The first table below looks at the demand for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Leicester region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 11 17 15
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 19 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 11.80% 8.41% 7.69%
As % of the Applications category 57.58% 75.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
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£300 £115 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+160.86% -61.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -75.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.38
% change year-on-year
- +4.67%
Applications Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
33 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 20.50% 11.21% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 3
Average daily rate £300 £115 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+160.86% -61.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -71.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Office
Leicestershire

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 26 (65.00%) MS Excel
2 22 (55.00%) Windows
3 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 18 (45.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (40.00%) SQL
6 14 (35.00%) Oracle
6 14 (35.00%) ISO 9001
7 13 (32.50%) Windows 7
8 11 (27.50%) TickIT
8 11 (27.50%) Migration
9 10 (25.00%) Windows XP
9 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
10 8 (20.00%) Degree
10 8 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (17.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (17.50%) Linux
11 7 (17.50%) UNIX
11 7 (17.50%) Configuration Management
12 6 (15.00%) ISEB
12 6 (15.00%) XML
12 6 (15.00%) ITIL
12 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (15.00%) HTTPS
12 6 (15.00%) HTTP
12 6 (15.00%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
12 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
12 6 (15.00%) Analytics
12 6 (15.00%) Oracle ODI
12 6 (15.00%) Oracle BI Publisher

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (10.00%) Lync
2 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Site Server
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 26 (65.00%) MS Excel
2 18 (45.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) HTTP
1 6 (15.00%) HTTPS
2 4 (10.00%) WAN
3 3 (7.50%) Wireless
3 3 (7.50%) LAN
4 2 (5.00%) VoIP
5 1 (2.50%) WLAN
5 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.50%) VPN
5 1 (2.50%) PABX
5 1 (2.50%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (2.50%) SAN
5 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle ODI
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 5 (12.50%) OLAP
2 5 (12.50%) Star Schema
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle OLAP
3 4 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Test Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Developer
3 6 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (15.00%) UAT Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) UAT Test Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) OBIEE Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) IT Support
6 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (7.50%) Support Technician
6 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.00%) Data Integration
3 3 (7.50%) Fat Client
3 3 (7.50%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.00%) Smartphone
4 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (55.00%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Windows 7
3 10 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 7 (17.50%) Linux
4 7 (17.50%) UNIX
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Migration
2 8 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (17.50%) Configuration Management
4 6 (15.00%) ITIL
4 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (15.00%) Analytics
5 5 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 5 (12.50%) Change Management
6 4 (10.00%) Project Management
6 4 (10.00%) Data Analysis
6 4 (10.00%) Data Migration
7 2 (5.00%) ERP
8 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.50%) Logistics
8 1 (2.50%) Business Analysis
8 1 (2.50%) Asset Management
8 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) VBA
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Degree
2 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (15.00%) ISEB
3 2 (5.00%) HNC
4 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.00%) ISO 9001
2 11 (27.50%) TickIT
3 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) XenApp
2 3 (7.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
1 2 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (2.50%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.00%) Oracle
3 4 (10.00%) Citrix
4 3 (7.50%) Cisco
5 2 (5.00%) HP
6 1 (2.50%) Dell
6 1 (2.50%) SAP
6 1 (2.50%) Symantec
6 1 (2.50%) VMware
6 1 (2.50%) IronPort
6 1 (2.50%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.50%) RightFax
6 1 (2.50%) MobileIron