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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 38 31 39
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 137 162 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.47% 5.48% 4.90%
As % of the Applications category 39.71% 34.03% 35.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 84 32
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£275 £213 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -31.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £111 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £338 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 25
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £15.00 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £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
345 476 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.25% 16.11% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 290 139
Average daily rate £340 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £434 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 60 29
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.82 £40.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015. 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 +1 42 £294 +30.55% 8
Bristol -1 33 £205 -0.72% 13
Devon +5 18 £263 -16.00% 4
Somerset +11 16 £300 +47.23% 6
Dorset +2 11 £148 +23.33% 5
Gloucestershire -32 7 £448 +198.33% 7
Cornwall -5 4 £100 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

1 167 (61.62%) Microsoft
2 123 (45.39%) Windows
3 121 (44.65%) MS Excel
4 86 (31.73%) Active Directory
5 78 (28.78%) Windows 7
6 57 (21.03%) Windows XP
7 52 (19.19%) Finance
8 35 (12.92%) MS Project
8 35 (12.92%) Project Management
9 34 (12.55%) ITIL
10 32 (11.81%) SQL
11 31 (11.44%) MS PowerPoint
12 30 (11.07%) SharePoint
13 28 (10.33%) Security Cleared
14 25 (9.23%) PRINCE2
14 25 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
15 24 (8.86%) MS Exchange
16 23 (8.49%) MS Visio
17 22 (8.12%) Citrix
18 20 (7.38%) Agile Software Development
19 19 (7.01%) VMware
19 19 (7.01%) SLA
20 17 (6.27%) Windows 8
20 17 (6.27%) Windows Server 2008
21 16 (5.90%) SC Cleared
22 15 (5.54%) Windows Server 2003
23 13 (4.80%) Change Management
23 13 (4.80%) TCP/IP
24 12 (4.43%) Office 365
25 11 (4.06%) Lync

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 30 (11.07%) SharePoint
2 24 (8.86%) MS Exchange
3 11 (4.06%) Lync
4 8 (2.95%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (2.95%) IBM Notes
5 7 (2.58%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.48%) IIS
6 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.11%) Moodle
8 2 (0.74%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.37%) JBoss
9 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.37%) SAS
9 1 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 121 (44.65%) MS Excel
2 35 (12.92%) MS Project
3 31 (11.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (8.49%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.37%) SPSS
6 1 (0.37%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.37%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.80%) TCP/IP
2 10 (3.69%) DNS
3 7 (2.58%) Internet
3 7 (2.58%) LAN
3 7 (2.58%) WAN
4 5 (1.85%) VPN
4 5 (1.85%) Firewall
5 3 (1.11%) Intranet
5 3 (1.11%) DHCP
6 2 (0.74%) FTP
6 2 (0.74%) HTTP
7 1 (0.37%) 3G
7 1 (0.37%) MPLS
7 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.37%) SMTP
7 1 (0.37%) UMTS
7 1 (0.37%) VoIP
7 1 (0.37%) ADSL
7 1 (0.37%) GSM
7 1 (0.37%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.32%) SQL Server
1 9 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.11%) PowerCenter
5 3 (1.11%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.74%) MS Access
7 1 (0.37%) Big Data
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.37%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.37%) DB2
7 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.37%) SQLite
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (2.58%) JIRA
2 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.74%) Subversion
3 1 (0.37%) Ant
3 1 (0.37%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.37%) Selenium
3 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
General
1 52 (19.19%) Finance
2 10 (3.69%) Banking
3 7 (2.58%) Marketing
4 5 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.48%) Retail
5 4 (1.48%) Legal
6 3 (1.11%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.74%) Local Government
7 2 (0.74%) Billing
7 2 (0.74%) Military
7 2 (0.74%) Back Office
7 2 (0.74%) Electronics
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Front Office
8 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.37%) Law
8 1 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (29.52%) Analyst
2 37 (13.65%) Desktop Support
3 34 (12.55%) 2nd Line Support
4 32 (11.81%) Support Engineer
5 27 (9.96%) Service Analyst
6 26 (9.59%) Service Desk Analyst
7 18 (6.64%) Desktop Engineer
8 17 (6.27%) Project Manager
