The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office
South West / Somerset
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 29 25
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 6 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.87% 2.87% 5.33%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 29.17% 58.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
Median daily rate £218 £238 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.42% -24.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £238 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £238 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £286 £288
% change year-on-year +4.80% -0.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Median hourly rate - £25.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +112.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.72 £16.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year -16.87% +20.43%  

Microsoft Office is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 18 24 31
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 8.61% 9.84% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 19
Median daily rate £286 £275 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.09% -24.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £191 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £316 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 5
Median hourly rate - £17.61 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +46.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Somerset

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Somerset

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Somerset

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath +6 3 £286 - 1
Yeovil +3 3 £150 - 1
Microsoft Office
South West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) DCSE
2 3 (42.86%) Dell
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (42.86%) A+ Certification
2 3 (42.86%) MCSE
2 3 (42.86%) MCP
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (42.86%) Break/Fix
3 2 (28.57%) PMO
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Handset
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Desktop Support
1 4 (57.14%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Deskside Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Deskside Support
2 2 (28.57%) Deskside Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) PMO Planner
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Break/Fix
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) A+ Certification
1 3 (42.86%) DCSE
1 3 (42.86%) MCP
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Dell