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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 35 19 24
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 155 169 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.81% 7.33% 6.13%
As % of the Applications category 37.08% 44.01% 45.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 74 70
Average daily rate £242 £265 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.86% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £113 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £381 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 38 40
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £9.71 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.90 £36.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
418 384 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.98% 16.65% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 162 138
Average daily rate £325 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 79 79
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.50 £10.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £38.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Essex -2 54 £294 +18.68% 10
Hertfordshire -17 33 £263 +16.66% 18
Cambridgeshire -24 32 £223 -21.92% 17
Bedfordshire -3 22 £350 -18.36% 8
Norfolk -4 9 £103 +2.50% 6
Suffolk -11 5 £225 -38.35% 3
MS Office
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 179 (56.65%) Microsoft
2 169 (53.48%) Windows
3 151 (47.78%) MS Excel
4 94 (29.75%) Active Directory
5 84 (26.58%) Windows 7
6 60 (18.99%) Finance
7 54 (17.09%) Windows XP
8 50 (15.82%) Citrix
9 42 (13.29%) ITIL
10 37 (11.71%) Project Management
11 36 (11.39%) SQL
12 32 (10.13%) Blackberry
12 32 (10.13%) SharePoint
12 32 (10.13%) MS PowerPoint
13 29 (9.18%) Microsoft Certification
14 26 (8.23%) SQL Server
14 26 (8.23%) Incident Management
15 25 (7.91%) MCP
16 24 (7.59%) MS Exchange
17 23 (7.28%) MS Project
17 23 (7.28%) Security Cleared
18 21 (6.65%) MCSE
19 19 (6.01%) Telecoms
19 19 (6.01%) ERP
20 18 (5.70%) VoIP
20 18 (5.70%) SLA
20 18 (5.70%) .NET
21 17 (5.38%) PRINCE2
21 17 (5.38%) MS Visio
21 17 (5.38%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (10.13%) SharePoint
2 24 (7.59%) MS Exchange
3 15 (4.75%) IBM Notes
4 9 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (1.90%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (1.58%) IIS
7 4 (1.27%) Lotus Domino
7 4 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.63%) JOnAS
9 1 (0.32%) Lync
9 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.32%) Documentum
Applications
1 151 (47.78%) MS Excel
2 32 (10.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 23 (7.28%) MS Project
4 17 (5.38%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.95%) Mingle
5 3 (0.95%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.95%) CorelDRAW
5 3 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.95%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.32%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 3 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.63%) assyst
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.32%) Magento
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.32%) Agresso
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.95%) SaaS
1 3 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.63%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.63%) Office 365
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.70%) VoIP
2 17 (5.38%) VPN
3 15 (4.75%) Internet
3 15 (4.75%) LAN
4 14 (4.43%) WAN
5 11 (3.48%) DNS
6 10 (3.16%) DHCP
7 8 (2.53%) Firewall
8 5 (1.58%) SAN
8 5 (1.58%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.27%) ADSL
9 4 (1.27%) Intranet
9 4 (1.27%) NGN
10 3 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.63%) MPLS
11 2 (0.63%) VLAN
12 1 (0.32%) OpenVPN
12 1 (0.32%) LTE
12 1 (0.32%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.23%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (4.43%) MS Access
3 12 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.95%) Cognos Impromptu
7 2 (0.63%) MySQL
7 2 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (2.22%) MSI
2 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.32%) JIRA
3 1 (0.32%) Ant
General
1 60 (18.99%) Finance
2 19 (6.01%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.43%) Law
4 8 (2.53%) Legal
5 7 (2.22%) Marketing
5 7 (2.22%) Banking
5 7 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.95%) Billing
8 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.63%) Retail
8 2 (0.63%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.32%) French Language
9 1 (0.32%) Local Government
9 1 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 129 (40.82%) Analyst
2 53 (16.77%) Service Analyst
3 49 (15.51%) Service Desk Analyst
4 36 (11.39%) Support Engineer
5 34 (10.76%) Support Analyst
6 30 (9.49%) Business Analyst
7 25 (7.91%) IT Support
8 24 (7.59%) Desktop Support
9 20 (6.33%) 1st Line Support
9 20 (6.33%) Help Desk Support
10 19 (6.01%) 2nd Line Support
10 19 (6.01%) Administrator
11 15 (4.75%) Developer
11 15 (4.75%) Project Manager
12 14 (4.43%) Help Desk Analyst
12 14 (4.43%) Desktop Engineer
13 12 (3.80%) .NET Developer
14 11 (3.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 11 (3.48%) IT Support Analyst
14 11 (3.48%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.70%) .NET
2 13 (4.11%) ASP.NET
3 12 (3.80%) Web Services
4 11 (3.48%) XML
4 11 (3.48%) XSLT
5 10 (3.16%) HTML
5 10 (3.16%) .NET Framework
6 8 (2.53%) jQuery
7 5 (1.58%) DHTML
7 5 (1.58%) SOAP
8 4 (1.27%) Classic ASP
9 3 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.95%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (0.63%) COM
10 2 (0.63%) CSS
10 2 (0.63%) ADO.NET
10 2 (0.63%) XMPP
10 2 (0.63%) Silverlight
10 2 (0.63%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.13%) Blackberry
2 14 (4.43%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.22%) NHS
4 5 (1.58%) CMDB
4 5 (1.58%) PMI
5 4 (1.27%) AS400
5 4 (1.27%) iSeries
6 3 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (0.95%) Wiki
7 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.63%) E-Learning
7 2 (0.63%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.63%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.63%) iPhone
8 1 (0.32%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.32%) iPad
8 1 (0.32%) HP StorageWorks
8 1 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.32%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 169 (53.48%) Windows
2 84 (26.58%) Windows 7
3 54 (17.09%) Windows XP
4 17 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.53%) UNIX
6 8 (2.53%) Linux
7 4 (1.27%) AIX
7 4 (1.27%) Solaris
7 4 (1.27%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.27%) Windows Vista
7 4 (1.27%) Android
8 3 (0.95%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.63%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.32%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (13.29%) ITIL
2 37 (11.71%) Project Management
3 26 (8.23%) Incident Management
4 19 (6.01%) ERP
5 17 (5.38%) PRINCE2
6 15 (4.75%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (4.43%) Data Analysis
8 12 (3.80%) Document Management
8 12 (3.80%) Procure-to-pay
9 11 (3.48%) Business Analysis
9 11 (3.48%) Risk Management
9 11 (3.48%) Change Management
10 10 (3.16%) Service Delivery
10 10 (3.16%) Time Management
11 9 (2.85%) E-Commerce
12 8 (2.53%) MVC
13 7 (2.22%) Change Control
13 7 (2.22%) Programme Management
13 7 (2.22%) Workflow
13 7 (2.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (11.39%) SQL
2 15 (4.75%) T-SQL
3 14 (4.43%) C#
4 12 (3.80%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.22%) VBA
6 6 (1.90%) VB.NET
7 5 (1.58%) VBScript
7 5 (1.58%) C
8 3 (0.95%) VB
9 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.32%) SELCOPY
10 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.32%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.32%) PHP
10 1 (0.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (9.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (7.91%) MCP
3 23 (7.28%) Security Cleared
4 21 (6.65%) MCSE
5 14 (4.43%) Degree
6 12 (3.80%) A+ Certification
7 11 (3.48%) SC Cleared
8 7 (2.22%) DV Cleared
8 7 (2.22%) MCSA
9 6 (1.90%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.27%) ISEB
11 3 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.63%) CCNA
12 2 (0.63%) MOS
12 2 (0.63%) MCITP
13 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.32%) PMP
13 1 (0.32%) CCSP
13 1 (0.32%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.70%) SLA
2 3 (0.95%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.95%) QA
3 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 94 (29.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.27%) VMware ESX
3 4 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.63%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.63%) vSphere
6 1 (0.32%) XenApp
6 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (3.48%) SCCM
2 9 (2.85%) Backup Exec
3 6 (1.90%) Tivoli
3 6 (1.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (1.27%) OpenView
4 4 (1.27%) OVSD
5 3 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.95%) WSUS
5 3 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.63%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.63%) HP NNM
6 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.32%) SCOM
7 1 (0.32%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 179 (56.65%) Microsoft
2 50 (15.82%) Citrix
3 17 (5.38%) Cisco
3 17 (5.38%) Symantec
4 16 (5.06%) Lotus
5 14 (4.43%) McAfee
6 13 (4.11%) HP
6 13 (4.11%) Oracle
7 11 (3.48%) VMware
8 9 (2.85%) IBM
9 8 (2.53%) Adobe
9 8 (2.53%) Avaya
9 8 (2.53%) NetApp
10 7 (2.22%) SAP
11 6 (1.90%) BMC
12 5 (1.58%) Altiris
12 5 (1.58%) Remedy
12 5 (1.58%) Dell
13 3 (0.95%) Red Gate
13 3 (0.95%) Google
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