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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 33 40 30
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 144 95 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.82% 4.00% 5.76%
As % of the Applications category 37.70% 27.78% 38.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 47 46
Median daily rate £288 £213 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% -22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £120 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £289 £250
% change year-on-year
-0.51% +15.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 30
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £9.00 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £29.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £13.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.78%
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
382 342 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.78% 14.40% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 184 136
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 71
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.25 £17.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.63% -3.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.68 £9.83 £10.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.12 £31.80 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +21 39 £178 -54.77% 7
Worcestershire +7 24 £380 +185.71% 2
Coventry -5 22 £363 +11.53% 2
Shropshire -17 22 £436 +191.30%
Staffordshire +12 14 £170 +30.76% 7
Warwickshire -13 5 £273 +32.12% 4
West Bromwich +10 3 £160 -
Dudley +1 3 £95 -24.00%
Wolverhampton 0 2 £428 +3.63%
Solihull -23 1 £300 +71.42% 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 128 (52.89%) MS Excel
2 126 (52.07%) Microsoft
3 76 (31.40%) Windows
4 55 (22.73%) Project Management
5 48 (19.83%) Active Directory
6 45 (18.60%) Finance
7 40 (16.53%) MS PowerPoint
8 34 (14.05%) Windows 7
9 33 (13.64%) MS Project
10 31 (12.81%) ITIL
11 29 (11.98%) MS Visio
11 29 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
12 28 (11.57%) Security Cleared
13 24 (9.92%) Risk Management
13 24 (9.92%) SC Cleared
14 23 (9.50%) Migration
15 22 (9.09%) QA
16 20 (8.26%) Change Management
16 20 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (8.26%) SharePoint
17 18 (7.44%) Windows Server
18 17 (7.02%) Matrix Organization
18 17 (7.02%) MS Exchange
18 17 (7.02%) PRINCE2
18 17 (7.02%) Resource Management
18 17 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
19 16 (6.61%) SQL
19 16 (6.61%) Citrix
20 15 (6.20%) System Testing
21 14 (5.79%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 20 (8.26%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.02%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.96%) IBM Notes
4 8 (3.31%) IBM Domino
5 7 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.89%) Skype for Business
6 6 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.65%) Confluence
9 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.83%) SAS
11 1 (0.41%) Blackboard Learn
11 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.41%) Moodle
11 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 128 (52.89%) MS Excel
2 40 (16.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 33 (13.64%) MS Project
4 29 (11.98%) MS Visio
5 13 (5.37%) Open Workbench
6 7 (2.89%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (2.89%) Photoshop
7 6 (2.48%) InDesign
8 4 (1.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.83%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.41%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.41%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.41%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.41%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.41%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.41%) HFM
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.41%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.37%) Office 365
2 3 (1.24%) Google Apps
2 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.41%) Google Drive
3 1 (0.41%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.13%) Internet
1 10 (4.13%) VPN
2 8 (3.31%) 3G
3 7 (2.89%) Wireless
4 6 (2.48%) Firewall
5 5 (2.07%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.65%) LAN
6 4 (1.65%) LTE
6 4 (1.65%) Skype
7 3 (1.24%) BGP
7 3 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.24%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.24%) HSRP
7 3 (1.24%) NX-OS
7 3 (1.24%) OSPF
7 3 (1.24%) VLAN
8 2 (0.83%) NAS
8 2 (0.83%) SSH
8 2 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.72%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.83%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.83%) HBase
6 2 (0.83%) Pentaho
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.41%) Big Data
7 1 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.41%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (3.31%) Cucumber
1 8 (3.31%) Selenium
1 8 (3.31%) WebDriver
2 6 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.48%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.07%) PVCS
4 4 (1.65%) JIRA
5 3 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.83%) Subversion
7 1 (0.41%) LoadRunner
General
1 45 (18.60%) Finance
2 13 (5.37%) Legal
2 13 (5.37%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.13%) Marketing
4 7 (2.89%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.07%) Banking
6 4 (1.65%) Billing
7 3 (1.24%) Automotive
7 3 (1.24%) Retail
8 2 (0.83%) Back Office
9 1 (0.41%) French Language
9 1 (0.41%) Games
9 1 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 55 (22.73%) Analyst
2 27 (11.16%) Project Manager
3 16 (6.61%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (6.20%) Support Engineer
5 13 (5.37%) Desktop Support
6 12 (4.96%) Service Analyst
7 11 (4.55%) Support Analyst
8 9 (3.72%) Business Analyst
8 9 (3.72%) IT Support
8 9 (3.72%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (3.31%) Automation Tester
9 8 (3.31%) Coordinator
9 8 (3.31%) Desktop Engineer
9 8 (3.31%) QA Automation Tester
9 8 (3.31%) QA Tester
9 8 (3.31%) Tester
10 7 (2.89%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (2.89%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 7 (2.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 7 (2.89%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.79%) HTML
2 12 (4.96%) CSS
2 12 (4.96%) XML
3 8 (3.31%) .NET
4 6 (2.48%) WCF
4 6 (2.48%) XSD
4 6 (2.48%) XSLT
5 4 (1.65%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.65%) HTML5
5 4 (1.65%) RESTful
5 4 (1.65%) SOAP
5 4 (1.65%) Web Services
6 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.83%) REST
7 1 (0.41%) Leaflet
7 1 (0.41%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.55%) Virtual Team
3 10 (4.13%) PMI
4 9 (3.72%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.31%) Statistics
6 6 (2.48%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.48%) Smartphone
7 5 (2.07%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.07%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.65%) Data Conversion
8 4 (1.65%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.65%) User Experience
9 3 (1.24%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.24%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.24%) Graphic Design
9 3 (1.24%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.83%) Derivative
10 2 (0.83%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.83%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 76 (31.40%) Windows
2 34 (14.05%) Windows 7
3 18 (7.44%) Windows Server
4 17 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (5.79%) Windows 10
6 12 (4.96%) Windows 8
7 11 (4.55%) Linux
8 10 (4.13%) Windows XP
9 9 (3.72%) Unix
9 9 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (2.89%) CentOS
11 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.83%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.41%) Android
13 1 (0.41%) Fedora
13 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (22.73%) Project Management
2 31 (12.81%) ITIL
3 24 (9.92%) Risk Management
4 23 (9.50%) Migration
5 20 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (8.26%) Change Management
6 17 (7.02%) Matrix Organization
6 17 (7.02%) PRINCE2
6 17 (7.02%) Resource Management
7 15 (6.20%) System Testing
8 14 (5.79%) Service Management
8 14 (5.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (5.37%) Conflict Management
9 13 (5.37%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (5.37%) Logistics
10 12 (4.96%) Service Delivery
11 10 (4.13%) Data Migration
11 10 (4.13%) Functional Testing
11 10 (4.13%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (3.72%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.61%) SQL
2 12 (4.96%) Java
3 10 (4.13%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.31%) C#
5 6 (2.48%) VBA
6 5 (2.07%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.65%) XAML
8 2 (0.83%) Python
8 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.41%) C
9 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.41%) VB
9 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (11.57%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.92%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.96%) Degree
4 11 (4.55%) MCSE
4 11 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (4.55%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.07%) ISEB
5 5 (2.07%) PMP
6 4 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.65%) CCNP
6 4 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.24%) JNCIP
7 3 (1.24%) MCP
7 3 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.83%) MCSA
8 2 (0.83%) RHCE
8 2 (0.83%) VCP5
8 2 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.09%) QA
2 14 (5.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (4.55%) SLA
4 6 (2.48%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.41%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.41%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 48 (19.83%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.89%) vSphere
4 4 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.83%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.83%) iptables
6 2 (0.83%) Postfix
6 2 (0.83%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (2.07%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (2.07%) Nagios
1 5 (2.07%) SCCM
2 4 (1.65%) WSUS
3 3 (1.24%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.24%) SCOM
3 3 (1.24%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.83%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.83%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.83%) Puppet
4 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 126 (52.07%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.61%) Citrix
3 12 (4.96%) HP
3 12 (4.96%) Lotus
3 12 (4.96%) VMware
4 10 (4.13%) Adobe
5 8 (3.31%) Cisco
6 7 (2.89%) Dell
6 7 (2.89%) Intel Security
6 7 (2.89%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.89%) Sophos
7 6 (2.48%) Remedy
8 5 (2.07%) BT
8 5 (2.07%) Oracle
8 5 (2.07%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.65%) Apple
9 4 (1.65%) Avaya
9 4 (1.65%) IBM
9 4 (1.65%) Nokia
9 4 (1.65%) Siemens
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