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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 22 80 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 18.97% 35.71% 19.74%
As % of the Vendors category 47.83% 60.61% 34.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 72 4
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£500 £325 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -16.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £253 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £731 £400 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
46 132 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 39.66% 58.93% 56.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 115 12
Average daily rate £500 £328 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.67% +5.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £400 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £21.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.18% +115.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Taunton region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 30 (50.85%) .NET
2 24 (40.68%) C#
2 24 (40.68%) SQL Server
3 21 (35.59%) Web Services
3 21 (35.59%) .NET Framework
4 20 (33.90%) UML
4 20 (33.90%) CRM
5 18 (30.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (30.51%) Information Security
6 17 (28.81%) SAP
7 16 (27.12%) PRINCE2
7 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (27.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (25.42%) Security Cleared
8 15 (25.42%) ITIL
8 15 (25.42%) SQL
8 15 (25.42%) VB
8 15 (25.42%) Manufacturing
8 15 (25.42%) ISEB
8 15 (25.42%) Change Control
9 14 (23.73%) GIS
9 14 (23.73%) Visual Studio
9 14 (23.73%) SOA
9 14 (23.73%) ISO 9000
9 14 (23.73%) Retail
10 13 (22.03%) Content Management
10 13 (22.03%) CMS
10 13 (22.03%) Workflow
10 13 (22.03%) Management Information System
11 11 (18.64%) SC Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 13 (22.03%) CMS
2 6 (10.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.69%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.69%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.69%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) SAP BPC
1 2 (3.39%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (3.39%) SAP CO
1 2 (3.39%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.69%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (40.68%) SQL Server
2 16 (27.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) Big Data
3 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (23.73%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (25.42%) Manufacturing
2 14 (23.73%) Retail
3 4 (6.78%) Finance
4 1 (1.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (42.37%) Architect
2 17 (28.81%) Solutions Architect
3 15 (25.42%) Developer
4 9 (15.25%) Technical Architect
5 8 (13.56%) DBA
6 7 (11.86%) Administrator
6 7 (11.86%) Database Developer
6 7 (11.86%) SQL DBA
7 6 (10.17%) Analyst
8 5 (8.47%) .NET Developer
9 3 (5.08%) Support Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Service Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Service Desk Analyst
10 2 (3.39%) Server Administrator
10 2 (3.39%) SAP Consultant
10 2 (3.39%) SQL Server DBA
10 2 (3.39%) Consultant
10 2 (3.39%) AWS Developer
11 1 (1.69%) 2nd Line Support
11 1 (1.69%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (50.85%) .NET
2 21 (35.59%) Web Services
2 21 (35.59%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.39%) JSP
4 1 (1.69%) PostGIS
4 1 (1.69%) Middleware
4 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.73%) GIS
2 13 (22.03%) Management Information System
3 9 (15.25%) Client/Server
4 7 (11.86%) Data Integration
5 3 (5.08%) Replication
6 2 (3.39%) Clustering
6 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.56%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.90%) UML
1 20 (33.90%) CRM
2 18 (30.51%) Information Security
3 16 (27.12%) PRINCE2
3 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (25.42%) ITIL
4 15 (25.42%) Change Control
5 14 (23.73%) SOA
6 13 (22.03%) Content Management
6 13 (22.03%) Workflow
7 10 (16.95%) Test Scripting
8 9 (15.25%) TOGAF
8 9 (15.25%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (11.86%) Programme Management
10 6 (10.17%) Business Continuity
11 5 (8.47%) Web Accessibility
12 4 (6.78%) Technical Architecture
12 4 (6.78%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (6.78%) Mentoring
13 3 (5.08%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.68%) C#
2 15 (25.42%) SQL
2 15 (25.42%) VB
3 8 (13.56%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.08%) Java
4 3 (5.08%) Scala
5 2 (3.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) Security Cleared
1 15 (25.42%) ISEB
2 11 (18.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.78%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) Degree
4 2 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.69%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (23.73%) ISO 9000
3 2 (3.39%) SLA
4 1 (1.69%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.69%) QA
4 1 (1.69%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.08%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.39%) XenApp
3 2 (3.39%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (28.81%) SAP
2 4 (6.78%) VMware
3 3 (5.08%) Zerto
3 3 (5.08%) Citrix
3 3 (5.08%) Hitachi
3 3 (5.08%) HP
3 3 (5.08%) Cisco
3 3 (5.08%) Veeam
4 2 (3.39%) CommVault
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle
Taunton
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £350 - 375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £355 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago