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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South West / Bristol
Rank 4 8 8
Rank change year-on-year +4 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 118 102 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 14.62% 11.46% 10.99%
As % of the Vendors category 34.81% 28.25% 29.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 69 66
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £224 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £442 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
Median hourly rate £12.25 £27.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.45% +77.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £16.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £29.00 £24.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 339 361 314
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 42.01% 40.56% 37.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 256 220
Median daily rate £352 £360 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 17
Median hourly rate £36.00 £20.39 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.55% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £18.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.70 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Bristol

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Bristol

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 69 (31.51%) MS Excel
2 67 (30.59%) Windows
3 61 (27.85%) .NET
4 57 (26.03%) MS Office
5 55 (25.11%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (23.29%) SQL Server
6 51 (23.29%) Active Directory
7 47 (21.46%) JavaScript
7 47 (21.46%) Finance
8 46 (21.00%) C#
9 39 (17.81%) CRM
9 39 (17.81%) Dynamics CRM
10 38 (17.35%) SQL
11 34 (15.53%) Windows 7
12 31 (14.16%) ASP.NET
13 30 (13.70%) HTML
13 30 (13.70%) ASP.NET Web API
14 29 (13.24%) Security Cleared
15 28 (12.79%) SC Cleared
15 28 (12.79%) CSS
15 28 (12.79%) MVC
16 27 (12.33%) Windows Server
17 26 (11.87%) SharePoint
18 25 (11.42%) DNS
18 25 (11.42%) SCCM
19 24 (10.96%) Office 365
19 24 (10.96%) Scrum
20 23 (10.50%) Marketing
21 21 (9.59%) AngularJS
21 21 (9.59%) Business Intelligence

