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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 21 19 18
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 155 159 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.77% 7.17% 7.26%
As % of the Applications category 45.86% 46.63% 43.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 69 43
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£225 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £155 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £363 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £251 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.45% -8.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 19 45
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.99 £22.00 £33.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +7.40%
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
338 341 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.76% 15.37% 16.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 164 126
Average daily rate £300 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £154 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 35 66
Average hourly rate £15.75 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £21.90 £34.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015. 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 +10 57 £250 +38.88% 11
Warwickshire -5 25 £205 -28.69% 4
Shropshire -2 18 £190 -41.65% 3
Coventry -3 15 £225 -37.50% 2
Wolverhampton +11 7 £100 - 1
Herefordshire +1 5 £130 -34.17%
Worcestershire -9 5 £225 -30.76% 7
Staffordshire -7 4 - - 2
Walsall +2 3 £250 +61.29% 1
Solihull 0 2 - - 2
Halesowen -1 1 - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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.

1 162 (53.11%) Microsoft
2 160 (52.46%) Windows
3 115 (37.70%) MS Excel
4 93 (30.49%) Windows XP
5 86 (28.20%) Active Directory
6 78 (25.57%) Windows 7
7 64 (20.98%) ITIL
8 50 (16.39%) Finance
9 46 (15.08%) Citrix
10 39 (12.79%) MS PowerPoint
11 36 (11.80%) Project Management
12 34 (11.15%) Blackberry
13 32 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
13 32 (10.49%) SQL
14 31 (10.16%) SLA
14 31 (10.16%) Windows Server 2008
15 28 (9.18%) SharePoint
16 27 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
17 26 (8.52%) MS Exchange
18 25 (8.20%) TCP/IP
19 24 (7.87%) Windows Server 2003
19 24 (7.87%) Migration
19 24 (7.87%) Security Cleared
20 23 (7.54%) VMware
20 23 (7.54%) LAN
20 23 (7.54%) MS Project
21 22 (7.21%) SCCM
22 21 (6.89%) SC Cleared
23 20 (6.56%) SQL Server
23 20 (6.56%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 28 (9.18%) SharePoint
2 26 (8.52%) MS Exchange
3 14 (4.59%) IBM Notes
4 9 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (1.64%) WorkSite
5 5 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.31%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.66%) Lync
8 2 (0.66%) IIS
8 2 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.33%) Apache
9 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 115 (37.70%) MS Excel
2 39 (12.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 23 (7.54%) MS Project
4 17 (5.57%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.66%) TargetLink
6 2 (0.66%) Open Workbench
6 2 (0.66%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.66%) Simulink
6 2 (0.66%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.33%) CATIA
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.33%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) CA PPM
2 2 (0.66%) BPCS
3 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.33%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.33%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.33%) Magento
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.20%) TCP/IP
2 23 (7.54%) LAN
3 18 (5.90%) DNS
4 17 (5.57%) DHCP
5 14 (4.59%) WAN
6 8 (2.62%) Network Security
7 6 (1.97%) Firewall
8 5 (1.64%) Wireless
8 5 (1.64%) VPN
9 4 (1.31%) SAN
9 4 (1.31%) VoIP
9 4 (1.31%) 3G
9 4 (1.31%) 2G
9 4 (1.31%) LTE
10 3 (0.98%) NAS
10 3 (0.98%) VLAN
10 3 (0.98%) Intranet
11 2 (0.66%) Internet
11 2 (0.66%) ATM
11 2 (0.66%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.97%) MS Access
4 5 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.98%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.98%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (0.66%) MySQL
7 2 (0.66%) Cognos Report Studio
7 2 (0.66%) Cognos Transformer
7 2 (0.66%) Data Mart
7 2 (0.66%) WhereScape RED
7 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.33%) SSDT
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.33%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (0.66%) ClearCase
1 2 (0.66%) ClearQuest
1 2 (0.66%) Subversion
1 2 (0.66%) JIRA
1 2 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.33%) PVCS
2 1 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (16.39%) Finance
2 15 (4.92%) Banking
3 13 (4.26%) Automotive
3 13 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.93%) Legal
5 9 (2.95%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.30%) Law
6 7 (2.30%) Back Office
6 7 (2.30%) Local Government
7 3 (0.98%) Electronics
7 3 (0.98%) Marketing
8 2 (0.66%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.66%) Publishing
