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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
England / South West
Rank 40 41 33
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 106 122 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.18% 4.17% 4.84%
As % of the Applications category 37.19% 33.06% 39.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 70 78
Median daily rate £228 £360 £203
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.80% +77.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £140 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £475 £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 34
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £13.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £42.90 £23.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +3.70%

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
285 369 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.23% 12.62% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 224 239
Median daily rate £338 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £170 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £477 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 35 43
Median hourly rate £25.13 £27.50 £13.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.63% +105.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £44.50 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.90
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.73%

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 22 January 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
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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 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 +15 40 £313 +2.45% 10
Wiltshire -1 28 £250 -33.33% 9
Gloucestershire -8 17 £120 -65.71% 3
Dorset +5 6 £210 +68.00% 4
Somerset +2 4 £175 -48.14% 6
Devon -10 4 £300 -26.38% 4
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 170 (64.15%) Microsoft
2 132 (49.81%) Windows
3 115 (43.40%) MS Excel
4 90 (33.96%) Active Directory
5 76 (28.68%) Windows 7
6 57 (21.51%) Finance
7 45 (16.98%) ITIL
8 42 (15.85%) Office 365
9 41 (15.47%) Security Cleared
10 37 (13.96%) SC Cleared
11 36 (13.58%) Windows Server
12 31 (11.70%) Migration
13 29 (10.94%) VMware
13 29 (10.94%) SCCM
14 28 (10.57%) Project Management
14 28 (10.57%) Citrix
15 27 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
16 26 (9.81%) Windows Server 2008
16 26 (9.81%) VMware Infrastructure
16 26 (9.81%) MS PowerPoint
16 26 (9.81%) DNS
17 25 (9.43%) SharePoint
18 24 (9.06%) Windows 10
19 23 (8.68%) VPN
20 21 (7.92%) DHCP
20 21 (7.92%) MS Project
20 21 (7.92%) Incident Management
21 20 (7.55%) SQL Server
21 20 (7.55%) SLA
21 20 (7.55%) Service Delivery

