The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the South West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 38 25 35
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 132 120 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.31% 5.60% 4.20%
As % of the Applications category 29.60% 38.83% 33.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 56 63
Average daily rate
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£283 £226 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.27% -14.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £130 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £434 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.96% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 23
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.92 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £22.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.11 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.77% +4.51%
Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
446 309 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.55% 14.42% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 185 218
Average daily rate £325 £318 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £301
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 38
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% -36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.52 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Office
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Wiltshire -10 31 £250 -20.94% 12
Gloucestershire -22 21 £390 +200.00% 7
Bristol -26 21 £269 +60.59% 17
Dorset +7 13 £170 -43.80% 3
Somerset -22 13 £438 +69.90% 3
Devon -4 8 - - 4
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 172 (54.26%) Microsoft
2 162 (51.10%) Windows
3 108 (34.07%) MS Excel
4 99 (31.23%) Windows XP
5 88 (27.76%) Windows 7
6 72 (22.71%) Active Directory
7 60 (18.93%) Security Cleared
8 52 (16.40%) ITIL
9 44 (13.88%) Project Management
10 43 (13.56%) MS Project
11 41 (12.93%) Finance
12 33 (10.41%) SharePoint
12 33 (10.41%) PRINCE2
13 32 (10.09%) SQL
13 32 (10.09%) MS PowerPoint
14 30 (9.46%) SC Cleared
15 27 (8.52%) Migration
16 25 (7.89%) Windows 8
17 21 (6.62%) MS Exchange
18 20 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
18 20 (6.31%) SCCM
19 19 (5.99%) Oracle
19 19 (5.99%) SAP
19 19 (5.99%) Internet
20 18 (5.68%) MS Visio
20 18 (5.68%) Test Scripting
20 18 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
21 17 (5.36%) VBA
21 17 (5.36%) SLA
21 17 (5.36%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 33 (10.41%) SharePoint
2 21 (6.62%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (2.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (2.21%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.26%) MS Project Server
7 4 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.95%) SAS
8 3 (0.95%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.63%) IIS
9 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.63%) Lync
10 1 (0.32%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.32%) Apache
10 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 108 (34.07%) MS Excel
2 43 (13.56%) MS Project
3 32 (10.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (5.68%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.63%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.32%) GIMP
6 1 (0.32%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.32%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.58%) SAP SD
2 4 (1.26%) assyst
3 3 (0.95%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.32%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.32%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.15%) Office 365
2 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.99%) Internet
2 10 (3.15%) DNS
3 9 (2.84%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.21%) DHCP
5 4 (1.26%) Firewall
5 4 (1.26%) VPN
5 4 (1.26%) LAN
5 4 (1.26%) Nortel Meridian
5 4 (1.26%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.95%) VLAN
6 3 (0.95%) WAN
7 2 (0.63%) SAN
7 2 (0.63%) Intranet
7 2 (0.63%) VoIP
8 1 (0.32%) Junos
8 1 (0.32%) Network Security
8 1 (0.32%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.32%) VPLS
8 1 (0.32%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.47%) MS Access
2 9 (2.84%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.52%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (1.89%) PowerCenter
4 6 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.58%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.26%) EDRMS
6 4 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.95%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 3 (0.95%) Oracle OLAP
7 3 (0.95%) OLAP
7 3 (0.95%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (0.63%) Essbase
8 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.63%) Sybase ASE
8 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.58%) Subversion
2 4 (1.26%) MSI
2 4 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.63%) PVCS
3 2 (0.63%) JIRA
3 2 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 41 (12.93%) Finance
2 17 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.10%) Banking
4 7 (2.21%) Retail
5 5 (1.58%) Billing
5 5 (1.58%) Publishing
6 4 (1.26%) Legal
6 4 (1.26%) Advertising
7 2 (0.63%) Marketing
8 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Electronics
8 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.32%) Front Office
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 99 (31.23%) Analyst
2 39 (12.30%) Desktop Support
3 36 (11.36%) Support Analyst
4 29 (9.15%) Developer
5 22 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 22 (6.94%) Support Engineer
6 19 (5.99%) Desktop Engineer
7 16 (5.05%) Service Analyst
7 16 (5.05%) Project Manager
7 16 (5.05%) Desktop Analyst
7 16 (5.05%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 16 (5.05%) PMO Analyst
8 14 (4.42%) Administrator
9 13 (4.10%) Business Analyst
10 12 (3.79%) Service Desk Analyst
11 9 (2.84%) Help Desk Support
11 9 (2.84%) Help Desk Analyst
12 8 (2.52%) 1st Line Support
12 8 (2.52%) Project Analyst
12 8 (2.52%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.52%) .NET
2 4 (1.26%) HTML
2 4 (1.26%) XML
2 4 (1.26%) Application Packaging
3 3 (0.95%) OC4J
3 3 (0.95%) XHTML
3 3 (0.95%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.63%) WinForms
4 2 (0.63%) CSS
4 2 (0.63%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 2 (0.63%) jQuery
4 2 (0.63%) CSS3
5 1 (0.32%) HTML5
5 1 (0.32%) Scilab
5 1 (0.32%) JSON
5 1 (0.32%) WCF
5 1 (0.32%) JRuby
5 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.32%) Ajax
5 1 (0.32%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.79%) Blackberry
2 9 (2.84%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (1.89%) NHS
5 5 (1.58%) CMDB
6 4 (1.26%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.26%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.95%) iPad
7 3 (0.95%) Visualisation
7 3 (0.95%) iPhone
7 3 (0.95%) Statistics
8 2 (0.63%) EPoS
8 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.32%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.32%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.32%) Kindle
9 1 (0.32%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.32%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.32%) RMADS
9 1 (0.32%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 162 (51.10%) Windows
2 99 (31.23%) Windows XP
3 88 (27.76%) Windows 7
4 25 (7.89%) Windows 8
5 18 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (5.05%) Mac OS X
6 16 (5.05%) Apple iOS
7 13 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.21%) Linux
9 5 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.95%) Solaris
11 2 (0.63%) UNIX
11 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.63%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (16.40%) ITIL
2 44 (13.88%) Project Management
3 33 (10.41%) PRINCE2
4 27 (8.52%) Migration
5 20 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (5.68%) Test Scripting
7 17 (5.36%) Change Management
8 16 (5.05%) Service Management
9 15 (4.73%) Business Analysis
10 13 (4.10%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (3.79%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (3.79%) Change Control
11 12 (3.79%) Time Management
12 11 (3.47%) Incident Management
12 11 (3.47%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (3.15%) Configuration Management
14 9 (2.84%) Business Intelligence
15 8 (2.52%) Software Testing
15 8 (2.52%) Project Planning
15 8 (2.52%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (10.09%) SQL
2 17 (5.36%) VBA
3 6 (1.89%) PL/SQL
4 5 (1.58%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.26%) ABAP
6 3 (0.95%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.95%) C
7 2 (0.63%) C#
7 2 (0.63%) Java
7 2 (0.63%) VB
7 2 (0.63%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.32%) Ruby
8 1 (0.32%) VBScript
8 1 (0.32%) PHP
8 1 (0.32%) C++
8 1 (0.32%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 60 (18.93%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.46%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.05%) Degree
4 12 (3.79%) DV Cleared
5 10 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (1.58%) MOS
8 4 (1.26%) ISEB
8 4 (1.26%) PMP
8 4 (1.26%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.26%) MCP
8 4 (1.26%) MCSE
9 3 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.95%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.95%) MCSA
10 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.32%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.36%) SLA
2 11 (3.47%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.58%) QA
4 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
System Software
1 72 (22.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.63%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.32%) vSphere
5 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.32%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (6.31%) SCCM
2 4 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.63%) WSUS
4 1 (0.32%) MOM
4 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 172 (54.26%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.99%) Oracle
2 19 (5.99%) SAP
3 15 (4.73%) Citrix
3 15 (4.73%) VMware
4 14 (4.42%) HP
5 7 (2.21%) Dell
5 7 (2.21%) Informatica
6 5 (1.58%) Cisco
7 4 (1.26%) AppSense
7 4 (1.26%) Primavera
7 4 (1.26%) Nortel
7 4 (1.26%) Cognos
7 4 (1.26%) Altiris
8 3 (0.95%) LANDesk
8 3 (0.95%) Capita
8 3 (0.95%) Avaya
8 3 (0.95%) Compaq
9 2 (0.63%) IBM
9 2 (0.63%) Sun
Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 14 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £18.00 - £20.00 per hour + Up to £26k Per Annum (Perm)
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Network Compucare Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £14.00 - £19.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £800 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Swindon
Aximis West
Rate: £40,000 - £60,000 OTE +5.4k Car + Fuel Card
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Aximis West
Rate: £40,000 - £60,000 OTE +5.4k Car + Fuel Card
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £12000.00 - £13000.00 per annum + pro rata
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Salisbury
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £125 - £135 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago