Period
to 25 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 25 September 2021 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 32 57
Rank change year-on-year +9 +25 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 86 28 72
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 6.45% 5.29% 3.58%
As % of the Applications category 61.87% 45.16% 41.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 20 31
10th Percentile £92 £93 £105
25th Percentile £94 £120 £119
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £130 £163 £145
Median % change year-on-year -20.00% +12.07% -36.96%
75th Percentile £247 £233 £185
90th Percentile £466 £360 £350
England median daily rate £350 £313 £296
% change year-on-year +12.00% +5.49% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 5 25
10th Percentile £9.00 " £10.84
25th Percentile £9.16 £11.63 £11.24
Median hourly rate £11.54 £12.73 £14.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.31% -9.11% +14.52%
75th Percentile £17.16 £16.50 £14.28
90th Percentile £20.00 £18.60 £15.67
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.02% +5.28% +3.36%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 139 62 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 10.42% 11.72% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 41 86
10th Percentile £92 £120 £111
25th Percentile £94 £155 £147
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £201 £275 £325
Median % change year-on-year -27.09% -15.38% -3.70%
75th Percentile £430 £360 £475
90th Percentile £493 £388 £600
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 11 34
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.07 £9.33
25th Percentile £9.43 £11.35 £10.58
Median hourly rate £12.75 £12.73 £12.40
Median % change year-on-year +0.20% +2.62% +1.43%
75th Percentile £17.87 £28.75 £14.28
90th Percentile £21.22 £48.75 £15.74
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -5.41% +8.82% +3.03%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in the East Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the East Midlands

Microsoft Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Office in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the East Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the East Midlands

Microsoft Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Office in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the East Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 September 2021. 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
Leicestershire +4 38 £96 -54.88% 18
Nottinghamshire -1 25 £215 +126.32% 15
Northamptonshire -4 11 £210 +17.48% 14
Derbyshire -7 9 £295 +145.83% 20
Lincolnshire -6 3 £500 +277.36% 7
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 69 (80.23%) Microsoft
2 47 (54.65%) Active Directory
2 47 (54.65%) Windows
3 46 (53.49%) Social Skills
4 37 (43.02%) Microsoft Excel
5 35 (40.70%) Microsoft 365
6 30 (34.88%) Windows 10
7 24 (27.91%) SLA
8 15 (17.44%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (15.12%) Finance
10 12 (13.95%) Process Improvement
11 11 (12.79%) Remedy
12 10 (11.63%) MS Visio
12 10 (11.63%) Time Management
13 9 (10.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 9 (10.47%) Degree
14 8 (9.30%) Manufacturing
14 8 (9.30%) ERP
14 8 (9.30%) Public Sector
15 7 (8.14%) Dynamics 365
15 7 (8.14%) Data Quality
15 7 (8.14%) Coaching
15 7 (8.14%) Citrix
15 7 (8.14%) Migration
15 7 (8.14%) Retail
15 7 (8.14%) Computer Science
16 6 (6.98%) QA
16 6 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
16 6 (6.98%) VMware
16 6 (6.98%) MS Exchange

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 6 (6.98%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.81%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.33%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.16%) SAS
Applications
1 37 (43.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (11.63%) MS Visio
3 9 (10.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.33%) Siemens NX
5 1 (1.16%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.33%) Teamcenter
3 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (40.70%) Microsoft 365
2 7 (8.14%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (3.49%) Azure
4 2 (2.33%) SaaS
5 1 (1.16%) AWS
5 1 (1.16%) GCP
5 1 (1.16%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.16%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) Firewall
1 2 (2.33%) Network Security
2 1 (1.16%) LAN
2 1 (1.16%) WAN
2 1 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) Power BI
2 1 (1.16%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) JIRA
General
1 46 (53.49%) Social Skills
2 13 (15.12%) Finance
3 8 (9.30%) Manufacturing
3 8 (9.30%) Public Sector
4 7 (8.14%) Retail
5 4 (4.65%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.49%) Banking
6 3 (3.49%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (2.33%) Legal
7 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.16%) Billing
8 1 (1.16%) Law
8 1 (1.16%) Local Government
8 1 (1.16%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 56 (65.12%) Analyst
2 22 (25.58%) Service Desk Analyst
3 21 (24.42%) Service Analyst
4 15 (17.44%) Support Analyst
5 11 (12.79%) Desktop Support
6 6 (6.98%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Desktop Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Help Desk Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Systems Support
8 4 (4.65%) Systems Support Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (3.49%) ERP Support
9 3 (3.49%) IT Support
10 2 (2.33%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.16%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) NHS
2 3 (3.49%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.33%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.16%) iPad
4 1 (1.16%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 47 (54.65%) Windows
2 30 (34.88%) Windows 10
3 5 (5.81%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.49%) Android
5 2 (2.33%) Linux
5 2 (2.33%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.44%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (13.95%) Process Improvement
3 10 (11.63%) Time Management
4 8 (9.30%) ERP
5 7 (8.14%) Coaching
5 7 (8.14%) Computer Science
5 7 (8.14%) Migration
6 6 (6.98%) ITIL
6 6 (6.98%) Project Management
6 6 (6.98%) Scenario Testing
6 6 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.65%) Inventory Management
7 4 (4.65%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.65%) Service Management
8 3 (3.49%) Business Analysis
8 3 (3.49%) Data Analysis
9 2 (2.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 2 (2.33%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.33%) C
2 1 (1.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) Degree
2 4 (4.65%) A+ Certification
3 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.33%) ECDL
4 2 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.33%) MCP
4 2 (2.33%) MOS
4 2 (2.33%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.16%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (27.91%) SLA
2 7 (8.14%) Data Quality
3 6 (6.98%) QA
System Software
1 47 (54.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 69 (80.23%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.79%) Remedy
3 7 (8.14%) Citrix
4 6 (6.98%) VMware
5 4 (4.65%) HP
6 3 (3.49%) SAP
7 2 (2.33%) Cisco
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle
7 2 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.33%) Siemens
7 2 (2.33%) Sophos
7 2 (2.33%) WatchGuard
8 1 (1.16%) Adobe
8 1 (1.16%) BiZZdesign