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 21 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South West / Somerset
Rank 9 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 37 53 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 14.86% 16.99% 24.17%
As % of the Vendors category 44.05% 36.05% 49.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 37 42
Median daily rate £258 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.62% +13.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 10
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.25 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.18% +73.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £27.65 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £38.25 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.64 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.66% +4.25%

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
84 147 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 33.73% 47.12% 48.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 94 87
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £307 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 19
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +53.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £25.00 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £57.00 £38.25
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 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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 -4 14 £384 -8.63% 6
Yeovil +7 9 - -
Taunton -1 8 £225 -37.93% 2
Weston-super-Mare - 1 £90 -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 21 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 27 (38.03%) MS Excel
2 25 (35.21%) C#
3 24 (33.80%) .NET
3 24 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (30.99%) SQL
5 20 (28.17%) SQL Server
6 17 (23.94%) Scrum
6 17 (23.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (22.54%) Windows
8 15 (21.13%) SharePoint
9 14 (19.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
11 11 (15.49%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (14.08%) BDD
13 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
13 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
14 8 (11.27%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (11.27%) Oracle
14 8 (11.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (11.27%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (11.27%) Windows Server
15 7 (9.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (9.86%) Automated Testing
15 7 (9.86%) VMware
15 7 (9.86%) MS Office
15 7 (9.86%) Visual Studio
15 7 (9.86%) Extranet
16 6 (8.45%) DMZ
16 6 (8.45%) ETL

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 15 (21.13%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.04%) IIS
3 4 (5.63%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (4.23%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.41%) JBoss
6 1 (1.41%) NServiceBus
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 27 (38.03%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.86%) MS Office
3 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.41%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) IaaS
2 4 (5.63%) Office 365
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.86%) Extranet
2 6 (8.45%) DMZ
3 4 (5.63%) ADSL
3 4 (5.63%) Internet
3 4 (5.63%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (4.23%) DHCP
5 2 (2.82%) LAN
6 1 (1.41%) DNS
6 1 (1.41%) Firewall
6 1 (1.41%) Intranet
6 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.41%) VLAN
6 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (28.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (19.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (11.27%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (11.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (11.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (9.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (5.63%) Oracle Database
7 3 (4.23%) PerformancePoint
7 3 (4.23%) PowerPivot
8 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.41%) MS Access
9 1 (1.41%) MySQL
9 1 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (23.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (9.86%) Visual Studio
3 5 (7.04%) Cucumber
3 5 (7.04%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (5.63%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.82%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (25.35%) Analyst
2 13 (18.31%) Developer
3 8 (11.27%) Test Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) SharePoint Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) IT Support
5 5 (7.04%) Manual Test Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) SQL Developer
5 5 (7.04%) SSIS Developer
6 4 (5.63%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (5.63%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Tester
7 3 (4.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Lead Business Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Web Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Web Applications Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (33.80%) .NET
2 4 (5.63%) Gherkin
2 4 (5.63%) XML
3 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.41%) SOAP
3 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Smartphone
2 4 (5.63%) PKI
3 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.54%) Windows
2 8 (11.27%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.45%) Windows 10
4 5 (7.04%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.94%) Scrum
3 11 (15.49%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (14.08%) BDD
5 8 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (9.86%) Automated Testing
7 6 (8.45%) ETL
7 6 (8.45%) Software Engineering
7 6 (8.45%) Software Testing
8 5 (7.04%) Kanban
8 5 (7.04%) Manual Testing
9 4 (5.63%) Integration Testing
9 4 (5.63%) Kimball Methodology
9 4 (5.63%) Programme Management
10 3 (4.23%) Business Transformation
10 3 (4.23%) Data Analysis
10 3 (4.23%) Migration
10 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2
10 3 (4.23%) Protective Monitoring
10 3 (4.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 25 (35.21%) C#
2 22 (30.99%) SQL
3 4 (5.63%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.63%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.63%) VB.NET
4 3 (4.23%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.82%) VB
6 1 (1.41%) Java
6 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.23%) MCSE
5 2 (2.82%) Degree
5 2 (2.82%) ISEB
5 2 (2.82%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.82%) MCITP
6 1 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) QA
System Software
1 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Nagios
2 1 (1.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (11.27%) Oracle
2 7 (9.86%) VMware
3 1 (1.41%) AppDynamics
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco
3 1 (1.41%) Interwoven
3 1 (1.41%) SolarWinds
3 1 (1.41%) Symantec
3 1 (1.41%) Veeam