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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 40 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 16 43 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.14% 6.03% 5.94%
As % of the Applications category 20.51% 37.39% 40.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 18
Average daily rate
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£285 £280 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% -2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £125 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £278 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.78% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Average hourly rate £15.75 £10.95 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.83% -31.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £10.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £15.10 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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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
78 115 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.44% 16.13% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 56 44
Average daily rate £375 £285 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -8.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £180 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £410 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.70 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -26.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £21.80 £19.20
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 27 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 24 (50.00%) Windows
3 17 (35.42%) Windows 7
4 15 (31.25%) MS Excel
5 13 (27.08%) Windows XP
6 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 12 (25.00%) Citrix
7 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (18.75%) SQL
9 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (14.58%) Cisco
10 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
10 7 (14.58%) ITIL
11 6 (12.50%) Project Management
12 5 (10.42%) Finance
12 5 (10.42%) VMware
12 5 (10.42%) HP
12 5 (10.42%) MS Project
12 5 (10.42%) MS Visio
12 5 (10.42%) Office 365
12 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
13 4 (8.33%) XenApp
13 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
13 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
13 4 (8.33%) MCSE
13 4 (8.33%) SLA
13 4 (8.33%) MCP
13 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
13 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.25%) WorkSite
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.08%) Lync
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.08%) Moodle
4 1 (2.08%) Blackboard Learning System
4 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.08%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (2.08%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.08%) Joomla!
Applications
1 15 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.42%) MS Visio
2 5 (10.42%) MS Project
3 3 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.08%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (2.08%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) LAN
1 3 (6.25%) WAN
1 3 (6.25%) DHCP
1 3 (6.25%) VPN
1 3 (6.25%) DNS
2 2 (4.17%) Firewall
2 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.17%) VoIP
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (4.17%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.08%) ATM
3 1 (2.08%) NAS
3 1 (2.08%) Network Security
3 1 (2.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.08%) SAP BW
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.08%) Local Government
3 1 (2.08%) French Language
3 1 (2.08%) German Language
3 1 (2.08%) Polish Language
3 1 (2.08%) Electronics
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Analyst
2 8 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 8 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Help Desk Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) IT Support
6 3 (6.25%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (4.17%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Network Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Services Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.08%) Test Coordinator
8 1 (2.08%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) HTML
1 1 (2.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.25%) NHS
3 3 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 3 (6.25%) CMDB
3 3 (6.25%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) E-Learning
5 1 (2.08%) VLE
5 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.08%) EPoS
5 1 (2.08%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 24 (50.00%) Windows
2 17 (35.42%) Windows 7
3 13 (27.08%) Windows XP
4 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.17%) Android
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.58%) ITIL
2 6 (12.50%) Project Management
3 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.25%) Service Management
4 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 3 (6.25%) Programme Management
4 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (6.25%) Time Management
4 3 (6.25%) SDLC
5 2 (4.17%) Test Strategy
5 2 (4.17%) Data Transformation
5 2 (4.17%) Migration
5 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.17%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.17%) CRM
6 1 (2.08%) ERP
6 1 (2.08%) Change Management
6 1 (2.08%) ITSM
6 1 (2.08%) Data Management
6 1 (2.08%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
2 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.08%) VC++
3 1 (2.08%) C#
3 1 (2.08%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) MCP
1 4 (8.33%) MCSE
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.25%) A+ Certification
3 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) CCNP
4 1 (2.08%) CCNA
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) P3O
System Software
1 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.33%) XenApp
3 2 (4.17%) Terminal Server
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) SCCM
2 2 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.08%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 27 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 12 (25.00%) Citrix
3 7 (14.58%) Cisco
4 5 (10.42%) HP
4 5 (10.42%) VMware
5 3 (6.25%) Progress
6 2 (4.17%) Dell
7 1 (2.08%) Sourcefire
7 1 (2.08%) Blackboard
7 1 (2.08%) F5
7 1 (2.08%) SAP
7 1 (2.08%) Adobe
7 1 (2.08%) Juniper
7 1 (2.08%) NetApp
7 1 (2.08%) Siemens
7 1 (2.08%) Lotus
7 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.08%) Sophos