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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 19 27 22
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 163 111 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.00% 5.20% 5.44%
As % of the Applications category 44.78% 36.27% 38.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 41 29
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£185 £213 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.17% -31.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £90 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £350 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £198 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.64% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 22 25
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.15 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.74%
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
364 306 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.64% 14.35% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 140 118
Average daily rate £313 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 50 48
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £22.69 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 0 38 £140 -6.66% 8
Warwickshire -3 30 £110 -54.40% 4
Shropshire +14 26 £189 -15.05% 4
Coventry -3 14 £350 -22.73% 2
Solihull -1 6 £425 - 1
Worcestershire -6 6 £225 -12.62% 2
Staffordshire +2 5 £475 +171.42% 10
West Bromwich -2 3 - -
Herefordshire - 3 £248 -
Wolverhampton +3 2 - -
Walsall +1 2 - -
Dudley - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 166 (56.27%) Microsoft
2 139 (47.12%) Windows
3 127 (43.05%) MS Excel
4 82 (27.80%) Windows XP
5 72 (24.41%) Active Directory
6 68 (23.05%) Windows 7
7 66 (22.37%) ITIL
8 52 (17.63%) Finance
9 46 (15.59%) Project Management
10 38 (12.88%) Citrix
11 37 (12.54%) Security Cleared
11 37 (12.54%) MS PowerPoint
12 36 (12.20%) Blackberry
13 32 (10.85%) SC Cleared
13 32 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
14 30 (10.17%) MS Project
15 29 (9.83%) SLA
16 27 (9.15%) SQL
16 27 (9.15%) Windows Server 2008
16 27 (9.15%) SCCM
17 26 (8.81%) MS Exchange
17 26 (8.81%) Windows Server 2003
18 25 (8.47%) PRINCE2
19 24 (8.14%) TCP/IP
19 24 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
19 24 (8.14%) VMware
20 22 (7.46%) Migration
20 22 (7.46%) Management Information System
21 21 (7.12%) MS Visio
21 21 (7.12%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 26 (8.81%) MS Exchange
2 21 (7.12%) SharePoint
3 19 (6.44%) IBM Notes
4 15 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.68%) Lync
6 2 (0.68%) SAS
7 1 (0.34%) IIS
7 1 (0.34%) Apache
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 127 (43.05%) MS Excel
2 37 (12.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 30 (10.17%) MS Project
4 21 (7.12%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.36%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.68%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.34%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (2.03%) CA Clarity
1 6 (2.03%) TRIRIGA
2 3 (1.02%) Maximo
3 2 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.68%) BPCS
4 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.34%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.34%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.14%) TCP/IP
2 18 (6.10%) DNS
3 16 (5.42%) DHCP
4 11 (3.73%) SAN
4 11 (3.73%) 3G
5 10 (3.39%) NAS
5 10 (3.39%) VLAN
5 10 (3.39%) LAN
6 9 (3.05%) 2G
6 9 (3.05%) LTE
7 7 (2.37%) WAN
8 6 (2.03%) VPN
9 5 (1.69%) Broadband
10 4 (1.36%) Internet
11 3 (1.02%) Firewall
11 3 (1.02%) VoIP
11 3 (1.02%) 4G
12 2 (0.68%) Network Security
12 2 (0.68%) Intranet
12 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.12%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.03%) MS Access
3 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.02%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.68%) WhereScape RED
5 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.68%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (0.68%) Cognos Transformer
5 2 (0.68%) MySQL
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.34%) OLAP
6 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.34%) SSDT
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.34%) PVCS
1 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 52 (17.63%) Finance
2 17 (5.76%) Banking
3 11 (3.73%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.05%) Back Office
4 9 (3.05%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.71%) Automotive
5 8 (2.71%) Law
6 7 (2.37%) Legal
7 4 (1.36%) Local Government
8 3 (1.02%) Marketing
9 2 (0.68%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Billing
9 2 (0.68%) Retail
9 2 (0.68%) Electronics
9 2 (0.68%) Front Office
9 2 (0.68%) Military
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 110 (37.29%) Analyst
2 43 (14.58%) Support Analyst
