The first table below looks at the demand for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 18 April 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 East Midlands 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 18 19 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 126 89 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 7.81% 6.89% 6.70%
As % of the Applications category 52.94% 50.00% 39.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 9 39
Average daily rate £70 £150 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.06% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 37 26
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.00 £11.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% +12.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.50 £24.80 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
238 178 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 14.76% 13.79% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 37 100
Average daily rate £139 £300 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.66% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £70 £125 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £425 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 48 40
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £12.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +8.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.91 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.50 £30.00 £166.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Office
England

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the East Midlands region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the East Midlands region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire +14 48 £70 -44.00% 3
Nottinghamshire +8 25 £105 -60.00% 1
Leicestershire -7 24 £350 +169.23% 6
Northamptonshire -9 23 £325 +16.07% 3
Lincolnshire -1 6 £145 - 3
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

1 204 (60.53%) Windows
2 163 (48.37%) Windows XP
3 162 (48.07%) Active Directory
4 154 (45.70%) Microsoft
5 145 (43.03%) MS Excel
6 93 (27.60%) HP
7 78 (23.15%) ServiceCenter
8 69 (20.47%) Finance
9 68 (20.18%) Windows 7
10 59 (17.51%) Remedy
11 54 (16.02%) MS Exchange
12 53 (15.73%) Citrix
13 47 (13.95%) Back Office
14 46 (13.65%) Banking
15 45 (13.35%) Blackberry
16 38 (11.28%) Novell
16 38 (11.28%) VPN
16 38 (11.28%) Windows 2000
17 35 (10.39%) IBM Notes
17 35 (10.39%) NetWare
17 35 (10.39%) Lotus
18 33 (9.79%) PowerShell
18 33 (9.79%) XenDesktop
19 32 (9.50%) VBScript
19 32 (9.50%) MS PowerPoint
20 30 (8.90%) Incident Management
20 30 (8.90%) International Banking
21 29 (8.61%) ITSM
22 27 (8.01%) Windows Vista
23 26 (7.72%) Publishing

