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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 17 29 12
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -17
Contract jobs citing MS Office 26 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 8.90% 4.43% 10.37%
As % of the Applications category 43.33% 45.16% 75.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 3
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£225 £116 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.54% -61.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £263 £263
% change year-on-year
+12.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £11.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -75.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.36 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +2.57%
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
60 31 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 20.55% 9.81% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 4
Average daily rate £225 £168 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.32% -44.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 12
Average hourly rate £11.96 £11.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.72% -74.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £9.88 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £16.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.14
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -5.51%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +8 17 £238 +106.52%
Loughborough - 2 £200 - 2
Lutterworth - - - -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
MS Office
East Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (60.00%) Windows
1 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (55.56%) MS Excel
3 19 (42.22%) Windows 7
4 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 10 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 10 (22.22%) Finance
5 10 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (20.00%) Migration
6 9 (20.00%) WAN
7 8 (17.78%) LAN
7 8 (17.78%) Citrix
8 7 (15.56%) XenApp
8 7 (15.56%) XenDesktop
8 7 (15.56%) Degree
9 6 (13.33%) Fat Client
9 6 (13.33%) Thin Client
9 6 (13.33%) Project Management
9 6 (13.33%) ISO 9001
9 6 (13.33%) SQL
10 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
10 5 (11.11%) Cisco
10 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
10 5 (11.11%) Wireless
11 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
11 4 (8.89%) Smartphone
11 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (8.89%) Change Management
11 4 (8.89%) ITIL

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.67%) Lync
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.22%) Site Server
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.22%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 25 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 10 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) CA Clarity
2 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (2.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) WAN
2 8 (17.78%) LAN
3 5 (11.11%) Wireless
4 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.44%) VoIP
5 2 (4.44%) Internet
6 1 (2.22%) Firewall
6 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.22%) WLAN
6 1 (2.22%) VPN
6 1 (2.22%) SAN
6 1 (2.22%) PABX
6 1 (2.22%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.22%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.44%) Retail
2 2 (4.44%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Analyst
2 6 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (11.11%) Administrator
3 5 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Desktop Technician
5 3 (6.67%) IT Support
5 3 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Support Technician
5 3 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.67%) IT Support Technician
5 3 (6.67%) UAT Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) UAT Test Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Systems Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) IT Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) HTML
1 1 (2.22%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Thin Client
1 6 (13.33%) Fat Client
2 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.89%) Smartphone
3 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.22%) RMADS
5 1 (2.22%) Wiki
5 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.22%) EPoS
5 1 (2.22%) Derivative
5 1 (2.22%) SCADA
5 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 27 (60.00%) Windows
2 19 (42.22%) Windows 7
3 10 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 4 (8.89%) Linux
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.67%) UNIX
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Migration
2 6 (13.33%) Project Management
3 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 4 (8.89%) Change Management
4 4 (8.89%) ITIL
4 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (6.67%) Software Testing
5 3 (6.67%) Analytics
5 3 (6.67%) Resource Management
6 2 (4.44%) Line Management
6 2 (4.44%) Time Management
6 2 (4.44%) ERP
6 2 (4.44%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.44%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.22%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.22%) Logistics
7 1 (2.22%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.22%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) ISEB
2 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.44%) HNC
3 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.22%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) ISO 9001
2 3 (6.67%) TickIT
3 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.56%) XenApp
2 7 (15.56%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.22%) vSphere
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) SCOM
2 1 (2.22%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.78%) Citrix
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco
4 4 (8.89%) Oracle
5 3 (6.67%) HP
6 2 (4.44%) VMware
7 1 (2.22%) Google
7 1 (2.22%) Remedy
7 1 (2.22%) Dell
7 1 (2.22%) SAP
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