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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South West / Somerset
Rank 12 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 32 54 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 13.91% 18.49% 21.38%
As % of the Vendors category 38.55% 42.52% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 41
Median daily rate £326 £383 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £723
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 4
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.96% +121.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £25.10 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.70 £30.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.79
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.45%

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
83 127 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 36.09% 43.49% 55.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 64 100
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £299 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +7.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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
Yeovil -1 11 - - 1
Bath -5 10 £475 +8.57% 1
Taunton -4 4 £225 -40.00% 2
Weston-super-Mare - 1 £90 -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 26 (35.62%) C#
2 24 (32.88%) SQL
2 24 (32.88%) MS Excel
2 24 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (31.51%) .NET
4 21 (28.77%) SQL Server
5 18 (24.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (23.29%) Security Cleared
6 17 (23.29%) SharePoint
6 17 (23.29%) Scrum
7 15 (20.55%) Windows
7 15 (20.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (17.81%) SC Cleared
9 12 (16.44%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (13.70%) BDD
11 9 (12.33%) Active Directory
11 9 (12.33%) Extranet
11 9 (12.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (10.96%) Oracle
12 8 (10.96%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (10.96%) Windows Server
12 8 (10.96%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (9.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (9.59%) Visual Studio
13 7 (9.59%) DMZ
13 7 (9.59%) Automated Testing
14 6 (8.22%) Software Engineering
14 6 (8.22%) Software Testing
14 6 (8.22%) VMware

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 17 (23.29%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.22%) IIS
2 6 (8.22%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 24 (32.88%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.85%) MS Office
3 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.37%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.37%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.22%) IaaS
2 4 (5.48%) Office 365
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.33%) Extranet
2 7 (9.59%) DMZ
3 5 (6.85%) Internet
4 3 (4.11%) ADSL
4 3 (4.11%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.74%) DHCP
5 2 (2.74%) LAN
5 2 (2.74%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.37%) Firewall
6 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.37%) VLAN
6 1 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (28.77%) SQL Server
2 15 (20.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (12.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (10.96%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (9.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
8 3 (4.11%) PerformancePoint
8 3 (4.11%) PowerPivot
9 2 (2.74%) MySQL
9 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
9 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (1.37%) MS Access
10 1 (1.37%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.37%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 18 (24.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (9.59%) Visual Studio
3 5 (6.85%) Cucumber
3 5 (6.85%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (6.85%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.74%) Advertising
3 2 (2.74%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (23.29%) Analyst
2 16 (21.92%) Developer
3 9 (12.33%) SharePoint Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) Test Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) SQL Developer
5 6 (8.22%) SSIS Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Manual Test Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.48%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) IT Support
7 4 (5.48%) Tester
8 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Lead Business Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (4.11%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Web Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Web Applications Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (31.51%) .NET
2 4 (5.48%) Gherkin
2 4 (5.48%) XML
3 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.37%) COM
3 1 (1.37%) CSS
3 1 (1.37%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) PKI
1 5 (6.85%) Smartphone
2 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.37%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.55%) Windows
2 8 (10.96%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.85%) Windows 10
4 4 (5.48%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.29%) Scrum
3 12 (16.44%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (13.70%) BDD
5 8 (10.96%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (9.59%) Automated Testing
7 6 (8.22%) ETL
7 6 (8.22%) Software Engineering
7 6 (8.22%) Software Testing
7 6 (8.22%) Workflow
8 5 (6.85%) Kanban
8 5 (6.85%) Manual Testing
8 5 (6.85%) Protective Monitoring
9 4 (5.48%) Integration Testing
9 4 (5.48%) Kimball Methodology
9 4 (5.48%) Migration
9 4 (5.48%) Programme Management
10 3 (4.11%) Business Transformation
10 3 (4.11%) Data Analysis
10 3 (4.11%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 26 (35.62%) C#
2 24 (32.88%) SQL
3 6 (8.22%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.85%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.48%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.11%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.37%) VB
7 1 (1.37%) VBA
7 1 (1.37%) X++
Qualifications
1 17 (23.29%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.81%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.74%) Degree
4 2 (2.74%) ISEB
4 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.74%) MCSE
5 1 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.37%) MCITP
5 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (12.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) Nagios
2 1 (1.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (10.96%) Oracle
2 6 (8.22%) VMware
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco
3 1 (1.37%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds
3 1 (1.37%) Symantec
3 1 (1.37%) Veeam
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