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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 12 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 11 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.59% 4.86% 4.49%
As % of the Applications category 44.00% 20.00% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Median daily rate £140 £250 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £166 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £303 £257
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £290 £225
% change year-on-year
- +28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £10.26 £10.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.55% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £9.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.82 £12.75 £15.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -3.57%
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
25 45 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 14.97% 24.32% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 10
Median daily rate £175 £400 £244
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.25% +64.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £190 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Median hourly rate £10.96 £20.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.56% -6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.84 £9.40 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.19 £32.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford - 6 £170 -
Stoke-on-Trent -3 2 £125 -61.53% 1
Tamworth - 1 £105 - 1
Uttoxeter - 1 - -
MS Office
West Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
3 5 (38.46%) MS Project
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) Resource Management
3 5 (38.46%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 3 (23.08%) Citrix
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.69%) CRM
6 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
6 1 (7.69%) SQL
6 1 (7.69%) CISSP
6 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
6 1 (7.69%) Extranet
6 1 (7.69%) CISM
6 1 (7.69%) Change Management
6 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (7.69%) BT
6 1 (7.69%) Legal
6 1 (7.69%) VMware
6 1 (7.69%) e-Learning
6 1 (7.69%) Information Security
6 1 (7.69%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (7.69%) CISMP
6 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (7.69%) Degree
6 1 (7.69%) Freedom of Information Act

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 5 (38.46%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Extranet
1 1 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
General
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Service Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Customer Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.69%) Head of Information
3 1 (7.69%) Head of Information Security
3 1 (7.69%) Head of Security
3 1 (7.69%) IT Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Service Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) e-Learning
1 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
1 1 (7.69%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (7.69%) Freedom of Information Act
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Customer Engagement
1 5 (38.46%) Resource Management
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) CRM
3 1 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.69%) Information Governance
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security
3 1 (7.69%) Line Management
3 1 (7.69%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CISM
1 1 (7.69%) CISMP
1 1 (7.69%) CISSP
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) BT
3 1 (7.69%) Kaseya
3 1 (7.69%) Kaspersky
3 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
3 1 (7.69%) VMware