The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 23 20 11
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 84 82 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 6.44% 7.82% 10.13%
As % of the Applications category 33.07% 42.27% 49.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 20 17
Average daily rate
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£217 £150 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.33% -45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £105 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £279 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £267 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.37% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 22
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £12.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £27.60 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.93 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +3.70%
MS Office
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Applications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
254 194 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 19.48% 18.49% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 85 60
Average daily rate £301 £259 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.21% -9.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £115 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £370 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 29 37
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £12.50 £9.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £28.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Buckinghamshire region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -4 61 £205 +46.42% 11
High Wycombe +1 11 - - 2
Amersham - 1 £300 - 2
Buckingham - 1 - -
Newport Pagnell - - - -
Aylesbury - - - - 1
Beaconsfield - - - -
Marlow - - - -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 109 (66.46%) MS Excel
2 105 (64.02%) Microsoft
3 44 (26.83%) Windows
4 42 (25.61%) Finance
5 41 (25.00%) ITIL
6 34 (20.73%) Security Cleared
7 31 (18.90%) Windows 7
8 29 (17.68%) SC Cleared
9 28 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
10 22 (13.41%) Service Management
10 22 (13.41%) Project Management
10 22 (13.41%) MS PowerPoint
11 21 (12.80%) Active Directory
12 19 (11.59%) Management Information System
13 15 (9.15%) ITSM
13 15 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (8.54%) Migration
14 14 (8.54%) VBA
14 14 (8.54%) Windows XP
15 13 (7.93%) PRINCE2
15 13 (7.93%) Citrix
15 13 (7.93%) SharePoint
15 13 (7.93%) Change Control
16 12 (7.32%) Spreadsheet
16 12 (7.32%) SQL
16 12 (7.32%) C
16 12 (7.32%) MS Project
16 12 (7.32%) Validation
17 11 (6.71%) Oracle
17 11 (6.71%) Data Validation

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (7.93%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.44%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.61%) CMS
4 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 109 (66.46%) MS Excel
2 22 (13.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (7.32%) Spreadsheet
3 12 (7.32%) MS Project
4 6 (3.66%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.83%) PaaS
2 2 (1.22%) Office 365
2 2 (1.22%) IaaS
2 2 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.66%) ATM
2 5 (3.05%) LAN
2 5 (3.05%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (2.44%) 4G
3 4 (2.44%) WAN
4 3 (1.83%) 3G
4 3 (1.83%) 2G
5 2 (1.22%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (1.22%) NAS
5 2 (1.22%) Modbus
5 2 (1.22%) SAN
6 1 (0.61%) Internet
6 1 (0.61%) Telnet
6 1 (0.61%) Wireless
6 1 (0.61%) SNMP
6 1 (0.61%) VPN
6 1 (0.61%) PBX
6 1 (0.61%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.61%) LTE
6 1 (0.61%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.10%) MS Access
2 8 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.05%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.61%) MySQL
5 1 (0.61%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.22%) JIRA
2 1 (0.61%) Rational Rose
General
1 42 (25.61%) Finance
2 11 (6.71%) Banking
3 7 (4.27%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.05%) Marketing
5 3 (1.83%) Advertising
5 3 (1.83%) Retail
6 2 (1.22%) Automotive
6 2 (1.22%) Back Office
6 2 (1.22%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.61%) Billing
Job Titles
1 65 (39.63%) Analyst
2 23 (14.02%) 1st Line Support
3 20 (12.20%) Coordinator
4 17 (10.37%) Service Analyst
4 17 (10.37%) Service Desk Analyst
5 16 (9.76%) Administrator
6 15 (9.15%) Support Analyst
7 10 (6.10%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 9 (5.49%) Business Analyst
8 9 (5.49%) Project Coordinator
9 6 (3.66%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.66%) Help Desk Analyst
9 6 (3.66%) Help Desk Support
9 6 (3.66%) Project Administrator
9 6 (3.66%) MI Analyst
9 6 (3.66%) PMO Analyst
10 5 (3.05%) Change Analyst
10 5 (3.05%) IT Administrator
11 4 (2.44%) Transition Manager
11 4 (2.44%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.22%) XML
2 1 (0.61%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (0.61%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (11.59%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.66%) Statistics
4 5 (3.05%) CMDB
5 2 (1.22%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.22%) Telematics
5 2 (1.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.61%) NHS
6 1 (0.61%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.61%) Informatics
6 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 44 (26.83%) Windows
2 31 (18.90%) Windows 7
3 14 (8.54%) Windows XP
4 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.44%) Windows 8
5 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.22%) Linux
6 2 (1.22%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.22%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.61%) CentOS
7 1 (0.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.00%) ITIL
2 22 (13.41%) Project Management
2 22 (13.41%) Service Management
3 15 (9.15%) ITSM
3 15 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (8.54%) Migration
5 13 (7.93%) PRINCE2
5 13 (7.93%) Change Control
6 12 (7.32%) Validation
7 11 (6.71%) Data Validation
8 7 (4.27%) Line Management
8 7 (4.27%) People Management
8 7 (4.27%) Change Management
9 6 (3.66%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.66%) Transition Management
10 5 (3.05%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.05%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (2.44%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (2.44%) Waterfall
11 4 (2.44%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.54%) VBA
2 12 (7.32%) SQL
2 12 (7.32%) C
3 2 (1.22%) VB
3 2 (1.22%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.61%) C#
4 1 (0.61%) C++
4 1 (0.61%) Java
4 1 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 34 (20.73%) Security Cleared
2 29 (17.68%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 7 (4.27%) Degree
5 4 (2.44%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.22%) ISEB
6 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.22%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.61%) HNC
7 1 (0.61%) HND
7 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.61%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) BS25999
2 1 (0.61%) P3O
System Software
1 21 (12.80%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.22%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.22%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.83%) OVSD
2 2 (1.22%) BladeLogic
2 2 (1.22%) SCCM
3 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 105 (64.02%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.93%) Citrix
3 11 (6.71%) Oracle
4 7 (4.27%) HP
4 7 (4.27%) Remedy
5 5 (3.05%) Cisco
6 4 (2.44%) Lotus
7 3 (1.83%) VMware
7 3 (1.83%) BMC
8 2 (1.22%) Intel
8 2 (1.22%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.61%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 1 (0.61%) F5
9 1 (0.61%) Lumension
9 1 (0.61%) Primavera
9 1 (0.61%) Nortel
9 1 (0.61%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.61%) NetApp
9 1 (0.61%) Minitab
9 1 (0.61%) Huawei
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