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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
England / South West
Rank 39 47 37
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 122 118 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.50% 3.94% 4.37%
As % of the Applications category 40.00% 34.40% 40.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 59 70
Median daily rate £275 £298 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.56% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £476 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.60% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 30 32
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £11.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +30.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.40 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £39.75 £39.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%

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
305 343 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.25% 11.46% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 203 201
Median daily rate £338 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £144 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £480 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 47 48
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +25.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.03 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.01 £39.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +13.79%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +18 51 £305 +32.71% 18
Wiltshire +18 46 £275 -29.03% 7
Gloucestershire 0 11 £113 -70.00% 6
Devon -16 3 - - 5
Dorset -2 1 £210 +50.00% 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 148 (57.81%) Microsoft
2 122 (47.66%) Windows
3 108 (42.19%) MS Excel
4 83 (32.42%) Active Directory
5 76 (29.69%) Windows 7
6 68 (26.56%) Finance
7 67 (26.17%) Office 365
8 59 (23.05%) Security Cleared
9 57 (22.27%) SC Cleared
10 46 (17.97%) ITIL
11 42 (16.41%) SharePoint
11 42 (16.41%) Project Management
12 40 (15.63%) MS Project
13 38 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
14 37 (14.45%) Programme Management
15 33 (12.89%) Windows Server
16 30 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
16 30 (11.72%) SharePoint Server
17 29 (11.33%) Incident Management
17 29 (11.33%) Project Planning
17 29 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
18 27 (10.55%) Citrix
19 25 (9.77%) Internet
19 25 (9.77%) VMware
20 23 (8.98%) DNS
20 23 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
20 23 (8.98%) SCCM
21 22 (8.59%) MS PowerPoint
21 22 (8.59%) Migration
22 21 (8.20%) Apple

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 42 (16.41%) SharePoint
2 30 (11.72%) SharePoint Server
3 20 (7.81%) MS Exchange
4 11 (4.30%) Skype for Business
5 9 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (2.34%) IIS
7 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.17%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.17%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.78%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.78%) Moodle
10 1 (0.39%) CMS
10 1 (0.39%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.39%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.39%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 108 (42.19%) MS Excel
2 40 (15.63%) MS Project
3 22 (8.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (3.91%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.39%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 8 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.56%) Pegasus Opera
3 3 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.39%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 67 (26.17%) Office 365
2 6 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.39%) G Suite
3 1 (0.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.77%) Internet
2 23 (8.98%) DNS
3 20 (7.81%) VPN
4 19 (7.42%) Firewall
5 17 (6.64%) DHCP
6 13 (5.08%) Wireless
7 11 (4.30%) TCP/IP
8 9 (3.52%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (3.13%) LAN
10 7 (2.73%) WAN
11 4 (1.56%) Broadband
11 4 (1.56%) X.509
12 3 (1.17%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (1.17%) VoIP
13 2 (0.78%) Skype
14 1 (0.39%) 3G
14 1 (0.39%) 4G
14 1 (0.39%) Extranet
14 1 (0.39%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.73%) MS Access
3 6 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.95%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.17%) MySQL
6 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.78%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.78%) GIS
7 2 (0.78%) OLAP
7 2 (0.78%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.39%) DB2
8 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.78%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.78%) JDeveloper
2 2 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.78%) Toad
3 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.39%) JIRA
3 1 (0.39%) NuGet
3 1 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.39%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 68 (26.56%) Finance
2 16 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.08%) Marketing
4 9 (3.52%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.52%) Retail
5 8 (3.13%) Electronics
6 3 (1.17%) Banking
6 3 (1.17%) Local Government
7 2 (0.78%) Billing
7 2 (0.78%) Publishing
8 1 (0.39%) Advertising
8 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.39%) German Language
