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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 16 17 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 20 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 7.17% 5.56% 11.56%
As % of the Applications category 44.44% 47.83% 60.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 3
Average daily rate
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£240 £120 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £112 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £128 £148
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 8
Average hourly rate £10.50 £14.00 £12.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +12.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.59 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £25.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.21 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.99% +1.50%
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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
45 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 16.13% 11.62% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 10 8
Average daily rate £275 £278 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% +15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £138 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £389 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 12
Average hourly rate £10.50 £14.00 £11.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +24.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £11.99 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £25.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (46.43%) Windows
3 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 8 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 8 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 6 (21.43%) MS Visio
6 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (17.86%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (17.86%) ITIL
7 5 (17.86%) Process Management
7 5 (17.86%) Change Management
7 5 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (17.86%) Degree
8 4 (14.29%) VMware
8 4 (14.29%) ITSM
8 4 (14.29%) Finance
8 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (10.71%) Backup Exec
9 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
9 3 (10.71%) HP
9 3 (10.71%) Citrix
9 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
10 2 (7.14%) SQL

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (21.43%) MS Visio
3 5 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) DNS
1 2 (7.14%) LAN
1 2 (7.14%) WAN
1 2 (7.14%) DHCP
1 2 (7.14%) SAN
1 2 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) Wireless
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Business Change Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) 1st Line Support
2 5 (17.86%) Business Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Change Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Service Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Project Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Change Management Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) MI Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) PMO Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) IT Support
6 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 8 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (17.86%) Risk Analysis
2 5 (17.86%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) Process Management
2 5 (17.86%) Change Management
3 4 (14.29%) ITSM
3 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (7.14%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Service Management
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.14%) Change Control
4 2 (7.14%) Time Management
4 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.57%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.57%) Software Distribution
5 1 (3.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
1 2 (7.14%) VBA
2 1 (3.57%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.57%) MCTS
3 1 (3.57%) PMP
3 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.57%) MCP
3 1 (3.57%) MCSE
3 1 (3.57%) MCSA
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (3.57%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) VMware
3 3 (10.71%) HP
3 3 (10.71%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) Symantec
5 1 (3.57%) Websense
5 1 (3.57%) IBM