The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 9 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 27 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 16.27% 8.46% 6.67%
As % of the Applications category 71.05% 44.00% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 1
Average daily rate
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£110 £165 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Peterborough region.

Applications Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
38 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 22.89% 19.23% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 4
Average daily rate £200 £165 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -49.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £115 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £344 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £10.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 31 (86.11%) Windows
2 28 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 14 (38.89%) Finance
3 14 (38.89%) Windows 7
4 13 (36.11%) McAfee
4 13 (36.11%) ITIL
5 12 (33.33%) IBM Notes
5 12 (33.33%) Adobe
5 12 (33.33%) Cisco
5 12 (33.33%) Symantec
5 12 (33.33%) Citrix
5 12 (33.33%) Lotus
6 11 (30.56%) MCP
7 10 (27.78%) WAN
7 10 (27.78%) Service Delivery
7 10 (27.78%) Incident Management
8 9 (25.00%) Telecoms
9 8 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
10 7 (19.44%) Lync
11 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 6 (16.67%) LAN
12 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
13 4 (11.11%) Avaya
13 4 (11.11%) Windows XP
13 4 (11.11%) Degree
13 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
14 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
15 2 (5.56%) Multimedia

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 (33.33%) IBM Notes
2 7 (19.44%) Lync
3 1 (2.78%) SAS
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) WAN
2 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 6 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (2.78%) Internet
3 1 (2.78%) VPN
3 1 (2.78%) DNS
3 1 (2.78%) DHCP
3 1 (2.78%) ATM
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MSI
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 14 (38.89%) Finance
2 9 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.56%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.78%) Billing
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Analyst
2 13 (36.11%) Service Desk Analyst
2 13 (36.11%) 1st Line Support
2 13 (36.11%) Service Analyst
3 12 (33.33%) Support Analyst
4 10 (27.78%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 7 (19.44%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support
8 2 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Business Systems Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Consultant
9 1 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
9 1 (2.78%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 31 (86.11%) Windows
2 14 (38.89%) Windows 7
3 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) ITIL
2 10 (27.78%) Service Delivery
2 10 (27.78%) Incident Management
3 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.78%) Data Management
4 1 (2.78%) Data Analysis
4 1 (2.78%) Automated Testing
4 1 (2.78%) Integration Testing
4 1 (2.78%) Test Scripting
4 1 (2.78%) Time Management
4 1 (2.78%) Validation
4 1 (2.78%) Migration
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) MCP
2 4 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 13 (36.11%) McAfee
3 12 (33.33%) Adobe
3 12 (33.33%) Cisco
3 12 (33.33%) Symantec
3 12 (33.33%) Citrix
3 12 (33.33%) Lotus
4 4 (11.11%) Avaya
5 1 (2.78%) Juniper
5 1 (2.78%) HP
5 1 (2.78%) Sun
5 1 (2.78%) Polycom