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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 51 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 71 64 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.13% 3.83% 4.47%
As % of the Applications category 23.83% 29.91% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 24
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£268 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.40% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £115 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £424 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £256
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 17
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.13 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -17.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £9.72 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £14.20 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.54%
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
298 214 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.15% 12.80% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 136 85
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £131 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 30
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £9.00 £11.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £14.30 £44.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
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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 -21 46 £200 -37.50% 17
Bradford +1 14 £275 -33.33% 1
Halifax +2 2 £473 +57.66% 1
Dewsbury +1 1 - -
Wetherby - 1 £100 -
Batley - 1 £100 -
MS Office
Yorkshire

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 90 (63.38%) Microsoft
2 65 (45.77%) Windows
3 51 (35.92%) MS Excel
4 40 (28.17%) ITIL
5 25 (17.61%) Active Directory
6 24 (16.90%) SQL
6 24 (16.90%) Windows 7
7 20 (14.08%) Finance
8 17 (11.97%) VMware
8 17 (11.97%) Legal
9 16 (11.27%) Law
9 16 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (11.27%) Project Management
9 16 (11.27%) MS Visio
10 15 (10.56%) MS Project
11 14 (9.86%) SLA
12 13 (9.15%) Management Information System
12 13 (9.15%) XML
12 13 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (7.75%) SAS
14 11 (7.75%) SharePoint
14 11 (7.75%) UML
14 11 (7.75%) Oracle
14 11 (7.75%) Retail
14 11 (7.75%) Analytics
15 10 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (7.04%) Service Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 11 (7.75%) SharePoint
1 11 (7.75%) SAS
2 8 (5.63%) IIS
3 5 (3.52%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.41%) CMS
6 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.70%) Moodle
7 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 51 (35.92%) MS Excel
2 16 (11.27%) MS Visio
3 15 (10.56%) MS Project
4 6 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.11%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.41%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (1.41%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.41%) RoboHelp
6 2 (1.41%) FrameMaker
6 2 (1.41%) XMetaL
7 1 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.70%) InDesign
7 1 (0.70%) QuarkXPress
7 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.70%) Line 500
1 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.34%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.63%) WAN
2 8 (5.63%) LAN
3 5 (3.52%) SSL
4 4 (2.82%) VoIP
4 4 (2.82%) Internet
5 3 (2.11%) Extranet
6 2 (1.41%) DHCP
6 2 (1.41%) VPN
6 2 (1.41%) DNS
7 1 (0.70%) GPRS
7 1 (0.70%) PBX
7 1 (0.70%) 3G
7 1 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.70%) Wireless
7 1 (0.70%) 2G
7 1 (0.70%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.70%) HSPA
7 1 (0.70%) 4G
7 1 (0.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (5.63%) Oracle OLAP
2 8 (5.63%) OLAP
3 6 (4.23%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.82%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.41%) DataStage
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.70%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (3.52%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.82%) Eclipse
General
1 20 (14.08%) Finance
2 17 (11.97%) Legal
3 16 (11.27%) Law
4 11 (7.75%) Retail
5 6 (4.23%) Banking
6 3 (2.11%) Marketing
6 3 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.11%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.41%) Advertising
7 2 (1.41%) Billing
8 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Publishing
8 1 (0.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 53 (37.32%) Analyst
2 18 (12.68%) Service Analyst
3 14 (9.86%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (9.15%) Support Analyst
5 11 (7.75%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (6.34%) Business Analyst
7 8 (5.63%) Developer
7 8 (5.63%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (5.63%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.63%) Trainer
7 8 (5.63%) IT Trainer
8 7 (4.93%) Desktop Support
9 6 (4.23%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.23%) DBA
9 6 (4.23%) Oracle DBA
9 6 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (3.52%) Data Analyst
10 5 (3.52%) Information Analyst
11 4 (2.82%) Desktop Engineer
11 4 (2.82%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.15%) XML
2 9 (6.34%) .NET
3 8 (5.63%) ASP.NET
4 7 (4.93%) ASP.NET 2.0
5 4 (2.82%) COM
6 1 (0.70%) CSS
6 1 (0.70%) HTML
6 1 (0.70%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.15%) Management Information System
1 13 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.63%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.93%) E-Learning
4 4 (2.82%) NHS
4 4 (2.82%) CMDB
4 4 (2.82%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.11%) iPhone
6 2 (1.41%) Replication
6 2 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.41%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.41%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.70%) FMCG
7 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.70%) iSeries
7 1 (0.70%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.70%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 65 (45.77%) Windows
2 24 (16.90%) Windows 7
3 12 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (7.04%) Linux
4 10 (7.04%) Windows XP
4 10 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (5.63%) Windows 8
6 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.23%) UNIX
7 4 (2.82%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.11%) Windows Vista
8 3 (2.11%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (28.17%) ITIL
2 16 (11.27%) Project Management
3 12 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (7.75%) UML
4 11 (7.75%) Analytics
5 10 (7.04%) Service Management
6 8 (5.63%) Configuration Management
6 8 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (5.63%) Data Analysis
6 8 (5.63%) Incident Management
7 7 (4.93%) Migration
8 6 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (4.23%) Software Engineering
8 6 (4.23%) OOD
8 6 (4.23%) OOA/OOD
8 6 (4.23%) E-Commerce
9 5 (3.52%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.52%) Data Modelling
9 5 (3.52%) Business Analysis
9 5 (3.52%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.90%) SQL
2 8 (5.63%) PL/SQL
3 7 (4.93%) C++
4 6 (4.23%) Java
5 5 (3.52%) C
6 2 (1.41%) Delphi
6 2 (1.41%) VBA
7 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.70%) C#
7 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.70%) PHP
7 1 (0.70%) RPG
Qualifications
1 16 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.63%) MCDST
3 6 (4.23%) CIPD
3 6 (4.23%) MCP
4 5 (3.52%) MCT
5 4 (2.82%) Degree
6 3 (2.11%) MCSE
6 3 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.11%) ISEB
6 3 (2.11%) MOS
7 2 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.41%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.41%) MCITP
7 2 (1.41%) CCNA
7 2 (1.41%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.70%) HNC
8 1 (0.70%) PMP
8 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.86%) SLA
2 3 (2.11%) QA
System Software
1 25 (17.61%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.41%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.70%) SCCM
1 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.70%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 90 (63.38%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.97%) VMware
3 11 (7.75%) Oracle
4 9 (6.34%) Citrix
5 7 (4.93%) Lotus
6 5 (3.52%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.82%) SAP
7 4 (2.82%) Adobe
8 3 (2.11%) Amdocs
8 3 (2.11%) Nokia
9 2 (1.41%) Netezza
9 2 (1.41%) Borland
9 2 (1.41%) Avaya
10 1 (0.70%) Genesys
10 1 (0.70%) BMC
10 1 (0.70%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.70%) Nortel
10 1 (0.70%) Cisco
10 1 (0.70%) Sage
10 1 (0.70%) Quark
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