The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 22 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.97% 1.76% 1.35%
As % of the Applications category 30.77% 13.64% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£273 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £273
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
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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 Midlands region.

Applications Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
13 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.40% 12.94% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 8
Average daily rate £245 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.35% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Midlands region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Midlands region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Data Modelling
3 5 (35.71%) SAP
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) Data Analysis
3 5 (35.71%) Systems Analysis
3 5 (35.71%) Pega
4 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Six Sigma
4 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
4 3 (21.43%) HTML
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) VBA
5 2 (14.29%) Flash
5 2 (14.29%) MS Access
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (14.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) Web Development
5 2 (14.29%) HTML5
6 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
6 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
6 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MS Access
1 2 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (14.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Business Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Services Delivery Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Service Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (21.43%) SAP Manager
3 3 (21.43%) SAP Service Delivery Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Excel VBA Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (7.14%) CRM Developer
5 1 (7.14%) PC Support
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) VBA Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Excel Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) Flash
2 2 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) NHS
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Data Modelling
1 5 (35.71%) Data Analysis
1 5 (35.71%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (21.43%) Six Sigma
2 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Web Development
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) VBA
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) SAP
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
1 5 (35.71%) Pega
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco