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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 38 42 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 33.93% 42.00% 31.58%
As % of the Vendors category 52.05% 77.78% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 33 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £164 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £723 £423 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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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
73 54 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 65.18% 54.00% 70.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 43 18
Average daily rate £406 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £163 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £715 £425 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 27 February 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 27 February 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 25 (48.08%) .NET
2 23 (44.23%) C#
2 23 (44.23%) SQL Server
3 19 (36.54%) SQL
4 18 (34.62%) Web Services
5 17 (32.69%) Visual Studio
6 16 (30.77%) CRM
6 16 (30.77%) ISEB
6 16 (30.77%) .NET Framework
6 16 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (26.92%) SAP
9 13 (25.00%) Test Scripting
10 12 (23.08%) Security Cleared
10 12 (23.08%) ITIL
10 12 (23.08%) PRINCE2
10 12 (23.08%) VB
11 10 (19.23%) GIS
11 10 (19.23%) Manufacturing
11 10 (19.23%) ISO 9000
11 10 (19.23%) Retail
11 10 (19.23%) Change Control
12 9 (17.31%) Content Management
12 9 (17.31%) Information Security
12 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
12 9 (17.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 9 (17.31%) SOA
12 9 (17.31%) UML
12 9 (17.31%) Workflow
12 9 (17.31%) CMS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 9 (17.31%) CMS
2 5 (9.62%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) SAP FI
1 2 (3.85%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (3.85%) SAP CO
1 2 (3.85%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (44.23%) SQL Server
2 16 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (32.69%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (9.62%) SpecFlow
3 3 (5.77%) Selenium
3 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.92%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.92%) MSI
General
1 10 (19.23%) Manufacturing
1 10 (19.23%) Retail
2 4 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Developer
2 11 (21.15%) Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (19.23%) Architect
4 8 (15.38%) DBA
5 7 (13.46%) Administrator
5 7 (13.46%) Test Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Database Developer
5 7 (13.46%) SQL DBA
6 5 (9.62%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) .NET Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.85%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.85%) SAP Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (48.08%) .NET
2 18 (34.62%) Web Services
3 16 (30.77%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.69%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.92%) Middleware
5 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.92%) JSP
5 1 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) GIS
2 9 (17.31%) Management Information System
3 7 (13.46%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.92%) Replication
5 1 (1.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.77%) CRM
2 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 12 (23.08%) ITIL
4 12 (23.08%) PRINCE2
5 10 (19.23%) Change Control
6 9 (17.31%) UML
6 9 (17.31%) SOA
6 9 (17.31%) Workflow
6 9 (17.31%) Information Security
6 9 (17.31%) Content Management
7 7 (13.46%) Integration Testing
8 6 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (9.62%) BDD
9 5 (9.62%) Web Accessibility
9 5 (9.62%) Automated Testing
10 4 (7.69%) Software Testing
10 4 (7.69%) Scrum
10 4 (7.69%) Test Automation
10 4 (7.69%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (44.23%) C#
2 19 (36.54%) SQL
3 12 (23.08%) VB
4 8 (15.38%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.77%) Java
5 3 (5.77%) Scala
6 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) ISEB
2 12 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.69%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.85%) Degree
6 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.92%) MCITP
6 1 (1.92%) VCP4
6 1 (1.92%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.23%) ISO 9000
2 9 (17.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (5.77%) QA
3 3 (5.77%) SLA
4 1 (1.92%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (1.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) SAP
2 1 (1.92%) Cisco
2 1 (1.92%) Citrix
2 1 (1.92%) VMware
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle
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