The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 19 11 17
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 10 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 6.10% 9.16% 1.82%
As % of the Applications category 37.04% 63.16% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
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£150 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.82% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £290
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -22.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -
MS Office
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Shropshire region.

Applications Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
27 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 16.46% 14.50% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 5
Average daily rate £400 £410 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +49.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford -5 9 - - 2
Shrewsbury -1 1 £150 -
MS Office
West Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
3 10 (34.48%) Windows XP
4 8 (27.59%) Oracle
4 8 (27.59%) Pega
5 7 (24.14%) Waterfall
5 7 (24.14%) Oracle Database
5 7 (24.14%) SDLC
5 7 (24.14%) RUP
5 7 (24.14%) SLA
6 6 (20.69%) Project Management
6 6 (20.69%) Java
6 6 (20.69%) Business Objects
6 6 (20.69%) WebLogic
6 6 (20.69%) Change Control
7 5 (17.24%) SCCM
7 5 (17.24%) Local Government
7 5 (17.24%) Open Workbench
7 5 (17.24%) ITIL
7 5 (17.24%) MCP
7 5 (17.24%) MCSE
7 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
7 5 (17.24%) Citrix
7 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (17.24%) ITSM
7 5 (17.24%) Service Management
8 4 (13.79%) LAN
8 4 (13.79%) SQL
9 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
9 3 (10.34%) Windows 7

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 6 (20.69%) WebLogic
2 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.90%) IIS
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (17.24%) Open Workbench
3 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) LAN
2 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.34%) DNS
3 2 (6.90%) WAN
3 2 (6.90%) DHCP
3 2 (6.90%) Wireless
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.45%) NAS
4 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (17.24%) Local Government
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Project Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Requirements Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Architect
4 5 (17.24%) Help Desk Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Service Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (13.79%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Implementation Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Business Operations Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Project Support Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Business Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) Windows XP
3 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.90%) Android
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.45%) UNIX
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Waterfall
1 7 (24.14%) SDLC
1 7 (24.14%) RUP
2 6 (20.69%) Project Management
2 6 (20.69%) Change Control
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL
3 5 (17.24%) ITSM
3 5 (17.24%) Service Management
4 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.45%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.45%) Time Management
5 1 (3.45%) Analytics
5 1 (3.45%) Open Source
5 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Java
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) MCP
1 5 (17.24%) MCSE
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) ISEB
4 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle
1 8 (27.59%) Pega
2 6 (20.69%) Business Objects
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.24%) Citrix
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) Niku
4 2 (6.90%) VMware
4 2 (6.90%) Panasonic
4 2 (6.90%) Meraki
4 2 (6.90%) Spiceworks
5 1 (3.45%) Veeam
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) Informatica