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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 40 34 47
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs citing MS Office 145 168 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.52% 5.62% 4.26%
As % of the Applications category 42.40% 36.13% 31.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 80 34
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£290 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +1.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £115 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 24
Average hourly rate £13.25 £12.50 £13.12
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £8.47 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.07 £15.50 £38.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.11 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +4.48%
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
342 465 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.66% 15.57% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 250 170
Average daily rate £328 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.64% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 45 36
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.31 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.90% +28.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +21 48 £294 +10.84% 13
Bristol -10 41 £335 +48.88% 11
Devon -9 11 £325 +116.66% 1
Gloucestershire -31 10 £130 -58.06% 7
Cornwall +5 9 £100 - 3
Dorset -3 9 £148 +9.25% 4
Somerset -16 4 £190 -42.42% 3
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 185 (63.57%) Microsoft
2 146 (50.17%) Windows
3 116 (39.86%) MS Excel
4 96 (32.99%) Windows 7
5 91 (31.27%) Active Directory
6 63 (21.65%) Windows XP
7 53 (18.21%) Finance
8 40 (13.75%) SQL
9 35 (12.03%) ITIL
9 35 (12.03%) Security Cleared
10 34 (11.68%) Citrix
11 32 (11.00%) SharePoint
12 31 (10.65%) MS Project
12 31 (10.65%) Project Management
13 30 (10.31%) MS Exchange
14 26 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
14 26 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
15 23 (7.90%) SC Cleared
16 22 (7.56%) VMware
17 21 (7.22%) PRINCE2
17 21 (7.22%) Windows Server 2003
18 20 (6.87%) SLA
18 20 (6.87%) Agile Software Development
19 18 (6.19%) MS PowerPoint
20 16 (5.50%) Migration
20 16 (5.50%) TCP/IP
20 16 (5.50%) MS Visio
21 15 (5.15%) Internet
22 14 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
22 14 (4.81%) Office 365

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 32 (11.00%) SharePoint
2 30 (10.31%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.78%) Lync
4 10 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (3.09%) IBM Notes
6 8 (2.75%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (2.06%) IIS
7 6 (2.06%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.03%) Moodle
10 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.69%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.34%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.34%) CMS
11 1 (0.34%) SAS
11 1 (0.34%) JBoss
11 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 116 (39.86%) MS Excel
2 31 (10.65%) MS Project
3 18 (6.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (5.50%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.34%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.34%) SAP HR-PA
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.34%) Agresso
2 1 (0.34%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.81%) Office 365
2 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.50%) TCP/IP
2 15 (5.15%) Internet
3 13 (4.47%) Firewall
3 13 (4.47%) LAN
4 12 (4.12%) WAN
5 11 (3.78%) DNS
6 8 (2.75%) DHCP
7 5 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (1.37%) VPN
9 3 (1.03%) SAN
9 3 (1.03%) Intranet
9 3 (1.03%) FTP
9 3 (1.03%) SMTP
9 3 (1.03%) Wireless
10 2 (0.69%) ADSL
11 1 (0.34%) GSM
11 1 (0.34%) PBX
11 1 (0.34%) UMTS
11 1 (0.34%) VoIP
11 1 (0.34%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.09%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.72%) PowerCenter
6 4 (1.37%) MS Access
7 1 (0.34%) DB2
7 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.34%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.34%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.34%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (2.41%) JIRA
2 2 (0.69%) MSI
2 2 (0.69%) Subversion
3 1 (0.34%) Ant
3 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.34%) Selenium
3 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.34%) SpecFlow
General
1 53 (18.21%) Finance
2 7 (2.41%) Telecoms
2 7 (2.41%) Banking
2 7 (2.41%) Retail
3 6 (2.06%) Marketing
4 5 (1.72%) Law
5 4 (1.37%) Military
6 2 (0.69%) Legal
6 2 (0.69%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.69%) Electronics
6 2 (0.69%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.69%) Local Government
7 1 (0.34%) Billing
7 1 (0.34%) Back Office
7 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 95 (32.65%) Analyst
2 37 (12.71%) Desktop Support
2 37 (12.71%) 2nd Line Support
3 33 (11.34%) Support Engineer
4 31 (10.65%) Service Analyst
5 30 (10.31%) Service Desk Analyst
