The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for MS Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
England / West Midlands
Rank 38 42 26
Rank change year-on-year +4 -16  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 94 99 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.08% 3.67% 5.96%
As % of the Applications category 34.69% 33.67% 42.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 39 45
Median daily rate £265 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.46% +30.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £173 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £484 £362
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.16% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 34
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £13.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £10.31 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.56 £16.10 £20.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.10
% change year-on-year -12.90% +18.34%  

MS Office is in the software application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Software Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 271 294 359
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 11.77% 10.91% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 152 141
Median daily rate £325 £326 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.38% +4.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £178 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 19 69
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -30.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £20.00 £32.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year -9.09% +11.11%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing MS Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Office in the West Midlands

MS 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 MS Office in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in the West Midlands

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in the West Midlands

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in the West Midlands

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Office in the West Midlands

MS 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 MS Office within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -7 22 £225 -16.66% 8
Coventry +2 18 £250 - 3
Warwickshire -8 15 £240 -40.00% 3
Staffordshire +6 7 £300 -25.00% 6
Shropshire +23 6 - - 1
Solihull +5 5 £199 -53.23%
Worcestershire +3 3 £90 - 2
Dudley - 3 - -
Herefordshire - 2 £266 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 MS Office.

1 111 (55.78%) Microsoft
2 85 (42.71%) MS Excel
3 69 (34.67%) Windows
4 41 (20.60%) Active Directory
5 33 (16.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 31 (15.58%) SharePoint
7 28 (14.07%) Project Management
8 27 (13.57%) Finance
8 27 (13.57%) PMO
9 25 (12.56%) Windows 7
9 25 (12.56%) MS Project
9 25 (12.56%) Security Cleared
10 24 (12.06%) Migration
11 22 (11.06%) PRINCE2
12 20 (10.05%) ITIL
13 19 (9.55%) Office 365
14 18 (9.05%) SC Cleared
14 18 (9.05%) MS Visio
15 17 (8.54%) SLA
15 17 (8.54%) Windows Server
16 16 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
17 13 (6.53%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
18 12 (6.03%) Data Centre
18 12 (6.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 12 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
18 12 (6.03%) VMware
19 11 (5.53%) Advertising
19 11 (5.53%) DNS
20 10 (5.03%) Oracle

MS Office
Top Related 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 31 (15.58%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.52%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.52%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.02%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (1.51%) IIS
5 3 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.01%) Confluence
6 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.50%) CMS
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (0.50%) Moodle
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 85 (42.71%) MS Excel
2 33 (16.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 25 (12.56%) MS Project
4 18 (9.05%) MS Visio
5 7 (3.52%) Open Workbench
5 7 (3.52%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.50%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (3.52%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.50%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.55%) Office 365
2 16 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.52%) OneDrive
4 6 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (3.02%) Yammer
5 3 (1.51%) IBM PureFlex
6 2 (1.01%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.53%) DNS
2 9 (4.52%) DHCP
2 9 (4.52%) VoIP
3 7 (3.52%) Kerberos
3 7 (3.52%) LAN
3 7 (3.52%) LDAP
3 7 (3.52%) Skype
4 6 (3.02%) PBX
4 6 (3.02%) Unified Communications
4 6 (3.02%) WAN
5 4 (2.01%) Internet
5 4 (2.01%) Intranet
6 3 (1.51%) Firewall
6 3 (1.51%) SAN
6 3 (1.51%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.01%) VPN
8 1 (0.50%) ATM
8 1 (0.50%) Network Security
8 1 (0.50%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.02%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.51%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.01%) MS Access
4 1 (0.50%) Big Data
4 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.50%) Essbase
4 1 (0.50%) MySQL
4 1 (0.50%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.50%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.51%) JIRA
2 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.50%) Selenium
2 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
General
1 27 (13.57%) Finance
2 11 (5.53%) Advertising
3 6 (3.02%) Publishing
3 6 (3.02%) Retail
4 5 (2.51%) Local Government
4 5 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.01%) Legal
6 2 (1.01%) Marketing
7 1 (0.50%) Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Electronics
7 1 (0.50%) Law
7 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (27.14%) Analyst
2 22 (11.06%) Service Analyst
3 19 (9.55%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (7.54%) Support Analyst
4 15 (7.54%) Support Officer
5 14 (7.04%) Administrator
5 14 (7.04%) Project Officer
5 14 (7.04%) Project Support Officer
6 13 (6.53%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.52%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (3.52%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 7 (3.52%) Help Desk Analyst
8 7 (3.52%) Project Planner
8 7 (3.52%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.02%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (3.02%) PMO Analyst
9 6 (3.02%) Programme Office Support
9 6 (3.02%) SharePoint Administrator
9 6 (3.02%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (2.51%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.52%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (2.51%) .NET
3 1 (0.50%) CSS
3 1 (0.50%) HTML
3 1 (0.50%) Leaflet
3 1 (0.50%) SOAP
3 1 (0.50%) Web Services
3 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.03%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.02%) Driving Licence
3 6 (3.02%) PKI
4 4 (2.01%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.01%) NHS
4 4 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.51%) CMDB
6 2 (1.01%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.01%) PMI
7 1 (0.50%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.50%) Social Media
7 1 (0.50%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.50%) Video Editing
7 1 (0.50%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 69 (34.67%) Windows
2 25 (12.56%) Windows 7
3 17 (8.54%) Windows Server
4 10 (5.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.52%) Windows 10
6 7 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.02%) Unix
8 5 (2.51%) Linux
8 5 (2.51%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.01%) HPUX
10 3 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.01%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (14.07%) Project Management
2 24 (12.06%) Migration
3 22 (11.06%) PRINCE2
4 20 (10.05%) ITIL
5 13 (6.53%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (6.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 12 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (5.03%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (5.03%) Time Management
8 8 (4.02%) Change Management
8 8 (4.02%) Identity Management
8 8 (4.02%) Process Improvement
8 8 (4.02%) Service Management
9 7 (3.52%) Data Migration
9 7 (3.52%) Email Filtering
9 7 (3.52%) ERP
9 7 (3.52%) Programme Management
9 7 (3.52%) Project Planning
10 6 (3.02%) Data Analysis
10 6 (3.02%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.03%) C
2 9 (4.52%) SQL
3 1 (0.50%) C#
3 1 (0.50%) Perl
3 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.50%) VB
3 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (12.56%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.05%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.02%) Degree
4 7 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.51%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.01%) ISEB
6 4 (2.01%) MCITP
7 3 (1.51%) MCSE
7 3 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.51%) RHCE
8 2 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.01%) NVQ Level 3
8 2 (1.01%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.50%) BICSI Certification
9 1 (0.50%) BICSI RCDD
9 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.50%) NVQ Level 4
9 1 (0.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (13.57%) PMO
2 17 (8.54%) SLA
3 2 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 41 (20.60%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.51%) VMware ESX
2 3 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.50%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.50%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (3.02%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (3.02%) Nagios
1 6 (3.02%) SCOM
2 5 (2.51%) SCCM
3 3 (1.51%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.50%) Ansible
4 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 111 (55.78%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.03%) VMware
3 10 (5.03%) Oracle
4 7 (3.52%) Cisco
4 7 (3.52%) Citrix
5 6 (3.02%) SolarWinds
6 5 (2.51%) Capita
6 5 (2.51%) HP
6 5 (2.51%) SAP
7 4 (2.01%) BT
7 4 (2.01%) IBM
8 3 (1.51%) Adobe
8 3 (1.51%) Brocade
8 3 (1.51%) NetApp
8 3 (1.51%) Niku
8 3 (1.51%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.51%) Remedy
9 2 (1.01%) Cognos
9 2 (1.01%) Omniture
9 2 (1.01%) ServiceNow
Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £14 - £22 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £285 - £315 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £17 - £18 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Rate: From £130 to £140 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Marine Information Solutions
Rate: £Negotiable DOE
Posted: 9 days ago