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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 38 30 23
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 95 139 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.97% 5.78% 6.61%
As % of the Applications category 29.50% 36.39% 44.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 48 47
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£270 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £125 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £425 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £273
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 28 19
Average hourly rate £13.87 £15.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.04% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £21.80 £20.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
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
322 382 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.47% 15.89% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 166 124
Average daily rate £350 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 67 30
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £27.80 £33.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Coventry +5 26 £325 +8.33% 3
Birmingham -23 16 £285 +1.78% 10
Warwickshire -9 11 £231 -26.00%
Shropshire +2 8 £150 -48.44%
Staffordshire -8 5 £130 -52.72% 4
Solihull 0 3 - -
Wolverhampton -2 2 £282 -33.76% 1
Worcestershire -12 2 £133 +1.33% 1
Dudley +6 1 £125 -
West Bromwich +3 1 £363 +70.58%
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 129 (55.84%) Microsoft
2 98 (42.42%) Windows
3 97 (41.99%) MS Excel
4 54 (23.38%) Active Directory
5 45 (19.48%) Project Management
6 42 (18.18%) Windows XP
7 36 (15.58%) ITIL
7 36 (15.58%) Finance
7 36 (15.58%) Windows 7
8 33 (14.29%) SQL
9 32 (13.85%) MS Project
10 30 (12.99%) MS PowerPoint
11 27 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
12 23 (9.96%) SQL Server
12 23 (9.96%) MS Visio
12 23 (9.96%) Citrix
12 23 (9.96%) Degree
13 20 (8.66%) SLA
14 18 (7.79%) NHS
14 18 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (7.79%) PRINCE2
14 18 (7.79%) Change Management
14 18 (7.79%) SDLC
15 17 (7.36%) LAN
16 16 (6.93%) MS Exchange
16 16 (6.93%) SharePoint
16 16 (6.93%) Service Management
17 15 (6.49%) VMware
17 15 (6.49%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 16 (6.93%) SharePoint
1 16 (6.93%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.60%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.16%) IIS
4 4 (1.73%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.30%) WorkSite
5 3 (1.30%) Lync
5 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.87%) Moodle
7 1 (0.43%) Blackboard Learning System
7 1 (0.43%) SAS
7 1 (0.43%) CMS
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.43%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.43%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 97 (41.99%) MS Excel
2 32 (13.85%) MS Project
3 30 (12.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (9.96%) MS Visio
5 7 (3.03%) Open Workbench
6 5 (2.16%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (1.30%) Simulink
7 3 (1.30%) Stateflow
7 3 (1.30%) TargetLink
7 3 (1.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.87%) InDesign
9 1 (0.43%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.43%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.87%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.43%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.33%) Office 365
2 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.36%) LAN
2 15 (6.49%) WAN
2 15 (6.49%) Internet
3 8 (3.46%) DNS
3 8 (3.46%) DHCP
3 8 (3.46%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.03%) Wireless
5 6 (2.60%) VPN
6 4 (1.73%) Firewall
7 3 (1.30%) 3G
7 3 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.30%) NAS
7 3 (1.30%) FlexRay
8 2 (0.87%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.87%) LTE
8 2 (0.87%) 2G
8 2 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.87%) VoIP
9 1 (0.43%) SMTP
9 1 (0.43%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (5.19%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (3.03%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.60%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.30%) OLAP
8 3 (1.30%) MS Access
9 2 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.87%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.43%) MySQL
10 1 (0.43%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (1.73%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (1.30%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.30%) Subversion
3 2 (0.87%) JIRA
3 2 (0.87%) TestComplete
3 2 (0.87%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.87%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.43%) PVCS
4 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.43%) Selenium
General
1 36 (15.58%) Finance
2 11 (4.76%) Automotive
3 8 (3.46%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.16%) Electronics
5 5 (2.16%) Local Government
5 5 (2.16%) Retail
6 4 (1.73%) Marketing
6 4 (1.73%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.30%) Banking
7 3 (1.30%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) French Language
8 1 (0.43%) German Language
8 1 (0.43%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 83 (35.93%) Analyst
2 24 (10.39%) Service Analyst
2 24 (10.39%) Service Desk Analyst
3 21 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 20 (8.66%) 1st Line Support
5 13 (5.63%) Developer
6 12 (5.19%) Project Manager
6 12 (5.19%) Support Engineer
7 10 (4.33%) Administrator
8 9 (3.90%) Help Desk Support
8 9 (3.90%) IT Support
9 8 (3.46%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (3.46%) Project Planner
9 8 (3.46%) Architect
9 8 (3.46%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 7 (3.03%) Desktop Support
10 7 (3.03%) Project Analyst
10 7 (3.03%) PMO Analyst
10 7 (3.03%) Project Officer
11 6 (2.60%) Requirements Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.90%) HTML
1 9 (3.90%) .NET
2 5 (2.16%) XML
3 4 (1.73%) ADO.NET
3 4 (1.73%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.30%) Flash
5 2 (0.87%) CSS
5 2 (0.87%) HTML5
6 1 (0.43%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.43%) XMPP
6 1 (0.43%) jQuery
6 1 (0.43%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.79%) NHS
3 14 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 13 (5.63%) Blackberry
5 9 (3.90%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.46%) Thin Client
6 8 (3.46%) Fat Client
7 6 (2.60%) CMDB
7 6 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.73%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.73%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.30%) CAN bus
10 2 (0.87%) iPhone
10 2 (0.87%) iPad
10 2 (0.87%) E-Learning
10 2 (0.87%) PDA
10 2 (0.87%) Statistics
10 2 (0.87%) PMI
11 1 (0.43%) EPoS
11 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 98 (42.42%) Windows
2 42 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 36 (15.58%) Windows 7
4 27 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.03%) Windows 8
7 6 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.60%) Windows Vista
7 6 (2.60%) Android
8 5 (2.16%) Linux
8 5 (2.16%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.73%) UNIX
10 3 (1.30%) Solaris
11 2 (0.87%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (19.48%) Project Management
2 36 (15.58%) ITIL
3 18 (7.79%) PRINCE2
3 18 (7.79%) Change Management
3 18 (7.79%) SDLC
4 16 (6.93%) Service Management
5 15 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (6.06%) Migration
7 13 (5.63%) Change Control
8 11 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (4.33%) Waterfall
10 8 (3.46%) Test Scripting
10 8 (3.46%) Time Management
10 8 (3.46%) ITSM
10 8 (3.46%) RUP
11 7 (3.03%) ERP
11 7 (3.03%) Service Delivery
11 7 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (3.03%) Software Engineering
11 7 (3.03%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 33 (14.29%) SQL
2 10 (4.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (3.46%) Java
4 7 (3.03%) C#
5 6 (2.60%) T-SQL
5 6 (2.60%) VB
5 6 (2.60%) VB.NET
6 5 (2.16%) C
7 4 (1.73%) VBA
7 4 (1.73%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.73%) VB6
8 3 (1.30%) MATLAB
8 3 (1.30%) VBScript
9 2 (0.87%) C++
9 2 (0.87%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.43%) Lingo
10 1 (0.43%) VC++
10 1 (0.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (9.96%) Degree
2 10 (4.33%) MCSE
2 10 (4.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.60%) MCP
4 4 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.73%) MOS
4 4 (1.73%) NVQ Level 4
4 4 (1.73%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.30%) A+ Certification
5 3 (1.30%) ISEB
5 3 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.87%) CCNP
6 2 (0.87%) CCNA
6 2 (0.87%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.87%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.66%) SLA
2 8 (3.46%) QA
3 3 (1.30%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.87%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.87%) P3O
5 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (23.38%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.16%) XenApp
4 4 (1.73%) vSphere
5 2 (0.87%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.87%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.43%) XenServer
6 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (3.90%) SCCM
2 2 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (0.87%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.43%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 129 (55.84%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.96%) Citrix
3 15 (6.49%) VMware
4 12 (5.19%) Cisco
5 9 (3.90%) Oracle
5 9 (3.90%) Adobe
5 9 (3.90%) Pega
6 8 (3.46%) HP
7 6 (2.60%) Dell
7 6 (2.60%) SAP
8 5 (2.16%) Veeam
9 4 (1.73%) Lotus
9 4 (1.73%) Symantec
10 3 (1.30%) Progress
10 3 (1.30%) MathWorks
11 2 (0.87%) Niku
11 2 (0.87%) PTC
11 2 (0.87%) MKS
11 2 (0.87%) Perforce
11 2 (0.87%) Google
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