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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 28 31 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 169 146 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.98% 5.00% 6.08%
As % of the Applications category 44.01% 37.63% 39.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 54 61
Average daily rate
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£275 £224 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.90% -0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £123 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 44 32
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.78 £9.63 £9.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £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
384 388 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.60% 13.28% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 155 159
Average daily rate £298 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.80% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £124 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 80 67
Average hourly rate £14.85 £16.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.63 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Hertfordshire +7 53 £390 +105.26% 20
Cambridgeshire +26 50 £290 +30.33% 16
Essex -10 26 £375 +66.66% 8
Bedfordshire +5 21 £195 -50.00% 4
Suffolk +10 14 £249 +24.37% 3
Norfolk -5 6 £103 +20.58% 2
MS Office
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 192 (60.95%) Microsoft
2 167 (53.02%) Windows
3 138 (43.81%) MS Excel
4 109 (34.60%) Active Directory
5 78 (24.76%) Citrix
6 72 (22.86%) ITIL
7 71 (22.54%) Windows 7
8 63 (20.00%) Finance
9 46 (14.60%) Incident Management
10 42 (13.33%) Blackberry
11 41 (13.02%) Project Management
12 40 (12.70%) SQL
13 39 (12.38%) Windows XP
14 36 (11.43%) MS Visio
14 36 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
15 34 (10.79%) MS PowerPoint
16 32 (10.16%) SLA
17 31 (9.84%) Lotus
17 31 (9.84%) IBM Notes
18 30 (9.52%) Cisco
19 28 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
19 28 (8.89%) Service Delivery
20 26 (8.25%) VMware
21 25 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
22 24 (7.62%) Document Management
23 23 (7.30%) Symantec
24 22 (6.98%) Service Management
24 22 (6.98%) HP
24 22 (6.98%) SharePoint
25 21 (6.67%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 31 (9.84%) IBM Notes
2 22 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 20 (6.35%) MS Exchange
4 10 (3.17%) Lync
5 9 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.22%) Lotus Domino
7 6 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.63%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.63%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.63%) SAS
10 2 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.32%) Confluence
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.32%) IIS
Applications
1 138 (43.81%) MS Excel
2 36 (11.43%) MS Visio
3 34 (10.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (5.71%) MS Project
5 2 (0.63%) Mingle
5 2 (0.63%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.32%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.32%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.32%) AWD
2 1 (0.32%) TeleForm
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.22%) Office 365
2 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.32%) Taleo
3 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.03%) VPN
2 17 (5.40%) TCP/IP
3 14 (4.44%) LAN
3 14 (4.44%) WAN
4 11 (3.49%) SAN
4 11 (3.49%) Internet
5 10 (3.17%) DNS
5 10 (3.17%) DHCP
6 6 (1.90%) PABX
7 5 (1.59%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.59%) Wireless
7 5 (1.59%) Unified Communications
7 5 (1.59%) VoIP
8 3 (0.95%) 3G
8 3 (0.95%) 4G
8 3 (0.95%) LTE
8 3 (0.95%) 2G
9 2 (0.63%) Network Security
9 2 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.86%) MS Access
2 9 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.22%) RDBMS
3 7 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.59%) FileMaker
6 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Power View
8 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.63%) DTS
8 2 (0.63%) MySQL
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (3.17%) JIRA
2 5 (1.59%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.32%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.32%) MSI
General
1 63 (20.00%) Finance
2 18 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.44%) Law
4 13 (4.13%) Legal
5 9 (2.86%) French Language
6 5 (1.59%) German Language
6 5 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.95%) Publishing
7 3 (0.95%) Local Government
7 3 (0.95%) Marketing
7 3 (0.95%) Retail
8 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.63%) Electronics
8 2 (0.63%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.32%) Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.32%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 154 (48.89%) Analyst
2 79 (25.08%) Service Analyst
3 70 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
4 48 (15.24%) Support Analyst
5 47 (14.92%) 1st Line Support
6 32 (10.16%) 2nd Line Support
7 31 (9.84%) Help Desk Analyst
8 28 (8.89%) Support Engineer
9 23 (7.30%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 23 (7.30%) IT Support
10 22 (6.98%) Desktop Support
11 17 (5.40%) Developer
11 17 (5.40%) Administrator
12 14 (4.44%) Desktop Engineer
12 14 (4.44%) Business Analyst
13 13 (4.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 12 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 11 (3.49%) Help Desk Support
15 11 (3.49%) Project Manager
16 9 (2.86%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.49%) XML
2 8 (2.54%) .NET
3 6 (1.90%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.27%) HTML
4 4 (1.27%) ODBC
5 3 (0.95%) Web Services
5 3 (0.95%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.63%) CSS
6 2 (0.63%) DHTML
6 2 (0.63%) ADO.NET
6 2 (0.63%) XSL
6 2 (0.63%) Flash
6 2 (0.63%) WinForms
6 2 (0.63%) Ajax
6 2 (0.63%) jQuery
6 2 (0.63%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (0.32%) CAML
7 1 (0.32%) Qt
7 1 (0.32%) Middleware
7 1 (0.32%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 25 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.40%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.17%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.86%) NHS
6 8 (2.54%) Statistics
7 7 (2.22%) CMDB
8 6 (1.90%) iPhone
8 6 (1.90%) BYOD
9 5 (1.59%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.59%) PMI
10 4 (1.27%) AS400
11 3 (0.95%) GIS
11 3 (0.95%) SecurID
11 3 (0.95%) iPad
11 3 (0.95%) iSeries
11 3 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.63%) Data Extraction
12 2 (0.63%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 167 (53.02%) Windows
2 71 (22.54%) Windows 7
3 39 (12.38%) Windows XP
4 36 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (4.13%) Linux
8 12 (3.81%) Android
8 12 (3.81%) Windows 8
9 11 (3.49%) Windows Vista
9 11 (3.49%) UNIX
10 9 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (1.59%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.27%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.95%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.95%) Solaris
13 3 (0.95%) AIX
14 2 (0.63%) HPUX
14 2 (0.63%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (22.86%) ITIL
2 46 (14.60%) Incident Management
3 41 (13.02%) Project Management
4 28 (8.89%) Service Delivery
5 24 (7.62%) Document Management
6 22 (6.98%) Service Management
7 16 (5.08%) PRINCE2
7 16 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (5.08%) Information Security
8 14 (4.44%) Data Analysis
8 14 (4.44%) Change Management
9 11 (3.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (3.17%) Configuration Management
10 10 (3.17%) Migration
10 10 (3.17%) Information Management
10 10 (3.17%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (2.86%) Business Analysis
11 9 (2.86%) Use Case
11 9 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (2.54%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 40 (12.70%) SQL
2 11 (3.49%) VBA
3 10 (3.17%) C#
4 6 (1.90%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.59%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.27%) Perl
6 4 (1.27%) C++
6 4 (1.27%) VBScript
7 3 (0.95%) VB
7 3 (0.95%) Java
7 3 (0.95%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.63%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (6.67%) MCP
2 18 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.76%) Degree
4 12 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (3.17%) CCNA
6 8 (2.54%) PMI Certification
6 8 (2.54%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.90%) MCSE
9 4 (1.27%) ISEB
9 4 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.95%) PMP
11 2 (0.63%) CCNP
11 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.63%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.32%) CCA
12 1 (0.32%) MCSA
12 1 (0.32%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.16%) SLA
2 8 (2.54%) QA
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 109 (34.60%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.49%) XenApp
3 7 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.59%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (0.95%) Terminal Server
6 3 (0.95%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.63%) XenServer
7 2 (0.63%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.32%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.22%) OpenView
1 7 (2.22%) SCCM
2 6 (1.90%) OVSD
3 3 (0.95%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.63%) DameWare
4 2 (0.63%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.63%) ARCserve
4 2 (0.63%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.63%) Puppet
4 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.32%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.32%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 192 (60.95%) Microsoft
2 78 (24.76%) Citrix
3 31 (9.84%) Lotus
4 30 (9.52%) Cisco
5 26 (8.25%) VMware
6 23 (7.30%) Symantec
7 22 (6.98%) HP
8 21 (6.67%) Adobe
9 18 (5.71%) Oracle
9 18 (5.71%) McAfee
10 12 (3.81%) Apple
11 10 (3.17%) Dell
12 9 (2.86%) Remedy
13 6 (1.90%) NetApp
14 5 (1.59%) BMC
14 5 (1.59%) IBM
14 5 (1.59%) ServiceNow
14 5 (1.59%) WorldPay
15 4 (1.27%) SAP
15 4 (1.27%) Avaya
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