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 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 38 36 34
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 2379 2353 2247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.69% 4.91% 5.04%
As % of the Applications category 38.31% 37.24% 38.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1287 1114 1075
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -10.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £124 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £461 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 455 403
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.04 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.27% -9.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.52 £9.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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
6210 6318 5851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.25% 13.19% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3592 3470 3169
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £155 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 692 614
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.55 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 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
London +5 1037 £300 +7.14% 205
South East -9 494 £325 +8.33% 110
East of England +2 191 £299 +32.77% 44
North West +3 188 £300 +20.00% 55
South West -10 135 £288 +27.77% 29
Yorkshire +3 116 £290 +28.88% 46
East Midlands +1 89 £150 -6.25% 17
West Midlands -19 87 £233 -16.96% 39
North East -9 36 £253 -24.90% 3
Midlands +1 6 £425 - 1
MS Office
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MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2852 (58.44%) Microsoft
2 2168 (44.43%) MS Excel
3 1919 (39.32%) Windows
4 1208 (24.75%) Active Directory
5 1083 (22.19%) Finance
6 1081 (22.15%) Windows 7
7 914 (18.73%) ITIL
8 754 (15.45%) Project Management
9 621 (12.73%) MS PowerPoint
10 605 (12.40%) Windows XP
11 585 (11.99%) SQL
12 573 (11.74%) MS Project
13 563 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
14 530 (10.86%) SharePoint
15 486 (9.96%) MS Visio
16 476 (9.75%) PRINCE2
17 454 (9.30%) Security Cleared
18 451 (9.24%) Citrix
19 406 (8.32%) MS Exchange
20 390 (7.99%) Degree
21 349 (7.15%) Banking
22 348 (7.13%) Windows Server 2008
23 327 (6.70%) Service Management
24 320 (6.56%) SLA
25 310 (6.35%) VMware
26 297 (6.09%) SQL Server
27 294 (6.02%) SC Cleared
28 290 (5.94%) Blackberry
29 289 (5.92%) Agile Software Development
30 277 (5.68%) Migration

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 530 (10.86%) SharePoint
2 406 (8.32%) MS Exchange
3 148 (3.03%) Lync
4 131 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 106 (2.17%) IBM Notes
6 86 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 79 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 67 (1.37%) IIS
9 64 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
10 55 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
11 43 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
12 40 (0.82%) SAS
13 35 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
14 34 (0.70%) WorkSite
15 30 (0.61%) CMS
16 21 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
17 19 (0.39%) MS Project Server
18 17 (0.35%) Confluence
19 12 (0.25%) WebSphere
20 11 (0.23%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2168 (44.43%) MS Excel
2 621 (12.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 573 (11.74%) MS Project
4 486 (9.96%) MS Visio
5 67 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
6 28 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 27 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 25 (0.51%) AutoCAD
9 19 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
10 17 (0.35%) Acrobat
11 15 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
12 13 (0.27%) InDesign
13 12 (0.25%) Open Workbench
13 12 (0.25%) InfoPath
14 8 (0.16%) PowerPivot
15 7 (0.14%) SPSS
16 3 (0.061%) TargetLink
16 3 (0.061%) Mingle
16 3 (0.061%) RoboHelp
16 3 (0.061%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 29 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 28 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.25%) Agresso
5 12 (0.25%) SAP SRM
6 11 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 8 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 8 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
7 8 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
8 7 (0.14%) HFM
8 7 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (0.12%) SAP SD
10 5 (0.10%) SAP APO
10 5 (0.10%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 5 (0.10%) Primavera
10 5 (0.10%) Maximo
10 5 (0.10%) IntelliMatch
10 5 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 242 (4.96%) Office 365
2 28 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (0.45%) Google Apps
4 18 (0.37%) PaaS
5 14 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (0.23%) SaaS
6 11 (0.23%) IaaS
7 10 (0.20%) OneDrive
