The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 25 18 24
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 152 156 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.90% 7.15% 6.25%
As % of the Applications category 40.11% 43.45% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 61 38
Average daily rate
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£250 £311 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.61% +13.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £175 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £255 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 26 38
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.10 £14.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -14.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.18 £18.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-8.62% +7.40%
MS Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
379 359 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.70% 16.45% 16.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 148 121
Average daily rate £313 £303 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +8.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £175 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 42 69
Average hourly rate £18.00 £11.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.19% -34.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £30.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the West Midlands region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the West Midlands region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. 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
Birmingham +2 50 £290 -1.27% 9
Warwickshire -2 22 £255 -2.39% 3
Coventry -9 18 £225 -30.76%
Shropshire -13 14 - - 2
Staffordshire -7 7 £250 +21.95% 9
Wolverhampton - 7 £100 -
Solihull -1 5 £180 -28.00% 2
Worcestershire -2 5 £110 -66.15% 3
Herefordshire -2 4 £130 -34.17%
Walsall -1 2 £250 +61.29%
Halesowen - 1 - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 162 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 146 (47.71%) Windows
3 115 (37.58%) MS Excel
4 87 (28.43%) Windows XP
5 85 (27.78%) Active Directory
6 64 (20.92%) Windows 7
7 60 (19.61%) ITIL
8 53 (17.32%) Finance
9 43 (14.05%) Project Management
10 42 (13.73%) Citrix
11 36 (11.76%) SQL
12 35 (11.44%) MS PowerPoint
13 33 (10.78%) SLA
13 33 (10.78%) Blackberry
14 29 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
14 29 (9.48%) Windows Server 2008
15 28 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (9.15%) SharePoint
16 25 (8.17%) LAN
16 25 (8.17%) Security Cleared
17 24 (7.84%) Migration
18 23 (7.52%) MS Exchange
18 23 (7.52%) MS Project
18 23 (7.52%) Windows Server 2003
18 23 (7.52%) SC Cleared
19 21 (6.86%) SQL Server
19 21 (6.86%) SCCM
20 20 (6.54%) VMware
21 19 (6.21%) Service Management
21 19 (6.21%) MS Visio

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 28 (9.15%) SharePoint
2 23 (7.52%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.25%) IBM Notes
4 10 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (1.96%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.63%) WorkSite
7 4 (1.31%) Lync
7 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.31%) IIS
8 3 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.33%) Apache
10 1 (0.33%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 115 (37.58%) MS Excel
2 35 (11.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 23 (7.52%) MS Project
4 19 (6.21%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.98%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.65%) Simulink
7 2 (0.65%) Stateflow
7 2 (0.65%) TargetLink
8 1 (0.33%) CATIA
8 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) CA PPM
2 2 (0.65%) BPCS
3 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.33%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.33%) Magento
3 1 (0.33%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.17%) LAN
2 19 (6.21%) TCP/IP
3 18 (5.88%) WAN
3 18 (5.88%) DNS
4 17 (5.56%) DHCP
5 8 (2.61%) Network Security
6 5 (1.63%) SAN
6 5 (1.63%) Firewall
6 5 (1.63%) Wireless
7 4 (1.31%) 2G
7 4 (1.31%) Internet
7 4 (1.31%) 3G
7 4 (1.31%) VPN
7 4 (1.31%) VLAN
7 4 (1.31%) LTE
7 4 (1.31%) NAS
8 3 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.65%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.65%) SMTP
9 2 (0.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.29%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.63%) MS Access
6 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (0.98%) Oracle OWB
7 3 (0.98%) MySQL
7 3 (0.98%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.65%) Cognos Report Studio
8 2 (0.65%) Cognos Transformer
8 2 (0.65%) WhereScape RED
8 2 (0.65%) Data Mart
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.33%) OLAP
9 1 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (0.65%) ClearCase
1 2 (0.65%) ClearQuest
1 2 (0.65%) Subversion
1 2 (0.65%) JIRA
1 2 (0.65%) TestComplete
1 2 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 53 (17.32%) Finance
2 14 (4.58%) Automotive
3 13 (4.25%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.92%) Legal
4 12 (3.92%) Banking
5 10 (3.27%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.94%) Local Government
7 7 (2.29%) Law
8 4 (1.31%) Back Office
9 2 (0.65%) Electronics
9 2 (0.65%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.65%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.65%) Publishing
9 2 (0.65%) Retail
9 2 (0.65%) Marketing
10 1 (0.33%) French Language
10 1 (0.33%) German Language
10 1 (0.33%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.33%) Billing
10 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (37.25%) Analyst
2 45 (14.71%) Service Analyst
3 44 (14.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 31 (10.13%) Support Analyst
5 28 (9.15%) Support Engineer
6 27 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
7 25 (8.17%) Desktop Support
8 22 (7.19%) 1st Line Support
9 19 (6.21%) Help Desk Analyst
10 17 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
11 16 (5.23%) Administrator
12 14 (4.58%) IT Support
13 10 (3.27%) Developer
13 10 (3.27%) Desktop Analyst
14 9 (2.94%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 9 (2.94%) Desktop Engineer
14 9 (2.94%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 9 (2.94%) Data Analyst
15 8 (2.61%) Services Delivery Manager
15 8 (2.61%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.96%) HTML
2 5 (1.63%) .NET
3 3 (0.98%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.98%) Flash
3 3 (0.98%) HTML5
4 2 (0.65%) XMPP
4 2 (0.65%) jQuery
4 2 (0.65%) CSS
4 2 (0.65%) XML
4 2 (0.65%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.33%) RESTful
5 1 (0.33%) WAP
5 1 (0.33%) CSS3
5 1 (0.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.78%) Blackberry
2 28 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.58%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.27%) CMDB
5 9 (2.94%) NHS
5 9 (2.94%) PDA
6 7 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.63%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (0.98%) User Experience
8 3 (0.98%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.98%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.65%) Statistics
9 2 (0.65%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.65%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.65%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.65%) iPad
9 2 (0.65%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.65%) iPhone
9 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.33%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 146 (47.71%) Windows
2 87 (28.43%) Windows XP
3 64 (20.92%) Windows 7
4 29 (9.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (7.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (3.59%) Linux
7 9 (2.94%) Windows Vista
8 7 (2.29%) Windows 8
8 7 (2.29%) Windows 2000
9 6 (1.96%) UNIX
10 5 (1.63%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.31%) Android
11 4 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.33%) CentOS
13 1 (0.33%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.33%) Solaris
13 1 (0.33%) Fedora
13 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (19.61%) ITIL
2 43 (14.05%) Project Management
3 24 (7.84%) Migration
4 19 (6.21%) Service Management
5 17 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 14 (4.58%) Change Management
6 14 (4.58%) Change Control
7 12 (3.92%) ITSM
7 12 (3.92%) Programme Management
7 12 (3.92%) Problem Management
8 11 (3.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (3.27%) PRINCE2
9 10 (3.27%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (3.27%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (3.27%) Dependency Management
10 9 (2.94%) Incident Management
10 9 (2.94%) Data Entry
10 9 (2.94%) Waterfall
11 8 (2.61%) Data Management
12 7 (2.29%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 36 (11.76%) SQL
2 11 (3.59%) Java
2 11 (3.59%) VBA
3 9 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.61%) C
5 5 (1.63%) C#
6 4 (1.31%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.31%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.98%) PHP
7 3 (0.98%) VB
7 3 (0.98%) C++
8 2 (0.65%) VBScript
8 2 (0.65%) VB6
8 2 (0.65%) VC++
8 2 (0.65%) Embedded C
8 2 (0.65%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.33%) Lingo
9 1 (0.33%) Python
9 1 (0.33%) PHP5
9 1 (0.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (8.17%) Security Cleared
3 23 (7.52%) SC Cleared
4 18 (5.88%) MCSE
5 13 (4.25%) MCP
5 13 (4.25%) Degree
6 7 (2.29%) A+ Certification
6 7 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.98%) MCITP
8 2 (0.65%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.65%) MOS
8 2 (0.65%) MCDST
8 2 (0.65%) HNC
8 2 (0.65%) CCNP
8 2 (0.65%) CCNA
8 2 (0.65%) ISEB
8 2 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.33%) HND
9 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.78%) SLA
2 11 (3.59%) QA
3 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.33%) P3O
System Software
1 85 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.29%) XenApp
4 5 (1.63%) vSphere
5 4 (1.31%) XenServer
5 4 (1.31%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.98%) VMware Server
6 3 (0.98%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.65%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.33%) Postfix
8 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (6.86%) SCCM
2 2 (0.65%) DameWare
2 2 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.33%) SCOM
3 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.33%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 162 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 42 (13.73%) Citrix
3 20 (6.54%) VMware
4 16 (5.23%) Cisco
5 13 (4.25%) Oracle
5 13 (4.25%) Lotus
6 8 (2.61%) Pega
6 8 (2.61%) Business Objects
7 7 (2.29%) Dell
7 7 (2.29%) Symantec
7 7 (2.29%) Remedy
8 6 (1.96%) Cognos
9 5 (1.63%) Progress
9 5 (1.63%) HP
10 4 (1.31%) Veeam
10 4 (1.31%) SAP
10 4 (1.31%) Adobe
10 4 (1.31%) Capita
11 3 (0.98%) Google
11 3 (0.98%) Niku
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