The table below looks at the statistics for MS PowerPoint 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 PowerPoint over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft PowerPoint
Rank 77 77 85
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing MS PowerPoint 45 27 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.80% 1.31% 1.21%
As % of the Applications category 12.33% 9.64% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 16
Average daily rate
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£288 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £183 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
-4.08% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £37.80 £21.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% +61.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +14.75%
MS PowerPoint
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
365 280 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.60% 13.61% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 134 135
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 £453 £450 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 38 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £22.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.62 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.68% -6.45%

MS PowerPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS PowerPoint across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS PowerPoint Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MS PowerPoint
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 PowerPoint across the West Midlands region.

MS PowerPoint Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MS PowerPoint
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS PowerPoint across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

MS PowerPoint Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

MS PowerPoint
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 PowerPoint across the West Midlands region.

MS PowerPoint Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MS PowerPoint
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS PowerPoint across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

MS PowerPoint Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

MS PowerPoint
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 PowerPoint within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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
Coventry -2 15 £228 -52.97% 1
Warwickshire -8 13 £195 -35.00%
Birmingham -4 8 £240 -2.04% 2
Walsall +2 2 - - 2
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £350 - 1
Dudley - - - -
MS PowerPoint
England

MS PowerPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing MS PowerPoint 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 PowerPoint.

1 62 (82.67%) MS Excel
2 46 (61.33%) Microsoft
3 31 (41.33%) MS Office
4 26 (34.67%) MS Visio
5 25 (33.33%) Project Management
6 18 (24.00%) Finance
7 16 (21.33%) PRINCE2
8 14 (18.67%) ITIL
8 14 (18.67%) Degree
9 13 (17.33%) MS Project
9 13 (17.33%) VBA
9 13 (17.33%) SharePoint
9 13 (17.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (16.00%) Service Management
10 12 (16.00%) Service Delivery
10 12 (16.00%) Change Management
11 10 (13.33%) SQL
11 10 (13.33%) Mathematics
11 10 (13.33%) Data Entry
11 10 (13.33%) Analytics
12 9 (12.00%) ServiceNow
12 9 (12.00%) Statistics
12 9 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (12.00%) ITSM
13 8 (10.67%) PMI
13 8 (10.67%) PMI Certification
14 7 (9.33%) Benchmarking
14 7 (9.33%) SQL Server
14 7 (9.33%) Programme Management
15 6 (8.00%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing MS PowerPoint 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 PowerPoint. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (17.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 62 (82.67%) MS Excel
2 31 (41.33%) MS Office
3 26 (34.67%) MS Visio
4 13 (17.33%) MS Project
5 2 (2.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) CA Clarity
2 1 (1.33%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) 4G
1 2 (2.67%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (2.67%) LTE
1 2 (2.67%) RNC
1 2 (2.67%) 2G
1 2 (2.67%) 3G
1 2 (2.67%) Firewall
1 2 (2.67%) Internet
2 1 (1.33%) Broadband
2 1 (1.33%) LAN
2 1 (1.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.33%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.33%) IPv4
2 1 (1.33%) IPv6
2 1 (1.33%) Wireless
2 1 (1.33%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (1.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.33%) MIMO
2 1 (1.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (8.00%) MS Access
3 5 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.67%) MySQL
6 1 (1.33%) QlikView
General
1 18 (24.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.67%) Automotive
4 3 (4.00%) Banking
5 2 (2.67%) Marketing
5 2 (2.67%) Publishing
6 1 (1.33%) Back Office
6 1 (1.33%) Electronics
6 1 (1.33%) Retail
6 1 (1.33%) Billing
6 1 (1.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (41.33%) Analyst
2 10 (13.33%) Service Analyst
3 9 (12.00%) Data Analyst
4 7 (9.33%) Service Management Analyst
4 7 (9.33%) PMO Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.33%) Applications Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Information Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Project Planner
7 3 (4.00%) Report Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) MI Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (4.00%) Help Desk Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Business Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Project Officer
8 2 (2.67%) Service Performance Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) Middleware
2 1 (1.33%) HTML
2 1 (1.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Mathematics
2 9 (12.00%) Statistics
3 8 (10.67%) PMI
4 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.67%) E-Learning
5 2 (2.67%) NHS
6 1 (1.33%) GIS
6 1 (1.33%) Telematics
6 1 (1.33%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.33%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (33.33%) Project Management
2 16 (21.33%) PRINCE2
3 14 (18.67%) ITIL
4 13 (17.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (16.00%) Service Management
5 12 (16.00%) Service Delivery
5 12 (16.00%) Change Management
6 10 (13.33%) Data Entry
6 10 (13.33%) Analytics
7 9 (12.00%) ITSM
8 7 (9.33%) Benchmarking
8 7 (9.33%) Programme Management
9 6 (8.00%) Business Continuity
9 6 (8.00%) Validation
9 6 (8.00%) Data Analysis
9 6 (8.00%) Logistics
10 5 (6.67%) Software Testing
10 5 (6.67%) PLM
10 5 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (6.67%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.33%) VBA
2 10 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (18.67%) Degree
2 9 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (10.67%) PMI Certification
4 4 (5.33%) PMP
5 3 (4.00%) MCSE
5 3 (4.00%) MCP
5 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (4.00%) A+ Certification
5 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.67%) APMG
6 2 (2.67%) MOS
7 1 (1.33%) APMP
7 1 (1.33%) PgMP
7 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.33%) CAPM
7 1 (1.33%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) QA
2 5 (6.67%) P3O
3 2 (2.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 46 (61.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.00%) ServiceNow
3 6 (8.00%) SAP
4 2 (2.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (2.67%) Cisco
4 2 (2.67%) Avaya
5 1 (1.33%) Nokia
5 1 (1.33%) Cognos
5 1 (1.33%) Intel
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