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 2 May 2016 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 43 38 33
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 115 137 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.96% 4.38% 5.71%
As % of the Applications category 36.39% 40.06% 35.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 79 92
Median daily rate £250 £300 £214
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +40.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £115 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £290 £225
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 23
Median hourly rate £23.00 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.28% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £11.04 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £30.36 £13.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -5.35%
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
316 342 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.87% 10.94% 16.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 198 296
Median daily rate £312 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £462 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 53 59
Median hourly rate £23.00 £14.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.62% -34.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.92 £10.00 £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £32.30 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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 2 May 2016.

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 2 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the South West region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -11 35 £250 -29.57% 10
Wiltshire -4 32 £363 +16.93% 8
Somerset +17 13 £531 +269.56% 3
Gloucestershire +11 12 £180 -63.63% 3
Dorset -4 12 £239 +34.50% 3
Devon -3 7 £120 -68.00% 2
Cornwall 0 2 £110 +10.00% 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 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.

1 153 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 92 (39.32%) MS Excel
3 71 (30.34%) Windows
4 56 (23.93%) Active Directory
5 50 (21.37%) Security Cleared
6 47 (20.09%) Finance
7 43 (18.38%) Windows 7
8 36 (15.38%) ITIL
9 33 (14.10%) Project Management
10 31 (13.25%) PRINCE2
11 29 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (11.97%) SC Cleared
13 24 (10.26%) C
14 23 (9.83%) Office 365
15 22 (9.40%) QA
15 22 (9.40%) MS Project
16 21 (8.97%) SQL
17 19 (8.12%) Java
18 18 (7.69%) MS Exchange
18 18 (7.69%) SCCM
18 18 (7.69%) Windows Server
19 17 (7.26%) Ruby
19 17 (7.26%) MS PowerPoint
19 17 (7.26%) Cucumber
19 17 (7.26%) Gherkin
19 17 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (7.26%) SharePoint
19 17 (7.26%) VMware
20 16 (6.84%) TCP/IP
20 16 (6.84%) Capybara

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 18 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 17 (7.26%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.85%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.99%) SAS
5 4 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.85%) CMS
6 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.85%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.43%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.43%) Confluence
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.43%) IIS
7 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 92 (39.32%) MS Excel
2 22 (9.40%) MS Project
3 17 (7.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (5.98%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.85%) FrameMaker
5 2 (0.85%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (4.70%) Primavera
2 6 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (2.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.83%) Office 365
2 1 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.43%) Pure360
2 1 (0.43%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.84%) TCP/IP
2 11 (4.70%) DNS
3 8 (3.42%) DHCP
4 7 (2.99%) LAN
4 7 (2.99%) VPN
5 5 (2.14%) WAN
6 4 (1.71%) Firewall
6 4 (1.71%) Internet
6 4 (1.71%) VoIP
6 4 (1.71%) Wireless
7 3 (1.28%) Broadband
8 2 (0.85%) ADSL
8 2 (0.85%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.85%) HTTP
9 1 (0.43%) FTP
9 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.43%) IMAP
9 1 (0.43%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.43%) IPv4
9 1 (0.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.56%) Base SAS
3 5 (2.14%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.85%) Big Data
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.43%) GIS
6 1 (0.43%) OLAP
6 1 (0.43%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.43%) QGIS
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (7.26%) Cucumber
2 16 (6.84%) Capybara
3 7 (2.99%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (2.14%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.28%) JIRA
6 2 (0.85%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.43%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.43%) MSTest
7 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (20.09%) Finance
2 15 (6.41%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.27%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.42%) Electronics
5 7 (2.99%) Marketing
6 6 (2.56%) Billing
7 4 (1.71%) Banking
7 4 (1.71%) Publishing
8 3 (1.28%) Back Office
8 3 (1.28%) Retail
9 2 (0.85%) Advertising
9 2 (0.85%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.85%) Law
9 2 (0.85%) Military
10 1 (0.43%) Avionics
10 1 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 68 (29.06%) Analyst
2 25 (10.68%) Support Engineer
3 21 (8.97%) IT Support
4 20 (8.55%) Project Manager
4 20 (8.55%) Test Analyst
5 15 (6.41%) Desktop Support
6 14 (5.98%) Desktop Engineer
7 13 (5.56%) Programme Planner
8 12 (5.13%) Data Analyst
9 11 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (4.70%) Developer
9 11 (4.70%) Service Analyst
10 10 (4.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 9 (3.85%) Master Data Analyst
11 9 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
11 9 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
12 8 (3.42%) IT Support Engineer
12 8 (3.42%) Lead Test Analyst
12 8 (3.42%) Software Test Engineer
12 8 (3.42%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.26%) Gherkin
2 8 (3.42%) HTML
2 8 (3.42%) REST
3 4 (1.71%) .NET
3 4 (1.71%) CSS
3 4 (1.71%) XML
4 3 (1.28%) RESTful
5 2 (0.85%) Ajax
5 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.85%) J2EE
6 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.43%) COM
6 1 (0.43%) Middleware
6 1 (0.43%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.43%) Servlets
6 1 (0.43%) SGML
6 1 (0.43%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.43%) XSL
6 1 (0.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.70%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (4.27%) Replication
4 8 (3.42%) Reference Data
5 7 (2.99%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.99%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.99%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.56%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.56%) iPad
7 5 (2.14%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.71%) Informatics
8 4 (1.71%) iPhone
9 3 (1.28%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.28%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.28%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.85%) FMCG
10 2 (0.85%) NHS
10 2 (0.85%) PMI
10 2 (0.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 71 (30.34%) Windows
2 43 (18.38%) Windows 7
3 18 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 15 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (6.41%) Windows XP
5 10 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (3.85%) Android
7 8 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.99%) Windows 8
9 6 (2.56%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.28%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.85%) Linux
11 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.43%) Unix
12 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (15.38%) ITIL
2 33 (14.10%) Project Management
3 31 (13.25%) PRINCE2
4 29 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (5.98%) Data Management
6 13 (5.56%) Software Testing
6 13 (5.56%) Time Management
7 12 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (5.13%) Programme Management
7 12 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (4.70%) Coaching
8 11 (4.70%) Logistics
8 11 (4.70%) Test Automation
9 9 (3.85%) Data Analysis
9 9 (3.85%) Data Modelling
9 9 (3.85%) Validation
10 8 (3.42%) Master Data Management
10 8 (3.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (2.99%) Migration
11 7 (2.99%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.26%) C
2 21 (8.97%) SQL
3 19 (8.12%) Java
4 17 (7.26%) Ruby
5 12 (5.13%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.85%) C++
7 5 (2.14%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.14%) VBScript
8 4 (1.71%) VB
9 3 (1.28%) Python
9 3 (1.28%) VBA
10 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.43%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.43%) C#
11 1 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 50 (21.37%) Security Cleared
2 28 (11.97%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.41%) DV Cleared
4 12 (5.13%) Degree
5 10 (4.27%) ISEB
6 9 (3.85%) HND
7 8 (3.42%) ISTQB
8 7 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.71%) MCDST
11 3 (1.28%) APMG
11 3 (1.28%) MCP
11 3 (1.28%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.85%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.85%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.43%) BICSI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.40%) QA
2 11 (4.70%) SLA
3 6 (2.56%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.85%) COSHH
5 2 (0.85%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.43%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 56 (23.93%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.98%) XenApp
3 13 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.85%) XenDesktop
5 7 (2.99%) VMware ESX
6 6 (2.56%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.85%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.43%) Firmware
9 1 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 18 (7.69%) SCCM
2 2 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.85%) SCOM
2 2 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 153 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.26%) VMware
3 13 (5.56%) Citrix
4 10 (4.27%) Apple
5 9 (3.85%) Remedy
5 9 (3.85%) SAP
6 7 (2.99%) Cisco
6 7 (2.99%) IBM
6 7 (2.99%) Oracle
6 7 (2.99%) Wyse
7 5 (2.14%) AppSense
7 5 (2.14%) BMC
7 5 (2.14%) CA
7 5 (2.14%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.71%) Polycom
9 3 (1.28%) Dell
9 3 (1.28%) HP
9 3 (1.28%) Intel Security
10 2 (0.85%) Lotus
10 2 (0.85%) Symantec
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