The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 15 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 61 52 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 7.28% 6.86% 7.18%
As % of the Applications category 41.50% 45.22% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 14 16
Average daily rate
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£225 £183 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +17.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £143 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £357 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £265 £263
% change year-on-year
+11.32% +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 17
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.63 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.97% +12.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £18.31 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Applications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
147 115 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 17.54% 15.17% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 43 51
Average daily rate £255 £263 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -17.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £448 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 21
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.37 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +25.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.77 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £20.40 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Milton Keynes region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Milton Keynes region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 66 (61.68%) Microsoft
2 61 (57.01%) MS Excel
3 39 (36.45%) Finance
4 32 (29.91%) ITIL
5 30 (28.04%) Windows
6 23 (21.50%) Security Cleared
7 20 (18.69%) Windows 7
7 20 (18.69%) MS Project
8 18 (16.82%) MS PowerPoint
9 17 (15.89%) SC Cleared
9 17 (15.89%) Migration
10 15 (14.02%) Project Management
11 14 (13.08%) SharePoint
12 13 (12.15%) PRINCE2
13 11 (10.28%) Oracle
13 11 (10.28%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (10.28%) Spreadsheet
14 10 (9.35%) MS Access
14 10 (9.35%) Active Directory
15 9 (8.41%) SQL
15 9 (8.41%) Validation
15 9 (8.41%) Data Validation
15 9 (8.41%) Waterfall
16 8 (7.48%) Windows XP
16 8 (7.48%) Citrix
17 7 (6.54%) PRINCE
18 6 (5.61%) Risk Assessment
18 6 (5.61%) DV Cleared
18 6 (5.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 5 (4.67%) Data Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 14 (13.08%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.80%) Lync
2 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.80%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 61 (57.01%) MS Excel
2 20 (18.69%) MS Project
3 18 (16.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (10.28%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (2.80%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.80%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.87%) Internet
3 1 (0.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.35%) MS Access
2 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.80%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.93%) JIRA
General
1 39 (36.45%) Finance
2 4 (3.74%) Banking
3 3 (2.80%) Retail
3 3 (2.80%) Advertising
4 2 (1.87%) Automotive
4 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (33.64%) Analyst
2 11 (10.28%) Administrator
3 10 (9.35%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (8.41%) Coordinator
4 9 (8.41%) Help Desk Analyst
5 8 (7.48%) Help Desk Support
5 8 (7.48%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.54%) Programme Manager
6 7 (6.54%) Programme Office Manager
7 6 (5.61%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (5.61%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (5.61%) Service Analyst
7 6 (5.61%) Support Analyst
7 6 (5.61%) Desktop Support
7 6 (5.61%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.67%) Project Administrator
9 3 (2.80%) PMO Analyst
9 3 (2.80%) PMO Administrator
9 3 (2.80%) Developer
9 3 (2.80%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.67%) .NET
1 5 (4.67%) XML
2 3 (2.80%) .NET Framework
2 3 (2.80%) LINQ
2 3 (2.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 3 (2.80%) CSS
2 3 (2.80%) XSL
2 3 (2.80%) HTML
2 3 (2.80%) Web Services
3 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (1.87%) jQuery
3 2 (1.87%) WCF
4 1 (0.93%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.80%) Blackberry
1 3 (2.80%) CESG
2 2 (1.87%) Statistics
2 2 (1.87%) PDA
3 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
3 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (0.93%) Credit Risk
3 1 (0.93%) Telematics
3 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (28.04%) Windows
2 20 (18.69%) Windows 7
3 8 (7.48%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.80%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.93%) UNIX
6 1 (0.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.91%) ITIL
2 17 (15.89%) Migration
3 15 (14.02%) Project Management
4 13 (12.15%) PRINCE2
5 11 (10.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (8.41%) Validation
6 9 (8.41%) Data Validation
6 9 (8.41%) Waterfall
7 7 (6.54%) PRINCE
8 6 (5.61%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (4.67%) Data Management
10 4 (3.74%) Programme Management
10 4 (3.74%) E-business
11 3 (2.80%) Project Planning
11 3 (2.80%) Data Migration
11 3 (2.80%) Change Control
12 2 (1.87%) Service Delivery
12 2 (1.87%) CRM
12 2 (1.87%) Portfolio Management
12 2 (1.87%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.41%) SQL
2 3 (2.80%) T-SQL
2 3 (2.80%) C#
2 3 (2.80%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.87%) VBA
3 2 (1.87%) C
4 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (21.50%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.89%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.61%) DV Cleared
3 6 (5.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.87%) ISEB
5 2 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.93%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.93%) PMP
6 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) SLA
2 3 (2.80%) QA
System Software
1 10 (9.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.93%) SCCM
3 1 (0.93%) Dollar Universe
3 1 (0.93%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 66 (61.68%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.28%) Oracle
3 8 (7.48%) Citrix
4 4 (3.74%) SAP
5 3 (2.80%) HP
6 2 (1.87%) VMware
6 2 (1.87%) Remedy
6 2 (1.87%) Dell
6 2 (1.87%) Cisco
7 1 (0.93%) Lumension
7 1 (0.93%) CA
7 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.93%) Primavera
7 1 (0.93%) Cognos
7 1 (0.93%) Teradata
7 1 (0.93%) Minitab
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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