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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 35 31 21
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 130 129 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.54% 4.80% 6.74%
As % of the Applications category 39.04% 33.51% 43.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 44 57
Median daily rate £288 £215 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.72% -19.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £125 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £405 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £291 £225
% change year-on-year
-1.28% +29.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 30
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.28 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.62% -8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £9.49 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £29.00 £20.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £13.35 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+14.23% -4.64%
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
333 385 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.63% 14.33% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 180 136
Median daily rate £300 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 62 59
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.35 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.07% +49.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.74 £10.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.32 £33.00 £32.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Birmingham +5 40 £200 -31.03% 15
Coventry +12 24 £331 +81.50% 1
Worcestershire +2 15 £380 +206.45% 3
Warwickshire -8 13 £269 +34.37% 3
Shropshire -34 10 £310 - 1
Staffordshire +11 7 £158 -37.00% 9
Dudley +6 5 £95 -24.00%
West Bromwich +9 4 £160 -
Wolverhampton +1 2 £500 +100.00% 2
Solihull -19 1 £300 +69.01% 1
Kingswinford - 1 - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 115 (49.36%) MS Excel
1 115 (49.36%) Microsoft
2 87 (37.34%) Windows
3 48 (20.60%) Finance
3 48 (20.60%) Active Directory
4 47 (20.17%) Project Management
5 35 (15.02%) ITIL
6 32 (13.73%) Windows 7
7 26 (11.16%) MS Visio
8 25 (10.73%) SharePoint
8 25 (10.73%) MS Project
8 25 (10.73%) Risk Management
8 25 (10.73%) MS PowerPoint
8 25 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
9 24 (10.30%) Security Cleared
9 24 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (9.44%) Citrix
10 22 (9.44%) Office 365
11 20 (8.58%) SC Cleared
12 19 (8.15%) PRINCE2
12 19 (8.15%) Migration
12 19 (8.15%) Service Delivery
13 17 (7.30%) Change Management
13 17 (7.30%) MS Exchange
13 17 (7.30%) IBM Notes
13 17 (7.30%) Lotus
14 16 (6.87%) SLA
14 16 (6.87%) Legal
14 16 (6.87%) Telecoms
14 16 (6.87%) QA

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 25 (10.73%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.30%) IBM Notes
2 17 (7.30%) MS Exchange
3 12 (5.15%) IBM Domino
4 10 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (3.86%) Skype for Business
6 8 (3.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.86%) SAS
11 1 (0.43%) Blackboard Learn
11 1 (0.43%) Confluence
11 1 (0.43%) Documentum
11 1 (0.43%) Moodle
11 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 115 (49.36%) MS Excel
2 26 (11.16%) MS Visio
3 25 (10.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 25 (10.73%) MS Project
4 9 (3.86%) Open Workbench
5 3 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.86%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.43%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.43%) InDesign
7 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.43%) HFM
1 1 (0.43%) Maximo
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.43%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.44%) Office 365
2 4 (1.72%) Google Apps
2 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.43%) Google Drive
3 1 (0.43%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.15%) Internet
2 9 (3.86%) Wireless
3 8 (3.43%) 3G
3 8 (3.43%) LAN
3 8 (3.43%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.00%) Firewall
4 7 (3.00%) Skype
4 7 (3.00%) VPN
5 4 (1.72%) DNS
5 4 (1.72%) LTE
5 4 (1.72%) WAN
6 3 (1.29%) DHCP
6 3 (1.29%) Extranet
7 2 (0.86%) BGP
7 2 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.86%) Intranet
7 2 (0.86%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.86%) OSPF
7 2 (0.86%) SSH
7 2 (0.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.01%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.86%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.43%) HBase
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.43%) MS Access
7 1 (0.43%) MySQL
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.43%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.43%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (3.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.58%) PVCS
2 6 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.29%) JIRA
4 2 (0.86%) Selenium
4 2 (0.86%) Subversion
4 2 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.43%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.43%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.43%) MSI
5 1 (0.43%) WebDriver
General
1 48 (20.60%) Finance
2 16 (6.87%) Legal
2 16 (6.87%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.00%) Billing
4 5 (2.15%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.72%) Banking
5 4 (1.72%) Law
5 4 (1.72%) Marketing
6 3 (1.29%) Advertising
6 3 (1.29%) Automotive
7 2 (0.86%) Front Office
7 2 (0.86%) Games
7 2 (0.86%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.86%) Retail
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 53 (22.75%) Analyst
2 22 (9.44%) Project Manager
3 13 (5.58%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (5.15%) 1st Line Support
4 12 (5.15%) Support Engineer
5 11 (4.72%) Service Analyst
5 11 (4.72%) Support Analyst
6 10 (4.29%) Business Analyst
6 10 (4.29%) IT Support
7 9 (3.86%) Coordinator
7 9 (3.86%) Desktop Support
8 8 (3.43%) Consultant
8 8 (3.43%) Project Coordinator
8 8 (3.43%) Requirements Manager
8 8 (3.43%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (3.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (3.00%) IT Analyst
9 7 (3.00%) Performance Manager
9 7 (3.00%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.58%) XML
2 9 (3.86%) .NET
3 6 (2.58%) WCF
3 6 (2.58%) XSD
3 6 (2.58%) XSLT
4 5 (2.15%) HTML
5 4 (1.72%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.72%) RESTful
5 4 (1.72%) SOAP
5 4 (1.72%) Web Services
6 3 (1.29%) CSS
7 2 (0.86%) Ajax
7 2 (0.86%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.86%) REST
8 1 (0.43%) Leaflet
8 1 (0.43%) LINQ
8 1 (0.43%) MAPI
8 1 (0.43%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.43%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.15%) Blackberry
3 11 (4.72%) PMI
4 10 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.29%) Statistics
5 7 (3.00%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.72%) Data Conversion
7 3 (1.29%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.29%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.29%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.29%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.86%) Blog
8 2 (0.86%) Derivative
8 2 (0.86%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.86%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.86%) Psychology
9 1 (0.43%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.43%) Health Informatics
9 1 (0.43%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 87 (37.34%) Windows
2 32 (13.73%) Windows 7
3 16 (6.87%) Windows Server
4 14 (6.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (5.15%) Windows XP
6 11 (4.72%) Windows 10
6 11 (4.72%) Windows 8
7 9 (3.86%) Linux
7 9 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.00%) Unix
9 6 (2.58%) CentOS
10 5 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.72%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.43%) Android
13 1 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.43%) Fedora
13 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (20.17%) Project Management
2 35 (15.02%) ITIL
3 25 (10.73%) Risk Management
4 24 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (8.15%) Migration
5 19 (8.15%) PRINCE2
5 19 (8.15%) Service Delivery
6 17 (7.30%) Change Management
7 14 (6.01%) Service Management
8 13 (5.58%) Data Modelling
8 13 (5.58%) RUP
9 12 (5.15%) Data Analysis
9 12 (5.15%) Logistics
9 12 (5.15%) Resource Management
10 11 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (4.72%) Systems Analysis
11 10 (4.29%) Business Analysis
11 10 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (4.29%) Conflict Management
11 10 (4.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.44%) SQL
2 10 (4.29%) C#
3 6 (2.58%) Java
3 6 (2.58%) VBA
4 5 (2.15%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.72%) XAML
6 3 (1.29%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.86%) Python
7 2 (0.86%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.86%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.43%) C
8 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.43%) VB
8 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (10.30%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.58%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.44%) Degree
4 11 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (4.72%) PMI Certification
5 8 (3.43%) MCSE
6 5 (2.15%) PMP
6 5 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.29%) CCNP
7 3 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.29%) ISEB
8 2 (0.86%) ECDL
8 2 (0.86%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.86%) JNCIP
8 2 (0.86%) MCP
8 2 (0.86%) MCSA
8 2 (0.86%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.87%) QA
1 16 (6.87%) SLA
2 10 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.15%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.86%) WCAG
5 1 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.43%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.43%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 48 (20.60%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.58%) vSphere
4 2 (0.86%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.86%) iptables
4 2 (0.86%) Postfix
4 2 (0.86%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.86%) XenServer
5 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (1.72%) Nagios
2 3 (1.29%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.29%) WSUS
3 2 (0.86%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.86%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.86%) Puppet
3 2 (0.86%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 2 (0.86%) SCCM
3 2 (0.86%) SCOM
3 2 (0.86%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.43%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.43%) SCSM
4 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 115 (49.36%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.44%) Citrix
3 17 (7.30%) Lotus
4 12 (5.15%) Pega
5 10 (4.29%) HP
5 10 (4.29%) VMware
6 9 (3.86%) Oracle
7 8 (3.43%) Sophos
8 7 (3.00%) IBM
9 6 (2.58%) Cisco
9 6 (2.58%) Dell
9 6 (2.58%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.15%) Google
10 5 (2.15%) Remedy
11 4 (1.72%) BT
11 4 (1.72%) Huawei
11 4 (1.72%) NetCracker
11 4 (1.72%) Nokia Networks
11 4 (1.72%) Virgin Media
11 4 (1.72%) ZTE
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