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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 60 37 32
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 56 77 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.76% 4.37% 4.95%
As % of the Applications category 27.32% 33.62% 41.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 41 39
Average daily rate £313 £230 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.86% -16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £175 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £263 £225
% change year-on-year
+12.38% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 6
Average hourly rate £13.13 £13.00 £12.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.96% +3.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.20 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £17.78 £14.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
205 229 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.09% 13.00% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 150 114
Average daily rate £325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £180 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 10
Average hourly rate £15.25 £12.50 £12.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -0.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.85 £10.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.28 £15.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.65 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -2.33%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 36 £321 +31.02% 9
Bradford -8 10 £125 -50.00% 2
Wakefield - 4 - -
Dewsbury 0 2 - - 1
Bingley - 2 - -
Halifax -1 1 £315 -30.00%
Castleford - 1 £175 -
MS Office
Yorkshire

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 85 (59.86%) Microsoft
2 62 (43.66%) Windows
3 59 (41.55%) MS Excel
4 47 (33.10%) Active Directory
5 35 (24.65%) Windows 7
6 28 (19.72%) Finance
6 28 (19.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (19.01%) ITIL
8 20 (14.08%) SharePoint
9 19 (13.38%) MS Visio
9 19 (13.38%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (13.38%) Windows Server
10 18 (12.68%) Project Management
11 17 (11.97%) MS PowerPoint
12 16 (11.27%) SQL
12 16 (11.27%) MS Project
13 14 (9.86%) Management Information System
14 13 (9.15%) Service Management
14 13 (9.15%) TCP/IP
14 13 (9.15%) MCDST
14 13 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (7.75%) Windows 8
15 11 (7.75%) MCSE
15 11 (7.75%) NHS
16 10 (7.04%) SQL Server
16 10 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
16 10 (7.04%) Citrix
16 10 (7.04%) Legal
16 10 (7.04%) e-Learning
16 10 (7.04%) CIPD

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 20 (14.08%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.23%) CMS
3 4 (2.82%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.11%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.41%) IBM Domino
5 2 (1.41%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.41%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 59 (41.55%) MS Excel
2 19 (13.38%) MS Visio
3 17 (11.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (11.27%) MS Project
5 6 (4.23%) Acrobat
5 6 (4.23%) Adobe Captivate
5 6 (4.23%) FrameMaker
5 6 (4.23%) Photoshop
5 6 (4.23%) RoboHelp
5 6 (4.23%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.15%) TCP/IP
2 9 (6.34%) LAN
3 7 (4.93%) Internet
3 7 (4.93%) WAN
4 6 (4.23%) DHCP
4 6 (4.23%) DNS
5 4 (2.82%) VoIP
5 4 (2.82%) VPN
6 3 (2.11%) Firewall
6 3 (2.11%) Intranet
6 3 (2.11%) Network Security
7 2 (1.41%) FTP
7 2 (1.41%) SSL
8 1 (0.70%) LDAP
8 1 (0.70%) SAN
8 1 (0.70%) Skype
8 1 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.34%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (6.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (4.93%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (4.93%) MS Access
3 7 (4.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.23%) Data Mining
4 6 (4.23%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.70%) MySQL
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.52%) Hudson
2 3 (2.11%) FrontPage
3 2 (1.41%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (19.72%) Finance
2 10 (7.04%) Legal
3 9 (6.34%) Law
4 8 (5.63%) Banking
5 7 (4.93%) Retail
6 3 (2.11%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Back Office
7 1 (0.70%) Billing
7 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (30.99%) Analyst
2 21 (14.79%) Service Analyst
2 21 (14.79%) Service Desk Analyst
3 17 (11.97%) 1st Line Support
3 17 (11.97%) Service Desk Support
4 14 (9.86%) Support Analyst
5 13 (9.15%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (9.15%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 10 (7.04%) IT Trainer
6 10 (7.04%) Trainer
7 9 (6.34%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (6.34%) Developer
8 8 (5.63%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (5.63%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 8 (5.63%) Desktop Support
8 8 (5.63%) Technical Support
9 7 (4.93%) Support Engineer
10 6 (4.23%) Configuration Manager
10 6 (4.23%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (4.23%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.34%) XML
2 4 (2.82%) CSS
3 2 (1.41%) Web Services
4 1 (0.70%) Ajax
4 1 (0.70%) HTML
4 1 (0.70%) Middleware
4 1 (0.70%) Sass
4 1 (0.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.38%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.86%) Management Information System
3 11 (7.75%) NHS
4 10 (7.04%) e-Learning
5 7 (4.93%) Blackberry
5 7 (4.93%) Client/Server
6 6 (4.23%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.52%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.11%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.41%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.41%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.70%) CMDB
10 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.70%) Replication
10 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 62 (43.66%) Windows
2 35 (24.65%) Windows 7
3 19 (13.38%) Windows Server
4 11 (7.75%) Windows 8
5 6 (4.23%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.82%) Linux
6 4 (2.82%) Windows Vista
7 3 (2.11%) Android
8 2 (1.41%) Unix
9 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.01%) ITIL
2 18 (12.68%) Project Management
3 13 (9.15%) Service Management
3 13 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (6.34%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (6.34%) Migration
6 7 (4.93%) Business Analysis
6 7 (4.93%) Configuration Management
6 7 (4.93%) Data Validation
6 7 (4.93%) Information Architecture
6 7 (4.93%) Validation
7 6 (4.23%) Analytics
7 6 (4.23%) Content Management
7 6 (4.23%) ETL
7 6 (4.23%) PRINCE2
7 6 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (4.23%) UML
8 5 (3.52%) Software Deployment
9 4 (2.82%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.27%) SQL
2 4 (2.82%) C++
3 3 (2.11%) C
4 2 (1.41%) Delphi
4 2 (1.41%) Java
4 2 (1.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (19.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (9.15%) MCDST
3 11 (7.75%) MCSE
4 10 (7.04%) CIPD
5 8 (5.63%) MCT
6 7 (4.93%) MCP
7 6 (4.23%) MOS
8 5 (3.52%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.82%) CCNA
9 4 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.82%) ECDL
10 3 (2.11%) ISEB
11 2 (1.41%) Degree
11 2 (1.41%) ISTQB
11 2 (1.41%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.41%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 1 (0.70%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.70%) MCITP
12 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.34%) QA
2 6 (4.23%) SLA
3 2 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 47 (33.10%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.41%) SCCM
2 1 (0.70%) DameWare
2 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 85 (59.86%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.04%) Citrix
3 8 (5.63%) VMware
4 6 (4.23%) Adobe
4 6 (4.23%) Cisco
4 6 (4.23%) Oracle
5 5 (3.52%) Lotus
5 5 (3.52%) Perforce
6 4 (2.82%) Sage
7 2 (1.41%) Borland
7 2 (1.41%) IBM
7 2 (1.41%) Remedy
7 2 (1.41%) SAP
8 1 (0.70%) Capita
8 1 (0.70%) HP
8 1 (0.70%) Informatica
8 1 (0.70%) ServiceNow