Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 44 31
Rank change year-on-year +19 -13 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 89 60 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.53% 3.96% 4.70%
As % of the Applications category 47.34% 46.15% 54.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 45 29
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £325 £236
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +37.80% +4.82%
10th Percentile £163 £133 £119
90th Percentile £481 £475 £413
West Midlands median daily rate £320 £314 £270
% change year-on-year +1.99% +16.20% +16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £10.23 £12.55 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.49% +0.40% +4.17%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.50 £10.88
90th Percentile £16.50 £19.58 £17.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £13.59 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.02% -9.40% -5.81%

Microsoft Office is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 188 130 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.69% 8.58% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 94 68
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £325 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +9.24% +8.18%
10th Percentile £190 £137 £149
90th Percentile £489 £475 £463
West Midlands median daily rate £338 £350 £336
% change year-on-year -3.57% +4.09% +12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 13
Birmingham median hourly rate £10.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +6.06% +26.92%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.60 £10.79
90th Percentile £16.33 £21.50 £35.95
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.64% -17.57% +5.71%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Birmingham

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Office in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Birmingham

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Birmingham over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Birmingham

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 46 (51.69%) Microsoft
2 37 (41.57%) Windows
3 28 (31.46%) Office 365
4 20 (22.47%) Finance
5 18 (20.22%) Migration
5 18 (20.22%) Active Directory
6 17 (19.10%) Microsoft Excel
7 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (15.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 14 (15.73%) ITIL
10 13 (14.61%) Windows 7
11 12 (13.48%) SharePoint
11 12 (13.48%) Project Management
12 11 (12.36%) PRINCE2
12 11 (12.36%) Windows 10
13 9 (10.11%) MS Visio
14 8 (8.99%) MS Exchange
14 8 (8.99%) Retail
15 7 (7.87%) Banking
15 7 (7.87%) SLA
15 7 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
16 6 (6.74%) PMO
16 6 (6.74%) Management Information System
16 6 (6.74%) Risk Management
16 6 (6.74%) Change Management
16 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
16 6 (6.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 6 (6.74%) SQL
16 6 (6.74%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (13.48%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.99%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.37%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.12%) CMS
4 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 17 (19.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (15.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (10.11%) MS Visio
4 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (3.37%) Photoshop
5 3 (3.37%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (2.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (2.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (2.25%) AutoCAD
6 2 (2.25%) InDesign
7 1 (1.12%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 28 (31.46%) Office 365
2 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.12%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) LAN
2 3 (3.37%) DHCP
2 3 (3.37%) DNS
2 3 (3.37%) Skype
3 2 (2.25%) VPN
4 1 (1.12%) 3G
4 1 (1.12%) 4G
4 1 (1.12%) ADSL
4 1 (1.12%) Firewall
4 1 (1.12%) Intranet
4 1 (1.12%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.12%) SAN
4 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.25%) Blockchain
2 2 (2.25%) GIS
2 2 (2.25%) Qlik Sense
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) JIRA
General
1 20 (22.47%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Retail
3 7 (7.87%) Banking
4 4 (4.49%) Law
5 2 (2.25%) Legal
5 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.12%) Back Office
6 1 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (26.97%) Analyst
2 9 (10.11%) Administrator
2 9 (10.11%) Project Manager
3 8 (8.99%) Desktop Support
3 8 (8.99%) Service Analyst
3 8 (8.99%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (8.99%) Support Analyst
4 7 (7.87%) Azure Engineer
4 7 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (5.62%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) IT Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.49%) IT Support
7 4 (4.49%) Office 365 Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Consultant
8 3 (3.37%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.25%) .NET
1 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.12%) CSS
2 1 (1.12%) HTML
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.74%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.37%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.12%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.12%) CMDB
5 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.12%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.12%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.12%) Social Network
5 1 (1.12%) User Experience
5 1 (1.12%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 37 (41.57%) Windows
2 13 (14.61%) Windows 7
3 11 (12.36%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.37%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.37%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.25%) Android
5 2 (2.25%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.12%) Unix
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.22%) Migration
2 14 (15.73%) ITIL
3 12 (13.48%) Project Management
4 11 (12.36%) PRINCE2
5 7 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (6.74%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.74%) Change Management
6 6 (6.74%) Document Management
6 6 (6.74%) Risk Management
7 5 (5.62%) B2B
7 5 (5.62%) Business Analysis
7 5 (5.62%) Content Writing
7 5 (5.62%) Information Security
7 5 (5.62%) ITSM
8 4 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.49%) Information Security Management
8 4 (4.49%) ISMS
8 4 (4.49%) Line Management
8 4 (4.49%) Security Management
9 3 (3.37%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.74%) SQL
2 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL
2 2 (2.25%) VBA
3 1 (1.12%) C
3 1 (1.12%) Java
3 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (6.74%) Degree
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.62%) MCSE
3 3 (3.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (3.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.25%) MCP
4 2 (2.25%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.25%) PMP
5 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.12%) ISEB
5 1 (1.12%) MCITP
5 1 (1.12%) MCTS
5 1 (1.12%) NVQ Level 4
5 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.87%) SLA
2 6 (6.74%) PMO
3 4 (4.49%) Data Quality
3 4 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 18 (20.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.25%) BitLocker
2 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.25%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.12%) XenApp
3 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) SCCM
1 6 (6.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.25%) WSUS
3 1 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.12%) SCOM
3 1 (1.12%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 46 (51.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.62%) BMC
2 5 (5.62%) Remedy
3 4 (4.49%) Citrix
3 4 (4.49%) Oracle
4 3 (3.37%) Adobe
4 3 (3.37%) Informatica
4 3 (3.37%) VMware
5 2 (2.25%) Apple
5 2 (2.25%) HP
6 1 (1.12%) AppSense
6 1 (1.12%) Dell
6 1 (1.12%) Epicor
6 1 (1.12%) GoldenSource
6 1 (1.12%) Google
6 1 (1.12%) hybris
6 1 (1.12%) SAP
6 1 (1.12%) Sophos
6 1 (1.12%) Symantec
6 1 (1.12%) Teradata