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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 12 17 28
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 39 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 12.79% 8.97% 4.46%
As % of the Applications category 62.90% 43.33% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 8
Average daily rate
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£150 £225 £116
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +93.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £115 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £375 £177
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £295 £263
% change year-on-year
+0.84% +12.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £16.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £9.94 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £23.00 £14.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -3.44%
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
62 60 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 20.33% 20.69% 9.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 13
Average daily rate £150 £225 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +34.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £158 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £294
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.96 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.33% +8.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £9.94 £9.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £33.80 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.39 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-5.68% -0.74%

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 3 September 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
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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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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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 20 £350 +47.36% 1
Kegworth -5 3 £135 -
Loughborough -1 2 - - 1
MS Office
East Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 54 (90.00%) MS Excel
2 35 (58.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 32 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 26 (43.33%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (41.67%) Finance
6 23 (38.33%) Windows
7 22 (36.67%) Windows XP
8 21 (35.00%) SQL
9 20 (33.33%) Active Directory
10 19 (31.67%) ISO 9001
10 19 (31.67%) UML
10 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (31.67%) TickIT
10 19 (31.67%) Degree
10 19 (31.67%) V-Model
10 19 (31.67%) Waterfall
11 18 (30.00%) Computer Science
12 14 (23.33%) Manufacturing
12 14 (23.33%) Logistics
12 14 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (21.67%) SLA
13 13 (21.67%) .NET
14 12 (20.00%) C#
14 12 (20.00%) ASP.NET
14 12 (20.00%) Web Services
14 12 (20.00%) Visual Studio
14 12 (20.00%) Banking
14 12 (20.00%) Life Science
14 12 (20.00%) Coaching
15 11 (18.33%) Software Engineering

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 6 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (1.67%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 54 (90.00%) MS Excel
2 35 (58.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) LAN
1 1 (1.67%) WAN
1 1 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
1 7 (11.67%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (11.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (11.67%) JIRA
2 7 (11.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 25 (41.67%) Finance
2 14 (23.33%) Manufacturing
3 12 (20.00%) Banking
4 10 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (45.00%) Analyst
2 17 (28.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 17 (28.33%) Service Analyst
3 11 (18.33%) Software Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Lead Software Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
4 8 (13.33%) Release Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) Configuration Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) MI Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Silverlight Developer
5 6 (10.00%) Developer
5 6 (10.00%) Data Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Software Developer
6 5 (8.33%) IT Support
7 2 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (3.33%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.33%) PC Support
8 1 (1.67%) Desktop Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) Relationships Manager
8 1 (1.67%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.67%) .NET
2 12 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 12 (20.00%) Web Services
3 6 (10.00%) WPF
3 6 (10.00%) Silverlight
4 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (43.33%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 12 (20.00%) Life Science
4 9 (15.00%) Hedge funds
5 6 (10.00%) User Experience
5 6 (10.00%) CMDB
5 6 (10.00%) RIA
6 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 23 (38.33%) Windows
2 22 (36.67%) Windows XP
3 4 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) UML
1 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (31.67%) V-Model
1 19 (31.67%) Waterfall
2 14 (23.33%) Logistics
2 14 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (20.00%) Coaching
4 11 (18.33%) Software Engineering
5 8 (13.33%) ITIL
6 6 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 5 (8.33%) Service Management
8 4 (6.67%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.33%) Data Analysis
10 1 (1.67%) ITSM
10 1 (1.67%) Project Management
10 1 (1.67%) CRM
10 1 (1.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (1.67%) Change Control
10 1 (1.67%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (1.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.00%) SQL
2 12 (20.00%) C#
3 7 (11.67%) T-SQL
3 7 (11.67%) VBA
4 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.00%) VB
6 1 (1.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (31.67%) Degree
2 10 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
3 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.67%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (1.67%) MCP
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (31.67%) ISO 9001
1 19 (31.67%) TickIT
2 13 (21.67%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 32 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.00%) Oracle
3 8 (13.33%) Remedy
4 2 (3.33%) HP
4 2 (3.33%) Citrix
5 1 (1.67%) Lotus
5 1 (1.67%) Symantec
5 1 (1.67%) Sybase
5 1 (1.67%) Adobe
5 1 (1.67%) McAfee
5 1 (1.67%) ServiceNow
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