The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
England / South West
Rank 33 41 39
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 128 128 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.93% 4.41% 4.68%
As % of the Applications category 42.11% 37.54% 43.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 63 72
Median daily rate £253 £270 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.48% -8.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £122 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.16% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 30 36
Median hourly rate £14.39 £23.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.44% +76.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £9.45 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £39.75 £30.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.10
% change year-on-year -12.90% +18.34%  

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 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 304 341 333
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.71% 11.75% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 203 189
Median daily rate £313 £325 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -3.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £159 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 45 52
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.79% +80.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.72 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.52 £34.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year -9.09% +11.11%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

MS 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 MS Office in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in the South West

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in the South West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in the South West

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in the South West

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in the South West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Office in the South West

MS 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 MS Office within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Bristol +14 53 £300 +27.65% 15
Wiltshire +15 46 £275 -31.25% 11
Gloucestershire +3 13 £116 -66.78% 1
Devon -11 6 £180 -59.09% 1
Dorset -2 2 £210 - 1
Somerset -18 1 - - 7
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 South West region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 137 (55.47%) Microsoft
2 113 (45.75%) Windows
3 103 (41.70%) MS Excel
4 73 (29.55%) Active Directory
5 71 (28.74%) Finance
6 67 (27.13%) Office 365
7 61 (24.70%) Windows 7
8 59 (23.89%) Security Cleared
9 56 (22.67%) SC Cleared
10 55 (22.27%) Project Management
11 50 (20.24%) SharePoint
12 43 (17.41%) MS Project
13 40 (16.19%) Programme Management
14 39 (15.79%) Project Planning
15 38 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
15 38 (15.38%) SharePoint Server
16 36 (14.57%) Incident Management
17 35 (14.17%) Windows Server
18 31 (12.55%) ITIL
19 29 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
19 29 (11.74%) Windows Server 2008
20 27 (10.93%) Citrix
21 25 (10.12%) DNS
21 25 (10.12%) Internet
21 25 (10.12%) VMware
22 24 (9.72%) MS PowerPoint
22 24 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
23 23 (9.31%) SCCM
23 23 (9.31%) PMO
24 22 (8.91%) Migration

