Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 2019 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 45 43
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 262 190 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.30% 4.00% 4.01%
As % of the Applications category 59.55% 46.45% 40.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 90 120
West Midlands median daily rate £288 £319 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.80% +6.25% -3.46%
10th Percentile £123 £121 £119
90th Percentile £473 £450 £456
England median daily rate £295 £300 £295
% change year-on-year -1.67% +1.69% -1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 30
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.21% -11.67% +25.39%
10th Percentile £10.20 £9.94 £10.61
90th Percentile £20.25 £24.13 £17.63
England median hourly rate £15.19 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -3.33%

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 440 409 489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.91% 8.60% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 226 296
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% -2.22% +3.45%
10th Percentile £135 £162 £147
90th Percentile £475 £488 £450
England median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 40 50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.22% +27.96%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.45 £10.01
90th Percentile £35.00 £39.40 £26.58
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the West Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the West Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the West Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 March 2019. 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
Shropshire +16 87 £360 +105.71% 4
Birmingham +13 63 £294 -9.62% 4
Coventry -5 28 £218 -18.69% 3
Warwickshire +8 27 £175 -46.97% 4
Staffordshire +3 13 £200 -44.83% 1
Solihull +7 11 £116 +5.45% 4
Herefordshire +4 9 £259 +98.85%
West Bromwich +2 7 £150 -
Wolverhampton +4 4 £400 +23.08%
Worcestershire -10 4 £263 -25.00% 2
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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.

1 142 (54.20%) Microsoft
2 93 (35.50%) Windows
3 63 (24.05%) Finance
4 59 (22.52%) Microsoft Excel
5 57 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (19.85%) Active Directory
7 49 (18.70%) ITIL
8 47 (17.94%) Project Management
9 43 (16.41%) JIRA
9 43 (16.41%) Analytical Skills
10 40 (15.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 38 (14.50%) Change Management
11 38 (14.50%) Office 365
12 34 (12.98%) Microsoft Project
13 31 (11.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 30 (11.45%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (11.07%) PMO
15 29 (11.07%) Project Governance
15 29 (11.07%) SharePoint
16 28 (10.69%) Risk Management
17 27 (10.31%) Windows 7
18 25 (9.54%) Decision-Making
19 24 (9.16%) Waterfall
19 24 (9.16%) Degree
19 24 (9.16%) Commercial Awareness
20 22 (8.40%) Confluence
20 22 (8.40%) Microsoft Azure
21 21 (8.02%) Problem Management
22 20 (7.63%) Open Workbench
22 20 (7.63%) SDLC

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 29 (11.07%) SharePoint
2 22 (8.40%) Confluence
3 16 (6.11%) MS Exchange
4 9 (3.44%) SAS
5 5 (1.91%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.15%) IIS
7 1 (0.38%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 59 (22.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (12.98%) Microsoft Project
3 31 (11.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (7.63%) Open Workbench
5 16 (6.11%) MS Visio
6 6 (2.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (6.11%) assyst
2 2 (0.76%) Eikon
2 2 (0.76%) Primavera
3 1 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 38 (14.50%) Office 365
2 22 (8.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.29%) G Suite
4 6 (2.29%) SaaS
5 3 (1.15%) IaaS
5 3 (1.15%) PaaS
6 2 (0.76%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.38%) Trello
7 1 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.05%) LAN
2 6 (2.29%) Internet
2 6 (2.29%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.91%) DNS
3 5 (1.91%) Skype
4 4 (1.53%) Firewall
4 4 (1.53%) WAN
5 3 (1.15%) BIG-IP
5 3 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (1.15%) DHCP
5 3 (1.15%) VPN
5 3 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.15%) Wireless
6 2 (0.76%) RTP
6 2 (0.76%) SAN
6 2 (0.76%) WLAN
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.38%) Intranet
7 1 (0.38%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.49%) BusinessObjects
2 15 (5.73%) Oracle OWB
3 5 (1.91%) MS Access
3 5 (1.91%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.76%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.76%) OLTP
4 2 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.76%) Power BI
4 2 (0.76%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.38%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.38%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.38%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.38%) QGIS
5 1 (0.38%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.38%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 43 (16.41%) JIRA
2 9 (3.44%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.67%) PVCS
4 4 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.15%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.76%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.76%) Subversion
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 63 (24.05%) Finance
2 7 (2.67%) Military
3 6 (2.29%) Banking
3 6 (2.29%) Retail
4 5 (1.91%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.53%) Legal
5 4 (1.53%) Marketing
6 3 (1.15%) Billing
6 3 (1.15%) Electronics
6 3 (1.15%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.15%) Retail Finance
7 2 (0.76%) Automotive
7 2 (0.76%) Cantonese Language
7 2 (0.76%) Front Office
7 2 (0.76%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.38%) Games
8 1 (0.38%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 93 (35.50%) Analyst
2 29 (11.07%) Project Manager
3 25 (9.54%) Service Analyst
4 21 (8.02%) IT Support
4 21 (8.02%) PMO Analyst
5 19 (7.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 15 (5.73%) Support Analyst
7 14 (5.34%) Desktop Support
7 14 (5.34%) Support Engineer
8 13 (4.96%) Business Analyst
8 13 (4.96%) IT Analyst
9 12 (4.58%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (4.58%) IT Support Analyst
9 12 (4.58%) User Researcher
10 11 (4.20%) Service Desk Support
11 10 (3.82%) Service Desk Support Analyst
11 10 (3.82%) Support Officer
12 9 (3.44%) Desktop Engineer
12 9 (3.44%) Developer
12 9 (3.44%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.82%) RabbitMQ
1 10 (3.82%) XML
2 7 (2.67%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (0.76%) .NET
3 2 (0.76%) Drools
4 1 (0.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (16.41%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.96%) Management Information System
2 13 (4.96%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (1.91%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.53%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.53%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.53%) NHS
6 3 (1.15%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.76%) BYOD
7 2 (0.76%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.76%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.76%) SCADA
7 2 (0.76%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.38%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.38%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.38%) PMI
8 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 93 (35.50%) Windows
2 27 (10.31%) Windows 7
3 18 (6.87%) Windows 10
4 10 (3.82%) Linux
5 9 (3.44%) Windows XP
6 7 (2.67%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.29%) Unix
8 5 (1.91%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.53%) Android
10 3 (1.15%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.76%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.76%) Solaris
11 2 (0.76%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.38%) AIX
12 1 (0.38%) HPUX
12 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.38%) VMS
12 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (18.70%) ITIL
3 47 (17.94%) Project Management
4 40 (15.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (14.50%) Change Management
6 30 (11.45%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (11.07%) Project Governance
8 28 (10.69%) Risk Management
9 25 (9.54%) Decision-Making
10 24 (9.16%) Commercial Awareness
10 24 (9.16%) Waterfall
11 21 (8.02%) Problem Management
12 20 (7.63%) PRINCE2
12 20 (7.63%) SDLC
13 19 (7.25%) Data Modelling
14 18 (6.87%) Change Control
14 18 (6.87%) Customer Requirements
15 17 (6.49%) Service Design
16 16 (6.11%) Workshop Facilitation
17 15 (5.73%) Budgeting and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.73%) SQL
2 8 (3.05%) Python
3 6 (2.29%) VBA
4 5 (1.91%) MATLAB
5 4 (1.53%) C
5 4 (1.53%) Perl
6 3 (1.15%) Java
6 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (9.16%) Degree
2 16 (6.11%) Security Cleared
3 15 (5.73%) ISEB
4 7 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.29%) MCSE
6 5 (1.91%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.53%) CCNA
7 4 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.53%) MCSA
7 4 (1.53%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.53%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.15%) PMP
8 3 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.76%) MCP
9 2 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.38%) CCNP
10 1 (0.38%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.07%) PMO
2 4 (1.53%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.53%) QA
3 3 (1.15%) SLA
4 2 (0.76%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (19.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.67%) Docker
3 5 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.76%) Firmware
5 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.38%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.38%) vSphere
6 1 (0.38%) XenApp
6 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (4.96%) SCCM
2 7 (2.67%) Opsview
2 7 (2.67%) Puppet
3 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (1.91%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.76%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.76%) WSUS
5 1 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 142 (54.20%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.73%) SAP
3 11 (4.20%) Atlassian
3 11 (4.20%) Oracle
3 11 (4.20%) Remedy
3 11 (4.20%) VMware
4 9 (3.44%) Cisco
5 8 (3.05%) Citrix
6 7 (2.67%) Niku
6 7 (2.67%) PagerDuty
7 6 (2.29%) Google
7 6 (2.29%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.91%) Lotus
9 4 (1.53%) Dell
10 3 (1.15%) Apple
10 3 (1.15%) EMC
10 3 (1.15%) HP
11 2 (0.76%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.76%) Reuters
11 2 (0.76%) Sophos