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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 22 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 36 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.72% 4.93% 5.57%
As % of the Applications category 39.56% 41.10% 38.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 8
Average daily rate
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£150 £138 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -62.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £90 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £315 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £267 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.37% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.93 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +3.70%
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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
91 73 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.47% 12.01% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 38 28
Average daily rate £275 £225 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £106 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £360 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £9.55 £10.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £17.40 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 37 (55.22%) Windows
2 33 (49.25%) Microsoft
3 27 (40.30%) Windows XP
3 27 (40.30%) Windows 7
4 19 (28.36%) MS Excel
5 17 (25.37%) Active Directory
5 17 (25.37%) Blackberry
6 16 (23.88%) Finance
7 14 (20.90%) Banking
8 12 (17.91%) ITIL
9 10 (14.93%) TCP/IP
9 10 (14.93%) Citrix
10 8 (11.94%) Law
10 8 (11.94%) Migration
10 8 (11.94%) Back Office
10 8 (11.94%) Lotus
10 8 (11.94%) Symantec
10 8 (11.94%) IBM Notes
10 8 (11.94%) Java
10 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
11 7 (10.45%) Cisco
11 7 (10.45%) MS PowerPoint
11 7 (10.45%) Legal
12 6 (8.96%) VMware
12 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (8.96%) Project Management
12 6 (8.96%) SQL
12 6 (8.96%) MS Project
12 6 (8.96%) SharePoint
12 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (11.94%) IBM Notes
2 6 (8.96%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.49%) SAS
4 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.49%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.49%) Apache
4 1 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (28.36%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (8.96%) MS Project
4 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.49%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.99%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (1.49%) Maximo
2 1 (1.49%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.93%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.99%) Network Security
3 1 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.49%) VPN
3 1 (1.49%) DNS
3 1 (1.49%) SAN
3 1 (1.49%) LDAP
3 1 (1.49%) ATM
3 1 (1.49%) VoIP
3 1 (1.49%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) MySQL
General
1 16 (23.88%) Finance
2 14 (20.90%) Banking
3 8 (11.94%) Law
3 8 (11.94%) Back Office
4 7 (10.45%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Electronics
5 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.49%) Billing
5 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (50.75%) Analyst
2 13 (19.40%) Support Analyst
3 12 (17.91%) Service Analyst
3 12 (17.91%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (13.43%) Help Desk Analyst
4 9 (13.43%) Desktop Support
5 8 (11.94%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 8 (11.94%) Desktop Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (7.46%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.97%) IT Support
8 4 (5.97%) PMO Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Help Desk Support Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Business Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Help Desk Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) IT Support Specialist
10 2 (2.99%) Support Specialist
10 2 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.37%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.97%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.48%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.49%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.49%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.49%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.49%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.49%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.49%) PDA
5 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 37 (55.22%) Windows
2 27 (40.30%) Windows XP
2 27 (40.30%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.48%) Linux
4 3 (4.48%) Windows 2000
4 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.99%) UNIX
5 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.49%) Fedora
6 1 (1.49%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.49%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.91%) ITIL
2 8 (11.94%) Migration
3 6 (8.96%) Project Management
4 4 (5.97%) Service Management
4 4 (5.97%) Process Management
4 4 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (5.97%) ITSM
4 4 (5.97%) Asset Management
4 4 (5.97%) Data Migration
5 3 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (4.48%) Business Analysis
5 3 (4.48%) E-Discovery
5 3 (4.48%) Programme Management
6 2 (2.99%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.99%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.99%) Change Management
6 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.99%) ERP
6 2 (2.99%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (2.99%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.94%) Java
2 6 (8.96%) SQL
3 2 (2.99%) VBA
4 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
2 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.97%) MCP
3 4 (5.97%) MCSE
4 3 (4.48%) A+ Certification
4 3 (4.48%) Degree
5 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.99%) ISEB
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.49%) CCNA
6 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) QA
2 3 (4.48%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (25.37%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) Postfix
3 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) SCCM
2 1 (1.49%) SCOM
2 1 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 33 (49.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.93%) Citrix
3 8 (11.94%) Lotus
3 8 (11.94%) Symantec
4 7 (10.45%) Cisco
5 6 (8.96%) VMware
6 4 (5.97%) NetApp
7 2 (2.99%) Oracle
7 2 (2.99%) SAP
8 1 (1.49%) IBM
8 1 (1.49%) Adobe
8 1 (1.49%) HP
8 1 (1.49%) Dell
8 1 (1.49%) EMC
8 1 (1.49%) Nokia
8 1 (1.49%) CommVault