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 4 December 2016 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 57 41 32
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1721 2124 2745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.76% 4.19% 5.22%
As % of the Applications category 36.03% 37.30% 40.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 1073 1476
Median daily rate £280 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £310 £258
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +20.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 351 487
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.60 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.65% -6.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £9.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £22.00 £21.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.57%
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
4777 5695 6856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.45% 11.24% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2847 3308 3932
Median daily rate £375 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £163 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £318
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 557 717
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.77 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.71% +5.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 4 December 2016.

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 4 December 2016.

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 4 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -19 666 £275 - 123
South East +3 426 £310 +3.33% 80
South West -4 128 £210 -40.00% 29
North West -24 103 £300 +9.09% 43
West Midlands -21 102 £341 +7.06% 24
East of England -12 98 £225 -25.00% 24
Yorkshire -3 92 £320 +28.00% 23
East Midlands -18 61 £153 -33.40% 17
North East -32 39 £275 -22.53% 10
Midlands +4 1 - -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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 2253 (61.19%) Microsoft
2 1713 (46.52%) MS Excel
3 1509 (40.98%) Windows
4 992 (26.94%) Active Directory
5 797 (21.65%) Finance
6 739 (20.07%) Windows 7
7 651 (17.68%) ITIL
8 630 (17.11%) MS PowerPoint
9 522 (14.18%) Project Management
10 463 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
11 452 (12.28%) SharePoint
12 406 (11.03%) Security Cleared
13 399 (10.84%) MS Visio
14 384 (10.43%) Office 365
15 356 (9.67%) Windows Server
16 350 (9.51%) SQL
17 322 (8.75%) Citrix
18 314 (8.53%) MS Project
18 314 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
19 312 (8.47%) SC Cleared
20 310 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
21 307 (8.34%) Migration
22 303 (8.23%) MS Exchange
23 283 (7.69%) Degree
24 262 (7.12%) Banking
25 248 (6.74%) PRINCE2
26 239 (6.49%) Change Management
27 232 (6.30%) Windows 8
28 231 (6.27%) SCCM
29 224 (6.08%) VMware

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
1 452 (12.28%) SharePoint
2 303 (8.23%) MS Exchange
3 140 (3.80%) Skype for Business
4 114 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 82 (2.23%) IBM Notes
6 74 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 57 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 50 (1.36%) IIS
9 43 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
10 37 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
11 35 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
12 33 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
13 29 (0.79%) CMS
14 24 (0.65%) Confluence
14 24 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
15 18 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
15 18 (0.49%) SAS
16 11 (0.30%) MS Project Server
17 9 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
18 8 (0.22%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1713 (46.52%) MS Excel
2 630 (17.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 399 (10.84%) MS Visio
4 314 (8.53%) MS Project
5 76 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
6 28 (0.76%) Photoshop
7 24 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
8 18 (0.49%) Open Workbench
9 16 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 14 (0.38%) InfoPath
11 9 (0.24%) Acrobat
12 8 (0.22%) InDesign
13 6 (0.16%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.11%) PTC Creo
15 3 (0.081%) Adobe Captivate
15 3 (0.081%) CATIA
15 3 (0.081%) Siemens NX
16 2 (0.054%) Maya
16 2 (0.054%) Windchill
17 1 (0.027%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 36 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 19 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.35%) Primavera
5 12 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
7 8 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.22%) WebTrends
8 7 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 6 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
9 6 (0.16%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 6 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
9 6 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 5 (0.14%) assyst
10 5 (0.14%) Oracle TCA
10 5 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 5 (0.14%) Teamcenter
11 4 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 384 (10.43%) Office 365
2 116 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (1.28%) G Suite
4 41 (1.11%) OneDrive
5 35 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 34 (0.92%) Trello
