Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 8 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 267 214 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 12.87% 11.29% 10.74%
As % of the Vendors category 34.01% 27.16% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 156 125
Bristol median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £213 £151 £123
90th Percentile £503 £470 £460
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 15
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -23.75% +8.11%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.13 £8.85
90th Percentile £187.50 £100.25 £39.00
South West median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -45.00% +50.00% +9.59%

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 785 788 670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 37.83% 41.56% 39.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 543 443
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -0.68%
10th Percentile £255 £213 £200
90th Percentile £525 £538 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 17 41
Bristol median hourly rate £39.75 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.00% +8.70% +21.63%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £81.75 £52.00 £43.75
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +26.98% +43.18% +4.76%

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 20 October 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 20 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 88 (32.96%) Windows
2 79 (29.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (27.72%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (24.72%) Finance
5 65 (24.34%) SQL Server
6 60 (22.47%) Active Directory
7 59 (22.10%) .NET
7 59 (22.10%) C#
8 56 (20.97%) SQL
8 56 (20.97%) Office 365
8 56 (20.97%) Windows Server
9 48 (17.98%) Analytical Skills
10 46 (17.23%) Test Automation
10 46 (17.23%) Problem-Solving
11 43 (16.10%) HTML
12 39 (14.61%) SCCM
13 37 (13.86%) Business Intelligence
14 35 (13.11%) Microsoft Office
15 34 (12.73%) PowerShell
16 32 (11.99%) JavaScript
16 32 (11.99%) Migration
16 32 (11.99%) VMware
17 31 (11.61%) Telecoms
18 30 (11.24%) Manufacturing
18 30 (11.24%) SAP
19 29 (10.86%) Programme Management
19 29 (10.86%) Selenium
20 28 (10.49%) Marketing
21 27 (10.11%) MVC
21 27 (10.11%) CSS

