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 16 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 136 53 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 31.85% 25.85% 28.39%
As % of the Vendors category 60.99% 45.30% 50.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 20 18
Average daily rate £350 £320 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £198 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £401 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £10.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £14.08 £13.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Vendors Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
223 117 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 52.22% 57.07% 56.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 42 45
Average daily rate £328 £310 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.64% -15.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £414 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £15.20 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
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 16 April 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 16 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 +1 88 £350 +9.37% 7
Bath -4 14 £150 -39.39% 10
Cheddar - - - -
Clevedon - - - -
Shepton Mallet - - - - 1
Templecombe - - - - 1
Winscombe - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 100 (55.25%) Security Cleared
2 93 (51.38%) SC Cleared
3 58 (32.04%) Windows
4 54 (29.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 43 (23.76%) ITIL
5 43 (23.76%) SharePoint
6 34 (18.78%) SQL Server
7 33 (18.23%) MCP
8 31 (17.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 31 (17.13%) Test Management
8 31 (17.13%) Windows 7
8 31 (17.13%) VMware
9 30 (16.57%) SQL Server 2008
10 28 (15.47%) MS Excel
10 28 (15.47%) SQL Server 2005
11 27 (14.92%) VMware Infrastructure
12 26 (14.36%) PowerShell
12 26 (14.36%) Incident Management
12 26 (14.36%) MS Office
13 25 (13.81%) Service Delivery
13 25 (13.81%) Migration
13 25 (13.81%) Test Scripting
14 24 (13.26%) Software Testing
15 23 (12.71%) Active Directory
15 23 (12.71%) Team Foundation Server
16 21 (11.60%) SharePoint 2013
16 21 (11.60%) ISEB
16 21 (11.60%) SAP
16 21 (11.60%) .NET
16 21 (11.60%) Service Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 43 (23.76%) SharePoint
2 21 (11.60%) SharePoint 2013
3 20 (11.05%) SharePoint 2010
4 17 (9.39%) IIS
5 16 (8.84%) SharePoint Server
6 11 (6.08%) MS Exchange
6 11 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.55%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 28 (15.47%) MS Excel
2 26 (14.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.76%) Agresso
2 4 (2.21%) Summit
3 2 (1.10%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.55%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.05%) Firewall
2 8 (4.42%) Wireless
3 7 (3.87%) NetScaler
4 6 (3.31%) SAN
5 5 (2.76%) DNS
5 5 (2.76%) DHCP
6 4 (2.21%) Nortel Meridian
7 3 (1.66%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.10%) VPN
8 2 (1.10%) Intranet
8 2 (1.10%) Internet
9 1 (0.55%) LAN
9 1 (0.55%) WAN
9 1 (0.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (18.78%) SQL Server
2 30 (16.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (15.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (8.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (7.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (7.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.10%) QlikView
6 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.10%) MS Access
7 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.55%) DTS
7 1 (0.55%) Ingres
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (12.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (5.52%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.42%) MSI
4 7 (3.87%) Selenium
5 6 (3.31%) Subversion
6 5 (2.76%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (1.66%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.10%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (1.10%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (10.50%) Front Office
2 17 (9.39%) Back Office
3 13 (7.18%) Publishing
4 11 (6.08%) Finance
5 8 (4.42%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.10%) Retail
7 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.55%) Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (20.99%) Analyst
2 30 (16.57%) Administrator
3 24 (13.26%) SharePoint Administrator
4 20 (11.05%) Test Analyst
5 19 (10.50%) Developer
6 17 (9.39%) Support Engineer
7 16 (8.84%) Tester
8 15 (8.29%) Network Support
9 14 (7.73%) SharePoint Developer
10 11 (6.08%) Network Engineer
11 10 (5.52%) 2nd Line Support
12 9 (4.97%) Consultant
12 9 (4.97%) Network Support Engineer
12 9 (4.97%) Senior Test Analyst
12 9 (4.97%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (4.42%) Support Analyst
14 7 (3.87%) Applications Packager
15 6 (3.31%) Lead Network Engineer
15 6 (3.31%) Business Analyst
16 5 (2.76%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.60%) .NET
2 15 (8.29%) CSS
3 14 (7.73%) XSLT
3 14 (7.73%) jQuery
3 14 (7.73%) .NET Framework
4 10 (5.52%) XML
5 7 (3.87%) Web Services
5 7 (3.87%) HTML
6 4 (2.21%) Ajax
6 4 (2.21%) XHTML
7 3 (1.66%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.66%) Software Packaging
7 3 (1.66%) WCF
8 2 (1.10%) HTML5
8 2 (1.10%) XML Schema
8 2 (1.10%) XSD
9 1 (0.55%) ADO.NET
9 1 (0.55%) XSL
9 1 (0.55%) SOAP
9 1 (0.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.50%) Management Information System
2 16 (8.84%) Statistics
3 9 (4.97%) CMDB
4 7 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.31%) Replication
6 5 (2.76%) GIS
7 4 (2.21%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.66%) NHS
9 2 (1.10%) Clustering
10 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 58 (32.04%) Windows
2 31 (17.13%) Windows 7
3 8 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (2.76%) Windows XP
4 5 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (1.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (29.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 43 (23.76%) ITIL
3 31 (17.13%) Test Management
4 26 (14.36%) Incident Management
5 25 (13.81%) Service Delivery
5 25 (13.81%) Migration
5 25 (13.81%) Test Scripting
6 24 (13.26%) Software Testing
7 21 (11.60%) Service Management
8 19 (10.50%) Project Management
9 18 (9.94%) Workflow
10 15 (8.29%) Risk Analysis
10 15 (8.29%) ITSM
10 15 (8.29%) Capacity Planning
11 13 (7.18%) Scrum
12 12 (6.63%) Portfolio Management
13 9 (4.97%) Operations Management
13 9 (4.97%) Information Management
13 9 (4.97%) Asset Management
13 9 (4.97%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.36%) PowerShell
2 19 (10.50%) C#
3 13 (7.18%) SQL
4 6 (3.31%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.76%) C
6 2 (1.10%) PHP
6 2 (1.10%) Delphi
7 1 (0.55%) VB
7 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.55%) VBA
7 1 (0.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 100 (55.25%) Security Cleared
2 93 (51.38%) SC Cleared
3 33 (18.23%) MCP
4 31 (17.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (11.60%) ISEB
6 16 (8.84%) ISTQB
7 10 (5.52%) MCSE
7 10 (5.52%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (3.87%) MCSA
9 5 (2.76%) ECDL
9 5 (2.76%) CCNA
9 5 (2.76%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (2.21%) Degree
11 3 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.10%) MCITP
13 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.05%) SLA
2 4 (2.21%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.21%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 27 (14.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (12.71%) Active Directory
3 13 (7.18%) ISA Server
4 9 (4.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 8 (4.42%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (3.31%) SCOM
2 4 (2.21%) SCSM
3 2 (1.10%) SCCM
4 1 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (17.13%) VMware
2 21 (11.60%) SAP
3 14 (7.73%) Citrix
4 13 (7.18%) Barracuda Networks
5 9 (4.97%) Cisco
5 9 (4.97%) SolarWinds
6 7 (3.87%) Avaya
6 7 (3.87%) Mitel
7 4 (2.21%) Nortel
8 3 (1.66%) Apple
8 3 (1.66%) HP
9 2 (1.10%) Oracle
10 1 (0.55%) Altiris
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