Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 35 43
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 318 218 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.25% 4.71% 3.91%
As % of the Applications category 60.69% 43.60% 42.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 106 138
West Midlands median daily rate £300 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +27.20%
10th Percentile £109 £105 £119
90th Percentile £475 £463 £404
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 26
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.20 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +5.19% -2.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.45 £10.55
90th Percentile £30.00 £31.00 £19.50
England median hourly rate £15.50 £14.20 £15.16
% change year-on-year +9.15% -6.33% +4.55%

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 524 500 574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.30% 10.80% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 287 341
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £330 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% +0.61% +0.92%
10th Percentile £127 £150 £150
90th Percentile £475 £475 £469
England median daily rate £375 £360 £340
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 46 52
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.82 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.02% +3.74% -12.86%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.00 £10.27
90th Percentile £33.13 £32.63 £35.78
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +6.95%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -10 82 £350 +125.81% 9
Coventry +15 71 £238 +6.15% 6
Birmingham -5 69 £160 -54.29% 33
Warwickshire +8 17 £333 +56.87% 13
Herefordshire - 14 £425 - 2
Staffordshire -13 12 £315 -10.00% 8
Solihull -8 11 £286 +172.38% 9
Worcestershire - 9 £450 - 9
Wolverhampton +1 6 - - 4
West Bromwich +3 4 £150 +27.66%
Walsall -4 3 £500 +56.25%
Sutton Coldfield - 2 - - 1
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 157 (49.37%) Microsoft
2 108 (33.96%) Windows
3 82 (25.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 74 (23.27%) Active Directory
5 56 (17.61%) ITIL
6 55 (17.30%) Analytical Skills
7 54 (16.98%) Office 365
8 51 (16.04%) Finance
8 51 (16.04%) Agile Software Development
9 50 (15.72%) Project Management
10 37 (11.64%) Migration
10 37 (11.64%) PMO
11 36 (11.32%) Change Management
12 34 (10.69%) Microsoft Project
13 33 (10.38%) JIRA
14 32 (10.06%) Windows 7
15 30 (9.43%) MS Exchange
16 29 (9.12%) PRINCE2
16 29 (9.12%) Risk Management
16 29 (9.12%) Windows 10
16 29 (9.12%) Decision-Making
16 29 (9.12%) Problem-Solving
17 26 (8.18%) Resource Management
18 25 (7.86%) Open Workbench
18 25 (7.86%) Waterfall
19 24 (7.55%) Commercial Awareness
20 23 (7.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 23 (7.23%) MS Visio
21 22 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
21 22 (6.92%) Confluence

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 30 (9.43%) MS Exchange
2 22 (6.92%) Confluence
3 11 (3.46%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.20%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.31%) SAS
5 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 82 (25.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (10.69%) Microsoft Project
3 25 (7.86%) Open Workbench
4 23 (7.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (7.23%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.31%) Notepad++
6 1 (0.31%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.57%) assyst
2 2 (0.63%) Eikon
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Primavera
3 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 54 (16.98%) Office 365
2 19 (5.97%) G Suite
3 16 (5.03%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.94%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.31%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.20%) LAN
2 6 (1.89%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (1.57%) DSL
3 5 (1.57%) Firewall
3 5 (1.57%) WAN
4 3 (0.94%) VoIP
5 2 (0.63%) BIG-IP
5 2 (0.63%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (0.63%) Internet
5 2 (0.63%) Intranet
5 2 (0.63%) RTP
5 2 (0.63%) SAN
5 2 (0.63%) Skype
5 2 (0.63%) VPN
6 1 (0.31%) DNS
6 1 (0.31%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.31%) FTP
6 1 (0.31%) MPLS
6 1 (0.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.72%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (2.20%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.89%) Power BI
4 2 (0.63%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.31%) MySQL
5 1 (0.31%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 33 (10.38%) JIRA
2 12 (3.77%) PVCS
3 6 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.94%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.63%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.63%) Selenium
5 2 (0.63%) Subversion
5 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.31%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.31%) XMLSpy
General
1 51 (16.04%) Finance
2 14 (4.40%) Military
2 14 (4.40%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.77%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.83%) Marketing
5 7 (2.20%) Automotive
5 7 (2.20%) Electronics
6 6 (1.89%) Banking
6 6 (1.89%) Legal
7 4 (1.26%) Advertising
7 4 (1.26%) Cantonese Language
7 4 (1.26%) Mandarin Language
8 3 (0.94%) Law
9 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.63%) French Language
9 2 (0.63%) Front Office
9 2 (0.63%) Retail
10 1 (0.31%) Billing
10 1 (0.31%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.31%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 110 (34.59%) Analyst
2 41 (12.89%) Project Manager
3 32 (10.06%) Business Analyst
4 27 (8.49%) Service Analyst
5 22 (6.92%) PMO Analyst
5 22 (6.92%) Service Desk Analyst
6 19 (5.97%) Desktop Support
7 18 (5.66%) Support Engineer
8 17 (5.35%) Support Analyst
9 13 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (3.77%) IT Support
11 10 (3.14%) Desktop Engineer
12 9 (2.83%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 8 (2.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 8 (2.52%) Automation Analyst
13 8 (2.52%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (2.52%) Support Officer
14 7 (2.20%) Administrator
14 7 (2.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 7 (2.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.03%) XML
2 2 (0.63%) .NET
2 2 (0.63%) Drools
2 2 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (0.63%) SOAP
2 2 (0.63%) Web Services
3 1 (0.31%) COM
3 1 (0.31%) CSS
3 1 (0.31%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.31%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (17.30%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.35%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.46%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.83%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.52%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.52%) NHS
7 7 (2.20%) Fat Client
7 7 (2.20%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.57%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.26%) EPoS
9 4 (1.26%) Robotics
10 3 (0.94%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.63%) BYOD
11 2 (0.63%) iPad
11 2 (0.63%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.31%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.31%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.31%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 108 (33.96%) Windows
2 32 (10.06%) Windows 7
3 29 (9.12%) Windows 10
4 15 (4.72%) Windows Server
5 12 (3.77%) Unix
6 11 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.52%) Windows XP
8 7 (2.20%) Android
9 5 (1.57%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.57%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.94%) Solaris
11 2 (0.63%) Linux
11 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (17.61%) ITIL
2 51 (16.04%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (15.72%) Project Management
4 37 (11.64%) Migration
5 36 (11.32%) Change Management
6 29 (9.12%) Decision-Making
6 29 (9.12%) PRINCE2
6 29 (9.12%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (9.12%) Risk Management
7 26 (8.18%) Resource Management
8 25 (7.86%) Waterfall
9 24 (7.55%) Commercial Awareness
10 22 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (6.60%) Line Management
12 20 (6.29%) Conflict Management
12 20 (6.29%) Data Analysis
12 20 (6.29%) Statistics
13 19 (5.97%) Matrix Organization
14 18 (5.66%) Project Governance
15 17 (5.35%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.03%) SQL
2 5 (1.57%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.26%) VBScript
4 3 (0.94%) C
4 3 (0.94%) Java
4 3 (0.94%) Perl
5 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.35%) ISEB
3 16 (5.03%) Degree
4 10 (3.14%) DV Cleared
4 10 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.89%) MCSA
5 6 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (1.89%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.57%) MCSE
6 5 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.26%) CCNA
7 4 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.26%) HND
7 4 (1.26%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.26%) PMP
7 4 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.94%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.63%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (11.64%) PMO
2 9 (2.83%) SLA
3 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.63%) GDPR
3 2 (0.63%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.63%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 74 (23.27%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (1.57%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.26%) vSphere
6 3 (0.94%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.31%) Firmware
7 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (5.35%) SCCM
2 4 (1.26%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.94%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.31%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 157 (49.37%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.60%) Google
3 19 (5.97%) VMware
4 14 (4.40%) Postini
5 13 (4.09%) Cisco
6 11 (3.46%) NetApp
7 10 (3.14%) Citrix
7 10 (3.14%) Niku
8 7 (2.20%) HP
8 7 (2.20%) Lotus
8 7 (2.20%) SAP
8 7 (2.20%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.57%) Apple
9 5 (1.57%) Brocade
9 5 (1.57%) Juniper
10 4 (1.26%) Adobe
10 4 (1.26%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.26%) Avaya
10 4 (1.26%) Palo Alto
11 3 (0.94%) Ivanti