The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 August 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 45 69 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 18.91% 23.15% 11.18%
As % of the Vendors category 39.82% 44.81% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 45 29
Median daily rate £363 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £276 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 3
Median hourly rate £21.50 £20.60 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.36% +3.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Microsoft
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Vendors Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
113 154 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 47.48% 51.68% 39.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 81 97
Median daily rate £365 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £228 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 3
Median hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Somerset region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath -1 24 £363 -3.26% 10
Taunton -3 5 £333 -5.00% 4
Yeovil +5 4 - -
Street +1 2 £281 -25.00%
Weston-super-Mare -2 1 £325 -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 27 (32.53%) MS Excel
2 24 (28.92%) C#
2 24 (28.92%) Active Directory
3 23 (27.71%) SQL Server
3 23 (27.71%) SharePoint
4 22 (26.51%) Windows
5 21 (25.30%) .NET
6 15 (18.07%) SQL
7 14 (16.87%) Visual Studio
7 14 (16.87%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (15.66%) MS Office
8 13 (15.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (15.66%) Windows 7
9 12 (14.46%) CRM
10 11 (13.25%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (13.25%) Dynamics CRM
11 10 (12.05%) Windows 10
12 8 (9.64%) Project Management
12 8 (9.64%) VMware
12 8 (9.64%) VoIP
12 8 (9.64%) ITIL
12 8 (9.64%) SCCM
12 8 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (8.43%) Mitel
13 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (8.43%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (8.43%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (8.43%) Programme Management
13 7 (8.43%) Firewall
13 7 (8.43%) Telecoms

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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 23 (27.71%) SharePoint
2 14 (16.87%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (6.02%) IIS
3 5 (6.02%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.82%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (4.82%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.41%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.20%) CMS
7 1 (1.20%) Content Management Server
7 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.20%) JBoss
7 1 (1.20%) NServiceBus
7 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 27 (32.53%) MS Excel
2 13 (15.66%) MS Office
3 5 (6.02%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (13.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (6.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (4.82%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.20%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.20%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.23%) Office 365
3 4 (4.82%) IaaS
4 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.64%) VoIP
2 7 (8.43%) Firewall
3 5 (6.02%) SAN
4 4 (4.82%) Skype
4 4 (4.82%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.61%) ADSL
5 3 (3.61%) Extranet
5 3 (3.61%) Internet
5 3 (3.61%) LAN
6 2 (2.41%) DMZ
6 2 (2.41%) OpenScape
6 2 (2.41%) PABX
6 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.41%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.41%) WAN
7 1 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.20%) DHCP
7 1 (1.20%) DNS
7 1 (1.20%) Intranet
7 1 (1.20%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (27.71%) SQL Server
2 13 (15.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (7.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.61%) Power BI
5 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.41%) Biml
6 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.41%) SSDT
7 1 (1.20%) OLAP
7 1 (1.20%) OLTP
7 1 (1.20%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (1.20%) PowerPivot
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (16.87%) Visual Studio
2 7 (8.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (2.41%) Selenium
3 2 (2.41%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.20%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.20%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.20%) tSQLt
General
1 7 (8.43%) Finance
1 7 (8.43%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.23%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.02%) Electronics
3 5 (6.02%) Marketing
4 3 (3.61%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Advertising
5 1 (1.20%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.20%) Avionics
5 1 (1.20%) Military
5 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (26.51%) Developer
2 13 (15.66%) Analyst
3 10 (12.05%) Consultant
3 10 (12.05%) CRM Developer
3 10 (12.05%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Developer
5 7 (8.43%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.82%) CRM Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.82%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.61%) SharePoint Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Windows Rollout Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.30%) .NET
2 5 (6.02%) WCF
3 4 (4.82%) Web Services
3 4 (4.82%) XML
4 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (3.61%) CSS
5 2 (2.41%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.41%) HTML
5 2 (2.41%) jQuery
5 2 (2.41%) LINQ
6 1 (1.20%) MDX
6 1 (1.20%) REST
6 1 (1.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.82%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.61%) Driving Licence
2 3 (3.61%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.41%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.41%) Handset
3 2 (2.41%) IVR
3 2 (2.41%) PKI
3 2 (2.41%) Replication
4 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.20%) Clustering
4 1 (1.20%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (26.51%) Windows
2 13 (15.66%) Windows 7
3 10 (12.05%) Windows 10
4 7 (8.43%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.20%) Android
6 1 (1.20%) Linux
6 1 (1.20%) Unix
6 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.46%) CRM
2 11 (13.25%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (9.64%) ITIL
3 8 (9.64%) Project Management
4 7 (8.43%) Programme Management
5 5 (6.02%) Digital Marketing
5 5 (6.02%) Patch Management
5 5 (6.02%) Risk Management
5 5 (6.02%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (6.02%) Software Engineering
6 4 (4.82%) Coaching
6 4 (4.82%) Configuration Management
6 4 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (4.82%) Mentoring
6 4 (4.82%) Migration
6 4 (4.82%) Process Management
6 4 (4.82%) Scrum
6 4 (4.82%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (4.82%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.92%) C#
2 15 (18.07%) SQL
3 6 (7.23%) VB.NET
4 5 (6.02%) Java
4 5 (6.02%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.82%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.61%) C++
6 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.20%) Delphi
7 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (8.43%) CCNA
1 7 (8.43%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.61%) MCP
3 3 (3.61%) MCSA
3 3 (3.61%) MCSE
4 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) CCNP
5 1 (1.20%) Degree
5 1 (1.20%) MCDST
5 1 (1.20%) MCITP
5 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 24 (28.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) SCCM
2 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (9.64%) VMware
2 7 (8.43%) Mitel
3 6 (7.23%) SAP
4 4 (4.82%) Cisco
5 3 (3.61%) Citrix
5 3 (3.61%) NetApp
5 3 (3.61%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.41%) BT
6 2 (2.41%) Siemens
7 1 (1.20%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.20%) Apple
7 1 (1.20%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.20%) HP
7 1 (1.20%) IBM
7 1 (1.20%) Interwoven
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle
7 1 (1.20%) Sophos
7 1 (1.20%) Tableau
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