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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 45 32 26
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 113 115 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.52% 4.55% 5.10%
As % of the Applications category 33.43% 37.70% 34.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 32 47
Median daily rate £314 £280 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.05% +24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £151 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £387 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £300 £281
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 34 26
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +5.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.87 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £31.44 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.87 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.17% -
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
338 305 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.54% 12.06% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 149 165
Median daily rate £370 £310 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £190 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 56 55
Median hourly rate £15.00 £25.66 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.54% +46.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £31.44 £32.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.01
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.41%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -3 29 £300 -11.11% 1
Coventry -27 21 £388 +2.64% 5
Staffordshire +14 19 £320 +99.37% 2
Birmingham -14 16 £300 +31.62% 7
Worcestershire +8 13 £240 - 3
Warwickshire -10 7 £295 -1.66% 4
Wolverhampton +3 3 £352 +134.33%
Solihull +1 1 £370 - 3
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 161 (62.65%) Microsoft
2 127 (49.42%) MS Excel
3 81 (31.52%) Windows
4 60 (23.35%) Active Directory
5 53 (20.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 47 (18.29%) Project Management
7 46 (17.90%) Finance
8 41 (15.95%) SharePoint
9 39 (15.18%) MS Project
10 36 (14.01%) Windows 7
11 35 (13.62%) ITIL
12 32 (12.45%) Security Cleared
13 30 (11.67%) SC Cleared
14 29 (11.28%) Agile Software Development
15 28 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
16 27 (10.51%) Resource Management
16 27 (10.51%) Risk Management
16 27 (10.51%) Change Management
17 25 (9.73%) Migration
17 25 (9.73%) SQL
18 24 (9.34%) Service Management
19 23 (8.95%) MS Exchange
19 23 (8.95%) Windows Server
20 22 (8.56%) Matrix Organization
21 21 (8.17%) MS Visio
21 21 (8.17%) System Testing
22 20 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
23 19 (7.39%) .NET
24 18 (7.00%) Open Workbench
24 18 (7.00%) Line Management

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 41 (15.95%) SharePoint
2 23 (8.95%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (3.11%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (1.95%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.56%) Confluence
6 3 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.17%) SAS
7 2 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.78%) CMS
7 2 (0.78%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.78%) Moodle
8 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 127 (49.42%) MS Excel
2 53 (20.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 39 (15.18%) MS Project
4 21 (8.17%) MS Visio
5 18 (7.00%) Open Workbench
6 7 (2.72%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (2.72%) Photoshop
7 6 (2.33%) InDesign
8 4 (1.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.78%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.78%) Siemens NX
9 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.39%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.78%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.39%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.39%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.61%) Office 365
2 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (1.56%) Yammer
4 3 (1.17%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.78%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.50%) NAS
2 8 (3.11%) Skype
2 8 (3.11%) VLAN
2 8 (3.11%) VPN
3 6 (2.33%) SAN
4 5 (1.95%) DHCP
4 5 (1.95%) DNS
4 5 (1.95%) Internet
4 5 (1.95%) WebEx
5 4 (1.56%) Firewall
5 4 (1.56%) Intranet
5 4 (1.56%) WAN
6 3 (1.17%) BGP
6 3 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.17%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (1.17%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.17%) HSRP
6 3 (1.17%) LAN
6 3 (1.17%) OSPF
6 3 (1.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.06%) SQL Server 2014
3 10 (3.89%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (3.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.56%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.56%) Pentaho
5 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.17%) Big Data
6 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.78%) HBase
7 2 (0.78%) OLAP
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.78%) QlikView
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.39%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.39%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 15 (5.84%) Visual Studio
2 11 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.11%) Cucumber
3 8 (3.11%) Selenium
3 8 (3.11%) WebDriver
4 5 (1.95%) PVCS
5 4 (1.56%) JIRA
6 3 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.78%) Subversion
7 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.39%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.39%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.39%) StarTeam
General
1 46 (17.90%) Finance
2 9 (3.50%) Legal
3 8 (3.11%) Marketing
4 5 (1.95%) Retail
5 4 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.17%) Banking
6 3 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.78%) Advertising
7 2 (0.78%) Automotive
7 2 (0.78%) Back Office
7 2 (0.78%) Billing
8 1 (0.39%) French Language
8 1 (0.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 60 (23.35%) Analyst
2 35 (13.62%) Project Manager
3 16 (6.23%) Support Engineer
4 15 (5.84%) Service Analyst
5 14 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (5.45%) Support Analyst
6 13 (5.06%) Developer
7 11 (4.28%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (3.89%) IT Support
8 10 (3.89%) Tester
9 9 (3.50%) Deployment Engineer
9 9 (3.50%) Desktop Support
9 9 (3.50%) IT Manager
10 8 (3.11%) .NET Developer
10 8 (3.11%) Automation Tester
10 8 (3.11%) Business Analyst
10 8 (3.11%) Consultant
10 8 (3.11%) QA Automation Tester
10 8 (3.11%) QA Tester
11 7 (2.72%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.39%) .NET
2 17 (6.61%) XML
3 14 (5.45%) CSS
3 14 (5.45%) HTML
4 13 (5.06%) Web Services
5 10 (3.89%) WCF
5 10 (3.89%) XSD
5 10 (3.89%) XSLT
6 8 (3.11%) .NET Framework
6 8 (3.11%) RESTful
6 8 (3.11%) SOAP
7 6 (2.33%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 4 (1.56%) HTML5
8 4 (1.56%) OAuth
8 4 (1.56%) SAML
9 2 (0.78%) MDX
9 2 (0.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.06%) Virtual Team
3 11 (4.28%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.50%) Blackberry
5 8 (3.11%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.11%) PMI
6 7 (2.72%) Data Conversion
6 7 (2.72%) Statistics
7 6 (2.33%) PDA
8 5 (1.95%) Credit Risk
8 5 (1.95%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.95%) User Experience
9 4 (1.56%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.17%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.17%) Graphic Design
10 3 (1.17%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.17%) NHS
10 3 (1.17%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.78%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.78%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 81 (31.52%) Windows
2 36 (14.01%) Windows 7
3 23 (8.95%) Windows Server
4 20 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (7.00%) Windows 10
6 14 (5.45%) Windows XP
7 11 (4.28%) Windows 8
8 10 (3.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (3.50%) Linux
10 8 (3.11%) Unix
11 7 (2.72%) CentOS
12 6 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.78%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.78%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.39%) AIX
14 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.39%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (18.29%) Project Management
2 35 (13.62%) ITIL
3 29 (11.28%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (10.51%) Change Management
4 27 (10.51%) Resource Management
4 27 (10.51%) Risk Management
5 25 (9.73%) Migration
6 24 (9.34%) Service Management
7 22 (8.56%) Matrix Organization
8 21 (8.17%) System Testing
9 18 (7.00%) Line Management
10 17 (6.61%) Conflict Management
10 17 (6.61%) ETL
10 17 (6.61%) PRINCE2
11 16 (6.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (6.23%) Non-Functional Testing
11 16 (6.23%) Regression Testing
12 15 (5.84%) Data Migration
12 15 (5.84%) Project Governance
12 15 (5.84%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.73%) SQL
2 11 (4.28%) Java
3 10 (3.89%) C#
3 10 (3.89%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.72%) XAML
5 4 (1.56%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.78%) Python
6 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (12.45%) Security Cleared
2 30 (11.67%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.45%) ISEB
3 14 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (4.67%) MCSE
5 11 (4.28%) PMI Certification
6 9 (3.50%) Degree
7 8 (3.11%) ISTQB
8 7 (2.72%) PMP
9 4 (1.56%) CCNP
9 4 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.17%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.17%) MCP
10 3 (1.17%) MCSA
11 2 (0.78%) HNC
11 2 (0.78%) HND
11 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.78%) VCP5
11 2 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.61%) QA
2 13 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (5.06%) SLA
3 10 (3.89%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.39%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 60 (23.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.72%) vSphere
4 6 (2.33%) XenApp
5 5 (1.95%) VMware Server
5 5 (1.95%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.95%) XenServer
6 3 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.78%) iptables
7 2 (0.78%) Postfix
7 2 (0.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (3.89%) SCCM
2 6 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.95%) Nagios
4 4 (1.56%) WSUS
5 3 (1.17%) SCOM
6 2 (0.78%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.78%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.78%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.78%) Puppet
6 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (0.78%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.39%) Netcool
7 1 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 161 (62.65%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.23%) Citrix
3 15 (5.84%) VMware
4 14 (5.45%) HP
5 12 (4.67%) Dell
6 10 (3.89%) SAP
7 8 (3.11%) Adobe
7 8 (3.11%) Intel Security
8 7 (2.72%) Cisco
8 7 (2.72%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.95%) Google
9 5 (1.95%) Lotus
9 5 (1.95%) Oracle
9 5 (1.95%) SolarWinds
9 5 (1.95%) Sophos
10 4 (1.56%) Informatica
10 4 (1.56%) Niku
10 4 (1.56%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.17%) EMC
11 3 (1.17%) Juniper
Warwickshire
Venn Group
Rate: £100 - £120 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £14 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £465.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago