The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 36 27 6
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -21
Contract jobs citing MS Office 67 73 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 4.37% 5.18% 13.91%
As % of the Applications category 42.68% 37.24% 66.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 23 118
Average daily rate £138 £225 £70
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +221.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £83 £68
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £570 £110
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £267 £225
% change year-on-year
+12.30% +18.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 34
Average hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £18.50 £21.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
MS Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Applications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
157 196 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.23% 13.91% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 96 172
Average daily rate £260 £275 £80
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +243.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £81 £65
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 44
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £10.50 £8.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.50 £27.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -3.33%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 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
Leicestershire +3 23 £123 -34.40% 6
Derbyshire 0 19 £117 -66.57% 4
Nottinghamshire -11 17 £215 -13.33% 5
Northamptonshire -8 10 £200 +66.66% 3
Lincolnshire -8 1 £263 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 109 (64.50%) Microsoft
2 91 (53.85%) MS Excel
3 68 (40.24%) Windows
4 45 (26.63%) Active Directory
5 44 (26.04%) MS PowerPoint
6 38 (22.49%) Windows XP
7 37 (21.89%) Finance
8 33 (19.53%) Windows 7
8 33 (19.53%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (14.79%) ITIL
10 25 (14.79%) SQL
11 23 (13.61%) Oracle
12 22 (13.02%) Waterfall
13 21 (12.43%) UML
13 21 (12.43%) MS Exchange
13 21 (12.43%) ISO 9001
14 20 (11.83%) TickIT
14 20 (11.83%) High Availability
14 20 (11.83%) User Experience
15 19 (11.24%) V-Model
15 19 (11.24%) Microsoft Blend
15 19 (11.24%) IIS
15 19 (11.24%) JavaScript
15 19 (11.24%) WPF
15 19 (11.24%) Silverlight
15 19 (11.24%) RIA
16 18 (10.65%) Computer Science
16 18 (10.65%) Windows Server
17 17 (10.06%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 21 (12.43%) MS Exchange
2 19 (11.24%) IIS
3 17 (10.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (7.10%) SharePoint
6 10 (5.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (4.73%) IBM Notes
7 8 (4.73%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.18%) SAS
9 1 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 91 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 44 (26.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (3.55%) MS Project
4 4 (2.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.59%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.92%) TCP/IP
2 8 (4.73%) DHCP
2 8 (4.73%) SAN
2 8 (4.73%) VPN
3 4 (2.37%) Internet
4 3 (1.78%) LAN
5 2 (1.18%) Firewall
5 2 (1.18%) VoIP
5 2 (1.18%) Wireless
6 1 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.59%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.59%) DNS
6 1 (0.59%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.59%) NAS
6 1 (0.59%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.59%) SSL
6 1 (0.59%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.78%) MS Access
2 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.59%) DTS
4 1 (0.59%) Power BI
4 1 (0.59%) QlikView
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (11.24%) Microsoft Blend
2 14 (8.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 12 (7.10%) JIRA
5 11 (6.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.18%) AdminStudio
6 2 (1.18%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.59%) Capybara
7 1 (0.59%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.59%) MSI
7 1 (0.59%) Selenium
General
1 37 (21.89%) Finance
2 15 (8.88%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.55%) Banking
4 5 (2.96%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.96%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.18%) Back Office
5 2 (1.18%) Billing
5 2 (1.18%) Legal
5 2 (1.18%) Retail
6 1 (0.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.59%) Military
6 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (33.14%) Analyst
2 28 (16.57%) Service Analyst
3 24 (14.20%) Service Desk Analyst
4 20 (11.83%) Developer
5 19 (11.24%) Silverlight Developer
