The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Taunton region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 35 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 20.47% 27.59% 23.21%
As % of the Vendors category 42.17% 59.26% 46.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 7 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £291 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £354 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
83 27 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 48.54% 46.55% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 13 12
Average daily rate £350 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £423 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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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 July 2014.

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 July 2014, 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 81 (66.94%) Security Cleared
2 73 (60.33%) SC Cleared
3 55 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 35 (28.93%) ITIL
4 35 (28.93%) Test Scripting
5 29 (23.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (23.97%) Service Delivery
6 28 (23.14%) SAP
6 28 (23.14%) Test Management
7 26 (21.49%) Windows
8 25 (20.66%) ISEB
8 25 (20.66%) Software Testing
9 24 (19.83%) SharePoint
10 23 (19.01%) Service Management
11 21 (17.36%) ISTQB
12 20 (16.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 20 (16.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 19 (15.70%) Windows 7
13 19 (15.70%) Project Management
14 18 (14.88%) Migration
14 18 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (14.05%) MS Excel
15 17 (14.05%) VMware
15 17 (14.05%) Portfolio Management
16 15 (12.40%) SharePoint 2013
16 15 (12.40%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (12.40%) MCP
17 14 (11.57%) IIS
17 14 (11.57%) Scrum
17 14 (11.57%) ITSM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 24 (19.83%) SharePoint
2 15 (12.40%) SharePoint 2013
3 14 (11.57%) IIS
3 14 (11.57%) SharePoint Server
3 14 (11.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (4.13%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (14.05%) MS Excel
2 13 (10.74%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.31%) SAP SD
2 3 (2.48%) Summit
2 3 (2.48%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.92%) Firewall
2 3 (2.48%) SAN
3 2 (1.65%) DHCP
3 2 (1.65%) DNS
4 1 (0.83%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.83%) RIP
4 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.83%) VPN
4 1 (0.83%) ADSL
4 1 (0.83%) LAN
4 1 (0.83%) VoIP
4 1 (0.83%) WAN
4 1 (0.83%) Internet
4 1 (0.83%) MPLS
4 1 (0.83%) OSPF
4 1 (0.83%) BGP
4 1 (0.83%) VRRP
4 1 (0.83%) Nortel Meridian
4 1 (0.83%) VPLS
4 1 (0.83%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.83%) DTS
5 1 (0.83%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 29 (23.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (9.92%) Visual Studio
3 10 (8.26%) SpecFlow
4 6 (4.96%) MSI
5 5 (4.13%) Selenium
General
1 12 (9.92%) Front Office
1 12 (9.92%) Back Office
2 7 (5.79%) Finance
3 4 (3.31%) Publishing
4 3 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (30.58%) Analyst
2 24 (19.83%) Administrator
3 22 (18.18%) SharePoint Administrator
4 21 (17.36%) Test Analyst
5 14 (11.57%) Tester
6 13 (10.74%) Business Analyst
7 11 (9.09%) Support Engineer
7 11 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
8 10 (8.26%) Developer
9 9 (7.44%) Network Support
10 8 (6.61%) Network Support Engineer
10 8 (6.61%) Network Engineer
11 7 (5.79%) Lead Network Engineer
12 6 (4.96%) Team Leader
13 5 (4.13%) Service Manager
13 5 (4.13%) Test Team Leader
13 5 (4.13%) Applications Packager
14 4 (3.31%) Technical Support
14 4 (3.31%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.26%) Web Services
2 7 (5.79%) Gherkin
3 5 (4.13%) XML
3 5 (4.13%) HTML
3 5 (4.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.57%) Management Information System
1 14 (11.57%) CMDB
2 13 (10.74%) GIS
3 12 (9.92%) Statistics
4 5 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.31%) Replication
6 2 (1.65%) Clustering
7 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (21.49%) Windows
2 19 (15.70%) Windows 7
3 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.65%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.65%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.83%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 35 (28.93%) ITIL
2 35 (28.93%) Test Scripting
3 29 (23.97%) Service Delivery
4 28 (23.14%) Test Management
5 25 (20.66%) Software Testing
6 23 (19.01%) Service Management
7 19 (15.70%) Project Management
8 18 (14.88%) Migration
9 17 (14.05%) Portfolio Management
10 14 (11.57%) Capacity Management
10 14 (11.57%) Scrum
10 14 (11.57%) ITSM
10 14 (11.57%) Operations Management
10 14 (11.57%) Asset Management
11 12 (9.92%) Risk Analysis
11 12 (9.92%) BDD
12 11 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
12 11 (9.09%) Test Strategy
12 11 (9.09%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.57%) PowerShell
2 13 (10.74%) C#
2 13 (10.74%) SQL
3 5 (4.13%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.31%) ABAP
5 3 (2.48%) C
6 2 (1.65%) PHP
7 1 (0.83%) VB
7 1 (0.83%) VBA
7 1 (0.83%) VB6
Qualifications
1 81 (66.94%) Security Cleared
2 73 (60.33%) SC Cleared
3 25 (20.66%) ISEB
4 21 (17.36%) ISTQB
5 20 (16.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 20 (16.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (12.40%) MCP
8 5 (4.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (3.31%) MCSE
9 4 (3.31%) Degree
10 3 (2.48%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.65%) MCITP
12 1 (0.83%) MCT
12 1 (0.83%) CCNA
12 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.26%) SLA
2 3 (2.48%) ISO 14001
2 3 (2.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (12.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (10.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 11 (9.09%) ISA Server
4 8 (6.61%) Active Directory
5 6 (4.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.83%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.48%) SCCM
1 3 (2.48%) SCOM
1 3 (2.48%) SCSM
2 1 (0.83%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (23.14%) SAP
2 17 (14.05%) VMware
3 13 (10.74%) SolarWinds
4 11 (9.09%) Barracuda Networks
5 5 (4.13%) Citrix
6 3 (2.48%) Cisco
7 1 (0.83%) IBM
7 1 (0.83%) Nortel
7 1 (0.83%) Juniper
7 1 (0.83%) Siemens
7 1 (0.83%) McAfee
7 1 (0.83%) Trustwave
7 1 (0.83%) Altiris
7 1 (0.83%) Brocade
7 1 (0.83%) WatchGuard
7 1 (0.83%) IronPort
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