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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 40 30 33
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 135 140 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.34% 4.85% 5.21%
As % of the Applications category 37.40% 32.11% 39.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 79 47
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£288 £225 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £113 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £425 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 22
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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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
361 436 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.60% 15.11% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 272 145
Average daily rate £350 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £173 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £451 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 61 26
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £40.50 £18.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +15 36 £210 -7.99% 9
Wiltshire -3 32 £350 +55.55% 6
Devon +9 20 £263 -12.50% 4
Somerset +5 18 £313 +4.16% 2
Dorset +7 16 £121 -3.20% 6
Gloucestershire -10 8 £424 +142.14% 6
Cornwall -8 2 £200 +77.77% 1
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England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 176 (62.41%) Microsoft
2 132 (46.81%) Windows
3 115 (40.78%) MS Excel
4 96 (34.04%) Active Directory
5 81 (28.72%) Windows 7
6 66 (23.40%) Windows XP
7 56 (19.86%) ITIL
8 50 (17.73%) Finance
9 45 (15.96%) Project Management
10 41 (14.54%) MS Project
11 36 (12.77%) Security Cleared
12 34 (12.06%) PRINCE2
13 32 (11.35%) SharePoint
14 30 (10.64%) MS PowerPoint
15 28 (9.93%) Citrix
16 27 (9.57%) VMware
16 27 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
17 26 (9.22%) SLA
18 25 (8.87%) SQL
18 25 (8.87%) SC Cleared
19 23 (8.16%) MS Exchange
20 22 (7.80%) Windows Server 2008
21 19 (6.74%) Configuration Management
22 18 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
22 18 (6.38%) MS Visio
23 17 (6.03%) Windows 8
24 16 (5.67%) Office 365
25 15 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
26 14 (4.96%) Banking
27 13 (4.61%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 32 (11.35%) SharePoint
2 23 (8.16%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.55%) Lync
4 7 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (2.48%) IBM Notes
5 5 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.06%) ArcGIS
6 3 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.71%) IIS
7 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.71%) Moodle
8 1 (0.35%) SAS
8 1 (0.35%) JBoss
8 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 115 (40.78%) MS Excel
2 41 (14.54%) MS Project
3 30 (10.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (6.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.35%) SPSS
5 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.26%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.84%) DNS
2 8 (2.84%) Internet
2 8 (2.84%) LAN
2 8 (2.84%) WAN
3 6 (2.13%) VPN
4 4 (1.42%) Intranet
5 3 (1.06%) VoIP
5 3 (1.06%) Firewall
6 2 (0.71%) HTTP
6 2 (0.71%) DHCP
7 1 (0.35%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.35%) FTP
7 1 (0.35%) UMTS
7 1 (0.35%) ADSL
7 1 (0.35%) GSM
7 1 (0.35%) 3G
7 1 (0.35%) MPLS
7 1 (0.35%) 2G
7 1 (0.35%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.71%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.35%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.35%) DB2
5 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.35%) MS Access
5 1 (0.35%) SQLite
5 1 (0.35%) Big Data
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.42%) JIRA
2 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.71%) Subversion
3 1 (0.35%) Ant
3 1 (0.35%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.35%) Selenium
General
1 50 (17.73%) Finance
2 14 (4.96%) Banking
3 7 (2.48%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.42%) Marketing
5 3 (1.06%) Military
5 3 (1.06%) Back Office
5 3 (1.06%) Retail
5 3 (1.06%) Legal
5 3 (1.06%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.71%) Local Government
6 2 (0.71%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.35%) Front Office
7 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.35%) Publishing
7 1 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 76 (26.95%) Analyst
2 37 (13.12%) Desktop Support
2 37 (13.12%) Support Engineer
3 34 (12.06%) 2nd Line Support
4 26 (9.22%) Service Analyst
5 25 (8.87%) Service Desk Analyst
6 22 (7.80%) Project Manager
