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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 35 35 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs citing MS Office 74 73 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 4.46% 4.73% 6.46%
As % of the Applications category 35.41% 39.46% 45.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 37 36
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £118 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £429 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 22
Average hourly rate £12.38 £12.89 £10.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.99% +25.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £10.75 £7.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £19.00 £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.03 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.94% +3.70%
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
209 185 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.59% 11.99% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 115 104
Average daily rate £315 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £136 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 32
Average hourly rate £12.38 £12.07 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +20.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £11.10 £7.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £21.40 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -17 38 £260 +40.54% 17
Bradford +8 22 £275 - 8
Halifax -2 8 £480 +60.00% 1
Huddersfield - 3 £315 -
Wakefield -1 1 - - 1
Wetherby - - - - 1
Pudsey - - - -
Castleford - - - -
MS Office
Yorkshire

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 94 (56.29%) Microsoft
2 84 (50.30%) MS Excel
3 50 (29.94%) Windows
4 46 (27.54%) Finance
5 33 (19.76%) Active Directory
6 25 (14.97%) Project Management
7 24 (14.37%) ITIL
8 23 (13.77%) PRINCE2
8 23 (13.77%) Oracle
9 22 (13.17%) SQL Server
9 22 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (12.57%) Windows 7
10 21 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
11 20 (11.98%) Retail
12 18 (10.78%) SQL
12 18 (10.78%) SharePoint
12 18 (10.78%) MS Visio
13 16 (9.58%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (8.98%) MS PowerPoint
15 14 (8.38%) Windows XP
15 14 (8.38%) Software Deployment
16 13 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
16 13 (7.78%) Web Services
16 13 (7.78%) Banking
16 13 (7.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 12 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
17 12 (7.19%) Oracle BPM
17 12 (7.19%) Oracle Fusion
17 12 (7.19%) Degree
17 12 (7.19%) UNIX

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 18 (10.78%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.99%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.80%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (1.20%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.60%) Lync
Applications
1 84 (50.30%) MS Excel
2 18 (10.78%) MS Visio
3 15 (8.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (4.79%) Photoshop
4 8 (4.79%) MS Project
4 8 (4.79%) Adobe Captivate
4 8 (4.79%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (4.79%) InDesign
5 6 (3.59%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (7.19%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.80%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.59%) DNS
1 11 (6.59%) DHCP
2 10 (5.99%) VPN
3 8 (4.79%) LAN
3 8 (4.79%) WAN
4 6 (3.59%) SAN
4 6 (3.59%) SMTP
4 6 (3.59%) Ethernet
4 6 (3.59%) FTP
4 6 (3.59%) iSCSI
4 6 (3.59%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (2.99%) RTSP
6 3 (1.80%) VoIP
7 2 (1.20%) Extranet
7 2 (1.20%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.60%) Wireless
8 1 (0.60%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.17%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.58%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (7.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (5.39%) Oracle ODI
5 7 (4.19%) QlikView
6 6 (3.59%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.80%) FileMaker
8 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.60%) MS Access
9 1 (0.60%) DB2
9 1 (0.60%) OLAP
9 1 (0.60%) MySQL
9 1 (0.60%) OLTP
9 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (7.19%) Oracle Forms
1 12 (7.19%) Hudson
2 5 (2.99%) MSI
3 1 (0.60%) Selenium
3 1 (0.60%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.60%) Ranorex
3 1 (0.60%) SoapUI
General
1 46 (27.54%) Finance
2 20 (11.98%) Retail
3 13 (7.78%) Banking
4 7 (4.19%) Publishing
5 5 (2.99%) Multimedia
5 5 (2.99%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.40%) Legal
7 3 (1.80%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.20%) Games
8 2 (1.20%) Law
8 2 (1.20%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.60%) Local Government
9 1 (0.60%) Marketing
9 1 (0.60%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 47 (28.14%) Analyst
2 19 (11.38%) Developer
3 14 (8.38%) Project Manager
4 12 (7.19%) 1st Line Support
5 11 (6.59%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.59%) Configuration Manager
5 11 (6.59%) Desktop Support
6 10 (5.99%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (4.79%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 8 (4.79%) Release Manager
7 8 (4.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 8 (4.79%) E-Learning Developer
8 7 (4.19%) Help Desk Support
8 7 (4.19%) PMO Analyst
8 7 (4.19%) Business Analyst
9 6 (3.59%) Help Desk Analyst
9 6 (3.59%) Test Analyst
9 6 (3.59%) IT Support
10 5 (2.99%) Software Configuration Manager
10 5 (2.99%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.78%) Web Services
2 12 (7.19%) Oracle Fusion
2 12 (7.19%) .NET
2 12 (7.19%) Middleware
3 10 (5.99%) HTML
4 6 (3.59%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.59%) HTML5
5 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.20%) WPF
6 1 (0.60%) LINQ
6 1 (0.60%) jQuery
6 1 (0.60%) WCF
6 1 (0.60%) XML
6 1 (0.60%) CSS
6 1 (0.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.99%) E-Learning
3 8 (4.79%) NHS
4 6 (3.59%) PDA
5 5 (2.99%) Learning Management System
5 5 (2.99%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.80%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.80%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.20%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.20%) Physics
7 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.60%) Economics
8 1 (0.60%) Wiki
8 1 (0.60%) iPad
8 1 (0.60%) iPhone
8 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 50 (29.94%) Windows
2 21 (12.57%) Windows 7
3 14 (8.38%) Windows XP
4 12 (7.19%) UNIX
5 8 (4.79%) Windows 8
6 6 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.97%) Project Management
2 24 (14.37%) ITIL
3 23 (13.77%) PRINCE2
4 22 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (8.38%) Software Deployment
6 13 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (7.19%) Configuration Management
8 10 (5.99%) ETL
9 9 (5.39%) Change Management
9 9 (5.39%) ITIL V3
9 9 (5.39%) Transition Management
10 8 (4.79%) Waterfall
10 8 (4.79%) Release Management
10 8 (4.79%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (4.19%) Test Scripting
12 6 (3.59%) Service Delivery
12 6 (3.59%) Project Planning
12 6 (3.59%) Migration
13 5 (2.99%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.78%) SQL
2 5 (2.99%) C#
3 4 (2.40%) VBA
4 3 (1.80%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.80%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.60%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (7.19%) Degree
2 9 (5.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (2.99%) MCP
3 5 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.80%) APMP
4 3 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.20%) MCDST
6 1 (0.60%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) PMP
6 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.60%) ISEB
6 1 (0.60%) CCNA
6 1 (0.60%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.59%) QA
2 5 (2.99%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (19.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.59%) vSphere
3 5 (2.99%) VMware ESX
3 5 (2.99%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.20%) UAG
4 2 (1.20%) XenApp
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.40%) SCCM
2 2 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.60%) WSUS
3 1 (0.60%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 94 (56.29%) Microsoft
2 23 (13.77%) Oracle
3 12 (7.19%) Perforce
4 11 (6.59%) Adobe
5 8 (4.79%) Citrix
6 7 (4.19%) VMware
7 6 (3.59%) Sophos
8 3 (1.80%) SAP
8 3 (1.80%) Cisco
9 2 (1.20%) Novell
9 2 (1.20%) Siemens
9 2 (1.20%) Lotus
10 1 (0.60%) Mitel
10 1 (0.60%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.60%) Apple
10 1 (0.60%) Sage
10 1 (0.60%) BMC
10 1 (0.60%) NetApp
10 1 (0.60%) HP
10 1 (0.60%) Websense
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