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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 29 25 29
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 38 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 5.19% 5.82% 4.39%
As % of the Applications category 48.72% 38.33% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 6
Average daily rate
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£333 £160 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+107.81% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £133 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £410 £248
UK excluding London average daily rate £267 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.37% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.75 £10.75 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.51% -12.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.68 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £12.33 £12.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.93 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +3.70%
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
78 60 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 10.66% 15.19% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 18
Average daily rate £315 £260 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £150 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £341 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 4
Average hourly rate £18.25 £12.75 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.13% +10.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.48 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £39.30 £15.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
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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 -7 21 £450 +210.34% 3
Banbury -5 2 £350 +118.75% 1
Bicester - 1 £163 -
Thame - 1 - -
Wallingford - - - -
Witney - - - - 1
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 42 (61.76%) Windows
2 38 (55.88%) Microsoft
3 35 (51.47%) MS Excel
4 34 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 31 (45.59%) Active Directory
6 19 (27.94%) Windows 8
7 12 (17.65%) MS Exchange
7 12 (17.65%) ITIL
7 12 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
8 10 (14.71%) Publishing
8 10 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (14.71%) SCCM
9 9 (13.24%) German Language
9 9 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (11.76%) Degree
11 7 (10.29%) MS Project
11 7 (10.29%) Windows XP
11 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (8.82%) SharePoint
12 6 (8.82%) Service Delivery
12 6 (8.82%) Waterfall
13 5 (7.35%) Data Analysis
13 5 (7.35%) Service Management
13 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (7.35%) MCSE
13 5 (7.35%) LAN
13 5 (7.35%) PRINCE2
13 5 (7.35%) SLA
13 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 12 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (8.82%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.94%) Lync
6 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.47%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 35 (51.47%) MS Excel
2 12 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (10.29%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) LAN
1 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.88%) WAN
3 3 (4.41%) DHCP
3 3 (4.41%) VoIP
3 3 (4.41%) DNS
3 3 (4.41%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (2.94%) VPN
5 1 (1.47%) Intranet
5 1 (1.47%) Wireless
General
1 10 (14.71%) Publishing
2 9 (13.24%) German Language
3 3 (4.41%) Military
4 1 (1.47%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (39.71%) Analyst
2 12 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 11 (16.18%) Support Analyst
4 9 (13.24%) Senior Support Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Desktop Support
5 7 (10.29%) Service Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Desktop Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) IT Support
7 4 (5.88%) Team Leader
7 4 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.88%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Field Service Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Field Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Services Delivery Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Service Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Support Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Data Conversion
2 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.41%) EPoS
2 3 (4.41%) NHS
2 3 (4.41%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 42 (61.76%) Windows
2 34 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 19 (27.94%) Windows 8
4 7 (10.29%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.65%) ITIL
2 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (8.82%) Service Delivery
3 6 (8.82%) Waterfall
4 5 (7.35%) Data Analysis
4 5 (7.35%) Service Management
4 5 (7.35%) PRINCE2
4 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (5.88%) Risk Management
5 4 (5.88%) UML
5 4 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 4 (5.88%) Project Planning
5 4 (5.88%) User Stories
5 4 (5.88%) Data Mapping
6 3 (4.41%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (4.41%) Business Development
6 3 (4.41%) CAFM
6 3 (4.41%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (4.41%) Change Management
7 2 (2.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (11.76%) Degree
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.35%) MCSE
4 4 (5.88%) ISEB
5 3 (4.41%) MCDST
6 1 (1.47%) MCITP
6 1 (1.47%) CIPD
6 1 (1.47%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.47%) MOS
6 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.47%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 31 (45.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (14.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.41%) Cisco
2 3 (4.41%) Apple
3 1 (1.47%) BT
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle
3 1 (1.47%) IBM
3 1 (1.47%) HP
3 1 (1.47%) Ariba
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