The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 17 20 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 3 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.41% 4.86% 4.27%
As % of the Applications category 21.43% 22.58% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £188 £95
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +97.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £10.75 £14.00 £11.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.21% +20.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £14.00 £10.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £14.00 £14.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
MS Office
West Midlands

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

Applications Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
14 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 15.91% 21.53% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 12
Average daily rate £375 £325 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £11.50 £16.50 £11.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.30% +48.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £18.50 £14.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 - -
Lichfield - - - -
Stafford - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1
Tamworth - - - -
MS Office
West Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (20.00%) SCCM
7 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
7 1 (10.00%) Firewall
7 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (10.00%) Wireless
7 1 (10.00%) Finance
7 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
7 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Logistics
7 1 (10.00%) Internet
7 1 (10.00%) 3G
7 1 (10.00%) Avaya
7 1 (10.00%) NHS
7 1 (10.00%) VPN
7 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
7 1 (10.00%) LAN

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) 3G
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Procurement Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (10.00%) Logistics
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Avaya