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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 21 20 30
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 5 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.84% 3.40% 2.32%
As % of the Applications category 45.45% 45.45% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Average daily rate
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£525 £369 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.37% +145.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £245 £252
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -2.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.70 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -2.14%
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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
11 11 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.25% 7.48% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 9
Average daily rate £525 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +19.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Change Management
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) Migration
4 3 (37.50%) Data Migration
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) Project Planning
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (12.50%) Retail
6 1 (12.50%) Document Management
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (12.50%) Automotive
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (12.50%) Change Control
6 1 (12.50%) TRIRIGA
6 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (12.50%) IBM
6 1 (12.50%) ERP
6 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Test Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (37.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (12.50%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Team Leader
1 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Project Delivery Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Applications Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Change Management
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Project Planning
2 3 (37.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Document Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) IBM