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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 14 22 30
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 11 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 5.12% 4.92% 2.48%
As % of the Applications category 40.74% 44.44% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £303 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £122 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £438 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £273 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.73% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.38
% change year-on-year
- +4.67%
Applications Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
27 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 12.56% 11.07% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 15
Average daily rate £248 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.85% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £113 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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 24 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +5 5 £288 -5.73% 3
Poole +4 2 £275 +96.42%
Ferndown - - - -
MS Office
South West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows XP
2 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
4 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
5 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
5 4 (21.05%) Finance
6 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (10.53%) Essbase
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (10.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (10.53%) Project Management
7 2 (10.53%) DHCP
7 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
7 2 (10.53%) DNS
7 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (10.53%) Cognos
7 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (10.53%) Hyperion
7 2 (10.53%) NHS
7 2 (10.53%) SQL
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle
8 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
8 1 (5.26%) IIS
8 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (10.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) DHCP
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Essbase
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support
1 4 (21.05%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (15.79%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
3 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Technician
3 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Hyperion Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) jQuery
1 1 (5.26%) HTML5
1 1 (5.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) CESG
2 1 (5.26%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows XP
3 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (10.53%) Project Management
1 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.26%) Service Management
2 1 (5.26%) Workflow
2 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
2 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance
2 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
2 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
2 1 (5.26%) VBA
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) MCP
1 1 (5.26%) CISSP
1 1 (5.26%) MOS
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
1 1 (5.26%) JSP 440
1 1 (5.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Cognos
2 2 (10.53%) Hyperion
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) EMC
3 1 (5.26%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Telerik
3 1 (5.26%) Veeam