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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 19 25 28
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 14 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 5.60% 3.98% 3.43%
As % of the Applications category 48.28% 46.67% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 5
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£240 £163 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.69% -19.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £143 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £268 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £250 £263
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £20.00 £19.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +3.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
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
29 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 11.60% 8.52% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 10
Average daily rate £250 £175 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -46.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £106 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £424 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.50 £20.00 £19.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.50% +3.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.00 £10.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.88 £20.00 £27.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+0.08% -3.22%

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 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 +3 6 £263 +50.00%
Poole +5 3 £148 +5.35% 2
Beaminster - - - -
MS Office
South West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
2 7 (31.82%) Finance
3 6 (27.27%) Windows
3 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
4 5 (22.73%) SQL
4 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (13.64%) Project Management
7 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (9.09%) JSP 440
7 2 (9.09%) RMADS
7 2 (9.09%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (9.09%) CESG
7 2 (9.09%) Degree
7 2 (9.09%) Information Assurance
7 2 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (9.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.09%) CISSP
7 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
7 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.09%) Essbase
7 2 (9.09%) Oracle
7 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
7 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.09%) SLA

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (9.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (4.55%) SAN
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Essbase
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (13.64%) Desktop Support
2 3 (13.64%) Developer
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) PMO Lead
3 2 (9.09%) MI Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Information Assurance Officer
3 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Technician
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Hyperion Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
4 1 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) jQuery
1 1 (4.55%) HTML5
1 1 (4.55%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) CESG
2 2 (9.09%) RMADS
3 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Project Management
2 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (9.09%) Information Assurance
2 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.55%) Data Entry
3 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
3 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.55%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (4.55%) Service Management
3 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
3 1 (4.55%) Workflow
3 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
2 1 (4.55%) VBA
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) CISSP
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) MCP
2 1 (4.55%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
1 2 (9.09%) JSP 440
2 1 (4.55%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Hyperion
2 2 (9.09%) Cognos
3 1 (4.55%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Telerik
3 1 (4.55%) Planview
3 1 (4.55%) Veeam
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) EMC