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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 32 17 29
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Office 13 27 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.13% 10.98% 3.53%
As % of the Applications category 44.83% 64.29% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 0
Average daily rate
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£181 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £13.29 £31.90 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +155.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.46 £31.90 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.26 £31.90 £12.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.06 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +3.70%
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
29 42 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 9.21% 17.07% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 6
Average daily rate £238 £310 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.38% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £175 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £375 £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
Average hourly rate £14.52 £31.90 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.48% +155.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £31.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.98 £31.90 £12.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -0.82%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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
Bath +3 3 £159 +5.83% 2
Taunton -22 2 £350 +9.37%
Street - 2 £295 -
Yeovil - - - - 1
MS Office
South West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (43.48%) Windows 7
3 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
4 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
5 6 (26.09%) Finance
5 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
5 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
6 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
6 5 (21.74%) Project Management
7 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
7 4 (17.39%) SQL
7 4 (17.39%) Change Control
7 4 (17.39%) SCCM
7 4 (17.39%) InfoPath
7 4 (17.39%) Requirements Management
8 3 (13.04%) QA
8 3 (13.04%) Windows Vista
8 3 (13.04%) Office 365
8 3 (13.04%) SAP
8 3 (13.04%) Web Services
8 3 (13.04%) Citrix
9 2 (8.70%) SAN
9 2 (8.70%) Mac OS X
9 2 (8.70%) Apple
9 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (8.70%) Internet
9 2 (8.70%) Nagios
9 2 (8.70%) MSI
9 2 (8.70%) Firewall

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
1 4 (17.39%) InfoPath
2 2 (8.70%) MS Project
2 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) SAN
1 2 (8.70%) Internet
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
1 2 (8.70%) DNS
1 2 (8.70%) DHCP
1 2 (8.70%) FTP
1 2 (8.70%) LDAP
1 2 (8.70%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MSI
2 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.35%) Dreamweaver
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Support Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support
3 3 (13.04%) IT Support
3 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Support
4 2 (8.70%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Project Officer
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management Officer
5 1 (4.35%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) Application Packaging
3 1 (4.35%) XSL
3 1 (4.35%) XSLT
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Streaming Video
2 1 (4.35%) Replication
2 1 (4.35%) iPhone
2 1 (4.35%) iPad
2 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows 7
3 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Vista
5 2 (8.70%) Mac OS X
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.70%) Linux
5 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
5 2 (8.70%) Mac OS X Server
5 2 (8.70%) Android
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Project Management
2 4 (17.39%) Change Control
2 4 (17.39%) Requirements Management
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Software Licensing
4 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.35%) Use Case
4 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Information Assurance
4 1 (4.35%) System Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.35%) Automation Testing
4 1 (4.35%) BDD
4 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.35%) UML
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) MOS
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Kerio MailServer
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) SAP
2 3 (13.04%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) Apple
3 2 (8.70%) NEC
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) Kerio
3 2 (8.70%) ProCurve
3 2 (8.70%) Infor
3 2 (8.70%) SonicWALL
3 2 (8.70%) Mitel
4 1 (4.35%) hybris
4 1 (4.35%) Adobe
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) TOWER Software
4 1 (4.35%) Lotus