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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank - 19 20
Contract jobs citing MS Office 0 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - 1.64% 3.26%
As % of the Applications category - 37.50% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £245 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -53.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £282 £278 £296
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.20 £13.98
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.61%
MS Office
England

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
14 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.29% 4.37% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 10
Median daily rate £475 £398 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.49% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £245 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) MS Access
2 2 (66.67%) ETL
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VBA
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) PowerPivot
2 2 (66.67%) Data Transformation
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) People Management
3 1 (33.33%) MS Project
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (33.33%) Logistics
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (66.67%) MS Access
1 2 (66.67%) PowerPivot
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Excel Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Report Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) VBA Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Business Objects Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) PMO Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (66.67%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Data Transformation
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) People Management
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft