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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 20 11 20
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 16 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 7.92% 10.71% 4.10%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 71.43% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 0
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- £418 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £250 £270
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.06 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.14 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.14% -
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
32 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 15.84% 15.00% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 4
Average daily rate £400 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.06 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -9.09%

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 17 April 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 -7 14 - -
MS Office
West Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 15 (40.54%) Windows XP
3 13 (35.14%) MS Excel
4 9 (24.32%) SLA
4 9 (24.32%) ITIL
5 8 (21.62%) Pega
6 7 (18.92%) Waterfall
6 7 (18.92%) SCCM
6 7 (18.92%) Oracle
6 7 (18.92%) RUP
6 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
6 7 (18.92%) Citrix
6 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (16.22%) MCSE
7 6 (16.22%) WebLogic
7 6 (16.22%) Java
7 6 (16.22%) MCP
7 6 (16.22%) ITSM
7 6 (16.22%) Service Management
7 6 (16.22%) Project Management
7 6 (16.22%) Local Government
7 6 (16.22%) Change Control
7 6 (16.22%) Oracle Database
8 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
8 5 (13.51%) Business Objects
8 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
9 4 (10.81%) DNS
9 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
9 4 (10.81%) Windows 2000
9 4 (10.81%) SQL

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (16.22%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (35.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) Open Workbench
3 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.81%) DNS
3 3 (8.11%) LAN
4 2 (5.41%) WAN
4 2 (5.41%) DHCP
5 1 (2.70%) Wireless
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (16.22%) Local Government
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Billing
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (59.46%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (18.92%) Project Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Architect
4 6 (16.22%) Help Desk Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Requirements Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Service Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Support Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) PMO Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Implementation Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Project Support Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Operations Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Project Coordinator
8 1 (2.70%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.70%) Pocket PC
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 15 (40.54%) Windows XP
3 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
4 4 (10.81%) Windows 2000
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.70%) UNIX
6 1 (2.70%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) ITIL
2 7 (18.92%) RUP
2 7 (18.92%) Waterfall
3 6 (16.22%) Change Control
3 6 (16.22%) Project Management
3 6 (16.22%) Service Management
3 6 (16.22%) ITSM
4 3 (8.11%) Migration
4 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.70%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.70%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.70%) Change Management
6 1 (2.70%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) Java
2 4 (10.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (16.22%) MCP
2 6 (16.22%) MCSE
3 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) ISEB
6 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Pega
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.92%) Citrix
2 7 (18.92%) Oracle
3 5 (13.51%) Business Objects
4 2 (5.41%) Niku
4 2 (5.41%) VMware
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco
5 1 (2.70%) NetIQ
5 1 (2.70%) Remedy
5 1 (2.70%) Panasonic
5 1 (2.70%) Spiceworks
5 1 (2.70%) Meraki