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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 14 4
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 46 64 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 19.25% 16.00% 22.29%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 36.78% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 40 50
Median daily rate £338 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 9
Median hourly rate £38.00 £13.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+192.30% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £10.87 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £38.25 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +3.44%
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
92 174 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 38.49% 43.50% 46.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 118 108
Median daily rate £368 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.12% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £323 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 8 18
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.25 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +66.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £11.78 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £38.25 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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
Taunton +19 13 £325 -13.33% 2
Yeovil +4 13 - -
Bath -3 13 £384 -4.06% 2
Weston-super-Mare -1 1 £90 -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 30 (34.48%) MS Excel
2 29 (33.33%) C#
3 25 (28.74%) SQL Server
4 24 (27.59%) .NET
4 24 (27.59%) SharePoint
5 23 (26.44%) SQL
5 23 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (25.29%) Windows
7 18 (20.69%) Active Directory
8 17 (19.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (18.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (18.39%) Scrum
10 15 (17.24%) Visual Studio
11 13 (14.94%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (14.94%) Security Cleared
12 12 (13.79%) Windows 10
13 11 (12.64%) Windows 7
14 10 (11.49%) SC Cleared
15 9 (10.34%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (10.34%) MS Office
16 8 (9.20%) CRM
16 8 (9.20%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (9.20%) VMware
16 8 (9.20%) Windows Server
17 7 (8.05%) Finance
17 7 (8.05%) Oracle
17 7 (8.05%) Extranet
17 7 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
17 7 (8.05%) SCCM
17 7 (8.05%) Smartphone

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 24 (27.59%) SharePoint
2 9 (10.34%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (5.75%) IIS
3 5 (5.75%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.60%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.30%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.15%) JBoss
7 1 (1.15%) NServiceBus
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 30 (34.48%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.34%) MS Office
3 4 (4.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.15%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.15%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.15%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.90%) IaaS
1 6 (6.90%) Office 365
2 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.05%) Extranet
2 6 (6.90%) DMZ
3 5 (5.75%) ADSL
3 5 (5.75%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (4.60%) Internet
5 3 (3.45%) Firewall
6 2 (2.30%) DHCP
6 2 (2.30%) LAN
6 2 (2.30%) SAN
6 2 (2.30%) Skype
6 2 (2.30%) VoIP
7 1 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.15%) DNS
7 1 (1.15%) Intranet
7 1 (1.15%) PBX
7 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.15%) VLAN
7 1 (1.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (28.74%) SQL Server
2 16 (18.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (9.20%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (8.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (4.60%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.45%) PerformancePoint
7 3 (3.45%) PowerPivot
8 2 (2.30%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.30%) SSDT
9 1 (1.15%) MS Access
9 1 (1.15%) MySQL
9 1 (1.15%) OLAP
9 1 (1.15%) OLTP
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (19.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (17.24%) Visual Studio
3 5 (5.75%) Cucumber
3 5 (5.75%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.30%) Selenium
5 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.15%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.15%) tSQLt
General
1 7 (8.05%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.30%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.30%) Electronics
3 2 (2.30%) Marketing
3 2 (2.30%) Retail
3 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (21.84%) Developer
2 18 (20.69%) Analyst
3 7 (8.05%) Consultant
3 7 (8.05%) CRM Developer
3 7 (8.05%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 7 (8.05%) SharePoint Engineer
4 6 (6.90%) IT Support
4 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Developer
4 6 (6.90%) SQL Developer
5 5 (5.75%) Test Analyst
6 4 (4.60%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (4.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Consultant
6 4 (4.60%) SSIS Developer
7 3 (3.45%) CRM Consultant
7 3 (3.45%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (3.45%) IT Analyst
7 3 (3.45%) Web Analyst
7 3 (3.45%) Web Applications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (27.59%) .NET
2 4 (4.60%) Gherkin
2 4 (4.60%) XML
3 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.15%) SOAP
4 1 (1.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Smartphone
2 4 (4.60%) PKI
3 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.15%) Clustering
4 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.15%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.15%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.15%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (25.29%) Windows
2 12 (13.79%) Windows 10
3 11 (12.64%) Windows 7
4 8 (9.20%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.15%) Unix
7 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.39%) Scrum
3 13 (14.94%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (9.20%) CRM
5 7 (8.05%) BDD
5 7 (8.05%) Software Engineering
6 6 (6.90%) Programme Management
6 6 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (5.75%) Automated Testing
7 5 (5.75%) ETL
7 5 (5.75%) Kanban
7 5 (5.75%) Manual Testing
7 5 (5.75%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.60%) Integration Testing
8 4 (4.60%) Kimball Methodology
8 4 (4.60%) Migration
8 4 (4.60%) Project Management
8 4 (4.60%) Software Testing
9 3 (3.45%) Process Management
9 3 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 29 (33.33%) C#
2 23 (26.44%) SQL
3 4 (4.60%) T-SQL
3 4 (4.60%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.30%) VB
5 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.15%) Java
5 1 (1.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (14.94%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.49%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.45%) CCNA
4 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.45%) MCSE
5 2 (2.30%) MCITP
5 2 (2.30%) MCP
5 2 (2.30%) MCSA
6 1 (1.15%) Degree
6 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) QA
System Software
1 18 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (8.05%) SCCM
2 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.15%) Nagios
2 1 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (9.20%) VMware
2 7 (8.05%) Oracle
3 3 (3.45%) Cisco
3 3 (3.45%) Mitel
3 3 (3.45%) SAP
4 2 (2.30%) NetApp
5 1 (1.15%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.15%) Citrix
5 1 (1.15%) HP
5 1 (1.15%) IBM
5 1 (1.15%) Interwoven
5 1 (1.15%) Symantec
5 1 (1.15%) Veeam