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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 29 22 18
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 21 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.12% 3.39% 6.54%
As % of the Applications category 48.84% 28.57% 53.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £145 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+210.34% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £141 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £309 £248
UK excluding London average daily rate £267 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.37% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.25 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.93 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +3.70%
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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
43 21 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 10.49% 11.86% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 12
Average daily rate £450 £260 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.07% +52.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £148 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £313 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.25 £39.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.89% +239.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £37.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.54 £41.40 £16.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
2 23 (65.71%) Windows
3 22 (62.86%) MS Excel
4 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 15 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 12 (34.29%) Windows 8
6 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
7 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (20.00%) German Language
8 7 (20.00%) Publishing
9 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (17.14%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (11.43%) MS Project
10 4 (11.43%) Data Analysis
10 4 (11.43%) Degree
10 4 (11.43%) Waterfall
11 3 (8.57%) Data Conversion
11 3 (8.57%) User Stories
11 3 (8.57%) SCCM
11 3 (8.57%) Project Planning
11 3 (8.57%) MCDST
11 3 (8.57%) Business Analysis
11 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (8.57%) UML
11 3 (8.57%) MCSE
11 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2
11 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
11 3 (8.57%) DHCP
11 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
2 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.71%) Lync
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.86%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (62.86%) MS Excel
2 6 (17.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (11.43%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) DHCP
1 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
1 3 (8.57%) DNS
2 1 (2.86%) Wireless
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (2.86%) LAN
2 1 (2.86%) VoIP
2 1 (2.86%) WAN
General
1 7 (20.00%) Publishing
1 7 (20.00%) German Language
2 1 (2.86%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Support Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Senior Support Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Field Service Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Business Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support
4 3 (8.57%) Field Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Programme Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) IT Support
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) EPoS
1 3 (8.57%) Data Conversion
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 12 (34.29%) Windows 8
4 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (11.43%) Data Analysis
2 4 (11.43%) Waterfall
3 3 (8.57%) User Stories
3 3 (8.57%) Business Analysis
3 3 (8.57%) Project Planning
3 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2
3 3 (8.57%) UML
3 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.71%) Risk Management
4 2 (5.71%) Time Management
4 2 (5.71%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (5.71%) Data Mapping
4 2 (5.71%) ITIL
5 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.86%) Coaching
5 1 (2.86%) CAFM
5 1 (2.86%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (2.86%) Migration
5 1 (2.86%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) MCSE
2 3 (8.57%) ISEB
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.57%) MCDST
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) Apple
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco
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