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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 26 20 17
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 141 135 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.55% 6.30% 6.12%
As % of the Applications category 35.88% 43.13% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 52 54
Average daily rate
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£280 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £100 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £265 £263
% change year-on-year
+11.32% +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £21.00 £22.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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
393 313 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.47% 14.60% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 147 147
Average daily rate £300 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 35
Average hourly rate £17.85 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.16% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.45 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -1 35 £293 +6.36% 8
Warwickshire -6 25 £306 +206.25% 2
Coventry -9 24 £238 +137.50% 2
Worcestershire - 18 £140 - 3
Staffordshire -2 9 £241 -26.89% 4
Shropshire +2 5 £400 - 3
Wolverhampton +1 3 £425 +95.40%
Sutton Coldfield +8 2 - -
West Bromwich - 2 £213 -
Herefordshire -3 1 - - 1
Solihull -10 1 £225 -47.05% 1
Walsall - 1 - -
Halesowen - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 149 (52.84%) Microsoft
2 116 (41.13%) MS Excel
3 94 (33.33%) Windows
4 69 (24.47%) Active Directory
5 60 (21.28%) ITIL
6 50 (17.73%) Windows XP
6 50 (17.73%) Finance
7 47 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 40 (14.18%) Project Management
9 36 (12.77%) Citrix
9 36 (12.77%) SLA
10 32 (11.35%) Telecoms
11 31 (10.99%) SCCM
11 31 (10.99%) Security Cleared
12 30 (10.64%) Management Information System
13 29 (10.28%) MS Exchange
14 27 (9.57%) SQL
14 27 (9.57%) Degree
15 26 (9.22%) SC Cleared
15 26 (9.22%) SharePoint
16 25 (8.87%) VMware
16 25 (8.87%) VBA
16 25 (8.87%) PRINCE2
17 24 (8.51%) SQL Server
17 24 (8.51%) Blackberry
18 22 (7.80%) MS Project
18 22 (7.80%) MS PowerPoint
19 20 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
19 20 (7.09%) ITIL Certification
20 19 (6.74%) Lotus

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 29 (10.28%) MS Exchange
2 26 (9.22%) SharePoint
3 17 (6.03%) IBM Notes
4 16 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.71%) ColdFusion
5 2 (0.71%) SAS
5 2 (0.71%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (0.71%) IIS
5 2 (0.71%) WorkSite
6 1 (0.35%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.35%) Documentum
6 1 (0.35%) FileNet
Applications
1 116 (41.13%) MS Excel
2 22 (7.80%) MS Project
2 22 (7.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 19 (6.74%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.77%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.77%) Adobe Captivate
4 5 (1.77%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (3.19%) TRIRIGA
2 7 (2.48%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.06%) CA Clarity
3 3 (1.06%) Maximo
4 1 (0.35%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.35%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.38%) DHCP
2 17 (6.03%) DNS
2 17 (6.03%) SAN
3 16 (5.67%) NAS
4 15 (5.32%) VLAN
4 15 (5.32%) 3G
5 13 (4.61%) LTE
6 12 (4.26%) TCP/IP
7 11 (3.90%) 2G
8 8 (2.84%) VPN
9 6 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (2.13%) LAN
10 4 (1.42%) Broadband
10 4 (1.42%) WAN
10 4 (1.42%) Intranet
10 4 (1.42%) 4G
11 3 (1.06%) Internet
12 2 (0.71%) DMZ
12 2 (0.71%) VoIP
12 2 (0.71%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.38%) MySQL
3 4 (1.42%) MS Access
4 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.71%) DataStage
5 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.71%) AdminStudio
1 2 (0.71%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.35%) Selenium
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.35%) MSI
General
1 50 (17.73%) Finance
2 32 (11.35%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.96%) Legal
4 12 (4.26%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.55%) Banking
6 4 (1.42%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.42%) Publishing
6 4 (1.42%) Automotive
6 4 (1.42%) Front Office
7 3 (1.06%) Military
8 2 (0.71%) Law
9 1 (0.35%) Electronics
