The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 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 30 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
West Midlands / Shropshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 55 23
Rank change year-on-year +27 -32  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 5 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 2.70% 3.00% 7.45%
As % of the Applications category 35.71% 61.90% 56.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £200 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £276
% change year-on-year +4.34% +4.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.25 £13.14
% change year-on-year -8.19% +16.05%  

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 Shropshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 14 21 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 7.57% 4.85% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 7
Median daily rate £220 £245 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.20% -38.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £34.38 - £13.06
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 Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire 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 Shropshire

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Shropshire

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Shropshire

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Telford +27 5 - -
MS Office
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
4 6 (35.29%) Project Management
5 5 (29.41%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) C
5 5 (29.41%) Open Workbench
6 4 (23.53%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (23.53%) PMO
7 3 (17.65%) JIRA
7 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (17.65%) Change Control
7 3 (17.65%) ITIL
7 3 (17.65%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (17.65%) ISEB
7 3 (17.65%) Niku
8 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
8 2 (11.76%) Remedy
8 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
8 2 (11.76%) DNS
8 2 (11.76%) MS Project
8 2 (11.76%) Confluence
8 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
8 2 (11.76%) Change Management
8 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
8 2 (11.76%) Conflict Management
9 1 (5.88%) People Management
9 1 (5.88%) BitLocker
9 1 (5.88%) Data Centre

MS Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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 2 (11.76%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
2 5 (29.41%) Open Workbench
3 4 (23.53%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (11.76%) MS Project
5 1 (5.88%) AutoCAD
5 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Build Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Incident and Problem Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Office 365 Manager
4 1 (5.88%) PMO Lead
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) Change Control
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Conflict Management
4 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Time Management
4 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) BICSI Certification
2 1 (5.88%) BICSI RCDD
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) PMO
2 1 (5.88%) JSP 440
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Niku
3 2 (11.76%) Remedy
4 1 (5.88%) Intel Security
4 1 (5.88%) MobileIron
4 1 (5.88%) SAP