The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Exeter region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 13 14 27
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs citing MS Office 10 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 7.87% 4.84% 1.45%
As % of the Applications category 52.63% 15.79% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£175 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.75 - £9.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
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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 Exeter region.

Applications Category
Exeter
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
19 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 14.96% 30.65% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 5
Average daily rate £243 £175 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.57% -41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £175 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £11.19 - £12.88
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 - £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.23 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Exeter region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Exeter region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Exeter region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 8 (57.14%) Windows
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Citrix
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
3 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 4 (28.57%) Office 365
5 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (21.43%) Lync
5 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
6 2 (14.29%) MS Project
6 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
6 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 2 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
7 1 (7.14%) Change Control
7 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 1 (7.14%) P3O
7 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (7.14%) SCOM
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.14%) VMware
7 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 1 (7.14%) Data Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 3 (21.43%) Lync
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Project
2 2 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Desktop Support
2 5 (35.71%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) PMO Lead
4 3 (21.43%) IT Support
4 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Project Support Administrator
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Programme Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Project Administrator
6 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Project Support Officer
6 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Programme Office Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Project Officer
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
2 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Management
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) P3O
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
2 1 (7.14%) Firmware
2 1 (7.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Compaq
3 1 (7.14%) Dell
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle