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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 28 23 31
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 33 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 4.98% 5.60% 4.94%
As % of the Applications category 48.53% 42.86% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 25
Average daily rate £363 £310 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.93% +37.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £181 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £359 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £293 £228
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 1
Average hourly rate £23.00 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.07% -3.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.35 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+12.35% -4.64%
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
68 91 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 10.27% 13.06% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 58 95
Average daily rate £395 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 5
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.19 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.94% -42.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £12.20 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.70 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -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 30 April 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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -11 11 £450 +63.63% 4
Corsham -6 2 £348 +6.92%
Devizes - 2 £300 -
Bradford-on-Avon - 1 - - 1
Chippenham - 1 - - 3
MS Office
South West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 28 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 21 (33.33%) Windows
3 17 (26.98%) MS Excel
4 14 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 12 (19.05%) Security Cleared
6 11 (17.46%) Software Testing
6 11 (17.46%) Finance
7 10 (15.87%) Active Directory
8 9 (14.29%) Data Modelling
8 9 (14.29%) Windows XP
8 9 (14.29%) HND
8 9 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 9 (14.29%) QA
8 9 (14.29%) SC Cleared
9 7 (11.11%) IBM
9 7 (11.11%) C
9 7 (11.11%) Data Analysis
9 7 (11.11%) Windows Server
10 6 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (9.52%) Data Quality
10 6 (9.52%) Data Governance
10 6 (9.52%) Metadata Management
10 6 (9.52%) Data Management
10 6 (9.52%) ISTQB
10 6 (9.52%) QMS
10 6 (9.52%) Base SAS
10 6 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (9.52%) Test Automation
10 6 (9.52%) Android
10 6 (9.52%) Data Warehouse

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 (9.52%) SAS
2 5 (7.94%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.59%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (26.98%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.94%) MS Project
3 4 (6.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Office 365
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.17%) VPN
3 1 (1.59%) ADSL
3 1 (1.59%) Broadband
3 1 (1.59%) DHCP
3 1 (1.59%) DNS
3 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.59%) Firewall
3 1 (1.59%) Internet
3 1 (1.59%) LAN
3 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) Base SAS
1 6 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (17.46%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Retail
2 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (17.46%) IT Support
2 9 (14.29%) Analyst
2 9 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 8 (12.70%) Project Manager
3 8 (12.70%) Software Test Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Support Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Test Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Consultant
4 6 (9.52%) Data Consultant
4 6 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Desktop Specialist
4 6 (9.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Desktop Support Specialist
4 6 (9.52%) IT Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) IT Support Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) IT Support Specialist
4 6 (9.52%) Support Specialist
5 5 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.94%) Service Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.94%) Replication
3 3 (4.76%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.76%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.17%) Informatics
4 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.17%) NHS
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.59%) iPad
5 1 (1.59%) iPhone
5 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.59%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.33%) Windows
2 14 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 9 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 7 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 6 (9.52%) Android
6 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) Software Testing
2 9 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 9 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 7 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 6 (9.52%) Data Governance
4 6 (9.52%) Data Management
4 6 (9.52%) Metadata Management
4 6 (9.52%) QMS
4 6 (9.52%) Quality Management
4 6 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (9.52%) Test Automation
4 6 (9.52%) Validation
5 5 (7.94%) ITIL
6 4 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.35%) ITSM
6 4 (6.35%) Project Management
7 3 (4.76%) CRM
7 3 (4.76%) Project Planning
7 3 (4.76%) Resource Management
7 3 (4.76%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.11%) C
2 5 (7.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.29%) HND
2 9 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.52%) ISEB
3 6 (9.52%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.17%) Degree
6 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.59%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.59%) PMP
6 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.29%) QA
2 6 (9.52%) Data Quality
3 3 (4.76%) SLA
4 1 (1.59%) JSP 440
System Software
1 10 (15.87%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) SCCM
2 1 (1.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.11%) IBM
3 6 (9.52%) Apple
4 3 (4.76%) Citrix
4 3 (4.76%) Remedy
4 3 (4.76%) VMware
5 2 (3.17%) BMC
5 2 (3.17%) HP
6 1 (1.59%) CA
6 1 (1.59%) Cisco
6 1 (1.59%) Lotus