The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire 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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 20 33 19
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing MS Office 19 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 5.19% 3.54% 6.16%
As % of the Applications category 39.58% 24.53% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 1
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£145 £188 £103
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +82.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 11
Average hourly rate £13.98 £10.13 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.02% -40.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £13.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.38 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+4.67% -4.46%
MS Office
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the South Yorkshire region.

Applications Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
48 53 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 13.11% 14.44% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 19
Average daily rate £325 £306 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £188 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £503 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 16
Average hourly rate £15.39 £13.00 £16.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.34% -19.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £10.04 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.19
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.54%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the South Yorkshire region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the South Yorkshire region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Sheffield +12 12 £123 - 6
Doncaster - 5 £335 - 1
Rotherham - - - -
Barnsley - - - -
MS Office
Yorkshire

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 23 (71.88%) Windows
2 18 (56.25%) Windows XP
2 18 (56.25%) Active Directory
3 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (37.50%) HP
5 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
5 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
6 10 (31.25%) ITIL
7 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
8 7 (21.88%) Incident Management
8 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (21.88%) SLA
8 7 (21.88%) Citrix
8 7 (21.88%) Blackberry
9 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (12.50%) Internet
10 4 (12.50%) Cisco
10 4 (12.50%) XML
10 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (12.50%) SCCM
11 3 (9.38%) XenApp
11 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
11 3 (9.38%) vSphere
11 3 (9.38%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (9.38%) Mobile Device Management
11 3 (9.38%) MobileIron
11 3 (9.38%) SCOM
11 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
2 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 3 (9.38%) IBM Notes
4 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (6.25%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (6.25%) SAS
6 1 (3.13%) Quickr
6 1 (3.13%) Lync
6 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Internet
2 3 (9.38%) DHCP
2 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.38%) DNS
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.13%) LAN
3 1 (3.13%) VoIP
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
3 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) QlikView
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (9.38%) German Language
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.25%) Spanish Language
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (18.75%) Administrator
2 6 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Server Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Service Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Field Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.25%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Field Service Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) IT Support
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Network Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (6.25%) HTML
2 2 (6.25%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.13%) FMCG
3 1 (3.13%) Statistics
3 1 (3.13%) NHS
3 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (71.88%) Windows
2 18 (56.25%) Windows XP
3 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
4 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.38%) Windows NT
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.13%) Android
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) ITIL
2 7 (21.88%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
3 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (9.38%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (9.38%) Data Analysis
3 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.25%) Data Management
4 2 (6.25%) Data Analytics
4 2 (6.25%) Analytics
4 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.13%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (3.13%) Line Management
5 1 (3.13%) Migration
5 1 (3.13%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) C
1 3 (9.38%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
1 3 (9.38%) MCP
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) SLA
2 2 (6.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) XenApp
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) vSphere
2 3 (9.38%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (9.38%) ISA Server
2 3 (9.38%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) SCOM
2 3 (9.38%) Unicenter
3 1 (3.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (37.50%) HP
3 7 (21.88%) Citrix
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco
5 3 (9.38%) MobileIron
5 3 (9.38%) IBM
5 3 (9.38%) Dell
5 3 (9.38%) CA
5 3 (9.38%) NetApp
5 3 (9.38%) Lotus
5 3 (9.38%) VMware
6 2 (6.25%) Toshiba
6 2 (6.25%) Informatica
6 2 (6.25%) Cognos
6 2 (6.25%) Trillium
6 2 (6.25%) Ab Initio
6 2 (6.25%) Palantir
7 1 (3.13%) Compaq
7 1 (3.13%) Remedy
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