The first table below looks at the demand for OOXML skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OOXML over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Office Open XML (OpenXML)
Rank 576 567 579
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing OOXML 4 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.006% 0.010%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.027% 0.022% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £325 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £325 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14595 13940 14582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.70% 27.81% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9429 8825 8863
Average daily rate £375 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 315 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £20.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%

OOXML
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OOXML within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

OOXML Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OOXML
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OOXML within the UK.

OOXML Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OOXML
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOXML within the UK over the 3 months to 11 July 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
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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
England -9 4 £275 -15.38% 1
Oxford - 1 £250 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £250 -
South East - 1 £250 - 1
London - - - -
City of London - - - -

OOXML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OOXML 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 OOXML.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) XSLT
2 3 (75.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Telerik
4 1 (25.00%) Subversion
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (25.00%) WCF
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Kendo UI
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API

OOXML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OOXML 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 OOXML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) XSLT
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (25.00%) Kendo UI
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) MVC
1 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Telerik