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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 64 120 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 17.93% 29.85% 25.96%
As % of the Vendors category 38.10% 58.54% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 88 21
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£400 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £724 £400 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 10
Average hourly rate £20.19 £13.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.51% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £14.70 £14.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.03% -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
168 205 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 47.06% 51.00% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 153 44
Average daily rate £400 £328 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% +3.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £400 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 17
Average hourly rate £20.19 £15.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.56% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.40 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £28.90 £15.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +3 18 £381 +154.16% 11
Taunton -15 17 £625 +78.57% 2
Glastonbury +2 3 - -
Templecombe - 2 - -
Yeovil -2 1 - -
Street -4 1 £425 - 1
Clevedon - 1 - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 63 (45.00%) .NET
2 61 (43.57%) SQL Server
3 54 (38.57%) SQL
4 51 (36.43%) C#
5 41 (29.29%) Windows
6 34 (24.29%) Web Services
7 31 (22.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 28 (20.00%) .NET Framework
8 28 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 27 (19.29%) Active Directory
10 25 (17.86%) CRM
10 25 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (17.14%) Visual Studio
12 23 (16.43%) SAP
13 22 (15.71%) SOA
14 21 (15.00%) VB
14 21 (15.00%) VMware
14 21 (15.00%) SC Cleared
15 20 (14.29%) Retail
15 20 (14.29%) Change Control
16 19 (13.57%) Oracle
16 19 (13.57%) ITIL
17 18 (12.86%) PRINCE2
17 18 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
18 17 (12.14%) UML
18 17 (12.14%) MS Excel
18 17 (12.14%) Management Information System
18 17 (12.14%) Manufacturing
19 16 (11.43%) ISEB
19 16 (11.43%) Java

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 14 (10.00%) CMS
2 13 (9.29%) SharePoint
3 10 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (6.43%) MS Exchange
5 8 (5.71%) IIS
6 5 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.71%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.71%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.71%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.71%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.71%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (12.14%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.14%) MS Office
3 2 (1.43%) MS Project
3 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.14%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.43%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.43%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.43%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.43%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.71%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.43%) Office 365
2 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.86%) Firewall
2 2 (1.43%) LAN
2 2 (1.43%) SAN
3 1 (0.71%) Intranet
3 1 (0.71%) WAN
3 1 (0.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (43.57%) SQL Server
2 31 (22.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (9.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (9.29%) Oracle Database
4 9 (6.43%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (6.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.43%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.71%) Big Data
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.71%) DB2
9 1 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.71%) DTS
9 1 (0.71%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 24 (17.14%) Visual Studio
2 13 (9.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (5.71%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (2.86%) MSI
4 4 (2.86%) InstallShield
5 2 (1.43%) Subversion
5 2 (1.43%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.43%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.43%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.43%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.71%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.71%) MorphX
6 1 (0.71%) Selenium
6 1 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.71%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.71%) ERwin
General
1 20 (14.29%) Retail
2 17 (12.14%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.00%) Finance
4 4 (2.86%) Back Office
5 3 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.71%) Electronics
6 1 (0.71%) Legal
6 1 (0.71%) Advertising
6 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (32.86%) Developer
2 32 (22.86%) Architect
3 24 (17.14%) Solutions Architect
4 23 (16.43%) Analyst
5 12 (8.57%) Administrator
5 12 (8.57%) .NET Developer
6 11 (7.86%) SQL Developer
6 11 (7.86%) DBA
7 8 (5.71%) SQL DBA
7 8 (5.71%) PL/SQL Developer
7 8 (5.71%) Analyst Developer
7 8 (5.71%) Oracle Developer
7 8 (5.71%) Oracle Analyst
7 8 (5.71%) Lead Architect
8 7 (5.00%) Database Developer
9 6 (4.29%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.29%) AWS Developer
10 5 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.57%) Consultant
10 5 (3.57%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (45.00%) .NET
2 34 (24.29%) Web Services
3 28 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 15 (10.71%) ASP.NET
5 7 (5.00%) Middleware
5 7 (5.00%) WCF
6 4 (2.86%) WinForms
6 4 (2.86%) Application Packaging
7 3 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.14%) XML
8 2 (1.43%) XSL
8 2 (1.43%) ADO.NET
8 2 (1.43%) CSS
8 2 (1.43%) JSP
8 2 (1.43%) jQuery
8 2 (1.43%) HTML
9 1 (0.71%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.71%) PostGIS
9 1 (0.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.14%) Management Information System
2 14 (10.00%) GIS
3 9 (6.43%) Data Integration
3 9 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.57%) PKI
5 4 (2.86%) Statistics
5 4 (2.86%) FMCG
6 3 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.43%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.43%) Replication
8 1 (0.71%) Clustering
8 1 (0.71%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.71%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.71%) NHS
8 1 (0.71%) DTV
8 1 (0.71%) IBM XIV
8 1 (0.71%) iPhone
8 1 (0.71%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.71%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 41 (29.29%) Windows
2 12 (8.57%) Windows 7
3 9 (6.43%) UNIX
3 9 (6.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (6.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.71%) SUSE
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.71%) Solaris
5 1 (0.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.86%) CRM
1 25 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (15.71%) SOA
3 20 (14.29%) Change Control
4 19 (13.57%) ITIL
5 18 (12.86%) PRINCE2
6 17 (12.14%) UML
7 14 (10.00%) Information Security
8 13 (9.29%) Workflow
8 13 (9.29%) Content Management
9 12 (8.57%) Test Scripting
10 8 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (5.71%) MVC
10 8 (5.71%) ETL
10 8 (5.71%) Project Management
11 7 (5.00%) Migration
12 6 (4.29%) Scrum
12 6 (4.29%) Asset Management
12 6 (4.29%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (4.29%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 54 (38.57%) SQL
2 51 (36.43%) C#
3 21 (15.00%) VB
4 16 (11.43%) Java
5 12 (8.57%) T-SQL
6 8 (5.71%) PL/SQL
6 8 (5.71%) VB.NET
7 6 (4.29%) VB6
8 4 (2.86%) Scala
9 3 (2.14%) VBScript
9 3 (2.14%) X++
9 3 (2.14%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.43%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 16 (11.43%) ISEB
4 5 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.14%) Degree
6 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.71%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.71%) MCSE
7 1 (0.71%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.71%) ISO 9000
2 14 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.86%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.14%) QA
4 3 (2.14%) SLA
5 1 (0.71%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.71%) JSP 440
System Software
1 27 (19.29%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.14%) XenApp
4 2 (1.43%) XenServer
4 2 (1.43%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.57%) SCCM
1 5 (3.57%) SCOM
1 5 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.43%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.43%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.71%) Puppet
4 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (16.43%) SAP
2 21 (15.00%) VMware
3 19 (13.57%) Oracle
4 11 (7.86%) Symantec
5 8 (5.71%) Citrix
6 4 (2.86%) CommVault
6 4 (2.86%) IBM
6 4 (2.86%) McAfee
6 4 (2.86%) HP
7 3 (2.14%) NetApp
8 2 (1.43%) Cisco
9 1 (0.71%) Adobe
9 1 (0.71%) Hitachi
9 1 (0.71%) Informatica
9 1 (0.71%) Embarcadero
9 1 (0.71%) Novell
9 1 (0.71%) Lotus
9 1 (0.71%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.71%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.71%) Teradata
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