The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 41 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 16 48 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.99% 7.45% 7.09%
As % of the Applications category 31.37% 52.17% 44.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 4
Average daily rate £300 £404 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.69% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £145 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £506 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £263 £225
% change year-on-year
+12.38% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 13
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £57.00 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
MS Office
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Applications Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
51 92 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 9.51% 14.29% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 40 20
Average daily rate £300 £398 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.52% +52.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £178 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 26
Average hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +65.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £13.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.65 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -2.33%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Oxfordshire region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Oxfordshire region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -12 12 £300 -30.23% 4
Kidlington +2 1 - -
Burford 0 1 £130 +30.00%
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 23 (65.71%) Microsoft
2 21 (60.00%) Windows
3 14 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 14 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
5 9 (25.71%) Windows 8
6 7 (20.00%) Publishing
6 7 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
7 6 (17.14%) ITIL
7 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
7 6 (17.14%) Degree
7 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 5 (14.29%) Data Analysis
8 5 (14.29%) Project Management
9 4 (11.43%) Service Management
9 4 (11.43%) Internet
9 4 (11.43%) Sophos
9 4 (11.43%) IIS
9 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2
9 4 (11.43%) Apache
9 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (8.57%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (8.57%) XenApp
10 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (8.57%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 4 (11.43%) Apache
1 4 (11.43%) IIS
2 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (8.57%) MS Project
4 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Internet
2 3 (8.57%) DHCP
2 3 (8.57%) DNS
2 3 (8.57%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (8.57%) WAN
3 1 (2.86%) Intranet
3 1 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (20.00%) Publishing
2 1 (2.86%) Automotive
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) IT Support
3 7 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (17.14%) IT Manager
4 6 (17.14%) Support Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 5 (14.29%) Senior Manager
5 5 (14.29%) Service Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) IT Support Manager
6 4 (11.43%) Senior IT Manager
6 4 (11.43%) Senior IT Support
7 3 (8.57%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (8.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) IT Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Informatics
2 3 (8.57%) NHS
3 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 21 (60.00%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (25.71%) Windows 8
4 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.86%) Linux
8 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) ITIL
2 5 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 5 (14.29%) Project Management
3 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2
3 4 (11.43%) Service Management
4 3 (8.57%) Business Analysis
4 3 (8.57%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 3 (8.57%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.57%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (8.57%) UML
4 3 (8.57%) User Stories
4 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.71%) Change Management
6 1 (2.86%) Coaching
6 1 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.86%) SDLC
6 1 (2.86%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) ISEB
3 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.86%) LPIC
4 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.86%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.86%) ISO26262
1 1 (2.86%) P3O
System Software
1 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) Terminal Services
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.57%) XenApp
Vendors
1 23 (65.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) Sophos
3 3 (8.57%) Citrix
3 3 (8.57%) Remedy
3 3 (8.57%) VMware
4 1 (2.86%) Adobe
4 1 (2.86%) Apple
4 1 (2.86%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) Lotus
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle