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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Somerset / Taunton
Rank 12 13 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 6 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 13.33% 11.11% 38.75%
As % of the Vendors category 47.06% 18.18% 70.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 25
Median daily rate £225 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.93% -3.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £13.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 - £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 - £14.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.02 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +3.33%

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
17 33 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 28.33% 61.11% 55.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 30 36
Median daily rate £225 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £322 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £465 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £13.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 - £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 - £14.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.20 £23.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-20.89% +33.33%

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
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 24 January 2017, 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 13 (68.42%) C#
1 13 (68.42%) .NET
1 13 (68.42%) Scrum
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (68.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (52.63%) BDD
3 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
4 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Kanban
4 5 (26.32%) SpecFlow
4 5 (26.32%) Cucumber
5 4 (21.05%) Gherkin
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
5 4 (21.05%) QA
5 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) Office 365
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
6 2 (10.53%) Smartphone
6 2 (10.53%) MS Office
6 2 (10.53%) Windows
6 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (5.26%) MCSE
7 1 (5.26%) MS Excel

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 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DHCP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (26.32%) Cucumber
2 5 (26.32%) SpecFlow
2 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Test Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Manual Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Web Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Web Applications Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Web Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Tester
6 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Server Support
6 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (68.42%) Scrum
2 10 (52.63%) BDD
3 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Kanban
4 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
5 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.26%) Line Management
6 1 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) MCITP
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) VMware