The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Applications category for the West Midlands region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 24 22 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 139 125 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.67% 6.28% 6.49%
As % of the Applications category 35.46% 44.33% 41.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 48 54
Average daily rate
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£285 £295 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.38% +31.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £99 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £460 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.96% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 19 17
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.49 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £20.30 £20.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.11 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.77% +4.51%
Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
392 282 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.00% 14.16% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 126 142
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £114 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £301
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 31 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -4.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.95 £27.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Office
England

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 July 2014.

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 July 2014.

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 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
Birmingham +3 41 £280 -2.60% 9
Coventry -3 24 £300 +200.00% 6
Warwickshire -4 22 £313 +212.50% 2
Worcestershire - 16 £131 - 3
Staffordshire +6 9 £275 -16.66% 5
Shropshire +1 4 £400 - 2
Solihull -9 4 £275 -35.29% 1
Sutton Coldfield +2 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton +1 2 £425 +112.50% 1
Herefordshire 0 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
Tipton - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

1 154 (51.16%) Microsoft
2 125 (41.53%) MS Excel
3 95 (31.56%) Windows
4 68 (22.59%) Active Directory
5 61 (20.27%) ITIL
6 53 (17.61%) Finance
7 48 (15.95%) Windows XP
8 47 (15.61%) Project Management
9 46 (15.28%) Windows 7
10 36 (11.96%) SharePoint
10 36 (11.96%) SQL
10 36 (11.96%) SQL Server
11 35 (11.63%) VBA
12 34 (11.30%) Citrix
12 34 (11.30%) Telecoms
13 32 (10.63%) PRINCE2
13 32 (10.63%) SLA
14 31 (10.30%) Security Cleared
15 29 (9.63%) JavaScript
16 28 (9.30%) Java
16 28 (9.30%) MySQL
16 28 (9.30%) MS Project
16 28 (9.30%) Management Information System
16 28 (9.30%) SCCM
17 27 (8.97%) Perl
17 27 (8.97%) MS Exchange
18 25 (8.31%) SC Cleared
18 25 (8.31%) Degree
19 24 (7.97%) MS PowerPoint
20 22 (7.31%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 36 (11.96%) SharePoint
2 27 (8.97%) MS Exchange
3 16 (5.32%) IBM Notes
4 14 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.00%) LiveCycle
6 2 (0.66%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.66%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (0.66%) IIS
6 2 (0.66%) SAS
6 2 (0.66%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.33%) FileNet
7 1 (0.33%) Documentum
Applications
1 125 (41.53%) MS Excel
2 28 (9.30%) MS Project
3 24 (7.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (4.98%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.66%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.99%) Open Workbench
7 5 (1.66%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 9 (2.99%) TRIRIGA
2 6 (1.99%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.00%) Maximo
4 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.65%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.32%) DHCP
2 15 (4.98%) DNS
2 15 (4.98%) SAN
3 14 (4.65%) NAS
4 13 (4.32%) VLAN
5 12 (3.99%) TCP/IP
6 11 (3.65%) 3G
6 11 (3.65%) LAN
7 10 (3.32%) LTE
8 9 (2.99%) VPN
8 9 (2.99%) WAN
9 8 (2.66%) 2G
10 5 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (1.66%) Intranet
11 4 (1.33%) MPLS
11 4 (1.33%) Broadband
11 4 (1.33%) IP Telephony
11 4 (1.33%) Structured Cabling
12 3 (1.00%) 4G
13 2 (0.66%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.96%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.30%) MySQL
3 9 (2.99%) MS Access
4 3 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.66%) DataStage
6 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.33%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (0.66%) AdminStudio
1 2 (0.66%) Cucumber
1 2 (0.66%) Wise Package Studio
1 2 (0.66%) Selenium
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.33%) MSI
General
1 53 (17.61%) Finance
2 34 (11.30%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.32%) Legal
4 12 (3.99%) Banking
5 11 (3.65%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.33%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.33%) Automotive
6 4 (1.33%) Publishing
7 3 (1.00%) Military
7 3 (1.00%) Front Office
8 1 (0.33%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Electronics
8 1 (0.33%) Back Office
8 1 (0.33%) Law
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
8 1 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 86 (28.57%) Analyst
2 33 (10.96%) Project Manager
3 30 (9.97%) Developer
3 30 (9.97%) Support Engineer
4 24 (7.97%) Service Analyst
5 22 (7.31%) 2nd Line Support
5 22 (7.31%) Support Analyst
6 19 (6.31%) Database Developer
7 18 (5.98%) Help Desk Support
7 18 (5.98%) Desktop Support
8 16 (5.32%) 1st Line Support
8 16 (5.32%) Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (3.99%) Coordinator
10 11 (3.65%) Business Analyst
11 10 (3.32%) Help Desk Analyst
11 10 (3.32%) Data Analyst
12 9 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
13 7 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 7 (2.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 7 (2.33%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.33%) HTML
2 3 (1.00%) Google Maps API
2 3 (1.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.66%) Middleware
3 2 (0.66%) CSS
3 2 (0.66%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.33%) HTML5
4 1 (0.33%) KML
4 1 (0.33%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.30%) Management Information System
2 22 (7.31%) Blackberry
3 14 (4.65%) PDA
4 12 (3.99%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.66%) Mathematics
5 8 (2.66%) Social Media
6 6 (1.99%) Statistics
7 5 (1.66%) E-Learning
8 4 (1.33%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.33%) iPad
8 4 (1.33%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.00%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.00%) Open Source
9 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.00%) NHS
10 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.66%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.66%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.66%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 95 (31.56%) Windows
2 48 (15.95%) Windows XP
3 46 (15.28%) Windows 7
4 19 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (5.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (3.32%) Windows Vista
7 6 (1.99%) UNIX
8 5 (1.66%) Linux
9 2 (0.66%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.66%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (20.27%) ITIL
2 47 (15.61%) Project Management
3 32 (10.63%) PRINCE2
4 19 (6.31%) Service Delivery
5 18 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (5.65%) Change Management
7 16 (5.32%) Business Analysis
8 13 (4.32%) Risk Management
9 12 (3.99%) Data Analysis
10 10 (3.32%) Migration
10 10 (3.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (3.32%) ERP
11 9 (2.99%) Service Management
12 8 (2.66%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (2.66%) Validation
12 8 (2.66%) Data Entry
12 8 (2.66%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (2.66%) Time Management
13 7 (2.33%) Test Scripting
13 7 (2.33%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (11.96%) SQL
2 35 (11.63%) VBA
3 29 (9.63%) JavaScript
4 28 (9.30%) Java
5 27 (8.97%) Perl
6 4 (1.33%) VB
7 3 (1.00%) C
8 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.33%) C++
9 1 (0.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (10.30%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.31%) SC Cleared
2 25 (8.31%) Degree
3 21 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (3.32%) MCSE
5 10 (3.32%) MCP
6 7 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (1.99%) A+ Certification
7 6 (1.99%) HNC
8 5 (1.66%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.33%) ISEB
10 3 (1.00%) HND
10 3 (1.00%) CNE
10 3 (1.00%) Novell Certification
11 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.66%) MBA
11 2 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.33%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.63%) SLA
2 16 (5.32%) QA
3 2 (0.66%) P3O
System Software
1 68 (22.59%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.98%) XenApp
3 15 (4.98%) XenServer
4 14 (4.65%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.99%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.66%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 28 (9.30%) SCCM
2 3 (1.00%) DameWare
3 2 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 154 (51.16%) Microsoft
2 34 (11.30%) Citrix
3 22 (7.31%) VMware
4 18 (5.98%) Lotus
5 15 (4.98%) Dell
6 13 (4.32%) Oracle
7 9 (2.99%) SAP
7 9 (2.99%) IBM
7 9 (2.99%) Adobe
8 7 (2.33%) Google
9 6 (1.99%) HP
9 6 (1.99%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.33%) Avaya
10 4 (1.33%) BT
11 3 (1.00%) Tableau
11 3 (1.00%) Cisco
12 2 (0.66%) Sybase
12 2 (0.66%) Business Objects
13 1 (0.33%) Infor
13 1 (0.33%) LANDesk
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