The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for MS Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 37 30 19
Rank change year-on-year -7 -11  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 22 27 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.39% 4.19% 6.70%
As % of the Applications category 40.74% 30.00% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 15
Median daily rate £225 £270 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -1.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £105 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.16% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.75 £13.06
% change year-on-year -14.28% +20.64%  

MS Office is in the software application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Software Application Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 54 90 104
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 8.32% 13.98% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 50 47
Median daily rate £290 £319 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.01% -0.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £485 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £11.93 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.59% -13.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +13.79%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing MS Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Office in Birmingham

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Birmingham

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Birmingham over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in Birmingham

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Birmingham

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 MS Office.

1 39 (69.64%) Microsoft
2 23 (41.07%) Windows
3 22 (39.29%) MS Excel
4 16 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 16 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (26.79%) Migration
6 12 (21.43%) SharePoint
7 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
8 10 (17.86%) SC Cleared
8 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (17.86%) Windows Server
9 9 (16.07%) Office 365
9 9 (16.07%) ITIL
9 9 (16.07%) VMware
10 8 (14.29%) Finance
10 8 (14.29%) VoIP
10 8 (14.29%) DHCP
10 8 (14.29%) DNS
11 7 (12.50%) Kerberos
11 7 (12.50%) MS Visio
11 7 (12.50%) LDAP
11 7 (12.50%) Identity Management
11 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (12.50%) Skype
11 7 (12.50%) OneDrive
11 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (12.50%) Time Management
11 7 (12.50%) Windows 7
11 7 (12.50%) Email Filtering

MS Office
Top Related 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 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.71%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.36%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) Moodle
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (39.29%) MS Excel
2 16 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 4 (7.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.79%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (16.07%) Office 365
3 7 (12.50%) OneDrive
4 6 (10.71%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (10.71%) Yammer
5 3 (5.36%) IBM PureFlex
6 2 (3.57%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) DHCP
1 8 (14.29%) DNS
1 8 (14.29%) VoIP
2 7 (12.50%) Kerberos
2 7 (12.50%) LDAP
2 7 (12.50%) Skype
3 6 (10.71%) PBX
3 6 (10.71%) Unified Communications
4 3 (5.36%) SAN
5 2 (3.57%) LAN
5 2 (3.57%) WAN
6 1 (1.79%) ATM
6 1 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.79%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) Big Data
2 1 (1.79%) MS Access
General
1 8 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Advertising
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Legal
3 2 (3.57%) Marketing
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Electronics
4 1 (1.79%) Law
4 1 (1.79%) Local Government
4 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (21.43%) Analyst
2 5 (8.93%) Administrator
3 4 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (7.14%) Server Support
3 4 (7.14%) Service Analyst
3 4 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (7.14%) Windows Server Support
4 3 (5.36%) Applications Manager
4 3 (5.36%) Azure Architect
4 3 (5.36%) Data Manager
4 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 3 (5.36%) Office 365 Architect
4 3 (5.36%) Office 365 Specialist
4 3 (5.36%) Programme Planner
4 3 (5.36%) Project Planner
4 3 (5.36%) SAN Administrator
4 3 (5.36%) Test Manager
4 3 (5.36%) Trainer
4 3 (5.36%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.71%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) PKI
2 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.93%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.36%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.57%) CMDB
4 2 (3.57%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.79%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.79%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.79%) Video Editing
5 1 (1.79%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.07%) Windows
2 10 (17.86%) Windows Server
3 7 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.36%) HPUX
5 3 (5.36%) Linux
5 3 (5.36%) Unix
5 3 (5.36%) Windows 10
5 3 (5.36%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.57%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) Migration
2 9 (16.07%) ITIL
3 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (12.50%) Email Filtering
3 7 (12.50%) Identity Management
3 7 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 7 (12.50%) Time Management
4 6 (10.71%) ERP
4 6 (10.71%) Patch Management
5 5 (8.93%) Data Migration
5 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.14%) Data Validation
6 4 (7.14%) PRINCE
6 4 (7.14%) Validation
7 3 (5.36%) Analytics
7 3 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.36%) Coaching
7 3 (5.36%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (5.36%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) SQL
2 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (7.14%) MCITP
5 3 (5.36%) RHCE
6 2 (3.57%) Degree
6 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.57%) MCSE
6 2 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) PMO
3 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.36%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (10.71%) Nagios
1 6 (10.71%) SCOM
2 3 (5.36%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (69.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.07%) VMware
3 6 (10.71%) Oracle
3 6 (10.71%) SolarWinds
4 4 (7.14%) Cisco
4 4 (7.14%) Citrix
4 4 (7.14%) HP
4 4 (7.14%) IBM
5 3 (5.36%) Adobe
5 3 (5.36%) Brocade
5 3 (5.36%) NetApp
5 3 (5.36%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.57%) LANDesk
6 2 (3.57%) Omniture
7 1 (1.79%) Capita
7 1 (1.79%) Cognos
7 1 (1.79%) iManage
7 1 (1.79%) Remedy
7 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
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