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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 39 32 48
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +16
Contract jobs citing MS Office 136 155 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.38% 5.48% 3.97%
As % of the Applications category 42.63% 35.96% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 72 41
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£310 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £115 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £268 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.80% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 19 18
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £10.74 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £15.70 £39.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +7.40%
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
319 431 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.28% 15.25% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 224 178
Average daily rate £341 £313 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.20% -1.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 39 28
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.41 £15.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.93% +17.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £11.50 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £38.05 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Bristol -8 43 £335 +48.88% 10
Wiltshire +14 36 £250 +2.04% 10
Gloucestershire -23 13 £130 -58.06% 12
Devon -8 11 £265 +78.15% 7
Dorset -8 8 £180 +60.00% 3
Cornwall +3 6 - - 5
Somerset -19 4 £285 -13.63% 4
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 188 (64.60%) Microsoft
2 133 (45.70%) Windows
3 124 (42.61%) MS Excel
4 90 (30.93%) Windows 7
5 80 (27.49%) Active Directory
6 60 (20.62%) Finance
7 54 (18.56%) Windows XP
8 44 (15.12%) SQL
9 40 (13.75%) ITIL
10 35 (12.03%) Security Cleared
11 34 (11.68%) Citrix
12 33 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
13 32 (11.00%) Project Management
14 31 (10.65%) SharePoint
15 27 (9.28%) MS Exchange
15 27 (9.28%) MS Project
16 25 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
17 24 (8.25%) SC Cleared
17 24 (8.25%) PRINCE2
18 22 (7.56%) Windows Server 2003
18 22 (7.56%) Business Intelligence
18 22 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
18 22 (7.56%) Data Management
19 21 (7.22%) VMware
20 19 (6.53%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
20 19 (6.53%) Statistical Analysis
21 17 (5.84%) Management Information System
22 16 (5.50%) Migration
22 16 (5.50%) SLA
22 16 (5.50%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 31 (10.65%) SharePoint
2 27 (9.28%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.44%) Lync
5 9 (3.09%) IBM Notes
6 8 (2.75%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (2.06%) IIS
8 5 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.69%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.69%) SAS
11 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.34%) JBoss
11 1 (0.34%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.34%) CMS
11 1 (0.34%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.34%) Moodle
Applications
1 124 (42.61%) MS Excel
2 27 (9.28%) MS Project
3 16 (5.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (4.81%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.34%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.69%) SAP Business One
1 2 (0.69%) SAP HR-PA
1 2 (0.69%) Agresso
1 2 (0.69%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.81%) Office 365
2 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.50%) TCP/IP
2 15 (5.15%) Internet
3 14 (4.81%) Firewall
4 12 (4.12%) LAN
4 12 (4.12%) WAN
4 12 (4.12%) DNS
5 9 (3.09%) DHCP
6 5 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (1.37%) SAN
7 4 (1.37%) FTP
7 4 (1.37%) Intranet
8 3 (1.03%) SMTP
8 3 (1.03%) VPN
8 3 (1.03%) Wireless
9 2 (0.69%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (0.69%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.69%) ADSL
9 2 (0.69%) LDAP
10 1 (0.34%) MPLS
10 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.75%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.06%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.72%) PowerCenter
5 5 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.37%) MS Access
7 2 (0.69%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.34%) DB2
8 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.34%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 7 (2.41%) JIRA
2 2 (0.69%) Subversion
2 2 (0.69%) Toad
2 2 (0.69%) MSI
3 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.34%) Selenium
3 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.34%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
General
1 60 (20.62%) Finance
2 8 (2.75%) Banking
3 7 (2.41%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.41%) Retail
4 6 (2.06%) Law
5 5 (1.72%) Marketing
6 4 (1.37%) Legal
7 3 (1.03%) Military
8 2 (0.69%) Local Government
8 2 (0.69%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.34%) Publishing
9 1 (0.34%) Billing
9 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 107 (36.77%) Analyst