7 20 (7.09%) Desktop Engineer
8 17 (6.03%) IT Support
9 15 (5.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 12 (4.26%) Support Analyst
11 11 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (3.55%) Technical Support
12 10 (3.55%) Developer
13 9 (3.19%) Administrator
14 8 (2.84%) Project Coordinator
14 8 (2.84%) Coordinator
14 8 (2.84%) PMO Analyst
15 7 (2.48%) Desktop Analyst
15 7 (2.48%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.77%) HTML
1 5 (1.77%) .NET
2 3 (1.06%) Web Services
2 3 (1.06%) XML
2 3 (1.06%) WCF
2 3 (1.06%) Middleware
3 2 (0.71%) CSS
3 2 (0.71%) jQuery
3 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.35%) COM
4 1 (0.35%) Classic ASP
4 1 (0.35%) XHTML
4 1 (0.35%) EDI
4 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.35%) HTML5
4 1 (0.35%) Ajax
4 1 (0.35%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.84%) Blackberry
3 5 (1.77%) GIS
4 4 (1.42%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.42%) NHS
4 4 (1.42%) Thin Client
4 4 (1.42%) User Experience
4 4 (1.42%) CMDB
4 4 (1.42%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.06%) Wiki
5 3 (1.06%) PDA
5 3 (1.06%) Graphic Design
5 3 (1.06%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.71%) E-Learning
6 2 (0.71%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.35%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.35%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 132 (46.81%) Windows
2 81 (28.72%) Windows 7
3 66 (23.40%) Windows XP
4 22 (7.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (6.03%) Windows 8
7 11 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.06%) UNIX
8 3 (1.06%) Linux
9 2 (0.71%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.71%) Android
9 2 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.35%) AIX
10 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (19.86%) ITIL
2 45 (15.96%) Project Management
3 34 (12.06%) PRINCE2
4 19 (6.74%) Configuration Management
5 15 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (4.61%) Migration
7 12 (4.26%) Data Management
8 11 (3.90%) Risk Management
9 10 (3.55%) Change Management
10 9 (3.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (3.19%) Asset Management
10 9 (3.19%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (3.19%) Web Development
10 9 (3.19%) Line Management
11 8 (2.84%) Incident Management
11 8 (2.84%) Scrum
12 7 (2.48%) Service Delivery
12 7 (2.48%) Service Management
12 7 (2.48%) Statistical Analysis
12 7 (2.48%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.87%) SQL
2 7 (2.48%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.77%) C
3 5 (1.77%) C#
4 4 (1.42%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.42%) VBScript
5 3 (1.06%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.06%) Perl
5 3 (1.06%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.71%) VB
7 1 (0.35%) VBA
7 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 36 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.87%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (2.48%) Degree
4 7 (2.48%) APMP
4 7 (2.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (1.77%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.06%) PMP
7 3 (1.06%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.06%) MCSE
8 2 (0.71%) MCP
8 2 (0.71%) MOS
8 2 (0.71%) MCDST
8 2 (0.71%) MCTS
9 1 (0.35%) MCITP
9 1 (0.35%) NVQ Level 3
9 1 (0.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.22%) SLA
2 9 (3.19%) QA
3 3 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.35%) ARP4754
4 1 (0.35%) P3O
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 96 (34.04%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.55%) VMware ESX
4 8 (2.84%) XenApp
5 7 (2.48%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.06%) vSphere
6 3 (1.06%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.06%) Firmware
6 3 (1.06%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.06%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.71%) Xen
8 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (4.61%) SCCM
2 3 (1.06%) SCOM
2 3 (1.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.71%) ARCserve
3 2 (0.71%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 176 (62.41%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.93%) Citrix
3 27 (9.57%) VMware
4 11 (3.90%) Cisco
5 9 (3.19%) HP
6 8 (2.84%) Novell
7 7 (2.48%) Lotus
7 7 (2.48%) Remedy
8 6 (2.13%) Symantec
9 4 (1.42%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.42%) McAfee
9 4 (1.42%) AppSense
9 4 (1.42%) Oracle
9 4 (1.42%) Business Objects
10 3 (1.06%) Compaq
10 3 (1.06%) Dell
10 3 (1.06%) CA
10 3 (1.06%) ESRI
10 3 (1.06%) Wyse
11 2 (0.71%) Apple
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