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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 13 5 1
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 15.89% 28.30% 49.09%
As % of the Vendors category 51.52% 65.22% 72.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £284 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.34% -5.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.30 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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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
33 23 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 30.84% 43.40% 67.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 15
Average daily rate £349 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £125 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £400 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.30 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 27 (55.10%) Security Cleared
2 21 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 20 (40.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (40.82%) Test Scripting
4 18 (36.73%) SAP
5 17 (34.69%) ISEB
6 15 (30.61%) MS Office
6 15 (30.61%) Software Testing
7 14 (28.57%) ISTQB
7 14 (28.57%) SQL
7 14 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (26.53%) C#
9 12 (24.49%) Visual Studio
10 11 (22.45%) BDD
10 11 (22.45%) SpecFlow
11 10 (20.41%) Gherkin
11 10 (20.41%) Test Management
11 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (20.41%) Scrum
12 9 (18.37%) ITIL
12 9 (18.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (16.33%) Windows
14 7 (14.29%) Project Management
14 7 (14.29%) Automated Testing
14 7 (14.29%) Business Analysis
14 7 (14.29%) Integration Testing
14 7 (14.29%) User Stories
14 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (12.24%) Test Strategy
15 6 (12.24%) GIS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
1 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (30.61%) MS Office
2 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.08%) InfoPath
4 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) SAP SD
2 2 (4.08%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Office 365
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) MPLS
1 1 (2.04%) OSPF
1 1 (2.04%) BGP
1 1 (2.04%) VRRP
1 1 (2.04%) Firewall
1 1 (2.04%) ADSL
1 1 (2.04%) LAN
1 1 (2.04%) VoIP
1 1 (2.04%) WAN
1 1 (2.04%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.04%) RIP
1 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.04%) VPN
1 1 (2.04%) iSCSI
1 1 (2.04%) VPLS
1 1 (2.04%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (24.49%) Visual Studio
3 11 (22.45%) SpecFlow
4 5 (10.20%) Selenium
5 2 (4.08%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.04%) MSI
6 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (51.02%) Analyst
2 15 (30.61%) Test Analyst
3 10 (20.41%) Senior Test Analyst
3 10 (20.41%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (16.33%) Developer
5 6 (12.24%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) ABAP Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Graduate Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Graduate
7 3 (6.12%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Support
7 3 (6.12%) SAP Business Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Team Leader
7 3 (6.12%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (6.12%) SAP Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) SAP Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Technical Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Configuration Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) Gherkin
2 4 (8.16%) XML
2 4 (8.16%) CSS
2 4 (8.16%) HTML
3 3 (6.12%) Web Services
4 1 (2.04%) .NET
4 1 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.24%) GIS
3 3 (6.12%) CMDB
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Replication
4 1 (2.04%) Clustering
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.04%) Linux
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) User Acceptance Testing
1 20 (40.82%) Test Scripting
2 15 (30.61%) Software Testing
3 11 (22.45%) BDD
4 10 (20.41%) Test Management
4 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (20.41%) Scrum
5 9 (18.37%) ITIL
6 7 (14.29%) Project Management
6 7 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 7 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 7 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 7 (14.29%) User Stories
7 6 (12.24%) Test Strategy
7 6 (12.24%) PRINCE2
8 5 (10.20%) Test Automation
9 4 (8.16%) Manual Testing
9 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery
10 3 (6.12%) Service Management
10 3 (6.12%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.57%) SQL
2 13 (26.53%) C#
3 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.16%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 27 (55.10%) Security Cleared
2 21 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 17 (34.69%) ISEB
4 14 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 9 (18.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (8.16%) Degree
7 3 (6.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (4.08%) MOS
8 2 (4.08%) MCSE
8 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (2.04%) MCT
9 1 (2.04%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (2.04%) NFS
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) SCOM
2 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) SAP
2 3 (6.12%) SolarWinds
3 2 (4.08%) Cisco
4 1 (2.04%) Juniper
4 1 (2.04%) Siemens
4 1 (2.04%) McAfee
4 1 (2.04%) IBM
4 1 (2.04%) Citrix
4 1 (2.04%) Brocade
4 1 (2.04%) WatchGuard
4 1 (2.04%) IronPort
4 1 (2.04%) Trustwave
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WA Consultants
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago