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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
UK / England
Rank 54 44 34
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1512 1919 2276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.71% 4.13% 4.92%
As % of the Applications category 35.94% 36.59% 40.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 921 967 1192
Median daily rate £300 £300 £276
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £130 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 307 393
Median hourly rate £13.60 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.89% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £10.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +3.70%

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
4207 5245 5643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.31% 11.28% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2587 3042 3286
Median daily rate £363 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £163 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 482 558
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.10 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.83% +7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.90
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.73%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the England region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -22 587 £330 +20.00% 151
South East +3 368 £312 +3.91% 96
West Midlands -4 108 £298 -16.66% 34
South West +1 106 £228 -36.80% 37
North West -5 84 £225 -25.00% 39
East of England -24 84 £225 -5.26% 27
Yorkshire -3 77 £348 +73.75% 28
East Midlands -4 52 £150 -14.28% 22
North East -5 36 £290 -19.44% 11
Midlands -1 1 £350 -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 2098 (62.37%) Microsoft
2 1567 (46.58%) MS Excel
3 1322 (39.30%) Windows
4 889 (26.43%) Active Directory
5 741 (22.03%) Finance
6 664 (19.74%) Windows 7
7 536 (15.93%) ITIL
8 528 (15.70%) MS PowerPoint
9 483 (14.36%) Project Management
10 445 (13.23%) SharePoint
11 408 (12.13%) Analytical Skills
12 395 (11.74%) Security Cleared
13 355 (10.55%) MS Visio
14 336 (9.99%) Office 365
15 316 (9.39%) MS Project
16 300 (8.92%) Stakeholder Management
17 299 (8.89%) SC Cleared
18 295 (8.77%) SQL
19 291 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
20 274 (8.15%) Windows Server
21 267 (7.94%) Degree
22 264 (7.85%) Migration
23 263 (7.82%) Citrix
24 259 (7.70%) MS Exchange
25 232 (6.90%) PRINCE2
25 232 (6.90%) Banking
26 228 (6.78%) Change Management
27 214 (6.36%) Windows 10
28 199 (5.92%) SCCM
28 199 (5.92%) Blackberry

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 445 (13.23%) SharePoint
2 259 (7.70%) MS Exchange
3 122 (3.63%) Skype for Business
4 97 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 75 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 73 (2.17%) IBM Notes
7 57 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 54 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
9 37 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
10 35 (1.04%) IIS
11 34 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
12 31 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
13 27 (0.80%) Confluence
13 27 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
14 24 (0.71%) CMS
15 21 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
16 18 (0.54%) SAS
17 14 (0.42%) MS Project Server
18 7 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 7 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1567 (46.58%) MS Excel
2 528 (15.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 355 (10.55%) MS Visio
4 316 (9.39%) MS Project
5 68 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
6 23 (0.68%) Photoshop
7 19 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (0.36%) Open Workbench
9 11 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 11 (0.33%) InfoPath
10 7 (0.21%) Acrobat
11 5 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
11 5 (0.15%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.089%) InDesign
13 2 (0.059%) Maya
14 1 (0.030%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.030%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.030%) CATIA
14 1 (0.030%) Siemens NX
14 1 (0.030%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 36 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
5 8 (0.24%) Primavera
6 6 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
6 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.18%) SystmOne
7 5 (0.15%) Eikon
7 5 (0.15%) Oracle TCA
7 5 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.15%) WebTrends
8 4 (0.12%) Demantra
8 4 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.12%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.089%) Teamcenter
9 3 (0.089%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 336 (9.99%) Office 365
2 96 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (1.04%) OneDrive
4 25 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 25 (0.74%) IaaS
5 21 (0.62%) Yammer
6 19 (0.56%) G Suite
7 18 (0.54%) PaaS
8 14 (0.42%) SaaS
9 12 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (0.27%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.24%) Mimecast
12 6 (0.18%) Trello
13 4 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
13 4 (0.12%) Akamai
13 4 (0.12%) GitHub
14 3 (0.089%) IBM Blueworks
14 3 (0.089%) IBM PureFlex
