The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Solihull 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 28 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 / Solihull
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 20 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Solihull 2.63% 1.71% 5.41%
As % of the Applications category 17.65% 16.67% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £238 £425 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.11% +126.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.34% +4.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.63 £13.06
% change year-on-year -13.60% +19.68%  

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 Solihull with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Solihull
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 17 12 11
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Solihull 14.91% 10.26% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 5
Median daily rate £338 £250 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £245 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £425 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
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 Solihull

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Solihull 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 Solihull

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Solihull

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Solihull

MS Office
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 28 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 Solihull region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) SLA
3 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (33.33%) Capita
4 3 (25.00%) .NET
4 3 (25.00%) Local Government
5 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (16.67%) Customer Identification
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) PMI
5 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
5 2 (16.67%) Internet
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (8.33%) PMP
6 1 (8.33%) Windows
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
6 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
6 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
6 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
6 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (8.33%) Project Governance
6 1 (8.33%) Office 365

MS Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Solihull 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 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
General
1 3 (25.00%) Local Government
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Build Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Information Officer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Support Officer
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) PMI
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Customer Identification
1 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
2 1 (8.33%) Logistics
2 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (8.33%) Network Optimisation
2 1 (8.33%) Project Governance
2 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (8.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Capita
3 1 (8.33%) VMware