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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 23 16 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 7 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.79% 6.38% 3.36%
As % of the Applications category 25.00% 42.86% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 2
Average daily rate
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£355 £275 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.09% +34.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £212 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £352 £257
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -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 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
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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
28 42 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 11.16% 14.89% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 8
Average daily rate £370 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £214 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £421 £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 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) Quality Management
3 3 (18.75%) CMMI
3 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
3 3 (18.75%) ISO 9001
3 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (18.75%) QA
3 3 (18.75%) QMS
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security
4 2 (12.50%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (12.50%) IBM Notes
4 2 (12.50%) IIS
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Symantec
4 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) EMC

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) IBM Notes
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (6.25%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (6.25%) WorkSite
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Network Security
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (6.25%) Intranet
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) QA Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Quality Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Senior QA Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Senior Quality Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Author
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Author
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
3 1 (6.25%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Field Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) CSS3
1 1 (6.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) PMI
2 1 (6.25%) FMCG
2 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Quality Management
2 3 (18.75%) CMMI
2 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
2 3 (18.75%) QMS
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 2 (12.50%) Time Management
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 2 (12.50%) Document Management
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (6.25%) Database Security
4 1 (6.25%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) CISSP
1 2 (12.50%) CISA
1 2 (12.50%) CISM
2 1 (6.25%) PMP
2 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO 9001
1 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (6.25%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) Symantec
2 2 (12.50%) EMC
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix
2 2 (12.50%) Lotus
3 1 (6.25%) Cramer
3 1 (6.25%) NetIQ
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Aveksa
3 1 (6.25%) Varonis