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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 25 27 30
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 191 159 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.36% 5.48% 5.45%
As % of the Applications category 49.48% 40.36% 39.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 56 49
Average daily rate
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£299 £225 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £115 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £438 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 57 31
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £10.15 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £27.90 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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
386 394 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.86% 13.58% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 170 138
Average daily rate £300 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 90 62
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.25 £9.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.63 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -1 53 £390 +105.26% 19
Essex -6 46 £375 +66.66% 7
Cambridgeshire +22 42 £300 +81.81% 12
Bedfordshire 0 21 £160 -60.31% 8
Norfolk 0 16 £310 +244.44%
Suffolk +21 15 £244 +21.87% 2
MS Office
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 206 (60.95%) Microsoft
2 159 (47.04%) Windows
3 140 (41.42%) MS Excel
4 120 (35.50%) Active Directory
5 82 (24.26%) ITIL
6 81 (23.96%) Citrix
7 79 (23.37%) Finance
8 76 (22.49%) Windows 7
9 49 (14.50%) Incident Management
10 46 (13.61%) Project Management
11 43 (12.72%) MS Visio
12 42 (12.43%) Blackberry
13 38 (11.24%) SQL
14 37 (10.95%) MS PowerPoint
15 36 (10.65%) Windows XP
16 33 (9.76%) Cisco
17 30 (8.88%) Service Delivery
18 29 (8.58%) SLA
18 29 (8.58%) Windows Server 2008
18 29 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
19 27 (7.99%) VMware
20 26 (7.69%) Adobe
20 26 (7.69%) Lotus
20 26 (7.69%) IBM Notes
20 26 (7.69%) Document Management
21 24 (7.10%) SharePoint
21 24 (7.10%) Windows Server 2003
22 23 (6.80%) MCP
22 23 (6.80%) Symantec
23 22 (6.51%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 26 (7.69%) IBM Notes
2 24 (7.10%) SharePoint
3 21 (6.21%) MS Exchange
4 14 (4.14%) Lync
5 10 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.59%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.59%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.59%) Oracle UPK
10 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.30%) IIS
11 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 140 (41.42%) MS Excel
2 43 (12.72%) MS Visio
3 37 (10.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (5.62%) MS Project
5 3 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.59%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.59%) InDesign
7 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.30%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.30%) AWD
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.30%) TeleForm
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.30%) Agresso
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.44%) Office 365
2 3 (0.89%) Taleo
3 2 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.30%) SaaS
4 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.33%) TCP/IP
2 13 (3.85%) VPN
2 13 (3.85%) LAN
3 12 (3.55%) WAN
4 10 (2.96%) DHCP
4 10 (2.96%) DNS
5 9 (2.66%) SAN
6 8 (2.37%) Internet
7 7 (2.07%) Radio Access Network
7 7 (2.07%) Skype
8 6 (1.78%) PABX
9 5 (1.48%) Unified Communications
9 5 (1.48%) 4G
9 5 (1.48%) 2G
9 5 (1.48%) 3G
10 3 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.89%) Intranet
10 3 (0.89%) VoIP
10 3 (0.89%) LTE
11 2 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.07%) RDBMS
3 7 (2.07%) MS Access
3 7 (2.07%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (1.48%) FileMaker
5 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.89%) MySQL
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (0.30%) dBASE
8 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (3.55%) JIRA
2 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.59%) MSI
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.30%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 79 (23.37%) Finance
2 17 (5.03%) Law
3 15 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.85%) Legal
5 12 (3.55%) French Language
6 7 (2.07%) German Language
6 7 (2.07%) Marketing
7 4 (1.18%) Local Government
7 4 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.89%) Publishing
8 3 (0.89%) Banking
8 3 (0.89%) Retail
8 3 (0.89%) Automotive
9 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.59%) Electronics
10 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.30%) Back Office
10 1 (0.30%) Billing
10 1 (0.30%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 172 (50.89%) Analyst
2 91 (26.92%) Service Analyst
3 78 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
4 48 (14.20%) Support Analyst
5 45 (13.31%) 1st Line Support
6 37 (10.95%) Help Desk Analyst
7 30 (8.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 26 (7.69%) Support Engineer
8 26 (7.69%) Desktop Support
