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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 32 30 45
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Contract jobs citing MS Office 154 132 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.68% 5.59% 4.01%
As % of the Applications category 37.02% 39.17% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 64 44
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£235 £175 £297
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -40.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £104 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £394 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £198 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.64% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 31 26
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.47 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £27.50 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.74%
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
416 337 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.63% 14.27% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 198 179
Average daily rate £338 £295 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.60% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £125 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £415 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 52 45
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.50 £39.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -3 55 £320 +85.50% 8
Wiltshire -9 28 £135 -28.00% 14
Gloucestershire -10 26 £200 -6.11% 4
Somerset -10 14 £181 -40.41% 3
Devon -6 12 £215 +43.33% 6
Dorset -1 9 £350 +250.00% 6
Cornwall - - - - 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 186 (63.05%) Microsoft
2 127 (43.05%) Windows
3 126 (42.71%) MS Excel
4 84 (28.47%) Windows 7
5 62 (21.02%) Finance
5 62 (21.02%) Windows XP
6 61 (20.68%) Active Directory
7 48 (16.27%) Security Cleared
8 40 (13.56%) SQL
9 39 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
10 38 (12.88%) Project Management
11 35 (11.86%) SharePoint
12 33 (11.19%) PRINCE2
12 33 (11.19%) ITIL
13 32 (10.85%) SC Cleared
14 30 (10.17%) MS Project
15 29 (9.83%) MS Exchange
15 29 (9.83%) Citrix
16 22 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
17 21 (7.12%) Windows Server 2008
18 20 (6.78%) MS PowerPoint
18 20 (6.78%) Management Information System
18 20 (6.78%) Internet
19 18 (6.10%) Degree
20 17 (5.76%) Time Management
20 17 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
20 17 (5.76%) MS Visio
21 16 (5.42%) VMware
22 15 (5.08%) Migration
22 15 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 35 (11.86%) SharePoint
2 29 (9.83%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.39%) Lync
5 8 (2.71%) SAS
5 8 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.69%) IIS
8 3 (1.02%) MS Project Server
8 3 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.02%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.34%) Moodle
10 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.34%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.34%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.34%) CMS
10 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 126 (42.71%) MS Excel
2 30 (10.17%) MS Project
3 20 (6.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (5.76%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.03%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.36%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.34%) GIMP
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.34%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) SAP SD
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.68%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.68%) Agresso
2 2 (0.68%) SAP HR-PA
2 2 (0.68%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.34%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.34%) Summit
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.41%) Office 365
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.78%) Internet
2 14 (4.75%) LAN
3 13 (4.41%) DNS
3 13 (4.41%) WAN
3 13 (4.41%) Firewall
4 11 (3.73%) TCP/IP
5 10 (3.39%) DHCP
6 6 (2.03%) VPN
7 5 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (1.69%) Wireless
8 4 (1.36%) SAN
8 4 (1.36%) Intranet
9 3 (1.02%) FTP
9 3 (1.02%) SMTP
10 2 (0.68%) VoIP
10 2 (0.68%) LDAP
10 2 (0.68%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (0.34%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.34%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.71%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.37%) MS Access
4 6 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.69%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.36%) PowerCenter
6 4 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.02%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.68%) Essbase
8 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.34%) EDMS
9 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.34%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.36%) JIRA
2 3 (1.02%) Toad
2 3 (1.02%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.68%) MSI
4 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.34%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.34%) Subversion
4 1 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
General
1 62 (21.02%) Finance
2 10 (3.39%) Retail
3 9 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.71%) Banking
5 6 (2.03%) Law
5 6 (2.03%) Legal
5 6 (2.03%) Marketing
6 3 (1.02%) Military
7 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.34%) Billing
7 1 (0.34%) Publishing
7 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 97 (32.88%) Analyst
2 28 (9.49%) Developer
3 27 (9.15%) Desktop Support
3 27 (9.15%) Support Engineer
4 24 (8.14%) Service Analyst
4 24 (8.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 21 (7.12%) 2nd Line Support
5 21 (7.12%) Project Manager
6 17 (5.76%) Business Analyst
7 13 (4.41%) Support Analyst
8 10 (3.39%) Desktop Engineer
8 10 (3.39%) PMO Analyst
9 9 (3.05%) Help Desk Analyst
9 9 (3.05%) 1st Line Support
9 9 (3.05%) Help Desk Support
10 8 (2.71%) Administrator
10 8 (2.71%) MI Analyst
10 8 (2.71%) IT Support
11 7 (2.37%) Technical Manager
11 7 (2.37%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.71%) .NET
2 7 (2.37%) XML
3 4 (1.36%) HTML
3 4 (1.36%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.02%) Application Packaging
4 3 (1.02%) OLE DB
4 3 (1.02%) Web Services
4 3 (1.02%) XHTML
5 2 (0.68%) WinForms
6 1 (0.34%) JRuby
6 1 (0.34%) Scilab
6 1 (0.34%) CSS3
6 1 (0.34%) jQuery
6 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.34%) Ajax
6 1 (0.34%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.34%) DHTML
6 1 (0.34%) COM
6 1 (0.34%) CSS
6 1 (0.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.78%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.73%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.05%) NHS
5 6 (2.03%) PDA
5 6 (2.03%) iPhone
6 4 (1.36%) iPad
7 3 (1.02%) User Experience
7 3 (1.02%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.68%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.68%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.68%) Streaming Video
8 2 (0.68%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.68%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.68%) Copywriting
8 2 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.34%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.34%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 127 (43.05%) Windows
2 84 (28.47%) Windows 7
3 62 (21.02%) Windows XP
4 22 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (7.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.37%) Windows 8
6 7 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.03%) Windows Vista
7 6 (2.03%) Android
8 5 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (1.69%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.69%) Linux
9 4 (1.36%) UNIX
9 4 (1.36%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.02%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.68%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (12.88%) Project Management
2 33 (11.19%) PRINCE2
2 33 (11.19%) ITIL
3 17 (5.76%) Time Management
3 17 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (5.08%) Migration
4 15 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (4.75%) Programme Management
5 14 (4.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (4.75%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (4.75%) Data Management
6 13 (4.41%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 12 (4.07%) Statistical Analysis
8 11 (3.73%) Business Analysis
9 10 (3.39%) Service Delivery
9 10 (3.39%) Test Scripting
9 10 (3.39%) Data Migration
9 10 (3.39%) Change Control
10 9 (3.05%) Data Analysis
10 9 (3.05%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (13.56%) SQL
2 12 (4.07%) VBA
3 8 (2.71%) PL/SQL
3 8 (2.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.69%) C
4 5 (1.69%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.36%) VB
5 4 (1.36%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.02%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.68%) Java
7 2 (0.68%) C#
8 1 (0.34%) Ruby
8 1 (0.34%) VB6
8 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.34%) C++
8 1 (0.34%) Perl
8 1 (0.34%) PHP
8 1 (0.34%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 48 (16.27%) Security Cleared
2 32 (10.85%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.10%) Degree
4 8 (2.71%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.37%) MOS
6 5 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (1.69%) PMP
6 5 (1.69%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.36%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.02%) ISEB
8 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.68%) CCAB
9 2 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.34%) MCDST
10 1 (0.34%) CISSP
10 1 (0.34%) Dell Certification
10 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.75%) SLA
2 11 (3.73%) QA
3 8 (2.71%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.36%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.02%) Solvency II
5 3 (1.02%) HL7
6 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.34%) ARP4754
7 1 (0.34%) P3O
7 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (20.68%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.37%) XenApp
4 5 (1.69%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.02%) VMware Server
5 3 (1.02%) MetaFrame
6 2 (0.68%) Kerio MailServer
6 2 (0.68%) vSphere
6 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.34%) UAG
7 1 (0.34%) Firmware
7 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 13 (4.41%) SCCM
2 3 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.02%) WSUS
2 3 (1.02%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.68%) Nagios
4 1 (0.34%) SCOM
4 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 186 (63.05%) Microsoft
2 29 (9.83%) Citrix
3 16 (5.42%) VMware
4 14 (4.75%) Oracle
5 12 (4.07%) SAP
6 11 (3.73%) HP
7 8 (2.71%) Cisco
7 8 (2.71%) Business Objects
8 6 (2.03%) Dell
8 6 (2.03%) Informatica
8 6 (2.03%) Teradata
9 5 (1.69%) SonicWALL
10 4 (1.36%) Avaya
10 4 (1.36%) Adobe
11 3 (1.02%) Veeam
11 3 (1.02%) Mitel
11 3 (1.02%) Primavera
11 3 (1.02%) Apple
11 3 (1.02%) Lotus
11 3 (1.02%) Remedy
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