The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 33 35 33
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 2668 2208 2662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.09% 5.03% 4.78%
As % of the Applications category 38.89% 37.59% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1242 969 1217
Average daily rate £275 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £130 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 411 457
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% -1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.50 £37.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6860 5874 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.10% 13.37% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3641 3010 3577
Average daily rate £325 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 655 692 756
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.72 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.09 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £36.00 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
MS Office
UK

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -4 1038 £290 -9.01% 268
South East +7 623 £300 +11.11% 144
South West +5 196 £225 -25.00% 52
West Midlands +2 165 £313 +13.63% 22
North West -9 160 £215 -11.34% 51
East of England -16 155 £242 -8.86% 63
Yorkshire -4 138 £280 -9.67% 42
East Midlands +3 133 £70 -60.00% 24
North East +2 40 £278 +98.21% 3
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 2687 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2247 (45.62%) Windows
3 2211 (44.88%) MS Excel
4 1270 (25.78%) Active Directory
5 1215 (24.67%) Windows 7
6 1109 (22.51%) Finance
7 1086 (22.05%) Windows XP
8 824 (16.73%) ITIL
9 641 (13.01%) Project Management
10 624 (12.67%) MS PowerPoint
11 597 (12.12%) SharePoint
12 531 (10.78%) Citrix
13 527 (10.70%) SQL
14 473 (9.60%) MS Exchange
15 472 (9.58%) Blackberry
16 455 (9.24%) MS Project
17 431 (8.75%) Banking
18 416 (8.44%) MS Visio
19 393 (7.98%) Security Cleared
20 363 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
21 354 (7.19%) PRINCE2
22 344 (6.98%) SQL Server
23 336 (6.82%) Degree
24 315 (6.39%) HP
25 305 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
26 273 (5.54%) Telecoms
26 273 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
27 268 (5.44%) Migration
28 265 (5.38%) SLA
29 250 (5.08%) SC Cleared

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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
1 597 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 473 (9.60%) MS Exchange
3 222 (4.51%) IBM Notes
4 191 (3.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 151 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 98 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
7 94 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
8 93 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 80 (1.62%) SharePoint Server
10 71 (1.44%) Lync
11 62 (1.26%) IIS
12 49 (0.99%) CMS
13 35 (0.71%) MS Project Server
14 33 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
15 25 (0.51%) WorkSite
16 21 (0.43%) SAS
17 20 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
18 13 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
19 11 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
20 10 (0.20%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2211 (44.88%) MS Excel
2 624 (12.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 455 (9.24%) MS Project
4 416 (8.44%) MS Visio
5 87 (1.77%) Spreadsheet
6 42 (0.85%) Photoshop
7 34 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
8 33 (0.67%) Acrobat
9 32 (0.65%) Adobe Captivate
10 24 (0.49%) AutoCAD
11 15 (0.30%) InfoPath
12 14 (0.28%) InDesign
13 13 (0.26%) Fireworks
14 9 (0.18%) RoboHelp
15 8 (0.16%) Open Workbench
16 6 (0.12%) Pro/ENGINEER
16 6 (0.12%) QuarkXPress
16 6 (0.12%) Quicktime
17 5 (0.10%) PowerPivot
18 4 (0.081%) FreeHand
Business Applications
1 59 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 19 (0.39%) Eikon
3 14 (0.28%) assyst
4 11 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.20%) Cerner Millennium
6 9 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
8 7 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
8 7 (0.14%) RMDS
9 6 (0.12%) ZaiNet
9 6 (0.12%) Agresso
9 6 (0.12%) Endur
9 6 (0.12%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 6 (0.12%) Aligne
10 5 (0.10%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.10%) FLEXCUBE
10 5 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (0.061%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 77 (1.56%) Office 365
2 18 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (0.32%) SaaS
4 8 (0.16%) Google Apps
5 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.020%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.020%) IaaS
6 1 (0.020%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 236 (4.79%) VPN
2 211 (4.28%) LAN
3 184 (3.74%) WAN
4 179 (3.63%) TCP/IP
5 176 (3.57%) Internet
6 119 (2.42%) DNS
7 101 (2.05%) DHCP
8 94 (1.91%) Wireless
9 90 (1.83%) Intranet
10 86 (1.75%) Firewall
11 76 (1.54%) VoIP
12 63 (1.28%) SAN
13 39 (0.79%) FTP
14 34 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
15 32 (0.65%) 3G
16 29 (0.59%) Broadband
17 27 (0.55%) IP Telephony
18 26 (0.53%) HTTP
19 25 (0.51%) LDAP
20 24 (0.49%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 344 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 84 (1.71%) MS Access
3 83 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 80 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 70 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 64 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
7 50 (1.02%) Relational Database
8 43 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 38 (0.77%) Oracle Database
10 35 (0.71%) MySQL
11 27 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
12 26 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
13 24 (0.49%) OLAP
14 20 (0.41%) RDBMS
15 19 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
15 19 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
16 18 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
17 16 (0.32%) DTS
18 14 (0.28%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 115 (2.33%) Visual Studio
2 39 (0.79%) JIRA
3 33 (0.67%) Subversion
4 31 (0.63%) MSI
5 24 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 20 (0.41%) Jenkins
8 14 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
8 14 (0.28%) Hudson
9 13 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (0.24%) Axure RP
10 12 (0.24%) SpecFlow
11 11 (0.22%) AdminStudio
11 11 (0.22%) NUnit
12 10 (0.20%) Dreamweaver
12 10 (0.20%) TeamCity
13 9 (0.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 9 (0.18%) Selenium
13 9 (0.18%) RequisitePro
14 8 (0.16%) Maven
General
1 1109 (22.51%) Finance
2 431 (8.75%) Banking
3 273 (5.54%) Telecoms
4 227 (4.61%) Legal
5 170 (3.45%) Law
6 134 (2.72%) Retail
7 131 (2.66%) Back Office
8 120 (2.44%) Investment Banking
9 114 (2.31%) Marketing
10 91 (1.85%) Financial Institution
11 88 (1.79%) Publishing
12 66 (1.34%) Front Office
13 55 (1.12%) Manufacturing
14 52 (1.06%) Advertising
15 40 (0.81%) Billing
16 38 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
16 38 (0.77%) French Language
17 36 (0.73%) International Banking
18 24 (0.49%) Games
18 24 (0.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1678 (34.06%) Analyst
2 486 (9.87%) Service Analyst
3 484 (9.83%) Support Engineer
4 453 (9.20%) Service Desk Analyst
5 434 (8.81%) Support Analyst
6 408 (8.28%) Desktop Support
7 358 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support
8 290 (5.89%) 1st Line Support
9 260 (5.28%) Developer
10 255 (5.18%) Project Manager
11 252 (5.12%) Business Analyst
12 208 (4.22%) Desktop Engineer
13 179 (3.63%) Administrator
14 168 (3.41%) IT Support
15 161 (3.27%) Coordinator
16 159 (3.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 148 (3.00%) Desktop Analyst
18 147 (2.98%) Help Desk Analyst
19 140 (2.84%) Help Desk Support
20 132 (2.68%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (4.53%) .NET
2 180 (3.65%) HTML
3 169 (3.43%) XML
4 90 (1.83%) CSS
5 88 (1.79%) ASP.NET
6 70 (1.42%) .NET Framework
7 61 (1.24%) Web Services
8 54 (1.10%) XSLT
9 50 (1.02%) jQuery
10 44 (0.89%) Application Packaging
11 42 (0.85%) WCF
12 30 (0.61%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 27 (0.55%) WF
13 27 (0.55%) Flash
14 26 (0.53%) WinForms
15 25 (0.51%) HTML5
16 19 (0.39%) LINQ
17 18 (0.37%) Middleware
17 18 (0.37%) CSS3
18 15 (0.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 472 (9.58%) Blackberry
2 156 (3.17%) Management Information System
3 123 (2.50%) NHS
4 61 (1.24%) iPhone
5 52 (1.06%) Thin Client
5 52 (1.06%) Fat Client
6 51 (1.04%) iPad
7 50 (1.02%) E-Learning
8 48 (0.97%) Computer Science
9 46 (0.93%) CMDB
9 46 (0.93%) Hedge funds
10 45 (0.91%) PMI
11 43 (0.87%) Statistics
12 41 (0.83%) Handset
13 39 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
14 34 (0.69%) Client/Server
14 34 (0.69%) Equities
14 34 (0.69%) Derivative
15 27 (0.55%) Mathematics
16 26 (0.53%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 2247 (45.62%) Windows
2 1215 (24.67%) Windows 7
3 1086 (22.05%) Windows XP
4 363 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 305 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 155 (3.15%) Windows Vista
7 113 (2.29%) UNIX
8 109 (2.21%) Windows 2000
9 102 (2.07%) Windows 8
10 84 (1.71%) Linux
11 61 (1.24%) Mac OS X
12 57 (1.16%) Apple iOS
13 55 (1.12%) NetWare
14 42 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
15 39 (0.79%) Android
16 29 (0.59%) AIX
17 19 (0.39%) Windows NT
18 18 (0.37%) Solaris
18 18 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
19 14 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 824 (16.73%) ITIL
2 641 (13.01%) Project Management
3 354 (7.19%) PRINCE2
4 268 (5.44%) Migration
5 226 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 223 (4.53%) Service Management
7 219 (4.45%) Change Management
8 190 (3.86%) Service Delivery
9 184 (3.74%) Incident Management
10 171 (3.47%) Document Management
11 156 (3.17%) Business Analysis
12 146 (2.96%) CRM
13 138 (2.80%) Workflow
14 134 (2.72%) User Acceptance Testing
15 122 (2.48%) Time Management
16 117 (2.38%) Data Analysis
17 115 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
18 110 (2.23%) Change Control
19 102 (2.07%) ITSM
20 101 (2.05%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 527 (10.70%) SQL
2 147 (2.98%) VBA
3 135 (2.74%) JavaScript
4 131 (2.66%) C#
5 114 (2.31%) PowerShell
6 113 (2.29%) Java
7 92 (1.87%) C
8 85 (1.73%) VB
9 82 (1.66%) VBScript
10 73 (1.48%) T-SQL
11 63 (1.28%) VB.NET
11 63 (1.28%) Perl
12 40 (0.81%) PL/SQL
13 21 (0.43%) Shell Script
14 18 (0.37%) C++
15 13 (0.26%) VB6
16 12 (0.24%) PHP
17 11 (0.22%) ActionScript
18 10 (0.20%) Delphi
18 10 (0.20%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 393 (7.98%) Security Cleared
2 336 (6.82%) Degree
3 273 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 250 (5.08%) SC Cleared
5 159 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
6 143 (2.90%) MCP
7 130 (2.64%) MCSE
8 89 (1.81%) ISEB
9 82 (1.66%) PMI Certification
10 74 (1.50%) DV Cleared
11 53 (1.08%) PMP
11 53 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 51 (1.04%) MCSA
13 45 (0.91%) MCDST
14 44 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
15 43 (0.87%) MCITP
16 36 (0.73%) A+ Certification
17 33 (0.67%) CCNA
18 31 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 30 (0.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (5.38%) SLA
2 154 (3.13%) QA
3 54 (1.10%) ISO 9001
4 25 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 19 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (0.35%) EMIR
8 13 (0.26%) P3O
9 12 (0.24%) PCI DSS
10 11 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
10 11 (0.22%) TickIT
11 10 (0.20%) JSP 440
12 7 (0.14%) Basel III
12 7 (0.14%) ISO 9000
13 5 (0.10%) ISO 14001
14 4 (0.081%) COBIT
15 3 (0.061%) CRD IV
16 2 (0.041%) GAAP
16 2 (0.041%) GxP
16 2 (0.041%) WAI
System Software
1 1270 (25.78%) Active Directory
2 170 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (1.99%) XenApp
4 73 (1.48%) XenDesktop
5 62 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 55 (1.12%) Hyper-V
7 33 (0.67%) VMware ESX
8 17 (0.35%) vSphere
9 15 (0.30%) Terminal Services
10 13 (0.26%) Terminal Server
11 11 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 11 (0.22%) ISA Server
12 9 (0.18%) MetaFrame
13 8 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 7 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (0.10%) PowerHA
15 5 (0.10%) KVM
15 5 (0.10%) XenServer
15 5 (0.10%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 219 (4.45%) SCCM
2 102 (2.07%) ServiceCenter
3 59 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
4 52 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 40 (0.81%) Backup Exec
6 36 (0.73%) Tivoli
7 32 (0.65%) WSUS
8 23 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
9 21 (0.43%) SCOM
10 17 (0.35%) OpenView
11 14 (0.28%) ARCserve
11 14 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 11 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 9 (0.18%) NetBackup
14 8 (0.16%) OVSD
14 8 (0.16%) MIMEsweeper
14 8 (0.16%) SCVMM
14 8 (0.16%) SCOrch
14 8 (0.16%) Oracle EDQ
15 7 (0.14%) DameWare
Vendors
1 2687 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 531 (10.78%) Citrix
3 315 (6.39%) HP
4 235 (4.77%) VMware
5 223 (4.53%) Lotus
6 206 (4.18%) Oracle
7 203 (4.12%) Cisco
8 151 (3.07%) SAP
9 127 (2.58%) Adobe
10 124 (2.52%) Remedy
11 85 (1.73%) Symantec
12 83 (1.68%) Apple
13 81 (1.64%) IBM
14 76 (1.54%) Dell
15 69 (1.40%) Bloomberg
16 58 (1.18%) Reuters
16 58 (1.18%) Novell
17 53 (1.08%) McAfee
17 53 (1.08%) AppSense
18 51 (1.04%) Business Objects
City, London
Truphone
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Excellent plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 to £16 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
Middlesex
Coal IT Services
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £8 - £9 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Advantage XPO
Rate: £8 - £9 per hour + negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 21 hours ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
Kent
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £300 to £350 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £9.5 - £11.5 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Solvings Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + based on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £80 - 90 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday