The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Bath region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 10 4
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bath 32.86% 12.50% 17.81%
As % of the Vendors category 79.31% 31.58% 46.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £431 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +74.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £347 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £553 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +77.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Bath region.

Vendors Category
Bath
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
29 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bath 41.43% 39.58% 38.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 13
Average daily rate £365 £340 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £575 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +77.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Bath

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Bath region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Bath

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Bath

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Bath region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Bath

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Bath

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bath region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Bath

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Bath

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Bath

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bath

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bath region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 32 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 22 (50.00%) .NET
3 21 (47.73%) SQL
4 18 (40.91%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (31.82%) C#
6 12 (27.27%) ASP.NET
7 10 (22.73%) Windows
7 10 (22.73%) WCF
8 9 (20.45%) MVC
9 8 (18.18%) Java
10 7 (15.91%) Oracle
10 7 (15.91%) WPF
11 6 (13.64%) PL/SQL
11 6 (13.64%) UNIX
11 6 (13.64%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (13.64%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
11 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database
11 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
13 3 (6.82%) Finance
13 3 (6.82%) .NET Framework
13 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (6.82%) Data Modelling
13 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
13 3 (6.82%) HTML
13 3 (6.82%) CSS
13 3 (6.82%) Web Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bath by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bath region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (40.91%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.82%) IIS
3 2 (4.55%) ColdFusion
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.27%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.27%) WordPress
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) MS Project
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) SAN
1 2 (4.55%) Intranet
1 2 (4.55%) Skype
2 1 (2.27%) LAN
2 1 (2.27%) WAN
2 1 (2.27%) Extranet
2 1 (2.27%) NAS
2 1 (2.27%) FCoE
2 1 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (2.27%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.64%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.27%) MorphX
2 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 32 (72.73%) Developer
2 11 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 9 (20.45%) BizTalk Developer
4 7 (15.91%) Analyst
5 6 (13.64%) Analyst Developer
5 6 (13.64%) SQL Developer
5 6 (13.64%) PL/SQL Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Oracle Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Oracle Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) Architect
7 4 (9.09%) Support Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (6.82%) AWS Developer
9 2 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (4.55%) ColdFusion Developer
9 2 (4.55%) BizTalk Integration Developer
9 2 (4.55%) .NET Architect
10 1 (2.27%) Field Support Engineer
10 1 (2.27%) Help Desk Engineer
10 1 (2.27%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (50.00%) .NET
2 12 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 10 (22.73%) WCF
4 7 (15.91%) WPF
5 3 (6.82%) CSS
5 3 (6.82%) Web Services
5 3 (6.82%) HTML
5 3 (6.82%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.55%) XHTML
6 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.27%) HTML5
7 1 (2.27%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.27%) CSS3
7 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (2.27%) WF
7 1 (2.27%) jQuery
7 1 (2.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.27%) E-Learning
3 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Windows
2 6 (13.64%) UNIX
3 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.27%) Solaris
4 1 (2.27%) Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) MVC
2 3 (6.82%) Data Modelling
3 2 (4.55%) Workflow
3 2 (4.55%) TDD
3 2 (4.55%) Web Development
3 2 (4.55%) CRM
3 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.27%) ITIL
4 1 (2.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.27%) Unit Testing
4 1 (2.27%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (2.27%) Web Application Development
4 1 (2.27%) Business Transformation
4 1 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (2.27%) CRUD
4 1 (2.27%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (2.27%) Migration
4 1 (2.27%) Web Design
4 1 (2.27%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 21 (47.73%) SQL
2 14 (31.82%) C#
3 8 (18.18%) Java
4 6 (13.64%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.27%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.27%) SRDF
3 1 (2.27%) vSphere
3 1 (2.27%) NFS
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Oracle
2 2 (4.55%) VMware
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco
3 1 (2.27%) Adobe
3 1 (2.27%) HP
3 1 (2.27%) EMC
3 1 (2.27%) Intel
3 1 (2.27%) NetApp
3 1 (2.27%) Remedy