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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 23 9 18
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 14 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 7.49% 12.93% 2.97%
As % of the Applications category 56.00% 71.43% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 0
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £255 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.06 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.14 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +7.40%
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
25 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 13.37% 18.10% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 5
Average daily rate £400 £328 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.81% -11.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.06 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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
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 27 March 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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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 -10 12 - - 2
MS Office
West Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 28 (73.68%) Windows
2 16 (42.11%) Windows XP
3 14 (36.84%) MS Excel
4 10 (26.32%) ITIL
5 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
5 9 (23.68%) SLA
6 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (21.05%) SCCM
6 8 (21.05%) Pega
7 7 (18.42%) Waterfall
7 7 (18.42%) RUP
7 7 (18.42%) Oracle
7 7 (18.42%) Citrix
8 6 (15.79%) Service Management
8 6 (15.79%) ITSM
8 6 (15.79%) Java
8 6 (15.79%) WebLogic
8 6 (15.79%) MCP
8 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
8 6 (15.79%) MCSE
8 6 (15.79%) Windows 7
8 6 (15.79%) Oracle Database
8 6 (15.79%) Local Government
9 5 (13.16%) Change Control
9 5 (13.16%) DNS
9 5 (13.16%) SQL
9 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
9 5 (13.16%) Project Management
10 4 (10.53%) Finance
10 4 (10.53%) Migration

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (15.79%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.63%) IIS
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) Open Workbench
3 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 5 (13.16%) DNS
3 3 (7.89%) LAN
3 3 (7.89%) DHCP
4 2 (5.26%) WAN
5 1 (2.63%) Wireless
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (15.79%) Local Government
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Billing
3 1 (2.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Analyst
2 10 (26.32%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Project Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Requirements Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Architect
3 6 (15.79%) Help Desk Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Service Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Support Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) PMO Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Project Coordinator
8 1 (2.63%) Help Desk Support
8 1 (2.63%) Implementation Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Coordinator
8 1 (2.63%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.63%) Pocket PC
Operating Systems
1 28 (73.68%) Windows
2 16 (42.11%) Windows XP
3 6 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 4 (10.53%) Windows 2000
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.63%) Android
7 1 (2.63%) UNIX
7 1 (2.63%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) ITIL
2 7 (18.42%) RUP
2 7 (18.42%) Waterfall
3 6 (15.79%) Service Management
3 6 (15.79%) ITSM
4 5 (13.16%) Change Control
4 5 (13.16%) Project Management
5 4 (10.53%) Migration
6 3 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.26%) Resource Management
7 2 (5.26%) Risk Management
7 2 (5.26%) Change Management
7 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.26%) Line Management
8 1 (2.63%) Microservices
8 1 (2.63%) Data Analytics
8 1 (2.63%) Analytics
8 1 (2.63%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.63%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) Java
2 5 (13.16%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (15.79%) MCP
2 6 (15.79%) MCSE
3 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) ISEB
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) Pega
3 7 (18.42%) Citrix
3 7 (18.42%) Oracle
4 3 (7.89%) Business Objects
4 3 (7.89%) Niku
4 3 (7.89%) VMware
5 2 (5.26%) Remedy
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco
6 1 (2.63%) NetIQ
6 1 (2.63%) Panasonic
6 1 (2.63%) Spiceworks
6 1 (2.63%) Meraki