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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 31 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 11 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.81% 7.65% 6.32%
As % of the Applications category 32.35% 54.90% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 2
Average daily rate £300 £430 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +75.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £225
% change year-on-year
+13.37% +17.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -10.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
MS Office
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
34 51 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 11.76% 13.93% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 12
Average daily rate £268 £430 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.79% +65.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £184 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £510 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -34.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £24.00 £39.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016, 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 12 (63.16%) Windows
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
3 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
4 6 (31.58%) Publishing
4 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
5 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
6 4 (21.05%) Data Analysis
6 4 (21.05%) Degree
6 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
7 3 (15.79%) Office 365
7 3 (15.79%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
7 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (15.79%) NHS
7 3 (15.79%) Apache
7 3 (15.79%) Remedy
7 3 (15.79%) Sophos
7 3 (15.79%) IIS
8 2 (10.53%) SQL
8 2 (10.53%) ITIL
8 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
8 2 (10.53%) UML
8 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
8 2 (10.53%) Project Management
8 2 (10.53%) ISEB
8 2 (10.53%) Change Management
8 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (15.79%) Apache
1 3 (15.79%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (5.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 6 (31.58%) Publishing
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) IT Manager
3 4 (21.05%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (21.05%) Senior Manager
4 3 (15.79%) IT Support
4 3 (15.79%) IT Support Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Senior IT Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Senior IT Support
4 3 (15.79%) Service Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (10.53%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Information Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Mac Technician
6 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) NHS
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Informatics
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 10
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
4 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Data Analysis
1 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
3 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.53%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (10.53%) UML
3 2 (10.53%) User Stories
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) ITSM
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) ISEB
3 1 (5.26%) LPIC
3 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.26%) PMP
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Remedy
2 3 (15.79%) Sophos
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe
3 1 (5.26%) Apple