The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the East of England region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 31 28 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 158 135 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.32% 5.65% 6.24%
As % of the Applications category 38.35% 40.30% 42.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 51 59
Average daily rate
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£234 £213 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £100 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £273 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.73% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 42 45
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.55 £9.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.95 £21.35 £20.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.99 £14.00 £13.34
% change year-on-year
-0.08% +4.98%
Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
412 335 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.88% 14.02% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 141 171
Average daily rate £325 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £143 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 69 91
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.23 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
MS Office
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Hertfordshire +16 44 £250 +38.88% 11
Essex +1 42 £229 -10.46% 5
Cambridgeshire -14 27 £120 -20.00% 11
Bedfordshire -4 26 £406 +238.64% 18
Norfolk -11 11 £95 -62.00% 4
Suffolk -16 9 £331 - 5
MS Office
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 156 (49.84%) Windows
2 155 (49.52%) Microsoft
3 145 (46.33%) MS Excel
4 91 (29.07%) Active Directory
5 75 (23.96%) Windows 7
6 70 (22.36%) Finance
7 49 (15.65%) Citrix
8 47 (15.02%) Windows XP
9 39 (12.46%) MS PowerPoint
10 36 (11.50%) ITIL
11 33 (10.54%) SQL
12 32 (10.22%) Oracle
12 32 (10.22%) Project Management
13 29 (9.27%) Windows Server 2008
14 27 (8.63%) MS Visio
15 25 (7.99%) Blackberry
15 25 (7.99%) Incident Management
16 23 (7.35%) MS Exchange
16 23 (7.35%) PRINCE2
16 23 (7.35%) TCP/IP
17 22 (7.03%) Microsoft Certification
18 21 (6.71%) SharePoint
18 21 (6.71%) MS Project
19 20 (6.39%) WAN
19 20 (6.39%) Internet
19 20 (6.39%) Degree
20 19 (6.07%) Windows Server 2003
20 19 (6.07%) LAN
20 19 (6.07%) Linux
21 18 (5.75%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 23 (7.35%) MS Exchange
2 21 (6.71%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.19%) WebSphere
3 10 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (3.19%) IBM Notes
4 9 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.56%) Lync
6 7 (2.24%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (2.24%) MQSeries
7 5 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.96%) Apache
9 2 (0.64%) IIS
9 2 (0.64%) SAS
9 2 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 145 (46.33%) MS Excel
2 39 (12.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 27 (8.63%) MS Visio
4 21 (6.71%) MS Project
5 5 (1.60%) FrameMaker
5 5 (1.60%) CorelDRAW
5 5 (1.60%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.64%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Agresso
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.32%) Magento
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.32%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.35%) TCP/IP
2 20 (6.39%) Internet
2 20 (6.39%) WAN
3 19 (6.07%) LAN
4 16 (5.11%) VPN
5 11 (3.51%) VoIP
6 7 (2.24%) Firewall
7 6 (1.92%) SAN
8 5 (1.60%) DNS
8 5 (1.60%) DHCP
9 4 (1.28%) ADSL
10 2 (0.64%) Wireless
11 1 (0.32%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.32%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.32%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.32%) Network Security
11 1 (0.32%) tcpdump
11 1 (0.32%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.32%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.24%) DB2
4 6 (1.92%) MS Access
5 5 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.64%) QlikView
8 2 (0.64%) Cognos Impromptu
9 1 (0.32%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (0.96%) MSI
2 2 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.32%) Toad
3 1 (0.32%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.32%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.32%) Lombardi
3 1 (0.32%) JIRA
General
1 70 (22.36%) Finance
2 15 (4.79%) Law
2 15 (4.79%) Banking
2 15 (4.79%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.47%) Manufacturing
4 11 (3.51%) Retail
5 8 (2.56%) Legal
6 4 (1.28%) Publishing
6 4 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.96%) Automotive
7 3 (0.96%) Marketing
8 2 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) Military
9 1 (0.32%) French Language
9 1 (0.32%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 143 (45.69%) Analyst
2 59 (18.85%) Service Analyst
3 57 (18.21%) Service Desk Analyst
4 40 (12.78%) Business Analyst
5 37 (11.82%) Support Engineer
6 34 (10.86%) Support Analyst
7 26 (8.31%) 1st Line Support
8 24 (7.67%) Help Desk Analyst
9 19 (6.07%) 2nd Line Support
10 18 (5.75%) Administrator
11 17 (5.43%) Help Desk Support
12 14 (4.47%) Technical Support
13 13 (4.15%) Desktop Support
