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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 36 26 38
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Office 158 127 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.69% 5.91% 4.25%
As % of the Applications category 33.76% 37.03% 33.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 60 57
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£323 £200 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.62% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £120 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £240 £252
% change year-on-year
+10.41% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 37 28
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.49 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £25.00 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.28 £13.60 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.85%
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
468 343 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.88% 15.96% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 205 186
Average daily rate £350 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £145 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 55 44
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.28 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £26.60 £37.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.32 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -6.45%

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 24 October 2014.

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 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 59 £350 +6.06% 19
Wiltshire -14 31 £208 +23.25% 11
Gloucestershire -7 28 £400 - 7
Dorset +6 11 £230 +31.42% 8
Devon -7 11 £230 - 4
Somerset -13 10 £329 +53.13% 8
Cornwall - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 178 (61.38%) Microsoft
2 134 (46.21%) Windows
3 111 (38.28%) MS Excel
4 79 (27.24%) Windows XP
5 72 (24.83%) Windows 7
6 55 (18.97%) Active Directory
7 52 (17.93%) ITIL
7 52 (17.93%) Finance
8 51 (17.59%) Security Cleared
9 45 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
10 40 (13.79%) Project Management
11 35 (12.07%) PRINCE2
12 33 (11.38%) SQL
13 27 (9.31%) SC Cleared
14 26 (8.97%) MS Project
14 26 (8.97%) SharePoint
15 22 (7.59%) MS Exchange
15 22 (7.59%) MS PowerPoint
16 21 (7.24%) Internet
16 21 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
17 19 (6.55%) Windows 8
18 18 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
18 18 (6.21%) SAP
19 17 (5.86%) MS Visio
19 17 (5.86%) SLA
20 16 (5.52%) Citrix
20 16 (5.52%) Windows Server 2003
21 15 (5.17%) Mac OS X
21 15 (5.17%) Oracle
21 15 (5.17%) Apple iOS

