Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 6 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 62 64 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 13.25% 13.65% 15.42%
As % of the Vendors category 37.35% 33.16% 41.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 39 31
Somerset median daily rate £350 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -20.00%
10th Percentile £269 £159 £213
90th Percentile £535 £557 £425
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +14.29% +6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 23
Somerset median hourly rate £38.29 £23.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.46% -30.30% +135.71%
10th Percentile £16.12 £14.37 £15.63
90th Percentile £42.93 £24.40 £42.45
South West median hourly rate £19.65 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -6.45% +21.74% +1.47%

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 166 193 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 35.47% 41.15% 36.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 126 85
Somerset median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £159 £187
90th Percentile £572 £538 £483
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 38
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £21.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.05% -39.44% -7.19%
10th Percentile £33.45 £13.00 £15.59
90th Percentile £44.85 £41.88 £42.65
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +68.09% +2.17% -15.60%

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 18 January 2019.

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 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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 6 months to 18 January 2019. 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 -2 37 £325 +3.17% 14
Taunton -3 12 £488 +133.53% 3
Weston-super-Mare - 3 - -
Yeovil -7 2 - -
Portishead 0 1 - -
Bridgwater 0 1 - -
Street -5 1 £525 +191.67%
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 35 (56.45%) SQL
2 25 (40.32%) SQL Server
3 18 (29.03%) T-SQL
4 17 (27.42%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (27.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (24.19%) Microsoft Office
6 14 (22.58%) Office 365
6 14 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (19.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (17.74%) PowerShell
8 11 (17.74%) Active Directory
9 10 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (16.13%) Data Modelling
9 10 (16.13%) Windows
9 10 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
10 9 (14.52%) Digital Marketing
10 9 (14.52%) Dynamics CRM
10 9 (14.52%) Marketing
10 9 (14.52%) SAP
10 9 (14.52%) CRM
10 9 (14.52%) Programme Management
10 9 (14.52%) Electronics
10 9 (14.52%) Telecoms
10 9 (14.52%) Finance
10 9 (14.52%) Manufacturing
11 8 (12.90%) Migration
11 8 (12.90%) RDBMS

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 5 (8.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.23%) IIS
2 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.61%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.61%) CMS
3 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (24.19%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (6.45%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.61%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (1.61%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.61%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (14.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.61%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (27.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (22.58%) Office 365
3 7 (11.29%) IaaS
3 7 (11.29%) PaaS
4 5 (8.06%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (3.23%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.23%) G Suite
5 2 (3.23%) Google Play
5 2 (3.23%) SaaS
6 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) Firewall
1 5 (8.06%) Kerberos
1 5 (8.06%) Network Security
1 5 (8.06%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (3.23%) LAN
2 2 (3.23%) VPN
2 2 (3.23%) WLAN
3 1 (1.61%) DHCP
3 1 (1.61%) DNS
3 1 (1.61%) SAN
3 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (40.32%) SQL Server
2 14 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (19.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 12 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (12.90%) RDBMS
4 8 (12.90%) Relational Database
4 8 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (9.68%) Power BI
5 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (8.06%) Hadoop
6 5 (8.06%) MySQL
6 5 (8.06%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (4.84%) OLAP
7 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (3.23%) SQLite
8 2 (3.23%) Star Schema
9 1 (1.61%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (11.29%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (6.45%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.23%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.23%) NetBeans
4 2 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (14.52%) Electronics
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
1 9 (14.52%) Manufacturing
1 9 (14.52%) Marketing
1 9 (14.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.61%) Billing
2 1 (1.61%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (25.81%) Developer
2 11 (17.74%) Consultant
2 11 (17.74%) DBA
3 10 (16.13%) SQL DBA
4 8 (12.90%) Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Administrator
6 5 (8.06%) Applications Support
6 5 (8.06%) SQL Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Applications Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Applications Support Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) CRM Consultant
8 3 (4.84%) Data Consultant
8 3 (4.84%) SQL Server DBA
9 2 (3.23%) Applications Consultant
9 2 (3.23%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) .NET
2 5 (8.06%) LDAP
3 4 (6.45%) .NET Framework
3 4 (6.45%) HTML
3 4 (6.45%) HTML5
4 3 (4.84%) LINQ
4 3 (4.84%) WCF
4 3 (4.84%) Web Services
5 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (3.23%) Entity Framework
5 2 (3.23%) REST
5 2 (3.23%) SOAP
6 1 (1.61%) Adobe AIR
6 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (1.61%) COM
6 1 (1.61%) CSS
6 1 (1.61%) jQuery
6 1 (1.61%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (8.06%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.23%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.23%) PKI
3 1 (1.61%) BYOD
3 1 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.61%) SCORM
3 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.13%) Windows
2 8 (12.90%) Linux
3 6 (9.68%) Unix
4 5 (8.06%) CentOS
4 5 (8.06%) Windows 10
4 5 (8.06%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.23%) Android
5 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.61%) AIX
6 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.61%) Solaris
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.42%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (16.13%) Data Modelling
2 10 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (14.52%) CRM
3 9 (14.52%) Digital Marketing
3 9 (14.52%) Programme Management
4 8 (12.90%) ITIL
4 8 (12.90%) Migration
5 6 (9.68%) Data Analysis
5 6 (9.68%) Data Management
6 5 (8.06%) ETL
6 5 (8.06%) Open Source
6 5 (8.06%) Visualisation
7 4 (6.45%) Kimball Methodology
8 3 (4.84%) Data Visualisation
8 3 (4.84%) MVC
8 3 (4.84%) OWASP
8 3 (4.84%) Technical Leadership
8 3 (4.84%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (56.45%) SQL
2 18 (29.03%) T-SQL
3 11 (17.74%) PowerShell
4 6 (9.68%) C#
5 4 (6.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.45%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.23%) Java
6 2 (3.23%) Java 8
7 1 (1.61%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.61%) VB
7 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) Degree
4 3 (4.84%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.61%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.61%) CISSP
6 1 (1.61%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.61%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.61%) RMADS
System Software
1 11 (17.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (14.52%) SAP
2 6 (9.68%) Red Hat
3 4 (6.45%) Apple
3 4 (6.45%) Oracle
4 3 (4.84%) Google
5 2 (3.23%) Cisco
5 2 (3.23%) VMware
5 2 (3.23%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.61%) Adobe
6 1 (1.61%) ESRI