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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 24 35 35
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing MS Office 152 131 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.12% 4.66% 5.52%
As % of the Applications category 45.92% 40.94% 34.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 49 58
Median daily rate £275 £195 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £110 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £375 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 46 57
Median hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £30.75 £32.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+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
331 320 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.33% 11.37% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 146 234
Median daily rate £325 £275 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £461 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 67 77
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.37 £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.20% -6.45%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +16 78 £300 +12.14% 3
Hertfordshire +5 35 £375 +85.18% 12
Cambridgeshire +11 21 £180 -4.00% 9
Suffolk +7 9 £175 +18.64%
Norfolk -1 6 £134 -60.37% 2
Bedfordshire -19 3 £425 +240.00% 8
MS Office
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 208 (62.84%) Microsoft
2 179 (54.08%) MS Excel
3 174 (52.57%) Windows
4 142 (42.90%) Active Directory
5 122 (36.86%) Windows 7
6 88 (26.59%) Citrix
7 68 (20.54%) Incident Management
8 64 (19.34%) Finance
9 62 (18.73%) ITIL
10 53 (16.01%) Windows 8
11 51 (15.41%) Analytical Skills
12 43 (12.99%) Data Analysis
13 38 (11.48%) Blackberry
13 38 (11.48%) MS PowerPoint
14 35 (10.57%) Document Management
14 35 (10.57%) Internet
15 33 (9.97%) Cisco
16 32 (9.67%) Law
17 31 (9.37%) SharePoint
18 30 (9.06%) Microsoft Certification
19 29 (8.76%) Project Management
19 29 (8.76%) Degree
20 27 (8.16%) MS Exchange
21 26 (7.85%) SQL
21 26 (7.85%) Spreadsheet
22 25 (7.55%) Office 365
23 24 (7.25%) Performance Monitoring
24 22 (6.65%) WAN
25 21 (6.34%) LAN
25 21 (6.34%) ITSM

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (9.37%) SharePoint
2 27 (8.16%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.11%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.51%) IIS
7 4 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.21%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.21%) SAS
8 3 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.91%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.91%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.60%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.30%) CMS
10 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.30%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.30%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 179 (54.08%) MS Excel
2 38 (11.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 26 (7.85%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (3.63%) MS Project
5 10 (3.02%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.30%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.30%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (1.81%) assyst
2 4 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.60%) CODA-Financials
4 2 (0.60%) Cognos Planning
4 2 (0.60%) Summit
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.30%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.55%) Office 365
2 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (0.60%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.60%) Yammer
4 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.30%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.30%) IaaS
4 1 (0.30%) PaaS
4 1 (0.30%) SaaS
4 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.57%) Internet
2 22 (6.65%) WAN
3 21 (6.34%) LAN
4 15 (4.53%) WLAN
5 9 (2.72%) DNS
6 8 (2.42%) WebEx
7 6 (1.81%) DHCP
7 6 (1.81%) VPN
8 5 (1.51%) Firewall
8 5 (1.51%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (1.21%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (1.21%) Skype
9 4 (1.21%) Wireless
10 3 (0.91%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.91%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.91%) VoIP
11 2 (0.60%) GSM
11 2 (0.60%) SAN
11 2 (0.60%) SSL
11 2 (0.60%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.32%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.02%) MS Access
3 5 (1.51%) Essbase
3 5 (1.51%) MySQL
3 5 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.21%) Base SAS
5 3 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (0.91%) DB2
5 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.30%) OLAP
7 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Cucumber
1 3 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (0.91%) Selenium
1 3 (0.91%) SoapUI
1 3 (0.91%) SpecFlow
1 3 (0.91%) Toad
2 2 (0.60%) JIRA
3 1 (0.30%) Xcode
General
1 64 (19.34%) Finance
2 32 (9.67%) Law
3 14 (4.23%) Marketing
4 13 (3.93%) Retail
5 7 (2.11%) Advertising
5 7 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.51%) Back Office
6 5 (1.51%) Front Office
6 5 (1.51%) Games
7 4 (1.21%) Automotive
7 4 (1.21%) French Language
7 4 (1.21%) German Language
7 4 (1.21%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.91%) Legal
9 2 (0.60%) Banking
9 2 (0.60%) Electronics
9 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.60%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (0.60%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.30%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 155 (46.83%) Analyst
2 78 (23.56%) Help Desk Analyst
3 64 (19.34%) Service Analyst
4 62 (18.73%) Support Analyst
5 61 (18.43%) Service Desk Analyst
6 44 (13.29%) Help Desk Support
7 41 (12.39%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 35 (10.57%) IT Analyst
9 32 (9.67%) Active Directory Analyst
9 32 (9.67%) Windows Support Analyst
10 31 (9.37%) Citrix Support
11 30 (9.06%) Active Directory Support
11 30 (9.06%) Active Directory Support Analyst
11 30 (9.06%) Citrix Analyst
11 30 (9.06%) Citrix Support Analyst
12 24 (7.25%) Support Engineer
13 21 (6.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 21 (6.34%) Project Manager
14 20 (6.04%) Desktop Support
15 18 (5.44%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.72%) HTML
2 8 (2.42%) J2EE
3 6 (1.81%) SOAP
3 6 (1.81%) Web Services
4 3 (0.91%) .NET
4 3 (0.91%) AngularJS
4 3 (0.91%) COM
4 3 (0.91%) HTML5
4 3 (0.91%) JSF
4 3 (0.91%) Silverlight
4 3 (0.91%) Spring
4 3 (0.91%) XSLT
5 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (15.41%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (11.48%) Blackberry
3 19 (5.74%) NHS
4 18 (5.44%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.63%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.42%) Mainframe
6 8 (2.42%) Smartphone
7 7 (2.11%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.81%) e-Learning
9 5 (1.51%) BYOD
9 5 (1.51%) CMDB
9 5 (1.51%) EPoS
10 4 (1.21%) iPad
10 4 (1.21%) Learning Management System
10 4 (1.21%) Life Science
11 3 (0.91%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.91%) iPhone
11 3 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.60%) Informatics
12 2 (0.60%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 174 (52.57%) Windows
2 122 (36.86%) Windows 7
3 53 (16.01%) Windows 8
4 19 (5.74%) Windows Server
5 17 (5.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (5.14%) Windows XP
6 13 (3.93%) Windows 10
6 13 (3.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.72%) Windows Vista
8 7 (2.11%) Apple iOS
8 7 (2.11%) Mac OS
9 5 (1.51%) Android
9 5 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.21%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (20.54%) Incident Management
2 62 (18.73%) ITIL
3 43 (12.99%) Data Analysis
4 35 (10.57%) Document Management
5 29 (8.76%) Project Management
6 24 (7.25%) Performance Monitoring
7 21 (6.34%) ITSM
8 19 (5.74%) Change Management
9 18 (5.44%) PRINCE2
10 17 (5.14%) Business Analysis
11 15 (4.53%) Configuration Management
12 14 (4.23%) Service Management
12 14 (4.23%) Time Management
13 13 (3.93%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (3.32%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (3.32%) Migration
14 11 (3.32%) Programme Management
14 11 (3.32%) Project Planning
14 11 (3.32%) Strategic Planning
15 10 (3.02%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 26 (7.85%) SQL
2 12 (3.63%) VBA
3 9 (2.72%) Java
4 7 (2.11%) VB
5 4 (1.21%) C
5 4 (1.21%) COBOL
5 4 (1.21%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.91%) C#
6 3 (0.91%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.91%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.91%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.91%) VBScript
7 2 (0.60%) C++
8 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (9.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (8.76%) Degree
3 20 (6.04%) CCNA
3 20 (6.04%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (6.04%) MCSE
4 18 (5.44%) MCP
5 17 (5.14%) Security Cleared
6 16 (4.83%) SC Cleared
7 14 (4.23%) CCA
7 14 (4.23%) Citrix Certification
8 12 (3.63%) MOS
9 6 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (1.51%) MCSA
11 4 (1.21%) A+ Certification
11 4 (1.21%) CISM
12 3 (0.91%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.44%) SLA
2 7 (2.11%) ISO 9000
3 5 (1.51%) Def Stans
3 5 (1.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.51%) QA
4 3 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.60%) P3O
System Software
1 142 (42.90%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.42%) XenApp
3 6 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.91%) NDS
5 3 (0.91%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.60%) Firmware
6 2 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (4.53%) SCCM
2 7 (2.11%) SCOM
3 5 (1.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.30%) Casper Suite
5 1 (0.30%) Nagios
5 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.30%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 208 (62.84%) Microsoft
2 88 (26.59%) Citrix
3 33 (9.97%) Cisco
4 13 (3.93%) Oracle
5 12 (3.63%) Apple
6 11 (3.32%) SAP
7 10 (3.02%) HP
8 9 (2.72%) VMware
9 8 (2.42%) Adobe
10 7 (2.11%) Cognos
10 7 (2.11%) Google
10 7 (2.11%) Remedy
11 5 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.21%) Infor
12 4 (1.21%) Lotus
13 3 (0.91%) Novell
13 3 (0.91%) WorldPay
14 2 (0.60%) CODA
14 2 (0.60%) Intel Security
14 2 (0.60%) Nokia
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