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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 2 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 27 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bath 28.13% 20.59% 20.29%
As % of the Vendors category 55.10% 53.85% 56.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 3
Average daily rate £413 £281 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £220 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £395 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
Microsoft
Somerset

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
49 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bath 51.04% 38.24% 36.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 15 10
Average daily rate £400 £263 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £358 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +58.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 21 (47.73%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (40.91%) MS Excel
3 15 (34.09%) .NET
3 15 (34.09%) SQL Server
4 14 (31.82%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (31.82%) Finance
5 10 (22.73%) MorphX
5 10 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (20.45%) GAP Analysis
7 6 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (13.64%) Data Structures
8 5 (11.36%) User Experience
8 5 (11.36%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (11.36%) Logistics
8 5 (11.36%) Back Office
8 5 (11.36%) MS Visio
8 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
8 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
8 5 (11.36%) SQL
9 4 (9.09%) CRM
9 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (9.09%) RDBMS
9 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
9 4 (9.09%) Migration
9 4 (9.09%) QlikView
9 4 (9.09%) Data Migration
9 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
10 3 (6.82%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (6.82%) SDLC
10 3 (6.82%) Reference Data

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bath by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 14 (31.82%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (40.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.36%) MS Visio
3 3 (6.82%) MS Office
3 3 (6.82%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.27%) MS Project
4 1 (2.27%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (2.27%) PTC Creo
4 1 (2.27%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 21 (47.73%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (6.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Firewall
1 1 (2.27%) NetScaler
1 1 (2.27%) VoIP
1 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) QlikView
2 4 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.27%) MS Access
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) MorphX
2 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (31.82%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Back Office
3 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.82%) Electronics
4 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.82%) Marketing
5 1 (2.27%) Billing
5 1 (2.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (40.91%) Developer
2 12 (27.27%) Consultant
3 11 (25.00%) Analyst
3 11 (25.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 10 (22.73%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Consultant
6 8 (18.18%) Functional Consultant
6 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Developer
7 5 (11.36%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (9.09%) BizTalk Developer
8 4 (9.09%) Business Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) Data Analyst
9 3 (6.82%) Data Migration Analyst
9 3 (6.82%) Designer
9 3 (6.82%) Migration Analyst
10 2 (4.55%) .NET Developer
10 2 (4.55%) Axapta Consultant
11 1 (2.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 1 (2.27%) Mechanical Design Engineer
11 1 (2.27%) Mechanical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.09%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.55%) WCF
2 2 (4.55%) WPF
3 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.27%) Middleware
3 1 (2.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.64%) Data Structures
3 5 (11.36%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (11.36%) User Experience
4 3 (6.82%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) GAP Analysis
2 6 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (11.36%) Logistics
3 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
4 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (9.09%) CRM
4 4 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 4 (9.09%) Migration
5 3 (6.82%) Data Analysis
5 3 (6.82%) Data Mapping
5 3 (6.82%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (6.82%) ETL
5 3 (6.82%) Programme Management
5 3 (6.82%) SDLC
5 3 (6.82%) Supply Chain Management
6 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.55%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.55%) ERP
6 2 (4.55%) MVC
6 2 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) C#
3 1 (2.27%) C
3 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.27%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) APMG
2 1 (2.27%) ISEB
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) SAP
2 1 (2.27%) Avaya
2 1 (2.27%) Casewise
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco
2 1 (2.27%) Citrix
2 1 (2.27%) Mitel