Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 50 30
Rank change year-on-year +10 -20 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 193 197 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.12% 3.77% 4.85%
As % of the Applications category 45.41% 39.96% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 126 96
West Midlands median daily rate £304 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -7.69% +62.50%
10th Percentile £123 £120 £150
90th Percentile £450 £467 £500
England median daily rate £295 £295 £300
% change year-on-year - -1.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 34
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.25 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.33% +20.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.61 £10.13
90th Percentile £21.05 £17.66 £31.44
England median hourly rate £14.46 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -0.28% - +3.57%

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 425 493 536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.07% 9.43% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 311 274
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +4.48% +15.52%
10th Percentile £152 £144 £163
90th Percentile £477 £456 £500
England median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 46 52
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.42% -22.53% +37.93%
10th Percentile £9.92 £10.60 £10.25
90th Percentile £38.75 £26.00 £31.44
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.59% +5.95%

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 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -1 65 £344 +1.63% 25
Coventry -1 32 £270 -13.46% 12
Shropshire +3 22 £148 -46.36% 3
Warwickshire -5 20 £250 -12.66% 16
Staffordshire -6 9 £375 +25.00% 12
Worcestershire +4 6 £350 +258.97% 13
Solihull -1 4 £100 -37.50% 3
Wolverhampton -1 2 - - 2
Wednesbury - 2 - -
West Bromwich - 2 £118 -
Herefordshire +6 1 £130 -42.22%
Kingswinford -1 1 - - 1
Walsall - 1 - - 2
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 122 (63.21%) Microsoft
2 85 (44.04%) Windows
3 41 (21.24%) Active Directory
4 37 (19.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 37 (19.17%) Windows 7
5 29 (15.03%) VMware
6 28 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (13.99%) Finance
8 26 (13.47%) ITIL
8 26 (13.47%) Office 365
9 25 (12.95%) Windows 10
9 25 (12.95%) SQL
9 25 (12.95%) Migration
10 23 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (11.40%) SharePoint
12 21 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 21 (10.88%) PowerShell
13 20 (10.36%) SLA
13 20 (10.36%) Project Management
14 19 (9.84%) SCCM
15 18 (9.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 17 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (8.29%) Waterfall
17 16 (8.29%) HP
18 15 (7.77%) Business Analysis
18 15 (7.77%) Windows Server
19 14 (7.25%) QA
19 14 (7.25%) MS Visio
19 14 (7.25%) SQL Server
19 14 (7.25%) PRINCE2

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 22 (11.40%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.18%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.59%) CMS
3 5 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.59%) IBM Notes
3 5 (2.59%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.04%) Confluence
6 1 (0.52%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.52%) SAS
6 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (19.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (9.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (7.25%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (7.25%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (2.07%) Acrobat
5 4 (2.07%) RoboHelp
5 4 (2.07%) Snagit
6 2 (1.04%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.04%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.52%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 8 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.52%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.47%) Office 365
2 10 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.59%) G Suite
4 4 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.07%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.74%) TCP/IP
2 10 (5.18%) Internet
3 9 (4.66%) DHCP
3 9 (4.66%) DNS
3 9 (4.66%) LAN
4 8 (4.15%) VPN
5 5 (2.59%) Skype
5 5 (2.59%) WAN
5 5 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (2.59%) Wireless
6 4 (2.07%) 802.11
7 3 (1.55%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.04%) Intranet
8 2 (1.04%) SAN
8 2 (1.04%) SSL
8 2 (1.04%) TACACS
9 1 (0.52%) 3G
9 1 (0.52%) 4G
9 1 (0.52%) ADSL
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.07%) Power BI
2 4 (2.07%) RDBMS
2 4 (2.07%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.55%) GIS
3 3 (1.55%) MySQL
4 2 (1.04%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.04%) Qlik Sense
4 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (5.70%) MSI
2 7 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.07%) JIRA
4 3 (1.55%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.55%) Subversion
5 1 (0.52%) MonoDevelop
5 1 (0.52%) PVCS
5 1 (0.52%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (13.99%) Finance
2 11 (5.70%) Retail
3 6 (3.11%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.55%) Banking
4 3 (1.55%) Billing
4 3 (1.55%) Law
5 2 (1.04%) Electronics
5 2 (1.04%) Legal
5 2 (1.04%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.52%) Advertising
6 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.52%) Automotive
6 1 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.52%) French Language
6 1 (0.52%) Games
6 1 (0.52%) German Language
6 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (27.46%) Analyst
2 17 (8.81%) Project Manager
3 16 (8.29%) Administrator
4 15 (7.77%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (7.77%) Service Analyst
5 14 (7.25%) Business Analyst
5 14 (7.25%) Support Analyst
6 13 (6.74%) Desktop Support
7 11 (5.70%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (4.66%) Desktop Engineer
8 9 (4.66%) IT Analyst
8 9 (4.66%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.15%) Developer
10 7 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.63%) Applications Packager
10 7 (3.63%) IT Support
11 6 (3.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 6 (3.11%) Applications Engineer
12 5 (2.59%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 5 (2.59%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.70%) WSH
2 7 (3.63%) CSS
2 7 (3.63%) HTML
3 4 (2.07%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.04%) .NET
4 2 (1.04%) COM
4 2 (1.04%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.04%) XML
5 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.52%) Flash
5 1 (0.52%) HTML5
5 1 (0.52%) jQuery
5 1 (0.52%) JSON
5 1 (0.52%) SOAP
5 1 (0.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (0.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.11%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.59%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.07%) CMDB
4 4 (2.07%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.55%) AS400
6 2 (1.04%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.04%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.04%) PKI
6 2 (1.04%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.04%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.04%) User Experience
7 1 (0.52%) BYOD
7 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.52%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.52%) Life Science
7 1 (0.52%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.52%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 85 (44.04%) Windows
2 37 (19.17%) Windows 7
3 25 (12.95%) Windows 10
4 15 (7.77%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.15%) Windows XP
6 6 (3.11%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.59%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.07%) Linux
8 4 (2.07%) Unix
8 4 (2.07%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.55%) Android
9 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (13.47%) ITIL
3 25 (12.95%) Migration
4 21 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (10.36%) Project Management
6 16 (8.29%) Waterfall
7 15 (7.77%) Business Analysis
8 14 (7.25%) PRINCE2
9 10 (5.18%) CRM
9 10 (5.18%) SDLC
9 10 (5.18%) Service Management
9 10 (5.18%) User Stories
10 9 (4.66%) Application Discovery
10 9 (4.66%) Application Packaging
10 9 (4.66%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (4.66%) Incident Management
10 9 (4.66%) Release Management
11 8 (4.15%) Data Management
11 8 (4.15%) Process Improvement
12 7 (3.63%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.95%) SQL
2 21 (10.88%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.70%) VBScript
4 10 (5.18%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.11%) C#
5 6 (3.11%) Java
6 3 (1.55%) VB
6 3 (1.55%) VBA
7 2 (1.04%) C
7 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.52%) C++
8 1 (0.52%) PHP
8 1 (0.52%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (5.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (4.66%) Degree
3 6 (3.11%) MCSE
4 4 (2.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (2.07%) MCSA
4 4 (2.07%) PMI Certification
4 4 (2.07%) PMP
4 4 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.55%) CCNA
5 3 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.55%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.55%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.04%) ISEB
6 2 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.04%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) AAT
7 1 (0.52%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (0.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.52%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.36%) SLA
2 14 (7.25%) QA
3 12 (6.22%) PMO
4 6 (3.11%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.04%) GDPR
6 2 (1.04%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.52%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.52%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.52%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.52%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.52%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.52%) MISRA
7 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (21.24%) Active Directory
2 23 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (2.07%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (9.84%) SCCM
2 11 (5.70%) WMI
3 7 (3.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (2.59%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.04%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.04%) Cisco LMS
5 2 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.04%) SCOM
5 2 (1.04%) WSUS
6 1 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 122 (63.21%) Microsoft
2 29 (15.03%) VMware
3 16 (8.29%) HP
4 10 (5.18%) Dell
4 10 (5.18%) Google
5 8 (4.15%) Oracle
6 5 (2.59%) Adobe
6 5 (2.59%) Lotus
6 5 (2.59%) Remedy
6 5 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.07%) Apple
7 4 (2.07%) Avaya
7 4 (2.07%) Cisco
7 4 (2.07%) Citrix
7 4 (2.07%) Tableau
8 3 (1.55%) Informatica
8 3 (1.55%) McAfee
9 2 (1.04%) Epicor
9 2 (1.04%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.04%) Symantec