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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 11 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 48 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 10.06% 6.30% 6.12%
As % of the Applications category 61.54% 37.29% 40.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 7 1
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£275 £300 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +87.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £250 £269
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 11
Average hourly rate £10.50 £10.75 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% -27.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.14 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.14% -
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
78 59 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 16.35% 16.91% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 20 19
Average daily rate £275 £280 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £125 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 14
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.75 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.67 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £25.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 21 April 2015.

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
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 21 April 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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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 0 21 £240 -17.24% 5
Doncaster +2 7 £155 -
Rotherham 0 6 £350 -
MS Office
Yorkshire

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 42 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 29 (46.03%) MS Excel
3 27 (42.86%) Windows
4 17 (26.98%) SQL
5 16 (25.40%) Active Directory
6 15 (23.81%) Windows XP
7 13 (20.63%) MS Exchange
7 13 (20.63%) NHS
7 13 (20.63%) Data Analysis
8 12 (19.05%) Windows 7
9 11 (17.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (17.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (15.87%) Finance
10 10 (15.87%) ITIL
10 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (12.70%) SharePoint
11 8 (12.70%) MS Visio
11 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (11.11%) Change Management
12 7 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
12 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
13 6 (9.52%) Project Management
13 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (7.94%) Degree
14 5 (7.94%) Risk Analysis
14 5 (7.94%) VMware
14 5 (7.94%) HP
14 5 (7.94%) Citrix

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 13 (20.63%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.70%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.76%) IIS
3 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.59%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.59%) Lync
Applications
1 29 (46.03%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.70%) MS Visio
3 7 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) LAN
1 5 (7.94%) WAN
2 3 (4.76%) SAN
3 2 (3.17%) Firewall
3 2 (3.17%) DHCP
3 2 (3.17%) VoIP
3 2 (3.17%) DNS
4 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.59%) Wireless
4 1 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 11 (17.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (15.87%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Retail
2 1 (1.59%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (26.98%) Analyst
2 12 (19.05%) Developer
3 10 (15.87%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Change Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Business Change Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.94%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Project Administrator
7 3 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (4.76%) MI Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.76%) Administrator
7 3 (4.76%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Trainer
8 2 (3.17%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) HTML
1 3 (4.76%) jQuery
1 3 (4.76%) HTML5
2 1 (1.59%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) NHS
2 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.59%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 27 (42.86%) Windows
2 15 (23.81%) Windows XP
3 12 (19.05%) Windows 7
4 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) Data Analysis
2 10 (15.87%) ITIL
3 7 (11.11%) Change Management
4 6 (9.52%) Project Management
4 6 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (7.94%) Process Management
5 5 (7.94%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (6.35%) Test Scripting
6 4 (6.35%) Time Management
7 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.76%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (4.76%) Web Development
7 3 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.17%) Change Control
8 2 (3.17%) Software Deployment
8 2 (3.17%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (3.17%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (3.17%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.98%) SQL
2 3 (4.76%) VBA
2 3 (4.76%) C#
2 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.59%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.94%) Degree
3 2 (3.17%) MCSE
3 2 (3.17%) MCSA
4 1 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.59%) PMP
4 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.59%) MCTS
4 1 (1.59%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (25.40%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.59%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.59%) XenApp
4 1 (1.59%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.17%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) SCOM
3 1 (1.59%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.59%) OVSD
3 1 (1.59%) WSUS
3 1 (1.59%) OpenView
Vendors
1 42 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.94%) HP
2 5 (7.94%) Citrix
2 5 (7.94%) VMware
3 3 (4.76%) Telerik
4 2 (3.17%) Siemens
4 2 (3.17%) Symantec
5 1 (1.59%) Websense
5 1 (1.59%) Lotus
5 1 (1.59%) CommVault
5 1 (1.59%) Altiris
5 1 (1.59%) IBM