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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 27 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 146 146 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.75% 5.48% 5.02%
As % of the Applications category 42.32% 41.95% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 58 65
Average daily rate £170 £225 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £109 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £432 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £293 £230
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +27.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 37 30
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £10.00 £9.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £23.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -5.35%
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
345 348 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.60% 13.07% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 165 167
Average daily rate £350 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £125 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 69 58
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £39.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Essex +20 45 £133 -47.00% 12
Hertfordshire 0 36 £163 -56.95% 11
Cambridgeshire -1 34 £180 -33.02% 4
Bedfordshire +1 17 £170 +17.24% 8
Norfolk -6 7 £400 +207.69% 1
Suffolk -2 6 £130 -35.00% 2
East Anglia - 2 - -
MS Office
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 171 (59.79%) Windows
2 147 (51.40%) MS Excel
3 142 (49.65%) Microsoft
4 140 (48.95%) Active Directory
5 128 (44.76%) Windows 7
6 87 (30.42%) Citrix
7 68 (23.78%) Finance
8 60 (20.98%) Incident Management
9 58 (20.28%) ITIL
10 42 (14.69%) Blackberry
11 40 (13.99%) Windows 8
12 36 (12.59%) Law
12 36 (12.59%) Document Management
13 32 (11.19%) Windows XP
13 32 (11.19%) MS Exchange
14 29 (10.14%) Project Management
15 24 (8.39%) MS PowerPoint
16 23 (8.04%) Degree
17 22 (7.69%) Office 365
18 21 (7.34%) SCCM
19 20 (6.99%) Windows Server
20 18 (6.29%) SLA
21 17 (5.94%) MS Project
21 17 (5.94%) Apple
22 16 (5.59%) Windows Server 2008
23 15 (5.24%) ITIL Certification
23 15 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
23 15 (5.24%) SQL
23 15 (5.24%) MS Visio
24 14 (4.90%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 32 (11.19%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.55%) IBM Notes
3 11 (3.85%) IBM Domino
4 10 (3.50%) SharePoint
5 9 (3.15%) Skype for Business
6 6 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.05%) IIS
8 3 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.70%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.35%) SAS
10 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 147 (51.40%) MS Excel
2 24 (8.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (5.94%) MS Project
4 15 (5.24%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.05%) Acrobat
5 3 (1.05%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.35%) Simulink
6 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Primavera
2 2 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) Maximo
3 1 (0.35%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.69%) Office 365
2 3 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.70%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.70%) IaaS
3 2 (0.70%) SaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.50%) LAN
2 9 (3.15%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.15%) VPN
3 7 (2.45%) Internet
3 7 (2.45%) WAN
4 6 (2.10%) DNS
4 6 (2.10%) Wireless
5 5 (1.75%) Firewall
6 4 (1.40%) DHCP
6 4 (1.40%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (1.40%) VoIP
7 3 (1.05%) SAN
8 2 (0.70%) GSM
8 2 (0.70%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.70%) LDAP
8 2 (0.70%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.70%) Skype
8 2 (0.70%) UMTS
8 2 (0.70%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.35%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.80%) MS Access
3 5 (1.75%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.35%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.35%) Power BI
5 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.35%) JIRA
2 1 (0.35%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.35%) ProC
2 1 (0.35%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.35%) Toad
General
1 68 (23.78%) Finance
2 36 (12.59%) Law
3 10 (3.50%) German Language
4 8 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.45%) Publishing
6 6 (2.10%) Advertising
7 5 (1.75%) Retail
8 3 (1.05%) Automotive
8 3 (1.05%) Banking
8 3 (1.05%) Legal
8 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.05%) Marketing
9 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.35%) Back Office
9 1 (0.35%) Electronics
9 1 (0.35%) French Language
9 1 (0.35%) Local Government
9 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 138 (48.25%) Analyst
2 77 (26.92%) Service Analyst
3 70 (24.48%) Service Desk Analyst
4 58 (20.28%) Help Desk Analyst
5 44 (15.38%) Support Analyst
