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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 21 12 24
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Office 6 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.99% 6.76% 0.99%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 83.33% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Median daily rate £275 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £290 £225
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -5.35%
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
18 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.96% 8.11% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 4
Median daily rate £300 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 - £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 May 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 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Project Management
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) Logistics
5 3 (30.00%) Change Control
5 3 (30.00%) PowerPivot
5 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (30.00%) People Management
5 3 (30.00%) Quality Management
5 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (30.00%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (30.00%) VBA
5 3 (30.00%) MS Project
5 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (20.00%) MS Access
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle
6 2 (20.00%) ETL
6 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (20.00%) QA
6 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (20.00%) Data Transformation
6 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
7 1 (10.00%) Data Governance
7 1 (10.00%) Profibus
7 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
7 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) MS Project
3 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) PowerPivot
2 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (20.00%) MS Access
3 1 (10.00%) QlikView
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Excel Specialist
1 2 (20.00%) PMO Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Report Specialist
1 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) VBA Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Business Objects Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Control Systems Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Financial Services Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Functional Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) PeopleSoft Functional Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Project Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Financial Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Service Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Logistics
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Change Control
2 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (30.00%) People Management
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (30.00%) Quality Management
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Data Transformation
3 2 (20.00%) ETL
3 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Governance
4 1 (10.00%) Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) Document Management
4 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Information Management
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) VBA
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (10.00%) Siemens
3 1 (10.00%) Teradata