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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 28 29 21
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 35 37 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.79% 5.56% 5.69%
As % of the Applications category 33.65% 37.00% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 26
Average daily rate
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£293 £278 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +16.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £133 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £445 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £270 £263
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
Average hourly rate £13.10 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.12% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
MS Office
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
104 100 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.25% 15.02% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 60 55
Average daily rate £285 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £178 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 2
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% -22.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £12.65 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £16.50 £22.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.07
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.94%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 38 (50.67%) Microsoft
2 34 (45.33%) MS Excel
3 20 (26.67%) ITIL
4 17 (22.67%) Project Management
4 17 (22.67%) Finance
5 16 (21.33%) Degree
6 15 (20.00%) Windows
7 13 (17.33%) QA
7 13 (17.33%) Windows 7
8 12 (16.00%) Computer Science
8 12 (16.00%) PRINCE2
9 11 (14.67%) SharePoint
9 11 (14.67%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (13.33%) Windows XP
10 10 (13.33%) VBA
11 9 (12.00%) MySQL
11 9 (12.00%) SQL
11 9 (12.00%) Java
11 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
11 9 (12.00%) Management Information System
11 9 (12.00%) Banking
11 9 (12.00%) Security Cleared
12 8 (10.67%) Social Media
12 8 (10.67%) Active Directory
12 8 (10.67%) Perl
13 7 (9.33%) JavaScript
13 7 (9.33%) Business Analysis
13 7 (9.33%) MS PowerPoint
14 6 (8.00%) SC Cleared
14 6 (8.00%) Telecoms

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 11 (14.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.67%) WorkSite
4 1 (1.33%) LiveCycle
4 1 (1.33%) Documentum
4 1 (1.33%) SAS
4 1 (1.33%) FileNet
Applications
1 34 (45.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (5.33%) MS Project
4 4 (5.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.33%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (2.67%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.33%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) Intranet
2 2 (2.67%) LTE
2 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.67%) VPN
3 1 (1.33%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.00%) MySQL
1 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) MS Access
2 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.33%) Selenium
1 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (22.67%) Finance
2 9 (12.00%) Banking
3 6 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.67%) Legal
5 4 (5.33%) Publishing
5 4 (5.33%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.67%) Law
6 2 (2.67%) Front Office
7 1 (1.33%) Back Office
7 1 (1.33%) Military
7 1 (1.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 29 (38.67%) Analyst
2 14 (18.67%) Project Manager
3 12 (16.00%) Developer
4 9 (12.00%) Desktop Support
4 9 (12.00%) Help Desk Support
4 9 (12.00%) Database Developer
5 7 (9.33%) 1st Line Support
5 7 (9.33%) Support Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Service Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Help Desk Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) PMO Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Graduate Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) HTML
1 1 (1.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) Computer Science
2 9 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 8 (10.67%) Social Media
4 5 (6.67%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.67%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.67%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.67%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.67%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.33%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.33%) CMDB
6 1 (1.33%) iPad
6 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.33%) PMI
6 1 (1.33%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.00%) Windows
2 13 (17.33%) Windows 7
3 10 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Vista
4 2 (2.67%) Linux
4 2 (2.67%) Windows 2000
4 2 (2.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.67%) ITIL
2 17 (22.67%) Project Management
3 12 (16.00%) PRINCE2
4 7 (9.33%) Business Analysis
5 5 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (6.67%) Content Management
6 4 (5.33%) Change Management
6 4 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (5.33%) E-Discovery
6 4 (5.33%) Migration
7 3 (4.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (4.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (4.00%) Time Management
7 3 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.00%) Quality Management
7 3 (4.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (4.00%) ERP
7 3 (4.00%) Business Continuity
8 2 (2.67%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.67%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.33%) VBA
2 9 (12.00%) SQL
2 9 (12.00%) Java
3 8 (10.67%) Perl
4 7 (9.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.67%) VB
6 1 (1.33%) Python
6 1 (1.33%) C
6 1 (1.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (21.33%) Degree
2 11 (14.67%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (5.33%) A+ Certification
6 4 (5.33%) MCP
6 4 (5.33%) MCSE
6 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.00%) ISEB
8 2 (2.67%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.33%) PMP
9 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.33%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) P3O
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) SCCM
2 1 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.33%) DameWare
Vendors
1 38 (50.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.00%) Oracle
3 3 (4.00%) Citrix
4 2 (2.67%) Adobe
4 2 (2.67%) Sybase
5 1 (1.33%) SAP
5 1 (1.33%) Cognos
5 1 (1.33%) IBM
5 1 (1.33%) Symantec
5 1 (1.33%) Remedy
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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