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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 41 40 34
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 128 126 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.34% 4.05% 5.01%
As % of the Applications category 40.63% 37.84% 33.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 77 83
Median daily rate £294 £250 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £118 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £432 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £288 £250
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 27
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £17.50 £27.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £13.60 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+21.36% -2.89%
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
315 333 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.67% 10.69% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 219 274
Median daily rate £315 £345 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £141 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £454 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 42 59
Median hourly rate £16.74 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.88 £27.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +9 41 £270 +20.00% 15
Wiltshire -4 32 £320 +19.06% 4
Dorset -2 22 £163 +34.29% 3
Gloucestershire +5 14 £180 -57.52% 2
Somerset -1 7 £238 -24.00% 4
Devon -9 7 £205 -8.88%
Cornwall +6 1 £110 +10.00% 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 172 (67.19%) Microsoft
2 108 (42.19%) Windows
3 86 (33.59%) MS Excel
4 72 (28.13%) Active Directory
5 55 (21.48%) Windows 7
6 54 (21.09%) Finance
7 41 (16.02%) Security Cleared
8 38 (14.84%) ITIL
9 37 (14.45%) SQL
10 32 (12.50%) Windows Server
11 27 (10.55%) MS Exchange
11 27 (10.55%) DNS
11 27 (10.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (9.77%) SCCM
13 24 (9.38%) Citrix
13 24 (9.38%) SharePoint
14 23 (8.98%) VMware
15 21 (8.20%) MS Visio
15 21 (8.20%) Project Management
15 21 (8.20%) XenApp
16 20 (7.81%) SC Cleared
16 20 (7.81%) DHCP
16 20 (7.81%) TCP/IP
17 19 (7.42%) Windows Server 2003
17 19 (7.42%) QA
17 19 (7.42%) MS PowerPoint
17 19 (7.42%) Skype for Business
18 18 (7.03%) Office 365
18 18 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
18 18 (7.03%) VPN

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 27 (10.55%) MS Exchange
2 24 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 19 (7.42%) Skype for Business
4 10 (3.91%) IIS
5 9 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.95%) SAS
8 4 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.56%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.17%) CMS
9 3 (1.17%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.78%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.78%) GroupWise
10 2 (0.78%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.78%) WordPress
11 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 86 (33.59%) MS Excel
2 21 (8.20%) MS Visio
3 19 (7.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (6.25%) MS Project
5 2 (0.78%) FrameMaker
5 2 (0.78%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (3.52%) Primavera
2 6 (2.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (2.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.03%) Office 365
2 3 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.17%) SaaS
3 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.39%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.55%) DNS
2 20 (7.81%) DHCP
2 20 (7.81%) TCP/IP
3 18 (7.03%) VPN
4 14 (5.47%) Firewall
4 14 (5.47%) Internet
5 11 (4.30%) SSL
6 10 (3.91%) HTTP
6 10 (3.91%) LAN
7 9 (3.52%) Junos
7 9 (3.52%) tcpdump
7 9 (3.52%) Wireshark
8 8 (3.13%) WAN
9 7 (2.73%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (1.95%) Skype
10 5 (1.95%) Wireless
11 3 (1.17%) Broadband
11 3 (1.17%) SMTP
12 2 (0.78%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.78%) IMAP4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.47%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.95%) Base SAS
4 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.78%) GIS
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.39%) OLAP
6 1 (0.39%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.39%) QGIS
6 1 (0.39%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (5.86%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.13%) Cucumber
2 8 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (2.73%) Capybara
4 4 (1.56%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.78%) JIRA
5 2 (0.78%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.39%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.39%) MSTest
6 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 54 (21.09%) Finance
2 15 (5.86%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.91%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.13%) Banking
5 7 (2.73%) Billing
6 6 (2.34%) Electronics
6 6 (2.34%) Marketing
7 4 (1.56%) Retail
8 3 (1.17%) Back Office
8 3 (1.17%) Law
9 2 (0.78%) Advertising
9 2 (0.78%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.78%) Military
9 2 (0.78%) Publishing
10 1 (0.39%) Avionics
10 1 (0.39%) Legal
10 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (31.64%) Analyst
2 34 (13.28%) Support Engineer
3 20 (7.81%) Service Analyst
4 19 (7.42%) Developer
5 18 (7.03%) Service Desk Analyst
6 17 (6.64%) IT Support
7 14 (5.47%) Desktop Support
7 14 (5.47%) Test Analyst
8 13 (5.08%) Project Manager
9 12 (4.69%) Programme Planner
10 11 (4.30%) 1st Line Support
10 11 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (4.30%) Consultant
11 10 (3.91%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (3.91%) IT Analyst
12 9 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
12 9 (3.52%) Data Analyst
12 9 (3.52%) Master Data Analyst
12 9 (3.52%) Network Support
12 9 (3.52%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.86%) HTML
2 11 (4.30%) .NET
3 10 (3.91%) ASP.NET
4 8 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (3.13%) Gherkin
4 8 (3.13%) JSON
4 8 (3.13%) REST
4 8 (3.13%) RESTful
4 8 (3.13%) Web Services
5 4 (1.56%) CSS
6 2 (0.78%) Ajax
6 2 (0.78%) J2EE
7 1 (0.39%) DHTML
7 1 (0.39%) Middleware
7 1 (0.39%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.39%) SGML
7 1 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.39%) XML
7 1 (0.39%) XSL
7 1 (0.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.08%) Blackberry
3 10 (3.91%) Replication
3 10 (3.91%) Smartphone
4 9 (3.52%) Fat Client
4 9 (3.52%) Thin Client
5 8 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.13%) Reference Data
6 7 (2.73%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.95%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.95%) iPad
7 5 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.17%) iPhone
8 3 (1.17%) User Experience
9 2 (0.78%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.78%) FMCG
9 2 (0.78%) Informatics
9 2 (0.78%) NHS
9 2 (0.78%) Social Media
9 2 (0.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 108 (42.19%) Windows
2 55 (21.48%) Windows 7
3 32 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 27 (10.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (7.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (5.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (5.47%) Windows XP
8 12 (4.69%) Windows 8
9 11 (4.30%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.95%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.95%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.56%) Android
11 4 (1.56%) Unix
11 4 (1.56%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.78%) Linux
12 2 (0.78%) NetWare
12 2 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (14.84%) ITIL
2 21 (8.20%) Project Management
3 18 (7.03%) PRINCE2
4 15 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (5.08%) Data Management
6 11 (4.30%) Programme Management
6 11 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (3.91%) Coaching
7 10 (3.91%) Validation
8 9 (3.52%) Logistics
8 9 (3.52%) Migration
8 9 (3.52%) Software Testing
8 9 (3.52%) Time Management
9 8 (3.13%) Incident Management
9 8 (3.13%) Master Data Management
10 7 (2.73%) ERP
10 7 (2.73%) Test Scripting
11 6 (2.34%) Software Engineering
11 6 (2.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 37 (14.45%) SQL
2 18 (7.03%) C
3 17 (6.64%) Java
4 12 (4.69%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.91%) C++
5 10 (3.91%) PowerShell
5 10 (3.91%) VB.NET
6 8 (3.13%) Ruby
7 7 (2.73%) VBScript
8 6 (2.34%) VB
9 3 (1.17%) VBA
10 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.39%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.39%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.39%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 41 (16.02%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.81%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.47%) DV Cleared
4 10 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.52%) Degree
6 8 (3.13%) ISEB
6 8 (3.13%) MCDST
7 7 (2.73%) ISTQB
8 6 (2.34%) MCP
9 5 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.78%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.78%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.78%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.78%) MCSE
10 2 (0.78%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.39%) APMP
11 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.39%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.42%) QA
2 15 (5.86%) SLA
3 5 (1.95%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.78%) SSAE 16
5 1 (0.39%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.39%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.39%) JSP 440
System Software
1 72 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 21 (8.20%) XenApp
3 18 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (4.69%) XenDesktop
5 11 (4.30%) Hyper-V
6 10 (3.91%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.78%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 25 (9.77%) SCCM
2 4 (1.56%) SCOM
3 2 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 172 (67.19%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.38%) Citrix
3 23 (8.98%) VMware
4 16 (6.25%) Cisco
5 15 (5.86%) CheckPoint
6 10 (3.91%) Oracle
6 10 (3.91%) Remedy
6 10 (3.91%) SAP
7 9 (3.52%) Juniper
7 9 (3.52%) Wyse
8 8 (3.13%) Apple
8 8 (3.13%) Intel Security
9 6 (2.34%) BMC
10 5 (1.95%) AppSense
10 5 (1.95%) CA
10 5 (1.95%) Dell
11 4 (1.56%) IBM
11 4 (1.56%) Lotus
11 4 (1.56%) Polycom
12 3 (1.17%) HP
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