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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 17 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 16 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 6.72% 5.73% 6.03%
As % of the Applications category 66.67% 35.48% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Average daily rate
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£225 £115 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.65% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £267 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.37% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 10
Average hourly rate £10.50 £10.00 £10.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £10.00 £9.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £10.00 £10.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.93 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +3.70%
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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
24 31 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 10.08% 16.15% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 2
Average daily rate £300 £183 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.38% -54.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 11
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.25 £10.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +10.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £80.75 £10.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 9 (32.14%) Windows XP
3 9 (32.14%) ITIL
4 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 7 (25.00%) HP
6 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
7 4 (14.29%) Incident Management
7 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (14.29%) SQL
8 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
8 3 (10.71%) Project Management
8 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
8 3 (10.71%) Time Management
9 2 (7.14%) jQuery
9 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (7.14%) MobileIron
9 2 (7.14%) Software Deployment
9 2 (7.14%) Lotus
9 2 (7.14%) Service Management
9 2 (7.14%) Finance
9 2 (7.14%) Legal
9 2 (7.14%) SLA
9 2 (7.14%) HTML
9 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
9 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
9 2 (7.14%) .NET
9 2 (7.14%) XML

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (7.14%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.57%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (3.57%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.57%) SAN
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) OLAP
1 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
1 2 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) 1st Line Support
2 5 (17.86%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Project Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.57%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Deskside Support
6 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (3.57%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) HTML
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
1 2 (7.14%) XML
1 2 (7.14%) jQuery
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Statistics
2 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) Windows XP
3 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.57%) Android
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 3 (10.71%) Time Management
3 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Service Management
4 2 (7.14%) Software Deployment
4 2 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.57%) User Stories
5 1 (3.57%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.57%) Change Management
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Information Management
5 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) MCSE
1 1 (3.57%) MCSA
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) OpenView
1 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (3.57%) OVSD
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
1 1 (3.57%) SCOM
1 1 (3.57%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (7.14%) Lotus
3 2 (7.14%) MobileIron
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) CommVault