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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 34 24 25
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 166 149 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.26% 6.22% 6.80%
As % of the Applications category 36.48% 41.39% 45.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 64 66
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.86% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £143 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £266 £263
% change year-on-year
+9.02% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 46 46
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.75 £9.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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
455 360 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.42% 15.02% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 154 177
Average daily rate £345 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £144 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 70 90
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £9.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.53%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +4 50 £250 +42.85% 22
Essex -3 42 £229 -20.01% 10
Cambridgeshire -14 32 £120 -52.00% 10
Bedfordshire -11 26 £375 +13.63% 11
Norfolk -12 11 £128 -68.12% 4
Suffolk -13 6 £331 - 4
MS Office
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 163 (51.75%) Windows
2 140 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 130 (41.27%) MS Excel
4 95 (30.16%) Active Directory
5 88 (27.94%) Windows 7
6 62 (19.68%) Finance
7 61 (19.37%) Windows XP
8 51 (16.19%) Citrix
9 41 (13.02%) ITIL
10 36 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
11 35 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 31 (9.84%) Oracle
12 31 (9.84%) TCP/IP
12 31 (9.84%) Blackberry
12 31 (9.84%) Project Management
13 29 (9.21%) Incident Management
14 26 (8.25%) SQL
14 26 (8.25%) MS Visio
14 26 (8.25%) MS Exchange
14 26 (8.25%) Internet
15 24 (7.62%) PRINCE2
16 23 (7.30%) LAN
17 22 (6.98%) VPN
17 22 (6.98%) Degree
18 20 (6.35%) WAN
18 20 (6.35%) HP
18 20 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
19 19 (6.03%) Linux
20 18 (5.71%) MS Project
20 18 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 26 (8.25%) MS Exchange
2 16 (5.08%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.81%) WebSphere
4 10 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (3.17%) IBM Notes
4 10 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.54%) Lync
6 7 (2.22%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.22%) MQSeries
7 6 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (1.59%) Apache
9 4 (1.27%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.95%) SAS
11 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.63%) IIS
11 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.32%) Content Management Server
12 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 130 (41.27%) MS Excel
2 36 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 26 (8.25%) MS Visio
4 18 (5.71%) MS Project
5 5 (1.59%) FrameMaker
5 5 (1.59%) CorelDRAW
5 5 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.63%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Agresso
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.32%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.63%) SaaS
1 2 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (9.84%) TCP/IP
2 26 (8.25%) Internet
3 23 (7.30%) LAN
4 22 (6.98%) VPN
5 20 (6.35%) WAN
6 15 (4.76%) VoIP
7 12 (3.81%) DHCP
7 12 (3.81%) DNS
8 11 (3.49%) Firewall
9 10 (3.17%) SAN
10 4 (1.27%) Broadband
11 3 (0.95%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (0.95%) Wireless
11 3 (0.95%) IPv6
12 2 (0.63%) OSPF
12 2 (0.63%) BGP
12 2 (0.63%) Wireshark
12 2 (0.63%) Network Security
12 2 (0.63%) tcpdump
12 2 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.86%) DB2
3 8 (2.54%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.90%) MS Access
5 4 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.95%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.63%) QlikView
7 2 (0.63%) Cognos Impromptu
7 2 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.32%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.32%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (0.95%) MSI
2 2 (0.63%) 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
General
1 62 (19.68%) Finance
2 17 (5.40%) Telecoms
2 17 (5.40%) Law
2 17 (5.40%) Manufacturing
3 14 (4.44%) Retail
4 11 (3.49%) Banking
5 8 (2.54%) Publishing
5 8 (2.54%) Legal
6 5 (1.59%) Automotive
7 4 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.95%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) French Language
9 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.32%) Local Government
9 1 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 144 (45.71%) Analyst
2 61 (19.37%) Service Analyst
3 58 (18.41%) Service Desk Analyst
4 42 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 38 (12.06%) Support Engineer
6 36 (11.43%) Business Analyst
7 28 (8.89%) 1st Line Support
8 26 (8.25%) Help Desk Analyst
9 25 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support
