Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 20 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
South West > Dorset
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 16 15
Rank change year-on-year -17 -1 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 9 30 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 3.04% 6.82% 8.37%
As % of the Applications category 32.14% 62.50% 45.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 20 17
Dorset median daily rate £200 £225 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.00% +87.50% -47.83%
South West median daily rate £225 £250 £338
% change year-on-year -10.00% -25.93% +13.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Dorset median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - -70.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £9.70
90th Percentile £13.11 £21.20 £37.40
South West median hourly rate £13.30 £12.13 £16.00
% change year-on-year +9.71% -24.22% +12.28%

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 Dorset with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Dorset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 28 48 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 9.46% 10.91% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 36
Dorset median daily rate £450 £230 £181
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +95.65% +26.90% -27.50%
10th Percentile £280 £155 £120
90th Percentile £535 £477 £475
South West median daily rate £350 £315 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 17
Dorset median hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -15.15% +87.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £10.45
90th Percentile £13.11 £21.60 £41.24
South West median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.17% +15.71% +16.67%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Dorset

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Dorset

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Dorset

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole +4 3 - - 1
Weymouth -4 2 £200 - 1
Bournemouth -6 2 - - 2
Wimborne - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
South West

For the 6 months to 20 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Office 365
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (11.11%) Banking
5 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
5 1 (11.11%) SLA
5 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
5 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (11.11%) Service Management
5 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 1 (11.11%) Private Banking
5 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (11.11%) Degree

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Help Desk Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) IT Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Requirements Engineering
1 2 (22.22%) Scrum
1 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft