Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the 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 6 months to 20 November 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 > Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 47 27
Rank change year-on-year +7 -20 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 370 363 467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.54% 3.76% 5.52%
As % of the Applications category 47.19% 41.25% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 208 189
Midlands median daily rate £305 £303 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.83% +12.04% +8.00%
10th Percentile £114 £110 £107
90th Percentile £454 £452 £438
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 61 112
Midlands median hourly rate £12.00 £11.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -8.00% -9.49%
10th Percentile £9.26 £8.69 £9.50
90th Percentile £29.20 £17.25 £31.44
England median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% -

Microsoft Office is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 784 880 903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 9.62% 9.11% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 517 422
Midlands median daily rate £325 £330 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% +2.01% +7.83%
10th Percentile £154 £125 £145
90th Percentile £500 £475 £475
England median daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +1.43% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 102 139
Midlands median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £9.31 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £30.44 £29.60 £32.35
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -6.06% +4.76% +5.00%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in the Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +15 243 £320 - 30
East Midlands 0 127 £294 -2.08% 24
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 241 (65.14%) Microsoft
2 170 (45.95%) Windows
3 75 (20.27%) Windows 7
4 71 (19.19%) Finance
5 67 (18.11%) ITIL
6 64 (17.30%) Active Directory
7 61 (16.49%) Office 365
8 59 (15.95%) Microsoft Excel
9 55 (14.86%) Migration
10 53 (14.32%) Windows 10
11 49 (13.24%) SCCM
12 46 (12.43%) Agile Software Development
13 45 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
14 43 (11.62%) Project Management
14 43 (11.62%) VMware
14 43 (11.62%) SharePoint
15 39 (10.54%) SQL
16 35 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
16 35 (9.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 31 (8.38%) SQL Server
18 30 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
18 30 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
19 29 (7.84%) Service Management
20 27 (7.30%) PRINCE2
20 27 (7.30%) Release Management
21 26 (7.03%) PMO
22 25 (6.76%) PowerShell
23 23 (6.22%) HP
23 23 (6.22%) Internet
23 23 (6.22%) QA

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 43 (11.62%) SharePoint
2 22 (5.95%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.89%) IBM Notes
6 6 (1.62%) IIS
6 6 (1.62%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.08%) CMS
8 4 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.81%) Apache
9 3 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.81%) iPlanet
9 3 (0.81%) JBoss
9 3 (0.81%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.81%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.81%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.81%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.81%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.81%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 59 (15.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (9.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (5.68%) MS Visio
4 19 (5.14%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (1.89%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (1.62%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (1.62%) AutoCAD
6 6 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (1.08%) Acrobat
7 4 (1.08%) RoboHelp
7 4 (1.08%) Snagit
8 3 (0.81%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.54%) InDesign
10 1 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.27%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.27%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.81%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.81%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 61 (16.49%) Office 365
2 21 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.89%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 3 (0.81%) G Suite
5 2 (0.54%) Dropbox
6 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.27%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.22%) Internet
2 21 (5.68%) TCP/IP
3 16 (4.32%) Wireless
4 12 (3.24%) LAN
5 10 (2.70%) SAN
6 9 (2.43%) Remote Desktop
7 8 (2.16%) DNS
8 7 (1.89%) 3G
8 7 (1.89%) DHCP
8 7 (1.89%) WAN
8 7 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (1.62%) Skype
10 5 (1.35%) Firewall
11 4 (1.08%) VPN
12 3 (0.81%) LDAP
12 3 (0.81%) NAS
12 3 (0.81%) VoIP
13 2 (0.54%) Intranet
13 2 (0.54%) IP Telephony
13 2 (0.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.43%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.89%) Power BI
4 6 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.35%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.81%) Big Data
7 3 (0.81%) MS Access
7 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.54%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.54%) QlikView
8 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (5.41%) MSI
2 8 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.89%) Axure RP
4 5 (1.35%) JIRA
5 4 (1.08%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.08%) Subversion
6 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
General
1 71 (19.19%) Finance
2 15 (4.05%) Manufacturing
2 15 (4.05%) Retail
3 10 (2.70%) Banking
4 7 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.35%) Publishing
6 4 (1.08%) Automotive
6 4 (1.08%) Law
6 4 (1.08%) Legal
7 3 (0.81%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Marketing
8 1 (0.27%) Military
8 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 120 (32.43%) Analyst
2 47 (12.70%) Service Analyst
3 37 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 30 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 27 (7.30%) Project Manager
6 24 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support
7 21 (5.68%) Business Analyst
8 20 (5.41%) Administrator
8 20 (5.41%) Desktop Support
8 20 (5.41%) Support Analyst
9 16 (4.32%) Applications Support
10 14 (3.78%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (3.51%) 1st Line Support
11 13 (3.51%) Desktop Engineer
11 13 (3.51%) Help Desk Analyst
11 13 (3.51%) IT Support
12 11 (2.97%) Applications Engineer
12 11 (2.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (2.97%) PMO Analyst
13 10 (2.70%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.41%) WSH
2 12 (3.24%) CSS
2 12 (3.24%) HTML
3 8 (2.16%) .NET
4 5 (1.35%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.81%) J2EE
6 2 (0.54%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.27%) SOAP
7 1 (0.27%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.27%) Web Services
7 1 (0.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.24%) Blackberry
3 10 (2.70%) Driving Licence
4 9 (2.43%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.43%) User Experience
5 7 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 7 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.89%) Thin Client
6 6 (1.62%) NHS
7 4 (1.08%) Clustering
7 4 (1.08%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.81%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.81%) e-Learning
8 3 (0.81%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.81%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.81%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.54%) PKI
10 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 170 (45.95%) Windows
2 75 (20.27%) Windows 7
3 53 (14.32%) Windows 10
4 18 (4.86%) Windows Server
5 16 (4.32%) Windows XP
6 11 (2.97%) Unix
7 10 (2.70%) Windows 8
7 10 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (2.43%) Linux
9 7 (1.89%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.35%) HPUX
11 4 (1.08%) Solaris
11 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.81%) AIX
12 3 (0.81%) Android
13 2 (0.54%) SUSE
14 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (18.11%) ITIL
2 55 (14.86%) Migration
3 46 (12.43%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (11.62%) Project Management
5 35 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (7.84%) Service Management
7 27 (7.30%) PRINCE2
7 27 (7.30%) Release Management
8 22 (5.95%) ITSM
9 20 (5.41%) Business Analysis
9 20 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (5.14%) Application Packaging
10 19 (5.14%) Incident Management
11 18 (4.86%) Application Discovery
12 15 (4.05%) Wireframes
13 14 (3.78%) Time Management
14 13 (3.51%) Risk Management
14 13 (3.51%) Waterfall
15 11 (2.97%) Change Management
16 10 (2.70%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 39 (10.54%) SQL
2 25 (6.76%) PowerShell
3 22 (5.95%) VBScript
4 15 (4.05%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.62%) Java
5 6 (1.62%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.35%) C#
6 5 (1.35%) VBA
7 4 (1.08%) C
8 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.27%) C-shell
9 1 (0.27%) Korn
9 1 (0.27%) Perl
9 1 (0.27%) Python
9 1 (0.27%) R
9 1 (0.27%) Tcl
9 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (5.95%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.14%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.59%) Degree
4 15 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.35%) MCSA
6 5 (1.35%) MCSE
6 5 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.81%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.81%) MCP
7 3 (0.81%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.81%) PMP
7 3 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.54%) CCNA
8 2 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.54%) ISEB
8 2 (0.54%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.54%) MCTS
9 1 (0.27%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.27%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.03%) PMO
2 23 (6.22%) QA
3 19 (5.14%) SLA
4 8 (2.16%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.81%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.81%) P3O
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 64 (17.30%) Active Directory
2 30 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 30 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.08%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.81%) KVM
5 3 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.81%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (0.81%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.54%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.54%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.27%) Samba
7 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 49 (13.24%) SCCM
2 20 (5.41%) WMI
3 13 (3.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.08%) SCOM
4 4 (1.08%) WSUS
5 3 (0.81%) OpenView
6 2 (0.54%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.54%) Cisco LMS
6 2 (0.54%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.54%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.27%) Netcool
7 1 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 241 (65.14%) Microsoft
2 43 (11.62%) VMware
3 23 (6.22%) HP
4 19 (5.14%) Citrix
4 19 (5.14%) Oracle
5 15 (4.05%) Adobe
6 13 (3.51%) Dell
7 11 (2.97%) Cisco
8 7 (1.89%) Lotus
9 6 (1.62%) Google
9 6 (1.62%) Remedy
9 6 (1.62%) SAP
9 6 (1.62%) Tableau
10 5 (1.35%) BMC
10 5 (1.35%) Symantec
11 4 (1.08%) Veritas
12 3 (0.81%) Apple
12 3 (0.81%) arcserve
12 3 (0.81%) Borland
12 3 (0.81%) McAfee