The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 24 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 Vendors 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.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 13 2 8
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 48 51 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 13.19% 26.29% 18.67%
As % of the Vendors category 31.17% 54.26% 37.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 23 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £171 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £392 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -23.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
154 94 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 42.31% 48.45% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 49 44
Average daily rate £350 £300 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £400 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +20.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Microsoft
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 within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 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 -8 35 £350 +7.69% 2
Bath -13 2 - - 20
Yeovil - 2 £100 - 2
Weston-super-Mare - - - -
Bridgwater - - - -
Glastonbury - - - -
Highbridge - - - -
Street - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 90 (53.57%) Security Cleared
2 81 (48.21%) SC Cleared
3 66 (39.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 57 (33.93%) Windows
5 47 (27.98%) ITIL
6 39 (23.21%) SAP
7 37 (22.02%) Service Delivery
8 33 (19.64%) Test Scripting
9 31 (18.45%) Software Testing
10 30 (17.86%) ISEB
10 30 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 30 (17.86%) Windows 7
11 29 (17.26%) Test Management
12 28 (16.67%) MS Excel
12 28 (16.67%) MCP
12 28 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
12 28 (16.67%) VMware
13 25 (14.88%) Service Management
13 25 (14.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 24 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 24 (14.29%) Project Management
14 24 (14.29%) SharePoint
15 22 (13.10%) ISTQB
16 21 (12.50%) Asset Management
16 21 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 21 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
17 19 (11.31%) Capacity Management
17 19 (11.31%) Operations Management
17 19 (11.31%) CMDB
17 19 (11.31%) SLA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 24 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 14 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 12 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (5.95%) IIS
5 9 (5.36%) SharePoint Server
6 7 (4.17%) MS Exchange
7 5 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.60%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 28 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 19 (11.31%) MS Office
3 2 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (2.38%) SAP SD
2 3 (1.79%) assyst
3 2 (1.19%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.60%) Summit
4 1 (0.60%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.12%) Firewall
2 10 (5.95%) Wireless
3 8 (4.76%) NetScaler
4 3 (1.79%) Intranet
4 3 (1.79%) SAN
4 3 (1.79%) LAN
4 3 (1.79%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.19%) VPN
5 2 (1.19%) DNS
5 2 (1.19%) WAN
5 2 (1.19%) DHCP
5 2 (1.19%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.19%) Internet
6 1 (0.60%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.60%) VPLS
6 1 (0.60%) Nortel Meridian
6 1 (0.60%) VRRP
6 1 (0.60%) MPLS
6 1 (0.60%) OSPF
6 1 (0.60%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.60%) Ingres
7 1 (0.60%) DTS
7 1 (0.60%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 30 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 11 (6.55%) SpecFlow
4 6 (3.57%) MSI
5 5 (2.98%) Selenium
6 4 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (2.38%) Subversion
General
1 18 (10.71%) Front Office
1 18 (10.71%) Back Office
2 8 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (0.60%) Legal
3 1 (0.60%) Publishing
3 1 (0.60%) Retail
3 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (33.93%) Analyst
2 30 (17.86%) Test Analyst
3 19 (11.31%) Administrator
4 18 (10.71%) Support Engineer
5 17 (10.12%) Network Support
6 16 (9.52%) Business Analyst
7 15 (8.93%) Senior Analyst
7 15 (8.93%) SharePoint Administrator
8 14 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
8 14 (8.33%) Developer
9 13 (7.74%) Network Engineer
9 13 (7.74%) Tester
10 11 (6.55%) Network Support Engineer
11 7 (4.17%) Project Manager
11 7 (4.17%) Support Analyst
11 7 (4.17%) Lead Network Engineer
12 6 (3.57%) SAP Analyst
12 6 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (3.57%) Team Leader
13 5 (2.98%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.33%) Web Services
2 11 (6.55%) XML
3 9 (5.36%) HTML
4 8 (4.76%) Gherkin
4 8 (4.76%) .NET
5 5 (2.98%) CSS
6 3 (1.79%) WCF
6 3 (1.79%) XSLT
6 3 (1.79%) XSD
6 3 (1.79%) XML Schema
6 3 (1.79%) HTML5
7 1 (0.60%) WPF
7 1 (0.60%) JSON
7 1 (0.60%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.60%) XSL
7 1 (0.60%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.31%) CMDB
2 18 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 17 (10.12%) Statistics
4 14 (8.33%) GIS
5 5 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.79%) Replication
7 2 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.19%) Clustering
8 1 (0.60%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 57 (33.93%) Windows
2 30 (17.86%) Windows 7
3 5 (2.98%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.79%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.19%) Linux
6 1 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (39.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 47 (27.98%) ITIL
3 37 (22.02%) Service Delivery
4 33 (19.64%) Test Scripting
5 31 (18.45%) Software Testing
6 29 (17.26%) Test Management
7 25 (14.88%) Service Management
8 24 (14.29%) Project Management
9 21 (12.50%) Asset Management
9 21 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
10 19 (11.31%) Capacity Management
10 19 (11.31%) Operations Management
11 16 (9.52%) ITSM
11 16 (9.52%) Risk Analysis
11 16 (9.52%) Scrum
11 16 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
12 15 (8.93%) Migration
13 13 (7.74%) BDD
13 13 (7.74%) Test Strategy
14 12 (7.14%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.31%) SQL
2 16 (9.52%) C#
3 9 (5.36%) PowerShell
4 7 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.38%) C
5 4 (2.38%) ABAP
6 2 (1.19%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.19%) PHP
7 1 (0.60%) VB6
7 1 (0.60%) VB
7 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 90 (53.57%) Security Cleared
2 81 (48.21%) SC Cleared
3 30 (17.86%) ISEB
4 28 (16.67%) MCP
4 28 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (14.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 22 (13.10%) ISTQB
7 21 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (4.76%) MCSE
8 8 (4.76%) MCSA
8 8 (4.76%) Degree
9 7 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.79%) CCNA
11 3 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.19%) MCITP
13 1 (0.60%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.60%) MCT
13 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (10.12%) Active Directory
3 16 (9.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 7 (4.17%) ISA Server
5 6 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.60%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (2.98%) SCCM
1 5 (2.98%) SCOM
2 4 (2.38%) SCSM
3 3 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (23.21%) SAP
2 28 (16.67%) VMware
3 18 (10.71%) SolarWinds
4 12 (7.14%) Citrix
5 11 (6.55%) Cisco
6 8 (4.76%) Avaya
6 8 (4.76%) Mitel
7 7 (4.17%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (0.60%) WatchGuard
8 1 (0.60%) IronPort
8 1 (0.60%) Brocade
8 1 (0.60%) Altiris
8 1 (0.60%) McAfee
8 1 (0.60%) CA
8 1 (0.60%) Siemens
8 1 (0.60%) Juniper
8 1 (0.60%) HP
8 1 (0.60%) Nortel
8 1 (0.60%) IBM
8 1 (0.60%) MobileIron
Taunton
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £Negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
Bath
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £20.00 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
Somerset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Somerset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Taunton
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago