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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 40 33 37
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 136 192 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.27% 5.79% 4.90%
As % of the Applications category 40.96% 36.29% 34.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 92 43
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.11% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £113 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £250 £270
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 25
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.71 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £15.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.14 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.14% -
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
332 529 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.42% 15.95% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 286 173
Average daily rate £340 £303 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.39% -5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £438 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 59 36
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.31 £14.12
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.90% +36.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £42.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -9.09%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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
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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 +16 45 £300 +33.33% 13
Bristol -9 38 £370 +64.44% 9
Dorset +2 11 £175 +45.83% 2
Devon -3 11 £375 +72.41% 2
Cornwall +3 9 £100 - 1
Gloucestershire -36 9 £130 -58.06% 8
Somerset -11 4 £219 +1.74% 10
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 181 (63.51%) Microsoft
2 140 (49.12%) Windows
3 120 (42.11%) MS Excel
4 93 (32.63%) Active Directory
4 93 (32.63%) Windows 7
5 60 (21.05%) Windows XP
6 55 (19.30%) Finance
7 37 (12.98%) ITIL
7 37 (12.98%) SQL
8 34 (11.93%) MS Project
9 31 (10.88%) Citrix
9 31 (10.88%) Project Management
9 31 (10.88%) Security Cleared
10 30 (10.53%) SharePoint
11 29 (10.18%) MS Exchange
12 25 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (8.77%) MS PowerPoint
13 24 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
13 24 (8.42%) PRINCE2
14 23 (8.07%) Windows Server 2003
15 22 (7.72%) SLA
15 22 (7.72%) VMware
15 22 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (7.37%) SC Cleared
17 19 (6.67%) MS Visio
18 16 (5.61%) Migration
19 15 (5.26%) TCP/IP
20 14 (4.91%) Windows 8
20 14 (4.91%) Office 365
20 14 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 30 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 29 (10.18%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.56%) Lync
4 9 (3.16%) IBM Notes
5 8 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.81%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.75%) IIS
7 4 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.05%) Moodle
8 3 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.05%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.35%) SAS
10 1 (0.35%) JBoss
10 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.35%) CMS
Applications
1 120 (42.11%) MS Excel
2 34 (11.93%) MS Project
3 25 (8.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (6.67%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.35%) SPSS
6 1 (0.35%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) SAP HR-PA
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.35%) Agresso
2 1 (0.35%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.91%) Office 365
2 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 12 (4.21%) LAN
2 12 (4.21%) Firewall
3 11 (3.86%) Internet
3 11 (3.86%) WAN
3 11 (3.86%) DNS
4 6 (2.11%) VPN
4 6 (2.11%) DHCP
5 5 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (1.40%) Intranet
7 3 (1.05%) Wireless
7 3 (1.05%) SMTP
8 2 (0.70%) ADSL
8 2 (0.70%) FTP
8 2 (0.70%) HTTP
8 2 (0.70%) SAN
9 1 (0.35%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.35%) GSM
9 1 (0.35%) PBX
9 1 (0.35%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.16%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.75%) PowerCenter
6 3 (1.05%) MS Access
7 1 (0.35%) DB2
7 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.35%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.35%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.35%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (2.46%) JIRA
2 2 (0.70%) MSI
2 2 (0.70%) Subversion
3 1 (0.35%) Ant
3 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.35%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.35%) Selenium
3 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 55 (19.30%) Finance
2 7 (2.46%) Banking
2 7 (2.46%) Retail
2 7 (2.46%) Marketing
3 6 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.75%) Law
5 2 (0.70%) Legal
5 2 (0.70%) Military
5 2 (0.70%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.70%) Electronics
5 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.70%) Local Government
6 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.35%) Billing
6 1 (0.35%) Back Office
6 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 93 (32.63%) Analyst
2 40 (14.04%) Desktop Support
3 38 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 33 (11.58%) Support Engineer
5 29 (10.18%) Service Analyst
6 28 (9.82%) Service Desk Analyst
7 16 (5.61%) Developer
8 15 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 15 (5.26%) IT Support
9 14 (4.91%) Project Manager
10 13 (4.56%) Desktop Engineer
11 12 (4.21%) Administrator
12 10 (3.51%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 10 (3.51%) Help Desk Analyst
12 10 (3.51%) Desktop Analyst
12 10 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 9 (3.16%) Team Leader
13 9 (3.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 8 (2.81%) Help Desk Support
14 8 (2.81%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.40%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.05%) HTML
2 3 (1.05%) CSS
2 3 (1.05%) XML
3 2 (0.70%) XSL
3 2 (0.70%) XSLT
3 2 (0.70%) .NET
3 2 (0.70%) COM
4 1 (0.35%) jQuery
4 1 (0.35%) HTML5
4 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.35%) SOAP
4 1 (0.35%) Web Services
4 1 (0.35%) Flash
4 1 (0.35%) XHTML
4 1 (0.35%) EDI
4 1 (0.35%) Middleware
4 1 (0.35%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.51%) Blackberry
2 10 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.16%) NHS
4 7 (2.46%) User Experience
5 5 (1.75%) PDA
6 4 (1.40%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.40%) CMDB
6 4 (1.40%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.05%) iPhone
7 3 (1.05%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.05%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.05%) GIS
8 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.70%) Replication
8 2 (0.70%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.70%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.70%) Copywriting
9 1 (0.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 140 (49.12%) Windows
2 93 (32.63%) Windows 7
3 60 (21.05%) Windows XP
4 25 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (8.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (4.91%) Windows 8
7 12 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.46%) Windows Vista
9 6 (2.11%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (1.75%) Android
11 4 (1.40%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.05%) UNIX
12 3 (1.05%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.70%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone 7
14 1 (0.35%) AIX
14 1 (0.35%) Solaris
14 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (12.98%) ITIL
2 31 (10.88%) Project Management
3 24 (8.42%) PRINCE2
4 22 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (5.61%) Migration
6 11 (3.86%) ETL
6 11 (3.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (3.51%) Change Management
7 10 (3.51%) Configuration Management
7 10 (3.51%) Data Management
7 10 (3.51%) Data Migration
7 10 (3.51%) Line Management
8 9 (3.16%) Validation
8 9 (3.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (3.16%) Scrum
8 9 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (2.81%) Incident Management
9 8 (2.81%) Test Management
9 8 (2.81%) Software Testing
9 8 (2.81%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 37 (12.98%) SQL
2 9 (3.16%) T-SQL
3 8 (2.81%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.11%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.75%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.05%) C
7 1 (0.35%) C#
7 1 (0.35%) Java
7 1 (0.35%) Perl
7 1 (0.35%) VB
7 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 31 (10.88%) Security Cleared
2 21 (7.37%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (2.81%) Degree
4 5 (1.75%) APMP
5 4 (1.40%) ISEB
5 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.05%) MCSE
6 3 (1.05%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.05%) MOS
6 3 (1.05%) MCDST
7 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.70%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.35%) MCSA
8 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.35%) Dell Certification
8 1 (0.35%) ECDL
8 1 (0.35%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.72%) SLA
2 8 (2.81%) QA
3 3 (1.05%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.70%) ARP4754
4 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.35%) P3O
System Software
1 93 (32.63%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.46%) XenApp
4 4 (1.40%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.05%) VMware Server
5 3 (1.05%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.70%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.70%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.70%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.35%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.35%) Firmware
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (3.86%) SCCM
2 4 (1.40%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.35%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.35%) WSUS
4 1 (0.35%) SCOM
4 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 181 (63.51%) Microsoft
2 31 (10.88%) Citrix
3 22 (7.72%) VMware
4 10 (3.51%) Remedy
4 10 (3.51%) Oracle
4 10 (3.51%) Cisco
5 9 (3.16%) HP
5 9 (3.16%) Lotus
6 5 (1.75%) Informatica
6 5 (1.75%) SAP
7 4 (1.40%) Dell
7 4 (1.40%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.40%) Novell
8 3 (1.05%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.05%) AppSense
8 3 (1.05%) Adobe
8 3 (1.05%) Avaya
8 3 (1.05%) Veeam
8 3 (1.05%) Symantec
9 2 (0.70%) WatchGuard
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