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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
England / West Midlands
Rank 36 45 21
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -24
Contract jobs citing MS Office 108 95 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.49% 3.67% 7.09%
As % of the Applications category 38.85% 31.35% 49.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 38 56
Median daily rate £231 £308 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.79% +36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £150 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £503 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £293 £270
% change year-on-year
-5.98% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 35
Median hourly rate £14.74 £11.80 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.91% -9.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £10.92 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.07 £12.58 £15.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.86 £14.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-11.31% +11.53%

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
278 303 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.55% 11.70% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 178 137
Median daily rate £336 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 59
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £10.75 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.78 £20.00 £28.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.93% +13.79%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 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 -7 22 £203 +35.00% 14
Coventry -7 20 £263 +5.00% 2
Warwickshire -1 18 £240 -50.00% 4
Solihull 0 9 £160 -44.34% 1
Shropshire +13 8 £350 -48.14%
Staffordshire +5 7 £300 -25.00% 4
Worcestershire +3 4 £98 -77.05% 3
Dudley - 3 - -
Herefordshire - 3 £225 - 2
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 129 (62.02%) Microsoft
2 86 (41.35%) MS Excel
3 72 (34.62%) Windows
4 44 (21.15%) Active Directory
5 38 (18.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 33 (15.87%) Finance
6 33 (15.87%) SharePoint
7 28 (13.46%) Project Management
8 25 (12.02%) MS Project
8 25 (12.02%) Security Cleared
9 24 (11.54%) Windows 7
10 23 (11.06%) Office 365
10 23 (11.06%) PRINCE2
11 20 (9.62%) Migration
12 19 (9.13%) ITIL
13 18 (8.65%) SLA
13 18 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
13 18 (8.65%) SC Cleared
14 17 (8.17%) Windows Server
15 16 (7.69%) SQL
16 15 (7.21%) MS Visio
17 14 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
18 12 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
18 12 (5.77%) VMware
18 12 (5.77%) Change Management
19 11 (5.29%) DNS
20 10 (4.81%) Oracle
20 10 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
20 10 (4.81%) Data Analysis
20 10 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008

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 33 (15.87%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.33%) Skype for Business
3 8 (3.85%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.40%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (1.44%) IIS
5 3 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.96%) CMS
6 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.96%) Moodle
7 1 (0.48%) Confluence
7 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 86 (41.35%) MS Excel
2 38 (18.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 25 (12.02%) MS Project
4 15 (7.21%) MS Visio
5 9 (4.33%) Open Workbench
6 5 (2.40%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.48%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (3.37%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.48%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.48%) HFM
3 1 (0.48%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.06%) Office 365
2 18 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.37%) OneDrive
3 7 (3.37%) Yammer
4 6 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.44%) IBM PureFlex
6 2 (0.96%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.48%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.29%) DNS
2 9 (4.33%) DHCP
2 9 (4.33%) Skype
2 9 (4.33%) VoIP
3 7 (3.37%) Kerberos
3 7 (3.37%) LAN
3 7 (3.37%) LDAP
4 6 (2.88%) PBX
4 6 (2.88%) Unified Communications
4 6 (2.88%) WAN
5 4 (1.92%) Internet
5 4 (1.92%) Intranet
5 4 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.44%) Firewall
6 3 (1.44%) SAN
6 3 (1.44%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.96%) VPN
8 1 (0.48%) ATM
8 1 (0.48%) Network Security
8 1 (0.48%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.96%) OLAP
4 2 (0.96%) QlikView
4 2 (0.96%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.96%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.48%) Essbase
5 1 (0.48%) MS Access
5 1 (0.48%) MySQL
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.92%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.96%) JIRA
2 2 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.48%) Selenium
3 1 (0.48%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.48%) StarTeam
General
1 33 (15.87%) Finance
2 8 (3.85%) Advertising
2 8 (3.85%) Retail
3 5 (2.40%) Local Government
3 5 (2.40%) Publishing
3 5 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.44%) Legal
5 2 (0.96%) Marketing
6 1 (0.48%) Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Electronics
6 1 (0.48%) Law
6 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (25.96%) Analyst
2 23 (11.06%) Service Analyst
3 20 (9.62%) Service Desk Analyst
4 18 (8.65%) Project Manager
5 15 (7.21%) Support Officer
6 14 (6.73%) Administrator
6 14 (6.73%) Project Officer
6 14 (6.73%) Project Support Officer
7 13 (6.25%) Support Analyst
8 10 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (3.37%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (3.37%) Support Engineer
10 6 (2.88%) Coordinator
10 6 (2.88%) Developer
10 6 (2.88%) Help Desk Analyst
10 6 (2.88%) Programme Office Support
10 6 (2.88%) Project Coordinator
10 6 (2.88%) Service Desk Support
10 6 (2.88%) Windows Engineer
11 5 (2.40%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.85%) .NET
2 7 (3.37%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (1.44%) SOAP
3 3 (1.44%) Web Services
3 3 (1.44%) XML
4 2 (0.96%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.96%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 2 (0.96%) MDX
4 2 (0.96%) OAuth
4 2 (0.96%) RESTful
4 2 (0.96%) SAML
4 2 (0.96%) WCF
4 2 (0.96%) XSD
4 2 (0.96%) XSLT
5 1 (0.48%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.88%) NHS
3 6 (2.88%) PKI
4 5 (2.40%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.44%) PMI
6 3 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.96%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.96%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.96%) Video Editing
7 2 (0.96%) VLE
8 1 (0.48%) Clustering
8 1 (0.48%) CMDB
8 1 (0.48%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.48%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.48%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 72 (34.62%) Windows
2 24 (11.54%) Windows 7
3 17 (8.17%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.37%) Windows 10
5 7 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.88%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.40%) Unix
8 4 (1.92%) HPUX
8 4 (1.92%) Linux
8 4 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.96%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.48%) AIX
10 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (13.46%) Project Management
2 23 (11.06%) PRINCE2
3 20 (9.62%) Migration
4 19 (9.13%) ITIL
5 12 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (5.77%) Change Management
6 10 (4.81%) Data Analysis
6 10 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (4.81%) Time Management
7 9 (4.33%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (4.33%) Service Management
8 8 (3.85%) ERP
8 8 (3.85%) Identity Management
8 8 (3.85%) Process Improvement
8 8 (3.85%) Programme Management
8 8 (3.85%) Project Planning
8 8 (3.85%) Resource Management
8 8 (3.85%) Risk Management
9 7 (3.37%) Email Filtering
9 7 (3.37%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.69%) SQL
2 9 (4.33%) C
3 2 (0.96%) C#
4 1 (0.48%) Perl
4 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.48%) XAML
Qualifications
1 25 (12.02%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.65%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.37%) Degree
5 6 (2.88%) ISEB
6 5 (2.40%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.40%) MCITP
7 4 (1.92%) MCSE
8 3 (1.44%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.44%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.44%) RHCE
9 2 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.96%) NVQ Level 3
9 2 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.48%) MCSA
10 1 (0.48%) MCTS
10 1 (0.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.65%) SLA
2 3 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.48%) JSP 440
System Software
1 44 (21.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.44%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.44%) VMware ESX
2 3 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.48%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.48%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (2.88%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (2.88%) Nagios
1 6 (2.88%) SCOM
2 5 (2.40%) SCCM
3 3 (1.44%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.48%) Netcool
Vendors
1 129 (62.02%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.77%) VMware
3 10 (4.81%) Oracle
4 7 (3.37%) Citrix
5 6 (2.88%) Cisco
5 6 (2.88%) SolarWinds
6 5 (2.40%) Capita
6 5 (2.40%) HP
6 5 (2.40%) SAP
7 4 (1.92%) BT
7 4 (1.92%) IBM
8 3 (1.44%) Adobe
8 3 (1.44%) Brocade
8 3 (1.44%) NetApp
8 3 (1.44%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.44%) Remedy
9 2 (0.96%) Intel Security
9 2 (0.96%) LANDesk
9 2 (0.96%) Niku
9 2 (0.96%) ServiceNow
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