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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 47 64 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 19.11% 18.08% 28.03%
As % of the Vendors category 44.34% 38.10% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 93
Median daily rate £389 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.32% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £180 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £724 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 4
Median hourly rate £37.13 £20.19 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.92% +49.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £12.80 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.88 £37.60 £14.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.62%
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
106 168 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 43.09% 47.46% 50.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 82 172
Median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £251 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £650 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 8
Median hourly rate £37.13 £20.19 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.92% +34.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £10.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £118.50 £38.25 £28.90
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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -6 14 £390 +0.64% 11
Yeovil 0 9 - -
Taunton +16 7 £250 -61.53% 1
Street - 1 £290 -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 37 (36.27%) SQL Server
2 34 (33.33%) .NET
3 24 (23.53%) MS Excel
4 22 (21.57%) BizTalk Server
5 21 (20.59%) MS Office
6 20 (19.61%) C#
6 20 (19.61%) SharePoint
7 19 (18.63%) SQL
8 18 (17.65%) Dynamics AX
9 17 (16.67%) Java
10 16 (15.69%) Windows
11 15 (14.71%) Migration
12 14 (13.73%) Finance
12 14 (13.73%) JavaScript
13 12 (11.76%) Visual Studio
13 12 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (11.76%) Logistics
13 12 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (9.80%) RDBMS
14 10 (9.80%) Relational Database
15 9 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (8.82%) GAP Analysis
15 9 (8.82%) QlikView
15 9 (8.82%) MorphX
15 9 (8.82%) Software Engineering
16 8 (7.84%) Data Migration
16 8 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (7.84%) SLA

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 22 (21.57%) BizTalk Server
2 20 (19.61%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.92%) IIS
4 2 (1.96%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.96%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.98%) CMS
5 1 (0.98%) Content Management Server
5 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.98%) Umbraco
Applications
1 24 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 21 (20.59%) MS Office
3 4 (3.92%) MS Project
3 4 (3.92%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (2.94%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (17.65%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (4.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.86%) Office 365
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.96%) IaaS
4 1 (0.98%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) Firewall
2 4 (3.92%) SAN
3 3 (2.94%) DNS
3 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.96%) VPN
4 2 (1.96%) Wireless
5 1 (0.98%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.98%) Extranet
5 1 (0.98%) HTTP
5 1 (0.98%) Internet
5 1 (0.98%) Intranet
5 1 (0.98%) LAN
5 1 (0.98%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.98%) RS-422
5 1 (0.98%) VoIP
5 1 (0.98%) WAN
5 1 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (36.27%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 12 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (9.80%) RDBMS
3 10 (9.80%) Relational Database
4 9 (8.82%) QlikView
5 8 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (4.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (3.92%) Power BI
8 3 (2.94%) SSDT
9 2 (1.96%) Biml
9 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.98%) Oracle OWB
10 1 (0.98%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.98%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.98%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 9 (8.82%) MorphX
3 8 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.94%) Selenium
5 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.98%) JIRA
6 1 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (13.73%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Advertising
2 6 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.90%) Back Office
4 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.94%) Electronics
5 3 (2.94%) Marketing
6 2 (1.96%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.96%) Billing
6 2 (1.96%) Publishing
6 2 (1.96%) Retail
7 1 (0.98%) Avionics
7 1 (0.98%) Military
Job Titles
1 40 (39.22%) Developer
2 16 (15.69%) Analyst
3 12 (11.76%) Consultant
3 12 (11.76%) Microsoft Developer
4 10 (9.80%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 9 (8.82%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 6 (5.88%) Applications Developer
7 6 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
8 5 (4.90%) BizTalk Developer
8 5 (4.90%) Functional Consultant
8 5 (4.90%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) Data Migration Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) Designer
9 4 (3.92%) Migration Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Technical Leader
10 3 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (33.33%) .NET
2 8 (7.84%) REST
3 7 (6.86%) WCF
4 6 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.88%) XML
5 5 (4.90%) Web Services
6 4 (3.92%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.92%) CSS
6 4 (3.92%) HTML
7 3 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.94%) jQuery
7 3 (2.94%) XSLT
8 2 (1.96%) Classic ASP
8 2 (1.96%) LINQ
8 2 (1.96%) MDX
9 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.98%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.98%) Middleware
9 1 (0.98%) Servlets
9 1 (0.98%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.86%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.88%) Data Structures
4 5 (4.90%) Replication
4 5 (4.90%) User Experience
5 4 (3.92%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.92%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.96%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.96%) Statistics
7 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.69%) Windows
2 7 (6.86%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.90%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.96%) Linux
6 2 (1.96%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.98%) Solaris
7 1 (0.98%) Unix
7 1 (0.98%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (14.71%) Migration
2 12 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (11.76%) Logistics
3 10 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (8.82%) GAP Analysis
4 9 (8.82%) Software Engineering
5 8 (7.84%) Data Migration
6 7 (6.86%) ETL
7 6 (5.88%) CRM
7 6 (5.88%) Programme Management
7 6 (5.88%) SDLC
8 5 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (4.90%) Data Analysis
8 5 (4.90%) Data Modelling
8 5 (4.90%) Scrum
8 5 (4.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (3.92%) MVC
9 4 (3.92%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.92%) Release Management
9 4 (3.92%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.61%) C#
2 19 (18.63%) SQL
3 17 (16.67%) Java
4 14 (13.73%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.86%) C++
6 5 (4.90%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.92%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.92%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.96%) Ruby
8 2 (1.96%) VBA
9 1 (0.98%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.98%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 4 (3.92%) SC Cleared
1 4 (3.92%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.98%) Degree
3 1 (0.98%) MCITP
3 1 (0.98%) MCSE
3 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.84%) SLA
2 2 (1.96%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.98%) Nessus
2 1 (0.98%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (5.88%) VMware
2 3 (2.94%) SAP
3 2 (1.96%) Citrix
3 2 (1.96%) CommVault
3 2 (1.96%) Intel Security
3 2 (1.96%) Symantec
3 2 (1.96%) Tableau
4 1 (0.98%) Apple
4 1 (0.98%) Avaya
4 1 (0.98%) Cisco
4 1 (0.98%) Forcepoint
4 1 (0.98%) Google
4 1 (0.98%) Mitel
4 1 (0.98%) Rally
4 1 (0.98%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.98%) Sophos
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