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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Office Open XML (OpenXML)
Rank - 609 585
Contract jobs citing OOXML 0 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.013% 0.006%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.045% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Average daily rate
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- £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.07%
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
16337 15619 15306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.89% 28.09% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11094 9900 9829
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 218 264
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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

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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

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Top 8 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Intranet
1 2 (100.00%) Web Design
1 2 (100.00%) Google
2 1 (50.00%) Automotive

OOXML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Intranet
General
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Google