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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 22 19 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 2 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 1.26% 7.83% 9.71%
As % of the Applications category 9.52% 54.17% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Average daily rate
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- £288 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +150.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+17.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
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
21 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 13.21% 14.46% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 5
Average daily rate £230 £288 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -36.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £174 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £331 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-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
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 2 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 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) VB
5 2 (20.00%) Business Objects
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
6 1 (10.00%) DCSE
6 1 (10.00%) Change Control
6 1 (10.00%) Office 365
6 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (10.00%) Perl
6 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (10.00%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (10.00%) MS Project
6 1 (10.00%) MCP
6 1 (10.00%) Linux

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (10.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Desktop Support
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Storage Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Technician
3 1 (10.00%) MI Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Access Developer
3 1 (10.00%) PC Support
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (10.00%) Change Control
2 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (10.00%) REXX
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) NVQ Level 3
3 1 (10.00%) DCSE
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (10.00%) MCP
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (10.00%) PMP
3 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Dell Certification
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Business Objects
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Lotus
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) McAfee
3 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe
3 1 (10.00%) Dell