The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office 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 Office over the 3 months to 29 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 40 20 32
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Office 11 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.26% 8.37% 4.78%
As % of the Applications category 39.29% 48.72% 58.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 4
Average daily rate
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£416 £285 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.04% -3.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £114 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £404 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £260 £261
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -0.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.99 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.61% -3.57%
MS Office
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Applications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
28 39 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 8.31% 17.18% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 4
Average daily rate £408 £330 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.48% +11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £172 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £390 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £28.00 £12.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -3.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 29 September 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

MS Office
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 Office within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 29 September 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 -12 6 £416 +11.01%
Street - 1 £250 -
Yeovil - - - - 1
Bath - - - - 1
Minehead - - - -
Shepton Mallet - - - -
MS Office
South West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing MS Office 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 Office.

1 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (63.33%) Security Cleared
3 15 (50.00%) Windows
4 12 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 11 (36.67%) Windows 7
5 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
5 11 (36.67%) Windows XP
6 9 (30.00%) SAP
7 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
7 8 (26.67%) SCCM
7 8 (26.67%) Internet
8 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
8 7 (23.33%) Business Analysis
8 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
10 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
10 5 (16.67%) ITIL
10 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
10 5 (16.67%) Change Control
11 4 (13.33%) Finance
11 4 (13.33%) VMware
11 4 (13.33%) Requirements Management
11 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (13.33%) InfoPath
11 4 (13.33%) ABAP
11 4 (13.33%) SAP SD
11 4 (13.33%) Blackberry
11 4 (13.33%) Project Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing MS Office 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 Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.33%) Apache
4 1 (3.33%) GlassFish
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.33%) InfoPath
3 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.33%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) SAP SD
2 3 (10.00%) assyst
3 1 (3.33%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) GitHub
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) Internet
2 3 (10.00%) Nortel Meridian
3 2 (6.67%) Firewall
3 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.33%) VPN
4 1 (3.33%) DNS
4 1 (3.33%) SAN
4 1 (3.33%) Intranet
4 1 (3.33%) MPLS
4 1 (3.33%) OSPF
4 1 (3.33%) BGP
4 1 (3.33%) VRRP
4 1 (3.33%) ADSL
4 1 (3.33%) LAN
4 1 (3.33%) VoIP
4 1 (3.33%) WAN
4 1 (3.33%) DHCP
4 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.33%) FTP
4 1 (3.33%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) MySQL
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MSI
2 2 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Desktop Support
3 5 (16.67%) Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) ABAP Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support Technician
5 3 (10.00%) SAP Business Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Support Technician
5 3 (10.00%) SAP Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Desktop Technician
6 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Support
6 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) SAP Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.33%) CSS
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
1 1 (3.33%) XML
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) DHTML
1 1 (3.33%) HTML
1 1 (3.33%) XHTML
1 1 (3.33%) jQuery
1 1 (3.33%) JRuby
1 1 (3.33%) Ajax
1 1 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (3.33%) CSS3
1 1 (3.33%) Scilab
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (13.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.33%) CMDB
4 1 (3.33%) E-Learning
4 1 (3.33%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows 7
2 11 (36.67%) Windows XP
3 3 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.33%) UNIX
4 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X Server
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.33%) Android
4 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
2 7 (23.33%) Business Analysis
3 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 5 (16.67%) ITIL
4 5 (16.67%) Change Control
5 4 (13.33%) Requirements Management
5 4 (13.33%) Project Management
6 3 (10.00%) Service Management
7 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
7 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.33%) Time Management
8 1 (3.33%) QMS
8 1 (3.33%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
8 1 (3.33%) ITSM
8 1 (3.33%) Workflow
8 1 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) ABAP
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
3 1 (3.33%) VB
3 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.33%) C++
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) PHP
3 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (63.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) MOS
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.33%) MCP
4 1 (3.33%) MCT
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.33%) NFS
4 1 (3.33%) Kerio MailServer
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) WSUS
3 1 (3.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) SAP
3 4 (13.33%) VMware
3 4 (13.33%) Citrix
4 3 (10.00%) Nortel
4 3 (10.00%) Altiris
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco
5 1 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) HP
5 1 (3.33%) Juniper
5 1 (3.33%) Siemens
5 1 (3.33%) Apple
5 1 (3.33%) McAfee
5 1 (3.33%) Sophos
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (3.33%) WatchGuard
5 1 (3.33%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.33%) IronPort
5 1 (3.33%) ProCurve
5 1 (3.33%) Brocade