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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 55 40 42
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 106 99 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 3.31% 4.19% 4.31%
As % of the Applications category 28.34% 34.14% 35.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 37 33
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £114 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £437 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 30
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.47 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £10.47 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.15 £14.72 £17.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.45 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+3.21% -1.54%
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
374 290 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.67% 12.27% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 171 131
Average daily rate £350 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £128 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 43 49
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.45 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.45% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £9.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £15.39 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -20 72 £268 -16.40% 18
South Yorkshire -19 14 £218 -33.07% 4
North Yorkshire -9 13 £200 -56.75% 11
East Yorkshire - 2 £175 - 3
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 163 (69.36%) Microsoft
2 103 (43.83%) Windows
2 103 (43.83%) MS Excel
3 71 (30.21%) ITIL
4 51 (21.70%) Active Directory
5 48 (20.43%) Windows 7
6 46 (19.57%) SQL
7 32 (13.62%) Windows XP
8 30 (12.77%) MS Visio
9 28 (11.91%) LAN
9 28 (11.91%) WAN
9 28 (11.91%) Finance
10 24 (10.21%) Project Management
10 24 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
11 23 (9.79%) MS Exchange
11 23 (9.79%) VMware
11 23 (9.79%) Data Analysis
12 22 (9.36%) TCP/IP
12 22 (9.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (8.94%) SharePoint
14 20 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (8.51%) Service Management
15 19 (8.09%) NHS
15 19 (8.09%) SLA
16 18 (7.66%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (7.23%) Citrix
17 17 (7.23%) MS Project
17 17 (7.23%) Legal
18 16 (6.81%) Law
19 15 (6.38%) Management Information System

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 23 (9.79%) MS Exchange
2 21 (8.94%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.68%) SAS
4 10 (4.26%) IIS
5 6 (2.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.28%) Moodle
7 3 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.85%) CMS
8 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 103 (43.83%) MS Excel
2 30 (12.77%) MS Visio
3 17 (7.23%) MS Project
4 15 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.28%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.85%) RoboHelp
6 2 (0.85%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.85%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.85%) FrameMaker
6 2 (0.85%) XMetaL
7 1 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.43%) InDesign
7 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.43%) QuarkXPress
7 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Line 500
2 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.43%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.43%) Agresso
2 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.85%) Office 365
1 2 (0.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.91%) LAN
1 28 (11.91%) WAN
2 22 (9.36%) TCP/IP
3 10 (4.26%) VPN
4 9 (3.83%) Internet
5 8 (3.40%) VoIP
6 7 (2.98%) MPLS
7 6 (2.55%) SSL
7 6 (2.55%) SAN
8 5 (2.13%) OSPF
8 5 (2.13%) BGP
8 5 (2.13%) DNS
8 5 (2.13%) DHCP
9 3 (1.28%) Extranet
9 3 (1.28%) Wireless
9 3 (1.28%) Firewall
10 2 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.85%) DSL
10 2 (0.85%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.43%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (5.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (3.40%) OLAP
4 8 (3.40%) Oracle OLAP
5 6 (2.55%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.85%) DataStage
7 2 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.85%) MS Access
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.43%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.43%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (2.55%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.70%) Eclipse
General
1 28 (11.91%) Finance
2 17 (7.23%) Legal
3 16 (6.81%) Law
4 13 (5.53%) Retail
5 6 (2.55%) Banking
6 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.28%) Marketing
6 3 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.85%) Advertising
7 2 (0.85%) Back Office
7 2 (0.85%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) Local Government
8 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Electronics
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 92 (39.15%) Analyst
2 35 (14.89%) Service Analyst
3 31 (13.19%) Service Desk Analyst
4 22 (9.36%) 2nd Line Support
4 22 (9.36%) Support Analyst
5 20 (8.51%) Developer
6 17 (7.23%) Business Analyst
7 14 (5.96%) Support Engineer
8 13 (5.53%) Project Manager
9 11 (4.68%) 1st Line Support
10 10 (4.26%) SQL Developer
11 9 (3.83%) IT Support
12 8 (3.40%) Technical Analyst
12 8 (3.40%) IT Trainer
12 8 (3.40%) Trainer
12 8 (3.40%) Desktop Support
13 7 (2.98%) Desktop Engineer
13 7 (2.98%) Administrator
13 7 (2.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 6 (2.55%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.53%) XML
2 10 (4.26%) .NET
3 8 (3.40%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.98%) ASP.NET 2.0
5 3 (1.28%) COM
6 1 (0.43%) CSS
6 1 (0.43%) HTML
6 1 (0.43%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.09%) NHS
3 15 (6.38%) Blackberry
3 15 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.98%) E-Learning
5 4 (1.70%) CMDB
5 4 (1.70%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.70%) iPhone
5 4 (1.70%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.28%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.85%) Replication
7 2 (0.85%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.85%) iPad
8 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.43%) iSeries
8 1 (0.43%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.43%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.43%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 103 (43.83%) Windows
2 48 (20.43%) Windows 7
3 32 (13.62%) Windows XP
4 22 (9.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (7.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (4.68%) Windows 8
8 10 (4.26%) Linux
9 6 (2.55%) UNIX
9 6 (2.55%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.70%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.70%) Android
11 3 (1.28%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.85%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (30.21%) ITIL
2 24 (10.21%) Project Management
3 23 (9.79%) Data Analysis
4 20 (8.51%) Service Management
5 13 (5.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (5.11%) ITSM
6 12 (5.11%) Change Management
6 12 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (5.11%) Incident Management
7 11 (4.68%) UML
7 11 (4.68%) Analytics
8 10 (4.26%) Migration
9 9 (3.83%) Problem Management
9 9 (3.83%) Configuration Management
9 9 (3.83%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (3.40%) PRINCE2
10 8 (3.40%) Test Scripting
10 8 (3.40%) Project Planning
11 7 (2.98%) Business Analysis
12 6 (2.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 46 (19.57%) SQL
2 9 (3.83%) PL/SQL
3 7 (2.98%) C
3 7 (2.98%) C++
4 6 (2.55%) Java
5 5 (2.13%) VBA
6 2 (0.85%) Delphi
7 1 (0.43%) C#
7 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.43%) PHP
7 1 (0.43%) RPG
7 1 (0.43%) X++
7 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (4.68%) Degree
3 10 (4.26%) MCDST
3 10 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (3.83%) MCP
5 7 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.55%) CIPD
6 6 (2.55%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.55%) CCNA
7 5 (2.13%) MCT
7 5 (2.13%) CCNP
7 5 (2.13%) CCIP
8 4 (1.70%) MCSE
8 4 (1.70%) MOS
9 3 (1.28%) ISEB
9 3 (1.28%) PMP
9 3 (1.28%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.28%) CCIE
9 3 (1.28%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.09%) SLA
2 3 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 51 (21.70%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.85%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.85%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.43%) XenApp
4 1 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 4 (1.70%) Unicenter
2 3 (1.28%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.28%) WSUS
2 3 (1.28%) SCCM
3 2 (0.85%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.43%) OpenView
4 1 (0.43%) SCOM
4 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 163 (69.36%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.79%) VMware
3 17 (7.23%) Citrix
4 11 (4.68%) Oracle
5 8 (3.40%) ServiceNow
6 7 (2.98%) Cisco
6 7 (2.98%) Lotus
7 6 (2.55%) Remedy
8 5 (2.13%) SAP
9 4 (1.70%) Adobe
9 4 (1.70%) HP
9 4 (1.70%) CA
9 4 (1.70%) Peregrine
10 3 (1.28%) Nokia
10 3 (1.28%) Amdocs
10 3 (1.28%) Trustwave
11 2 (0.85%) Netezza
11 2 (0.85%) Symantec
11 2 (0.85%) Northgate
11 2 (0.85%) Civica
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