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 3 months to 29 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
South West > Somerset
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -3 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 52 50 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 24.76% 20.66% 23.93%
As % of the Vendors category 45.61% 40.32% 51.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 35 47
Somerset median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
10th Percentile £188 £268 £213
90th Percentile £613 £925 £500
South West median daily rate £350 £363 £336
% change year-on-year -3.44% +7.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 12
Somerset median hourly rate £48.75 £22.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +121.59% +18.91%  
10th Percentile £42.88 £12.00 £9.65
90th Percentile £52.25 £38.75 £22.85
South West median hourly rate £38.75 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +76.13% +25.71%  

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 Somerset.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 114 124 164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 54.29% 51.24% 46.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 106 134
Somerset median daily rate £423 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.66% +1.69%  
10th Percentile £175 £250 £213
90th Percentile £613 £720 £507
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 28 47
Somerset median hourly rate £47.50 £22.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +115.90% +8.99%  
10th Percentile £28.25 £13.23 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £36.13 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £22.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year +86.36% +8.99%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Somerset over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 29 June 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
Bath +2 26 £286 -26.60% 6
Yeovil +7 12 - - 4
Taunton -13 6 £400 -55.55% 1
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 32 (38.55%) SQL
2 27 (32.53%) Security Cleared
3 23 (27.71%) SQL Server
3 23 (27.71%) SharePoint
4 21 (25.30%) SC Cleared
5 20 (24.10%) Windows
6 18 (21.69%) Extranet
6 18 (21.69%) Finance
6 18 (21.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (19.28%) Active Directory
8 15 (18.07%) .NET
8 15 (18.07%) VMware
8 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (18.07%) PowerShell
8 15 (18.07%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (16.87%) Linux
10 13 (15.66%) DHCP
11 12 (14.46%) DNS
11 12 (14.46%) C#
11 12 (14.46%) IIS
11 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (14.46%) DevOps
12 10 (12.05%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (12.05%) CentOS
12 10 (12.05%) Red Hat
12 10 (12.05%) Workflow
13 9 (10.84%) Internet
13 9 (10.84%) DMZ
13 9 (10.84%) Citrix
13 9 (10.84%) MS Exchange

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 23 (27.71%) SharePoint
2 12 (14.46%) IIS
3 9 (10.84%) MS Exchange
3 9 (10.84%) SharePoint Server
4 7 (8.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (8.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (7.23%) nginx
6 5 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (4.82%) ArcGIS
8 1 (1.20%) Apache
8 1 (1.20%) CMS
8 1 (1.20%) Jetty
8 1 (1.20%) Mongrel
8 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.20%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.84%) IaaS
2 8 (9.64%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (6.02%) Office 365
5 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.20%) GitHub
5 1 (1.20%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.69%) Extranet
2 13 (15.66%) DHCP
3 12 (14.46%) DNS
4 9 (10.84%) DMZ
4 9 (10.84%) Internet
5 6 (7.23%) Reverse Proxy
6 5 (6.02%) Intranet
6 5 (6.02%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.82%) VLAN
8 3 (3.61%) Firewall
9 2 (2.41%) LAN
10 1 (1.20%) ADSL
10 1 (1.20%) DCCP
10 1 (1.20%) FTP
10 1 (1.20%) HTTP
10 1 (1.20%) IPsec
10 1 (1.20%) SSH
10 1 (1.20%) SSL
10 1 (1.20%) WAN
10 1 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (27.71%) SQL Server
2 15 (18.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (12.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (10.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (9.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (8.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (7.23%) MySQL
8 5 (6.02%) Apache Hive
8 5 (6.02%) Big Data
8 5 (6.02%) GIS
8 5 (6.02%) Hadoop
8 5 (6.02%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (2.41%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
9 2 (2.41%) Star Schema
10 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.20%) Power BI
10 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (21.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (8.43%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.23%) Maven
4 5 (6.02%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.20%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.20%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.20%) MSTest
6 1 (1.20%) NUnit
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.20%) Travis CI
General
1 18 (21.69%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.61%) Electronics
3 3 (3.61%) Marketing
3 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.41%) Advertising
4 2 (2.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (19.28%) SharePoint Engineer
2 15 (18.07%) Analyst
3 14 (16.87%) Developer
4 13 (15.66%) Consultant
5 6 (7.23%) SSIS Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Commercial Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) PowerShell Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Security Consultant
6 5 (6.02%) Test Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Active Directory Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Active Directory Support
7 4 (4.82%) Active Directory Support Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Citrix Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Citrix Support
7 4 (4.82%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) SSRS Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.07%) .NET
2 5 (6.02%) COM
3 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.61%) CSS
5 2 (2.41%) HTML
6 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.20%) Ajax
6 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (1.20%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.20%) J2EE
6 1 (1.20%) jQuery
6 1 (1.20%) Servlets
6 1 (1.20%) SOAP
6 1 (1.20%) Web Services
6 1 (1.20%) XML
6 1 (1.20%) XSL
6 1 (1.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) PKI
2 7 (8.43%) RIA
3 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.82%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.20%) Handset
6 1 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.10%) Windows
2 14 (16.87%) Linux
3 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (12.05%) CentOS
5 7 (8.43%) Windows Server
5 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.02%) Unix
7 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (14.46%) DevOps
3 10 (12.05%) Workflow
4 8 (9.64%) Protective Monitoring
4 8 (9.64%) Test Automation
5 7 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (8.43%) Migration
5 7 (8.43%) Web Development
6 6 (7.23%) Scrum
7 5 (6.02%) Data Analysis
7 5 (6.02%) Data Modelling
7 5 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.02%) Information Management
7 5 (6.02%) OWASP
7 5 (6.02%) Programme Management
7 5 (6.02%) Release Management
7 5 (6.02%) SIEM
7 5 (6.02%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (6.02%) Test Management
8 4 (4.82%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 32 (38.55%) SQL
2 15 (18.07%) PowerShell
3 12 (14.46%) C#
4 7 (8.43%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.02%) Dart
5 5 (6.02%) PHP
5 5 (6.02%) VBA
6 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.20%) Java
8 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.20%) X++
Qualifications
1 27 (32.53%) Security Cleared
2 21 (25.30%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.84%) Degree
4 5 (6.02%) CESG Certified Professional
4 5 (6.02%) CISSP
4 5 (6.02%) CLAS
4 5 (6.02%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) ISEB
6 1 (1.20%) MCP
6 1 (1.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) JSP 440
2 3 (3.61%) SLA
3 2 (2.41%) PMO
4 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 16 (19.28%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.23%) Docker
4 5 (6.02%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.02%) Samba
4 5 (6.02%) Squid
5 1 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.20%) vSphere
5 1 (1.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) Nagios
1 6 (7.23%) SCCM
1 6 (7.23%) SCOrch
2 5 (6.02%) Ansible
2 5 (6.02%) Webmin
2 5 (6.02%) Xymon
3 4 (4.82%) SCSM
4 2 (2.41%) SCOM
5 1 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.20%) Puppet
5 1 (1.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (18.07%) VMware
2 10 (12.05%) Red Hat
3 9 (10.84%) Citrix
4 6 (7.23%) Cisco
5 5 (6.02%) Veeam
6 4 (4.82%) Cloudera
6 4 (4.82%) ESRI
6 4 (4.82%) Oracle
7 3 (3.61%) NetApp
7 3 (3.61%) SAP
8 1 (1.20%) Google
8 1 (1.20%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.20%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.20%) Telerik
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