Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 60 83 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 12.30% 15.93% 19.26%
As % of the Vendors category 38.71% 37.90% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 46 50
Somerset median daily rate £340 £325 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% -12.46% -1.00%
10th Percentile £243 £159 £213
90th Percentile £528 £594 £925
South West median daily rate £389 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +11.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 21
Somerset median hourly rate £38.29 £47.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.40% +120.93% +24.28%
10th Percentile £16.12 £16.08 £12.00
90th Percentile £42.93 £50.00 £36.00
South West median hourly rate £20.50 £27.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -24.07% +54.29% -4.11%

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 155 219 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 31.76% 42.03% 43.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 129 98
Somerset median daily rate £375 £363 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.13% -6.27%
10th Percentile £189 £144 £205
90th Percentile £537 £534 £492
South West median daily rate £425 £395 £370
% change year-on-year +7.59% +6.76% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 34
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +62.79% -43.79%
10th Percentile £33.45 £13.00 £12.30
90th Percentile £44.85 £53.75 £40.55
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £30.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +36.16% +45.24% -6.67%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -5 36 £325 -0.38% 15
Taunton +1 11 £450 +40.63% 3
Yeovil -5 3 - - 2
Weston-super-Mare - 3 - - 3
Portishead -1 1 - -
Street -2 1 £525 +191.67% 1
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 32 (53.33%) SQL
2 24 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 18 (30.00%) T-SQL
4 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (20.00%) Office 365
6 11 (18.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (16.67%) Finance
7 10 (16.67%) Manufacturing
7 10 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (16.67%) PowerShell
7 10 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (15.00%) Digital Marketing
8 9 (15.00%) Marketing
8 9 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 9 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (15.00%) Electronics
8 9 (15.00%) Telecoms
8 9 (15.00%) Programme Management
8 9 (15.00%) Active Directory
8 9 (15.00%) CRM
8 9 (15.00%) Data Modelling
8 9 (15.00%) SAP
8 9 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (13.33%) ITIL
9 8 (13.33%) Windows
9 8 (13.33%) Linux
9 8 (13.33%) 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.67%) CMS
2 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.67%) IIS
2 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (6.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.67%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (1.67%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (1.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.67%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.67%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (20.00%) Office 365
2 7 (11.67%) IaaS
2 7 (11.67%) PaaS
3 5 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.33%) G Suite
4 2 (3.33%) Google Play
4 2 (3.33%) SaaS
5 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) Firewall
1 5 (8.33%) Kerberos
1 5 (8.33%) Network Security
1 5 (8.33%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (3.33%) VPN
2 2 (3.33%) WLAN
3 1 (1.67%) LAN
3 1 (1.67%) SAN
3 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (18.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (13.33%) RDBMS
6 8 (13.33%) Relational Database
7 6 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (8.33%) Hadoop
8 5 (8.33%) MySQL
8 5 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (6.67%) OLAP
9 4 (6.67%) Power BI
9 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (3.33%) SQLite
10 2 (3.33%) Star Schema
11 1 (1.67%) DB2
11 1 (1.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (11.67%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (5.00%) Eclipse
4 3 (5.00%) NetBeans
4 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (16.67%) Finance
1 10 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 9 (15.00%) Electronics
2 9 (15.00%) Marketing
2 9 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (25.00%) Developer
2 13 (21.67%) DBA
3 12 (20.00%) SQL DBA
4 10 (16.67%) Consultant
5 7 (11.67%) Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) Administrator
6 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (8.33%) Applications Support
8 4 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Applications Support Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) CRM Consultant
9 3 (5.00%) SQL Developer
9 3 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
10 2 (3.33%) Applications Consultant
10 2 (3.33%) Architect
10 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
10 2 (3.33%) Software Developer
10 2 (3.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) LDAP
2 4 (6.67%) .NET
2 4 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.00%) HTML
3 3 (5.00%) HTML5
4 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (3.33%) Entity Framework
4 2 (3.33%) LINQ
4 2 (3.33%) REST
4 2 (3.33%) SOAP
4 2 (3.33%) WCF
4 2 (3.33%) Web Services
5 1 (1.67%) ADO
5 1 (1.67%) Adobe AIR
5 1 (1.67%) COM
5 1 (1.67%) ModSecurity
5 1 (1.67%) ODBC
5 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Data Structures
2 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.33%) PKI
4 1 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.67%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (1.67%) SCORM
4 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.33%) Linux
1 8 (13.33%) Windows
2 6 (10.00%) Unix
3 5 (8.33%) CentOS
4 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.33%) Android
6 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.67%) AIX
7 1 (1.67%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.67%) Solaris
7 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (15.00%) CRM
2 9 (15.00%) Data Modelling
2 9 (15.00%) Digital Marketing
2 9 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (15.00%) Programme Management
3 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (13.33%) ITIL
4 7 (11.67%) Data Analysis
4 7 (11.67%) Migration
5 6 (10.00%) Data Management
5 6 (10.00%) ETL
5 6 (10.00%) Open Source
6 5 (8.33%) Visualisation
7 4 (6.67%) Kimball Methodology
8 3 (5.00%) Data Visualisation
8 3 (5.00%) OO
8 3 (5.00%) OOD
8 3 (5.00%) OWASP
8 3 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (53.33%) SQL
2 18 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 10 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.67%) C#
4 4 (6.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 4 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.00%) Java
5 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.33%) Java 8
6 2 (3.33%) VBA
7 1 (1.67%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) Degree
4 2 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.67%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.67%) CISSP
5 1 (1.67%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.67%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.67%) RMADS
System Software
1 9 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) SAP
2 6 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (8.33%) Oracle
4 4 (6.67%) Apple
5 3 (5.00%) Google
6 2 (3.33%) VMware
6 2 (3.33%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.67%) Adobe
7 1 (1.67%) Cisco
7 1 (1.67%) ESRI