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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 34 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 153 148 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.26% 4.41% 4.43%
As % of the Applications category 43.84% 36.63% 30.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 85 80
Median daily rate £320 £300 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £492 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £288 £290
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 24
Median hourly rate £14.88 £16.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.03% +8.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £9.90 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £22.50 £39.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
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
349 404 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.00% 12.05% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 266 286
Median daily rate £335 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £478 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 48 46
Median hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £37.50
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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 61 £225 +60.71% 20
Wiltshire +14 40 £350 - 19
Somerset +19 18 £263 -27.58% 6
Dorset -10 15 £338 +181.25% 5
Gloucestershire +5 10 £313 -22.36% 15
Devon +1 5 £205 -31.66% 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 167 (63.50%) Microsoft
2 111 (42.21%) Windows
3 104 (39.54%) MS Excel
4 70 (26.62%) Active Directory
5 56 (21.29%) Finance
6 48 (18.25%) Windows 7
7 41 (15.59%) SQL
8 34 (12.93%) Security Cleared
9 32 (12.17%) ITIL
9 32 (12.17%) MS PowerPoint
9 32 (12.17%) Windows Server
10 29 (11.03%) DNS
11 27 (10.27%) MS Visio
11 27 (10.27%) VMware
12 26 (9.89%) Citrix
12 26 (9.89%) SCCM
13 25 (9.51%) DHCP
14 24 (9.13%) Project Management
14 24 (9.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 22 (8.37%) Migration
15 22 (8.37%) SharePoint
16 21 (7.98%) MS Exchange
16 21 (7.98%) VPN
16 21 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
17 20 (7.60%) Windows 10
18 19 (7.22%) SQL Server
18 19 (7.22%) SC Cleared
18 19 (7.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 19 (7.22%) Skype for Business
19 18 (6.84%) PowerShell

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 22 (8.37%) SharePoint
2 21 (7.98%) MS Exchange
3 19 (7.22%) Skype for Business
4 10 (3.80%) IIS
5 7 (2.66%) SAS
6 6 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.90%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.14%) Confluence
9 3 (1.14%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.76%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.76%) CICS
10 2 (0.76%) CMS
10 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.76%) GroupWise
10 2 (0.76%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 104 (39.54%) MS Excel
2 32 (12.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 27 (10.27%) MS Visio
4 14 (5.32%) MS Project
5 3 (1.14%) CATIA
6 2 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.52%) Primavera
2 4 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.76%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.38%) Maximo
4 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.18%) Office 365
2 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.52%) SaaS
3 3 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.76%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.76%) Yammer
5 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.38%) IaaS
5 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.03%) DNS
2 25 (9.51%) DHCP
3 21 (7.98%) VPN
4 16 (6.08%) Firewall
5 15 (5.70%) Internet
5 15 (5.70%) TCP/IP
6 13 (4.94%) Junos
6 13 (4.94%) tcpdump
6 13 (4.94%) Wireshark
7 12 (4.56%) SSL
8 10 (3.80%) HTTP
9 9 (3.42%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (3.42%) LAN
10 7 (2.66%) Skype
10 7 (2.66%) WAN
11 4 (1.52%) Extranet
11 4 (1.52%) Wireless
12 3 (1.14%) SMTP
12 3 (1.14%) VoIP
13 2 (0.76%) IMAP4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.66%) Base SAS
4 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.76%) GIS
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.76%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.38%) MS Access
6 1 (0.38%) OLAP
6 1 (0.38%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (4.56%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (3.04%) MSI
4 5 (1.90%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (1.52%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.76%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.76%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.76%) JIRA
7 1 (0.38%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 56 (21.29%) Finance
2 16 (6.08%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.42%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.04%) Banking
5 7 (2.66%) Marketing
6 6 (2.28%) Electronics
7 5 (1.90%) Billing
8 4 (1.52%) Retail
9 2 (0.76%) Back Office
9 2 (0.76%) Law
10 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.38%) Avionics
10 1 (0.38%) Military
10 1 (0.38%) Publishing
10 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (27.76%) Analyst
2 33 (12.55%) Support Engineer
