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 3 months to 26 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
England / Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 30 21
Rank change year-on-year +13 -9  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.95% 1.07% 2.96%
As % of the Applications category 20.00% 22.22% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -29.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £285 £288
% change year-on-year +3.50% -0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.79 £16.50 £13.60
% change year-on-year -16.42% +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 the Midlands with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 5 9 9
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 4.76% 4.81% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £180 £375 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.00% -31.81%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.39% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 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 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

For the 6 months to 26 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Use Case
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Wireframes
1 1 (50.00%) PMO

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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) Use Case
1 1 (50.00%) Wireframes
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) PMO
1 1 (50.00%) QA