3 35 (11.86%) Support Engineer
4 34 (11.53%) Service Analyst
5 33 (11.19%) 2nd Line Support
6 27 (9.15%) Service Desk Analyst
7 23 (7.80%) Desktop Support
8 20 (6.78%) 1st Line Support
9 17 (5.76%) Help Desk Analyst
10 16 (5.42%) Data Analyst
11 15 (5.08%) Desktop Analyst
12 14 (4.75%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 11 (3.73%) Desktop Engineer
13 11 (3.73%) Project Manager
14 10 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 10 (3.39%) Business Analyst
14 10 (3.39%) Help Desk Support
14 10 (3.39%) Administrator
15 9 (3.05%) 3rd Line Support
15 9 (3.05%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.02%) Google Maps API
2 2 (0.68%) .NET
2 2 (0.68%) XML
3 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.34%) CSS
3 1 (0.34%) J2EE
3 1 (0.34%) HTML
3 1 (0.34%) Flash
3 1 (0.34%) WAP
3 1 (0.34%) CSS3
3 1 (0.34%) HTML5
3 1 (0.34%) XMPP
3 1 (0.34%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.34%) MDX
3 1 (0.34%) jQuery
3 1 (0.34%) KML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.20%) Blackberry
2 32 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (7.46%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.75%) PDA
5 10 (3.39%) Mathematics
6 7 (2.37%) Statistics
7 6 (2.03%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.03%) E-Learning
8 4 (1.36%) CMDB
9 3 (1.02%) GIS
9 3 (1.02%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.02%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (1.02%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.02%) Open Source
9 3 (1.02%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.68%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.68%) iPad
10 2 (0.68%) User Experience
10 2 (0.68%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 139 (47.12%) Windows
2 82 (27.80%) Windows XP
3 68 (23.05%) Windows 7
4 27 (9.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (8.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (3.39%) Linux
7 9 (3.05%) Windows 2000
8 5 (1.69%) Windows Vista
9 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.36%) UNIX
10 3 (1.02%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.34%) Fedora
11 1 (0.34%) HPUX
11 1 (0.34%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.34%) CentOS
11 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (22.37%) ITIL
2 46 (15.59%) Project Management
3 25 (8.47%) PRINCE2
4 22 (7.46%) Migration
5 19 (6.44%) Service Delivery
6 16 (5.42%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (5.08%) Service Management
7 15 (5.08%) Data Entry
8 13 (4.41%) Change Control
9 12 (4.07%) ITSM
10 11 (3.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (3.73%) Data Analysis
10 11 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (3.39%) Data Modelling
11 10 (3.39%) Asset Management
11 10 (3.39%) Data Management
11 10 (3.39%) Change Management
12 9 (3.05%) Programme Management
12 9 (3.05%) Problem Management
12 9 (3.05%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.15%) SQL
2 14 (4.75%) VBA
3 9 (3.05%) Java
3 9 (3.05%) C
4 3 (1.02%) C#
5 2 (0.68%) C++
5 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.68%) PHP
6 1 (0.34%) XQuery
6 1 (0.34%) VC++
6 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.34%) Python
6 1 (0.34%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 37 (12.54%) Security Cleared
2 32 (10.85%) SC Cleared
3 24 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (4.75%) Degree
4 14 (4.75%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (4.41%) MCSE
6 8 (2.71%) MCP
7 6 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.36%) HND
9 3 (1.02%) ISEB
9 3 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.02%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.02%) HNC
10 2 (0.68%) APMG
10 2 (0.68%) MOS
11 1 (0.34%) CIMA
11 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.34%) CCNA
11 1 (0.34%) ACCA
11 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.83%) SLA
2 9 (3.05%) QA
3 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
System Software
1 72 (24.41%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.73%) XenApp
3 11 (3.73%) XenServer
4 10 (3.39%) XenDesktop
5 8 (2.71%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.68%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.34%) Firmware
7 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.34%) Postfix
7 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 27 (9.15%) SCCM
2 2 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 166 (56.27%) Microsoft
2 38 (12.88%) Citrix
3 24 (8.14%) VMware
4 19 (6.44%) Lotus
5 13 (4.41%) Dell
6 11 (3.73%) Cisco
6 11 (3.73%) Oracle
7 8 (2.71%) SAP
7 8 (2.71%) Symantec
8 6 (2.03%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.03%) IBM
9 5 (1.69%) Adobe
9 5 (1.69%) Remedy
9 5 (1.69%) Cognos
9 5 (1.69%) Google
10 4 (1.36%) Capita
10 4 (1.36%) HP
10 4 (1.36%) NetApp
11 3 (1.02%) Tableau
12 2 (0.68%) Fujitsu
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