Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 4 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 75 83 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 14.97% 18.00% 19.05%
As % of the Vendors category 36.06% 42.78% 42.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 40 88
Somerset median daily rate £315 £338 £372
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -9.21% +14.38%
10th Percentile £159 £213 £257
90th Percentile £543 £445 £450
South West median daily rate £350 £346 £350
% change year-on-year +1.08% -1.07% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 14
Somerset median hourly rate £35.75 £21.50 £17.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.28% +24.28% -13.50%
10th Percentile £15.39 £12.00 £9.50
90th Percentile £49.13 £36.00 £38.03
South West median hourly rate £25.25 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +44.29% -5.41% +12.12%

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 208 194 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 41.52% 42.08% 45.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 95 193
Somerset median daily rate £350 £353 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.71% -6.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £142 £200 £257
90th Percentile £517 £483 £485
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 29
Somerset median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.63% -43.79% +90.96%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.08 £10.84
90th Percentile £53.75 £41.85 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £28.75 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +33.72% -17.31% +29.61%

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 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 43 £315 -15.15% 8
Taunton 0 11 £209 -26.11%
Yeovil +1 5 £110 -
Portishead - 3 £275 -
Street -1 2 £180 -42.40%
Bridgwater - 1 - -
Clevedon - 1 £475 - 1
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 30 (40.00%) Windows
2 24 (32.00%) SQL
3 22 (29.33%) Active Directory
4 20 (26.67%) SQL Server
5 16 (21.33%) SharePoint
5 16 (21.33%) Office 365
6 14 (18.67%) Security Cleared
6 14 (18.67%) Microsoft Office
7 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (16.00%) ITIL
9 11 (14.67%) Microsoft Excel
9 11 (14.67%) VMware
9 11 (14.67%) Finance
10 10 (13.33%) Microsoft Project
10 10 (13.33%) Citrix
10 10 (13.33%) DevOps
10 10 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (10.67%) DNS
12 8 (10.67%) Scrum
12 8 (10.67%) Test Automation
12 8 (10.67%) PowerShell
12 8 (10.67%) Jenkins
12 8 (10.67%) Windows 7
12 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (9.33%) Waterfall
13 7 (9.33%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (9.33%) SC Cleared
13 7 (9.33%) Migration

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 16 (21.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.33%) ArcGIS
7 1 (1.33%) CMS
7 1 (1.33%) IIS
7 1 (1.33%) nginx
7 1 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (18.67%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (14.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (13.33%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.33%) Office 365
2 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.67%) G Suite
5 1 (1.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) DNS
2 6 (8.00%) DHCP
3 4 (5.33%) Extranet
4 3 (4.00%) Intranet
4 3 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.67%) VPN
6 1 (1.33%) DMZ
6 1 (1.33%) Internet
6 1 (1.33%) LAN
6 1 (1.33%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.33%) VLAN
6 1 (1.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.00%) MySQL
3 3 (4.00%) Power BI
3 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.67%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.67%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.33%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.33%) Big Data
5 1 (1.33%) GIS
5 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.33%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (10.67%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (6.67%) Bitbucket
3 5 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.67%) JIRA
3 5 (6.67%) ScriptRunner
3 5 (6.67%) Subversion
4 2 (2.67%) FxCop
4 2 (2.67%) NUnit
4 2 (2.67%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.33%) Maven
5 1 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (14.67%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Retail
3 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.67%) Marketing
5 1 (1.33%) Advertising
5 1 (1.33%) Electronics
5 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (26.67%) Analyst
2 11 (14.67%) Consultant
3 8 (10.67%) Developer
3 8 (10.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Help Desk Support
4 7 (9.33%) Service Desk Support
5 6 (8.00%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (8.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 5 (6.67%) Commercial Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Service Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.33%) JIRA Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) PMO Planner
7 4 (5.33%) PowerShell Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Test Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Desktop Support Officer
8 3 (4.00%) JIRA Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) .NET
2 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (4.00%) CSS
2 3 (4.00%) HTML
3 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.67%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.67%) COM
3 2 (2.67%) Web Services
4 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.33%) ModSecurity
4 1 (1.33%) Sass
4 1 (1.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.33%) Social Media
3 3 (4.00%) RIA
4 2 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.33%) CESG
5 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.33%) NHS
5 1 (1.33%) PKI
5 1 (1.33%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 30 (40.00%) Windows
2 8 (10.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (8.00%) Linux
3 6 (8.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.33%) CentOS
4 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.67%) VMS
7 1 (1.33%) Unix
7 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (16.00%) ITIL
3 10 (13.33%) DevOps
4 9 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (10.67%) Scrum
5 8 (10.67%) Test Automation
6 7 (9.33%) Migration
6 7 (9.33%) Waterfall
7 5 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (6.67%) Data Analysis
7 5 (6.67%) ITSM
7 5 (6.67%) Kanban
7 5 (6.67%) Release Management
7 5 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 5 (6.67%) Web Development
8 4 (5.33%) Project Management
8 4 (5.33%) Software Testing
8 4 (5.33%) Validation
9 3 (4.00%) CRM
9 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.00%) SQL
2 8 (10.67%) PowerShell
3 7 (9.33%) C#
4 5 (6.67%) Groovy
4 5 (6.67%) Python
4 5 (6.67%) VBA
5 3 (4.00%) PHP
6 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.33%) Dart
7 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (18.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.00%) Degree
4 5 (6.67%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.33%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.33%) CISSP
6 1 (1.33%) CLAS
6 1 (1.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) PMO
2 2 (2.67%) SLA
3 1 (1.33%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 22 (29.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.33%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.00%) Samba
3 3 (4.00%) Squid
3 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.67%) Shibboleth
5 1 (1.33%) Docker
5 1 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) SCCM
2 3 (4.00%) Nagios
2 3 (4.00%) Webmin
2 3 (4.00%) Xymon
3 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (2.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.33%) Ansible
4 1 (1.33%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.33%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.33%) SCSM
Vendors
1 11 (14.67%) VMware
2 10 (13.33%) Citrix
3 6 (8.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (6.67%) Atlassian
5 3 (4.00%) Cisco
5 3 (4.00%) Veeam
6 2 (2.67%) Google
6 2 (2.67%) Snow
6 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.67%) Sophos
7 1 (1.33%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.33%) ESRI
7 1 (1.33%) HP
7 1 (1.33%) NetApp
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle
7 1 (1.33%) Remedy
7 1 (1.33%) SAP
7 1 (1.33%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.33%) Symantec