The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 49 55 44
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 54 32 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.49% 2.75% 4.57%
As % of the Applications category 29.83% 29.09% 33.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 14 20
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.85% -35.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £115 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £343 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.13 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.77% -45.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £14.01
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -0.07%
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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 Leeds region.

Applications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
181 110 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.69% 9.46% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 74 54
Average daily rate £325 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £125 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 7
Average hourly rate £13.60 £11.13 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.20% -59.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £7.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.84 £41.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

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

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 55 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 40 (47.06%) Windows
3 30 (35.29%) MS Excel
4 23 (27.06%) ITIL
5 18 (21.18%) SQL
6 15 (17.65%) Windows 7
7 13 (15.29%) Finance
7 13 (15.29%) Legal
8 12 (14.12%) Law
8 12 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (12.94%) Active Directory
9 11 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (11.76%) SLA
10 10 (11.76%) SAS
10 10 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (11.76%) Analytics
10 10 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (10.59%) Oracle
11 9 (10.59%) MS Visio
11 9 (10.59%) VMware
11 9 (10.59%) Project Management
12 8 (9.41%) Management Information System
12 8 (9.41%) SharePoint
12 8 (9.41%) OLAP
12 8 (9.41%) IIS
12 8 (9.41%) .NET
12 8 (9.41%) PL/SQL
12 8 (9.41%) ASP.NET
12 8 (9.41%) Oracle OLAP

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 10 (11.76%) SAS
2 8 (9.41%) IIS
2 8 (9.41%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.18%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 30 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.59%) MS Visio
3 6 (7.06%) MS Project
4 5 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.35%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.18%) QuarkXPress
6 1 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (1.18%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) LAN
1 4 (4.71%) WAN
2 3 (3.53%) VoIP
2 3 (3.53%) Extranet
3 2 (2.35%) VPN
4 1 (1.18%) DNS
4 1 (1.18%) Intranet
4 1 (1.18%) Internet
4 1 (1.18%) DHCP
4 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.18%) 3G
4 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.18%) Wireless
4 1 (1.18%) 2G
4 1 (1.18%) HSPA
4 1 (1.18%) 4G
4 1 (1.18%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (9.41%) OLAP
2 8 (9.41%) Oracle OLAP
3 6 (7.06%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.06%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.35%) DataStage
6 1 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.18%) MS Access
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.18%) QlikView
6 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (15.29%) Finance
1 13 (15.29%) Legal
2 12 (14.12%) Law
3 6 (7.06%) Banking
4 3 (3.53%) Retail
5 2 (2.35%) Billing
5 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.18%) Advertising
6 1 (1.18%) Local Government
6 1 (1.18%) Marketing
6 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (44.71%) Analyst
2 11 (12.94%) Service Analyst
3 9 (10.59%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (10.59%) Support Analyst
4 7 (8.24%) Support Engineer
4 7 (8.24%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (7.06%) Oracle DBA
5 6 (7.06%) DBA
5 6 (7.06%) Information Analyst
6 5 (5.88%) MI Analyst
6 5 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (5.88%) Desktop Support
6 5 (5.88%) Administrator
7 4 (4.71%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Rollout Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.41%) .NET
1 8 (9.41%) ASP.NET
2 7 (8.24%) XML
2 7 (8.24%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 5 (5.88%) COM
4 1 (1.18%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.41%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.06%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.53%) iPhone
5 2 (2.35%) NHS
6 1 (1.18%) Replication
6 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.18%) iSeries
6 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 40 (47.06%) Windows
2 15 (17.65%) Windows 7
3 12 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (8.24%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.88%) Linux
7 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.71%) UNIX
7 4 (4.71%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.53%) Windows Phone
8 3 (3.53%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.06%) ITIL
2 11 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (11.76%) Analytics
4 9 (10.59%) Project Management
5 5 (5.88%) Migration
5 5 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 5 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 5 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (4.71%) Data Management
6 4 (4.71%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.53%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.53%) Data Modelling
7 3 (3.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.53%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.53%) Document Management
7 3 (3.53%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (2.35%) Information Security
8 2 (2.35%) Service Management
8 2 (2.35%) UML
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.18%) SQL
2 8 (9.41%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.35%) Java
4 1 (1.18%) VBA
4 1 (1.18%) RPG
4 1 (1.18%) C
4 1 (1.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.71%) MCDST
3 3 (3.53%) MCP
4 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.35%) MCITP
4 2 (2.35%) Degree
4 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.18%) PMP
5 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.18%) MOS
5 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.18%) MCSE
5 1 (1.18%) CCNA
5 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.59%) Oracle
2 9 (10.59%) VMware
3 5 (5.88%) Citrix
4 3 (3.53%) Amdocs
4 3 (3.53%) Business Objects
4 3 (3.53%) Nokia
5 2 (2.35%) Lotus
5 2 (2.35%) Netezza
6 1 (1.18%) Kaspersky
6 1 (1.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (1.18%) Avaya
6 1 (1.18%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.18%) Sage
6 1 (1.18%) Quark
6 1 (1.18%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.18%) SAP
6 1 (1.18%) Adobe
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