6 28 (9.79%) Help Desk Support
7 27 (9.44%) Desktop Support
7 27 (9.44%) IT Analyst
8 25 (8.74%) Support Engineer
9 22 (7.69%) Citrix Support
10 21 (7.34%) 1st Line Support
10 21 (7.34%) Help Desk Support Analyst
11 20 (6.99%) 2nd Line Support
12 19 (6.64%) Active Directory Analyst
12 19 (6.64%) Active Directory Support
12 19 (6.64%) Citrix Analyst
12 19 (6.64%) Citrix Support Analyst
13 18 (6.29%) Desktop Engineer
14 17 (5.94%) Service Desk Support
14 17 (5.94%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.45%) XML
2 5 (1.75%) .NET
2 5 (1.75%) Web Services
3 4 (1.40%) HTML
4 3 (1.05%) XML Messaging
5 2 (0.70%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.70%) J2EE
5 2 (0.70%) jQuery
5 2 (0.70%) RESTful
5 2 (0.70%) Silverlight
5 2 (0.70%) WCF
5 2 (0.70%) WPF
6 1 (0.35%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.35%) Leaflet
6 1 (0.35%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.35%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.69%) Blackberry
2 14 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.80%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.75%) Driving Licence
4 5 (1.75%) iPad
4 5 (1.75%) iPhone
4 5 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.75%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.05%) BYOD
5 3 (1.05%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.05%) EPoS
5 3 (1.05%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.05%) NHS
5 3 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.70%) PMI
6 2 (0.70%) Statistics
6 2 (0.70%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.35%) Biometrics
7 1 (0.35%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 171 (59.79%) Windows
2 128 (44.76%) Windows 7
3 40 (13.99%) Windows 8
4 32 (11.19%) Windows XP
5 20 (6.99%) Windows Server
6 16 (5.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.80%) Apple iOS
8 8 (2.80%) Windows 10
8 8 (2.80%) Windows Vista
9 6 (2.10%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.40%) Unix
10 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.70%) Android
11 2 (0.70%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.70%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.35%) AIX
12 1 (0.35%) Linux
12 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (20.98%) Incident Management
2 58 (20.28%) ITIL
3 36 (12.59%) Document Management
4 29 (10.14%) Project Management
5 14 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (4.20%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (4.20%) Migration
6 12 (4.20%) Service Delivery
7 11 (3.85%) Business Analysis
7 11 (3.85%) PRINCE2
7 11 (3.85%) Service Management
8 10 (3.50%) SDLC
9 9 (3.15%) Information Security
9 9 (3.15%) ITSM
9 9 (3.15%) Time Management
10 8 (2.80%) Project Planning
10 8 (2.80%) Software Deployment
11 7 (2.45%) ITIL V3
12 6 (2.10%) Data Analysis
12 6 (2.10%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.24%) SQL
2 3 (1.05%) C
2 3 (1.05%) C#
2 3 (1.05%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.35%) AWK
4 1 (0.35%) C++
4 1 (0.35%) COBOL
4 1 (0.35%) Java
4 1 (0.35%) Korn
4 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.35%) Python
4 1 (0.35%) sed
4 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (8.04%) Degree
2 15 (5.24%) ITIL Certification
2 15 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (4.90%) Security Cleared
4 13 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 12 (4.20%) MCSE
6 5 (1.75%) MCP
7 4 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.05%) APMP
8 3 (1.05%) ISEB
9 2 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.70%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.70%) MCSA
9 2 (0.70%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.35%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.35%) CCNP
10 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.35%) ECDL
10 1 (0.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.29%) SLA
2 3 (1.05%) QA
3 2 (0.70%) COBIT
3 2 (0.70%) GxP
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
System Software
1 140 (48.95%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.80%) XenDesktop
3 6 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (1.40%) XenApp
6 2 (0.70%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.70%) vSphere
6 2 (0.70%) XenServer
7 1 (0.35%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (7.34%) SCCM
2 7 (2.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (1.75%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.40%) OpenView
4 4 (1.40%) SCOM
5 3 (1.05%) OVSD
6 2 (0.70%) Bacula
7 1 (0.35%) HP NNM
7 1 (0.35%) Puppet
7 1 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 142 (49.65%) Microsoft
2 87 (30.42%) Citrix
3 17 (5.94%) Apple
4 13 (4.55%) Lotus
4 13 (4.55%) VMware
5 11 (3.85%) HP
6 9 (3.15%) Remedy
7 7 (2.45%) Cisco
7 7 (2.45%) SAP
7 7 (2.45%) Symantec
8 5 (1.75%) Avaya
9 4 (1.40%) Adobe
9 4 (1.40%) Oracle
10 3 (1.05%) IBM
10 3 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.05%) WorldPay
11 2 (0.70%) 3PAR
11 2 (0.70%) EMC
11 2 (0.70%) NetApp
11 2 (0.70%) Tableau
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