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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 27 24 33
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 27 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 6.35% 10.24% 1.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.51% 32.31% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 1
Average daily rate £325 £243 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.02% -24.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
257 65 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 60.47% 31.71% 41.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 20 34
Average daily rate £338 £285 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -21.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £232 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £320 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.00 £13.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
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
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Taunton -9 17 £325 +14.03% 2
Bath - 7 £150 - 3
Microsoft Certification
South West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 32 (96.97%) Microsoft
2 29 (87.88%) MCP
2 29 (87.88%) Windows
3 24 (72.73%) ITIL
4 21 (63.64%) SLA
5 20 (60.61%) VMware
5 20 (60.61%) Windows 7
6 19 (57.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (51.52%) Front Office
8 16 (48.48%) ITSM
8 16 (48.48%) Service Management
9 15 (45.45%) Service Delivery
9 15 (45.45%) Back Office
10 14 (42.42%) Statistics
11 13 (39.39%) Risk Analysis
11 13 (39.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (39.39%) Capacity Planning
11 13 (39.39%) Citrix
12 12 (36.36%) Management Information System
13 11 (33.33%) Workflow
13 11 (33.33%) MCSE
13 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
14 10 (30.30%) MS Excel
14 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
15 9 (27.27%) Cisco
15 9 (27.27%) SC Cleared
16 7 (21.21%) Wireless
16 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
16 7 (21.21%) Firewall
16 7 (21.21%) MCSA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (30.30%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) Wireless
1 7 (21.21%) Firewall
1 7 (21.21%) NetScaler
2 4 (12.12%) Nortel Meridian
3 3 (9.09%) DHCP
3 3 (9.09%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) Internet
4 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MSI
General
1 17 (51.52%) Front Office
2 15 (45.45%) Back Office
3 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
4 5 (15.15%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Support Engineer
2 13 (39.39%) Network Support
3 11 (33.33%) Network Engineer
4 10 (30.30%) Network Support Engineer
5 8 (24.24%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (21.21%) Lead Network Engineer
7 5 (15.15%) Windows Support Engineer
7 5 (15.15%) Administrator
8 3 (9.09%) Analyst
8 3 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
9 2 (6.06%) Technical Support
9 2 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (6.06%) Service Manager
9 2 (6.06%) Technical Support Analyst
9 2 (6.06%) Services Delivery Manager
9 2 (6.06%) Network Administrator
9 2 (6.06%) Delivery Manager
10 1 (3.03%) Wintel Engineer
10 1 (3.03%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Statistics
2 12 (36.36%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.12%) Blackberry
4 2 (6.06%) Clustering
5 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 20 (60.61%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.12%) Windows XP
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) ITIL
2 16 (48.48%) ITSM
2 16 (48.48%) Service Management
3 15 (45.45%) Service Delivery
4 13 (39.39%) Risk Analysis
4 13 (39.39%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (39.39%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (33.33%) Workflow
6 3 (9.09%) Migration
6 3 (9.09%) Change Management
6 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 29 (87.88%) MCP
2 11 (33.33%) MCSE
2 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 9 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 7 (21.21%) MCSA
5 5 (15.15%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (15.15%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (15.15%) CCNA
6 2 (6.06%) MCITP
7 1 (3.03%) CNE
7 1 (3.03%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (63.64%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (57.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) SCOM
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (96.97%) Microsoft
2 20 (60.61%) VMware
3 13 (39.39%) Citrix
4 9 (27.27%) Cisco
5 7 (21.21%) Avaya
5 7 (21.21%) Mitel
6 4 (12.12%) Nortel
7 3 (9.09%) Apple
8 1 (3.03%) Altiris
Somerset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Applitracker
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Taunton
DP Connect
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago