The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 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 of the System Software category 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 37 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 16 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.07% 0.52% -
As % of the System Software category 32.65% 4.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 0
Average daily rate
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£351 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.75% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.17 - £35.00
System Software Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
49 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 12.47% 11.40% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 9 7
Average daily rate £325 £275 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £241 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £300 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.63% +5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 10 July 2014.

Microsoft Virtual Server Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 17 (89.47%) Service Delivery
1 17 (89.47%) SC Cleared
1 17 (89.47%) Security Cleared
2 16 (84.21%) Operations Management
2 16 (84.21%) CMDB
2 16 (84.21%) Asset Management
2 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 16 (84.21%) Capacity Management
3 15 (78.95%) Portfolio Management
3 15 (78.95%) SolarWinds
4 14 (73.68%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (57.89%) SAP
5 11 (57.89%) Web Services
5 11 (57.89%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (47.37%) GIS
7 8 (42.11%) PRINCE2
7 8 (42.11%) Test Strategy
8 7 (36.84%) UML
9 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
9 6 (31.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (31.58%) Project Management
10 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (26.32%) Test Management
10 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
11 4 (21.05%) ISEB
11 4 (21.05%) ITIL
12 3 (15.79%) MCP
12 3 (15.79%) UNIX
12 3 (15.79%) Windows
12 3 (15.79%) C

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 (15.79%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Front Office
1 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) Business Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Support Technician
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Process Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (84.21%) CMDB
2 9 (47.37%) GIS
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) UNIX
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
1 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Service Delivery
2 16 (84.21%) Operations Management
2 16 (84.21%) Asset Management
2 16 (84.21%) Capacity Management
3 15 (78.95%) Portfolio Management
4 14 (73.68%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (42.11%) PRINCE2
5 8 (42.11%) Test Strategy
6 7 (36.84%) UML
7 6 (31.58%) Project Management
8 5 (26.32%) Test Management
8 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
9 4 (21.05%) ITIL
10 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
10 3 (15.79%) Service Management
11 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
11 1 (5.26%) Change Management
11 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (5.26%) Scrum
11 1 (5.26%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (89.47%) SC Cleared
1 17 (89.47%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (21.05%) ISEB
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (15.79%) MCP
4 3 (15.79%) MCSE
4 3 (15.79%) MCITP
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
6 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 15 (78.95%) SolarWinds
3 11 (57.89%) SAP
4 3 (15.79%) Oracle
4 3 (15.79%) HP
4 3 (15.79%) Citrix