10 15 (4.76%) Technical Support
11 14 (4.44%) Desktop Support
11 14 (4.44%) Administrator
11 14 (4.44%) Help Desk Support
12 13 (4.13%) Systems Analyst
13 11 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 10 (3.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
15 9 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
16 8 (2.54%) Project Manager
16 8 (2.54%) IT Support
17 7 (2.22%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.76%) XML
2 9 (2.86%) Web Services
3 8 (2.54%) .NET
4 7 (2.22%) J2EE
5 6 (1.90%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.59%) HTML
7 4 (1.27%) XSLT
7 4 (1.27%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.95%) Application Packaging
8 3 (0.95%) jQuery
9 2 (0.63%) DHTML
9 2 (0.63%) SOAP
10 1 (0.32%) XSD
10 1 (0.32%) Classic ASP
10 1 (0.32%) WCF
10 1 (0.32%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.32%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.32%) XMPP
10 1 (0.32%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.84%) Blackberry
2 11 (3.49%) EPoS
2 11 (3.49%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (3.49%) Mobile App
3 10 (3.17%) NHS
4 9 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.22%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.90%) Smartphone
7 6 (1.90%) iPhone
8 3 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.95%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.95%) HP StorageWorks
8 3 (0.95%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.63%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.63%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.63%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.32%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.32%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 163 (51.75%) Windows
2 88 (27.94%) Windows 7
3 61 (19.37%) Windows XP
4 35 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (6.03%) Linux
6 18 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (5.71%) Windows 8
7 11 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (2.86%) Windows Vista
8 9 (2.86%) Android
9 6 (1.90%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.90%) UNIX
10 4 (1.27%) SUSE
11 3 (0.95%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.32%) AIX
13 1 (0.32%) Solaris
13 1 (0.32%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (13.02%) ITIL
2 31 (9.84%) Project Management
3 29 (9.21%) Incident Management
4 24 (7.62%) PRINCE2
5 15 (4.76%) Business Analysis
6 13 (4.13%) Document Management
6 13 (4.13%) Data Analysis
6 13 (4.13%) Release Management
6 13 (4.13%) Service Delivery
6 13 (4.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (2.86%) Migration
7 9 (2.86%) E-Commerce
7 9 (2.86%) Logistics
7 9 (2.86%) Data Protection
7 9 (2.86%) Change Control
8 8 (2.54%) Time Management
8 8 (2.54%) Service Management
9 7 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (1.90%) CRM
10 6 (1.90%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.25%) SQL
2 13 (4.13%) Java
3 7 (2.22%) VBA
3 7 (2.22%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.90%) Shell Script
4 6 (1.90%) C#
5 5 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.59%) VB
6 4 (1.27%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.95%) C
8 2 (0.63%) VBScript
8 2 (0.63%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.32%) Python
9 1 (0.32%) JCL
9 1 (0.32%) R
9 1 (0.32%) COBOL
9 1 (0.32%) PHP
9 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (6.98%) Degree
2 20 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (4.76%) MCP
3 15 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 13 (4.13%) MCSE
5 10 (3.17%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.22%) MCSA
7 6 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (1.90%) A+ Certification
8 5 (1.59%) PMP
8 5 (1.59%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.59%) ISEB
9 3 (0.95%) MCITP
10 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.63%) CCSA
10 2 (0.63%) CCSE
10 2 (0.63%) CCNP
10 2 (0.63%) CCDP
10 2 (0.63%) ECDL
10 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.81%) SLA
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 95 (30.16%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.27%) Terminal Services
3 4 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.63%) XenApp
5 1 (0.32%) XenServer
5 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.32%) vSphere
5 1 (0.32%) RACF
5 1 (0.32%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 16 (5.08%) OpenView
2 14 (4.44%) SCCM
3 13 (4.13%) OVSD
4 4 (1.27%) SCOM
5 3 (0.95%) SCVMM
5 3 (0.95%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.95%) ARCserve
5 3 (0.95%) WSUS
6 2 (0.63%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.63%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 140 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 51 (16.19%) Citrix
3 31 (9.84%) Oracle
4 20 (6.35%) HP
5 18 (5.71%) Symantec
6 16 (5.08%) Cisco
7 14 (4.44%) Avaya
8 11 (3.49%) VMware
9 10 (3.17%) Lotus
9 10 (3.17%) McAfee
10 9 (2.86%) Altiris
10 9 (2.86%) Adobe
11 5 (1.59%) JBoss
11 5 (1.59%) Remedy
11 5 (1.59%) Polycom
12 4 (1.27%) SAP
13 3 (0.95%) Intel
13 3 (0.95%) Apple
13 3 (0.95%) CheckPoint
14 2 (0.63%) Sage
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