6 16 (9.47%) Software Developer
7 13 (7.69%) IT Support
8 12 (7.10%) Support Analyst
8 12 (7.10%) Support Engineer
9 10 (5.92%) Configuration Engineer
9 10 (5.92%) Release and Configuration Engineer
9 10 (5.92%) Release Engineer
10 9 (5.33%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (5.33%) IT Analyst
11 8 (4.73%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (4.73%) Coordinator
11 8 (4.73%) IT Support Analyst
12 7 (4.14%) Deployment Engineer
12 7 (4.14%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.24%) Silverlight
1 19 (11.24%) WPF
2 14 (8.28%) .NET
3 8 (4.73%) ASP.NET
3 8 (4.73%) Web Services
4 5 (2.96%) LINQ
5 4 (2.37%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.37%) WinForms
6 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.59%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.59%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.59%) HTML
6 1 (0.59%) HTML5
6 1 (0.59%) jQuery
6 1 (0.59%) RESTful
6 1 (0.59%) SOAP
6 1 (0.59%) WSDL
6 1 (0.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (19.53%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (11.83%) User Experience
3 19 (11.24%) RIA
4 18 (10.65%) Computer Science
5 17 (10.06%) Blackberry
6 11 (6.51%) Life Science
7 7 (4.14%) CMDB
8 5 (2.96%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.37%) NHS
10 2 (1.18%) FMCG
10 2 (1.18%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.59%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.59%) Fintech
11 1 (0.59%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.59%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 68 (40.24%) Windows
2 38 (22.49%) Windows XP
3 33 (19.53%) Windows 7
4 18 (10.65%) Windows Server
5 13 (7.69%) Windows 8
6 8 (4.73%) Apple iOS
6 8 (4.73%) Windows 10
6 8 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.55%) Linux
7 6 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.96%) Unix
8 5 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.37%) Android
10 2 (1.18%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.18%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.59%) HPUX
11 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.59%) Solaris
11 1 (0.59%) SUSE
11 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (14.79%) ITIL
3 22 (13.02%) Waterfall
4 21 (12.43%) UML
5 20 (11.83%) High Availability
6 19 (11.24%) V-Model
7 12 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (6.51%) Logistics
8 11 (6.51%) Project Management
9 10 (5.92%) Service Management
10 8 (4.73%) Configuration Management
11 7 (4.14%) ITSM
12 6 (3.55%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (3.55%) SDLC
12 6 (3.55%) Software Engineering
12 6 (3.55%) Software Testing
13 5 (2.96%) Migration
13 5 (2.96%) TDD
13 5 (2.96%) Time Management
13 5 (2.96%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.79%) SQL
2 19 (11.24%) JavaScript
3 12 (7.10%) C#
4 9 (5.33%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.33%) VBScript
5 5 (2.96%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.37%) VB
7 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (9.47%) Degree
2 12 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (5.33%) Chartered Engineer
3 9 (5.33%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.73%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.37%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.37%) PMP
6 3 (1.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.78%) MCDST
7 2 (1.18%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.18%) ISEB
7 2 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.59%) CCNA
8 1 (0.59%) CCNP
8 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.59%) HNC
8 1 (0.59%) MCITP
8 1 (0.59%) MCP
8 1 (0.59%) MCSA
8 1 (0.59%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.43%) ISO 9001
2 20 (11.83%) TickIT
3 6 (3.55%) SLA
4 4 (2.37%) QA
System Software
1 45 (26.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.73%) XenDesktop
3 5 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.18%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.59%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.59%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.96%) SCCM
2 1 (0.59%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.59%) Control-M
2 1 (0.59%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 109 (64.50%) Microsoft
2 23 (13.61%) Oracle
3 15 (8.88%) Citrix
4 11 (6.51%) VMware
5 10 (5.92%) Remedy
6 9 (5.33%) HP
7 8 (4.73%) Lotus
8 7 (4.14%) Cisco
9 5 (2.96%) BMC
10 3 (1.78%) Apple
11 2 (1.18%) AppSense
11 2 (1.18%) Avaya
11 2 (1.18%) Lumension
11 2 (1.18%) MobileIron
11 2 (1.18%) Symantec
12 1 (0.59%) Cognos
12 1 (0.59%) Dell
12 1 (0.59%) LANDesk
12 1 (0.59%) Tableau
12 1 (0.59%) WorldPay
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