9 1 (0.35%) Back Office
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 91 (32.27%) Analyst
2 30 (10.64%) Support Engineer
3 26 (9.22%) Project Manager
3 26 (9.22%) Support Analyst
4 25 (8.87%) Service Analyst
5 22 (7.80%) 2nd Line Support
6 19 (6.74%) Developer
7 17 (6.03%) Service Desk Analyst
7 17 (6.03%) Desktop Support
8 16 (5.67%) 1st Line Support
8 16 (5.67%) Help Desk Support
9 15 (5.32%) Business Analyst
10 13 (4.61%) Database Developer
11 11 (3.90%) Data Analyst
12 10 (3.55%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (3.55%) Incident Manager
12 10 (3.55%) Coordinator
13 9 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 9 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support
13 9 (3.19%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.06%) Google Maps API
1 3 (1.06%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.71%) Middleware
2 2 (0.71%) HTML
2 2 (0.71%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.35%) HTML5
3 1 (0.35%) KML
3 1 (0.35%) CSS
3 1 (0.35%) J2EE
3 1 (0.35%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.64%) Management Information System
2 24 (8.51%) Blackberry
3 16 (5.67%) PDA
4 12 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.84%) Mathematics
5 8 (2.84%) Social Media
6 6 (2.13%) Statistics
7 4 (1.42%) E-Learning
7 4 (1.42%) iPad
8 3 (1.06%) Open Source
8 3 (1.06%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.71%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.71%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.71%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.71%) DataPower
10 1 (0.35%) Telematics
10 1 (0.35%) SCADA
10 1 (0.35%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 94 (33.33%) Windows
2 50 (17.73%) Windows XP
3 47 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 20 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (3.19%) Windows Vista
7 7 (2.48%) UNIX
8 5 (1.77%) Linux
9 2 (0.71%) HPUX
9 2 (0.71%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.71%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (21.28%) ITIL
2 40 (14.18%) Project Management
3 25 (8.87%) PRINCE2
4 18 (6.38%) Service Delivery
5 16 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (5.32%) Business Analysis
6 15 (5.32%) Change Management
7 12 (4.26%) Data Analysis
7 12 (4.26%) Migration
8 11 (3.90%) ERP
9 10 (3.55%) Fault Management
9 10 (3.55%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (3.19%) Time Management
10 9 (3.19%) Problem Management
10 9 (3.19%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (3.19%) Analytics
10 9 (3.19%) Risk Management
11 8 (2.84%) Service Management
11 8 (2.84%) Risk Assessment
11 8 (2.84%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.57%) SQL
2 25 (8.87%) VBA
3 19 (6.74%) Java
4 17 (6.03%) Perl
5 16 (5.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.42%) VB
7 2 (0.71%) C
8 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.35%) C++
8 1 (0.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (10.99%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.57%) Degree
3 26 (9.22%) SC Cleared
4 20 (7.09%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (2.48%) MCSE
6 7 (2.48%) MCP
7 5 (1.77%) ISEB
7 5 (1.77%) HNC
8 4 (1.42%) HND
8 4 (1.42%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.42%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.71%) MBA
9 2 (0.71%) CNE
9 2 (0.71%) Novell Certification
10 1 (0.35%) CIPD
10 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.35%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (12.77%) SLA
2 15 (5.32%) QA
3 1 (0.35%) P3O
System Software
1 69 (24.47%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.03%) XenApp
3 17 (6.03%) XenServer
4 16 (5.67%) XenDesktop
5 8 (2.84%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.71%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 31 (10.99%) SCCM
2 3 (1.06%) DameWare
3 2 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.35%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 149 (52.84%) Microsoft
2 36 (12.77%) Citrix
3 25 (8.87%) VMware
4 19 (6.74%) Lotus
5 17 (6.03%) Dell
6 12 (4.26%) Oracle
7 9 (3.19%) IBM
7 9 (3.19%) SAP
8 7 (2.48%) Google
8 7 (2.48%) ServiceNow
9 6 (2.13%) Adobe
10 5 (1.77%) HP
11 4 (1.42%) Cisco
12 3 (1.06%) Tableau
13 2 (0.71%) Symantec
13 2 (0.71%) Trillium
13 2 (0.71%) Sybase
14 1 (0.35%) Infor
14 1 (0.35%) Cognos
14 1 (0.35%) webMethods
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