The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 31 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 Qualifications for the Somerset 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 40 20 27
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.78% 5.88% 2.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.73% 22.00% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £308 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.80 £17.23 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-8.25% +6.00%
Qualifications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
161 50 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 47.63% 26.74% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 16 30
Average daily rate £353 £330 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.48% +9.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £19.50 £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
Microsoft Certification
South West

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Somerset region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Somerset region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton -22 5 £325 +8.69% 1
Bath -5 1 - - 4
Microsoft Certification
South West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 31 (96.88%) Windows
2 28 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 26 (81.25%) MCP
4 25 (78.13%) ITIL
5 21 (65.63%) SLA
6 19 (59.38%) Service Management
7 17 (53.13%) VMware
7 17 (53.13%) Windows 7
8 16 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 16 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (50.00%) Front Office
8 16 (50.00%) Back Office
8 16 (50.00%) Service Delivery
8 16 (50.00%) ITSM
9 15 (46.88%) Statistics
10 14 (43.75%) Risk Analysis
10 14 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (43.75%) Capacity Planning
10 14 (43.75%) Citrix
11 13 (40.63%) Management Information System
12 12 (37.50%) MCSE
12 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
13 11 (34.38%) Workflow
14 10 (31.25%) Cisco
14 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
15 8 (25.00%) NetScaler
15 8 (25.00%) MCSA
15 8 (25.00%) Avaya
15 8 (25.00%) Firewall
15 8 (25.00%) Mitel

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) Firewall
1 8 (25.00%) Wireless
1 8 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 4 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (3.13%) Internet
3 1 (3.13%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MSI
General
1 16 (50.00%) Front Office
1 16 (50.00%) Back Office
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Support Engineer
2 14 (43.75%) Network Support
3 12 (37.50%) Network Engineer
4 11 (34.38%) Network Support Engineer
5 7 (21.88%) Lead Network Engineer
6 6 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (15.63%) Windows Support Engineer
8 3 (9.38%) Service Manager
8 3 (9.38%) Analyst
8 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
9 2 (6.25%) Technical Support
9 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (6.25%) Support Technician
9 2 (6.25%) Technical Support Analyst
9 2 (6.25%) Administrator
9 2 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
9 2 (6.25%) Network Administrator
9 2 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
10 1 (3.13%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 15 (46.88%) Statistics
2 13 (40.63%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 31 (96.88%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Windows 7
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.50%) UNIX
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (78.13%) ITIL
2 19 (59.38%) Service Management
3 16 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 16 (50.00%) ITSM
4 14 (43.75%) Risk Analysis
4 14 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (43.75%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (34.38%) Workflow
6 6 (18.75%) Change Management
7 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 26 (81.25%) MCP
2 16 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 12 (37.50%) MCSE
4 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
5 8 (25.00%) MCSA
6 6 (18.75%) MCITP
7 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (9.38%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (9.38%) CCNA
8 2 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (65.63%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 17 (53.13%) VMware
3 14 (43.75%) Citrix
4 10 (31.25%) Cisco
5 8 (25.00%) Avaya
5 8 (25.00%) Mitel
6 3 (9.38%) Oracle
6 3 (9.38%) HP
7 1 (3.13%) Nortel
7 1 (3.13%) Altiris
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