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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 27 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 23 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 6.80% 11.81% 8.08%
As % of the Applications category 76.67% 89.47% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Average daily rate £675 £267 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+153.05% -17.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £267 £225
% change year-on-year
+12.30% +18.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £13.06 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
30 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 8.88% 13.19% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 8
Average daily rate £325 £267 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.84% -17.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £174 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £353 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £13.06 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -3.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 21 £675 +153.05%
MS Office
West Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 28 (58.33%) Windows
2 17 (35.42%) MS Excel
2 17 (35.42%) Pega
3 13 (27.08%) RUP
4 12 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 12 (25.00%) Open Workbench
5 11 (22.92%) Finance
6 10 (20.83%) Data Analysis
6 10 (20.83%) SDLC
7 9 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
7 9 (18.75%) Change Management
7 9 (18.75%) Risk Management
7 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 8 (16.67%) XML
8 8 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (14.58%) Statistics
9 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (14.58%) PVCS
10 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
10 6 (12.50%) Resource Management
11 5 (10.42%) Problem Management
11 5 (10.42%) ITIL
12 4 (8.33%) Service Management
12 4 (8.33%) Waterfall
12 4 (8.33%) Windows 7
13 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
13 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
13 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
13 3 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.17%) Documentum
3 1 (2.08%) SAS
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (35.42%) MS Excel
2 12 (25.00%) Open Workbench
3 3 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.08%) AutoCAD
4 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) LAN
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) PVCS
2 2 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 11 (22.92%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Requirements Manager
3 7 (14.58%) Project Manager
4 6 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (10.42%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Agile Project Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Incident Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Project Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Requirements Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) RUP Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Business Requirements Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Communications Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Delivery Project Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Documentum Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Documentum Business Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Test Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Applications Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) Security Operations Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (14.58%) Statistics
2 3 (6.25%) IVR
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (58.33%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Unix
3 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) RUP
2 12 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 10 (20.83%) Data Analysis
3 10 (20.83%) SDLC
4 9 (18.75%) Change Management
4 9 (18.75%) Risk Management
4 9 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
5 8 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.50%) Resource Management
7 5 (10.42%) ITIL
7 5 (10.42%) Problem Management
8 4 (8.33%) Service Management
8 4 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
9 3 (6.25%) Project Management
10 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (4.17%) Line Management
10 2 (4.17%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
1 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.08%) MCP
2 1 (2.08%) MCSE
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.08%) SCCM
2 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (35.42%) Pega
2 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) Citrix
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle