The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 18 18 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 23 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 7.19% 8.41% 8.88%
As % of the Applications category 41.07% 38.81% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 0
Average daily rate
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£81 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-76.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 16
Average hourly rate £13.50 £9.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.10% -37.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £8.91 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £22.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.11 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +4.48%
MS Office
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

Applications Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
56 67 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 17.50% 21.68% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 18 4
Average daily rate £81 £223 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.59% -35.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £77 £120 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £358 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 21
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.72 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £27.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%

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 31 March 2015.

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
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 31 March 2015. 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
Kegworth -3 9 £81 -
Leicester -7 8 £169 -51.78% 3
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
MS Office
East Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 31 (79.49%) Windows
2 28 (71.79%) MS Excel
3 21 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 18 (46.15%) Windows XP
5 15 (38.46%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 12 (30.77%) Incident Management
7 12 (30.77%) Remedy
8 7 (17.95%) Degree
9 5 (12.82%) VoIP
10 4 (10.26%) Cisco
10 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
10 4 (10.26%) Linux
10 4 (10.26%) Retail
10 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
11 3 (7.69%) SCCM
11 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
11 3 (7.69%) XACML
11 3 (7.69%) Information Security
11 3 (7.69%) ITIL
11 3 (7.69%) LAN
11 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
11 3 (7.69%) Citrix
11 3 (7.69%) WAN
11 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
11 3 (7.69%) SAML
12 2 (5.13%) Financial Institution
12 2 (5.13%) Firewall

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) LiveLink
3 1 (2.56%) Lync
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 28 (71.79%) MS Excel
2 15 (38.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) VoIP
2 3 (7.69%) WAN
2 3 (7.69%) LAN
2 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.13%) Firewall
3 2 (5.13%) Wireless
4 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.56%) PABX
4 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.56%) CTI
4 1 (2.56%) MPLS
4 1 (2.56%) DPNSS
4 1 (2.56%) SCCP
4 1 (2.56%) PSTN
4 1 (2.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (10.26%) Retail
2 2 (5.13%) Financial Institution
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Publishing
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Analyst
2 14 (35.90%) 1st Line Support
3 12 (30.77%) Service Analyst
3 12 (30.77%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (28.21%) IT Support
5 3 (7.69%) Security Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.69%) Coordinator
5 3 (7.69%) Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Junior
6 2 (5.13%) Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) Test Coordinator
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) Support Technician
6 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) SAML
1 3 (7.69%) XACML
2 1 (2.56%) HTML
2 1 (2.56%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
1 2 (5.13%) EPoS
1 2 (5.13%) Thin Client
1 2 (5.13%) Smartphone
1 2 (5.13%) Fat Client
1 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Hedge funds
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (79.49%) Windows
2 18 (46.15%) Windows XP
3 13 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (10.26%) Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Incident Management
2 3 (7.69%) ITIL
2 3 (7.69%) Information Security
3 2 (5.13%) Migration
3 2 (5.13%) Project Management
3 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
3 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.56%) Time Management
4 1 (2.56%) Change Control
4 1 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.56%) Coaching
4 1 (2.56%) Service Management
4 1 (2.56%) ITSM
4 1 (2.56%) CRM
4 1 (2.56%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) Perl
1 2 (5.13%) SQL
1 2 (5.13%) VB
1 2 (5.13%) REXX
1 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) DCSE
4 1 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.56%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (2.56%) PMP
4 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.56%) Dell Certification
4 1 (2.56%) MCP
4 1 (2.56%) CCIE
4 1 (2.56%) CCNP
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) XenApp
2 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.56%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.77%) Remedy
3 4 (10.26%) Cisco
4 3 (7.69%) Citrix
5 2 (5.13%) VMware
5 2 (5.13%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.56%) HP
6 1 (2.56%) Dell
6 1 (2.56%) Primavera