The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 34 35 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs citing MS Office 140 123 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.39% 5.02% 3.78%
As % of the Applications category 39.11% 37.05% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 67 43
Average daily rate
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£244 £219 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -27.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £100 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £391 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 18 19
Average hourly rate £11.75 £13.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.96% -20.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.30 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.54 £28.38 £40.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
MS Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
358 332 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.22% 13.54% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 194 182
Average daily rate £341 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.08% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £131 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £421 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 39 31
Average hourly rate £12.50 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.47% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £11.50 £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in the South West

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Bristol +3 36 £315 +61.53% 15
Wiltshire +3 30 £175 -45.94% 13
Gloucestershire -9 18 £130 -58.06% 8
Devon -4 16 £205 +36.66% 6
Somerset -13 12 £175 -46.96% 3
Dorset -11 10 £350 +250.00% 3
Cornwall -2 4 - - 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 190 (65.07%) Microsoft
2 127 (43.49%) Windows
3 126 (43.15%) MS Excel
4 86 (29.45%) Windows 7
5 76 (26.03%) Active Directory
6 70 (23.97%) Finance
7 55 (18.84%) Windows XP
8 42 (14.38%) SQL
9 40 (13.70%) Security Cleared
10 37 (12.67%) ITIL
10 37 (12.67%) SharePoint
11 35 (11.99%) Citrix
12 31 (10.62%) MS Exchange
12 31 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
13 30 (10.27%) Project Management
14 29 (9.93%) SC Cleared
15 27 (9.25%) PRINCE2
16 23 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
17 22 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003
18 21 (7.19%) MS Project
18 21 (7.19%) VMware
18 21 (7.19%) MS PowerPoint
19 18 (6.16%) Agile Software Development
19 18 (6.16%) Management Information System
20 17 (5.82%) Internet
21 16 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
21 16 (5.48%) SLA
21 16 (5.48%) MS Visio
22 15 (5.14%) WAN
22 15 (5.14%) TCP/IP

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 37 (12.67%) SharePoint
2 31 (10.62%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (4.11%) Lync
5 9 (3.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (2.74%) IBM Notes
7 7 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (2.05%) SAS
9 4 (1.37%) IIS
9 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.34%) Moodle
12 1 (0.34%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.34%) CMS
12 1 (0.34%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.34%) JBoss
Applications
1 126 (43.15%) MS Excel
2 21 (7.19%) MS Project
2 21 (7.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (5.48%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.40%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.37%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.34%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Agresso
1 2 (0.68%) SAP HR
1 2 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.68%) SAP HR-PA
1 2 (0.68%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.34%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.45%) Office 365
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.82%) Internet
2 15 (5.14%) WAN
2 15 (5.14%) TCP/IP
2 15 (5.14%) Firewall
3 14 (4.79%) DNS
3 14 (4.79%) LAN
4 10 (3.42%) DHCP
5 6 (2.05%) VPN
6 5 (1.71%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (1.37%) FTP
7 4 (1.37%) SAN
7 4 (1.37%) Intranet
7 4 (1.37%) Wireless
8 3 (1.03%) SMTP
9 2 (0.68%) LDAP
9 2 (0.68%) ADSL
9 2 (0.68%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.68%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.68%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.34%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.45%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.74%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.05%) MS Access
3 6 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.03%) PowerCenter
7 2 (0.68%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.34%) EDMS
8 1 (0.34%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.34%) DB2
8 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (2.40%) JIRA
2 3 (1.03%) Toad
2 3 (1.03%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.68%) MSI
4 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.34%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.34%) Selenium
4 1 (0.34%) Subversion
4 1 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
General
1 70 (23.97%) Finance
2 7 (2.40%) Banking
2 7 (2.40%) Retail
2 7 (2.40%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.05%) Law
3 6 (2.05%) Marketing
4 5 (1.71%) Legal
5 3 (1.03%) Military
6 2 (0.68%) Electronics
7 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.34%) Billing
7 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.34%) Publishing
7 1 (0.34%) Back Office
7 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 109 (37.33%) Analyst
2 33 (11.30%) Service Desk Analyst
2 33 (11.30%) Service Analyst
3 29 (9.93%) 2nd Line Support
