The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 28 11 15
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 4 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.80% 3.51% 10.53%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 66.67% 58.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£220 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £213 £282
% change year-on-year
+29.41% -24.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.50 £39.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -60.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.06 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +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 Cheltenham region.

Applications Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
12 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 8.39% 5.26% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 4
Average daily rate £339 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 9
Average hourly rate £23.50 £14.25 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.91% -62.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £15.25 £39.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -0.82%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) MS Excel
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) Windows 7
4 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (23.08%) XenApp
6 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (15.38%) Primavera
7 2 (15.38%) Project Management
7 2 (15.38%) HP
7 2 (15.38%) MS Project
7 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (15.38%) SLA
7 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
7 2 (15.38%) MS Project Server
7 2 (15.38%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) Validation
8 1 (7.69%) VMware
8 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
8 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
8 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (7.69%) Windows 8

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 2 (15.38%) MS Project Server
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (69.23%) MS Excel
2 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (15.38%) MS Project
4 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Service Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Trainee Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Trainee
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Project Management
1 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
1 2 (15.38%) Validation
2 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) Primavera
3 2 (15.38%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) VMware