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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 22 11 21
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 11 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 6.75% 14.29% 1.89%
As % of the Applications category 73.33% 88.89% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 0
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£450 £349 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £256 £263
% change year-on-year
+16.09% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.29 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.22 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-1.54% +1.57%
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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
15 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 9.20% 16.07% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 0
Average daily rate £424 £349 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.48% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.29 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 16 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
3 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 8 (44.44%) SAP
5 7 (38.89%) Windows
5 7 (38.89%) Business Analysis
5 7 (38.89%) SCCM
6 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 6 (33.33%) Internet
7 5 (27.78%) ITIL
7 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
7 5 (27.78%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (22.22%) ABAP
8 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
8 4 (22.22%) SAP SD
8 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
8 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
9 3 (16.67%) VMware
9 3 (16.67%) Service Management
9 3 (16.67%) Altiris
9 3 (16.67%) Nortel Meridian
9 3 (16.67%) assyst
9 3 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (16.67%) MSI
9 3 (16.67%) Nortel

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 3 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) InfoPath
3 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) SAP SD
2 3 (16.67%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) Internet
2 3 (16.67%) Nortel Meridian
3 1 (5.56%) VPLS
3 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.56%) Junos
3 1 (5.56%) MPLS
3 1 (5.56%) OSPF
3 1 (5.56%) BGP
3 1 (5.56%) VRRP
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) ADSL
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) VoIP
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
3 1 (5.56%) RIP
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MSI
General
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Business Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) ABAP Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support Technician
3 3 (16.67%) Support Technician
3 3 (16.67%) SAP Business Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) SAP Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Technician
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) SAP Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Support
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Configuration Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 7 (38.89%) Business Analysis
3 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (27.78%) ITIL
4 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
5 3 (16.67%) Service Management
6 2 (11.11%) Project Management
6 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Requirements Management
6 2 (11.11%) Change Control
7 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (5.56%) Time Management
7 1 (5.56%) Information Assurance
7 1 (5.56%) ITSM
7 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 16 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) MOS
4 1 (5.56%) MCP
4 1 (5.56%) MCT
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) SAP
3 3 (16.67%) Nortel
3 3 (16.67%) Citrix
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) Altiris
4 1 (5.56%) Brocade
4 1 (5.56%) WatchGuard
4 1 (5.56%) IronPort
4 1 (5.56%) Trustwave
4 1 (5.56%) Juniper
4 1 (5.56%) Siemens
4 1 (5.56%) McAfee
4 1 (5.56%) Sophos
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) IBM