The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Bath region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 15 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bath 3.77% 25.00% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category 9.52% 51.72% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £248 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -23.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.05%
Vendors Category
Bath
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
21 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bath 39.62% 48.33% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 5
Average daily rate £308 £265 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.03% -3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £209 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £350 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +20.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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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
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 July 2014, 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 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Citrix
2 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (47.06%) Avaya
2 8 (47.06%) MCSA
2 8 (47.06%) SLA
2 8 (47.06%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) Wireless
2 8 (47.06%) Mitel
2 8 (47.06%) NetScaler
3 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
4 5 (29.41%) MCSE
4 5 (29.41%) MS Office
4 5 (29.41%) MCP
5 4 (23.53%) Subversion
5 4 (23.53%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Change Control
5 4 (23.53%) Incident Management
5 4 (23.53%) Degree
5 4 (23.53%) QMS
5 4 (23.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
5 4 (23.53%) Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (17.65%) XML
6 3 (17.65%) XSD
6 3 (17.65%) XSLT

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bath by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 3 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (29.41%) MS Office
3 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) Firewall
1 8 (47.06%) Wireless
1 8 (47.06%) NetScaler
2 1 (5.88%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (23.53%) Subversion
2 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Support Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Network Support
4 3 (17.65%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Network Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Architect
6 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) HTML
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
1 3 (17.65%) XML
1 3 (17.65%) XSD
1 3 (17.65%) XSLT
1 3 (17.65%) XML Schema
1 3 (17.65%) WCF
1 3 (17.65%) HTML5
2 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) E-Learning
1 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
1 4 (23.53%) Project Management
1 4 (23.53%) Systems Analysis
1 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
1 4 (23.53%) Incident Management
1 4 (23.53%) QMS
1 4 (23.53%) Change Control
2 3 (17.65%) Change Management
2 3 (17.65%) Database Tuning
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) SOA
3 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.76%) MVC
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) MCSA
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (29.41%) MCP
2 5 (29.41%) MCSE
3 4 (23.53%) Degree
4 3 (17.65%) CCNA
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco
1 8 (47.06%) Citrix
1 8 (47.06%) Avaya
1 8 (47.06%) Mitel
2 1 (5.88%) VMware