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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 21 24 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 9 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.61% 3.85% 5.79%
As % of the Applications category 39.13% 28.57% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 7
Average daily rate
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£339 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.83% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £352 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £240 £252
% change year-on-year
+10.41% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £16.16 £8.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.00% -80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.28 £13.60 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.85%
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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 35 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.24% 13.46% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 15
Average daily rate £396 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £192 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £427 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £10.00 £8.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.32 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -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 24 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 24 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 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 7 (35.00%) Windows
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (20.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (15.00%) Quality Management
6 3 (15.00%) CMMI
6 3 (15.00%) SAP
6 3 (15.00%) CSS
6 3 (15.00%) HTML
6 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (15.00%) ISO 9001
6 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (15.00%) QA
6 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (15.00%) QMS
7 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
7 2 (10.00%) Degree
7 2 (10.00%) JIRA
7 2 (10.00%) jQuery
7 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
7 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (10.00%) Network Security
7 2 (10.00%) Time Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (15.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) WorkSite
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Project
3 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) assyst
1 1 (5.00%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
1 2 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.00%) SAN
2 1 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Quality Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) QA Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Senior QA Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Senior Quality Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Applications Support
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Field Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Transmission Planner
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Technician
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) PMO Lead
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Technician
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) HTML
1 3 (15.00%) CSS
2 2 (10.00%) jQuery
3 1 (5.00%) HTML5
3 1 (5.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.00%) FMCG
3 1 (5.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.00%) UNIX
4 2 (10.00%) AIX
4 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (15.00%) Quality Management
2 3 (15.00%) CMMI
2 3 (15.00%) QMS
3 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Information Security
3 2 (10.00%) Document Management
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
1 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (10.00%) Korn
1 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) CISSP
1 2 (10.00%) CISA
1 2 (10.00%) CISM
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) MBA
2 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (15.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.00%) HP SIM
2 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) SAP
3 2 (10.00%) Symantec
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) EMC
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Ariba
4 1 (5.00%) Lotus
4 1 (5.00%) NetIQ
4 1 (5.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Cramer
4 1 (5.00%) Aveksa
4 1 (5.00%) Varonis