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 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 47 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 103 147 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.71% 5.80% 6.41%
As % of the Applications category 34.92% 45.65% 42.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 54 68
Median daily rate £340 £319 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% +72.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £161 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £496 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £310 £255
% change year-on-year
-11.21% +21.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 36
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £13.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -8.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £31.44 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
295 322 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.63% 12.70% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 163 187
Median daily rate £370 £338 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £188 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 42 55
Median hourly rate £17.12 £20.00 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.40% +26.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £10.61 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £31.44 £28.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 December 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 December 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 -18 34 £347 +46.10% 14
Coventry -17 17 £356 +32.55% 3
Shropshire -16 14 £275 -21.42%
Warwickshire +1 10 £394 +27.22% 1
Staffordshire -5 9 £300 -33.33% 1
Solihull 0 5 £160 +6.66%
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Herefordshire +11 1 £225 -50.00% 1
Worcestershire - 1 £105 - 6
Kingswinford - 1 £310 -
Smethwick - 1 £145 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 163 (69.07%) Microsoft
2 94 (39.83%) MS Excel
3 76 (32.20%) Windows
4 52 (22.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 49 (20.76%) SharePoint
6 47 (19.92%) Active Directory
7 46 (19.49%) Project Management
7 46 (19.49%) Finance
8 32 (13.56%) MS Project
9 31 (13.14%) ITIL
10 30 (12.71%) Security Cleared
10 30 (12.71%) Windows 7
11 24 (10.17%) Office 365
11 24 (10.17%) SC Cleared
11 24 (10.17%) Migration
11 24 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (9.32%) SQL
13 21 (8.90%) PRINCE2
13 21 (8.90%) Change Management
14 20 (8.47%) Windows Server
15 19 (8.05%) Resource Management
16 18 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (7.63%) Risk Management
17 17 (7.20%) .NET
17 17 (7.20%) MS Exchange
17 17 (7.20%) Microsoft Azure
18 16 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
18 16 (6.78%) Service Management
19 15 (6.36%) Open Workbench
19 15 (6.36%) 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 49 (20.76%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.20%) MS Exchange
3 14 (5.93%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.12%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.27%) CMS
6 3 (1.27%) Confluence
6 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.27%) IIS
6 3 (1.27%) Moodle
6 3 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.85%) SAS
8 1 (0.42%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 94 (39.83%) MS Excel
2 52 (22.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 32 (13.56%) MS Project
4 15 (6.36%) Open Workbench
5 11 (4.66%) MS Visio
6 5 (2.12%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (1.69%) Photoshop
8 3 (1.27%) InDesign
9 2 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.85%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.85%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.42%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.42%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (2.97%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.85%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.42%) HFM
4 1 (0.42%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.42%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.17%) Office 365
2 17 (7.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.24%) Yammer
4 8 (3.39%) OneDrive
5 6 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.85%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.42%) G Suite
8 1 (0.42%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.36%) Skype
2 12 (5.08%) DHCP
2 12 (5.08%) DNS
3 8 (3.39%) NAS
4 7 (2.97%) Kerberos
4 7 (2.97%) LDAP
4 7 (2.97%) SAN
5 6 (2.54%) Intranet
5 6 (2.54%) PBX
5 6 (2.54%) Unified Communications
5 6 (2.54%) VLAN
5 6 (2.54%) VoIP
5 6 (2.54%) VPN
6 5 (2.12%) WebEx
6 5 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.69%) Internet
7 4 (1.69%) LAN
7 4 (1.69%) WAN
8 3 (1.27%) Firewall
9 2 (0.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.81%) BusinessObjects
1 9 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.27%) Big Data
4 3 (1.27%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.27%) Pentaho
4 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.85%) OLAP
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.85%) QlikView
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.42%) Essbase
6 1 (0.42%) MySQL
6 1 (0.42%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.42%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (4.66%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.69%) JIRA
3 4 (1.69%) Selenium
4 3 (1.27%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.27%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.85%) PVCS
