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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 15 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 35 41 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 10.80% 19.62% 24.77%
As % of the Vendors category 28.00% 54.67% 58.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 25
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£345 £315 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £120 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.30 £14.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.32% +37.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £19.30 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £19.30 £15.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
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
125 75 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 38.58% 35.89% 42.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 50 52
Average daily rate £305 £285 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.01% -8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £396 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Average hourly rate £20.06 £19.30 £14.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% +37.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £18.40 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £19.30 £15.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

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 20 October 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
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 20 October 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 -14 10 £400 +40.96% 10
Bath +5 9 £390 +20.00% 9
Street -5 3 £250 -
Yeovil - 2 £213 - 3
Axbridge - 1 - -
Weston-super-Mare - - - -
Bridgwater - - - -
Clevedon - - - -
Glastonbury - - - - 1
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 34 (40.48%) Security Cleared
2 29 (34.52%) SC Cleared
3 26 (30.95%) SAP
4 23 (27.38%) Windows
5 21 (25.00%) SQL
6 20 (23.81%) C#
6 20 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (22.62%) MS Office
8 17 (20.24%) Test Scripting
9 15 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (17.86%) Visual Studio
10 13 (15.48%) .NET
10 13 (15.48%) SharePoint
10 13 (15.48%) ISEB
10 13 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (15.48%) Software Testing
11 12 (14.29%) Web Services
11 12 (14.29%) Project Management
12 11 (13.10%) ITIL
12 11 (13.10%) ISTQB
13 10 (11.90%) Asset Management
13 10 (11.90%) Scrum
13 10 (11.90%) Test Management
13 10 (11.90%) PRINCE2
13 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
14 9 (10.71%) HTML
14 9 (10.71%) GIS
14 9 (10.71%) Service Delivery
14 9 (10.71%) Migration
14 9 (10.71%) BDD

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 13 (15.48%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (22.62%) MS Office
2 7 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.38%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.19%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) SAP SD
1 4 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.38%) SAP Business One
2 2 (2.38%) SAP HCM
2 2 (2.38%) assyst
2 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.95%) Office 365
3 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) Firewall
2 2 (2.38%) DNS
2 2 (2.38%) SAN
2 2 (2.38%) Internet
2 2 (2.38%) VoIP
2 2 (2.38%) WAN
2 2 (2.38%) DHCP
2 2 (2.38%) LDAP
2 2 (2.38%) FTP
2 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.38%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (1.19%) Junos
3 1 (1.19%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.19%) VPN
3 1 (1.19%) RIP
3 1 (1.19%) ADSL
3 1 (1.19%) LAN
3 1 (1.19%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.19%) MPLS
3 1 (1.19%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.19%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (17.86%) Visual Studio
1 15 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (9.52%) SpecFlow
3 3 (3.57%) Selenium
4 1 (1.19%) MSI
General
1 6 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.19%) Advertising
3 1 (1.19%) Legal
3 1 (1.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 27 (32.14%) Analyst
2 20 (23.81%) Developer
3 12 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 11 (13.10%) Test Analyst
5 8 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (7.14%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.95%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Graduate
9 4 (4.76%) ABAP Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Graduate Developer
9 4 (4.76%) SAP Analyst
10 3 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Team Leader
10 3 (3.57%) Tester
10 3 (3.57%) Consultant
10 3 (3.57%) Technical Support
10 3 (3.57%) Test Team Leader
10 3 (3.57%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (3.57%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.48%) .NET
2 12 (14.29%) Web Services
3 9 (10.71%) HTML
4 8 (9.52%) CSS
4 8 (9.52%) Gherkin
5 6 (7.14%) XML
6 4 (4.76%) HTML5
7 3 (3.57%) CSS3
7 3 (3.57%) jQuery
7 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.57%) WCF
8 2 (2.38%) WF
8 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.19%) WPF
9 1 (1.19%) SOAP
9 1 (1.19%) XSD
9 1 (1.19%) XSLT
9 1 (1.19%) XML Schema
9 1 (1.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) GIS
1 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.52%) CMDB
3 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.38%) Streaming Video
3 2 (2.38%) Clustering
3 2 (2.38%) User Experience
4 1 (1.19%) Statistics
4 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.38%) Windows
2 7 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.76%) Linux
4 4 (4.76%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (2.38%) Mac OS X Server
6 2 (2.38%) Android
6 2 (2.38%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (20.24%) Test Scripting
3 13 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (15.48%) Software Testing
4 12 (14.29%) Project Management
5 11 (13.10%) ITIL
6 10 (11.90%) PRINCE2
6 10 (11.90%) Scrum
6 10 (11.90%) Asset Management
6 10 (11.90%) Test Management
7 9 (10.71%) BDD
7 9 (10.71%) Migration
7 9 (10.71%) Service Delivery
8 8 (9.52%) Business Analysis
8 8 (9.52%) Operations Management
8 8 (9.52%) Capacity Management
9 7 (8.33%) Test Strategy
9 7 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
10 5 (5.95%) User Stories
10 5 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.00%) SQL
2 20 (23.81%) C#
3 7 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.76%) ABAP
5 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.19%) C
5 1 (1.19%) Java
Qualifications
1 34 (40.48%) Security Cleared
2 29 (34.52%) SC Cleared
3 13 (15.48%) ISEB
4 11 (13.10%) ISTQB
5 9 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (4.76%) Degree
6 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (3.57%) MCSE
7 3 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.38%) MOS
8 2 (2.38%) MCITP
8 2 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.19%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.19%) MCSA
9 1 (1.19%) MCT
9 1 (1.19%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (2.38%) Kerio MailServer
4 1 (1.19%) NFS
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.19%) XenApp
4 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) SCCM
2 3 (3.57%) SCOM
3 2 (2.38%) Nagios
3 2 (2.38%) WSUS
4 1 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (30.95%) SAP
2 8 (9.52%) SolarWinds
3 6 (7.14%) HP
4 5 (5.95%) Cisco
5 4 (4.76%) Citrix
6 3 (3.57%) Mitel
7 2 (2.38%) SonicWALL
7 2 (2.38%) McAfee
7 2 (2.38%) NEC
7 2 (2.38%) VMware
7 2 (2.38%) Apple
7 2 (2.38%) Kerio
7 2 (2.38%) ProCurve
7 2 (2.38%) Infor
8 1 (1.19%) Trustwave
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle
8 1 (1.19%) Symantec
8 1 (1.19%) IBM
8 1 (1.19%) Avaya
8 1 (1.19%) Juniper
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