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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 13 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 47 34 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.94% 5.82% 6.90%
As % of the Applications category 47.96% 37.78% 39.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 12
Average daily rate
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£165 £175 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £90 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £9.60 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £10.80 £17.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.03 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.94% +3.70%
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
98 90 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.55% 15.41% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 46 29
Average daily rate £295 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.32% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £116 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £410 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £9.65 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.20 £29.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 28 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (56.58%) Windows
2 34 (44.74%) Windows 7
3 32 (42.11%) Microsoft
4 31 (40.79%) Windows XP
5 25 (32.89%) Active Directory
6 21 (27.63%) Citrix
6 21 (27.63%) Blackberry
7 16 (21.05%) Finance
7 16 (21.05%) MS Excel
8 13 (17.11%) Migration
9 12 (15.79%) Banking
9 12 (15.79%) ITIL
10 11 (14.47%) TCP/IP
10 11 (14.47%) Legal
11 10 (13.16%) SharePoint
12 9 (11.84%) Cisco
12 9 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (10.53%) Back Office
13 8 (10.53%) Law
13 8 (10.53%) IBM Notes
13 8 (10.53%) Java
13 8 (10.53%) Symantec
13 8 (10.53%) Lotus
13 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (9.21%) Programme Management
14 7 (9.21%) VMware
14 7 (9.21%) Network Security
14 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (9.21%) Dependency Management
15 6 (7.89%) Security Cleared

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 10 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.53%) IBM Notes
3 4 (5.26%) WorkSite
3 4 (5.26%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.32%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.32%) Apache
4 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (5.26%) MS Project
4 3 (3.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.32%) Magento
2 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.32%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (1.32%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.47%) TCP/IP
2 7 (9.21%) Network Security
3 1 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.32%) SAN
3 1 (1.32%) Intranet
3 1 (1.32%) ATM
3 1 (1.32%) VoIP
3 1 (1.32%) SMTP
3 1 (1.32%) DHCP
3 1 (1.32%) VPN
3 1 (1.32%) DNS
3 1 (1.32%) LDAP
3 1 (1.32%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) MySQL
General
1 16 (21.05%) Finance
2 12 (15.79%) Banking
3 11 (14.47%) Legal
4 8 (10.53%) Back Office
4 8 (10.53%) Law
5 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.63%) Publishing
7 1 (1.32%) Electronics
7 1 (1.32%) Local Government
7 1 (1.32%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 37 (48.68%) Analyst
2 17 (22.37%) Service Analyst
2 17 (22.37%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (14.47%) Support Analyst
4 9 (11.84%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (10.53%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 8 (10.53%) Desktop Analyst
5 8 (10.53%) Help Desk Analyst
5 8 (10.53%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.58%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Help Desk Support
7 4 (5.26%) PMO Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) PMO Lead
8 3 (3.95%) IT Support
8 3 (3.95%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Help Desk Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) IT Support Specialist
9 2 (2.63%) Support Specialist
9 2 (2.63%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (27.63%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.26%) CMDB
3 4 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.32%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.32%) Social Media
6 1 (1.32%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 43 (56.58%) Windows
2 34 (44.74%) Windows 7
3 31 (40.79%) Windows XP
4 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.26%) UNIX
6 4 (5.26%) Linux
7 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.95%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.32%) CentOS
8 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.32%) Fedora
8 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.11%) Migration
2 12 (15.79%) ITIL
3 9 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (9.21%) Programme Management
4 7 (9.21%) Dependency Management
5 6 (7.89%) Service Management
6 4 (5.26%) Process Management
6 4 (5.26%) ITSM
6 4 (5.26%) Data Migration
6 4 (5.26%) ITIL V3
7 3 (3.95%) E-Discovery
7 3 (3.95%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (3.95%) Business Analysis
7 3 (3.95%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.63%) Content Management
8 2 (2.63%) Data Analysis
8 2 (2.63%) Lean Six Sigma
8 2 (2.63%) Workflow
8 2 (2.63%) Six Sigma
8 2 (2.63%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.53%) Java
2 6 (7.89%) SQL
3 1 (1.32%) C
3 1 (1.32%) PHP
3 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.26%) MCSE
3 4 (5.26%) MCP
3 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.95%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.63%) ISEB
6 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.32%) CCNA
6 1 (1.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) SLA
2 3 (3.95%) QA
3 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (32.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.32%) Postfix
3 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.32%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) SCCM
2 1 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.32%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 21 (27.63%) Citrix
3 9 (11.84%) Cisco
4 8 (10.53%) Symantec
4 8 (10.53%) Lotus
5 7 (9.21%) VMware
6 4 (5.26%) NetApp
6 4 (5.26%) Progress
7 1 (1.32%) NETGEAR
7 1 (1.32%) Remedy
7 1 (1.32%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (1.32%) BMC
7 1 (1.32%) CommVault
7 1 (1.32%) HP
7 1 (1.32%) Dell
7 1 (1.32%) EMC
7 1 (1.32%) Nokia
7 1 (1.32%) IBM
7 1 (1.32%) SAP
7 1 (1.32%) WatchGuard
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