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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
England / West Midlands
Rank 37 32 20
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing MS Office 113 116 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.69% 4.84% 6.92%
As % of the Applications category 41.09% 38.16% 46.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 49 61
Median daily rate £300 £328 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.39% +45.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £150 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 31
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.93 £13.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.40% -8.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £10.61 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £12.90 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +3.70%

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
275 304 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.42% 12.68% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 174 169
Median daily rate £350 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £168 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 47
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.90 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -18.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £10.84 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.00 £27.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.30 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.00%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -4 30 £344 +14.58% 15
Coventry -9 23 £310 +27.83% 6
Warwickshire 0 15 £286 -40.36% 3
Shropshire -3 12 £350 -48.14% 1
Solihull -3 10 £160 -44.34% 2
Staffordshire +3 7 £450 - 2
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Worcestershire +6 1 £105 -75.29% 4
Kingswinford - 1 £310 -
Herefordshire - 1 £225 - 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 155 (69.82%) Microsoft
2 93 (41.89%) MS Excel
3 72 (32.43%) Windows
4 47 (21.17%) Active Directory
5 46 (20.72%) SharePoint
6 40 (18.02%) MS PowerPoint
7 38 (17.12%) Finance
8 36 (16.22%) Project Management
9 34 (15.32%) MS Project
10 31 (13.96%) ITIL
10 31 (13.96%) Security Cleared
11 25 (11.26%) SC Cleared
11 25 (11.26%) Office 365
12 24 (10.81%) Windows 7
13 23 (10.36%) PRINCE2
13 23 (10.36%) Migration
14 19 (8.56%) Microsoft Azure
15 18 (8.11%) Windows Server
15 18 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (8.11%) SQL
16 17 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (7.21%) SLA
17 16 (7.21%) Change Management
18 15 (6.76%) Service Management
18 15 (6.76%) MS Exchange
19 14 (6.31%) MS Visio
19 14 (6.31%) .NET
19 14 (6.31%) VMware
19 14 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
19 14 (6.31%) Skype

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 46 (20.72%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.76%) MS Exchange
3 13 (5.86%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (2.25%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.35%) CMS
6 3 (1.35%) IIS
6 3 (1.35%) Moodle
6 3 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.90%) Confluence
7 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 93 (41.89%) MS Excel
2 40 (18.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 34 (15.32%) MS Project
4 14 (6.31%) MS Visio
5 11 (4.95%) Open Workbench
6 5 (2.25%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.45%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (3.15%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.45%) HFM
4 1 (0.45%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.45%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.26%) Office 365
2 19 (8.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.05%) Yammer
4 8 (3.60%) OneDrive
5 6 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.35%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.45%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.31%) Skype
2 13 (5.86%) DHCP
2 13 (5.86%) DNS
3 9 (4.05%) VoIP
4 7 (3.15%) Kerberos
4 7 (3.15%) LDAP
4 7 (3.15%) SAN
5 6 (2.70%) LAN
5 6 (2.70%) PBX
5 6 (2.70%) Unified Communications
6 5 (2.25%) Intranet
6 5 (2.25%) NAS
6 5 (2.25%) WAN
7 4 (1.80%) Internet
7 4 (1.80%) VLAN
7 4 (1.80%) WebEx
7 4 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.90%) Firewall
8 2 (0.90%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.90%) OLAP
4 2 (0.90%) QlikView
4 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.45%) Big Data
5 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.45%) Essbase
5 1 (0.45%) MS Access
5 1 (0.45%) MySQL
5 1 (0.45%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.45%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.60%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.35%) JIRA
4 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.45%) Selenium
5 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.45%) StarTeam
General
1 38 (17.12%) Finance
2 9 (4.05%) Retail
3 7 (3.15%) Advertising
4 5 (2.25%) Local Government
4 5 (2.25%) Publishing
5 4 (1.80%) Legal
6 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.45%) Back Office
7 1 (0.45%) Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Billing
7 1 (0.45%) Electronics
7 1 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (25.23%) Analyst
2 27 (12.16%) Project Manager
3 19 (8.56%) Service Analyst
4 16 (7.21%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (6.31%) Administrator
5 14 (6.31%) Support Analyst
6 13 (5.86%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (5.41%) Support Engineer
8 11 (4.95%) Support Officer
9 10 (4.50%) Project Officer
9 10 (4.50%) Project Support Officer
10 9 (4.05%) Developer
10 9 (4.05%) IT Manager
11 8 (3.60%) Consultant
12 7 (3.15%) Deployment Engineer
12 7 (3.15%) IT Project Manager
13 6 (2.70%) 1st Line Support
13 6 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
13 6 (2.70%) Business Analyst
13 6 (2.70%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.31%) .NET
2 7 (3.15%) Oracle Fusion
2 7 (3.15%) Web Services
2 7 (3.15%) XML
3 5 (2.25%) SOAP
4 4 (1.80%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.80%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 4 (1.80%) OAuth
4 4 (1.80%) RESTful
4 4 (1.80%) SAML
4 4 (1.80%) WCF
4 4 (1.80%) XSD
4 4 (1.80%) XSLT
5 2 (0.90%) CSS
5 2 (0.90%) HTML
5 2 (0.90%) MDX
6 1 (0.45%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.15%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.70%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.70%) Driving Licence
3 6 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.70%) PKI
4 5 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.80%) NHS
5 4 (1.80%) PDA
5 4 (1.80%) PMI
5 4 (1.80%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.35%) Data Conversion
6 3 (1.35%) e-Learning
6 3 (1.35%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.35%) Video Editing
6 3 (1.35%) VLE
7 2 (0.90%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.90%) Pocket PC
8 1 (0.45%) CMDB
8 1 (0.45%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 72 (32.43%) Windows
2 24 (10.81%) Windows 7
3 18 (8.11%) Windows Server
4 13 (5.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.60%) Windows XP
7 7 (3.15%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.25%) Unix
8 5 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.80%) Linux
10 3 (1.35%) HPUX
10 3 (1.35%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.45%) AIX
11 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.45%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (16.22%) Project Management
2 31 (13.96%) ITIL
3 23 (10.36%) Migration
3 23 (10.36%) PRINCE2
4 18 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (7.21%) Change Management
6 15 (6.76%) Service Management
7 14 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (5.41%) Resource Management
8 12 (5.41%) Risk Management
9 10 (4.50%) Patch Management
10 9 (4.05%) Conflict Management
10 9 (4.05%) Data Analysis
10 9 (4.05%) ERP
10 9 (4.05%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (4.05%) Line Management
10 9 (4.05%) Regression Testing
10 9 (4.05%) Time Management
11 8 (3.60%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (3.60%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.11%) SQL
2 8 (3.60%) C
3 4 (1.80%) C#
4 3 (1.35%) XAML
5 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (13.96%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.26%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.05%) ISEB
5 6 (2.70%) Degree
5 6 (2.70%) PMI Certification
6 5 (2.25%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.25%) MCITP
7 4 (1.80%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.80%) MCSE
8 3 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.35%) PMP
8 3 (1.35%) RHCE
9 2 (0.90%) NVQ Level 3
9 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.45%) CIPD
10 1 (0.45%) MCTS
10 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.21%) SLA
2 4 (1.80%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.45%) JSP 440
System Software
1 47 (21.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.80%) VMware Server
3 4 (1.80%) XenApp
3 4 (1.80%) XenDesktop
3 4 (1.80%) XenServer
4 3 (1.35%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.35%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (2.70%) Nagios
1 6 (2.70%) SCCM
1 6 (2.70%) SCOM
2 3 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.45%) Netcool
3 1 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 155 (69.82%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.31%) VMware
3 11 (4.95%) Citrix
4 10 (4.50%) Oracle
5 7 (3.15%) HP
5 7 (3.15%) SAP
6 6 (2.70%) SolarWinds
7 5 (2.25%) Capita
8 4 (1.80%) BT
8 4 (1.80%) Cisco
8 4 (1.80%) Dell
8 4 (1.80%) IBM
9 3 (1.35%) Brocade
9 3 (1.35%) NetApp
9 3 (1.35%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.35%) Remedy
10 2 (0.90%) Intel Security
10 2 (0.90%) LANDesk
10 2 (0.90%) Niku
10 2 (0.90%) Polycom
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