The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 28 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 36 24
Rank change year-on-year -9 -12  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 56 66 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.74% 4.04% 6.33%
As % of the Applications category 38.89% 41.51% 44.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 33 32
Median daily rate £300 £200 £176
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +13.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £87 £81
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £657 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.34% +4.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 32
Median hourly rate £11.17 £11.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.71% -13.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.83 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £38.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.63 £13.06
% change year-on-year -13.60% +19.68%  

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 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 144 159 237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 9.61% 9.74% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 85 103
Median daily rate £323 £325 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.76% +32.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £111 £81
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £650 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 39
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £40.00 £19.75
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 the East Midlands

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

MS 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 MS Office in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in the East Midlands

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in the East Midlands

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in the East Midlands

MS 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 MS Office within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
Northamptonshire +17 20 £300 +50.00% 4
Nottinghamshire +1 14 £313 -50.00% 1
Leicestershire -6 10 £330 +88.57% 4
Derbyshire -17 9 £145 -33.48% 3
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 69 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 60 (51.28%) Windows
3 55 (47.01%) MS Excel
4 35 (29.91%) Finance
5 28 (23.93%) Windows 7
5 28 (23.93%) SQL
6 27 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 25 (21.37%) ITIL
8 22 (18.80%) Windows XP
9 20 (17.09%) Business Analysis
10 17 (14.53%) Project Management
10 17 (14.53%) MS Visio
10 17 (14.53%) SQL Server
11 16 (13.68%) MS Project
11 16 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (11.97%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (11.11%) MS Exchange
14 12 (10.26%) Unix
14 12 (10.26%) Security Cleared
14 12 (10.26%) Windows Server
15 11 (9.40%) Manufacturing
15 11 (9.40%) Oracle
16 10 (8.55%) PRINCE2
16 10 (8.55%) SharePoint
16 10 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
16 10 (8.55%) SC Cleared
16 10 (8.55%) Windows 8
17 9 (7.69%) Windows 10
17 9 (7.69%) TCP/IP

MS 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 13 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.55%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (4.27%) IBM Notes
5 4 (3.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (3.42%) IIS
5 4 (3.42%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (3.42%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.85%) CMS
7 1 (0.85%) Confluence
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 55 (47.01%) MS Excel
2 17 (14.53%) MS Visio
3 16 (13.68%) MS Project
4 7 (5.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (6.84%) Oracle 11i
2 5 (4.27%) WebTrends
3 4 (3.42%) Demantra
3 4 (3.42%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (3.42%) SnowdropKCS
4 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.98%) Office 365
2 5 (4.27%) Adobe Analytics
3 3 (2.56%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.13%) LAN
2 6 (5.13%) NAS
2 6 (5.13%) SAN
2 6 (5.13%) WAN
3 5 (4.27%) VPN
4 4 (3.42%) Internet
4 4 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (3.42%) Wireless
5 3 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.71%) ADSL
6 2 (1.71%) DNS
6 2 (1.71%) Firewall
6 2 (1.71%) MPLS
6 2 (1.71%) SNMP
7 1 (0.85%) 3G
7 1 (0.85%) Network Security
7 1 (0.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.53%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (6.84%) Crystal Reports
3 8 (6.84%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.84%) Oracle Database 10g
3 8 (6.84%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.84%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (6.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.27%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (3.42%) DTS
5 4 (3.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.42%) Star Schema
6 2 (1.71%) Informix
7 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.85%) MS Access
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (5.13%) JIRA
2 4 (3.42%) JDeveloper
2 4 (3.42%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (2.56%) NUnit
3 3 (2.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.85%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.85%) Selenium
4 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 35 (29.91%) Finance
2 11 (9.40%) Manufacturing
3 8 (6.84%) Publishing
3 8 (6.84%) Retail
4 6 (5.13%) Banking
5 5 (4.27%) Marketing
6 2 (1.71%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.71%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 54 (46.15%) Analyst
2 19 (16.24%) Support Analyst
3 16 (13.68%) Service Analyst
4 15 (12.82%) Applications Support
5 14 (11.97%) Service Desk Analyst
6 12 (10.26%) Applications Support Analyst
7 9 (7.69%) IT Analyst
8 8 (6.84%) Business Analyst
8 8 (6.84%) IT Support
8 8 (6.84%) IT Support Analyst
9 7 (5.98%) Service Desk Engineer
10 6 (5.13%) Development Analyst
10 6 (5.13%) Development Support Analyst
10 6 (5.13%) Project Manager
10 6 (5.13%) SQL Analyst
11 5 (4.27%) IT Manager
11 5 (4.27%) Support Engineer
12 4 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support
12 4 (3.42%) Coordinator
12 4 (3.42%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.98%) .NET
2 5 (4.27%) XML
3 2 (1.71%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.71%) WPF
4 1 (0.85%) SOAP
4 1 (0.85%) Velocity
4 1 (0.85%) WCF
4 1 (0.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.27%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.56%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.71%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.71%) FMCG
5 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.85%) IVR
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.85%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (51.28%) Windows
2 28 (23.93%) Windows 7
3 22 (18.80%) Windows XP
4 16 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (11.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (10.26%) Unix
6 12 (10.26%) Windows Server
7 10 (8.55%) Windows 8
8 9 (7.69%) Windows 10
9 8 (6.84%) Linux
10 6 (5.13%) Apple iOS
10 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (3.42%) Android
11 4 (3.42%) HPUX
12 3 (2.56%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.37%) ITIL
2 20 (17.09%) Business Analysis
3 17 (14.53%) Project Management
4 10 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (8.55%) PRINCE2
5 9 (7.69%) Service Management
6 8 (6.84%) ITSM
6 8 (6.84%) Release Management
6 8 (6.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.27%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.27%) Logistics
8 5 (4.27%) Market Research
8 5 (4.27%) Migration
8 5 (4.27%) Pay per click
8 5 (4.27%) Risk Management
8 5 (4.27%) Search Engine Marketing
8 5 (4.27%) SEO
8 5 (4.27%) Web Analytics
8 5 (4.27%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (23.93%) SQL
2 9 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 5 (4.27%) C
4 4 (3.42%) Java
4 4 (3.42%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.42%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.42%) VBScript
5 3 (2.56%) C#
5 3 (2.56%) C++
6 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 12 (10.26%) Security Cleared
3 10 (8.55%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.27%) APMP
4 5 (4.27%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.71%) Degree
6 2 (1.71%) MCP
6 2 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.85%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.85%) CCAB
7 1 (0.85%) CIMA
7 1 (0.85%) ISEB
7 1 (0.85%) MCITP
7 1 (0.85%) PMP
7 1 (0.85%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.13%) ISO 9001
2 5 (4.27%) PMO
3 4 (3.42%) SLA
4 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 27 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.42%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.71%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.71%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (0.85%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 69 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.40%) Oracle
3 7 (5.98%) HP
4 6 (5.13%) Citrix
4 6 (5.13%) Webroot
5 5 (4.27%) Brio
5 5 (4.27%) Cognos
5 5 (4.27%) Coremetrics
5 5 (4.27%) Lotus
5 5 (4.27%) MicroStrategy
5 5 (4.27%) Omniture
6 3 (2.56%) Cisco
6 3 (2.56%) Perforce
6 3 (2.56%) VMware
7 2 (1.71%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.71%) Intel
7 2 (1.71%) LANDesk
7 2 (1.71%) Sun
8 1 (0.85%) Remedy
8 1 (0.85%) SAP
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