Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 14 5
Rank change year-on-year +11 -9 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 81 45 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 18.79% 10.77% 14.57%
As % of the Vendors category 42.63% 31.03% 37.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 26 39
Somerset median daily rate £450 £340 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +44.68% -27.69%
10th Percentile £324 £247 £159
90th Percentile £625 £478 £521
South West median daily rate £413 £413 £350
% change year-on-year - +17.86% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Somerset median hourly rate £28.75 £13.39 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.71% -32.77% -50.21%
10th Percentile £13.73 £11.50 £13.25
90th Percentile £39.03 £15.19 £24.38
South West median hourly rate £18.71 £19.65 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +12.26% +4.48%

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 190 145 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 44.08% 34.69% 38.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 86 111
Somerset median daily rate £427 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +26.92% -10.34%
10th Percentile £193 £200 £145
90th Percentile £625 £550 £538
South West median daily rate £450 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 14
Somerset median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +79.78% -44.38%
10th Percentile £20.50 £11.17 £13.73
90th Percentile £42.00 £44.58 £41.88
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.83% +57.00% -17.36%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 +6 41 £475 +39.71% 26
Taunton +9 27 £450 +32.35% 7
Yeovil - 5 £475 - 7
Street +4 4 £360 -31.43% 2
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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 44 (54.32%) Azure
2 21 (25.93%) C#
2 21 (25.93%) .NET
2 21 (25.93%) Windows
2 21 (25.93%) DevOps
2 21 (25.93%) Test Automation
2 21 (25.93%) Dynamics 365
3 20 (24.69%) PowerShell
3 20 (24.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (24.69%) CRM
4 19 (23.46%) Finance
4 19 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 18 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (19.75%) SC Cleared
7 13 (16.05%) ERP
7 13 (16.05%) Windows Server
7 13 (16.05%) Public Sector
8 12 (14.81%) SQL
9 11 (13.58%) Power Platform
10 10 (12.35%) Deployment Automation
10 10 (12.35%) Active Directory
10 10 (12.35%) SQL Server
10 10 (12.35%) ITIL
10 10 (12.35%) Manufacturing
10 10 (12.35%) VMware
10 10 (12.35%) Office 365
10 10 (12.35%) Event Store
10 10 (12.35%) Power BI

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 8 (9.88%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.64%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (6.17%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.23%) CMS
5 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.47%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.23%) Chatbot
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (24.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (6.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.23%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 44 (54.32%) Azure
2 21 (25.93%) Dynamics 365
3 11 (13.58%) Power Platform
4 10 (12.35%) Office 365
5 9 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (7.41%) AWS
7 1 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.23%) Azure LUIS
7 1 (1.23%) PaaS
7 1 (1.23%) PowerApps
7 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.41%) Firewall
2 3 (3.70%) NetScaler
3 2 (2.47%) DHCP
3 2 (2.47%) DNS
3 2 (2.47%) LAN
4 1 (1.23%) Internet
4 1 (1.23%) Network Security
4 1 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.23%) Skype
4 1 (1.23%) VPN
4 1 (1.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.35%) Event Store
1 10 (12.35%) Power BI
1 10 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.11%) Big Data
3 1 (1.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.23%) MySQL
3 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.17%) HP UFT
2 5 (6.17%) Sahi
2 5 (6.17%) Selenium
2 5 (6.17%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.17%) WATIR
3 1 (1.23%) JIRA
3 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (23.46%) Finance
2 13 (16.05%) Public Sector
3 10 (12.35%) Manufacturing
4 8 (9.88%) Electronics
4 8 (9.88%) Marketing
4 8 (9.88%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.94%) Law
6 2 (2.47%) Retail
7 1 (1.23%) Avionics
7 1 (1.23%) Billing
7 1 (1.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (33.33%) Developer
2 11 (13.58%) Architect
3 10 (12.35%) Consultant
4 7 (8.64%) .NET Developer
5 6 (7.41%) IT Support
5 6 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Analyst
6 5 (6.17%) Applications Support
6 5 (6.17%) Software Developer
6 5 (6.17%) Support Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Applications Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Applications Support Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Azure Developer
7 4 (4.94%) CRM Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) IT Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Junior
7 4 (4.94%) QA Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.93%) .NET
2 6 (7.41%) Gherkin
3 5 (6.17%) XML
4 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.94%) Web Services
5 3 (3.70%) HTML
6 2 (2.47%) COM
7 1 (1.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
1 2 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (1.23%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.93%) Windows
2 13 (16.05%) Windows Server
3 9 (11.11%) Linux
3 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.47%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.23%) CentOS
6 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.93%) DevOps
1 21 (25.93%) Test Automation
2 20 (24.69%) CRM
3 19 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (16.05%) ERP
6 10 (12.35%) Deployment Automation
6 10 (12.35%) ITIL
7 9 (11.11%) Programme Management
8 8 (9.88%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (8.64%) Customer Engagement
9 7 (8.64%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (7.41%) Information Security
10 6 (7.41%) Manual Testing
10 6 (7.41%) Mentoring
11 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure as Code
11 5 (6.17%) Open Source
11 5 (6.17%) Software Engineering
11 5 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (4.94%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.93%) C#
2 20 (24.69%) PowerShell
3 12 (14.81%) SQL
4 7 (8.64%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.17%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.94%) Java
6 4 (4.94%) Ruby
7 3 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 16 (19.75%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.47%) Degree
6 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.23%) HNC
6 1 (1.23%) MCSE
6 1 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) QA
2 3 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.23%) PMBOK
4 1 (1.23%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (12.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.94%) vSphere
3 4 (4.94%) XenApp
3 4 (4.94%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.47%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.23%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (7.41%) Ansible
1 6 (7.41%) Puppet
2 2 (2.47%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.47%) SCCM
3 1 (1.23%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.23%) Terraform
3 1 (1.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (12.35%) VMware
2 8 (9.88%) SAP
3 4 (4.94%) Citrix
4 3 (3.70%) Ivanti
4 3 (3.70%) Oracle
4 3 (3.70%) Sony
5 2 (2.47%) Veeam
6 1 (1.23%) Apple
6 1 (1.23%) CA
6 1 (1.23%) Dell
6 1 (1.23%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.23%) HP
6 1 (1.23%) McAfee
6 1 (1.23%) NetApp
6 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.23%) Snow
6 1 (1.23%) Symantec
6 1 (1.23%) Veritas