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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 29 12 21
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 30 53 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.42% 8.76% 6.12%
As % of the Applications category 41.10% 50.96% 39.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 18
Average daily rate £186 £213 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.47% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £123 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £327 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £267 £230
% change year-on-year
+7.97% +15.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £9.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £11.40 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.74 £14.65 £9.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.77%
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
73 104 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.77% 17.19% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 51 46
Average daily rate £338 £295 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.40% +11.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 9
Average hourly rate £11.93 £13.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.26% +13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.96 £10.23 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £15.75 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -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 12 February 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 12 February 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 40 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 37 (49.33%) Windows
3 30 (40.00%) Finance
4 28 (37.33%) MS Excel
5 27 (36.00%) Active Directory
6 25 (33.33%) Citrix
7 24 (32.00%) Windows 7
8 22 (29.33%) Windows XP
8 22 (29.33%) Legal
9 21 (28.00%) Blackberry
10 16 (21.33%) Law
11 14 (18.67%) ITIL
11 14 (18.67%) iManage
12 10 (13.33%) Project Management
13 8 (10.67%) MS Exchange
13 8 (10.67%) Office 365
14 7 (9.33%) PRINCE2
14 7 (9.33%) TCP/IP
15 6 (8.00%) MS Visio
15 6 (8.00%) SQL
15 6 (8.00%) Change Management
15 6 (8.00%) Risk Management
15 6 (8.00%) Wireless
15 6 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
15 6 (8.00%) QA
16 5 (6.67%) Time Management
16 5 (6.67%) German Language
16 5 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
16 5 (6.67%) Service Delivery
16 5 (6.67%) IBM Notes

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 8 (10.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.67%) IBM Notes
4 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.67%) Blackboard Learning System
5 2 (2.67%) IBM Domino
5 2 (2.67%) Moodle
5 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.33%) LiveCycle
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 28 (37.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.00%) MS Visio
3 5 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.00%) MS Project
5 2 (2.67%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (2.67%) Final Cut Pro
5 2 (2.67%) Open Workbench
5 2 (2.67%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.33%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.33%) HFM
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.67%) Office 365
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.33%) Heroku
3 1 (1.33%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.00%) Wireless
3 5 (6.67%) WAN
4 4 (5.33%) LAN
5 3 (4.00%) DNS
6 2 (2.67%) Firewall
6 2 (2.67%) Internet
6 2 (2.67%) VPN
7 1 (1.33%) DHCP
7 1 (1.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.33%) VoIP
7 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.33%) MS Access
2 1 (1.33%) MySQL
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.33%) PVCS
General
1 30 (40.00%) Finance
2 22 (29.33%) Legal
3 16 (21.33%) Law
4 5 (6.67%) German Language
5 4 (5.33%) Banking
5 4 (5.33%) Billing
6 2 (2.67%) Front Office
6 2 (2.67%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.67%) Marketing
6 2 (2.67%) Retail
6 2 (2.67%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (42.67%) Analyst
2 17 (22.67%) Service Analyst
3 16 (21.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (16.00%) Legal Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Agile Development Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.33%) Development Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Junior
7 4 (5.33%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) .NET Development Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) IT Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) IT Support
9 2 (2.67%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) .NET
2 2 (2.67%) HTML
2 2 (2.67%) LINQ
2 2 (2.67%) WinForms
2 2 (2.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.67%) e-Learning
4 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.67%) NHS
4 2 (2.67%) PMI
4 2 (2.67%) VLE
5 1 (1.33%) CESG
5 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.33%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 37 (49.33%) Windows
2 24 (32.00%) Windows 7
3 22 (29.33%) Windows XP
4 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.67%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.67%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.67%) ITIL
2 10 (13.33%) Project Management
3 7 (9.33%) PRINCE2
4 6 (8.00%) Change Management
4 6 (8.00%) Risk Management
5 5 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 5 (6.67%) Time Management
6 4 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.33%) Business Analysis
6 4 (5.33%) Data Privacy
6 4 (5.33%) OO
6 4 (5.33%) Programme Management
6 4 (5.33%) Service Management
6 4 (5.33%) TDD
7 3 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.67%) Automated Testing
8 2 (2.67%) Business Continuity Management
8 2 (2.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (2.67%) Security Patching
8 2 (2.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.00%) SQL
2 4 (5.33%) C#
3 2 (2.67%) Java
3 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) Degree
2 3 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) APMP
3 2 (2.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.67%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.67%) PMP
3 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) MCDST
4 1 (1.33%) MCP
4 1 (1.33%) MCSE
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) QA
2 3 (4.00%) SLA
3 2 (2.67%) P3O
System Software
1 27 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 40 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 25 (33.33%) Citrix
3 14 (18.67%) iManage
4 5 (6.67%) Lotus
5 4 (5.33%) Adobe
5 4 (5.33%) Oracle
6 3 (4.00%) Pega
7 2 (2.67%) Blackboard
7 2 (2.67%) Cisco
7 2 (2.67%) Juniper
7 2 (2.67%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.67%) Sophos
7 2 (2.67%) VMware
8 1 (1.33%) Avaya
8 1 (1.33%) HP
8 1 (1.33%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.33%) Verint
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