Period
to 6 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 6 months to 6 July 2020 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 46 42
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 78 186 236
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.22% 3.98% 4.57%
As % of the Applications category 39.00% 48.44% 53.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 93 118
Median daily rate £175 £300 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £107 £125 £105
90th Percentile £513 £498 £471
England median daily rate £288 £314 £300
% change year-on-year -8.36% +4.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 29
Median hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +29.03% -7.46%
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.25 £10.79
90th Percentile £19.43 £27.50 £31.00
England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year +9.68% +1.64% +1.67%

Microsoft Office is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 200 384 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.82% 8.22% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 198 218
Median daily rate £380 £350 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +12.45% -4.23%
10th Percentile £135 £135 £125
90th Percentile £538 £498 £488
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +26.98% -8.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.85 £10.99
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.85 £31.21
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.58 £16.97
% change year-on-year +11.56% -2.25% +6.03%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in the West Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the West Midlands

Microsoft Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Office in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the West Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the West Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 6 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +23 31 £175 -41.67% 7
Warwickshire -3 15 £375 +13.21% 2
Shropshire -6 15 £337 -15.88% 4
Coventry +35 10 £140 -11.11% 1
Staffordshire +1 2 £225 +12.50% 2
Wolverhampton 0 2 - - 1
Worcestershire +25 1 - - 1
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 47 (60.26%) Microsoft
2 41 (52.56%) Windows
3 27 (34.62%) Active Directory
4 24 (30.77%) Office 365
5 22 (28.21%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (26.92%) Microsoft Excel
7 19 (24.36%) Windows 10
8 17 (21.79%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (20.51%) Project Management
10 15 (19.23%) SharePoint
10 15 (19.23%) Public Sector
11 13 (16.67%) ITIL
11 13 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 12 (15.38%) Skype
13 10 (12.82%) Wireless
13 10 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (12.82%) Decision-Making
14 9 (11.54%) PMO
14 9 (11.54%) Telecoms
14 9 (11.54%) SC Cleared
14 9 (11.54%) Security Cleared
15 8 (10.26%) Degree
15 8 (10.26%) Skype for Business
15 8 (10.26%) Internet
15 8 (10.26%) Self-Motivation
15 8 (10.26%) Workshop Facilitation
16 7 (8.97%) Data Modelling
16 7 (8.97%) Finance
16 7 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
16 7 (8.97%) Change Management

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 15 (19.23%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.26%) Skype for Business
3 5 (6.41%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.85%) SAS
5 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.28%) Confluence
6 1 (1.28%) Moodle
Applications
1 21 (26.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (6.41%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (2.56%) SPSS
5 2 (2.56%) Stata
6 1 (1.28%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) assyst
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (30.77%) Office 365
2 5 (6.41%) OneDrive
2 5 (6.41%) Yammer
3 3 (3.85%) Azure
4 1 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.28%) IaaS
4 1 (1.28%) PaaS
4 1 (1.28%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.38%) Skype
2 10 (12.82%) Wireless
3 8 (10.26%) Internet
4 4 (5.13%) DNS
5 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.85%) VPN
5 3 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.56%) 3G
6 2 (2.56%) Firewall
6 2 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.28%) ADSL
7 1 (1.28%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.28%) LAN
7 1 (1.28%) MPLS
7 1 (1.28%) Network Security
7 1 (1.28%) PSTN
7 1 (1.28%) Softphone
7 1 (1.28%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.85%) Big Data
1 3 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (2.56%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (1.28%) Base SAS
3 1 (1.28%) Power BI
3 1 (1.28%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.28%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (1.28%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 15 (19.23%) Public Sector
2 9 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.97%) Finance
4 4 (5.13%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.85%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.56%) Banking
6 2 (2.56%) Retail
7 1 (1.28%) Electronics
7 1 (1.28%) Housing Association
7 1 (1.28%) Law
7 1 (1.28%) Legal
7 1 (1.28%) Marketing
7 1 (1.28%) Police
Job Titles
1 14 (17.95%) Analyst
2 10 (12.82%) Support Engineer
3 7 (8.97%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (8.97%) Desktop Support
3 7 (8.97%) IT Support
4 5 (6.41%) Build Engineer
4 5 (6.41%) Coordinator
4 5 (6.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (6.41%) Project Coordinator
4 5 (6.41%) Project Manager
4 5 (6.41%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.13%) IT Analyst
5 4 (5.13%) Junior
5 4 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (3.85%) Consultant
6 3 (3.85%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (3.85%) Senior Manager
6 3 (3.85%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.28%) Flash
1 1 (1.28%) Velocity
1 1 (1.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.79%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.26%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (8.97%) User Experience
4 6 (7.69%) CCTV
5 5 (6.41%) iPad
6 3 (3.85%) Blackberry
6 3 (3.85%) Chip and PIN
6 3 (3.85%) NHS
7 2 (2.56%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.56%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.28%) e-Learning
8 1 (1.28%) Handset
8 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.28%) Social Media
8 1 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.28%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 41 (52.56%) Windows
2 19 (24.36%) Windows 10
3 6 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.13%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.85%) Android
6 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.56%) Mac OS
6 2 (2.56%) Unix
6 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.28%) VMS
7 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.28%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.21%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (20.51%) Project Management
3 13 (16.67%) ITIL
4 10 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (12.82%) Decision-Making
5 8 (10.26%) Workshop Facilitation
6 7 (8.97%) Change Management
6 7 (8.97%) Data Modelling
6 7 (8.97%) SDLC
6 7 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.69%) Change Control
7 6 (7.69%) Data Analysis
7 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.41%) Asset Management
8 5 (6.41%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (6.41%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.41%) ITIL V3
8 5 (6.41%) Migration
9 4 (5.13%) CRM
9 4 (5.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.13%) SQL
2 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (1.28%) R
3 1 (1.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (11.54%) SC Cleared
1 9 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.26%) Degree
3 6 (7.69%) APMP
3 6 (7.69%) HNC
3 6 (7.69%) HND
4 3 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.56%) BC Cleared
5 2 (2.56%) ISEB
5 2 (2.56%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.28%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.28%) MCP
6 1 (1.28%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.54%) PMO
2 6 (7.69%) P3O
3 5 (6.41%) SLA
4 1 (1.28%) GDPR
4 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 27 (34.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (8.97%) SCCM
2 5 (6.41%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 47 (60.26%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.41%) ServiceNow
3 4 (5.13%) Apple
3 4 (5.13%) Citrix
4 3 (3.85%) Google
4 3 (3.85%) HP
4 3 (3.85%) Remedy
4 3 (3.85%) SAP
5 2 (2.56%) Adobe
5 2 (2.56%) Cisco
5 2 (2.56%) EMC
5 2 (2.56%) Proofpoint
6 1 (1.28%) Avaya
6 1 (1.28%) BT
6 1 (1.28%) Dell
6 1 (1.28%) Facebook
6 1 (1.28%) Informatica
6 1 (1.28%) Tableau
6 1 (1.28%) Teradata
6 1 (1.28%) Twitter