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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 29 17 20
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 15 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.39% 6.11% 5.21%
As % of the Applications category 39.47% 28.00% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Average daily rate
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£206 £143 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.73% -16.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £11.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +32.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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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
38 50 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 11.11% 21.83% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 13
Average daily rate £300 £350 £194
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +80.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £127 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £383 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.75 £11.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +0.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.00 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £98.75 £18.50 £15.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 27 (57.45%) MS Excel
1 27 (57.45%) Microsoft
2 23 (48.94%) Windows
3 18 (38.30%) Active Directory
4 15 (31.91%) Degree
5 14 (29.79%) Publishing
5 14 (29.79%) Windows 7
6 12 (25.53%) Finance
6 12 (25.53%) MS Project
6 12 (25.53%) Project Management
7 11 (23.40%) PRINCE2
8 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (21.28%) Waterfall
9 9 (19.15%) Project Planning
9 9 (19.15%) MS PowerPoint
10 8 (17.02%) Financial Modelling
10 8 (17.02%) PMI Certification
10 8 (17.02%) PMI
10 8 (17.02%) Change Management
10 8 (17.02%) MS Exchange
10 8 (17.02%) Windows 8
11 7 (14.89%) C
11 7 (14.89%) PMP
11 7 (14.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (12.77%) ITIL
13 5 (10.64%) XML
13 5 (10.64%) HTML
13 5 (10.64%) Adobe
13 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (10.64%) Compatibility Testing

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 27 (57.45%) MS Excel
2 12 (25.53%) MS Project
3 9 (19.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (10.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (8.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Office 365
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) DHCP
1 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.26%) DNS
1 2 (4.26%) Intranet
1 2 (4.26%) Extranet
1 2 (4.26%) Wireless
2 1 (2.13%) PABX
2 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MSBuild
1 1 (2.13%) UltraEdit
General
1 14 (29.79%) Publishing
2 12 (25.53%) Finance
3 5 (10.64%) Multimedia
4 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Analyst
2 11 (23.40%) Project Manager
3 8 (17.02%) Support Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Support Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) Agile Project Manager
5 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 4 (8.51%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Manager
6 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.38%) Data Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) IT Support
6 3 (6.38%) Software Delivery Project Manager
7 2 (4.26%) SharePoint Administrator
7 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.26%) Administrator
7 2 (4.26%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.26%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) XML
1 5 (10.64%) HTML
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 1 (2.13%) WCF
2 1 (2.13%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) PMI
2 2 (4.26%) Life Science
3 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.13%) EMC VNXe
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (48.94%) Windows
2 14 (29.79%) Windows 7
3 8 (17.02%) Windows 8
4 4 (8.51%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.13%) Android
6 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Project Management
2 11 (23.40%) PRINCE2
3 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.28%) Waterfall
4 9 (19.15%) Project Planning
5 8 (17.02%) Financial Modelling
5 8 (17.02%) Change Management
6 6 (12.77%) ITIL
7 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
7 5 (10.64%) Compatibility Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Software Delivery
8 3 (6.38%) CRM
8 3 (6.38%) Migration
9 2 (4.26%) Asset Management
9 2 (4.26%) Content Management
9 2 (4.26%) Document Management
9 2 (4.26%) ERP
9 2 (4.26%) Data Modelling
9 2 (4.26%) UML
9 2 (4.26%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) C
2 2 (4.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.13%) VB
3 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Degree
2 8 (17.02%) PMI Certification
3 7 (14.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 7 (14.89%) PMP
4 3 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.26%) ISEB
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.13%) MCAD
6 1 (2.13%) MCSD
6 1 (2.13%) MCSA
6 1 (2.13%) MCTS
6 1 (2.13%) MCITP
6 1 (2.13%) MCPD
6 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
1 1 (2.13%) P3O
System Software
1 18 (38.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.13%) XenApp
2 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (57.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) Adobe
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) Business Objects
4 2 (4.26%) Dell
5 1 (2.13%) EMC
5 1 (2.13%) Citrix
5 1 (2.13%) Novell
5 1 (2.13%) Apple
5 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.13%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.13%) Remedy
5 1 (2.13%) VMware
5 1 (2.13%) Google
5 1 (2.13%) ProCurve
5 1 (2.13%) Meru Networks
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco
5 1 (2.13%) HP