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 3 months to 25 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 41 25
Rank change year-on-year -4 -16  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 66 57 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.38% 3.76% 5.74%
As % of the Applications category 55.46% 51.35% 57.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 34
Median daily rate £300 £169 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.77% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £77 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £398 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £285 £289
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 23
Median hourly rate £11.34 £11.50 £11.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.41% +2.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.08 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £15.60 £19.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.78 £16.50 £13.60
% change year-on-year -16.51% +21.36%  

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 119 111 159
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 7.90% 7.32% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 54 72
Median daily rate £340 £350 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% +75.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £110 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 26
Median hourly rate £13.00 £11.75 £11.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.63% +5.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.88 £10.09 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.64 £16.09 £19.00
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 the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the East Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the East Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Northamptonshire +6 23 £325 +67.74% 1
Derbyshire -7 16 £355 +13.23% 4
Nottinghamshire -6 12 £210 -7.69% 2
Leicestershire -16 10 £273 +220.58% 1
Lincolnshire -3 1 - - 1
Microsoft Office
England

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

1 76 (61.79%) Microsoft
2 65 (52.85%) Windows
3 38 (30.89%) Active Directory
4 31 (25.20%) ITIL
4 31 (25.20%) Finance
5 30 (24.39%) SQL
6 24 (19.51%) Microsoft Excel
7 21 (17.07%) Service Management
8 20 (16.26%) Project Management
9 19 (15.45%) Windows 7
10 16 (13.01%) Windows XP
10 16 (13.01%) SQL Server
11 14 (11.38%) ITSM
12 13 (10.57%) Release Management
12 13 (10.57%) Windows 8
13 12 (9.76%) Windows 10
13 12 (9.76%) SLA
14 11 (8.94%) MS Exchange
14 11 (8.94%) PMO
15 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (8.13%) Citrix
15 10 (8.13%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (8.13%) SharePoint
16 9 (7.32%) MS Visio
16 9 (7.32%) Migration
16 9 (7.32%) Business Analysis
17 8 (6.50%) Security Cleared
17 8 (6.50%) IBM Notes
17 8 (6.50%) Oracle
17 8 (6.50%) Lotus

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 11 (8.94%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.13%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (6.50%) IBM Notes
4 6 (4.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (4.07%) IIS
6 1 (0.81%) CMS
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.81%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (19.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (7.32%) MS Visio
3 6 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.07%) WebTrends
2 4 (3.25%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.50%) Office 365
2 5 (4.07%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.81%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.69%) VPN
2 5 (4.07%) Internet
2 5 (4.07%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (3.25%) WAN
3 4 (3.25%) Wireless
4 3 (2.44%) 3G
4 3 (2.44%) LAN
4 3 (2.44%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.63%) DHCP
5 2 (1.63%) DNS
5 2 (1.63%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.81%) Network Security
6 1 (0.81%) SAN
6 1 (0.81%) Skype
6 1 (0.81%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.07%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (4.07%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.25%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (3.25%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.25%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (3.25%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.81%) Informix
4 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.81%) MS Access
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) JIRA
2 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.81%) Selenium
2 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (25.20%) Finance
2 5 (4.07%) Marketing
2 5 (4.07%) Retail
3 4 (3.25%) Banking
3 4 (3.25%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.25%) Publishing
4 3 (2.44%) Back Office
4 3 (2.44%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Automotive
5 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 51 (41.46%) Analyst
2 19 (15.45%) Service Analyst
3 16 (13.01%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (12.20%) Applications Support
4 15 (12.20%) Support Analyst
5 8 (6.50%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (6.50%) Applications Support Analyst
5 8 (6.50%) IT Analyst
6 7 (5.69%) Desktop Support
6 7 (5.69%) Help Desk Analyst
7 6 (4.88%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (4.88%) IT Support
8 5 (4.07%) Administrator
8 5 (4.07%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) PMO Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.07%) SQL Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) Supplier Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.88%) .NET
2 1 (0.81%) SOAP
2 1 (0.81%) Velocity
2 1 (0.81%) WCF
2 1 (0.81%) Web Services
2 1 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.88%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.44%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.44%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.81%) AS400
5 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.81%) FMCG
5 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.81%) IVR
5 1 (0.81%) NHS
5 1 (0.81%) Replication
5 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 65 (52.85%) Windows
2 19 (15.45%) Windows 7
3 16 (13.01%) Windows XP
4 13 (10.57%) Windows 8
5 12 (9.76%) Windows 10
6 7 (5.69%) Apple iOS
6 7 (5.69%) Linux
6 7 (5.69%) Unix
7 6 (4.88%) Windows Server
7 6 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.25%) Android
8 4 (3.25%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.63%) CentOS
11 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (25.20%) ITIL
2 21 (17.07%) Service Management
3 20 (16.26%) Project Management
4 14 (11.38%) ITSM
5 13 (10.57%) Release Management
6 9 (7.32%) Business Analysis
6 9 (7.32%) Migration
7 7 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (5.69%) CRM
8 6 (4.88%) Supplier Management
9 5 (4.07%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (4.07%) Data Protection
9 5 (4.07%) E-Commerce
9 5 (4.07%) Market Research
9 5 (4.07%) Pay per click
9 5 (4.07%) Search Engine Marketing
9 5 (4.07%) Test Scripting
9 5 (4.07%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (4.07%) Web Analytics
9 5 (4.07%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.39%) SQL
2 7 (5.69%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.69%) VBScript
3 5 (4.07%) C
3 5 (4.07%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.81%) VB
4 1 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (8.13%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (6.50%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.69%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.25%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.63%) Degree
6 2 (1.63%) MCP
7 1 (0.81%) APMP
7 1 (0.81%) CCAB
7 1 (0.81%) CIMA
7 1 (0.81%) ISEB
7 1 (0.81%) PMP
7 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.76%) SLA
2 11 (8.94%) PMO
3 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 38 (30.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.88%) XenDesktop
3 3 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.81%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.81%) vCloud
5 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (5.69%) SCCM
2 2 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.63%) WSUS
3 1 (0.81%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.81%) Nagios
3 1 (0.81%) OVSD
3 1 (0.81%) vMotion
Vendors
1 76 (61.79%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.13%) Citrix
3 8 (6.50%) Lotus
3 8 (6.50%) Oracle
4 7 (5.69%) HP
5 5 (4.07%) Brio
5 5 (4.07%) Cognos
5 5 (4.07%) Coremetrics
5 5 (4.07%) MicroStrategy
5 5 (4.07%) Omniture
5 5 (4.07%) Remedy
5 5 (4.07%) VMware
6 4 (3.25%) Cisco
7 3 (2.44%) Dell
7 3 (2.44%) SAP
7 3 (2.44%) Xerox
8 2 (1.63%) BT
8 2 (1.63%) Google
8 2 (1.63%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.63%) Sun
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