The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 30 19 32
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs citing MS Office 32 45 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.95% 7.32% 4.14%
As % of the Applications category 28.07% 48.39% 26.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 8
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£313 £270 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.74% +4.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £150 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £550 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £245 £263
% change year-on-year
+18.36% -6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 7
Average hourly rate £18.25 £11.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.90% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £10.60 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.85 £24.00 £21.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Applications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
114 93 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.06% 15.12% 15.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 42 34
Average daily rate £320 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 15
Average hourly rate £11.93 £11.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.40% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 24 April 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 39 (48.15%) Windows
2 37 (45.68%) Microsoft
3 31 (38.27%) Windows 7
4 30 (37.04%) Active Directory
5 27 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 21 (25.93%) Citrix
7 20 (24.69%) MS Excel
8 16 (19.75%) Finance
9 15 (18.52%) Blackberry
10 14 (17.28%) Legal
11 13 (16.05%) Migration
11 13 (16.05%) ITIL
12 12 (14.81%) SQL
13 11 (13.58%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (12.35%) Programme Management
14 10 (12.35%) SharePoint
14 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (11.11%) Cisco
16 8 (9.88%) Service Management
16 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (9.88%) Dependency Management
16 8 (9.88%) Network Security
17 7 (8.64%) WorkSite
17 7 (8.64%) CMDB
17 7 (8.64%) Law
17 7 (8.64%) Progress
18 6 (7.41%) MCSE
18 6 (7.41%) MCP
18 6 (7.41%) SLA
18 6 (7.41%) Management Information System

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 10 (12.35%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.64%) WorkSite
3 5 (6.17%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.23%) Lync
5 1 (1.23%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 20 (24.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.70%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Magento
1 1 (1.23%) SAP BPC
1 1 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.23%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.88%) Network Security
2 3 (3.70%) Firewall
2 3 (3.70%) DHCP
2 3 (3.70%) DNS
3 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.47%) LAN
3 2 (2.47%) WAN
3 2 (2.47%) NetScaler
3 2 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.23%) SMTP
4 1 (1.23%) VoIP
4 1 (1.23%) ATM
4 1 (1.23%) Intranet
4 1 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.23%) MySQL
4 1 (1.23%) SAP BW
General
1 16 (19.75%) Finance
2 14 (17.28%) Legal
3 7 (8.64%) Law
4 5 (6.17%) Banking
5 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.47%) Publishing
6 2 (2.47%) Local Government
7 1 (1.23%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.23%) French Language
7 1 (1.23%) German Language
7 1 (1.23%) Polish Language
7 1 (1.23%) Electronics
7 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.23%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 34 (41.98%) Analyst
2 23 (28.40%) Service Analyst
2 23 (28.40%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (9.88%) Help Desk Analyst
4 7 (8.64%) Support Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (8.64%) Help Desk Support
4 7 (8.64%) Help Desk Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) PMO Lead
6 4 (4.94%) IT Support
7 3 (3.70%) PMO Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Developer
7 3 (3.70%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Test Manager
8 2 (2.47%) Support Specialist
8 2 (2.47%) Network Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) IT Support Specialist
8 2 (2.47%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.52%) Blackberry
2 7 (8.64%) CMDB
3 6 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.17%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.70%) NHS
6 2 (2.47%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.47%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.23%) Social Media
7 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.23%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 39 (48.15%) Windows
2 31 (38.27%) Windows 7
3 27 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.94%) UNIX
7 3 (3.70%) Linux
8 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.05%) Migration
1 13 (16.05%) ITIL
2 11 (13.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (12.35%) Programme Management
4 8 (9.88%) Service Management
4 8 (9.88%) Dependency Management
5 5 (6.17%) Time Management
5 5 (6.17%) ITSM
6 4 (4.94%) Project Management
6 4 (4.94%) Process Management
6 4 (4.94%) Data Migration
6 4 (4.94%) ITIL V3
7 3 (3.70%) E-Discovery
7 3 (3.70%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.70%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.47%) CRM
8 2 (2.47%) Content Management
8 2 (2.47%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.47%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.81%) SQL
2 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
2 2 (2.47%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.23%) VBA
3 1 (1.23%) C#
3 1 (1.23%) C++
3 1 (1.23%) PHP
3 1 (1.23%) VC++
Qualifications
1 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.41%) MCSE
2 6 (7.41%) MCP
2 6 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.17%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.17%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.23%) CCNP
4 1 (1.23%) CCNA
4 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) SLA
2 3 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (1.23%) P3O
3 1 (1.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.70%) XenApp
4 2 (2.47%) Terminal Server
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) SCCM
2 2 (2.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.23%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 37 (45.68%) Microsoft
2 21 (25.93%) Citrix
3 9 (11.11%) Cisco
4 7 (8.64%) Progress
5 6 (7.41%) VMware
6 3 (3.70%) NetApp
6 3 (3.70%) HP
7 1 (1.23%) NETGEAR
7 1 (1.23%) F5
7 1 (1.23%) WatchGuard
7 1 (1.23%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.23%) Draytek
7 1 (1.23%) Sourcefire
7 1 (1.23%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.23%) SAP
7 1 (1.23%) Remedy
7 1 (1.23%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.23%) Siemens
7 1 (1.23%) Dell
7 1 (1.23%) Juniper