5 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.42%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.42%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.42%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.42%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.42%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 46 (19.49%) Finance
2 8 (3.39%) Retail
3 6 (2.54%) Advertising
4 5 (2.12%) Publishing
5 4 (1.69%) Legal
5 4 (1.69%) Local Government
6 3 (1.27%) Marketing
6 3 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.85%) Back Office
7 2 (0.85%) Banking
7 2 (0.85%) Billing
7 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.42%) Automotive
8 1 (0.42%) French Language
8 1 (0.42%) German Language
Job Titles
1 55 (23.31%) Analyst
2 34 (14.41%) Project Manager
3 14 (5.93%) Service Analyst
4 12 (5.08%) Administrator
4 12 (5.08%) Support Analyst
4 12 (5.08%) Support Engineer
5 11 (4.66%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (4.66%) Deployment Engineer
6 10 (4.24%) IT Manager
6 10 (4.24%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (3.81%) Developer
8 8 (3.39%) Business Analyst
8 8 (3.39%) IT Project Manager
8 8 (3.39%) Support Officer
9 7 (2.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (2.97%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (2.97%) IT Support
9 7 (2.97%) Project Officer
9 7 (2.97%) Project Support Officer
9 7 (2.97%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.20%) .NET
2 10 (4.24%) Web Services
3 9 (3.81%) XML
4 7 (2.97%) CSS
4 7 (2.97%) HTML
4 7 (2.97%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (2.12%) SOAP
6 4 (1.69%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.69%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 4 (1.69%) OAuth
6 4 (1.69%) RESTful
6 4 (1.69%) SAML
6 4 (1.69%) WCF
6 4 (1.69%) XSD
6 4 (1.69%) XSLT
7 2 (0.85%) HTML5
7 2 (0.85%) MDX
8 1 (0.42%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.39%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.97%) Blackberry
3 7 (2.97%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.54%) Driving Licence
4 6 (2.54%) PKI
5 5 (2.12%) PDA
5 5 (2.12%) PMI
5 5 (2.12%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.27%) Data Conversion
6 3 (1.27%) e-Learning
6 3 (1.27%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.27%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.27%) User Experience
6 3 (1.27%) Video Editing
6 3 (1.27%) VLE
7 2 (0.85%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.85%) Graphic Design
7 2 (0.85%) Statistics
7 2 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 76 (32.20%) Windows
2 30 (12.71%) Windows 7
3 20 (8.47%) Windows Server
4 16 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (5.08%) Windows 10
6 9 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.97%) Windows 8
8 6 (2.54%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.69%) Unix
11 3 (1.27%) Linux
12 2 (0.85%) HPUX
12 2 (0.85%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.85%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.42%) AIX
13 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.42%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (19.49%) Project Management
2 31 (13.14%) ITIL
3 24 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (10.17%) Migration
4 21 (8.90%) Change Management
4 21 (8.90%) PRINCE2
5 19 (8.05%) Resource Management
6 18 (7.63%) Risk Management
7 16 (6.78%) Service Management
8 15 (6.36%) Line Management
9 14 (5.93%) Conflict Management
9 14 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (5.08%) Data Analysis
10 12 (5.08%) Project Governance
10 12 (5.08%) Regression Testing
11 11 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (4.66%) ETL
11 11 (4.66%) Matrix Organization
11 11 (4.66%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (4.66%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.32%) SQL
2 7 (2.97%) C
3 4 (1.69%) C#
3 4 (1.69%) Java
4 3 (1.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.27%) XAML
5 2 (0.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (12.71%) Security Cleared
2 24 (10.17%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.93%) ISEB
4 11 (4.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (3.39%) Degree
5 8 (3.39%) ISTQB
5 8 (3.39%) PMI Certification
6 5 (2.12%) MCITP
6 5 (2.12%) MCSE
7 4 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.69%) PMP
8 3 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.85%) HNC
9 2 (0.85%) HND
9 2 (0.85%) NVQ Level 3
9 2 (0.85%) NVQ Level 4
9 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.85%) RHCE
9 2 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.42%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.93%) SLA
2 6 (2.54%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.27%) QA
4 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.42%) JSP 440
System Software
1 47 (19.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.12%) VMware Server
3 5 (2.12%) XenApp
3 5 (2.12%) XenDesktop
3 5 (2.12%) XenServer
4 3 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.85%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.42%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 10 (4.24%) SCCM
2 7 (2.97%) Nagios
3 6 (2.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (2.54%) SCOM
4 4 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.42%) Netcool
6 1 (0.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.42%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 163 (69.07%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.51%) Oracle
2 13 (5.51%) VMware
3 11 (4.66%) SAP
4 10 (4.24%) Citrix
4 10 (4.24%) HP
5 7 (2.97%) SolarWinds
6 5 (2.12%) Capita
6 5 (2.12%) Dell
6 5 (2.12%) Intel Security
7 4 (1.69%) Adobe
7 4 (1.69%) BT
7 4 (1.69%) Niku
8 3 (1.27%) Cisco
8 3 (1.27%) EMC
8 3 (1.27%) IBM
8 3 (1.27%) Informatica
8 3 (1.27%) Remedy
8 3 (1.27%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.85%) NetIQ
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