The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Sheffield region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 17 12 18
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 8 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 4.42% 7.14% 6.93%
As % of the Applications category 40.00% 38.89% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Average daily rate
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£110 £163 £103
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% +58.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.96% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 10
Average hourly rate £13.98 £11.22 £11.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.55% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £10.00 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £37.90 £12.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.11 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.77% +4.51%
Applications Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
20 36 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 11.05% 18.37% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 16
Average daily rate £340 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £113 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £301
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 11
Average hourly rate £12.49 £10.00 £11.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.87% -12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.48 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £76.90 £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Office
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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 30 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Sheffield

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 10 (45.45%) Windows
3 7 (31.82%) HP
4 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
5 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
6 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
7 3 (13.64%) Supplier Management
7 3 (13.64%) Dell
7 3 (13.64%) MS Project
7 3 (13.64%) XML
8 2 (9.09%) ITIL
8 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
8 2 (9.09%) SAS
8 2 (9.09%) Trillium
8 2 (9.09%) Cognos
8 2 (9.09%) IBM Notes
8 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (9.09%) Informatica
8 2 (9.09%) Lotus
8 2 (9.09%) Spanish Language
8 2 (9.09%) Banking
8 2 (9.09%) Data Management
8 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
8 2 (9.09%) QlikView
8 2 (9.09%) SCCM
8 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (9.09%) Toshiba

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (9.09%) SAS
1 2 (9.09%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.55%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) MS Project
3 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
4 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) LAN
1 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) QlikView
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (9.09%) Spanish Language
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Deskside Support
3 2 (9.09%) Field Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Data Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Rollout Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) IT Support
3 2 (9.09%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Development Manager
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Trainer
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) jQuery
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Supplier Management
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL
2 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
2 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (9.09%) Data Management
2 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
2 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
2 2 (9.09%) Data Analytics
2 2 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.55%) TDD
3 1 (4.55%) Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Scrum
3 1 (4.55%) Time Management
3 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
1 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) HP
3 3 (13.64%) Dell
4 2 (9.09%) Trillium
4 2 (9.09%) Cognos
4 2 (9.09%) Informatica
4 2 (9.09%) Lotus
4 2 (9.09%) Toshiba
4 2 (9.09%) Ab Initio
4 2 (9.09%) Palantir
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) Compaq