The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the South Yorkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 19 20 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 22 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 6.29% 6.12% 9.20%
As % of the Applications category 37.93% 41.18% 56.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 7
Average daily rate £300 £160 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £160 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £160 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.06% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 10
Average hourly rate £10.75 £14.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.11% +22.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.50 £22.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
58 51 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 16.57% 14.87% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 16
Average daily rate £280 £330 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +65.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £246 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £412 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 12
Average hourly rate £12.75 £14.75 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.55% +15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.50 £22.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Office
Yorkshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -5 15 £290 +81.25% 4
Doncaster -1 2 - - 3
Barnsley - 1 - -
MS Office
Yorkshire

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (48.78%) MS Excel
2 19 (46.34%) Microsoft
3 17 (41.46%) Windows
4 10 (24.39%) ITIL
4 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
5 9 (21.95%) Windows XP
5 9 (21.95%) Windows 7
6 6 (14.63%) HP
7 5 (12.20%) Citrix
7 5 (12.20%) SLA
7 5 (12.20%) C#
7 5 (12.20%) C++
7 5 (12.20%) Internet
7 5 (12.20%) Legal
7 5 (12.20%) Digital Media
7 5 (12.20%) Mobile App
7 5 (12.20%) Mobile Application Development
7 5 (12.20%) Objective-C
7 5 (12.20%) Degree
8 4 (9.76%) Problem Management
8 4 (9.76%) Time Management
8 4 (9.76%) MS Project
8 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
9 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
9 3 (7.32%) CA
9 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
9 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
9 3 (7.32%) Unicenter
9 3 (7.32%) NHS
9 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.88%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 20 (48.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.76%) MS Project
3 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) Internet
2 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.44%) SAN
3 1 (2.44%) VPN
3 1 (2.44%) DNS
3 1 (2.44%) LAN
3 1 (2.44%) WAN
3 1 (2.44%) DHCP
3 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) DTS
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (12.20%) Legal
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Analyst
2 5 (12.20%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (9.76%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Service Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Desktop Support
4 3 (7.32%) Rollout Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Project Administrator
5 2 (4.88%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Administrator
5 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Support Technician
5 2 (4.88%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.44%) Field Service Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Development Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Digital Media
1 5 (12.20%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.32%) NHS
3 2 (4.88%) Speech Recognition
3 2 (4.88%) Informatics
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (41.46%) Windows
2 9 (21.95%) Windows XP
2 9 (21.95%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.88%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.44%) UNIX
5 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) ITIL
2 5 (12.20%) Mobile Application Development
3 4 (9.76%) Problem Management
3 4 (9.76%) Time Management
4 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
4 3 (7.32%) Service Management
4 3 (7.32%) Supplier Management
5 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.88%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.88%) Change Management
5 2 (4.88%) Project Management
6 1 (2.44%) ETL
6 1 (2.44%) Scrum
6 1 (2.44%) Migration
6 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.44%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) C#
1 5 (12.20%) C++
1 5 (12.20%) Objective-C
2 2 (4.88%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) C
3 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.44%) VBA
3 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Unicenter
2 2 (4.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) HP
3 5 (12.20%) Citrix
4 3 (7.32%) CA
5 2 (4.88%) Lotus
6 1 (2.44%) Dell
6 1 (2.44%) BT
6 1 (2.44%) Toshiba