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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 19 9 22
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +13
Contract jobs citing MS Office 118 165 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 7.16% 10.54% 6.10%
As % of the Applications category 45.21% 53.40% 49.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 104 33
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+196.87% -46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £70 £60
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £201 £275
% change year-on-year
+24.22% -26.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 27
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.23 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% -25.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £9.88 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.75 £26.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -
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
261 309 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 15.84% 19.74% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 186 76
Average daily rate £250 £113 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -57.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £70 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 38
Average hourly rate £11.17 £12.48 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.50% -28.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £9.88 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £32.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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
Northamptonshire +6 38 £225 - 8
Nottinghamshire +24 29 £354 +11.41% 8
Derbyshire -13 24 £350 +366.66% 1
Leicestershire +10 16 £195 +6.26% 3
Lincolnshire +8 5 £195 -44.28% 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 154 (66.38%) Microsoft
2 134 (57.76%) Windows
3 98 (42.24%) MS Excel
4 87 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 73 (31.47%) Windows XP
6 63 (27.16%) Active Directory
7 38 (16.38%) Finance
8 33 (14.22%) Analytical Skills
9 32 (13.79%) ITIL
10 30 (12.93%) Security Cleared
11 29 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
12 26 (11.21%) SQL
13 24 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (10.34%) Migration
13 24 (10.34%) SC Cleared
14 23 (9.91%) Windows Server 2008
14 23 (9.91%) Project Management
14 23 (9.91%) Oracle
15 22 (9.48%) MS Visio
16 21 (9.05%) MS Exchange
16 21 (9.05%) MS Project
16 21 (9.05%) Windows Vista
17 20 (8.62%) Citrix
17 20 (8.62%) Service Management
18 19 (8.19%) PRINCE2
19 18 (7.76%) WAN
20 17 (7.33%) SLA
21 16 (6.90%) Cisco
21 16 (6.90%) LAN
22 15 (6.47%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 21 (9.05%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.88%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.45%) Lync
3 8 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.16%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.16%) SAS
6 4 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.29%) Quickr
7 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.29%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.43%) IIS
9 1 (0.43%) Apache
9 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.43%) LiveLink
Applications
1 98 (42.24%) MS Excel
2 29 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (9.48%) MS Visio
4 21 (9.05%) MS Project
5 4 (1.72%) AutoCAD
6 3 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.86%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.43%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.43%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 10 (4.31%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.29%) CA Clarity
3 3 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.76%) WAN
2 16 (6.90%) LAN
3 15 (6.47%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.88%) Firewall
4 9 (3.88%) Wireless
5 8 (3.45%) Internet
6 7 (3.02%) Broadband
7 5 (2.16%) ADSL
7 5 (2.16%) VoIP
8 3 (1.29%) SAN
8 3 (1.29%) DHCP
8 3 (1.29%) SNMP
9 2 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.86%) DNS
9 2 (0.86%) FCoE
10 1 (0.43%) PABX
10 1 (0.43%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.43%) SCCP
10 1 (0.43%) DPNSS
10 1 (0.43%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.72%) Data Mining
2 4 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.43%) DTS
3 1 (0.43%) MS Access
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.02%) MSI
2 3 (1.29%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.43%) Toad
4 1 (0.43%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.43%) FrontPage
General
1 38 (16.38%) Finance
2 10 (4.31%) Banking
3 8 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.45%) Retail
4 4 (1.72%) Legal
4 4 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.29%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.43%) Marketing
6 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.43%) Electronics
6 1 (0.43%) Publishing
6 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 86 (37.07%) Analyst
2 35 (15.09%) Service Analyst
2 35 (15.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 24 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 20 (8.62%) Support Analyst
5 18 (7.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (6.03%) Desktop Support
7 13 (5.60%) Administrator
8 12 (5.17%) 1st Line Support
8 12 (5.17%) Coordinator
9 11 (4.74%) IT Support
9 11 (4.74%) Project Manager
9 11 (4.74%) Help Desk Analyst
10 10 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (4.31%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (3.88%) Developer
11 9 (3.88%) Test Analyst
11 9 (3.88%) Desktop Analyst
11 9 (3.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 8 (3.45%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.86%) CSS
1 2 (0.86%) HTML
2 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.43%) TAPI
2 1 (0.43%) .NET
2 1 (0.43%) COM
2 1 (0.43%) XML
2 1 (0.43%) XSLT
2 1 (0.43%) XHTML
2 1 (0.43%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.22%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.74%) Blackberry
3 9 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.59%) EPoS
4 6 (2.59%) Smartphone
5 5 (2.16%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.16%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.16%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.72%) FMCG
6 4 (1.72%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.29%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.29%) NHS
7 3 (1.29%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.86%) Economics
8 2 (0.86%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.86%) iPad
8 2 (0.86%) iPhone
9 1 (0.43%) Wiki
9 1 (0.43%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 134 (57.76%) Windows
2 87 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 73 (31.47%) Windows XP
4 24 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (9.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (9.05%) Windows Vista
7 12 (5.17%) UNIX
8 11 (4.74%) Linux
9 8 (3.45%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (2.59%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.29%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.29%) Solaris
13 2 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (13.79%) ITIL
2 24 (10.34%) Migration
3 23 (9.91%) Project Management
4 20 (8.62%) Service Management
5 19 (8.19%) PRINCE2
6 14 (6.03%) Project Planning
7 13 (5.60%) Change Management
8 12 (5.17%) Data Migration
9 10 (4.31%) Validation
9 10 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (4.31%) Problem Management
10 8 (3.45%) Programme Management
10 8 (3.45%) OO
10 8 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (3.45%) Analytics
11 7 (3.02%) Line Management
11 7 (3.02%) OOP
11 7 (3.02%) E-Commerce
12 6 (2.59%) Critical Path Analysis
12 6 (2.59%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.21%) SQL
2 7 (3.02%) VB
3 4 (1.72%) VBA
3 4 (1.72%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.29%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.29%) C
5 2 (0.86%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.43%) C#
Qualifications
1 30 (12.93%) Security Cleared
2 24 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.60%) Degree
4 12 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (2.59%) A+ Certification
6 6 (2.59%) Dell Certification
6 6 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (2.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (2.16%) ISEB
8 4 (1.72%) MOS
8 4 (1.72%) MCP
8 4 (1.72%) MCDST
8 4 (1.72%) MCITP
9 3 (1.29%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.86%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.86%) MCSA
10 2 (0.86%) HNC
10 2 (0.86%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.33%) SLA
2 12 (5.17%) QA
3 6 (2.59%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.29%) TickIT
System Software
1 63 (27.16%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.31%) XenApp
3 8 (3.45%) XenDesktop
4 6 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.86%) vSphere
6 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (6.03%) SCCM
2 4 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.86%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.86%) WMI
4 1 (0.43%) WSUS
4 1 (0.43%) SCOM
4 1 (0.43%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.43%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 154 (66.38%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.91%) Oracle
3 20 (8.62%) Citrix
4 16 (6.90%) Cisco
5 14 (6.03%) HP
6 12 (5.17%) VMware
7 10 (4.31%) Dell
8 7 (3.02%) Remedy
8 7 (3.02%) Google
9 6 (2.59%) SAP
10 5 (2.16%) Lotus
10 5 (2.16%) EMC
10 5 (2.16%) IBM
11 4 (1.72%) Cognos
12 3 (1.29%) Symantec
12 3 (1.29%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.29%) Apple
13 2 (0.86%) BMC
13 2 (0.86%) Adobe
13 2 (0.86%) MobileIron
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