14 11 (3.51%) Systems Analyst
15 9 (2.88%) Help Desk Engineer
15 9 (2.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
15 9 (2.88%) Help Desk Support Engineer
16 8 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 7 (2.24%) Project Manager
17 7 (2.24%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.83%) XML
2 11 (3.51%) Web Services
3 9 (2.88%) .NET
4 7 (2.24%) J2EE
4 7 (2.24%) HTML
5 6 (1.92%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.92%) XSLT
6 5 (1.60%) jQuery
7 4 (1.28%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.96%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.64%) CSS
9 2 (0.64%) SOAP
9 2 (0.64%) DHTML
10 1 (0.32%) Classic ASP
10 1 (0.32%) XSD
10 1 (0.32%) WCF
10 1 (0.32%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.32%) ODBC
10 1 (0.32%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.99%) Blackberry
2 12 (3.83%) NHS
3 11 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.19%) EPoS
5 8 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (2.24%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.24%) Mainframe
6 7 (2.24%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.24%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.28%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.28%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.28%) iPhone
8 3 (0.96%) HP StorageWorks
8 3 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.64%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.64%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.64%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.64%) iSeries
10 1 (0.32%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 156 (49.84%) Windows
2 75 (23.96%) Windows 7
3 47 (15.02%) Windows XP
4 29 (9.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (6.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (6.07%) Linux
6 12 (3.83%) Windows 8
7 9 (2.88%) Android
8 7 (2.24%) Windows Vista
8 7 (2.24%) UNIX
8 7 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.92%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.28%) SUSE
11 3 (0.96%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.32%) OS/400
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.32%) AIX
13 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (11.50%) ITIL
2 32 (10.22%) Project Management
3 25 (7.99%) Incident Management
4 23 (7.35%) PRINCE2
5 16 (5.11%) Business Analysis
6 15 (4.79%) Data Analysis
7 13 (4.15%) Service Delivery
7 13 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (3.51%) Logistics
8 11 (3.51%) Document Management
9 10 (3.19%) Release Management
10 9 (2.88%) E-Commerce
10 9 (2.88%) Data Protection
11 7 (2.24%) Data Entry
11 7 (2.24%) ERP
11 7 (2.24%) CRM
11 7 (2.24%) Programme Management
11 7 (2.24%) Project Planning
12 6 (1.92%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (1.92%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (10.54%) SQL
2 11 (3.51%) Java
3 8 (2.56%) VBA
4 7 (2.24%) C#
5 6 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.60%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.28%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.96%) C
9 2 (0.64%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.64%) VBScript
9 2 (0.64%) VB
9 2 (0.64%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.32%) PHP
10 1 (0.32%) COBOL
10 1 (0.32%) JCL
10 1 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (7.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (6.39%) Degree
3 18 (5.75%) MCP
4 15 (4.79%) MCSE
5 13 (4.15%) Security Cleared
6 9 (2.88%) A+ Certification
7 7 (2.24%) MCSA
8 5 (1.60%) PMP
8 5 (1.60%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.60%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.28%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.28%) ISEB
10 3 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.96%) MCITP
11 2 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.64%) ECDL
12 1 (0.32%) MBA
12 1 (0.32%) CCSA
12 1 (0.32%) CCSE
12 1 (0.32%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.83%) SLA
2 1 (0.32%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 91 (29.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.96%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.64%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.32%) RACF
5 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.32%) XenApp
5 1 (0.32%) XenServer
5 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (4.15%) OpenView
2 11 (3.51%) SCCM
3 10 (3.19%) OVSD
4 4 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.96%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.64%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.64%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.32%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.32%) SCOM
7 1 (0.32%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 155 (49.52%) Microsoft
2 49 (15.65%) Citrix
3 32 (10.22%) Oracle
4 17 (5.43%) HP
5 15 (4.79%) Cisco
6 13 (4.15%) Symantec
7 12 (3.83%) Avaya
8 10 (3.19%) Lotus
9 9 (2.88%) Adobe
10 8 (2.56%) McAfee
10 8 (2.56%) VMware
11 6 (1.92%) Altiris
12 5 (1.60%) Remedy
12 5 (1.60%) SAP
12 5 (1.60%) Polycom
13 4 (1.28%) IBM
13 4 (1.28%) NetApp
14 3 (0.96%) BMC
14 3 (0.96%) CA
14 3 (0.96%) JBoss
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