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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
England / East of England
Rank 47 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 82 145 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.83% 6.30% 6.44%
As % of the Applications category 35.81% 46.18% 47.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 49 62
Median daily rate £210 £242 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.22% +56.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £138 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £417 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 54 50
Median hourly rate £14.62 £15.00 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -8.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £10.65 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £19.00 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.71 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +3.70%

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
229 314 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 10.71% 13.63% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 158 153
Median daily rate £278 £360 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.91% +30.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £145 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 82 70
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £31.80 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.48 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.24% +10.00%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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
Hertfordshire -17 26 £189 -39.03% 9
Essex -17 24 £275 +36.64% 3
Cambridgeshire -11 21 £150 -48.89% 9
Suffolk -7 7 £288 +98.27% 2
Norfolk +4 3 £243 -8.49% 3
Bedfordshire -5 1 - - 2
MS Office
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 141 (67.14%) Microsoft
2 107 (50.95%) MS Excel
3 79 (37.62%) Windows
4 76 (36.19%) Active Directory
5 52 (24.76%) Windows 7
6 37 (17.62%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (16.19%) MS PowerPoint
8 33 (15.71%) Citrix
9 30 (14.29%) ITIL
10 28 (13.33%) Windows 8
11 27 (12.86%) Finance
12 25 (11.90%) Internet
13 24 (11.43%) Incident Management
14 21 (10.00%) Degree
14 21 (10.00%) SharePoint
15 20 (9.52%) Data Analysis
16 17 (8.10%) CRM
17 16 (7.62%) Spreadsheet
17 16 (7.62%) Performance Monitoring
17 16 (7.62%) Management Information System
18 15 (7.14%) LAN
18 15 (7.14%) SLA
18 15 (7.14%) Cisco
18 15 (7.14%) WAN
19 14 (6.67%) MS Visio
19 14 (6.67%) Project Management
20 13 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
20 13 (6.19%) Configuration Management
20 13 (6.19%) NHS
20 13 (6.19%) MS Exchange

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 21 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 13 (6.19%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.43%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.95%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.48%) CMS
7 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 107 (50.95%) MS Excel
2 34 (16.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (7.62%) Spreadsheet
4 14 (6.67%) MS Visio
5 11 (5.24%) MS Project
6 2 (0.95%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.48%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 7 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.43%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.48%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.48%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.48%) Summit
4 1 (0.48%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.19%) Office 365
2 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (0.48%) IaaS
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.48%) PaaS
2 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.90%) Internet
2 15 (7.14%) LAN
2 15 (7.14%) WAN
3 12 (5.71%) WLAN
4 5 (2.38%) DNS
4 5 (2.38%) VoIP
5 4 (1.90%) DHCP
5 4 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.43%) Firewall
6 3 (1.43%) VPN
7 2 (0.95%) ADSL
7 2 (0.95%) DWDM
7 2 (0.95%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.95%) LDAP
7 2 (0.95%) SAN
7 2 (0.95%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.95%) WebEx
7 2 (0.95%) Wireless
8 1 (0.48%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.48%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.48%) DataStage
4 1 (0.48%) DB2
4 1 (0.48%) Essbase
4 1 (0.48%) MS Access
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (1.43%) Toad
2 2 (0.95%) JIRA
3 1 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.48%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (12.86%) Finance
2 11 (5.24%) Advertising
3 9 (4.29%) Marketing
3 9 (4.29%) Retail
4 6 (2.86%) Law
4 6 (2.86%) Legal
5 5 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.43%) Electronics
7 2 (0.95%) Automotive
7 2 (0.95%) Banking
7 2 (0.95%) Front Office
7 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.95%) Publishing
8 1 (0.48%) Back Office
8 1 (0.48%) German Language
8 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 83 (39.52%) Analyst
2 37 (17.62%) Support Analyst
3 32 (15.24%) Help Desk Analyst
4 25 (11.90%) Help Desk Support
4 25 (11.90%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 20 (9.52%) IT Analyst
6 19 (9.05%) Service Analyst
7 18 (8.57%) Support Engineer
8 17 (8.10%) Active Directory Analyst
8 17 (8.10%) Active Directory Support
8 17 (8.10%) Active Directory Support Analyst
8 17 (8.10%) IT Support
8 17 (8.10%) Windows Support Analyst
9 16 (7.62%) Service Desk Analyst
10 15 (7.14%) Citrix Analyst
10 15 (7.14%) Citrix Support
10 15 (7.14%) Citrix Support Analyst
11 14 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
12 11 (5.24%) Administrator
12 11 (5.24%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.38%) HTML
2 3 (1.43%) .NET
2 3 (1.43%) J2EE
2 3 (1.43%) JSF
2 3 (1.43%) SOAP
2 3 (1.43%) Spring
2 3 (1.43%) Web Services
2 3 (1.43%) XSLT
3 1 (0.48%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.48%) Ajax
3 1 (0.48%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.48%) COM
3 1 (0.48%) JSON
3 1 (0.48%) RESTful
3 1 (0.48%) SAP CAF
3 1 (0.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (17.62%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.62%) Management Information System
3 13 (6.19%) NHS
4 9 (4.29%) e-Learning
5 8 (3.81%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.38%) CMDB
7 4 (1.90%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.90%) Video Editing
8 3 (1.43%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.43%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.43%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.95%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.95%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.95%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.95%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.95%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.95%) Statistics
10 1 (0.48%) iPad
10 1 (0.48%) PMI
10 1 (0.48%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 79 (37.62%) Windows
2 52 (24.76%) Windows 7
3 28 (13.33%) Windows 8
4 11 (5.24%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.86%) Windows Vista
8 4 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.90%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.43%) Linux
9 3 (1.43%) Unix
9 3 (1.43%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.95%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.95%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.48%) Android
11 1 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (14.29%) ITIL
2 24 (11.43%) Incident Management
3 20 (9.52%) Data Analysis
4 17 (8.10%) CRM
5 16 (7.62%) Performance Monitoring
6 14 (6.67%) Project Management
7 13 (6.19%) Configuration Management
7 13 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (5.71%) ITSM
8 12 (5.71%) Service Management
9 11 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (5.24%) Change Management
9 11 (5.24%) PRINCE2
10 10 (4.76%) Programme Management
11 9 (4.29%) Migration
11 9 (4.29%) Service Delivery
11 9 (4.29%) Strategic Planning
12 7 (3.33%) CMMI
12 7 (3.33%) Data Management
12 7 (3.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.71%) SQL
2 11 (5.24%) VBA
3 7 (3.33%) Java
4 6 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.38%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.90%) C
7 2 (0.95%) C#
7 2 (0.95%) PHP
7 2 (0.95%) VB
8 1 (0.48%) COBOL
8 1 (0.48%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (10.00%) Degree
2 11 (5.24%) CCNA
2 11 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (5.24%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.29%) MCSE
3 9 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.81%) CCA
4 8 (3.81%) Citrix Certification
4 8 (3.81%) MCP
5 6 (2.86%) MOS
5 6 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.95%) A+ Certification
6 2 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.48%) MCITP
7 1 (0.48%) MCTS
7 1 (0.48%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.14%) SLA
2 8 (3.81%) ISO 9000
3 5 (2.38%) Def Stans
3 5 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.95%) P3O
4 2 (0.95%) QA
5 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 76 (36.19%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.90%) NDS
3 3 (1.43%) XenApp
4 2 (0.95%) Firmware
4 2 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.48%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.48%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.48%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.48%) vSphere
5 1 (0.48%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (5.24%) SCCM
2 3 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.48%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.48%) DameWare
3 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.48%) Simpana
3 1 (0.48%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 141 (67.14%) Microsoft
2 33 (15.71%) Citrix
3 15 (7.14%) Cisco
4 6 (2.86%) HP
4 6 (2.86%) Oracle
5 5 (2.38%) Adobe
5 5 (2.38%) Apple
5 5 (2.38%) Remedy
6 4 (1.90%) Novell
6 4 (1.90%) VMware
7 3 (1.43%) NGA Human Resources
7 3 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.43%) SAP
7 3 (1.43%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.43%) Sun
8 2 (0.95%) Ciena
8 2 (0.95%) Google
8 2 (0.95%) Huawei
8 2 (0.95%) i2
8 2 (0.95%) IBM
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