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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 26 27 20
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 89 77 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 5.66% 5.41% 6.63%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 43.50% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 11 41
Average daily rate
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£150 £160 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £75 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £320 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 35 18
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £11.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +9.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.94 £9.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.08 £72.50 £15.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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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
178 177 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.32% 12.43% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 69 83
Average daily rate £225 £250 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +92.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £75 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £414 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 44 31
Average hourly rate £11.59 £13.50 £11.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.18% +18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £9.94 £9.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.08 £72.50 £16.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £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 3 July 2015.

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
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 3 July 2015. 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 +20 32 £211 +69.00% 2
Leicestershire +5 22 £120 -58.26% 5
Nottinghamshire -14 14 £231 +74.52% 3
Derbyshire -12 12 £165 +135.71% 6
Lincolnshire -10 2 - -
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MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 119 (59.20%) Microsoft
2 118 (58.71%) Windows
3 102 (50.75%) MS Excel
4 66 (32.84%) Active Directory
5 57 (28.36%) Windows XP
6 40 (19.90%) Windows 7
7 36 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
7 36 (17.91%) ITIL
8 34 (16.92%) Finance
8 34 (16.92%) Security Cleared
9 30 (14.93%) SQL
10 27 (13.43%) Service Management
11 26 (12.94%) MS PowerPoint
11 26 (12.94%) SC Cleared
12 25 (12.44%) SLA
13 21 (10.45%) Financial Institution
14 20 (9.95%) Remedy
14 20 (9.95%) Project Management
15 18 (8.96%) SQL Server
15 18 (8.96%) ITSM
15 18 (8.96%) VMware
16 17 (8.46%) Incident Management
17 16 (7.96%) Cisco
17 16 (7.96%) Hedge funds
18 15 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
18 15 (7.46%) LAN
19 14 (6.97%) Blackberry
19 14 (6.97%) Citrix
19 14 (6.97%) Banking
19 14 (6.97%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 9 (4.48%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.98%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.48%) IBM Notes
3 7 (3.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (2.49%) IIS
5 3 (1.49%) Lync
5 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.49%) SAS
6 2 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.00%) iPlanet
6 2 (1.00%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.00%) Apache
6 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.00%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.00%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.00%) JBoss
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (1.00%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 102 (50.75%) MS Excel
2 26 (12.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (5.97%) MS Project
4 10 (4.98%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (1.00%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (1.00%) InDesign
7 1 (0.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (2.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.50%) Primavera
3 1 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.50%) Infor CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.46%) LAN
2 10 (4.98%) WAN
3 8 (3.98%) iSCSI
4 7 (3.48%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.48%) Internet
5 6 (2.99%) BIG-IP
6 5 (2.49%) Intranet
7 4 (1.99%) IP Telephony
8 3 (1.49%) VLAN
8 3 (1.49%) Firewall
8 3 (1.49%) Wireless
8 3 (1.49%) SAN
9 2 (1.00%) DNS
9 2 (1.00%) FTP
9 2 (1.00%) LDAP
9 2 (1.00%) NAS
9 2 (1.00%) FCoE
10 1 (0.50%) 4G
10 1 (0.50%) 2G
10 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.97%) Crystal Reports
3 11 (5.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (4.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.49%) MS Access
6 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.00%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.50%) DB2
7 1 (0.50%) Crystal Enterprise
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.00%) GitLab
3 1 (0.50%) ProC
General
1 34 (16.92%) Finance
2 21 (10.45%) Financial Institution
3 14 (6.97%) Banking
