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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
England / Midlands
Rank 20 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.89% 1.60% 2.13%
As % of the Applications category 25.00% 14.29% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £450 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +104.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.71 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +3.70%

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
4 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.57% 11.20% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 2
Median daily rate £400 £525 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +51.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £370 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £565 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £34.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.48 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.24% +10.00%

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 10 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared

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 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) IT Trainer
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Trainer
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Management Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Trainer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft