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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 10 17 9
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 14 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.28% 5.19% 8.07%
As % of the Applications category 60.87% 32.43% 40.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.00% -45.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £183 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £288 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £251 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.45% -8.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-8.77% +5.55%
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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
23 37 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 13.61% 16.02% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 12
Average daily rate £413 £275 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -30.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £188 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £395 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.96% -7.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 21 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 9 (33.33%) Project Management
4 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (25.93%) Legal
5 7 (25.93%) Windows
6 6 (22.22%) Migration
6 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (22.22%) Data Privacy
7 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (14.81%) Bash Shell
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (14.81%) jQuery
7 4 (14.81%) Korn
7 4 (14.81%) JIRA
7 4 (14.81%) Change Management
7 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
7 4 (14.81%) AIX
7 4 (14.81%) UNIX
7 4 (14.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (14.81%) SAP
7 4 (14.81%) CSS
7 4 (14.81%) HTML
7 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
7 4 (14.81%) SQL
7 4 (14.81%) Oracle
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
8 3 (11.11%) Business Objects

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project Server
2 1 (3.70%) WorkSite
Applications
1 21 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Project
3 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) SAP SRM
2 1 (3.70%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) FTP
1 2 (7.41%) HTTP
1 2 (7.41%) VPN
1 2 (7.41%) HTTPS
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
1 2 (7.41%) SSH
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (14.81%) JIRA
1 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (25.93%) Legal
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Support Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Applications Support
3 6 (22.22%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 3 (11.11%) PMO Lead
5 2 (7.41%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) PMO Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.41%) Support Team Leader
5 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Support Technician
6 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) Field Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Field Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Technician
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
1 4 (14.81%) CSS
1 4 (14.81%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) EFT
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) FMCG
3 1 (3.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.81%) AIX
3 4 (14.81%) UNIX
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Project Management
2 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (22.22%) Migration
3 6 (22.22%) Data Privacy
4 4 (14.81%) Change Management
5 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 3 (11.11%) Test Management
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (11.11%) Procure-to-pay
6 2 (7.41%) ITIL
6 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
6 2 (7.41%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (3.70%) Data Governance
7 1 (3.70%) Change Control
7 1 (3.70%) Cyber Security
7 1 (3.70%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.70%) Document Management
7 1 (3.70%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
1 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
1 4 (14.81%) Korn
1 4 (14.81%) Bash Shell
2 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.41%) ActionScript
3 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.41%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) MBA
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
1 1 (3.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
1 1 (3.70%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) SAP
3 3 (11.11%) Business Objects
3 3 (11.11%) Ariba
4 2 (7.41%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) EMC
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) NetIQ
5 1 (3.70%) Symantec
5 1 (3.70%) Planview