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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South West / Somerset
Rank 11 4 8
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 48 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 14.42% 18.11% 16.48%
As % of the Vendors category 34.88% 44.44% 32.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 32
Median daily rate £350 £350 £613
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £475 £745
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 8
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £18.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +105.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.06 £19.20 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.61 £38.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 86 108 181
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 41.35% 40.75% 51.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 56 106
Median daily rate £375 £338 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £473 £723
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 14
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.88 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +102.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £21.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £57.00 £42.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath +7 17 £338 -10.00% 13
Yeovil -1 5 - -
Taunton -10 2 £258 -10.43% 6
Street - 1 £375 - 1
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 25 (36.23%) SQL
2 24 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (30.43%) .NET
3 21 (30.43%) C#
4 19 (27.54%) MS Excel
5 18 (26.09%) Windows
6 17 (24.64%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (24.64%) Scrum
6 17 (24.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (23.19%) Security Cleared
8 15 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (18.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
10 12 (17.39%) SharePoint
10 12 (17.39%) SC Cleared
10 12 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (15.94%) Windows Server
12 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (14.49%) VMware
13 9 (13.04%) T-SQL
13 9 (13.04%) BDD
14 8 (11.59%) PowerShell
14 8 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (11.59%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (11.59%) Oracle
15 7 (10.14%) Finance
15 7 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing

Microsoft
Top Related 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 12 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.25%) IIS
2 5 (7.25%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 19 (27.54%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.25%) MS Office
3 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) IaaS
2 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.45%) GitHub
3 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) Extranet
2 4 (5.80%) DMZ
2 4 (5.80%) Internet
3 3 (4.35%) DHCP
3 3 (4.35%) Firewall
4 2 (2.90%) ADSL
4 2 (2.90%) DNS
4 2 (2.90%) LAN
4 2 (2.90%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.45%) DCCP
5 1 (1.45%) SSH
5 1 (1.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 17 (24.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (18.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (11.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database
7 4 (5.80%) RDBMS
7 4 (5.80%) Relational Database
7 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (4.35%) PerformancePoint
8 3 (4.35%) PowerPivot
9 2 (2.90%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (2.90%) Star Schema
10 1 (1.45%) MySQL
10 1 (1.45%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 15 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.80%) Cucumber
2 4 (5.80%) SpecFlow
2 4 (5.80%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.45%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.45%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.45%) Maven
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (10.14%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.35%) Electronics
3 3 (4.35%) Marketing
3 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.90%) Advertising
4 2 (2.90%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.45%) Military
5 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) Developer
2 15 (21.74%) Analyst
3 9 (13.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 8 (11.59%) SSIS Developer
5 7 (10.14%) SQL Developer
5 7 (10.14%) Test Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) SharePoint Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Manual Test Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) SSRS Developer
8 4 (5.80%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (5.80%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) SQL BI Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Tester
9 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) IT Support
9 3 (4.35%) Lead Business Analyst
10 2 (2.90%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 2 (2.90%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.43%) .NET
2 4 (5.80%) XML
3 3 (4.35%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.45%) COM
4 1 (1.45%) CSS
4 1 (1.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) PKI
1 4 (5.80%) Smartphone
2 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.45%) Handset
3 1 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.45%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.09%) Windows
2 11 (15.94%) Windows Server
3 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.35%) Linux
5 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (24.64%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (24.64%) Scrum
3 9 (13.04%) BDD
4 7 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (8.70%) Automated Testing
5 6 (8.70%) Kimball Methodology
5 6 (8.70%) Programme Management
5 6 (8.70%) Workflow
6 5 (7.25%) Data Modelling
6 5 (7.25%) ETL
6 5 (7.25%) Software Engineering
6 5 (7.25%) Software Testing
7 4 (5.80%) ITIL
7 4 (5.80%) Kanban
7 4 (5.80%) Manual Testing
7 4 (5.80%) Protective Monitoring
8 3 (4.35%) Business Transformation
8 3 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (4.35%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.23%) SQL
2 21 (30.43%) C#
3 9 (13.04%) T-SQL
4 8 (11.59%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.80%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.80%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.45%) X++
Qualifications
1 16 (23.19%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.80%) Degree
4 2 (2.90%) ISEB
4 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.45%) MCSE
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) QA
2 3 (4.35%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.45%) Docker
3 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Nagios
2 2 (2.90%) SCCM
2 2 (2.90%) SCOM
2 2 (2.90%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (14.49%) VMware
2 8 (11.59%) Oracle
3 3 (4.35%) Cisco
3 3 (4.35%) SAP
4 1 (1.45%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.45%) Symantec
4 1 (1.45%) Veeam
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