4 10 (4.98%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.49%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.50%) Advertising
6 1 (0.50%) Publishing
6 1 (0.50%) Military
6 1 (0.50%) Back Office
6 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 96 (47.76%) Analyst
2 59 (29.35%) Service Analyst
2 59 (29.35%) Service Desk Analyst
3 32 (15.92%) 1st Line Support
4 19 (9.45%) IT Support
5 13 (6.47%) MI Analyst
6 11 (5.47%) Developer
7 10 (4.98%) Desktop Support
7 10 (4.98%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (3.98%) Support Engineer
8 8 (3.98%) Support Analyst
9 7 (3.48%) Junior
9 7 (3.48%) Data Analyst
9 7 (3.48%) Help Desk Support
10 6 (2.99%) Coordinator
11 5 (2.49%) Incident Manager
11 5 (2.49%) IT Support Engineer
11 5 (2.49%) Designer
11 5 (2.49%) Virtualisation Specialist
12 4 (1.99%) Data Centre Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.49%) .NET
2 2 (1.00%) J2EE
2 2 (1.00%) JSP
3 1 (0.50%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.96%) Hedge funds
3 14 (6.97%) Blackberry
4 9 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.98%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.49%) NHS
7 2 (1.00%) User Experience
7 2 (1.00%) iSeries
7 2 (1.00%) AS400
7 2 (1.00%) Grid Computing
7 2 (1.00%) Clustering
7 2 (1.00%) Statistics
7 2 (1.00%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.00%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.50%) FMCG
8 1 (0.50%) Informatics
8 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.50%) Economics
8 1 (0.50%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 118 (58.71%) Windows
2 57 (28.36%) Windows XP
3 40 (19.90%) Windows 7
4 14 (6.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (6.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (6.47%) Windows 8
6 11 (5.47%) Linux
7 6 (2.99%) CentOS
7 6 (2.99%) Ubuntu
8 5 (2.49%) Windows Vista
8 5 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.99%) UNIX
10 3 (1.49%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.00%) AIX
11 2 (1.00%) HPUX
11 2 (1.00%) Solaris
11 2 (1.00%) SUSE
12 1 (0.50%) i5/OS
12 1 (0.50%) Android
12 1 (0.50%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (17.91%) ITIL
2 27 (13.43%) Service Management
3 20 (9.95%) Project Management
4 18 (8.96%) ITSM
5 17 (8.46%) Incident Management
6 14 (6.97%) Coaching
7 13 (6.47%) Problem Management
8 10 (4.98%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (4.48%) Change Control
10 7 (3.48%) Unit Testing
10 7 (3.48%) Capacity Management
10 7 (3.48%) Data Analysis
11 6 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (2.99%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (2.49%) Change Management
12 5 (2.49%) Workflow
12 5 (2.49%) Logistics
13 4 (1.99%) Migration
13 4 (1.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (1.99%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 30 (14.93%) SQL
2 13 (6.47%) T-SQL
2 13 (6.47%) VBA
3 6 (2.99%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.49%) VBScript
4 5 (2.49%) C
4 5 (2.49%) Java
5 4 (1.99%) Perl
5 4 (1.99%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.49%) REXX
7 2 (1.00%) C-shell
7 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.00%) VB
7 2 (1.00%) Korn
8 1 (0.50%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.50%) RPG
8 1 (0.50%) COBOL
8 1 (0.50%) R
8 1 (0.50%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (0.50%) JCL
Qualifications
1 34 (16.92%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.94%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.47%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (2.99%) Degree
6 5 (2.49%) MCP
7 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.00%) PMP
8 2 (1.00%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.00%) CCNP
8 2 (1.00%) CCNA
8 2 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.50%) MCSA
9 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.50%) NVQ Level 3
9 1 (0.50%) Dell Certification
9 1 (0.50%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.50%) MCDST
9 1 (0.50%) MCTS
9 1 (0.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.44%) SLA
2 2 (1.00%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 66 (32.84%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.48%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.99%) NFS
5 4 (1.99%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.00%) Samba
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (1.00%) KVM
7 1 (0.50%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 8 (3.98%) OVSD
2 5 (2.49%) Control-M
3 4 (1.99%) SCCM
4 2 (1.00%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.00%) OpenView
5 1 (0.50%) Tivoli NetView
5 1 (0.50%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 119 (59.20%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.95%) Remedy
3 18 (8.96%) VMware
4 16 (7.96%) Cisco
5 14 (6.97%) Citrix
6 13 (6.47%) HP
7 12 (5.97%) Oracle
8 8 (3.98%) F5
9 7 (3.48%) NetApp
9 7 (3.48%) Lotus
10 6 (2.99%) Adobe
10 6 (2.99%) McAfee
11 5 (2.49%) SAP
11 5 (2.49%) BMC
12 4 (1.99%) Dell
12 4 (1.99%) Cognos
13 3 (1.49%) Business Objects
14 2 (1.00%) Symantec
14 2 (1.00%) Veritas
14 2 (1.00%) ServiceNow
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