The first table below looks at the demand for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Birmingham region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 22 22 15
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 42 36 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.93% 6.01% 7.22%
As % of the Applications category 36.84% 42.86% 45.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 30
Average daily rate
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£285 £288 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% +30.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £151 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £266 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Average hourly rate £10.95 £16.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.56% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £16.50 £13.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.36
% change year-on-year
- +4.82%
Applications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
114 84 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.10% 14.02% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 43 58
Average daily rate £285 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £205 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 6
Average hourly rate £11.70 £16.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.87% +20.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £19.20 £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.96 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.26% -6.50%
MS Office
West Midlands

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 45 (54.22%) Microsoft
2 42 (50.60%) MS Excel
3 21 (25.30%) ITIL
4 19 (22.89%) Finance
5 18 (21.69%) Windows
6 17 (20.48%) Project Management
6 17 (20.48%) Degree
7 14 (16.87%) QA
7 14 (16.87%) Windows 7
8 12 (14.46%) PRINCE2
8 12 (14.46%) SharePoint
8 12 (14.46%) VBA
8 12 (14.46%) Computer Science
9 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
9 11 (13.25%) SQL
9 11 (13.25%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (12.05%) Management Information System
10 10 (12.05%) Windows XP
10 10 (12.05%) JavaScript
10 10 (12.05%) MS PowerPoint
10 10 (12.05%) Banking
11 9 (10.84%) Security Cleared
11 9 (10.84%) MySQL
11 9 (10.84%) Active Directory
12 8 (9.64%) Perl
12 8 (9.64%) Java
12 8 (9.64%) Social Media
13 7 (8.43%) Spreadsheet
13 7 (8.43%) Oracle
13 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 12 (14.46%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.61%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.61%) LiveCycle
3 2 (2.41%) WorkSite
4 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.20%) Documentum
4 1 (1.20%) SAS
4 1 (1.20%) FileNet
Applications
1 42 (50.60%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (8.43%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (4.82%) MS Project
5 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.20%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (1.20%) Maximo
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) Intranet
2 2 (2.41%) LTE
2 2 (2.41%) VPN
3 1 (1.20%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.20%) DHCP
3 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.84%) MySQL
3 3 (3.61%) MS Access
4 1 (1.20%) SQLPlus
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Selenium
1 2 (2.41%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
General
1 19 (22.89%) Finance
2 10 (12.05%) Banking
3 6 (7.23%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.23%) Legal
4 4 (4.82%) Publishing
4 4 (4.82%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.41%) Front Office
6 1 (1.20%) Back Office
6 1 (1.20%) Law
6 1 (1.20%) Military
6 1 (1.20%) Advertising
6 1 (1.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (36.14%) Analyst
2 14 (16.87%) Project Manager
3 12 (14.46%) Developer
4 11 (13.25%) Help Desk Support
5 10 (12.05%) Desktop Support
6 9 (10.84%) Database Developer
7 8 (9.64%) Support Analyst
8 7 (8.43%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (7.23%) Support Engineer
10 5 (6.02%) Service Analyst
10 5 (6.02%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 5 (6.02%) Desktop Analyst
10 5 (6.02%) Help Desk Engineer
10 5 (6.02%) Help Desk Support Engineer
11 4 (4.82%) IT Support
11 4 (4.82%) PMO Analyst
11 4 (4.82%) Graduate Developer
11 4 (4.82%) Service Desk Analyst
11 4 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (4.82%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) HTML
1 2 (2.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Computer Science
2 10 (12.05%) Management Information System
3 8 (9.64%) Social Media
4 5 (6.02%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.41%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.41%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.41%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.41%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.20%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.20%) CMDB
6 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.20%) iPad
6 1 (1.20%) PMI
6 1 (1.20%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.20%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.69%) Windows
2 14 (16.87%) Windows 7
3 10 (12.05%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Vista
4 2 (2.41%) Linux
4 2 (2.41%) Windows 2000
4 2 (2.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.30%) ITIL
2 17 (20.48%) Project Management
3 12 (14.46%) PRINCE2
4 5 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (6.02%) Content Management
4 5 (6.02%) Business Analysis
5 4 (4.82%) Migration
5 4 (4.82%) Change Management
5 4 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (4.82%) Time Management
5 4 (4.82%) E-Discovery
6 3 (3.61%) Integration Testing
6 3 (3.61%) Test Scripting
6 3 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.61%) Quality Management
6 3 (3.61%) Risk Management
6 3 (3.61%) ERP
6 3 (3.61%) Business Continuity
6 3 (3.61%) Software Testing
7 2 (2.41%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.46%) VBA
2 11 (13.25%) SQL
3 10 (12.05%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.64%) Perl
4 8 (9.64%) Java
5 2 (2.41%) VB
5 2 (2.41%) C
6 1 (1.20%) C++
6 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.20%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (20.48%) Degree
2 11 (13.25%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (10.84%) Security Cleared
4 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (7.23%) MCP
5 6 (7.23%) MCSE
5 6 (7.23%) A+ Certification
5 6 (7.23%) SC Cleared
6 5 (6.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (3.61%) ISTQB
8 2 (2.41%) ISEB
8 2 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.20%) PMP
9 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.87%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) P3O
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (10.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) SCCM
2 1 (1.20%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.20%) DameWare
Vendors
1 45 (54.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.43%) Oracle
3 4 (4.82%) Adobe
3 4 (4.82%) Citrix
4 2 (2.41%) Sybase
5 1 (1.20%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.20%) SAP
5 1 (1.20%) Cognos
5 1 (1.20%) IBM
5 1 (1.20%) Sun
5 1 (1.20%) HP
5 1 (1.20%) Siemens
5 1 (1.20%) Lotus
5 1 (1.20%) Remedy
5 1 (1.20%) Northgate
5 1 (1.20%) Capita
5 1 (1.20%) LANDesk
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