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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 1 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 37 28 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 39.78% 43.08% 19.44%
As % of the Vendors category 72.55% 68.29% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £168 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £723 £400 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.72 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.32% -14.25%
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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
51 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 54.84% 63.08% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 31 18
Average daily rate £450 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £168 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £400 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £19.30 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.64% +93.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 (45.10%) .NET
1 23 (45.10%) SQL Server
2 21 (41.18%) C#
3 19 (37.25%) SQL
4 17 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 16 (31.37%) Web Services
5 16 (31.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (27.45%) .NET Framework
6 14 (27.45%) CRM
6 14 (27.45%) ISEB
7 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (25.49%) Test Scripting
7 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
8 10 (19.61%) SAP
8 10 (19.61%) VB
8 10 (19.61%) SC Cleared
8 10 (19.61%) Change Control
9 9 (17.65%) ITIL
9 9 (17.65%) PRINCE2
10 8 (15.69%) Windows
10 8 (15.69%) T-SQL
10 8 (15.69%) ISO 9000
10 8 (15.69%) GIS
10 8 (15.69%) Manufacturing
10 8 (15.69%) Retail
11 7 (13.73%) Content Management
11 7 (13.73%) Integration Testing
11 7 (13.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (13.73%) Data Integration
11 7 (13.73%) CMS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 7 (13.73%) CMS
2 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Office
2 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.92%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (45.10%) SQL Server
2 16 (31.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.80%) SpecFlow
2 5 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.88%) Selenium
3 3 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.96%) MSI
General
1 8 (15.69%) Manufacturing
1 8 (15.69%) Retail
2 4 (7.84%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Developer
2 12 (23.53%) Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Architect
3 8 (15.69%) DBA
3 8 (15.69%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (13.73%) SQL DBA
4 7 (13.73%) Database Developer
4 7 (13.73%) Test Analyst
4 7 (13.73%) Administrator
5 5 (9.80%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) .NET Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.92%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (3.92%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (45.10%) .NET
2 16 (31.37%) Web Services
3 14 (27.45%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.84%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.96%) JSP
5 1 (1.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) GIS
2 7 (13.73%) Data Integration
2 7 (13.73%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.96%) Clustering
3 1 (1.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) CRM
2 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.49%) Test Scripting
3 10 (19.61%) Change Control
4 9 (17.65%) ITIL
4 9 (17.65%) PRINCE2
5 7 (13.73%) Content Management
5 7 (13.73%) Integration Testing
5 7 (13.73%) Workflow
5 7 (13.73%) Information Security
5 7 (13.73%) SOA
5 7 (13.73%) UML
6 6 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Automated Testing
7 5 (9.80%) BDD
7 5 (9.80%) Web Accessibility
8 4 (7.84%) Scrum
8 4 (7.84%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.84%) Manual Testing
8 4 (7.84%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 21 (41.18%) C#
2 19 (37.25%) SQL
3 10 (19.61%) VB
4 8 (15.69%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.88%) Scala
5 3 (5.88%) Java
6 2 (3.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (27.45%) ISEB
2 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
3 10 (19.61%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.92%) MOS
6 1 (1.96%) MCITP
6 1 (1.96%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.96%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) ISO 9000
2 7 (13.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (5.88%) QA
4 2 (3.92%) SLA
5 1 (1.96%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) SAP
2 1 (1.96%) Cisco
2 1 (1.96%) Citrix
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle
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