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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 19 20 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 5 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 2.59% 4.11% 9.79%
As % of the Applications category 23.81% 39.13% 67.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 11
Average daily rate £133 £350 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.14% +250.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £270 £238
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +13.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £12.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
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
21 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 10.88% 10.50% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 17
Average daily rate £338 £375 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +275.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 £12.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -56.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -4.47%

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
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 14 February 2016. 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 0 3 £125 -57.62% 1
Poole - 1 £210 - 1
MS Office
South West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 16 (76.19%) Windows
2 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 11 (52.38%) MS Excel
5 10 (47.62%) Windows 7
5 10 (47.62%) Windows Server
6 7 (33.33%) Patch Management
6 7 (33.33%) XenApp
6 7 (33.33%) Citrix
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
7 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
7 5 (23.81%) C#
7 5 (23.81%) .NET
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
8 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
8 4 (19.05%) QA
8 4 (19.05%) vSphere
8 4 (19.05%) Bash Shell
8 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 4 (19.05%) Perl
8 4 (19.05%) VBScript
8 4 (19.05%) Linux
8 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
8 4 (19.05%) Data Security
8 4 (19.05%) Symantec
8 4 (19.05%) VMware
8 4 (19.05%) VMware ESX

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) ArcGIS
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (52.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.76%) Acrobat
3 1 (4.76%) MS Project
3 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) Broadband
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (4.76%) WebEx
2 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Military
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) IT Support
3 4 (19.05%) Desktop Support
3 4 (19.05%) IT Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) IT Support Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Hardware Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Hardware Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Blackberry Support
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix Support
5 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) WCF
2 3 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.76%) PDA
2 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Windows 7
2 10 (47.62%) Windows Server
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
4 4 (19.05%) Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 4 (19.05%) Data Security
2 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 3 (14.29%) Web Development
4 2 (9.52%) Multithreading
4 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.76%) Logistics
5 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) C#
2 4 (19.05%) Bash Shell
2 4 (19.05%) Perl
2 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 4 (19.05%) VBScript
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (9.52%) MCDST
1 2 (9.52%) MCP
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
System Software
1 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (33.33%) XenApp
3 4 (19.05%) VMware ESX
3 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (19.05%) vSphere
4 1 (4.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Citrix
3 4 (19.05%) Symantec
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 3 (14.29%) Apple
4 3 (14.29%) BMC
4 3 (14.29%) Remedy
5 1 (4.76%) Adobe
5 1 (4.76%) Bomgar
5 1 (4.76%) ESRI