The first table below looks at the demand for MSF 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 MSF 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 of the Processes & Methodologies 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing MSF 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £363 £425
% change year-on-year
- -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
345 122 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 81.18% 59.51% 59.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 59 53
Average daily rate £350 £310 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -15.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
Average hourly rate £33.00 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.57% -30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
MSF
South West

MSF
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing MSF 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 MSF.

1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (100.00%) Toad
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) SQLPlus
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Publishing
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) GoldenSource

MSF
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing MSF 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 MSF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Workflow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (100.00%) Publishing
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) GoldenSource