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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 39 37 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 128 97 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.06% 4.03% 5.70%
As % of the Applications category 33.07% 30.03% 36.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 49 47
Median daily rate £285 £270 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £414 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 28
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.14 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £31.44 £21.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
387 323 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.29% 13.41% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 176 161
Median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 40 67
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £32.15 £30.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Shropshire -12 27 £398 +166.22% 2
Birmingham -5 25 £175 -38.59% 5
Staffordshire +11 21 £200 +37.69% 5
Coventry -17 21 £340 +4.61% 8
Worcestershire +11 18 £180 +35.33% 1
Warwickshire -5 6 £273 +17.83% 3
Wolverhampton +2 2 £366 +29.84%
West Bromwich -1 2 - -
Solihull -15 1 £370 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 143 (54.58%) Microsoft
2 133 (50.76%) MS Excel
3 82 (31.30%) Windows
4 59 (22.52%) Project Management
5 55 (20.99%) Active Directory
6 47 (17.94%) Finance
6 47 (17.94%) MS PowerPoint
7 41 (15.65%) MS Project
8 37 (14.12%) Windows 7
9 35 (13.36%) ITIL
10 32 (12.21%) Security Cleared
11 28 (10.69%) SC Cleared
11 28 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
12 27 (10.31%) SharePoint
12 27 (10.31%) MS Visio
12 27 (10.31%) Risk Management
13 25 (9.54%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (8.78%) Change Management
15 22 (8.40%) Service Management
15 22 (8.40%) Resource Management
16 21 (8.02%) Migration
16 21 (8.02%) Windows Server
17 20 (7.63%) MS Exchange
17 20 (7.63%) QA
17 20 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
18 19 (7.25%) Citrix
19 18 (6.87%) PRINCE2
19 18 (6.87%) System Testing
19 18 (6.87%) Matrix Organization
19 18 (6.87%) Windows 10

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 27 (10.31%) SharePoint
2 20 (7.63%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.44%) IBM Notes
4 7 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (1.91%) IBM Domino
5 5 (1.91%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.53%) Confluence
6 4 (1.53%) SAS
7 3 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 133 (50.76%) MS Excel
2 47 (17.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 41 (15.65%) MS Project
4 27 (10.31%) MS Visio
5 15 (5.73%) Open Workbench
6 7 (2.67%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (2.67%) Photoshop
7 6 (2.29%) InDesign
8 4 (1.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.76%) PTC Creo
10 2 (0.76%) Siemens NX
11 1 (0.38%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.38%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.38%) HFM
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.38%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.58%) Office 365
2 4 (1.53%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.38%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.82%) Internet
1 10 (3.82%) VPN
2 7 (2.67%) 3G
2 7 (2.67%) NAS
2 7 (2.67%) VLAN
3 5 (1.91%) Firewall
3 5 (1.91%) SAN
3 5 (1.91%) Wireless
4 4 (1.53%) DHCP
4 4 (1.53%) DNS
4 4 (1.53%) LTE
4 4 (1.53%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.15%) BGP
5 3 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.15%) HSRP
5 3 (1.15%) NX-OS
5 3 (1.15%) OSPF
6 2 (0.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.82%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.44%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (3.05%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.53%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.53%) Pentaho
5 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.76%) Big Data
6 2 (0.76%) HBase
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.38%) MS Access
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (3.44%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.05%) Cucumber
2 8 (3.05%) Selenium
2 8 (3.05%) WebDriver
3 6 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.91%) PVCS
5 4 (1.53%) JIRA
6 3 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.76%) Subversion
8 1 (0.38%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.38%) ClearQuest
General
1 47 (17.94%) Finance
2 12 (4.58%) Legal
3 11 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.82%) Marketing
5 8 (3.05%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.91%) Banking
7 4 (1.53%) Automotive
7 4 (1.53%) Billing
8 3 (1.15%) Retail
9 2 (0.76%) Advertising
10 1 (0.38%) Back Office
10 1 (0.38%) French Language
10 1 (0.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 61 (23.28%) Analyst
2 36 (13.74%) Project Manager
3 17 (6.49%) Support Engineer
4 15 (5.73%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (4.96%) Service Analyst
6 11 (4.20%) Business Analyst
6 11 (4.20%) Desktop Support
6 11 (4.20%) Support Analyst
7 10 (3.82%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (3.44%) Coordinator
8 9 (3.44%) IT Support
9 8 (3.05%) Automation Tester
9 8 (3.05%) Deployment Engineer
9 8 (3.05%) IT Analyst
9 8 (3.05%) QA Automation Tester
9 8 (3.05%) QA Tester
9 8 (3.05%) Tester
10 7 (2.67%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (2.67%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (2.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.96%) CSS
1 13 (4.96%) HTML
1 13 (4.96%) XML
2 12 (4.58%) .NET
3 7 (2.67%) Web Services
4 6 (2.29%) WCF
4 6 (2.29%) XSD
4 6 (2.29%) XSLT
5 4 (1.53%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.53%) HTML5
5 4 (1.53%) RESTful
5 4 (1.53%) SOAP
6 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.76%) REST
7 1 (0.38%) Leaflet
7 1 (0.38%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.96%) Virtual Team
3 11 (4.20%) PMI
4 8 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.05%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.05%) Statistics
5 7 (2.67%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.67%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.29%) PDA
6 6 (2.29%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.91%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.91%) User Experience
8 4 (1.53%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.53%) Data Conversion
8 4 (1.53%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.15%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.76%) Derivative
10 2 (0.76%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.76%) Social Media
10 2 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 82 (31.30%) Windows
2 37 (14.12%) Windows 7
3 21 (8.02%) Windows Server
4 20 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (6.87%) Windows 10
6 14 (5.34%) Windows 8
7 11 (4.20%) Linux
8 10 (3.82%) Windows XP
9 9 (3.44%) Unix
10 8 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (2.67%) CentOS
12 2 (0.76%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.76%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.38%) Android
13 1 (0.38%) Fedora
13 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (22.52%) Project Management
2 35 (13.36%) ITIL
3 27 (10.31%) Risk Management
4 25 (9.54%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (8.78%) Change Management
6 22 (8.40%) Resource Management
6 22 (8.40%) Service Management
7 21 (8.02%) Migration
8 18 (6.87%) Matrix Organization
8 18 (6.87%) PRINCE2
8 18 (6.87%) System Testing
9 17 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (6.11%) Conflict Management
11 13 (4.96%) Non-Functional Testing
12 12 (4.58%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (4.58%) Data Migration
12 12 (4.58%) Functional Testing
12 12 (4.58%) Line Management
12 12 (4.58%) Logistics
13 11 (4.20%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.49%) SQL
2 11 (4.20%) Java
3 10 (3.82%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.05%) C#
5 5 (1.91%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.53%) VBA
6 4 (1.53%) XAML
7 2 (0.76%) Python
7 2 (0.76%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.76%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (12.21%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.69%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.34%) PMI Certification
4 12 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (4.20%) Degree
5 11 (4.20%) MCSE
6 9 (3.44%) ISEB
7 7 (2.67%) PMP
8 4 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.53%) CCNP
8 4 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.15%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.15%) JNCIP
9 3 (1.15%) MCP
9 3 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.76%) HNC
10 2 (0.76%) HND
10 2 (0.76%) VCP5
10 2 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.63%) QA
2 14 (5.34%) SLA
3 13 (4.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.67%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.38%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.38%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 55 (20.99%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.67%) vSphere
4 5 (1.91%) XenApp
5 4 (1.53%) VMware Server
5 4 (1.53%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.53%) XenServer
6 3 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.76%) iptables
7 2 (0.76%) Postfix
7 2 (0.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (3.44%) SCCM
2 5 (1.91%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (1.91%) Nagios
3 4 (1.53%) WSUS
4 3 (1.15%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.15%) SCOM
4 3 (1.15%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.76%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.76%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.76%) Puppet
5 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 143 (54.58%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.25%) Citrix
3 14 (5.34%) HP
3 14 (5.34%) VMware
4 11 (4.20%) Dell
5 10 (3.82%) SAP
6 9 (3.44%) Adobe
6 9 (3.44%) Lotus
7 8 (3.05%) Cisco
8 7 (2.67%) Intel Security
8 7 (2.67%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.67%) Sophos
9 6 (2.29%) Oracle
9 6 (2.29%) Remedy
10 5 (1.91%) Google
10 5 (1.91%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.53%) Apple
11 4 (1.53%) Avaya
11 4 (1.53%) Informatica
11 4 (1.53%) Niku
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Posted: 18 hours ago
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