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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 19 21 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 9 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 4.25% 4.35% 6.25%
As % of the Applications category 28.13% 34.48% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £353 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% +60.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £333 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £562 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £291 £289 £263
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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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
32 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 15.09% 12.61% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 20
Average daily rate £375 £370 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +48.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £232 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £455 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £23.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
- +0.26%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 9 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 8
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (20.00%) Degree
5 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (20.00%) CCNA
5 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (20.00%) Citrix
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management
6 2 (13.33%) Ariba
6 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
6 2 (13.33%) Cognos
6 2 (13.33%) SAP
6 2 (13.33%) SAP SRM
6 2 (13.33%) QlikView
6 2 (13.33%) SCCM
6 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) MS Project Server
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SAP SRM
2 1 (6.67%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (13.33%) QlikView
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) German Language
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (13.33%) Analyst
1 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Support
1 2 (13.33%) Coordinator
2 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Project Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) PMO Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
1 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 8
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Change Management
1 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (13.33%) Procure-to-pay
2 1 (6.67%) Coaching
2 1 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) CCNA
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) VCP5
3 1 (6.67%) MBA
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (6.67%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) SAP
3 2 (13.33%) Cognos
3 2 (13.33%) Ariba
4 1 (6.67%) Apple
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Planview