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 25 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.66%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.91%) Skype for Business
4 11 (4.15%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (2.26%) IIS
7 5 (1.89%) MS Project Server
8 4 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.51%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.75%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.75%) CICS
10 2 (0.75%) Confluence
10 2 (0.75%) Moodle
11 1 (0.38%) CMS
11 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.38%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 115 (43.40%) MS Excel
2 26 (9.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 21 (7.92%) MS Project
4 18 (6.79%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.13%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.75%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.38%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 42 (15.85%) Office 365
2 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.81%) DNS
2 23 (8.68%) VPN
3 21 (7.92%) DHCP
4 19 (7.17%) Internet
5 18 (6.79%) Firewall
6 11 (4.15%) TCP/IP
7 9 (3.40%) Wireless
8 8 (3.02%) LAN
9 7 (2.64%) WAN
10 6 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (1.89%) VoIP
12 4 (1.51%) Extranet
12 4 (1.51%) Junos
12 4 (1.51%) tcpdump
12 4 (1.51%) Wireshark
12 4 (1.51%) X.509
13 3 (1.13%) Ethernet
13 3 (1.13%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (1.13%) Skype
14 2 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.26%) MS Access
3 4 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.13%) MySQL
4 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.75%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (0.75%) GIS
5 2 (0.75%) OLAP
5 2 (0.75%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.38%) Power BI
6 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (3.02%) MSI
2 4 (1.51%) InstallShield
2 4 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.13%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.13%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.13%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.75%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.75%) JDeveloper
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.75%) Toad
5 1 (0.38%) NuGet
5 1 (0.38%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 57 (21.51%) Finance
2 13 (4.91%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.02%) Marketing
4 7 (2.64%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.64%) Retail
5 5 (1.89%) Electronics
6 4 (1.51%) Banking
7 3 (1.13%) Local Government
8 2 (0.75%) Back Office
8 2 (0.75%) Publishing
9 1 (0.38%) Advertising
9 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.38%) Billing
9 1 (0.38%) Legal
9 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (30.19%) Analyst
2 39 (14.72%) Support Engineer
3 33 (12.45%) Service Analyst
3 33 (12.45%) Service Desk Analyst
4 24 (9.06%) Project Manager
5 23 (8.68%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (6.79%) Administrator
7 17 (6.42%) IT Support
8 16 (6.04%) Coordinator
8 16 (6.04%) Project Coordinator
9 13 (4.91%) IT Engineer
10 12 (4.53%) 1st Line Support
10 12 (4.53%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 12 (4.53%) Desktop Support
10 12 (4.53%) IT Support Engineer
11 11 (4.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 11 (4.15%) Support Analyst
12 10 (3.77%) Software Project Manager
13 9 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 9 (3.40%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.77%) .NET
2 4 (1.51%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.13%) Classic ASP
4 2 (0.75%) HTML
4 2 (0.75%) HTML5
4 2 (0.75%) J2EE
4 2 (0.75%) Spring
4 2 (0.75%) XML
5 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.38%) Ajax
5 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.38%) CSS
5 1 (0.38%) CSS3
5 1 (0.38%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.38%) jQuery
5 1 (0.38%) LINQ
5 1 (0.38%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (0.38%) RESTful
5 1 (0.38%) SOAP
5 1 (0.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.53%) Fat Client
2 12 (4.53%) Thin Client
3 11 (4.15%) Driving Licence
4 9 (3.40%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.40%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.02%) RIA
6 7 (2.64%) Smartphone
6 7 (2.64%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.89%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.89%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.13%) Handset
8 3 (1.13%) IVR
8 3 (1.13%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.13%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.13%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.75%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.75%) Replication
9 2 (0.75%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 132 (49.81%) Windows
2 76 (28.68%) Windows 7
3 36 (13.58%) Windows Server
4 26 (9.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (9.06%) Windows 10
6 18 (6.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (6.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (5.66%) Apple iOS
9 12 (4.53%) Android
10 10 (3.77%) Windows XP
11 8 (3.02%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.64%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.89%) Unix
14 2 (0.75%) Linux
14 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.75%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.38%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (16.98%) ITIL
2 31 (11.70%) Migration
3 28 (10.57%) Project Management
4 21 (7.92%) Incident Management
5 20 (7.55%) Service Delivery
6 18 (6.79%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (6.79%) Programme Management
7 17 (6.42%) Validation
8 16 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (6.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 15 (5.66%) Time Management
10 14 (5.28%) PRINCE2
11 13 (4.91%) Gantt Chart
12 12 (4.53%) Application Virtualisation
12 12 (4.53%) ITSM
12 12 (4.53%) Performance Management
13 11 (4.15%) Change Management
13 11 (4.15%) CRM
14 10 (3.77%) Software Deployment
15 9 (3.40%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.79%) SQL
2 14 (5.28%) VB
3 10 (3.77%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.64%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.64%) VBA
4 7 (2.64%) VBScript
5 6 (2.26%) C#
6 5 (1.89%) Java
6 5 (1.89%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.13%) PHP
8 2 (0.75%) C
8 2 (0.75%) JCL
8 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.75%) REXX
9 1 (0.38%) Delphi
9 1 (0.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 41 (15.47%) Security Cleared
2 37 (13.96%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.77%) DBS Check
4 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.89%) Degree
6 4 (1.51%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.38%) APMP
8 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.38%) CIPD
8 1 (0.38%) HND
8 1 (0.38%) ISEB
8 1 (0.38%) MCITP
8 1 (0.38%) MCP
8 1 (0.38%) MCSE
8 1 (0.38%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.38%) PMP
8 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.55%) SLA
2 4 (1.51%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.75%) P3O
3 2 (0.75%) QA
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 90 (33.96%) Active Directory
2 26 (9.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.42%) Microsoft App-V
3 17 (6.42%) XenApp
4 11 (4.15%) VMware ESX
4 11 (4.15%) XenDesktop
5 7 (2.64%) BitLocker
5 7 (2.64%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.51%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.75%) RACF
8 1 (0.38%) Firmware
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (10.94%) SCCM
2 7 (2.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (1.51%) WSUS
4 3 (1.13%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.75%) CA Endevor
5 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.75%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.38%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.38%) MOM
6 1 (0.38%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.38%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 170 (64.15%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.94%) VMware
3 28 (10.57%) Citrix
4 18 (6.79%) Apple
5 13 (4.91%) Cisco
5 13 (4.91%) HP
6 11 (4.15%) SAP
6 11 (4.15%) Symantec
6 11 (4.15%) Wyse
7 10 (3.77%) AppSense
7 10 (3.77%) Dell
7 10 (3.77%) IBM
8 9 (3.40%) Oracle
9 8 (3.02%) CheckPoint
10 7 (2.64%) CA
10 7 (2.64%) Remedy
11 4 (1.51%) Juniper
11 4 (1.51%) Lotus
11 4 (1.51%) Polycom
12 3 (1.13%) Verint
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £22 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £100 to £120 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol Area
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Rate £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £130 to £160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £20.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago