The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 23 11 17
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 3 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 3.53% 14.55% 4.26%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 88.89% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
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£230 £362 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.46% +22.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £267 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £393 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £251 £213 £273
% change year-on-year
+18.23% -22.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Taunton region.

Applications Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 7.06% 16.36% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Average daily rate £325 £349 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% +18.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £233 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £390 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
3 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
3 8 (53.33%) SAP
4 7 (46.67%) Business Analysis
4 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
7 4 (26.67%) ABAP
7 4 (26.67%) ITIL
7 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
7 4 (26.67%) SAP SD
8 3 (20.00%) Windows
9 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
9 2 (13.33%) Project Management
9 2 (13.33%) SCCM
9 2 (13.33%) InfoPath
9 2 (13.33%) Requirements Management
9 2 (13.33%) MOS
9 2 (13.33%) Finance
9 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
9 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
9 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (13.33%) Change Control
9 2 (13.33%) Office 365
10 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
10 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
10 1 (6.67%) Trustwave

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) InfoPath
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) ADSL
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
1 1 (6.67%) VoIP
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
1 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (6.67%) RIP
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
1 1 (6.67%) MPLS
1 1 (6.67%) OSPF
1 1 (6.67%) BGP
1 1 (6.67%) VRRP
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) VPLS
1 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
1 1 (6.67%) Junos
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
1 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Business Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) ABAP Developer
3 3 (20.00%) SAP Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) SAP Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Support
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) SAP SD Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) SOAP
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 7 (46.67%) Business Analysis
2 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 4 (26.67%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Requirements Management
5 2 (13.33%) Change Control
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (6.67%) System Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Time Management
6 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.67%) BDD
6 1 (6.67%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) ABAP
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) MOS
4 1 (6.67%) MCT
4 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) NFS
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Juniper
3 1 (6.67%) Siemens
3 1 (6.67%) McAfee
3 1 (6.67%) Brocade
3 1 (6.67%) WatchGuard
3 1 (6.67%) IronPort
3 1 (6.67%) Trustwave