Period
to 23 May 2018

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 23 May 2018 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 40 33
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 191 161 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.89% 3.72% 4.18%
As % of the Applications category 46.81% 37.35% 42.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 85 115
West Midlands median daily rate £301 £228 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.42% -21.55% +28.89%
10th Percentile £105 £104 £121
90th Percentile £418 £425 £450
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 30 19
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £11.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.79% -8.27%
10th Percentile £10.49 £10.96 £10.38
90th Percentile £20.45 £23.07 £14.25
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 408 431 535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.31% 9.97% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 239 293
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +2.40% +4.17%
10th Percentile £130 £138 £150
90th Percentile £455 £444 £486
England median daily rate £370 £350 £349
% change year-on-year +5.71% +0.36% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 44 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.38 £12.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.34% +28.94% -13.90%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.73 £9.95
90th Percentile £32.00 £31.08 £21.10
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.15
% change year-on-year +6.25% -0.93% +7.67%

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 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 2018. 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 -3 51 £150 -33.33% 15
Coventry -8 32 £283 +25.56% 2
Warwickshire -2 29 £365 +39.71% 12
Shropshire -12 17 £329 - 3
Solihull +1 15 £150 -6.25% 5
Staffordshire -4 9 £333 +10.83% 5
Walsall +3 6 £325 -23.53%
Wolverhampton +1 4 £325 -2.90% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £183 - 1
Herefordshire +4 2 £130 -42.22%
Worcestershire -13 1 - - 8
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Kingswinford - 1 £350 -
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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 98 (51.31%) Microsoft
2 81 (42.41%) Windows
3 57 (29.84%) Active Directory
4 48 (25.13%) Microsoft Excel
5 33 (17.28%) Office 365
6 31 (16.23%) ITIL
7 27 (14.14%) Finance
7 27 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (13.09%) Windows 10
8 25 (13.09%) Project Management
9 24 (12.57%) MS Visio
10 23 (12.04%) MS Exchange
10 23 (12.04%) VMware
11 21 (10.99%) Migration
12 20 (10.47%) Windows Server
13 19 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (9.95%) Windows 7
14 18 (9.42%) SQL
15 17 (8.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 16 (8.38%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (8.38%) Cisco
17 15 (7.85%) PRINCE2
17 15 (7.85%) Unix
17 15 (7.85%) Microsoft Project
17 15 (7.85%) Google
17 15 (7.85%) Microsoft Azure
17 15 (7.85%) SCCM
17 15 (7.85%) Waterfall
18 14 (7.33%) PowerShell
18 14 (7.33%) PMO

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 23 (12.04%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.62%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.62%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.57%) Confluence
5 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.52%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.52%) CMS
6 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.52%) SAS
6 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (25.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (12.57%) MS Visio
3 17 (8.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (7.85%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (2.09%) SPSS
6 3 (1.57%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.52%) Notepad++
7 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Actimize
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.52%) Q-Pulse
1 1 (0.52%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 33 (17.28%) Office 365
2 15 (7.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (4.19%) G Suite
5 5 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.05%) IaaS
6 2 (1.05%) PaaS
6 2 (1.05%) SaaS
7 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.76%) VPN
2 8 (4.19%) DHCP
2 8 (4.19%) DNS
2 8 (4.19%) DSL
2 8 (4.19%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.62%) LAN
3 5 (2.62%) SAN
3 5 (2.62%) Skype
4 4 (2.09%) 802.11
4 4 (2.09%) Firewall
4 4 (2.09%) Internet
4 4 (2.09%) NetScaler
4 4 (2.09%) WAN
4 4 (2.09%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.57%) VoIP
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.52%) FTP
6 1 (0.52%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.24%) Power BI
3 4 (2.09%) MySQL
4 2 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.52%) Big Data
5 1 (0.52%) GIS
5 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (5.76%) JIRA
2 7 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.14%) PVCS
4 4 (2.09%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.05%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.52%) MonoDevelop
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.52%) XMLSpy
General
1 27 (14.14%) Finance
2 11 (5.76%) Legal
3 9 (4.71%) Retail
3 9 (4.71%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.14%) Automotive
4 6 (3.14%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.57%) Banking
6 2 (1.05%) Advertising
6 2 (1.05%) Electronics
6 2 (1.05%) French Language
6 2 (1.05%) Law
7 1 (0.52%) Billing
7 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.52%) Games
7 1 (0.52%) German Language
7 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (29.84%) Analyst
2 15 (7.85%) Project Manager
2 15 (7.85%) Service Analyst
3 14 (7.33%) Desktop Support
4 13 (6.81%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (6.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (6.81%) Support Analyst
5 12 (6.28%) Administrator
6 11 (5.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 11 (5.76%) Support Engineer
7 10 (5.24%) IT Support
8 9 (4.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 9 (4.71%) Business Analyst
8 9 (4.71%) IT Analyst
9 7 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.66%) IT Support Analyst
9 7 (3.66%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (3.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (3.14%) Performance Analyst
10 6 (3.14%) Senior Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.19%) XML
2 4 (2.09%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.57%) JSON
4 2 (1.05%) .NET
4 2 (1.05%) COM
4 2 (1.05%) CSS
4 2 (1.05%) HTML
4 2 (1.05%) SOAP
4 2 (1.05%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.05%) Web Services
5 1 (0.52%) Flash
5 1 (0.52%) HTML5
5 1 (0.52%) jQuery
5 1 (0.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.24%) Driving Licence
3 8 (4.19%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.62%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.62%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.62%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.62%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.09%) AS400
5 4 (2.09%) Robotics
6 3 (1.57%) CMDB
6 3 (1.57%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.05%) iPhone
7 2 (1.05%) NHS
7 2 (1.05%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.05%) User Experience
7 2 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.52%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.52%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 81 (42.41%) Windows
2 25 (13.09%) Windows 10
3 20 (10.47%) Windows Server
4 19 (9.95%) Windows 7
5 15 (7.85%) Unix
6 8 (4.19%) Linux
6 8 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.66%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.14%) Android
8 6 (3.14%) Apple iOS
8 6 (3.14%) Solaris
8 6 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.14%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.09%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.57%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (16.23%) ITIL
2 25 (13.09%) Project Management
3 21 (10.99%) Migration
4 16 (8.38%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (7.85%) PRINCE2
5 15 (7.85%) Waterfall
6 14 (7.33%) Decision-Making
6 14 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (6.28%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (6.28%) Service Management
8 10 (5.24%) Coaching
9 9 (4.71%) Data Analysis
10 8 (4.19%) Statistics
10 8 (4.19%) Workflow
11 7 (3.66%) Asset Management
11 7 (3.66%) Business Analysis
11 7 (3.66%) Change Management
11 7 (3.66%) Collaborative Working
11 7 (3.66%) Test Scripting
11 7 (3.66%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.42%) SQL
2 14 (7.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.57%) VB
4 2 (1.05%) C
4 2 (1.05%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.05%) VBA
5 1 (0.52%) C#
5 1 (0.52%) C++
5 1 (0.52%) Caml Language
5 1 (0.52%) PHP
5 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (5.76%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.24%) Degree
3 9 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (4.71%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.66%) PMI Certification
4 7 (3.66%) PMP
5 6 (3.14%) CCNA
5 6 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.14%) MCSE
6 4 (2.09%) CIPD
6 4 (2.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.57%) ISEB
7 3 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.57%) MCSA
7 3 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.05%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.52%) AAT
9 1 (0.52%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.33%) PMO
2 11 (5.76%) SLA
3 3 (1.57%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.05%) GDPR
4 2 (1.05%) QA
5 1 (0.52%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.52%) MISRA
5 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (29.84%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.76%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.57%) vSphere
4 3 (1.57%) XenApp
5 2 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (7.85%) SCCM
2 5 (2.62%) AirWatch
2 5 (2.62%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.57%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.05%) SCOM
5 2 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 98 (51.31%) Microsoft
2 23 (12.04%) VMware
3 16 (8.38%) Cisco
4 15 (7.85%) Google
5 13 (6.81%) HP
6 11 (5.76%) Citrix
7 9 (4.71%) IBM
8 8 (4.19%) Brocade
8 8 (4.19%) Juniper
8 8 (4.19%) NetApp
9 6 (3.14%) Adobe
10 5 (2.62%) Apple
10 5 (2.62%) McAfee
10 5 (2.62%) SAP
11 4 (2.09%) Dell
11 4 (2.09%) Fujitsu
11 4 (2.09%) Postini
11 4 (2.09%) Remedy
11 4 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (2.09%) Veritas