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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 42 24 39
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +15
Contract jobs citing MS Office 134 129 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.24% 5.83% 3.97%
As % of the Applications category 30.11% 35.64% 32.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 67 57
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£315 £220 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.18% -16.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £433 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 23
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £10.58 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £20.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.22 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-1.54% +1.57%
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
445 362 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.08% 16.36% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 221 213
Average daily rate £350 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £433 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 48 39
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -45.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Wiltshire -20 26 £338 +51.68% 7
Bristol -29 24 £269 +58.23% 14
Gloucestershire -18 21 £425 +226.92% 14
Dorset +7 17 £223 -26.44% 2
Somerset -15 16 £448 +73.98% 7
Devon +1 13 £200 - 4
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 150 (52.08%) Microsoft
2 129 (44.79%) Windows
3 109 (37.85%) MS Excel
4 80 (27.78%) Windows XP
5 65 (22.57%) Windows 7
6 59 (20.49%) Security Cleared
7 57 (19.79%) Active Directory
8 53 (18.40%) ITIL
9 48 (16.67%) Project Management
9 48 (16.67%) Finance
10 38 (13.19%) MS Project
10 38 (13.19%) PRINCE2
11 33 (11.46%) SC Cleared
12 32 (11.11%) SharePoint
13 31 (10.76%) MS PowerPoint
14 28 (9.72%) SQL
15 23 (7.99%) Internet
16 21 (7.29%) Windows 8
17 20 (6.94%) MS Visio
18 18 (6.25%) MS Exchange
18 18 (6.25%) SLA
18 18 (6.25%) Degree
19 17 (5.90%) SCCM
19 17 (5.90%) Migration
20 16 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
21 15 (5.21%) Service Management
21 15 (5.21%) Mac OS X
21 15 (5.21%) SAP
21 15 (5.21%) Test Scripting
22 14 (4.86%) Time Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 32 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.39%) Lync
6 4 (1.39%) MS Project Server
6 4 (1.39%) SAS
6 4 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.04%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.69%) IIS
8 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.35%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.35%) Apache
Applications
1 109 (37.85%) MS Excel
2 38 (13.19%) MS Project
3 31 (10.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (6.94%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.39%) InfoPath
5 4 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.69%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.35%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.35%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 5 (1.74%) SAP SD
2 4 (1.39%) assyst
3 3 (1.04%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.69%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.35%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.43%) Office 365
2 1 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.99%) Internet
2 9 (3.13%) DNS
3 8 (2.78%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.08%) VPN
5 5 (1.74%) Firewall
6 4 (1.39%) DHCP
6 4 (1.39%) LAN
6 4 (1.39%) Nortel Meridian
7 3 (1.04%) VLAN
7 3 (1.04%) Intranet
7 3 (1.04%) WAN
8 2 (0.69%) VoIP
8 2 (0.69%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.69%) Wireless
8 2 (0.69%) SAN
8 2 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.35%) VPLS
9 1 (0.35%) Network Security
9 1 (0.35%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.35%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.13%) MS Access
2 8 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.08%) PowerCenter
3 6 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (2.08%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.74%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.04%) OLAP
6 3 (1.04%) Oracle OLAP
6 3 (1.04%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (1.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.69%) Essbase
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.69%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.35%) MySQL
8 1 (0.35%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (1.74%) Subversion
2 4 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.39%) MSI
3 3 (1.04%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.69%) JIRA
5 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.35%) Toad
5 1 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 48 (16.67%) Finance
2 14 (4.86%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.17%) Banking
4 8 (2.78%) Retail
5 5 (1.74%) Legal
6 4 (1.39%) Publishing
7 3 (1.04%) Billing
7 3 (1.04%) Marketing
8 2 (0.69%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.35%) Law
9 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.35%) Front Office
9 1 (0.35%) Back Office
9 1 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 89 (30.90%) Analyst
2 31 (10.76%) Developer
2 31 (10.76%) Desktop Support
3 30 (10.42%) Support Analyst
4 21 (7.29%) Project Manager
5 18 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 18 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 16 (5.56%) Service Analyst
7 14 (4.86%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 14 (4.86%) Desktop Engineer
7 14 (4.86%) Desktop Analyst
8 13 (4.51%) Administrator
9 12 (4.17%) PMO Analyst
10 11 (3.82%) Service Desk Analyst
10 11 (3.82%) Business Analyst
11 7 (2.43%) Help Desk Analyst
11 7 (2.43%) Technical Project Manager
11 7 (2.43%) Help Desk Support
11 7 (2.43%) Rollout Engineer
11 7 (2.43%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.78%) .NET
2 6 (2.08%) XML
3 5 (1.74%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.39%) HTML
5 3 (1.04%) XHTML
5 3 (1.04%) OC4J
6 2 (0.69%) CSS3
6 2 (0.69%) OLE DB
6 2 (0.69%) WinForms
6 2 (0.69%) CSS
6 2 (0.69%) jQuery
6 2 (0.69%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.35%) JSON
7 1 (0.35%) WCF
7 1 (0.35%) JRuby
7 1 (0.35%) DHTML
7 1 (0.35%) SOAP
7 1 (0.35%) Web Services
7 1 (0.35%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 9 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (2.43%) NHS
5 4 (1.39%) iPhone
5 4 (1.39%) iPad
5 4 (1.39%) PDA
6 3 (1.04%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.04%) CMDB
7 2 (0.69%) RMADS
7 2 (0.69%) E-Learning
7 2 (0.69%) CESG
7 2 (0.69%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.35%) EPoS
8 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.35%) Statistics
8 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.35%) Kindle
8 1 (0.35%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 129 (44.79%) Windows
2 80 (27.78%) Windows XP
3 65 (22.57%) Windows 7
4 21 (7.29%) Windows 8
5 15 (5.21%) Mac OS X
6 14 (4.86%) Apple iOS
6 14 (4.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (4.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.43%) Linux
9 5 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.69%) UNIX
10 2 (0.69%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.69%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.35%) Solaris
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (18.40%) ITIL
2 48 (16.67%) Project Management
3 38 (13.19%) PRINCE2
4 17 (5.90%) Migration
5 16 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (5.21%) Service Management
6 15 (5.21%) Test Scripting
7 14 (4.86%) Time Management
7 14 (4.86%) Business Analysis
8 13 (4.51%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (4.51%) Change Control
9 11 (3.82%) Programme Management
10 10 (3.47%) Change Management
10 10 (3.47%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (3.47%) Incident Management
11 9 (3.13%) Configuration Management
12 8 (2.78%) Service Delivery
12 8 (2.78%) Project Planning
12 8 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.72%) SQL
2 14 (4.86%) VBA
3 7 (2.43%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.08%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.39%) ABAP
6 3 (1.04%) VB
6 3 (1.04%) C
7 2 (0.69%) C#
7 2 (0.69%) Java
7 2 (0.69%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.35%) Ruby
8 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.35%) VBScript
8 1 (0.35%) C++
8 1 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (20.49%) Security Cleared
2 33 (11.46%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.25%) Degree
4 10 (3.47%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (2.43%) MOS
7 6 (2.08%) PMP
7 6 (2.08%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.39%) MCP
9 4 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.04%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.69%) MCSE
11 2 (0.69%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.69%) CISSP
12 1 (0.35%) CCAB
12 1 (0.35%) MCSA
12 1 (0.35%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.25%) SLA
2 10 (3.47%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.74%) QA
4 4 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.69%) HL7
5 2 (0.69%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 57 (19.79%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.39%) Terminal Services
3 4 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.04%) 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 (5.90%) SCCM
2 4 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.69%) WSUS
4 1 (0.35%) MOM
4 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 150 (52.08%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.21%) SAP
3 14 (4.86%) HP
4 13 (4.51%) Oracle
5 12 (4.17%) Citrix
6 11 (3.82%) VMware
7 7 (2.43%) Informatica
8 6 (2.08%) Dell
8 6 (2.08%) Cisco
9 4 (1.39%) Cognos
9 4 (1.39%) Avaya
9 4 (1.39%) Primavera
9 4 (1.39%) Altiris
9 4 (1.39%) Nortel
10 3 (1.04%) Teradata
10 3 (1.04%) LANDesk
11 2 (0.69%) Capita
11 2 (0.69%) Google
11 2 (0.69%) Symantec
11 2 (0.69%) Cerner
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