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 54 (16.02%) MS Exchange
2 35 (10.39%) IBM Notes
3 26 (7.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 23 (6.82%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.78%) CMS
7 4 (1.19%) Lync
8 1 (0.30%) SAS
8 1 (0.30%) Site Server
8 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.30%) Confluence
8 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 145 (43.03%) MS Excel
2 32 (9.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (4.45%) Adobe Captivate
4 12 (3.56%) MS Visio
5 7 (2.08%) MS Project
5 7 (2.08%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.59%) Mingle
7 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.30%) VisionPLUS
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.19%) Office 365
2 1 (0.30%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 38 (11.28%) VPN
2 11 (3.26%) LAN
3 10 (2.97%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.67%) SAN
5 8 (2.37%) Internet
5 8 (2.37%) Firewall
5 8 (2.37%) WAN
6 6 (1.78%) HTTP
6 6 (1.78%) HTTPS
7 5 (1.48%) Wireless
8 4 (1.19%) VLAN
9 2 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.59%) DHCP
9 2 (0.59%) VoIP
10 1 (0.30%) WLAN
10 1 (0.30%) ADSL
10 1 (0.30%) Broadband
10 1 (0.30%) ISDN
10 1 (0.30%) DNS
10 1 (0.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.78%) Oracle ODI
1 6 (1.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 6 (1.78%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (1.48%) Star Schema
2 5 (1.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.48%) OLAP
2 5 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.48%) Oracle OLAP
3 3 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (0.59%) DB2
5 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.30%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.30%) TestPartner
2 1 (0.30%) JIRA
2 1 (0.30%) Selenium
2 1 (0.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 69 (20.47%) Finance
2 47 (13.95%) Back Office
3 46 (13.65%) Banking
4 30 (8.90%) International Banking
5 26 (7.72%) Publishing
6 9 (2.67%) Multimedia
7 8 (2.37%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.78%) Retail
9 5 (1.48%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.19%) Local Government
11 3 (0.89%) Marketing
11 3 (0.89%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.59%) Legal
12 2 (0.59%) French Language
12 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 162 (48.07%) Analyst
2 98 (29.08%) Service Analyst
2 98 (29.08%) Service Desk Analyst
3 67 (19.88%) Support Engineer
4 66 (19.58%) 1st Line Support
5 21 (6.23%) Administrator
6 17 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (5.04%) IT Support
7 15 (4.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 14 (4.15%) Service Support Manager
8 14 (4.15%) Environment Manager
8 14 (4.15%) Service Manager
8 14 (4.15%) Support Manager
9 13 (3.86%) IT Support Engineer
10 12 (3.56%) Support Analyst
10 12 (3.56%) Desktop Support
11 11 (3.26%) Knowledge Analyst
11 11 (3.26%) Rollout Engineer
12 10 (2.97%) Project Manager
12 10 (2.97%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.67%) HTML
1 9 (2.67%) XML
2 2 (0.59%) J2EE
3 1 (0.30%) EDI
3 1 (0.30%) OLE
3 1 (0.30%) EDIFACT
3 1 (0.30%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 45 (13.35%) Blackberry
2 9 (2.67%) Fat Client
2 9 (2.67%) Thin Client
3 6 (1.78%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.48%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.19%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.19%) Mathematics
6 3 (0.89%) NHS
6 3 (0.89%) GIS
6 3 (0.89%) Economics
7 2 (0.59%) Statistics
7 2 (0.59%) PMI
8 1 (0.30%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.30%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.30%) CMDB
8 1 (0.30%) Physics
8 1 (0.30%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.30%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.30%) TRADACOMS
8 1 (0.30%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 204 (60.53%) Windows
2 163 (48.37%) Windows XP
3 68 (20.18%) Windows 7
4 38 (11.28%) Windows 2000
5 35 (10.39%) NetWare
6 27 (8.01%) Windows Vista
7 18 (5.34%) Apple iOS
8 13 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (2.37%) UNIX
11 7 (2.08%) Linux
12 2 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (8.90%) Incident Management
2 29 (8.61%) ITSM
3 21 (6.23%) ITIL
3 21 (6.23%) CRM
4 19 (5.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 16 (4.75%) Project Management
6 14 (4.15%) Migration
7 11 (3.26%) Knowledge Management
7 11 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (2.97%) Change Management
9 9 (2.67%) Software Testing
10 7 (2.08%) Service Management
10 7 (2.08%) CAD
10 7 (2.08%) Configuration Management
10 7 (2.08%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (2.08%) Analytics
11 6 (1.78%) SEO
11 6 (1.78%) Data Analysis
11 6 (1.78%) Data Modelling
11 6 (1.78%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.79%) PowerShell
2 32 (9.50%) VBScript
3 22 (6.53%) SQL
4 2 (0.59%) PL/1
4 2 (0.59%) C
4 2 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (7.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (5.93%) Degree
3 11 (3.26%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.97%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.67%) ISEB
6 6 (1.78%) MCITP
7 5 (1.48%) MCP
7 5 (1.48%) MCSA
7 5 (1.48%) MCDST
7 5 (1.48%) MCTS
8 3 (0.89%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.59%) NVQ Level 3
9 2 (0.59%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.59%) MCSE
9 2 (0.59%) HNC
9 2 (0.59%) HND
10 1 (0.30%) PhD
10 1 (0.30%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.30%) ECDL
10 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.56%) ISO 9001
2 11 (3.26%) TickIT
3 10 (2.97%) SLA
4 7 (2.08%) QA
5 1 (0.30%) GMP
5 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 162 (48.07%) Active Directory
2 33 (9.79%) XenDesktop
3 11 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.59%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.30%) XenApp
5 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 78 (23.15%) ServiceCenter
2 7 (2.08%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.59%) SCCM
4 1 (0.30%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.30%) SCOM
4 1 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 154 (45.70%) Microsoft
2 93 (27.60%) HP
3 59 (17.51%) Remedy
4 53 (15.73%) Citrix
5 38 (11.28%) Novell
6 35 (10.39%) Lotus
7 18 (5.34%) Oracle
8 16 (4.75%) Adobe
9 13 (3.86%) VMware
9 13 (3.86%) Cisco
10 10 (2.97%) Dell
11 4 (1.19%) Autodesk
11 4 (1.19%) Sun
12 3 (0.89%) SAP
12 3 (0.89%) LANDesk
13 2 (0.59%) Kaspersky
14 1 (0.30%) Business Objects
14 1 (0.30%) BMC
14 1 (0.30%) Motorola
14 1 (0.30%) Symantec
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