Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 43 27
Rank change year-on-year +14 -16 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 248 240 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.12% 3.88% 5.12%
As % of the Applications category 47.88% 40.82% 46.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 140 119
West Midlands median daily rate £320 £318 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.79% +17.59% +16.13%
10th Percentile £105 £125 £106
90th Percentile £475 £468 £452
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 49
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £13.68 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.34% -8.80% -5.81%
10th Percentile £9.61 £10.60 £10.09
90th Percentile £34.60 £19.35 £31.44
England median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% -

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 518 588 539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.70% 9.51% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 357 271
West Midlands median daily rate £338 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +4.48% +11.67%
10th Percentile £154 £160 £160
90th Percentile £488 £469 £488
England median daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +0.41% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 51 73
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -16.22% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.60 £10.25
90th Percentile £34.50 £36.00 £35.95
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.29 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.85% +5.10% +3.33%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +18 89 £350 +7.69% 8
Shropshire +9 43 £155 -43.64% 4
Coventry +12 29 £176 -54.52% 5
Warwickshire +5 17 £225 -27.42% 1
Staffordshire -4 16 £363 +27.19% 1
Solihull +19 14 £105 -34.38% 2
Walsall - 7 £320 -
Worcestershire -6 6 £350 +66.67% 1
Wolverhampton -5 2 £185 -48.03% 2
Wednesbury - 2 - - 1
Kingswinford -3 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £118 -
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 159 (64.11%) Microsoft
2 102 (41.13%) Windows
3 56 (22.58%) Windows 7
4 54 (21.77%) Office 365
5 46 (18.55%) ITIL
6 45 (18.15%) Migration
7 44 (17.74%) Microsoft Excel
8 42 (16.94%) SCCM
9 41 (16.53%) Windows 10
10 36 (14.52%) Finance
11 35 (14.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 35 (14.11%) VMware
11 35 (14.11%) Analytical Skills
12 34 (13.71%) Active Directory
13 32 (12.90%) SharePoint
14 31 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (12.10%) Microsoft App-V
16 29 (11.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 28 (11.29%) Project Management
18 27 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
19 22 (8.87%) PowerShell
19 22 (8.87%) QA
20 21 (8.47%) Business Analysis
20 21 (8.47%) SQL
21 20 (8.06%) VBScript
21 20 (8.06%) WSH
21 20 (8.06%) MSI
21 20 (8.06%) WMI
22 19 (7.66%) Application Packaging
22 19 (7.66%) MS Visio

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 32 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.44%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (2.02%) CMS
4 5 (2.02%) IBM Notes
4 5 (2.02%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.40%) Confluence
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.40%) Live Communications Server
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle UPK
7 1 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 44 (17.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (11.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (7.66%) MS Visio
4 12 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (2.42%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (2.42%) AutoCAD
6 4 (1.61%) Acrobat
6 4 (1.61%) RoboHelp
6 4 (1.61%) Snagit
6 4 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (1.21%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.81%) InDesign
9 1 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.40%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.40%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (4.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.02%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 54 (21.77%) Office 365
2 17 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.21%) G Suite
4 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.84%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.63%) Remote Desktop
3 8 (3.23%) LAN
4 7 (2.82%) Internet
5 6 (2.42%) DHCP
6 5 (2.02%) DNS
6 5 (2.02%) Skype
6 5 (2.02%) Wireless
7 4 (1.61%) SAN
8 3 (1.21%) WAN
9 2 (0.81%) 3G
9 2 (0.81%) Firewall
9 2 (0.81%) Intranet
9 2 (0.81%) SSL
9 2 (0.81%) TACACS
9 2 (0.81%) VPN
9 2 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.40%) ADSL
10 1 (0.40%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.40%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.02%) Power BI
2 5 (2.02%) RDBMS
2 5 (2.02%) Relational Database
2 5 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.21%) MS Access
4 2 (0.81%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.81%) GIS
4 2 (0.81%) Qlik Sense
4 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.40%) Big Data
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.40%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 20 (8.06%) MSI
2 8 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.02%) JIRA
4 4 (1.61%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.61%) Subversion
5 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
General
1 36 (14.52%) Finance
2 10 (4.03%) Manufacturing
2 10 (4.03%) Retail
3 7 (2.82%) Banking
4 4 (1.61%) Law
4 4 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.21%) Automotive
5 3 (1.21%) Billing
6 2 (0.81%) Legal
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.40%) Back Office
7 1 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Marketing
7 1 (0.40%) Military
7 1 (0.40%) Publishing
7 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (29.44%) Analyst
2 25 (10.08%) Business Analyst
3 21 (8.47%) 2nd Line Support
4 20 (8.06%) Project Manager
4 20 (8.06%) Support Engineer
5 19 (7.66%) Service Analyst
6 16 (6.45%) Administrator
7 15 (6.05%) Desktop Support
8 13 (5.24%) Support Analyst
9 12 (4.84%) Applications Engineer
10 11 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (4.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 10 (4.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (4.03%) Application Integration Engineer
11 10 (4.03%) Applications Packager
11 10 (4.03%) Integration Engineer
11 10 (4.03%) Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (3.63%) IT Support
13 8 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
13 8 (3.23%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.06%) WSH
2 5 (2.02%) CSS
2 5 (2.02%) HTML
3 2 (0.81%) .NET
3 2 (0.81%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.40%) SOAP
4 1 (0.40%) Web Services
4 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.11%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.03%) Blackberry
3 8 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.61%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.21%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.21%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.21%) NHS
5 3 (1.21%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.21%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.21%) User Experience
6 2 (0.81%) e-Learning
6 2 (0.81%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.81%) PKI
6 2 (0.81%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.40%) CMDB
7 1 (0.40%) Life Science
7 1 (0.40%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.40%) Social Network
7 1 (0.40%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 102 (41.13%) Windows
2 56 (22.58%) Windows 7
3 41 (16.53%) Windows 10
4 14 (5.65%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.23%) Windows XP
6 6 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.61%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.21%) Android
9 3 (1.21%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.21%) Unix
10 2 (0.81%) Linux
10 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (18.55%) ITIL
2 45 (18.15%) Migration
3 35 (14.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (11.29%) Project Management
6 21 (8.47%) Business Analysis
7 19 (7.66%) Application Packaging
8 18 (7.26%) Application Discovery
8 18 (7.26%) Incident Management
8 18 (7.26%) PRINCE2
8 18 (7.26%) Release Management
9 17 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (6.45%) Waterfall
11 12 (4.84%) Risk Management
11 12 (4.84%) SDLC
11 12 (4.84%) User Stories
12 11 (4.44%) ITSM
13 10 (4.03%) CRM
13 10 (4.03%) Process Improvement
13 10 (4.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.87%) PowerShell
2 21 (8.47%) SQL
3 20 (8.06%) VBScript
4 8 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.42%) Java
6 5 (2.02%) C#
7 3 (1.21%) VBA
8 2 (0.81%) C
8 2 (0.81%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.40%) Python
9 1 (0.40%) R
9 1 (0.40%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (5.65%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.84%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.44%) Degree
3 11 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.02%) MCSE
4 5 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.61%) MCSA
6 3 (1.21%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.21%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.21%) PMP
6 3 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.81%) ISEB
7 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.81%) MCP
8 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) ECDL
8 1 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.87%) QA
2 16 (6.45%) PMO
3 13 (5.24%) SLA
4 7 (2.82%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.40%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (13.71%) Active Directory
2 30 (12.10%) Microsoft App-V
3 27 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.61%) VirtualBox
5 3 (1.21%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.81%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.81%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.40%) XenApp
7 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (16.94%) SCCM
2 20 (8.06%) WMI
3 10 (4.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.61%) SCOM
4 4 (1.61%) WSUS
5 2 (0.81%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.81%) Cisco LMS
5 2 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.40%) Netcool
6 1 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.40%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 159 (64.11%) Microsoft
2 35 (14.11%) VMware
3 17 (6.85%) HP
4 15 (6.05%) Citrix
5 10 (4.03%) Oracle
6 7 (2.82%) Adobe
6 7 (2.82%) Dell
7 6 (2.42%) Tableau
8 5 (2.02%) BMC
8 5 (2.02%) Lotus
8 5 (2.02%) Remedy
8 5 (2.02%) SAP
9 4 (1.61%) Google
10 3 (1.21%) Apple
10 3 (1.21%) Cisco
10 3 (1.21%) Informatica
10 3 (1.21%) Symantec
11 2 (0.81%) Epicor
11 2 (0.81%) IBM
11 2 (0.81%) NetApp