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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 37 43 25
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -18
Contract jobs citing MS Office 155 137 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.57% 4.24% 5.83%
As % of the Applications category 38.37% 29.98% 35.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 77 67
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +43.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £123 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £489 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £298 £256
% change year-on-year
-1.68% +16.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 31
Average hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £9.60 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £37.80 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.54%
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
404 457 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.91% 14.15% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 293 221
Average daily rate £345 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £170 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £475 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 47 48
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £13.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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
Bristol +11 43 £130 -51.67% 6
Wiltshire +3 32 £350 +3.70% 9
Dorset +7 29 £120 -46.06% 4
Gloucestershire -8 17 £388 -8.82% 7
Devon +4 16 £350 +75.00% 1
Somerset -5 7 £375 -16.29% 6
Cornwall -3 2 - -
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England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 196 (68.06%) Microsoft
2 141 (48.96%) Windows
3 133 (46.18%) MS Excel
4 107 (37.15%) Active Directory
5 88 (30.56%) Windows 7
6 73 (25.35%) Windows XP
7 48 (16.67%) ITIL
8 46 (15.97%) MS Project
9 44 (15.28%) Finance
9 44 (15.28%) Security Cleared
10 40 (13.89%) Project Management
11 35 (12.15%) MS PowerPoint
12 31 (10.76%) MS Exchange
13 29 (10.07%) SharePoint
13 29 (10.07%) SC Cleared
13 29 (10.07%) Office 365
14 27 (9.38%) PRINCE2
15 26 (9.03%) Migration
15 26 (9.03%) VMware
15 26 (9.03%) Windows Server 2008
16 25 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
17 24 (8.33%) SLA
18 23 (7.99%) Citrix
19 18 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
20 17 (5.90%) SQL
20 17 (5.90%) QA
21 16 (5.56%) MS Visio
21 16 (5.56%) Configuration Management
22 15 (5.21%) Banking
22 15 (5.21%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 31 (10.76%) MS Exchange
2 29 (10.07%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.78%) Lync
6 7 (2.43%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.74%) ArcGIS
8 4 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.69%) IIS
10 2 (0.69%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.69%) Moodle
10 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.35%) SAS
11 1 (0.35%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 133 (46.18%) MS Excel
2 46 (15.97%) MS Project
3 35 (12.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (5.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.35%) SPSS
5 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.39%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (1.39%) SAP CO
1 4 (1.39%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.35%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 29 (10.07%) Office 365
2 3 (1.04%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.43%) LAN
1 7 (2.43%) WAN
1 7 (2.43%) Internet
1 7 (2.43%) VPN
2 6 (2.08%) DNS
3 4 (1.39%) Intranet
3 4 (1.39%) VoIP
4 3 (1.04%) Broadband
5 2 (0.69%) HTTP
5 2 (0.69%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.35%) SMTP
6 1 (0.35%) DHCP
6 1 (0.35%) GSM
6 1 (0.35%) UMTS
6 1 (0.35%) 3G
6 1 (0.35%) Firewall
6 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.35%) Wireless
6 1 (0.35%) 2G
6 1 (0.35%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.04%) MS Access
4 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.35%) SQLite
4 1 (0.35%) Big Data
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (1.74%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.69%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.35%) Ant
3 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.35%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.35%) JIRA
3 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (15.28%) Finance
2 15 (5.21%) Banking
3 11 (3.82%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.08%) Marketing
5 5 (1.74%) Military
5 5 (1.74%) Back Office
5 5 (1.74%) German Language
6 4 (1.39%) Polish Language
7 3 (1.04%) Legal
8 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.69%) Publishing
8 2 (0.69%) Electronics
8 2 (0.69%) Retail
8 2 (0.69%) French Language
8 2 (0.69%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 70 (24.31%) Analyst
2 42 (14.58%) Support Engineer
3 32 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 25 (8.68%) Service Desk Analyst