7 25 (0.68%) Yammer
8 22 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
8 22 (0.60%) IaaS
9 19 (0.52%) SaaS
10 15 (0.41%) PaaS
11 13 (0.35%) Google Analytics
12 12 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
13 9 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (0.22%) Mimecast
15 7 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
16 5 (0.14%) Basecamp
17 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 3 (0.081%) IBM Blueworks
19 2 (0.054%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 179 (4.86%) TCP/IP
2 177 (4.81%) DNS
3 174 (4.73%) Internet
4 152 (4.13%) DHCP
5 141 (3.83%) LAN
6 116 (3.15%) Skype
7 111 (3.01%) WAN
8 109 (2.96%) Firewall
9 108 (2.93%) VPN
10 74 (2.01%) VoIP
10 74 (2.01%) Wireless
11 65 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
12 50 (1.36%) SAN
13 48 (1.30%) Intranet
14 34 (0.92%) NAS
15 31 (0.84%) Ethernet
16 30 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
16 30 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
17 28 (0.76%) Network Security
18 25 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 59 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
3 52 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 47 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (1.03%) MS Access
5 38 (1.03%) Relational Database
6 35 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 33 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
7 33 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
7 33 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 32 (0.87%) GIS
8 32 (0.87%) Oracle Database
9 26 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 22 (0.60%) Data Mining
11 21 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
12 19 (0.52%) MySQL
13 17 (0.46%) QlikView
14 15 (0.41%) Big Data
14 15 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
15 14 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 88 (2.39%) JIRA
2 50 (1.36%) Visual Studio
3 27 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (0.46%) MSI
5 12 (0.33%) Subversion
6 11 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
6 11 (0.30%) Toad
7 9 (0.24%) Eclipse
7 9 (0.24%) Selenium
7 9 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 7 (0.19%) ClearCase
8 7 (0.19%) ClearQuest
9 6 (0.16%) Axure RP
9 6 (0.16%) InstallShield
9 6 (0.16%) Maven
9 6 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (0.16%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 5 (0.14%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.14%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.14%) SoapUI
General
1 797 (21.65%) Finance
2 262 (7.12%) Banking
3 166 (4.51%) Retail
4 159 (4.32%) Telecoms
5 136 (3.69%) Legal
6 121 (3.29%) Law
7 94 (2.55%) Marketing
8 65 (1.77%) Advertising
9 52 (1.41%) Investment Banking
10 42 (1.14%) Publishing
11 41 (1.11%) Manufacturing
12 32 (0.87%) Back Office
13 31 (0.84%) German Language
14 28 (0.76%) Billing
15 26 (0.71%) French Language
16 25 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
17 24 (0.65%) Retail Banking
18 21 (0.57%) Military
19 20 (0.54%) Front Office
20 18 (0.49%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1160 (31.50%) Analyst
2 346 (9.40%) Service Analyst
3 338 (9.18%) Support Engineer
4 311 (8.45%) Service Desk Analyst
5 296 (8.04%) Support Analyst
6 267 (7.25%) Project Manager
7 251 (6.82%) Desktop Support
8 214 (5.81%) 2nd Line Support
9 203 (5.51%) IT Support
10 190 (5.16%) Business Analyst
11 156 (4.24%) 1st Line Support
12 150 (4.07%) Desktop Engineer
13 149 (4.05%) Developer
13 149 (4.05%) IT Analyst
14 146 (3.97%) Administrator
15 137 (3.72%) Help Desk Analyst
16 130 (3.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 112 (3.04%) Help Desk Support
18 101 (2.74%) Architect
19 98 (2.66%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (3.39%) .NET
2 81 (2.20%) HTML
3 58 (1.58%) XML
4 56 (1.52%) Web Services
5 55 (1.49%) CSS
6 39 (1.06%) ASP.NET
7 26 (0.71%) .NET Framework
8 23 (0.62%) HTML5
8 23 (0.62%) jQuery
9 20 (0.54%) SOAP
10 14 (0.38%) RESTful
11 13 (0.35%) COM
12 11 (0.30%) WCF
13 10 (0.27%) J2EE
13 10 (0.27%) Software Packaging
13 10 (0.27%) Spring
14 9 (0.24%) XSLT
15 8 (0.22%) JSON
15 8 (0.22%) WinForms
15 8 (0.22%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 463 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
2 211 (5.73%) Blackberry
3 169 (4.59%) Management Information System
4 85 (2.31%) Data Centre
5 83 (2.25%) Smartphone
6 69 (1.87%) iPhone
6 69 (1.87%) NHS
7 63 (1.71%) Driving Licence
8 62 (1.68%) iPad
9 56 (1.52%) User Experience
10 55 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
11 51 (1.39%) Client/Server
12 48 (1.30%) Computer Science
12 48 (1.30%) e-Learning
13 44 (1.20%) Fat Client
13 44 (1.20%) Thin Client
14 30 (0.81%) Virtual Team
15 25 (0.68%) FMCG
15 25 (0.68%) Statistics
16 23 (0.62%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1509 (40.98%) Windows
2 739 (20.07%) Windows 7
3 356 (9.67%) Windows Server
4 232 (6.30%) Windows 8
5 216 (5.87%) Windows 10
6 209 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 197 (5.35%) Windows XP
8 122 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 122 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 105 (2.85%) Android
10 101 (2.74%) Apple iOS
10 101 (2.74%) Linux
11 87 (2.36%) Unix
12 59 (1.60%) Mac OS X
13 50 (1.36%) Mac OS
14 36 (0.98%) Windows Vista
15 20 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (0.49%) Solaris
