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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 40 17 24
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 32 39 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.60% 6.33% 6.40%
As % of the Applications category 26.23% 33.62% 34.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 33
Average daily rate
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£315 £223 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.57% -3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £130 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £250 £263
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 8
Average hourly rate £14.75 £13.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% -58.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.40 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £16.54 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.98 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+0.17% -0.17%
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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
122 116 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.72% 18.83% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 67 98
Average daily rate £350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £422 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 14
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.72% -46.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £21.75 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%

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 15 September 2014.

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 15 September 2014, 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 31 (56.36%) Microsoft
2 24 (43.64%) Windows
2 24 (43.64%) MS Excel
3 18 (32.73%) Windows 7
4 15 (27.27%) Finance
5 13 (23.64%) Windows XP
6 12 (21.82%) Active Directory
6 12 (21.82%) SQL
7 11 (20.00%) VBA
8 6 (10.91%) SAS
8 6 (10.91%) Banking
8 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (9.09%) SLA
9 5 (9.09%) MS Access
9 5 (9.09%) MS Project
9 5 (9.09%) Internet
10 4 (7.27%) LAN
10 4 (7.27%) WAN
10 4 (7.27%) Teradata
11 3 (5.45%) Migration
11 3 (5.45%) Change Management
11 3 (5.45%) Project Planning
11 3 (5.45%) Test Scripting
11 3 (5.45%) Time Management
11 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
11 3 (5.45%) .NET
11 3 (5.45%) Oracle
11 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 6 (10.91%) SAS
2 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.82%) Lync
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 24 (43.64%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.09%) MS Project
2 5 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.82%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) Internet
2 4 (7.27%) WAN
2 4 (7.27%) LAN
3 1 (1.82%) VoIP
3 1 (1.82%) VPN
3 1 (1.82%) DNS
3 1 (1.82%) Intranet
3 1 (1.82%) Firewall
3 1 (1.82%) Wireless
3 1 (1.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) MS Access
2 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.82%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.82%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.64%) JIRA
General
1 15 (27.27%) Finance
2 6 (10.91%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Law
4 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Developer
1 13 (23.64%) Analyst
2 7 (12.73%) Support Engineer
3 4 (7.27%) Database Developer
4 3 (5.45%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (3.64%) Service Analyst
5 2 (3.64%) Test Analyst
5 2 (3.64%) Project Support Analyst
5 2 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (3.64%) Project Analyst
5 2 (3.64%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (3.64%) Support Analyst
6 1 (1.82%) IT Risk Analyst
6 1 (1.82%) Senior Data Modeller
6 1 (1.82%) Data Modeller
6 1 (1.82%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (1.82%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (1.82%) Information Analyst
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Developer
6 1 (1.82%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.64%) XML
2 2 (3.64%) OLE DB
3 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) User Experience
3 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.82%) PDA
4 1 (1.82%) Statistics
4 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (43.64%) Windows
2 18 (32.73%) Windows 7
3 13 (23.64%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (5.45%) Migration
2 3 (5.45%) Change Management
2 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (5.45%) Project Planning
2 3 (5.45%) Test Scripting
2 3 (5.45%) Time Management
3 2 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (3.64%) Test Management
3 2 (3.64%) ITIL
3 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2
3 2 (3.64%) Data Modelling
3 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
3 2 (3.64%) Project Management
4 1 (1.82%) Service Management
4 1 (1.82%) Programme Office Management
4 1 (1.82%) Business Continuity
4 1 (1.82%) Information Security
4 1 (1.82%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) SQL
2 11 (20.00%) VBA
3 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.82%) C
4 1 (1.82%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) ISEB
1 1 (1.82%) CCAB
1 1 (1.82%) Degree
1 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) HL7
3 1 (1.82%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (21.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 31 (56.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.27%) Teradata
3 3 (5.45%) LANDesk
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle
4 2 (3.64%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.64%) SAP
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco
5 1 (1.82%) IBM
5 1 (1.82%) HP
5 1 (1.82%) Dell
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix
5 1 (1.82%) Informatica
5 1 (1.82%) Apple
5 1 (1.82%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.82%) VMware
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