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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 16 23 25
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 16 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 6.43% 7.59% 5.32%
As % of the Applications category 32.00% 43.40% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
Average daily rate
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£295 £184 £201
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.76% -8.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £75 £90 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £277 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £267 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.37% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.25 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.34% -36.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.88 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £34.00 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.93 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +3.70%
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
50 53 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 20.08% 17.49% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 10
Average daily rate £225 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £75 £120 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £325 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 13
Average hourly rate £10.00 £22.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% -26.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £9.88 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +1 5 - - 1
Loughborough - 2 £190 -
Hinckley - - - -
MS Office
East Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 27 (65.85%) Windows
2 26 (63.41%) Microsoft
3 25 (60.98%) MS Excel
4 18 (43.90%) Active Directory
5 16 (39.02%) Windows 7
6 10 (24.39%) WAN
6 10 (24.39%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (19.51%) Finance
7 8 (19.51%) LAN
7 8 (19.51%) Citrix
7 8 (19.51%) Windows XP
8 7 (17.07%) Cisco
8 7 (17.07%) Migration
8 7 (17.07%) Degree
8 7 (17.07%) XenApp
8 7 (17.07%) XenDesktop
9 6 (14.63%) Linux
9 6 (14.63%) VoIP
9 6 (14.63%) ISO 9001
10 5 (12.20%) MS Exchange
10 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
10 5 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Smartphone
10 5 (12.20%) Retail
11 4 (9.76%) Wireless
11 4 (9.76%) SCCM
11 4 (9.76%) Fat Client
11 4 (9.76%) Thin Client
11 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (12.20%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) LiveLink
2 1 (2.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 25 (60.98%) MS Excel
2 10 (24.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) CA Clarity
2 1 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) WAN
2 8 (19.51%) LAN
3 6 (14.63%) VoIP
4 4 (9.76%) Wireless
4 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.32%) Firewall
6 1 (2.44%) PABX
6 1 (2.44%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (2.44%) DNS
6 1 (2.44%) CTI
6 1 (2.44%) Internet
6 1 (2.44%) MPLS
6 1 (2.44%) DPNSS
6 1 (2.44%) SCCP
6 1 (2.44%) PSTN
6 1 (2.44%) DHCP
6 1 (2.44%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Retail
3 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Analyst
2 5 (12.20%) Test Analyst
2 5 (12.20%) 1st Line Support
2 5 (12.20%) Administrator
2 5 (12.20%) UAT Analyst
2 5 (12.20%) UAT Test Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) IT Support
3 4 (9.76%) Support Technician
4 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.32%) Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Technical Leader
4 3 (7.32%) Security Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Desktop Technician
5 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 2 (4.88%) Coordinator
5 2 (4.88%) Test Coordinator
5 2 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) SAML
1 3 (7.32%) XACML
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.44%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Smartphone
2 4 (9.76%) Thin Client
2 4 (9.76%) Fat Client
3 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.32%) Client/Server
3 3 (7.32%) EPoS
3 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.44%) RMADS
5 1 (2.44%) Wiki
5 1 (2.44%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 27 (65.85%) Windows
2 16 (39.02%) Windows 7
3 8 (19.51%) Windows XP
4 6 (14.63%) Linux
5 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Migration
2 5 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (9.76%) ITIL
3 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
4 3 (7.32%) Project Management
4 3 (7.32%) Change Management
4 3 (7.32%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (7.32%) Analytics
4 3 (7.32%) Information Security
4 3 (7.32%) Software Testing
4 3 (7.32%) Resource Management
5 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.88%) Time Management
5 2 (4.88%) ERP
6 1 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.44%) Web Design
6 1 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.44%) ITSM
6 1 (2.44%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.44%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Degree
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.32%) ISEB
3 3 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) HNC
4 2 (4.88%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) CCIE
5 1 (2.44%) CCNP
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) ISO 9001
2 3 (7.32%) TickIT
System Software
1 18 (43.90%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.07%) XenApp
2 7 (17.07%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 26 (63.41%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.51%) Citrix
3 7 (17.07%) Cisco
4 4 (9.76%) Oracle
5 3 (7.32%) HP
5 3 (7.32%) Remedy
5 3 (7.32%) VMware
6 1 (2.44%) Lotus
6 1 (2.44%) Symantec
6 1 (2.44%) SAP