The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 30 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 / Gloucestershire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 37 45
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 12 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 3.59% 3.30% 2.33%
As % of the Applications category 34.29% 31.91% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 5
Median daily rate £120 £350 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -65.71% +169.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £179 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £420 £213
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £276
% change year-on-year +4.34% +4.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £26.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -55.34%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.25 £13.14
% change year-on-year -8.19% +16.05%  

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 35 47 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 10.48% 10.35% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 19
Median daily rate £263 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £405 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -71.42%  
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 Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Gloucestershire

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Gloucestershire

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Gloucester +1 9 £115 -58.55% 1
Cheltenham +2 1 £200 -
MS Office
South West

For the 6 months to 30 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 28 (75.68%) Windows
2 26 (70.27%) Microsoft
3 15 (40.54%) Internet
4 14 (37.84%) Windows 7
5 13 (35.14%) MS Excel
6 11 (29.73%) Apple iOS
6 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (29.73%) Time Management
7 10 (27.03%) DBS Check
7 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (27.03%) Apple
7 10 (27.03%) Citrix
8 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
8 9 (24.32%) Windows XP
9 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
9 7 (18.92%) SLA
9 7 (18.92%) Network Management
9 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
9 7 (18.92%) Mac OS
10 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
11 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
11 5 (13.51%) VMware
11 5 (13.51%) XenApp
11 5 (13.51%) Office 365
11 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (13.51%) Incident Management
11 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (10.81%) Change Control
12 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure

MS Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.41%) Apache
5 2 (5.41%) Live Communications Server
5 2 (5.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (35.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.41%) MS Project
2 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (40.54%) Internet
2 3 (8.11%) Wireless
3 2 (5.41%) DHCP
3 2 (5.41%) DNS
3 2 (5.41%) SAN
4 1 (2.70%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) MS Access
3 1 (2.70%) PowerPivot
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
1 3 (8.11%) Local Government
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Support Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Customer Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Customer Support Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Service Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) 1st Line Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (13.51%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Coordinator
6 4 (10.81%) Customer Support Technician
6 4 (10.81%) Project Coordinator
6 4 (10.81%) Support Technician
7 3 (8.11%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) PMO Coordinator
8 2 (5.41%) 1st Line Support Technician
8 2 (5.41%) IT Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Driving Licence
2 2 (5.41%) Clustering
2 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 28 (75.68%) Windows
2 14 (37.84%) Windows 7
3 11 (29.73%) Apple iOS
3 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (24.32%) Windows XP
6 7 (18.92%) Mac OS
6 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
7 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (10.81%) Windows 10
8 4 (10.81%) Windows 8
9 3 (8.11%) Mac OS X
9 3 (8.11%) Windows Vista
10 2 (5.41%) Solaris
10 2 (5.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Time Management
2 7 (18.92%) Network Management
3 5 (13.51%) Incident Management
3 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
4 4 (10.81%) Change Control
4 4 (10.81%) Project Management
5 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.41%) Demand Management
6 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.70%) Data Cleansing
7 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) DBS Check
2 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) SLA
2 4 (10.81%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.51%) XenApp
3 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Backup Exec
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (5.41%) NetBackup
1 2 (5.41%) Netcool
1 2 (5.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (5.41%) Unicenter
1 2 (5.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 26 (70.27%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.03%) Apple
2 10 (27.03%) Citrix
3 5 (13.51%) VMware
4 4 (10.81%) Symantec
5 3 (8.11%) HP
6 2 (5.41%) Capita
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco
6 2 (5.41%) EMC
6 2 (5.41%) Meridio
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle
6 2 (5.41%) Veritas
7 1 (2.70%) IBM
7 1 (2.70%) Remedy