Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 21 58
Rank change year-on-year -12 +37 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 23 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 4.51% 6.45% 2.83%
As % of the Applications category 41.82% 58.82% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 7
Somerset median daily rate £167 £175 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.57% -50.00% -
10th Percentile £150 £126 £211
90th Percentile £306 £283 £371
South West median daily rate £225 £244 £338
% change year-on-year -7.69% -27.78% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 5
Somerset median hourly rate - £25.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +150.00% -39.92%
South West median hourly rate £13.30 £12.13 £16.00
% change year-on-year +9.71% -24.22% +14.29%

Microsoft Office is in the Software Applications category. The following 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.

All Software Application Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 55 51 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 10.78% 10.97% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 14 25
Somerset median daily rate £275 £273 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.92% -16.15% -
10th Percentile £150 £122 £111
90th Percentile £485 £418 £375
South West median daily rate £350 £315 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 5
Somerset median hourly rate £16.79 £24.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.04% +140.00% -24.76%
10th Percentile £15.90 £10.50 £9.35
90th Percentile £33.54 £40.50 £27.70
South West median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.17% +15.71% +16.67%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Somerset over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath +3 13 £171 -2.29% 2
Yeovil -3 8 £160 -
Taunton -2 1 £352 -
Street - 1 £325 -
Microsoft Office
South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
3 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (34.78%) SharePoint
4 7 (30.43%) DCSE
4 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (30.43%) MCSE
4 7 (30.43%) MCP
4 7 (30.43%) Dell
4 7 (30.43%) A+ Certification
4 7 (30.43%) Break/Fix
5 6 (26.09%) ITIL
6 5 (21.74%) SQL
6 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
6 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
6 5 (21.74%) ITSM
6 5 (21.74%) PMO
6 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
7 4 (17.39%) Validation
7 4 (17.39%) Social Media
7 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Project Management
9 2 (8.70%) SLA
9 2 (8.70%) Cisco
9 2 (8.70%) Marketing
9 2 (8.70%) Programme Management

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 8 (34.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Desktop Support
1 8 (34.78%) Support Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Deskside Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Deskside Support
2 7 (30.43%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Help Desk Support
3 5 (21.74%) Service Desk Support
4 4 (17.39%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (17.39%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 4 (17.39%) PMO Planner
5 3 (13.04%) Applications Support
6 2 (8.70%) Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Developer
7 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Programme Office Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Social Media
3 1 (4.35%) CESG
3 1 (4.35%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Break/Fix
2 6 (26.09%) ITIL
3 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (21.74%) ITSM
3 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
4 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Validation
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
6 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.35%) Copywriting
7 1 (4.35%) CRM
7 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (4.35%) Direct Marketing
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (4.35%) OpenUP
7 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.35%) Service Design
7 1 (4.35%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (30.43%) A+ Certification
2 7 (30.43%) DCSE
2 7 (30.43%) MCP
2 7 (30.43%) MCSE
3 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) PMO
2 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) Dell
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Remedy
4 1 (4.35%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) Symantec