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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 16 14 18
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 5 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 3.91% 11.52% 7.48%
As % of the Applications category 27.78% 52.78% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 6
Average daily rate
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- £300 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +160.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £291 £289 £263
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +81.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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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
18 36 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 14.06% 21.82% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 7
Average daily rate £180 £300 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +160.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
- +0.26%

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 31 July 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 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (71.43%) MS Excel
3 8 (57.14%) Windows
4 7 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (35.71%) Manufacturing
5 5 (35.71%) Degree
5 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
5 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (28.57%) Life Science
6 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
7 3 (21.43%) UML
7 3 (21.43%) ISO 9001
7 3 (21.43%) ITIL
7 3 (21.43%) SQL
7 3 (21.43%) TickIT
7 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
7 3 (21.43%) V-Model
7 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
8 2 (14.29%) Finance
8 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 2 (14.29%) Project Management
8 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 2 (14.29%) C#
8 2 (14.29%) .NET
8 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
8 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
8 2 (14.29%) Web Services

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 7 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (7.14%) MS Project
3 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
1 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Blend
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (35.71%) Manufacturing
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Support
2 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) PC Support
2 2 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Lead Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Access Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Coordinator
3 1 (7.14%) ICT Technician
3 1 (7.14%) Silverlight Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Storage Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) WPF
2 1 (7.14%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (28.57%) Life Science
3 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.14%) CMDB
4 1 (7.14%) RIA
4 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
1 3 (21.43%) UML
1 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (21.43%) V-Model
1 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.14%) Logistics
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) VB
3 1 (7.14%) REXX
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) DCSE
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (7.14%) MCP
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.14%) PMP
3 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Dell Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) ISO 9001
1 3 (21.43%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) Lotus
3 1 (7.14%) Symantec
3 1 (7.14%) Remedy
3 1 (7.14%) McAfee
3 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
3 1 (7.14%) Adobe
3 1 (7.14%) Dell
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle