Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 70 78 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 14.00% 16.81% 17.95%
As % of the Vendors category 45.75% 36.11% 37.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 39 52
Somerset median daily rate £325 £350 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -9.97% +3.67%
10th Percentile £186 £173 £228
90th Percentile £600 £615 £925
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 18
Somerset median hourly rate £38.29 £47.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.40% +100.00% +39.71%
10th Percentile £16.12 £43.25 £13.23
90th Percentile £42.93 £52.00 £38.75
South West median hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -48.44% +48.84% +14.24%

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 153 216 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 30.60% 46.55% 47.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 121 115
Somerset median daily rate £331 £403 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.70% +10.27% -0.95%
10th Percentile £187 £160 £213
90th Percentile £503 £550 £533
South West median daily rate £413 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 25 29
Somerset median hourly rate £41.00 £50.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.00% +96.08% -27.14%
10th Percentile £18.12 £13.50 £15.05
90th Percentile £45.68 £53.75 £38.75
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +52.17% +13.95%

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 21 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Somerset over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 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 -2 39 £315 - 16
Taunton +5 14 £450 +28.57% 8
Yeovil -9 4 - - 2
Weston-super-Mare - 3 - -
Street -5 1 £100 -69.23%
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 34 (48.57%) SQL
2 28 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 18 (25.71%) T-SQL
3 18 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (24.29%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (24.29%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (22.86%) Active Directory
6 15 (21.43%) Finance
6 15 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (18.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (17.14%) Windows
9 11 (15.71%) .NET
9 11 (15.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (15.71%) Office 365
10 10 (14.29%) Manufacturing
10 10 (14.29%) Migration
11 9 (12.86%) Linux
11 9 (12.86%) Relational Database
11 9 (12.86%) PowerShell
11 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (11.43%) Digital Marketing
12 8 (11.43%) Marketing
12 8 (11.43%) Oracle
12 8 (11.43%) SAP
12 8 (11.43%) Web Services
12 8 (11.43%) RDBMS
12 8 (11.43%) Data Modelling
12 8 (11.43%) Electronics

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 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.71%) GeoServer
3 3 (4.29%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.43%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (24.29%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (8.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.43%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (1.43%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.43%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 18 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (15.71%) Office 365
3 7 (10.00%) IaaS
3 7 (10.00%) PaaS
4 4 (5.71%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (5.71%) G Suite
5 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.86%) Google Play
5 2 (2.86%) SaaS
6 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.43%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) Firewall
1 5 (7.14%) Kerberos
1 5 (7.14%) Network Security
1 5 (7.14%) OpenLDAP
2 4 (5.71%) DHCP
2 4 (5.71%) DNS
3 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.86%) VLAN
5 1 (1.43%) eduroam
5 1 (1.43%) Skype
5 1 (1.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (18.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (12.86%) Relational Database
4 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (11.43%) RDBMS
6 6 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (8.57%) Power BI
6 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (7.14%) Hadoop
7 5 (7.14%) MySQL
7 5 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (5.71%) OLAP
8 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (2.86%) MS Access
9 2 (2.86%) SQLite
9 2 (2.86%) Star Schema
10 1 (1.43%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 11 (15.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (4.29%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.29%) NetBeans
4 3 (4.29%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (4.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.43%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.43%) Subversion
General
1 15 (21.43%) Finance
2 10 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 8 (11.43%) Electronics
3 8 (11.43%) Marketing
3 8 (11.43%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) Advertising
4 1 (1.43%) Law
4 1 (1.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 20 (28.57%) Developer
2 16 (22.86%) Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) DBA
3 12 (17.14%) SQL DBA
4 8 (11.43%) Architect
5 5 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 5 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Administrator
6 4 (5.71%) Consultant
6 4 (5.71%) SQL Developer
6 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Developer Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (4.29%) SSRS Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.86%) Access Developer
8 2 (2.86%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) .NET
2 8 (11.43%) Web Services
3 5 (7.14%) LDAP
3 5 (7.14%) RESTful
4 4 (5.71%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.71%) HTML
5 3 (4.29%) HTML5
6 2 (2.86%) ADO
6 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.86%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.86%) LINQ
6 2 (2.86%) ODBC
6 2 (2.86%) REST
6 2 (2.86%) SOAP
6 2 (2.86%) WCF
7 1 (1.43%) .NET Core
7 1 (1.43%) Angular 2
7 1 (1.43%) CSS
7 1 (1.43%) ModSecurity
7 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Data Structures
2 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.86%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.43%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (1.43%) SCORM
4 1 (1.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.14%) Windows
2 9 (12.86%) Linux
3 5 (7.14%) CentOS
3 5 (7.14%) Unix
4 3 (4.29%) Android
4 3 (4.29%) Windows 10
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.86%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.29%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (14.29%) Migration
4 8 (11.43%) Data Modelling
4 8 (11.43%) Digital Marketing
4 8 (11.43%) Programme Management
5 7 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 7 (10.00%) ITIL
5 7 (10.00%) Scrum
6 6 (8.57%) Data Management
6 6 (8.57%) ETL
6 6 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (7.14%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 5 (7.14%) Open Source
8 4 (5.71%) Kimball Methodology
8 4 (5.71%) OO
8 4 (5.71%) Visualisation
9 3 (4.29%) CRM
9 3 (4.29%) ERP
9 3 (4.29%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 34 (48.57%) SQL
2 18 (25.71%) T-SQL
3 9 (12.86%) PowerShell
4 5 (7.14%) C#
5 4 (5.71%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 3 (4.29%) Java
6 3 (4.29%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.86%) Java 8
7 2 (2.86%) VBA
8 1 (1.43%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.43%) Delphi
8 1 (1.43%) Pascal
8 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (5.71%) Degree
4 1 (1.43%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.43%) CISSP
4 1 (1.43%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) GDPR
3 1 (1.43%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.43%) RMADS
System Software
1 16 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.43%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) Ansible
2 2 (2.86%) SCCM
2 2 (2.86%) SCOrch
2 2 (2.86%) SCSM
3 1 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.43%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Oracle
1 8 (11.43%) SAP
2 6 (8.57%) Red Hat
3 5 (7.14%) Google
4 4 (5.71%) VMware
5 3 (4.29%) Apple
5 3 (4.29%) Cisco
5 3 (4.29%) Sophos
6 2 (2.86%) Citrix
6 2 (2.86%) NetApp
6 2 (2.86%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.43%) Adobe
7 1 (1.43%) Capita
7 1 (1.43%) ESRI
7 1 (1.43%) McAfee
7 1 (1.43%) Mitel
7 1 (1.43%) Snow
7 1 (1.43%) SolarWinds