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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 44 39 28
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 27 19 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.52% 2.62% 4.75%
As % of the Applications category 28.42% 25.68% 33.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 14
Median daily rate £240 £228 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% -22.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £141 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £363 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £284 £285 £298
% change year-on-year
-0.35% -4.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
Median hourly rate £12.55 £15.00 £11.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.33% +28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £11.67 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £17.40 £15.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.40 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
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
95 74 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.40% 10.21% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 49 50
Median daily rate £275 £300 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 11
Median hourly rate £10.60 £15.00 £13.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.33% +14.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £38.40 £25.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 2016.

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 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 32 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 32 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (29.69%) Windows
3 18 (28.13%) Active Directory
3 18 (28.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (21.88%) HTML
4 14 (21.88%) CSS
5 13 (20.31%) QA
6 12 (18.75%) Finance
7 11 (17.19%) Project Management
8 10 (15.63%) Windows 7
9 9 (14.06%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (14.06%) Matrix Organization
9 9 (14.06%) Risk Management
10 8 (12.50%) Selenium
10 8 (12.50%) Java
10 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 8 (12.50%) Adobe
10 8 (12.50%) Virtual Team
10 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (12.50%) QA Automation
10 8 (12.50%) Office 365
10 8 (12.50%) Functional Testing
10 8 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (12.50%) Mobile App
10 8 (12.50%) Cucumber
10 8 (12.50%) BDD
10 8 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 8 (12.50%) WebDriver
11 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 5 (7.81%) IBM Notes
1 5 (7.81%) MS Exchange
1 5 (7.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.25%) IBM Domino
3 3 (4.69%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.13%) Moodle
5 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.56%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 18 (28.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (10.94%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (10.94%) Photoshop
4 6 (9.38%) InDesign
5 4 (6.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
7 2 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (1.56%) Acrobat
8 1 (1.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) Internet
1 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.25%) 3G
2 4 (6.25%) LTE
2 4 (6.25%) VPN
3 2 (3.13%) Skype
4 1 (1.56%) LAN
4 1 (1.56%) WAN
4 1 (1.56%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) MS Access
1 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 8 (12.50%) Selenium
1 8 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 7 (10.94%) Marketing
3 4 (6.25%) Legal
3 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.13%) Banking
5 1 (1.56%) French Language
5 1 (1.56%) German Language
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (18.75%) Analyst
2 8 (12.50%) Automation Tester
2 8 (12.50%) QA Automation Tester
2 8 (12.50%) QA Tester
2 8 (12.50%) Tester
3 7 (10.94%) Designer
4 6 (9.38%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.81%) IT Support
5 5 (7.81%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Lead Project Manager
6 4 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) UX Designer
7 3 (4.69%) Consultant
7 3 (4.69%) Data Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Graphic Designer
7 3 (4.69%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Designer
7 3 (4.69%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.88%) CSS
1 14 (21.88%) HTML
2 4 (6.25%) HTML5
3 2 (3.13%) .NET
3 2 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 8 (12.50%) Virtual Team
2 7 (10.94%) PMI
3 4 (6.25%) Digital Media
3 4 (6.25%) User Experience
4 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.69%) Graphic Design
5 2 (3.13%) e-Learning
5 2 (3.13%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.13%) Smartphone
5 2 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.13%) Video Editing
5 2 (3.13%) VLE
6 1 (1.56%) Health Informatics
6 1 (1.56%) Informatics
6 1 (1.56%) iPhone
6 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.56%) Social Media
6 1 (1.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.69%) Windows
2 10 (15.63%) Windows 7
3 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (9.38%) Windows 8
5 5 (7.81%) Windows Server
5 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.69%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.13%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.13%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.19%) Project Management
2 9 (14.06%) Continuous Improvement
2 9 (14.06%) Matrix Organization
2 9 (14.06%) Risk Management
3 8 (12.50%) BDD
3 8 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 8 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 8 (12.50%) QA Automation
3 8 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
5 4 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 4 (6.25%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 4 (6.25%) ITIL
5 4 (6.25%) Logistics
5 4 (6.25%) Network Planning
5 4 (6.25%) Process Improvement
5 4 (6.25%) Regulatory Compliance
5 4 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (6.25%) Service Management
5 4 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.50%) Java
1 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) PMI Certification
2 5 (7.81%) Degree
3 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.69%) PMP
5 2 (3.13%) MCSA
5 2 (3.13%) MCSE
5 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.56%) MCP
6 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.31%) QA
2 6 (9.38%) SLA
3 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.13%) vSphere
3 1 (1.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) Backup Exec
1 2 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (3.13%) NetBackup
1 2 (3.13%) WSUS
2 1 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.50%) Adobe
3 6 (9.38%) Citrix
4 5 (7.81%) Lotus
5 4 (6.25%) Sophos
6 2 (3.13%) Apple
6 2 (3.13%) HP
6 2 (3.13%) Intel Security
6 2 (3.13%) Polycom
6 2 (3.13%) VMware
7 1 (1.56%) Cincom
7 1 (1.56%) Cisco
7 1 (1.56%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
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