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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 53 42 28
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs citing MS Office 92 109 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 3.21% 4.27% 5.47%
As % of the Applications category 29.11% 36.09% 45.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 48 57
Average daily rate £325 £240 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £175 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £460 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £270 £238
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +13.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 15
Average hourly rate £12.38 £12.19 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +5.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £9.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.72 £13.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
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
316 302 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.04% 11.84% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 182 146
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 34 23
Average hourly rate £12.40 £11.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.53% -2.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.52 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -4.47%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 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
West Yorkshire -17 53 £321 +39.56% 22
South Yorkshire -12 18 £350 +34.61% 6
North Yorkshire +13 14 £403 +67.70% 9
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 141 (65.28%) Microsoft
2 102 (47.22%) Windows
3 101 (46.76%) MS Excel
4 76 (35.19%) Active Directory
5 53 (24.54%) Windows 7
6 45 (20.83%) ITIL
7 44 (20.37%) Finance
8 42 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
9 33 (15.28%) SQL
10 32 (14.81%) Windows Server
11 29 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 26 (12.04%) MS Visio
13 24 (11.11%) SharePoint
13 24 (11.11%) Project Management
14 23 (10.65%) MS PowerPoint
15 22 (10.19%) MS Project
16 19 (8.80%) Management Information System
17 17 (7.87%) Service Management
17 17 (7.87%) Internet
18 16 (7.41%) NHS
18 16 (7.41%) SQL Server
18 16 (7.41%) Windows XP
19 15 (6.94%) MS Exchange
19 15 (6.94%) TCP/IP
19 15 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
20 14 (6.48%) Citrix
20 14 (6.48%) Migration
20 14 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
21 13 (6.02%) VMware
21 13 (6.02%) MCDST

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.94%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.70%) SAS
4 5 (2.31%) CMS
4 5 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.85%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.93%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.93%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.93%) IIS
7 2 (0.93%) Moodle
7 2 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.93%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
8 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.46%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 101 (46.76%) MS Excel
2 26 (12.04%) MS Visio
3 23 (10.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (10.19%) MS Project
5 7 (3.24%) Acrobat
6 6 (2.78%) Photoshop
6 6 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (2.31%) Adobe Captivate
7 5 (2.31%) FrameMaker
7 5 (2.31%) RoboHelp
7 5 (2.31%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 3 (1.39%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.93%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.93%) Remedy AR System
2 2 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.46%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.56%) Office 365
2 10 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.93%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.87%) Internet
2 15 (6.94%) TCP/IP
3 12 (5.56%) LAN
4 11 (5.09%) DHCP
4 11 (5.09%) DNS
5 10 (4.63%) WAN
6 6 (2.78%) VPN
7 5 (2.31%) Firewall
7 5 (2.31%) VoIP
8 4 (1.85%) DAB
9 3 (1.39%) Intranet
9 3 (1.39%) Network Security
10 2 (0.93%) FTP
10 2 (0.93%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.93%) SSL
10 2 (0.93%) WebEx
10 2 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.93%) Wireless
11 1 (0.46%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.09%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (5.09%) MS Access
3 10 (4.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (4.17%) Data Mining
5 8 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (3.24%) Base SAS
6 7 (3.24%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (2.31%) SQLBase
8 3 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.46%) DTS
9 1 (0.46%) OLAP
9 1 (0.46%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.46%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.46%) SAS EBI
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.31%) Hudson
