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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 32 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 171 132 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.51% 5.58% 6.89%
As % of the Applications category 36.31% 39.05% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 51 65
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£218 £286 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.95% +14.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £140 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £250 £263
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 53 48
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.37 £9.10 £10.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £19.90 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -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
471 338 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.17% 14.30% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 133 184
Average daily rate £339 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £175 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 81 90
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.92 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% -9.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £26.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+0.08% -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 16 September 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 September 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 September 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 +14 52 £225 +28.57% 19
Essex -2 50 £229 -21.92% 10
Cambridgeshire +4 41 £120 -36.84% 14
Bedfordshire -19 13 £344 +4.16% 10
Norfolk -16 11 £130 -48.00% 6
Suffolk -2 3 £463 - 2
MS Office
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 186 (55.03%) Windows
2 143 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 137 (40.53%) MS Excel
4 115 (34.02%) Active Directory
5 104 (30.77%) Windows 7
6 73 (21.60%) Finance
7 67 (19.82%) Windows XP
8 63 (18.64%) Citrix
9 48 (14.20%) ITIL
10 45 (13.31%) Blackberry
11 38 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 38 (11.24%) Incident Management
12 34 (10.06%) Project Management
12 34 (10.06%) TCP/IP
13 33 (9.76%) Oracle
14 31 (9.17%) MS Exchange
14 31 (9.17%) MS PowerPoint
15 29 (8.58%) MS Visio
15 29 (8.58%) Internet
16 26 (7.69%) VPN
16 26 (7.69%) LAN
16 26 (7.69%) SQL
17 25 (7.40%) PRINCE2
18 24 (7.10%) HP
18 24 (7.10%) Degree
18 24 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
19 22 (6.51%) Windows 8
19 22 (6.51%) Document Management
19 22 (6.51%) WAN
19 22 (6.51%) Law

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 31 (9.17%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.73%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.55%) WebSphere
3 12 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.66%) IBM Notes
5 8 (2.37%) Lync
6 7 (2.07%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.07%) SAS
6 7 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (2.07%) MQSeries
7 5 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (1.48%) Apache
8 4 (1.18%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.59%) IIS
10 2 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 137 (40.53%) MS Excel
2 31 (9.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 29 (8.58%) MS Visio
4 16 (4.73%) MS Project
5 5 (1.48%) FrameMaker
5 5 (1.48%) CorelDRAW
5 5 (1.48%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.59%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.30%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Agresso
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Summit
1 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.30%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.89%) SaaS
1 3 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (10.06%) TCP/IP
2 29 (8.58%) Internet
3 26 (7.69%) VPN
3 26 (7.69%) LAN
4 22 (6.51%) WAN
5 16 (4.73%) VoIP
6 15 (4.44%) DHCP
6 15 (4.44%) DNS
7 13 (3.85%) Firewall
8 11 (3.25%) SAN
9 6 (1.78%) Broadband
10 5 (1.48%) Wireless
11 3 (0.89%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (0.89%) ADSL
11 3 (0.89%) IPv6
12 2 (0.59%) Network Security
12 2 (0.59%) tcpdump
12 2 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (0.59%) Wireshark
12 2 (0.59%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.96%) DB2
3 8 (2.37%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.78%) MS Access
5 5 (1.48%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (1.48%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 3 (0.89%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.59%) QlikView
7 2 (0.59%) Cognos Impromptu
7 2 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.30%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.59%) MSI
1 2 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.30%) Toad
2 1 (0.30%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.30%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.30%) Lombardi
General
1 73 (21.60%) Finance
2 22 (6.51%) Law
3 18 (5.33%) Manufacturing
3 18 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.14%) Retail
5 13 (3.85%) Publishing
6 12 (3.55%) Banking
7 8 (2.37%) Legal
8 6 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.48%) Automotive
10 3 (0.89%) Military
11 2 (0.59%) Marketing
11 2 (0.59%) Advertising
12 1 (0.30%) French Language
12 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.30%) Billing
12 1 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 162 (47.93%) Analyst
2 76 (22.49%) Service Analyst
3 73 (21.60%) Service Desk Analyst
4 47 (13.91%) Support Analyst
5 34 (10.06%) Business Analyst
6 33 (9.76%) Support Engineer
7 31 (9.17%) Help Desk Analyst
8 28 (8.28%) 1st Line Support
9 27 (7.99%) 2nd Line Support
10 18 (5.33%) Technical Support
11 17 (5.03%) Desktop Support
12 13 (3.85%) IT Support
13 11 (3.25%) Systems Analyst
13 11 (3.25%) Administrator
14 10 (2.96%) Project Manager
14 10 (2.96%) 3rd Line Support
14 10 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 8 (2.37%) 1st Line Support Analyst
15 8 (2.37%) Consultant
15 8 (2.37%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.14%) XML
2 8 (2.37%) .NET
2 8 (2.37%) Web Services
3 7 (2.07%) J2EE
4 4 (1.18%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.18%) HTML
5 3 (0.89%) jQuery
6 2 (0.59%) XSLT
6 2 (0.59%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 2 (0.59%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.59%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.30%) WCF
7 1 (0.30%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.30%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.30%) XMPP
7 1 (0.30%) DHTML
7 1 (0.30%) XSD
7 1 (0.30%) CSS
7 1 (0.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (13.31%) Blackberry
2 24 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.25%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (3.25%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.25%) EPoS
4 9 (2.66%) NHS
4 9 (2.66%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.37%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.07%) iPhone
7 6 (1.78%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.48%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.48%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.89%) E-Learning
10 3 (0.89%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.89%) HP StorageWorks
10 3 (0.89%) CMDB
10 3 (0.89%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.59%) User Experience
11 2 (0.59%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 186 (55.03%) Windows
2 104 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 67 (19.82%) Windows XP
4 38 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (6.51%) Windows 8
6 21 (6.21%) Linux
7 20 (5.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (2.96%) Windows Vista
10 9 (2.66%) Android
11 7 (2.07%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.78%) UNIX
13 4 (1.18%) SUSE
14 3 (0.89%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.89%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.59%) AIX
15 2 (0.59%) Solaris
15 2 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (14.20%) ITIL
2 38 (11.24%) Incident Management
3 34 (10.06%) Project Management
4 25 (7.40%) PRINCE2
5 22 (6.51%) Document Management
6 17 (5.03%) Business Analysis
7 15 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (4.14%) Migration
8 14 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (3.55%) Service Delivery
10 11 (3.25%) Release Management
11 10 (2.96%) Data Analysis
11 10 (2.96%) Data Protection
12 9 (2.66%) Change Control
12 9 (2.66%) E-Commerce
12 9 (2.66%) Service Management
12 9 (2.66%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (2.07%) Logistics
13 7 (2.07%) Resource Management
14 6 (1.78%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 26 (7.69%) SQL
2 14 (4.14%) Java
3 8 (2.37%) VBA
3 8 (2.37%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.07%) VB
5 6 (1.78%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.48%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.18%) C#
8 2 (0.59%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.59%) PHP
8 2 (0.59%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.59%) Python
8 2 (0.59%) C
9 1 (0.30%) JCL
9 1 (0.30%) VB6
9 1 (0.30%) R
9 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.30%) VBScript
9 1 (0.30%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 24 (7.10%) Degree
2 17 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (3.55%) Security Cleared
4 11 (3.25%) MCP
5 9 (2.66%) MCSE
5 9 (2.66%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.37%) MCSA
7 7 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (1.48%) SAS Certification
8 5 (1.48%) PMP
8 5 (1.48%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.18%) ISEB
9 4 (1.18%) MOS
9 4 (1.18%) MCITP
10 3 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.59%) CCNP
11 2 (0.59%) CCDP
11 2 (0.59%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 115 (34.02%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (1.18%) Terminal Services
3 4 (1.18%) XenApp
4 3 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.59%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.30%) RACF
6 1 (0.30%) XenServer
6 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (5.33%) OpenView
2 15 (4.44%) OVSD
3 14 (4.14%) SCCM
4 4 (1.18%) SCOM
4 4 (1.18%) WSUS
4 4 (1.18%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.89%) ARCserve
5 3 (0.89%) SCVMM
5 3 (0.89%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.30%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 143 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 63 (18.64%) Citrix
3 33 (9.76%) Oracle
4 24 (7.10%) HP
5 18 (5.33%) Symantec
6 16 (4.73%) Cisco
7 15 (4.44%) Avaya
8 14 (4.14%) VMware
9 9 (2.66%) Altiris
9 9 (2.66%) McAfee
9 9 (2.66%) Lotus
10 8 (2.37%) Adobe
11 6 (1.78%) Remedy
11 6 (1.78%) Google
12 5 (1.48%) Polycom
12 5 (1.48%) JBoss
13 3 (0.89%) IBM
13 3 (0.89%) Apple
13 3 (0.89%) CheckPoint
13 3 (0.89%) Intel
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