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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 36 34 48
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing MS Office 141 172 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.06% 5.19% 4.07%
As % of the Applications category 41.84% 42.79% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 96 81
Median daily rate £268 £316 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.25% -9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 21
Median hourly rate £14.93 £15.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.66% +14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £22.50 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+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
337 402 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.10% 12.14% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 261 311
Median daily rate £320 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 50 35
Median hourly rate £24.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.25 £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £14.51 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+11.99% -4.85%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +6 58 £225 +73.07% 7
Wiltshire +3 33 £320 -12.32% 8
Somerset +35 18 £230 +109.09% 2
Gloucestershire -8 11 £148 -65.29% 11
Dorset -8 9 £338 +181.25% 3
Devon -6 8 £425 +21.42% 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 178 (65.20%) Microsoft
2 124 (45.42%) Windows
3 108 (39.56%) MS Excel
4 81 (29.67%) Active Directory
5 55 (20.15%) Windows 7
6 52 (19.05%) Finance
7 49 (17.95%) ITIL
8 43 (15.75%) SQL
9 40 (14.65%) Security Cleared
10 34 (12.45%) MS PowerPoint
11 32 (11.72%) Windows Server
12 29 (10.62%) SCCM
13 27 (9.89%) MS Visio
14 26 (9.52%) DNS
14 26 (9.52%) SC Cleared
15 25 (9.16%) Migration
16 23 (8.42%) Project Management
16 23 (8.42%) VMware
17 22 (8.06%) DHCP
17 22 (8.06%) Citrix
18 21 (7.69%) SharePoint
19 20 (7.33%) SQL Server
19 20 (7.33%) VPN
19 20 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
19 20 (7.33%) Skype for Business
20 19 (6.96%) Office 365
20 19 (6.96%) Windows Server 2008
20 19 (6.96%) Windows 10
21 18 (6.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
21 18 (6.59%) VB

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 21 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 20 (7.33%) Skype for Business
3 18 (6.59%) MS Exchange
4 13 (4.76%) IIS
5 7 (2.56%) IBM Notes
6 6 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.47%) SAS
8 4 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.10%) MS Project Server
9 3 (1.10%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.73%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.73%) CICS
10 2 (0.73%) CMS
10 2 (0.73%) Confluence
10 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.73%) Moodle
10 2 (0.73%) WordPress
Applications
1 108 (39.56%) MS Excel
2 34 (12.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 27 (9.89%) MS Visio
4 17 (6.23%) MS Project
5 3 (1.10%) CATIA
5 3 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.10%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.73%) Primavera
3 2 (0.73%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.37%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.96%) Office 365
2 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.47%) SaaS
3 3 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.73%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.73%) Yammer
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.37%) IaaS
5 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.52%) DNS
2 22 (8.06%) DHCP
3 20 (7.33%) VPN
4 17 (6.23%) Firewall
4 17 (6.23%) Internet
5 13 (4.76%) Junos
5 13 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 13 (4.76%) tcpdump
5 13 (4.76%) Wireshark
6 12 (4.40%) SSL
7 10 (3.66%) HTTP
8 9 (3.30%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (3.30%) Skype
9 6 (2.20%) LAN
10 5 (1.83%) Extranet
10 5 (1.83%) WAN
10 5 (1.83%) Wireless
11 3 (1.10%) SMTP
11 3 (1.10%) VoIP
12 2 (0.73%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.47%) Base SAS
3 4 (1.47%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.10%) MS Access
5 2 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.73%) GIS
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.73%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.37%) DB2
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 10 (3.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (2.93%) MSI
4 5 (1.83%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (1.47%) InstallShield
6 3 (1.10%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.10%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.73%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.73%) JDeveloper
7 2 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.73%) Toad
8 1 (0.37%) JIRA
8 1 (0.37%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.37%) NuGet
8 1 (0.37%) ReSharper
General
1 52 (19.05%) Finance
2 16 (5.86%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.56%) Banking
4 6 (2.20%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.20%) Marketing
5 5 (1.83%) Retail
6 4 (1.47%) Billing
6 4 (1.47%) Electronics
7 2 (0.73%) Back Office
7 2 (0.73%) Publishing
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.37%) Avionics
8 1 (0.37%) Law
8 1 (0.37%) Military
8 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (30.04%) Analyst
2 42 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 28 (10.26%) Service Analyst
3 28 (10.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 24 (8.79%) Project Manager
5 21 (7.69%) Administrator
6 20 (7.33%) Developer
7 18 (6.59%) IT Support
8 14 (5.13%) Desktop Support
9 13 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (4.76%) IT Engineer
9 13 (4.76%) Network Engineer
9 13 (4.76%) Network Support
10 12 (4.40%) IT Support Engineer
