The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 52 11
Rank change year-on-year +8 -41  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 7 8 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 1.55% 1.45% 8.41%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 17.78% 52.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 21
Median daily rate £83 £363 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -77.24% +39.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £276
% change year-on-year +4.34% +4.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £17.10 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £25.90 £11.02
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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 21 45 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 4.66% 8.15% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 45
Median daily rate £335 £365 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +35.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £83 £250 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 12
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.05 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £28.00 £12.07
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 South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 South Yorkshire

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in South Yorkshire

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in South Yorkshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in South Yorkshire

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in South Yorkshire

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire 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
Sheffield +3 5 £83 - 2
Barnsley +4 1 - -
Doncaster -4 1 - - 2
MS Office
Yorkshire

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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (50.00%) Migration
3 9 (37.50%) Windows
3 9 (37.50%) Cisco
3 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
4 8 (33.33%) NetScaler
4 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 8 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 7 (29.17%) VMware
5 7 (29.17%) Brocade
5 7 (29.17%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (29.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (29.17%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (29.17%) FCoE
5 7 (29.17%) F5
5 7 (29.17%) NX-OS
6 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (16.67%) SLA
8 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
8 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
8 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (12.50%) SCCM
8 3 (12.50%) High Availability
9 2 (8.33%) Business Transformation
9 2 (8.33%) Network Security
9 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
9 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
9 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
9 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure

MS Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Project
3 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 8 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 7 (29.17%) Cisco IOS
2 7 (29.17%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (29.17%) FCoE
2 7 (29.17%) NX-OS
3 2 (8.33%) Network Security
4 1 (4.17%) FWSM
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) Kerberos
4 1 (4.17%) LAN
4 1 (4.17%) NAS
4 1 (4.17%) SAN
4 1 (4.17%) WAN
4 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Designer
2 4 (16.67%) Network Designer
2 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Customer Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Customer Service Advisor
4 2 (8.33%) Customer Service Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Data Centre Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Field Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Field Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Rollout Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) IT Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Office 365 Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Senior VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Software Packaging
1 1 (4.17%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 7 (29.17%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) NHS
3 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.50%) High Availability
2 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.33%) Business Transformation
3 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (8.33%) DNA
3 2 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (4.17%) Change Control
4 1 (4.17%) Change Management
4 1 (4.17%) Identity Management
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (4.17%) People Management
4 1 (4.17%) Privileged Access Management
4 1 (4.17%) Process Improvement
4 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.17%) Project Management
4 1 (4.17%) Security Architecture
4 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
2 1 (4.17%) CCNP
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) MCP
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) Cisco
3 8 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 7 (29.17%) Brocade
4 7 (29.17%) F5
4 7 (29.17%) VMware
5 2 (8.33%) Bluefish Communications
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix
6 1 (4.17%) BT
6 1 (4.17%) CA
6 1 (4.17%) Sourcefire