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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 26 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 143 157 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.92% 6.22% 6.19%
As % of the Applications category 44.27% 48.16% 43.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 50 51
Average daily rate £230 £155 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.38% -40.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £107 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £339 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £267 £225
% change year-on-year
+12.30% +18.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 55 53
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £10.50 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.30 £19.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
323 326 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.38% 12.91% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 133 147
Average daily rate £388 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £127 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 74 69
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £28.25 £29.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -3.33%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 44 £285 +83.87% 16
Essex -13 38 £213 +41.66% 8
Cambridgeshire -2 35 £238 +39.70% 8
Suffolk +10 9 £223 +106.97% 3
Bedfordshire +4 8 £250 -9.09% 7
Norfolk -17 8 £203 +55.76% 1
East Anglia +4 1 - -
MS Office
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 155 (56.78%) Microsoft
2 147 (53.85%) Windows
3 138 (50.55%) MS Excel
4 109 (39.93%) Active Directory
5 100 (36.63%) Windows 7
6 69 (25.27%) ITIL
7 63 (23.08%) Finance
8 62 (22.71%) Citrix
9 42 (15.38%) Incident Management
10 32 (11.72%) Windows XP
11 29 (10.62%) MS PowerPoint
12 28 (10.26%) MS Exchange
13 27 (9.89%) Windows 8
14 26 (9.52%) MS Project
14 26 (9.52%) Project Management
15 25 (9.16%) Degree
16 23 (8.42%) Blackberry
16 23 (8.42%) SQL
17 22 (8.06%) MS Visio
17 22 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (7.33%) Document Management
19 19 (6.96%) Microsoft Certification
19 19 (6.96%) Windows Server 2008
20 18 (6.59%) MCSE
20 18 (6.59%) Migration
20 18 (6.59%) Law
20 18 (6.59%) Windows Server
21 17 (6.23%) SCCM
22 15 (5.49%) Office 365
22 15 (5.49%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 28 (10.26%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.40%) IBM Notes
4 6 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (2.20%) Lync
5 5 (1.83%) IBM Domino
6 4 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.10%) CMS
7 3 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.73%) IIS
9 1 (0.37%) Documentum
9 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.37%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 138 (50.55%) MS Excel
2 29 (10.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 26 (9.52%) MS Project
4 22 (8.06%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.10%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.73%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.73%) Primavera
3 1 (0.37%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.37%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.37%) Maximo
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.49%) Office 365
2 3 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.73%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.40%) LAN
2 11 (4.03%) DNS
2 11 (4.03%) Internet
2 11 (4.03%) TCP/IP
3 10 (3.66%) DHCP
4 9 (3.30%) Firewall
5 8 (2.93%) VPN
5 8 (2.93%) WAN
6 7 (2.56%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (2.20%) Wireless
8 3 (1.10%) 2G
8 3 (1.10%) 3G
8 3 (1.10%) Intranet
8 3 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.73%) 4G
9 2 (0.73%) BGP
9 2 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.73%) LDAP
9 2 (0.73%) OSPF
9 2 (0.73%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.56%) MySQL
3 6 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.83%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (1.10%) MS Access
5 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.73%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (0.73%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.37%) EDMS
7 1 (0.37%) Power BI
7 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.10%) MSI
2 2 (0.73%) JIRA
2 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.37%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.37%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.37%) Selenium
3 1 (0.37%) TestDirector
General
1 63 (23.08%) Finance
2 18 (6.59%) Law
3 10 (3.66%) German Language
3 10 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.20%) Advertising
5 6 (2.20%) Retail
6 5 (1.83%) Publishing
7 4 (1.47%) Banking
8 3 (1.10%) Automotive
8 3 (1.10%) French Language
9 2 (0.73%) Billing
9 2 (0.73%) Legal
9 2 (0.73%) Marketing
9 2 (0.73%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.37%) Electronics
10 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 113 (41.39%) Analyst
2 58 (21.25%) Service Analyst
3 51 (18.68%) Service Desk Analyst
4 38 (13.92%) Support Analyst
5 34 (12.45%) Help Desk Analyst
6 23 (8.42%) 1st Line Support
6 23 (8.42%) IT Support
7 20 (7.33%) Help Desk Support
8 19 (6.96%) Desktop Support
9 18 (6.59%) Administrator
9 18 (6.59%) IT Analyst
9 18 (6.59%) Support Engineer
10 17 (6.23%) Service Desk Support
11 13 (4.76%) Active Directory Support
11 13 (4.76%) Coordinator
12 12 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support
12 12 (4.40%) Help Desk Support Analyst
13 11 (4.03%) Desktop Engineer
13 11 (4.03%) Windows Support Analyst
14 10 (3.66%) Active Directory Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.93%) .NET
1 8 (2.93%) Web Services
2 7 (2.56%) XML
3 6 (2.20%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.47%) Classic ASP
5 2 (0.73%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.73%) HTML
5 2 (0.73%) J2EE
5 2 (0.73%) jQuery
5 2 (0.73%) RESTful
5 2 (0.73%) Silverlight
5 2 (0.73%) WCF
5 2 (0.73%) WPF
5 2 (0.73%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.37%) Leaflet
6 1 (0.37%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.37%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.37%) Velocity
6 1 (0.37%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.42%) Blackberry
2 22 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.93%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.83%) Driving Licence
5 5 (1.83%) iPhone
5 5 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.47%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.47%) iPad
6 4 (1.47%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.47%) NHS
7 3 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.10%) iSeries
7 3 (1.10%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.10%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.73%) BYOD
8 2 (0.73%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.73%) PMI
8 2 (0.73%) Psychology
9 1 (0.37%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 147 (53.85%) Windows
2 100 (36.63%) Windows 7
3 32 (11.72%) Windows XP
4 27 (9.89%) Windows 8
5 19 (6.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (6.59%) Windows Server
7 13 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (3.30%) Linux
8 9 (3.30%) Unix
9 5 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.73%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.73%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.37%) Android
11 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (25.27%) ITIL
2 42 (15.38%) Incident Management
3 26 (9.52%) Project Management
4 20 (7.33%) Document Management
5 18 (6.59%) Migration
6 15 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (5.13%) Service Delivery
8 12 (4.40%) Change Management
8 12 (4.40%) PRINCE2
9 11 (4.03%) Service Management
10 10 (3.66%) ITIL V3
11 9 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (3.30%) CRM
11 9 (3.30%) ERP
11 9 (3.30%) Time Management
12 8 (2.93%) SDLC
12 8 (2.93%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (2.56%) Line Management
13 7 (2.56%) Problem Management
13 7 (2.56%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.42%) SQL
2 7 (2.56%) C#
2 7 (2.56%) C++
3 6 (2.20%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.10%) Java
4 3 (1.10%) Perl
5 2 (0.73%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.73%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.37%) C
6 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (9.16%) Degree
2 19 (6.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (6.59%) MCSE
4 15 (5.49%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (4.03%) MCP
5 11 (4.03%) Security Cleared
6 9 (3.30%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.47%) MCSA
7 4 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.10%) APMP
8 3 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.10%) ISEB
8 3 (1.10%) MCITP
8 3 (1.10%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.73%) CCNP
9 2 (0.73%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.73%) PMP
9 2 (0.73%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.66%) SLA
2 5 (1.83%) QA
3 2 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
System Software
1 109 (39.93%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.56%) XenApp
4 4 (1.47%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.10%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.73%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.73%) vSphere
6 2 (0.73%) XenServer
7 1 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 17 (6.23%) SCCM
2 7 (2.56%) SCOM
3 4 (1.47%) OpenView
4 3 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.10%) OVSD
5 2 (0.73%) Bacula
6 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.37%) HP NNM
6 1 (0.37%) Puppet
6 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 155 (56.78%) Microsoft
2 62 (22.71%) Citrix
3 15 (5.49%) Cisco
3 15 (5.49%) VMware
4 12 (4.40%) Lotus
4 12 (4.40%) Oracle
5 10 (3.66%) HP
6 9 (3.30%) Adobe
7 8 (2.93%) Apple
7 8 (2.93%) Symantec
8 7 (2.56%) McAfee
8 7 (2.56%) Remedy
9 6 (2.20%) IBM
10 5 (1.83%) SAP
11 4 (1.47%) Avaya
11 4 (1.47%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.10%) Greenplum
12 3 (1.10%) JD Edwards
12 3 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.73%) NetApp
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