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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 47 38 45
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 130 142 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.27% 4.43% 4.37%
As % of the Applications category 40.25% 38.38% 30.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 85 67
Median daily rate £315 £300 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £120 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £488 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £284 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 31
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% +20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.80 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.89 £20.40 £24.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £13.99
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +0.08%
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
323 370 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.60% 11.54% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 249 271
Median daily rate £315 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £139 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £479 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 42 57
Median hourly rate £13.25 £16.83 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.24% +12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.83 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +11 51 £205 +46.42% 7
Wiltshire -8 31 £323 -5.14% 6
Dorset -1 21 £163 +34.85% 1
Gloucestershire +2 13 £210 -53.07% 5
Somerset +7 6 £295 -9.23% 9
Devon -6 5 £205 -31.66% 3
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 158 (63.45%) Microsoft
2 107 (42.97%) Windows
3 95 (38.15%) MS Excel
4 67 (26.91%) Active Directory
5 52 (20.88%) Finance
6 49 (19.68%) Windows 7
7 37 (14.86%) SQL
8 35 (14.06%) Security Cleared
9 31 (12.45%) ITIL
10 27 (10.84%) Windows Server
11 26 (10.44%) MS PowerPoint
12 25 (10.04%) DNS
13 24 (9.64%) SharePoint
13 24 (9.64%) MS Exchange
14 23 (9.24%) MS Visio
14 23 (9.24%) Project Management
14 23 (9.24%) SCCM
14 23 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
15 22 (8.84%) VMware
16 20 (8.03%) Citrix
16 20 (8.03%) DHCP
17 19 (7.63%) PRINCE2
18 18 (7.23%) TCP/IP
19 17 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
19 17 (6.83%) Windows Server 2003
19 17 (6.83%) Migration
19 17 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
19 17 (6.83%) SC Cleared
20 16 (6.43%) QA
20 16 (6.43%) Telecoms

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 24 (9.64%) MS Exchange
1 24 (9.64%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.02%) Skype for Business
3 10 (4.02%) IIS
4 7 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.41%) SAS
6 5 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.01%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.80%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.80%) CMS
9 2 (0.80%) GroupWise
9 2 (0.80%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.80%) WordPress
10 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 95 (38.15%) MS Excel
2 26 (10.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 23 (9.24%) MS Visio
4 15 (6.02%) MS Project
5 3 (1.20%) CATIA
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (2.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (2.41%) Primavera
3 5 (2.01%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.40%) Maximo
4 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.62%) Office 365
2 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.61%) SaaS
3 3 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.80%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.80%) Yammer
5 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.40%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.40%) IaaS
5 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.04%) DNS
2 20 (8.03%) DHCP
3 18 (7.23%) TCP/IP
4 16 (6.43%) VPN
5 13 (5.22%) Firewall
5 13 (5.22%) Internet
6 12 (4.82%) SSL
7 11 (4.42%) HTTP
8 9 (3.61%) Junos
8 9 (3.61%) LAN
8 9 (3.61%) tcpdump
8 9 (3.61%) Wireshark
9 7 (2.81%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (2.81%) WAN
10 6 (2.41%) Skype
11 5 (2.01%) Wireless
12 3 (1.20%) Broadband
12 3 (1.20%) SMTP
13 2 (0.80%) IMAP4
13 2 (0.80%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.41%) Base SAS
4 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.80%) GIS
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.80%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.40%) MS Access
6 1 (0.40%) OLAP
6 1 (0.40%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (4.82%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (2.01%) MSI
4 3 (1.20%) InstallShield
4 3 (1.20%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.80%) JIRA
6 1 (0.40%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.40%) MSTest
6 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 52 (20.88%) Finance
2 16 (6.43%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.61%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.21%) Banking
4 8 (3.21%) Marketing
5 7 (2.81%) Billing
5 7 (2.81%) Electronics
6 4 (1.61%) Retail
7 2 (0.80%) Advertising
7 2 (0.80%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.80%) Law
7 2 (0.80%) Publishing
8 1 (0.40%) Avionics
8 1 (0.40%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Military
8 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (29.72%) Analyst
2 30 (12.05%) Support Engineer
3 20 (8.03%) Service Analyst
4 19 (7.63%) Developer
4 19 (7.63%) Service Desk Analyst
5 16 (6.43%) IT Support
6 13 (5.22%) Consultant
6 13 (5.22%) Desktop Support
6 13 (5.22%) Project Manager
7 12 (4.82%) 1st Line Support
7 12 (4.82%) Support Analyst
8 10 (4.02%) Administrator
9 9 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (3.61%) Business Analyst
9 9 (3.61%) Data Analyst
9 9 (3.61%) Help Desk Analyst
9 9 (3.61%) Network Engineer
9 9 (3.61%) Network Support
9 9 (3.61%) Network Support Engineer
9 9 (3.61%) Programme Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.43%) HTML
2 13 (5.22%) .NET
3 11 (4.42%) ASP.NET
4 9 (3.61%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (3.61%) JSON
4 9 (3.61%) RESTful
4 9 (3.61%) Web Services
5 4 (1.61%) CSS
5 4 (1.61%) REST
6 2 (0.80%) Ajax
6 2 (0.80%) J2EE
7 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.40%) COM
7 1 (0.40%) DHTML
7 1 (0.40%) PostGIS
7 1 (0.40%) Servlets
7 1 (0.40%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.40%) XML
7 1 (0.40%) XSL
7 1 (0.40%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.82%) Blackberry
3 11 (4.42%) Smartphone
4 8 (3.21%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.21%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.21%) Reference Data
5 6 (2.41%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.41%) Replication
5 6 (2.41%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.01%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.01%) iPad
7 4 (1.61%) iPhone
8 3 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.20%) User Experience
9 2 (0.80%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.80%) FMCG
9 2 (0.80%) NHS
9 2 (0.80%) Social Media
9 2 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.80%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 107 (42.97%) Windows
2 49 (19.68%) Windows 7
3 27 (10.84%) Windows Server
4 23 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (6.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (6.43%) Windows 10
7 15 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (4.82%) Windows 8
8 12 (4.82%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.01%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.01%) Mac OS X
9 5 (2.01%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.61%) Android
10 4 (1.61%) Unix
11 2 (0.80%) Linux
11 2 (0.80%) NetWare
11 2 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (12.45%) ITIL
2 23 (9.24%) Project Management
3 19 (7.63%) PRINCE2
4 17 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (6.83%) Migration
5 15 (6.02%) Data Management
5 15 (6.02%) Validation
6 14 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (3.61%) Programme Management
8 8 (3.21%) Master Data Management
8 8 (3.21%) Service Delivery
9 7 (2.81%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (2.81%) Coaching
9 7 (2.81%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (2.81%) Service Management
9 7 (2.81%) Software Testing
9 7 (2.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (2.81%) Time Management
10 6 (2.41%) Information Security
10 6 (2.41%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (14.86%) SQL
2 15 (6.02%) C
2 15 (6.02%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.82%) VBScript
4 11 (4.42%) VB
4 11 (4.42%) VB.NET
5 10 (4.02%) Java
6 8 (3.21%) C++
6 8 (3.21%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.61%) VBA
8 3 (1.20%) Perl
8 3 (1.20%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.40%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.40%) C#
9 1 (0.40%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.40%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 35 (14.06%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.83%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.42%) DV Cleared
4 10 (4.02%) Degree
5 9 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.81%) MCDST
7 6 (2.41%) ISEB
8 5 (2.01%) MCP
9 4 (1.61%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.80%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.80%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.80%) MCSE
11 2 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.40%) APMP
12 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.40%) MCTS
12 1 (0.40%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.43%) QA
2 15 (6.02%) SLA
3 7 (2.81%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.80%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.40%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.40%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.40%) JSP 440
System Software
1 67 (26.91%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (6.02%) XenApp
4 10 (4.02%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.21%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.41%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 23 (9.24%) SCCM
2 3 (1.20%) SCOM
3 2 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.80%) WSUS
4 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 158 (63.45%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.84%) VMware
3 20 (8.03%) Citrix
4 15 (6.02%) Cisco
5 13 (5.22%) CheckPoint
6 11 (4.42%) SAP
7 10 (4.02%) Remedy
8 9 (3.61%) Juniper
8 9 (3.61%) Oracle
9 8 (3.21%) Intel Security
10 7 (2.81%) Apple
11 6 (2.41%) IBM
12 5 (2.01%) BMC
12 5 (2.01%) Dell
12 5 (2.01%) Lotus
12 5 (2.01%) Wyse
13 4 (1.61%) HP
14 3 (1.20%) PTC
15 2 (0.80%) ESRI
15 2 (0.80%) OpenText
Gloucestershire
Networkers
Rate: £11 - £13.50 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Rate: competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Networkers
Rate: £40.00 - £43.00 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Yeovil
aap3
Rate: £8 - £12 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Networkers
Rate: £28 - £29 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Yeovil
aap3
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago