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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 26 18 19
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 179 181 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.31% 7.46% 7.26%
As % of the Applications category 45.32% 46.06% 50.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 72 63
Average daily rate
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£153 £200 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £118 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £198 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.64% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 61 67
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.00 £9.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £17.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.74%
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
395 393 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.91% 16.21% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 189 161
Average daily rate £288 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £118 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 85 75
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £11.00 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £29.80 £32.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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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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
Cambridgeshire +5 57 £138 -27.63% 19
Essex -7 49 £158 +3.27% 11
Hertfordshire -11 33 £140 -33.72% 14
Bedfordshire -15 22 £275 +38.88% 7
Norfolk +5 13 £130 -58.40% 7
Suffolk +1 4 £108 - 1
MS Office
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 217 (61.82%) Windows
2 179 (51.00%) Microsoft
3 163 (46.44%) MS Excel
4 130 (37.04%) Active Directory
5 121 (34.47%) Windows 7
6 85 (24.22%) Finance
7 79 (22.51%) Citrix
8 63 (17.95%) ITIL
8 63 (17.95%) Blackberry
9 57 (16.24%) Windows XP
10 50 (14.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 46 (13.11%) Incident Management
12 40 (11.40%) SQL
13 34 (9.69%) TCP/IP
14 32 (9.12%) MS PowerPoint
15 31 (8.83%) Telecoms
15 31 (8.83%) MS Exchange
15 31 (8.83%) Lotus
16 30 (8.55%) WAN
16 30 (8.55%) IBM Notes
17 29 (8.26%) Document Management
18 27 (7.69%) LAN
19 26 (7.41%) HP
19 26 (7.41%) SharePoint
20 25 (7.12%) Project Management
20 25 (7.12%) MS Visio
21 24 (6.84%) MCP
21 24 (6.84%) VPN
21 24 (6.84%) Law
22 23 (6.55%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 31 (8.83%) MS Exchange
2 30 (8.55%) IBM Notes
3 26 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 20 (5.70%) Lync
5 12 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (2.85%) Lotus Domino
6 10 (2.85%) SAS
6 10 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.56%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.42%) Apache
8 5 (1.42%) JBoss
9 4 (1.14%) MQSeries
9 4 (1.14%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.14%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.28%) TPMS
12 1 (0.28%) Confluence
12 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 163 (46.44%) MS Excel
2 32 (9.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 25 (7.12%) MS Visio
4 15 (4.27%) MS Project
5 5 (1.42%) Mingle
6 3 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.28%) Summit
1 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.85%) SaaS
2 2 (0.57%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (9.69%) TCP/IP
2 30 (8.55%) WAN
3 27 (7.69%) LAN
4 24 (6.84%) VPN
5 21 (5.98%) DNS
5 21 (5.98%) DHCP
6 20 (5.70%) VoIP
7 17 (4.84%) Internet
8 11 (3.13%) Wireless
9 10 (2.85%) SAN
10 9 (2.56%) Firewall
11 5 (1.42%) 4G
11 5 (1.42%) 2G
11 5 (1.42%) 3G
11 5 (1.42%) Broadband
12 4 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.14%) Radio Access Network
12 4 (1.14%) LTE
13 3 (0.85%) Network Security
13 3 (0.85%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.28%) MS Access
4 7 (1.99%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 7 (1.99%) DB2
5 6 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.57%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.57%) DTS
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.57%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.57%) QlikView
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 4 (1.14%) Visual Studio
1 4 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.57%) MSI
3 1 (0.28%) JIRA
3 1 (0.28%) Toad
3 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 85 (24.22%) Finance
2 31 (8.83%) Telecoms
3 24 (6.84%) Law
4 14 (3.99%) Publishing
5 11 (3.13%) Banking
6 9 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.28%) Advertising
8 6 (1.71%) Legal
9 5 (1.42%) Retail
9 5 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.14%) Automotive
10 4 (1.14%) Military
11 2 (0.57%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.57%) Billing
12 1 (0.28%) French Language
12 1 (0.28%) German Language
12 1 (0.28%) Marketing
12 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Local Government
12 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 165 (47.01%) Analyst
2 86 (24.50%) Service Analyst
3 84 (23.93%) Service Desk Analyst
4 54 (15.38%) Support Analyst
5 37 (10.54%) 2nd Line Support
6 33 (9.40%) 1st Line Support
7 32 (9.12%) Support Engineer
8 28 (7.98%) Help Desk Analyst
9 26 (7.41%) Desktop Support
10 23 (6.55%) IT Support
11 17 (4.84%) Business Analyst
12 13 (3.70%) IT Support Analyst
13 12 (3.42%) Project Manager
13 12 (3.42%) Desktop Engineer
14 11 (3.13%) Consultant
14 11 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
14 11 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
15 10 (2.85%) Administrator
16 9 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 9 (2.56%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.27%) XML
2 14 (3.99%) .NET
3 8 (2.28%) Web Services
4 7 (1.99%) .NET Framework
4 7 (1.99%) HTML
5 4 (1.14%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.14%) J2EE
5 4 (1.14%) jQuery
6 3 (0.85%) DHTML
7 2 (0.57%) ADO.NET
7 2 (0.57%) WinForms
7 2 (0.57%) Ajax
7 2 (0.57%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 2 (0.57%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (0.28%) HTML5
8 1 (0.28%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.28%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.28%) CSS
8 1 (0.28%) SOAP
8 1 (0.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 63 (17.95%) Blackberry
2 20 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (2.85%) NHS
5 8 (2.28%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.28%) Smartphone
6 7 (1.99%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.42%) SecurID
7 5 (1.42%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.14%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.14%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.85%) CMDB
9 3 (0.85%) iPhone
9 3 (0.85%) iPad
10 2 (0.57%) AS400
10 2 (0.57%) Clustering
10 2 (0.57%) Handset
10 2 (0.57%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.57%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 217 (61.82%) Windows
2 121 (34.47%) Windows 7
3 57 (16.24%) Windows XP
4 50 (14.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (6.55%) Windows 8
6 21 (5.98%) Linux
6 21 (5.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (2.85%) Windows Vista
9 9 (2.56%) Apple iOS
9 9 (2.56%) UNIX
10 8 (2.28%) Android
11 4 (1.14%) Solaris
11 4 (1.14%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.14%) AIX
11 4 (1.14%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.57%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.57%) SUSE
12 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (17.95%) ITIL
2 46 (13.11%) Incident Management
3 29 (8.26%) Document Management
4 25 (7.12%) Project Management
5 21 (5.98%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (5.13%) Migration
6 18 (5.13%) Service Delivery
6 18 (5.13%) Service Management
7 17 (4.84%) Business Analysis
8 16 (4.56%) PRINCE2
9 15 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (3.13%) E-Commerce
11 9 (2.56%) Change Management
12 8 (2.28%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (2.28%) ETL
12 8 (2.28%) Risk Management
12 8 (2.28%) Configuration Management
12 8 (2.28%) Data Analysis
12 8 (2.28%) Release Management
12 8 (2.28%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 40 (11.40%) SQL
2 13 (3.70%) Java
3 11 (3.13%) C#
4 8 (2.28%) T-SQL
5 7 (1.99%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.71%) VBA
7 5 (1.42%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.42%) VB
8 4 (1.14%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.14%) C++
8 4 (1.14%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.85%) PHP
9 3 (0.85%) VBScript
9 3 (0.85%) Python
10 2 (0.57%) Perl
10 2 (0.57%) C
11 1 (0.28%) Ruby
11 1 (0.28%) VB6
11 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (6.84%) MCP
2 18 (5.13%) Degree
3 16 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (3.70%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.99%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.99%) SAS Certification
5 7 (1.99%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (1.99%) ISEB
6 6 (1.71%) MCSA
6 6 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.42%) MCSE
8 4 (1.14%) CCA
8 4 (1.14%) MOS
9 3 (0.85%) MCITP
9 3 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.57%) CCNP
10 2 (0.57%) CCDP
10 2 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.55%) SLA
2 5 (1.42%) QA
3 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) CDISC
4 1 (0.28%) GCP
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 130 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.99%) XenApp
4 5 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (0.85%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.57%) MetaFrame
6 2 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.57%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 14 (3.99%) SCCM
2 12 (3.42%) OpenView
3 7 (1.99%) OVSD
3 7 (1.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.14%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.14%) WSUS
5 4 (1.14%) SCOM
6 2 (0.57%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.57%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.57%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.28%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.28%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 179 (51.00%) Microsoft
2 79 (22.51%) Citrix
3 31 (8.83%) Lotus
4 26 (7.41%) HP
5 23 (6.55%) Symantec
6 22 (6.27%) Oracle
7 19 (5.41%) VMware
8 18 (5.13%) Cisco
8 18 (5.13%) Avaya
9 16 (4.56%) McAfee
10 13 (3.70%) Adobe
11 10 (2.85%) Apple
11 10 (2.85%) Remedy
12 8 (2.28%) Google
13 7 (1.99%) Polycom
14 6 (1.71%) Altiris
15 5 (1.42%) Dell
15 5 (1.42%) IBM
16 4 (1.14%) CheckPoint
17 3 (0.85%) SonicWALL
Essex
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £11 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £18 - 23 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Proteus Europe
Posted: 3 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
East Anglia
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Rate: From £26,658 to £28,389 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Brentwood
Real Staffing
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
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Hightown
Rate: £25,626 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Norwich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £15 - £18 per hour + TBC
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