The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 22 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 / South West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 40 41
Rank change year-on-year -30 +1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 67 129 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.49% 4.30% 4.12%
As % of the Applications category 29.00% 44.33% 40.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 67 77
Median daily rate £255 £300 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £128 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £410 £432
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £285 £288
% change year-on-year +3.50% -0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 23
Median hourly rate £26.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.62% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £33.25 £17.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.79 £16.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year -16.42% +20.43%  

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 South West with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 231 291 313
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 8.57% 9.70% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 165 214
Median daily rate £350 £315 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -7.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £425 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +3.84% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 37 35
Median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% +48.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.74 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £42.50 £41.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.71 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.80% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 South West

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the South West

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the South West over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the South West

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the South West

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the South West over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the South West

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Bristol -11 33 £275 +0.91% 15
Wiltshire -9 19 £240 -25.00% 4
Somerset -5 6 £218 -8.42% 2
Dorset -10 3 - - 4
Gloucestershire -1 2 £210 +16.66% 6
Devon -9 1 - - 2
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 South West region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 98 (51.04%) Microsoft
2 69 (35.94%) Windows
3 60 (31.25%) Finance
4 58 (30.21%) Office 365
5 54 (28.13%) Security Cleared
5 54 (28.13%) SharePoint
6 51 (26.56%) Project Management
7 50 (26.04%) Microsoft Excel
8 48 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 48 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 42 (21.88%) Microsoft Project
10 39 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (20.31%) Project Planning
11 38 (19.79%) Incident Management
12 37 (19.27%) Programme Management
12 37 (19.27%) SharePoint Server
13 35 (18.23%) Windows 7
14 26 (13.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 23 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (10.94%) Windows Server
16 21 (10.94%) Migration
17 18 (9.38%) SAP
17 18 (9.38%) Dell
17 18 (9.38%) VMware
17 18 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
18 17 (8.85%) SCCM
18 17 (8.85%) ITIL
19 16 (8.33%) Telecoms
19 16 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
19 16 (8.33%) Marketing

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 54 (28.13%) SharePoint
2 37 (19.27%) SharePoint Server
3 13 (6.77%) MS Exchange
4 10 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.69%) Skype for Business
6 6 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.60%) CMS
8 4 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.56%) Apache
9 3 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (1.04%) Live Communications Server
11 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.52%) Documentum
11 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.52%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.52%) JBoss
11 1 (0.52%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 50 (26.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (21.88%) Microsoft Project
3 26 (13.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (4.69%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.52%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.52%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.52%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.52%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.52%) InDesign
6 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.52%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.52%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 10 (5.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.08%) Pegasus Opera
3 3 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.04%) Primavera
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.52%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 58 (30.21%) Office 365
2 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.04%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.52%) G Suite
4 1 (0.52%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.81%) DNS
2 14 (7.29%) Internet
3 12 (6.25%) Firewall
4 11 (5.73%) VPN
5 10 (5.21%) DHCP
5 10 (5.21%) WAN
5 10 (5.21%) Wireless
6 6 (3.13%) LAN
7 4 (2.08%) SAN
7 4 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.56%) Broadband
8 3 (1.56%) VoIP
9 2 (1.04%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.04%) Skype
9 2 (1.04%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.52%) 4G
10 1 (0.52%) FCoE
10 1 (0.52%) NAS
10 1 (0.52%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.56%) MS Access
5 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.52%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.52%) GIS
6 1 (0.52%) OLAP
6 1 (0.52%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.52%) Power BI
6 1 (0.52%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.52%) QGIS
6 1 (0.52%) QlikView
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.04%) AppScan
1 2 (1.04%) Pylint
2 1 (0.52%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.52%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.52%) JIRA
2 1 (0.52%) MSI
General
1 60 (31.25%) Finance
2 16 (8.33%) Marketing
2 16 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.21%) Electronics
3 10 (5.21%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.69%) Banking
5 5 (2.60%) Retail
6 2 (1.04%) Billing
6 2 (1.04%) Military
7 1 (0.52%) Automotive
7 1 (0.52%) Back Office
7 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.52%) German Language
7 1 (0.52%) Local Government
7 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (20.83%) Analyst
2 20 (10.42%) Support Engineer
3 15 (7.81%) Desktop Support
4 14 (7.29%) Coordinator
4 14 (7.29%) IT Support
4 14 (7.29%) Project Officer
4 14 (7.29%) Project Support Officer
4 14 (7.29%) Support Officer
5 13 (6.77%) Administrator
5 13 (6.77%) Project Manager
6 11 (5.73%) Project Coordinator
7 9 (4.69%) Citrix Analyst
8 8 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (4.17%) Service Analyst
8 8 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (3.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (3.65%) Support Analyst
9 7 (3.65%) Trainer
10 6 (3.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.08%) HTML
2 1 (0.52%) .NET
2 1 (0.52%) HTML5
2 1 (0.52%) J2EE
2 1 (0.52%) Spring
2 1 (0.52%) WinForms
2 1 (0.52%) XHTML
2 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 12 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 8 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.65%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (3.13%) User Experience
6 5 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.60%) Smart Meter
7 4 (2.08%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.08%) Handset
7 4 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.08%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.56%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.56%) Clustering
8 3 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.56%) IVR
8 3 (1.56%) RSA SecurID
8 3 (1.56%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.04%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 69 (35.94%) Windows
2 35 (18.23%) Windows 7
3 21 (10.94%) Windows Server
4 16 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (5.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (4.17%) Apple iOS
7 8 (4.17%) Windows XP
8 7 (3.65%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.60%) Android
9 5 (2.60%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.08%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.56%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.56%) Solaris
11 3 (1.56%) Unix
12 2 (1.04%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.52%) AIX
13 1 (0.52%) HPUX
13 1 (0.52%) Linux
13 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (26.56%) Project Management
2 39 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (20.31%) Project Planning
3 38 (19.79%) Incident Management
4 37 (19.27%) Programme Management
5 21 (10.94%) Migration
6 17 (8.85%) ITIL
7 13 (6.77%) PRINCE2
7 13 (6.77%) Time Management
8 12 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (5.73%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (5.21%) Digital Marketing
11 9 (4.69%) Change Management
11 9 (4.69%) Penetration Testing
12 8 (4.17%) Performance Management
12 8 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (3.65%) Configuration Management
13 7 (3.65%) Service Delivery
13 7 (3.65%) Validation
14 6 (3.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.13%) SQL
2 5 (2.60%) C
3 2 (1.04%) Delphi
3 2 (1.04%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.04%) Pascal
4 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.52%) C-shell
4 1 (0.52%) Korn
4 1 (0.52%) Perl
4 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.52%) VB
4 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 48 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.29%) Degree
4 10 (5.21%) DBS Check
5 9 (4.69%) DV Cleared
6 7 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.60%) MCSE
8 4 (2.08%) MCP
9 3 (1.56%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.56%) APMP
9 3 (1.56%) BC Cleared
9 3 (1.56%) CIPD
9 3 (1.56%) DCSE
9 3 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.04%) CEH
10 2 (1.04%) CISA
10 2 (1.04%) CISM
10 2 (1.04%) CISSP
10 2 (1.04%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.29%) PMO
2 11 (5.73%) SLA
3 4 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 19770
4 3 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.56%) QA
5 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 48 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (5.21%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (5.21%) XenApp
4 10 (5.21%) XenDesktop
5 8 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (2.60%) BitLocker
6 5 (2.60%) ISA Server
7 4 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.52%) KVM
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.52%) Samba
8 1 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 17 (8.85%) SCCM
2 5 (2.60%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (2.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (2.08%) SCOM
3 4 (2.08%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.04%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.04%) Netcool
4 2 (1.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (1.04%) Unicenter
4 2 (1.04%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.52%) OpenView
5 1 (0.52%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 98 (51.04%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.38%) Dell
2 18 (9.38%) SAP
2 18 (9.38%) VMware
3 15 (7.81%) Apple
4 13 (6.77%) Citrix
4 13 (6.77%) HP
5 11 (5.73%) Oracle
6 10 (5.21%) AppSense
6 10 (5.21%) Wyse
7 8 (4.17%) Cisco
8 7 (3.65%) IBM
9 6 (3.13%) Remedy
9 6 (3.13%) Symantec
10 5 (2.60%) McAfee
11 4 (2.08%) Pegasus
11 4 (2.08%) QAD
11 4 (2.08%) Xerox
12 3 (1.56%) Meridio
12 3 (1.56%) Toshiba
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