6 20 (6.87%) Developer
7 14 (4.81%) Support Analyst
7 14 (4.81%) IT Support
8 13 (4.47%) Administrator
9 12 (4.12%) Desktop Engineer
10 11 (3.78%) Help Desk Analyst
10 11 (3.78%) Business Analyst
10 11 (3.78%) Project Manager
11 9 (3.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 9 (3.09%) Desktop Analyst
11 9 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (2.75%) PMO Analyst
12 8 (2.75%) Team Leader
12 8 (2.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.37%) HTML
1 4 (1.37%) .NET
1 4 (1.37%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.03%) CSS
2 3 (1.03%) XML
3 2 (0.69%) XSL
3 2 (0.69%) XSLT
3 2 (0.69%) COM
3 2 (0.69%) Web Services
4 1 (0.34%) jQuery
4 1 (0.34%) HTML5
4 1 (0.34%) SOAP
4 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.34%) Flash
4 1 (0.34%) XHTML
4 1 (0.34%) EDI
4 1 (0.34%) Middleware
4 1 (0.34%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.78%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.44%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.09%) NHS
5 7 (2.41%) User Experience
6 4 (1.37%) PDA
7 3 (1.03%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.03%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.03%) iPhone
7 3 (1.03%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.03%) CMDB
7 3 (1.03%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.69%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.69%) Copywriting
8 2 (0.69%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.69%) Replication
9 1 (0.34%) Statistics
9 1 (0.34%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.34%) PMI
9 1 (0.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 146 (50.17%) Windows
2 96 (32.99%) Windows 7
3 63 (21.65%) Windows XP
4 26 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (7.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (4.47%) Windows 8
7 12 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.06%) Windows Vista
8 6 (2.06%) Android
9 5 (1.72%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.03%) UNIX
10 3 (1.03%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.69%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.34%) AIX
12 1 (0.34%) Solaris
12 1 (0.34%) Linux
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (12.03%) ITIL
2 31 (10.65%) Project Management
3 21 (7.22%) PRINCE2
4 20 (6.87%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (5.50%) Migration
6 13 (4.47%) Data Management
7 12 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (3.78%) ETL
8 11 (3.78%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (3.44%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 10 (3.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (3.44%) Change Management
9 10 (3.44%) Statistical Analysis
9 10 (3.44%) Data Migration
10 9 (3.09%) Time Management
10 9 (3.09%) Scrum
10 9 (3.09%) Validation
10 9 (3.09%) Configuration Management
11 8 (2.75%) Software Testing
11 8 (2.75%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (13.75%) SQL
2 9 (3.09%) T-SQL
3 8 (2.75%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.06%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.72%) C
5 5 (1.72%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.37%) VBA
7 2 (0.69%) C#
7 2 (0.69%) VB
7 2 (0.69%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.34%) Java
8 1 (0.34%) Perl
8 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.34%) VB6
Qualifications
1 35 (12.03%) Security Cleared
2 23 (7.90%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (2.06%) Degree
4 4 (1.37%) MOS
4 4 (1.37%) ISEB
4 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.03%) MCSE
5 3 (1.03%) MCDST
5 3 (1.03%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.03%) APMP
6 2 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.34%) MCSA
7 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.34%) Dell Certification
7 1 (0.34%) ECDL
7 1 (0.34%) MCP
7 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.87%) SLA
2 9 (3.09%) QA
3 3 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.69%) ARP4754
5 1 (0.34%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.34%) P3O
System Software
1 91 (31.27%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.09%) XenApp
4 3 (1.03%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.69%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.69%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.34%) Firmware
6 1 (0.34%) Kerio MailServer
6 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (3.44%) SCCM
2 4 (1.37%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.34%) WSUS
3 1 (0.34%) Nagios
3 1 (0.34%) ARCserve
3 1 (0.34%) SCOM
3 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 185 (63.57%) Microsoft
2 34 (11.68%) Citrix
3 22 (7.56%) VMware
4 10 (3.44%) HP
4 10 (3.44%) Oracle
5 9 (3.09%) Remedy
5 9 (3.09%) Lotus
6 7 (2.41%) Cisco
7 6 (2.06%) SAP
8 5 (1.72%) Informatica
9 4 (1.37%) Dell
9 4 (1.37%) Business Objects
10 3 (1.03%) Adobe
10 3 (1.03%) Novell
10 3 (1.03%) Avaya
10 3 (1.03%) SonicWALL
10 3 (1.03%) Veeam
11 2 (0.69%) hybris
11 2 (0.69%) WatchGuard
11 2 (0.69%) Barracuda Networks
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