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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 23 15 20
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 3 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.11% 4.44% 5.00%
As % of the Applications category 18.75% 28.57% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £400 - £188
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £225
% change year-on-year
+13.37% +17.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £10.61 £11.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% -17.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
16 14 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 11.27% 15.56% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 19
Average daily rate £320 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £261 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £13.81 £11.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.04% -17.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Burton-upon-Trent -4 1 £400 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - - 3
MS Office
West Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) CCNP
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Records Management
5 1 (10.00%) Hazard Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Information Governance
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Line Management
5 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) CISSP
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) NHS
5 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) UML
5 1 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) VB.NET

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) IT Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Development Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Development Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Development Manager
4 1 (10.00%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Head of Information
4 1 (10.00%) Head of Security
4 1 (10.00%) Software QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) LINQ
1 1 (10.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) e-Learning
1 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (10.00%) Freedom of Information Act
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
1 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (10.00%) Hazard Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Information Governance
2 1 (10.00%) Information Security
2 1 (10.00%) Line Management
2 1 (10.00%) OO
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (10.00%) Records Management
2 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (10.00%) SDLC
2 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (10.00%) TDD
2 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (10.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) CISM
1 1 (10.00%) CISMP
1 1 (10.00%) CISSP
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Capita
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) MKS
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) VMware