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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 42 21 26
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 34 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.56% 5.89% 5.35%
As % of the Applications category 32.69% 33.33% 41.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -0.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £135 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £345 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+17.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 7
Average hourly rate £13.35 £15.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.23% +21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £12.20 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £17.45 £25.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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
104 90 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 13.96% 17.68% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 31
Average daily rate £300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £378 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 10
Average hourly rate £13.35 £15.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.87% +21.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £8.00 £10.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £18.50 £23.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -

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 2 July 2015.

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
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 2 July 2015. 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 -14 15 £206 +44.73% 5
Kidlington - 6 - -
Burford - 3 £130 -
Abingdon - 2 £150 - 3
Banbury -4 1 £110 -
Woodstock - 1 £180 -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 57 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 54 (62.07%) Windows
3 38 (43.68%) Windows 7
4 34 (39.08%) MS Excel
5 32 (36.78%) Active Directory
6 23 (26.44%) ITIL
7 22 (25.29%) Windows XP
8 21 (24.14%) Degree
9 16 (18.39%) Publishing
10 15 (17.24%) MS Project
11 14 (16.09%) Project Management
11 14 (16.09%) Finance
11 14 (16.09%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (14.94%) Windows 8
12 13 (14.94%) Service Management
12 13 (14.94%) PRINCE2
13 12 (13.79%) MS Exchange
13 12 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (12.64%) Change Management
14 11 (12.64%) Waterfall
15 10 (11.49%) Project Planning
15 10 (11.49%) MS PowerPoint
16 9 (10.34%) Financial Modelling
16 9 (10.34%) PMI Certification
16 9 (10.34%) PMI
17 8 (9.20%) PMP
17 8 (9.20%) SharePoint
17 8 (9.20%) C
17 8 (9.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 7 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2007

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.20%) SharePoint
3 7 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.30%) IIS
6 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.15%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 34 (39.08%) MS Excel
2 15 (17.24%) MS Project
3 10 (11.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (8.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (4.60%) MS Visio
6 3 (3.45%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Office 365
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.45%) SAN
2 2 (2.30%) Intranet
2 2 (2.30%) Extranet
2 2 (2.30%) DHCP
2 2 (2.30%) DNS
2 2 (2.30%) Wireless
2 2 (2.30%) NAS
3 1 (1.15%) PABX
3 1 (1.15%) VPN
3 1 (1.15%) Firewall
3 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.15%) Big Data
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.15%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) MSBuild
1 1 (1.15%) UltraEdit
General
1 16 (18.39%) Publishing
2 14 (16.09%) Finance
3 6 (6.90%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 35 (40.23%) Analyst
2 22 (25.29%) Support Analyst
3 15 (17.24%) Support Engineer
4 13 (14.94%) Service Analyst
4 13 (14.94%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (13.79%) Project Manager
6 11 (12.64%) 1st Line Support
7 9 (10.34%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 7 (8.05%) Agile Project Manager
8 7 (8.05%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) IT Support
10 5 (5.75%) Desktop Support
10 5 (5.75%) IT Support Analyst
10 5 (5.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 4 (4.60%) Help Desk Support
11 4 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (4.60%) Data Analyst
11 4 (4.60%) Senior Project Manager
11 4 (4.60%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.05%) HTML
1 7 (8.05%) XML
2 2 (2.30%) .NET
2 2 (2.30%) WCF
3 1 (1.15%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.15%) Web Services
3 1 (1.15%) Flash
3 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.09%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.34%) PMI
3 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.30%) Life Science
4 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.15%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.15%) EMC VNXe
4 1 (1.15%) Statistics
4 1 (1.15%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 54 (62.07%) Windows
2 38 (43.68%) Windows 7
3 22 (25.29%) Windows XP
4 13 (14.94%) Windows 8
5 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.15%) Android
8 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.44%) ITIL
2 14 (16.09%) Project Management
3 13 (14.94%) Service Management
3 13 (14.94%) PRINCE2
4 12 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (12.64%) Change Management
5 11 (12.64%) Waterfall
6 10 (11.49%) Project Planning
7 9 (10.34%) Financial Modelling
8 6 (6.90%) Compatibility Testing
9 5 (5.75%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.45%) CRM
10 3 (3.45%) Validation
10 3 (3.45%) Migration
10 3 (3.45%) Problem Management
10 3 (3.45%) Software Delivery
11 2 (2.30%) Change Control
11 2 (2.30%) User Stories
11 2 (2.30%) Data Migration
11 2 (2.30%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.20%) C
2 6 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (1.15%) VB
3 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.15%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (24.14%) Degree
2 9 (10.34%) PMI Certification
3 8 (9.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 8 (9.20%) PMP
4 4 (4.60%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.30%) ISEB
6 2 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.15%) MCAD
7 1 (1.15%) MCSD
7 1 (1.15%) MCSA
7 1 (1.15%) MCTS
7 1 (1.15%) MCITP
7 1 (1.15%) MCPD
7 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) P3O
System Software
1 32 (36.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.45%) vSphere
3 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.15%) XenApp
4 1 (1.15%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 57 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.05%) Adobe
3 4 (4.60%) Oracle
3 4 (4.60%) Dell
4 3 (3.45%) Business Objects
4 3 (3.45%) Cisco
4 3 (3.45%) VMware
5 2 (2.30%) Apple
5 2 (2.30%) Citrix
6 1 (1.15%) Novell
6 1 (1.15%) Lotus
6 1 (1.15%) EMC
6 1 (1.15%) HP
6 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.15%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.15%) Remedy
6 1 (1.15%) Google
6 1 (1.15%) ProCurve
6 1 (1.15%) Meru Networks