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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 18 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 21 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 6.27% 6.43% 7.99%
As % of the Applications category 53.85% 39.22% 61.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 1
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£183 £118 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.31% -9.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £267 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.37% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Average hourly rate £10.50 £10.13 £10.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £10.00 £9.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.41 £12.00 £18.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.93 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +3.70%
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
39 51 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 11.64% 16.40% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 5
Average daily rate £300 £183 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.38% -49.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £110 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £370 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 16
Average hourly rate £10.41 £10.50 £10.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -1.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £9.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £23.15 £20.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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 +1 16 £225 +95.65% 2
Rotherham +2 1 - -
Barnsley - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
MS Office
Yorkshire

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 24 (60.00%) Windows
2 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 19 (47.50%) Active Directory
4 15 (37.50%) Windows XP
5 12 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 12 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 12 (30.00%) ITIL
6 10 (25.00%) HP
7 8 (20.00%) SLA
7 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 7 (17.50%) Blackberry
9 6 (15.00%) Citrix
9 6 (15.00%) SQL
9 6 (15.00%) Incident Management
9 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (10.00%) Cisco
11 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
11 4 (10.00%) SCCM
11 4 (10.00%) SCOM
11 4 (10.00%) Data Analysis
11 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (10.00%) Finance
11 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
11 4 (10.00%) VMware
12 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
12 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (7.50%) Time Management
12 3 (7.50%) FMCG
12 3 (7.50%) vSphere

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.50%) IBM Notes
5 2 (5.00%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.00%) Lync
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.50%) Quickr
6 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Project
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) DHCP
1 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (7.50%) DNS
1 3 (7.50%) LAN
2 2 (5.00%) VoIP
2 2 (5.00%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.50%) WAN
3 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) OLAP
1 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
1 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.50%) German Language
3 2 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Support Engineer
1 7 (17.50%) Administrator
2 6 (15.00%) Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Server Administrator
5 3 (7.50%) Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.00%) Coordinator
6 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.00%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) 1st Line Support Technician
7 1 (2.50%) IT Support
7 1 (2.50%) Service Desk Technician
7 1 (2.50%) Deskside Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) HTML
1 2 (5.00%) .NET
1 2 (5.00%) XML
1 2 (5.00%) jQuery
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Blackberry
2 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) FMCG
4 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.50%) Statistics
5 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.50%) NHS
5 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (60.00%) Windows
2 15 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.00%) Windows NT
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.50%) Android
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) ITIL
2 6 (15.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (7.50%) Time Management
4 3 (7.50%) Project Management
4 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.50%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (5.00%) Network Design
5 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.00%) Software Deployment
5 2 (5.00%) Service Management
5 2 (5.00%) Logistics
5 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.50%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.50%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.50%) Change Management
6 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) C
2 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) MCP
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) MCSE
3 1 (2.50%) MCSA
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (47.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) MetaFrame
3 3 (7.50%) ISA Server
3 3 (7.50%) XenApp
3 3 (7.50%) vSphere
3 3 (7.50%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) SCCM
1 4 (10.00%) SCOM
2 2 (5.00%) Unicenter
3 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.50%) OVSD
3 1 (2.50%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.00%) HP
3 6 (15.00%) Citrix
4 4 (10.00%) Cisco
4 4 (10.00%) VMware
5 3 (7.50%) Lotus
5 3 (7.50%) MobileIron
5 3 (7.50%) IBM
5 3 (7.50%) NetApp
6 2 (5.00%) Siemens
6 2 (5.00%) CA
7 1 (2.50%) CommVault
7 1 (2.50%) Remedy
7 1 (2.50%) Altiris