The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton 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 30 28 17
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 4 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 1.67% 4.29% 7.95%
As % of the Applications category 28.57% 39.13% 51.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 4
Average daily rate £348 £450 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.77% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £296 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £485 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £293 £230
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +27.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £11.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -5.35%
MS Office
East Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Brighton region.

Applications Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
14 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 5.83% 10.95% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 10
Average daily rate £275 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £330 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Average hourly rate £39.00 - £12.50
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 Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Brighton region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Brighton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Brighton region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Brighton

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Brighton region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MVS
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Information Management
3 1 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (25.00%) Software Packaging
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) SAS Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) MVS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Information Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (25.00%) R
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) VMware