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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 29 26 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 134 119 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.23% 5.74% 4.81%
As % of the Applications category 35.26% 41.61% 33.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 42 42
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£245 £200 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £95 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 12
Average hourly rate £16.83 £13.99 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.32% -6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £21.00 £23.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
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
380 286 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.84% 13.80% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 129 151
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £121 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 31 37
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.88 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £22.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -12 30 £300 +37.93% 6
Warwickshire +4 28 £300 +200.00% 4
Coventry -13 20 £175 +16.66% 2
Worcestershire - 10 £140 -
Shropshire -2 9 £143 +18.75% 2
Staffordshire 0 7 £183 -44.69% 5
Wolverhampton -1 5 £425 +80.85% 1
West Bromwich -10 2 £213 -
Solihull -4 1 £225 - 2
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Halesowen - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 150 (55.15%) Microsoft
2 111 (40.81%) MS Excel
3 103 (37.87%) Windows
4 71 (26.10%) Active Directory
5 60 (22.06%) ITIL
6 53 (19.49%) Windows XP
7 52 (19.12%) Windows 7
8 49 (18.01%) Finance
9 43 (15.81%) Project Management
10 39 (14.34%) Citrix
11 32 (11.76%) Security Cleared
11 32 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
12 31 (11.40%) SCCM
12 31 (11.40%) MS Exchange
13 30 (11.03%) PRINCE2
13 30 (11.03%) SLA
14 29 (10.66%) Management Information System
15 27 (9.93%) VMware
15 27 (9.93%) Blackberry
15 27 (9.93%) MS PowerPoint
15 27 (9.93%) Degree
16 26 (9.56%) SC Cleared
16 26 (9.56%) SQL
17 24 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (8.82%) MS Project
18 23 (8.46%) SharePoint
18 23 (8.46%) Windows Server 2008
19 21 (7.72%) Lotus
20 20 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
20 20 (7.35%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 31 (11.40%) MS Exchange
2 23 (8.46%) SharePoint
3 19 (6.99%) IBM Notes
4 16 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.74%) SAS
5 2 (0.74%) ColdFusion
5 2 (0.74%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (0.74%) IIS
5 2 (0.74%) WorkSite
5 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.37%) Lync
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 111 (40.81%) MS Excel
2 27 (9.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 24 (8.82%) MS Project
4 18 (6.62%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.84%) Adobe Captivate
5 5 (1.84%) Open Workbench
6 4 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.37%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (3.31%) TRIRIGA
2 4 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.10%) Maximo
3 3 (1.10%) CA Clarity
4 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.37%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.37%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.37%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.99%) DHCP
2 17 (6.25%) DNS
2 17 (6.25%) SAN
3 16 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 16 (5.88%) NAS
4 15 (5.51%) VLAN
5 12 (4.41%) 3G
6 11 (4.04%) VPN
7 10 (3.68%) LTE
8 9 (3.31%) LAN
9 8 (2.94%) 2G
10 6 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (1.84%) Intranet
12 4 (1.47%) Internet
12 4 (1.47%) VoIP
12 4 (1.47%) WAN
12 4 (1.47%) Broadband
12 4 (1.47%) 4G
13 3 (1.10%) Wireless
13 3 (1.10%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.04%) MySQL
3 5 (1.84%) MS Access
4 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.74%) DataStage
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.37%) SSDT
6 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.37%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.37%) PVCS
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.37%) AdminStudio
1 1 (0.37%) Selenium
1 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
1 1 (0.37%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 49 (18.01%) Finance
2 20 (7.35%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.04%) Banking
3 11 (4.04%) Legal
4 9 (3.31%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.84%) Automotive
6 4 (1.47%) Front Office
6 4 (1.47%) Publishing
