The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 20 11 20
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 9 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.13% 9.05% 4.94%
As % of the Applications category 23.68% 51.35% 43.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 2
Average daily rate
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£359 £140 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+156.25% -46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £95 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £187 £276
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £251 £263
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.98 £14.36 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-2.68% +2.57%
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Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Applications Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
38 37 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 17.43% 17.62% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 5
Average daily rate £369 £155 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+137.90% -64.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £95 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £375 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Average hourly rate £21.87 £12.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.20% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.36 £10.50 £14.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.37 £12.60 £16.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 18 (64.29%) Windows 7
4 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
5 16 (57.14%) MS Excel
6 13 (46.43%) Windows 8
7 7 (25.00%) Windows XP
8 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
9 5 (17.86%) DHCP
9 5 (17.86%) DNS
9 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (10.71%) Time Management
10 3 (10.71%) MS Project
11 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
11 2 (7.14%) HP
11 2 (7.14%) Cisco
11 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (7.14%) Publishing
11 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (7.14%) Windows Vista
11 2 (7.14%) Office 365
12 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
12 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
12 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
12 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
12 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 16 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Project
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) DNS
1 5 (17.86%) DHCP
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) VoIP
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
General
1 2 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Desktop Support
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Support Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) IT Support
4 2 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.57%) Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Field Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) EPoS
1 1 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 18 (64.29%) Windows 7
3 13 (46.43%) Windows 8
4 7 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.71%) Time Management
2 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
2 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.57%) Software Testing
3 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
3 1 (3.57%) Project Management
3 1 (3.57%) Regression Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) MCSE
1 1 (3.57%) ISEB
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.57%) MCDST
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) HP
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) Dell
3 1 (3.57%) NetApp
3 1 (3.57%) Apple
3 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.57%) VMware
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