17 12 (0.33%) Windows 2000
18 9 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 651 (17.68%) ITIL
2 522 (14.18%) Project Management
3 314 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
4 310 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 307 (8.34%) Migration
6 248 (6.74%) PRINCE2
7 239 (6.49%) Change Management
8 223 (6.06%) Service Management
9 180 (4.89%) Data Analysis
10 162 (4.40%) Business Analysis
11 150 (4.07%) Incident Management
12 139 (3.78%) Service Delivery
13 126 (3.42%) Time Management
14 125 (3.39%) Programme Management
15 123 (3.34%) ITSM
16 121 (3.29%) Business Intelligence
17 106 (2.88%) CRM
18 102 (2.77%) Risk Management
19 100 (2.72%) Problem Management
20 96 (2.61%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 350 (9.51%) SQL
2 90 (2.44%) PowerShell
3 82 (2.23%) VBA
4 75 (2.04%) C#
5 72 (1.96%) C
6 68 (1.85%) Java
7 55 (1.49%) JavaScript
8 51 (1.39%) T-SQL
9 47 (1.28%) VB
10 30 (0.81%) VBScript
11 29 (0.79%) PL/SQL
12 24 (0.65%) Shell Script
13 19 (0.52%) Perl
14 16 (0.43%) C++
14 16 (0.43%) Python
15 13 (0.35%) PHP
16 12 (0.33%) R
17 11 (0.30%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.30%) XAML
18 10 (0.27%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 406 (11.03%) Security Cleared
2 312 (8.47%) SC Cleared
3 283 (7.69%) Degree
4 187 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 106 (2.88%) MCSE
6 105 (2.85%) MCP
7 87 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
8 65 (1.77%) DV Cleared
9 60 (1.63%) ISEB
10 53 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
11 44 (1.20%) MCSA
12 42 (1.14%) CCNA
13 39 (1.06%) MCDST
14 35 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 34 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
16 30 (0.81%) A+ Certification
17 29 (0.79%) PMI Certification
17 29 (0.79%) PMP
17 29 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 27 (0.73%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (5.54%) SLA
2 79 (2.15%) QA
3 48 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 28 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
5 23 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (0.43%) ISO 9000
6 16 (0.43%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.30%) P3O
9 9 (0.24%) COBIT
10 8 (0.22%) Basel III
11 7 (0.19%) MiFID
12 6 (0.16%) Def Stans
12 6 (0.16%) GAMP
12 6 (0.16%) Solvency II
13 5 (0.14%) GxP
13 5 (0.14%) PMBOK
14 2 (0.054%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 2 (0.054%) GMP
System Software
1 992 (26.94%) Active Directory
2 148 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (2.12%) XenApp
4 75 (2.04%) Hyper-V
5 35 (0.95%) XenDesktop
6 31 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
7 26 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (0.68%) VMware ESX
9 24 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
10 23 (0.62%) vSphere
11 19 (0.52%) BitLocker
12 18 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
13 11 (0.30%) Terminal Services
14 9 (0.24%) Firmware
15 8 (0.22%) ISA Server
15 8 (0.22%) vCloud
15 8 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
16 7 (0.19%) Docker
17 6 (0.16%) VMware Server
17 6 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 231 (6.27%) SCCM
2 34 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
3 33 (0.90%) SCOM
4 29 (0.79%) WSUS
5 20 (0.54%) AirWatch
6 17 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
7 15 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 14 (0.38%) Backup Exec
8 14 (0.38%) Nagios
9 11 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
10 10 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 10 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 9 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 9 (0.24%) OVSD
12 8 (0.22%) DameWare
12 8 (0.22%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.14%) Casper Suite
13 5 (0.14%) logstash
13 5 (0.14%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2253 (61.19%) Microsoft
2 322 (8.75%) Citrix
3 224 (6.08%) VMware
4 202 (5.49%) Cisco
5 178 (4.83%) Oracle
6 142 (3.86%) HP
7 125 (3.39%) Apple
8 119 (3.23%) SAP
9 84 (2.28%) Remedy
10 82 (2.23%) Lotus
11 76 (2.06%) Google
12 60 (1.63%) Adobe
13 52 (1.41%) Dell
14 45 (1.22%) CheckPoint
15 39 (1.06%) ServiceNow
16 36 (0.98%) Symantec
17 35 (0.95%) IBM
18 33 (0.90%) Juniper
19 32 (0.87%) Bloomberg
20 29 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
West Yorkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £10 - £11 Per Hour
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Pertemps Managed Services
Rate: £11.50 - £13.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £8 - £25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Comtecs
Rate: £325 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £100.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Premier IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Ripley, Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £9.00 - £13.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Candidate Source
Rate: Up to £20,000 per annum DOE + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £150.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £11.00 - £15.75 per hour + free car parking
Posted: 3 days ago
Teeside
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Rate: £30 Per Hour £30.00
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £150 - £200 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago