The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 30 April 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 / Staffordshire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 17 25
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 8 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 5.84% 4.73% 4.52%
As % of the Applications category 47.06% 53.85% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Median daily rate £300 £158 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +90.47% -37.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £288 £293
% change year-on-year - -1.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Median hourly rate £17.78 £10.26 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.37% -6.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.92 £9.70 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.76 £10.82 £12.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year - +13.20%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 17 13 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 12.41% 8.78% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 11
Median daily rate £300 £175 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +71.42% -46.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £120 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £215 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +1.53% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 9
Median hourly rate £29.00 £10.96 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +164.71% -18.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £16.10 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.93% +7.33%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Staffordshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Staffordshire over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Staffordshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Staffordshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Staffordshire over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Staffordshire

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £125 - 1
Cannock - 2 £300 -
Lichfield - 2 £450 -
Stoke-on-Trent -3 1 £325 - 1
Microsoft Office
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) Office 365
4 5 (38.46%) SCCM
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (23.08%) VMware
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco
7 2 (15.38%) Publishing
7 2 (15.38%) Migration
7 2 (15.38%) Citrix
7 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
7 2 (15.38%) C
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (15.38%) Information Management
7 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
8 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
8 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (7.69%) Information Exploitation
8 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
8 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Acrobat
1 1 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (7.69%) AutoCAD
1 1 (7.69%) Autodesk Inventor
1 1 (7.69%) FrameMaker
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Office 365
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) 3G
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (15.38%) Publishing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Build Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Business Change Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Business Change Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Communications Officer
3 1 (7.69%) ICT Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) ICT Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Project Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
1 1 (7.69%) NHS
1 1 (7.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
4 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Information Management
1 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Change Management
2 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (7.69%) Information Exploitation
2 1 (7.69%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) HNC
1 1 (7.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Adobe
4 1 (7.69%) Dell
4 1 (7.69%) Xerox