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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 28 19 23
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 27 35 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.69% 7.46% 6.42%
As % of the Applications category 36.99% 50.72% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 9
Average daily rate
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£256 £140 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.03% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £95 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £265 £302
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 10
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £14.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -14.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.43 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.10 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.98 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.51% -3.57%
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
73 69 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 12.67% 14.71% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 30 23
Average daily rate £360 £160 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -39.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £95 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £355 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 14
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.32 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.99 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 22 September 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
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 22 September 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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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 -6 13 £575 +342.30% 8
Witney - - - -
Abingdon - - - - 1
Banbury - - - -
Bicester - - - - 2
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 45 (73.77%) Windows
2 36 (59.02%) Microsoft
3 34 (55.74%) Active Directory
3 34 (55.74%) Windows 7
4 31 (50.82%) MS Excel
5 21 (34.43%) Windows 8
6 16 (26.23%) Windows XP
7 12 (19.67%) MS Exchange
8 10 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (11.48%) DHCP
10 7 (11.48%) DNS
11 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
11 6 (9.84%) SCCM
12 5 (8.20%) PRINCE2
12 5 (8.20%) MS Project
13 4 (6.56%) Project Management
13 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (6.56%) ITIL
13 4 (6.56%) MCSE
13 4 (6.56%) VPN
13 4 (6.56%) LAN
13 4 (6.56%) Degree
14 3 (4.92%) Time Management
14 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
14 3 (4.92%) Office 365
14 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
14 3 (4.92%) Mac OS X

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (19.67%) MS Exchange
2 10 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.64%) IIS
6 1 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 31 (50.82%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.20%) MS Project
3 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Office 365
2 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) DHCP
1 7 (11.48%) DNS
2 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.56%) VPN
3 4 (6.56%) LAN
4 2 (3.28%) Wireless
4 2 (3.28%) WAN
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.64%) VoIP
5 1 (1.64%) SAN
5 1 (1.64%) Intranet
5 1 (1.64%) Firewall
General
1 3 (4.92%) Publishing
2 2 (3.28%) Military
2 2 (3.28%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (29.51%) Support Engineer
2 14 (22.95%) Desktop Support
2 14 (22.95%) Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Support Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (9.84%) Senior Support Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Desktop Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) IT Support
6 5 (8.20%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Service Desk Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Field Service Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (3.28%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) NHS
2 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.28%) EPoS
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) iPhone
3 1 (1.64%) iPad
3 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 45 (73.77%) Windows
2 34 (55.74%) Windows 7
3 21 (34.43%) Windows 8
4 16 (26.23%) Windows XP
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.92%) Mac OS X
7 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (8.20%) PRINCE2
2 4 (6.56%) ITIL
2 4 (6.56%) Project Management
3 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (4.92%) Time Management
4 2 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.64%) Software Testing
5 1 (1.64%) CAFM
5 1 (1.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.64%) Test Scripting
5 1 (1.64%) Service Management
5 1 (1.64%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.64%) Change Management
5 1 (1.64%) Regression Testing
5 1 (1.64%) Risk Management
5 1 (1.64%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.56%) MCSE
2 4 (6.56%) Degree
3 2 (3.28%) MCDST
4 1 (1.64%) CIPD
4 1 (1.64%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) ISEB
4 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (55.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (59.02%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.92%) Apple
3 2 (3.28%) HP
3 2 (3.28%) Cisco
3 2 (3.28%) Citrix
4 1 (1.64%) Ariba
4 1 (1.64%) NetApp
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle
4 1 (1.64%) Dell
4 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.64%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.64%) VMware
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Austin Fraser
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