MS Office
Top Related 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 50 (20.24%) SharePoint
2 38 (15.38%) SharePoint Server
3 20 (8.10%) MS Exchange
4 12 (4.86%) Skype for Business
5 11 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.21%) CMS
9 3 (1.21%) IIS
10 2 (0.81%) Apache
10 2 (0.81%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.81%) Live Communications Server
10 2 (0.81%) Moodle
10 2 (0.81%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.40%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 103 (41.70%) MS Excel
2 43 (17.41%) MS Project
3 24 (9.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (3.24%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.40%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.40%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 8 (3.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.62%) Pegasus Opera
3 3 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.40%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 67 (27.13%) Office 365
2 6 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.40%) G Suite
3 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.12%) DNS
1 25 (10.12%) Internet
2 20 (8.10%) VPN
3 19 (7.69%) Firewall
4 18 (7.29%) DHCP
5 11 (4.45%) Wireless
6 10 (4.05%) LAN
7 9 (3.64%) WAN
7 9 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (3.24%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.62%) X.509
10 3 (1.21%) Broadband
10 3 (1.21%) Skype
10 3 (1.21%) VoIP
11 2 (0.81%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.81%) SAN
12 1 (0.40%) 3G
12 1 (0.40%) 4G
12 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.83%) MS Access
3 6 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.62%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.21%) MySQL
6 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.81%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.81%) GIS
7 2 (0.81%) OLAP
7 2 (0.81%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.40%) Power BI
8 1 (0.40%) QGIS
8 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.40%) JIRA
2 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 71 (28.74%) Finance
2 14 (5.67%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.86%) Marketing
4 9 (3.64%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.24%) Electronics
5 8 (3.24%) Retail
6 7 (2.83%) Banking
7 3 (1.21%) Local Government
8 2 (0.81%) Billing
9 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.40%) German Language
9 1 (0.40%) Legal
9 1 (0.40%) Military
9 1 (0.40%) Publishing
9 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (28.34%) Analyst
2 28 (11.34%) Support Engineer
3 25 (10.12%) Service Analyst
3 25 (10.12%) Service Desk Analyst
4 20 (8.10%) Coordinator
5 19 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
6 17 (6.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
7 13 (5.26%) Project Manager
8 12 (4.86%) Administrator
8 12 (4.86%) Desktop Support
8 12 (4.86%) IT Support
9 11 (4.45%) Support Analyst
10 10 (4.05%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 10 (4.05%) Citrix Analyst
11 9 (3.64%) Project Officer
11 9 (3.64%) Project Support Officer
11 9 (3.64%) Support Officer
12 8 (3.24%) Customer Engineer
12 8 (3.24%) Customer Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.62%) .NET
2 2 (0.81%) Spring
3 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.40%) Classic ASP
3 1 (0.40%) HTML
3 1 (0.40%) WinForms
3 1 (0.40%) XHTML
3 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.07%) Fat Client
2 15 (6.07%) Thin Client
3 10 (4.05%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.64%) Driving Licence
5 8 (3.24%) Blackberry
5 8 (3.24%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (2.83%) Smart Meter
7 6 (2.43%) Smartphone
8 5 (2.02%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.02%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.02%) User Experience
9 4 (1.62%) Handset
10 3 (1.21%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.21%) IVR
10 3 (1.21%) RSA SecurID
11 2 (0.81%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.81%) Digital Signage
11 2 (0.81%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 113 (45.75%) Windows
2 61 (24.70%) Windows 7
3 35 (14.17%) Windows Server
4 29 (11.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (8.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (7.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (6.88%) Apple iOS
8 15 (6.07%) Windows 10
9 13 (5.26%) Windows XP
10 12 (4.86%) Android
11 8 (3.24%) Mac OS
12 6 (2.43%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.62%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.62%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.81%) Solaris
14 2 (0.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (22.27%) Project Management
2 40 (16.19%) Programme Management
3 39 (15.79%) Project Planning
4 38 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (14.57%) Incident Management
6 31 (12.55%) ITIL
7 22 (8.91%) Migration
8 18 (7.29%) Time Management
9 16 (6.48%) Performance Management
10 13 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
10 13 (5.26%) PRINCE2
10 13 (5.26%) Validation
11 12 (4.86%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (4.86%) Service Delivery
12 11 (4.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (4.45%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (4.05%) ITSM
14 8 (3.24%) Change Management
14 8 (3.24%) Digital Marketing
14 8 (3.24%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.86%) SQL
2 6 (2.43%) C
3 4 (1.62%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.21%) C#
4 3 (1.21%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.21%) VB
5 2 (0.81%) Delphi
5 2 (0.81%) Pascal
5 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.40%) Java
6 1 (0.40%) PHP
6 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 59 (23.89%) Security Cleared
2 56 (22.67%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.67%) DBS Check
4 12 (4.86%) DV Cleared
5 9 (3.64%) Degree
6 3 (1.21%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.21%) CIPD
7 2 (0.81%) MCSE
7 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.40%) APMP
8 1 (0.40%) HNC
8 1 (0.40%) HND
8 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.40%) MCP
8 1 (0.40%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.31%) PMO
2 22 (8.91%) SLA
3 4 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.21%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.21%) ISO19770
4 3 (1.21%) QA
5 2 (0.81%) P3O
System Software
1 73 (29.55%) Active Directory
2 24 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (7.69%) XenApp
4 13 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 13 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 9 (3.64%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (3.24%) BitLocker
7 5 (2.02%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.81%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (9.31%) SCCM
2 8 (3.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (2.43%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.62%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.81%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.81%) Netcool
6 2 (0.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.81%) SCOM
6 2 (0.81%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.81%) Unicenter
6 2 (0.81%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.40%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 137 (55.47%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.93%) Citrix
3 25 (10.12%) VMware
4 21 (8.50%) Apple
5 13 (5.26%) AppSense
5 13 (5.26%) SAP
5 13 (5.26%) Wyse
6 12 (4.86%) Cisco
6 12 (4.86%) Dell
6 12 (4.86%) Symantec
7 11 (4.45%) Oracle
8 10 (4.05%) HP
9 7 (2.83%) Intel Security
10 6 (2.43%) CA
10 6 (2.43%) Remedy
11 5 (2.02%) IBM
12 4 (1.62%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.62%) Meridio
12 4 (1.62%) Pegasus
12 4 (1.62%) QAD
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