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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 36 21 40
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +19
Contract jobs citing MS Office 28 40 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.75% 6.13% 2.70%
As % of the Applications category 29.79% 45.45% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 7
Average daily rate
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£180 £150 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £90 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £262 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+7.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.99 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.60% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -1.78%
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
94 88 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.60% 13.50% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 55 52
Average daily rate £240 £228 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.49% -36.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £110 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £375 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 2
Average hourly rate £16.75 £12.00 £15.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.58% -23.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.00 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £22.10 £18.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.62 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.68% -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 22 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 22 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 28 (40.00%) Windows
3 23 (32.86%) MS Excel
4 21 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 20 (28.57%) Windows XP
6 15 (21.43%) ITIL
7 14 (20.00%) Finance
7 14 (20.00%) Banking
7 14 (20.00%) Project Management
7 14 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (18.57%) Degree
9 12 (17.14%) Blackberry
9 12 (17.14%) Computer Science
10 11 (15.71%) TCP/IP
11 10 (14.29%) Java
11 10 (14.29%) Active Directory
11 10 (14.29%) QA
12 9 (12.86%) Citrix
12 9 (12.86%) Management Information System
13 8 (11.43%) Back Office
13 8 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (11.43%) Lotus
13 8 (11.43%) Symantec
13 8 (11.43%) PRINCE2
13 8 (11.43%) IBM Notes
13 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
14 7 (10.00%) MS Project
14 7 (10.00%) SharePoint
14 7 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
15 6 (8.57%) Social Media

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.43%) WorkSite
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.43%) SAS
4 1 (1.43%) IIS
4 1 (1.43%) Apache
Applications
1 23 (32.86%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.00%) MS Project
2 7 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (5.71%) MS Visio
3 4 (5.71%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.43%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.86%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.43%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.43%) Maximo
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%) DHCP
3 2 (2.86%) Intranet
3 2 (2.86%) LTE
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.43%) SAN
4 1 (1.43%) DNS
4 1 (1.43%) ATM
4 1 (1.43%) VoIP
4 1 (1.43%) LDAP
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%) Legal
4 2 (2.86%) Publishing
5 1 (1.43%) Electronics
5 1 (1.43%) Law
5 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (42.86%) 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%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (8.57%) Developer
6 6 (8.57%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (7.14%) Database Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Graduate
8 4 (5.71%) Graduate Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Service Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) PMO Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) IT Support
9 3 (4.29%) Help Desk Support Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
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%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.43%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.43%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.43%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.43%) CMDB
5 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.43%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.43%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.43%) PDA
5 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 28 (40.00%) Windows
2 21 (30.00%) 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%) Fedora
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.43%) ITIL
2 14 (20.00%) Project Management
3 8 (11.43%) PRINCE2
4 5 (7.14%) E-Discovery
5 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (5.71%) Business Analysis
6 3 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.29%) Migration
6 3 (4.29%) Change Management
6 3 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.29%) ERP
7 2 (2.86%) Six Sigma
7 2 (2.86%) Content Management
7 2 (2.86%) Data Analysis
7 2 (2.86%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.86%) Change Control
7 2 (2.86%) Lean Six Sigma
8 1 (1.43%) Data Migration
8 1 (1.43%) Data Mapping
8 1 (1.43%) Performance Management
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
2 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) MCSE
3 4 (5.71%) MCP
3 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.29%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.86%) ISEB
6 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.43%) CCNA
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%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.43%) Postfix
2 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (1.43%) SCOM
2 1 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.86%) Citrix
3 8 (11.43%) Lotus
3 8 (11.43%) Symantec
4 4 (5.71%) Cisco
5 3 (4.29%) VMware
5 3 (4.29%) Oracle
6 2 (2.86%) SAP
7 1 (1.43%) Remedy
7 1 (1.43%) CommVault
7 1 (1.43%) NetApp
7 1 (1.43%) Nokia
7 1 (1.43%) Adobe
7 1 (1.43%) HP
7 1 (1.43%) Dell
7 1 (1.43%) EMC
7 1 (1.43%) IBM
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