The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 31 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 30 31 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 4.31% 4.62% 3.88%
As % of the Applications category 34.48% 37.35% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 13
Average daily rate £450 £188 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -52.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £109 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £323 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £267 £225
% change year-on-year
+12.30% +18.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £19.85 £17.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.01% +14.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £13.75 £15.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £23.22 £18.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
MS Office
South West

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

Applications Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
87 83 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 12.50% 12.37% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 57 52
Average daily rate £400 £425 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £21.38 £18.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.52% +16.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £15.65 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.50 £23.64 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -3.33%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 5 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
Swindon -5 18 £450 +200.00% 5
Salisbury -5 1 £525 +61.53% 1
Chippenham - 1 £110 -
Malmesbury - 1 - - 1
MS Office
South West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 35 (48.61%) Microsoft
2 30 (41.67%) MS Excel
3 24 (33.33%) Windows
4 15 (20.83%) Windows 7
5 13 (18.06%) Finance
6 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 11 (15.28%) Degree
7 11 (15.28%) Test Automation
7 11 (15.28%) HND
7 11 (15.28%) Windows XP
8 10 (13.89%) Software Testing
8 10 (13.89%) ISTQB
9 9 (12.50%) Active Directory
9 9 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (12.50%) Mathematics
9 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 8 (11.11%) QA
10 8 (11.11%) Smart Meter
10 8 (11.11%) ISEB
10 8 (11.11%) IBM
10 8 (11.11%) MS Visio
10 8 (11.11%) MS Project
10 8 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
11 7 (9.72%) ITIL
11 7 (9.72%) Data Modelling
11 7 (9.72%) PRINCE2
11 7 (9.72%) CRM
11 7 (9.72%) Big Data
11 7 (9.72%) Mobile App
11 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 6 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.39%) Lync
4 1 (1.39%) SAS
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 30 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (11.11%) MS Project
2 8 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.39%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.56%) DHCP
2 4 (5.56%) DNS
2 4 (5.56%) Firewall
3 3 (4.17%) ADSL
3 3 (4.17%) Broadband
3 3 (4.17%) Ethernet
3 3 (4.17%) VPN
4 1 (1.39%) LAN
4 1 (1.39%) SSL
4 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.72%) Big Data
2 6 (8.33%) MS Access
3 2 (2.78%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.39%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.39%) DataStage
4 1 (1.39%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (18.06%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Banking
2 3 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (1.39%) Front Office
3 1 (1.39%) Law
3 1 (1.39%) Publishing
3 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 11 (15.28%) Analyst
3 9 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 7 (9.72%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (9.72%) IT Support
4 7 (9.72%) Test Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Desktop Support Specialist
5 6 (8.33%) Developer
5 6 (8.33%) IT Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) IT Support Specialist
5 6 (8.33%) Support Specialist
5 6 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 6 (8.33%) VBA Developer
6 5 (6.94%) Software Team Leader
6 5 (6.94%) Software Test Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Team Leader
6 5 (6.94%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) Ajax
1 1 (1.39%) CSS
1 1 (1.39%) HTML
1 1 (1.39%) XHTML
1 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 8 (11.11%) Smart Meter
3 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.72%) Mobile App
4 6 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (5.56%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.78%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.78%) e-Learning
6 2 (2.78%) Learning Management System
6 2 (2.78%) Replication
7 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.39%) iPad
7 1 (1.39%) iPhone
7 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.39%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 24 (33.33%) Windows
2 15 (20.83%) Windows 7
3 11 (15.28%) Windows XP
4 6 (8.33%) Android
4 6 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.17%) Linux
5 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.28%) Test Automation
2 10 (13.89%) Software Testing
3 7 (9.72%) CRM
3 7 (9.72%) Data Modelling
3 7 (9.72%) ITIL
3 7 (9.72%) PRINCE2
4 6 (8.33%) Lean Six Sigma
4 6 (8.33%) Logical Data Model
4 6 (8.33%) Physical Data Model
4 6 (8.33%) Six Sigma
4 6 (8.33%) Time Management
5 5 (6.94%) Migration
6 4 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.56%) QMS
6 4 (5.56%) Service Management
6 4 (5.56%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.17%) Change Management
7 3 (4.17%) Data Analysis
7 3 (4.17%) ITSM
7 3 (4.17%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) VBA
2 5 (6.94%) C
3 3 (4.17%) C++
3 3 (4.17%) Delphi
4 2 (2.78%) SQL
5 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.28%) Degree
2 11 (15.28%) HND
3 10 (13.89%) ISTQB
4 9 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 8 (11.11%) ISEB
6 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.17%) MCSA
8 2 (2.78%) APMP
8 2 (2.78%) CIPD
8 2 (2.78%) NVQ Level 3
9 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.39%) HNC
9 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.11%) QA
2 3 (4.17%) SLA
3 2 (2.78%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) SCCM
2 1 (1.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (48.61%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.11%) IBM
3 6 (8.33%) Apple
4 4 (5.56%) SAP
5 3 (4.17%) Borland
6 2 (2.78%) Remedy
6 2 (2.78%) VMware
7 1 (1.39%) BMC
7 1 (1.39%) Cisco
7 1 (1.39%) Citrix
7 1 (1.39%) HP
7 1 (1.39%) Lotus
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle
7 1 (1.39%) Syclo