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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 24 6 18
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Office 72 207 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 5.20% 13.73% 6.89%
As % of the Applications category 37.70% 64.89% 43.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 124 29
Average daily rate
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£263 £70 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+275.00% -73.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £68 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £110 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 36
Average hourly rate £12.00 £10.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £18.31 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.03 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.94% +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
191 319 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 13.79% 21.15% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 184 75
Average daily rate £300 £80 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+275.00% -70.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £65 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 44 61
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -45.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.63 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £25.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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 28 January 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
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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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 +3 33 £173 -44.80% 5
Nottinghamshire -2 19 £248 - 10
Leicestershire -2 10 £300 - 2
Derbyshire -17 5 £350 +400.00% 5
Lincolnshire - 1 - - 3
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 124 (62.00%) Microsoft
2 113 (56.50%) Windows
3 91 (45.50%) MS Excel
4 76 (38.00%) Windows 7
5 61 (30.50%) Windows XP
6 48 (24.00%) Active Directory
7 39 (19.50%) Analytical Skills
8 35 (17.50%) Security Cleared
9 32 (16.00%) ITIL
10 29 (14.50%) SC Cleared
11 24 (12.00%) Service Management
12 22 (11.00%) Finance
13 19 (9.50%) PRINCE2
13 19 (9.50%) SQL
13 19 (9.50%) Windows Vista
14 18 (9.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (8.50%) Project Management
15 17 (8.50%) MS Project
15 17 (8.50%) LAN
15 17 (8.50%) Migration
16 15 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
16 15 (7.50%) SLA
16 15 (7.50%) Citrix
17 14 (7.00%) TCP/IP
17 14 (7.00%) Oracle
17 14 (7.00%) Problem Management
17 14 (7.00%) Windows Server 2008
18 13 (6.50%) SCCM
18 13 (6.50%) Management Information System
18 13 (6.50%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 12 (6.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.00%) Lync
3 4 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.00%) SAS
4 3 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.50%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.00%) IIS
5 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.50%) Quickr
6 1 (0.50%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.50%) Apache
6 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 91 (45.50%) MS Excel
2 17 (8.50%) MS Project
3 15 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (5.50%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.50%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.00%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.50%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.50%) CA Clarity
1 3 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.50%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.50%) LAN
2 14 (7.00%) TCP/IP
3 13 (6.50%) WAN
4 7 (3.50%) Broadband
4 7 (3.50%) Internet
5 6 (3.00%) VoIP
5 6 (3.00%) Firewall
6 5 (2.50%) ADSL
7 4 (2.00%) Wireless
8 3 (1.50%) SNMP
9 2 (1.00%) DNS
9 2 (1.00%) HTTP
9 2 (1.00%) DHCP
9 2 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.00%) FCoE
10 1 (0.50%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.50%) PABX
10 1 (0.50%) FTP
10 1 (0.50%) PSTN
10 1 (0.50%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.00%) Data Mining
2 4 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.00%) MS Access
3 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.50%) QlikView
4 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.50%) DB2
4 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (3.50%) MSI
2 2 (1.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.50%) FrontPage
3 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.50%) Dreamweaver
General
1 22 (11.00%) Finance
2 8 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.50%) Banking
3 7 (3.50%) Retail
4 4 (2.00%) Legal
5 3 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Local Government
6 1 (0.50%) Electronics
6 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 75 (37.50%) Analyst
2 40 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 40 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 19 (9.50%) 1st Line Support
4 16 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 15 (7.50%) Support Analyst
5 15 (7.50%) Desktop Support
6 14 (7.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (5.50%) Coordinator
8 10 (5.00%) Developer
9 9 (4.50%) Administrator
9 9 (4.50%) Desktop Engineer
9 9 (4.50%) Project Manager
10 8 (4.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 8 (4.00%) Project Coordinator
10 8 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
11 7 (3.50%) IT Support
11 7 (3.50%) Deployment Engineer
11 7 (3.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.50%) XACML
1 3 (1.50%) HTML
1 3 (1.50%) SAML
2 2 (1.00%) CSS
2 2 (1.00%) XML
2 2 (1.00%) .NET
3 1 (0.50%) jQuery
3 1 (0.50%) TAPI
3 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.50%) XSLT
3 1 (0.50%) COM
3 1 (0.50%) XHTML
3 1 (0.50%) EDI
3 1 (0.50%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.50%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.50%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.50%) Smartphone
3 5 (2.50%) EPoS
4 4 (2.00%) NHS
4 4 (2.00%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.00%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.00%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.50%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.50%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.00%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.00%) Economics
6 2 (1.00%) iPad
6 2 (1.00%) iPhone
6 2 (1.00%) FMCG
7 1 (0.50%) RMADS
7 1 (0.50%) Wiki
7 1 (0.50%) iSeries
7 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 113 (56.50%) Windows
2 76 (38.00%) Windows 7
3 61 (30.50%) Windows XP
4 19 (9.50%) Windows Vista
5 18 (9.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (7.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (4.00%) Linux
7 8 (4.00%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (3.00%) UNIX
10 3 (1.50%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.50%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.50%) Solaris
11 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.50%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.00%) ITIL
2 24 (12.00%) Service Management
3 19 (9.50%) PRINCE2
4 17 (8.50%) Project Management
4 17 (8.50%) Migration
5 14 (7.00%) Problem Management
6 10 (5.00%) Validation
7 9 (4.50%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (4.50%) ITSM
7 9 (4.50%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (4.00%) OO
8 8 (4.00%) Analytics
9 7 (3.50%) OOP
9 7 (3.50%) E-Commerce
10 6 (3.00%) Programme Management
10 6 (3.00%) Change Management
10 6 (3.00%) Critical Path Analysis
11 5 (2.50%) Line Management
11 5 (2.50%) Data Migration
11 5 (2.50%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.50%) SQL
2 10 (5.00%) C
3 8 (4.00%) VB
4 4 (2.00%) VBA
4 4 (2.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.50%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.00%) C#
6 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.50%) COBOL
7 1 (0.50%) RPG
Qualifications
1 35 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 29 (14.50%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 9 (4.50%) Degree
4 9 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (3.00%) Dell Certification
6 6 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (2.00%) A+ Certification
7 4 (2.00%) MOS
8 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.00%) MCITP
9 1 (0.50%) APMP
9 1 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.50%) MCP
9 1 (0.50%) ISEB
9 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.50%) CCIE
9 1 (0.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.50%) SLA
2 7 (3.50%) QA
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 48 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.00%) XenApp
3 7 (3.50%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.00%) vSphere
6 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.50%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 13 (6.50%) SCCM
2 2 (1.00%) WMI
3 1 (0.50%) SCOM
3 1 (0.50%) WSUS
3 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.50%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.50%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 124 (62.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.50%) Citrix
3 14 (7.00%) Oracle
4 11 (5.50%) Cisco
5 8 (4.00%) Dell
6 7 (3.50%) Google
6 7 (3.50%) VMware
7 6 (3.00%) HP
8 5 (2.50%) EMC
9 4 (2.00%) Cognos
10 3 (1.50%) IBM
10 3 (1.50%) Lotus
10 3 (1.50%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.00%) Remedy
11 2 (1.00%) Apple
11 2 (1.00%) Adobe
11 2 (1.00%) SAP
11 2 (1.00%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.50%) LANDesk
12 1 (0.50%) Infor
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