9 16 (5.90%) Developer
10 15 (5.54%) IT Support
11 14 (5.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 11 (4.06%) Support Analyst
13 10 (3.69%) Technical Support
13 10 (3.69%) Administrator
13 10 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 9 (3.32%) Business Analyst
15 7 (2.58%) Coordinator
15 7 (2.58%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 7 (2.58%) Project Coordinator
15 7 (2.58%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.58%) HTML
2 5 (1.85%) XML
3 4 (1.48%) CSS
4 3 (1.11%) Middleware
5 2 (0.74%) jQuery
5 2 (0.74%) XSL
5 2 (0.74%) XSLT
5 2 (0.74%) .NET
5 2 (0.74%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.37%) COM
6 1 (0.37%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.37%) XHTML
6 1 (0.37%) EDI
6 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.37%) HTML5
6 1 (0.37%) Ajax
6 1 (0.37%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.95%) Blackberry
2 8 (2.95%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.58%) NHS
3 7 (2.58%) User Experience
4 4 (1.48%) CMDB
4 4 (1.48%) GIS
4 4 (1.48%) Fat Client
4 4 (1.48%) Thin Client
4 4 (1.48%) PDA
5 3 (1.11%) Graphic Design
5 3 (1.11%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.11%) Wiki
6 2 (0.74%) Learning Management System
6 2 (0.74%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.74%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.74%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.37%) IPTV
7 1 (0.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 123 (45.39%) Windows
2 78 (28.78%) Windows 7
3 57 (21.03%) Windows XP
4 17 (6.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (6.27%) Windows 8
5 15 (5.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (3.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.48%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (1.11%) UNIX
9 2 (0.74%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.74%) Android
10 1 (0.37%) AIX
10 1 (0.37%) Solaris
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (12.92%) Project Management
2 34 (12.55%) ITIL
3 25 (9.23%) PRINCE2
4 20 (7.38%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (4.80%) Change Management
6 11 (4.06%) Migration
7 10 (3.69%) Configuration Management
7 10 (3.69%) Scrum
7 10 (3.69%) Data Management
7 10 (3.69%) Line Management
8 9 (3.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (3.32%) ETL
8 9 (3.32%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (3.32%) Time Management
9 8 (2.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (2.95%) Test Management
9 8 (2.95%) Incident Management
9 8 (2.95%) Risk Management
10 7 (2.58%) Validation
10 7 (2.58%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.81%) SQL
2 8 (2.95%) T-SQL
3 7 (2.58%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.21%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.48%) C
6 3 (1.11%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.11%) VB
7 2 (0.74%) C#
7 2 (0.74%) VB6
8 1 (0.37%) VBA
8 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (10.33%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.90%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.32%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (2.58%) APMP
5 6 (2.21%) Degree
6 3 (1.11%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.74%) MCDST
7 2 (0.74%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.74%) MOS
7 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.74%) MCP
7 2 (0.74%) MCSE
8 1 (0.37%) ISEB
8 1 (0.37%) HND
8 1 (0.37%) PMP
8 1 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.37%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.01%) SLA
2 9 (3.32%) QA
3 3 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.37%) ARP4754
4 1 (0.37%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.37%) P3O
System Software
1 86 (31.73%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.21%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.85%) XenApp
4 5 (1.85%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.11%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.74%) Xen
6 2 (0.74%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.37%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.37%) Firmware
7 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (4.06%) SCCM
2 3 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.74%) ARCserve
3 2 (0.74%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.37%) SCOM
4 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 167 (61.62%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.12%) Citrix
3 19 (7.01%) VMware
4 9 (3.32%) Cisco
4 9 (3.32%) HP
5 8 (2.95%) Lotus
6 7 (2.58%) Remedy
6 7 (2.58%) Novell
7 6 (2.21%) Oracle
8 5 (1.85%) SAP
9 4 (1.48%) Business Objects
9 4 (1.48%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.48%) AppSense
10 3 (1.11%) Symantec
10 3 (1.11%) CA
10 3 (1.11%) Informatica
10 3 (1.11%) Wyse
11 2 (0.74%) Avaya
11 2 (0.74%) Adobe
11 2 (0.74%) Compaq
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