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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 32 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 2571 2344 2602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.94% 4.87% 4.93%
As % of the Applications category 37.23% 38.63% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1320 1129 1156
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 421 461
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.13 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.42 £10.34 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.38 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+4.67% -4.46%
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
6906 6068 6764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.28% 12.61% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3859 3369 3586
Average daily rate £340 £333 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £156 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £514 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 678 583 703
Average hourly rate £15.14 £15.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.91% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £10.14 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.91 £25.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.19
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.54%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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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 -1 1039 £278 -7.50% 255
South East +7 582 £275 - 141
East of England -3 171 £175 -30.00% 79
North West +4 155 £285 -1.50% 71
South West -17 139 £350 +27.27% 60
West Midlands -6 128 £213 +21.42% 33
East Midlands +8 122 £350 +366.66% 24
Yorkshire +9 121 £325 +18.18% 41
North East -22 45 £346 +38.49% 14
Midlands +2 6 £525 +44.82%
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2804 (56.48%) Microsoft
2 2331 (46.95%) Windows
3 2222 (44.75%) MS Excel
4 1396 (28.12%) Active Directory
5 1343 (27.05%) Windows 7
6 1013 (20.40%) Finance
7 932 (18.77%) Windows XP
8 866 (17.44%) ITIL
9 649 (13.07%) Project Management
10 647 (13.03%) MS PowerPoint
11 533 (10.74%) SQL
12 523 (10.53%) MS Exchange
13 518 (10.43%) Citrix
14 498 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
15 479 (9.65%) MS Visio
15 479 (9.65%) MS Project
16 469 (9.45%) SharePoint
17 467 (9.41%) Blackberry
18 438 (8.82%) Security Cleared
19 410 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
19 410 (8.26%) PRINCE2
20 381 (7.67%) Windows Server 2003
21 359 (7.23%) Degree
22 332 (6.69%) Banking
23 302 (6.08%) SC Cleared
24 298 (6.00%) SQL Server
25 286 (5.76%) Oracle
26 285 (5.74%) VMware
27 283 (5.70%) HP
28 281 (5.66%) SLA

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 523 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 469 (9.45%) SharePoint
3 175 (3.52%) IBM Notes
4 163 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 148 (2.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 111 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 89 (1.79%) Lync
8 83 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 71 (1.43%) IIS
10 57 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 52 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
12 46 (0.93%) SAS
13 44 (0.89%) WorkSite
14 37 (0.75%) CMS
15 35 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
16 32 (0.64%) WebLogic
17 27 (0.54%) MS Project Server
18 24 (0.48%) WebSphere
19 21 (0.42%) Lotus Domino
20 15 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2222 (44.75%) MS Excel
2 647 (13.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 479 (9.65%) MS Visio
3 479 (9.65%) MS Project
4 121 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
5 52 (1.05%) Photoshop
6 33 (0.66%) AutoCAD
7 24 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
8 20 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
9 16 (0.32%) Acrobat
10 14 (0.28%) InfoPath
10 14 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.12%) FrameMaker
11 6 (0.12%) InDesign
11 6 (0.12%) Open Workbench
12 5 (0.10%) CorelDRAW
13 3 (0.060%) FastStats
13 3 (0.060%) PowerPivot
13 3 (0.060%) RoboHelp
14 2 (0.040%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 28 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
3 26 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 25 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
5 14 (0.28%) SAP FI
6 13 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
6 13 (0.26%) SAP CO
7 12 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
7 12 (0.24%) assyst
8 11 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
8 11 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
9 10 (0.20%) TRIRIGA
10 8 (0.16%) SAP SD
10 8 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
11 7 (0.14%) Misys Midas
11 7 (0.14%) CA Clarity
11 7 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 7 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
12 5 (0.10%) Cerner Millennium
12 5 (0.10%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 105 (2.11%) Office 365
2 13 (0.26%) SaaS
3 10 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.14%) Google Apps
