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 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 50 35 37
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 23 38 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.72% 4.37% 3.85%
As % of the Applications category 23.23% 40.43% 30.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 13
Average daily rate £250 £315 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% +65.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £118 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £385 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £267 £230
% change year-on-year
+7.97% +15.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.77%
MS Office
South West

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
99 94 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.72% 10.80% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 72 61
Average daily rate £310 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.14% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £142 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £440 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 21
Average hourly rate £14.33 £12.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.60% -40.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £15.70 £33.00
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 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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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 40 (67.80%) Microsoft
2 32 (54.24%) Windows
3 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
4 23 (38.98%) Windows 7
5 21 (35.59%) MS Excel
6 14 (23.73%) Security Cleared
7 11 (18.64%) SCCM
7 11 (18.64%) SC Cleared
7 11 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (18.64%) SharePoint
8 9 (15.25%) Office 365
9 8 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (13.56%) Finance
9 8 (13.56%) VMware
10 7 (11.86%) Windows XP
11 6 (10.17%) Windows Vista
11 6 (10.17%) XenApp
11 6 (10.17%) XenDesktop
12 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (8.47%) Skype for Business
12 5 (8.47%) Windows 8
12 5 (8.47%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (8.47%) Publishing
12 5 (8.47%) Project Management
12 5 (8.47%) SLA
13 4 (6.78%) CA
13 4 (6.78%) Thin Client
13 4 (6.78%) SAP
13 4 (6.78%) Wyse
13 4 (6.78%) VMware ESX

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 11 (18.64%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.47%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (8.47%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.69%) CMS
3 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.69%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (35.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.08%) MS Project
3 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.39%) RoboHelp
4 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.25%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (1.69%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.69%) Pure360
2 1 (1.69%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) VoIP
2 2 (3.39%) DNS
2 2 (3.39%) VPN
3 1 (1.69%) LAN
3 1 (1.69%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.69%) MS Access
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MSTest
1 1 (1.69%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.69%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (13.56%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Publishing
3 4 (6.78%) German Language
4 3 (5.08%) Back Office
4 3 (5.08%) Polish Language
4 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.39%) Marketing
6 1 (1.69%) Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Electronics
6 1 (1.69%) Law
6 1 (1.69%) Legal
6 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (38.98%) Analyst
2 8 (13.56%) Service Analyst
2 8 (13.56%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (10.17%) Administrator
3 6 (10.17%) Help Desk Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Data Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.78%) SharePoint Administrator
6 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Deskside Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Deskside Support
6 3 (5.08%) Deskside Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) IT Support
6 3 (5.08%) Master Data Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Team Leader
6 3 (5.08%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) Fat Client
2 4 (6.78%) Thin Client
2 4 (6.78%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.39%) Learning Management System
3 2 (3.39%) Reference Data
3 2 (3.39%) SCORM
4 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.69%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.69%) FMCG
4 1 (1.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 32 (54.24%) Windows
2 23 (38.98%) Windows 7
3 7 (11.86%) Windows XP
4 6 (10.17%) Windows Vista
5 5 (8.47%) Windows 8
5 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (6.78%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (8.47%) Project Management
2 4 (6.78%) Incident Management
3 3 (5.08%) Asset Management
3 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (5.08%) Change Management
3 3 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (5.08%) Information Management
3 3 (5.08%) ITIL
3 3 (5.08%) Risk Management
4 2 (3.39%) Data Management
4 2 (3.39%) Master Data Management
4 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2
4 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (3.39%) Test Scripting
4 2 (3.39%) Workflow
5 1 (1.69%) Data Analysis
5 1 (1.69%) Direct Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (1.69%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.08%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) C
2 1 (1.69%) MATLAB
2 1 (1.69%) Python
2 1 (1.69%) R
2 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.64%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.69%) APMP
4 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) ISEB
4 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) SLA
2 3 (5.08%) QA
3 2 (3.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.17%) XenApp
3 6 (10.17%) XenDesktop
4 4 (6.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (6.78%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.39%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (18.64%) SCCM
2 2 (3.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (67.80%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.56%) VMware
3 4 (6.78%) AppSense
3 4 (6.78%) CA
3 4 (6.78%) Polycom
3 4 (6.78%) SAP
3 4 (6.78%) Wyse
4 2 (3.39%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.39%) Cisco
4 2 (3.39%) Citrix
4 2 (3.39%) Intel Security
4 2 (3.39%) Symantec
5 1 (1.69%) Adobe
5 1 (1.69%) Google
5 1 (1.69%) Omniture
5 1 (1.69%) Remedy
5 1 (1.69%) Sysomos
5 1 (1.69%) Twitter
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