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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 24 25 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 153 167 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.21% 6.04% 5.03%
As % of the Applications category 44.48% 43.83% 36.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 57 56
Median daily rate £166 £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.54% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £100 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £290 £225
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 45 43
Median hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £9.67 £9.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.21
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -4.99%
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
344 381 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.96% 13.77% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 176 162
Median daily rate £335 £298 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.60% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 79 78
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £11.75 £9.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £37.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +15 56 £250 -33.33% 12
Hertfordshire +1 39 £166 -57.37% 8
Cambridgeshire -8 27 £143 -52.50% 3
Bedfordshire -3 14 £375 +87.50% 9
Norfolk +3 9 £363 +262.50% 1
Suffolk -7 7 £130 -47.73%
East Anglia - 2 - -
MS Office
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 182 (62.76%) Windows
2 161 (55.52%) MS Excel
3 147 (50.69%) Microsoft
4 141 (48.62%) Active Directory
5 135 (46.55%) Windows 7
6 96 (33.10%) Citrix
7 68 (23.45%) Finance
8 61 (21.03%) ITIL
8 61 (21.03%) Incident Management
9 47 (16.21%) Windows 8
10 45 (15.52%) Blackberry
11 38 (13.10%) Law
11 38 (13.10%) Document Management
12 31 (10.69%) MS Exchange
13 30 (10.34%) Windows XP
14 28 (9.66%) Project Management
15 26 (8.97%) MS PowerPoint
16 25 (8.62%) Office 365
17 24 (8.28%) Degree
18 22 (7.59%) SCCM
18 22 (7.59%) Windows Server
19 21 (7.24%) SQL
20 18 (6.21%) Apple
20 18 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
21 16 (5.52%) MS Project
21 16 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
22 15 (5.17%) SharePoint
22 15 (5.17%) SLA
23 14 (4.83%) HP
23 14 (4.83%) Analytical Skills

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 31 (10.69%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.17%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.48%) IBM Notes
4 11 (3.79%) IBM Domino
5 9 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (3.10%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.72%) IIS
7 3 (1.03%) SAS
7 3 (1.03%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.34%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 161 (55.52%) MS Excel
2 26 (8.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (5.52%) MS Project
4 12 (4.14%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.38%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.69%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.34%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.38%) Primavera
1 4 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.34%) assyst
3 1 (0.34%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.34%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) Maximo
3 1 (0.34%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.62%) Office 365
2 3 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.69%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.69%) IaaS
3 2 (0.69%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.69%) SaaS
4 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.10%) LAN
2 8 (2.76%) DNS
2 8 (2.76%) VPN
3 7 (2.41%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.41%) WAN
4 6 (2.07%) DHCP
4 6 (2.07%) Internet
5 5 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (1.38%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (1.38%) Firewall
6 4 (1.38%) Skype
6 4 (1.38%) WebEx
6 4 (1.38%) Wireless
7 3 (1.03%) VoIP
8 2 (0.69%) GSM
8 2 (0.69%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.69%) LDAP
8 2 (0.69%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.69%) UMTS
8 2 (0.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.79%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.10%) MS Access
3 5 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.38%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.03%) Base SAS
5 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.69%) MySQL
7 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.34%) Power BI
7 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Cucumber
1 3 (1.03%) Selenium
1 3 (1.03%) SoapUI
1 3 (1.03%) SpecFlow
2 2 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.34%) JIRA
3 1 (0.34%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.34%) ProC
3 1 (0.34%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.34%) Toad
General
1 68 (23.45%) Finance
2 38 (13.10%) Law
3 10 (3.45%) German Language
4 7 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.07%) Advertising
5 6 (2.07%) Publishing
6 5 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.38%) Games
7 4 (1.38%) Marketing
7 4 (1.38%) Retail
8 3 (1.03%) Automotive
9 2 (0.69%) Banking
9 2 (0.69%) Legal
10 1 (0.34%) Back Office
10 1 (0.34%) Electronics
10 1 (0.34%) French Language
10 1 (0.34%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.34%) Local Government
10 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.34%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 146 (50.34%) Analyst
2 79 (27.24%) Service Analyst
3 73 (25.17%) Service Desk Analyst
4 65 (22.41%) Help Desk Analyst
5 45 (15.52%) Support Analyst
6 31 (10.69%) Desktop Support
7 29 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
7 29 (10.00%) IT Analyst
8 26 (8.97%) Support Engineer
9 25 (8.62%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 23 (7.93%) Citrix Support
11 21 (7.24%) 1st Line Support
12 20 (6.90%) Active Directory Analyst
12 20 (6.90%) Citrix Analyst
12 20 (6.90%) Citrix Support Analyst
13 19 (6.55%) Active Directory Support
14 18 (6.21%) Active Directory Support Analyst
14 18 (6.21%) Desktop Engineer
14 18 (6.21%) Windows Support Analyst
15 17 (5.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.76%) Web Services
2 7 (2.41%) HTML
2 7 (2.41%) XML
3 5 (1.72%) .NET
3 5 (1.72%) Silverlight
4 3 (1.03%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.03%) HTML5
4 3 (1.03%) SOAP
4 3 (1.03%) XML Messaging
5 2 (0.69%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.69%) COM
5 2 (0.69%) J2EE
5 2 (0.69%) jQuery
5 2 (0.69%) RESTful
5 2 (0.69%) WCF
5 2 (0.69%) WPF
6 1 (0.34%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.34%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.52%) Blackberry
2 14 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.41%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.07%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.07%) Smartphone
5 5 (1.72%) BYOD
5 5 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.72%) iPad
5 5 (1.72%) iPhone
5 5 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.72%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.38%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.03%) EPoS
7 3 (1.03%) Life Science
7 3 (1.03%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.03%) NHS
8 2 (0.69%) PMI
8 2 (0.69%) Statistics
8 2 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 182 (62.76%) Windows
2 135 (46.55%) Windows 7
3 47 (16.21%) Windows 8
4 30 (10.34%) Windows XP
5 22 (7.59%) Windows Server
6 16 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (4.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (3.45%) Windows 10
9 9 (3.10%) Apple iOS
10 8 (2.76%) Mac OS
11 7 (2.41%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.38%) Unix
13 3 (1.03%) Android
13 3 (1.03%) Windows Phone
13 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.34%) AIX
15 1 (0.34%) Linux
15 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (21.03%) Incident Management
1 61 (21.03%) ITIL
2 38 (13.10%) Document Management
3 28 (9.66%) Project Management
4 14 (4.83%) SDLC
5 13 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (4.14%) Business Analysis
6 12 (4.14%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (3.45%) Information Security
8 9 (3.10%) ITSM
8 9 (3.10%) Migration
8 9 (3.10%) PRINCE2
8 9 (3.10%) Service Delivery
8 9 (3.10%) Service Management
8 9 (3.10%) Time Management
9 8 (2.76%) Software Deployment
10 7 (2.41%) ITIL V3
10 7 (2.41%) Risk Management
11 6 (2.07%) Data Analysis
11 6 (2.07%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (7.24%) SQL
2 6 (2.07%) C#
3 5 (1.72%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.38%) Java
5 3 (1.03%) C
6 2 (0.69%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.69%) VBScript
7 1 (0.34%) AWK
7 1 (0.34%) C++
7 1 (0.34%) COBOL
7 1 (0.34%) Korn
7 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.34%) Python
7 1 (0.34%) sed
7 1 (0.34%) VB
7 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (8.28%) Degree
2 18 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (4.48%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (4.14%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.14%) Security Cleared
5 11 (3.79%) MCSE
6 7 (2.41%) MCP
7 4 (1.38%) ISEB
7 4 (1.38%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.38%) MCSA
8 3 (1.03%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.69%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.69%) APMP
9 2 (0.69%) CCNA
9 2 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.69%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.17%) SLA
2 7 (2.41%) QA
3 2 (0.69%) COBIT
3 2 (0.69%) GxP
4 1 (0.34%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 141 (48.62%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.76%) XenDesktop
3 5 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 5 (1.72%) XenApp
4 3 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.69%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.69%) vSphere
5 2 (0.69%) XenServer
6 1 (0.34%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (7.59%) SCCM
2 7 (2.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (1.72%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.72%) SCOM
4 4 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.03%) OpenView
6 2 (0.69%) Bacula
6 2 (0.69%) OVSD
7 1 (0.34%) Puppet
7 1 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 147 (50.69%) Microsoft
2 96 (33.10%) Citrix
3 18 (6.21%) Apple
4 14 (4.83%) HP
5 13 (4.48%) Cisco
5 13 (4.48%) Lotus
6 10 (3.45%) VMware
7 9 (3.10%) SAP
8 8 (2.76%) Adobe
8 8 (2.76%) Oracle
9 7 (2.41%) Remedy
9 7 (2.41%) Symantec
10 5 (1.72%) Google
11 4 (1.38%) Avaya
11 4 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.38%) WorldPay
12 3 (1.03%) Cognos
12 3 (1.03%) IBM
13 2 (0.69%) EMC
13 2 (0.69%) NetApp
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