The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 29 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.

Microsoft Office
South West / Dorset
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 16 25
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 2 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 2.15% 4.60% 3.96%
As % of the Applications category 40.00% 39.29% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £210 £210 £148
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +42.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £276
% change year-on-year +4.34% +4.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £12.60 £8.88 £30.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.97% -70.49%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.60 £15.50 £13.14
% change year-on-year -12.29% +17.96%  

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 Dorset with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 5 28 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 5.38% 11.72% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 7
Median daily rate £168 £300 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.12% +66.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £136 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £475 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
Median hourly rate £26.30 £9.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +176.84% -47.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.34 £8.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.26 £21.00 £30.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 Dorset

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Dorset

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Dorset

MS 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 MS Office within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +2 1 - - 2
Wimborne - 1 £210 -
MS Office
South West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Dorset region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) Android
4 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
4 4 (26.67%) LAN
4 4 (26.67%) DHCP
4 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (26.67%) VPN
4 4 (26.67%) DNS
4 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (26.67%) X.509
4 4 (26.67%) Firewall
4 4 (26.67%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (20.00%) CRM
5 3 (20.00%) Office 365
6 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
6 2 (13.33%) GIS
6 2 (13.33%) ArcGIS
7 1 (6.67%) ESRI
7 1 (6.67%) MS Access
7 1 (6.67%) SQL
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server

MS 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 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DHCP
1 4 (26.67%) DNS
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
1 4 (26.67%) LAN
1 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (26.67%) VPN
1 4 (26.67%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (26.67%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) GIS
2 1 (6.67%) MS Access
2 1 (6.67%) QGIS
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Server Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (13.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Server Support
4 2 (13.33%) Server Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (26.67%) Android
4 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Open Source
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) ESRI