The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
England / Midlands
Rank 20 24 13
Rank change year-on-year +4 -11  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.87% 2.97% 6.16%
As % of the Applications category 11.11% 28.57% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Median daily rate £350 £250 £198
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +26.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £291 £275
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +19.23%  

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 the Midlands with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 9 21 18
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 7.83% 10.40% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 11
Median daily rate £350 £250 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -9.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +0.30% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.55%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in the Midlands

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in the Midlands

MS Office
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 Midlands region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) PMO

MS Office
Top Related 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%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) IT Trainer
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Trainer
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Management Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Trainer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft