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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 32 32 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs citing MS Office 144 144 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.32% 4.84% 7.23%
As % of the Applications category 42.35% 37.21% 44.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 62 73
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£175 £243 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.05% -14.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £126 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £400 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £253 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 36 44
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.50 £9.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £20.50 £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -
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
340 387 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.56% 13.00% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 171 163
Average daily rate £265 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £145 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 58 81
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.90 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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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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
Cambridgeshire +15 46 £205 -7.86% 13
Hertfordshire +7 39 £220 -26.66% 19
Essex -1 28 £160 -45.53% 9
Norfolk +2 13 £130 +8.33% 3
Bedfordshire -17 10 £200 -30.43% 5
Suffolk +2 6 £200 -11.11% 2
MS Office
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 197 (62.74%) Windows
2 196 (62.42%) Microsoft
3 145 (46.18%) MS Excel
4 125 (39.81%) Active Directory
5 95 (30.25%) Windows 7
6 91 (28.98%) Citrix
7 76 (24.20%) Finance
8 75 (23.89%) ITIL
9 51 (16.24%) Blackberry
9 51 (16.24%) Incident Management
10 44 (14.01%) Windows Server 2008
11 42 (13.38%) Windows XP
12 35 (11.15%) SQL
12 35 (11.15%) Lotus
13 34 (10.83%) IBM Notes
14 32 (10.19%) SLA
15 30 (9.55%) HP
15 30 (9.55%) MS Exchange
16 29 (9.24%) Cisco
16 29 (9.24%) Service Delivery
17 28 (8.92%) MCP
18 27 (8.60%) Document Management
18 27 (8.60%) VMware
18 27 (8.60%) Project Management
19 26 (8.28%) Windows Server 2003
20 24 (7.64%) SharePoint
20 24 (7.64%) MS PowerPoint
21 23 (7.32%) TCP/IP
21 23 (7.32%) Symantec
22 22 (7.01%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 34 (10.83%) IBM Notes
2 30 (9.55%) MS Exchange
3 24 (7.64%) SharePoint
4 14 (4.46%) Lync
5 12 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (3.18%) Lotus Domino
8 5 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.64%) Confluence
9 2 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.64%) SAS
10 1 (0.32%) IIS
10 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 145 (46.18%) MS Excel
2 24 (7.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (7.01%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.87%) MS Project
5 3 (0.96%) Mingle
6 2 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.32%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.32%) AWD
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.32%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.64%) Office 365
2 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.32%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.32%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.32%) TCP/IP
2 19 (6.05%) VPN
2 19 (6.05%) WAN
3 16 (5.10%) LAN
4 13 (4.14%) VoIP
5 12 (3.82%) DNS
5 12 (3.82%) DHCP
6 10 (3.18%) Internet
6 10 (3.18%) SAN
7 7 (2.23%) Wireless
8 6 (1.91%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.27%) 4G
9 4 (1.27%) LTE
9 4 (1.27%) 2G
9 4 (1.27%) 3G
10 3 (0.96%) ISDN
10 3 (0.96%) Firewall
11 2 (0.64%) Network Security
11 2 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (1.59%) MS Access
3 5 (1.59%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.27%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Power View
6 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.64%) DTS
6 2 (0.64%) MySQL
6 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.64%) FileMaker
6 2 (0.64%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (1.27%) JIRA
1 4 (1.27%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.64%) MSI
2 2 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.32%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 76 (24.20%) Finance
2 22 (7.01%) Telecoms
3 21 (6.69%) Law
4 8 (2.55%) French Language
5 7 (2.23%) Legal
6 6 (1.91%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.27%) German Language
7 4 (1.27%) Advertising
8 3 (0.96%) Banking
9 2 (0.64%) Retail
9 2 (0.64%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.64%) Billing
9 2 (0.64%) Local Government
9 2 (0.64%) Electronics
9 2 (0.64%) Publishing
10 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Military
10 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.32%) Automotive
10 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 150 (47.77%) Analyst
2 87 (27.71%) Service Analyst
3 86 (27.39%) Service Desk Analyst
4 54 (17.20%) Support Analyst
5 42 (13.38%) 1st Line Support
6 37 (11.78%) 2nd Line Support
7 34 (10.83%) Help Desk Analyst
8 33 (10.51%) Support Engineer
9 28 (8.92%) IT Support
10 27 (8.60%) Desktop Support
11 20 (6.37%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 15 (4.78%) Desktop Engineer
13 14 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 13 (4.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 12 (3.82%) Developer
16 11 (3.50%) IT Support Analyst
16 11 (3.50%) Senior Analyst
17 10 (3.18%) Project Manager
17 10 (3.18%) 3rd Line Support
18 9 (2.87%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.18%) .NET
2 6 (1.91%) .NET Framework
3 5 (1.59%) XML
4 4 (1.27%) HTML
5 3 (0.96%) Web Services
6 2 (0.64%) Ajax
6 2 (0.64%) jQuery
6 2 (0.64%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (0.64%) WinForms
6 2 (0.64%) ODBC
6 2 (0.64%) Flash
6 2 (0.64%) ADO.NET
6 2 (0.64%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.64%) DHTML
7 1 (0.32%) J2EE
7 1 (0.32%) CSS
7 1 (0.32%) JSP
7 1 (0.32%) Struts
7 1 (0.32%) XSD
7 1 (0.32%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 51 (16.24%) Blackberry
2 22 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.50%) NHS
4 10 (3.18%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.87%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (1.91%) iPad
7 5 (1.59%) SecurID
8 3 (0.96%) GIS
8 3 (0.96%) AS400
8 3 (0.96%) iSeries
8 3 (0.96%) iPhone
8 3 (0.96%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.64%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.64%) Statistics
9 2 (0.64%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.64%) CMDB
9 2 (0.64%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.64%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.64%) VLE
9 2 (0.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 197 (62.74%) Windows
2 95 (30.25%) Windows 7
3 44 (14.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (13.38%) Windows XP
5 26 (8.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (4.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (4.46%) Windows Vista
8 13 (4.14%) Windows 8
9 12 (3.82%) Linux
10 11 (3.50%) Android
11 9 (2.87%) Apple iOS
12 8 (2.55%) UNIX
13 6 (1.91%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.96%) AIX
15 3 (0.96%) Solaris
16 2 (0.64%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.64%) HPUX
16 2 (0.64%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.32%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (23.89%) ITIL
2 51 (16.24%) Incident Management
3 29 (9.24%) Service Delivery
4 27 (8.60%) Document Management
4 27 (8.60%) Project Management
5 22 (7.01%) Service Management
6 11 (3.50%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (2.87%) Information Security
8 8 (2.55%) Change Control
8 8 (2.55%) Migration
8 8 (2.55%) PRINCE2
9 7 (2.23%) Configuration Management
9 7 (2.23%) Change Management
9 7 (2.23%) Validation
9 7 (2.23%) Business Analysis
9 7 (2.23%) Data Analysis
10 6 (1.91%) Asset Management
10 6 (1.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (1.59%) ERP
11 5 (1.59%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 35 (11.15%) SQL
2 10 (3.18%) C#
3 7 (2.23%) T-SQL
4 5 (1.59%) VBScript
4 5 (1.59%) C++
4 5 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.27%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.27%) VBA
5 4 (1.27%) Perl
6 3 (0.96%) Java
6 3 (0.96%) VB
7 2 (0.64%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (8.92%) MCP
2 15 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (4.46%) Degree
3 14 (4.46%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.23%) CCNA
6 6 (1.91%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.91%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.59%) MCSE
8 4 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.27%) ISEB
9 3 (0.96%) CCA
9 3 (0.96%) MCSA
9 3 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.64%) PMP
10 2 (0.64%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.64%) CCNP
11 1 (0.32%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.32%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.19%) SLA
2 6 (1.91%) QA
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 125 (39.81%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.50%) XenApp
3 10 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.27%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.96%) Terminal Server
5 3 (0.96%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.96%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.64%) XenServer
7 1 (0.32%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (3.82%) OpenView
2 11 (3.50%) SCCM
3 7 (2.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (2.23%) OVSD
4 3 (0.96%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.64%) ZENworks
5 2 (0.64%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.32%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.32%) DameWare
6 1 (0.32%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.32%) Puppet
6 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 196 (62.42%) Microsoft
2 91 (28.98%) Citrix
3 35 (11.15%) Lotus
4 30 (9.55%) HP
5 29 (9.24%) Cisco
6 27 (8.60%) VMware
7 23 (7.32%) Symantec
8 22 (7.01%) Adobe
9 20 (6.37%) McAfee
10 15 (4.78%) Apple
11 14 (4.46%) Oracle
12 12 (3.82%) Remedy
13 11 (3.50%) Avaya
14 9 (2.87%) Dell
15 6 (1.91%) NetApp
16 5 (1.59%) Sophos
16 5 (1.59%) Wyse
17 4 (1.27%) Google
17 4 (1.27%) MobileIron
17 4 (1.27%) BMC
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