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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 2 3 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 52 79 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 21.31% 23.65% 14.04%
As % of the Vendors category 39.69% 46.75% 32.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 50 42
Median daily rate £351 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £302 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £476 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 1
Median hourly rate £21.50 £25.30 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.01% +26.50%
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
131 169 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 53.69% 50.60% 42.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 86 117
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 £240 £225 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £511 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 2
Median hourly rate £21.50 £43.43 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.49% +117.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -2 26 £363 -3.26% 9
Taunton -2 9 £300 -22.58%
Yeovil +7 4 - - 2
Street -1 3 £290 -22.66%
Weston-super-Mare +1 1 £325 -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 31 (30.10%) SQL Server
2 30 (29.13%) C#
3 26 (25.24%) .NET
4 25 (24.27%) MS Office
4 25 (24.27%) SharePoint
5 24 (23.30%) Active Directory
5 24 (23.30%) Windows
6 23 (22.33%) MS Excel
7 18 (17.48%) BizTalk Server
8 17 (16.50%) SQL
9 16 (15.53%) JavaScript
10 15 (14.56%) Java
11 14 (13.59%) Visual Studio
11 14 (13.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (12.62%) Windows 7
12 13 (12.62%) CRM
13 12 (11.65%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (11.65%) Dynamics CRM
14 11 (10.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (10.68%) Office 365
15 10 (9.71%) Firewall
15 10 (9.71%) Finance
16 9 (8.74%) Windows 10
17 8 (7.77%) REST
17 8 (7.77%) Manufacturing
17 8 (7.77%) Migration
17 8 (7.77%) VoIP
17 8 (7.77%) ASP.NET
17 8 (7.77%) ITIL
17 8 (7.77%) SCCM

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 25 (24.27%) SharePoint
2 18 (17.48%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (5.83%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.88%) IIS
4 4 (3.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (3.88%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.97%) CMS
6 1 (0.97%) Content Management Server
6 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.97%) Umbraco
Applications
1 25 (24.27%) MS Office
2 23 (22.33%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.85%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.91%) MS Project
5 1 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (11.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (3.88%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.97%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.97%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.68%) Office 365
2 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.97%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.97%) IaaS
3 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.71%) Firewall
2 8 (7.77%) VoIP
3 5 (4.85%) SAN
3 5 (4.85%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.88%) Skype
5 3 (2.91%) DNS
5 3 (2.91%) LAN
5 3 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.94%) ADSL
6 2 (1.94%) OpenScape
6 2 (1.94%) PABX
6 2 (1.94%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.94%) VPN
6 2 (1.94%) WAN
7 1 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.97%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.97%) HTTP
7 1 (0.97%) PBX
7 1 (0.97%) RS-422
7 1 (0.97%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (30.10%) SQL Server
2 14 (13.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (10.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (5.83%) RDBMS
4 6 (5.83%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.88%) QlikView
7 3 (2.91%) Power BI
7 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.94%) Biml
8 2 (1.94%) SSDT
9 1 (0.97%) OLTP
9 1 (0.97%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.97%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (0.97%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (13.59%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.94%) Selenium
3 2 (1.94%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.97%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.97%) tSQLt
General
1 10 (9.71%) Finance
2 8 (7.77%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.80%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.85%) Electronics
4 5 (4.85%) Marketing
5 4 (3.88%) Advertising
6 3 (2.91%) Retail
7 2 (1.94%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.97%) Avionics
8 1 (0.97%) Billing
8 1 (0.97%) Military
8 1 (0.97%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (32.04%) Developer
2 14 (13.59%) Analyst
2 14 (13.59%) Support Engineer
3 10 (9.71%) Consultant
3 10 (9.71%) CRM Developer
3 10 (9.71%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Developer
4 6 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (5.83%) Applications Developer
5 5 (4.85%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 5 (4.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (4.85%) Desktop Support
5 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Consultant
5 5 (4.85%) Software Developer
5 5 (4.85%) Support Analyst
6 4 (3.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (3.88%) CRM Consultant
6 4 (3.88%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 4 (3.88%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (25.24%) .NET
2 8 (7.77%) ASP.NET
2 8 (7.77%) REST
3 7 (6.80%) WCF
3 7 (6.80%) XML
4 6 (5.83%) CSS
4 6 (5.83%) HTML
5 5 (4.85%) jQuery
5 5 (4.85%) Web Services
6 4 (3.88%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.91%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (2.91%) XSLT
8 2 (1.94%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.94%) Classic ASP
8 2 (1.94%) LINQ
9 1 (0.97%) DHTML
9 1 (0.97%) MDX
9 1 (0.97%) Servlets
9 1 (0.97%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.85%) Replication
2 4 (3.88%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.88%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.94%) Data Integration
3 2 (1.94%) Handset
3 2 (1.94%) IVR
3 2 (1.94%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.97%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.97%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.97%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (23.30%) Windows
2 13 (12.62%) Windows 7
3 9 (8.74%) Windows 10
4 7 (6.80%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.91%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.94%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.94%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.97%) Android
7 1 (0.97%) Linux
7 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.62%) CRM
2 12 (11.65%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (7.77%) ITIL
3 8 (7.77%) Migration
3 8 (7.77%) Programme Management
4 7 (6.80%) Logistics
4 7 (6.80%) Project Management
4 7 (6.80%) Software Engineering
5 6 (5.83%) Risk Management
6 5 (4.85%) Data Modelling
6 5 (4.85%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (4.85%) Patch Management
6 5 (4.85%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (3.88%) Coaching
7 4 (3.88%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.88%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (3.88%) Mentoring
7 4 (3.88%) Process Management
7 4 (3.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 30 (29.13%) C#
2 17 (16.50%) SQL
3 16 (15.53%) JavaScript
4 15 (14.56%) Java
5 7 (6.80%) C++
6 6 (5.83%) VB.NET
7 5 (4.85%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.91%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.94%) VBA
10 1 (0.97%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.97%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 7 (6.80%) CCNA
1 7 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.91%) MCP
3 3 (2.91%) MCSA
4 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.94%) MCSE
4 2 (1.94%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.97%) CCNP
5 1 (0.97%) Degree
5 1 (0.97%) MCDST
5 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 24 (23.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.97%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (7.77%) SCCM
2 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (6.80%) Mitel
1 7 (6.80%) VMware
2 6 (5.83%) SAP
3 4 (3.88%) Cisco
3 4 (3.88%) Citrix
4 3 (2.91%) NetApp
4 3 (2.91%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.94%) BT
5 2 (1.94%) Siemens
6 1 (0.97%) Apple
6 1 (0.97%) Forcepoint
6 1 (0.97%) Google
6 1 (0.97%) HP
6 1 (0.97%) IBM
6 1 (0.97%) Sophos
6 1 (0.97%) Tableau
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