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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 12 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 37 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 12.73% 40.66% 51.35%
As % of the Vendors category 26.92% 67.27% 77.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 31 30
Average daily rate £350 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £350 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £723 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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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
26 55 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 47.27% 60.44% 66.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 47 39
Average daily rate £400 £450 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +45.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £320 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £724 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £19.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

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 8 February 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 8 February 2016, 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 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) .NET
3 8 (34.78%) C#
3 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (30.43%) Scrum
5 6 (26.09%) VMware
5 6 (26.09%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
5 6 (26.09%) SAN
5 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
5 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
6 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
6 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
6 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (21.74%) HTML
6 5 (21.74%) CSS
7 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
7 4 (17.39%) CMS
7 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
7 4 (17.39%) ITIL
7 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
7 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
7 4 (17.39%) EPiServer
7 4 (17.39%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (13.04%) MCITP
8 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
8 3 (13.04%) WCF

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (17.39%) CMS
2 3 (13.04%) IIS
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.70%) EPiServer CMS
3 2 (8.70%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Solr
4 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) SAN
2 3 (13.04%) LAN
2 3 (13.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.35%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.04%) SpecFlow
2 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Web Developer
4 3 (13.04%) IT Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) IT Security Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Security Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Developer
5 2 (8.70%) EPiServer Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Architect
6 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Junior Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
6 1 (4.35%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 5 (21.74%) CSS
2 5 (21.74%) HTML
3 3 (13.04%) WCF
3 3 (13.04%) Web Services
4 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
4 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.70%) CSS3
4 2 (8.70%) HTML5
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (4.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.04%) Unix
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.70%) Linux
5 2 (8.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) Scrum
3 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
4 4 (17.39%) ITIL
4 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.04%) MVC
5 3 (13.04%) OO
5 3 (13.04%) OOD
5 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
5 3 (13.04%) Time Management
5 3 (13.04%) User Stories
6 2 (8.70%) BDD
6 2 (8.70%) OWASP
6 2 (8.70%) Release Management
6 2 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Web Development
6 2 (8.70%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) C#
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) MCITP
2 3 (13.04%) MCSE
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.70%) WCAG
3 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) VMware
2 4 (17.39%) EPiServer
3 2 (8.70%) Sitecore
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
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