The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 24 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 7 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.95% 5.28% 4.12%
As % of the Applications category 25.93% 40.00% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 4
Average daily rate
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£376 £288 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.60% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £220 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £352 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £18.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -53.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.38 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+4.67% -4.46%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Applications Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
27 35 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 11.39% 13.21% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 11
Average daily rate £370 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £815
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £10.00 £29.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.51% -27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.19
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.54%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Middlesex region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Middlesex region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
3 4 (23.53%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (17.65%) QA
4 3 (17.65%) QMS
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (17.65%) ISO 9001
4 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
4 3 (17.65%) SAP
4 3 (17.65%) Quality Management
4 3 (17.65%) CMMI
4 3 (17.65%) Finance
5 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
5 2 (11.76%) Information Security
5 2 (11.76%) CISA
5 2 (11.76%) CISM
5 2 (11.76%) Firewall
5 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) IIS
5 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
5 2 (11.76%) IBM Notes
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) CISSP

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) IIS
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.88%) WorkSite
3 1 (5.88%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP SRM
1 1 (5.88%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
1 2 (11.76%) Network Security
2 1 (5.88%) Intranet
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) QA Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Senior QA Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Senior Quality Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Analyst
1 3 (17.65%) Quality Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Author
2 2 (11.76%) Technical Author
2 2 (11.76%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Transmission Planner
3 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
3 1 (5.88%) Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) CSS3
1 1 (5.88%) HTML5
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.88%) FMCG
3 1 (5.88%) PMI
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
2 3 (17.65%) QMS
2 3 (17.65%) Quality Management
2 3 (17.65%) CMMI
3 2 (11.76%) Information Security
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
3 2 (11.76%) Time Management
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
3 2 (11.76%) Document Management
3 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (5.88%) Database Security
4 1 (5.88%) Cyber Security
4 1 (5.88%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CISA
1 2 (11.76%) CISM
1 2 (11.76%) CISSP
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) PMP
2 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (17.65%) QA
1 3 (17.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.88%) HP SIM
2 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) SAP
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) Lotus
3 2 (11.76%) EMC
3 2 (11.76%) Symantec
4 1 (5.88%) Aveksa
4 1 (5.88%) Varonis
4 1 (5.88%) NetIQ
4 1 (5.88%) Ariba
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.88%) Cramer