2 3 (1.39%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.39%) FrontPage
2 3 (1.39%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.46%) Dreamweaver
General
1 44 (20.37%) Finance
2 10 (4.63%) Legal
3 8 (3.70%) Banking
3 8 (3.70%) Law
4 7 (3.24%) Retail
5 6 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.39%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.93%) Back Office
8 1 (0.46%) Billing
8 1 (0.46%) Electronics
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 78 (36.11%) Analyst
2 30 (13.89%) Service Analyst
2 30 (13.89%) Service Desk Analyst
3 23 (10.65%) 1st Line Support
4 19 (8.80%) 2nd Line Support
4 19 (8.80%) Support Analyst
5 17 (7.87%) Service Desk Support
6 14 (6.48%) Support Engineer
7 13 (6.02%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 12 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
8 12 (5.56%) Developer
8 12 (5.56%) IT Trainer
8 12 (5.56%) Trainer
9 10 (4.63%) Desktop Support
9 10 (4.63%) IT Support
10 9 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 8 (3.70%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (3.70%) IT Analyst
11 8 (3.70%) IT Engineer
12 7 (3.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.17%) XML
2 7 (3.24%) CSS
3 4 (1.85%) Web Services
4 2 (0.93%) HTML
4 2 (0.93%) Middleware
5 1 (0.46%) ADO
5 1 (0.46%) Ajax
5 1 (0.46%) Sass
5 1 (0.46%) SOAP
5 1 (0.46%) XHTML
5 1 (0.46%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 42 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.80%) Management Information System
3 16 (7.41%) NHS
4 13 (6.02%) Blackberry
5 12 (5.56%) Client/Server
6 9 (4.17%) e-Learning
7 6 (2.78%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.31%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.31%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.39%) APACS
9 3 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.39%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.93%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.93%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.93%) PDA
10 2 (0.93%) Statistics
10 2 (0.93%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.46%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.46%) iPad
11 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 102 (47.22%) Windows
2 53 (24.54%) Windows 7
3 32 (14.81%) Windows Server
4 16 (7.41%) Windows XP
5 12 (5.56%) Windows 8
6 8 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (3.24%) Windows Vista
8 6 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.85%) Linux
10 3 (1.39%) Android
11 2 (0.93%) Unix
11 2 (0.93%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.46%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.83%) ITIL
2 24 (11.11%) Project Management
3 17 (7.87%) Service Management
4 15 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (6.48%) Migration
5 14 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (6.02%) Analytics
7 10 (4.63%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (4.17%) Change Management
8 9 (4.17%) Data Validation
8 9 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (4.17%) Validation
9 8 (3.70%) Configuration Management
9 8 (3.70%) ETL
9 8 (3.70%) Incident Management
10 7 (3.24%) Business Analysis
10 7 (3.24%) CRM
10 7 (3.24%) Data Analysis
10 7 (3.24%) Information Architecture
10 7 (3.24%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.28%) SQL
2 4 (1.85%) C
2 4 (1.85%) C++
3 3 (1.39%) Java
3 3 (1.39%) T-SQL
3 3 (1.39%) VBA
4 2 (0.93%) Delphi
4 2 (0.93%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (6.02%) MCDST
3 12 (5.56%) MCSE
4 11 (5.09%) Degree
5 9 (4.17%) CIPD
5 9 (4.17%) MCP
6 7 (3.24%) MCT
6 7 (3.24%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.31%) MOS
8 4 (1.85%) CCNA
8 4 (1.85%) ECDL
9 3 (1.39%) ISEB
9 3 (1.39%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.93%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.93%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.46%) MCITP
11 1 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.09%) SLA
2 10 (4.63%) QA
3 8 (3.70%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 76 (35.19%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.46%) MetaFrame
3 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (2.78%) SCCM
2 2 (0.93%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.46%) DameWare
3 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.46%) ThinApp
3 1 (0.46%) Unicenter
3 1 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 141 (65.28%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.48%) Citrix
3 13 (6.02%) VMware
4 8 (3.70%) Cisco
5 7 (3.24%) Adobe
5 7 (3.24%) Oracle
5 7 (3.24%) Remedy
6 5 (2.31%) Lotus
6 5 (2.31%) Perforce
7 4 (1.85%) Sage
8 3 (1.39%) HP
8 3 (1.39%) Peregrine
8 3 (1.39%) SAP
9 2 (0.93%) Bomgar
9 2 (0.93%) Borland
9 2 (0.93%) IBM
10 1 (0.46%) Capita
10 1 (0.46%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.46%) Mitel
10 1 (0.46%) ServiceNow
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