Period
to 20 May 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 20 May 2018 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
South West > Somerset
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 9 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 68 71 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 14.56% 16.36% 17.17%
As % of the Vendors category 40.00% 39.01% 39.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 31 48
Somerset median daily rate £325 £325 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -14.75% -4.69%
10th Percentile £165 £188 £225
90th Percentile £583 £475 £488
South West median daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 24 21
Somerset median hourly rate £16.25 £45.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.89% +16.13% +121.43%
10th Percentile £13.95 £30.43 £21.00
90th Percentile £22.60 £51.75 £41.94
South West median hourly rate £15.00 £38.50 £16.74
% change year-on-year -61.04% +130.06% +1.42%

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 Somerset.

All Vendors
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 170 182 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 36.40% 41.94% 43.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 97 127
Somerset median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - -
10th Percentile £185 £197 £213
90th Percentile £557 £475 £508
South West median daily rate £390 £388 £369
% change year-on-year +0.65% +5.08% -1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 38 35
Somerset median hourly rate £22.50 £43.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.67% +10.97% +10.71%
10th Percentile £14.70 £24.46 £22.60
90th Percentile £43.75 £52.88 £57.00
South West median hourly rate £17.62 £38.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -54.23% +50.98% +26.33%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Somerset

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Somerset

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Somerset over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Somerset

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft 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 6 months to 20 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath +4 34 £235 -27.69% 9
Taunton +1 8 £403 +38.79% 2
Street -3 2 £100 -73.33%
Yeovil -2 1 - - 3
Bridgwater - 1 £313 - 2
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 31 (45.59%) Active Directory
2 28 (41.18%) Windows
3 22 (32.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (26.47%) SQL Server
6 16 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
7 15 (22.06%) SQL
7 15 (22.06%) Web Services
7 15 (22.06%) ITIL
8 13 (19.12%) Linux
8 13 (19.12%) Office 365
9 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
10 11 (16.18%) .NET
10 11 (16.18%) Red Hat
10 11 (16.18%) VMware
11 10 (14.71%) DevOps
12 9 (13.24%) Google
12 9 (13.24%) DNS
12 9 (13.24%) DHCP
13 8 (11.76%) Finance
13 8 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (11.76%) G Suite
13 8 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (11.76%) Windows Server
14 7 (10.29%) Puppet
14 7 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
14 7 (10.29%) PowerShell
14 7 (10.29%) Telecoms
14 7 (10.29%) Scrum

Microsoft
Co-occurring 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 6 (8.82%) nginx
1 6 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.88%) GeoServer
3 3 (4.41%) ArcGIS
4 2 (2.94%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.47%) Apache
5 1 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.47%) IIS
5 1 (1.47%) Jetty
5 1 (1.47%) Mongrel
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.94%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.47%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 22 (32.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (19.12%) Office 365
4 8 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (11.76%) G Suite
5 6 (8.82%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (8.82%) IaaS
5 6 (8.82%) PaaS
6 2 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.94%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.47%) FinancialForce
7 1 (1.47%) GitHub
7 1 (1.47%) Google App Engine
7 1 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.24%) DHCP
1 9 (13.24%) DNS
2 7 (10.29%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.82%) Firewall
4 4 (5.88%) eduroam
5 2 (2.94%) VLAN
6 1 (1.47%) FTP
6 1 (1.47%) HTTP
6 1 (1.47%) IPsec
6 1 (1.47%) LAN
6 1 (1.47%) Skype
6 1 (1.47%) SSL
6 1 (1.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (7.35%) Apache Hive
4 4 (5.88%) Big Data
4 4 (5.88%) Hadoop
5 3 (4.41%) GIS
5 3 (4.41%) Power BI
5 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.47%) MS Access
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.47%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Jenkins
1 6 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (8.82%) Visual Studio
2 5 (7.35%) Maven
2 5 (7.35%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (4.41%) MSI
4 1 (1.47%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.47%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.47%) Subversion
4 1 (1.47%) Travis CI
General
1 8 (11.76%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.41%) Publishing
4 2 (2.94%) Advertising
4 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Electronics
5 1 (1.47%) Law
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Analyst
2 8 (11.76%) Consultant
2 8 (11.76%) Developer
3 7 (10.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (10.29%) Architect
3 7 (10.29%) Azure Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Azure DevOps
4 6 (8.82%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.88%) Desktop Support
5 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Security Consultant
5 4 (5.88%) Server Analyst
5 4 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.88%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.41%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.06%) Web Services
2 11 (16.18%) .NET
3 5 (7.35%) RESTful
4 3 (4.41%) ModSecurity
5 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.94%) CSS
5 2 (2.94%) HTML
6 1 (1.47%) .NET Core
6 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.47%) ADO
6 1 (1.47%) Angular 2
6 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.47%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.47%) HTML5
6 1 (1.47%) J2EE
6 1 (1.47%) ODBC
6 1 (1.47%) REST
6 1 (1.47%) Servlets
6 1 (1.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.94%) Social Media
3 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.18%) Windows
2 13 (19.12%) Linux
3 8 (11.76%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (8.82%) VMS
4 6 (8.82%) Windows 10
5 5 (7.35%) CentOS
5 5 (7.35%) Unix
6 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.47%) Android
7 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.06%) ITIL
3 10 (14.71%) DevOps
4 7 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (10.29%) Scrum
5 6 (8.82%) Collaborative Working
5 6 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (8.82%) Identity Management
5 6 (8.82%) Operations Management
6 5 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (7.35%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 5 (7.35%) OWASP
6 5 (7.35%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.88%) Asset Management
7 4 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (5.88%) SIEM
7 4 (5.88%) Software Asset Management
8 3 (4.41%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (4.41%) Information Management
8 3 (4.41%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.06%) SQL
2 7 (10.29%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.35%) Dart
3 5 (7.35%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.41%) C#
5 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.47%) Delphi
6 1 (1.47%) Java
6 1 (1.47%) Pascal
6 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.47%) Python
6 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) CESG Certified Professional
3 3 (4.41%) CISSP
3 3 (4.41%) CLAS
4 2 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.94%) Degree
4 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) JSP 440
1 3 (4.41%) RMADS
2 2 (2.94%) GDPR
3 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (45.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.82%) Docker
3 5 (7.35%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (5.88%) Shibboleth
4 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) Puppet
2 6 (8.82%) Ansible
2 6 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.88%) SCCM
3 4 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (2.94%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.94%) SCSM
5 1 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (16.18%) Red Hat
1 11 (16.18%) VMware
2 9 (13.24%) Google
3 6 (8.82%) Oracle
3 6 (8.82%) Sophos
4 4 (5.88%) Snow
4 4 (5.88%) SolarWinds
5 3 (4.41%) Adobe
5 3 (4.41%) Cisco
5 3 (4.41%) Cloudera
5 3 (4.41%) ESRI
6 2 (2.94%) Citrix
6 2 (2.94%) NetApp
6 2 (2.94%) SAP
7 1 (1.47%) Apple
7 1 (1.47%) Epicor
7 1 (1.47%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.47%) McAfee
7 1 (1.47%) Sage
7 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com