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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 20 3
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 15 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 22.58% 11.63% 36.15%
As % of the Vendors category 58.33% 27.78% 59.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 67
Median daily rate £250 £650 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.53% +85.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £268 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £745 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
12 54 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 38.71% 41.86% 60.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 35 111
Median daily rate £250 £419 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.29% +27.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £302 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £745 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +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 3 May 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 May 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 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
3 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) SAN
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
5 2 (15.38%) Web Services
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) OO
5 2 (15.38%) OOD
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) WCF
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (15.38%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (7.69%) Case Management
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 10

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 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Solr
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Mac Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior C# Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Support
4 1 (7.69%) Software Design Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Rollout Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) WCF
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.69%) Solaris
4 1 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (15.38%) OO
1 2 (15.38%) OOD
1 2 (15.38%) Server Virtualisation
1 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
1 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
1 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
2 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) Release Management
2 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Scrum
2 1 (7.69%) SOA
2 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
2 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCITP
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Nessus
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) Apple
2 1 (7.69%) Forcepoint
2 1 (7.69%) Sophos