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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 33 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 110 139 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.36% 6.02% 5.45%
As % of the Applications category 29.97% 38.19% 36.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 49 35
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£260 £268 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.80% +7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £148 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £292 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+29.88% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 18
Average hourly rate £12.75 £14.50 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.06% +18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.05 £10.45 £9.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.77 £22.50 £26.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.21 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.99% +1.50%
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
367 364 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.53% 15.76% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 136 103
Average daily rate £325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 64 41
Average hourly rate £22.35 £15.00 £15.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.00% -1.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Coventry -1 19 £350 +42.85% 1
Birmingham -25 17 £425 +58.13% 12
Warwickshire -6 15 £208 -17.00% 5
Shropshire -8 10 £150 -64.82% 2
Staffordshire -1 9 £250 -9.09% 5
Solihull -3 9 £178 -29.00% 1
Worcestershire +7 5 £124 -9.81% 3
Dudley - 4 £125 -
West Bromwich -9 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £413 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 149 (54.98%) Microsoft
2 123 (45.39%) Windows
3 105 (38.75%) MS Excel
4 83 (30.63%) Active Directory
5 69 (25.46%) Windows XP
6 52 (19.19%) Windows 7
7 49 (18.08%) ITIL
8 45 (16.61%) Finance
9 39 (14.39%) Citrix
10 38 (14.02%) Project Management
11 37 (13.65%) SQL
12 34 (12.55%) MS PowerPoint
13 33 (12.18%) SLA
14 30 (11.07%) MS Project
15 29 (10.70%) Windows Server 2008
16 28 (10.33%) LAN
17 27 (9.96%) MS Visio
17 27 (9.96%) Blackberry
18 25 (9.23%) SharePoint
18 25 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (8.49%) Windows Server 2003
20 21 (7.75%) Migration
20 21 (7.75%) MS Exchange
21 20 (7.38%) WAN
21 20 (7.38%) Microsoft Certification
22 19 (7.01%) VMware
23 18 (6.64%) Management Information System
23 18 (6.64%) Service Management
23 18 (6.64%) Security Cleared
24 17 (6.27%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 25 (9.23%) SharePoint
2 21 (7.75%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.58%) WorkSite
4 6 (2.21%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (1.85%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.48%) IIS
7 3 (1.11%) Lync
8 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.37%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.37%) SAS
9 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 105 (38.75%) MS Excel
2 34 (12.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 30 (11.07%) MS Project
4 27 (9.96%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.85%) Open Workbench
5 5 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.11%) TargetLink
6 3 (1.11%) Simulink
6 3 (1.11%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.37%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.74%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (0.37%) Magento
2 1 (0.37%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.33%) LAN
2 20 (7.38%) WAN
3 15 (5.54%) DHCP
3 15 (5.54%) DNS
4 10 (3.69%) TCP/IP
4 10 (3.69%) Internet
5 9 (3.32%) Wireless
6 8 (2.95%) Network Security
7 6 (2.21%) NAS
8 5 (1.85%) Firewall
8 5 (1.85%) VPN
9 4 (1.48%) SAN
9 4 (1.48%) 3G
9 4 (1.48%) 2G
9 4 (1.48%) VLAN
9 4 (1.48%) LTE
10 3 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.74%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.74%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (2.95%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.85%) MS Access
6 4 (1.48%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.11%) OLAP
7 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.74%) Data Mart
8 2 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (0.74%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.37%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.37%) MySQL
9 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.74%) ClearCase
1 2 (0.74%) ClearQuest
1 2 (0.74%) Subversion
1 2 (0.74%) JIRA
1 2 (0.74%) TestComplete
1 2 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 45 (16.61%) Finance
2 14 (5.17%) Automotive
3 13 (4.80%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.06%) Legal
5 10 (3.69%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.95%) Local Government
7 5 (1.85%) Banking
8 4 (1.48%) Retail
8 4 (1.48%) Law
9 3 (1.11%) Electronics
10 2 (0.74%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.74%) Publishing
11 1 (0.37%) Games
11 1 (0.37%) Back Office
11 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.37%) French Language
11 1 (0.37%) German Language
11 1 (0.37%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 104 (38.38%) Analyst
2 43 (15.87%) Service Analyst
2 43 (15.87%) Service Desk Analyst
3 28 (10.33%) 1st Line Support
4 26 (9.59%) Support Analyst
5 22 (8.12%) Support Engineer
6 20 (7.38%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (6.64%) Desktop Support
8 17 (6.27%) Help Desk Support
9 14 (5.17%) Help Desk Analyst
10 13 (4.80%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 13 (4.80%) IT Support
11 11 (4.06%) PMO Analyst
11 11 (4.06%) Developer
11 11 (4.06%) Project Planner
12 10 (3.69%) Administrator
13 8 (2.95%) Project Manager
13 8 (2.95%) Project Analyst
14 7 (2.58%) Architect
14 7 (2.58%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.21%) .NET
2 5 (1.85%) HTML
3 3 (1.11%) Flash
4 2 (0.74%) ADO.NET
4 2 (0.74%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.74%) XML
4 2 (0.74%) HTML5
5 1 (0.37%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.37%) CSS
5 1 (0.37%) XMPP
5 1 (0.37%) jQuery
5 1 (0.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.96%) Blackberry
2 25 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.64%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.80%) NHS
5 12 (4.43%) Data Centre
6 9 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.95%) PDA
7 8 (2.95%) CMDB
8 5 (1.85%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.85%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.48%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.11%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (1.11%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.74%) User Experience
11 2 (0.74%) iPhone
11 2 (0.74%) iPad
12 1 (0.37%) CAN bus
12 1 (0.37%) Social Media
12 1 (0.37%) Data Extraction
12 1 (0.37%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 123 (45.39%) Windows
2 69 (25.46%) Windows XP
3 52 (19.19%) Windows 7
4 29 (10.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (8.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (3.32%) Windows Vista
7 7 (2.58%) Windows 8
8 6 (2.21%) UNIX
9 5 (1.85%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.85%) Android
9 5 (1.85%) Linux
10 4 (1.48%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.48%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (18.08%) ITIL
2 38 (14.02%) Project Management
3 21 (7.75%) Migration
4 18 (6.64%) Service Management
5 15 (5.54%) Change Management
5 15 (5.54%) SDLC
6 13 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (4.80%) Programme Management
7 12 (4.43%) PRINCE2
7 12 (4.43%) Change Control
8 11 (4.06%) Service Delivery
8 11 (4.06%) ITSM
9 10 (3.69%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (3.69%) Problem Management
9 10 (3.69%) Time Management
9 10 (3.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (3.69%) Dependency Management
10 9 (3.32%) Waterfall
11 8 (2.95%) Data Migration
11 8 (2.95%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 37 (13.65%) SQL
2 8 (2.95%) JavaScript
3 7 (2.58%) Java
3 7 (2.58%) VBA
4 6 (2.21%) C#
5 4 (1.48%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.48%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.11%) MATLAB
6 3 (1.11%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.11%) VB
7 2 (0.74%) Embedded C
7 2 (0.74%) VBScript
7 2 (0.74%) C
7 2 (0.74%) VB6
8 1 (0.37%) C++
8 1 (0.37%) Perl
8 1 (0.37%) PHP
8 1 (0.37%) Lingo
8 1 (0.37%) VC++
Qualifications
1 20 (7.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (6.64%) Security Cleared
3 17 (6.27%) Degree
4 13 (4.80%) MCSE
5 11 (4.06%) MCP
5 11 (4.06%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.58%) A+ Certification
7 6 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.48%) MOS
9 3 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.11%) ISEB
10 2 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.74%) CCNP
10 2 (0.74%) CCNA
10 2 (0.74%) MCDST
10 2 (0.74%) MCITP
10 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.74%) NVQ Level 4
11 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (12.18%) SLA
2 8 (2.95%) QA
3 2 (0.74%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.74%) P3O
4 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
System Software
1 83 (30.63%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.58%) XenApp
4 5 (1.85%) vSphere
5 4 (1.48%) XenServer
5 4 (1.48%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.11%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.74%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.74%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (5.17%) SCCM
2 2 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (0.74%) DameWare
2 2 (0.74%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.37%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 149 (54.98%) Microsoft
2 39 (14.39%) Citrix
3 19 (7.01%) VMware
4 15 (5.54%) Cisco
5 12 (4.43%) Business Objects
6 11 (4.06%) Oracle
7 9 (3.32%) Dell
8 8 (2.95%) HP
8 8 (2.95%) Pega
9 7 (2.58%) Progress
10 5 (1.85%) Lotus
10 5 (1.85%) Remedy
10 5 (1.85%) Veeam
11 4 (1.48%) Symantec
11 4 (1.48%) Adobe
11 4 (1.48%) NetApp
12 3 (1.11%) SAP
12 3 (1.11%) MathWorks
13 2 (0.74%) Niku
13 2 (0.74%) CheckPoint
West Midlands
Gold Group
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago