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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 21 23 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 78 65 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 6.30% 6.04% 7.49%
As % of the Applications category 37.68% 42.76% 44.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 19 23
Average daily rate
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£225 £200 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £148 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £362 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £266 £263
% change year-on-year
+9.02% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 22
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.57 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.22% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £10.03 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £17.96 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +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
207 152 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 16.71% 14.11% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 59 70
Average daily rate £255 £265 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -14.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £435 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 27
Average hourly rate £12.75 £15.23 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.28% +17.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £21.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.53%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 62 £225 +18.42% 10
High Wycombe +6 7 £155 - 2
Marlow +6 1 £250 +31.57% 1
Amersham - 1 - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Buckingham - - - - 1
Chesham - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 91 (60.67%) Microsoft
2 78 (52.00%) MS Excel
3 63 (42.00%) Windows
4 45 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 43 (28.67%) Finance
6 36 (24.00%) ITIL
7 32 (21.33%) Active Directory
8 26 (17.33%) Windows XP
8 26 (17.33%) Security Cleared
9 25 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
10 20 (13.33%) MS Project
10 20 (13.33%) Migration
11 17 (11.33%) SC Cleared
12 16 (10.67%) SharePoint
13 15 (10.00%) Project Management
14 13 (8.67%) SQL
14 13 (8.67%) Oracle
14 13 (8.67%) PRINCE2
15 12 (8.00%) MS Exchange
15 12 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (7.33%) Citrix
16 11 (7.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (7.33%) Spreadsheet
17 10 (6.67%) MS Access
17 10 (6.67%) Validation
17 10 (6.67%) Data Validation
18 9 (6.00%) Blackberry
18 9 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
18 9 (6.00%) Waterfall
18 9 (6.00%) Windows 8

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 16 (10.67%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.67%) Lync
5 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.67%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 78 (52.00%) MS Excel
2 25 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 20 (13.33%) MS Project
4 11 (7.33%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (2.00%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.33%) LAN
2 7 (4.67%) WAN
3 6 (4.00%) Firewall
4 4 (2.67%) MPLS
4 4 (2.67%) DSL
4 4 (2.67%) BIG-IP
4 4 (2.67%) SAN
5 3 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.00%) NAS
6 2 (1.33%) Network Security
6 2 (1.33%) Internet
7 1 (0.67%) PBX
7 1 (0.67%) VoIP
7 1 (0.67%) DHCP
7 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.67%) VPN
7 1 (0.67%) DNS
7 1 (0.67%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.67%) MS Access
2 3 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.00%) JIRA
1 3 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (1.33%) Bugzilla
General
1 43 (28.67%) Finance
2 7 (4.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.67%) Banking
3 4 (2.67%) Retail
4 3 (2.00%) Advertising
5 2 (1.33%) Automotive
6 1 (0.67%) Legal
6 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.67%) Back Office
6 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (32.67%) Analyst
2 12 (8.00%) Support Analyst
2 12 (8.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 12 (8.00%) Administrator
2 12 (8.00%) Help Desk Support
3 10 (6.67%) Coordinator
3 10 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 9 (6.00%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (5.33%) Service Analyst
5 8 (5.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (4.67%) Programme Office Manager
6 7 (4.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (4.67%) Programme Manager
7 6 (4.00%) Desktop Support
7 6 (4.00%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.00%) Team Leader
8 5 (3.33%) Project Administrator
8 5 (3.33%) Trainer
8 5 (3.33%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.33%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.33%) .NET
1 5 (3.33%) XML
2 3 (2.00%) XSL
2 3 (2.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (2.00%) CSS
2 3 (2.00%) HTML
2 3 (2.00%) Web Services
2 3 (2.00%) LINQ
2 3 (2.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (1.33%) jQuery
3 2 (1.33%) WCF
4 1 (0.67%) JDBC
4 1 (0.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (2.67%) E-Learning
2 4 (2.67%) Fat Client
2 4 (2.67%) Thin Client
2 4 (2.67%) SWIFT
3 3 (2.00%) EqualLogic
3 3 (2.00%) CESG
4 2 (1.33%) PDA
4 2 (1.33%) Statistics
4 2 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.67%) Telematics
5 1 (0.67%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.67%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 63 (42.00%) Windows
2 45 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 26 (17.33%) Windows XP
4 11 (7.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (6.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.00%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.67%) UNIX
8 1 (0.67%) Android
8 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.00%) ITIL
2 20 (13.33%) Migration
3 15 (10.00%) Project Management
4 13 (8.67%) PRINCE2
5 12 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (6.67%) Validation
6 10 (6.67%) Data Validation
7 9 (6.00%) Waterfall
8 7 (4.67%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (4.67%) PRINCE
9 5 (3.33%) Programme Management
9 5 (3.33%) Data Management
10 4 (2.67%) Software Testing
10 4 (2.67%) E-business
11 3 (2.00%) CRM
11 3 (2.00%) Project Planning
11 3 (2.00%) Service Delivery
11 3 (2.00%) Data Migration
11 3 (2.00%) Problem Management
11 3 (2.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.67%) SQL
2 3 (2.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (2.00%) C#
2 3 (2.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.33%) C
3 2 (1.33%) VBA
4 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (17.33%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.33%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 6 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.00%) MCSE
5 3 (2.00%) MCSA
5 3 (2.00%) Degree
5 3 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.33%) ISEB
6 2 (1.33%) MCDST
6 2 (1.33%) MCTS
6 2 (1.33%) MCITP
6 2 (1.33%) MCP
7 1 (0.67%) HND
7 1 (0.67%) CCNA
7 1 (0.67%) PMP
7 1 (0.67%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.00%) SLA
2 3 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 32 (21.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.67%) Xen
3 4 (2.67%) NLBS
4 1 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.67%) XenApp
4 1 (0.67%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (5.33%) SCCM
2 6 (4.00%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.67%) WSUS
3 4 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.00%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (2.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.67%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.67%) OpenView
5 1 (0.67%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.67%) DameWare
Vendors
1 91 (60.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.67%) Oracle
3 11 (7.33%) Citrix
4 8 (5.33%) Cisco
4 8 (5.33%) VMware
5 6 (4.00%) SAP
6 4 (2.67%) HP
6 4 (2.67%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.67%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.00%) Symantec
7 3 (2.00%) Remedy
7 3 (2.00%) NetApp
8 2 (1.33%) Veritas
8 2 (1.33%) Dell
8 2 (1.33%) Kaseya
9 1 (0.67%) Iron Mountain
9 1 (0.67%) Lumension
9 1 (0.67%) CA
9 1 (0.67%) Cognos
9 1 (0.67%) Lotus
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