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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 17 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 115 106 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 7.50% 6.42% 6.51%
As % of the Applications category 44.92% 46.09% 47.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 66 38
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£350 £75 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+366.66% -73.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £69 £65
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £200 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 32
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
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
256 230 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 16.69% 13.94% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 123 90
Average daily rate £313 £116 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+168.81% -61.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £70 £89
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £323 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 29 36
Average hourly rate £11.50 £11.35 £15.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.32% -26.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.21 £9.88 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 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
Derbyshire -4 36 £428 +470.00% 5
Leicestershire +15 26 £225 +93.54% 5
Nottinghamshire +21 21 £288 +64.28% 3
Northamptonshire +19 20 £195 +105.26% 13
Lincolnshire +11 6 £175 - 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 120 (61.22%) Windows
2 119 (60.71%) Microsoft
3 84 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 69 (35.20%) Windows 7
5 67 (34.18%) Active Directory
6 64 (32.65%) Windows XP
7 34 (17.35%) Finance
7 34 (17.35%) MS PowerPoint
8 23 (11.73%) Migration
9 22 (11.22%) MS Visio
9 22 (11.22%) MS Exchange
10 20 (10.20%) ITIL
10 20 (10.20%) Project Management
10 20 (10.20%) Citrix
11 19 (9.69%) Remedy
11 19 (9.69%) SQL
12 18 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (8.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (8.67%) Security Cleared
13 17 (8.67%) Oracle
13 17 (8.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (8.16%) Project Planning
15 15 (7.65%) Change Management
15 15 (7.65%) HP
15 15 (7.65%) LAN
15 15 (7.65%) WAN
15 15 (7.65%) SC Cleared
16 14 (7.14%) Windows Vista
17 13 (6.63%) Degree
17 13 (6.63%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 22 (11.22%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 12 (6.12%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.08%) Lync
5 7 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.55%) IBM Notes
7 4 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.53%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (1.53%) Quickr
9 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.02%) SAS
10 1 (0.51%) CMS
10 1 (0.51%) Site Server
10 1 (0.51%) IIS
10 1 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 84 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 34 (17.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (11.22%) MS Visio
4 12 (6.12%) MS Project
5 2 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.51%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.51%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (5.10%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (4.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (1.53%) CA Clarity
5 1 (0.51%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.65%) LAN
1 15 (7.65%) WAN
2 11 (5.61%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.10%) Wireless
4 6 (3.06%) Firewall
5 5 (2.55%) VoIP
6 4 (2.04%) SAN
6 4 (2.04%) Internet
7 3 (1.53%) VPN
8 2 (1.02%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (1.02%) DHCP
8 2 (1.02%) SSL
8 2 (1.02%) VLAN
8 2 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.51%) Broadband
9 1 (0.51%) ISDN
9 1 (0.51%) WLAN
9 1 (0.51%) PBX
9 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.02%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.51%) DTS
3 1 (0.51%) MS Access
3 1 (0.51%) DB2
3 1 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.02%) MSI
3 1 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.51%) Toad
3 1 (0.51%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (17.35%) Finance
2 8 (4.08%) Banking
3 4 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.53%) Back Office
4 3 (1.53%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.53%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.53%) International Banking
4 3 (1.53%) Retail
5 1 (0.51%) Electronics
5 1 (0.51%) Publishing
5 1 (0.51%) Legal
5 1 (0.51%) Marketing
5 1 (0.51%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 78 (39.80%) Analyst
2 32 (16.33%) Service Analyst
2 32 (16.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 29 (14.80%) Support Engineer
4 18 (9.18%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (8.67%) Support Analyst
6 16 (8.16%) Help Desk Analyst
6 16 (8.16%) Desktop Support
7 12 (6.12%) 1st Line Support
8 11 (5.61%) IT Support
8 11 (5.61%) Administrator
8 11 (5.61%) Project Manager
9 10 (5.10%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (4.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 8 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (4.08%) Test Analyst
12 6 (3.06%) Developer
12 6 (3.06%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 6 (3.06%) Desktop Analyst
13 5 (2.55%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.02%) HTML
2 1 (0.51%) EDIFACT
2 1 (0.51%) OLE
2 1 (0.51%) EDI
2 1 (0.51%) XHTML
2 1 (0.51%) J2EE
2 1 (0.51%) COM
2 1 (0.51%) CSS
2 1 (0.51%) XML
2 1 (0.51%) HTML5
2 1 (0.51%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.63%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.06%) Fat Client
4 6 (3.06%) Thin Client
4 6 (3.06%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.55%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.04%) FMCG
7 3 (1.53%) EPoS
7 3 (1.53%) NHS
7 3 (1.53%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.02%) Economics
9 1 (0.51%) Handset
9 1 (0.51%) SCADA
9 1 (0.51%) Wiki
9 1 (0.51%) CMDB
9 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.51%) Derivative
9 1 (0.51%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 120 (61.22%) Windows
2 69 (35.20%) Windows 7
3 64 (32.65%) Windows XP
4 17 (8.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (8.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (7.14%) Windows Vista
6 8 (4.08%) UNIX
7 7 (3.57%) Windows 2000
8 4 (2.04%) Linux
9 2 (1.02%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (11.73%) Migration
2 20 (10.20%) ITIL
2 20 (10.20%) Project Management
3 16 (8.16%) Project Planning
4 15 (7.65%) Change Management
5 12 (6.12%) Incident Management
5 12 (6.12%) Data Migration
6 10 (5.10%) Service Management
7 8 (4.08%) PRINCE2
7 8 (4.08%) Programme Management
8 7 (3.57%) Line Management
8 7 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (3.06%) Test Scripting
9 6 (3.06%) Configuration Management
10 5 (2.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (2.55%) Business Analysis
10 5 (2.55%) Test Management
10 5 (2.55%) Analytics
11 4 (2.04%) Time Management
11 4 (2.04%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.69%) SQL
2 2 (1.02%) VB
2 2 (1.02%) VBA
3 1 (0.51%) PL/1
3 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (8.67%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.65%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.63%) Degree
4 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.55%) ISEB
6 4 (2.04%) MCDST
7 3 (1.53%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.53%) Dell Certification
7 3 (1.53%) MCP
7 3 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.02%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.02%) MCSA
8 2 (1.02%) HNC
8 2 (1.02%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.02%) MCTS
8 2 (1.02%) MCITP
9 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.51%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.10%) QA
2 9 (4.59%) SLA
3 6 (3.06%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.53%) TickIT
5 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 67 (34.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.59%) XenApp
3 8 (4.08%) XenDesktop
4 5 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.02%) vSphere
6 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.51%) BlackBerry Internet Service
Systems Management
1 9 (4.59%) SCCM
2 5 (2.55%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.04%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.51%) SCOM
4 1 (0.51%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 119 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.20%) Citrix
3 19 (9.69%) Remedy
4 17 (8.67%) Oracle
5 15 (7.65%) HP
6 13 (6.63%) Cisco
7 10 (5.10%) VMware
8 9 (4.59%) Dell
8 9 (4.59%) SAP
9 5 (2.55%) Lotus
9 5 (2.55%) IBM
10 3 (1.53%) Symantec
10 3 (1.53%) BMC
11 2 (1.02%) MobileIron
11 2 (1.02%) LANDesk
11 2 (1.02%) Google
12 1 (0.51%) Teradata
12 1 (0.51%) Avaya
12 1 (0.51%) Apple
12 1 (0.51%) Mercator
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