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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 77 67 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 24.44% 28.76% 22.56%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 55.83% 41.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 41 21
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £168 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £689 £413 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.63% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £15.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £27.06 £13.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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
154 120 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 48.89% 51.50% 54.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 67 57
Average daily rate £388 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £168 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.30 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.53% +93.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 37 £450 +28.57% 3
Bath +4 12 £238 -28.30% 7
Street - 9 £340 - 1
Yeovil +2 5 - -
Axbridge - - - -
Bridgwater - - - -
Cheddar - - - -
Clevedon - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 50 (41.67%) .NET
2 44 (36.67%) SQL
3 43 (35.83%) C#
3 43 (35.83%) SQL Server
4 32 (26.67%) Windows
5 29 (24.17%) Security Cleared
6 26 (21.67%) Web Services
7 24 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 23 (19.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 23 (19.17%) Visual Studio
9 21 (17.50%) CRM
9 21 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (16.67%) SAP
11 19 (15.83%) .NET Framework
12 18 (15.00%) Active Directory
13 15 (12.50%) ISEB
13 15 (12.50%) SharePoint
13 15 (12.50%) Test Scripting
13 15 (12.50%) Retail
13 15 (12.50%) Change Control
14 14 (11.67%) Migration
14 14 (11.67%) ITIL
14 14 (11.67%) PRINCE2
15 13 (10.83%) Manufacturing
16 12 (10.00%) Oracle
16 12 (10.00%) T-SQL
16 12 (10.00%) VB
16 12 (10.00%) MS Excel
16 12 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
17 11 (9.17%) Management Information System

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.50%) CMS
3 8 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 7 (5.83%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.50%) IIS
6 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.33%) MS Office
3 3 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.67%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.67%) SAP Business One
3 2 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.83%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.67%) Office 365
2 1 (0.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.00%) Firewall
2 3 (2.50%) SAN
3 2 (1.67%) Internet
3 2 (1.67%) DHCP
3 2 (1.67%) FTP
3 2 (1.67%) WAN
3 2 (1.67%) DNS
3 2 (1.67%) LAN
3 2 (1.67%) LDAP
3 2 (1.67%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (35.83%) SQL Server
2 23 (19.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (5.00%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.83%) DB2
8 1 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 23 (19.17%) Visual Studio
2 12 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.17%) SpecFlow
4 3 (2.50%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.50%) MSI
4 3 (2.50%) Selenium
5 2 (1.67%) Subversion
5 2 (1.67%) InstallShield
5 2 (1.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.67%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.67%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.83%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.83%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.83%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.83%) ERwin
General
1 15 (12.50%) Retail
2 13 (10.83%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.83%) Finance
4 3 (2.50%) Back Office
4 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.67%) Advertising
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 38 (31.67%) Developer
2 19 (15.83%) Architect
3 18 (15.00%) Analyst
4 12 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (9.17%) DBA
6 10 (8.33%) Administrator
7 9 (7.50%) .NET Developer
8 8 (6.67%) SQL DBA
9 7 (5.83%) Test Analyst
9 7 (5.83%) Database Developer
10 5 (4.17%) Data Architect
10 5 (4.17%) Support Analyst
10 5 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (4.17%) Server Engineer
11 4 (3.33%) Lead Architect
11 4 (3.33%) SharePoint Developer
12 3 (2.50%) Consultant
12 3 (2.50%) Systems Administrator
12 3 (2.50%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (41.67%) .NET
2 26 (21.67%) Web Services
3 19 (15.83%) .NET Framework
4 7 (5.83%) ASP.NET
5 6 (5.00%) Middleware
5 6 (5.00%) CSS
5 6 (5.00%) HTML
6 5 (4.17%) jQuery
7 4 (3.33%) WCF
7 4 (3.33%) Gherkin
8 3 (2.50%) HTML5
8 3 (2.50%) CSS3
8 3 (2.50%) XML
9 2 (1.67%) WinForms
9 2 (1.67%) WF
9 2 (1.67%) Application Packaging
9 2 (1.67%) XSL
9 2 (1.67%) SOAP
9 2 (1.67%) ADO.NET
9 2 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.17%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.50%) Data Integration
2 9 (7.50%) GIS
3 6 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.33%) Statistics
4 4 (3.33%) FMCG
5 3 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.50%) Clustering
6 2 (1.67%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.67%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.83%) IBM XIV
7 1 (0.83%) User Experience
7 1 (0.83%) iPad
7 1 (0.83%) iPhone
7 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.83%) NHS
7 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.83%) DTV
7 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (26.67%) Windows
2 10 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 7 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.67%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.67%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.67%) Linux
5 2 (1.67%) Mac OS X Server
5 2 (1.67%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (1.67%) Android
5 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.83%) UNIX
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.50%) CRM
1 21 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 15 (12.50%) Change Control
3 14 (11.67%) Migration
3 14 (11.67%) ITIL
3 14 (11.67%) PRINCE2
4 11 (9.17%) SOA
4 11 (9.17%) Workflow
5 10 (8.33%) Scrum
6 9 (7.50%) Project Management
6 9 (7.50%) UML
6 9 (7.50%) Information Security
7 8 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (6.67%) Content Management
7 8 (6.67%) ETL
8 7 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (5.83%) Integration Testing
9 6 (5.00%) Test Management
9 6 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 44 (36.67%) SQL
2 43 (35.83%) C#
3 12 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 12 (10.00%) VB
4 9 (7.50%) Java
5 4 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.33%) Scala
6 3 (2.50%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.67%) X++
7 2 (1.67%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.83%) VBScript
8 1 (0.83%) Perl
8 1 (0.83%) VB6
Qualifications
1 29 (24.17%) Security Cleared
2 24 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 15 (12.50%) ISEB
4 4 (3.33%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.50%) MCSE
6 2 (1.67%) MOS
6 2 (1.67%) MCITP
6 2 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.83%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.83%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.17%) QA
2 10 (8.33%) ISO 9000
3 9 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (3.33%) SLA
4 4 (3.33%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.83%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.33%) XenApp
4 2 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.67%) XenServer
4 2 (1.67%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.67%) Kerio MailServer
5 1 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (5.00%) SCCM
2 4 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.67%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.67%) SCOM
3 2 (1.67%) Nagios
4 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (16.67%) SAP
2 12 (10.00%) Oracle
3 11 (9.17%) VMware
4 6 (5.00%) Symantec
5 5 (4.17%) Citrix
5 5 (4.17%) HP
6 4 (3.33%) McAfee
6 4 (3.33%) CommVault
7 3 (2.50%) Cisco
7 3 (2.50%) IBM
7 3 (2.50%) NetApp
8 2 (1.67%) NEC
8 2 (1.67%) Mitel
8 2 (1.67%) SonicWALL
8 2 (1.67%) Apple
8 2 (1.67%) ProCurve
8 2 (1.67%) Infor
8 2 (1.67%) Kerio
9 1 (0.83%) Talend
9 1 (0.83%) Hortonworks
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Posted: 3 days ago
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