Period
to 8 July 2020

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 8 July 2020 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
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 26 53 47
Rank change year-on-year +27 -6 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 31 45 65
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.27% 3.22% 4.19%
As % of the Applications category 50.82% 45.45% 43.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 39
Median daily rate £175 £300 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +114.29% -38.12%
10th Percentile £110 £122 £104
90th Percentile £538 £490 £400
West Midlands median daily rate £174 £300 £293
% change year-on-year -42.08% +2.56% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 9
Median hourly rate £13.00 £18.53 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.84% +23.53% -9.47%
10th Percentile £12.82 £10.18 £10.41
90th Percentile £19.50 £20.00 £24.20
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -35.00% +29.03% -5.34%

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 61 99 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 10.37% 7.08% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 56 80
Median daily rate £388 £323 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.16% +17.27% -15.38%
10th Percentile £115 £135 £105
90th Percentile £538 £488 £453
West Midlands median daily rate £380 £350 £310
% change year-on-year +8.57% +12.90% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 15
Median hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +33.33% -9.47%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.20 £11.35
90th Percentile £20.32 £24.25 £22.40
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -10.00% +26.98% -8.00%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Birmingham

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Birmingham

Microsoft Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Office in Birmingham over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Birmingham

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 23 (74.19%) Microsoft
2 18 (58.06%) Windows
3 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
4 11 (35.48%) Windows 10
5 10 (32.26%) Office 365
6 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Excel
7 8 (25.81%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (16.13%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (16.13%) Public Sector
8 5 (16.13%) Skype
9 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
9 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
9 4 (12.90%) Internet
9 4 (12.90%) SLA
10 3 (9.68%) Citrix
10 3 (9.68%) Apple
10 3 (9.68%) Chip and PIN
10 3 (9.68%) ITIL
10 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
10 3 (9.68%) Finance
10 3 (9.68%) Aerospace
10 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
10 3 (9.68%) Remedy
10 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
10 3 (9.68%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
10 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
10 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared

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 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.45%) SAS
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.23%) Moodle
Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (6.45%) SPSS
3 2 (6.45%) Stata
4 1 (3.23%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (3.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 10 (32.26%) Office 365
2 2 (6.45%) Azure
3 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.23%) IaaS
3 1 (3.23%) PaaS
3 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Skype
2 4 (12.90%) Internet
3 2 (6.45%) DNS
3 2 (6.45%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) ADSL
4 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) MPLS
4 1 (3.23%) Network Security
4 1 (3.23%) PSTN
4 1 (3.23%) Softphone
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
4 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Big Data
1 2 (6.45%) Qlik Sense
General
1 5 (16.13%) Public Sector
2 3 (9.68%) Aerospace
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
2 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Electronics
4 1 (3.23%) Law
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Support Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) IT Support
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Desktop Support
3 4 (12.90%) Support Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (9.68%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Coordinator
4 3 (9.68%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) IT Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Project Coordinator
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Deployment Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Data Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Office 365 Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) SAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Velocity
1 1 (3.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.68%) Chip and PIN
4 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
4 2 (6.45%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.23%) e-Learning
5 1 (3.23%) Handset
5 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.23%) NHS
5 1 (3.23%) Social Media
5 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.23%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 18 (58.06%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Windows 10
3 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.23%) Android
5 1 (3.23%) Unix
5 1 (3.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.68%) ITIL
3 3 (9.68%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
3 3 (9.68%) Task Automation
4 2 (6.45%) Analytics
4 2 (6.45%) Coaching
4 2 (6.45%) Critical Thinking
4 2 (6.45%) Data Science
4 2 (6.45%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (6.45%) Decision-Making
4 2 (6.45%) High Availability
4 2 (6.45%) Machine Learning
4 2 (6.45%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (6.45%) Project Management
4 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) Security Management
4 2 (6.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.45%) Python
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) BC Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (3.23%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) GDPR
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) Apple
2 3 (9.68%) Citrix
2 3 (9.68%) Remedy
3 2 (6.45%) EMC
3 2 (6.45%) Google
3 2 (6.45%) HP
3 2 (6.45%) Proofpoint
3 2 (6.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) Adobe
4 1 (3.23%) BT
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco
4 1 (3.23%) Ivanti
4 1 (3.23%) Openreach