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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 27 27 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 146 153 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.78% 5.96% 6.72%
As % of the Applications category 47.87% 41.92% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 63 66
Average daily rate
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£153 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £118 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £443 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 40 36
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.23 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.98 £20.10 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
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
305 365 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.08% 14.22% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 168 149
Average daily rate £275 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £130 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 53 64
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 £10.50 £10.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.65 £25.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 -1 42 £140 -65.00% 9
Cambridgeshire +13 39 £175 -24.97% 16
Hertfordshire +6 32 £160 -50.76% 25
Norfolk -1 16 £130 +9.47% 4
Bedfordshire -14 12 £145 -60.00% 5
Suffolk +4 4 £200 - 7
MS Office
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 214 (65.44%) Windows
2 195 (59.63%) Microsoft
3 154 (47.09%) MS Excel
4 147 (44.95%) Active Directory
5 101 (30.89%) Citrix
5 101 (30.89%) Windows 7
6 83 (25.38%) Finance
7 73 (22.32%) ITIL
8 65 (19.88%) Blackberry
9 58 (17.74%) Incident Management
10 47 (14.37%) Windows XP
11 38 (11.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 35 (10.70%) MS Exchange
13 34 (10.40%) Lotus
13 34 (10.40%) Document Management
14 33 (10.09%) IBM Notes
15 31 (9.48%) SQL
16 30 (9.17%) MCP
17 29 (8.87%) SLA
18 28 (8.56%) HP
19 26 (7.95%) Symantec
19 26 (7.95%) Law
19 26 (7.95%) Cisco
19 26 (7.95%) SharePoint
20 25 (7.65%) VMware
21 24 (7.34%) Service Delivery
21 24 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
22 23 (7.03%) MS PowerPoint
22 23 (7.03%) VPN
23 22 (6.73%) Adobe

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 35 (10.70%) MS Exchange
2 33 (10.09%) IBM Notes
3 26 (7.95%) SharePoint
4 14 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (4.28%) Lync
5 12 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (3.06%) Lotus Domino
7 8 (2.45%) SAS
8 4 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.31%) IIS
10 1 (0.31%) Confluence
Applications
1 154 (47.09%) MS Excel
2 23 (7.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (4.59%) MS Visio
4 10 (3.06%) MS Project
5 5 (1.53%) Mingle
6 2 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.31%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.31%) Summit
1 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.31%) CA PPM
1 1 (0.31%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.61%) Google Apps
1 2 (0.61%) Office 365
2 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.03%) VPN
2 18 (5.50%) VoIP
2 18 (5.50%) TCP/IP
3 17 (5.20%) WAN
4 14 (4.28%) LAN
5 12 (3.67%) Internet
6 10 (3.06%) DNS
6 10 (3.06%) DHCP
7 9 (2.75%) Wireless
8 8 (2.45%) SAN
9 5 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.53%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (1.22%) LTE
10 4 (1.22%) 4G
10 4 (1.22%) Firewall
10 4 (1.22%) 2G
10 4 (1.22%) 3G
11 3 (0.92%) ISDN
11 3 (0.92%) ADSL
12 2 (0.61%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 5 (1.53%) MS Access
4 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.61%) DTS
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.31%) MySQL
6 1 (0.31%) DB2
6 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.31%) dBASE
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 4 (1.22%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.92%) JIRA
3 2 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.61%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.61%) MSI
4 1 (0.31%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
General
1 83 (25.38%) Finance
2 26 (7.95%) Law
3 22 (6.73%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.45%) Legal
4 8 (2.45%) Advertising
4 8 (2.45%) Publishing
5 7 (2.14%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.14%) French Language
6 4 (1.22%) Banking
7 3 (0.92%) Billing
7 3 (0.92%) German Language
7 3 (0.92%) Military
7 3 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.61%) Electronics
8 2 (0.61%) Retail
8 2 (0.61%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 166 (50.76%) Analyst
2 103 (31.50%) Service Analyst
3 102 (31.19%) Service Desk Analyst
4 59 (18.04%) Support Analyst
5 38 (11.62%) 1st Line Support
6 37 (11.31%) Help Desk Analyst
7 36 (11.01%) 2nd Line Support
8 32 (9.79%) Support Engineer
8 32 (9.79%) IT Support
9 28 (8.56%) Desktop Support
10 18 (5.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 17 (5.20%) Desktop Engineer
12 14 (4.28%) IT Support Analyst
12 14 (4.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (3.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 13 (3.98%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (3.06%) Consultant
15 9 (2.75%) Developer
15 9 (2.75%) Project Manager
15 9 (2.75%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.67%) .NET
2 6 (1.83%) HTML
2 6 (1.83%) .NET Framework
3 4 (1.22%) XML
4 3 (0.92%) jQuery
4 3 (0.92%) Web Services
5 2 (0.61%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (0.61%) Flash
5 2 (0.61%) WinForms
5 2 (0.61%) Ajax
5 2 (0.61%) DHTML
5 2 (0.61%) ADO.NET
5 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.61%) CSS
6 1 (0.31%) JSP
6 1 (0.31%) Struts
6 1 (0.31%) J2EE
6 1 (0.31%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.31%) XSD
6 1 (0.31%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 65 (19.88%) Blackberry
2 24 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.06%) NHS
4 9 (2.75%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.83%) iPad
6 5 (1.53%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.53%) SecurID
7 4 (1.22%) iPhone
8 3 (0.92%) iSeries
8 3 (0.92%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.92%) AS400
9 2 (0.61%) Handset
9 2 (0.61%) Statistics
9 2 (0.61%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.61%) CMDB
10 1 (0.31%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.31%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.31%) Informatics
10 1 (0.31%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 214 (65.44%) Windows
2 101 (30.89%) Windows 7
3 47 (14.37%) Windows XP
4 38 (11.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (6.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (4.59%) Windows 8
7 14 (4.28%) Windows Vista
8 12 (3.67%) Linux
9 11 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (2.75%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.14%) Android
12 6 (1.83%) UNIX
13 5 (1.53%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.22%) Solaris
14 4 (1.22%) AIX
15 3 (0.92%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.61%) HPUX
16 2 (0.61%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X Server
17 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (22.32%) ITIL
2 58 (17.74%) Incident Management
3 34 (10.40%) Document Management
4 24 (7.34%) Service Delivery
5 20 (6.12%) Project Management
6 18 (5.50%) Service Management
7 16 (4.89%) Migration
8 11 (3.36%) Business Analysis
9 9 (2.75%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (2.75%) Change Management
10 8 (2.45%) E-Commerce
11 7 (2.14%) Configuration Management
11 7 (2.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (2.14%) Validation
12 6 (1.83%) Change Control
12 6 (1.83%) Workflow
12 6 (1.83%) ETL
12 6 (1.83%) PRINCE2
13 5 (1.53%) ERP
13 5 (1.53%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 31 (9.48%) SQL
2 10 (3.06%) C#
3 7 (2.14%) JavaScript
3 7 (2.14%) T-SQL
4 5 (1.53%) VBScript
4 5 (1.53%) C++
4 5 (1.53%) Java
5 4 (1.22%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.22%) VB
6 3 (0.92%) VB.NET
6 3 (0.92%) VBA
6 3 (0.92%) Perl
7 2 (0.61%) PHP
7 2 (0.61%) Python
8 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.31%) VB6
8 1 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (9.17%) MCP
2 18 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (3.98%) Degree
4 10 (3.06%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.75%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (2.14%) MCSE
6 7 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.53%) SAS Certification
7 5 (1.53%) MCSA
7 5 (1.53%) ISEB
8 4 (1.22%) CCA
8 4 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.22%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.92%) CCNA
9 3 (0.92%) MOS
10 2 (0.61%) MCITP
11 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.31%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.87%) SLA
2 8 (2.45%) QA
3 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) CDISC
4 1 (0.31%) GCP
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 147 (44.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.06%) XenApp
3 5 (1.53%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.22%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (0.92%) Terminal Server
5 3 (0.92%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.61%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.31%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.31%) vSphere
7 1 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (3.98%) OpenView
2 12 (3.67%) SCCM
3 8 (2.45%) OVSD
4 7 (2.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.92%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.61%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.31%) SCOM
8 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.31%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.31%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.31%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 195 (59.63%) Microsoft
2 101 (30.89%) Citrix
3 34 (10.40%) Lotus
4 28 (8.56%) HP
5 26 (7.95%) Cisco
5 26 (7.95%) Symantec
6 25 (7.65%) VMware
7 22 (6.73%) Adobe
8 20 (6.12%) McAfee
9 15 (4.59%) Remedy
10 12 (3.67%) Avaya
11 11 (3.36%) Oracle
12 10 (3.06%) Apple
13 9 (2.75%) Google
14 6 (1.83%) NetApp
14 6 (1.83%) Sophos
15 5 (1.53%) Wyse
15 5 (1.53%) IBM
15 5 (1.53%) Dell
15 5 (1.53%) Altiris
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