The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for MS Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 18 44
Rank change year-on-year -17 +26  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.49% 7.98% 1.70%
As % of the Applications category 6.25% 56.76% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £563 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +196.05%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.34% +4.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 4
Median hourly rate £15.78 £38.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.29% +198.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.63 £13.06
% change year-on-year -13.60% +19.68%  

MS 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 16 37 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 7.84% 14.07% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 12
Median daily rate £366 £388 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.48% +23.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £1,233 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 11
Median hourly rate £16.25 £38.75 £14.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.06% +169.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.87 £25.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £42.08 £36.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Office in Somerset

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Somerset

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Somerset

MS 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 MS Office within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 28 March 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 - 1 - - 5
MS Office
South West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 MS Office.

1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) Gantt Chart
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Handset
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) PMO
4 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (10.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (10.00%) RIA
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008

MS 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:

Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Software Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Development Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Software Development Manager
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Handset
1 1 (10.00%) RIA
1 1 (10.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Gantt Chart
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Data Entry
2 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) SDLC
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft