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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 34 44 35
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 112 89 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 4.62% 4.08% 4.89%
As % of the Applications category 36.36% 33.97% 37.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 34 42
Average daily rate
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£335 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £375 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 24 29
Average hourly rate £11.31 £12.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.27% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.04 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £17.50 £20.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
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
308 262 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.71% 12.00% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 123 176
Average daily rate £350 £321 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% +0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £161 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 41 43
Average hourly rate £11.76 £17.50 £14.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.78% +23.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.13 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.67 £37.70 £22.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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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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 +6 66 £350 +27.27% 22
North Yorkshire +19 20 £463 - 2
South Yorkshire +10 17 £160 -8.57% 10
East Yorkshire +1 7 - - 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 108 (55.10%) Microsoft
2 88 (44.90%) Windows
3 87 (44.39%) MS Excel
4 59 (30.10%) Active Directory
5 48 (24.49%) Windows XP
6 31 (15.82%) Windows 7
7 29 (14.80%) ITIL
8 27 (13.78%) MS Exchange
8 27 (13.78%) Project Management
9 23 (11.73%) SharePoint
9 23 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (10.71%) Finance
11 17 (8.67%) SQL Server
12 16 (8.16%) HP
12 16 (8.16%) Blackberry
13 15 (7.65%) SQL
14 14 (7.14%) Change Management
15 13 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2003
15 13 (6.63%) Service Management
15 13 (6.63%) Web Services
15 13 (6.63%) Citrix
16 12 (6.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 12 (6.12%) MS PowerPoint
16 12 (6.12%) QA
16 12 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (6.12%) Security Cleared
17 11 (5.61%) VMware
17 11 (5.61%) Banking
17 11 (5.61%) Incident Management
17 11 (5.61%) Windows Server 2003

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 27 (13.78%) MS Exchange
2 23 (11.73%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (6.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (5.10%) IBM Notes
6 9 (4.59%) Oracle Service Bus
7 7 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.53%) SAS
10 2 (1.02%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (1.02%) WorkSite
10 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.51%) Quickr
11 1 (0.51%) Lync
Applications
1 87 (44.39%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (5.61%) MS Project
4 8 (4.08%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.55%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (2.04%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (4.59%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.53%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.59%) LAN
2 8 (4.08%) WAN
3 7 (3.57%) Internet
3 7 (3.57%) DNS
3 7 (3.57%) DHCP
4 4 (2.04%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.04%) VPN
5 2 (1.02%) VoIP
5 2 (1.02%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.02%) Firewall
5 2 (1.02%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.51%) NAS
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.51%) VLAN
6 1 (0.51%) Intranet
6 1 (0.51%) SAN
6 1 (0.51%) DSL
6 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.51%) Wireless
6 1 (0.51%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.08%) QlikView
4 6 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.53%) MS Access
7 2 (1.02%) IDOL
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.51%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (4.59%) Hudson
1 9 (4.59%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (2.04%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.02%) Subversion
4 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.51%) JIRA
4 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.51%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.51%) Dreamweaver
General
1 21 (10.71%) Finance
2 11 (5.61%) Banking
3 10 (5.10%) Legal
4 8 (4.08%) Retail
5 6 (3.06%) Law
6 5 (2.55%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.04%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.53%) German Language
9 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.02%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.51%) Advertising
10 1 (0.51%) Publishing
10 1 (0.51%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 51 (26.02%) Analyst
2 25 (12.76%) Support Engineer
3 19 (9.69%) 1st Line Support
4 18 (9.18%) IT Support
5 17 (8.67%) Service Analyst
6 15 (7.65%) Administrator
7 14 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
8 12 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (6.12%) Support Analyst
9 11 (5.61%) Rollout Engineer
9 11 (5.61%) Developer
10 10 (5.10%) Desktop Support
10 10 (5.10%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (4.59%) IT Support Engineer
11 9 (4.59%) Project Manager
11 9 (4.59%) Configuration Manager
12 8 (4.08%) Software Manager
12 8 (4.08%) Software Configuration Manager
12 8 (4.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 7 (3.57%) PC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.63%) Web Services
2 9 (4.59%) Middleware
2 9 (4.59%) .NET
3 8 (4.08%) HTML
4 6 (3.06%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (2.55%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.55%) XML
6 4 (2.04%) CSS
6 4 (2.04%) Ajax
6 4 (2.04%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.53%) jQuery
8 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (0.51%) WCF
8 1 (0.51%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.16%) Blackberry
3 9 (4.59%) NHS
4 5 (2.55%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.04%) iPad
6 3 (1.53%) iPhone
6 3 (1.53%) Handset
7 2 (1.02%) IVR
8 1 (0.51%) FMCG
8 1 (0.51%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.51%) Wiki
8 1 (0.51%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.51%) Statistics
8 1 (0.51%) PKI
8 1 (0.51%) GIS
8 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 88 (44.90%) Windows
2 48 (24.49%) Windows XP
3 31 (15.82%) Windows 7
4 11 (5.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (5.10%) Windows 8
6 9 (4.59%) UNIX
7 6 (3.06%) Windows NT
8 3 (1.53%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.53%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.02%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.02%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.80%) ITIL
2 27 (13.78%) Project Management
3 14 (7.14%) Change Management
4 13 (6.63%) Service Management
5 12 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (5.61%) Incident Management
7 10 (5.10%) PRINCE2
7 10 (5.10%) Configuration Management
7 10 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (4.59%) BPEL
8 9 (4.59%) Problem Management
9 8 (4.08%) Automation Testing
10 7 (3.57%) Migration
10 7 (3.57%) Supplier Management
11 6 (3.06%) Project Planning
11 6 (3.06%) Release Management
11 6 (3.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (3.06%) Data Entry
12 5 (2.55%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (2.55%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.65%) SQL
2 6 (3.06%) JavaScript
2 6 (3.06%) C#
3 3 (1.53%) C
4 2 (1.02%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.51%) VBA
5 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (4.08%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.57%) MCP
4 6 (3.06%) Degree
5 3 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.51%) MCITP
7 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.51%) MCSE
7 1 (0.51%) ISEB
7 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.51%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.12%) QA
2 11 (5.61%) SLA
3 2 (1.02%) Solvency II
3 2 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 59 (30.10%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.06%) vSphere
3 6 (3.06%) XenApp
4 4 (2.04%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.53%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (1.53%) ISA Server
5 3 (1.53%) MetaFrame
6 2 (1.02%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.02%) UAG
7 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (3.06%) SCCM
2 3 (1.53%) SCOM
2 3 (1.53%) WSUS
3 2 (1.02%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 108 (55.10%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.16%) HP
3 13 (6.63%) Citrix
4 11 (5.61%) VMware
4 11 (5.61%) Oracle
5 10 (5.10%) Lotus
6 9 (4.59%) Perforce
7 7 (3.57%) Cisco
8 6 (3.06%) Sophos
9 5 (2.55%) Remedy
9 5 (2.55%) SAP
9 5 (2.55%) Adobe
10 4 (2.04%) IBM
10 4 (2.04%) NetApp
11 3 (1.53%) MobileIron
11 3 (1.53%) Dell
12 2 (1.02%) Trillium
12 2 (1.02%) Cognos
12 2 (1.02%) Toshiba
12 2 (1.02%) CA
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