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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 29 47 25
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -22
Contract jobs citing MS Office 43 16 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.38% 2.16% 6.46%
As % of the Applications category 39.81% 17.02% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 10 23
Median daily rate £190 £396 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.05% +48.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £455 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £289 £250
% change year-on-year
-0.51% +15.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Median hourly rate £11.50 £14.21 £10.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.08% +29.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.38 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £16.04 £13.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £13.70 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+20.43% -2.14%
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
108 94 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.50% 12.67% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 60 48
Median daily rate £275 £363 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% +31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 18
Median hourly rate £11.50 £14.21 £11.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.08% +21.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.78 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 June 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 June 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 41 (56.94%) MS Excel
2 35 (48.61%) Microsoft
3 19 (26.39%) Windows
3 19 (26.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 18 (25.00%) Finance
5 15 (20.83%) Project Management
5 15 (20.83%) QA
6 13 (18.06%) HTML
7 12 (16.67%) CSS
8 11 (15.28%) Windows 7
8 11 (15.28%) Virtual Team
8 11 (15.28%) Matrix Organization
9 10 (13.89%) Adobe
9 10 (13.89%) Risk Management
10 9 (12.50%) Legal
10 9 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (11.11%) QA Automation
11 8 (11.11%) Functional Testing
11 8 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (11.11%) Mobile App
11 8 (11.11%) WebDriver
11 8 (11.11%) Test Automation
11 8 (11.11%) Cucumber
11 8 (11.11%) BDD
11 8 (11.11%) Selenium
11 8 (11.11%) PMI
11 8 (11.11%) PMI Certification

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 8 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.33%) IBM Notes
3 4 (5.56%) IBM Domino
4 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.39%) Blackboard Learn
5 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.39%) Moodle
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.39%) SAS
5 1 (1.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 41 (56.94%) MS Excel
2 19 (26.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (9.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (9.72%) MS Visio
3 7 (9.72%) Photoshop
4 6 (8.33%) InDesign
5 4 (5.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (5.56%) MS Project
6 2 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (1.39%) Acrobat
7 1 (1.39%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (1.39%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) HFM
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.39%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.39%) Heroku
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) Internet
1 5 (6.94%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.56%) 3G
2 4 (5.56%) LTE
2 4 (5.56%) VPN
3 2 (2.78%) Firewall
3 2 (2.78%) VoIP
4 1 (1.39%) DNS
4 1 (1.39%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.39%) IMAP
4 1 (1.39%) LAN
4 1 (1.39%) SMTP
4 1 (1.39%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.39%) WAN
4 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) MS Access
2 1 (1.39%) MySQL
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 8 (11.11%) Selenium
1 8 (11.11%) WebDriver
2 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (12.50%) Legal
3 7 (9.72%) Marketing
4 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.78%) Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Billing
6 1 (1.39%) French Language
6 1 (1.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16 (22.22%) Analyst
2 8 (11.11%) Automation Tester
2 8 (11.11%) QA Automation Tester
2 8 (11.11%) QA Tester
2 8 (11.11%) Tester
3 7 (9.72%) Designer
3 7 (9.72%) Project Manager
4 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (6.94%) IT Analyst
4 5 (6.94%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (5.56%) Lead Project Manager
5 4 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.56%) UX Designer
6 3 (4.17%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Data Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Graphic Designer
6 3 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (4.17%) IT Support
6 3 (4.17%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.06%) HTML
2 12 (16.67%) CSS
3 4 (5.56%) HTML5
4 2 (2.78%) .NET
5 1 (1.39%) MAPI
5 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Virtual Team
2 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 8 (11.11%) PMI
4 4 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.56%) Digital Media
4 4 (5.56%) User Experience
5 3 (4.17%) Graphic Design
6 2 (2.78%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.39%) CESG
7 1 (1.39%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.39%) Health Informatics
7 1 (1.39%) Informatics
7 1 (1.39%) iPhone
7 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.39%) PDA
7 1 (1.39%) Social Media
7 1 (1.39%) Statistics
7 1 (1.39%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.39%) Windows
2 11 (15.28%) Windows 7
3 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (9.72%) Windows 8
5 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.94%) Windows Server
7 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.17%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.78%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.78%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.39%) Fedora
10 1 (1.39%) Linux
10 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.83%) Project Management
2 11 (15.28%) Matrix Organization
3 10 (13.89%) Risk Management
4 9 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (11.11%) BDD
5 8 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 8 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (11.11%) QA Automation
5 8 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 7 (9.72%) ITIL
6 7 (9.72%) PRINCE2
7 5 (6.94%) Business Analysis
7 5 (6.94%) Data Privacy
7 5 (6.94%) Programme Governance
8 4 (5.56%) Change Management
8 4 (5.56%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 4 (5.56%) Logistics
8 4 (5.56%) Process Improvement
8 4 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) Java
1 8 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 4 (5.56%) SQL
3 2 (2.78%) C#
4 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (11.11%) PMI Certification
2 6 (8.33%) Degree
3 4 (5.56%) PMP
3 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) MCSA
4 2 (2.78%) MCSE
4 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.39%) MCP
5 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.83%) QA
2 6 (8.33%) SLA
3 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.78%) vSphere
3 1 (1.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.78%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.78%) WSUS
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.39%) SCCM
3 1 (1.39%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 35 (48.61%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.89%) Adobe
3 7 (9.72%) Citrix
4 6 (8.33%) Lotus
5 4 (5.56%) Sophos
6 3 (4.17%) HP
6 3 (4.17%) VMware
7 2 (2.78%) Avaya
7 2 (2.78%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.78%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.39%) Apple
8 1 (1.39%) Blackboard
8 1 (1.39%) Cincom
8 1 (1.39%) Google
8 1 (1.39%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.39%) Juniper
8 1 (1.39%) Mitel
8 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.39%) Veeam
8 1 (1.39%) Verint