The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 44 52 33
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -19
Contract jobs citing MS Office 118 76 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 4.01% 3.22% 5.44%
As % of the Applications category 36.76% 31.02% 43.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 30 35
Average daily rate
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£288 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £105 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £351 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 33
Average hourly rate £12.98 £11.13 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.67% -12.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £9.90 £10.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £25.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £14.01
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -0.07%
MS Office
England

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

Applications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
321 245 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 10.92% 10.37% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 146 113
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £117 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 39 45
Average hourly rate £13.46 £11.13 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.98% -17.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £23.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
West Yorkshire +2 70 £275 +13.98% 34
South Yorkshire -3 25 £288 +161.36% 4
North Yorkshire 0 17 £293 +165.90% 5
East Yorkshire +2 3 £210 - 3
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 160 (69.26%) Microsoft
2 99 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 89 (38.53%) Windows
4 50 (21.65%) ITIL
5 48 (20.78%) SQL
6 43 (18.61%) Active Directory
6 43 (18.61%) Windows 7
7 35 (15.15%) Windows XP
8 34 (14.72%) MS Visio
9 32 (13.85%) Finance
10 29 (12.55%) Project Management
11 25 (10.82%) LAN
11 25 (10.82%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
12 24 (10.39%) WAN
12 24 (10.39%) MS Exchange
13 22 (9.52%) MS Project
14 21 (9.09%) NHS
15 20 (8.66%) SQL Server
15 20 (8.66%) TCP/IP
15 20 (8.66%) Data Analysis
15 20 (8.66%) MS PowerPoint
16 19 (8.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 19 (8.23%) SharePoint
17 18 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
17 18 (7.79%) VMware
18 16 (6.93%) Citrix
19 15 (6.49%) VPN
20 14 (6.06%) SLA
20 14 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 24 (10.39%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.23%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.19%) IIS
4 11 (4.76%) SAS
5 3 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.87%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.43%) Moodle
Applications
1 99 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 34 (14.72%) MS Visio
3 22 (9.52%) MS Project
4 20 (8.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (1.30%) Photoshop
6 3 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (1.30%) InDesign
7 2 (0.87%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.43%) QuarkXPress
8 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.73%) Agresso
1 4 (1.73%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.43%) Line 500
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.82%) LAN
2 24 (10.39%) WAN
3 20 (8.66%) TCP/IP
4 15 (6.49%) VPN
5 7 (3.03%) SSL
5 7 (3.03%) SAN
5 7 (3.03%) MPLS
6 6 (2.60%) OSPF
6 6 (2.60%) BGP
6 6 (2.60%) Internet
6 6 (2.60%) Wireless
7 4 (1.73%) DNS
7 4 (1.73%) DHCP
7 4 (1.73%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.30%) Broadband
8 3 (1.30%) Extranet
8 3 (1.30%) Firewall
8 3 (1.30%) VoIP
9 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.43%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.46%) OLAP
5 8 (3.46%) Oracle OLAP
6 6 (2.60%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.87%) MS Access
8 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.87%) DataStage
9 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.43%) QlikView
9 1 (0.43%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.43%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.87%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 32 (13.85%) Finance
2 13 (5.63%) Legal
3 12 (5.19%) Law
4 11 (4.76%) Retail
5 8 (3.46%) Banking
6 5 (2.16%) Back Office
7 3 (1.30%) Games
7 3 (1.30%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.30%) Interactive Media
8 2 (0.87%) Billing
8 2 (0.87%) Local Government
8 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Publishing
9 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Marketing
9 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 88 (38.10%) Analyst
2 30 (12.99%) Service Analyst
3 28 (12.12%) Service Desk Analyst
4 25 (10.82%) Developer
5 18 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (7.36%) Support Engineer
6 17 (7.36%) Support Analyst
7 13 (5.63%) Business Analyst
7 13 (5.63%) Project Manager
8 12 (5.19%) 1st Line Support
9 11 (4.76%) Desktop Support
9 11 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
10 10 (4.33%) SQL Developer
11 9 (3.90%) Information Analyst
12 8 (3.46%) MI Analyst
13 7 (3.03%) Administrator
14 6 (2.60%) Network Engineer
14 6 (2.60%) DBA
14 6 (2.60%) Project Engineer
14 6 (2.60%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.33%) .NET
2 9 (3.90%) XML
3 8 (3.46%) ASP.NET
4 7 (3.03%) ASP.NET 2.0
5 6 (2.60%) HTML
6 5 (2.16%) COM
6 5 (2.16%) HTML5
7 3 (1.30%) jQuery
8 1 (0.43%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.43%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (9.09%) NHS
3 14 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 12 (5.19%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.73%) Mathematics
5 4 (1.73%) iPhone
5 4 (1.73%) iPad
6 3 (1.30%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.30%) Physics
6 3 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.30%) E-Learning
6 3 (1.30%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.87%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.87%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.43%) iSeries
8 1 (0.43%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.43%) Informatics
8 1 (0.43%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 89 (38.53%) Windows
2 43 (18.61%) Windows 7
3 35 (15.15%) Windows XP
4 25 (10.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.60%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.60%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.16%) Android
8 5 (2.16%) Linux
9 4 (1.73%) UNIX
10 3 (1.30%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.87%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.43%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (21.65%) ITIL
2 29 (12.55%) Project Management
3 20 (8.66%) Data Analysis
4 14 (6.06%) Service Management
5 13 (5.63%) Change Management
5 13 (5.63%) Migration
6 12 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (5.19%) PRINCE2
7 10 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (4.33%) Incident Management
7 10 (4.33%) Analytics
8 9 (3.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (3.46%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (3.46%) Business Analysis
9 8 (3.46%) Problem Management
9 8 (3.46%) ITSM
10 7 (3.03%) Test Scripting
10 7 (3.03%) Data Migration
11 6 (2.60%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (2.60%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 48 (20.78%) SQL
2 8 (3.46%) PL/SQL
3 7 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.16%) VBA
5 4 (1.73%) C
5 4 (1.73%) C#
5 4 (1.73%) Java
6 3 (1.30%) C++
7 1 (0.43%) PHP
7 1 (0.43%) X++
7 1 (0.43%) RPG
Qualifications
1 14 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (5.63%) Degree
3 7 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.60%) MCP
4 6 (2.60%) CCNP
4 6 (2.60%) CCIP
4 6 (2.60%) PMP
4 6 (2.60%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.16%) MCDST
5 5 (2.16%) CCNA
6 3 (1.30%) ISEB
6 3 (1.30%) CCIE
6 3 (1.30%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.87%) MCITP
7 2 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.87%) MCSE
8 1 (0.43%) MCSA
8 1 (0.43%) MCTS
8 1 (0.43%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.06%) SLA
2 3 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 43 (18.61%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.87%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.87%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.43%) XenApp
4 1 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.43%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (1.30%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.87%) WSUS
2 2 (0.87%) SCCM
2 2 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.43%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.43%) OpenView
3 1 (0.43%) Unicenter
3 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 160 (69.26%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.79%) VMware
3 16 (6.93%) Citrix
4 12 (5.19%) Adobe
5 11 (4.76%) Oracle
6 8 (3.46%) SAP
7 7 (3.03%) Cisco
7 7 (3.03%) LANDesk
8 6 (2.60%) Remedy
9 5 (2.16%) Lotus
10 4 (1.73%) HP
10 4 (1.73%) Juniper
11 3 (1.30%) Nokia
11 3 (1.30%) Business Objects
11 3 (1.30%) Amdocs
11 3 (1.30%) Telerik
12 2 (0.87%) Symantec
12 2 (0.87%) Netezza
12 2 (0.87%) BMC
12 2 (0.87%) Avaya
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