Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 49 38
Rank change year-on-year +11 -11 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 268 157 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.29% 3.64% 4.38%
As % of the Applications category 56.54% 35.28% 44.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 71 144
West Midlands median daily rate £314 £325 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.46% +10.64% +36.63%
10th Percentile £105 £120 £113
90th Percentile £488 £475 £415
England median daily rate £300 £315 £300
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 26
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +20.75% -3.18%
10th Percentile £11.60 £10.75 £10.33
90th Percentile £32.00 £28.35 £20.25
England median hourly rate £15.49 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.27% -6.25% +10.34%

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 474 445 594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.35% 10.32% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 243 328
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £338 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £122 £170 £150
90th Percentile £488 £475 £469
England median daily rate £375 £365 £345
% change year-on-year +2.74% +5.80% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 40 47
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +16.67% -15.49%
10th Percentile £11.71 £10.00 £10.35
90th Percentile £31.35 £34.55 £34.65
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -2 68 £140 -60.00% 25
Shropshire +4 54 £372 -32.32% 5
Coventry +5 48 £238 +69.64% 6
Warwickshire +4 22 £358 +20.17% 11
Solihull -2 18 £150 -33.33% 1
Staffordshire -3 14 £315 -3.08% 3
Herefordshire - 7 £450 - 4
Walsall -3 6 £363 +13.28%
Wolverhampton -2 4 £325 -2.90% 3
Worcestershire -6 4 - - 8
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £183 - 2
Kingswinford - 2 £350 -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 126 (47.01%) Microsoft
2 95 (35.45%) Windows
3 64 (23.88%) Active Directory
4 58 (21.64%) Office 365
5 57 (21.27%) Microsoft Excel
6 43 (16.04%) Project Management
7 41 (15.30%) Finance
7 41 (15.30%) Analytical Skills
8 38 (14.18%) ITIL
9 37 (13.81%) Migration
10 34 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
11 33 (12.31%) MS Exchange
11 33 (12.31%) Windows 10
12 32 (11.94%) Change Management
13 26 (9.70%) Microsoft Project
13 26 (9.70%) PMO
14 24 (8.96%) JIRA
14 24 (8.96%) Waterfall
15 23 (8.58%) PRINCE2
16 21 (7.84%) Decision-Making
17 20 (7.46%) VMware
17 20 (7.46%) Data Analysis
17 20 (7.46%) Windows 7
17 20 (7.46%) Windows Server
18 19 (7.09%) Security Cleared
18 19 (7.09%) Google
18 19 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
19 18 (6.72%) Matrix Organization
19 18 (6.72%) Risk Management
19 18 (6.72%) 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 33 (12.31%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.10%) Confluence
3 6 (2.24%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2000
4 2 (0.75%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.37%) CMS
5 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 57 (21.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (9.70%) Microsoft Project
3 18 (6.72%) MS Visio
4 16 (5.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (5.97%) Open Workbench
5 4 (1.49%) SPSS
6 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.37%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Actimize
2 1 (0.37%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 58 (21.64%) Office 365
2 16 (5.97%) G Suite
2 16 (5.97%) Google Cloud Platform
3 12 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.12%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.75%) IaaS
5 2 (0.75%) PaaS
6 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.99%) DSL
2 6 (2.24%) Firewall
2 6 (2.24%) LAN
3 5 (1.87%) SAN
3 5 (1.87%) VPN
3 5 (1.87%) WAN
4 4 (1.49%) Skype
4 4 (1.49%) VoIP
5 3 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.75%) Internet
6 2 (0.75%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.37%) FTP
7 1 (0.37%) Intranet
7 1 (0.37%) IPsec
7 1 (0.37%) MPLS
7 1 (0.37%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.73%) Power BI
2 9 (3.36%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (2.61%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.37%) Big Data
5 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.37%) MySQL
5 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (8.96%) JIRA
2 9 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.87%) PVCS
4 3 (1.12%) SoapUI
4 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.75%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.37%) Selenium
6 1 (0.37%) XMLSpy
General
1 41 (15.30%) Finance
2 15 (5.60%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.73%) Legal
3 10 (3.73%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.61%) Automotive
5 6 (2.24%) Marketing
5 6 (2.24%) Military
5 6 (2.24%) Retail
6 5 (1.87%) Banking
6 5 (1.87%) Electronics
7 4 (1.49%) Advertising
8 3 (1.12%) Law
9 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.75%) French Language
10 1 (0.37%) Billing
10 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (32.46%) Analyst
2 34 (12.69%) Project Manager
3 26 (9.70%) Service Analyst
4 22 (8.21%) Business Analyst
5 21 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
6 15 (5.60%) PMO Analyst
7 14 (5.22%) Support Engineer
8 13 (4.85%) Desktop Support
8 13 (4.85%) Support Analyst
9 11 (4.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.36%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (3.36%) IT Support
10 9 (3.36%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (2.99%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 8 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (2.99%) Change Manager
11 8 (2.99%) Consultant
11 8 (2.99%) IT Analyst
12 7 (2.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 7 (2.61%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.99%) XML
2 3 (1.12%) SOAP
2 3 (1.12%) Web Services
3 2 (0.75%) JSON
4 1 (0.37%) .NET
4 1 (0.37%) COM
4 1 (0.37%) CSS
4 1 (0.37%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.37%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (15.30%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.22%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (4.48%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.73%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.61%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.49%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.49%) NHS
6 4 (1.49%) Robotics
6 4 (1.49%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.49%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.12%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.75%) iPhone
8 2 (0.75%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.37%) iPad
9 1 (0.37%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Social Media
9 1 (0.37%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 95 (35.45%) Windows
2 33 (12.31%) Windows 10
3 20 (7.46%) Windows 7
3 20 (7.46%) Windows Server
4 15 (5.60%) Unix
5 13 (4.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.61%) Android
8 6 (2.24%) Linux
8 6 (2.24%) Solaris
9 5 (1.87%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.49%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.49%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.12%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (16.04%) Project Management
2 38 (14.18%) ITIL
3 37 (13.81%) Migration
4 34 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (11.94%) Change Management
6 24 (8.96%) Waterfall
7 23 (8.58%) PRINCE2
8 21 (7.84%) Decision-Making
9 20 (7.46%) Data Analysis
10 19 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (6.72%) Matrix Organization
11 18 (6.72%) Risk Management
12 17 (6.34%) Resource Management
13 16 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (5.97%) Line Management
13 16 (5.97%) SDLC
14 14 (5.22%) Conflict Management
14 14 (5.22%) Data Modelling
15 13 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (4.48%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.60%) SQL
2 9 (3.36%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.12%) VBScript
4 1 (0.37%) C
4 1 (0.37%) Caml Language
4 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (7.09%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.10%) ISEB
3 10 (3.73%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (2.99%) PMI Certification
4 8 (2.99%) PMP
5 7 (2.61%) Degree
6 6 (2.24%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (1.87%) MCSA
8 4 (1.49%) CCNA
8 4 (1.49%) CIPD
8 4 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.12%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.12%) HND
9 3 (1.12%) MCSE
10 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.70%) PMO
2 8 (2.99%) SLA
3 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.75%) GDPR
3 2 (0.75%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 64 (23.88%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.48%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.49%) vSphere
6 3 (1.12%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.75%) XenApp
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (6.34%) SCCM
2 5 (1.87%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.49%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.75%) SCOM
5 2 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.37%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 126 (47.01%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.46%) VMware
3 19 (7.09%) Google
4 16 (5.97%) Cisco
5 14 (5.22%) Postini
6 13 (4.85%) NetApp
7 11 (4.10%) SAP
8 10 (3.73%) Citrix
8 10 (3.73%) HP
9 9 (3.36%) IBM
10 8 (2.99%) Adobe
10 8 (2.99%) Brocade
10 8 (2.99%) Juniper
11 5 (1.87%) Apple
11 5 (1.87%) Niku
11 5 (1.87%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.49%) Fujitsu
12 4 (1.49%) McAfee
12 4 (1.49%) Palo Alto
12 4 (1.49%) Veritas