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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 15 27 15
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -12
Contract jobs citing MS Office 9 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 7.83% 3.68% 9.47%
As % of the Applications category 31.03% 18.42% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£238 £184 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.42% -18.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £240 £252
% change year-on-year
+10.41% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.28 £13.60 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.85%
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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 Leicester region.

Applications Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
29 38 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 25.22% 20.00% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 6
Average daily rate £225 £308 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +16.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £264 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £363 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -26.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £34.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.32 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -6.45%

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
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 24 October 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 18 (64.29%) Windows
1 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 15 (53.57%) Windows 7
3 12 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 10 (35.71%) WAN
4 10 (35.71%) Migration
5 9 (32.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (28.57%) Citrix
6 8 (28.57%) LAN
6 8 (28.57%) XenApp
6 8 (28.57%) XenDesktop
7 6 (21.43%) ISO 9001
8 5 (17.86%) Smartphone
8 5 (17.86%) Wireless
8 5 (17.86%) Thin Client
8 5 (17.86%) SQL
8 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (17.86%) Fat Client
9 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Degree
9 4 (14.29%) Oracle
9 4 (14.29%) Cisco
9 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
9 4 (14.29%) Project Management
10 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
10 3 (10.71%) Finance
10 3 (10.71%) TickIT
10 3 (10.71%) Change Management
10 3 (10.71%) ISEB

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (3.57%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 9 (32.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) WAN
2 8 (28.57%) LAN
3 5 (17.86%) Wireless
4 3 (10.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Desktop Technician
3 4 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.71%) UAT Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Leader
4 3 (10.71%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) IT Support
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) IT Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Support
5 2 (7.14%) Support Technician
5 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Thin Client
1 5 (17.86%) Smartphone
1 5 (17.86%) Fat Client
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.57%) Wiki
4 1 (3.57%) RMADS
4 1 (3.57%) Derivative
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.71%) UNIX
4 3 (10.71%) Linux
4 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Migration
2 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 4 (14.29%) Project Management
2 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
3 3 (10.71%) Change Management
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) ERP
4 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Line Management
5 1 (3.57%) Time Management
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.57%) Logistics
5 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (10.71%) ISEB
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.14%) HNC
4 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) ISO 9001
2 3 (10.71%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (28.57%) XenApp
2 8 (28.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) SCVMM
2 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) Citrix
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco
3 4 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) SAP
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