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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 12 3
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 30.77% 19.75% 30.77%
As % of the Vendors category 43.75% 44.93% 59.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 29 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £105 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
64 69 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 70.33% 43.95% 51.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 54 11
Average daily rate £400 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £491 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.16%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 18 (41.86%) Security Cleared
2 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) UML
3 16 (37.21%) ISEB
4 15 (34.88%) Content Management
4 15 (34.88%) Information Security
4 15 (34.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (32.56%) SC Cleared
5 14 (32.56%) C#
6 13 (30.23%) .NET
6 13 (30.23%) SAP
7 12 (27.91%) GIS
7 12 (27.91%) PRINCE2
7 12 (27.91%) SOA
8 11 (25.58%) Manufacturing
8 11 (25.58%) .NET Framework
8 11 (25.58%) Change Control
9 10 (23.26%) Data Centre
9 10 (23.26%) CMS
9 10 (23.26%) Management Information System
9 10 (23.26%) ISO 9000
9 10 (23.26%) CRM
9 10 (23.26%) Web Services
9 10 (23.26%) ITIL
10 9 (20.93%) VB
10 9 (20.93%) Client/Server
10 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
10 9 (20.93%) Workflow
10 9 (20.93%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (20.93%) TOGAF

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 10 (23.26%) CMS
2 8 (18.60%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.98%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.33%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.33%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (2.33%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
2 8 (18.60%) MS Office
3 5 (11.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) SAP FI
1 2 (4.65%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (4.65%) SAP CO
1 2 (4.65%) SAP BPC
2 1 (2.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.33%) Big Data
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) SpecFlow
2 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.30%) Selenium
2 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (25.58%) Manufacturing
2 9 (20.93%) Retail
3 6 (13.95%) Finance
4 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Architect
2 13 (30.23%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (23.26%) Analyst
4 9 (20.93%) Technical Architect
5 6 (13.95%) Test Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Author
6 5 (11.63%) Technical Author
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.65%) Service Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) SAP Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) 1st Line Support
9 1 (2.33%) Support Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) 3rd Line Support
9 1 (2.33%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.23%) .NET
2 11 (25.58%) .NET Framework
3 10 (23.26%) Web Services
4 3 (6.98%) XML
4 3 (6.98%) HTML
5 2 (4.65%) Middleware
6 1 (2.33%) JSP
6 1 (2.33%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) GIS
2 10 (23.26%) Management Information System
2 10 (23.26%) Data Centre
3 9 (20.93%) Client/Server
4 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.98%) Graphic Design
4 3 (6.98%) Wiki
4 3 (6.98%) Replication
5 2 (4.65%) Clustering
6 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) UML
1 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.88%) Content Management
2 15 (34.88%) Information Security
3 12 (27.91%) PRINCE2
3 12 (27.91%) SOA
4 11 (25.58%) Change Control
5 10 (23.26%) ITIL
5 10 (23.26%) CRM
6 9 (20.93%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (20.93%) Workflow
6 9 (20.93%) TOGAF
7 7 (16.28%) Programme Management
8 6 (13.95%) Business Continuity
8 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
9 5 (11.63%) ArchiMate
10 4 (9.30%) Test Management
10 4 (9.30%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) C#
2 9 (20.93%) VB
3 3 (6.98%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (41.86%) Security Cleared
2 16 (37.21%) ISEB
3 14 (32.56%) SC Cleared
4 6 (13.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (13.95%) ISTQB
5 5 (11.63%) Degree
6 4 (9.30%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (34.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (23.26%) ISO 9000
3 4 (9.30%) QA
4 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.33%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.65%) XenApp
3 2 (4.65%) XenDesktop
3 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Puppet
1 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) SAP
2 4 (9.30%) Cisco
2 4 (9.30%) VMware
3 3 (6.98%) Veeam
3 3 (6.98%) Zerto
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) HP
3 3 (6.98%) Citrix
3 3 (6.98%) Hitachi
4 2 (4.65%) CommVault
5 1 (2.33%) Juniper