The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the West Midlands region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 22 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 162 102 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.88% 5.70% 4.97%
As % of the Applications category 43.55% 36.43% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 40 34
Average daily rate £275 £238 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -25.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £93 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £264 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 32
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.40% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.82 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £22.55 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
372 280 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.80% 15.66% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 117 119
Average daily rate £300 £275 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £138 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 54 63
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.72 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £37.80 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
MS Office
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +12 43 £270 +4.85% 1
Coventry +4 28 £360 +260.00%
Warwickshire -9 20 £250 -4.76% 2
Solihull +5 16 £250 +53.84%
Shropshire +6 13 £425 -
Staffordshire 0 9 £205 +64.00%
Worcestershire +2 7 £325 +26.82%
Sutton Coldfield -1 2 £450 +40.62%
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Tipton - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 134 (46.53%) MS Excel
2 128 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 74 (25.69%) Windows
4 56 (19.44%) Finance
5 47 (16.32%) SQL
6 45 (15.63%) Windows 7
7 44 (15.28%) JavaScript
8 40 (13.89%) SharePoint
8 40 (13.89%) Windows XP
8 40 (13.89%) Active Directory
9 38 (13.19%) ITIL
10 36 (12.50%) SQL Server
10 36 (12.50%) Project Management
11 35 (12.15%) Telecoms
12 29 (10.07%) MS Visio
13 28 (9.72%) PRINCE2
13 28 (9.72%) VBA
14 27 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
15 26 (9.03%) Java
15 26 (9.03%) SLA
16 25 (8.68%) MS Project
17 24 (8.33%) MySQL
17 24 (8.33%) Perl
18 22 (7.64%) Migration
19 21 (7.29%) Legal
19 21 (7.29%) Service Delivery
20 18 (6.25%) Citrix
20 18 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
20 18 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
21 17 (5.90%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 40 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 16 (5.56%) IBM Notes
3 6 (2.08%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.74%) IIS
5 4 (1.39%) LiveCycle
6 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.69%) Lync
6 2 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.35%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.35%) Documentum
7 1 (0.35%) FileNet
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.35%) Zimbra
Applications
1 134 (46.53%) MS Excel
2 29 (10.07%) MS Visio
3 27 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (8.68%) MS Project
5 6 (2.08%) Open Workbench
6 5 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.69%) Solid Edge
7 2 (0.69%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.04%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.21%) WAN
2 14 (4.86%) LAN
3 8 (2.78%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.39%) 3G
4 4 (1.39%) MPLS
4 4 (1.39%) Intranet
4 4 (1.39%) 2G
4 4 (1.39%) IP Telephony
4 4 (1.39%) LTE
4 4 (1.39%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (0.69%) VPN
5 2 (0.69%) DNS
5 2 (0.69%) ADSL
5 2 (0.69%) Broadband
6 1 (0.35%) SDH
6 1 (0.35%) VoIP
6 1 (0.35%) DHCP
6 1 (0.35%) VLAN
6 1 (0.35%) Internet
6 1 (0.35%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.33%) MySQL
3 16 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (3.82%) MS Access
5 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.35%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.35%) OLAP
7 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (0.69%) AdminStudio
1 2 (0.69%) Selenium
1 2 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (0.69%) Cucumber
1 2 (0.69%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.35%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.35%) MSI
General
1 56 (19.44%) Finance
2 35 (12.15%) Telecoms
3 21 (7.29%) Legal
4 14 (4.86%) Front Office
5 13 (4.51%) Banking
6 8 (2.78%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.04%) Back Office
7 3 (1.04%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.69%) Publishing
8 2 (0.69%) Law
9 1 (0.35%) Military
9 1 (0.35%) Retail
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) Marketing
9 1 (0.35%) French Language
9 1 (0.35%) German Language
9 1 (0.35%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.35%) Advertising
9 1 (0.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 79 (27.43%) Analyst
2 36 (12.50%) Developer
3 23 (7.99%) Project Manager
4 17 (5.90%) Business Analyst
5 15 (5.21%) Support Engineer
5 15 (5.21%) Help Desk Support
6 14 (4.86%) Database Developer
6 14 (4.86%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (4.86%) Service Analyst
7 13 (4.51%) Coordinator
7 13 (4.51%) Desktop Support
7 13 (4.51%) Service Desk Analyst
8 12 (4.17%) Junior
9 11 (3.82%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (3.13%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (3.13%) Trainer
10 9 (3.13%) Senior Business Analyst
10 9 (3.13%) Support Analyst
11 8 (2.78%) Programmer
11 8 (2.78%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.13%) HTML
1 9 (3.13%) .NET
2 7 (2.43%) .NET Framework
3 6 (2.08%) JSP
4 5 (1.74%) XML
4 5 (1.74%) CSS
5 2 (0.69%) XHTML
5 2 (0.69%) SOAP
5 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.69%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.69%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.69%) WCF
5 2 (0.69%) Silverlight
5 2 (0.69%) jQuery
5 2 (0.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (0.35%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.56%) NHS
2 14 (4.86%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.43%) E-Learning
4 6 (2.08%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.39%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.39%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.04%) PDA
6 3 (1.04%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.69%) Informatics
7 2 (0.69%) Social Media
7 2 (0.69%) iPad
7 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.35%) DataPower
8 1 (0.35%) Statistics
8 1 (0.35%) SCADA
8 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.35%) CMDB
8 1 (0.35%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 74 (25.69%) Windows
2 45 (15.63%) Windows 7
3 40 (13.89%) Windows XP
4 8 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.74%) Windows Vista
6 5 (1.74%) UNIX
7 3 (1.04%) Linux
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.35%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.35%) Solaris
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (13.19%) ITIL
2 36 (12.50%) Project Management
3 28 (9.72%) PRINCE2
4 22 (7.64%) Migration
5 21 (7.29%) Service Delivery
6 18 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (5.90%) Change Management
8 15 (5.21%) CRM
9 14 (4.86%) Risk Management
9 14 (4.86%) Data Analysis
10 12 (4.17%) Business Analysis
10 12 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (3.82%) Risk Assessment
12 10 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (3.47%) Time Management
13 8 (2.78%) Workflow
13 8 (2.78%) Validation
13 8 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (2.43%) CAD
14 7 (2.43%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 47 (16.32%) SQL
2 44 (15.28%) JavaScript
3 28 (9.72%) VBA
4 26 (9.03%) Java
5 24 (8.33%) Perl
6 16 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.43%) C
8 6 (2.08%) VB
9 3 (1.04%) C#
10 1 (0.35%) C++
10 1 (0.35%) PHP
10 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.86%) Degree
4 12 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.13%) MCP
5 9 (3.13%) MCSE
6 8 (2.78%) A+ Certification
6 8 (2.78%) PMP
6 8 (2.78%) PMI Certification
7 7 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.08%) CCNA
9 5 (1.74%) HNC
9 5 (1.74%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.39%) CAPM
10 4 (1.39%) ISEB
11 3 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.69%) CHFI
12 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.03%) SLA
2 8 (2.78%) QA
3 5 (1.74%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.69%) P3O
4 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 40 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
2 1 (0.35%) XenApp
2 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (1.74%) SCCM
2 3 (1.04%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.69%) DameWare
4 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 128 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.25%) Citrix
3 16 (5.56%) Lotus
4 11 (3.82%) HP
4 11 (3.82%) SAP
4 11 (3.82%) Northgate
5 7 (2.43%) McAfee
6 6 (2.08%) Cisco
7 5 (1.74%) Adobe
7 5 (1.74%) Oracle
7 5 (1.74%) Blue Coat
8 4 (1.39%) BT
8 4 (1.39%) Avaya
9 3 (1.04%) IBM
9 3 (1.04%) VMware
9 3 (1.04%) Google
9 3 (1.04%) LANDesk
10 2 (0.69%) SolidWorks
10 2 (0.69%) Sun
10 2 (0.69%) Sybase
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