2 34 (11.68%) Service Analyst
2 34 (11.68%) 2nd Line Support
3 33 (11.34%) Service Desk Analyst
4 31 (10.65%) Desktop Support
5 28 (9.62%) Support Engineer
6 20 (6.87%) Developer
7 18 (6.19%) Business Analyst
8 14 (4.81%) IT Support
9 12 (4.12%) Administrator
9 12 (4.12%) Support Analyst
10 11 (3.78%) Help Desk Analyst
11 10 (3.44%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (3.44%) Project Manager
12 8 (2.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (2.75%) MI Analyst
12 8 (2.75%) Data Analyst
12 8 (2.75%) Help Desk Support
13 7 (2.41%) Coordinator
13 7 (2.41%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.37%) .NET
1 4 (1.37%) HTML
2 3 (1.03%) CSS
2 3 (1.03%) Web Services
2 3 (1.03%) XML
2 3 (1.03%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.69%) COM
3 2 (0.69%) XSL
3 2 (0.69%) XSLT
4 1 (0.34%) SOAP
4 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.34%) Flash
4 1 (0.34%) XHTML
4 1 (0.34%) EDI
4 1 (0.34%) Middleware
4 1 (0.34%) jQuery
4 1 (0.34%) Ajax
4 1 (0.34%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.84%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.78%) Blackberry
4 10 (3.44%) NHS
5 6 (2.06%) User Experience
6 4 (1.37%) PDA
7 3 (1.03%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.03%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.03%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.03%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.03%) iPhone
8 2 (0.69%) Copywriting
8 2 (0.69%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.69%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.69%) Replication
8 2 (0.69%) Streaming Video
8 2 (0.69%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.34%) DTV
9 1 (0.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 133 (45.70%) Windows
2 90 (30.93%) Windows 7
3 54 (18.56%) Windows XP
4 25 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (7.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (3.78%) Windows 8
8 7 (2.41%) Android
8 7 (2.41%) Apple iOS
9 6 (2.06%) Windows Vista
10 5 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.37%) UNIX
12 3 (1.03%) Windows NT
12 3 (1.03%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.69%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X Server
13 2 (0.69%) Linux
14 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.34%) AIX
14 1 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (13.75%) ITIL
2 32 (11.00%) Project Management
3 24 (8.25%) PRINCE2
4 22 (7.56%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (7.56%) Data Management
5 19 (6.53%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 19 (6.53%) Statistical Analysis
6 16 (5.50%) Migration
7 11 (3.78%) ETL
7 11 (3.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (3.78%) Data Migration
8 10 (3.44%) Incident Management
8 10 (3.44%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (3.44%) Validation
8 10 (3.44%) Change Management
9 9 (3.09%) Programme Management
9 9 (3.09%) Data Analysis
10 8 (2.75%) Software Testing
10 8 (2.75%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (15.12%) SQL
2 8 (2.75%) PowerShell
2 8 (2.75%) T-SQL
3 7 (2.41%) PL/SQL
4 6 (2.06%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.37%) VBA
5 4 (1.37%) C
6 2 (0.69%) C#
6 2 (0.69%) VB
6 2 (0.69%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.34%) Java
7 1 (0.34%) Perl
7 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.34%) VB6
Qualifications
1 35 (12.03%) Security Cleared
2 24 (8.25%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.41%) Degree
3 7 (2.41%) MOS
4 5 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.37%) ISEB
6 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.03%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.03%) APMP
6 3 (1.03%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.69%) MCDST
7 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.69%) MCSE
8 1 (0.34%) MCP
8 1 (0.34%) MCSA
8 1 (0.34%) ECDL
8 1 (0.34%) Dell Certification
8 1 (0.34%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.50%) SLA
2 10 (3.44%) QA
3 4 (1.37%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.03%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.34%) P3O
6 1 (0.34%) ARP4754
System Software
1 80 (27.49%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.09%) XenApp
4 3 (1.03%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.69%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.69%) Kerio MailServer
5 2 (0.69%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.34%) Firmware
6 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (2.75%) SCCM
2 4 (1.37%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.69%) Nagios
4 1 (0.34%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.34%) SCOM
4 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 188 (64.60%) Microsoft
2 34 (11.68%) Citrix
3 21 (7.22%) VMware
4 12 (4.12%) Oracle
5 10 (3.44%) HP
6 9 (3.09%) Lotus
6 9 (3.09%) SAP
7 7 (2.41%) Cisco
8 6 (2.06%) Informatica
8 6 (2.06%) Business Objects
9 4 (1.37%) SonicWALL
9 4 (1.37%) Adobe
9 4 (1.37%) Dell
9 4 (1.37%) Remedy
10 3 (1.03%) Avaya
10 3 (1.03%) Mitel
10 3 (1.03%) Veeam
11 2 (0.69%) hybris
11 2 (0.69%) ProCurve
11 2 (0.69%) Barracuda Networks
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