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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 16 26 15
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 11 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.01% 0.95% 5.24%
As % of the Applications category 57.89% 10.53% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate
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£220 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.11 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +4.48%
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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
19 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 12.10% 9.05% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 5
Average daily rate £300 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £380 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%

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
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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 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 6 (50.00%) Windows
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
2 5 (41.67%) Data Analysis
2 5 (41.67%) Systems Analysis
2 5 (41.67%) Pega
3 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (33.33%) SAP
4 3 (25.00%) VBA
4 3 (25.00%) HTML
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) MS Access
4 3 (25.00%) Business Objects
4 3 (25.00%) Flash
4 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (25.00%) HTML5
4 3 (25.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 3 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (25.00%) Web Development
4 3 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 2 (16.67%) ETL
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (8.33%) SQL
6 1 (8.33%) VB
6 1 (8.33%) MCSE
6 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MS Access
1 3 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (25.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Access Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (8.33%) PC Support
4 1 (8.33%) VBA Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Excel Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Excel VBA Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
1 3 (25.00%) Flash
1 3 (25.00%) HTML5
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
1 5 (41.67%) Data Analysis
1 5 (41.67%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Web Development
2 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) ETL
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (25.00%) VBA
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Pega
3 4 (33.33%) SAP
4 3 (25.00%) Business Objects