The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 9 14 21
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 27 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 11.20% 6.94% 4.23%
As % of the Applications category 49.09% 51.52% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 5
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£120 £223 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.06% -26.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £256
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £27.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% +35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.54%
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 Dorset region.

Applications Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
55 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 22.82% 13.47% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 9
Average daily rate £175 £248 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.29% -19.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £118 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £302 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 0 11 £194 -22.50% 4
Dorchester 0 1 £115 -
MS Office
South West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 24 (63.16%) Microsoft
1 24 (63.16%) MS Excel
2 17 (44.74%) Windows
3 16 (42.11%) Active Directory
4 8 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (21.05%) Windows 7
5 7 (18.42%) Banking
5 7 (18.42%) Windows XP
5 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
5 7 (18.42%) Project Management
6 6 (15.79%) C#
6 6 (15.79%) VBScript
6 6 (15.79%) .NET
7 5 (13.16%) Web Development
7 5 (13.16%) QA
7 5 (13.16%) vSphere
7 5 (13.16%) Bash Shell
7 5 (13.16%) WCF
7 5 (13.16%) Unit Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
7 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
7 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (13.16%) Patch Management
7 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
7 5 (13.16%) Perl
7 5 (13.16%) Linux
7 5 (13.16%) Web Services
7 5 (13.16%) Symantec
7 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
2 5 (13.16%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (63.16%) MS Excel
2 8 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (10.53%) MS Project
4 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) VPN
1 1 (2.63%) Intranet
1 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (18.42%) Banking
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
3 4 (10.53%) Military
4 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.63%) Front Office
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Support Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) IT Support
4 6 (15.79%) IT Support Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) GIS Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Project Manager
6 4 (10.53%) Graduate
7 3 (7.89%) PMO Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Project Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Desktop Support
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Manager
8 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
9 1 (2.63%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) VB Developer
9 1 (2.63%) Software Test Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) .NET
2 5 (13.16%) Web Services
2 5 (13.16%) WCF
3 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) GIS
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.63%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 17 (44.74%) Windows
2 8 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 7 (18.42%) Windows XP
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (13.16%) Linux
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) Project Management
2 5 (13.16%) Data Security
2 5 (13.16%) Web Development
2 5 (13.16%) Unit Testing
2 5 (13.16%) Patch Management
3 3 (7.89%) Waterfall
3 3 (7.89%) Change Control
3 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.26%) Migration
4 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.26%) Project Planning
4 2 (5.26%) Line Management
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office Automation
5 1 (2.63%) Office Automation
5 1 (2.63%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) Straight-Through Processing
5 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.63%) Data Management
5 1 (2.63%) Multithreading
5 1 (2.63%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) C#
1 6 (15.79%) VBScript
2 5 (13.16%) Perl
2 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.16%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.63%) VB
3 1 (2.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) MCSE
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.63%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.16%) VMware ESX
2 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (13.16%) vSphere
3 3 (7.89%) XenApp
Vendors
1 24 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Symantec
2 5 (13.16%) ESRI
2 5 (13.16%) VMware
3 3 (7.89%) Citrix
4 1 (2.63%) Lotus
4 1 (2.63%) Bloomberg
4 1 (2.63%) Remedy
4 1 (2.63%) SAP