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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 28 50
Rank change year-on-year -12 +22  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 16 44 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.65% 5.35% 2.23%
As % of the Applications category 32.65% 55.70% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 34 10
Median daily rate £315 £190 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +65.78% -53.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £285 £288
% change year-on-year +5.26% -0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £15.64 £11.50 £14.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.00% -19.08%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.78 £16.50 £13.65
% change year-on-year -16.51% +20.90%  

Microsoft 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 49 79 82
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 8.11% 9.60% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 54 57
Median daily rate £320 £200 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £375 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £15.64 £12.00 £11.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.33% +0.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 June 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 22 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 13 (34.21%) Windows
3 12 (31.58%) Active Directory
4 11 (28.95%) Microsoft Excel
5 10 (26.32%) Migration
6 9 (23.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (23.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 9 (23.68%) MS Visio
6 9 (23.68%) ITIL
7 7 (18.42%) Windows 7
7 7 (18.42%) Data Migration
7 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (15.79%) Data Validation
8 6 (15.79%) Citrix
8 6 (15.79%) Finance
8 6 (15.79%) Validation
8 6 (15.79%) Office 365
8 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
9 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
9 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Project
10 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (10.53%) SCCM
10 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
10 4 (10.53%) Cisco
10 4 (10.53%) Advertising
10 4 (10.53%) Service Management
10 4 (10.53%) Windows 10
11 3 (7.89%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (7.89%) Functional Testing

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 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.63%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (23.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (23.68%) MS Visio
3 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Office 365
2 2 (5.26%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (2.63%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) DHCP
1 3 (7.89%) DNS
1 3 (7.89%) LAN
1 3 (7.89%) WAN
2 2 (5.26%) VoIP
3 1 (2.63%) 4G
3 1 (2.63%) ATM
3 1 (2.63%) Firewall
3 1 (2.63%) Internet
3 1 (2.63%) SAN
3 1 (2.63%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Big Data
1 1 (2.63%) MS Access
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Advertising
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Marketing
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
4 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.63%) Law
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Analyst
2 5 (13.16%) Applications Manager
2 5 (13.16%) Data Manager
2 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Manager
2 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Test Manager
2 5 (13.16%) Test Manager
3 4 (10.53%) Business Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Service Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Programme Planner
4 3 (7.89%) Project Planner
5 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Digital Insight Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Insight Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Junior Business Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Migration Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Portfolio Planner
5 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.89%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.26%) CMDB
4 2 (5.26%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.53%) Windows 10
4 3 (7.89%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.63%) HPUX
6 1 (2.63%) Linux
6 1 (2.63%) Unix
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Migration
2 9 (23.68%) ITIL
2 9 (23.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.42%) Data Migration
4 6 (15.79%) Data Validation
4 6 (15.79%) Validation
5 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
6 4 (10.53%) Service Management
6 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.89%) Analytics
7 3 (7.89%) Data Analysis
7 3 (7.89%) Functional Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (7.89%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (7.89%) PRINCE
8 2 (5.26%) Dependency Management
8 2 (5.26%) Digital Analytics
8 2 (5.26%) Logistics
8 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
1 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) CCNA
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.63%) MCITP
3 1 (2.63%) MCTS
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.63%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) PMO
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) BitLocker
2 2 (5.26%) Terminal Server
3 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (5.26%) WSUS
3 1 (2.63%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 22 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) Citrix
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco
4 3 (7.89%) Adobe
5 2 (5.26%) Omniture
5 2 (5.26%) VMware
6 1 (2.63%) Brocade
6 1 (2.63%) Cognos
6 1 (2.63%) HP
6 1 (2.63%) IBM
6 1 (2.63%) iManage
6 1 (2.63%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.63%) NetApp
6 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com