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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 20 20 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 8 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.55% 1.43% 3.70%
As % of the Applications category 44.44% 13.33% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £300 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £278 £293 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.12% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £17.78 - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%

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
18 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 10.23% 10.71% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 8
Median daily rate £300 £298 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -25.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £91.39 £17.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+437.58% +47.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.47 £17.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £17.00 £15.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.00%

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 27 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 February 2017. 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 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
Cannock - 2 £263 -
Lichfield - 2 £450 -
Burton-upon-Trent +1 1 £125 -68.75%
Stoke-on-Trent -5 1 £425 - 3
MS Office
West Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 9 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
3 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
3 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
4 4 (22.22%) Publishing
4 4 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (22.22%) Information Management
4 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 4 (22.22%) Office 365
4 4 (22.22%) Information Exploitation
5 3 (16.67%) SCCM
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (11.11%) C
6 2 (11.11%) VMware
6 2 (11.11%) Citrix
6 2 (11.11%) NHS
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (11.11%) PMO
7 1 (5.56%) Matrix Organization
7 1 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.56%) Multidimensional Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Project Management
7 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (5.56%) Windows XP

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 (27.78%) SharePoint
2 4 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.56%) MS Project
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DHCP
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) VPN
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) OLAP
1 1 (5.56%) QlikView
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (22.22%) Publishing
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) SharePoint Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Build Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Communications Officer
5 1 (5.56%) ICT Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) ICT Support
5 1 (5.56%) ICT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft BI Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Office 365 Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) QlikView Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QlikView Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Information Exploitation
1 4 (22.22%) Information Management
2 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.56%) Change Management
2 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
2 1 (5.56%) Data Entry
2 1 (5.56%) ETL
2 1 (5.56%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (5.56%) Migration
2 1 (5.56%) Multidimensional Analysis
2 1 (5.56%) Project Management
2 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
2 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Citrix
2 2 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco