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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 26 22 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 134 123 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.68% 6.63% 6.70%
As % of the Applications category 36.61% 43.46% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 48 56
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £100 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £460 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.09% -3.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 22
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.45 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £20.00 £17.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
366 283 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.50% 15.26% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 125 145
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £115 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £430 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £305 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 34 43
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.60 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.95% +5.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.73 £37.02 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.21 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.34% +1.36%
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 11 July 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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +4 42 £270 -11.47% 7
Coventry -4 25 £300 +207.69% 3
Warwickshire -2 21 £313 +212.50% 1
Worcestershire +8 12 £123 - 2
Staffordshire +2 9 £275 +120.00% 6
Shropshire +10 6 £400 -
Solihull -6 4 £275 -35.29%
Sutton Coldfield +4 2 - - 1
West Bromwich - 2 £213 -
Wolverhampton -4 1 £425 +112.50% 1
Walsall - 1 - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Tipton - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 151 (49.67%) Microsoft
2 123 (40.46%) MS Excel
3 94 (30.92%) Windows
4 64 (21.05%) Active Directory
5 61 (20.07%) ITIL
6 52 (17.11%) Finance
7 49 (16.12%) Windows 7
8 47 (15.46%) Windows XP
9 43 (14.14%) Project Management
10 40 (13.16%) SQL
11 38 (12.50%) SQL Server
11 38 (12.50%) SharePoint
12 35 (11.51%) VBA
12 35 (11.51%) Telecoms
13 34 (11.18%) Security Cleared
14 33 (10.86%) JavaScript
14 33 (10.86%) SLA
15 30 (9.87%) Citrix
16 29 (9.54%) PRINCE2
17 28 (9.21%) Java
17 28 (9.21%) MySQL
18 27 (8.88%) Perl
18 27 (8.88%) SC Cleared
19 26 (8.55%) MS Project
19 26 (8.55%) Management Information System
20 24 (7.89%) SCCM
20 24 (7.89%) Degree
21 22 (7.24%) MS PowerPoint
21 22 (7.24%) MS Visio
22 21 (6.91%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 38 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 21 (6.91%) MS Exchange
3 17 (5.59%) IBM Notes
4 11 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.32%) LiveCycle
6 3 (0.99%) IIS
7 2 (0.66%) WorkSite
7 2 (0.66%) SAS
7 2 (0.66%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.66%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.33%) Documentum
8 1 (0.33%) FileNet
8 1 (0.33%) Lync
8 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 123 (40.46%) MS Excel
2 26 (8.55%) MS Project
3 22 (7.24%) MS Visio
3 22 (7.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (2.96%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.97%) Open Workbench
6 3 (0.99%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 7 (2.30%) TRIRIGA
2 6 (1.97%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.33%) Maximo
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.62%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.59%) LAN
2 14 (4.61%) WAN
3 12 (3.95%) DHCP
3 12 (3.95%) DNS
3 12 (3.95%) SAN
4 11 (3.62%) TCP/IP
4 11 (3.62%) NAS
5 10 (3.29%) LTE
5 10 (3.29%) 3G
5 10 (3.29%) VLAN
6 8 (2.63%) 2G
6 8 (2.63%) VPN
7 5 (1.64%) Intranet
8 4 (1.32%) Broadband
8 4 (1.32%) IP Telephony
8 4 (1.32%) MPLS
8 4 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.32%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (0.99%) 4G
9 3 (0.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.21%) MySQL
3 10 (3.29%) MS Access
4 5 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.66%) DataStage
7 1 (0.33%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.33%) OLAP
7 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.66%) AdminStudio
1 2 (0.66%) Selenium
1 2 (0.66%) Cucumber
1 2 (0.66%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.33%) MSI
General
1 52 (17.11%) Finance
2 35 (11.51%) Telecoms
3 19 (6.25%) Legal
4 10 (3.29%) Manufacturing
4 10 (3.29%) Banking
5 4 (1.32%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.32%) Publishing
5 4 (1.32%) Automotive
5 4 (1.32%) Front Office
6 3 (0.99%) Military
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Electronics
7 1 (0.33%) Law
7 1 (0.33%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 83 (27.30%) Analyst
2 31 (10.20%) Developer
2 31 (10.20%) Project Manager
3 25 (8.22%) Service Analyst
4 22 (7.24%) Support Engineer
5 20 (6.58%) Support Analyst
5 20 (6.58%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (6.58%) Help Desk Support
6 19 (6.25%) Database Developer
7 18 (5.92%) Service Desk Analyst
8 16 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
8 16 (5.26%) Desktop Support
9 13 (4.28%) Business Analyst
10 12 (3.95%) Coordinator
11 9 (2.96%) Data Analyst
12 8 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (2.63%) Software Developer
12 8 (2.63%) Help Desk Analyst
13 7 (2.30%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 7 (2.30%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.97%) JSP
2 5 (1.64%) HTML
3 3 (0.99%) Google Maps API
4 2 (0.66%) .NET
4 2 (0.66%) CSS
4 2 (0.66%) Middleware
4 2 (0.66%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.66%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.33%) KML
5 1 (0.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.33%) EDI
5 1 (0.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.55%) Management Information System
2 18 (5.92%) Blackberry
3 12 (3.95%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.62%) PDA
5 8 (2.63%) Social Media
6 7 (2.30%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.64%) Statistics
7 5 (1.64%) NHS
8 4 (1.32%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.32%) E-Learning
8 4 (1.32%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.99%) Open Source
9 3 (0.99%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.99%) iPad
10 2 (0.66%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.66%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.66%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.66%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 94 (30.92%) Windows
2 49 (16.12%) Windows 7
3 47 (15.46%) Windows XP
4 18 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (2.96%) Windows Vista
7 6 (1.97%) UNIX
8 4 (1.32%) Linux
9 2 (0.66%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.66%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.33%) HPUX
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (20.07%) ITIL
2 43 (14.14%) Project Management
3 29 (9.54%) PRINCE2
4 19 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 17 (5.59%) Change Management
6 16 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (4.93%) Business Analysis
8 13 (4.28%) Data Analysis
8 13 (4.28%) Migration
9 12 (3.95%) Risk Management
10 10 (3.29%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (3.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (2.96%) Time Management
11 9 (2.96%) Risk Assessment
11 9 (2.96%) CAD
12 8 (2.63%) Service Management
12 8 (2.63%) Validation
12 8 (2.63%) Data Management
13 7 (2.30%) Fault Management
13 7 (2.30%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 40 (13.16%) SQL
2 35 (11.51%) VBA
3 33 (10.86%) JavaScript
4 28 (9.21%) Java
5 27 (8.88%) Perl
6 6 (1.97%) C
7 4 (1.32%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.32%) VB
8 1 (0.33%) Python
8 1 (0.33%) C++
8 1 (0.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (11.18%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.88%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.89%) Degree
4 19 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
5 17 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (3.62%) MCP
6 11 (3.62%) MCSE
7 7 (2.30%) A+ Certification
8 6 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.97%) CCNA
9 5 (1.64%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.64%) HNC
9 5 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (1.32%) ISEB
11 3 (0.99%) CNE
11 3 (0.99%) Novell Certification
12 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.66%) HND
12 2 (0.66%) MBA
12 2 (0.66%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.86%) SLA
2 15 (4.93%) QA
3 5 (1.64%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.66%) P3O
System Software
1 64 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (3.95%) XenApp
2 12 (3.95%) XenServer
3 11 (3.62%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.99%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.66%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 24 (7.89%) SCCM
2 3 (0.99%) DameWare
3 2 (0.66%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 151 (49.67%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.87%) Citrix
3 19 (6.25%) Lotus
4 18 (5.92%) VMware
5 12 (3.95%) HP
5 12 (3.95%) Dell
6 9 (2.96%) Oracle
7 8 (2.63%) SAP
7 8 (2.63%) Adobe
7 8 (2.63%) Cisco
7 8 (2.63%) IBM
8 7 (2.30%) Google
9 6 (1.97%) McAfee
10 5 (1.64%) Blue Coat
10 5 (1.64%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.32%) BT
11 4 (1.32%) Avaya
12 3 (0.99%) Tableau
13 2 (0.66%) Northgate
13 2 (0.66%) Sybase
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