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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 22 27 16
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 74 58 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 6.30% 5.52% 8.92%
As % of the Applications category 35.24% 37.18% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 14 31
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£193 £183 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% -14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £133 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £343 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 20
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £12.25 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £17.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
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
210 156 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 17.89% 14.86% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 57 72
Average daily rate £225 £280 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £110 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £435 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 26
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.63 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.97% -2.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £17.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 19 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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 +7 66 £189 +7.85% 14
High Wycombe +1 4 £155 - 1
Marlow +3 1 £250 +31.57% 1
Amersham - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Buckingham - - - - 2
Chesham - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 96 (64.86%) Microsoft
2 79 (53.38%) MS Excel
3 58 (39.19%) Windows
4 44 (29.73%) Windows 7
5 42 (28.38%) Finance
6 34 (22.97%) ITIL
7 31 (20.95%) Active Directory
8 25 (16.89%) MS PowerPoint
9 22 (14.86%) Security Cleared
9 22 (14.86%) Windows XP
10 20 (13.51%) MS Project
11 17 (11.49%) Project Management
12 16 (10.81%) Citrix
13 15 (10.14%) Migration
14 13 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (8.78%) Oracle
14 13 (8.78%) Spreadsheet
14 13 (8.78%) SC Cleared
15 12 (8.11%) PRINCE2
15 12 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (7.43%) Validation
16 11 (7.43%) SharePoint
16 11 (7.43%) MS Access
16 11 (7.43%) MS Exchange
16 11 (7.43%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (7.43%) Data Validation
17 9 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
17 9 (6.08%) Waterfall
17 9 (6.08%) Windows 8
17 9 (6.08%) Blackberry

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (7.43%) SharePoint
1 11 (7.43%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.03%) Lync
4 3 (2.03%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.68%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 79 (53.38%) MS Excel
2 25 (16.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 20 (13.51%) MS Project
4 13 (8.78%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.35%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.41%) LAN
2 7 (4.73%) WAN
3 6 (4.05%) Firewall
4 5 (3.38%) SAN
5 4 (2.70%) MPLS
5 4 (2.70%) DSL
5 4 (2.70%) BIG-IP
5 4 (2.70%) NAS
6 2 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.35%) Internet
6 2 (1.35%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (1.35%) Network Security
7 1 (0.68%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.68%) VLAN
7 1 (0.68%) DHCP
7 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.68%) VPN
7 1 (0.68%) DNS
7 1 (0.68%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.43%) MS Access
2 3 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.35%) JIRA
2 1 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.68%) Bugzilla
General
1 42 (28.38%) Finance
2 8 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.70%) Retail
3 4 (2.70%) Marketing
4 3 (2.03%) Banking
4 3 (2.03%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Back Office
5 1 (0.68%) Automotive
5 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 52 (35.14%) Analyst
2 16 (10.81%) Coordinator
3 15 (10.14%) Help Desk Analyst
4 13 (8.78%) Support Analyst
5 12 (8.11%) Administrator
6 11 (7.43%) 1st Line Support
7 10 (6.76%) Help Desk Support
8 9 (6.08%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (6.08%) Service Analyst
9 7 (4.73%) Programme Office Manager
9 7 (4.73%) Project Manager
9 7 (4.73%) Programme Manager
10 6 (4.05%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.05%) Team Leader
11 5 (3.38%) Desktop Team Leader
11 5 (3.38%) Project Coordinator
11 5 (3.38%) Project Administrator
11 5 (3.38%) Trainer
11 5 (3.38%) Support Engineer
12 4 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.35%) XML
2 1 (0.68%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.68%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.08%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.70%) E-Learning
3 4 (2.70%) Thin Client
3 4 (2.70%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.70%) SWIFT
4 3 (2.03%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.35%) PDA
5 2 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.68%) Telematics
6 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 58 (39.19%) Windows
2 44 (29.73%) Windows 7
3 22 (14.86%) Windows XP
4 11 (7.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (6.08%) Windows 8
6 8 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.03%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.68%) Android
9 1 (0.68%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.68%) UNIX
9 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.97%) ITIL
2 17 (11.49%) Project Management
3 15 (10.14%) Migration
4 13 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (8.11%) PRINCE2
6 11 (7.43%) Validation
6 11 (7.43%) Data Validation
7 9 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (6.08%) Waterfall
8 7 (4.73%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (4.05%) PRINCE
10 5 (3.38%) Data Management
11 4 (2.70%) E-business
11 4 (2.70%) Programme Management
12 3 (2.03%) Change Control
12 3 (2.03%) Problem Management
12 3 (2.03%) Project Planning
12 3 (2.03%) Software Testing
12 3 (2.03%) Asset Management
12 3 (2.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.05%) SQL
2 2 (1.35%) C
3 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (14.86%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.78%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.05%) Degree
3 6 (4.05%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.03%) MCSE
5 3 (2.03%) MCSA
6 2 (1.35%) MCP
6 2 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.35%) ISEB
6 2 (1.35%) MCDST
6 2 (1.35%) MCTS
6 2 (1.35%) MCITP
7 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.68%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.68%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
7 1 (0.68%) CCNA
7 1 (0.68%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.03%) QA
2 2 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (20.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.70%) NLBS
3 4 (2.70%) Xen
3 4 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.35%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.68%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.68%) XenApp
5 1 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (4.73%) SCCM
2 5 (3.38%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.70%) WSUS
4 3 (2.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.03%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.68%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.68%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 96 (64.86%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.81%) Citrix
3 13 (8.78%) Oracle
4 9 (6.08%) Cisco
5 6 (4.05%) VMware
5 6 (4.05%) SAP
6 4 (2.70%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.70%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.03%) Lotus
7 3 (2.03%) Symantec
7 3 (2.03%) NetApp
8 2 (1.35%) Veritas
8 2 (1.35%) HP
8 2 (1.35%) Remedy
8 2 (1.35%) Primavera
8 2 (1.35%) Kaseya
9 1 (0.68%) Veeam
9 1 (0.68%) Iron Mountain
9 1 (0.68%) Lumension
9 1 (0.68%) Dell
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago