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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 15 25 16
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 19 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 8.23% 3.31% 6.40%
As % of the Applications category 45.24% 18.52% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Median daily rate £320 £161 £183
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+99.37% -12.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £116 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £332 £257
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £15.50 £12.45 £10.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.49% +21.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £10.89 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £14.01 £13.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £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
42 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 18.18% 17.88% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 12
Median daily rate £330 £310 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £161 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £375 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.40 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.67 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £14.82 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £14.51 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+11.99% -4.85%

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
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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Burton-upon-Trent +4 6 £320 -
Stoke-on-Trent -3 5 £500 +33.33% 2
Stafford - 3 £260 - 1
Cannock -1 1 - -
Uttoxeter - 1 - -
MS Office
West Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 27 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 10 (30.30%) MS Project
4 9 (27.27%) Project Management
5 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
6 7 (21.21%) SAP
6 7 (21.21%) Windows
6 7 (21.21%) Migration
7 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
7 5 (15.15%) Data Analysis
7 5 (15.15%) Resource Management
7 5 (15.15%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
8 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
8 4 (12.12%) ETL
8 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
8 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (12.12%) PMP
8 4 (12.12%) PMI Certification
8 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (12.12%) Finance
8 4 (12.12%) Service Management
9 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
9 3 (9.09%) Legal
9 3 (9.09%) Document Management
9 3 (9.09%) Intranet
9 3 (9.09%) HP
9 3 (9.09%) EMC
9 3 (9.09%) ITIL

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 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 10 (30.30%) MS Project
3 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) Google Drive
2 1 (3.03%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Intranet
1 3 (9.09%) NAS
2 1 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.03%) Skype
2 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (9.09%) Big Data
3 1 (3.03%) OLAP
3 1 (3.03%) QlikView
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Legal
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Data Migration Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) IT Manager
4 3 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Migration Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Project Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Project Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) SAP Manager
5 2 (6.06%) SAP Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) NHS
3 1 (3.03%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Project Management
2 7 (21.21%) Migration
3 5 (15.15%) Customer Engagement
3 5 (15.15%) Data Analysis
3 5 (15.15%) Resource Management
4 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
4 4 (12.12%) ETL
4 4 (12.12%) Service Management
4 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.09%) Business Development
5 3 (9.09%) Change Control
5 3 (9.09%) Data Enrichment
5 3 (9.09%) Data Reconciliation
5 3 (9.09%) Document Management
5 3 (9.09%) ITIL
5 3 (9.09%) Line Management
5 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 3 (9.09%) Process Improvement
5 3 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) PMI Certification
1 4 (12.12%) PMP
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) SAP
3 3 (9.09%) EMC
3 3 (9.09%) HP
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco
5 1 (3.03%) BT
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix
5 1 (3.03%) Google
5 1 (3.03%) Kaseya
5 1 (3.03%) Kaspersky
5 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow