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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 34 32 35
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 2383 2518 2084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.87% 5.27% 5.05%
As % of the Applications category 39.77% 39.73% 37.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1152 1138 906
Average daily rate
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£283 £275 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.72% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £115 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £253 £270
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -6.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 432 403
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.32 £25.15 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.06 £14.21 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-8.12% +5.25%
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
5992 6337 5487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.25% 13.26% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3301 3322 2828
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 626 652
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £38.79 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 26 March 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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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 0 885 £300 +3.44% 254
South East -3 648 £300 - 139
West Midlands -6 150 £250 -18.03% 29
North West -6 145 £300 +50.00% 55
South West -8 143 £290 +1.75% 43
East of England -2 132 £160 -33.74% 50
Yorkshire -20 112 £225 -18.18% 45
East Midlands -12 106 £176 +147.36% 34
North East -6 30 £400 +35.10% 14
Midlands +11 11 £220 -
South Coast - - - -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 2790 (56.59%) Microsoft
2 2235 (45.33%) MS Excel
3 2059 (41.76%) Windows
4 1221 (24.77%) Active Directory
5 1145 (23.23%) Windows 7
6 988 (20.04%) Finance
7 892 (18.09%) ITIL
8 743 (15.07%) Windows XP
9 672 (13.63%) Project Management
10 594 (12.05%) SQL
11 586 (11.89%) MS PowerPoint
12 523 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
13 515 (10.45%) Citrix
14 514 (10.43%) MS Project
15 504 (10.22%) Security Cleared
16 473 (9.59%) MS Visio
17 460 (9.33%) SharePoint
18 418 (8.48%) PRINCE2
19 389 (7.89%) MS Exchange
20 379 (7.69%) Degree
21 375 (7.61%) Blackberry
22 372 (7.55%) Banking
23 371 (7.53%) SC Cleared
24 361 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
25 316 (6.41%) SLA
26 305 (6.19%) Service Management
27 292 (5.92%) SQL Server
28 287 (5.82%) Telecoms
29 280 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
30 264 (5.35%) Migration

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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
1 460 (9.33%) SharePoint
2 389 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 168 (3.41%) IBM Notes
4 127 (2.58%) Lync
5 121 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 103 (2.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 70 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
8 53 (1.08%) IIS
9 48 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
10 47 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
11 45 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
12 41 (0.83%) WorkSite
13 32 (0.65%) SAS
14 26 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
15 25 (0.51%) CMS
16 24 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
17 21 (0.43%) Confluence
18 18 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
19 16 (0.32%) MS Project Server
20 13 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2235 (45.33%) MS Excel
2 586 (11.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 514 (10.43%) MS Project
4 473 (9.59%) MS Visio
5 53 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
6 40 (0.81%) AutoCAD
7 33 (0.67%) Photoshop
8 27 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 26 (0.53%) Acrobat
9 26 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
10 15 (0.30%) InDesign
11 13 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
11 13 (0.26%) InfoPath
12 6 (0.12%) Open Workbench
13 5 (0.10%) Final Cut Pro
13 5 (0.10%) Mingle
13 5 (0.10%) PowerPivot
14 4 (0.081%) SPSS
15 3 (0.061%) Adobe Premiere
15 3 (0.061%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 31 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 21 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (0.32%) SAP SRM
5 15 (0.30%) Agresso
6 12 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
7 9 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 9 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
8 8 (0.16%) assyst
8 8 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
8 8 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.12%) Maximo
9 6 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (0.12%) Eikon
9 6 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (0.12%) SAP GRC
9 6 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.10%) CA PPM
10 5 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 5 (0.10%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 120 (2.43%) Office 365
2 21 (0.43%) Google Apps
3 19 (0.39%) PaaS
4 14 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (0.26%) IaaS
6 9 (0.18%) SaaS
7 6 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (0.10%) Yammer
9 4 (0.081%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.081%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.081%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.061%) Taleo
11 1 (0.020%) Force.com
11 1 (0.020%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.020%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.020%) Trello
11 1 (0.020%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 250 (5.07%) LAN
2 249 (5.05%) TCP/IP
3 225 (4.56%) WAN
4 185 (3.75%) VPN
5 181 (3.67%) DNS
6 180 (3.65%) Internet
7 144 (2.92%) DHCP
8 126 (2.56%) Firewall
9 103 (2.09%) Wireless
10 93 (1.89%) SAN
11 85 (1.72%) VoIP
12 75 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
13 55 (1.12%) FTP
14 46 (0.93%) Intranet
15 44 (0.89%) 3G
16 43 (0.87%) HTTP
17 37 (0.75%) VLAN
18 36 (0.73%) ATM
18 36 (0.73%) Network Security
19 35 (0.71%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (5.92%) SQL Server
2 107 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 90 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 89 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 81 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 65 (1.32%) Relational Database
7 55 (1.12%) MS Access
8 44 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 43 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
9 43 (0.87%) Oracle Database
10 29 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (0.55%) MySQL
12 26 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
12 26 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
13 25 (0.51%) Data Mining
14 19 (0.39%) RDBMS
15 16 (0.32%) SAP BW
15 16 (0.32%) QlikView
15 16 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
16 15 (0.30%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 78 (1.58%) Visual Studio
2 66 (1.34%) JIRA
3 40 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 24 (0.49%) MSI
6 20 (0.41%) JMeter
7 19 (0.39%) SoapUI
7 19 (0.39%) Subversion
8 18 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 17 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
9 17 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
10 14 (0.28%) LoadRunner
10 14 (0.28%) Maven
10 14 (0.28%) Jenkins
11 13 (0.26%) JUnit
12 9 (0.18%) Git (software)
12 9 (0.18%) TeamCity
12 9 (0.18%) Cucumber
12 9 (0.18%) Hudson
12 9 (0.18%) ClearQuest
General
1 988 (20.04%) Finance
2 372 (7.55%) Banking
3 287 (5.82%) Telecoms
4 180 (3.65%) Legal
5 164 (3.33%) Retail
6 145 (2.94%) Law
7 116 (2.35%) Investment Banking
8 89 (1.81%) Marketing
9 77 (1.56%) Publishing
10 55 (1.12%) Manufacturing
11 53 (1.08%) Financial Institution
12 46 (0.93%) German Language
13 45 (0.91%) Back Office
14 43 (0.87%) Advertising
15 34 (0.69%) French Language
16 32 (0.65%) Electronics
17 31 (0.63%) Retail Banking
18 30 (0.61%) Billing
19 26 (0.53%) Local Government
20 22 (0.45%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1590 (32.25%) Analyst
2 544 (11.03%) Service Analyst
3 523 (10.61%) Service Desk Analyst
4 408 (8.28%) Support Analyst
5 397 (8.05%) Support Engineer
6 349 (7.08%) Desktop Support
7 289 (5.86%) 1st Line Support
8 285 (5.78%) 2nd Line Support
8 285 (5.78%) Project Manager
9 266 (5.40%) Developer
10 216 (4.38%) Business Analyst
11 204 (4.14%) IT Support
12 190 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
13 182 (3.69%) Administrator
14 156 (3.16%) Coordinator
15 148 (3.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 144 (2.92%) Help Desk Analyst
17 114 (2.31%) Help Desk Support
18 99 (2.01%) Data Analyst
19 98 (1.99%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (3.47%) .NET
2 113 (2.29%) HTML
3 98 (1.99%) XML
4 74 (1.50%) Web Services
5 62 (1.26%) CSS
6 50 (1.01%) ASP.NET
7 45 (0.91%) jQuery
8 41 (0.83%) .NET Framework
9 35 (0.71%) HTML5
10 34 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
11 33 (0.67%) JSON
12 30 (0.61%) REST
13 25 (0.51%) Application Packaging
14 19 (0.39%) SOAP
15 17 (0.34%) COM
16 16 (0.32%) Flash
17 13 (0.26%) Middleware
17 13 (0.26%) XSLT
18 12 (0.24%) ODBC
18 12 (0.24%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 523 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 375 (7.61%) Blackberry
3 185 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 140 (2.84%) NHS
5 70 (1.42%) Computer Science
6 69 (1.40%) iPhone
7 62 (1.26%) iPad
8 59 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
9 54 (1.10%) User Experience
10 52 (1.05%) Thin Client
10 52 (1.05%) Fat Client
11 46 (0.93%) E-Learning
11 46 (0.93%) Statistics
12 41 (0.83%) PMI
13 36 (0.73%) Smartphone
14 28 (0.57%) CMDB
15 27 (0.55%) Mobile App
15 27 (0.55%) PDA
15 27 (0.55%) FMCG
16 25 (0.51%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2059 (41.76%) Windows
2 1145 (23.23%) Windows 7
3 743 (15.07%) Windows XP
4 361 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 261 (5.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 199 (4.04%) Windows 8
7 122 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 118 (2.39%) Android
9 116 (2.35%) UNIX
10 111 (2.25%) Linux
11 89 (1.81%) Windows Vista
12 87 (1.76%) Apple iOS
13 61 (1.24%) Mac OS X
14 34 (0.69%) Solaris
14 34 (0.69%) Windows 2000
15 25 (0.51%) Mac OS
16 24 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
17 22 (0.45%) AIX
18 17 (0.34%) Windows NT
19 16 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 892 (18.09%) ITIL
2 672 (13.63%) Project Management
3 418 (8.48%) PRINCE2
4 305 (6.19%) Service Management
5 280 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 264 (5.35%) Migration
7 246 (4.99%) Agile Software Development
8 224 (4.54%) Service Delivery
9 222 (4.50%) Change Management
10 181 (3.67%) Incident Management
11 161 (3.27%) Data Analysis
12 152 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
13 139 (2.82%) Business Analysis
14 128 (2.60%) Change Control
15 116 (2.35%) Project Planning
16 114 (2.31%) User Acceptance Testing
17 110 (2.23%) Risk Management
18 109 (2.21%) ITSM
19 108 (2.19%) Programme Management
20 104 (2.11%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 594 (12.05%) SQL
2 172 (3.49%) VBA
3 139 (2.82%) Java
4 126 (2.56%) C#
5 92 (1.87%) JavaScript
6 90 (1.83%) T-SQL
7 80 (1.62%) C
8 71 (1.44%) VB
9 67 (1.36%) PowerShell
10 43 (0.87%) VBScript
11 40 (0.81%) VB.NET
12 36 (0.73%) Shell Script
13 33 (0.67%) Perl
14 30 (0.61%) C++
14 30 (0.61%) PL/SQL
15 25 (0.51%) Python
16 14 (0.28%) PHP
16 14 (0.28%) Bash Shell
17 13 (0.26%) Korn
18 12 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 504 (10.22%) Security Cleared
2 379 (7.69%) Degree
3 371 (7.53%) SC Cleared
4 220 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 136 (2.76%) MCP
6 110 (2.23%) PMI Certification
7 102 (2.07%) MCSE
8 92 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
9 80 (1.62%) DV Cleared
10 79 (1.60%) PMP
11 76 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 74 (1.50%) ISEB
13 59 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
14 58 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 51 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 48 (0.97%) CCNA
17 42 (0.85%) MCSA
18 41 (0.83%) A+ Certification
18 41 (0.83%) MOS
19 39 (0.79%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 316 (6.41%) SLA
2 155 (3.14%) QA
3 20 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 18 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.26%) Solvency II
5 13 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
6 10 (0.20%) COBIT
7 9 (0.18%) P3O
8 7 (0.14%) Basel III
9 6 (0.12%) EMIR
9 6 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.10%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.081%) Basel II
12 3 (0.061%) MiFID
12 3 (0.061%) CRD IV
12 3 (0.061%) ISO 9000
12 3 (0.061%) GAMP
13 2 (0.041%) GMP
System Software
1 1221 (24.77%) Active Directory
2 180 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (1.66%) XenApp
4 60 (1.22%) Hyper-V
5 46 (0.93%) vSphere
6 43 (0.87%) XenDesktop
7 37 (0.75%) VMware ESX
7 37 (0.75%) Terminal Services
8 30 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 15 (0.30%) Terminal Server
11 14 (0.28%) Xen
12 11 (0.22%) XenServer
12 11 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
13 10 (0.20%) Samba
14 9 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.16%) VMware Server
16 7 (0.14%) NLBS
17 6 (0.12%) NFS
18 5 (0.10%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 225 (4.56%) SCCM
2 48 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 45 (0.91%) OpenView
4 42 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
5 30 (0.61%) OVSD
6 25 (0.51%) WSUS
7 21 (0.43%) Backup Exec
8 19 (0.39%) SCOM
8 19 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
9 13 (0.26%) Casper Suite
9 13 (0.26%) Puppet
10 12 (0.24%) ARCserve
11 11 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 11 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 10 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (0.18%) NetBackup
14 8 (0.16%) DameWare
14 8 (0.16%) Vagrant
15 6 (0.12%) Control-M
15 6 (0.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 2790 (56.59%) Microsoft
2 515 (10.45%) Citrix
3 263 (5.33%) VMware
4 241 (4.89%) Oracle
5 240 (4.87%) HP
6 213 (4.32%) Cisco
7 173 (3.51%) Lotus
8 155 (3.14%) SAP
9 143 (2.90%) Apple
10 106 (2.15%) Remedy
11 101 (2.05%) Adobe
12 93 (1.89%) Symantec
13 70 (1.42%) Business Objects
13 70 (1.42%) IBM
13 70 (1.42%) McAfee
14 63 (1.28%) Dell
15 58 (1.18%) Bloomberg
16 57 (1.16%) Google
17 48 (0.97%) Reuters
18 41 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
North London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
East Sussex
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 per day + .
Posted: 10 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 - 450 per day + .
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Royal College of Midwives
Rate: From £27,598 to £35,052 per annum plus £4,712 London Weighting
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £325-£340
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
East Riding
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £12 - £13 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £38k per annum depending on experience
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £16.16 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Intapeople
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Evermore Global
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday