The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Office Open XML (OpenXML)
Rank 606 588 596
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +8
Contract jobs citing OOXML 11 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.004% 0.005%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.072% 0.013% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £288 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -28.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15355 15252 15663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.84% 28.95% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10019 9918 9361
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 256 393
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 1 October 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 11 £325 +13.04%
London +14 7 £363 +26.08%
Oxford - 4 £250 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £250 -
South East - 4 £250 -
City of London - 2 £360 -

OOXML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 14 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (71.43%) WCF
2 10 (71.43%) XML
3 8 (57.14%) XSLT
3 8 (57.14%) .NET
4 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 7 (50.00%) HTML
4 7 (50.00%) CSS
5 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
5 6 (42.86%) SQL
5 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
5 6 (42.86%) jQuery
5 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (42.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 5 (35.71%) REST
6 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 5 (35.71%) Java
6 5 (35.71%) Web Services
7 4 (28.57%) N-Tier
7 4 (28.57%) MS Office
7 4 (28.57%) Telerik
7 4 (28.57%) Subversion
7 4 (28.57%) Lucene
7 4 (28.57%) MVC
7 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Open Source

OOXML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 4 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (14.29%) IIS
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 2 (14.29%) InfoPath
3 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (14.29%) MS Access
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (14.29%) PerformancePoint
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (28.57%) Subversion
2 4 (28.57%) MSBuild
2 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
4 2 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) .NET Developer
2 5 (35.71%) C# Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Java Developer
3 3 (21.43%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) WCF
1 10 (71.43%) XML
2 8 (57.14%) XSLT
2 8 (57.14%) .NET
3 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (50.00%) HTML
3 7 (50.00%) CSS
4 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 6 (42.86%) jQuery
4 6 (42.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (35.71%) REST
5 5 (35.71%) Web Services
6 4 (28.57%) Lucene
6 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 4 (28.57%) Kendo UI
6 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (14.29%) XHTML
7 2 (14.29%) SOAP
7 2 (14.29%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (28.57%) N-Tier
2 4 (28.57%) Open Source
3 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) MVC
1 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (14.29%) UML
2 2 (14.29%) Workflow
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) Document Management
2 2 (14.29%) MVVM
2 2 (14.29%) E-Discovery
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) OOP
3 1 (7.14%) OO
3 1 (7.14%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
5 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 3 (21.43%) VB
6 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
7 1 (7.14%) VB6
7 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Telerik
3 2 (14.29%) Nintex
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle