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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 59 79 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 19.03% 26.16% 29.00%
As % of the Vendors category 41.55% 50.32% 57.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 47 41
Average daily rate £400 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £694 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 4
Average hourly rate £38.75 £19.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.94% +20.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
142 157 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 45.81% 51.99% 50.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 95 65
Average daily rate £400 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £238 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £650 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 8
Average hourly rate £39.38 £30.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +90.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.90 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £45.15 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.85% +6.06%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bath 0 26 £413 +26.92% 8
Yeovil -9 10 - - 3
Taunton -8 6 £375 -16.66% 3
Street +1 1 - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 36 (32.43%) SQL Server
2 32 (28.83%) .NET
2 32 (28.83%) MS Excel
3 28 (25.23%) Windows
4 21 (18.92%) Dynamics AX
5 20 (18.02%) MS Office
6 18 (16.22%) SQL
7 17 (15.32%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (14.41%) Finance
8 16 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (13.51%) Migration
10 14 (12.61%) C#
11 12 (10.81%) Java
11 12 (10.81%) SharePoint
11 12 (10.81%) SC Cleared
11 12 (10.81%) Security Cleared
11 12 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (10.81%) Windows Server
12 11 (9.91%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (9.91%) QlikView
12 11 (9.91%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (9.01%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (9.01%) MorphX
13 10 (9.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (9.01%) Logistics
13 10 (9.01%) ITIL
13 10 (9.01%) JavaScript
13 10 (9.01%) Active Directory
13 10 (9.01%) Scrum
14 9 (8.11%) GAP Analysis

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 17 (15.32%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (10.81%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.41%) IIS
4 4 (3.60%) CMS
5 2 (1.80%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.80%) EPiServer CMS
5 2 (1.80%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 32 (28.83%) MS Excel
2 20 (18.02%) MS Office
3 6 (5.41%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.60%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.80%) MS Project
6 1 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.90%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.90%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.90%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 21 (18.92%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.90%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.80%) IaaS
1 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.41%) SAN
2 4 (3.60%) Firewall
3 3 (2.70%) LAN
3 3 (2.70%) WAN
4 1 (0.90%) DNS
4 1 (0.90%) HTTP
4 1 (0.90%) Internet
4 1 (0.90%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.90%) VoIP
4 1 (0.90%) VPN
4 1 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (32.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.91%) QlikView
3 10 (9.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (8.11%) RDBMS
4 9 (8.11%) Relational Database
5 7 (6.31%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (6.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.70%) SSDT
8 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.90%) MS Access
9 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.90%) Power BI
9 1 (0.90%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (9.01%) MorphX
1 10 (9.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (8.11%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.70%) Selenium
3 3 (2.70%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.80%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.90%) JIRA
5 1 (0.90%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (14.41%) Finance
2 5 (4.50%) Back Office
2 5 (4.50%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.70%) Electronics
3 3 (2.70%) Marketing
4 2 (1.80%) Advertising
5 1 (0.90%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.90%) Billing
5 1 (0.90%) Military
5 1 (0.90%) Publishing
5 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (36.04%) Developer
2 20 (18.02%) Analyst
3 14 (12.61%) Consultant
4 11 (9.91%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 10 (9.01%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 10 (9.01%) Microsoft Developer
6 9 (8.11%) Microsoft Consultant
7 8 (7.21%) Functional Consultant
7 8 (7.21%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.50%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.50%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.50%) Data Analyst
9 5 (4.50%) Technical Consultant
10 4 (3.60%) BizTalk Developer
10 4 (3.60%) Data Migration Analyst
10 4 (3.60%) Designer
10 4 (3.60%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (3.60%) Technical Leader
10 4 (3.60%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (28.83%) .NET
2 7 (6.31%) CSS
2 7 (6.31%) HTML
3 6 (5.41%) REST
4 5 (4.50%) WCF
5 4 (3.60%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.60%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.70%) Web Services
7 2 (1.80%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.80%) CSS3
7 2 (1.80%) HTML5
7 2 (1.80%) jQuery
7 2 (1.80%) Middleware
7 2 (1.80%) WPF
7 2 (1.80%) XML
7 2 (1.80%) XSLT
8 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.91%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.41%) Data Structures
4 5 (4.50%) User Experience
5 4 (3.60%) Reference Data
6 3 (2.70%) Replication
7 2 (1.80%) Statistics
8 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.90%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.90%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.23%) Windows
2 12 (10.81%) Windows Server
3 11 (9.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (8.11%) Windows 7
5 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.41%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.70%) Unix
6 3 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (1.80%) Linux
7 2 (1.80%) Solaris
8 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.90%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (13.51%) Migration
3 10 (9.01%) ITIL
3 10 (9.01%) Logistics
3 10 (9.01%) Scrum
4 9 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (8.11%) GAP Analysis
5 8 (7.21%) Data Migration
5 8 (7.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (6.31%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (6.31%) ETL
6 7 (6.31%) Manual Testing
6 7 (6.31%) MVC
6 7 (6.31%) Release Management
6 7 (6.31%) Software Engineering
7 6 (5.41%) CRM
7 6 (5.41%) PRINCE2
7 6 (5.41%) Test Scripting
8 5 (4.50%) Time Management
8 5 (4.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.22%) SQL
2 14 (12.61%) C#
3 12 (10.81%) Java
4 10 (9.01%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.60%) C++
5 4 (3.60%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.60%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.80%) Ruby
7 1 (0.90%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.90%) C
7 1 (0.90%) VBA
7 1 (0.90%) X++
Qualifications
1 12 (10.81%) SC Cleared
1 12 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.70%) MCITP
3 3 (2.70%) MCSE
4 2 (1.80%) Degree
5 1 (0.90%) APMG
5 1 (0.90%) ISEB
5 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.50%) SLA
2 3 (2.70%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.80%) QA
3 2 (1.80%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (9.01%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.70%) Nessus
2 2 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (7.21%) VMware
2 4 (3.60%) EPiServer
3 3 (2.70%) SAP
4 2 (1.80%) CommVault
4 2 (1.80%) Intel Security
4 2 (1.80%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.80%) Symantec
5 1 (0.90%) Avaya
5 1 (0.90%) Casewise
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco
5 1 (0.90%) Citrix
5 1 (0.90%) IBM
5 1 (0.90%) Mitel
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle
5 1 (0.90%) Rally
5 1 (0.90%) Tableau
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