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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 14 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 1.59% 14.71% 5.08%
As % of the Applications category 7.14% 65.22% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate
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£225 £425 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +165.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £265 £263
% change year-on-year
+11.32% +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +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
14 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 22.22% 22.55% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
Average daily rate £275 £425 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +165.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £358 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £478 £283
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 August 2014, 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 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
2 7 (43.75%) MySQL
2 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 7 (43.75%) Perl
2 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
3 6 (37.50%) Java
3 6 (37.50%) VBA
3 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
4 4 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) UNIX
5 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) CAFM
6 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 2 (12.50%) Lotus
6 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) SAP
6 2 (12.50%) Windows
6 2 (12.50%) IBM Notes
6 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 2 (12.50%) ADSL
6 2 (12.50%) WAN
6 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 1 (6.25%) B2B
7 1 (6.25%) MS Project

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) ADSL
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) MySQL
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Database Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Help Desk Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Project Planner
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Trainer
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Trainer
4 1 (6.25%) UAT Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) UNIX
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 2 (12.50%) CAFM
2 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) B2B
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
3 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
1 7 (43.75%) Perl
2 6 (37.50%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) VBA
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) VMware
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Lotus
2 2 (12.50%) SAP