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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 46 44 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -21
Contract jobs citing MS Office 27 16 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.45% 2.13% 6.02%
As % of the Applications category 29.35% 19.75% 38.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 20
Median daily rate £175 £285 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.59% +1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £124 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £408 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Median hourly rate £10.50 £15.75 £10.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +43.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £13.99
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +0.08%
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
92 81 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.75% 10.80% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 52 51
Median daily rate £275 £375 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 16
Median hourly rate £10.50 £15.00 £11.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +28.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 40 (59.70%) MS Excel
2 33 (49.25%) Microsoft
3 19 (28.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (26.87%) Active Directory
4 18 (26.87%) Windows
5 16 (23.88%) Finance
6 13 (19.40%) HTML
6 13 (19.40%) CSS
6 13 (19.40%) QA
7 12 (17.91%) Project Management
8 11 (16.42%) Windows 7
9 9 (13.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (13.43%) Adobe
9 9 (13.43%) Risk Management
9 9 (13.43%) Virtual Team
9 9 (13.43%) Matrix Organization
10 8 (11.94%) Java
10 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
10 8 (11.94%) Mobile App
10 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (11.94%) QA Automation
10 8 (11.94%) Functional Testing
10 8 (11.94%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (11.94%) Cucumber
10 8 (11.94%) BDD
10 8 (11.94%) Test Automation
10 8 (11.94%) WebDriver
10 8 (11.94%) Selenium
11 7 (10.45%) Marketing

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (10.45%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.96%) IBM Notes
3 4 (5.97%) IBM Domino
3 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.49%) SAS
5 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 40 (59.70%) MS Excel
2 19 (28.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (10.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (10.45%) MS Visio
3 7 (10.45%) Photoshop
4 6 (8.96%) InDesign
5 4 (5.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (5.97%) MS Project
6 2 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (1.49%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) HFM
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Office 365
2 1 (1.49%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.49%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) Internet
2 4 (5.97%) 3G
2 4 (5.97%) LTE
2 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.97%) VPN
3 1 (1.49%) Firewall
3 1 (1.49%) IMAP
3 1 (1.49%) SMTP
3 1 (1.49%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.49%) VoIP
3 1 (1.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) MS Access
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Cucumber
1 8 (11.94%) Selenium
1 8 (11.94%) WebDriver
2 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (23.88%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Legal
2 7 (10.45%) Marketing
3 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.99%) Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Billing
5 1 (1.49%) French Language
5 1 (1.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 15 (22.39%) Analyst
2 8 (11.94%) Automation Tester
2 8 (11.94%) QA Automation Tester
2 8 (11.94%) QA Tester
2 8 (11.94%) Tester
3 7 (10.45%) Designer
4 6 (8.96%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.46%) IT Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Lead Project Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) UX Designer
7 3 (4.48%) Data Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Graphic Designer
7 3 (4.48%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (4.48%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.40%) CSS
1 13 (19.40%) HTML
2 4 (5.97%) HTML5
3 3 (4.48%) .NET
4 2 (2.99%) XML
5 1 (1.49%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (13.43%) Virtual Team
2 8 (11.94%) Mobile App
3 7 (10.45%) PMI
4 4 (5.97%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.97%) Digital Media
4 4 (5.97%) User Experience
5 3 (4.48%) Graphic Design
6 2 (2.99%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.49%) Health Informatics
7 1 (1.49%) Informatics
7 1 (1.49%) iPhone
7 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.49%) PDA
7 1 (1.49%) Social Media
7 1 (1.49%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.87%) Windows
2 11 (16.42%) Windows 7
3 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (10.45%) Windows 8
5 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.97%) Windows Server
6 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.48%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.99%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.49%) Fedora
9 1 (1.49%) Linux
9 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.91%) Project Management
2 9 (13.43%) Continuous Improvement
2 9 (13.43%) Matrix Organization
2 9 (13.43%) Risk Management
3 8 (11.94%) BDD
3 8 (11.94%) Functional Testing
3 8 (11.94%) Non-Functional Testing
3 8 (11.94%) QA Automation
3 8 (11.94%) Test Automation
4 6 (8.96%) ITIL
4 6 (8.96%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.97%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 4 (5.97%) Logistics
5 4 (5.97%) Network Planning
5 4 (5.97%) Process Improvement
5 4 (5.97%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (5.97%) Service Management
5 4 (5.97%) Web Development
6 3 (4.48%) Data Privacy
6 3 (4.48%) Programme Governance
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.94%) Java
1 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.48%) SQL
3 2 (2.99%) C#
4 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) PMI Certification
2 5 (7.46%) Degree
3 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.48%) PMP
3 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.99%) MCSA
4 2 (2.99%) MCSE
5 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.49%) MCP
5 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.40%) QA
2 6 (8.96%) SLA
3 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (26.87%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.99%) vSphere
3 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.99%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.99%) WSUS
3 1 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.49%) SCCM
3 1 (1.49%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 33 (49.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.43%) Adobe
3 7 (10.45%) Citrix
4 6 (8.96%) Lotus
5 4 (5.97%) Sophos
6 3 (4.48%) HP
7 2 (2.99%) Avaya
7 2 (2.99%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.99%) LANDesk
7 2 (2.99%) VMware
8 1 (1.49%) Apple
8 1 (1.49%) Cincom
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco
8 1 (1.49%) Google
8 1 (1.49%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.49%) Mitel
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle
8 1 (1.49%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.49%) Veeam
8 1 (1.49%) Verint