9 25 (7.40%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 20 (5.92%) IT Support
11 18 (5.33%) Business Analyst
11 18 (5.33%) Developer
12 14 (4.14%) Administrator
12 14 (4.14%) Help Desk Support
13 12 (3.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 12 (3.55%) Desktop Engineer
14 11 (3.25%) Project Manager
15 10 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 8 (2.37%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.55%) XML
2 7 (2.07%) .NET
3 6 (1.78%) Web Services
4 4 (1.18%) ODBC
5 3 (0.89%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.59%) CSS
6 2 (0.59%) HTML
6 2 (0.59%) XSL
7 1 (0.30%) XSLT
7 1 (0.30%) XSD
7 1 (0.30%) J2EE
7 1 (0.30%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.30%) JSP
7 1 (0.30%) Struts
7 1 (0.30%) ActiveX
7 1 (0.30%) Flash
7 1 (0.30%) Middleware
7 1 (0.30%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.30%) MDX
7 1 (0.30%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.43%) Blackberry
2 29 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.92%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.66%) NHS
4 9 (2.66%) Statistics
4 9 (2.66%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.37%) CMDB
6 7 (2.07%) BYOD
7 6 (1.78%) iPhone
8 5 (1.48%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.48%) PMI
9 3 (0.89%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.89%) GIS
9 3 (0.89%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.89%) HP StoreVirtual
9 3 (0.89%) iPad
10 2 (0.59%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.59%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.59%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 159 (47.04%) Windows
2 76 (22.49%) Windows 7
3 36 (10.65%) Windows XP
4 29 (8.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (7.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (4.14%) Windows 8
7 14 (4.14%) Android
8 12 (3.55%) Linux
9 11 (3.25%) Windows 2000 Server
10 10 (2.96%) UNIX
11 8 (2.37%) Windows Vista
12 5 (1.48%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.89%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.59%) BlackBerry OS
15 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.30%) AIX
15 1 (0.30%) HPUX
15 1 (0.30%) Solaris
15 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (24.26%) ITIL
2 49 (14.50%) Incident Management
3 46 (13.61%) Project Management
4 30 (8.88%) Service Delivery
5 26 (7.69%) Document Management
6 21 (6.21%) Service Management
7 17 (5.03%) Migration
7 17 (5.03%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (4.73%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (4.73%) PRINCE2
9 15 (4.44%) Information Security
10 13 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (3.85%) Change Management
10 13 (3.85%) Data Analysis
11 12 (3.55%) Business Analysis
11 12 (3.55%) Configuration Management
12 11 (3.25%) Requirements Analysis
13 10 (2.96%) Validation
13 10 (2.96%) Information Management
14 8 (2.37%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 38 (11.24%) SQL
2 13 (3.85%) VBA
3 6 (1.78%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.78%) C#
3 6 (1.78%) C++
3 6 (1.78%) Java
4 5 (1.48%) Perl
5 4 (1.18%) VB
6 3 (0.89%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.89%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.59%) VBScript
8 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (6.80%) MCP
2 22 (6.51%) Security Cleared
3 20 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (5.92%) Degree
4 14 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (3.55%) CCNA
6 10 (2.96%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.66%) MCSE
8 8 (2.37%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (1.48%) A+ Certification
11 4 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.89%) PMP
12 3 (0.89%) ISEB
13 2 (0.59%) CCA
13 2 (0.59%) CCNP
13 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.30%) ACCA
14 1 (0.30%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.58%) SLA
2 6 (1.78%) QA
3 2 (0.59%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.30%) P3O
System Software
1 120 (35.50%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.14%) XenApp
3 8 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.89%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.89%) Terminal Server
4 3 (0.89%) Terminal Services
4 3 (0.89%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.59%) XenServer
6 1 (0.30%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (2.66%) SCCM
2 4 (1.18%) OVSD
2 4 (1.18%) OpenView
3 2 (0.59%) ARCserve
3 2 (0.59%) ZENworks
3 2 (0.59%) DameWare
3 2 (0.59%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.59%) ZABBIX
3 2 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.59%) Puppet
3 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.30%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 206 (60.95%) Microsoft
2 81 (23.96%) Citrix
3 33 (9.76%) Cisco
4 27 (7.99%) VMware
5 26 (7.69%) Lotus
5 26 (7.69%) Adobe
6 23 (6.80%) Symantec
7 22 (6.51%) Oracle
8 21 (6.21%) HP
9 17 (5.03%) McAfee
10 12 (3.55%) Apple
11 11 (3.25%) Dell
12 10 (2.96%) Remedy
13 9 (2.66%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.78%) WorldPay
15 4 (1.18%) Mapinfo
15 4 (1.18%) NetApp
15 4 (1.18%) Altiris
15 4 (1.18%) Avaya
15 4 (1.18%) SAP
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