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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 12 12 26
Rank change year-on-year
0 +14
Contract jobs citing MS Office 10 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 9.17% 7.63% 2.62%
As % of the Applications category 35.71% 52.94% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £330 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +69.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £270 £263
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £9.50 £11.00 £13.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -19.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +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
28 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 25.69% 14.41% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 14
Average daily rate £263 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £332 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Average hourly rate £9.50 £11.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +4.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.07
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.94%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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 3 - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent +4 1 - - 3
Cannock - - - -
Stafford - - - - 1
MS Office
West Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 (62.50%) Windows
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
4 5 (31.25%) SCCM
4 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
5 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco
5 4 (25.00%) 3G
5 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (12.50%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (12.50%) Adobe
7 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
8 1 (6.25%) DHCP
8 1 (6.25%) VPN
8 1 (6.25%) DNS
8 1 (6.25%) MS Access
8 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
8 1 (6.25%) Citrix
8 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (6.25%) NHS
8 1 (6.25%) Firmware
8 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (6.25%) Internet
8 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma
8 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
8 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
8 1 (6.25%) Symantec

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) Adobe Captivate
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) 3G
1 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MS Access
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Support Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Training Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
6 1 (6.25%) Trainer
6 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) IT Support
6 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Procurement Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
1 1 (6.25%) Firmware
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.25%) QMS
2 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma
2 1 (6.25%) Benchmarking
2 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) Adobe
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) VMware