The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 74 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 22.09% 13.94% 14.61%
As % of the Vendors category 47.44% 35.37% 30.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 16 16
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £168 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.70 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% +113.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £17.48 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £31.90 £13.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
Microsoft
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Vendors Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
156 82 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 46.57% 39.42% 47.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 48 55
Average daily rate £325 £293 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.82% -9.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £168 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £399 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 7
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.30 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% +93.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Somerset region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Somerset region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton -3 35 £375 +40.18% 3
Bath +5 9 £213 -45.19% 4
Yeovil +6 7 - -
Street - 7 £300 -
Axbridge - 1 - -
Weston-super-Mare - - - -
Bridgwater - - - -
Cheddar - - - -
Clevedon - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 42 (38.53%) SQL
2 38 (34.86%) SQL Server
3 36 (33.03%) .NET
4 33 (30.28%) Windows
5 31 (28.44%) C#
6 25 (22.94%) Security Cleared
7 23 (21.10%) Visual Studio
8 20 (18.35%) SC Cleared
8 20 (18.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (15.60%) Test Scripting
9 17 (15.60%) Web Services
10 16 (14.68%) SharePoint
11 15 (13.76%) Active Directory
12 14 (12.84%) MS Office
13 13 (11.93%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (11.01%) SAP
15 11 (10.09%) CRM
15 11 (10.09%) User Acceptance Testing
16 10 (9.17%) QA
16 10 (9.17%) Migration
16 10 (9.17%) Scrum
16 10 (9.17%) VMware
16 10 (9.17%) MS Excel
16 10 (9.17%) T-SQL
16 10 (9.17%) MS Exchange
16 10 (9.17%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (9.17%) Windows 7
17 9 (8.26%) Data Integration
17 9 (8.26%) Java
17 9 (8.26%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (14.68%) SharePoint
2 10 (9.17%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.50%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (4.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.92%) IIS
6 1 (0.92%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.92%) CMS
6 1 (0.92%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (12.84%) MS Office
2 10 (9.17%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.75%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.83%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (5.50%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.83%) SAP Business One
3 2 (1.83%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.92%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.59%) Office 365
2 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.92%) SaaS
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.50%) Firewall
2 2 (1.83%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (1.83%) WAN
2 2 (1.83%) DHCP
2 2 (1.83%) FTP
2 2 (1.83%) LDAP
2 2 (1.83%) LAN
2 2 (1.83%) DNS
2 2 (1.83%) SAN
2 2 (1.83%) Internet
3 1 (0.92%) VoIP
3 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.92%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (34.86%) SQL Server
2 20 (18.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.50%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.75%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (21.10%) Visual Studio
2 10 (9.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.59%) SpecFlow
4 3 (2.75%) Selenium
4 3 (2.75%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.75%) MSI
5 2 (1.83%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.92%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.92%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (5.50%) Finance
2 3 (2.75%) Back Office
2 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.83%) Advertising
3 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (32.11%) Developer
2 20 (18.35%) Analyst
3 11 (10.09%) DBA
4 9 (8.26%) .NET Developer
4 9 (8.26%) Administrator
5 8 (7.34%) SQL DBA
5 8 (7.34%) Test Analyst
6 7 (6.42%) Database Developer
7 6 (5.50%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.59%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) Architect
8 5 (4.59%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (4.59%) Server Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (3.67%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (2.75%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.75%) Consultant
11 2 (1.83%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (33.03%) .NET
2 17 (15.60%) Web Services
3 9 (8.26%) .NET Framework
4 6 (5.50%) HTML
4 6 (5.50%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.50%) CSS
5 5 (4.59%) jQuery
6 4 (3.67%) WCF
6 4 (3.67%) Middleware
6 4 (3.67%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.75%) HTML5
7 3 (2.75%) CSS3
8 2 (1.83%) WinForms
8 2 (1.83%) SOAP
8 2 (1.83%) WF
8 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.83%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.92%) JSON
9 1 (0.92%) Ajax
9 1 (0.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) Data Integration
2 7 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.75%) Clustering
3 3 (2.75%) Statistics
4 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.83%) Streaming Video
4 2 (1.83%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.83%) User Experience
5 1 (0.92%) IBM XIV
5 1 (0.92%) Replication
5 1 (0.92%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.92%) NHS
5 1 (0.92%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.92%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.92%) iPhone
5 1 (0.92%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 33 (30.28%) Windows
2 10 (9.17%) Windows 7
3 7 (6.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.67%) Linux
6 3 (2.75%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.83%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.83%) Mac OS X Server
7 2 (1.83%) Android
7 2 (1.83%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.92%) UNIX
8 1 (0.92%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.60%) Test Scripting
2 13 (11.93%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (10.09%) CRM
3 11 (10.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (9.17%) Scrum
4 10 (9.17%) Migration
5 7 (6.42%) Integration Testing
5 7 (6.42%) Test Management
6 6 (5.50%) Web Accessibility
6 6 (5.50%) Data Analysis
6 6 (5.50%) ITIL
6 6 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (5.50%) Project Management
6 6 (5.50%) BDD
7 5 (4.59%) Change Control
7 5 (4.59%) ETL
7 5 (4.59%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.59%) E-Commerce
7 5 (4.59%) ERP
7 5 (4.59%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (38.53%) SQL
2 31 (28.44%) C#
3 10 (9.17%) T-SQL
4 9 (8.26%) Java
5 4 (3.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.67%) Scala
6 3 (2.75%) VB
6 3 (2.75%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.83%) X++
7 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.92%) VBScript
8 1 (0.92%) ABAP
8 1 (0.92%) VB6
8 1 (0.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (22.94%) Security Cleared
2 20 (18.35%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.42%) ISEB
4 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.59%) ISTQB
6 4 (3.67%) MCSE
7 2 (1.83%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.83%) MOS
7 2 (1.83%) MCITP
8 1 (0.92%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.92%) MCSA
8 1 (0.92%) CCNA
8 1 (0.92%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.17%) QA
2 3 (2.75%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (13.76%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.67%) XenApp
4 2 (1.83%) XenServer
4 2 (1.83%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.83%) Kerio MailServer
4 2 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 8 (7.34%) SCCM
2 3 (2.75%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.83%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.83%) WSUS
3 2 (1.83%) SCOM
3 2 (1.83%) Nagios
4 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.92%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (11.01%) SAP
2 10 (9.17%) VMware
3 9 (8.26%) Oracle
4 6 (5.50%) HP
4 6 (5.50%) Citrix
5 5 (4.59%) Symantec
6 4 (3.67%) Cisco
7 3 (2.75%) CommVault
7 3 (2.75%) NetApp
7 3 (2.75%) McAfee
7 3 (2.75%) Mitel
8 2 (1.83%) SonicWALL
8 2 (1.83%) ProCurve
8 2 (1.83%) Infor
8 2 (1.83%) Kerio
8 2 (1.83%) NEC
8 2 (1.83%) Apple
8 2 (1.83%) IBM
9 1 (0.92%) Adobe
9 1 (0.92%) Novell
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