10 12 (4.40%) Network Support Engineer
10 12 (4.40%) Support Analyst
11 11 (4.03%) Help Desk Analyst
12 10 (3.66%) .NET Developer
12 10 (3.66%) PMO Analyst
12 10 (3.66%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.59%) .NET
2 15 (5.49%) HTML
3 14 (5.13%) ASP.NET
4 10 (3.66%) RESTful
4 10 (3.66%) Web Services
5 9 (3.30%) ASP.NET Web API
5 9 (3.30%) JSON
6 3 (1.10%) Ajax
7 2 (0.73%) Classic ASP
7 2 (0.73%) CSS
7 2 (0.73%) HTML5
7 2 (0.73%) J2EE
7 2 (0.73%) XML
8 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.37%) CSS3
8 1 (0.37%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.37%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (0.37%) REST
8 1 (0.37%) SOAP
8 1 (0.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.40%) Blackberry
3 9 (3.30%) Smartphone
4 8 (2.93%) RIA
5 7 (2.56%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.56%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.20%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.83%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.83%) Replication
7 5 (1.83%) User Experience
8 3 (1.10%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.10%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.10%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.73%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.73%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.73%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.73%) iPad
9 2 (0.73%) Social Media
9 2 (0.73%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 124 (45.42%) Windows
2 55 (20.15%) Windows 7
3 32 (11.72%) Windows Server
4 19 (6.96%) Windows 10
4 19 (6.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (6.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (4.40%) Windows XP
7 11 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (3.30%) Unix
8 9 (3.30%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.83%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.47%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.10%) NetWare
12 2 (0.73%) Linux
12 2 (0.73%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.37%) Android
13 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (17.95%) ITIL
2 25 (9.16%) Migration
3 23 (8.42%) Project Management
4 18 (6.59%) PRINCE2
4 18 (6.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 16 (5.86%) Service Delivery
5 16 (5.86%) Validation
6 15 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (4.40%) Programme Management
8 12 (4.40%) Service Management
9 11 (4.03%) Data Management
9 11 (4.03%) Gantt Chart
9 11 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (3.66%) Time Management
11 9 (3.30%) Software Deployment
12 8 (2.93%) Application Virtualisation
13 7 (2.56%) Data Migration
13 7 (2.56%) Information Security
13 7 (2.56%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (15.75%) SQL
2 18 (6.59%) VB
3 15 (5.49%) PowerShell
4 12 (4.40%) VBScript
5 11 (4.03%) VB.NET
6 9 (3.30%) C
6 9 (3.30%) VBA
7 8 (2.93%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.83%) Java
9 4 (1.47%) C#
9 4 (1.47%) C++
9 4 (1.47%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.10%) Perl
11 2 (0.73%) JCL
11 2 (0.73%) PHP
11 2 (0.73%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.73%) REXX
12 1 (0.37%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.37%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 40 (14.65%) Security Cleared
2 26 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.40%) Degree
4 11 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.56%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.83%) MCDST
7 4 (1.47%) ISEB
7 4 (1.47%) MCP
8 3 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.73%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.73%) HND
9 2 (0.73%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.73%) MCSE
9 2 (0.73%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.37%) CISM
10 1 (0.37%) CISSP
10 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.13%) SLA
2 8 (2.93%) QA
3 5 (1.83%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.73%) SSAE 16
5 1 (0.37%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.37%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.37%) P3O
System Software
1 81 (29.67%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.40%) XenApp
4 9 (3.30%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (2.56%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.20%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.20%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.73%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.73%) RACF
8 2 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.37%) Firmware
9 1 (0.37%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 29 (10.62%) SCCM
2 4 (1.47%) WSUS
3 3 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.10%) SCOM
4 2 (0.73%) CA Endevor
4 2 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.37%) MOM
5 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.37%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 178 (65.20%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.42%) VMware
3 22 (8.06%) Citrix
4 16 (5.86%) CheckPoint
5 15 (5.49%) Cisco
6 13 (4.76%) Juniper
7 11 (4.03%) SAP
8 10 (3.66%) Oracle
9 9 (3.30%) IBM
9 9 (3.30%) Remedy
10 8 (2.93%) HP
11 7 (2.56%) Apple
11 7 (2.56%) Lotus
12 6 (2.20%) Intel Security
13 5 (1.83%) Dell
13 5 (1.83%) Wyse
14 3 (1.10%) BMC
14 3 (1.10%) CA
14 3 (1.10%) Cadence
14 3 (1.10%) PTC
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £80 to £120 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £14 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 14 hours ago
Dorset
Triad Resourcing
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £12 - £13 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £110 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £9 - £15 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago