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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 12 24 8
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -16
Contract jobs citing MS Office 16 4 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.21% 1.81% 10.08%
As % of the Applications category 61.54% 16.00% 43.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 14
Average daily rate
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£396 £275 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £301 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £267 £199 £275
% change year-on-year
+34.04% -27.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.16 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.81 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.37% +2.29%
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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
26 25 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 13.33% 11.31% 22.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 20
Average daily rate £413 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.16 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 14 (60.87%) MS Excel
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) Windows
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (26.09%) Migration
5 5 (21.74%) SAP
6 4 (17.39%) CSS
6 4 (17.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (17.39%) AIX
6 4 (17.39%) HTML
6 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
6 4 (17.39%) SQL
6 4 (17.39%) Oracle
6 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
6 4 (17.39%) UNIX
6 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
6 4 (17.39%) Korn
6 4 (17.39%) JIRA
6 4 (17.39%) jQuery
6 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
6 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (13.04%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
7 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (13.04%) Degree
7 3 (13.04%) Test Management
7 3 (13.04%) Change Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) WorkSite
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (60.87%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Project
2 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP SRM
2 1 (4.35%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) FTP
1 2 (8.70%) HTTP
1 2 (8.70%) VPN
1 2 (8.70%) HTTPS
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
1 2 (8.70%) SSH
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (17.39%) JIRA
1 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Support Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Applications Support Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Applications Support
4 3 (13.04%) Test Leader
4 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support
5 2 (8.70%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior QA Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Quality Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) QA Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) PMO Lead
6 1 (4.35%) Transmission Planner
6 1 (4.35%) Desktop Technician
6 1 (4.35%) Desktop Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Technician
6 1 (4.35%) Support Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Field Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) CSS
1 4 (17.39%) HTML
1 4 (17.39%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) EFT
2 2 (8.70%) FMCG
3 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.35%) PMI
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) AIX
3 4 (17.39%) UNIX
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (13.04%) Test Management
2 3 (13.04%) Change Management
3 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.70%) Quality Management
3 2 (8.70%) CMMI
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Document Management
3 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) QMS
3 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.70%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (4.35%) Cyber Security
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (4.35%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
1 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
1 4 (17.39%) Korn
1 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
2 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.70%) ActionScript
3 2 (8.70%) ActionScript 2.0
3 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) MBA
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
3 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) ISO 9001
1 2 (8.70%) QA
1 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) COBIT
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Xen
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP SIM
1 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) SAP
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) Business Objects
4 2 (8.70%) IBM
4 2 (8.70%) Ariba
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) NetIQ
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec
5 1 (4.35%) Cramer
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) EMC