The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Midlands region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 23 26 30
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.75% 1.79% 1.44%
As % of the Applications category 13.64% 25.00% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.38
% change year-on-year
- +4.67%
Applications Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
22 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 12.87% 7.14% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 3
Average daily rate £425 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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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 28 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) NHS
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) MS Project
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (20.00%) IBM

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (20.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (20.00%) TRIRIGA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Project Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Applications Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) IBM