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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 13 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 52 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 17.16% 40.94% 28.17%
As % of the Vendors category 32.86% 74.29% 39.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 43 3
Average daily rate
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£675 £360 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £189 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £410 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £327 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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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
70 70 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 52.24% 55.12% 71.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 59 16
Average daily rate £540 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.15% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £163 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £425 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
Average hourly rate £11.00 £21.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.83% +115.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 31 (54.39%) .NET
2 27 (47.37%) C#
3 24 (42.11%) SQL Server
4 22 (38.60%) Web Services
5 21 (36.84%) ISEB
5 21 (36.84%) .NET Framework
6 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (35.09%) CRM
7 19 (33.33%) SQL
8 18 (31.58%) SAP
9 17 (29.82%) Visual Studio
10 16 (28.07%) PRINCE2
10 16 (28.07%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (26.32%) Security Cleared
11 15 (26.32%) UML
11 15 (26.32%) ITIL
11 15 (26.32%) VB
11 15 (26.32%) Manufacturing
11 15 (26.32%) Change Control
12 14 (24.56%) GIS
12 14 (24.56%) SOA
12 14 (24.56%) ISO 9000
12 14 (24.56%) Retail
13 13 (22.81%) Content Management
13 13 (22.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 13 (22.81%) Workflow
13 13 (22.81%) Information Security
13 13 (22.81%) Test Scripting
13 13 (22.81%) CMS
13 13 (22.81%) Management Information System

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (22.81%) CMS
2 6 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.75%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.75%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (1.75%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) SAP FI
1 2 (3.51%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (3.51%) SAP CO
1 2 (3.51%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.75%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 16 (28.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.75%) Big Data
3 1 (1.75%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 17 (29.82%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.77%) SpecFlow
3 3 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.26%) Selenium
4 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (26.32%) Manufacturing
2 14 (24.56%) Retail
3 4 (7.02%) Finance
4 1 (1.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Architect
1 16 (28.07%) Solutions Architect
2 15 (26.32%) Developer
3 10 (17.54%) Analyst
4 8 (14.04%) DBA
5 7 (12.28%) Test Analyst
5 7 (12.28%) Administrator
5 7 (12.28%) Database Developer
5 7 (12.28%) SQL DBA
6 5 (8.77%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (3.51%) Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Server Administrator
8 2 (3.51%) SAP Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) AWS Developer
9 1 (1.75%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (54.39%) .NET
2 22 (38.60%) Web Services
3 21 (36.84%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.02%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.51%) JSP
6 1 (1.75%) SOAP
6 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.75%) PostGIS
6 1 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) GIS
2 13 (22.81%) Management Information System
3 7 (12.28%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.51%) Replication
4 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.75%) Open Source
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) CRM
1 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.07%) PRINCE2
3 15 (26.32%) UML
3 15 (26.32%) ITIL
3 15 (26.32%) Change Control
4 14 (24.56%) SOA
5 13 (22.81%) Workflow
5 13 (22.81%) Content Management
5 13 (22.81%) Test Scripting
5 13 (22.81%) Information Security
6 7 (12.28%) Integration Testing
7 6 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (8.77%) Automated Testing
8 5 (8.77%) Web Accessibility
8 5 (8.77%) BDD
9 4 (7.02%) Test Strategy
9 4 (7.02%) User Stories
9 4 (7.02%) Mentoring
9 4 (7.02%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (47.37%) C#
2 19 (33.33%) SQL
3 15 (26.32%) VB
4 8 (14.04%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.26%) Java
5 3 (5.26%) Scala
6 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (36.84%) ISEB
2 15 (26.32%) Security Cleared
3 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.02%) ISTQB
4 4 (7.02%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) Degree
6 1 (1.75%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (24.56%) ISO 9000
2 13 (22.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (5.26%) QA
3 3 (5.26%) SLA
4 1 (1.75%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.75%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) SCCM
1 1 (1.75%) Puppet
1 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (31.58%) SAP
2 2 (3.51%) VMware
3 1 (1.75%) Veeam
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco
3 1 (1.75%) HP
3 1 (1.75%) Citrix
3 1 (1.75%) Hitachi