Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 7 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 54 64 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 13.95% 14.22% 19.86%
As % of the Vendors category 34.18% 41.56% 41.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 33 37
Somerset median daily rate £421 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.62% -13.33% -3.85%
10th Percentile £219 £164 £213
90th Percentile £575 £585 £560
South West median daily rate £418 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +19.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 20
Somerset median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -68.42% +35.71%
10th Percentile £14.42 £13.80 £26.99
90th Percentile £17.78 £18.00 £52.50
South West median hourly rate £18.75 £15.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -62.03% +83.72%

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 158 154 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 40.83% 34.22% 47.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 88 103
Somerset median daily rate £403 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £146 £184 £203
90th Percentile £548 £561 £538
South West median daily rate £440 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.51% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 30
Somerset median hourly rate £18.75 £21.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.79% -54.74% +22.58%
10th Percentile £10.25 £14.40 £15.61
90th Percentile £43.38 £32.05 £53.75
South West median hourly rate £40.50 £25.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year +58.82% -35.03% +53.92%

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 24 June 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
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 24 June 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 32 £425 +70.00% 13
Taunton +7 6 £325 -19.25% 1
Portishead - 4 £178 -
Yeovil -3 2 - - 1
Bridgwater +4 1 £240 -23.20% 1
Street -2 1 £572 +472.00% 1
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 27 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (35.19%) CRM
2 19 (35.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (35.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (29.63%) Windows
4 13 (24.07%) C#
4 13 (24.07%) HTML
4 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
5 12 (22.22%) CSS
5 12 (22.22%) Web Services
5 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 12 (22.22%) SQL
5 12 (22.22%) RESTful
5 12 (22.22%) jQuery
5 12 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (20.37%) Dynamics 365
7 10 (18.52%) Office 365
8 8 (14.81%) Windows 10
8 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (12.96%) Migration
9 7 (12.96%) ITIL
9 7 (12.96%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (12.96%) Windows Server
9 7 (12.96%) PowerShell
10 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
10 6 (11.11%) SCCM
10 6 (11.11%) Power Platform
10 6 (11.11%) VMware
11 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development

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%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.70%) IIS
2 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.70%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (35.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.85%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.85%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.85%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (35.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
3 11 (20.37%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (18.52%) Office 365
5 6 (11.11%) Power Platform
6 2 (3.70%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (3.70%) PowerApps
7 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) DNS
1 2 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (1.85%) DHCP
2 1 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.85%) IPsec
2 1 (1.85%) LAN
2 1 (1.85%) SAN
2 1 (1.85%) Skype
2 1 (1.85%) VLAN
2 1 (1.85%) VPN
2 1 (1.85%) WAN
2 1 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.41%) Power BI
4 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.70%) DB2
5 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.85%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.85%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.85%) MySQL
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (3.70%) Electronics
1 2 (3.70%) Finance
1 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
1 2 (3.70%) Marketing
1 2 (3.70%) Retail
1 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) Developer
2 8 (14.81%) Support Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) Consultant
4 5 (9.26%) CRM Developer
4 5 (9.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Administrator
5 4 (7.41%) Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.56%) Architect
6 3 (5.56%) CRM Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.70%) 1st Line Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Azure Developer
7 2 (3.70%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) HTML
2 12 (22.22%) CSS
2 12 (22.22%) jQuery
2 12 (22.22%) RESTful
2 12 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (3.70%) .NET
3 2 (3.70%) REST
4 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.85%) EDI
4 1 (1.85%) JSON
4 1 (1.85%) JSON Schema
4 1 (1.85%) Middleware
4 1 (1.85%) Node.js
4 1 (1.85%) PostGIS
4 1 (1.85%) React
4 1 (1.85%) Vue.js
4 1 (1.85%) XML
4 1 (1.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) BYOD
3 1 (1.85%) Clustering
3 1 (1.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.63%) Windows
2 8 (14.81%) Windows 10
3 7 (12.96%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.56%) Unix
6 2 (3.70%) AIX
6 2 (3.70%) Solaris
6 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.85%) Debian
7 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.19%) CRM
2 7 (12.96%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (12.96%) ITIL
2 7 (12.96%) Migration
3 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.56%) DevOps
4 3 (5.56%) Information Security
4 3 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (3.70%) Change Control
5 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.70%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (3.70%) Data Entry
5 2 (3.70%) Data Migration
5 2 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.70%) Programme Management
5 2 (3.70%) Scrum
5 2 (3.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) C#
2 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 12 (22.22%) SQL
3 7 (12.96%) PowerShell
4 4 (7.41%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.70%) VBScript
6 1 (1.85%) Perl
6 1 (1.85%) Python
6 1 (1.85%) VB
6 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) MCSA
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.85%) CCNA
4 1 (1.85%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.85%) CISSP
4 1 (1.85%) Degree
4 1 (1.85%) MCSE
4 1 (1.85%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
1 1 (1.85%) RMADS
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) BitLocker
2 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.70%) vSphere
2 2 (3.70%) XenApp
2 2 (3.70%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) VMware
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle
3 2 (3.70%) Citrix
3 2 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (1.85%) Adobe
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco
4 1 (1.85%) ESET
4 1 (1.85%) HubSpot
4 1 (1.85%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.85%) Meraki
4 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.85%) Siemens
4 1 (1.85%) Veeam