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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 21 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 12 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.74% 9.80% 6.81%
As % of the Applications category 35.29% 64.52% 51.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 6
Average daily rate
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£575 £130 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+342.30% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
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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
34 31 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 13.44% 15.20% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 11
Average daily rate £450 £140 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+221.42% -49.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £95 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £355 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.32 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.99 £12.40 £16.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 26 (83.87%) Windows
2 22 (70.97%) Microsoft
3 19 (61.29%) Windows 7
4 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
5 17 (54.84%) MS Excel
6 13 (41.94%) Windows 8
7 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
8 8 (25.81%) Windows XP
9 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (19.35%) DNS
10 6 (19.35%) DHCP
11 3 (9.68%) Time Management
11 3 (9.68%) MS Project
12 2 (6.45%) Office 365
12 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
12 2 (6.45%) MCSE
12 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
12 2 (6.45%) Cisco
12 2 (6.45%) HP
12 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (6.45%) EPoS
12 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
12 2 (6.45%) MCDST
12 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (6.45%) Publishing
12 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
13 1 (3.23%) VMware
13 1 (3.23%) Regression Testing

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (29.03%) MS Exchange
2 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (54.84%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Project
3 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) DNS
1 6 (19.35%) DHCP
2 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) Wireless
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
3 1 (3.23%) VoIP
General
1 2 (6.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Support Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Desktop Support
3 5 (16.13%) Senior Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Support Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (9.68%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) IT Support
6 2 (6.45%) Programme Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Field Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Field Service Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) EPoS
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (83.87%) Windows
2 19 (61.29%) Windows 7
3 13 (41.94%) Windows 8
4 8 (25.81%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.68%) Time Management
2 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
2 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.23%) Regression Testing
3 1 (3.23%) Software Testing
3 1 (3.23%) Project Management
3 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) MCSE
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.45%) MCDST
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 22 (70.97%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco
2 2 (6.45%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.23%) NetApp
3 1 (3.23%) Apple
3 1 (3.23%) Dell