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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 25 22 20
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 4 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 2.40% 1.95% 7.94%
As % of the Applications category 26.67% 15.00% 44.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £290 £225
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Median hourly rate £11.22 £12.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.54% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.20 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.84 £12.80 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.11
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -4.28%
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
15 20 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 8.98% 12.99% 17.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 10
Median daily rate £350 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 10
Median hourly rate £11.22 £13.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.73% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £17.50 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leicester region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leicester region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) TickIT
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL V2
3 2 (20.00%) High Availability
3 2 (20.00%) Office 365
3 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) ISO 9001
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) ERP
4 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) ISEB
4 1 (10.00%) Internet

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Coordinator
1 2 (20.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
1 2 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
1 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Support
1 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) UAT Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (10.00%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support Technician
2 1 (10.00%) PMO Coordinator
2 1 (10.00%) QA Automation Tester
2 1 (10.00%) QA Manual Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Software QA Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (20.00%) High Availability
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL V2
1 2 (20.00%) Service Management
1 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (10.00%) ERP
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (10.00%) SDLC
2 1 (10.00%) Test Management
2 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (10.00%) V-Model
2 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (20.00%) TickIT
2 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) LANDesk