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 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 30 20 24
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 132 158 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.93% 6.70% 5.83%
As % of the Applications category 33.93% 43.05% 36.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 57 38
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£233 £268 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.08% +21.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £165 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £271
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -16.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 23
Average hourly rate £13.28 £14.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.43% +26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.49 £10.00 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £20.25 £23.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.64% -
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
389 367 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.51% 15.57% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 138 117
Average daily rate £313 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 60 51
Average hourly rate £22.35 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.00 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £32.30 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%

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 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 1 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 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 32 £290 +8.41% 16
Warwickshire -2 19 £200 -20.00% 1
Shropshire -9 15 - - 2
Staffordshire -8 11 £250 +21.95% 5
Coventry -12 11 £250 -30.55% 2
Solihull +1 9 £178 -29.00%
Worcestershire +2 7 £124 -61.84% 3
Dudley - 4 £125 -
Herefordshire -6 3 £130 -34.17%
Walsall +1 2 £250 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £250 -
West Bromwich -10 1 - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 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 (52.28%) Microsoft
2 134 (47.02%) Windows
3 109 (38.25%) MS Excel
4 90 (31.58%) Active Directory
5 78 (27.37%) Windows XP
6 61 (21.40%) Windows 7
7 54 (18.95%) ITIL
8 44 (15.44%) Finance
9 41 (14.39%) Citrix
10 39 (13.68%) Project Management
11 38 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
12 34 (11.93%) SLA
13 33 (11.58%) SQL
14 29 (10.18%) Windows Server 2008
15 28 (9.82%) LAN
16 27 (9.47%) SharePoint
16 27 (9.47%) Blackberry
16 27 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
17 25 (8.77%) Security Cleared
17 25 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
18 23 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
19 22 (7.72%) MS Project
20 21 (7.37%) MS Visio
20 21 (7.37%) WAN
20 21 (7.37%) SC Cleared
21 20 (7.02%) MS Exchange
21 20 (7.02%) Service Management
21 20 (7.02%) Migration
22 18 (6.32%) VMware
23 16 (5.61%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 27 (9.47%) SharePoint
2 20 (7.02%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.81%) IBM Notes
4 7 (2.46%) WorkSite
5 6 (2.11%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.05%) IIS
7 3 (1.05%) Lync
7 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.35%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 109 (38.25%) MS Excel
2 38 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (7.72%) MS Project
4 21 (7.37%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.40%) Open Workbench
7 3 (1.05%) Simulink
7 3 (1.05%) Stateflow
7 3 (1.05%) TargetLink
8 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.35%) CATIA
8 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) CA PPM
2 2 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.35%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.35%) Magento
3 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.35%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.82%) LAN
2 21 (7.37%) WAN
3 16 (5.61%) DNS
4 15 (5.26%) DHCP
5 13 (4.56%) TCP/IP
6 11 (3.86%) Internet
7 8 (2.81%) Network Security
7 8 (2.81%) Wireless
8 5 (1.75%) Firewall
9 4 (1.40%) VLAN
9 4 (1.40%) LTE
9 4 (1.40%) NAS
9 4 (1.40%) 2G
9 4 (1.40%) 3G
9 4 (1.40%) SAN
10 3 (1.05%) VPN
10 3 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.70%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.70%) Intranet
11 2 (0.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.56%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (2.46%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.75%) MS Access
5 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.05%) OLAP
6 3 (1.05%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.70%) Data Mart
7 2 (0.70%) MySQL
8 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.35%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (0.70%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (0.70%) JIRA
1 2 (0.70%) TestComplete
1 2 (0.70%) Subversion
1 2 (0.70%) ClearQuest
1 2 (0.70%) ClearCase
1 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 44 (15.44%) Finance
2 14 (4.91%) Automotive
3 13 (4.56%) Legal
3 13 (4.56%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.51%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.16%) Local Government
6 8 (2.81%) Banking
7 6 (2.11%) Law
8 3 (1.05%) Electronics
9 2 (0.70%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.70%) Retail
9 2 (0.70%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.70%) Publishing
10 1 (0.35%) Back Office
10 1 (0.35%) Advertising
10 1 (0.35%) Games
10 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Billing
10 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (37.19%) Analyst
2 46 (16.14%) Service Analyst
2 46 (16.14%) Service Desk Analyst
3 25 (8.77%) 1st Line Support
4 24 (8.42%) 2nd Line Support
5 23 (8.07%) Support Analyst
6 22 (7.72%) Support Engineer
7 20 (7.02%) Desktop Support
8 19 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
8 19 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
9 16 (5.61%) IT Support
10 11 (3.86%) Administrator
10 11 (3.86%) Developer
10 11 (3.86%) PMO Analyst
11 9 (3.16%) Data Analyst
11 9 (3.16%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 8 (2.81%) Project Analyst
13 7 (2.46%) Architect
13 7 (2.46%) Services Delivery Manager
13 7 (2.46%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.11%) HTML
2 4 (1.40%) .NET
3 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.05%) Flash
3 3 (1.05%) HTML5
4 2 (0.70%) jQuery
4 2 (0.70%) CSS
4 2 (0.70%) XML
4 2 (0.70%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.35%) RESTful
5 1 (0.35%) XMPP
5 1 (0.35%) CSS3
5 1 (0.35%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.47%) Blackberry
1 27 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.61%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.51%) CMDB
3 10 (3.51%) PDA
4 9 (3.16%) NHS
5 7 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.75%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (1.40%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.05%) User Experience
9 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.70%) iPad
9 2 (0.70%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.70%) iPhone
9 2 (0.70%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.35%) EPoS
10 1 (0.35%) AS400
10 1 (0.35%) GIS
10 1 (0.35%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 134 (47.02%) Windows
2 78 (27.37%) Windows XP
3 61 (21.40%) Windows 7
4 29 (10.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (3.16%) Windows Vista
7 7 (2.46%) Linux
8 6 (2.11%) Windows 8
8 6 (2.11%) Windows 2000 Server
8 6 (2.11%) UNIX
9 5 (1.75%) Windows 2000
9 5 (1.75%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.40%) Android
11 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (18.95%) ITIL
2 39 (13.68%) Project Management
3 20 (7.02%) Service Management
3 20 (7.02%) Migration
4 15 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 15 (5.26%) Change Management
5 14 (4.91%) ITSM
6 13 (4.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (4.56%) Change Control
7 12 (4.21%) Programme Management
8 10 (3.51%) Time Management
8 10 (3.51%) Problem Management
8 10 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (3.51%) Dependency Management
9 9 (3.16%) PRINCE2
9 9 (3.16%) Waterfall
10 7 (2.46%) RUP
10 7 (2.46%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (2.11%) ITIL V3
11 6 (2.11%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (11.58%) SQL
2 9 (3.16%) JavaScript
3 8 (2.81%) VBA
4 7 (2.46%) Java
5 4 (1.40%) C#
5 4 (1.40%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.40%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.05%) VB
6 3 (1.05%) C
6 3 (1.05%) MATLAB
7 2 (0.70%) VB6
7 2 (0.70%) Embedded C
7 2 (0.70%) PHP
7 2 (0.70%) VBScript
8 1 (0.35%) Perl
8 1 (0.35%) C++
8 1 (0.35%) VC++
8 1 (0.35%) Lingo
8 1 (0.35%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 25 (8.77%) Security Cleared
2 23 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (7.37%) SC Cleared
4 14 (4.91%) MCSE
5 13 (4.56%) Degree
6 12 (4.21%) MCP
7 8 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (2.46%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.40%) MOS
10 3 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.05%) ISEB
11 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.70%) MCDST
11 2 (0.70%) MCITP
11 2 (0.70%) NVQ Level 4
11 2 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.70%) CCNP
11 2 (0.70%) CCNA
12 1 (0.35%) HNC
12 1 (0.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (11.93%) SLA
2 9 (3.16%) QA
3 2 (0.70%) P3O
3 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 90 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.46%) XenApp
4 5 (1.75%) vSphere
5 4 (1.40%) XenServer
5 4 (1.40%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.05%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.70%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.70%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (5.61%) SCCM
2 2 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.70%) DameWare
2 2 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.35%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 149 (52.28%) Microsoft
2 41 (14.39%) Citrix
3 18 (6.32%) VMware
4 13 (4.56%) Cisco
5 11 (3.86%) Oracle
6 10 (3.51%) Business Objects
7 9 (3.16%) Dell
8 8 (2.81%) Pega
8 8 (2.81%) Lotus
8 8 (2.81%) HP
9 7 (2.46%) Progress
10 5 (1.75%) Remedy
11 4 (1.40%) Veeam
11 4 (1.40%) Symantec
11 4 (1.40%) Adobe
11 4 (1.40%) Cognos
12 3 (1.05%) NetApp
12 3 (1.05%) MathWorks
12 3 (1.05%) Google
13 2 (0.70%) F5
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £305 per day
Posted: 10 days ago