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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 40 32 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 135 101 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.10% 4.11% 5.68%
As % of the Applications category 34.97% 33.01% 37.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 39 48
Median daily rate £300 £265 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £120 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £378 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
- -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 30
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.56 £11.00 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £31.44 £22.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.40 £13.98
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.04%
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
386 306 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.73% 12.45% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 160 166
Median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £150 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 46 62
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £35.70 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 August 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +5 34 £300 - 1
Birmingham -1 26 £240 +5.29% 12
Coventry -21 22 £388 +63.15% 6
Staffordshire +20 21 £308 +91.58% 2
Worcestershire +14 19 £210 +57.89% 1
Warwickshire -10 6 £250 - 1
Wolverhampton +1 3 £352 +134.33%
Solihull -7 1 £370 - 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 160 (57.97%) Microsoft
2 138 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 84 (30.43%) Windows
4 61 (22.10%) Active Directory
5 59 (21.38%) Project Management
6 52 (18.84%) MS PowerPoint
7 49 (17.75%) Finance
8 42 (15.22%) MS Project
9 40 (14.49%) SharePoint
10 38 (13.77%) ITIL
11 37 (13.41%) Windows 7
12 35 (12.68%) Security Cleared
12 35 (12.68%) Risk Management
13 32 (11.59%) SC Cleared
14 30 (10.87%) Change Management
15 29 (10.51%) Resource Management
16 28 (10.14%) Migration
16 28 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
17 27 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (9.06%) Service Management
19 24 (8.70%) MS Visio
20 23 (8.33%) MS Exchange
20 23 (8.33%) Windows Server
21 22 (7.97%) Matrix Organization
22 21 (7.61%) SQL
22 21 (7.61%) Windows Server 2008
23 20 (7.25%) System Testing
23 20 (7.25%) QA
24 19 (6.88%) Open Workbench
24 19 (6.88%) PRINCE2

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 40 (14.49%) SharePoint
2 23 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.62%) Skype for Business
4 8 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (2.54%) IBM Notes
6 5 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.45%) Confluence
7 4 (1.45%) IBM Domino
7 4 (1.45%) SAS
8 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.72%) Moodle
10 1 (0.36%) CMS
10 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 138 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 52 (18.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 42 (15.22%) MS Project
4 24 (8.70%) MS Visio
5 19 (6.88%) Open Workbench
6 7 (2.54%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (2.54%) Photoshop
7 6 (2.17%) InDesign
8 4 (1.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.72%) PTC Creo
10 2 (0.72%) Siemens NX
11 1 (0.36%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.36%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.72%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.36%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.52%) Office 365
2 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (1.45%) Yammer
4 3 (1.09%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.72%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.35%) Internet
2 10 (3.62%) VPN
3 9 (3.26%) NAS
4 8 (2.90%) Skype
4 8 (2.90%) VLAN
5 6 (2.17%) SAN
6 5 (1.81%) DHCP
6 5 (1.81%) DNS
6 5 (1.81%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.81%) WebEx
7 4 (1.45%) 3G
7 4 (1.45%) Firewall
7 4 (1.45%) Intranet
7 4 (1.45%) LTE
8 3 (1.09%) BGP
8 3 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.09%) LAN
8 3 (1.09%) NX-OS
8 3 (1.09%) OSPF
8 3 (1.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.71%) SQL Server
1 13 (4.71%) SQL Server 2014
2 10 (3.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.45%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.45%) Pentaho
6 3 (1.09%) Big Data
6 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.72%) HBase
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.36%) MS Access
8 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.36%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 13 (4.71%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (2.90%) Cucumber
3 8 (2.90%) Selenium
3 8 (2.90%) WebDriver
4 5 (1.81%) PVCS
5 4 (1.45%) JIRA
6 3 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.72%) Subversion
8 1 (0.36%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.36%) ClearQuest
General
1 49 (17.75%) Finance
2 9 (3.26%) Legal
3 8 (2.90%) Marketing
4 7 (2.54%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.81%) Banking
6 5 (1.81%) Retail
7 4 (1.45%) Billing
8 2 (0.72%) Advertising
8 2 (0.72%) Automotive
8 2 (0.72%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) French Language
9 1 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 66 (23.91%) Analyst
2 43 (15.58%) Project Manager
3 17 (6.16%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (6.16%) Support Engineer
4 15 (5.43%) Support Analyst
5 14 (5.07%) Service Analyst
6 12 (4.35%) Developer
7 11 (3.99%) Desktop Support
8 10 (3.62%) IT Support
8 10 (3.62%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (3.26%) Business Analyst
9 9 (3.26%) Coordinator
9 9 (3.26%) IT Manager
10 8 (2.90%) .NET Developer
10 8 (2.90%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (2.90%) Automation Tester
10 8 (2.90%) Deployment Engineer
10 8 (2.90%) QA Automation Tester
10 8 (2.90%) QA Tester
10 8 (2.90%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.16%) .NET
1 17 (6.16%) XML
2 14 (5.07%) CSS
2 14 (5.07%) HTML
3 13 (4.71%) Web Services
4 10 (3.62%) WCF
4 10 (3.62%) XSD
4 10 (3.62%) XSLT
5 8 (2.90%) .NET Framework
5 8 (2.90%) RESTful
5 8 (2.90%) SOAP
6 6 (2.17%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 4 (1.45%) HTML5
7 4 (1.45%) OAuth
7 4 (1.45%) SAML
8 2 (0.72%) REST
9 1 (0.36%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.07%) PMI
3 13 (4.71%) Virtual Team
4 11 (3.99%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.26%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.90%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.90%) Statistics
7 7 (2.54%) Data Conversion
8 6 (2.17%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.17%) PDA
8 6 (2.17%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.81%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.81%) User Experience
10 4 (1.45%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.45%) Digital Media
11 3 (1.09%) Graphic Design
12 2 (0.72%) Derivative
12 2 (0.72%) Social Media
12 2 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.72%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 84 (30.43%) Windows
2 37 (13.41%) Windows 7
3 23 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 21 (7.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (6.88%) Windows 10
6 13 (4.71%) Windows 8
6 13 (4.71%) Windows XP
7 11 (3.99%) Linux
8 10 (3.62%) Unix
9 9 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (2.54%) CentOS
10 7 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.72%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.72%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.36%) Android
12 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.36%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (21.38%) Project Management
2 38 (13.77%) ITIL
3 35 (12.68%) Risk Management
4 30 (10.87%) Change Management
5 29 (10.51%) Resource Management
6 28 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (10.14%) Migration
7 25 (9.06%) Service Management
8 22 (7.97%) Matrix Organization
9 20 (7.25%) System Testing
10 19 (6.88%) PRINCE2
11 18 (6.52%) Conflict Management
12 17 (6.16%) Line Management
12 17 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (5.43%) Data Migration
13 15 (5.43%) ETL
13 15 (5.43%) Non-Functional Testing
13 15 (5.43%) Project Governance
13 15 (5.43%) Regression Testing
14 14 (5.07%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 21 (7.61%) SQL
2 11 (3.99%) Java
3 10 (3.62%) C#
3 10 (3.62%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.54%) XAML
5 5 (1.81%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.72%) Python
6 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 32 (11.59%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.16%) PMI Certification
4 13 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (4.35%) ISEB
6 11 (3.99%) Degree
6 11 (3.99%) MCSE
7 7 (2.54%) PMP
8 5 (1.81%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.45%) CCNP
9 4 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.09%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.09%) MCP
10 3 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.72%) HNC
11 2 (0.72%) HND
11 2 (0.72%) RHCE
11 2 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.25%) QA
2 17 (6.16%) SLA
3 13 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (3.99%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.36%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 61 (22.10%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.54%) vSphere
4 6 (2.17%) XenApp
5 5 (1.81%) VMware Server
5 5 (1.81%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.81%) XenServer
6 3 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.72%) iptables
7 2 (0.72%) Postfix
7 2 (0.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 10 (3.62%) SCCM
2 5 (1.81%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (1.81%) Nagios
3 4 (1.45%) WSUS
4 3 (1.09%) SCOM
5 2 (0.72%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.72%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.72%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.72%) Puppet
5 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (0.72%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 160 (57.97%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.52%) Citrix
3 15 (5.43%) VMware
4 14 (5.07%) HP
5 12 (4.35%) Dell
6 9 (3.26%) SAP
7 8 (2.90%) Adobe
7 8 (2.90%) Cisco
8 7 (2.54%) Intel Security
8 7 (2.54%) Lotus
8 7 (2.54%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.54%) Sophos
9 5 (1.81%) Apple
9 5 (1.81%) Google
9 5 (1.81%) Oracle
9 5 (1.81%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.45%) Informatica
10 4 (1.45%) Niku
10 4 (1.45%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.09%) EMC
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