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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 17 17 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 28 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 7.78% 5.92% 8.84%
As % of the Applications category 51.85% 38.46% 81.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 6
Average daily rate
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£430 £245 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.51% +44.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £161 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £329 £248
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +31.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
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
54 26 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 15.00% 15.38% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 7
Average daily rate £430 £260 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.38% +52.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £30.25 £10.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.41% +190.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £39.90 £14.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 31 (67.39%) MS Excel
2 29 (63.04%) Microsoft
3 26 (56.52%) Windows
4 18 (39.13%) Active Directory
4 18 (39.13%) Windows 7
5 14 (30.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (28.26%) Windows 8
7 11 (23.91%) Publishing
8 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (19.57%) MS Exchange
10 8 (17.39%) Waterfall
11 7 (15.22%) German Language
11 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (15.22%) Project Planning
11 7 (15.22%) Degree
11 7 (15.22%) User Stories
11 7 (15.22%) UML
11 7 (15.22%) ISEB
12 6 (13.04%) MS Visio
12 6 (13.04%) Business Analysis
13 5 (10.87%) MS Project
14 4 (8.70%) Windows XP
14 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
14 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
14 4 (8.70%) Data Analysis
14 4 (8.70%) SCCM
15 3 (6.52%) Data Conversion
15 3 (6.52%) Advertising
15 3 (6.52%) SharePoint

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 9 (19.57%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (4.35%) Lync
5 1 (2.17%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 31 (67.39%) MS Excel
2 14 (30.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (13.04%) MS Visio
4 5 (10.87%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) DHCP
1 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.52%) DNS
2 2 (4.35%) Intranet
2 2 (4.35%) Extranet
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.17%) LAN
3 1 (2.17%) VoIP
3 1 (2.17%) WAN
3 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) UltraEdit
General
1 11 (23.91%) Publishing
2 7 (15.22%) German Language
3 3 (6.52%) Advertising
4 1 (2.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Senior Support Engineer
2 7 (15.22%) Business Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Support Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.52%) Desktop Support
4 3 (6.52%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (6.52%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Senior Support Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Programme Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Field Service Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Service Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Data Conversion
2 2 (4.35%) EPoS
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) PMI
3 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 26 (56.52%) Windows
2 18 (39.13%) Windows 7
3 13 (28.26%) Windows 8
4 4 (8.70%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.39%) Waterfall
3 7 (15.22%) Project Planning
3 7 (15.22%) User Stories
3 7 (15.22%) UML
4 6 (13.04%) Business Analysis
5 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
5 4 (8.70%) Data Analysis
6 3 (6.52%) Migration
6 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.35%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.35%) Project Management
7 2 (4.35%) ITIL
7 2 (4.35%) CRM
7 2 (4.35%) Content Management
7 2 (4.35%) Document Management
7 2 (4.35%) Data Mapping
7 2 (4.35%) Time Management
7 2 (4.35%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) SQL
1 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Degree
1 7 (15.22%) ISEB
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.35%) MCSE
2 2 (4.35%) MCDST
3 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (39.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (63.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (2.17%) Apple