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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 32 21 35
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Contract jobs citing MS Office 29 37 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.99% 5.80% 3.08%
As % of the Applications category 30.53% 44.05% 23.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 7
Average daily rate
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£173 £188 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £90 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £264 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £240 £250
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.98 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+0.17% -0.17%
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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
95 84 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.07% 13.17% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 52 48
Average daily rate £275 £225 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £110 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 4
Average hourly rate £16.75 £12.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.58% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.00 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £22.55 £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 34 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 29 (41.43%) Windows
3 22 (31.43%) MS Excel
3 22 (31.43%) Windows 7
4 20 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 14 (20.00%) Finance
5 14 (20.00%) Banking
5 14 (20.00%) ITIL
5 14 (20.00%) Project Management
5 14 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (18.57%) Degree
7 12 (17.14%) Blackberry
7 12 (17.14%) Computer Science
8 11 (15.71%) TCP/IP
9 10 (14.29%) Java
9 10 (14.29%) Active Directory
9 10 (14.29%) QA
10 9 (12.86%) Management Information System
11 8 (11.43%) Back Office
11 8 (11.43%) Citrix
11 8 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (11.43%) Lotus
11 8 (11.43%) Symantec
11 8 (11.43%) PRINCE2
11 8 (11.43%) IBM Notes
12 7 (10.00%) MS Project
12 7 (10.00%) SharePoint
12 7 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
12 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
13 6 (8.57%) Social Media

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 8 (11.43%) IBM Notes
2 7 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.71%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.43%) SAS
4 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.43%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.43%) Apache
4 1 (1.43%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (31.43%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (10.00%) MS Project
3 4 (5.71%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (5.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.43%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.86%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (1.43%) Maximo
2 1 (1.43%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.71%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.29%) VPN
3 2 (2.86%) Intranet
3 2 (2.86%) LTE
3 2 (2.86%) DHCP
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.43%) LDAP
4 1 (1.43%) ATM
4 1 (1.43%) VoIP
4 1 (1.43%) DNS
4 1 (1.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) MySQL
1 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (20.00%) Finance
1 14 (20.00%) Banking
2 8 (11.43%) Back Office
3 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.86%) Law
4 2 (2.86%) Legal
4 2 (2.86%) Publishing
5 1 (1.43%) Electronics
5 1 (1.43%) Billing
5 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (41.43%) Analyst
2 15 (21.43%) Support Analyst
3 13 (18.57%) Desktop Support
4 12 (17.14%) Project Manager
5 11 (15.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 11 (15.71%) Desktop Analyst
6 6 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (8.57%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (8.57%) Developer
7 5 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Database Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Service Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) Graduate
8 4 (5.71%) IT Support
8 4 (5.71%) Graduate Developer
8 4 (5.71%) PMO Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Help Desk Support Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (17.14%) Blackberry
2 12 (17.14%) Computer Science
3 9 (12.86%) Management Information System
4 6 (8.57%) Social Media
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.43%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.43%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.43%) PDA
5 1 (1.43%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.43%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.43%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.43%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 29 (41.43%) Windows
2 22 (31.43%) Windows 7
3 20 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 5 (7.14%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.86%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.43%) CentOS
6 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.43%) Fedora
6 1 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.00%) ITIL
1 14 (20.00%) Project Management
2 8 (11.43%) PRINCE2
3 5 (7.14%) E-Discovery
4 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (5.71%) Business Analysis
5 3 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.29%) Migration
5 3 (4.29%) ERP
5 3 (4.29%) Change Management
6 2 (2.86%) Six Sigma
6 2 (2.86%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.86%) Asset Management
6 2 (2.86%) Change Control
6 2 (2.86%) Content Management
6 2 (2.86%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (2.86%) Data Analysis
7 1 (1.43%) Waterfall
7 1 (1.43%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.29%) Java
2 5 (7.14%) SQL
3 3 (4.29%) VBA
4 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.86%) Perl
5 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (18.57%) Degree
2 8 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (5.71%) MCP
4 4 (5.71%) MCSE
5 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.29%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.86%) ISEB
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.43%) CCNA
7 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.43%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (1.43%) SCOM
2 1 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 34 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.43%) Citrix
2 8 (11.43%) Lotus
2 8 (11.43%) Symantec
3 4 (5.71%) Cisco
4 3 (4.29%) Oracle
4 3 (4.29%) VMware
5 2 (2.86%) SAP
6 1 (1.43%) IBM
6 1 (1.43%) Adobe
6 1 (1.43%) HP
6 1 (1.43%) Dell
6 1 (1.43%) EMC
6 1 (1.43%) CommVault
6 1 (1.43%) NetApp
6 1 (1.43%) Nokia