The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 20 18
Rank change year-on-year -16 -2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 10 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 3.77% 6.56% 6.96%
As % of the Applications category 41.67% 70.83% 48.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 7
Median daily rate £273 £85 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +220.58% -29.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £77 £81
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £141
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £285 £289
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £11.18 £11.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.82% +4.54%  
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 Leicestershire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 24 24 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 9.06% 9.27% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 17
Median daily rate £323 £325 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.76% +170.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £77 £81
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £350 £282
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Median hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.04% +4.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £11.27 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £11.90 £17.50
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 Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Leicestershire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Leicestershire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Leicestershire

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

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 Leicestershire 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
Kegworth +3 3 - -
Leicester -6 3 £110 -68.57% 1
Microsoft Office
East Midlands

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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (30.00%) ITIL
4 6 (30.00%) Project Management
4 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (25.00%) Brio
5 5 (25.00%) Search Engine Marketing
5 5 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 5 (25.00%) Web Analytics
5 5 (25.00%) Omniture
5 5 (25.00%) Coremetrics
5 5 (25.00%) Pay per click
5 5 (25.00%) Marketing
5 5 (25.00%) Web Development
5 5 (25.00%) MicroStrategy
5 5 (25.00%) WebTrends
5 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (25.00%) SEO
5 5 (25.00%) C
5 5 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (25.00%) CRM
5 5 (25.00%) Cognos
5 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 5 (25.00%) Adobe Analytics
5 5 (25.00%) Analytics
5 5 (25.00%) Market Research
5 5 (25.00%) A/B Testing

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 4 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (25.00%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Adobe Analytics
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Internet
2 2 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (5.00%) Network Security
3 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Multimedia
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Web Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (10.00%) Web Analytics Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.00%) PPC Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) FMCG
2 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
1 6 (30.00%) Project Management
2 5 (25.00%) A/B Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Analytics
2 5 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (25.00%) CRM
2 5 (25.00%) Data Strategy
2 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 5 (25.00%) Market Research
2 5 (25.00%) Pay per click
2 5 (25.00%) Search Engine Marketing
2 5 (25.00%) SEO
2 5 (25.00%) Web Analytics
2 5 (25.00%) Web Development
3 4 (20.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Brio
2 5 (25.00%) Cognos
2 5 (25.00%) Coremetrics
2 5 (25.00%) MicroStrategy
2 5 (25.00%) Omniture
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) LANDesk
3 1 (5.00%) Remedy
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Sitecore