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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 25 28 37
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 141 109 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.54% 5.29% 3.95%
As % of the Applications category 37.70% 38.93% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 38 29
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£196 £188 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -42.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £90 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £372 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £240 £252
% change year-on-year
+10.41% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 27 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £21.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.28 £13.60 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.85%
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
374 280 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.71% 13.58% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 133 132
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £450 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 38 40
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £22.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.32 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -10 29 £180 +20.00% 11
Warwickshire 0 28 £110 -33.33% 4
Shropshire 0 16 £143 +18.75% 4
Coventry -10 16 £105 -60.74% 6
Staffordshire -4 8 £283 -14.39% 5
Solihull +2 5 £325 - 2
Worcestershire - 5 £240 - 2
Wolverhampton -2 4 - - 2
West Bromwich -6 3 - -
Herefordshire - 3 £231 - 2
Dudley - - - - 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 167 (59.64%) Microsoft
2 125 (44.64%) Windows
3 110 (39.29%) MS Excel
4 73 (26.07%) Active Directory
5 66 (23.57%) Windows XP
6 61 (21.79%) ITIL
7 60 (21.43%) Windows 7
8 45 (16.07%) Finance
9 42 (15.00%) Project Management
10 40 (14.29%) Citrix
11 36 (12.86%) MS Exchange
12 35 (12.50%) Blackberry
13 34 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
13 34 (12.14%) SCCM
14 32 (11.43%) PRINCE2
15 31 (11.07%) Security Cleared
15 31 (11.07%) MS PowerPoint
16 30 (10.71%) VMware
17 29 (10.36%) MS Project
17 29 (10.36%) Windows Server 2008
18 28 (10.00%) Management Information System
19 27 (9.64%) SQL
20 26 (9.29%) SLA
21 25 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
21 25 (8.93%) SC Cleared
21 25 (8.93%) Degree
22 24 (8.57%) TCP/IP
23 23 (8.21%) Lotus
24 22 (7.86%) Agile Software Development
25 21 (7.50%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 36 (12.86%) MS Exchange
2 21 (7.50%) IBM Notes
3 19 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2003
4 18 (6.43%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.07%) IIS
5 3 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (0.71%) Lync
6 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.71%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (0.71%) SAS
6 2 (0.71%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.36%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.36%) Apache
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 110 (39.29%) MS Excel
2 31 (11.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 29 (10.36%) MS Project
4 20 (7.14%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.14%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.79%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.71%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.36%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.14%) TRIRIGA
2 3 (1.07%) CA Clarity
2 3 (1.07%) Maximo
2 3 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.71%) BPCS
4 1 (0.36%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.36%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.36%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.36%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.36%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.07%) Office 365
2 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 21 (7.50%) DHCP
3 20 (7.14%) DNS
4 18 (6.43%) SAN
5 16 (5.71%) NAS
6 15 (5.36%) VLAN
7 12 (4.29%) 3G
7 12 (4.29%) VPN
8 10 (3.57%) LTE
9 9 (3.21%) LAN
10 8 (2.86%) 2G
11 6 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.79%) VoIP
12 5 (1.79%) Broadband
13 4 (1.43%) Internet
13 4 (1.43%) 4G
14 3 (1.07%) Wireless
14 3 (1.07%) Firewall
14 3 (1.07%) Intranet
14 3 (1.07%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.79%) MySQL
2 5 (1.79%) MS Access
3 4 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.71%) DataStage
5 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.71%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (0.71%) Cognos Transformer
5 2 (0.71%) WhereScape RED
6 1 (0.36%) SSDT
6 1 (0.36%) OLAP
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.36%) PVCS
1 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (16.07%) Finance
2 14 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 14 (5.00%) Banking
3 9 (3.21%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.86%) Automotive
4 8 (2.86%) Back Office
5 4 (1.43%) Legal
6 3 (1.07%) Marketing
6 3 (1.07%) Electronics
7 2 (0.71%) Front Office
7 2 (0.71%) Publishing
7 2 (0.71%) Military
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Billing
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (36.43%) Analyst
2 43 (15.36%) Support Analyst
3 36 (12.86%) Support Engineer
4 27 (9.64%) 2nd Line Support
5 26 (9.29%) Service Analyst
6 23 (8.21%) 1st Line Support
7 20 (7.14%) Desktop Support
8 19 (6.79%) Project Manager
9 16 (5.71%) Desktop Analyst
10 15 (5.36%) Data Analyst
10 15 (5.36%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 14 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
12 12 (4.29%) Business Analyst
13 10 (3.57%) Administrator
13 10 (3.57%) Help Desk Support
14 9 (3.21%) Senior Analyst
14 9 (3.21%) 3rd Line Support
14 9 (3.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 8 (2.86%) 1st Line Support Analyst
15 8 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.07%) Google Maps API
2 2 (0.71%) XML
2 2 (0.71%) Middleware
3 1 (0.36%) XMPP
3 1 (0.36%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.36%) MDX
3 1 (0.36%) KML
3 1 (0.36%) WAP
3 1 (0.36%) HTML
3 1 (0.36%) J2EE
3 1 (0.36%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 35 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 34 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 16 (5.71%) PDA
5 14 (5.00%) Mathematics
6 12 (4.29%) Computer Science
7 11 (3.93%) Statistics
8 6 (2.14%) Social Media
9 5 (1.79%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.79%) E-Learning
10 3 (1.07%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.07%) Open Source
10 3 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.07%) iPad
11 2 (0.71%) NHS
11 2 (0.71%) GIS
11 2 (0.71%) CMDB
11 2 (0.71%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.71%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.36%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 125 (44.64%) Windows
2 66 (23.57%) Windows XP
3 60 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 29 (10.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (3.21%) Windows Vista
7 7 (2.50%) Windows 2000
8 6 (2.14%) UNIX
8 6 (2.14%) Linux
9 5 (1.79%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.71%) HPUX
12 1 (0.36%) Fedora
12 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (21.79%) ITIL
2 42 (15.00%) Project Management
3 32 (11.43%) PRINCE2
4 22 (7.86%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (6.43%) Service Delivery
6 16 (5.71%) Migration
6 16 (5.71%) Data Entry
7 14 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (4.29%) ERP
8 12 (4.29%) Business Analysis
9 11 (3.93%) Data Analysis
9 11 (3.93%) Service Management
9 11 (3.93%) Data Management
9 11 (3.93%) Analytics
10 10 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (3.57%) Change Management
10 10 (3.57%) ITSM
11 9 (3.21%) Data Modelling
12 8 (2.86%) Waterfall
12 8 (2.86%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.64%) SQL
2 16 (5.71%) VBA
3 14 (5.00%) Java
4 9 (3.21%) C
5 3 (1.07%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.07%) Perl
6 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.36%) C#
7 1 (0.36%) C++
7 1 (0.36%) PHP
7 1 (0.36%) Python
7 1 (0.36%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 31 (11.07%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.93%) Degree
2 25 (8.93%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.79%) ITIL Certification
4 17 (6.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.21%) MCSE
6 8 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.79%) MCP
8 3 (1.07%) ISEB
8 3 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.07%) HND
8 3 (1.07%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.71%) HNC
9 2 (0.71%) MOS
9 2 (0.71%) APMG
10 1 (0.36%) MCITP
10 1 (0.36%) CIPD
10 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.36%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.29%) SLA
2 13 (4.64%) QA
System Software
1 73 (26.07%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.07%) XenApp
3 17 (6.07%) XenServer
4 16 (5.71%) XenDesktop
5 8 (2.86%) VMware Server
6 3 (1.07%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.36%) Firmware
7 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.36%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 34 (12.14%) SCCM
2 2 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.36%) SCOM
3 1 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.36%) DameWare
3 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 167 (59.64%) Microsoft
2 40 (14.29%) Citrix
3 30 (10.71%) VMware
4 23 (8.21%) Lotus
5 18 (6.43%) Dell
6 10 (3.57%) Oracle
6 10 (3.57%) ServiceNow
7 9 (3.21%) Cisco
7 9 (3.21%) IBM
8 8 (2.86%) SAP
8 8 (2.86%) Symantec
9 7 (2.50%) HP
10 6 (2.14%) Adobe
11 5 (1.79%) Google
12 3 (1.07%) Tableau
12 3 (1.07%) Trillium
13 2 (0.71%) Cognos
13 2 (0.71%) Remedy
13 2 (0.71%) NetApp
13 2 (0.71%) Sophos
Worcestershire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Attractive
Posted: Yesterday
Herefordshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £200 - £295 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £198.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £12 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Shrewsbury
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £120 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
CFOA
Rate: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago