The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 37 28 37
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 18 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 3.52% 3.83% 4.19%
As % of the Applications category 32.14% 37.93% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
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£130 £310 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.06% +13.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £242 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £356 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Average hourly rate £11.00 £14.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% -62.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £13.70 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.10 £15.30 £40.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
MS Office
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Applications Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
56 29 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 10.96% 10.10% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 10 25
Average daily rate £325 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £273 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £382 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 13
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.25 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.98% -66.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.95 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.00 £14.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Gloucester -2 6 £95 -69.35% 4
Cheltenham -17 4 £220 - 2
MS Office
South West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 32 (74.42%) Microsoft
2 27 (62.79%) Windows
3 21 (48.84%) Windows 7
4 18 (41.86%) MS Excel
5 14 (32.56%) Finance
5 14 (32.56%) Citrix
6 13 (30.23%) Active Directory
7 10 (23.26%) Windows XP
8 8 (18.60%) Internet
9 7 (16.28%) Project Management
9 7 (16.28%) SQL
9 7 (16.28%) XenApp
10 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
10 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (13.95%) VMware
11 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
11 5 (11.63%) LAN
11 5 (11.63%) WAN
12 4 (9.30%) MS Visio
12 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
12 4 (9.30%) MS Project
12 4 (9.30%) ITIL
12 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
12 4 (9.30%) Business Objects
12 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (9.30%) MS PowerPoint
13 3 (6.98%) PDA
13 3 (6.98%) Business Analysis
13 3 (6.98%) Fat Client

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.98%) IIS
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.33%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.33%) Lync
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (41.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.30%) MS Visio
2 4 (9.30%) MS Project
2 4 (9.30%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) Internet
2 5 (11.63%) LAN
2 5 (11.63%) WAN
3 1 (2.33%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (2.33%) DHCP
3 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Toad
2 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 14 (32.56%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.65%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Service Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Desktop Support
4 6 (13.95%) Project Manager
4 6 (13.95%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (9.30%) Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Support Specialist
6 3 (6.98%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (6.98%) Technical Manager
6 3 (6.98%) Administrator
6 3 (6.98%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (6.98%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Coordinator
7 2 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) Desktop Support Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) Desktop Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) HTML
1 1 (2.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) PDA
1 3 (6.98%) Fat Client
1 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.98%) Thin Client
1 3 (6.98%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 27 (62.79%) Windows
2 21 (48.84%) Windows 7
3 10 (23.26%) Windows XP
4 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.65%) UNIX
7 2 (4.65%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) Project Management
2 4 (9.30%) ITIL
2 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
3 3 (6.98%) Business Analysis
3 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
3 3 (6.98%) Time Management
3 3 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (4.65%) Service Management
4 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.65%) Change Management
4 2 (4.65%) Programme Management
4 2 (4.65%) Supplier Management
4 2 (4.65%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.33%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (2.33%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (2.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.33%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) PMP
3 2 (4.65%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (30.23%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.28%) XenApp
3 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (74.42%) Microsoft
2 14 (32.56%) Citrix
3 6 (13.95%) VMware
4 4 (9.30%) Business Objects
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle
6 1 (2.33%) Capita
6 1 (2.33%) Teradata
6 1 (2.33%) Informatica
6 1 (2.33%) Primavera
6 1 (2.33%) HP