The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 19 11 7
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 8 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 4.97% 12.29% 13.51%
As % of the Applications category 27.59% 43.14% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£169 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £255 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 13
Average hourly rate £17.25 £12.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.81% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £9.37 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.65 £23.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-8.62% +7.40%
MS Office
Leicestershire

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

Applications Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
29 51 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 18.01% 28.49% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 0
Average daily rate £200 £238 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 16
Average hourly rate £15.25 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £27.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (76.92%) Windows
3 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
4 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
5 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix
6 3 (23.08%) SCCM
6 3 (23.08%) LAN
6 3 (23.08%) VoIP
6 3 (23.08%) WAN
7 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL
7 2 (15.38%) SQL
7 2 (15.38%) VB
7 2 (15.38%) Business Objects
7 2 (15.38%) Thin Client
7 2 (15.38%) Project Management
7 2 (15.38%) XenApp
7 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
7 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
7 2 (15.38%) Degree
7 2 (15.38%) Smartphone
7 2 (15.38%) Wireless
7 2 (15.38%) Migration
8 1 (7.69%) NetBackup

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) LAN
1 3 (23.08%) VoIP
1 3 (23.08%) WAN
2 2 (15.38%) Wireless
3 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support
1 3 (23.08%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Storage Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Coordinator
3 1 (7.69%) ICT Technician
3 1 (7.69%) MI Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Access Developer
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Junior
3 1 (7.69%) Coordinator
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Thin Client
1 2 (15.38%) Smartphone
1 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
1 2 (15.38%) Project Management
1 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.69%) Change Control
2 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
1 2 (15.38%) VB
2 1 (7.69%) REXX
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) NVQ Level 3
3 1 (7.69%) MCP
3 1 (7.69%) DCSE
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (7.69%) PMP
3 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Dell Certification
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) XenApp
2 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) Business Objects
4 1 (7.69%) Primavera
4 1 (7.69%) Dell