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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 42 19 22
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 7 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.61% 7.10% 4.78%
As % of the Applications category 17.07% 34.21% 65.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 5
Average daily rate
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£448 £175 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+155.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £115 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £324 £292
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £289
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Average hourly rate £42.00 £14.25 £10.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+194.73% +39.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -
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
41 76 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 9.40% 20.77% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 37 7
Average daily rate £400 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 25 4
Average hourly rate £42.00 £26.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.49% +112.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

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 29 May 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
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 29 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 3 £495 +296.00%
Cheltenham -15 3 £424 +253.12% 3
Filton - 1 - -
MS Office
South West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 11 (52.38%) Windows
1 11 (52.38%) MS Excel
2 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 8 (38.10%) Finance
3 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
4 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 7 (33.33%) MS Project
5 5 (23.81%) Citrix
5 5 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (19.05%) SQL
6 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
7 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
7 3 (14.29%) VMware
7 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
7 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
7 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
7 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
8 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (9.52%) HP
8 2 (9.52%) UNIX
8 2 (9.52%) ERP
8 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
8 2 (9.52%) IIS
8 2 (9.52%) ITIL
8 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
8 2 (9.52%) Project Management
8 2 (9.52%) Change Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (52.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (33.33%) MS Project
3 5 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
1 1 (4.76%) LAN
1 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQLite
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Subversion
2 1 (4.76%) Ant
2 1 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Billing
3 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
1 3 (14.29%) Analyst
1 3 (14.29%) Support Specialist
1 3 (14.29%) Service Analyst
1 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 2 (9.52%) IT Support
2 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
2 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (4.76%) Project Officer
3 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (4.76%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Project Support Officer
3 1 (4.76%) SQL DBA
3 1 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Administrator
3 1 (4.76%) Field Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) DBA
3 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.76%) NHS
3 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.76%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 2 (9.52%) UNIX
4 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
1 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
1 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (9.52%) ERP
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
2 2 (9.52%) Project Management
2 2 (9.52%) Change Management
2 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
3 1 (4.76%) Document Management
3 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
3 1 (4.76%) Migration
3 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
3 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
3 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
3 1 (4.76%) SDLC
3 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (4.76%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) ARP4754
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Citrix
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat