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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 24 25 20
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 158 150 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.18% 6.58% 7.12%
As % of the Applications category 50.16% 43.73% 48.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 54 69
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£158 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.72% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £113 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 53 49
Average hourly rate £12.25 £13.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% +14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.05 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.45 £20.00 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
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
315 343 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.31% 15.04% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 153 150
Average daily rate £275 £344 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £124 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 69 62
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.48 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Essex +6 50 £155 -63.52% 8
Cambridgeshire +6 46 £170 -10.52% 14
Hertfordshire -4 32 £150 -40.00% 12
Norfolk -3 14 £155 +30.52% 9
Bedfordshire -10 14 £275 -28.10% 12
Suffolk -6 1 £108 - 5
MS Office
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 218 (63.93%) Windows
2 189 (55.43%) Microsoft
3 164 (48.09%) MS Excel
4 144 (42.23%) Active Directory
5 111 (32.55%) Windows 7
6 99 (29.03%) Citrix
7 87 (25.51%) Finance
8 69 (20.23%) Blackberry
8 69 (20.23%) ITIL
9 57 (16.72%) Windows XP
9 57 (16.72%) Incident Management
10 39 (11.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 38 (11.14%) Document Management
12 33 (9.68%) Lotus
13 32 (9.38%) MS Exchange
13 32 (9.38%) IBM Notes
13 32 (9.38%) SQL
14 31 (9.09%) HP
15 29 (8.50%) Law
16 28 (8.21%) Symantec
17 27 (7.92%) MCP
18 26 (7.62%) SharePoint
18 26 (7.62%) SLA
18 26 (7.62%) VPN
19 25 (7.33%) MS PowerPoint
20 23 (6.74%) VMware
20 23 (6.74%) Cisco
21 22 (6.45%) Telecoms
22 21 (6.16%) McAfee
22 21 (6.16%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 32 (9.38%) MS Exchange
1 32 (9.38%) IBM Notes
2 26 (7.62%) SharePoint
3 15 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (4.11%) Lync
5 10 (2.93%) Lotus Domino
5 10 (2.93%) SAS
6 8 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.59%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.59%) JBoss
8 2 (0.59%) Apache
9 1 (0.29%) IIS
9 1 (0.29%) Confluence
9 1 (0.29%) TPMS
Applications
1 164 (48.09%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (4.99%) MS Visio
4 11 (3.23%) MS Project
5 5 (1.47%) Mingle
6 2 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.29%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.29%) Summit
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.29%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.88%) SaaS
2 2 (0.59%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.29%) Office 365
3 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.62%) VPN
2 20 (5.87%) TCP/IP
3 19 (5.57%) VoIP
4 17 (4.99%) Internet
4 17 (4.99%) WAN
5 16 (4.69%) DNS
5 16 (4.69%) DHCP
6 14 (4.11%) LAN
7 10 (2.93%) Wireless
8 9 (2.64%) SAN
9 8 (2.35%) Firewall
10 5 (1.47%) Broadband
10 5 (1.47%) 3G
10 5 (1.47%) 2G
10 5 (1.47%) 4G
11 4 (1.17%) LTE
11 4 (1.17%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.88%) ADSL
12 3 (0.88%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.93%) MS Access
3 7 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.05%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 7 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.88%) DB2
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.59%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.59%) DTS
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (1.17%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.59%) JIRA
2 2 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.59%) MSI
2 2 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.59%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
General
1 87 (25.51%) Finance
2 29 (8.50%) Law
3 22 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.93%) Publishing
4 10 (2.93%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.35%) Advertising
6 7 (2.05%) Legal
7 4 (1.17%) French Language
7 4 (1.17%) Banking
7 4 (1.17%) Retail
7 4 (1.17%) Military
8 3 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.88%) Automotive
9 2 (0.59%) German Language
9 2 (0.59%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.59%) Billing
9 2 (0.59%) Electronics
10 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 174 (51.03%) Analyst
2 105 (30.79%) Service Analyst
3 103 (30.21%) Service Desk Analyst
4 60 (17.60%) Support Analyst
5 38 (11.14%) Help Desk Analyst
6 36 (10.56%) 1st Line Support
7 33 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
8 28 (8.21%) IT Support
9 25 (7.33%) Support Engineer
10 23 (6.74%) Desktop Support
11 16 (4.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 13 (3.81%) Administrator
12 13 (3.81%) Consultant
12 13 (3.81%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (3.81%) IT Support Analyst
13 12 (3.52%) Desktop Engineer
14 11 (3.23%) Project Manager
14 11 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 10 (2.93%) 3rd Line Support
16 9 (2.64%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.81%) .NET
2 6 (1.76%) .NET Framework
2 6 (1.76%) HTML
2 6 (1.76%) XML
3 3 (0.88%) jQuery
4 2 (0.59%) Ajax
4 2 (0.59%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (0.59%) WinForms
4 2 (0.59%) DHTML
4 2 (0.59%) ADO.NET
4 2 (0.59%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.59%) Web Services
4 2 (0.59%) Flash
5 1 (0.29%) ActiveX
5 1 (0.29%) CSS
5 1 (0.29%) Qt
5 1 (0.29%) HTML5
5 1 (0.29%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.29%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 69 (20.23%) Blackberry
2 21 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (2.35%) NHS
5 7 (2.05%) Data Integration
6 6 (1.76%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.47%) SecurID
8 3 (0.88%) AS400
8 3 (0.88%) iSeries
8 3 (0.88%) iPhone
8 3 (0.88%) iPad
8 3 (0.88%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.88%) CMDB
9 2 (0.59%) Statistics
9 2 (0.59%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.59%) Handset
9 2 (0.59%) Clustering
10 1 (0.29%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.29%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.29%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 218 (63.93%) Windows
2 111 (32.55%) Windows 7
3 57 (16.72%) Windows XP
4 39 (11.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (5.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (4.99%) Windows 8
7 14 (4.11%) Linux
8 13 (3.81%) Windows Vista
9 12 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (2.64%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.05%) UNIX
11 7 (2.05%) Android
12 5 (1.47%) Solaris
12 5 (1.47%) AIX
13 4 (1.17%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.17%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.59%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.59%) HPUX
15 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (20.23%) ITIL
2 57 (16.72%) Incident Management
3 38 (11.14%) Document Management
4 21 (6.16%) Project Management
4 21 (6.16%) Service Management
5 19 (5.57%) Migration
6 17 (4.99%) Service Delivery
7 14 (4.11%) Business Analysis
8 12 (3.52%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (2.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (2.93%) E-Commerce
10 8 (2.35%) Configuration Management
10 8 (2.35%) ETL
10 8 (2.35%) PRINCE2
11 7 (2.05%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (2.05%) Validation
12 6 (1.76%) Change Control
12 6 (1.76%) ITSM
12 6 (1.76%) Risk Management
12 6 (1.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.38%) SQL
2 10 (2.93%) C#
3 7 (2.05%) Java
3 7 (2.05%) JavaScript
3 7 (2.05%) T-SQL
4 6 (1.76%) VB
5 5 (1.47%) C++
6 3 (0.88%) Python
6 3 (0.88%) PHP
6 3 (0.88%) VBScript
6 3 (0.88%) VB.NET
6 3 (0.88%) VBA
6 3 (0.88%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.88%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.59%) Perl
8 1 (0.29%) VB6
8 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (7.92%) MCP
2 17 (4.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (4.69%) Degree
4 12 (3.52%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.05%) SAS Certification
5 7 (2.05%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (1.76%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.76%) MCSE
6 6 (1.76%) MCSA
7 5 (1.47%) ISEB
8 4 (1.17%) CCA
9 3 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.88%) MOS
9 3 (0.88%) MCITP
10 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.29%) PhD
11 1 (0.29%) MCSD
11 1 (0.29%) CCNP
11 1 (0.29%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.62%) SLA
2 5 (1.47%) QA
3 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) GCP
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.29%) CDISC
System Software
1 144 (42.23%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.35%) XenApp
4 5 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.17%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.59%) MetaFrame
7 2 (0.59%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (4.40%) OpenView
2 11 (3.23%) SCCM
3 10 (2.93%) OVSD
4 7 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.17%) WSUS
6 4 (1.17%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.88%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.88%) SCOM
8 1 (0.29%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.29%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.29%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 189 (55.43%) Microsoft
2 99 (29.03%) Citrix
3 33 (9.68%) Lotus
4 31 (9.09%) HP
5 28 (8.21%) Symantec
6 23 (6.74%) VMware
6 23 (6.74%) Cisco
7 21 (6.16%) McAfee
8 18 (5.28%) Adobe
9 15 (4.40%) Oracle
10 12 (3.52%) Avaya
11 11 (3.23%) Remedy
12 10 (2.93%) Apple
13 6 (1.76%) Altiris
13 6 (1.76%) Google
13 6 (1.76%) NetApp
13 6 (1.76%) IBM
14 5 (1.47%) Dell
15 4 (1.17%) EMC
16 3 (0.88%) Business Objects
Ipswich, Suffolk
Connectus
Rate: £12.5 - £17.5 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Empiric Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Eye, Suffolk
Allied Worldwide
Rate: Unspecified €250 p/day OR £35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + excellent bonus and benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Senitor Associates
Rate: £130 - £180 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £80.00 - £120.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago