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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 22 20 25
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 50 40 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.60% 7.21% 5.43%
As % of the Applications category 42.37% 50.00% 31.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 13
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£290 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £161 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £255 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 8
Average hourly rate £13.75 £11.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.60 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £24.00 £14.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.14 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +7.40%
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
118 80 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.57% 14.41% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 42 41
Average daily rate £320 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 18
Average hourly rate £13.75 £11.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.42 £10.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £28.00 £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 2015.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 43 (49.43%) Windows
2 40 (45.98%) Microsoft
3 33 (37.93%) Windows 7
4 30 (34.48%) Active Directory
5 29 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 23 (26.44%) Citrix
7 20 (22.99%) MS Excel
8 18 (20.69%) Blackberry
9 17 (19.54%) Finance
10 14 (16.09%) Migration
11 13 (14.94%) ITIL
12 12 (13.79%) SQL
12 12 (13.79%) SharePoint
12 12 (13.79%) Cisco
12 12 (13.79%) Legal
13 11 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (11.49%) Programme Management
14 10 (11.49%) Banking
15 9 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (9.20%) Network Security
16 8 (9.20%) Dependency Management
16 8 (9.20%) Service Management
16 8 (9.20%) TCP/IP
17 7 (8.05%) MCSE
17 7 (8.05%) MCP
17 7 (8.05%) VMware
17 7 (8.05%) Law
17 7 (8.05%) SCCM
18 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 12 (13.79%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.75%) WorkSite
4 4 (4.60%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.15%) Lync
6 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.15%) IIS
6 1 (1.15%) Apache
6 1 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.15%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 20 (22.99%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (5.75%) MS Project
4 4 (4.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.15%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (1.15%) Magento
1 1 (1.15%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.20%) TCP/IP
1 8 (9.20%) Network Security
2 4 (4.60%) DNS
2 4 (4.60%) DHCP
3 3 (3.45%) Firewall
4 2 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.30%) NetScaler
4 2 (2.30%) VPN
4 2 (2.30%) LAN
4 2 (2.30%) VoIP
4 2 (2.30%) WAN
5 1 (1.15%) SMTP
5 1 (1.15%) LDAP
5 1 (1.15%) ATM
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.15%) SAN
5 1 (1.15%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.15%) MySQL
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.15%) SAP BW
General
1 17 (19.54%) Finance
2 12 (13.79%) Legal
3 10 (11.49%) Banking
4 7 (8.05%) Law
5 4 (4.60%) Back Office
5 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.30%) Local Government
6 2 (2.30%) Publishing
7 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.15%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.15%) Electronics
7 1 (1.15%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.15%) French Language
7 1 (1.15%) German Language
7 1 (1.15%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (42.53%) Analyst
2 20 (22.99%) Service Analyst
2 20 (22.99%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (9.20%) Help Desk Analyst
4 7 (8.05%) Support Engineer
4 7 (8.05%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (8.05%) Support Analyst
4 7 (8.05%) Help Desk Support
4 7 (8.05%) Help Desk Engineer
5 5 (5.75%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 5 (5.75%) PMO Lead
6 4 (4.60%) Desktop Analyst
6 4 (4.60%) PMO Analyst
6 4 (4.60%) Desktop Support
6 4 (4.60%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (3.45%) Developer
7 3 (3.45%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.45%) IT Support
8 2 (2.30%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (2.30%) IT Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.15%) .NET
1 1 (1.15%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.69%) Blackberry
2 6 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.75%) CMDB
3 5 (5.75%) Performance Metrics
4 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.45%) NHS
6 2 (2.30%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.30%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.15%) Social Media
7 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.15%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 43 (49.43%) Windows
2 33 (37.93%) Windows 7
3 29 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 9 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.60%) Linux
6 4 (4.60%) UNIX
7 2 (2.30%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.30%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.15%) CentOS
8 1 (1.15%) Fedora
8 1 (1.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.09%) Migration
2 13 (14.94%) ITIL
3 11 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (11.49%) Programme Management
5 8 (9.20%) Service Management
5 8 (9.20%) Dependency Management
6 5 (5.75%) ITSM
7 4 (4.60%) Project Management
7 4 (4.60%) ITIL V3
7 4 (4.60%) Time Management
7 4 (4.60%) Data Migration
7 4 (4.60%) Process Management
8 3 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (3.45%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.45%) Asset Management
8 3 (3.45%) E-Discovery
9 2 (2.30%) CRM
9 2 (2.30%) Content Management
9 2 (2.30%) Business Transformation
9 2 (2.30%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.79%) SQL
2 4 (4.60%) Java
3 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.30%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.15%) VBA
4 1 (1.15%) VC++
4 1 (1.15%) PHP
4 1 (1.15%) C
4 1 (1.15%) C#
4 1 (1.15%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.05%) MCP
2 7 (8.05%) MCSE
3 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.75%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.15%) CCNP
5 1 (1.15%) CCNA
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) SLA
2 4 (4.60%) QA
3 1 (1.15%) P3O
3 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.45%) XenApp
4 2 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.30%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.15%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.15%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.15%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 7 (8.05%) SCCM
2 2 (2.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.15%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.15%) SCOM
3 1 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.15%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 40 (45.98%) Microsoft
2 23 (26.44%) Citrix
3 12 (13.79%) Cisco
4 7 (8.05%) VMware
5 5 (5.75%) Progress
6 4 (4.60%) Lotus
6 4 (4.60%) Symantec
7 3 (3.45%) NetApp
8 2 (2.30%) HP
9 1 (1.15%) EMC
9 1 (1.15%) Siemens
9 1 (1.15%) Remedy
9 1 (1.15%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.15%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.15%) SAP
9 1 (1.15%) Juniper
9 1 (1.15%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (1.15%) BMC
9 1 (1.15%) CommVault
9 1 (1.15%) Sourcefire
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