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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 23 22 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 8 3 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 4.88% 2.14% 12.05%
As % of the Applications category 42.11% 18.75% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate £300 £188 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -46.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £263 £225
% change year-on-year
+12.38% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 £15.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.66% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.00 £100.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
19 16 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 11.59% 11.43% 25.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 8
Average daily rate £313 £195 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.25% +62.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+166.66% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.65 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -2.33%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 38 (92.68%) MS Excel
2 35 (85.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 26 (63.41%) Microsoft
4 18 (43.90%) ISO 9001
4 18 (43.90%) Oracle
5 17 (41.46%) TickIT
5 17 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (41.46%) High Availability
6 16 (39.02%) Waterfall
6 16 (39.02%) V-Model
6 16 (39.02%) Microsoft Blend
6 16 (39.02%) WPF
6 16 (39.02%) Silverlight
6 16 (39.02%) RIA
6 16 (39.02%) User Experience
6 16 (39.02%) IIS
6 16 (39.02%) JavaScript
7 15 (36.59%) UML
8 12 (29.27%) ITIL
8 12 (29.27%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (29.27%) Degree
8 12 (29.27%) Computer Science
9 11 (26.83%) Life Science
9 11 (26.83%) Manufacturing
10 10 (24.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 10 (24.39%) JIRA
10 10 (24.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (21.95%) SQL
12 7 (17.07%) Logistics
12 7 (17.07%) Finance

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 16 (39.02%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 38 (92.68%) MS Excel
2 35 (85.37%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Internet
Development Applications
1 16 (39.02%) Microsoft Blend
2 10 (24.39%) JIRA
2 10 (24.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (24.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.44%) Capybara
4 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.44%) Selenium
General
1 11 (26.83%) Manufacturing
2 7 (17.07%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Developer
1 16 (39.02%) Silverlight Developer
1 16 (39.02%) Software Developer
2 9 (21.95%) Configuration Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Release and Configuration Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Release Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Lead Software Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Software Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Configuration and Release Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (4.88%) ITIL Configuration Manager
5 2 (4.88%) ITIL Manager
5 2 (4.88%) ITIL Release Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Release and Configuration Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Release Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Service Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) UAT Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (39.02%) Silverlight
1 16 (39.02%) WPF
2 5 (12.20%) .NET
2 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET
2 5 (12.20%) Web Services
3 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 16 (39.02%) RIA
1 16 (39.02%) User Experience
2 12 (29.27%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (29.27%) Computer Science
3 11 (26.83%) Life Science
4 6 (14.63%) CMDB
5 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Unix
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (41.46%) High Availability
2 16 (39.02%) V-Model
2 16 (39.02%) Waterfall
3 15 (36.59%) UML
4 12 (29.27%) ITIL
5 7 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (17.07%) Logistics
6 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.88%) Functional Testing
7 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.44%) Automation Testing
8 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.44%) ITIL V2
8 1 (2.44%) Performance Testing
8 1 (2.44%) SDLC
8 1 (2.44%) Test Management
8 1 (2.44%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.44%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) JavaScript
2 9 (21.95%) SQL
3 5 (12.20%) C#
4 3 (7.32%) VB
5 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) Degree
2 6 (14.63%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (2.44%) HNC
3 1 (2.44%) ISEB
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (43.90%) ISO 9001
2 17 (41.46%) TickIT
3 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 26 (63.41%) Microsoft
2 18 (43.90%) Oracle