8 7 (0.14%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.12%) Yammer
10 5 (0.10%) Taleo
11 4 (0.082%) Google Drive
12 2 (0.041%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.041%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.041%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.041%) Responsys
13 1 (0.020%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.020%) IBM Blueworks
13 1 (0.020%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 252 (5.16%) LAN
2 207 (4.24%) WAN
3 204 (4.18%) TCP/IP
4 181 (3.71%) VPN
5 160 (3.28%) Internet
6 155 (3.18%) DNS
7 127 (2.60%) DHCP
8 117 (2.40%) Firewall
9 90 (1.84%) SAN
10 76 (1.56%) Wireless
11 67 (1.37%) Intranet
11 67 (1.37%) VoIP
12 60 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
13 42 (0.86%) MPLS
14 39 (0.80%) ATM
15 38 (0.78%) Network Security
16 36 (0.74%) LDAP
16 36 (0.74%) Ethernet
17 34 (0.70%) IP Telephony
17 34 (0.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (6.09%) SQL Server
2 119 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 111 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 94 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 66 (1.35%) MS Access
6 59 (1.21%) Oracle Database
7 57 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 49 (1.00%) Relational Database
9 46 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
10 33 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
11 31 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 30 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
12 30 (0.61%) Data Mining
13 29 (0.59%) RDBMS
14 27 (0.55%) QlikView
15 25 (0.51%) OLAP
16 24 (0.49%) MySQL
17 21 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
18 20 (0.41%) DB2
19 17 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 73 (1.50%) JIRA
2 62 (1.27%) Visual Studio
3 24 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (0.35%) Subversion
5 16 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 15 (0.31%) Cucumber
6 15 (0.31%) Selenium
6 15 (0.31%) JUnit
7 14 (0.29%) HP UFT
8 13 (0.27%) SoapUI
8 13 (0.27%) Jenkins
9 11 (0.23%) Maven
10 10 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
10 10 (0.20%) Toad
10 10 (0.20%) WebDriver
11 9 (0.18%) ClearQuest
12 8 (0.16%) Eclipse
12 8 (0.16%) TeamCity
13 7 (0.14%) RSpec
13 7 (0.14%) MSI
General
1 1083 (22.19%) Finance
2 349 (7.15%) Banking
3 237 (4.86%) Telecoms
4 185 (3.79%) Legal
5 154 (3.16%) Retail
6 129 (2.64%) Law
7 112 (2.30%) Investment Banking
8 86 (1.76%) Marketing
9 68 (1.39%) Financial Institution
10 59 (1.21%) Manufacturing
11 54 (1.11%) Publishing
12 51 (1.05%) French Language
13 50 (1.02%) Back Office
14 49 (1.00%) German Language
15 42 (0.86%) Advertising
16 36 (0.74%) Local Government
17 35 (0.72%) Electronics
18 34 (0.70%) Billing
19 26 (0.53%) Multimedia
20 18 (0.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1610 (32.99%) Analyst
2 514 (10.53%) Service Analyst
3 483 (9.90%) Service Desk Analyst
4 389 (7.97%) Support Engineer
5 366 (7.50%) Support Analyst
6 345 (7.07%) Project Manager
7 331 (6.78%) Desktop Support
8 283 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
9 265 (5.43%) 1st Line Support
10 232 (4.75%) Developer
11 219 (4.49%) Business Analyst
12 206 (4.22%) Desktop Engineer
13 177 (3.63%) IT Support
14 155 (3.18%) Administrator
15 154 (3.16%) Coordinator
16 153 (3.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 106 (2.17%) Help Desk Analyst
18 105 (2.15%) Data Analyst
19 103 (2.11%) Help Desk Support
19 103 (2.11%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (3.83%) .NET
2 117 (2.40%) HTML
3 111 (2.27%) XML
4 54 (1.11%) Web Services
5 52 (1.07%) ASP.NET
6 51 (1.05%) CSS
7 27 (0.55%) SOAP
8 24 (0.49%) .NET Framework
8 24 (0.49%) Application Packaging
8 24 (0.49%) HTML5
9 21 (0.43%) jQuery
10 16 (0.33%) JSON
11 15 (0.31%) COM
12 14 (0.29%) REST
13 13 (0.27%) Flash
13 13 (0.27%) WCF
13 13 (0.27%) WPF
14 12 (0.25%) ASP.NET 2.0
14 12 (0.25%) ODBC
15 11 (0.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 563 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 290 (5.94%) Blackberry
3 218 (4.47%) Management Information System
4 142 (2.91%) NHS
5 116 (2.38%) Data Centre
6 79 (1.62%) Computer Science
7 71 (1.45%) iPhone
8 57 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
9 56 (1.15%) PMI
10 52 (1.07%) iPad
11 50 (1.02%) E-Learning
12 48 (0.98%) Statistics
13 47 (0.96%) User Experience
14 45 (0.92%) Fat Client
14 45 (0.92%) Thin Client
15 34 (0.70%) CMDB
16 29 (0.59%) Economics
17 25 (0.51%) BYOD
18 24 (0.49%) Data Structures
18 24 (0.49%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1919 (39.32%) Windows
2 1081 (22.15%) Windows 7
3 605 (12.40%) Windows XP
4 348 (7.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 259 (5.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 221 (4.53%) Windows 8
7 146 (2.99%) Linux
8 143 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 141 (2.89%) Android
10 113 (2.32%) UNIX
11 101 (2.07%) Apple iOS
12 57 (1.17%) Mac OS X
13 49 (1.00%) Windows Vista
14 34 (0.70%) Solaris
15 29 (0.59%) Mac OS
16 26 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
17 20 (0.41%) Windows 2000
18 19 (0.39%) AIX
19 15 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 11 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 914 (18.73%) ITIL
2 754 (15.45%) Project Management
3 476 (9.75%) PRINCE2
4 327 (6.70%) Service Management
5 289 (5.92%) Agile Software Development
6 277 (5.68%) Migration
7 273 (5.59%) Change Management
8 260 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 198 (4.06%) Incident Management
10 171 (3.50%) Service Delivery
11 163 (3.34%) Data Analysis
12 158 (3.24%) Business Intelligence
13 146 (2.99%) Business Analysis
14 143 (2.93%) Change Control
15 138 (2.83%) User Acceptance Testing
16 134 (2.75%) Programme Management
17 133 (2.73%) ITSM
18 130 (2.66%) Time Management
19 129 (2.64%) Document Management
20 126 (2.58%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 585 (11.99%) SQL
2 140 (2.87%) VBA
3 126 (2.58%) Java
4 90 (1.84%) C#
5 81 (1.66%) VB
6 74 (1.52%) PowerShell
7 69 (1.41%) JavaScript
8 61 (1.25%) T-SQL
9 57 (1.17%) C
10 44 (0.90%) VBScript
11 40 (0.82%) C++
12 36 (0.74%) PL/SQL
13 29 (0.59%) Perl
14 27 (0.55%) VB.NET
15 21 (0.43%) Shell Script
16 18 (0.37%) PHP
17 15 (0.31%) Python
18 11 (0.23%) VB6
18 11 (0.23%) R
19 9 (0.18%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 454 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 390 (7.99%) Degree
3 294 (6.02%) SC Cleared
4 232 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 135 (2.77%) PMI Certification
6 119 (2.44%) MCSE
7 106 (2.17%) MCP
8 99 (2.03%) PMP
9 96 (1.97%) DV Cleared
10 87 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
11 85 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
12 72 (1.48%) CCNA
13 69 (1.41%) ISEB
14 61 (1.25%) MCSA
15 59 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 58 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 54 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 43 (0.88%) MCITP
19 39 (0.80%) MOS
19 39 (0.80%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 320 (6.56%) SLA
2 139 (2.85%) QA
3 25 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.31%) P3O
5 13 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.23%) Solvency II
7 9 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.16%) COBIT
8 8 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
9 6 (0.12%) JSP 440
10 5 (0.10%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.082%) GAAP
12 3 (0.061%) ISO 9000
12 3 (0.061%) MiFID
12 3 (0.061%) TickIT
12 3 (0.061%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.041%) EMIR
13 2 (0.041%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.041%) Basel III
System Software
1 1208 (24.75%) Active Directory
2 179 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (1.80%) XenApp
4 74 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 56 (1.15%) vSphere
6 42 (0.86%) VMware ESX
7 35 (0.72%) XenDesktop
8 26 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
9 24 (0.49%) Terminal Services
10 20 (0.41%) NLBS
11 14 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 12 (0.25%) Terminal Server
13 12 (0.25%) Xen
14 11 (0.23%) NFS
15 10 (0.20%) Samba
16 9 (0.18%) BitLocker
17 8 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
18 6 (0.12%) ISA Server
18 6 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 199 (4.08%) SCCM
2 48 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
3 45 (0.92%) OVSD
4 31 (0.64%) WSUS
4 31 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 29 (0.59%) OpenView
6 26 (0.53%) Backup Exec
7 20 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 19 (0.39%) SCOM
9 15 (0.31%) WMI
10 13 (0.27%) Casper Suite
11 11 (0.23%) AirWatch
11 11 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
11 11 (0.23%) DameWare
12 10 (0.20%) NetBackup
12 10 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
12 10 (0.20%) Puppet
13 8 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 8 (0.16%) Control-M
14 7 (0.14%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 2852 (58.44%) Microsoft
2 451 (9.24%) Citrix
3 310 (6.35%) VMware
4 250 (5.12%) HP
4 250 (5.12%) Oracle
5 246 (5.04%) Cisco
6 179 (3.67%) SAP
7 136 (2.79%) Apple
8 120 (2.46%) Adobe
9 110 (2.25%) Remedy
10 109 (2.23%) Lotus
11 92 (1.89%) Symantec
12 82 (1.68%) IBM
13 69 (1.41%) Business Objects
13 69 (1.41%) Dell
14 59 (1.21%) McAfee
15 48 (0.98%) CheckPoint
16 47 (0.96%) Google
17 42 (0.86%) Cognos
18 41 (0.84%) LANDesk
West London
JM
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Cyber Team
Rate: £23,200 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
HFG
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
Amsys
Rate: From £160 to £180 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £130 - £148 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £140.00 - £170.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £85.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Rate: £9.15 - £11.75 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £14 per hour
Posted: Yesterday