5 5 (0.10%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.10%) IaaS
5 5 (0.10%) PaaS
6 4 (0.081%) Taleo
7 2 (0.040%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.040%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 255 (5.14%) TCP/IP
2 243 (4.89%) LAN
3 203 (4.09%) WAN
4 193 (3.89%) Internet
5 188 (3.79%) DNS
6 179 (3.61%) VPN
7 175 (3.52%) Firewall
8 151 (3.04%) DHCP
9 138 (2.78%) SAN
10 94 (1.89%) Wireless
11 86 (1.73%) VoIP
12 82 (1.65%) Intranet
13 42 (0.85%) 3G
14 38 (0.77%) MPLS
15 36 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
15 36 (0.73%) NAS
16 32 (0.64%) DSL
17 30 (0.60%) IP Telephony
18 27 (0.54%) Network Security
18 27 (0.54%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 81 (1.63%) MS Access
3 79 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 63 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 60 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
5 60 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 56 (1.13%) Relational Database
7 46 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
8 42 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 37 (0.75%) QlikView
9 37 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
10 34 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
11 27 (0.54%) MySQL
12 23 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
13 22 (0.44%) OLAP
14 18 (0.36%) DTS
15 17 (0.34%) DB2
16 16 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 15 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
18 13 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 76 (1.53%) Visual Studio
2 47 (0.95%) JIRA
3 30 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (0.52%) Subversion
5 21 (0.42%) Dreamweaver
6 13 (0.26%) Axure RP
6 13 (0.26%) Maven
7 12 (0.24%) MSI
7 12 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 12 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (0.22%) StarTeam
8 11 (0.22%) Hudson
9 10 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
10 9 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 9 (0.18%) Toad
10 9 (0.18%) JUnit
11 8 (0.16%) Jenkins
12 7 (0.14%) Git (software)
12 7 (0.14%) TestDirector
12 7 (0.14%) ClearCase
General
1 1013 (20.40%) Finance
2 332 (6.69%) Banking
3 279 (5.62%) Telecoms
4 243 (4.89%) Legal
5 187 (3.77%) Law
6 151 (3.04%) Retail
7 104 (2.09%) Investment Banking
8 94 (1.89%) Marketing
9 75 (1.51%) Back Office
10 73 (1.47%) Publishing
11 67 (1.35%) Manufacturing
12 45 (0.91%) Financial Institution
13 40 (0.81%) Front Office
14 39 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
15 38 (0.77%) Advertising
15 38 (0.77%) French Language
16 35 (0.70%) Billing
17 28 (0.56%) Automotive
18 27 (0.54%) Retail Banking
19 25 (0.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1649 (33.21%) Analyst
2 483 (9.73%) Service Analyst
3 477 (9.61%) Support Engineer
4 470 (9.47%) Support Analyst
5 447 (9.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 379 (7.63%) Desktop Support
7 377 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
8 287 (5.78%) 1st Line Support
9 267 (5.38%) Project Manager
10 264 (5.32%) Developer
11 246 (4.95%) Business Analyst
12 203 (4.09%) Desktop Engineer
13 175 (3.52%) Help Desk Analyst
14 169 (3.40%) Administrator
15 151 (3.04%) IT Support
16 148 (2.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 142 (2.86%) Coordinator
18 130 (2.62%) Desktop Analyst
19 126 (2.54%) Help Desk Support
20 120 (2.42%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (3.50%) .NET
2 130 (2.62%) XML
3 128 (2.58%) HTML
4 85 (1.71%) ASP.NET
5 73 (1.47%) Web Services
6 59 (1.19%) CSS
7 32 (0.64%) .NET Framework
8 29 (0.58%) WCF
8 29 (0.58%) XSLT
9 26 (0.52%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 26 (0.52%) jQuery
10 25 (0.50%) Middleware
11 21 (0.42%) WF
11 21 (0.42%) Application Packaging
12 17 (0.34%) HTML5
12 17 (0.34%) J2EE
13 16 (0.32%) Flash
14 15 (0.30%) WPF
15 14 (0.28%) CSS3
16 13 (0.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 498 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
2 467 (9.41%) Blackberry
3 202 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 93 (1.87%) E-Learning
5 88 (1.77%) NHS
6 68 (1.37%) iPad
7 66 (1.33%) Computer Science
8 63 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
9 62 (1.25%) iPhone
10 55 (1.11%) Fat Client
10 55 (1.11%) Thin Client
11 43 (0.87%) Statistics
11 43 (0.87%) User Experience
12 41 (0.83%) Mobile App
13 37 (0.75%) PMI
14 36 (0.73%) Handset
15 35 (0.70%) Social Media
15 35 (0.70%) PDA
15 35 (0.70%) Smartphone
16 30 (0.60%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2331 (46.95%) Windows
2 1343 (27.05%) Windows 7
3 932 (18.77%) Windows XP
4 410 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 381 (7.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 208 (4.19%) Windows 8
7 132 (2.66%) UNIX
8 124 (2.50%) Windows Vista
9 118 (2.38%) Linux
10 94 (1.89%) Windows 2000
11 86 (1.73%) Apple iOS
11 86 (1.73%) Android
12 73 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
13 64 (1.29%) Mac OS X
14 40 (0.81%) Mac OS
15 27 (0.54%) Solaris
16 23 (0.46%) Windows NT
17 16 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
18 14 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
19 10 (0.20%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 866 (17.44%) ITIL
2 649 (13.07%) Project Management
3 410 (8.26%) PRINCE2
4 261 (5.26%) Migration
5 251 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
6 244 (4.91%) Service Management
7 232 (4.67%) Change Management
8 220 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 181 (3.65%) Business Analysis
10 180 (3.63%) Document Management
10 180 (3.63%) Incident Management
11 178 (3.59%) Service Delivery
12 128 (2.58%) Data Analysis
13 126 (2.54%) Time Management
14 121 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
15 118 (2.38%) Programme Management
16 114 (2.30%) Project Planning
17 110 (2.22%) Change Control
18 103 (2.07%) Risk Management
19 102 (2.05%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 533 (10.74%) SQL
2 151 (3.04%) VBA
3 138 (2.78%) Java
4 121 (2.44%) C#
5 73 (1.47%) C
6 70 (1.41%) JavaScript
7 66 (1.33%) T-SQL
8 53 (1.07%) PowerShell
9 52 (1.05%) VB
10 48 (0.97%) Perl
11 47 (0.95%) VB.NET
12 35 (0.70%) PL/SQL
13 33 (0.66%) VBScript
14 24 (0.48%) Shell Script
15 20 (0.40%) C++
16 13 (0.26%) PHP
17 12 (0.24%) Bash Shell
18 10 (0.20%) Python
18 10 (0.20%) Delphi
19 9 (0.18%) AWK
Qualifications
1 438 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 359 (7.23%) Degree
3 302 (6.08%) SC Cleared
4 212 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 126 (2.54%) MCP
6 106 (2.13%) MCSE
7 96 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
8 90 (1.81%) MOS
9 72 (1.45%) DV Cleared
10 70 (1.41%) PMI Certification
11 69 (1.39%) ISEB
12 67 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 55 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
14 50 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 49 (0.99%) MCSA
16 48 (0.97%) PMP
17 44 (0.89%) ISTQB
18 43 (0.87%) CCNA
19 38 (0.77%) A+ Certification
20 37 (0.75%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 281 (5.66%) SLA
2 192 (3.87%) QA
3 53 (1.07%) ISO 9001
4 30 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 28 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 24 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.18%) Solvency II
8 8 (0.16%) COBIT
8 8 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.16%) JSP 440
9 6 (0.12%) ISO 14001
10 5 (0.10%) HL7
10 5 (0.10%) P3O
11 3 (0.060%) Basel III
11 3 (0.060%) BS7666
11 3 (0.060%) TickIT
12 2 (0.040%) GAMP
12 2 (0.040%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.040%) SNOMED CT
13 1 (0.020%) BS25999
System Software
1 1396 (28.12%) Active Directory
2 193 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (1.95%) XenApp
4 64 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 50 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
6 44 (0.89%) vSphere
7 43 (0.87%) XenDesktop
8 40 (0.81%) VMware ESX
9 31 (0.62%) Terminal Services
10 27 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 24 (0.48%) NLBS
11 24 (0.48%) Xen
12 19 (0.38%) XenServer
13 17 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
14 16 (0.32%) Terminal Server
15 14 (0.28%) ISA Server
16 10 (0.20%) MetaFrame
16 10 (0.20%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
18 5 (0.10%) UAG
Systems Management
1 259 (5.22%) SCCM
2 71 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
3 51 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 45 (0.91%) Backup Exec
5 41 (0.83%) WSUS
6 40 (0.81%) OpenView
7 36 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
8 28 (0.56%) SCOM
9 20 (0.40%) OVSD
10 17 (0.34%) Tivoli
11 13 (0.26%) SCVMM
11 13 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 12 (0.24%) DameWare
12 12 (0.24%) Nessus
12 12 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
12 12 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 12 (0.24%) WhatsUp Gold
13 10 (0.20%) ARCserve
14 9 (0.18%) Casper Suite
15 8 (0.16%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 2804 (56.48%) Microsoft
2 518 (10.43%) Citrix
3 286 (5.76%) Oracle
4 285 (5.74%) VMware
5 283 (5.70%) HP
6 252 (5.08%) Cisco
7 181 (3.65%) Lotus
8 169 (3.40%) SAP
9 107 (2.16%) Remedy
10 96 (1.93%) Symantec
11 92 (1.85%) Apple
12 89 (1.79%) Adobe
13 85 (1.71%) Dell
14 84 (1.69%) IBM
15 61 (1.23%) McAfee
16 59 (1.19%) CheckPoint
17 50 (1.01%) ServiceNow
18 47 (0.95%) Bloomberg
18 47 (0.95%) Avaya
18 47 (0.95%) Business Objects
Northamptonshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £140 to £180 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Dorset
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 15 hours ago
Kent
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £150 to £250 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £13 - £14 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Excellent Day Rate
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Engage PSG
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £125.00 - £145.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £12 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 225 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Rate: £110 - £150 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £180 - 210 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £110.00 - £120.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Surrey
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 22 hours ago