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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 27 23 25
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 188 155 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.12% 6.41% 6.84%
As % of the Applications category 38.92% 43.06% 48.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 66 46
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.50% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £118 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £388 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £240 £252
% change year-on-year
+10.41% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 58 67
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.46 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.88 £17.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.28 £13.60 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.85%
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
483 360 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.73% 14.88% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 171 155
Average daily rate £310 £325 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £119 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £458 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 84 81
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.85 £9.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £22.50 £20.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.32 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 -12 51 £168 +21.81% 9
Cambridgeshire +17 50 £138 -31.25% 18
Hertfordshire -10 49 £160 -5.18% 14
Bedfordshire -18 18 £338 +2.27% 7
Norfolk -9 14 £130 -56.66% 8
Suffolk +7 4 £190 - 8
MS Office
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 205 (58.57%) Windows
2 159 (45.43%) MS Excel
3 151 (43.14%) Microsoft
4 133 (38.00%) Active Directory
5 122 (34.86%) Windows 7
6 84 (24.00%) Finance
7 72 (20.57%) Citrix
8 67 (19.14%) Windows XP
9 64 (18.29%) Blackberry
10 50 (14.29%) ITIL
11 44 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 41 (11.71%) Incident Management
13 38 (10.86%) TCP/IP
14 35 (10.00%) Oracle
15 33 (9.43%) SQL
16 32 (9.14%) MS Exchange
17 31 (8.86%) MS PowerPoint
18 30 (8.57%) LAN
19 29 (8.29%) HP
19 29 (8.29%) Document Management
20 28 (8.00%) Law
21 27 (7.71%) WAN
22 26 (7.43%) VPN
22 26 (7.43%) MS Visio
22 26 (7.43%) Project Management
23 24 (6.86%) Internet
23 24 (6.86%) Degree
24 23 (6.57%) Windows 8
25 21 (6.00%) Telecoms
25 21 (6.00%) PRINCE2

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 32 (9.14%) MS Exchange
2 17 (4.86%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.71%) IBM Notes
3 13 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.43%) WebSphere
4 12 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (3.14%) Lync
6 10 (2.86%) SAS
7 7 (2.00%) MQSeries
7 7 (2.00%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (1.43%) JBoss
8 5 (1.43%) Apache
8 5 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.14%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.86%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.29%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 159 (45.43%) MS Excel
2 31 (8.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 26 (7.43%) MS Visio
4 14 (4.00%) MS Project
5 3 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.86%) Mingle
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.29%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.29%) CorelDRAW
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Agresso
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Summit
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.29%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.86%) SaaS
2 1 (0.29%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (10.86%) TCP/IP
2 30 (8.57%) LAN
3 27 (7.71%) WAN
4 26 (7.43%) VPN
5 24 (6.86%) Internet
6 20 (5.71%) VoIP
7 19 (5.43%) DNS
7 19 (5.43%) DHCP
8 12 (3.43%) Firewall
9 11 (3.14%) SAN
10 6 (1.71%) Wireless
11 5 (1.43%) Broadband
12 3 (0.86%) ISDN
12 3 (0.86%) ADSL
12 3 (0.86%) IPv6
12 3 (0.86%) 3G
12 3 (0.86%) OSPF
12 3 (0.86%) BGP
12 3 (0.86%) 2G
12 3 (0.86%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.86%) DB2
2 10 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 6 (1.71%) MS Access
5 5 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.86%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.57%) QlikView
7 2 (0.57%) Cognos Impromptu
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.29%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.86%) MSI
2 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.29%) Toad
3 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.29%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.29%) Lombardi
General
1 84 (24.00%) Finance
2 28 (8.00%) Law
3 21 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 15 (4.29%) Publishing
5 14 (4.00%) Banking
5 14 (4.00%) Manufacturing
6 13 (3.71%) Retail
7 9 (2.57%) Legal
8 7 (2.00%) Advertising
9 5 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.43%) Automotive
10 4 (1.14%) Military
11 3 (0.86%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.57%) Marketing
13 1 (0.29%) Billing
13 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 175 (50.00%) Analyst
2 84 (24.00%) Service Analyst
3 82 (23.43%) Service Desk Analyst
4 47 (13.43%) Support Analyst
5 36 (10.29%) Help Desk Analyst
6 32 (9.14%) Support Engineer
6 32 (9.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 30 (8.57%) Business Analyst
8 22 (6.29%) 1st Line Support
9 21 (6.00%) Desktop Support
10 16 (4.57%) IT Support
11 14 (4.00%) Technical Support
12 13 (3.71%) 3rd Line Support
13 10 (2.86%) IT Support Analyst
13 10 (2.86%) Consultant
13 10 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 9 (2.57%) Desktop Engineer
14 9 (2.57%) Systems Analyst
14 9 (2.57%) Project Manager
14 9 (2.57%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.71%) XML
2 8 (2.29%) .NET
3 7 (2.00%) J2EE
4 6 (1.71%) Web Services
5 4 (1.14%) HTML
6 2 (0.57%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.57%) jQuery
6 2 (0.57%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 2 (0.57%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.29%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.29%) CSS
7 1 (0.29%) SOAP
7 1 (0.29%) DHTML
7 1 (0.29%) XSLT
7 1 (0.29%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 64 (18.29%) Blackberry
2 21 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (3.14%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.14%) EPoS
5 8 (2.29%) NHS
5 8 (2.29%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.00%) Data Integration
6 7 (2.00%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.71%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.43%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.43%) iPhone
9 3 (0.86%) CMDB
9 3 (0.86%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.86%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.57%) Handset
10 2 (0.57%) Clustering
10 2 (0.57%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 205 (58.57%) Windows
2 122 (34.86%) Windows 7
3 67 (19.14%) Windows XP
4 44 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (6.57%) Windows 8
6 21 (6.00%) Linux
7 18 (5.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (3.14%) Apple iOS
9 11 (3.14%) Android
10 9 (2.57%) Windows Vista
11 7 (2.00%) UNIX
12 4 (1.14%) SUSE
13 3 (0.86%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.86%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.57%) AIX
14 2 (0.57%) Solaris
14 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.57%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (14.29%) ITIL
2 41 (11.71%) Incident Management
3 29 (8.29%) Document Management
4 26 (7.43%) Project Management
5 21 (6.00%) PRINCE2
6 19 (5.43%) Business Analysis
7 16 (4.57%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (4.57%) Migration
8 15 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (4.00%) E-Commerce
10 10 (2.86%) Service Management
10 10 (2.86%) Service Delivery
10 10 (2.86%) Data Analysis
10 10 (2.86%) Release Management
11 8 (2.29%) Data Protection
11 8 (2.29%) Resource Management
11 8 (2.29%) Change Management
11 8 (2.29%) ETL
11 8 (2.29%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (2.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.43%) SQL
2 15 (4.29%) Java
3 8 (2.29%) VBA
4 6 (1.71%) VB
4 6 (1.71%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.43%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.43%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.14%) C#
7 3 (0.86%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.86%) PHP
7 3 (0.86%) Python
8 2 (0.57%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.57%) C++
8 2 (0.57%) C
9 1 (0.29%) COBOL
9 1 (0.29%) Perl
9 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.29%) VBScript
9 1 (0.29%) JCL
9 1 (0.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 24 (6.86%) Degree
2 12 (3.43%) Security Cleared
2 12 (3.43%) MCP
2 12 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.29%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.00%) SAS Certification
4 7 (2.00%) ISEB
5 6 (1.71%) MCSE
5 6 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.14%) PMP
7 4 (1.14%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.14%) MCSA
7 4 (1.14%) MOS
7 4 (1.14%) MCITP
8 2 (0.57%) CCSA
8 2 (0.57%) CCSE
8 2 (0.57%) CCA
8 2 (0.57%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.57%) SLA
2 3 (0.86%) QA
3 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) CDISC
4 1 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.29%) GCP
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 133 (38.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.71%) XenApp
5 5 (1.43%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.57%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.29%) RACF
Systems Management
1 17 (4.86%) OpenView
2 16 (4.57%) SCCM
3 12 (3.43%) OVSD
4 5 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (1.43%) SCOM
5 4 (1.14%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.14%) WSUS
6 3 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.86%) ARCserve
6 3 (0.86%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.86%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.29%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 151 (43.14%) Microsoft
2 72 (20.57%) Citrix
3 35 (10.00%) Oracle
4 29 (8.29%) HP
5 19 (5.43%) Avaya
6 18 (5.14%) Symantec
7 17 (4.86%) VMware
8 14 (4.00%) Lotus
9 12 (3.43%) Cisco
10 11 (3.14%) Remedy
11 10 (2.86%) Altiris
12 8 (2.29%) Apple
13 7 (2.00%) McAfee
13 7 (2.00%) Adobe
13 7 (2.00%) Google
14 6 (1.71%) Polycom
15 4 (1.14%) IBM
15 4 (1.14%) Dell
15 4 (1.14%) CheckPoint
16 3 (0.86%) Sophos
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