The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Shropshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 11 17 15
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 15 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 11.19% 4.17% 6.71%
As % of the Applications category 71.43% 45.45% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 3
Average daily rate £418 - £170
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 - £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.06% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
21 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 15.67% 9.17% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 14
Average daily rate £325 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £274 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £414 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Office
West Midlands

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Telford +9 14 £418 -
Shrewsbury - 1 - -
MS Office
West Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
2 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) MS Visio
2 8 (38.10%) LAN
3 7 (33.33%) WAN
3 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (28.57%) CCNA
4 6 (28.57%) HP
4 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (28.57%) JSP
4 6 (28.57%) Cisco
4 6 (28.57%) McAfee
4 6 (28.57%) Project Management
4 6 (28.57%) Network Design
5 5 (23.81%) Change Management
5 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
5 5 (23.81%) Blue Coat
5 5 (23.81%) JSP 440
5 5 (23.81%) CAD
6 4 (19.05%) ITIL
6 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
6 4 (19.05%) Open Workbench
6 4 (19.05%) Resource Management
7 3 (14.29%) Change Control
7 3 (14.29%) C
7 3 (14.29%) Windows
7 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
8 2 (9.52%) Service Management
8 2 (9.52%) SharePoint

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Visio
2 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (19.05%) Open Workbench
3 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) LAN
2 7 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) Intranet
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Design Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Security Manager
4 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
1 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Project Management
1 6 (28.57%) Network Design
2 5 (23.81%) Change Management
2 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
2 5 (23.81%) CAD
3 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 4 (19.05%) Resource Management
4 3 (14.29%) Change Control
5 2 (9.52%) Service Management
5 2 (9.52%) Transition Management
5 2 (9.52%) Migration
5 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Management
6 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
3 6 (28.57%) CCNA
3 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) JSP 440
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) HP
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco
2 6 (28.57%) McAfee
3 5 (23.81%) Blue Coat
4 1 (4.76%) VMware