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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 15 17
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 13.73% 22.73% 10.24%
As % of the Vendors category 36.84% 35.09% 36.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 11
Median daily rate £225 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
19 57 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 37.25% 64.77% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 48 26
Median daily rate £275 £369 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.37% +3.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £260 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £449 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 6 (37.50%) Windows
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (25.00%) Office 365
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 3 (18.75%) .NET
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) SCCM
4 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) IVR
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) BT
4 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Handset
4 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 2 (12.50%) LAN
4 2 (12.50%) VoIP
4 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP

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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) IaaS
2 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
1 2 (12.50%) OpenScape
1 2 (12.50%) PABX
1 2 (12.50%) Skype
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
1 2 (12.50%) VoIP
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) SonarQube
2 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Rollout Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Rollout Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 2 (12.50%) Communications Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Voice Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Voice Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Handset
1 2 (12.50%) IVR
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (18.75%) Scrum
2 2 (12.50%) High Availability
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
2 2 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) BDD
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Kanban
3 1 (6.25%) Line Management
3 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Release Management
3 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) BT
2 2 (12.50%) Siemens
3 1 (6.25%) Apple
3 1 (6.25%) Forcepoint
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
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