Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 5 2
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 43 39 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bath 19.91% 19.90% 28.33%
As % of the Vendors category 46.74% 45.88% 70.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 37
Bath median daily rate £315 £371 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% -1.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £159 £213 £308
90th Percentile £550 £408 £443
Somerset median daily rate £315 £338 £372
% change year-on-year -6.67% -9.21% +14.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
Bath median hourly rate - £17.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -51.43% +75.00%
Somerset median hourly rate £35.75 £21.50 £17.30
% change year-on-year +66.28% +24.28% -13.50%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Bath.

All Vendors
Bath
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 92 85 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bath 42.59% 43.37% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 41 47
Bath median daily rate £406 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £162 £190 £285
90th Percentile £530 £475 £438
Somerset median daily rate £350 £353 £375
% change year-on-year -0.71% -6.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 1
Bath median hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.88% -51.43% +75.00%
10th Percentile £32.50 £15.38 £32.50
90th Percentile £37.50 £39.00 £37.50
Somerset median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year +11.63% -43.79% +90.96%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Bath

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bath.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 24 November 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 16 (37.21%) SQL
2 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 13 (30.23%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (25.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (23.26%) Windows
4 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (20.93%) DevOps
5 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
5 9 (20.93%) Finance
5 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
6 8 (18.60%) Scrum
6 8 (18.60%) VMware
6 8 (18.60%) SharePoint
6 8 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
7 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
7 7 (16.28%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (16.28%) Citrix
8 6 (13.95%) .NET
8 6 (13.95%) C#
8 6 (13.95%) Degree
8 6 (13.95%) Waterfall
9 5 (11.63%) Bitbucket
9 5 (11.63%) PMO
9 5 (11.63%) ScriptRunner
9 5 (11.63%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (11.63%) JIRA

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 8 (18.60%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (30.23%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (25.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.65%) G Suite
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) DHCP
1 3 (6.98%) DNS
1 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) Power BI
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
3 5 (11.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (11.63%) Bitbucket
3 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
3 5 (11.63%) JIRA
3 5 (11.63%) ScriptRunner
3 5 (11.63%) Subversion
4 2 (4.65%) FxCop
4 2 (4.65%) NUnit
4 2 (4.65%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.65%) Marketing
4 1 (2.33%) Electronics
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Analyst
2 8 (18.60%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Consultant
4 6 (13.95%) Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Commercial Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Help Desk Support
5 5 (11.63%) Service Desk Support
6 4 (9.30%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (9.30%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 4 (9.30%) JIRA Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) PMO Planner
6 4 (9.30%) PowerShell Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Test Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.98%) DevOps Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) JIRA Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) CSS
2 3 (6.98%) HTML
3 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (4.65%) Web Services
4 1 (2.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Social Media
3 2 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (4.65%) VMS
2 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.93%) DevOps
3 8 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (18.60%) Scrum
3 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
4 6 (13.95%) Waterfall
5 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (11.63%) Data Analysis
5 5 (11.63%) ITIL
5 5 (11.63%) ITSM
5 5 (11.63%) Kanban
5 5 (11.63%) Release Management
6 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
6 4 (9.30%) Software Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Validation
7 3 (6.98%) Change Control
7 3 (6.98%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.98%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (6.98%) Project Management
8 2 (4.65%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) C#
3 5 (11.63%) Groovy
3 5 (11.63%) Python
3 5 (11.63%) VBA
4 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.95%) Degree
3 5 (11.63%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) PMO
2 2 (4.65%) SLA
3 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.28%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.65%) Shibboleth
5 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.33%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.33%) SCSM
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) VMware
2 7 (16.28%) Citrix
3 5 (11.63%) Atlassian
4 2 (4.65%) Google
4 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.65%) Snow
4 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds
4 2 (4.65%) Sophos
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco
5 1 (2.33%) NetApp
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle
5 1 (2.33%) Remedy
5 1 (2.33%) SAP