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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 11 3
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bath 20.00% 8.22% 15.71%
As % of the Vendors category 48.48% 25.00% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 4
Median daily rate £338 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £280 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £444 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.01 - £26.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.82 - £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 - £34.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% -  

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 33 24 27
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bath 41.25% 32.88% 38.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 17
Median daily rate £325 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £227 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £535 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £13.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.82 - £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 (44.83%) Windows
2 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
3 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
4 8 (27.59%) SQL
4 8 (27.59%) VMware
4 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (24.14%) T-SQL
5 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
5 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
6 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (20.69%) PowerShell
6 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (17.24%) .NET
8 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
8 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
8 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (10.34%) Business Transformation
9 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
9 3 (10.34%) Scrum
9 3 (10.34%) Degree
9 3 (10.34%) RDBMS
9 3 (10.34%) Cisco
9 3 (10.34%) ITIL
9 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
9 3 (10.34%) Linux

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 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) GitHub
2 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) ADSL
2 2 (6.90%) LAN
2 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.45%) DHCP
3 1 (3.45%) SSH
3 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (10.34%) RDBMS
5 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (6.90%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (6.90%) Star Schema
7 1 (3.45%) MySQL
7 1 (3.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.45%) Artifactory
2 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.45%) Maven
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Electronics
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 5 (17.24%) SSIS Developer
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Developer
4 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) IT Support
4 3 (10.34%) Lead Business Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) SQL BI Developer
4 3 (10.34%) SSRS Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Business Developer
5 2 (6.90%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Mobile Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Software Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Tester
5 2 (6.90%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
1 2 (6.90%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Handset
2 1 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.34%) Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
4 3 (10.34%) Business Transformation
4 3 (10.34%) ITIL
4 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.34%) Scrum
5 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 2 (6.90%) Data Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.90%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
5 2 (6.90%) Project Management
5 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
5 2 (6.90%) Test Planning
5 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) T-SQL
3 6 (20.69%) PowerShell
4 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.90%) C#
6 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.45%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) ISEB
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Docker
3 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) VMware
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco
3 2 (6.90%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.45%) Symantec
4 1 (3.45%) Veeam
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago