The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 17 31 29
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 17 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 6.75% 2.62% 4.07%
As % of the Applications category 53.13% 17.65% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Average daily rate
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£150 £120 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 7
Average hourly rate £12.24 £10.00 £10.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.37% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.98 £11.21 £12.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.28 £13.60 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.85%
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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 Sheffield region.

Applications Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
32 34 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 12.70% 14.85% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 11
Average daily rate £275 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £136 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
Average hourly rate £13.98 £19.51 £10.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.35% +91.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.34 £68.75 £12.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -6.45%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows XP
2 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 8 (33.33%) HP
5 7 (29.17%) ITIL
5 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
6 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
8 4 (16.67%) XML
8 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
9 3 (12.50%) SQL
9 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
9 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
9 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
10 2 (8.33%) Ab Initio
10 2 (8.33%) Project Management
10 2 (8.33%) Service Management
10 2 (8.33%) Finance
10 2 (8.33%) Legal
10 2 (8.33%) SAS
10 2 (8.33%) Trillium
10 2 (8.33%) Dell
10 2 (8.33%) Informatica
10 2 (8.33%) Lotus
10 2 (8.33%) HTML
10 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
10 2 (8.33%) VB.NET

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) SAS
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (8.33%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.17%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) LAN
1 1 (4.17%) WAN
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) QlikView
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) OLAP
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Legal
1 2 (8.33%) Spanish Language
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
1 5 (20.83%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Deskside Support
5 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (4.17%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Field Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) jQuery
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
2 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.17%) Statistics
2 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows XP
3 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.17%) Android
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Data Management
4 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) Service Management
4 2 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (8.33%) Data Analytics
4 2 (8.33%) Software Deployment
4 2 (8.33%) Analytics
5 1 (4.17%) User Stories
5 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) Cognos
3 2 (8.33%) Trillium
3 2 (8.33%) Dell
3 2 (8.33%) Informatica
3 2 (8.33%) Lotus
3 2 (8.33%) Ab Initio
3 2 (8.33%) Palantir
3 2 (8.33%) MobileIron
4 1 (4.17%) Toshiba
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) Compaq