Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 7 2
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 54 83 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 11.97% 18.69% 20.08%
As % of the Vendors category 42.52% 39.15% 42.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 38 57
Somerset median daily rate £250 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -3.85% -2.50%
10th Percentile £156 £205 £224
90th Percentile £593 £575 £925
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 26
Somerset median hourly rate £15.00 £47.50 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.42% +57.02% +49.86%
10th Percentile £13.80 £26.99 £12.88
90th Percentile £18.00 £52.50 £40.34
South West median hourly rate £16.00 £33.75 £21.25
% change year-on-year -52.59% +58.82% +23.19%

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 127 212 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 28.16% 47.75% 47.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 111 125
Somerset median daily rate £325 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £173 £163 £215
90th Percentile £498 £538 £545
South West median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 31 40
Somerset median hourly rate £21.50 £47.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.74% +40.74% -7.53%
10th Percentile £14.40 £15.63 £14.65
90th Percentile £32.05 £53.75 £57.00
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £39.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -29.49% +56.00% +24.24%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -1 29 £228 -30.00% 16
Taunton 0 7 £403 +7.33% 5
Yeovil -5 2 - - 3
Street -5 2 £100 -71.43%
Bridgwater - 1 £313 - 3
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 23 (42.59%) Windows
2 21 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 15 (27.78%) SQL
4 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (20.37%) Office 365
7 10 (18.52%) Finance
7 10 (18.52%) .NET
8 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (14.81%) VMware
10 7 (12.96%) Scrum
10 7 (12.96%) ITIL
10 7 (12.96%) Oracle
11 6 (11.11%) T-SQL
11 6 (11.11%) Web Services
11 6 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (11.11%) Google
12 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
12 5 (9.26%) RESTful
12 5 (9.26%) Event-Driven Architecture
12 5 (9.26%) DNS
12 5 (9.26%) DHCP
12 5 (9.26%) Linux
12 5 (9.26%) Windows Server
12 5 (9.26%) G Suite
13 4 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
13 4 (7.41%) GeoServer
13 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
13 4 (7.41%) SharePoint

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 4 (7.41%) GeoServer
1 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.85%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.85%) IIS
3 1 (1.85%) Jetty
3 1 (1.85%) Mongrel
3 1 (1.85%) nginx
3 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.70%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.85%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.85%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (20.37%) Office 365
2 5 (9.26%) G Suite
3 3 (5.56%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.70%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.85%) FinancialForce
5 1 (1.85%) GitHub
5 1 (1.85%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) DHCP
1 5 (9.26%) DNS
2 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.70%) VLAN
4 1 (1.85%) eduroam
4 1 (1.85%) FTP
4 1 (1.85%) HTTP
4 1 (1.85%) IPsec
4 1 (1.85%) LAN
4 1 (1.85%) Skype
4 1 (1.85%) SSL
4 1 (1.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) Power BI
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.70%) MS Access
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.85%) Big Data
4 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.85%) OLAP
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.85%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MSI
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.85%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.85%) NetBeans
3 1 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.85%) Subversion
3 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.85%) Travis CI
General
1 10 (18.52%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.56%) Publishing
4 2 (3.70%) Advertising
4 2 (3.70%) Electronics
4 2 (3.70%) Marketing
4 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Analyst
2 8 (14.81%) Architect
2 8 (14.81%) Developer
3 6 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 4 (7.41%) Desktop Support
5 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.56%) DBA
6 3 (5.56%) IT Support
6 3 (5.56%) SQL DBA
6 3 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.70%) Applications Support
7 2 (3.70%) Junior
7 2 (3.70%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.52%) .NET
2 6 (11.11%) Web Services
3 5 (9.26%) RESTful
4 2 (3.70%) ADO
4 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.70%) ODBC
5 1 (1.85%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.85%) Angular 2
5 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.85%) CSS
5 1 (1.85%) HTML
5 1 (1.85%) J2EE
5 1 (1.85%) REST
5 1 (1.85%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.85%) Renewable Energy
3 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (42.59%) Windows
2 5 (9.26%) Linux
2 5 (9.26%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.41%) Windows 10
4 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.85%) Android
6 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (12.96%) ITIL
2 7 (12.96%) Scrum
3 6 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (9.26%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 4 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.56%) ERP
6 3 (5.56%) Migration
7 2 (3.70%) BDD
7 2 (3.70%) Change Management
7 2 (3.70%) CRM
7 2 (3.70%) ETL
7 2 (3.70%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.70%) OO
7 2 (3.70%) Open Source
7 2 (3.70%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.70%) SDLC
7 2 (3.70%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.78%) SQL
2 6 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 3 (5.56%) C#
4 2 (3.70%) Java
4 2 (3.70%) VBA
5 1 (1.85%) Delphi
5 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.85%) Pascal
5 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.85%) Python
5 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.70%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) GDPR
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 21 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.85%) Docker
4 1 (1.85%) Shibboleth
4 1 (1.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) SCCM
2 2 (3.70%) SCOrch
2 2 (3.70%) SCSM
3 1 (1.85%) Ansible
3 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.85%) Puppet
3 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) VMware
2 7 (12.96%) Oracle
3 6 (11.11%) Google
4 3 (5.56%) Adobe
4 3 (5.56%) Cisco
4 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.56%) SAP
4 3 (5.56%) Sophos
5 2 (3.70%) Citrix
5 2 (3.70%) NetApp
6 1 (1.85%) Apple
6 1 (1.85%) Dell KACE
6 1 (1.85%) Epicor
6 1 (1.85%) Infor
6 1 (1.85%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.85%) McAfee
6 1 (1.85%) Mitel
6 1 (1.85%) Sage
6 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds