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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 47 38 33
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 115 142 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.84% 4.40% 5.20%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 39.44% 37.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 70 70
Average daily rate £350 £244 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.58% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £115 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £371 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £263 £225
% change year-on-year
+12.38% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 18
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.17% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.15 £9.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.88 £23.54 £20.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
345 360 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.53% 11.16% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 212 198
Average daily rate £350 £345 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £494 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 49 42
Average hourly rate £27.50 £14.18 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.90% -32.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.19 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.25 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.65 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -2.33%

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the South West region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wiltshire -8 30 £400 +113.33% 8
Devon +4 25 £408 +98.78% 5
Bristol -15 22 £250 -20.63% 12
Gloucestershire +9 16 £350 +169.23% 4
Somerset +6 15 £313 +73.37% 7
Dorset +1 5 £133 -62.14% 2
Cornwall +1 1 £160 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 202 (68.94%) Microsoft
2 118 (40.27%) MS Excel
3 108 (36.86%) Windows
4 102 (34.81%) Active Directory
5 63 (21.50%) Security Cleared
5 63 (21.50%) Windows 7
6 47 (16.04%) ITIL
7 44 (15.02%) Project Management
8 42 (14.33%) Office 365
9 38 (12.97%) PRINCE2
10 37 (12.63%) Finance
11 36 (12.29%) Windows XP
11 36 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
13 34 (11.60%) SC Cleared
14 33 (11.26%) Windows Server
15 31 (10.58%) MS Exchange
16 30 (10.24%) MS Project
17 29 (9.90%) MS PowerPoint
18 28 (9.56%) QA
19 26 (8.87%) Time Management
20 24 (8.19%) Windows Server 2008
20 24 (8.19%) Degree
21 23 (7.85%) C
21 23 (7.85%) Ruby
21 23 (7.85%) Gherkin
21 23 (7.85%) Cucumber
22 22 (7.51%) Capybara
22 22 (7.51%) Test Automation
23 20 (6.83%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 31 (10.58%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (2.05%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (2.05%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.02%) IIS
7 2 (0.68%) CMS
7 2 (0.68%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.68%) SAS
8 1 (0.34%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 118 (40.27%) MS Excel
2 30 (10.24%) MS Project
3 29 (9.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (5.80%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.68%) FrameMaker
5 2 (0.68%) RoboHelp
5 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.34%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.34%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.34%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (3.41%) Primavera
2 4 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.37%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.34%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 42 (14.33%) Office 365
2 2 (0.68%) SaaS
3 1 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.34%) Pure360
3 1 (0.34%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 12 (4.10%) LAN
3 11 (3.75%) WAN
4 8 (2.73%) DNS
5 7 (2.39%) DHCP
5 7 (2.39%) VPN
6 6 (2.05%) Firewall
7 5 (1.71%) Internet
8 4 (1.37%) Broadband
9 3 (1.02%) ADSL
9 3 (1.02%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.02%) VoIP
10 2 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.68%) Wireless
11 1 (0.34%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.34%) MPLS
11 1 (0.34%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.34%) WebEx
11 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.34%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.39%) Big Data
2 7 (2.39%) MS Access
3 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.68%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.34%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.34%) DataStage
6 1 (0.34%) GIS
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.34%) QualityStage
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (7.85%) Cucumber
2 22 (7.51%) Capybara
3 11 (3.75%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (1.37%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.02%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.34%) JIRA
6 1 (0.34%) MSTest
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 37 (12.63%) Finance
2 10 (3.41%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.39%) Publishing
4 6 (2.05%) Banking
4 6 (2.05%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.71%) Back Office
5 5 (1.71%) Military
6 4 (1.37%) Electronics
6 4 (1.37%) Front Office
6 4 (1.37%) German Language
6 4 (1.37%) Marketing
6 4 (1.37%) Retail
7 3 (1.02%) Law
7 3 (1.02%) Polish Language
8 2 (0.68%) Billing
8 2 (0.68%) Legal
9 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 87 (29.69%) Analyst
2 37 (12.63%) Support Engineer
3 27 (9.22%) Test Analyst
4 24 (8.19%) Project Manager
5 19 (6.48%) Desktop Support
6 18 (6.14%) IT Support
6 18 (6.14%) Service Analyst
6 18 (6.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 17 (5.80%) Desktop Engineer
8 14 (4.78%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (4.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 13 (4.44%) Developer
9 13 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
10 12 (4.10%) 1st Line Support
10 12 (4.10%) Lead Test Analyst
10 12 (4.10%) Support Analyst
11 10 (3.41%) Data Analyst
11 10 (3.41%) IT Support Engineer
11 10 (3.41%) Tester
11 10 (3.41%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.85%) Gherkin
2 10 (3.41%) HTML
3 9 (3.07%) .NET
4 6 (2.05%) REST
5 5 (1.71%) XML
6 3 (1.02%) CSS
6 3 (1.02%) RESTful
6 3 (1.02%) WCF
6 3 (1.02%) Web Services
7 2 (0.68%) COM
7 2 (0.68%) Middleware
8 1 (0.34%) Ajax
8 1 (0.34%) DHTML
8 1 (0.34%) J2EE
8 1 (0.34%) Qt
8 1 (0.34%) Servlets
8 1 (0.34%) SGML
8 1 (0.34%) XHTML
8 1 (0.34%) XSL
8 1 (0.34%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.41%) NHS
2 10 (3.41%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (3.07%) Mathematics
4 8 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.73%) Smart Meter
5 7 (2.39%) Driving Licence
5 7 (2.39%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.71%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.71%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.71%) Replication
6 5 (1.71%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.37%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.37%) Learning Management System
8 3 (1.02%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.68%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.68%) iPad
9 2 (0.68%) SCORM
9 2 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 108 (36.86%) Windows
2 63 (21.50%) Windows 7
3 36 (12.29%) Windows XP
4 33 (11.26%) Windows Server
5 24 (8.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (6.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (5.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (3.75%) Linux
9 10 (3.41%) Windows 8
10 8 (2.73%) Windows Vista
11 6 (2.05%) Android
11 6 (2.05%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.34%) HPUX
13 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.34%) Solaris
13 1 (0.34%) Unix
13 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (16.04%) ITIL
2 44 (15.02%) Project Management
3 38 (12.97%) PRINCE2
4 36 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (8.87%) Time Management
6 22 (7.51%) Test Automation
7 20 (6.83%) Migration
8 15 (5.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (4.44%) CRM
10 11 (3.75%) Coaching
10 11 (3.75%) Software Engineering
10 11 (3.75%) Software Testing
11 10 (3.41%) Scrum
12 9 (3.07%) Change Management
12 9 (3.07%) Service Management
13 8 (2.73%) Asset Management
13 8 (2.73%) Data Analysis
13 8 (2.73%) Incident Management
13 8 (2.73%) Logistics
13 8 (2.73%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.85%) C
1 23 (7.85%) Ruby
2 13 (4.44%) Java
2 13 (4.44%) SQL
3 11 (3.75%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.41%) C++
5 7 (2.39%) VBA
6 6 (2.05%) C#
7 5 (1.71%) Perl
8 4 (1.37%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.37%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.37%) Python
8 4 (1.37%) VB
8 4 (1.37%) VBScript
9 3 (1.02%) Delphi
9 3 (1.02%) VB6
10 2 (0.68%) R
11 1 (0.34%) ABAP
11 1 (0.34%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (21.50%) Security Cleared
2 34 (11.60%) SC Cleared
3 24 (8.19%) Degree
4 14 (4.78%) ISEB
5 13 (4.44%) DV Cleared
6 12 (4.10%) ISTQB
7 11 (3.75%) HND
8 9 (3.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.71%) APMG
10 5 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.37%) MCSA
12 3 (1.02%) APMP
12 3 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (1.02%) MCP
13 2 (0.68%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.68%) NVQ Level 3
13 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.56%) QA
2 12 (4.10%) SLA
3 9 (3.07%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.37%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.68%) COSHH
5 2 (0.68%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 102 (34.81%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.44%) XenApp
4 8 (2.73%) VMware ESX
5 6 (2.05%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.37%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.37%) vSphere
7 3 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.68%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.34%) Firmware
9 1 (0.34%) Samba
Systems Management
1 18 (6.14%) SCCM
2 2 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.68%) SCOM
2 2 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 202 (68.94%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.80%) VMware
3 15 (5.12%) SAP
4 11 (3.75%) Citrix
5 9 (3.07%) Apple
5 9 (3.07%) IBM
6 8 (2.73%) Cisco
6 8 (2.73%) Symantec
7 7 (2.39%) HP
7 7 (2.39%) Remedy
8 5 (1.71%) CA
9 4 (1.37%) AppSense
9 4 (1.37%) BMC
9 4 (1.37%) Casewise
9 4 (1.37%) Oracle
9 4 (1.37%) Polycom
9 4 (1.37%) Wyse
10 3 (1.02%) Borland
10 3 (1.02%) Capita
11 2 (0.68%) Lotus
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