4 28 (9.59%) Desktop Support
5 27 (9.25%) Support Engineer
6 23 (7.88%) Developer
7 18 (6.16%) Business Analyst
8 13 (4.45%) Support Analyst
8 13 (4.45%) Project Manager
9 12 (4.11%) IT Support
10 11 (3.77%) Help Desk Analyst
10 11 (3.77%) Administrator
11 10 (3.42%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (2.74%) 1st Line Support
12 8 (2.74%) Programme Manager
12 8 (2.74%) Help Desk Support
12 8 (2.74%) MI Analyst
12 8 (2.74%) PMO Analyst
13 7 (2.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.05%) .NET
1 6 (2.05%) XML
2 3 (1.03%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.03%) OLE DB
2 3 (1.03%) HTML
2 3 (1.03%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.03%) Web Services
3 2 (0.68%) XSL
3 2 (0.68%) XSLT
3 2 (0.68%) CSS
4 1 (0.34%) Middleware
4 1 (0.34%) SOAP
4 1 (0.34%) COM
4 1 (0.34%) EDI
4 1 (0.34%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.16%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.45%) Blackberry
4 11 (3.77%) NHS
5 7 (2.40%) PDA
6 6 (2.05%) iPhone
7 4 (1.37%) iPad
7 4 (1.37%) User Experience
8 3 (1.03%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.03%) E-Learning
8 3 (1.03%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.68%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.68%) Replication
9 2 (0.68%) Streaming Video
9 2 (0.68%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.68%) Copywriting
9 2 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.34%) Kindle
10 1 (0.34%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 127 (43.49%) Windows
2 86 (29.45%) Windows 7
3 55 (18.84%) Windows XP
4 23 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (3.42%) Windows 8
7 9 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.74%) Apple iOS
9 7 (2.40%) Android
10 6 (2.05%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.71%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (1.37%) UNIX
12 4 (1.37%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.03%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.68%) Linux
14 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X Server
14 2 (0.68%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone 7
15 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (12.67%) ITIL
2 30 (10.27%) Project Management
3 27 (9.25%) PRINCE2
4 18 (6.16%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (5.14%) Data Management
7 14 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (4.45%) Migration
8 13 (4.45%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 12 (4.11%) Statistical Analysis
9 12 (4.11%) Time Management
10 11 (3.77%) Risk Management
10 11 (3.77%) Programme Management
11 10 (3.42%) Change Management
11 10 (3.42%) Change Control
12 9 (3.08%) Data Migration
12 9 (3.08%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (3.08%) Data Analysis
13 8 (2.74%) ETL
13 8 (2.74%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 42 (14.38%) SQL
2 8 (2.74%) VBA
3 7 (2.40%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.05%) T-SQL
4 6 (2.05%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.71%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.37%) C
7 3 (1.03%) VB
8 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.34%) VB6
9 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.34%) Java
9 1 (0.34%) C#
9 1 (0.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 40 (13.70%) Security Cleared
2 29 (9.93%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.77%) Degree
4 7 (2.40%) MOS
5 5 (1.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.37%) ISEB
7 3 (1.03%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.03%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.68%) MCSE
8 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.68%) PMP
8 2 (0.68%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.68%) CCAB
8 2 (0.68%) MCDST
9 1 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.34%) MCTS
9 1 (0.34%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.48%) SLA
2 10 (3.42%) QA
3 4 (1.37%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.37%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.03%) Solvency II
4 3 (1.03%) HL7
5 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.34%) P3O
6 1 (0.34%) ARP4754
6 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
System Software
1 76 (26.03%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.08%) XenApp
4 4 (1.37%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.03%) VMware Server
5 3 (1.03%) MetaFrame
6 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.68%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.68%) Kerio MailServer
7 1 (0.34%) UAG
7 1 (0.34%) vSphere
7 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.34%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (3.08%) SCCM
2 3 (1.03%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.68%) Nagios
3 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.34%) WSUS
4 1 (0.34%) SCOM
4 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 190 (65.07%) Microsoft
2 35 (11.99%) Citrix
3 21 (7.19%) VMware
4 11 (3.77%) HP
4 11 (3.77%) Oracle
5 9 (3.08%) SAP
6 8 (2.74%) Business Objects
6 8 (2.74%) Cisco
6 8 (2.74%) Lotus
7 7 (2.40%) Dell
8 6 (2.05%) Avaya
9 5 (1.71%) SonicWALL
9 5 (1.71%) Teradata
10 4 (1.37%) Adobe
10 4 (1.37%) Informatica
11 3 (1.03%) Veeam
11 3 (1.03%) Mitel
11 3 (1.03%) Remedy
11 3 (1.03%) Apple
12 2 (0.68%) IBM
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £110.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 60-90 Per Day
Posted: 11 days ago
Swindon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
South West England
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £28 - £33 per hour + DOE
Posted: 17 days ago
Wiltshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + DOE
Posted: 18 days ago