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 3 months to 23 June 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.

Microsoft Office
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 31 38
Rank change year-on-year -22 +7  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 71 147 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.50% 4.88% 4.15%
As % of the Applications category 34.98% 46.37% 33.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 94 50
Median daily rate £320 £280 £233
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +20.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £113 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £285 £288
% change year-on-year +5.26% -0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 18
Median hourly rate £17.00 £12.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.67 £10.55 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.45 £13.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.78 £16.50 £13.60
% change year-on-year -16.51% +21.36%  

Microsoft 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 203 317 297
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 10.00% 10.53% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 185 166
Median daily rate £325 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £431 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +3.84% +1.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 32
Median hourly rate £21.25 £13.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.46% -21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £9.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.05 £25.12 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 -8 16 £315 +57.50% 9
Warwickshire +17 14 £325 -1.88%
Solihull +24 11 - - 1
Shropshire +7 8 £425 +13.33% 2
Coventry +1 8 £128 -64.82% 3
Walsall - 5 £320 -
Staffordshire -10 4 £313 +83.82% 7
Wolverhampton -1 1 £335 -21.80% 1
Worcestershire -4 1 - - 1
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Office.

1 79 (48.17%) Microsoft
2 63 (38.41%) Windows
3 43 (26.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 35 (21.34%) Active Directory
5 32 (19.51%) Windows 7
6 30 (18.29%) Office 365
6 30 (18.29%) ITIL
7 24 (14.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 23 (14.02%) Finance
9 22 (13.41%) SCCM
10 21 (12.80%) Windows 10
11 20 (12.20%) Security Cleared
12 19 (11.59%) Migration
12 19 (11.59%) Citrix
13 18 (10.98%) MS Visio
14 17 (10.37%) PRINCE2
14 17 (10.37%) Project Management
14 17 (10.37%) SC Cleared
14 17 (10.37%) PMO
15 15 (9.15%) Microsoft Project
16 14 (8.54%) SharePoint
16 14 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (7.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 13 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
18 11 (6.71%) SLA
19 10 (6.10%) DNS
19 10 (6.10%) Blackberry
19 10 (6.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 10 (6.10%) Microsoft App-V

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 14 (8.54%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (4.88%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.22%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.61%) Confluence
5 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (0.61%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 43 (26.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (14.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (10.98%) MS Visio
4 15 (9.15%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (3.05%) Open Workbench
6 2 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.61%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.61%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.61%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.61%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.61%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (18.29%) Office 365
2 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.22%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.61%) G Suite
4 1 (0.61%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.10%) DNS
1 10 (6.10%) Remote Desktop
2 9 (5.49%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.66%) LAN
3 6 (3.66%) WAN
4 5 (3.05%) DHCP
5 3 (1.83%) 4G
5 3 (1.83%) Internet
5 3 (1.83%) VoIP
6 2 (1.22%) Firewall
6 2 (1.22%) SAN
6 2 (1.22%) Skype
6 2 (1.22%) WebEx
7 1 (0.61%) 3G
7 1 (0.61%) ATM
7 1 (0.61%) Intranet
7 1 (0.61%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.61%) VPN
7 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.05%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (1.83%) MS Access
3 2 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.61%) Big Data
4 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.61%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.61%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 23 (14.02%) Finance
2 8 (4.88%) Advertising
3 6 (3.66%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.05%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.44%) Automotive
6 3 (1.83%) Marketing
7 2 (1.22%) Banking
7 2 (1.22%) Legal
7 2 (1.22%) Publishing
7 2 (1.22%) Retail
8 1 (0.61%) Electronics
8 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.61%) Law
8 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (34.15%) Analyst
2 15 (9.15%) Service Analyst
3 14 (8.54%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (8.54%) Business Analyst
3 14 (8.54%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (7.93%) Support Analyst
4 13 (7.93%) Support Engineer
5 10 (6.10%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (5.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 9 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (5.49%) Desktop Support
7 8 (4.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 8 (4.88%) Help Desk Analyst
7 8 (4.88%) Project Manager
7 8 (4.88%) Project Officer
7 8 (4.88%) Project Support Officer
7 8 (4.88%) Service Desk Support
7 8 (4.88%) Support Officer
8 7 (4.27%) Help Desk Support
8 7 (4.27%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.61%) .NET
1 1 (0.61%) CSS
1 1 (0.61%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.10%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.27%) Driving Licence
4 6 (3.66%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.05%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.44%) NHS
7 3 (1.83%) CMDB
7 3 (1.83%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.22%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.22%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.22%) PMI
8 2 (1.22%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.22%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.61%) Social Media
9 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 63 (38.41%) Windows
2 32 (19.51%) Windows 7
3 21 (12.80%) Windows 10
4 9 (5.49%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.44%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.83%) Linux
7 3 (1.83%) Unix
7 3 (1.83%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.22%) HPUX
9 1 (0.61%) Android
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.29%) ITIL
2 19 (11.59%) Migration
3 17 (10.37%) PRINCE2
3 17 (10.37%) Project Management
4 13 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (7.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 13 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (5.49%) Service Management
5 9 (5.49%) Validation
6 8 (4.88%) Data Analysis
6 8 (4.88%) Data Migration
6 8 (4.88%) Data Validation
7 7 (4.27%) Change Management
7 7 (4.27%) Knowledge Management
8 6 (3.66%) Business Analysis
8 6 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (3.66%) Dependency Management
8 6 (3.66%) Incident Management
8 6 (3.66%) Logistics
8 6 (3.66%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.05%) C
2 3 (1.83%) SQL
3 2 (1.22%) VBA
4 1 (0.61%) C#
4 1 (0.61%) Perl
4 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.37%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.88%) Degree
4 4 (2.44%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.44%) ISEB
5 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.22%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.61%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.61%) CCNA
6 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.61%) ECDL
6 1 (0.61%) HNC
6 1 (0.61%) HND
6 1 (0.61%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.61%) MCITP
6 1 (0.61%) MCTS
6 1 (0.61%) PMP
6 1 (0.61%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.37%) PMO
2 11 (6.71%) SLA
3 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 35 (21.34%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.10%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.22%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.22%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.61%) Samba
5 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (13.41%) SCCM
2 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.22%) WSUS
3 1 (0.61%) Ansible
3 1 (0.61%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 79 (48.17%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.59%) Citrix
3 8 (4.88%) Cisco
4 7 (4.27%) SAP
5 6 (3.66%) VMware
6 4 (2.44%) Adobe
7 3 (1.83%) HP
7 3 (1.83%) Niku
8 2 (1.22%) Cognos
8 2 (1.22%) Dell
8 2 (1.22%) Google
8 2 (1.22%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.22%) Omniture
8 2 (1.22%) Symantec
9 1 (0.61%) Ariba
9 1 (0.61%) Brocade
9 1 (0.61%) IBM
9 1 (0.61%) NetApp
9 1 (0.61%) Netezza
9 1 (0.61%) Polycom
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