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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 17 29 16
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing MS Office 65 43 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 7.97% 5.80% 7.84%
As % of the Applications category 41.67% 38.39% 45.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 7 18
Average daily rate
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£185 £175 £186
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £124 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £181 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 17
Average hourly rate £12.25 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £17.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -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
156 112 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 19.12% 15.09% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 35 53
Average daily rate £225 £265 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% -12.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 22
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £17.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%

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 17 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 70 (64.22%) Microsoft
2 65 (59.63%) MS Excel
3 39 (35.78%) Finance
4 31 (28.44%) ITIL
5 29 (26.61%) Windows
6 22 (20.18%) Windows 7
7 20 (18.35%) MS Project
8 19 (17.43%) Security Cleared
9 18 (16.51%) MS PowerPoint
10 17 (15.60%) Project Management
11 13 (11.93%) Migration
11 13 (11.93%) SC Cleared
11 13 (11.93%) Spreadsheet
12 12 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (11.01%) PRINCE2
12 12 (11.01%) Oracle
13 11 (10.09%) MS Access
13 11 (10.09%) Active Directory
13 11 (10.09%) Citrix
14 10 (9.17%) Validation
14 10 (9.17%) Data Validation
15 9 (8.26%) Waterfall
15 9 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (8.26%) SharePoint
16 8 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
17 7 (6.42%) Windows XP
18 6 (5.50%) Risk Assessment
18 6 (5.50%) PRINCE
19 5 (4.59%) Data Management
19 5 (4.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 9 (8.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.83%) Lync
2 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.83%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.83%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 65 (59.63%) MS Excel
2 20 (18.35%) MS Project
3 18 (16.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (11.93%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.83%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.92%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.83%) Cisco IPT
1 2 (1.83%) Internet
1 2 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.09%) MS Access
2 3 (2.75%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.92%) JIRA
General
1 39 (35.78%) Finance
2 4 (3.67%) Marketing
3 3 (2.75%) Retail
3 3 (2.75%) Advertising
3 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.83%) Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Back Office
5 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 41 (37.61%) Analyst
2 15 (13.76%) Coordinator
3 12 (11.01%) Help Desk Analyst
4 11 (10.09%) 1st Line Support
5 10 (9.17%) Administrator
6 9 (8.26%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (8.26%) Service Analyst
7 7 (6.42%) Support Analyst
7 7 (6.42%) Programme Manager
7 7 (6.42%) Programme Office Manager
8 6 (5.50%) Help Desk Support
8 6 (5.50%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.50%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.59%) Project Coordinator
9 5 (4.59%) Project Administrator
10 4 (3.67%) Desktop Support
10 4 (3.67%) 2nd Line Support
11 3 (2.75%) Consultant
11 3 (2.75%) Project Analyst
11 3 (2.75%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.83%) XML
2 1 (0.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.75%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.83%) PDA
4 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.92%) Telematics
4 1 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.92%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.61%) Windows
2 22 (20.18%) Windows 7
3 7 (6.42%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.75%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.92%) UNIX
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.44%) ITIL
2 17 (15.60%) Project Management
3 13 (11.93%) Migration
4 12 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (11.01%) PRINCE2
5 10 (9.17%) Validation
5 10 (9.17%) Data Validation
6 9 (8.26%) Waterfall
6 9 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.50%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (5.50%) PRINCE
8 5 (4.59%) Data Management
9 4 (3.67%) E-business
10 3 (2.75%) Project Planning
10 3 (2.75%) Asset Management
10 3 (2.75%) Programme Management
10 3 (2.75%) Change Control
11 2 (1.83%) Software Testing
11 2 (1.83%) Time Management
11 2 (1.83%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.67%) SQL
2 2 (1.83%) C
3 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (17.43%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.93%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (3.67%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.75%) Degree
6 2 (1.83%) ISEB
7 1 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.92%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
7 1 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.92%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (10.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.92%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.83%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.92%) Unicenter
2 1 (0.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 70 (64.22%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.01%) Oracle
3 11 (10.09%) Citrix
4 4 (3.67%) SAP
5 3 (2.75%) Cisco
6 2 (1.83%) Primavera
6 2 (1.83%) HP
6 2 (1.83%) Lotus
7 1 (0.92%) CA
7 1 (0.92%) Dell
7 1 (0.92%) Remedy
7 1 (0.92%) Minitab
7 1 (0.92%) VMware
7 1 (0.92%) Lumension