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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 65 74 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 21.45% 30.33% 27.32%
As % of the Vendors category 38.69% 65.49% 51.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 45 28
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £211 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £723 £440 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +57.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £14.53 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.45 £15.75 £11.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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
168 113 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 55.45% 46.31% 53.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 64 54
Average daily rate £413 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £169 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £425 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 13
Average hourly rate £36.00 £15.38 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+134.14% +53.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £15.75 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 -1 38 £450 +20.00% 1
Bath +1 10 £338 +12.50% 6
Street -4 5 £413 - 1
Yeovil - 1 - -
Axbridge - - - -
Cheddar - - - - 1
Clevedon - - - - 1
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 49 (41.88%) .NET
2 44 (37.61%) SQL Server
3 42 (35.90%) C#
3 42 (35.90%) SQL
4 31 (26.50%) Windows
5 29 (24.79%) Security Cleared
6 26 (22.22%) Web Services
7 24 (20.51%) SC Cleared
8 23 (19.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 23 (19.66%) Visual Studio
9 22 (18.80%) SAP
9 22 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (17.95%) CRM
11 20 (17.09%) .NET Framework
12 18 (15.38%) Active Directory
13 16 (13.68%) ISEB
13 16 (13.68%) Retail
14 15 (12.82%) ITIL
14 15 (12.82%) PRINCE2
14 15 (12.82%) Test Scripting
15 14 (11.97%) Change Control
15 14 (11.97%) Oracle
15 14 (11.97%) Manufacturing
16 13 (11.11%) VB
16 13 (11.11%) SharePoint
17 12 (10.26%) MS Excel
17 12 (10.26%) T-SQL
17 12 (10.26%) VMware
17 12 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
18 11 (9.40%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 13 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.55%) CMS
3 8 (6.84%) MS Exchange
4 7 (5.98%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.56%) IIS
5 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.85%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.84%) MS Office
3 2 (1.71%) MS Project
3 2 (1.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.71%) SAP Business One
3 2 (1.71%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.71%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.71%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.71%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.71%) Office 365
2 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.13%) Firewall
2 3 (2.56%) SAN
3 2 (1.71%) Internet
3 2 (1.71%) LDAP
3 2 (1.71%) LAN
3 2 (1.71%) WAN
3 2 (1.71%) DHCP
3 2 (1.71%) FTP
3 2 (1.71%) DNS
3 2 (1.71%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (37.61%) SQL Server
2 23 (19.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.84%) Oracle Database
4 7 (5.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (4.27%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.85%) DB2
8 1 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.85%) DTS
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 23 (19.66%) Visual Studio
2 12 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.27%) SpecFlow
4 4 (3.42%) MSI
5 3 (2.56%) InstallShield
5 3 (2.56%) Selenium
5 3 (2.56%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.71%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.71%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.71%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.71%) Subversion
6 2 (1.71%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.85%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.85%) ERwin
7 1 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (13.68%) Retail
2 14 (11.97%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.98%) Finance
4 3 (2.56%) Back Office
4 3 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.71%) Advertising
6 1 (0.85%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Electronics
6 1 (0.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (32.48%) Developer
2 19 (16.24%) Architect
3 18 (15.38%) Analyst
4 13 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (9.40%) DBA
5 11 (9.40%) .NET Developer
6 10 (8.55%) Administrator
7 8 (6.84%) SQL DBA
8 7 (5.98%) Database Developer
8 7 (5.98%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) Data Architect
9 5 (4.27%) Consultant
9 5 (4.27%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) Server Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) SQL Developer
10 4 (3.42%) Lead Architect
11 3 (2.56%) C# .NET Developer
11 3 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (41.88%) .NET
2 26 (22.22%) Web Services
3 20 (17.09%) .NET Framework
4 8 (6.84%) ASP.NET
5 6 (5.13%) Middleware
6 4 (3.42%) jQuery
6 4 (3.42%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (3.42%) CSS
6 4 (3.42%) WCF
6 4 (3.42%) HTML
6 4 (3.42%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.56%) XML
7 3 (2.56%) Application Packaging
8 2 (1.71%) WinForms
8 2 (1.71%) HTML5
8 2 (1.71%) CSS3
8 2 (1.71%) XSL
8 2 (1.71%) ADO.NET
9 1 (0.85%) JSP
9 1 (0.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.40%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.55%) GIS
3 9 (7.69%) Data Integration
4 7 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.42%) FMCG
5 4 (3.42%) Statistics
6 3 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.56%) Clustering
7 2 (1.71%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.71%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.85%) Replication
8 1 (0.85%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.85%) NHS
8 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.85%) DTV
8 1 (0.85%) IBM XIV
8 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.85%) iPhone
8 1 (0.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 31 (26.50%) Windows
2 11 (9.40%) Windows 7
3 7 (5.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.56%) UNIX
6 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.71%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.71%) Mac OS X Server
6 2 (1.71%) Android
6 2 (1.71%) Linux
6 2 (1.71%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.71%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (17.95%) CRM
3 15 (12.82%) ITIL
3 15 (12.82%) PRINCE2
3 15 (12.82%) Test Scripting
4 14 (11.97%) Change Control
5 11 (9.40%) SOA
5 11 (9.40%) Scrum
6 10 (8.55%) Information Security
6 10 (8.55%) Workflow
6 10 (8.55%) Migration
6 10 (8.55%) UML
7 9 (7.69%) Project Management
7 9 (7.69%) Content Management
8 8 (6.84%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (6.84%) ETL
9 7 (5.98%) Integration Testing
9 7 (5.98%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (5.13%) Web Accessibility
10 6 (5.13%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 42 (35.90%) C#
1 42 (35.90%) SQL
2 13 (11.11%) VB
3 12 (10.26%) T-SQL
4 11 (9.40%) Java
5 4 (3.42%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.42%) Scala
6 3 (2.56%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.56%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.71%) VBScript
7 2 (1.71%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.71%) X++
8 1 (0.85%) VB6
8 1 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (24.79%) Security Cleared
2 24 (20.51%) SC Cleared
3 16 (13.68%) ISEB
4 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.42%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.56%) MCSE
6 2 (1.71%) VCP4
6 2 (1.71%) Degree
6 2 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.71%) MCITP
6 2 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.85%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.85%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.40%) ISO 9000
2 10 (8.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (7.69%) QA
4 4 (3.42%) SLA
4 4 (3.42%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.85%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.42%) XenApp
4 2 (1.71%) XenServer
4 2 (1.71%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.71%) Kerio MailServer
4 2 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 7 (5.98%) SCCM
2 4 (3.42%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.71%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.71%) SCOM
3 2 (1.71%) Nagios
4 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (18.80%) SAP
2 14 (11.97%) Oracle
3 12 (10.26%) VMware
4 6 (5.13%) Symantec
5 5 (4.27%) Citrix
6 4 (3.42%) CommVault
6 4 (3.42%) McAfee
7 3 (2.56%) HP
7 3 (2.56%) NetApp
7 3 (2.56%) IBM
8 2 (1.71%) Cisco
8 2 (1.71%) NEC
8 2 (1.71%) Mitel
8 2 (1.71%) SonicWALL
8 2 (1.71%) ProCurve
8 2 (1.71%) Infor
8 2 (1.71%) Kerio
8 2 (1.71%) Apple
9 1 (0.85%) Talend
9 1 (0.85%) Hortonworks
Bath, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £180 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £185 - £255 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago