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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 38 35 34
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 2394 2444 2384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.63% 4.95% 5.13%
As % of the Applications category 38.29% 37.51% 39.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1313 1167 1162
Average daily rate
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£300 £283 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% -5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £273
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 449 414
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.04 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.83% -9.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £25.00 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
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
6252 6516 6037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.10% 13.19% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3709 3623 3301
Average daily rate £350 £331 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% -5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 704 614
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.45% -1.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 28 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 28 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 28 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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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 +6 1041 £300 +9.09% 239
South East -10 510 £325 +8.33% 130
North West +1 195 £312 +13.27% 80
East of England +7 185 £215 -8.02% 61
South West +5 141 £300 +11.52% 37
East Midlands -1 100 £165 -47.20% 27
Yorkshire -10 97 £270 +3.84% 39
West Midlands -8 95 £270 -3.57% 27
North East -27 26 £250 -28.05% 9
Midlands -1 4 £273 -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 2854 (58.47%) Microsoft
2 2181 (44.68%) MS Excel
3 1909 (39.11%) Windows
4 1181 (24.20%) Active Directory
5 1102 (22.58%) Finance
6 1082 (22.17%) Windows 7
7 936 (19.18%) ITIL
8 768 (15.73%) Project Management
9 615 (12.60%) MS PowerPoint
10 597 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
11 578 (11.84%) SQL
12 575 (11.78%) Windows XP
13 568 (11.64%) MS Project
14 538 (11.02%) SharePoint
15 498 (10.20%) PRINCE2
16 480 (9.83%) MS Visio
17 470 (9.63%) Security Cleared
18 450 (9.22%) Citrix
19 410 (8.40%) MS Exchange
20 384 (7.87%) Degree
21 353 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
22 351 (7.19%) Banking
23 344 (7.05%) Service Management
24 318 (6.52%) SLA
25 316 (6.47%) VMware
26 305 (6.25%) SQL Server
27 302 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
28 289 (5.92%) Migration
28 289 (5.92%) SC Cleared
29 284 (5.82%) Blackberry

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 538 (11.02%) SharePoint
2 410 (8.40%) MS Exchange
3 147 (3.01%) Lync
4 125 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 92 (1.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 86 (1.76%) IBM Notes
7 78 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 78 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 66 (1.35%) IIS
9 57 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
10 47 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
11 43 (0.88%) SAS
12 35 (0.72%) WorkSite
13 32 (0.66%) CMS
14 31 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
15 23 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
16 20 (0.41%) MS Project Server
17 18 (0.37%) Confluence
18 12 (0.25%) ArcGIS
19 11 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2181 (44.68%) MS Excel
2 615 (12.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 568 (11.64%) MS Project
4 480 (9.83%) MS Visio
5 72 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
6 26 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 25 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 21 (0.43%) AutoCAD
9 19 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
10 17 (0.35%) Acrobat
11 14 (0.29%) Open Workbench
12 13 (0.27%) InDesign
13 12 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
14 10 (0.20%) InfoPath
15 7 (0.14%) PowerPivot
16 6 (0.12%) Mingle
16 6 (0.12%) SPSS
17 4 (0.082%) Maya
18 3 (0.061%) Simulink
18 3 (0.061%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 35 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 19 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.27%) Agresso
4 13 (0.27%) SAP ERP
5 11 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
6 8 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (0.12%) SAP SRM
7 6 (0.12%) Primavera
7 6 (0.12%) Maximo
7 6 (0.12%) HFM
8 5 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
8 5 (0.10%) SAP CO
8 5 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (0.10%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 5 (0.10%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.10%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 271 (5.55%) Office 365
2 30 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (0.49%) Google Apps
