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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 25 5
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 12 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 22.03% 10.91% 31.68%
As % of the Vendors category 52.00% 19.67% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 28
Median daily rate £325 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £323 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £401 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
- +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year
- +2.16%
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
25 61 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 42.37% 55.45% 43.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 56 39
Median daily rate £325 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £330 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £436 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 11 (57.89%) .NET
1 11 (57.89%) Scrum
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (57.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (52.63%) C#
3 7 (36.84%) BDD
4 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
5 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
5 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
5 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Cucumber
5 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Kanban
5 5 (26.32%) SpecFlow
6 4 (21.05%) Gherkin
6 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
6 4 (21.05%) QA
6 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
7 3 (15.79%) Windows
7 3 (15.79%) MS Office
7 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
8 2 (10.53%) Office 365
8 2 (10.53%) Server Virtualisation
8 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
8 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure

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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DHCP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (26.32%) Cucumber
2 5 (26.32%) SpecFlow
2 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) SonarQube
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Web Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Web Applications Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Web Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Server Support
4 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
1 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (57.89%) Scrum
2 7 (36.84%) BDD
3 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Kanban
3 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
3 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.26%) Line Management
6 1 (5.26%) Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Release Management
6 1 (5.26%) SDLC
6 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) MCITP
3 1 (5.26%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) IBM