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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 15 27 11
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -16
Contract jobs citing MS Office 16 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 10.74% 5.46% 11.56%
As % of the Applications category 42.11% 40.00% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 3
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£238 £115 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.52% -61.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £250 £263
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -71.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £15.40 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
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
38 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 25.50% 13.66% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 4
Average daily rate £238 £118 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.12% -60.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -58.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £18.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+0.08% -3.22%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 16 (51.61%) Windows 7
3 15 (48.39%) MS Excel
4 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
4 10 (32.26%) Migration
4 10 (32.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (29.03%) WAN
6 8 (25.81%) LAN
6 8 (25.81%) Citrix
6 8 (25.81%) XenApp
6 8 (25.81%) XenDesktop
7 6 (19.35%) ISO 9001
7 6 (19.35%) Windows XP
8 5 (16.13%) SQL
8 5 (16.13%) Thin Client
8 5 (16.13%) Wireless
8 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (16.13%) Fat Client
8 5 (16.13%) Degree
9 4 (12.90%) Smartphone
9 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Finance
9 4 (12.90%) Change Management
9 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
9 4 (12.90%) Project Management
9 4 (12.90%) Cisco
9 4 (12.90%) Oracle
10 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
10 3 (9.68%) VSS/SourceSafe

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 2 (6.45%) Lync
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) Site Server
2 1 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 15 (48.39%) MS Excel
2 10 (32.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) WAN
2 8 (25.81%) LAN
3 5 (16.13%) Wireless
4 1 (3.23%) PABX
4 1 (3.23%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (3.23%) VoIP
4 1 (3.23%) WLAN
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (12.90%) Desktop Technician
3 3 (9.68%) UAT Test Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) IT Support
3 3 (9.68%) IT Support Technician
3 3 (9.68%) Technical Leader
3 3 (9.68%) UAT Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Support Technician
3 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Support
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Support Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) IT Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) IT Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Thin Client
1 5 (16.13%) Fat Client
2 4 (12.90%) Smartphone
3 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.23%) Derivative
5 1 (3.23%) Wiki
5 1 (3.23%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) Windows 7
3 6 (19.35%) Windows XP
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.68%) UNIX
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Migration
2 4 (12.90%) Change Management
2 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
2 4 (12.90%) Project Management
2 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
3 3 (9.68%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) ERP
4 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) Line Management
5 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.23%) Time Management
5 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.23%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.23%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) ISEB
2 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.45%) HNC
4 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) ISO 9001
2 3 (9.68%) TickIT
3 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.81%) XenApp
2 8 (25.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
1 1 (3.23%) SCOM
1 1 (3.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) Citrix
3 4 (12.90%) Cisco
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) Dell
5 1 (3.23%) SAP