Microsoft
Top Related 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 26 (11.87%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.57%) Skype for Business
3 7 (3.20%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.74%) CMS
5 5 (2.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.37%) IIS
7 3 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.91%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.91%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.91%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.46%) Apache
9 1 (0.46%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.46%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.46%) Kentico
9 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.46%) Umbraco
Applications
1 69 (31.51%) MS Excel
2 57 (26.03%) MS Office
3 11 (5.02%) MS Project
4 4 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.37%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.46%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 39 (17.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (4.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.46%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.96%) Office 365
2 18 (8.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.83%) IaaS
5 1 (0.46%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.42%) DNS
2 16 (7.31%) Firewall
2 16 (7.31%) VPN
3 10 (4.57%) WAN
4 9 (4.11%) Internet
5 8 (3.65%) DHCP
6 7 (3.20%) LAN
6 7 (3.20%) Wireless
7 6 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.83%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (1.83%) SAN
8 4 (1.83%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.37%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.37%) Network Security
9 3 (1.37%) VLAN
10 2 (0.91%) 3G
10 2 (0.91%) 4G
10 2 (0.91%) Broadband
10 2 (0.91%) VoIP
10 2 (0.91%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (23.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (5.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (5.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (5.02%) Oracle Database
4 11 (5.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (3.20%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (2.28%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.37%) PowerPivot
8 3 (1.37%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.91%) MS Access
9 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.91%) Power BI
9 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.46%) Lumira
10 1 (0.46%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.46%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 20 (9.13%) Visual Studio
2 12 (5.48%) Visual Studio Team System
3 11 (5.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (4.11%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.28%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.83%) GoCD
7 3 (1.37%) JIRA
7 3 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.91%) NUnit
8 2 (0.91%) Selenium
8 2 (0.91%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.91%) Subversion
8 2 (0.91%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.46%) Ant
9 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.46%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.46%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.46%) MSTest
9 1 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.46%) Toad
General
1 47 (21.46%) Finance
2 23 (10.50%) Marketing
3 15 (6.85%) Advertising
4 14 (6.39%) Manufacturing
5 11 (5.02%) Telecoms
6 10 (4.57%) Electronics
7 4 (1.83%) Banking
8 3 (1.37%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.91%) Retail
10 1 (0.46%) Legal
10 1 (0.46%) Local Government
10 1 (0.46%) Military
Job Titles
1 76 (34.70%) Developer
2 40 (18.26%) Analyst
3 28 (12.79%) .NET Developer
4 20 (9.13%) CRM Developer
5 17 (7.76%) Consultant
6 16 (7.31%) Architect
6 16 (7.31%) C# Developer
7 15 (6.85%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 12 (5.48%) Microsoft Developer
9 11 (5.02%) Citrix Analyst
10 10 (4.57%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (4.57%) Support Engineer
11 9 (4.11%) CRM Architect
11 9 (4.11%) Project Planner
12 8 (3.65%) Administrator
12 8 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM Architect
12 8 (3.65%) IT Support
12 8 (3.65%) Service Analyst
12 8 (3.65%) Service Desk Analyst
13 7 (3.20%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (27.85%) .NET
2 31 (14.16%) ASP.NET
3 30 (13.70%) ASP.NET Web API
3 30 (13.70%) HTML
4 28 (12.79%) CSS
5 21 (9.59%) AngularJS
6 18 (8.22%) WCF
7 17 (7.76%) .NET Framework
8 15 (6.85%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (5.48%) jQuery
9 12 (5.48%) REST
10 10 (4.57%) JSON
10 10 (4.57%) SOAP
11 9 (4.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (3.65%) Web Services
12 8 (3.65%) XML
13 6 (2.74%) RabbitMQ
14 5 (2.28%) HTML5
15 4 (1.83%) Entity Framework
15 4 (1.83%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (7.76%) Fat Client
1 17 (7.76%) Thin Client
2 10 (4.57%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.65%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (3.20%) User Experience
5 6 (2.74%) PMI
6 5 (2.28%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.83%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.37%) FlexPod
8 3 (1.37%) RSA SecurID
8 3 (1.37%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.91%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.91%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.91%) Clustering
9 2 (0.91%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.91%) Handset
9 2 (0.91%) IVR
9 2 (0.91%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 67 (30.59%) Windows
2 34 (15.53%) Windows 7
3 27 (12.33%) Windows Server
4 15 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (5.94%) Linux
5 13 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.20%) Unix
6 7 (3.20%) Windows 10
6 7 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.83%) Android
7 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.46%) CentOS
8 1 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.46%) Solaris
8 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (25.11%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (17.81%) CRM
3 28 (12.79%) MVC
4 24 (10.96%) Scrum
5 21 (9.59%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (7.76%) Incident Management
6 17 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (6.85%) ITIL
8 13 (5.94%) TDD
9 11 (5.02%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (4.57%) Digital Marketing
10 10 (4.57%) Migration
10 10 (4.57%) Programme Management
11 9 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (3.20%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (3.20%) Unit Testing
13 6 (2.74%) Change Management
13 6 (2.74%) Data Analysis
13 6 (2.74%) OO
13 6 (2.74%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 47 (21.46%) JavaScript
2 46 (21.00%) C#
3 38 (17.35%) SQL
4 16 (7.31%) T-SQL
5 11 (5.02%) Java
6 10 (4.57%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.74%) VBA
8 5 (2.28%) Python
9 4 (1.83%) C++
9 4 (1.83%) Scala
10 3 (1.37%) VBScript
11 2 (0.91%) C
11 2 (0.91%) PHP
11 2 (0.91%) Ruby
11 2 (0.91%) VB
11 2 (0.91%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.46%) F#
12 1 (0.46%) Go
12 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 28 (12.79%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.11%) Degree
3 9 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.74%) MCSE
4 6 (2.74%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.37%) APMP
5 3 (1.37%) MCITP
6 2 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.91%) CISMP
6 2 (0.91%) CISSP
6 2 (0.91%) GSEC
6 2 (0.91%) MCDBA
6 2 (0.91%) MCPD
6 2 (0.91%) MCSA
6 2 (0.91%) MCSD
7 1 (0.46%) HNC
7 1 (0.46%) HND
7 1 (0.46%) ISEB
7 1 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.11%) PMO
2 8 (3.65%) SLA
3 5 (2.28%) QA
4 2 (0.91%) COBIT
4 2 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.91%) ISO27002
System Software
1 51 (23.29%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 16 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (6.85%) XenApp
5 14 (6.39%) XenDesktop
6 13 (5.94%) VMware ESX
7 8 (3.65%) BitLocker
7 8 (3.65%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.83%) Docker
9 4 (1.83%) LXC
10 3 (1.37%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.91%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.46%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (11.42%) SCCM
2 8 (3.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (2.28%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.37%) SCOM
4 3 (1.37%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.91%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.91%) WSUS
6 1 (0.46%) SELinux
6 1 (0.46%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (8.22%) Oracle
2 17 (7.76%) AppSense
2 17 (7.76%) Citrix
2 17 (7.76%) VMware
3 15 (6.85%) Dell
4 13 (5.94%) Cisco
4 13 (5.94%) Wyse
5 12 (5.48%) HP
5 12 (5.48%) SAP
6 8 (3.65%) Symantec
7 6 (2.74%) CA
7 6 (2.74%) Intel Security
8 5 (2.28%) NetApp
9 4 (1.83%) Apple
9 4 (1.83%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.83%) Intel
9 4 (1.83%) IronPort
9 4 (1.83%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.83%) RightFax
9 4 (1.83%) Xerox
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