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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 36 20 11
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 13 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.63% 4.13% 9.36%
As % of the Applications category 31.71% 23.68% 52.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
Average daily rate
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£244 £359 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.05% +156.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £129 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £575 £187
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £256
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.54%
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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 Oxford region.

Applications Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
41 38 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 11.45% 17.43% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 16
Average daily rate £300 £369 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.64% +163.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £160 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £575 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Average hourly rate £15.25 £21.87 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.25% +82.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £21.36 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.75 £22.37 £12.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 16 (59.26%) Windows
1 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 15 (55.56%) MS Excel
3 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
4 12 (44.44%) Windows 7
5 9 (33.33%) Degree
6 8 (29.63%) Windows 8
6 8 (29.63%) Publishing
7 6 (22.22%) Finance
7 6 (22.22%) MS Project
8 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
8 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
8 5 (18.52%) Change Management
8 5 (18.52%) Project Management
8 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (14.81%) Compatibility Testing
9 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (14.81%) Financial Modelling
9 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (14.81%) Multimedia
9 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
9 4 (14.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (14.81%) Adobe
9 4 (14.81%) XML
9 4 (14.81%) C
9 4 (14.81%) HTML
9 4 (14.81%) PMI
9 4 (14.81%) PMP
9 4 (14.81%) PMI Certification

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
1 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (22.22%) MS Project
3 4 (14.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Google Apps
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) SAN
1 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
1 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 8 (29.63%) Publishing
2 6 (22.22%) Finance
3 4 (14.81%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Support Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Project Manager
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Agile Project Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Software Delivery Project Manager
4 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Web Editor
6 1 (3.70%) ERP Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) PC Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Digital Producer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
1 4 (14.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) PMI
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Life Science
2 1 (3.70%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 8 (29.63%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
1 5 (18.52%) Project Management
1 5 (18.52%) Change Management
2 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.81%) Financial Modelling
2 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
2 4 (14.81%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) Software Delivery
3 3 (11.11%) Project Planning
4 2 (7.41%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) ERP
5 1 (3.70%) ITSM
5 1 (3.70%) Validation
5 1 (3.70%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.70%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) C
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (14.81%) PMP
2 4 (14.81%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.70%) MCITP
3 1 (3.70%) MCSA
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
1 1 (3.70%) P3O
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.70%) XenApp
2 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Adobe
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) Dell
4 1 (3.70%) EMC
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) Novell
4 1 (3.70%) Apple
4 1 (3.70%) Remedy
4 1 (3.70%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) Google
4 1 (3.70%) ProCurve
4 1 (3.70%) Meru Networks
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