The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Oxford region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 18 11 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 11 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.09% 7.66% 5.24%
As % of the Applications category 26.19% 48.48% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 6
Average daily rate
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£133 £140 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -54.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £95 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £179 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.01% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £8.00 £11.66 £10.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.38% +8.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.22 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-1.54% +5.33%
Applications Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
42 33 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 19.44% 15.79% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 7
Average daily rate £305 £158 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.65% -39.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £95 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £315 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £8.00 £10.32 £13.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.48% -24.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Office
Oxfordshire

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 27 (90.00%) Windows
2 25 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 23 (76.67%) Windows 7
4 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
5 19 (63.33%) MS Excel
6 16 (53.33%) Windows 8
7 9 (30.00%) Windows XP
8 6 (20.00%) DHCP
8 6 (20.00%) DNS
9 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
10 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (6.67%) HP
11 2 (6.67%) Windows Vista
11 2 (6.67%) Cisco
11 2 (6.67%) Office 365
12 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
12 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
12 1 (3.33%) SCCM
12 1 (3.33%) Time Management
12 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
12 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
12 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
12 1 (3.33%) MCDST

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (63.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) DHCP
1 6 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.33%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) VoIP
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Support Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Desktop Support
3 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) IT Support
5 1 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.33%) Tester
5 1 (3.33%) Field Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (3.33%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) EPoS
1 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 27 (90.00%) Windows
2 23 (76.67%) Windows 7
3 16 (53.33%) Windows 8
4 9 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (3.33%) Time Management
1 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (3.33%) Project Management
1 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) MCDST
1 1 (3.33%) ISEB
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) HP
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (3.33%) Dell
3 1 (3.33%) NetApp
3 1 (3.33%) Apple
3 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.33%) VMware
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