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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 37 25 27
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 101 149 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.43% 5.70% 6.25%
As % of the Applications category 42.08% 41.74% 41.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 53 85
Median daily rate £220 £300 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +93.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £412 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £305 £255
% change year-on-year
-9.83% +19.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 65 52
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.70 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £22.20 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.57%
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
240 357 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 10.53% 13.67% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 169 230
Median daily rate £300 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £143 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £505 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +2.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 97 74
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.95 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the East of England region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -1 35 £290 +17.40% 5
Hertfordshire -16 28 £186 -41.33% 12
Cambridgeshire -10 22 £170 -42.07% 2
Suffolk +5 10 £190 +31.03% 1
Bedfordshire -8 4 £110 -66.15%
Norfolk +13 2 £174 +44.79% 1
MS Office
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 181 (67.04%) Microsoft
2 133 (49.26%) MS Excel
3 111 (41.11%) Windows
4 97 (35.93%) Active Directory
5 74 (27.41%) Windows 7
6 59 (21.85%) Analytical Skills
7 49 (18.15%) Citrix
8 45 (16.67%) ITIL
9 44 (16.30%) Data Analysis
10 39 (14.44%) Incident Management
11 38 (14.07%) MS PowerPoint
11 38 (14.07%) Windows 8
11 38 (14.07%) Finance
12 37 (13.70%) Internet
13 29 (10.74%) Spreadsheet
14 27 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
15 26 (9.63%) Degree
15 26 (9.63%) Cisco
16 25 (9.26%) Project Management
17 24 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
17 24 (8.89%) LAN
17 24 (8.89%) WAN
18 23 (8.52%) NHS
19 22 (8.15%) Cisco Certification
19 22 (8.15%) CCNA
19 22 (8.15%) SharePoint
20 20 (7.41%) Change Management
20 20 (7.41%) SQL
20 20 (7.41%) Office 365
21 19 (7.04%) PRINCE2

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (8.15%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.11%) IIS
6 3 (1.11%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.74%) GroupWise
7 2 (0.74%) SAS
7 2 (0.74%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.74%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.37%) CMS
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.37%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 133 (49.26%) MS Excel
2 38 (14.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 29 (10.74%) Spreadsheet
4 16 (5.93%) MS Visio
5 13 (4.81%) MS Project
6 2 (0.74%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.37%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.37%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.11%) Summit
3 2 (0.74%) assyst
3 2 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.37%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.37%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.41%) Office 365
2 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.74%) Yammer
4 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.37%) G Suite
4 1 (0.37%) IaaS
4 1 (0.37%) PaaS
4 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (13.70%) Internet
2 24 (8.89%) LAN
2 24 (8.89%) WAN
3 18 (6.67%) WLAN
4 8 (2.96%) DNS
5 7 (2.59%) DHCP
5 7 (2.59%) Firewall
6 6 (2.22%) VoIP
6 6 (2.22%) Wireless
7 5 (1.85%) VPN
7 5 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.48%) WebEx
9 3 (1.11%) Kerberos
9 3 (1.11%) SAN
9 3 (1.11%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.74%) ADSL
10 2 (0.74%) LDAP
10 2 (0.74%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.74%) SSL
10 2 (0.74%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.85%) Essbase
2 5 (1.85%) MS Access
3 3 (1.11%) DB2
3 3 (1.11%) MySQL
3 3 (1.11%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.74%) Base SAS
4 2 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.37%) OLAP
5 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.48%) JIRA
2 3 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.11%) Toad
3 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.37%) Xcode
General
1 38 (14.07%) Finance
2 12 (4.44%) Advertising
2 12 (4.44%) Marketing
2 12 (4.44%) Retail
3 10 (3.70%) Law
4 6 (2.22%) Back Office
4 6 (2.22%) Front Office
4 6 (2.22%) Legal
5 5 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.11%) Automotive
7 3 (1.11%) Banking
7 3 (1.11%) Electronics
7 3 (1.11%) French Language
8 2 (0.74%) Publishing
9 1 (0.37%) Games
9 1 (0.37%) German Language
9 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.37%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 112 (41.48%) Analyst
2 55 (20.37%) Support Analyst
3 46 (17.04%) Help Desk Analyst
4 34 (12.59%) Help Desk Support
4 34 (12.59%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 26 (9.63%) Windows Support Analyst
6 25 (9.26%) Service Analyst
7 24 (8.89%) Active Directory Analyst
7 24 (8.89%) Active Directory Support
7 24 (8.89%) Active Directory Support Analyst
8 23 (8.52%) Citrix Analyst
8 23 (8.52%) Citrix Support
8 23 (8.52%) Citrix Support Analyst
8 23 (8.52%) IT Support
9 22 (8.15%) Service Desk Analyst
10 21 (7.78%) IT Analyst
10 21 (7.78%) Support Engineer
11 20 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (6.30%) Administrator
12 17 (6.30%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.96%) J2EE
2 6 (2.22%) HTML
3 4 (1.48%) .NET
4 3 (1.11%) JSF
4 3 (1.11%) SOAP
4 3 (1.11%) Spring
4 3 (1.11%) Web Services
4 3 (1.11%) XSLT
5 2 (0.74%) COM
6 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.37%) SAP CAF
6 1 (0.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (21.85%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.52%) NHS
3 18 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.70%) Blackberry
5 9 (3.33%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.96%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.96%) Mainframe
7 7 (2.59%) CMDB
7 7 (2.59%) e-Learning
8 4 (1.48%) Learning Management System
9 3 (1.11%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.11%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.74%) BYOD
10 2 (0.74%) EPoS
10 2 (0.74%) iPad
10 2 (0.74%) iPhone
10 2 (0.74%) Life Science
10 2 (0.74%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.74%) Statistics
10 2 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 111 (41.11%) Windows
2 74 (27.41%) Windows 7
3 38 (14.07%) Windows 8
4 17 (6.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (5.19%) Windows Server
6 9 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.96%) Windows 10
7 8 (2.96%) Windows Vista
8 7 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.59%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.11%) Android
9 3 (1.11%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.11%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.74%) Linux
10 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.37%) Unix
11 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (16.67%) ITIL
2 44 (16.30%) Data Analysis
3 39 (14.44%) Incident Management
4 27 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 25 (9.26%) Project Management
6 20 (7.41%) Change Management
7 19 (7.04%) ITSM
7 19 (7.04%) PRINCE2
8 16 (5.93%) Configuration Management
9 15 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (5.19%) Strategic Planning
11 13 (4.81%) Business Analysis
11 13 (4.81%) Time Management
12 12 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (4.44%) Programme Management
12 12 (4.44%) Service Management
13 11 (4.07%) Document Management
13 11 (4.07%) System Testing
14 10 (3.70%) CRM
14 10 (3.70%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.41%) SQL
2 12 (4.44%) VBA
3 6 (2.22%) Java
3 6 (2.22%) VB
4 5 (1.85%) C
5 4 (1.48%) COBOL
5 4 (1.48%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.11%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.11%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.74%) C++
7 2 (0.74%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (9.63%) Degree
2 24 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (8.15%) CCNA
3 22 (8.15%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (7.04%) MCSE
5 17 (6.30%) MCP
6 16 (5.93%) CCA
6 16 (5.93%) Citrix Certification
6 16 (5.93%) Security Cleared
7 13 (4.81%) SC Cleared
8 8 (2.96%) MOS
9 6 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.11%) MCSA
11 2 (0.74%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.37%) MCITP
12 1 (0.37%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.56%) SLA
2 9 (3.33%) ISO 9000
3 6 (2.22%) Def Stans
4 5 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.74%) P3O
5 2 (0.74%) QA
6 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 97 (35.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.85%) XenApp
3 4 (1.48%) Firmware
3 4 (1.48%) NDS
4 3 (1.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.37%) vSphere
6 1 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (4.81%) SCCM
2 3 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.74%) SCOM
4 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.37%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.37%) Casper Suite
4 1 (0.37%) DameWare
4 1 (0.37%) Nagios
4 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.37%) Simpana
4 1 (0.37%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 181 (67.04%) Microsoft
2 49 (18.15%) Citrix
3 26 (9.63%) Cisco
4 9 (3.33%) Oracle
5 7 (2.59%) HP
5 7 (2.59%) SAP
6 6 (2.22%) Adobe
6 6 (2.22%) Apple
6 6 (2.22%) VMware
7 5 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.48%) Cognos
8 4 (1.48%) Novell
8 4 (1.48%) Remedy
9 3 (1.11%) Google
9 3 (1.11%) IBM
9 3 (1.11%) Infor
9 3 (1.11%) NGA Human Resources
9 3 (1.11%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.74%) i2
10 2 (0.74%) TIBCO
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