8 1 (0.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Military
8 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (30.47%) Analyst
2 37 (14.45%) Support Engineer
3 33 (12.89%) Service Desk Analyst
4 32 (12.50%) Service Analyst
5 20 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (7.81%) IT Support
6 17 (6.64%) Coordinator
6 17 (6.64%) Project Coordinator
7 13 (5.08%) IT Engineer
7 13 (5.08%) Project Manager
8 12 (4.69%) 1st Line Support
8 12 (4.69%) IT Support Engineer
9 11 (4.30%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 11 (4.30%) Administrator
9 11 (4.30%) Desktop Support
10 10 (3.91%) Citrix Analyst
10 10 (3.91%) PMO Analyst
10 10 (3.91%) Support Analyst
11 8 (3.13%) Customer Engineer
11 8 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.13%) .NET
2 4 (1.56%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.17%) Classic ASP
4 2 (0.78%) HTML
4 2 (0.78%) HTML5
4 2 (0.78%) J2EE
4 2 (0.78%) Spring
5 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.39%) Ajax
5 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.39%) CSS
5 1 (0.39%) CSS3
5 1 (0.39%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.39%) jQuery
5 1 (0.39%) LINQ
5 1 (0.39%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (0.39%) RESTful
5 1 (0.39%) SOAP
5 1 (0.39%) Web Services
5 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.08%) Driving Licence
2 13 (5.08%) Fat Client
2 13 (5.08%) Thin Client
3 11 (4.30%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.52%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (2.73%) Smart Meter
6 7 (2.73%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.95%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.56%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.17%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.17%) Handset
9 3 (1.17%) IVR
9 3 (1.17%) RSA SecurID
9 3 (1.17%) User Experience
10 2 (0.78%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.78%) iPhone
11 1 (0.39%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 122 (47.66%) Windows
2 76 (29.69%) Windows 7
3 33 (12.89%) Windows Server
4 29 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (7.03%) Apple iOS
7 17 (6.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (5.47%) Windows 10
9 12 (4.69%) Android
10 11 (4.30%) Windows XP
11 8 (3.13%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.95%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.56%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.56%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.39%) NetWare
14 1 (0.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (17.97%) ITIL
2 42 (16.41%) Project Management
3 38 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (14.45%) Programme Management
5 29 (11.33%) Incident Management
5 29 (11.33%) Project Planning
6 22 (8.59%) Migration
7 17 (6.64%) Service Delivery
8 16 (6.25%) Performance Management
9 14 (5.47%) PRINCE2
9 14 (5.47%) Time Management
9 14 (5.47%) Validation
10 13 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (5.08%) Performance Monitoring
11 12 (4.69%) ITSM
11 12 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (3.91%) Service Management
12 10 (3.91%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (3.52%) Asset Management
14 8 (3.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.69%) SQL
2 5 (1.95%) Java
2 5 (1.95%) JavaScript
2 5 (1.95%) T-SQL
3 4 (1.56%) C#
3 4 (1.56%) VB
3 4 (1.56%) VBA
4 3 (1.17%) PHP
5 2 (0.78%) C
5 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.78%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.39%) VB6
Qualifications
1 59 (23.05%) Security Cleared
2 57 (22.27%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.08%) DBS Check
4 10 (3.91%) DV Cleared
5 8 (3.13%) Degree
6 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.17%) BC Cleared
7 3 (1.17%) CIPD
8 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.39%) APMP
9 1 (0.39%) HND
9 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.39%) MCITP
9 1 (0.39%) MCP
9 1 (0.39%) MCSE
9 1 (0.39%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.81%) SLA
2 4 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.17%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.17%) ISO19770
4 2 (0.78%) P3O
4 2 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 83 (32.42%) Active Directory
2 23 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (7.42%) XenApp
4 13 (5.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (5.08%) VMware ESX
4 13 (5.08%) XenDesktop
5 8 (3.13%) BitLocker
5 8 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.56%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.78%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (8.98%) SCCM
2 8 (3.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (2.34%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.78%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.78%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.39%) SCOM
6 1 (0.39%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.39%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.39%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 148 (57.81%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.55%) Citrix
3 25 (9.77%) VMware
4 21 (8.20%) Apple
5 15 (5.86%) SAP
6 13 (5.08%) AppSense
6 13 (5.08%) Wyse
7 12 (4.69%) Cisco
7 12 (4.69%) Symantec
8 11 (4.30%) Dell
9 10 (3.91%) Oracle
10 9 (3.52%) Remedy
11 8 (3.13%) HP
12 7 (2.73%) Intel Security
13 6 (2.34%) CA
14 5 (1.95%) IBM
15 4 (1.56%) CheckPoint
15 4 (1.56%) Pegasus
15 4 (1.56%) QAD
15 4 (1.56%) Xerox
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