Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 37 46
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 301 237 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.80% 4.87% 3.83%
As % of the Applications category 61.55% 46.75% 41.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 121 134
West Midlands median daily rate £285 £320 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.94% +4.92% +11.93%
10th Percentile £122 £105 £126
90th Percentile £475 £475 £462
England median daily rate £300 £295 £300
% change year-on-year +1.69% -1.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 25
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71% +1.99%
10th Percentile £10.70 £9.00 £10.60
90th Percentile £17.10 £34.80 £18.75
England median hourly rate £15.19 £14.00 £14.74
% change year-on-year +8.50% -5.02% +5.29%

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 489 507 553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.42% 10.42% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 297 345
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% -5.71% +4.48%
10th Percentile £125 £155 £160
90th Percentile £475 £488 £469
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 44 45
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% -1.67% -18.92%
10th Percentile £10.15 £10.03 £10.60
90th Percentile £29.35 £35.88 £32.25
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 10 December 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
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 10 December 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
Shropshire -21 83 £333 +114.52% 5
Birmingham -8 68 £190 -45.71% 25
Coventry +14 59 £300 +13.21% 5
Warwickshire +16 20 £211 -6.11% 12
Herefordshire - 17 £413 - 1
Staffordshire -17 11 £315 -13.10% 8
Worcestershire -1 10 £381 +8.93% 6
Solihull +5 8 £122 +16.19% 5
West Bromwich +2 7 £150 +27.66%
Wolverhampton +3 6 - - 1
Kingswinford +5 1 - -
Walsall -7 1 £500 +56.25%
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 152 (50.50%) Microsoft
2 105 (34.88%) Windows
3 78 (25.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 68 (22.59%) Active Directory
5 63 (20.93%) Finance
6 60 (19.93%) Agile Software Development
7 59 (19.60%) ITIL
7 59 (19.60%) Project Management
8 48 (15.95%) Analytical Skills
9 44 (14.62%) Change Management
10 39 (12.96%) Microsoft Project
10 39 (12.96%) Office 365
11 38 (12.62%) PMO
12 34 (11.30%) Windows 7
12 34 (11.30%) Risk Management
13 33 (10.96%) PRINCE2
13 33 (10.96%) JIRA
14 30 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
14 30 (9.97%) Commercial Awareness
15 29 (9.63%) Degree
15 29 (9.63%) Open Workbench
15 29 (9.63%) Resource Management
16 28 (9.30%) Waterfall
16 28 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
17 27 (8.97%) Windows 10
18 25 (8.31%) Project Governance
18 25 (8.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 24 (7.97%) Decision-Making
19 24 (7.97%) Conflict Management
20 23 (7.64%) Management Information System

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 19 (6.31%) Confluence
2 17 (5.65%) MS Exchange
3 16 (5.32%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.99%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.33%) SAS
6 3 (1.00%) IIS
7 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 78 (25.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (12.96%) Microsoft Project
3 29 (9.63%) Open Workbench
4 25 (8.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (5.65%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.66%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.33%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.66%) assyst
2 2 (0.66%) Eikon
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Primavera
3 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (12.96%) Office 365
2 8 (2.66%) G Suite
2 8 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.33%) SaaS
5 3 (1.00%) IaaS
5 3 (1.00%) PaaS
6 1 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.32%) LAN
2 8 (2.66%) Internet
2 8 (2.66%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.33%) WAN
4 6 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.00%) VPN
5 3 (1.00%) Wireless
6 2 (0.66%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.66%) Intranet
6 2 (0.66%) RTP
6 2 (0.66%) VoIP
7 1 (0.33%) DNS
7 1 (0.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.33%) Firewall
7 1 (0.33%) MPLS
7 1 (0.33%) SAN
7 1 (0.33%) Skype
7 1 (0.33%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.31%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (2.66%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (1.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.33%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.33%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.33%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.33%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (10.96%) JIRA
2 7 (2.33%) PVCS
3 4 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.66%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.66%) Selenium
4 2 (0.66%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.66%) Subversion
4 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
General
1 63 (20.93%) Finance
2 16 (5.32%) Military
3 10 (3.32%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.66%) Banking
4 8 (2.66%) Marketing
4 8 (2.66%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.33%) Electronics
6 5 (1.66%) Legal
7 4 (1.33%) Cantonese Language
7 4 (1.33%) Mandarin Language
7 4 (1.33%) Retail
8 2 (0.66%) Advertising
8 2 (0.66%) Automotive
8 2 (0.66%) Front Office
8 2 (0.66%) Law
8 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.66%) Retail Finance
9 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 114 (37.87%) Analyst
2 44 (14.62%) Project Manager
3 31 (10.30%) Service Analyst
4 27 (8.97%) PMO Analyst
5 26 (8.64%) Service Desk Analyst
6 24 (7.97%) Business Analyst
7 22 (7.31%) Support Analyst
8 18 (5.98%) Desktop Support
8 18 (5.98%) Support Engineer
9 16 (5.32%) IT Support
10 14 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (3.99%) IT Analyst
11 12 (3.99%) Support Officer
12 11 (3.65%) Desktop Engineer
13 9 (2.99%) Product Owner
13 9 (2.99%) Service Desk Support
14 8 (2.66%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 8 (2.66%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 8 (2.66%) Project Support Officer
14 8 (2.66%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.32%) XML
2 2 (0.66%) .NET
2 2 (0.66%) Drools
2 2 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.33%) CSS
3 1 (0.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.33%) HTML
3 1 (0.33%) SOAP
3 1 (0.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (15.95%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.64%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.99%) Blackberry
3 9 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.33%) NHS
5 5 (1.66%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.66%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.33%) EPoS
6 4 (1.33%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.33%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.33%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.66%) BYOD
8 2 (0.66%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.66%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.66%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) SCADA
9 1 (0.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 105 (34.88%) Windows
2 34 (11.30%) Windows 7
3 27 (8.97%) Windows 10
4 11 (3.65%) Windows XP
5 8 (2.66%) Android
5 8 (2.66%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.99%) Unix
6 6 (1.99%) Windows 8
7 5 (1.66%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.00%) Windows Phone
8 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.66%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (19.93%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (19.60%) ITIL
2 59 (19.60%) Project Management
3 44 (14.62%) Change Management
4 34 (11.30%) Risk Management
5 33 (10.96%) PRINCE2
6 30 (9.97%) Commercial Awareness
6 30 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (9.63%) Resource Management
8 28 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (9.30%) Waterfall
9 25 (8.31%) Project Governance
10 24 (7.97%) Conflict Management
10 24 (7.97%) Decision-Making
11 23 (7.64%) Line Management
12 20 (6.64%) Change Control
12 20 (6.64%) Matrix Organization
13 19 (6.31%) Data Modelling
13 19 (6.31%) SDLC
14 18 (5.98%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.98%) SQL
2 4 (1.33%) C
2 4 (1.33%) Java
2 4 (1.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (1.33%) VBScript
3 3 (1.00%) MATLAB
3 3 (1.00%) Perl
4 2 (0.66%) Python
4 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.66%) VB
5 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (9.63%) Degree
2 20 (6.64%) ISEB
3 19 (6.31%) Security Cleared
4 13 (4.32%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.33%) MCSE
7 6 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.33%) HND
8 4 (1.33%) MCP
8 4 (1.33%) MCSA
8 4 (1.33%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.00%) PMP
10 2 (0.66%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.66%) APMP
10 2 (0.66%) MCTS
10 2 (0.66%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (12.62%) PMO
2 7 (2.33%) SLA
3 4 (1.33%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.66%) GDPR
4 2 (0.66%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.66%) QA
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 68 (22.59%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.00%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.33%) Firmware
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.33%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (6.31%) SCCM
2 4 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.33%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 152 (50.50%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.98%) SAP
3 13 (4.32%) VMware
4 12 (3.99%) Niku
5 11 (3.65%) Citrix
6 9 (2.99%) Lotus
7 8 (2.66%) Google
7 8 (2.66%) Oracle
7 8 (2.66%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.66%) Apple
8 5 (1.66%) Cisco
9 4 (1.33%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.33%) Dell
9 4 (1.33%) Ivanti
9 4 (1.33%) NetApp
9 4 (1.33%) Postini
9 4 (1.33%) Remedy
10 3 (1.00%) Altiris
10 3 (1.00%) Avaya
10 3 (1.00%) Bloomberg