Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 11 12
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 67 73 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 14.50% 15.77% 16.74%
As % of the Vendors category 36.61% 43.98% 40.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 31 62
Somerset median daily rate £235 £325 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.69% -15.03% +6.62%
10th Percentile £159 £213 £263
90th Percentile £521 £475 £488
South West median daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 23 18
Somerset median hourly rate £19.92 £40.00 £36.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.21% +9.22% +109.29%
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.63 £11.17
90th Percentile £24.38 £49.75 £42.86
South West median hourly rate £18.06 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -2.36% +8.82% +6.25%

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 183 166 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 39.61% 35.85% 41.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 81 172
Somerset median daily rate £325 £355 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.32% -6.71% +5.56%
10th Percentile £150 £185 £263
90th Percentile £538 £488 £488
South West median daily rate £398 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.00% +1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 40 29
Somerset median hourly rate £22.25 £40.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.38% +3.23% +84.52%
10th Percentile £13.73 £15.38 £12.63
90th Percentile £41.88 £48.88 £57.00
South West median hourly rate £25.50 £26.75 £33.25
% change year-on-year -4.67% -19.55% +47.78%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +3 30 £213 -46.88% 15
Taunton -5 11 £325 +44.44% 3
Portishead - 3 £275 - 2
Bridgwater - 2 £313 - 3
Yeovil +3 1 £110 - 3
Clevedon - 1 £475 - 1
Street - 1 £180 - 1
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 36 (53.73%) Windows
2 33 (49.25%) Active Directory
3 23 (34.33%) SQL Server
4 18 (26.87%) ITIL
5 15 (22.39%) SQL
5 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (22.39%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (22.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (22.39%) Office 365
6 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (14.93%) Linux
7 10 (14.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (14.93%) DevOps
7 10 (14.93%) Windows 10
8 9 (13.43%) Security Cleared
8 9 (13.43%) Windows 7
8 9 (13.43%) Web Services
8 9 (13.43%) SharePoint
8 9 (13.43%) Red Hat
9 8 (11.94%) Service Delivery
9 8 (11.94%) PowerShell
10 7 (10.45%) Windows Server
10 7 (10.45%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (10.45%) SCCM
10 7 (10.45%) Puppet
10 7 (10.45%) ITSM
10 7 (10.45%) Telecoms
10 7 (10.45%) DNS
10 7 (10.45%) Visual Studio

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 9 (13.43%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.96%) nginx
3 3 (4.48%) ArcGIS
4 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.49%) Apache
5 1 (1.49%) CMS
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) Jetty
5 1 (1.49%) Mongrel
5 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.49%) NetSuite
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.49%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.39%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (22.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 15 (22.39%) Office 365
2 7 (10.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (8.96%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (8.96%) IaaS
3 6 (8.96%) PaaS
4 4 (5.97%) G Suite
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.49%) FinancialForce
5 1 (1.49%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) DNS
2 6 (8.96%) Firewall
3 5 (7.46%) DHCP
4 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.99%) LAN
5 2 (2.99%) VPN
6 1 (1.49%) FTP
6 1 (1.49%) HTTP
6 1 (1.49%) IPsec
6 1 (1.49%) SSL
6 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (34.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (7.46%) Apache Hive
4 4 (5.97%) Big Data
4 4 (5.97%) Hadoop
5 3 (4.48%) GIS
5 3 (4.48%) Power BI
5 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.49%) SAP HANA
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.49%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Visual Studio
2 6 (8.96%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.46%) Maven
3 5 (7.46%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.48%) MSI
5 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.49%) Travis CI
General
1 7 (10.45%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.97%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Advertising
4 1 (1.49%) Electronics
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (17.91%) Analyst
2 10 (14.93%) Consultant
3 8 (11.94%) Help Desk Support
3 8 (11.94%) Service Desk Support
4 7 (10.45%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (10.45%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (10.45%) Azure Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) First Line Help Desk Support
5 6 (8.96%) Azure DevOps
5 6 (8.96%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Desktop Support
5 6 (8.96%) Developer
5 6 (8.96%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Applications Support
6 4 (5.97%) Security Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Administrator
7 3 (4.48%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.43%) Web Services
2 4 (5.97%) .NET
3 3 (4.48%) ModSecurity
4 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.99%) CSS
4 2 (2.99%) HTML
4 2 (2.99%) WCF
5 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.49%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.49%) HTML5
5 1 (1.49%) J2EE
5 1 (1.49%) Sass
5 1 (1.49%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Social Media
2 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (53.73%) Windows
2 10 (14.93%) Linux
2 10 (14.93%) Windows 10
3 9 (13.43%) Windows 7
4 7 (10.45%) Windows Server
5 6 (8.96%) VMS
6 5 (7.46%) CentOS
6 5 (7.46%) Unix
7 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) ITIL
2 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (14.93%) DevOps
4 8 (11.94%) Service Delivery
5 7 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (10.45%) ITSM
6 6 (8.96%) Collaborative Working
6 6 (8.96%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (8.96%) Identity Management
6 6 (8.96%) Operations Management
6 6 (8.96%) Validation
7 5 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (7.46%) OWASP
8 4 (5.97%) SIEM
9 3 (4.48%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (4.48%) Data Modelling
9 3 (4.48%) Kimball Methodology
9 3 (4.48%) Migration
9 3 (4.48%) Software Asset Management
9 3 (4.48%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.39%) SQL
2 8 (11.94%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.46%) Dart
4 2 (2.99%) C#
4 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.49%) Java
5 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.49%) Python
5 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (13.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.48%) CESG Certified Professional
3 3 (4.48%) CISSP
3 3 (4.48%) CLAS
4 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) JSP 440
1 3 (4.48%) RMADS
1 3 (4.48%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) PMO
2 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 33 (49.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.96%) Docker
3 3 (4.48%) Shibboleth
3 3 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) Puppet
1 7 (10.45%) SCCM
2 6 (8.96%) Ansible
2 6 (8.96%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.48%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (2.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 9 (13.43%) Red Hat
2 6 (8.96%) VMware
3 5 (7.46%) Google
4 3 (4.48%) Cloudera
4 3 (4.48%) ESRI
4 3 (4.48%) Snow
4 3 (4.48%) SolarWinds
4 3 (4.48%) Sophos
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle
5 2 (2.99%) SAP
6 1 (1.49%) Adobe
6 1 (1.49%) Apple
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco
6 1 (1.49%) Citrix
6 1 (1.49%) Epicor
6 1 (1.49%) HP
6 1 (1.49%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.49%) Sage
6 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.49%) Symantec