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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 17 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 16 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 6.56% 4.90% 6.60%
As % of the Applications category 28.57% 24.14% 45.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
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£195 £184 £98
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.26% +88.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £201 £275
% change year-on-year
+24.22% -26.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £9.88 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.53% -14.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.88 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £34.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+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
56 58 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 22.95% 20.28% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 14
Average daily rate £200 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £75 £200 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £329 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.88 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.52% +57.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £9.88 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.10 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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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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 +6 6 - -
Loughborough - 3 £190 - 1
Hinckley - - - -
MS Office
East Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 29 (72.50%) Windows
2 27 (67.50%) Microsoft
3 26 (65.00%) MS Excel
4 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
4 17 (42.50%) Windows 7
5 11 (27.50%) WAN
6 10 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 9 (22.50%) Finance
7 9 (22.50%) LAN
7 9 (22.50%) Citrix
7 9 (22.50%) Windows XP
8 8 (20.00%) Migration
8 8 (20.00%) XenApp
8 8 (20.00%) XenDesktop
9 7 (17.50%) Cisco
10 6 (15.00%) Linux
10 6 (15.00%) ISO 9001
10 6 (15.00%) Smartphone
11 5 (12.50%) Retail
11 5 (12.50%) Wireless
11 5 (12.50%) Fat Client
11 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
11 5 (12.50%) VoIP
11 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
11 5 (12.50%) Thin Client
12 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
12 4 (10.00%) SQL
12 4 (10.00%) Oracle
12 4 (10.00%) ITIL

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) LiveLink
2 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 26 (65.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) CA Clarity
2 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) WAN
2 9 (22.50%) LAN
3 5 (12.50%) Wireless
3 5 (12.50%) VoIP
4 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.50%) Firewall
6 2 (5.00%) Internet
7 1 (2.50%) PABX
7 1 (2.50%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (2.50%) DNS
7 1 (2.50%) PSTN
7 1 (2.50%) DHCP
7 1 (2.50%) SNMP
7 1 (2.50%) MPLS
7 1 (2.50%) SCCP
7 1 (2.50%) DPNSS
7 1 (2.50%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Analyst
2 5 (12.50%) Administrator
2 5 (12.50%) UAT Test Analyst
2 5 (12.50%) UAT Analyst
2 5 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Support Technician
3 4 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (10.00%) IT Support
3 4 (10.00%) Desktop Technician
4 3 (7.50%) Technical Leader
4 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Author
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Author
5 2 (5.00%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) TAPI
1 1 (2.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Smartphone
2 5 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 5 (12.50%) Thin Client
3 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.50%) Client/Server
3 3 (7.50%) EPoS
4 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.50%) RMADS
5 1 (2.50%) Wiki
5 1 (2.50%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 29 (72.50%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) Windows 7
3 9 (22.50%) Windows XP
4 6 (15.00%) Linux
5 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (7.50%) UNIX
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) Migration
2 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (10.00%) ITIL
4 3 (7.50%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (7.50%) Analytics
4 3 (7.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (7.50%) Resource Management
4 3 (7.50%) Change Management
4 3 (7.50%) Project Management
5 2 (5.00%) ERP
5 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.00%) Time Management
6 1 (2.50%) Line Management
6 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.50%) ITSM
6 1 (2.50%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.50%) Web Design
6 1 (2.50%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.50%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (7.50%) ISEB
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.00%) A+ Certification
3 2 (5.00%) HNC
3 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.50%) CCIE
4 1 (2.50%) CCNP
4 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (7.50%) TickIT
System Software
1 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.00%) XenApp
2 8 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 27 (67.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) Citrix
3 7 (17.50%) Cisco
4 4 (10.00%) Oracle
5 3 (7.50%) VMware
5 3 (7.50%) HP
5 3 (7.50%) Remedy
6 1 (2.50%) SAP
6 1 (2.50%) Symantec
6 1 (2.50%) Lotus
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