The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 July 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 2 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 28 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 20.00% 31.11% 21.08%
As % of the Vendors category 30.00% 46.67% 42.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 24 32
Median daily rate £300 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £316 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £810 £500 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.60 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Microsoft
Somerset

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Taunton region.

Vendors Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
30 60 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 66.67% 66.67% 49.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 44 66
Median daily rate £310 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £323 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.60 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Taunton region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Taunton region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Taunton region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Taunton region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
3 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
5 3 (18.75%) SCCM
5 3 (18.75%) MS Office
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) .NET
5 3 (18.75%) SAN
5 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) IVR
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Firewall
6 2 (12.50%) BT
6 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (12.50%) C#
6 2 (12.50%) OO
6 2 (12.50%) Siemens
6 2 (12.50%) Web Services
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
6 2 (12.50%) OOD

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) Office 365
3 1 (6.25%) IaaS
3 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) OpenScape
2 2 (12.50%) PABX
2 2 (12.50%) Skype
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
2 2 (12.50%) VoIP
2 2 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
1 1 (6.25%) SonarQube
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Rollout Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Rollout Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Technician
3 2 (12.50%) Communications Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Voice Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Voice Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) WCF
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Handset
2 2 (12.50%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (12.50%) High Availability
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) OO
2 2 (12.50%) OOD
2 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Case Management
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design
3 1 (6.25%) Release Management
3 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Scrum
3 1 (6.25%) SDLC
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) BT
2 2 (12.50%) Siemens
3 1 (6.25%) Apple
3 1 (6.25%) Forcepoint
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Sophos