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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 34 36 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing MS Office 138 112 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.91% 4.39% 6.22%
As % of the Applications category 40.00% 30.52% 39.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 46 48
Median daily rate £290 £250 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £125 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £290 £225
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 32
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £12.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +5.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.11 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £27.67 £16.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.21
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -4.99%
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
345 367 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.29% 14.39% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 178 131
Median daily rate £325 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 51 67
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.35 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.07% +51.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £35.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -7.93%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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
Birmingham +18 36 £200 -51.51% 8
Coventry 0 24 £373 +6.42% 2
Worcestershire +4 18 £380 +206.45% 1
Shropshire -33 12 £310 +107.35% 1
Staffordshire +9 10 £133 -47.00% 7
Warwickshire -10 10 £250 +20.48% 7
West Bromwich +11 6 £160 -
Dudley +5 5 £95 -24.00%
Wolverhampton +2 3 £428 +29.11%
Solihull -21 1 £300 +69.01% 1
Kingswinford - 1 - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 122 (52.59%) MS Excel
2 120 (51.72%) Microsoft
3 83 (35.78%) Windows
4 48 (20.69%) Finance
4 48 (20.69%) Active Directory
4 48 (20.69%) Project Management
5 35 (15.09%) ITIL
6 32 (13.79%) Windows 7
7 29 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
8 28 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
8 28 (12.07%) MS Project
8 28 (12.07%) MS Visio
9 26 (11.21%) Risk Management
10 24 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (10.34%) Security Cleared
11 22 (9.48%) Migration
11 22 (9.48%) SharePoint
12 21 (9.05%) Change Management
12 21 (9.05%) SC Cleared
13 20 (8.62%) Office 365
13 20 (8.62%) Citrix
14 18 (7.76%) PRINCE2
15 17 (7.33%) Service Delivery
15 17 (7.33%) QA
16 16 (6.90%) Resource Management
16 16 (6.90%) Telecoms
16 16 (6.90%) SQL
16 16 (6.90%) MS Exchange
16 16 (6.90%) Windows Server
17 15 (6.47%) SLA

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 22 (9.48%) SharePoint
2 16 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 15 (6.47%) IBM Notes
4 10 (4.31%) IBM Domino
4 10 (4.31%) Skype for Business
5 9 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.86%) Confluence
8 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.86%) SAS
9 1 (0.43%) Blackboard Learn
9 1 (0.43%) Moodle
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 122 (52.59%) MS Excel
2 29 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 28 (12.07%) MS Project
3 28 (12.07%) MS Visio
4 11 (4.74%) Open Workbench
5 3 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.86%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.43%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.43%) InDesign
7 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.43%) HFM
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.62%) Office 365
2 4 (1.72%) Google Apps
2 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.43%) Google Drive
3 1 (0.43%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.17%) Internet
2 9 (3.88%) Wireless
3 8 (3.45%) 3G
4 7 (3.02%) Skype
5 6 (2.59%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.16%) Firewall
6 5 (2.16%) LAN
6 5 (2.16%) VPN
7 4 (1.72%) LTE
8 3 (1.29%) WAN
9 2 (0.86%) BGP
9 2 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.86%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.86%) Extranet
9 2 (0.86%) HSRP
9 2 (0.86%) NX-OS
9 2 (0.86%) OSPF
9 2 (0.86%) SSH
9 2 (0.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.88%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.43%) HBase
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.43%) MS Access
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.43%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.43%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (2.59%) PVCS
1 6 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (2.59%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.72%) JIRA
2 4 (1.72%) Selenium
3 3 (1.29%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.29%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.86%) Subversion
4 2 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.43%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.43%) MSI
General
1 48 (20.69%) Finance
2 16 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 14 (6.03%) Legal
4 7 (3.02%) Billing
5 6 (2.59%) Banking
5 6 (2.59%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.16%) Marketing
7 4 (1.72%) Automotive
8 2 (0.86%) Advertising
8 2 (0.86%) Front Office
8 2 (0.86%) Games
8 2 (0.86%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.86%) Law
8 2 (0.86%) Retail
9 1 (0.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 53 (22.84%) Analyst
2 27 (11.64%) Project Manager
3 15 (6.47%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (5.60%) Service Analyst
4 13 (5.60%) Support Engineer
5 11 (4.74%) Desktop Support
5 11 (4.74%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (4.31%) 1st Line Support
6 10 (4.31%) Coordinator
7 9 (3.88%) Business Analyst
7 9 (3.88%) IT Support
7 9 (3.88%) Support Analyst
8 8 (3.45%) Consultant
9 7 (3.02%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 7 (3.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (3.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (3.02%) IT Analyst
9 7 (3.02%) Performance Manager
9 7 (3.02%) Project Coordinator
9 7 (3.02%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.60%) XML
2 8 (3.45%) .NET
3 7 (3.02%) HTML
4 6 (2.59%) WCF
4 6 (2.59%) XSD
4 6 (2.59%) XSLT
5 5 (2.16%) CSS
6 4 (1.72%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.72%) RESTful
6 4 (1.72%) SOAP
6 4 (1.72%) Web Services
7 2 (0.86%) Ajax
7 2 (0.86%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.86%) REST
8 1 (0.43%) Leaflet
8 1 (0.43%) MAPI
8 1 (0.43%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.17%) Blackberry
3 10 (4.31%) PMI
4 8 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.45%) Statistics
5 7 (3.02%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.59%) Smartphone
7 5 (2.16%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.72%) Data Conversion
8 4 (1.72%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.72%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.29%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.29%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.86%) Blog
10 2 (0.86%) CMDB
10 2 (0.86%) Derivative
10 2 (0.86%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.86%) PDA
10 2 (0.86%) Psychology
11 1 (0.43%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 83 (35.78%) Windows
2 32 (13.79%) Windows 7
3 16 (6.90%) Windows Server
4 13 (5.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (5.60%) Windows XP
5 12 (5.17%) Windows 10
6 11 (4.74%) Linux
6 11 (4.74%) Windows 8
7 9 (3.88%) Unix
8 7 (3.02%) CentOS
8 7 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.72%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.86%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.43%) Android
12 1 (0.43%) Fedora
12 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.69%) Project Management
2 35 (15.09%) ITIL
3 26 (11.21%) Risk Management
4 24 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (9.48%) Migration
6 21 (9.05%) Change Management
7 18 (7.76%) PRINCE2
8 17 (7.33%) Service Delivery
9 16 (6.90%) Resource Management
10 14 (6.03%) System Testing
11 13 (5.60%) Conflict Management
11 13 (5.60%) Service Management
12 12 (5.17%) Logistics
12 12 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (4.74%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (4.74%) Data Modelling
14 10 (4.31%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (4.31%) Data Analysis
14 10 (4.31%) Systems Analysis
15 9 (3.88%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.90%) SQL
2 9 (3.88%) C#
3 8 (3.45%) Java
4 7 (3.02%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.59%) VBA
6 4 (1.72%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.72%) XAML
7 2 (0.86%) Python
7 2 (0.86%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.86%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.43%) C
8 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.43%) VB
8 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 21 (9.05%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.60%) Degree
4 11 (4.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (4.31%) MCSE
5 10 (4.31%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.72%) ISEB
6 4 (1.72%) PMP
6 4 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.29%) CCNP
7 3 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.29%) MCP
7 3 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.86%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.86%) JNCIP
8 2 (0.86%) MCSA
8 2 (0.86%) VCP5
8 2 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.33%) QA
2 15 (6.47%) SLA
3 13 (5.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.16%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.86%) WCAG
6 1 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.43%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.43%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 48 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.02%) vSphere
4 2 (0.86%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.86%) iptables
4 2 (0.86%) Postfix
5 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (1.72%) Nagios
1 4 (1.72%) SCOM
2 3 (1.29%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.29%) WSUS
3 2 (0.86%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.86%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.86%) Puppet
3 2 (0.86%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 2 (0.86%) SCCM
3 2 (0.86%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.43%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.43%) SCSM
4 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.43%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 120 (51.72%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.62%) Citrix
3 15 (6.47%) Lotus
4 11 (4.74%) VMware
5 8 (3.45%) HP
6 7 (3.02%) Dell
6 7 (3.02%) IBM
6 7 (3.02%) Oracle
6 7 (3.02%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.59%) Cisco
7 6 (2.59%) Remedy
7 6 (2.59%) Sophos
8 5 (2.16%) BT
8 5 (2.16%) Google
8 5 (2.16%) Pega
8 5 (2.16%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.72%) Arqiva
9 4 (1.72%) Nokia Networks
9 4 (1.72%) Virgin Media
9 4 (1.72%) ZTE
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