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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 14 28 18
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 11 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 5.09% 3.97% 6.22%
As % of the Applications category 36.67% 23.81% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Average daily rate
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£160 £163 £103
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +58.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+13.46% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 8
Average hourly rate £12.49 £10.00 £11.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.87% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.00 £10.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.98 £61.30 £12.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.22 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-1.54% +1.57%
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South Yorkshire

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
30 42 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 13.89% 16.67% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 17
Average daily rate £288 £306 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.12% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £163 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 8
Average hourly rate £12.49 £21.00 £11.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.53% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £10.00 £10.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.39 £92.50 £12.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -5.83%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 9 (42.86%) Windows XP
4 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 7 (33.33%) HP
5 6 (28.57%) ITIL
6 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
7 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
7 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (14.29%) Dell
7 3 (14.29%) XML
8 2 (9.52%) Informatica
8 2 (9.52%) Lotus
8 2 (9.52%) SQL
8 2 (9.52%) Cognos
8 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
8 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
8 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
8 2 (9.52%) SAS
8 2 (9.52%) Trillium
8 2 (9.52%) Toshiba
8 2 (9.52%) Finance
8 2 (9.52%) Ab Initio
8 2 (9.52%) Data Management
8 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
8 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
8 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (9.52%) Spanish Language
8 2 (9.52%) QlikView

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
1 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.52%) SAS
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.76%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) LAN
1 1 (4.76%) WAN
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) QlikView
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) OLAP
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Spanish Language
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Support Engineer
1 5 (23.81%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) IT Support
3 2 (9.52%) Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Field Service Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Rollout Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Field Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Deskside Support
4 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) jQuery
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Android
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.52%) Data Management
3 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
3 2 (9.52%) Data Analytics
3 2 (9.52%) Analytics
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.76%) Scrum
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) Dell
4 2 (9.52%) Cognos
4 2 (9.52%) Trillium
4 2 (9.52%) Informatica
4 2 (9.52%) Lotus
4 2 (9.52%) Toshiba
4 2 (9.52%) Ab Initio
4 2 (9.52%) Palantir
4 2 (9.52%) MobileIron
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) Compaq
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix