The first table below looks at the demand for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Dorset region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 25 19 10
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 11 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 4.56% 5.35% 8.63%
As % of the Applications category 39.29% 27.03% 44.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 13
Average daily rate £120 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.29% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £143 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £388 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
28 37 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 11.62% 19.79% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 29
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £105 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £375 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 £48.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +269.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
MS Office
South West

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -4 7 £100 -72.22% 3
Poole +5 1 £150 -33.33% 2
Wimborne - - - -
Ferndown - - - -
MS Office
South West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 19 (82.61%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) MS Excel
3 13 (56.52%) Windows 7
4 12 (52.17%) Windows XP
5 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
6 10 (43.48%) NHS
7 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
8 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
8 3 (13.04%) DHCP
8 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
8 3 (13.04%) DNS
9 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
9 2 (8.70%) ITIL
9 2 (8.70%) Finance
10 1 (4.35%) Advertising
10 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (4.35%) Service Management
10 1 (4.35%) MCP
10 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
10 1 (4.35%) HTML
10 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
10 1 (4.35%) Flash
10 1 (4.35%) SLA
10 1 (4.35%) Fireworks
10 1 (4.35%) Project Management
10 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (60.87%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
3 1 (4.35%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) DHCP
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
1 3 (13.04%) DNS
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
2 10 (43.48%) Help Desk Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Service Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (13.04%) Administrator
5 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support
5 3 (13.04%) IT Administrator
6 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Support Technician
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support Technician
7 1 (4.35%) Compliance Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.35%) Content Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (82.61%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows 7
3 12 (52.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL
2 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (4.35%) Service Management
2 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
2 1 (4.35%) Project Management
2 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
2 1 (4.35%) Content Management
2 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) MCP
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft