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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Somerset / Bath
Rank 6 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 33 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bath 14.89% 32.04% 16.18%
As % of the Vendors category 51.85% 62.26% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 24 4
Median daily rate £384 £420 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.63% +86.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £358 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £475 £299
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £16.25 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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
27 53 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bath 28.72% 51.46% 39.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 38 16
Median daily rate £375 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Median hourly rate £16.13 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.50% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.03 £25.00 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.23 £25.00 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Bath

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bath region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bath region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 15 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 13 (52.00%) Windows
3 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (24.00%) VMware
3 6 (24.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (16.00%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (16.00%) ADSL
5 4 (16.00%) .NET
5 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.00%) Smartphone
5 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (12.00%) Business Transformation
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) SQL
6 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (12.00%) Nagios
7 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (8.00%) LAN
7 2 (8.00%) MS Visio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bath 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 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.00%) JBoss
3 1 (4.00%) NServiceBus
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.00%) InfoPath
3 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) ADSL
1 4 (16.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (8.00%) DHCP
2 2 (8.00%) LAN
3 1 (4.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) VLAN
3 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) MS Access
4 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Analyst
1 5 (20.00%) IT Support
2 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Developer
2 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Lead Business Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Applications Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (8.00%) Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) IT Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Mobile Tester
3 2 (8.00%) Software Tester
3 2 (8.00%) SSIS Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Tester
4 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows 10
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.00%) Business Transformation
2 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (8.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) CRM
4 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.00%) ETL
4 1 (4.00%) Scrum
4 1 (4.00%) Service Management
4 1 (4.00%) SOA
4 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.00%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) VB
4 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) ISEB
3 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.00%) MCSE
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (4.00%) MCITP
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Nagios
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) VMware
2 1 (4.00%) AppDynamics
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (4.00%) Symantec
2 1 (4.00%) Veeam