The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicester 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
Leicestershire / Leicester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 22 19
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 8 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 4.76% 3.87% 5.13%
As % of the Applications category 34.78% 35.29% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
Median daily rate £308 £275 £169
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.81% +62.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £255 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £295 £246
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £276
% change year-on-year +4.34% +4.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £17.50 £26.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.98% +53.62%  
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 Leicester with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Leicester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 23 17 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 13.69% 10.97% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 14
Median daily rate £340 £325 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +62.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £255 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £285
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Median hourly rate £21.50 £40.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.25% +162.29%  
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 Leicester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicester 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 Leicester

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Leicester

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Leicester over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in Leicester

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Leicester

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 Leicester region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (50.00%) CRM
3 5 (50.00%) Cognos
3 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (50.00%) C
3 5 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (50.00%) MicroStrategy
3 5 (50.00%) WebTrends
3 5 (50.00%) Project Management
3 5 (50.00%) SEO
3 5 (50.00%) Brio
3 5 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 5 (50.00%) Web Analytics
3 5 (50.00%) Omniture
3 5 (50.00%) Coremetrics
3 5 (50.00%) Pay per click
3 5 (50.00%) Marketing
3 5 (50.00%) Web Development
3 5 (50.00%) Search Engine Marketing
3 5 (50.00%) Market Research
3 5 (50.00%) Analytics
3 5 (50.00%) Adobe Analytics
3 5 (50.00%) A/B Testing
4 3 (30.00%) JIRA
5 2 (20.00%) User Stories
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) MS Visio

MS Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester 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 1 (10.00%) Confluence
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (50.00%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) NUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Web Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Web Analytics Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) C++ Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (10.00%) PPC Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) SEO Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) FMCG
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) A/B Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Analytics
1 5 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) CRM
1 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 5 (50.00%) Market Research
1 5 (50.00%) Pay per click
1 5 (50.00%) Project Management
1 5 (50.00%) Search Engine Marketing
1 5 (50.00%) SEO
1 5 (50.00%) Web Analytics
1 5 (50.00%) Web Development
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Physics
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Brio
2 5 (50.00%) Cognos
2 5 (50.00%) Coremetrics
2 5 (50.00%) MicroStrategy
2 5 (50.00%) Omniture
3 1 (10.00%) Perforce
3 1 (10.00%) SAP