14 3 (0.089%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 160 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 139 (4.13%) DNS
3 135 (4.01%) Internet
4 125 (3.72%) LAN
5 114 (3.39%) DHCP
6 112 (3.33%) VPN
7 108 (3.21%) WAN
8 95 (2.82%) Skype
9 87 (2.59%) Firewall
10 72 (2.14%) Wireless
11 69 (2.05%) VoIP
12 63 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
13 44 (1.31%) SAN
14 39 (1.16%) Intranet
15 31 (0.92%) Ethernet
15 31 (0.92%) Network Security
16 26 (0.77%) Remote Desktop
17 25 (0.74%) NAS
18 23 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
18 23 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 64 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 46 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 44 (1.31%) MS Access
4 44 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 42 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
6 33 (0.98%) GIS
7 32 (0.95%) Relational Database
7 32 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 26 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (0.71%) Oracle Database
9 24 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
10 21 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
10 21 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
11 19 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
12 18 (0.54%) Data Mining
13 17 (0.51%) Big Data
14 16 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
14 16 (0.48%) Power BI
15 15 (0.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 99 (2.94%) JIRA
2 49 (1.46%) Visual Studio
3 29 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (0.51%) MSI
5 13 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
6 11 (0.33%) Eclipse
6 11 (0.33%) Subversion
7 8 (0.24%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.21%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.21%) Maven
8 7 (0.21%) Selenium
8 7 (0.21%) Toad
9 6 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.18%) InstallShield
9 6 (0.18%) JDeveloper
9 6 (0.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 5 (0.15%) ClearCase
10 5 (0.15%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.12%) HP UFT
11 4 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 741 (22.03%) Finance
2 232 (6.90%) Banking
3 146 (4.34%) Legal
3 146 (4.34%) Retail
4 139 (4.13%) Telecoms
5 112 (3.33%) Law
6 78 (2.32%) Marketing
7 63 (1.87%) Advertising
8 49 (1.46%) Investment Banking
9 41 (1.22%) Publishing
10 38 (1.13%) Manufacturing
11 30 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
12 29 (0.86%) German Language
13 25 (0.74%) Back Office
13 25 (0.74%) French Language
14 24 (0.71%) Retail Banking
15 21 (0.62%) Financial Institution
16 20 (0.59%) Electronics
16 20 (0.59%) Military
17 19 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1033 (30.71%) Analyst
2 328 (9.75%) Support Engineer
3 316 (9.39%) Service Analyst
4 285 (8.47%) Service Desk Analyst
5 265 (7.88%) Support Analyst
6 239 (7.10%) Project Manager
7 226 (6.72%) 2nd Line Support
8 221 (6.57%) Desktop Support
9 185 (5.50%) IT Support
10 168 (4.99%) Business Analyst
11 165 (4.90%) Developer
12 155 (4.61%) 1st Line Support
13 142 (4.22%) Desktop Engineer
14 136 (4.04%) Administrator
15 127 (3.78%) IT Analyst
16 119 (3.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 116 (3.45%) Help Desk Analyst
18 110 (3.27%) 1st/2nd Line Support
19 106 (3.15%) Service Desk Support
20 105 (3.12%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (3.42%) .NET
2 66 (1.96%) HTML
3 52 (1.55%) XML
4 45 (1.34%) CSS
5 42 (1.25%) Web Services
6 29 (0.86%) ASP.NET
7 25 (0.74%) .NET Framework
8 22 (0.65%) HTML5
9 21 (0.62%) jQuery
10 16 (0.48%) SOAP
11 13 (0.39%) COM
12 12 (0.36%) RESTful
12 12 (0.36%) WCF
13 11 (0.33%) Spring
14 9 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
14 9 (0.27%) WPF
14 9 (0.27%) XSLT
15 8 (0.24%) XSD
16 7 (0.21%) CSS3
16 7 (0.21%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 408 (12.13%) Analytical Skills
2 199 (5.92%) Blackberry
3 143 (4.25%) Management Information System
4 86 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 72 (2.14%) Smartphone
6 62 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
7 59 (1.75%) iPhone
8 58 (1.72%) Driving Licence
9 57 (1.69%) iPad
10 52 (1.55%) NHS
11 51 (1.52%) User Experience
12 49 (1.46%) e-Learning
13 42 (1.25%) Fat Client
13 42 (1.25%) Thin Client
14 38 (1.13%) Computer Science
15 35 (1.04%) Client/Server
16 23 (0.68%) Virtual Team
17 22 (0.65%) PMI
18 21 (0.62%) FMCG
18 21 (0.62%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1322 (39.30%) Windows
2 664 (19.74%) Windows 7
3 274 (8.15%) Windows Server
4 214 (6.36%) Windows 10
5 186 (5.53%) Windows XP
6 175 (5.20%) Windows 8
7 174 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 107 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 105 (3.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 92 (2.73%) Apple iOS
11 86 (2.56%) Android
12 72 (2.14%) Linux
13 67 (1.99%) Unix
14 60 (1.78%) Mac OS X
15 55 (1.63%) Mac OS
16 32 (0.95%) Windows Vista
17 17 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 13 (0.39%) Windows 2000
19 12 (0.36%) Solaris
20 11 (0.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 536 (15.93%) ITIL
2 483 (14.36%) Project Management
3 300 (8.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 291 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
5 264 (7.85%) Migration
6 232 (6.90%) PRINCE2
7 228 (6.78%) Change Management
8 186 (5.53%) Service Management
9 140 (4.16%) Programme Management
