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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 86 93 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 24.29% 22.96% 27.37%
As % of the Vendors category 52.12% 46.97% 53.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 77 20
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £435 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £9.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -38.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £9.00 £18.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
165 198 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 46.61% 48.89% 51.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 162 43
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £475 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 2 5
Average hourly rate £24.05 £9.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+167.22% -52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £9.00 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £30.60 £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +13 29 £375 +7.14% 8
Taunton 0 25 £450 +28.57% 2
Weston-super-Mare - 5 - -
Yeovil -4 4 £310 +210.00% 1
Clevedon - 2 - -
Glastonbury - 2 - -
Bridgwater - 1 £175 -
Street - 1 £375 -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 53 (37.59%) .NET
2 51 (36.17%) SQL Server
3 45 (31.91%) C#
4 44 (31.21%) Windows
5 40 (28.37%) SQL
6 31 (21.99%) Web Services
7 27 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (19.15%) Security Cleared
8 26 (18.44%) SAP
8 26 (18.44%) UML
9 25 (17.73%) SOA
10 24 (17.02%) ITIL
10 24 (17.02%) .NET Framework
11 23 (16.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 23 (16.31%) Retail
11 23 (16.31%) Information Security
11 23 (16.31%) Change Control
12 22 (15.60%) Content Management
12 22 (15.60%) SC Cleared
12 22 (15.60%) VB
12 22 (15.60%) CRM
13 21 (14.89%) Active Directory
13 21 (14.89%) PRINCE2
14 20 (14.18%) ISEB
14 20 (14.18%) MS Excel
14 20 (14.18%) GIS
14 20 (14.18%) Manufacturing
15 19 (13.48%) Management Information System
15 19 (13.48%) ISO 9000
15 19 (13.48%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 18 (12.77%) BizTalk Server
2 17 (12.06%) CMS
3 13 (9.22%) SharePoint
4 10 (7.09%) MS Exchange
4 10 (7.09%) IIS
5 8 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.42%) Lync
7 2 (1.42%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.71%) WordPress
8 1 (0.71%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.71%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.71%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 20 (14.18%) MS Excel
2 18 (12.77%) MS Office
3 5 (3.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.42%) SAP BPC
2 2 (1.42%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.42%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.42%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.71%) Summit
3 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.55%) SAN
2 2 (1.42%) Firewall
2 2 (1.42%) Skype
2 2 (1.42%) VPN
3 1 (0.71%) WebEx
3 1 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.71%) NAS
3 1 (0.71%) FCoE
3 1 (0.71%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.71%) Multicast
3 1 (0.71%) Intranet
3 1 (0.71%) LAN
3 1 (0.71%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (36.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (9.93%) Oracle Database
3 11 (7.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (7.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (6.38%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (5.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.42%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.71%) Big Data
10 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.71%) DB2
10 1 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.71%) DTS
10 1 (0.71%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (6.38%) Visual Studio
2 9 (6.38%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.42%) MSI
3 2 (1.42%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.42%) Subversion
3 2 (1.42%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.42%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.42%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.71%) MorphX
4 1 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.71%) ERwin
4 1 (0.71%) SpecFlow
General
1 23 (16.31%) Retail
2 20 (14.18%) Manufacturing
3 9 (6.38%) Finance
4 1 (0.71%) Back Office
4 1 (0.71%) Electronics
4 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (32.62%) Architect
2 39 (27.66%) Developer
3 30 (21.28%) Solutions Architect
4 20 (14.18%) Analyst
5 11 (7.80%) SQL Developer
6 10 (7.09%) Technical Architect
7 9 (6.38%) PL/SQL Developer
7 9 (6.38%) Oracle Developer
7 9 (6.38%) .NET Developer
7 9 (6.38%) Analyst Developer
7 9 (6.38%) Oracle Analyst
7 9 (6.38%) BizTalk Developer
8 8 (5.67%) Lead Architect
9 6 (4.26%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.55%) Author
10 5 (3.55%) Technical Author
11 4 (2.84%) Integration Architect
11 4 (2.84%) Consultant
11 4 (2.84%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (37.59%) .NET
2 31 (21.99%) Web Services
3 24 (17.02%) .NET Framework
4 16 (11.35%) ASP.NET
5 11 (7.80%) WCF
6 7 (4.96%) Middleware
7 6 (4.26%) XML
7 6 (4.26%) HTML
8 4 (2.84%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.13%) CSS
9 3 (2.13%) WinForms
9 3 (2.13%) WPF
10 2 (1.42%) ADO.NET
10 2 (1.42%) JSP
10 2 (1.42%) XSL
10 2 (1.42%) XHTML
10 2 (1.42%) Application Packaging
11 1 (0.71%) HTML5
11 1 (0.71%) Entity Framework
11 1 (0.71%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.18%) GIS
2 19 (13.48%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.09%) Data Centre
4 9 (6.38%) Client/Server
5 8 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.55%) PKI
7 4 (2.84%) FMCG
8 3 (2.13%) Graphic Design
8 3 (2.13%) Wiki
8 3 (2.13%) Data Integration
8 3 (2.13%) Replication
9 2 (1.42%) Clustering
9 2 (1.42%) E-Learning
9 2 (1.42%) Statistics
9 2 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.42%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.71%) IPTV
10 1 (0.71%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 44 (31.21%) Windows
2 16 (11.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (9.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (7.09%) Windows 7
4 10 (7.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (6.38%) UNIX
6 4 (2.84%) Linux
6 4 (2.84%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.13%) Solaris
7 3 (2.13%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.42%) SUSE
8 2 (1.42%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.44%) UML
3 25 (17.73%) SOA
4 24 (17.02%) ITIL
5 23 (16.31%) Information Security
5 23 (16.31%) Change Control
6 22 (15.60%) Content Management
6 22 (15.60%) CRM
7 21 (14.89%) PRINCE2
8 18 (12.77%) Workflow
9 12 (8.51%) MVC
10 11 (7.80%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (6.38%) Project Management
11 9 (6.38%) Programme Management
11 9 (6.38%) TOGAF
11 9 (6.38%) Technical Architecture
12 8 (5.67%) Data Modelling
13 7 (4.96%) ETL
13 7 (4.96%) Migration
13 7 (4.96%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 45 (31.91%) C#
2 40 (28.37%) SQL
3 22 (15.60%) VB
4 12 (8.51%) Java
5 9 (6.38%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.55%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.55%) VB.NET
6 5 (3.55%) VB6
7 4 (2.84%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.42%) VBScript
8 2 (1.42%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.71%) X++
Qualifications
1 27 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 22 (15.60%) SC Cleared
3 20 (14.18%) ISEB
4 6 (4.26%) Degree
5 5 (3.55%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.71%) PMP
7 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (16.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (13.48%) ISO 9000
3 4 (2.84%) QA
3 4 (2.84%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.13%) SLA
5 1 (0.71%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.71%) JSP 440
System Software
1 21 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.84%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.42%) XenApp
5 2 (1.42%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.42%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.71%) SRDF
6 1 (0.71%) vSphere
6 1 (0.71%) NFS
6 1 (0.71%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (3.55%) SCOM
1 5 (3.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (1.42%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.42%) SCCM
3 1 (0.71%) Puppet
3 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (18.44%) SAP
2 19 (13.48%) Oracle
3 18 (12.77%) VMware
4 8 (5.67%) Cisco
4 8 (5.67%) Citrix
5 7 (4.96%) Symantec
6 6 (4.26%) HP
7 4 (2.84%) CommVault
8 3 (2.13%) Hitachi
8 3 (2.13%) IBM
8 3 (2.13%) Veeam
8 3 (2.13%) Zerto
9 2 (1.42%) McAfee
9 2 (1.42%) Becrypt
10 1 (0.71%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.71%) Tableau
10 1 (0.71%) Talend
10 1 (0.71%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.71%) Adobe
10 1 (0.71%) EMC
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