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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
England / East Midlands
Rank 39 34 20
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing MS Office 56 70 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.79% 4.74% 6.17%
As % of the Applications category 35.44% 43.75% 43.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 33 29
Median daily rate £150 £156 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £114 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £390 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 37
Median hourly rate £10.50 £11.25 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -8.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £8.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £37.00 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.71 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +3.70%

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
158 160 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.68% 10.83% 14.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 93 97
Median daily rate £275 £290 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +10.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £119 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 40
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +45.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.60 £9.85 £9.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £40.00 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.48 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.24% +10.00%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -3 23 £300 +50.00% 4
Nottinghamshire -6 9 £270 +25.72% 2
Leicestershire -9 9 £130 +9.24% 2
Derbyshire -10 8 £131 +5.24% 7
Lincolnshire 0 4 £140 -46.66% 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 65 (56.03%) Microsoft
2 59 (50.86%) Windows
3 57 (49.14%) MS Excel
4 36 (31.03%) Finance
5 34 (29.31%) Windows 7
6 27 (23.28%) Windows XP
6 27 (23.28%) Active Directory
6 27 (23.28%) ITIL
7 22 (18.97%) Business Analysis
8 17 (14.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (14.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (13.79%) MS Project
10 15 (12.93%) SQL
10 15 (12.93%) Windows Server
11 14 (12.07%) MS Visio
12 13 (11.21%) Project Management
13 12 (10.34%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (10.34%) Security Cleared
14 11 (9.48%) SC Cleared
15 10 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (8.62%) MS Exchange
15 10 (8.62%) SQL Server
15 10 (8.62%) PRINCE2
16 9 (7.76%) Manufacturing
16 9 (7.76%) Banking
16 9 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
17 8 (6.90%) Windows 8
17 8 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
17 8 (6.90%) Internet

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (8.62%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.03%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (3.45%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.72%) IIS
6 1 (0.86%) CMS
6 1 (0.86%) Confluence
6 1 (0.86%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 57 (49.14%) MS Excel
2 16 (13.79%) MS Project
3 14 (12.07%) MS Visio
4 8 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (3.45%) Demantra
2 4 (3.45%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.72%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.45%) Office 365
2 3 (2.59%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (1.72%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.90%) Internet
2 7 (6.03%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.17%) LAN
3 6 (5.17%) NAS
3 6 (5.17%) SAN
3 6 (5.17%) WAN
4 4 (3.45%) VPN
5 3 (2.59%) DNS
5 3 (2.59%) Wireless
6 2 (1.72%) ADSL
6 2 (1.72%) Firewall
6 2 (1.72%) MPLS
6 2 (1.72%) SNMP
6 2 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.86%) 3G
7 1 (0.86%) DHCP
7 1 (0.86%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.86%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.17%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (4.31%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (4.31%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.31%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (4.31%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.45%) DTS
4 4 (3.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (3.45%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.72%) Informix
6 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.31%) JIRA
2 4 (3.45%) JDeveloper
2 4 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (2.59%) NUnit
3 3 (2.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (31.03%) Finance
2 9 (7.76%) Banking
2 9 (7.76%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.03%) Financial Institution
3 7 (6.03%) Retail
4 5 (4.31%) Publishing
5 2 (1.72%) Back Office
5 2 (1.72%) Marketing
6 1 (0.86%) Billing
6 1 (0.86%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 60 (51.72%) Analyst
2 29 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 26 (22.41%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (11.21%) IT Analyst
4 13 (11.21%) Support Analyst
5 12 (10.34%) Business Analyst
6 10 (8.62%) IT Support
7 9 (7.76%) Project Manager
8 8 (6.90%) IT Support Analyst
9 7 (6.03%) Applications Support
9 7 (6.03%) Applications Support Analyst
10 6 (5.17%) Help Desk Analyst
10 6 (5.17%) Service Desk Engineer
11 5 (4.31%) 1st Line Support
11 5 (4.31%) Development Analyst
11 5 (4.31%) Development Support Analyst
11 5 (4.31%) Help Desk Support
12 4 (3.45%) Customer Analyst
12 4 (3.45%) Developer
12 4 (3.45%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.31%) .NET
2 4 (3.45%) XML
3 2 (1.72%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.72%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.45%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.59%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.72%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.72%) FMCG
5 1 (0.86%) BYOD
5 1 (0.86%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.86%) Copywriting
5 1 (0.86%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.86%) Physics
5 1 (0.86%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 59 (50.86%) Windows
2 34 (29.31%) Windows 7
3 27 (23.28%) Windows XP
4 17 (14.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (14.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (12.93%) Windows Server
6 8 (6.90%) Windows 8
7 7 (6.03%) Unix
8 5 (4.31%) Linux
8 5 (4.31%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.45%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.45%) HPUX
9 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.86%) Android
10 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.28%) ITIL
2 22 (18.97%) Business Analysis
3 13 (11.21%) Project Management
4 10 (8.62%) PRINCE2
4 10 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (6.03%) Logistics
7 7 (6.03%) Service Management
8 6 (5.17%) Customer-Centric Approach
9 5 (4.31%) Change Control
9 5 (4.31%) Configuration Management
9 5 (4.31%) ITSM
9 5 (4.31%) Programme Management
9 5 (4.31%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (4.31%) Waterfall
10 4 (3.45%) Release Management
10 4 (3.45%) Risk Management
10 4 (3.45%) UML
10 4 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.93%) SQL
2 5 (4.31%) PL/SQL
3 4 (3.45%) Java
3 4 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.59%) C#
4 3 (2.59%) C++
4 3 (2.59%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.59%) VBA
5 2 (1.72%) C
5 2 (1.72%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.72%) VBScript
6 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (10.34%) ITIL Certification
1 12 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.48%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.03%) APMP
3 7 (6.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (4.31%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.45%) ISEB
6 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.86%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.86%) Degree
7 1 (0.86%) MCITP
7 1 (0.86%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.17%) ISO 9001
2 4 (3.45%) SLA
3 2 (1.72%) QA
4 1 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.86%) P3O
4 1 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (23.28%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.72%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.72%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) SCCM
1 2 (1.72%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (0.86%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 65 (56.03%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.03%) Oracle
3 6 (5.17%) Citrix
3 6 (5.17%) Remedy
3 6 (5.17%) Webroot
4 5 (4.31%) HP
5 4 (3.45%) SAP
6 3 (2.59%) Cisco
6 3 (2.59%) Perforce
6 3 (2.59%) Sun
6 3 (2.59%) VMware
7 2 (1.72%) Brio
7 2 (1.72%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.72%) Cognos
7 2 (1.72%) Coremetrics
7 2 (1.72%) Intel
7 2 (1.72%) LANDesk
7 2 (1.72%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.72%) Omniture
8 1 (0.86%) Sybase
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