8 2 (0.66%) Retail
8 2 (0.66%) Billing
9 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.33%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.33%) Games
9 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (37.38%) Analyst
2 43 (14.10%) Service Analyst
3 39 (12.79%) Service Desk Analyst
4 36 (11.80%) 2nd Line Support
4 36 (11.80%) Support Analyst
5 29 (9.51%) Support Engineer
6 28 (9.18%) Desktop Support
7 24 (7.87%) 1st Line Support
8 19 (6.23%) Help Desk Analyst
9 17 (5.57%) Help Desk Support
10 14 (4.59%) Desktop Analyst
11 13 (4.26%) Data Analyst
11 13 (4.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 12 (3.93%) Administrator
12 12 (3.93%) IT Support
13 10 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 9 (2.95%) Coordinator
15 8 (2.62%) Services Delivery Manager
15 8 (2.62%) Service Manager
15 8 (2.62%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.98%) .NET
2 2 (0.66%) XML
2 2 (0.66%) Flash
2 2 (0.66%) XMPP
2 2 (0.66%) HTML5
2 2 (0.66%) HTML
3 1 (0.33%) CSS3
3 1 (0.33%) MDX
3 1 (0.33%) jQuery
3 1 (0.33%) WAP
3 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.15%) Blackberry
2 27 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.28%) CMDB
5 8 (2.62%) PDA
5 8 (2.62%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.64%) Statistics
6 5 (1.64%) NHS
7 4 (1.31%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.31%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (0.98%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.98%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.66%) GIS
9 2 (0.66%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.66%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.66%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.66%) iPad
9 2 (0.66%) User Experience
10 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 160 (52.46%) Windows
2 93 (30.49%) Windows XP
3 78 (25.57%) Windows 7
4 31 (10.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (7.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (3.61%) Windows 2000
7 10 (3.28%) Linux
8 9 (2.95%) Windows 8
9 8 (2.62%) Windows Vista
10 6 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.97%) UNIX
11 5 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.33%) CentOS
12 1 (0.33%) Android
12 1 (0.33%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.33%) Solaris
12 1 (0.33%) Fedora
12 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (20.98%) ITIL
2 36 (11.80%) Project Management
3 24 (7.87%) Migration
4 20 (6.56%) Service Management
5 18 (5.90%) Service Delivery
6 14 (4.59%) ITSM
7 13 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (4.26%) Programme Management
8 12 (3.93%) Change Management
8 12 (3.93%) PRINCE2
8 12 (3.93%) Problem Management
8 12 (3.93%) Data Entry
8 12 (3.93%) Change Control
9 10 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (3.28%) Dependency Management
10 9 (2.95%) Incident Management
11 7 (2.30%) Waterfall
11 7 (2.30%) Asset Management
11 7 (2.30%) Data Management
11 7 (2.30%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (10.49%) SQL
2 12 (3.93%) VBA
3 11 (3.61%) Java
4 10 (3.28%) C
5 4 (1.31%) C#
6 3 (0.98%) C++
6 3 (0.98%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.98%) PHP
7 2 (0.66%) Embedded C
7 2 (0.66%) MATLAB
7 2 (0.66%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.66%) VC++
7 2 (0.66%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.33%) Python
8 1 (0.33%) PHP5
8 1 (0.33%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 32 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (7.87%) Security Cleared
3 21 (6.89%) SC Cleared
4 18 (5.90%) MCSE
5 13 (4.26%) MCP
6 10 (3.28%) Degree
6 10 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.30%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.98%) MOS
8 3 (0.98%) MCITP
8 3 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.98%) VCP4
9 2 (0.66%) CCNA
9 2 (0.66%) ISEB
9 2 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.66%) HNC
9 2 (0.66%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.66%) MCDST
10 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.16%) SLA
2 6 (1.97%) QA
3 2 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 86 (28.20%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.97%) XenApp
4 5 (1.64%) vSphere
5 3 (0.98%) XenServer
5 3 (0.98%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.98%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.66%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.66%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.33%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 22 (7.21%) SCCM
2 2 (0.66%) DameWare
2 2 (0.66%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.33%) SCOM
3 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 162 (53.11%) Microsoft
2 46 (15.08%) Citrix
3 23 (7.54%) VMware
4 16 (5.25%) Cisco
5 14 (4.59%) Lotus
6 10 (3.28%) Symantec
6 10 (3.28%) Oracle
7 7 (2.30%) Remedy
8 6 (1.97%) Business Objects
8 6 (1.97%) Cognos
8 6 (1.97%) Dell
8 6 (1.97%) Pega
9 5 (1.64%) Veeam
9 5 (1.64%) Progress
9 5 (1.64%) Adobe
10 4 (1.31%) HP
10 4 (1.31%) SAP
10 4 (1.31%) NetApp
10 4 (1.31%) Capita
11 3 (0.98%) IBM
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