The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Virtual Server skills 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 Virtual Server over the 3 months to 22 August 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 43 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.48% 0.45% -
As % of the System Software category 26.32% 4.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.17 - £35.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

System Software Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
19 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.62% 9.38% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 6
Average daily rate £325 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £314 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.53 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.31% +36.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Microsoft Virtual Server Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Microsoft Virtual Server
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Microsoft Virtual Server Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing Microsoft Virtual Server 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 Virtual Server.

1 19 (90.48%) Service Delivery
1 19 (90.48%) SC Cleared
1 19 (90.48%) Security Cleared
2 16 (76.19%) Operations Management
2 16 (76.19%) CMDB
2 16 (76.19%) Asset Management
2 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 16 (76.19%) Capacity Management
3 15 (71.43%) SolarWinds
3 15 (71.43%) Portfolio Management
4 14 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (52.38%) SAP
5 11 (52.38%) Web Services
5 11 (52.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (42.86%) GIS
7 8 (38.10%) PRINCE2
7 8 (38.10%) Test Strategy
8 7 (33.33%) UML
8 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
9 6 (28.57%) ITIL
9 6 (28.57%) Project Management
9 6 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (23.81%) SAN
10 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (23.81%) HP
10 5 (23.81%) Windows
10 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (23.81%) Test Management
10 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing Microsoft Virtual Server 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 Virtual Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Back Office
2 1 (4.76%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Support Technician
3 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Technician
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Process Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Manager
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (76.19%) CMDB
2 9 (42.86%) GIS
3 1 (4.76%) Statistics
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
1 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Service Delivery
2 16 (76.19%) Operations Management
2 16 (76.19%) Asset Management
2 16 (76.19%) Capacity Management
3 15 (71.43%) Portfolio Management
4 14 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (38.10%) PRINCE2
5 8 (38.10%) Test Strategy
6 7 (33.33%) UML
7 6 (28.57%) ITIL
7 6 (28.57%) Project Management
8 5 (23.81%) Test Management
8 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
9 4 (19.05%) Service Management
10 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
11 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
11 1 (4.76%) Information Security
11 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (4.76%) Scrum
11 1 (4.76%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) C
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (90.48%) SC Cleared
1 19 (90.48%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (19.05%) ISEB
4 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (14.29%) MCP
4 3 (14.29%) MCSE
4 3 (14.29%) MCITP
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
6 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 15 (71.43%) SolarWinds
3 11 (52.38%) SAP
4 5 (23.81%) HP
5 4 (19.05%) Oracle
5 4 (19.05%) Citrix