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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 28 37 22
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs citing MS Office 42 32 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.45% 3.96% 7.13%
As % of the Applications category 36.84% 28.32% 48.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 21
Average daily rate £200 £313 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +15.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £146 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £454 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £293 £230
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +27.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £18.25 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.50% +62.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £24.85 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -5.35%
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
114 113 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.79% 13.99% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 74 40
Average daily rate £275 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 11
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.93 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +8.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.15 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £26.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -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 April 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 29 April 2016, 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 33 (45.21%) Microsoft
2 28 (38.36%) MS Excel
3 27 (36.99%) Windows
4 26 (35.62%) Finance
5 22 (30.14%) Active Directory
6 18 (24.66%) Project Management
7 15 (20.55%) Legal
8 13 (17.81%) Risk Management
8 13 (17.81%) Windows 7
9 12 (16.44%) Citrix
10 11 (15.07%) ITIL
10 11 (15.07%) QA
11 9 (12.33%) Office 365
11 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (12.33%) PRINCE2
11 9 (12.33%) IBM Notes
11 9 (12.33%) PMI
11 9 (12.33%) PMI Certification
11 9 (12.33%) Lotus
12 8 (10.96%) TCP/IP
13 7 (9.59%) Internet
13 7 (9.59%) SLA
13 7 (9.59%) Service Management
13 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (9.59%) Data Privacy
13 7 (9.59%) Windows 8
13 7 (9.59%) Business Analysis
13 7 (9.59%) Degree
13 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (9.59%) MS PowerPoint

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 9 (12.33%) IBM Notes
2 5 (6.85%) IBM Domino
2 5 (6.85%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.37%) Blackboard Learn
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.37%) Moodle
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.37%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (38.36%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (8.22%) MS Visio
4 4 (5.48%) MS Project
4 4 (5.48%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (2.74%) Open Workbench
6 1 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (1.37%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (1.37%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (1.37%) InDesign
6 1 (1.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.37%) HFM
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.33%) Office 365
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.37%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.37%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.96%) TCP/IP
2 7 (9.59%) Internet
3 5 (6.85%) VPN
4 4 (5.48%) 3G
4 4 (5.48%) LTE
5 3 (4.11%) Firewall
5 3 (4.11%) LAN
5 3 (4.11%) WAN
5 3 (4.11%) Wireless
6 2 (2.74%) DNS
6 2 (2.74%) VoIP
7 1 (1.37%) DHCP
7 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.37%) IMAP
7 1 (1.37%) SMTP
7 1 (1.37%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.37%) MS Access
2 1 (1.37%) MySQL
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.37%) PVCS
2 1 (1.37%) Selenium
2 1 (1.37%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (35.62%) Finance
2 15 (20.55%) Legal
3 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.48%) Billing
5 3 (4.11%) Law
6 2 (2.74%) Banking
6 2 (2.74%) Front Office
6 2 (2.74%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.74%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (27.40%) Analyst
2 9 (12.33%) Project Manager
3 7 (9.59%) IT Analyst
4 6 (8.22%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.85%) IT Support
5 5 (6.85%) Service Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (5.48%) Agile Development Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Development Manager
6 4 (5.48%) IT Support Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Lead Project Manager
7 3 (4.11%) .NET Development Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Governance Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (4.11%) IT Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Support Manager
8 2 (2.74%) PMO Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.48%) .NET
2 2 (2.74%) HTML
2 2 (2.74%) LINQ
2 2 (2.74%) WinForms
2 2 (2.74%) XML
3 1 (1.37%) CSS
3 1 (1.37%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) PMI
2 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.22%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.85%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.74%) NHS
6 1 (1.37%) CESG
6 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.37%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.37%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.37%) Health Informatics
6 1 (1.37%) Informatics
6 1 (1.37%) iPhone
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.37%) PDA
6 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.37%) Statistics
6 1 (1.37%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 27 (36.99%) Windows
2 13 (17.81%) Windows 7
3 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (9.59%) Windows 8
4 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.22%) Windows XP
6 5 (6.85%) Windows Server
7 3 (4.11%) Windows 10
7 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.37%) Fedora
9 1 (1.37%) Linux
9 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) Project Management
2 13 (17.81%) Risk Management
3 11 (15.07%) ITIL
4 9 (12.33%) PRINCE2
5 7 (9.59%) Business Analysis
5 7 (9.59%) Data Privacy
5 7 (9.59%) Service Management
6 6 (8.22%) Change Management
7 5 (6.85%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 4 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (5.48%) Logistics
8 4 (5.48%) Network Planning
8 4 (5.48%) OO
8 4 (5.48%) Process Improvement
8 4 (5.48%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (5.48%) TDD
9 3 (4.11%) Data Protection
9 3 (4.11%) Document Management
9 3 (4.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.22%) SQL
2 4 (5.48%) C#
3 3 (4.11%) Java
4 2 (2.74%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (12.33%) PMI Certification
2 7 (9.59%) Degree
3 5 (6.85%) PMP
3 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.74%) MCSA
5 2 (2.74%) MCSE
5 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.07%) QA
2 7 (9.59%) SLA
3 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (30.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.74%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.74%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.74%) WSUS
3 1 (1.37%) SCCM
3 1 (1.37%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 33 (45.21%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.44%) Citrix
3 9 (12.33%) Lotus
4 5 (6.85%) Sophos
5 4 (5.48%) Adobe
5 4 (5.48%) Oracle
6 3 (4.11%) HP
6 3 (4.11%) iManage
6 3 (4.11%) Pega
6 3 (4.11%) VMware
7 2 (2.74%) Avaya
7 2 (2.74%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.74%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.37%) Apple
8 1 (1.37%) Blackboard
8 1 (1.37%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.37%) Juniper
8 1 (1.37%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.37%) Veeam
8 1 (1.37%) Verint
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