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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 50 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
-25 0
Contract jobs citing MS Office 18 39 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.21% 6.08% 4.06%
As % of the Applications category 17.31% 43.82% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 5
Average daily rate
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£413 £269 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.48% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £128 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £400 £281
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 5
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.21 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.99% +1.50%
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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
104 89 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.79% 13.88% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 40 23
Average daily rate £350 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £172 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £405 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 8
Average hourly rate £18.50 £11.00 £11.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.18% -6.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £16.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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 May 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 22 May 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 38 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 36 (47.37%) Windows
3 28 (36.84%) Active Directory
4 26 (34.21%) Windows XP
4 26 (34.21%) Windows 7
5 22 (28.95%) MS Excel
5 22 (28.95%) Citrix
6 14 (18.42%) Finance
6 14 (18.42%) ITIL
7 12 (15.79%) SQL
7 12 (15.79%) Blackberry
7 12 (15.79%) Migration
8 11 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (14.47%) Legal
9 10 (13.16%) Programme Management
9 10 (13.16%) Cisco
9 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (13.16%) SharePoint
10 8 (10.53%) Service Management
10 8 (10.53%) Network Security
10 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (10.53%) Dependency Management
11 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (9.21%) WorkSite
11 7 (9.21%) CMDB
11 7 (9.21%) VMware
11 7 (9.21%) Progress
11 7 (9.21%) SLA
12 6 (7.89%) MCSE
12 6 (7.89%) Project Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (9.21%) WorkSite
3 5 (6.58%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.32%) Lync
5 1 (1.32%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 22 (28.95%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.58%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (6.58%) MS Visio
2 5 (6.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Magento
1 1 (1.32%) SAP BPC
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.32%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.53%) Network Security
2 3 (3.95%) Firewall
2 3 (3.95%) DHCP
2 3 (3.95%) DNS
3 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.63%) VPN
3 2 (2.63%) LAN
3 2 (2.63%) WAN
3 2 (2.63%) NetScaler
3 2 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.32%) NAS
4 1 (1.32%) SMTP
4 1 (1.32%) VoIP
4 1 (1.32%) ATM
4 1 (1.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.32%) SAP BW
General
1 14 (18.42%) Finance
2 11 (14.47%) Legal
3 4 (5.26%) Law
3 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.95%) Banking
5 2 (2.63%) Publishing
5 2 (2.63%) Local Government
6 1 (1.32%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.32%) French Language
6 1 (1.32%) German Language
6 1 (1.32%) Polish Language
6 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.32%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 32 (42.11%) Analyst
2 20 (26.32%) Service Analyst
2 20 (26.32%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (9.21%) Help Desk Support
3 7 (9.21%) Support Engineer
3 7 (9.21%) Help Desk Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.58%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) PMO Lead
5 5 (6.58%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) IT Support
7 3 (3.95%) PMO Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Developer
8 2 (2.63%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.63%) Test Manager
8 2 (2.63%) Network Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.79%) Blackberry
2 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.21%) CMDB
3 6 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (3.95%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.95%) NHS
5 3 (3.95%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.32%) Social Media
6 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.32%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 36 (47.37%) Windows
2 26 (34.21%) Windows XP
2 26 (34.21%) Windows 7
3 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.26%) UNIX
6 3 (3.95%) Linux
7 2 (2.63%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.42%) ITIL
2 12 (15.79%) Migration
3 11 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (13.16%) Programme Management
5 8 (10.53%) Service Management
5 8 (10.53%) Dependency Management
6 6 (7.89%) Project Management
7 5 (6.58%) Time Management
8 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.26%) ITSM
8 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.26%) ITIL V3
8 4 (5.26%) Data Migration
9 3 (3.95%) Process Management
9 3 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (2.63%) CRM
10 2 (2.63%) Business Transformation
10 2 (2.63%) Data Transformation
10 2 (2.63%) Business Analysis
10 2 (2.63%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
2 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.32%) VBA
3 1 (1.32%) C#
3 1 (1.32%) C++
3 1 (1.32%) PHP
3 1 (1.32%) VC++
Qualifications
1 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.89%) MCSE
2 6 (7.89%) MCP
2 6 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.58%) A+ Certification
4 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.32%) Degree
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.32%) CCNP
5 1 (1.32%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) P3O
2 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.95%) XenApp
4 2 (2.63%) Terminal Server
4 2 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (2.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (2.63%) SCCM
2 1 (1.32%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.32%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 38 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (28.95%) Citrix
3 10 (13.16%) Cisco
4 7 (9.21%) VMware
4 7 (9.21%) Progress
5 4 (5.26%) HP
5 4 (5.26%) NetApp
6 2 (2.63%) Dell
7 1 (1.32%) NETGEAR
7 1 (1.32%) F5
7 1 (1.32%) WatchGuard
7 1 (1.32%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.32%) Draytek
7 1 (1.32%) Sourcefire
7 1 (1.32%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.32%) SAP
7 1 (1.32%) Remedy
7 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.32%) Siemens
7 1 (1.32%) Juniper