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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 38 26 36
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 142 129 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.32% 5.77% 4.54%
As % of the Applications category 29.96% 35.44% 34.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 67 71
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£335 £275 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.81% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £130 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £439 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £250 £263
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 26
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.13 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £23.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
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
474 364 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.42% 16.27% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 224 232
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 £170 £145 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 53 38
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.75% -26.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+0.08% -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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 -23 32 £315 -4.32% 17
Wiltshire -20 28 £298 +35.22% 13
Gloucestershire -10 24 £425 +39.57% 15
Somerset -13 17 £437 +28.38% 2
Dorset +6 14 £240 +47.69% 4
Devon -9 12 £170 - 2
Cornwall - 4 £113 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 155 (54.58%) Microsoft
2 129 (45.42%) Windows
3 109 (38.38%) MS Excel
4 78 (27.46%) Windows XP
5 66 (23.24%) Windows 7
6 59 (20.77%) Security Cleared
7 58 (20.42%) Active Directory
8 54 (19.01%) ITIL
9 50 (17.61%) Finance
10 45 (15.85%) Project Management
11 38 (13.38%) PRINCE2
12 35 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
13 34 (11.97%) MS Project
14 33 (11.62%) MS PowerPoint
15 32 (11.27%) SC Cleared
16 31 (10.92%) SQL
17 29 (10.21%) SharePoint
18 23 (8.10%) Internet
18 23 (8.10%) Windows 8
19 21 (7.39%) MS Visio
20 20 (7.04%) SLA
21 17 (5.99%) MS Exchange
21 17 (5.99%) SAP
21 17 (5.99%) SCCM
22 16 (5.63%) Degree
22 16 (5.63%) Mac OS X
23 15 (5.28%) HP
23 15 (5.28%) Oracle
23 15 (5.28%) VBA
23 15 (5.28%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 29 (10.21%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.99%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.46%) SAS
3 7 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.76%) MS Project Server
5 5 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.41%) Lync
6 4 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.06%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.70%) IIS
8 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.35%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.35%) Apache
Applications
1 109 (38.38%) MS Excel
2 34 (11.97%) MS Project
3 33 (11.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (7.39%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.41%) InfoPath
5 4 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.70%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.35%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.35%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 5 (1.76%) SAP SD
2 4 (1.41%) assyst
3 3 (1.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.70%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.35%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.35%) Summit
5 1 (0.35%) SAP HR-PA
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.82%) Office 365
2 1 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.10%) Internet
2 7 (2.46%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.11%) VPN
4 5 (1.76%) DNS
4 5 (1.76%) WAN
4 5 (1.76%) LAN
4 5 (1.76%) Firewall
5 4 (1.41%) Nortel Meridian
6 3 (1.06%) Intranet
6 3 (1.06%) DHCP
7 2 (0.70%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.70%) SAN
7 2 (0.70%) VoIP
7 2 (0.70%) Wireless
7 2 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.35%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.35%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.35%) VPLS
8 1 (0.35%) Network Security
8 1 (0.35%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (3.52%) MS Access
3 8 (2.82%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.46%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.11%) PowerCenter
6 5 (1.76%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.06%) OLAP
8 3 (1.06%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (1.06%) Oracle OWB
8 3 (1.06%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.70%) Essbase
9 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.70%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.70%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.35%) EDMS
10 1 (0.35%) MySQL
10 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (1.41%) MSI
1 4 (1.41%) Subversion
1 4 (1.41%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.70%) Toad
3 2 (0.70%) JIRA
4 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 50 (17.61%) Finance
2 12 (4.23%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.17%) Banking
4 7 (2.46%) Legal
5 6 (2.11%) Retail
6 3 (1.06%) Marketing
6 3 (1.06%) Publishing
7 2 (0.70%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Billing
8 1 (0.35%) Law
8 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) Front Office
8 1 (0.35%) Back Office
8 1 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 92 (32.39%) Analyst
2 32 (11.27%) Developer
2 32 (11.27%) Desktop Support
3 29 (10.21%) Support Analyst
4 20 (7.04%) Service Analyst
4 20 (7.04%) Project Manager
5 19 (6.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (6.34%) Support Engineer
7 15 (5.28%) Service Desk Analyst
8 14 (4.93%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 14 (4.93%) Desktop Analyst
9 13 (4.58%) Desktop Engineer
10 12 (4.23%) Business Analyst
11 9 (3.17%) Administrator
12 8 (2.82%) PMO Analyst
13 7 (2.46%) Rollout Engineer
13 7 (2.46%) Technical Manager
13 7 (2.46%) Help Desk Support
13 7 (2.46%) Help Desk Analyst
13 7 (2.46%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.82%) .NET
2 6 (2.11%) ASP.NET
2 6 (2.11%) XML
3 4 (1.41%) HTML
4 3 (1.06%) XHTML
4 3 (1.06%) OLE DB
4 3 (1.06%) OC4J
5 2 (0.70%) CSS3
5 2 (0.70%) WinForms
5 2 (0.70%) jQuery
5 2 (0.70%) CSS
6 1 (0.35%) Web Services
6 1 (0.35%) JRuby
6 1 (0.35%) DHTML
6 1 (0.35%) Ajax
6 1 (0.35%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.35%) WCF
6 1 (0.35%) HTML5
6 1 (0.35%) Scilab
Miscellaneous
1 35 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.23%) Blackberry
3 10 (3.52%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (2.46%) NHS
6 4 (1.41%) PDA
7 3 (1.06%) User Experience
7 3 (1.06%) CMDB
7 3 (1.06%) iPhone
7 3 (1.06%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.06%) iPad
8 2 (0.70%) RMADS
8 2 (0.70%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.70%) CESG
8 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.35%) EPoS
9 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.35%) Statistics
9 1 (0.35%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 129 (45.42%) Windows
2 78 (27.46%) Windows XP
3 66 (23.24%) Windows 7
4 23 (8.10%) Windows 8
5 16 (5.63%) Mac OS X
6 15 (5.28%) Apple iOS
7 14 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.46%) Linux
9 5 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.41%) UNIX
11 2 (0.70%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.70%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.35%) Solaris
12 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (19.01%) ITIL
2 45 (15.85%) Project Management
3 38 (13.38%) PRINCE2
4 15 (5.28%) Migration
4 15 (5.28%) Business Analysis
4 15 (5.28%) Test Scripting
5 14 (4.93%) Time Management
5 14 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (4.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (4.23%) Programme Management
7 12 (4.23%) Service Management
8 11 (3.87%) Change Control
9 10 (3.52%) Change Management
9 10 (3.52%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (3.17%) Service Delivery
10 9 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (2.82%) Configuration Management
11 8 (2.82%) Project Planning
11 8 (2.82%) Incident Management
11 8 (2.82%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 31 (10.92%) SQL
2 15 (5.28%) VBA
3 7 (2.46%) PL/SQL
3 7 (2.46%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.41%) C
4 4 (1.41%) ABAP
5 2 (0.70%) VB
5 2 (0.70%) VB.NET
5 2 (0.70%) C#
5 2 (0.70%) Java
6 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.35%) C++
6 1 (0.35%) PHP
6 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 59 (20.77%) Security Cleared
2 32 (11.27%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.63%) Degree
4 11 (3.87%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.82%) MOS
6 7 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.76%) PMP
7 5 (1.76%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.41%) MCP
8 4 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.06%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.70%) MCSE
10 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.70%) CISSP
11 1 (0.35%) CCAB
11 1 (0.35%) MCSA
11 1 (0.35%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.04%) SLA
2 10 (3.52%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.41%) QA
4 3 (1.06%) HL7
5 2 (0.70%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.70%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.70%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (20.42%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.41%) Terminal Services
3 4 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.06%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.35%) vSphere
5 1 (0.35%) UAG
5 1 (0.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (5.99%) SCCM
2 5 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.70%) WSUS
4 1 (0.35%) MOM
4 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 155 (54.58%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.99%) SAP
3 15 (5.28%) Oracle
3 15 (5.28%) HP
4 12 (4.23%) Citrix
5 11 (3.87%) VMware
6 8 (2.82%) Informatica
7 7 (2.46%) Cisco
8 5 (1.76%) Business Objects
8 5 (1.76%) Dell
8 5 (1.76%) Primavera
8 5 (1.76%) Teradata
9 4 (1.41%) Nortel
9 4 (1.41%) Altiris
9 4 (1.41%) Cognos
10 3 (1.06%) IBM
10 3 (1.06%) Avaya
10 3 (1.06%) LANDesk
11 2 (0.70%) Cerner
11 2 (0.70%) Hyperion
Gloucester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £35 - £40 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
networx
Rate: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum £Competitive Salary
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Swindon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Plymouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago