The first table below looks at the demand for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Leicestershire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 21 28 11
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs citing MS Office 23 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 7.37% 4.31% 10.36%
As % of the Applications category 45.10% 57.89% 68.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 2
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£300 £115 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+160.86% -61.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.01% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.19 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.20% -72.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £14.61 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.22 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-1.54% +5.33%
Applications Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
51 19 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 16.35% 7.45% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 4
Average daily rate £263 £143 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -52.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 12
Average hourly rate £11.71 £16.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.81% -60.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £17.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Office
East Midlands

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Leicestershire region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Leicestershire region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +2 19 £300 +160.86% 2
Loughborough - 1 - - 1
Lutterworth - - - -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
MS Office
East Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 30 (65.22%) MS Excel
2 28 (60.87%) Windows
3 27 (58.70%) Microsoft
4 16 (34.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (32.61%) Windows 7
6 14 (30.43%) SQL
7 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
8 12 (26.09%) Windows XP
8 12 (26.09%) ISO 9001
9 11 (23.91%) Oracle
10 10 (21.74%) Degree
10 10 (21.74%) Migration
11 9 (19.57%) TickIT
12 8 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (17.39%) Configuration Management
13 7 (15.22%) UNIX
13 7 (15.22%) Citrix
13 7 (15.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 7 (15.22%) Linux
13 7 (15.22%) Finance
14 6 (13.04%) Software Testing
14 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
14 6 (13.04%) ITIL
14 6 (13.04%) WAN
14 6 (13.04%) ISEB
14 6 (13.04%) Project Management
14 6 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (10.87%) Fat Client
15 5 (10.87%) Lync
15 5 (10.87%) Thin Client

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 5 (10.87%) Lync
1 5 (10.87%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.17%) Site Server
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.17%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 30 (65.22%) MS Excel
2 16 (34.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (6.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) WAN
2 5 (10.87%) LAN
3 4 (8.70%) Wireless
4 3 (6.52%) HTTP
4 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.52%) HTTPS
5 2 (4.35%) VoIP
5 2 (4.35%) Internet
6 1 (2.17%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (2.17%) PABX
6 1 (2.17%) SAN
6 1 (2.17%) WLAN
6 1 (2.17%) VPN
6 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle ODI
1 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (6.52%) Star Schema
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.52%) OLAP
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.35%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Test Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (13.04%) UAT Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) UAT Test Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Developer
6 3 (6.52%) IT Support
6 3 (6.52%) Desktop Technician
6 3 (6.52%) OBIEE Developer
6 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Support Technician
6 3 (6.52%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (6.52%) IT Support Technician
7 2 (4.35%) Systems Support Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) IT Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) HTML5
2 1 (2.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.87%) Fat Client
2 5 (10.87%) Thin Client
3 3 (6.52%) Data Integration
3 3 (6.52%) Smartphone
4 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.17%) SCADA
5 1 (2.17%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (60.87%) Windows
2 15 (32.61%) Windows 7
3 12 (26.09%) Windows XP
4 7 (15.22%) UNIX
4 7 (15.22%) Linux
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) Migration
2 8 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (17.39%) Configuration Management
3 6 (13.04%) Software Testing
3 6 (13.04%) ITIL
3 6 (13.04%) Project Management
4 5 (10.87%) Change Management
5 3 (6.52%) Analytics
5 3 (6.52%) Data Modelling
5 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.52%) Data Migration
5 3 (6.52%) Data Analysis
6 2 (4.35%) Time Management
6 2 (4.35%) ERP
7 1 (2.17%) Change Control
7 1 (2.17%) Business Process Improvement
7 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.17%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.17%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.17%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) VBA
2 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) Degree
2 6 (13.04%) ISEB
2 6 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.35%) HNC
3 2 (4.35%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.17%) MCSE
4 1 (2.17%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.09%) ISO 9001
2 9 (19.57%) TickIT
3 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.70%) XenApp
2 4 (8.70%) XenDesktop
3 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) SCCM
1 2 (4.35%) SCOM
2 1 (2.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.17%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 27 (58.70%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.91%) Oracle
3 7 (15.22%) Citrix
4 3 (6.52%) HP
4 3 (6.52%) Cisco
5 2 (4.35%) VMware
6 1 (2.17%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.17%) RightFax
6 1 (2.17%) Symantec
6 1 (2.17%) Remedy
6 1 (2.17%) Dell
6 1 (2.17%) SAP
6 1 (2.17%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.17%) Google
6 1 (2.17%) IronPort