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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 23 12 22
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 10 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 4.61% 9.34% 3.27%
As % of the Applications category 43.48% 60.71% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £100 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+250.00% -77.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £99 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £151 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.38 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
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
23 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 10.60% 15.38% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 7
Average daily rate £350 £125 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -62.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £100 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £350 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.94 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.21% +47.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 6 £295 - 2
Dorchester - - - -
Poole - - - -
Weymouth - - - -
MS Office
South West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
3 7 (36.84%) Finance
4 6 (31.58%) Windows
5 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
6 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
6 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
6 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (15.79%) Firewall
7 3 (15.79%) Lync
7 3 (15.79%) ISEB
7 3 (15.79%) SLA
7 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
7 3 (15.79%) Migration
7 3 (15.79%) VMware
7 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
7 3 (15.79%) Degree
8 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
8 2 (10.53%) QA
8 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
8 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (10.53%) SQL
8 2 (10.53%) Dell
8 2 (10.53%) ADSL
8 2 (10.53%) FTP
8 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) Lync
2 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) ADSL
2 2 (10.53%) FTP
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MS Access
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Billing
2 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) PMO Lead
1 3 (15.79%) Analyst
1 3 (15.79%) Test Manager
1 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Test Team Leader
2 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
2 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
3 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) MI Manager
3 1 (5.26%) IT Support
3 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance Officer
3 1 (5.26%) Test Programme Manager
3 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (5.26%) Programme Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Contracts Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.26%) CESG
3 1 (5.26%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
2 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
2 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (10.53%) Project Management
2 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Data Transformation
2 2 (10.53%) People Management
3 1 (5.26%) Line Management
3 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance
3 1 (5.26%) Data Entry
3 1 (5.26%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.26%) FMECA
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ISEB
1 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) CISSP
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
2 2 (10.53%) QA
3 1 (5.26%) ARP4754
3 1 (5.26%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) BT
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Lotus
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) Planview