5 24 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 24 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 23 (7.99%) Desktop Engineer
7 17 (5.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 17 (5.90%) IT Support
8 16 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (4.86%) Support Analyst
10 10 (3.47%) PMO Analyst
11 8 (2.78%) PMO Manager
11 8 (2.78%) IT Support Engineer
11 8 (2.78%) Field Engineer
12 7 (2.43%) Administrator
12 7 (2.43%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 7 (2.43%) Team Leader
12 7 (2.43%) Help Desk Analyst
12 7 (2.43%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.17%) .NET
2 7 (2.43%) HTML
3 5 (1.74%) WCF
3 5 (1.74%) Web Services
4 3 (1.04%) XML
5 2 (0.69%) Middleware
5 2 (0.69%) COM
6 1 (0.35%) CSS
6 1 (0.35%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.35%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.35%) jQuery
6 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.43%) Blackberry
2 7 (2.43%) GIS
3 5 (1.74%) NHS
4 4 (1.39%) Thin Client
4 4 (1.39%) E-Learning
4 4 (1.39%) Fat Client
4 4 (1.39%) Learning Management System
5 3 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.04%) Graphic Design
5 3 (1.04%) CMDB
5 3 (1.04%) Wiki
5 3 (1.04%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.69%) DTV
6 2 (0.69%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.69%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.69%) PDA
6 2 (0.69%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.35%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.35%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 141 (48.96%) Windows
2 88 (30.56%) Windows 7
3 73 (25.35%) Windows XP
4 26 (9.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (5.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (4.51%) Windows 8
7 10 (3.47%) Linux
8 8 (2.78%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.69%) UNIX
10 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (16.67%) ITIL
2 40 (13.89%) Project Management
3 27 (9.38%) PRINCE2
4 26 (9.03%) Migration
5 18 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 13 (4.51%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (4.17%) Time Management
9 11 (3.82%) Change Management
10 9 (3.13%) Software Engineering
10 9 (3.13%) Project Planning
11 8 (2.78%) Risk Management
12 7 (2.43%) Asset Management
12 7 (2.43%) Scrum
12 7 (2.43%) Service Management
12 7 (2.43%) Web Development
12 7 (2.43%) Line Management
13 6 (2.08%) Change Control
13 6 (2.08%) Analytics
13 6 (2.08%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (5.90%) SQL
2 7 (2.43%) C#
3 6 (2.08%) VBScript
3 6 (2.08%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.74%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.74%) VB
4 5 (1.74%) Perl
5 4 (1.39%) C
5 4 (1.39%) VBA
5 4 (1.39%) VB6
6 3 (1.04%) C++
6 3 (1.04%) Delphi
6 3 (1.04%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.69%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.35%) R
8 1 (0.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 44 (15.28%) Security Cleared
2 29 (10.07%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.47%) DV Cleared
3 10 (3.47%) Degree
4 8 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.39%) APMP
8 3 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.04%) NVQ Level 3
8 3 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.04%) MCSA
8 3 (1.04%) PMP
8 3 (1.04%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.69%) MCSE
9 2 (0.69%) CIPD
9 2 (0.69%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.35%) MCP
10 1 (0.35%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.33%) SLA
2 17 (5.90%) QA
3 3 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.35%) ARP4754
4 1 (0.35%) P3O
System Software
1 107 (37.15%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.17%) VMware ESX
4 6 (2.08%) XenApp
5 5 (1.74%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.74%) vSphere
5 5 (1.74%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.04%) Firmware
6 3 (1.04%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.04%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.69%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.69%) Xen
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.35%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (3.47%) SCCM
2 4 (1.39%) SCOM
2 4 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (0.69%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.35%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.35%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 196 (68.06%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.03%) VMware
3 23 (7.99%) Citrix
4 13 (4.51%) Cisco
5 12 (4.17%) Symantec
6 10 (3.47%) SAP
7 8 (2.78%) HP
7 8 (2.78%) Novell
8 6 (2.08%) Remedy
8 6 (2.08%) ESRI
9 3 (1.04%) Wyse
9 3 (1.04%) McAfee
9 3 (1.04%) AppSense
9 3 (1.04%) Capita
9 3 (1.04%) CA
9 3 (1.04%) Borland
9 3 (1.04%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.69%) Lotus
10 2 (0.69%) Compaq
10 2 (0.69%) Dell
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