10 138 (4.10%) Service Delivery
11 134 (3.98%) Data Analysis
12 130 (3.86%) Incident Management
13 125 (3.72%) Time Management
14 121 (3.60%) Business Intelligence
15 119 (3.54%) Business Analysis
16 108 (3.21%) CRM
17 103 (3.06%) ITSM
17 103 (3.06%) Risk Management
18 100 (2.97%) Problem Management
19 95 (2.82%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 295 (8.77%) SQL
2 82 (2.44%) VBA
3 78 (2.32%) PowerShell
4 71 (2.11%) C#
5 65 (1.93%) C
6 59 (1.75%) Java
7 53 (1.58%) JavaScript
8 42 (1.25%) T-SQL
9 38 (1.13%) VB
10 26 (0.77%) PL/SQL
11 22 (0.65%) VBScript
12 17 (0.51%) Shell Script
13 16 (0.48%) PHP
14 12 (0.36%) Perl
15 10 (0.30%) C++
16 8 (0.24%) R
16 8 (0.24%) VB6
17 6 (0.18%) Python
17 6 (0.18%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.15%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 395 (11.74%) Security Cleared
2 299 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 267 (7.94%) Degree
4 144 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 81 (2.41%) MCSE
6 80 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
7 72 (2.14%) DV Cleared
8 69 (2.05%) MCP
9 45 (1.34%) ISEB
10 39 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 36 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
12 34 (1.01%) MCSA
12 34 (1.01%) PMP
13 32 (0.95%) PMI Certification
14 29 (0.86%) MCDST
14 29 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 28 (0.83%) CCNA
16 24 (0.71%) DBS Check
17 23 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
18 22 (0.65%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (5.68%) SLA
2 65 (1.93%) QA
3 39 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 24 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 14 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 13 (0.39%) ISO 9000
8 11 (0.33%) P3O
8 11 (0.33%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.30%) COBIT
10 9 (0.27%) MiFID
11 8 (0.24%) Basel III
12 6 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 6 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 5 (0.15%) Def Stans
13 5 (0.15%) PMBOK
14 4 (0.12%) Solvency II
15 3 (0.089%) GAMP
15 3 (0.089%) GMP
16 2 (0.059%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 889 (26.43%) Active Directory
2 124 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (1.93%) XenApp
4 49 (1.46%) Hyper-V
5 32 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 32 (0.95%) XenDesktop
6 30 (0.89%) VMware ESX
6 30 (0.89%) vSphere
7 26 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
8 22 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
9 21 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
10 20 (0.59%) BitLocker
11 11 (0.33%) Terminal Services
12 8 (0.24%) vCloud
12 8 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.18%) Docker
14 5 (0.15%) Firmware
14 5 (0.15%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.15%) NDS
14 5 (0.15%) Samba
Systems Management
1 199 (5.92%) SCCM
2 28 (0.83%) WSUS
3 26 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
4 20 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 20 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 19 (0.56%) SCOM
6 17 (0.51%) AirWatch
7 15 (0.45%) Backup Exec
7 15 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 14 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 12 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (0.33%) Nagios
11 8 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (0.21%) DameWare
12 7 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (0.21%) MIMEsweeper
12 7 (0.21%) SCVMM
13 6 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 6 (0.18%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2098 (62.37%) Microsoft
2 263 (7.82%) Citrix
3 188 (5.59%) Cisco
3 188 (5.59%) VMware
4 142 (4.22%) Oracle
5 125 (3.72%) HP
6 115 (3.42%) Apple
7 113 (3.36%) SAP
8 75 (2.23%) Remedy
9 73 (2.17%) Lotus
10 58 (1.72%) Dell
11 46 (1.37%) Symantec
12 43 (1.28%) Adobe
12 43 (1.28%) Google
13 41 (1.22%) ServiceNow
14 32 (0.95%) LANDesk
15 31 (0.92%) Bloomberg
16 28 (0.83%) CheckPoint
16 28 (0.83%) IBM
17 25 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £10 - £11 Per Hour
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Spring Technology
Rate: £120 - £170 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £335.76 - £377.73 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £14.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £300 - £315 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Yoh
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £11.17 - £12.17 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £18 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £15000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £18.00 - £23.00 per hour + (PAYE or Umbrella
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £12.50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Energon People
Rate: £125 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £20000 - £23000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £120.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £22 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £12.50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £225.00 - £285.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £215.00 - £285.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £10 - £11 Per Hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £12.86 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago