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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 48 36 32
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1850 2212 2432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.91% 4.75% 5.43%
As % of the Applications category 36.39% 40.45% 40.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 961 1122 1160
Average daily rate £300 £275 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £125 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £270 £238
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +13.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 383 404
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.65 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% -6.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.13 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.58 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
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
5084 5468 5975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.75% 11.74% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3035 3105 3179
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 557 582
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.26 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -4.47%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 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
London -5 792 £300 - 192
South East -7 415 £300 +4.71% 112
East of England -5 135 £213 +44.06% 48
North West -11 118 £298 +8.18% 59
South West -8 112 £338 +35.00% 36
West Midlands -23 96 £328 +55.95% 29
Yorkshire -11 92 £325 +35.41% 41
East Midlands -10 72 £175 -20.00% 17
North East -26 20 £360 -12.19% 6
Midlands -4 5 £250 +13.63%
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 2433 (60.52%) Microsoft
2 1932 (48.06%) MS Excel
3 1697 (42.21%) Windows
4 1091 (27.14%) Active Directory
5 997 (24.80%) Finance
6 986 (24.53%) Windows 7
7 753 (18.73%) ITIL
8 600 (14.93%) Project Management
9 564 (14.03%) MS PowerPoint
10 474 (11.79%) SQL
11 452 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
12 400 (9.95%) SharePoint
13 388 (9.65%) MS Visio
14 386 (9.60%) Windows XP
15 382 (9.50%) Citrix
16 369 (9.18%) Windows Server
17 358 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
18 348 (8.66%) Security Cleared
19 342 (8.51%) Degree
19 342 (8.51%) MS Exchange
20 340 (8.46%) MS Project
21 326 (8.11%) PRINCE2
22 292 (7.26%) Office 365
23 284 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
24 281 (6.99%) Windows 8
25 276 (6.87%) Banking
26 273 (6.79%) SQL Server
27 270 (6.72%) Blackberry
28 228 (5.67%) Migration
29 227 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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
1 400 (9.95%) SharePoint
2 342 (8.51%) MS Exchange
3 148 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 111 (2.76%) IBM Notes
5 103 (2.56%) Skype for Business
6 90 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 63 (1.57%) IIS
8 60 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
9 58 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
10 51 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
11 47 (1.17%) SAS
12 45 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
13 44 (1.09%) CMS
14 28 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
15 27 (0.67%) Documentum
16 21 (0.52%) IBM Domino
17 20 (0.50%) Confluence
18 19 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
19 18 (0.45%) WebSphere
20 15 (0.37%) Apache
Applications
1 1932 (48.06%) MS Excel
2 564 (14.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 388 (9.65%) MS Visio
4 340 (8.46%) MS Project
5 56 (1.39%) Photoshop
6 45 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
7 32 (0.80%) Acrobat
8 28 (0.70%) Open Workbench
9 24 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
10 21 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 19 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
12 17 (0.42%) AutoCAD
13 14 (0.35%) InfoPath
14 9 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
15 7 (0.17%) FrameMaker
15 7 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
15 7 (0.17%) RoboHelp
16 6 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
17 5 (0.12%) Simulink
17 5 (0.12%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 34 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 29 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 20 (0.50%) Primavera
5 13 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (0.30%) SAP MM
6 12 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 11 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.22%) SAP ERP
8 9 (0.22%) SAP SRM
9 8 (0.20%) Eikon
10 7 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
11 6 (0.15%) SAP FI
11 6 (0.15%) SystmOne
12 5 (0.12%) CA PPM
12 5 (0.12%) Maximo
12 5 (0.12%) SAP CRM
13 4 (0.100%) Oracle ERP
13 4 (0.100%) Oracle Financials
13 4 (0.100%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 292 (7.26%) Office 365
2 62 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (0.42%) SaaS
4 16 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (0.40%) Google Apps
5 11 (0.27%) Google Analytics
6 10 (0.25%) Mimecast
7 8 (0.20%) Taleo
8 7 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.17%) MailChimp
9 6 (0.15%) IaaS
9 6 (0.15%) OneDrive
9 6 (0.15%) Yammer
10 4 (0.100%) PaaS
11 3 (0.075%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.075%) GitHub
11 3 (0.075%) Pure360
12 2 (0.050%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.050%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 198 (4.93%) LAN
2 197 (4.90%) TCP/IP
3 170 (4.23%) VPN
4 164 (4.08%) DNS
5 153 (3.81%) WAN
6 150 (3.73%) DHCP
7 129 (3.21%) Internet
8 116 (2.89%) Firewall
9 93 (2.31%) Wireless
10 66 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
11 64 (1.59%) VoIP
12 61 (1.52%) Intranet
13 48 (1.19%) SAN
14 44 (1.09%) Skype
15 38 (0.95%) ATM
16 31 (0.77%) FTP
16 31 (0.77%) Remote Desktop
17 29 (0.72%) WebEx
18 24 (0.60%) VLAN
19 23 (0.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (6.79%) SQL Server
2 71 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
3 63 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 56 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 48 (1.19%) MS Access
6 46 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 46 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 43 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
8 38 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
9 37 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 32 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
10 32 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 31 (0.77%) GIS
12 29 (0.72%) Data Mining
13 23 (0.57%) Oracle Database
14 19 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
14 19 (0.47%) QlikView
15 18 (0.45%) MySQL
16 14 (0.35%) SQL Navigator
16 14 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 81 (2.01%) JIRA
2 45 (1.12%) Visual Studio
3 43 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 37 (0.92%) Toad
5 30 (0.75%) Cucumber
6 27 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
7 26 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 24 (0.60%) Capybara
9 22 (0.55%) Microsoft Blend
10 17 (0.42%) Dreamweaver
10 17 (0.42%) PVCS
11 13 (0.32%) Selenium
12 12 (0.30%) Eclipse
12 12 (0.30%) JDeveloper
12 12 (0.30%) MSI
12 12 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
12 12 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
13 11 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 10 (0.25%) Subversion
15 9 (0.22%) Axure RP
General
1 997 (24.80%) Finance
2 276 (6.87%) Banking
3 196 (4.88%) Legal
4 161 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 152 (3.78%) Law
6 99 (2.46%) Retail
7 84 (2.09%) Marketing
8 66 (1.64%) Manufacturing
9 56 (1.39%) Investment Banking
10 55 (1.37%) German Language
11 52 (1.29%) Advertising
12 47 (1.17%) French Language
13 44 (1.09%) Publishing
14 43 (1.07%) Front Office
15 40 (1.00%) Back Office
16 30 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
17 27 (0.67%) Retail Banking
18 24 (0.60%) Automotive
19 23 (0.57%) Billing
20 22 (0.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1358 (33.78%) Analyst
2 418 (10.40%) Service Analyst
3 370 (9.20%) Service Desk Analyst
4 334 (8.31%) Support Analyst
5 317 (7.89%) Support Engineer
6 258 (6.42%) Desktop Support
7 245 (6.09%) IT Support
8 242 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
8 242 (6.02%) Project Manager
9 227 (5.65%) Developer
10 197 (4.90%) 1st Line Support
11 176 (4.38%) Business Analyst
12 166 (4.13%) IT Analyst
13 145 (3.61%) Desktop Engineer
14 136 (3.38%) Administrator
15 130 (3.23%) Service Desk Support
16 125 (3.11%) Help Desk Analyst
17 120 (2.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 108 (2.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 108 (2.69%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (3.63%) .NET
2 140 (3.48%) XML
3 130 (3.23%) HTML
4 76 (1.89%) CSS
5 60 (1.49%) Web Services
6 52 (1.29%) ASP.NET
7 39 (0.97%) jQuery
8 35 (0.87%) HTML5
8 35 (0.87%) WPF
9 28 (0.70%) Silverlight
10 27 (0.67%) Gherkin
11 22 (0.55%) .NET Framework
12 14 (0.35%) Ajax
12 14 (0.35%) Middleware
12 14 (0.35%) XHTML
13 13 (0.32%) AngularJS
14 12 (0.30%) WinForms
15 10 (0.25%) J2EE
16 9 (0.22%) LINQ
16 9 (0.22%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 452 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 270 (6.72%) Blackberry
3 176 (4.38%) Management Information System
4 84 (2.09%) NHS
5 81 (2.01%) Data Centre
6 73 (1.82%) User Experience
6 73 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
7 65 (1.62%) PMI
8 60 (1.49%) Computer Science
9 59 (1.47%) Statistics
10 57 (1.42%) Driving Licence
11 50 (1.24%) e-Learning
12 48 (1.19%) iPad
13 42 (1.04%) iPhone
14 34 (0.85%) Data Structures
15 30 (0.75%) Client/Server
16 29 (0.72%) Credit Risk
17 28 (0.70%) Mathematics
18 26 (0.65%) Smart Meter
19 24 (0.60%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1697 (42.21%) Windows
2 986 (24.53%) Windows 7
3 386 (9.60%) Windows XP
4 369 (9.18%) Windows Server
5 284 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 281 (6.99%) Windows 8
7 198 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 142 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 119 (2.96%) Linux
10 87 (2.16%) Apple iOS
11 86 (2.14%) Unix
12 80 (1.99%) Android
13 58 (1.44%) Windows Vista
14 53 (1.32%) Windows 10
15 48 (1.19%) Mac OS X
16 21 (0.52%) Windows 2000
17 18 (0.45%) Mac OS
17 18 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
18 16 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 11 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 753 (18.73%) ITIL
2 600 (14.93%) Project Management
3 358 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
4 326 (8.11%) PRINCE2
5 228 (5.67%) Migration
6 225 (5.60%) Change Management
7 224 (5.57%) Service Management
8 221 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 179 (4.45%) Business Intelligence
10 159 (3.96%) Data Analysis
11 128 (3.18%) CRM
12 125 (3.11%) Incident Management
13 124 (3.08%) Service Delivery
14 119 (2.96%) Business Analysis
15 118 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
16 116 (2.89%) Risk Management
17 115 (2.86%) Programme Management
18 114 (2.84%) Time Management
19 110 (2.74%) Waterfall
20 108 (2.69%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 474 (11.79%) SQL
2 119 (2.96%) C#
3 114 (2.84%) JavaScript
4 99 (2.46%) C
4 99 (2.46%) VBA
5 91 (2.26%) PowerShell
6 89 (2.21%) Java
7 54 (1.34%) VBScript
8 53 (1.32%) VB
9 43 (1.07%) VB.NET
10 41 (1.02%) PL/SQL
11 39 (0.97%) C++
12 32 (0.80%) T-SQL
13 31 (0.77%) Ruby
14 20 (0.50%) Perl
15 17 (0.42%) PHP
16 12 (0.30%) C-shell
16 12 (0.30%) Korn
17 11 (0.27%) Python
18 9 (0.22%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 348 (8.66%) Security Cleared
2 342 (8.51%) Degree
3 227 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 218 (5.42%) SC Cleared
5 121 (3.01%) MCSE
6 96 (2.39%) PMI Certification
7 90 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
7 90 (2.24%) MCP
8 81 (2.01%) ISEB
9 63 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
10 54 (1.34%) ISTQB
11 53 (1.32%) MCDST
12 52 (1.29%) PMP
13 50 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 45 (1.12%) DV Cleared
14 45 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 43 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 39 (0.97%) MCSA
17 38 (0.95%) MCITP
18 36 (0.90%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (4.80%) SLA
2 134 (3.33%) QA
3 51 (1.27%) ISO 9001
4 48 (1.19%) Data Quality
5 38 (0.95%) TickIT
6 36 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
7 16 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.32%) P3O
9 12 (0.30%) PCI DSS
10 9 (0.22%) Basel II
11 8 (0.20%) CRD IV
11 8 (0.20%) JSP 440
12 7 (0.17%) FATCA
12 7 (0.17%) MiFID
12 7 (0.17%) WCAG
13 6 (0.15%) PMBOK
14 5 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 5 (0.12%) ISO26262
14 5 (0.12%) MISRA
System Software
1 1091 (27.14%) Active Directory
2 148 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (1.82%) XenApp
4 39 (0.97%) XenDesktop
5 35 (0.87%) vSphere
6 33 (0.82%) Hyper-V
7 28 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
8 27 (0.67%) VMware ESX
9 12 (0.30%) Terminal Server
10 11 (0.27%) Terminal Services
11 10 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
11 10 (0.25%) XenServer
12 9 (0.22%) BitLocker
13 8 (0.20%) NFS
14 7 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 7 (0.17%) Xen
15 5 (0.12%) Brightmail
15 5 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.12%) Samba
16 4 (0.100%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 208 (5.17%) SCCM
2 54 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
3 37 (0.92%) Backup Exec
4 23 (0.57%) WSUS
5 18 (0.45%) SCOM
6 17 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 15 (0.37%) OpenView
8 12 (0.30%) NetBackup
9 11 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
9 11 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 11 (0.27%) Tivoli
10 9 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
10 9 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
10 9 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 9 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
10 9 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 8 (0.20%) SCSM
12 7 (0.17%) AirWatch
12 7 (0.17%) OVSD
12 7 (0.17%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 2433 (60.52%) Microsoft
2 382 (9.50%) Citrix
3 221 (5.50%) Oracle
4 209 (5.20%) VMware
5 205 (5.10%) HP
6 169 (4.20%) Cisco
7 168 (4.18%) SAP
8 116 (2.89%) Lotus
9 98 (2.44%) Remedy
10 96 (2.39%) Adobe
11 81 (2.01%) Apple
11 81 (2.01%) IBM
12 73 (1.82%) Symantec
13 66 (1.64%) Bloomberg
14 53 (1.32%) iManage
14 53 (1.32%) Reuters
15 47 (1.17%) Dell
16 45 (1.12%) Google
17 36 (0.90%) Intel Security
18 35 (0.87%) LANDesk
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Rate: £180 - £220 per day + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
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McGregor Boyall
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