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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 19 21 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 20 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 7.55% 6.50% 8.71%
As % of the Applications category 83.33% 63.16% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 4
Average daily rate £300 £450 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +291.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £168 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £530 £159
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £293 £230
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +27.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £12.79 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.60 £16.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -5.35%
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
24 38 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 9.06% 10.30% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 11
Average daily rate £300 £450 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +104.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £530 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 9
Average hourly rate £8.80 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.31% -6.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (77.42%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
3 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
4 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
5 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
5 7 (22.58%) Windows XP
5 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
5 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
6 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
6 6 (19.35%) IIS
6 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
6 6 (19.35%) Apache
6 6 (19.35%) NHS
6 6 (19.35%) Project Management
6 6 (19.35%) Sophos
6 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (12.90%) MS Visio
7 4 (12.90%) Publishing
7 4 (12.90%) Windows 10
7 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
8 3 (9.68%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (9.68%) Office 365
8 3 (9.68%) Remedy
8 3 (9.68%) Mac OS X
9 2 (6.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (6.45%) ITIL
9 2 (6.45%) Finance
9 2 (6.45%) Degree
10 1 (3.23%) Financial Modelling
10 1 (3.23%) Waterfall

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 6 (19.35%) Apache
1 6 (19.35%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (12.90%) Publishing
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) IT Manager
2 7 (22.58%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (22.58%) Senior Manager
3 6 (19.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 6 (19.35%) Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) IT Support
3 6 (19.35%) IT Support Manager
3 6 (19.35%) Senior IT Manager
3 6 (19.35%) Senior IT Support
4 5 (16.13%) Project Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Service Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (6.45%) First Line Help Desk Support
7 2 (6.45%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (6.45%) NHS Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) NHS
2 1 (3.23%) Informatics
2 1 (3.23%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 24 (77.42%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
3 7 (22.58%) Windows XP
4 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
5 4 (12.90%) Windows 10
5 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
6 3 (9.68%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
2 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
2 6 (19.35%) Project Management
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.23%) Analytics
4 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.23%) Change Management
4 1 (3.23%) Coaching
4 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) ITSM
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE
4 1 (3.23%) Process Improvement
4 1 (3.23%) Quality Management
4 1 (3.23%) SDLC
4 1 (3.23%) Service Desk Management
4 1 (3.23%) Service Management
4 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) LPIC
2 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.23%) PMP
2 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Sophos
3 3 (9.68%) Remedy
4 1 (3.23%) Adobe
4 1 (3.23%) Apple
4 1 (3.23%) Lotus
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