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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 19 20 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 9 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.95% 4.49% 4.71%
As % of the Applications category 19.57% 35.00% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £185 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +48.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £113 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £257 £133
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £289
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 £12.00 £13.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -8.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.80 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £15.80 £14.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-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
46 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 25.27% 12.82% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 4
Average daily rate £400 £213 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% +57.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £175 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £356 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 4
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £15.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% +44.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £11.55 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.00 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 May 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 +3 2 £250 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £325 -
Cannock - 1 £130 -
MS Office
West Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
3 6 (46.15%) Windows XP
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (38.46%) Internet
4 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Vista
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
5 4 (30.77%) Software Distribution
5 4 (30.77%) Wireless
5 4 (30.77%) Project Management
6 3 (23.08%) QA
6 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 2 (15.38%) Test Management
7 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
7 2 (15.38%) Logistics
7 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (15.38%) TestComplete
7 2 (15.38%) SDLC
7 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
7 2 (15.38%) C#
7 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
7 2 (15.38%) SQL
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
7 2 (15.38%) MKS

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Internet
2 4 (30.77%) Wireless
3 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) LAN
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (15.38%) TestComplete
General
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Software Tester
2 2 (15.38%) QA Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Automated Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Support Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Project Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows XP
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Vista
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Software Distribution
1 4 (30.77%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) Test Management
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 2 (15.38%) Logistics
3 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
3 2 (15.38%) SDLC
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Lingo
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) MKS
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco