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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 17 15 25
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 5 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.38% 6.02% 1.58%
As % of the Applications category 29.41% 42.11% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate £250 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £267 £230
% change year-on-year
+7.97% +15.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.77%
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
17 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.49% 14.29% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 8
Average daily rate £450 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -26.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £25.75 - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%

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 12 February 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 12 February 2016, 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 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Logistics
3 2 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) MS Project
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (33.33%) People Management
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) Office 365
4 1 (16.67%) Profibus
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Presales
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) STL
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Project
3 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Profibus
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Control Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Services Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365 Architect
2 1 (16.67%) PMO Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Financial Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Service Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Logistics
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
3 2 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (33.33%) People Management
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Document Management
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Siemens