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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 21 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 82 71 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 6.80% 5.48% 7.63%
As % of the Applications category 45.56% 33.02% 44.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 32 19
Average daily rate
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£277 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £167 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £410 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 27
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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
180 215 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 14.94% 16.59% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 90 66
Average daily rate £300 £320 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £200 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £411 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 36
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £10.00 £8.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £24.70 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +10 75 £281 -15.16% 12
High Wycombe -4 3 £110 -53.68%
Marlow -3 1 - -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 135 (61.09%) MS Excel
2 124 (56.11%) Microsoft
3 83 (37.56%) ITIL
4 82 (37.10%) Security Cleared
5 75 (33.94%) SC Cleared
6 66 (29.86%) Finance
7 58 (26.24%) Windows
8 50 (22.62%) Project Management
9 49 (22.17%) Service Management
10 42 (19.00%) SQL
11 41 (18.55%) HP
12 38 (17.19%) DV Cleared
13 36 (16.29%) Analytical Skills
14 34 (15.38%) SLA
14 34 (15.38%) PRINCE2
15 33 (14.93%) OVSD
16 32 (14.48%) Windows 7
17 28 (12.67%) ITSM
18 26 (11.76%) ATM
19 23 (10.41%) Data Analysis
20 21 (9.50%) Incident Management
21 20 (9.05%) MS PowerPoint
21 20 (9.05%) MS Visio
21 20 (9.05%) MS Project
22 19 (8.60%) Matrix Management
22 19 (8.60%) Change Control
22 19 (8.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
23 18 (8.14%) PowerShell
23 18 (8.14%) SharePoint
23 18 (8.14%) Active Directory

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 18 (8.14%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.07%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.17%) Lync
4 5 (2.26%) IIS
4 5 (2.26%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.81%) SAS
5 4 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.90%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.45%) Documentum
8 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 135 (61.09%) MS Excel
2 20 (9.05%) MS Visio
2 20 (9.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 20 (9.05%) MS Project
3 15 (6.79%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.90%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.17%) Office 365
2 5 (2.26%) PaaS
3 1 (0.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.76%) ATM
2 14 (6.33%) LDAP
3 13 (5.88%) Internet
4 6 (2.71%) VPN
5 5 (2.26%) LAN
5 5 (2.26%) WAN
5 5 (2.26%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.26%) 3G
5 5 (2.26%) BIG-IP
5 5 (2.26%) iSCSI
6 4 (1.81%) 4G
6 4 (1.81%) Structured Cabling
6 4 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.36%) Firewall
7 3 (1.36%) DNS
7 3 (1.36%) Intranet
7 3 (1.36%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.90%) SAN
8 2 (0.90%) PBX
8 2 (0.90%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.79%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.33%) DB2
2 14 (6.33%) DB2 UDB
3 3 (1.36%) Base SAS
3 3 (1.36%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 3 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.90%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.90%) SAP BI
4 2 (0.90%) OLAP
4 2 (0.90%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.90%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.45%) Cognos Impromptu
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 66 (29.86%) Finance
2 14 (6.33%) Financial Institution
2 14 (6.33%) Banking
2 14 (6.33%) Marketing
3 7 (3.17%) Retail
4 4 (1.81%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.36%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.90%) Automotive
7 1 (0.45%) Advertising
7 1 (0.45%) Military
7 1 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 89 (40.27%) Analyst
2 18 (8.14%) Incident Manager
3 17 (7.69%) Coordinator
4 16 (7.24%) Service Analyst
5 14 (6.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (5.88%) Security Analyst
7 11 (4.98%) Project Manager
7 11 (4.98%) Data Analyst
8 10 (4.52%) IT Security Analyst
9 9 (4.07%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.07%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (3.62%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.62%) Administrator
11 6 (2.71%) MI Analyst
11 6 (2.71%) PMO Analyst
11 6 (2.71%) Designer
12 5 (2.26%) Programme Analyst
12 5 (2.26%) Process Analyst
12 5 (2.26%) Desktop Support
12 5 (2.26%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.79%) .NET
2 12 (5.43%) HTML
2 12 (5.43%) XML
3 11 (4.98%) SOAP
4 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.45%) CSS
4 1 (0.45%) XHTML
4 1 (0.45%) jQuery
4 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.29%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.24%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.17%) Social Media
3 7 (3.17%) Digital Media
3 7 (3.17%) User Experience
4 6 (2.71%) Economics
5 5 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.81%) CMDB
7 3 (1.36%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.36%) Statistics
7 3 (1.36%) NHS
7 3 (1.36%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.90%) PMI
8 2 (0.90%) EPoS
8 2 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.90%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.90%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.45%) FMCG
9 1 (0.45%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 58 (26.24%) Windows
2 32 (14.48%) Windows 7
3 10 (4.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (3.17%) Linux
5 5 (2.26%) CentOS
5 5 (2.26%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.81%) UNIX
6 4 (1.81%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.90%) AIX
7 2 (0.90%) Solaris
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (37.56%) ITIL
2 50 (22.62%) Project Management
3 49 (22.17%) Service Management
4 34 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 28 (12.67%) ITSM
6 23 (10.41%) Data Analysis
7 21 (9.50%) Incident Management
8 19 (8.60%) Matrix Management
8 19 (8.60%) Change Control
9 16 (7.24%) ITIL V3
10 14 (6.33%) Technical Analysis
11 12 (5.43%) Data Protection
11 12 (5.43%) Project Planning
11 12 (5.43%) Security Management
12 11 (4.98%) Logistics
12 11 (4.98%) Information Security
13 8 (3.62%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (3.17%) SEO
14 7 (3.17%) Configuration Management
14 7 (3.17%) Pay per click
Programming Languages
1 42 (19.00%) SQL
2 18 (8.14%) PowerShell
3 17 (7.69%) VB
4 11 (4.98%) VBA
5 3 (1.36%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.36%) VBScript
6 1 (0.45%) C
6 1 (0.45%) C#
6 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (37.10%) Security Cleared
2 75 (33.94%) SC Cleared
3 38 (17.19%) DV Cleared
4 19 (8.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 15 (6.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 11 (4.98%) CISSP
7 7 (3.17%) Degree
7 7 (3.17%) APMP
8 5 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.81%) HNC
9 4 (1.81%) HND
9 4 (1.81%) MCSE
9 4 (1.81%) MCITP
10 3 (1.36%) MCTS
11 2 (0.90%) PMP
11 2 (0.90%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.90%) CCNP
11 2 (0.90%) CCNA
11 2 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (15.38%) SLA
2 8 (3.62%) QA
3 4 (1.81%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (8.14%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.07%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.26%) NFS
5 4 (1.81%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.36%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 33 (14.93%) OVSD
2 12 (5.43%) OpenView
3 9 (4.07%) SCCM
4 2 (0.90%) WSUS
5 1 (0.45%) Control-M
5 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.45%) SCOM
5 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.45%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 124 (56.11%) Microsoft
2 41 (18.55%) HP
3 12 (5.43%) Cisco
4 10 (4.52%) NetApp
4 10 (4.52%) VMware
5 6 (2.71%) Remedy
6 5 (2.26%) Citrix
6 5 (2.26%) Adobe
6 5 (2.26%) F5
7 3 (1.36%) Lumension
7 3 (1.36%) Cyber-Ark
7 3 (1.36%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.90%) SAP
8 2 (0.90%) IBM
8 2 (0.90%) EMC
8 2 (0.90%) Lotus
8 2 (0.90%) Brocade
8 2 (0.90%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.45%) Google
9 1 (0.45%) CheckPoint
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