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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 16 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 34 49 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 10.69% 21.97% 25.47%
As % of the Vendors category 28.33% 47.12% 55.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 21
Average daily rate
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£363 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £161 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £380 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.65 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.79% -0.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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
120 104 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 37.74% 46.64% 46.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 70 53
Average daily rate £315 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.62% +22.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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 1 October 2014.

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
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 1 October 2014. 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 -17 11 £381 +22.00% 2
Bath +6 10 £390 +57.57% 9
Street -8 1 £250 -
Yeovil - 1 £213 - 3
Bridgwater - - - -
Glastonbury - - - -
Weston-super-Mare - - - - 2
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 61 (46.21%) Security Cleared
2 55 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 43 (32.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 39 (29.55%) SAP
5 36 (27.27%) Windows
6 27 (20.45%) Service Delivery
7 26 (19.70%) ITIL
8 25 (18.94%) SharePoint
8 25 (18.94%) ISEB
8 25 (18.94%) Test Scripting
9 23 (17.42%) Software Testing
9 23 (17.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (16.67%) Asset Management
11 21 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (15.91%) Project Management
11 21 (15.91%) C#
11 21 (15.91%) Portfolio Management
12 20 (15.15%) SQL
12 20 (15.15%) Test Management
13 19 (14.39%) Operations Management
13 19 (14.39%) CMDB
13 19 (14.39%) MS Office
13 19 (14.39%) Capacity Management
14 18 (13.64%) SolarWinds
14 18 (13.64%) Web Services
14 18 (13.64%) MS Excel
15 17 (12.88%) Visual Studio
15 17 (12.88%) ISTQB
15 17 (12.88%) Migration
15 17 (12.88%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 25 (18.94%) SharePoint
2 14 (10.61%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (5.30%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.30%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (4.55%) IIS
5 5 (3.79%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (14.39%) MS Office
2 18 (13.64%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.52%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.76%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (3.03%) SAP SD
2 3 (2.27%) assyst
3 2 (1.52%) SAP HCM
3 2 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.76%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.55%) Office 365
3 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.58%) Firewall
2 3 (2.27%) Wireless
3 2 (1.52%) NetScaler
3 2 (1.52%) DNS
3 2 (1.52%) LAN
3 2 (1.52%) VoIP
3 2 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.52%) WAN
3 2 (1.52%) DHCP
3 2 (1.52%) Internet
4 1 (0.76%) SAN
4 1 (0.76%) Intranet
4 1 (0.76%) MPLS
4 1 (0.76%) OSPF
4 1 (0.76%) BGP
4 1 (0.76%) VRRP
4 1 (0.76%) LDAP
4 1 (0.76%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.76%) FTP
4 1 (0.76%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.76%) DTS
7 1 (0.76%) Ingres
7 1 (0.76%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (17.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (12.88%) Visual Studio
3 8 (6.06%) SpecFlow
4 5 (3.79%) Selenium
5 3 (2.27%) MSI
General
1 9 (6.82%) Finance
2 6 (4.55%) Front Office
3 5 (3.79%) Back Office
4 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.76%) Legal
4 1 (0.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 46 (34.85%) Analyst
2 23 (17.42%) Test Analyst
3 20 (15.15%) Developer
4 17 (12.88%) Business Analyst
5 15 (11.36%) Senior Analyst
6 14 (10.61%) Senior Test Analyst
7 12 (9.09%) Administrator
8 10 (7.58%) SharePoint Administrator
8 10 (7.58%) Support Engineer
9 9 (6.82%) Project Manager
10 8 (6.06%) Tester
11 7 (5.30%) Network Engineer
11 7 (5.30%) Network Support
12 6 (4.55%) SAP Analyst
12 6 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
13 5 (3.79%) Test Team Leader
13 5 (3.79%) Senior Tester
13 5 (3.79%) Team Leader
13 5 (3.79%) Lead Network Engineer
14 4 (3.03%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.64%) Web Services
2 15 (11.36%) .NET
3 13 (9.85%) HTML
4 10 (7.58%) XML
5 9 (6.82%) CSS
6 8 (6.06%) Gherkin
7 6 (4.55%) HTML5
8 5 (3.79%) WCF
9 3 (2.27%) XSD
9 3 (2.27%) XSLT
9 3 (2.27%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.27%) XML Schema
9 3 (2.27%) jQuery
9 3 (2.27%) CSS3
10 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.52%) WF
11 1 (0.76%) SOAP
11 1 (0.76%) Ajax
11 1 (0.76%) JSON
11 1 (0.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.39%) CMDB
2 14 (10.61%) GIS
3 9 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.79%) Statistics
5 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.52%) User Experience
5 2 (1.52%) Clustering
5 2 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.76%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.76%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 36 (27.27%) Windows
2 17 (12.88%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.79%) Windows XP
4 4 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.27%) Linux
6 2 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (1.52%) Android
7 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (32.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 27 (20.45%) Service Delivery
3 26 (19.70%) ITIL
4 25 (18.94%) Test Scripting
5 23 (17.42%) Software Testing
6 22 (16.67%) Asset Management
7 21 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (15.91%) Project Management
7 21 (15.91%) Portfolio Management
8 20 (15.15%) Test Management
9 19 (14.39%) Operations Management
9 19 (14.39%) Capacity Management
10 17 (12.88%) Migration
11 15 (11.36%) Scrum
11 15 (11.36%) Service Management
11 15 (11.36%) PRINCE2
12 13 (9.85%) Test Strategy
13 11 (8.33%) Business Analysis
13 11 (8.33%) BDD
14 9 (6.82%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.91%) C#
2 20 (15.15%) SQL
3 9 (6.82%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.30%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.03%) C
5 4 (3.03%) ABAP
6 2 (1.52%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.76%) VBA
7 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.76%) VB
7 1 (0.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 61 (46.21%) Security Cleared
2 55 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 25 (18.94%) ISEB
4 17 (12.88%) ISTQB
5 16 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 11 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (6.06%) MCP
9 6 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (3.79%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (3.03%) Degree
11 4 (3.03%) MCSE
12 2 (1.52%) MOS
12 2 (1.52%) MCITP
12 2 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.52%) MCSA
13 1 (0.76%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.76%) MCT
13 1 (0.76%) CCNA
13 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.30%) SLA
2 6 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 16 (12.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 11 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 9 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.79%) ISA Server
5 3 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.76%) NFS
6 1 (0.76%) XenApp
6 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.76%) Kerio MailServer
Systems Management
1 6 (4.55%) SCCM
2 3 (2.27%) SCOM
3 2 (1.52%) WSUS
4 1 (0.76%) Nagios
4 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (29.55%) SAP
2 18 (13.64%) SolarWinds
3 10 (7.58%) VMware
4 7 (5.30%) Citrix
5 6 (4.55%) Cisco
6 5 (3.79%) HP
6 5 (3.79%) Barracuda Networks
7 3 (2.27%) Mitel
8 2 (1.52%) Avaya
9 1 (0.76%) Juniper
9 1 (0.76%) CA
9 1 (0.76%) Siemens
9 1 (0.76%) Apple
9 1 (0.76%) McAfee
9 1 (0.76%) IBM
9 1 (0.76%) Nortel
9 1 (0.76%) Brocade
9 1 (0.76%) ProCurve
9 1 (0.76%) WatchGuard
9 1 (0.76%) SonicWALL
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