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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bath 10.00% 18.57% 20.45%
As % of the Vendors category 27.78% 40.63% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£363 £248 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.46% +4.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.25 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
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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
18 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bath 36.00% 45.71% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 4
Average daily rate £333 £285 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £321 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.25 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 7 (36.84%) Cisco
3 6 (31.58%) MCSA
3 6 (31.58%) Citrix
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (31.58%) Avaya
3 6 (31.58%) .NET
3 6 (31.58%) SLA
3 6 (31.58%) Wireless
3 6 (31.58%) Firewall
3 6 (31.58%) Mitel
3 6 (31.58%) Systems Analysis
3 6 (31.58%) NetScaler
4 5 (26.32%) MS Office
5 4 (21.05%) HTML
5 4 (21.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (21.05%) SOA
5 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
5 4 (21.05%) Project Management
5 4 (21.05%) Change Control
5 4 (21.05%) QMS
5 4 (21.05%) HTML5
5 4 (21.05%) Subversion
5 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
5 4 (21.05%) Degree
5 4 (21.05%) WCF
6 3 (15.79%) Change Management
6 3 (15.79%) Database Tuning

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bath by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 5 (26.32%) MS Office
3 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Wireless
1 6 (31.58%) Firewall
1 6 (31.58%) NetScaler
2 1 (5.26%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (21.05%) Subversion
2 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.79%) Network Support
4 2 (10.53%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Architect
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) HTML
2 4 (21.05%) HTML5
2 4 (21.05%) WCF
3 3 (15.79%) XML Schema
3 3 (15.79%) XML
3 3 (15.79%) XSD
3 3 (15.79%) XSLT
4 2 (10.53%) Web Services
5 1 (5.26%) Ajax
5 1 (5.26%) JSON
5 1 (5.26%) WPF
5 1 (5.26%) WF
5 1 (5.26%) jQuery
5 1 (5.26%) CSS3
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.26%) CSS
5 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Systems Analysis
2 4 (21.05%) SOA
2 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
2 4 (21.05%) Project Management
2 4 (21.05%) Change Control
2 4 (21.05%) QMS
2 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
3 3 (15.79%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) Database Tuning
3 3 (15.79%) MVC
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.26%) BDD
5 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) MCSA
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (21.05%) Degree
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (15.79%) CCNA
3 3 (15.79%) MCSE
3 3 (15.79%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) SLA
2 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco
2 6 (31.58%) Citrix
2 6 (31.58%) Avaya
2 6 (31.58%) Mitel
3 1 (5.26%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) BT
3 1 (5.26%) HP
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