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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 18 3
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 58 36 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 20.64% 10.34% 25.44%
As % of the Vendors category 43.94% 26.87% 56.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 27 31
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£369 £388 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.90% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £290 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £16.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £17.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
132 134 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 46.98% 38.51% 45.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 96 62
Average daily rate £369 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 5
Average hourly rate £43.43 £20.00 £19.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.15% +3.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £19.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £27.50 £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Bath +5 22 £369 -14.49% 11
Taunton +8 19 £350 -17.55% 10
Yeovil -5 2 - - 2
Street - 2 - -
Clevedon - 1 - -
Weston-super-Mare - 1 - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 52 (35.37%) .NET
1 52 (35.37%) Windows
2 49 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 49 (33.33%) C#
3 43 (29.25%) SQL
4 29 (19.73%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (17.69%) Web Services
6 24 (16.33%) BizTalk Server
7 23 (15.65%) MS Excel
8 22 (14.97%) Security Cleared
9 21 (14.29%) MS Office
9 21 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 20 (13.61%) ASP.NET
11 19 (12.93%) VMware
11 19 (12.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (12.24%) SC Cleared
12 18 (12.24%) .NET Framework
12 18 (12.24%) WCF
12 18 (12.24%) UML
12 18 (12.24%) SOA
13 17 (11.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (11.56%) Content Management
14 16 (10.88%) ISEB
14 16 (10.88%) ITIL
14 16 (10.88%) Oracle
15 15 (10.20%) MVC
15 15 (10.20%) Information Security
15 15 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (10.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 15 (10.20%) Change Control

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 24 (16.33%) BizTalk Server
2 13 (8.84%) CMS
3 12 (8.16%) MS Exchange
4 11 (7.48%) SharePoint
5 9 (6.12%) IIS
6 8 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.04%) Lync
9 2 (1.36%) EPiServer CMS
9 2 (1.36%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.68%) JBoss
10 1 (0.68%) K2 blackpearl
10 1 (0.68%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.68%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.68%) WordPress
10 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (15.65%) MS Excel
2 21 (14.29%) MS Office
3 6 (4.08%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.04%) MS Project
5 2 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.68%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.08%) SAN
2 2 (1.36%) Intranet
2 2 (1.36%) Firewall
2 2 (1.36%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (1.36%) Skype
2 2 (1.36%) VPN
3 1 (0.68%) WebEx
3 1 (0.68%) Multicast
3 1 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.68%) NAS
3 1 (0.68%) FCoE
3 1 (0.68%) Extranet
3 1 (0.68%) LAN
3 1 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (8.16%) Oracle Database
4 9 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.68%) Big Data
9 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 13 (8.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (8.16%) Visual Studio
3 6 (4.08%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (4.08%) SpecFlow
4 4 (2.72%) Selenium
5 1 (0.68%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.68%) MSI
5 1 (0.68%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.68%) MorphX
General
1 11 (7.48%) Manufacturing
2 9 (6.12%) Retail
3 7 (4.76%) Finance
4 3 (2.04%) Back Office
5 1 (0.68%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (31.97%) Developer
2 33 (22.45%) Architect
3 22 (14.97%) Analyst
4 21 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (8.84%) BizTalk Developer
6 11 (7.48%) .NET Developer
7 10 (6.80%) Technical Architect
8 9 (6.12%) Test Analyst
9 8 (5.44%) Support Engineer
10 6 (4.08%) Oracle Developer
10 6 (4.08%) Analyst Developer
10 6 (4.08%) SQL Developer
10 6 (4.08%) PL/SQL Developer
10 6 (4.08%) Oracle Analyst
11 5 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (3.40%) Administrator
11 5 (3.40%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (3.40%) Author
11 5 (3.40%) Technical Author
11 5 (3.40%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (35.37%) .NET
2 26 (17.69%) Web Services
3 20 (13.61%) ASP.NET
4 18 (12.24%) .NET Framework
4 18 (12.24%) WCF
5 10 (6.80%) HTML
6 7 (4.76%) CSS
6 7 (4.76%) WPF
7 6 (4.08%) Middleware
7 6 (4.08%) XML
8 4 (2.72%) SOAP
9 3 (2.04%) WinForms
9 3 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.36%) HTML5
10 2 (1.36%) XHTML
10 2 (1.36%) CSS3
10 2 (1.36%) jQuery
11 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 1 (0.68%) PostGIS
11 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.84%) Management Information System
2 12 (8.16%) GIS
2 12 (8.16%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.12%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.40%) PKI
5 4 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.04%) Graphic Design
6 3 (2.04%) Wiki
6 3 (2.04%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.04%) Replication
7 2 (1.36%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.36%) Clustering
7 2 (1.36%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.36%) Equities
7 2 (1.36%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.36%) Statistics
8 1 (0.68%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 52 (35.37%) Windows
2 19 (12.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (11.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (8.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (8.16%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.08%) Linux
6 6 (4.08%) Windows XP
6 6 (4.08%) UNIX
7 4 (2.72%) Solaris
8 3 (2.04%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.36%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.36%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.73%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (12.24%) UML
2 18 (12.24%) SOA
3 17 (11.56%) Content Management
4 16 (10.88%) ITIL
5 15 (10.20%) MVC
5 15 (10.20%) Information Security
5 15 (10.20%) Change Control
6 14 (9.52%) CRM
7 12 (8.16%) Scrum
8 11 (7.48%) Workflow
8 11 (7.48%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (6.80%) PRINCE2
10 9 (6.12%) TOGAF
10 9 (6.12%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (5.44%) Asset Management
11 8 (5.44%) Programme Management
12 6 (4.08%) Business Continuity
12 6 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (33.33%) C#
2 43 (29.25%) SQL
3 14 (9.52%) VB
4 9 (6.12%) Java
5 6 (4.08%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.40%) VB.NET
6 5 (3.40%) VB6
7 4 (2.72%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.36%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.68%) VBScript
9 1 (0.68%) X++
9 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (14.97%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.24%) SC Cleared
3 16 (10.88%) ISEB
4 6 (4.08%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.72%) Degree
5 4 (2.72%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.68%) PMP
8 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (6.80%) ISO 9000
3 4 (2.72%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) WCAG
4 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.68%) SLA
4 1 (0.68%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 21 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.40%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.36%) XenApp
4 2 (1.36%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.36%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (1.36%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.68%) KVM
5 1 (0.68%) NFS
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.68%) SRDF
5 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.40%) SCOM
1 5 (3.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (1.36%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.68%) SCCM
3 1 (0.68%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (12.93%) VMware
2 16 (10.88%) Oracle
3 12 (8.16%) SAP
4 8 (5.44%) Cisco
4 8 (5.44%) Citrix
5 7 (4.76%) HP
5 7 (4.76%) Symantec
6 4 (2.72%) CommVault
7 3 (2.04%) Hitachi
7 3 (2.04%) EPiServer
7 3 (2.04%) IBM
7 3 (2.04%) Veeam
7 3 (2.04%) Zerto
8 2 (1.36%) Becrypt
8 2 (1.36%) McAfee
9 1 (0.68%) ESRI
9 1 (0.68%) Tableau
9 1 (0.68%) Adobe
9 1 (0.68%) EMC
9 1 (0.68%) Intel
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