The first table below looks at the demand for MS Excel 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 MS Excel 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 Applications 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 Office Excel
Rank 18 31 16
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 38 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 8.94% 6.83% 13.92%
As % of the Applications category 63.33% 41.18% 64.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 1 6
Average daily rate £305 £335 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.95% +36.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £335 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £335 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 5
Average hourly rate £9.00 £10.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Applications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
60 34 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 14.12% 16.59% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 3 9
Average daily rate £300 £268 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% +7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £155 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £335 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 7
Average hourly rate £9.00 £10.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Excel
South West

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

MS Excel
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 MS Excel within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 18 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 -6 18 £325 - 1
Bath -2 7 £150 -55.22% 6
Yeovil - 4 £300 -
Templecombe - - - -
Clevedon - - - -
Shepton Mallet - - - -
Street - - - - 1
MS Excel
South West

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

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

1 31 (57.41%) Microsoft
2 24 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 23 (42.59%) SC Cleared
4 21 (38.89%) MS Office
4 21 (38.89%) Windows
5 18 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 13 (24.07%) Test Management
7 12 (22.22%) ITIL
8 11 (20.37%) MS Exchange
8 11 (20.37%) Citrix
8 11 (20.37%) Test Scripting
8 11 (20.37%) Windows 7
9 10 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 9 (16.67%) Software Testing
11 8 (14.81%) System Testing
11 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (14.81%) Service Delivery
11 8 (14.81%) Telecoms
11 8 (14.81%) Finance
11 8 (14.81%) VMware
11 8 (14.81%) Windows XP
11 8 (14.81%) MCP
12 7 (12.96%) Project Management
12 7 (12.96%) SLA
12 7 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (11.11%) CMDB
13 6 (11.11%) Nortel

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 11 (20.37%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (9.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (5.56%) Apache
4 3 (5.56%) IIS
4 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (38.89%) MS Office
2 4 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (5.56%) MS Project
4 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) assyst
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) Nortel Meridian
2 4 (7.41%) Internet
2 4 (7.41%) DHCP
2 4 (7.41%) DNS
3 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.70%) NetScaler
4 2 (3.70%) Wireless
4 2 (3.70%) Firewall
5 1 (1.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.85%) Ingres
5 1 (1.85%) DTS
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.41%) Subversion
2 4 (7.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (3.70%) MSI
General
1 8 (14.81%) Telecoms
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Front Office
2 3 (5.56%) Back Office
3 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (44.44%) Analyst
2 9 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) Support Analyst
4 7 (12.96%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (9.26%) Administrator
6 4 (7.41%) Technical Design Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.41%) Tester
6 4 (7.41%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) DBA
8 2 (3.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) Middleware
2 3 (5.56%) Software Packaging
3 2 (3.70%) XML
3 2 (3.70%) .NET
4 1 (1.85%) HTML
4 1 (1.85%) CSS
4 1 (1.85%) SOAP
4 1 (1.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) CMDB
2 5 (9.26%) Blackberry
2 5 (9.26%) Replication
2 5 (9.26%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.85%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.89%) Windows
2 11 (20.37%) Windows 7
3 8 (14.81%) Windows XP
4 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) Test Management
2 12 (22.22%) ITIL
3 11 (20.37%) Test Scripting
4 10 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 8 (14.81%) System Testing
6 8 (14.81%) Service Delivery
7 7 (12.96%) Project Management
8 5 (9.26%) Migration
8 5 (9.26%) Asset Management
8 5 (9.26%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (9.26%) Operations Management
8 5 (9.26%) Change Control
8 5 (9.26%) Capacity Management
8 5 (9.26%) Portfolio Management
9 4 (7.41%) QMS
9 4 (7.41%) Incident Management
9 4 (7.41%) Service Management
9 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
9 4 (7.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.26%) SQL
2 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.85%) C#
3 1 (1.85%) VB
3 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.85%) VBA
3 1 (1.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 24 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 23 (42.59%) SC Cleared
3 10 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (14.81%) MCP
5 6 (11.11%) ISEB
6 5 (9.26%) CCNA
6 5 (9.26%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (7.41%) ISTQB
7 4 (7.41%) Degree
8 3 (5.56%) MCSE
8 3 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) SCOM
2 1 (1.85%) WSUS
2 1 (1.85%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.85%) SCSM
Vendors
1 31 (57.41%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.37%) Citrix
3 8 (14.81%) VMware
4 6 (11.11%) Nortel
4 6 (11.11%) Oracle
5 5 (9.26%) Cisco
6 4 (7.41%) SolarWinds
6 4 (7.41%) Red Hat
6 4 (7.41%) IBM
6 4 (7.41%) HP
7 3 (5.56%) Dell
7 3 (5.56%) Apple
7 3 (5.56%) SonicWALL
8 2 (3.70%) Mitel
8 2 (3.70%) Altiris
8 2 (3.70%) Avaya
8 2 (3.70%) SAP
9 1 (1.85%) Progress
9 1 (1.85%) Sophos
Bath, Avon
Computer People
Rate: £8.00 - £10.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 23 days ago