3 24 (9.13%) Project Manager
4 20 (7.60%) Service Analyst
5 19 (7.22%) Service Desk Analyst
6 17 (6.46%) Administrator
6 17 (6.46%) Developer
7 15 (5.70%) Desktop Support
8 13 (4.94%) Consultant
8 13 (4.94%) Network Engineer
8 13 (4.94%) Network Support
9 12 (4.56%) IT Support
9 12 (4.56%) Network Support Engineer
9 12 (4.56%) Support Analyst
10 10 (3.80%) Business Analyst
11 9 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (3.42%) Help Desk Analyst
11 9 (3.42%) Software Project Manager
11 9 (3.42%) SQL Developer
12 8 (3.04%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.32%) .NET
1 14 (5.32%) HTML
2 11 (4.18%) ASP.NET
3 9 (3.42%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (3.42%) JSON
3 9 (3.42%) RESTful
3 9 (3.42%) Web Services
4 2 (0.76%) Ajax
4 2 (0.76%) CSS
5 1 (0.38%) COM
5 1 (0.38%) J2EE
5 1 (0.38%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.38%) REST
5 1 (0.38%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.56%) Blackberry
3 11 (4.18%) Smartphone
4 8 (3.04%) Fat Client
4 8 (3.04%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.04%) RIA
4 8 (3.04%) Thin Client
5 6 (2.28%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.28%) iPad
5 6 (2.28%) Reference Data
5 6 (2.28%) Replication
6 5 (1.90%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.52%) iPhone
8 3 (1.14%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.14%) User Experience
8 3 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.76%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.76%) NHS
9 2 (0.76%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 111 (42.21%) Windows
2 48 (18.25%) Windows 7
3 32 (12.17%) Windows Server
4 24 (9.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (7.60%) Windows 10
6 16 (6.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (4.56%) Windows XP
9 11 (4.18%) Windows 8
10 8 (3.04%) Unix
11 4 (1.52%) Android
11 4 (1.52%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.52%) Linux
11 4 (1.52%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.76%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.76%) NetWare
12 2 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (12.17%) ITIL
2 24 (9.13%) Project Management
3 22 (8.37%) Migration
4 19 (7.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 18 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (6.84%) Validation
6 17 (6.46%) Data Management
7 16 (6.08%) PRINCE2
8 13 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (4.18%) Gantt Chart
9 11 (4.18%) Programme Management
10 10 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (3.80%) Service Delivery
10 10 (3.80%) Time Management
11 9 (3.42%) Data Analysis
11 9 (3.42%) Software Deployment
12 8 (3.04%) Service Management
13 7 (2.66%) Quality Management
13 7 (2.66%) Release Management
13 7 (2.66%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (15.59%) SQL
2 18 (6.84%) PowerShell
3 17 (6.46%) VB
4 14 (5.32%) VBScript
5 13 (4.94%) C
6 11 (4.18%) VB.NET
7 7 (2.66%) C++
7 7 (2.66%) VBA
8 6 (2.28%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.90%) Java
10 3 (1.14%) C#
10 3 (1.14%) Perl
10 3 (1.14%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.76%) JCL
11 2 (0.76%) REXX
12 1 (0.38%) Delphi
12 1 (0.38%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.38%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 34 (12.93%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.22%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.18%) Degree
4 10 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.42%) DV Cleared
6 7 (2.66%) MCDST
7 6 (2.28%) ISEB
8 5 (1.90%) MCP
9 4 (1.52%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.76%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.76%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.76%) MCSE
10 2 (0.76%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.38%) CISSP
11 1 (0.38%) HND
11 1 (0.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.70%) SLA
2 14 (5.32%) QA
3 8 (3.04%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.76%) SSAE 16
5 1 (0.38%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.38%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 70 (26.62%) Active Directory
2 21 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.70%) XenApp
4 8 (3.04%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (3.04%) XenDesktop
5 7 (2.66%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.76%) RACF
7 2 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.38%) Firmware
8 1 (0.38%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 26 (9.89%) SCCM
2 4 (1.52%) WSUS
3 3 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.14%) SCOM
4 2 (0.76%) CA Endevor
4 2 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.38%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.38%) MOM
5 1 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 167 (63.50%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.27%) VMware
3 26 (9.89%) Citrix
4 17 (6.46%) CheckPoint
5 16 (6.08%) Cisco
6 13 (4.94%) Juniper
7 11 (4.18%) SAP
8 10 (3.80%) IBM
8 10 (3.80%) Oracle
9 8 (3.04%) HP
9 8 (3.04%) Remedy
10 7 (2.66%) Apple
10 7 (2.66%) Dell
10 7 (2.66%) Intel Security
11 6 (2.28%) Wyse
12 5 (1.90%) Lotus
13 4 (1.52%) BMC
14 3 (1.14%) Polycom
14 3 (1.14%) PTC
15 2 (0.76%) Mitel
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