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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 31 18 21
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 17 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.03% 7.14% 7.49%
As % of the Applications category 51.52% 42.11% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 3
Average daily rate
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£437 £258 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.51% -29.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £265 £263
% change year-on-year
+11.32% +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.29 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.73% +32.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +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
33 38 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 9.76% 16.96% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 4
Average daily rate £408 £330 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.48% -5.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £175 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £375 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £28.00 £11.29 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+148.00% -54.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -13 12 £438 - 3
Yeovil - - - -
Bath - - - - 2
Minehead - - - -
Shepton Mallet - - - -
MS Office
South West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 22 (70.97%) Microsoft
2 19 (61.29%) Security Cleared
3 12 (38.71%) SC Cleared
3 12 (38.71%) Windows
4 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
4 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
5 9 (29.03%) Windows XP
5 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
5 9 (29.03%) Change Control
6 8 (25.81%) SAP
6 8 (25.81%) Test Scripting
6 8 (25.81%) SCCM
7 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
7 7 (22.58%) Internet
7 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
8 6 (19.35%) Project Management
8 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
9 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
9 5 (16.13%) Subversion
9 5 (16.13%) ITIL
9 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2
10 4 (12.90%) ABAP
10 4 (12.90%) Blackberry
10 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
10 4 (12.90%) SAP SD
10 4 (12.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (12.90%) Finance
10 4 (12.90%) VMware

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (22.58%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.23%) GlassFish
4 1 (3.23%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.90%) InfoPath
3 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.23%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.23%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) SAP SD
2 3 (9.68%) assyst
3 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Internet
2 3 (9.68%) Nortel Meridian
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.23%) VPLS
4 1 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) ADSL
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) VoIP
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
4 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.23%) RIP
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) VRRP
4 1 (3.23%) Intranet
4 1 (3.23%) MPLS
4 1 (3.23%) OSPF
4 1 (3.23%) BGP
4 1 (3.23%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Subversion
2 4 (12.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (9.68%) MSI
4 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Front Office
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Desktop Support
2 6 (19.35%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) Support Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) ABAP Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) SAP Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Support Technician
4 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support Technician
4 3 (9.68%) SAP Business Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Desktop Technician
5 2 (6.45%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) SAP Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Configuration Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.45%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) JRuby
2 1 (3.23%) jQuery
2 1 (3.23%) JSON
2 1 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (3.23%) Ajax
2 1 (3.23%) XHTML
2 1 (3.23%) DHTML
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.23%) CSS
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) CSS3
2 1 (3.23%) Scilab
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (12.90%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) CMDB
3 1 (3.23%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows XP
2 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.45%) Linux
4 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Change Control
2 8 (25.81%) Test Scripting
3 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
4 6 (19.35%) Project Management
4 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
5 5 (16.13%) ITIL
5 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2
6 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
6 4 (12.90%) Requirements Management
6 4 (12.90%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
6 4 (12.90%) QMS
7 3 (9.68%) Service Management
8 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
9 1 (3.23%) Time Management
9 1 (3.23%) Information Assurance
9 1 (3.23%) Workflow
9 1 (3.23%) ITSM
9 1 (3.23%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) ABAP
2 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) Ruby
3 1 (3.23%) VB
3 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
3 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.23%) C++
3 1 (3.23%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 19 (61.29%) Security Cleared
2 12 (38.71%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) Degree
4 2 (6.45%) MOS
5 1 (3.23%) MCT
5 1 (3.23%) MCP
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (70.97%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) SAP
3 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 3 (9.68%) Altiris
4 3 (9.68%) Nortel
4 3 (9.68%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) WatchGuard
5 1 (3.23%) IronPort
5 1 (3.23%) Brocade
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) Juniper
5 1 (3.23%) Siemens
5 1 (3.23%) McAfee
5 1 (3.23%) Sophos
5 1 (3.23%) Trustwave