The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull 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 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 7 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 9 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 10.84% 14.85% 13.79%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 71.43% 53.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £270 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £9.54 £12.20 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Solihull region.

Applications Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
18 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 21.69% 20.79% 25.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 6
Average daily rate £200 £275 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +69.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £355 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £9.54 £12.20 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) MS Project
2 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (27.27%) Time Management
4 3 (27.27%) Internet
4 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 3 (27.27%) MS Visio
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (18.18%) Logistics
5 2 (18.18%) Fujitsu
5 2 (18.18%) SLA
5 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Dependency Management
6 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (9.09%) MOS
6 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
6 1 (9.09%) Android
6 1 (9.09%) iPhone
6 1 (9.09%) OpenUP
6 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
6 1 (9.09%) Service Management
6 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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.

Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Project
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) MS Visio
3 2 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Project Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Project Planner
3 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Junior
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Planner
4 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
2 1 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Time Management
2 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (18.18%) Dependency Management
2 2 (18.18%) PRINCE
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Logistics
3 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (9.09%) OpenUP
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Fujitsu