The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 41 35 34
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 2337 2440 2416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.35% 4.77% 4.95%
As % of the Applications category 36.93% 36.42% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1275 1224 1186
Average daily rate
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£300 £280 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £295 £260
% change year-on-year
-0.84% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 430 420
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £24.00 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.54%
MS Office
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6329 6699 6212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.77% 13.09% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3777 3806 3428
Average daily rate £350 £340 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 678 610
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.03 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.06%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in England

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the England region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in England

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in England

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the England region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in England

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in England

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
London +5 1009 £320 +26.73% 212
South East -13 464 £300 +3.44% 146
North West -3 190 £325 +0.77% 59
East of England 0 162 £210 -10.16% 54
South West +4 150 £300 -7.33% 32
East Midlands -5 112 £184 -47.80% 23
Yorkshire -11 110 £275 -16.66% 41
West Midlands -7 106 £268 -2.72% 19
North East -21 39 £333 -4.65% 5
Midlands +1 3 £245 -53.33%
South Coast 0 1 - -
MS Office
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MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 2820 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 2203 (46.39%) MS Excel
3 1904 (40.09%) Windows
4 1142 (24.05%) Active Directory
5 1131 (23.82%) Finance
6 1087 (22.89%) Windows 7
7 938 (19.75%) ITIL
8 747 (15.73%) Project Management
9 645 (13.58%) MS PowerPoint
10 602 (12.68%) SQL
11 599 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
12 545 (11.48%) Windows XP
13 536 (11.29%) SharePoint
14 512 (10.78%) MS Project
15 474 (9.98%) MS Visio
16 456 (9.60%) PRINCE2
17 448 (9.43%) Citrix
18 438 (9.22%) Security Cleared
19 404 (8.51%) MS Exchange
20 387 (8.15%) Degree
21 375 (7.90%) Banking
22 361 (7.60%) Windows Server 2008
23 348 (7.33%) Service Management
24 327 (6.89%) Agile Software Development
25 325 (6.84%) SQL Server
26 313 (6.59%) VMware
27 309 (6.51%) SLA
28 295 (6.21%) Office 365
29 292 (6.15%) Blackberry
30 289 (6.09%) Migration

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 536 (11.29%) SharePoint
2 404 (8.51%) MS Exchange
3 136 (2.86%) Lync
3 136 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 100 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 86 (1.81%) IBM Notes
6 85 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 70 (1.47%) IIS
7 70 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 56 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 50 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
10 48 (1.01%) SAS
11 41 (0.86%) WorkSite
12 34 (0.72%) CMS
13 28 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
14 18 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
14 18 (0.38%) ArcGIS
15 16 (0.34%) MS Project Server
16 14 (0.29%) Confluence
17 9 (0.19%) Drupal
Applications
1 2203 (46.39%) MS Excel
2 645 (13.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 512 (10.78%) MS Project
4 474 (9.98%) MS Visio
5 60 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
6 31 (0.65%) Photoshop
7 23 (0.48%) Acrobat
8 21 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 19 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
10 15 (0.32%) Open Workbench
11 14 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
11 14 (0.29%) InDesign
12 13 (0.27%) AutoCAD
13 12 (0.25%) InfoPath
14 8 (0.17%) Maya
15 7 (0.15%) PowerPivot
15 7 (0.15%) SPSS
16 6 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
16 6 (0.13%) Mingle
17 4 (0.084%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 41 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 18 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 11 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
6 10 (0.21%) SAP ERP
6 10 (0.21%) Agresso
7 9 (0.19%) Primavera
7 9 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 8 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 7 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
9 7 (0.15%) SAP FI
10 6 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
10 6 (0.13%) SAP CO
10 6 (0.13%) SAP SRM
11 5 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 5 (0.11%) Oracle AGIS
11 5 (0.11%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 295 (6.21%) Office 365
2 32 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (0.46%) Google Apps
4 20 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (0.40%) SaaS
6 15 (0.32%) PaaS
7 11 (0.23%) Taleo
7 11 (0.23%) OneDrive
8 10 (0.21%) Google Analytics
9 9 (0.19%) IaaS
10 4 (0.084%) MailChimp
11 3 (0.063%) Symantec.cloud
12 2 (0.042%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.042%) Google Drive
12 2 (0.042%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.042%) Responsys
12 2 (0.042%) Yammer
12 2 (0.042%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.042%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.042%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 232 (4.89%) LAN
2 198 (4.17%) WAN
3 192 (4.04%) TCP/IP
4 173 (3.64%) DNS
5 171 (3.60%) VPN
6 157 (3.31%) Internet
7 153 (3.22%) DHCP
8 123 (2.59%) Firewall
9 88 (1.85%) SAN
10 74 (1.56%) Intranet
11 72 (1.52%) VoIP
12 68 (1.43%) Wireless
13 57 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
14 50 (1.05%) MPLS
15 34 (0.72%) BIG-IP
15 34 (0.72%) ATM
16 33 (0.69%) LDAP
17 32 (0.67%) Network Security
17 32 (0.67%) 3G
18 30 (0.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 325 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 113 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 98 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
4 90 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 70 (1.47%) MS Access
6 69 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 55 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
8 53 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
9 50 (1.05%) Oracle Database
10 48 (1.01%) Relational Database
11 39 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
12 35 (0.74%) Data Mining
13 34 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
13 34 (0.72%) QlikView
14 33 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 30 (0.63%) OLAP
16 26 (0.55%) RDBMS
17 25 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
18 22 (0.46%) MySQL
19 18 (0.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 84 (1.77%) JIRA
2 70 (1.47%) Visual Studio
3 37 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (0.44%) Selenium
5 16 (0.34%) Toad
5 16 (0.34%) WebDriver
6 13 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 11 (0.23%) MSI
7 11 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
8 10 (0.21%) SpecFlow
8 10 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
9 9 (0.19%) JUnit
9 9 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (0.17%) Subversion
10 8 (0.17%) Eclipse
10 8 (0.17%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (0.17%) Microsoft Blend
10 8 (0.17%) Axure RP
11 6 (0.13%) HP UFT
General
1 1131 (23.82%) Finance
2 375 (7.90%) Banking
3 231 (4.86%) Telecoms
4 179 (3.77%) Legal
5 145 (3.05%) Law
6 138 (2.91%) Retail
7 122 (2.57%) Investment Banking
8 86 (1.81%) Manufacturing
9 82 (1.73%) Marketing
10 61 (1.28%) Financial Institution
11 55 (1.16%) Back Office
12 53 (1.12%) French Language
13 47 (0.99%) Advertising
14 44 (0.93%) German Language
15 39 (0.82%) Electronics
16 38 (0.80%) Publishing
17 36 (0.76%) Local Government
18 34 (0.72%) Front Office
19 33 (0.69%) Billing
20 24 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1627 (34.26%) Analyst
2 504 (10.61%) Service Analyst
3 468 (9.85%) Service Desk Analyst
4 383 (8.06%) Support Analyst
5 336 (7.08%) Support Engineer
6 335 (7.05%) Project Manager
7 316 (6.65%) Desktop Support
8 279 (5.87%) 2nd Line Support
9 235 (4.95%) 1st Line Support
10 234 (4.93%) Developer
11 226 (4.76%) Business Analyst
12 179 (3.77%) Desktop Engineer
13 156 (3.28%) Administrator
14 143 (3.01%) Coordinator
15 142 (2.99%) IT Support
16 128 (2.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 113 (2.38%) Data Analyst
18 110 (2.32%) PMO Analyst
19 96 (2.02%) Help Desk Analyst
20 94 (1.98%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (4.51%) .NET
2 129 (2.72%) HTML
3 119 (2.51%) XML
4 77 (1.62%) ASP.NET
5 71 (1.50%) CSS
6 68 (1.43%) Web Services
7 29 (0.61%) .NET Framework
8 27 (0.57%) WPF
9 23 (0.48%) HTML5
10 22 (0.46%) SOAP
11 20 (0.42%) Application Packaging
12 18 (0.38%) jQuery
13 17 (0.36%) Silverlight
14 16 (0.34%) Middleware
15 13 (0.27%) COM
15 13 (0.27%) WCF
16 12 (0.25%) ODBC
17 11 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
17 11 (0.23%) CSS3
18 9 (0.19%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 599 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
2 292 (6.15%) Blackberry
3 227 (4.78%) Management Information System
4 117 (2.46%) NHS
5 107 (2.25%) Data Centre
6 89 (1.87%) Computer Science
7 73 (1.54%) PMI
8 63 (1.33%) iPhone
9 52 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
10 49 (1.03%) User Experience
11 48 (1.01%) Fat Client
11 48 (1.01%) Statistics
11 48 (1.01%) Thin Client
12 47 (0.99%) E-Learning
13 45 (0.95%) iPad
14 44 (0.93%) CMDB
15 31 (0.65%) GIS
15 31 (0.65%) Hedge funds
16 29 (0.61%) Market Risk
17 27 (0.57%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 1904 (40.09%) Windows
2 1087 (22.89%) Windows 7
3 545 (11.48%) Windows XP
4 361 (7.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 269 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 237 (4.99%) Windows 8
7 167 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 163 (3.43%) Linux
9 139 (2.93%) Android
10 119 (2.51%) UNIX
11 97 (2.04%) Apple iOS
12 63 (1.33%) Windows Vista
13 54 (1.14%) Mac OS X
14 30 (0.63%) Windows 2000
14 30 (0.63%) Mac OS
15 29 (0.61%) Solaris
16 22 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
17 17 (0.36%) AIX
18 15 (0.32%) Windows Phone
19 12 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 938 (19.75%) ITIL
2 747 (15.73%) Project Management
3 456 (9.60%) PRINCE2
4 348 (7.33%) Service Management
5 327 (6.89%) Agile Software Development
6 289 (6.09%) Migration
7 274 (5.77%) Change Management
8 249 (5.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 198 (4.17%) Incident Management
10 185 (3.90%) Data Analysis
11 170 (3.58%) Service Delivery
12 168 (3.54%) ITSM
13 166 (3.50%) Business Intelligence
14 159 (3.35%) Business Analysis
15 147 (3.10%) Change Control
16 135 (2.84%) User Acceptance Testing
17 134 (2.82%) Programme Management
18 133 (2.80%) Document Management
19 131 (2.76%) Time Management
20 126 (2.65%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 602 (12.68%) SQL
2 145 (3.05%) VBA
3 112 (2.36%) C#
4 110 (2.32%) Java
5 91 (1.92%) VB
6 84 (1.77%) PowerShell
7 81 (1.71%) JavaScript
8 67 (1.41%) C
9 57 (1.20%) VBScript
10 56 (1.18%) T-SQL
11 43 (0.91%) C++
12 39 (0.82%) VB.NET
13 38 (0.80%) PL/SQL
14 34 (0.72%) Perl
15 20 (0.42%) R
16 19 (0.40%) Shell Script
17 18 (0.38%) PHP
18 15 (0.32%) Python
19 12 (0.25%) VB6
20 10 (0.21%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 438 (9.22%) Security Cleared
2 387 (8.15%) Degree
3 259 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 240 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 139 (2.93%) PMI Certification
6 116 (2.44%) MCSE
7 95 (2.00%) PMP
8 93 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
9 91 (1.92%) MCP
10 88 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
11 80 (1.68%) DV Cleared
12 76 (1.60%) ISEB
13 68 (1.43%) CCNA
14 61 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 60 (1.26%) MCSA
16 58 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 53 (1.12%) MCITP
18 48 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 44 (0.93%) CISSP
19 44 (0.93%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 309 (6.51%) SLA
2 151 (3.18%) QA
3 45 (0.95%) ISO 9001
4 31 (0.65%) TickIT
5 26 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (0.32%) P3O
9 14 (0.29%) COBIT
10 9 (0.19%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.13%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.11%) ISO 9000
12 5 (0.11%) Solvency II
12 5 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
13 4 (0.084%) PMBOK
13 4 (0.084%) IEC 61508
13 4 (0.084%) MiFID
13 4 (0.084%) GAAP
14 3 (0.063%) BS15000
14 3 (0.063%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1142 (24.05%) Active Directory
2 183 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (2.11%) XenApp
4 80 (1.68%) Hyper-V
5 56 (1.18%) vSphere
6 45 (0.95%) VMware ESX
7 38 (0.80%) XenDesktop
8 28 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
9 27 (0.57%) NLBS
10 21 (0.44%) Terminal Services
11 17 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 17 (0.36%) Xen
12 13 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (0.27%) XenServer
13 11 (0.23%) NFS
14 7 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.13%) Samba
15 6 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 6 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 6 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 208 (4.38%) SCCM
2 60 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
3 39 (0.82%) WSUS
4 33 (0.69%) OVSD
5 30 (0.63%) Backup Exec
6 27 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 21 (0.44%) SCOM
8 17 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 16 (0.34%) AirWatch
10 14 (0.29%) OpenView
11 13 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
11 13 (0.27%) NetBackup
11 13 (0.27%) WMI
12 12 (0.25%) DameWare
13 9 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
13 9 (0.19%) Casper Suite
13 9 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 9 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (0.17%) BladeLogic
14 8 (0.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2820 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 448 (9.43%) Citrix
3 313 (6.59%) VMware
4 253 (5.33%) Oracle
5 244 (5.14%) HP
6 231 (4.86%) Cisco
7 176 (3.71%) SAP
8 121 (2.55%) Apple
9 108 (2.27%) Remedy
10 102 (2.15%) Symantec
10 102 (2.15%) Adobe
11 92 (1.94%) Lotus
12 91 (1.92%) IBM
13 79 (1.66%) Dell
14 58 (1.22%) CheckPoint
15 55 (1.16%) McAfee
16 50 (1.05%) Bloomberg
17 46 (0.97%) Google
18 41 (0.86%) ServiceNow
19 39 (0.82%) LANDesk
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