6 4 (1.47%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.10%) Military
7 3 (1.10%) Back Office
7 3 (1.10%) Electronics
8 2 (0.74%) Law
8 2 (0.74%) Billing
Job Titles
1 93 (34.19%) Analyst
2 32 (11.76%) Support Analyst
3 31 (11.40%) Support Engineer
4 25 (9.19%) 2nd Line Support
4 25 (9.19%) Service Analyst
5 24 (8.82%) Project Manager
6 17 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
6 17 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
7 15 (5.51%) Desktop Support
8 14 (5.15%) Developer
9 12 (4.41%) Business Analyst
9 12 (4.41%) Data Analyst
9 12 (4.41%) Help Desk Support
10 9 (3.31%) Database Developer
10 9 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (3.31%) Coordinator
10 9 (3.31%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (3.31%) Desktop Analyst
10 9 (3.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (2.94%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.10%) Google Maps API
2 2 (0.74%) HTML
2 2 (0.74%) XML
2 2 (0.74%) Middleware
2 2 (0.74%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.37%) MDX
3 1 (0.37%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.37%) KML
3 1 (0.37%) EDI
3 1 (0.37%) J2EE
3 1 (0.37%) CSS
3 1 (0.37%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (10.66%) Management Information System
3 27 (9.93%) Blackberry
4 16 (5.88%) PDA
5 12 (4.41%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.94%) Mathematics
6 8 (2.94%) Social Media
7 7 (2.57%) Statistics
8 4 (1.47%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.47%) iPad
9 3 (1.10%) Open Source
9 3 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.10%) E-Learning
10 2 (0.74%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.74%) GIS
10 2 (0.74%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.74%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.74%) DataPower
11 1 (0.37%) Telematics
11 1 (0.37%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 103 (37.87%) Windows
2 53 (19.49%) Windows XP
3 52 (19.12%) Windows 7
4 23 (8.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (2.94%) UNIX
7 7 (2.57%) Windows Vista
8 5 (1.84%) Linux
8 5 (1.84%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.74%) HPUX
9 2 (0.74%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (22.06%) ITIL
2 43 (15.81%) Project Management
3 30 (11.03%) PRINCE2
4 24 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (5.51%) Migration
5 15 (5.51%) Service Delivery
6 14 (5.15%) Change Management
6 14 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (4.78%) Business Analysis
8 12 (4.41%) ERP
9 11 (4.04%) Data Analysis
10 10 (3.68%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (3.68%) Waterfall
11 9 (3.31%) Time Management
11 9 (3.31%) Risk Management
12 8 (2.94%) Service Management
12 8 (2.94%) Test Scripting
12 8 (2.94%) Data Entry
12 8 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (2.94%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.56%) SQL
2 18 (6.62%) VBA
3 14 (5.15%) Java
4 10 (3.68%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.68%) Perl
5 4 (1.47%) C
6 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.74%) VB
7 1 (0.37%) Python
7 1 (0.37%) XQuery
7 1 (0.37%) C#
7 1 (0.37%) C++
Qualifications
1 32 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.93%) Degree
3 26 (9.56%) SC Cleared
4 19 (6.99%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (2.57%) MCP
7 7 (2.57%) MCSE
8 5 (1.84%) ISEB
9 4 (1.47%) HND
9 4 (1.47%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.47%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.74%) APMG
10 2 (0.74%) MBA
10 2 (0.74%) HNC
10 2 (0.74%) CNE
10 2 (0.74%) Novell Certification
10 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.37%) RHCE
11 1 (0.37%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (11.03%) SLA
2 13 (4.78%) QA
System Software
1 71 (26.10%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.25%) XenApp
3 17 (6.25%) XenServer
4 16 (5.88%) XenDesktop
5 8 (2.94%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.74%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 31 (11.40%) SCCM
2 2 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.74%) DameWare
3 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 150 (55.15%) Microsoft
2 39 (14.34%) Citrix
3 27 (9.93%) VMware
4 21 (7.72%) Lotus
5 19 (6.99%) Dell
6 12 (4.41%) Oracle
7 10 (3.68%) IBM
8 8 (2.94%) SAP
9 7 (2.57%) HP
9 7 (2.57%) Google
9 7 (2.57%) ServiceNow
10 6 (2.21%) Adobe
11 5 (1.84%) Cisco
12 3 (1.10%) Trillium
12 3 (1.10%) Tableau
12 3 (1.10%) Symantec
13 2 (0.74%) Sophos
13 2 (0.74%) Sybase
14 1 (0.37%) Cognos
14 1 (0.37%) Intel
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Warwickshire
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Posted: 2 days ago
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