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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 35 27 24
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 105 145 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.20% 5.61% 5.76%
As % of the Applications category 33.44% 36.99% 40.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 49 45
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£268 £275 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.72% +19.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £298 £256
% change year-on-year
-1.68% +16.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 23
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% +27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £22.20 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.54%
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
314 392 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.55% 15.16% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 169 137
Average daily rate £300 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £156 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 62 34
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.67 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.30 £35.00 £24.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +6 30 £238 +35.71% 4
Birmingham -9 20 £228 -22.07% 7
Warwickshire -3 14 £275 -10.20% 1
Shropshire -7 7 - - 2
Staffordshire -10 5 £161 -41.63% 1
Worcestershire -7 4 £133 -5.00% 2
Solihull -2 3 - - 1
West Bromwich +7 1 £363 +70.58% 1
Dudley +5 1 £120 -
Wolverhampton +3 1 £150 -64.70% 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 111 (52.61%) Microsoft
2 102 (48.34%) MS Excel
3 82 (38.86%) Windows
4 49 (23.22%) Project Management
4 49 (23.22%) Active Directory
5 41 (19.43%) ITIL
6 38 (18.01%) MS PowerPoint
7 36 (17.06%) Windows XP
7 36 (17.06%) Finance
8 33 (15.64%) Windows 7
9 31 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
10 30 (14.22%) MS Project
11 25 (11.85%) SQL
12 23 (10.90%) Degree
13 22 (10.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (10.43%) MS Visio
14 21 (9.95%) Change Management
15 20 (9.48%) Citrix
16 19 (9.00%) PRINCE2
17 18 (8.53%) SQL Server
17 18 (8.53%) Windows Server 2003
18 17 (8.06%) SLA
19 16 (7.58%) Service Management
20 15 (7.11%) NHS
20 15 (7.11%) Internet
21 14 (6.64%) Blackberry
21 14 (6.64%) LAN
21 14 (6.64%) SharePoint
22 13 (6.16%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 14 (6.64%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.69%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.27%) IIS
4 6 (2.84%) WorkSite
5 4 (1.90%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.42%) Lync
6 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.95%) Joomla!
7 2 (0.95%) Moodle
7 2 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.47%) CMS
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.47%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.47%) SAS
8 1 (0.47%) Blackboard Learning System
8 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 102 (48.34%) MS Excel
2 38 (18.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 30 (14.22%) MS Project
4 22 (10.43%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.84%) Open Workbench
6 4 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (1.42%) Simulink
7 3 (1.42%) Stateflow
7 3 (1.42%) TargetLink
7 3 (1.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.95%) InDesign
9 1 (0.47%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.47%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.47%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.27%) Office 365
2 1 (0.47%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.11%) Internet
2 14 (6.64%) LAN
3 13 (6.16%) WAN
4 7 (3.32%) Wireless
5 6 (2.84%) FlexRay
6 5 (2.37%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.37%) VPN
7 3 (1.42%) DNS
7 3 (1.42%) DHCP
7 3 (1.42%) NAS
8 2 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.95%) Firewall
8 2 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.47%) VLAN
9 1 (0.47%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.47%) VoIP
9 1 (0.47%) 3G
9 1 (0.47%) MPLS
9 1 (0.47%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (5.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (5.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (4.27%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (2.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (1.42%) OLAP
8 2 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.95%) MS Access
8 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.47%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.47%) MySQL
9 1 (0.47%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 6 (2.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (2.37%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.90%) JIRA
4 3 (1.42%) Subversion
4 3 (1.42%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.95%) TestComplete
5 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Blend
5 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.47%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.47%) Selenium
6 1 (0.47%) PVCS
General
1 36 (17.06%) Finance
2 10 (4.74%) Automotive
3 8 (3.79%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.32%) Retail
4 7 (3.32%) Legal
5 6 (2.84%) Electronics
6 5 (2.37%) Local Government
7 4 (1.90%) Marketing
7 4 (1.90%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.90%) Law
8 3 (1.42%) Banking
8 3 (1.42%) Advertising
9 2 (0.95%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.47%) Games
10 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (35.07%) Analyst
2 23 (10.90%) Service Analyst
2 23 (10.90%) Service Desk Analyst
3 22 (10.43%) Support Analyst
4 21 (9.95%) 1st Line Support
5 14 (6.64%) Developer
6 13 (6.16%) Project Manager
7 10 (4.74%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 9 (4.27%) Software Engineer
9 8 (3.79%) Project Planner
9 8 (3.79%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (3.79%) IT Support
10 7 (3.32%) Project Officer
10 7 (3.32%) Administrator
10 7 (3.32%) Support Engineer
11 6 (2.84%) Desktop Support
11 6 (2.84%) PMO Analyst
11 6 (2.84%) Designer
12 5 (2.37%) Delivery Manager
12 5 (2.37%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.79%) HTML
1 8 (3.79%) .NET
2 5 (2.37%) XML
3 4 (1.90%) ADO.NET
3 4 (1.90%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.90%) WPF
3 4 (1.90%) Silverlight
4 2 (0.95%) CSS
4 2 (0.95%) Flash
5 1 (0.47%) XMPP
5 1 (0.47%) jQuery
5 1 (0.47%) RESTful
5 1 (0.47%) HTML5
5 1 (0.47%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.11%) NHS
3 14 (6.64%) Blackberry
4 12 (5.69%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.84%) Thin Client
5 6 (2.84%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.84%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.84%) CAN bus
6 5 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.37%) User Experience
7 4 (1.90%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.90%) RIA
7 4 (1.90%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.90%) CMDB
8 3 (1.42%) Statistics
9 2 (0.95%) PDA
9 2 (0.95%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.95%) PMI
9 2 (0.95%) iPhone
10 1 (0.47%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 82 (38.86%) Windows
2 36 (17.06%) Windows XP
3 33 (15.64%) Windows 7
4 22 (10.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (8.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (2.84%) Windows Vista
6 6 (2.84%) Android
7 5 (2.37%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.90%) Linux
9 2 (0.95%) Solaris
9 2 (0.95%) UNIX
9 2 (0.95%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (23.22%) Project Management
2 41 (19.43%) ITIL
3 22 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (9.95%) Change Management
5 19 (9.00%) PRINCE2
6 16 (7.58%) Service Management
7 13 (6.16%) Change Control
8 12 (5.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (5.69%) SDLC
9 11 (5.21%) Software Engineering
10 10 (4.74%) Waterfall
11 9 (4.27%) Time Management
11 9 (4.27%) Migration
12 8 (3.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (3.79%) UML
12 8 (3.79%) V-Model
12 8 (3.79%) Project Planning
13 7 (3.32%) Test Automation
13 7 (3.32%) Test Scripting
13 7 (3.32%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.85%) SQL
2 13 (6.16%) JavaScript
3 6 (2.84%) C#
3 6 (2.84%) VB
4 5 (2.37%) C
5 4 (1.90%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.90%) VB.NET
5 4 (1.90%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.90%) VB6
6 3 (1.42%) MATLAB
6 3 (1.42%) VBA
6 3 (1.42%) VBScript
6 3 (1.42%) Java
7 1 (0.47%) C++
7 1 (0.47%) Perl
7 1 (0.47%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.47%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 23 (10.90%) Degree
2 10 (4.74%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.84%) MCSE
3 6 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.90%) NVQ Level 4
4 4 (1.90%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.42%) MOS
5 3 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.95%) MCP
6 2 (0.95%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.95%) ISEB
7 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.47%) CCNP
7 1 (0.47%) CCNA
7 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.06%) SLA
2 10 (4.74%) ISO 9001
3 9 (4.27%) QA
4 8 (3.79%) TickIT
5 4 (1.90%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.95%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.95%) P3O
7 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (23.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.95%) XenApp
4 1 (0.47%) XenServer
4 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (2.84%) SCCM
2 2 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (0.95%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 111 (52.61%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.48%) Citrix
3 10 (4.74%) Cisco
4 9 (4.27%) HP
5 8 (3.79%) VMware
6 7 (3.32%) Dell
6 7 (3.32%) Oracle
7 6 (2.84%) SAP
8 5 (2.37%) IBM
8 5 (2.37%) Adobe
9 4 (1.90%) Lotus
10 3 (1.42%) PTC
11 2 (0.95%) MathWorks
11 2 (0.95%) MKS
11 2 (0.95%) Google
11 2 (0.95%) Pega
11 2 (0.95%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.95%) Progress
12 1 (0.47%) McAfee
12 1 (0.47%) Sophos
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hudson IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Dependent on level
Posted: 25 days ago