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 21 (7.87%) SharePoint
2 14 (5.24%) CMS
3 12 (4.49%) IIS
3 12 (4.49%) MS Exchange
4 11 (4.12%) Skype for Business
5 9 (3.37%) Drupal
6 7 (2.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.87%) Apache
8 5 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.87%) Umbraco
9 4 (1.50%) Jetty
9 4 (1.50%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.37%) Confluence
10 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.37%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.37%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.37%) OpenROAD
10 1 (0.37%) SAS
10 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 35 (13.11%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (5.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (4.12%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.87%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.37%) InDesign
5 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (5.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.75%) Primavera
2 2 (0.75%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.37%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 79 (29.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (20.97%) Office 365
3 12 (4.49%) OneDrive
4 9 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.37%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.87%) PaaS
7 4 (1.50%) IaaS
8 3 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.75%) Slack
10 1 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.37%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.37%) NuGet
10 1 (0.37%) Sauce Labs
10 1 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.99%) DNS
1 16 (5.99%) Firewall
2 13 (4.87%) Skype
3 10 (3.75%) VPN
4 9 (3.37%) NetScaler
5 7 (2.62%) SAN
6 5 (1.87%) DHCP
6 5 (1.87%) LAN
6 5 (1.87%) NAS
6 5 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (1.87%) WAN
7 4 (1.50%) Intranet
7 4 (1.50%) Wireless
8 2 (0.75%) Extranet
8 2 (0.75%) Internet
8 2 (0.75%) Network Security
8 2 (0.75%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (24.34%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.75%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.62%) Power BI
3 7 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.87%) MS Access
6 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.12%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (1.12%) QlikView
7 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.75%) SSDT
9 1 (0.37%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.37%) Ingres
9 1 (0.37%) MySQL
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (10.86%) Selenium
2 20 (7.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (6.37%) Cucumber
4 13 (4.87%) Git (software)
4 13 (4.87%) SpecFlow
5 10 (3.75%) JUnit
5 10 (3.75%) NUnit
5 10 (3.75%) WebDriver
6 9 (3.37%) SoapUI
7 7 (2.62%) Jenkins
7 7 (2.62%) Visual Studio
8 6 (2.25%) CruiseControl
8 6 (2.25%) Hudson
8 6 (2.25%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.25%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (1.87%) JIRA
10 4 (1.50%) JMeter
11 2 (0.75%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.75%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.75%) Subversion
General
1 66 (24.72%) Finance
2 31 (11.61%) Telecoms
3 30 (11.24%) Manufacturing
4 28 (10.49%) Marketing
5 25 (9.36%) Electronics
6 10 (3.75%) Back Office
7 8 (3.00%) Advertising
8 5 (1.87%) Banking
9 3 (1.12%) Legal
10 2 (0.75%) Law
10 2 (0.75%) Publishing
10 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.37%) Billing
11 1 (0.37%) Military
11 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (17.98%) Developer
2 47 (17.60%) Analyst
3 26 (9.74%) Architect
4 23 (8.61%) .NET Developer
5 16 (5.99%) Test Analyst
6 15 (5.62%) Tester
7 14 (5.24%) Consultant
8 13 (4.87%) C# Developer
8 13 (4.87%) Software Tester
9 12 (4.49%) Technical Architect
10 11 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (4.12%) Support Engineer
11 10 (3.75%) C# .NET Developer
12 9 (3.37%) Automation Test Analyst
12 9 (3.37%) Project Manager
13 8 (3.00%) Administrator
13 8 (3.00%) ASP.NET Developer
13 8 (3.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 8 (3.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (22.10%) .NET
2 43 (16.10%) HTML
3 27 (10.11%) CSS
4 25 (9.36%) ASP.NET
5 19 (7.12%) ASP.NET Web API
6 16 (5.99%) AngularJS
7 15 (5.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (5.62%) REST
8 14 (5.24%) jQuery
8 14 (5.24%) SOAP
9 12 (4.49%) Gherkin
9 12 (4.49%) JSON
10 11 (4.12%) .NET Framework
11 10 (3.75%) XML
12 8 (3.00%) Angular 2
12 8 (3.00%) Web Services
13 6 (2.25%) Middleware
13 6 (2.25%) Node.js
13 6 (2.25%) RESTful
14 4 (1.50%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 48 (17.98%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.49%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.12%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.00%) Fat Client
5 8 (3.00%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.62%) Fintech
7 6 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.25%) Social Media
8 5 (1.87%) Replication
9 4 (1.50%) PKI
9 4 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.12%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.12%) iPhone
10 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.75%) Clustering
11 2 (0.75%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 88 (32.96%) Windows
2 56 (20.97%) Windows Server
3 26 (9.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (7.87%) Windows 10
5 20 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (6.74%) Linux
7 17 (6.37%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.50%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.50%) Unix
9 3 (1.12%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.75%) Android
10 2 (0.75%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.75%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (27.72%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (17.23%) Problem-Solving
2 46 (17.23%) Test Automation
3 37 (13.86%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (11.99%) Migration
5 29 (10.86%) Programme Management
6 27 (10.11%) MVC
7 26 (9.74%) Scrum
8 25 (9.36%) Digital Marketing
9 24 (8.99%) DevOps
10 22 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (7.87%) Test Scripting
12 19 (7.12%) CRM
13 16 (5.99%) ITIL
13 16 (5.99%) SDLC
14 15 (5.62%) Workflow
15 14 (5.24%) Acceptance Criteria
15 14 (5.24%) Test Strategy
16 13 (4.87%) Manual Testing
17 12 (4.49%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (22.10%) C#
2 56 (20.97%) SQL
3 34 (12.73%) PowerShell
4 32 (11.99%) JavaScript
5 11 (4.12%) T-SQL
6 9 (3.37%) VBScript
7 7 (2.62%) VBA
8 6 (2.25%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.50%) Java
10 3 (1.12%) Python
11 2 (0.75%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.75%) Ruby
11 2 (0.75%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.37%) C
12 1 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (8.99%) Degree
2 16 (5.99%) ISEB
2 16 (5.99%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.87%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (3.00%) MCSE
7 6 (2.25%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.87%) MCSA
9 4 (1.50%) CCA
9 4 (1.50%) CCNA
9 4 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.50%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.12%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.75%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.12%) QA
2 9 (3.37%) SLA
2 9 (3.37%) WCAG
3 3 (1.12%) PMO
4 1 (0.37%) ARP4754
System Software
1 60 (22.47%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.24%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.87%) Docker
4 13 (4.87%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (4.87%) XenApp
5 9 (3.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (3.37%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.25%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.12%) OpenAM
8 3 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.37%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.37%) NFS
9 1 (0.37%) Xen
9 1 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 39 (14.61%) SCCM
2 9 (3.37%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.37%) WMI
3 7 (2.62%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (2.25%) SCOM
5 5 (1.87%) SCVMM
6 4 (1.50%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.12%) Ansible
7 3 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.12%) Puppet
8 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.75%) WSUS
9 1 (0.37%) Kibana
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.37%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.37%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 32 (11.99%) VMware
2 30 (11.24%) SAP
3 26 (9.74%) Oracle
4 21 (7.87%) Citrix
5 8 (3.00%) Cisco
5 8 (3.00%) Wyse
6 7 (2.62%) CA
6 7 (2.62%) Cadence
6 7 (2.62%) Ivanti
7 6 (2.25%) McAfee
8 5 (1.87%) HP
8 5 (1.87%) IBM
9 3 (1.12%) Apple
9 3 (1.12%) BT
9 3 (1.12%) iManage
9 3 (1.12%) Intapp
10 2 (0.75%) Hummingbird
10 2 (0.75%) OpenText
10 2 (0.75%) Snow
10 2 (0.75%) Teradata