The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 38 36 37
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 67 72 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.97% 4.59% 4.76%
As % of the Applications category 30.45% 37.89% 32.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 33
Average daily rate
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£323 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £225 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £429 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £263 £263
% change year-on-year
+12.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 13
Average hourly rate £11.13 £13.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.59% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.72 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £17.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.36 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +2.57%
MS Office
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Applications Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
220 190 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.03% 12.11% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 89 147
Average daily rate £350 £330 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 18
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +22.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.11 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £44.10 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.14
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -5.51%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the West Yorkshire region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the West Yorkshire region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
Leeds +8 43 £320 -8.57% 13
Wakefield +1 6 - - 2
Huddersfield +2 4 £95 -65.45%
Bradford -5 3 £413 +46.01% 5
Halifax -7 3 £300 -14.28%
Batley - - - -
Brighouse - - - -
Castleford - - - - 1
Mirfield - - - - 1
Pontefract - - - -
MS Office
Yorkshire

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 62 (53.91%) Microsoft
2 55 (47.83%) MS Excel
3 39 (33.91%) Windows
4 23 (20.00%) Project Management
5 21 (18.26%) Finance
5 21 (18.26%) Active Directory
6 15 (13.04%) SQL Server
7 14 (12.17%) SharePoint
7 14 (12.17%) Windows 7
8 13 (11.30%) Banking
9 12 (10.43%) Web Services
9 12 (10.43%) ITIL
10 11 (9.57%) MS Project
10 11 (9.57%) SQL
10 11 (9.57%) MS Exchange
10 11 (9.57%) Migration
10 11 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (8.70%) QA
11 10 (8.70%) Configuration Management
11 10 (8.70%) Change Management
11 10 (8.70%) Windows XP
12 9 (7.83%) Oracle
13 8 (6.96%) PRINCE2
13 8 (6.96%) UNIX
13 8 (6.96%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (6.96%) Middleware
13 8 (6.96%) Perforce
13 8 (6.96%) Oracle BPM
13 8 (6.96%) Oracle Service Bus
13 8 (6.96%) Hudson

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 14 (12.17%) SharePoint
2 11 (9.57%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.96%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (3.48%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (3.48%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (2.61%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.74%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.87%) SAS
7 1 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 55 (47.83%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.57%) MS Project
3 8 (6.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (6.09%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (4.35%) MS Visio
6 4 (3.48%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.35%) LAN
1 5 (4.35%) WAN
2 4 (3.48%) VPN
3 3 (2.61%) DNS
3 3 (2.61%) DHCP
4 2 (1.74%) Internet
5 1 (0.87%) DSL
5 1 (0.87%) Firewall
5 1 (0.87%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.87%) VLAN
5 1 (0.87%) NAS
5 1 (0.87%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.87%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (6.09%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.22%) QlikView
5 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.74%) IDOL
7 2 (1.74%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Oracle Forms
1 8 (6.96%) Hudson
2 4 (3.48%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.74%) Subversion
4 1 (0.87%) JIRA
4 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.87%) ClearCase
General
1 21 (18.26%) Finance
2 13 (11.30%) Banking
3 8 (6.96%) Retail
4 4 (3.48%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.61%) Legal
6 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.87%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 35 (30.43%) Analyst
2 11 (9.57%) Support Engineer
2 11 (9.57%) Rollout Engineer
3 10 (8.70%) IT Support
4 8 (6.96%) PC Engineer
4 8 (6.96%) Configuration Manager
5 7 (6.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (6.09%) Service Analyst
5 7 (6.09%) Developer
5 7 (6.09%) Software Manager
5 7 (6.09%) Software Configuration Manager
6 6 (5.22%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (5.22%) PMO Analyst
6 6 (5.22%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (5.22%) Desktop Support
6 6 (5.22%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.35%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.35%) Administrator
7 5 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.43%) Web Services
2 8 (6.96%) Middleware
3 5 (4.35%) HTML
3 5 (4.35%) .NET
3 5 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (3.48%) CSS
4 4 (3.48%) Ajax
4 4 (3.48%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.87%) WCF
5 1 (0.87%) WPF
5 1 (0.87%) jQuery
5 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (0.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.48%) NHS
2 4 (3.48%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.74%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.74%) IVR
3 2 (1.74%) Statistics
4 1 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.87%) Wiki
4 1 (0.87%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.87%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.87%) PKI
4 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 39 (33.91%) Windows
2 14 (12.17%) Windows 7
3 10 (8.70%) Windows XP
4 8 (6.96%) UNIX
5 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.22%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.48%) Windows NT
8 3 (2.61%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.74%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.87%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.00%) Project Management
2 12 (10.43%) ITIL
3 11 (9.57%) Migration
3 11 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 10 (8.70%) Change Management
5 8 (6.96%) PRINCE2
5 8 (6.96%) BPEL
6 7 (6.09%) Service Management
6 7 (6.09%) Automation Testing
7 5 (4.35%) Data Entry
7 5 (4.35%) ERP
7 5 (4.35%) Supplier Management
7 5 (4.35%) Project Planning
8 4 (3.48%) Business Analysis
8 4 (3.48%) Data Modelling
8 4 (3.48%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.48%) Time Management
9 3 (2.61%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.61%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.57%) SQL
2 5 (4.35%) C#
3 4 (3.48%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.87%) VB
4 1 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (6.96%) Degree
2 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.74%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.87%) MCITP
4 1 (0.87%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.87%) MCP
4 1 (0.87%) MCSE
4 1 (0.87%) CCNA
4 1 (0.87%) ISEB
4 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.70%) QA
2 3 (2.61%) SLA
3 1 (0.87%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (18.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.48%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.61%) XenApp
3 3 (2.61%) vSphere
4 2 (1.74%) UAG
4 2 (1.74%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.87%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.61%) WSUS
2 2 (1.74%) SCCM
3 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 62 (53.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.83%) Oracle
3 8 (6.96%) Perforce
4 7 (6.09%) VMware
5 6 (5.22%) Citrix
6 4 (3.48%) HP
6 4 (3.48%) Sophos
7 3 (2.61%) Lotus
7 3 (2.61%) Cisco
8 2 (1.74%) SAP
9 1 (0.87%) IBM
9 1 (0.87%) Siemens
9 1 (0.87%) Adobe
9 1 (0.87%) Websense
9 1 (0.87%) ServiceNow
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