP
7 2 (0.66%) Intranet
8 1 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.33%) Network Security
8 1 (0.33%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (27.30%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (2.63%) Power BI
4 6 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.97%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.64%) QlikView
6 4 (1.32%) Qlik Sense
6 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.66%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.66%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.66%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (0.66%) MS Access
9 1 (0.33%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (9.21%) Visual Studio Team System
2 21 (6.91%) Visual Studio
3 15 (4.93%) Git (software)
4 14 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (3.95%) JIRA
6 8 (2.63%) Selenium
7 7 (2.30%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.97%) JMeter
8 6 (1.97%) SoapUI
9 5 (1.64%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.32%) SpecFlow
10 4 (1.32%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.99%) Gradle
11 3 (0.99%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.99%) Visual Studio Coded UI
12 2 (0.66%) AdminStudio
12 2 (0.66%) MSI
12 2 (0.66%) NUnit
12 2 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.66%) Subversion
General
1 75 (24.67%) Finance
2 44 (14.47%) Manufacturing
3 41 (13.49%) Electronics
3 41 (13.49%) Marketing
3 41 (13.49%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.30%) Legal
5 4 (1.32%) Advertising
5 4 (1.32%) Law
6 3 (0.99%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.99%) Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Billing
7 1 (0.33%) Local Government
7 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (28.62%) Developer
2 34 (11.18%) Analyst
3 32 (10.53%) C# Developer
4 27 (8.88%) .NET Developer
5 25 (8.22%) Consultant
6 20 (6.58%) C# .NET Developer
6 20 (6.58%) CRM Developer
6 20 (6.58%) Support Engineer
7 19 (6.25%) Software Developer
8 18 (5.92%) .NET Software Developer
8 18 (5.92%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 17 (5.59%) C# Software Developer
10 12 (3.95%) Architect
11 11 (3.62%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (3.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (3.62%) Windows Engineer
12 10 (3.29%) Microsoft Developer
13 9 (2.96%) Azure Engineer
13 9 (2.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (2.96%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (24.34%) .NET
2 39 (12.83%) HTML
3 35 (11.51%) ASP.NET Web API
4 30 (9.87%) CSS
5 27 (8.88%) RESTful
6 26 (8.55%) ASP.NET
7 21 (6.91%) jQuery
8 19 (6.25%) AngularJS
9 18 (5.92%) WCF
10 17 (5.59%) XML
11 15 (4.93%) .NET Core
12 11 (3.62%) React
13 10 (3.29%) JSON
13 10 (3.29%) REST
14 9 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (2.96%) SOAP
15 8 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 8 (2.63%) Web Services
16 6 (1.97%) .NET Framework
16 6 (1.97%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.62%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.29%) Driving Licence
3 10 (3.29%) Fat Client
3 10 (3.29%) Thin Client
4 6 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.32%) Private Cloud
6 3 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (0.99%) NHS
6 3 (0.99%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.66%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.66%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.66%) Social Media
8 1 (0.33%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.33%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.33%) Replication
8 1 (0.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 86 (28.29%) Windows
2 49 (16.12%) Windows Server
3 35 (11.51%) Windows 10
4 23 (7.57%) Windows 7
5 20 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.30%) Linux
8 4 (1.32%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.99%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.66%) CentOS
10 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.66%) VMS
11 1 (0.33%) Android
11 1 (0.33%) Unix
11 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (24.67%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (18.09%) Business Intelligence
3 43 (14.14%) CRM
4 42 (13.82%) Programme Management
5 41 (13.49%) Digital Marketing
6 36 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (10.20%) Scrum
8 24 (7.89%) DevOps
8 24 (7.89%) Migration
9 23 (7.57%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (7.24%) MVC
11 21 (6.91%) ITIL
12 20 (6.58%) B2C
13 19 (6.25%) Test Automation
13 19 (6.25%) Workflow
14 16 (5.26%) Waterfall
15 14 (4.61%) Data Modelling
15 14 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 14 (4.61%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (4.61%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 70 (23.03%) C#
2 57 (18.75%) SQL
3 42 (13.82%) JavaScript
4 31 (10.20%) PowerShell
5 27 (8.88%) T-SQL
6 13 (4.28%) Java
7 10 (3.29%) Python
8 7 (2.30%) TypeScript
9 6 (1.97%) C++
10 5 (1.64%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.32%) Clipper
11 4 (1.32%) Ruby
11 4 (1.32%) VBA
11 4 (1.32%) VC++
12 3 (0.99%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.99%) xBase
13 2 (0.66%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.33%) R
14 1 (0.33%) VB6
14 1 (0.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 39 (12.83%) Security Cleared
2 35 (11.51%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (4.93%) Degree
5 8 (2.63%) MCSE
6 7 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.64%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.32%) CCA
8 4 (1.32%) CCNA
8 4 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.32%) ISEB
8 4 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.66%) APMP
9 2 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.66%) CCNP
9 2 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.33%) PMP
10 1 (0.33%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.62%) QA
2 7 (2.30%) SLA
3 4 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.99%) GDPR
5 2 (0.66%) PMO
6 1 (0.33%) ARP4754
6 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 79 (25.99%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.95%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (3.95%) XenApp
4 9 (2.96%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (2.30%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.99%) Docker
9 2 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.66%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.66%) UAG
9 2 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.66%) vSphere
10 1 (0.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 27 (8.88%) SCCM
2 6 (1.97%) Terraform
3 5 (1.64%) Ansible
4 4 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.99%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.99%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (0.99%) Grafana
5 3 (0.99%) Icinga
5 3 (0.99%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.99%) Nagios
6 1 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 43 (14.14%) SAP
2 32 (10.53%) VMware
3 31 (10.20%) Oracle
4 22 (7.24%) Citrix
5 11 (3.62%) Dell
6 10 (3.29%) Ivanti
6 10 (3.29%) Wyse
7 9 (2.96%) Cisco
8 7 (2.30%) IBM
8 7 (2.30%) iManage
8 7 (2.30%) LexisNexis
8 7 (2.30%) McAfee
9 6 (1.97%) CA
9 6 (1.97%) Veritas
10 5 (1.64%) HP
11 4 (1.32%) Apple
11 4 (1.32%) Borland
11 4 (1.32%) Snow
12 3 (0.99%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.99%) Google