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 26 (8.97%) SharePoint
2 22 (7.59%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (2.76%) SAS
5 6 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (1.72%) Lync
7 4 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.38%) MS Project Server
8 3 (1.03%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.03%) IIS
8 3 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.34%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.34%) Apache
Applications
1 111 (38.28%) MS Excel
2 26 (8.97%) MS Project
3 22 (7.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (5.86%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.38%) InfoPath
5 4 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.69%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.34%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.34%) GIMP
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 5 (1.72%) SAP SD
2 3 (1.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.69%) SAP HR-PA
3 2 (0.69%) Cerner Millennium
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.69%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.69%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.34%) Agresso
4 1 (0.34%) Summit
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.76%) Office 365
2 2 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.24%) Internet
2 9 (3.10%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.10%) Firewall
3 8 (2.76%) DNS
4 7 (2.41%) LAN
4 7 (2.41%) WAN
4 7 (2.41%) DHCP
5 6 (2.07%) SAN
6 5 (1.72%) VPN
7 4 (1.38%) Wireless
7 4 (1.38%) Intranet
8 2 (0.69%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.69%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.69%) FTP
8 2 (0.69%) VoIP
8 2 (0.69%) LDAP
9 1 (0.34%) ADSL
9 1 (0.34%) RIP
9 1 (0.34%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.76%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.41%) PowerCenter
3 7 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (2.07%) MS Access
5 5 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (1.03%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (1.03%) OLAP
6 3 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.03%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 3 (1.03%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (0.69%) Essbase
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.34%) EDMS
8 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (1.38%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.03%) Toad
3 2 (0.69%) JIRA
4 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.34%) Subversion
General
1 52 (17.93%) Finance
2 9 (3.10%) Banking
3 8 (2.76%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.76%) Legal
4 7 (2.41%) Retail
5 5 (1.72%) Law
6 3 (1.03%) Marketing
7 2 (0.69%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.69%) Publishing
7 2 (0.69%) Military
8 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.34%) Front Office
8 1 (0.34%) Back Office
8 1 (0.34%) Electronics
8 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 101 (34.83%) Analyst
2 33 (11.38%) Developer
3 27 (9.31%) Desktop Support
4 25 (8.62%) Support Analyst
4 25 (8.62%) Service Analyst
5 24 (8.28%) Support Engineer
6 21 (7.24%) Service Desk Analyst
7 20 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
8 19 (6.55%) Business Analyst
9 18 (6.21%) Project Manager
10 13 (4.48%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 13 (4.48%) Desktop Analyst
11 10 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (2.76%) Rollout Engineer
12 8 (2.76%) MI Analyst
13 7 (2.41%) Technical Manager
13 7 (2.41%) Help Desk Support
13 7 (2.41%) Administrator
13 7 (2.41%) Programme Manager
13 7 (2.41%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.45%) .NET
2 6 (2.07%) ASP.NET
2 6 (2.07%) XML
3 5 (1.72%) HTML
4 3 (1.03%) OC4J
4 3 (1.03%) XHTML
4 3 (1.03%) OLE DB
4 3 (1.03%) Web Services
5 2 (0.69%) CSS3
5 2 (0.69%) WinForms
5 2 (0.69%) jQuery
5 2 (0.69%) CSS
6 1 (0.34%) DHTML
6 1 (0.34%) JRuby
6 1 (0.34%) HTML5
6 1 (0.34%) Scilab
6 1 (0.34%) Ajax
6 1 (0.34%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.34%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.83%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.10%) Blackberry
4 8 (2.76%) NHS
5 5 (1.72%) iPhone
6 3 (1.03%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.03%) iPad
6 3 (1.03%) E-Learning
6 3 (1.03%) PDA
7 2 (0.69%) CESG
7 2 (0.69%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.69%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.69%) Streaming Video
7 2 (0.69%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.69%) RMADS
7 2 (0.69%) User Experience
8 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.34%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 134 (46.21%) Windows
2 79 (27.24%) Windows XP
3 72 (24.83%) Windows 7
4 19 (6.55%) Windows 8
5 18 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (5.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (5.17%) Mac OS X
7 15 (5.17%) Apple iOS
8 9 (3.10%) Linux
9 5 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.38%) UNIX
10 4 (1.38%) Android
11 2 (0.69%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.69%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (17.93%) ITIL
2 40 (13.79%) Project Management
3 35 (12.07%) PRINCE2
4 21 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (5.17%) Data Management
5 15 (5.17%) Business Analysis
5 15 (5.17%) Time Management
6 14 (4.83%) Test Scripting
7 13 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (4.48%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 13 (4.48%) Programme Management
8 12 (4.14%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (4.14%) Migration
8 12 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (4.14%) Statistical Analysis
9 10 (3.45%) Service Delivery
10 9 (3.10%) Change Management
10 9 (3.10%) Change Control
11 8 (2.76%) Service Management
11 8 (2.76%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (11.38%) SQL
2 13 (4.48%) VBA
3 8 (2.76%) PL/SQL
4 7 (2.41%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.72%) C
6 4 (1.38%) VB.NET
6 4 (1.38%) ABAP
7 3 (1.03%) VB
7 3 (1.03%) C#
8 2 (0.69%) Java
9 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.34%) C++
9 1 (0.34%) PHP
9 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 51 (17.59%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.31%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.17%) Degree
4 7 (2.41%) MOS
4 7 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (2.41%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.72%) PMP
5 5 (1.72%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.03%) MCP
7 3 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.69%) CISSP
8 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.69%) CCAB
8 2 (0.69%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.34%) RHCE
9 1 (0.34%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.86%) SLA
2 7 (2.41%) ISO 9001
2 7 (2.41%) QA
3 4 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.38%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.03%) Solvency II
4 3 (1.03%) HL7
5 2 (0.69%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (18.97%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.41%) XenApp
3 6 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.38%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.03%) MetaFrame
6 2 (0.69%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.69%) Kerio MailServer
6 2 (0.69%) vSphere
7 1 (0.34%) UAG
7 1 (0.34%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (3.10%) SCCM
2 4 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.38%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.69%) WSUS
3 2 (0.69%) Nagios
4 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.34%) MOM
4 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 178 (61.38%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.21%) SAP
3 16 (5.52%) Citrix
4 15 (5.17%) Oracle
5 13 (4.48%) HP
6 11 (3.79%) VMware
7 9 (3.10%) Informatica
8 7 (2.41%) Business Objects
9 6 (2.07%) Teradata
10 4 (1.38%) Apple
10 4 (1.38%) Cognos
10 4 (1.38%) Cisco
10 4 (1.38%) Dell
10 4 (1.38%) Avaya
10 4 (1.38%) Primavera
11 3 (1.03%) SonicWALL
11 3 (1.03%) Veeam
11 3 (1.03%) Juniper
11 3 (1.03%) IBM
12 2 (0.69%) Adobe
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