The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 37 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 35 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 4.07% 4.10% 4.09%
As % of the Applications category 38.46% 29.36% 35.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 14
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.50% -31.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £110 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £225 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £220 £281
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -62.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.29 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-5.07% +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 Bristol region.

Applications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
91 109 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.59% 13.96% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 67 38
Average daily rate £338 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £190 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £396 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 23 5
Average hourly rate £12.50 £21.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.47% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £32.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 67 (71.28%) Microsoft
2 49 (52.13%) MS Excel
3 41 (43.62%) Windows
4 33 (35.11%) Windows 7
5 23 (24.47%) Active Directory
6 21 (22.34%) Windows XP
7 20 (21.28%) Finance
8 16 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (14.89%) Data Management
10 13 (13.83%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
11 12 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (12.77%) Statistical Analysis
12 10 (10.64%) SharePoint
13 8 (8.51%) Security Cleared
14 7 (7.45%) Management Information System
14 7 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (7.45%) SQL
15 6 (6.38%) MS Exchange
15 6 (6.38%) WAN
15 6 (6.38%) Law
15 6 (6.38%) Time Management
15 6 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
15 6 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (6.38%) Business Process Mapping
16 5 (5.32%) SLA
16 5 (5.32%) Blackberry
16 5 (5.32%) SAS
16 5 (5.32%) LAN
16 5 (5.32%) MS Access
16 5 (5.32%) VBA

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 10 (10.64%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.38%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.32%) SAS
4 3 (3.19%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.06%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.06%) CMS
Applications
1 49 (52.13%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (5.32%) MS Project
4 4 (4.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.06%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (1.06%) Open Workbench
5 1 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.06%) Agresso
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.38%) WAN
2 5 (5.32%) LAN
3 3 (3.19%) Firewall
4 2 (2.13%) SAN
4 2 (2.13%) Intranet
4 2 (2.13%) DHCP
4 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.13%) VPN
5 1 (1.06%) DNS
5 1 (1.06%) Internet
5 1 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.32%) MS Access
2 4 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.13%) PowerCenter
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) JIRA
2 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (21.28%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Law
3 4 (4.26%) Legal
3 4 (4.26%) Banking
3 4 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (1.06%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.06%) Marketing
4 1 (1.06%) Military
4 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (50.00%) Analyst
2 13 (13.83%) Business Analyst
2 13 (13.83%) Service Analyst
2 13 (13.83%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (9.57%) Support Engineer
3 9 (9.57%) Developer
4 6 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (5.32%) Desktop Support
5 5 (5.32%) MI Analyst
6 4 (4.26%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (4.26%) Service Desk Engineer
6 4 (4.26%) Test Analyst
6 4 (4.26%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.26%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.19%) Security Analyst
7 3 (3.19%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (3.19%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.19%) Information Analyst
7 3 (3.19%) PMO Analyst
8 2 (2.13%) Service Desk Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.13%) .NET
1 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.13%) XML
1 2 (2.13%) OLE DB
2 1 (1.06%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.32%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.26%) User Experience
5 3 (3.19%) E-Learning
6 2 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.13%) iPhone
7 1 (1.06%) NHS
7 1 (1.06%) Data Conversion
7 1 (1.06%) GIS
7 1 (1.06%) PDA
7 1 (1.06%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 41 (43.62%) Windows
2 33 (35.11%) Windows 7
3 21 (22.34%) Windows XP
4 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.13%) Android
5 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.06%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.89%) Data Management
2 13 (13.83%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 12 (12.77%) Statistical Analysis
3 12 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (6.38%) Time Management
5 6 (6.38%) Business Process Mapping
6 5 (5.32%) ITIL
7 4 (4.26%) Risk Management
7 4 (4.26%) Information Security
7 4 (4.26%) Programme Management
7 4 (4.26%) Software Testing
7 4 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (4.26%) Test Management
7 4 (4.26%) Test Scripting
8 3 (3.19%) Project Planning
8 3 (3.19%) Resource Management
8 3 (3.19%) Document Management
8 3 (3.19%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.45%) SQL
2 5 (5.32%) VBA
3 2 (2.13%) C
3 2 (2.13%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.13%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.06%) VB
4 1 (1.06%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.26%) Degree
2 4 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.13%) CCAB
3 2 (2.13%) MCDST
4 1 (1.06%) MCTS
4 1 (1.06%) MCP
4 1 (1.06%) MCSE
4 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.06%) Dell Certification
4 1 (1.06%) ECDL
4 1 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) SLA
2 4 (4.26%) QA
3 3 (3.19%) Solvency II
4 2 (2.13%) HL7
System Software
1 23 (24.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.13%) VMware Server
3 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.06%) WSUS
2 1 (1.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 67 (71.28%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.26%) Oracle
2 4 (4.26%) Citrix
2 4 (4.26%) Teradata
3 3 (3.19%) VMware
4 2 (2.13%) Barracuda Networks
4 2 (2.13%) Veeam
4 2 (2.13%) Informatica
4 2 (2.13%) Avaya
4 2 (2.13%) Juniper
4 2 (2.13%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.06%) Adobe
5 1 (1.06%) Dell
5 1 (1.06%) Ariba
5 1 (1.06%) Interwoven
5 1 (1.06%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.06%) McAfee
5 1 (1.06%) Open Text
5 1 (1.06%) Mitel
5 1 (1.06%) LANDesk
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