The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 34 33 18
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs citing MS Office 131 154 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.92% 4.87% 7.34%
As % of the Applications category 39.46% 37.47% 43.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 63 74
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.36% -8.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £131 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £415 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £250 £270
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 33 38
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.40 £9.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.15 £20.00 £25.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.14 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.14% -
MS Office
England

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

Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
332 411 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.47% 13.01% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 171 163
Average daily rate £263 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £145 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 61 79
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.01 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.60 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -9.09%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 17 April 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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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
Cambridgeshire +12 45 £225 +1.12% 9
Hertfordshire +10 34 £310 +18.09% 14
Essex -17 18 £178 -39.57% 8
Bedfordshire -10 12 £145 -58.57% 8
Norfolk +4 11 £130 +26.82% 4
Suffolk +8 9 £200 -11.11% 3
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 190 (64.85%) Microsoft
2 177 (60.41%) Windows
3 127 (43.34%) MS Excel
4 112 (38.23%) Active Directory
5 81 (27.65%) Windows 7
6 75 (25.60%) Citrix
7 74 (25.26%) ITIL
8 66 (22.53%) Finance
9 44 (15.02%) Incident Management
10 41 (13.99%) Blackberry
11 39 (13.31%) Windows XP
12 37 (12.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 36 (12.29%) SQL
14 31 (10.58%) Lotus
15 30 (10.24%) SLA
15 30 (10.24%) IBM Notes
16 29 (9.90%) Cisco
17 28 (9.56%) Project Management
17 28 (9.56%) Service Delivery
18 27 (9.22%) Windows Server 2003
19 26 (8.87%) MCP
19 26 (8.87%) MS Visio
19 26 (8.87%) MS Exchange
20 25 (8.53%) VMware
20 25 (8.53%) SharePoint
20 25 (8.53%) HP
21 24 (8.19%) MS PowerPoint
21 24 (8.19%) Service Management
22 22 (7.51%) Symantec
23 21 (7.17%) Adobe

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 30 (10.24%) IBM Notes
2 26 (8.87%) MS Exchange
3 25 (8.53%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.41%) Lync
4 10 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.73%) Lotus Domino
5 8 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.68%) Confluence
7 2 (0.68%) SAS
7 2 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.34%) IIS
Applications
1 127 (43.34%) MS Excel
2 26 (8.87%) MS Visio
3 24 (8.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.73%) MS Project
5 2 (0.68%) Mingle
5 2 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.34%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.34%) CA PPM
1 1 (0.34%) AWD
1 1 (0.34%) TeleForm
1 1 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.68%) Office 365
1 2 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.34%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.34%) Taleo
2 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.48%) VPN
2 16 (5.46%) WAN
2 16 (5.46%) TCP/IP
3 13 (4.44%) LAN
4 11 (3.75%) SAN
4 11 (3.75%) Internet
5 10 (3.41%) DHCP
5 10 (3.41%) DNS
6 9 (3.07%) VoIP
7 7 (2.39%) Wireless
8 5 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (1.71%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (1.02%) LTE
9 3 (1.02%) 4G
9 3 (1.02%) Firewall
9 3 (1.02%) 2G
9 3 (1.02%) 3G
10 2 (0.68%) FTP
10 2 (0.68%) ATM
10 2 (0.68%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.39%) MS Access
2 7 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (2.05%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.71%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.37%) FileMaker
5 4 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.37%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Power View
7 2 (0.68%) MySQL
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.68%) DTS
8 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (1.71%) JIRA
2 4 (1.37%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.34%) MSI
General
1 66 (22.53%) Finance
2 18 (6.14%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.78%) Law
4 8 (2.73%) French Language
5 6 (2.05%) Legal
5 6 (2.05%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.37%) German Language
7 3 (1.02%) Retail
8 2 (0.68%) Billing
8 2 (0.68%) Local Government
8 2 (0.68%) Advertising
8 2 (0.68%) Publishing
8 2 (0.68%) Banking
8 2 (0.68%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Avionics
9 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 138 (47.10%) Analyst
2 81 (27.65%) Service Analyst
3 78 (26.62%) Service Desk Analyst
4 48 (16.38%) Support Analyst
5 46 (15.70%) 1st Line Support
6 31 (10.58%) 2nd Line Support
7 30 (10.24%) Support Engineer
8 26 (8.87%) Help Desk Analyst
9 25 (8.53%) Desktop Support
9 25 (8.53%) IT Support
10 21 (7.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 15 (5.12%) Desktop Engineer
12 14 (4.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 13 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 12 (4.10%) Developer
15 9 (3.07%) Project Manager
15 9 (3.07%) Team Leader
15 9 (3.07%) Administrator
16 8 (2.73%) Senior Analyst
16 8 (2.73%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.07%) .NET
2 7 (2.39%) XML
3 6 (2.05%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.37%) HTML
5 3 (1.02%) ODBC
5 3 (1.02%) Web Services
6 2 (0.68%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (0.68%) jQuery
6 2 (0.68%) WinForms
6 2 (0.68%) Ajax
6 2 (0.68%) Flash
6 2 (0.68%) DHTML
6 2 (0.68%) ADO.NET
6 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.34%) CSS
7 1 (0.34%) JSP
7 1 (0.34%) Struts
7 1 (0.34%) J2EE
7 1 (0.34%) Middleware
7 1 (0.34%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.99%) Blackberry
2 19 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.75%) NHS
3 11 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.73%) BYOD
5 5 (1.71%) iPhone
5 5 (1.71%) iPad
5 5 (1.71%) SecurID
5 5 (1.71%) Statistics
5 5 (1.71%) CMDB
5 5 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.37%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.02%) iSeries
7 3 (1.02%) AS400
7 3 (1.02%) GIS
8 2 (0.68%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.68%) VLE
8 2 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.68%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.68%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 177 (60.41%) Windows
2 81 (27.65%) Windows 7
3 39 (13.31%) Windows XP
4 37 (12.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (9.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (4.78%) Windows Vista
7 13 (4.44%) Windows 8
7 13 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (4.10%) Linux
9 11 (3.75%) Android
10 8 (2.73%) Apple iOS
10 8 (2.73%) UNIX
11 6 (2.05%) Mac OS X
12 5 (1.71%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.02%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.02%) Solaris
13 3 (1.02%) AIX
14 2 (0.68%) HPUX
15 1 (0.34%) BlackBerry OS
15 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (25.26%) ITIL
2 44 (15.02%) Incident Management
3 28 (9.56%) Project Management
3 28 (9.56%) Service Delivery
4 24 (8.19%) Service Management
5 21 (7.17%) Document Management
6 11 (3.75%) Data Analysis
7 10 (3.41%) Information Security
7 10 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (3.07%) Change Control
9 8 (2.73%) Migration
9 8 (2.73%) Configuration Management
10 7 (2.39%) Validation
10 7 (2.39%) PRINCE2
10 7 (2.39%) Business Analysis
11 6 (2.05%) Change Management
12 5 (1.71%) ERP
12 5 (1.71%) ITSM
12 5 (1.71%) Problem Management
13 4 (1.37%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (12.29%) SQL
2 9 (3.07%) C#
3 6 (2.05%) T-SQL
4 5 (1.71%) VBScript
4 5 (1.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.71%) VBA
4 5 (1.71%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.37%) C++
6 3 (1.02%) Java
6 3 (1.02%) Perl
6 3 (1.02%) VB
7 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (8.87%) MCP
2 14 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (4.78%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.75%) Degree
4 9 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.39%) CCNA
6 6 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (2.05%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (1.71%) MCSE
8 4 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.02%) PMP
9 3 (1.02%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.02%) MCSA
9 3 (1.02%) ISEB
9 3 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.68%) CCA
10 2 (0.68%) CCNP
11 1 (0.34%) ACCA
11 1 (0.34%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.24%) SLA
2 5 (1.71%) QA
3 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 112 (38.23%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.41%) XenApp
3 9 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.71%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.02%) Terminal Server
5 3 (1.02%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.02%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.68%) XenServer
6 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (3.75%) OpenView
2 9 (3.07%) SCCM
3 7 (2.39%) OVSD
4 5 (1.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.02%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.68%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.68%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.68%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.68%) Puppet
6 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.34%) DameWare
7 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 190 (64.85%) Microsoft
2 75 (25.60%) Citrix
3 31 (10.58%) Lotus
4 29 (9.90%) Cisco
5 25 (8.53%) HP
5 25 (8.53%) VMware
6 22 (7.51%) Symantec
7 21 (7.17%) Adobe
8 19 (6.48%) McAfee
9 16 (5.46%) Oracle
10 13 (4.44%) Apple
11 12 (4.10%) Remedy
12 9 (3.07%) Dell
13 7 (2.39%) Avaya
14 6 (2.05%) NetApp
15 5 (1.71%) Wyse
15 5 (1.71%) WorldPay
16 4 (1.37%) ServiceNow
16 4 (1.37%) Google
16 4 (1.37%) Mapinfo
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