The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bath with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
Somerset / Bath
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bath 30.86% 22.12% 37.50%
As % of the Vendors category 59.52% 53.19% 79.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 18
Median daily rate £285 £390 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.92% +2.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £285 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £423 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £31.50 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.27% +12.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Bath.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Bath
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 42 47 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bath 51.85% 41.59% 47.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 22
Median daily rate £225 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Median hourly rate £31.50 £18.63 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.12% +16.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Bath

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bath citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Bath

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bath

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Bath.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Bath

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bath

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Bath over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Bath

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bath

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Bath.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Bath

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Bath region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
2 12 (28.57%) SQL
2 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 12 (28.57%) Finance
3 10 (23.81%) .NET
4 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
4 9 (21.43%) C#
4 9 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (19.05%) VMware
5 8 (19.05%) Degree
5 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
6 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (14.29%) T-SQL
7 6 (14.29%) Cisco
7 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
8 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (11.90%) Data Analysis
8 5 (11.90%) DHCP
8 5 (11.90%) VBA
8 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
8 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
8 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bath 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 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.38%) CMS
3 1 (2.38%) IIS
3 1 (2.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) DHCP
2 4 (9.52%) DNS
2 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.52%) VLAN
3 3 (7.14%) Firewall
4 2 (4.76%) LAN
5 1 (2.38%) ADSL
5 1 (2.38%) Internet
5 1 (2.38%) SSH
5 1 (2.38%) WAN
5 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
7 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
7 2 (4.76%) Star Schema
8 1 (2.38%) MySQL
8 1 (2.38%) Power BI
8 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.38%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.38%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.38%) Maven
3 1 (2.38%) MSTest
3 1 (2.38%) NUnit
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Electronics
2 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.76%) Marketing
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) Developer
3 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 5 (11.90%) Commercial Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Consultant
3 5 (11.90%) Test Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Active Directory Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Active Directory Support
4 4 (9.52%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Citrix Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Citrix Support
4 4 (9.52%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) PowerShell Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) SSIS Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Support Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) .NET
2 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.76%) CSS
4 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.38%) Ajax
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (2.38%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.38%) HTML
4 1 (2.38%) jQuery
4 1 (2.38%) SOAP
4 1 (2.38%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) XML
4 1 (2.38%) XSL
4 1 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.38%) Handset
4 1 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.14%) Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (11.90%) Data Analysis
2 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
3 4 (9.52%) Data Modelling
3 4 (9.52%) DevOps
3 4 (9.52%) Release Management
4 3 (7.14%) Scrum
5 2 (4.76%) Data Architecture
5 2 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.76%) ITIL
5 2 (4.76%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (4.76%) MVC
5 2 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Process Management
5 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.76%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) Web Development
5 2 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) SQL
2 9 (21.43%) C#
3 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
4 6 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 5 (11.90%) VBA
6 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.38%) X++
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Degree
2 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (11.90%) Numerate Degree
3 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.38%) ISEB
5 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.38%) MCP
5 1 (2.38%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) PMO
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) Docker
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) SCCM
1 4 (9.52%) SCOrch
1 4 (9.52%) SCSM
2 2 (4.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) VMware
2 6 (14.29%) Cisco
3 4 (9.52%) Citrix
3 4 (9.52%) Oracle
4 3 (7.14%) NetApp
5 2 (4.76%) SAP
6 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.38%) Telerik
Bath, Avon
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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