4 16 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (0.31%) SaaS
5 15 (0.31%) PaaS
6 12 (0.25%) OneDrive
7 8 (0.16%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.12%) IaaS
8 6 (0.12%) Yammer
9 5 (0.10%) Taleo
10 2 (0.041%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.041%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.041%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.041%) Symantec.cloud
10 2 (0.041%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.041%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.041%) Responsys
11 1 (0.020%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.020%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 236 (4.84%) LAN
2 199 (4.08%) TCP/IP
3 195 (4.00%) WAN
4 171 (3.50%) VPN
5 160 (3.28%) Internet
6 152 (3.11%) DNS
7 130 (2.66%) DHCP
8 118 (2.42%) Firewall
9 85 (1.74%) SAN
10 70 (1.43%) Intranet
11 68 (1.39%) VoIP
12 64 (1.31%) Wireless
13 58 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
14 46 (0.94%) MPLS
15 41 (0.84%) ATM
16 36 (0.74%) BIG-IP
17 35 (0.72%) Network Security
18 34 (0.70%) 3G
19 32 (0.66%) IP Telephony
19 32 (0.66%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 117 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 111 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 89 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 67 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
6 66 (1.35%) MS Access
7 63 (1.29%) Oracle Database
8 61 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 51 (1.04%) Relational Database
10 45 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
11 32 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
11 32 (0.66%) Data Mining
11 32 (0.66%) QlikView
11 32 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 31 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
12 31 (0.64%) OLAP
13 29 (0.59%) RDBMS
14 22 (0.45%) MySQL
15 18 (0.37%) DB2
15 18 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 77 (1.58%) JIRA
2 61 (1.25%) Visual Studio
3 19 (0.39%) Selenium
3 19 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (0.33%) WebDriver
5 15 (0.31%) Cucumber
5 15 (0.31%) JUnit
6 14 (0.29%) HP UFT
6 14 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 13 (0.27%) SoapUI
7 13 (0.27%) Toad
8 10 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
8 10 (0.20%) Subversion
8 10 (0.20%) SpecFlow
8 10 (0.20%) Jenkins
9 9 (0.18%) MSI
10 8 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (0.16%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.14%) Maven
11 7 (0.14%) ClearQuest
General
1 1102 (22.58%) Finance
2 351 (7.19%) Banking
3 242 (4.96%) Telecoms
4 177 (3.63%) Legal
5 154 (3.16%) Retail
6 135 (2.77%) Law
7 109 (2.23%) Investment Banking
8 89 (1.82%) Marketing
9 78 (1.60%) Manufacturing
10 71 (1.45%) Financial Institution
11 53 (1.09%) Back Office
12 52 (1.07%) French Language
13 50 (1.02%) German Language
14 43 (0.88%) Publishing
15 37 (0.76%) Advertising
15 37 (0.76%) Billing
15 37 (0.76%) Local Government
16 36 (0.74%) Electronics
17 21 (0.43%) Front Office
17 21 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1628 (33.35%) Analyst
2 502 (10.28%) Service Analyst
3 467 (9.57%) Service Desk Analyst
4 377 (7.72%) Support Engineer
5 376 (7.70%) Support Analyst
6 365 (7.48%) Project Manager
7 325 (6.66%) Desktop Support
8 290 (5.94%) 2nd Line Support
9 255 (5.22%) 1st Line Support
10 238 (4.88%) Developer
11 226 (4.63%) Business Analyst
12 206 (4.22%) Desktop Engineer
13 164 (3.36%) IT Support
14 153 (3.13%) Administrator
15 152 (3.11%) Coordinator
16 151 (3.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 114 (2.34%) Data Analyst
18 112 (2.29%) PMO Analyst
19 95 (1.95%) Consultant
19 95 (1.95%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (4.00%) .NET
2 119 (2.44%) HTML
3 112 (2.29%) XML
4 68 (1.39%) ASP.NET
5 62 (1.27%) CSS
6 54 (1.11%) Web Services
7 30 (0.61%) .NET Framework
8 27 (0.55%) SOAP
9 25 (0.51%) Application Packaging
10 21 (0.43%) HTML5
11 19 (0.39%) jQuery
12 16 (0.33%) WPF
13 15 (0.31%) WCF
14 14 (0.29%) COM
15 12 (0.25%) ODBC
15 12 (0.25%) ASP.NET 2.0
16 11 (0.23%) REST
16 11 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
17 10 (0.20%) Flash
17 10 (0.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 597 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
2 284 (5.82%) Blackberry
3 232 (4.75%) Management Information System
4 135 (2.77%) NHS
5 110 (2.25%) Data Centre
6 71 (1.45%) iPhone
6 71 (1.45%) Computer Science
7 67 (1.37%) PMI
8 54 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
9 52 (1.07%) Fat Client
9 52 (1.07%) Statistics
9 52 (1.07%) Thin Client
10 49 (1.00%) iPad
11 47 (0.96%) User Experience
12 42 (0.86%) E-Learning
13 35 (0.72%) Economics
13 35 (0.72%) CMDB
14 28 (0.57%) GIS
15 26 (0.53%) Hedge funds
16 25 (0.51%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 1909 (39.11%) Windows
2 1082 (22.17%) Windows 7
3 575 (11.78%) Windows XP
4 353 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 268 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 232 (4.75%) Windows 8
7 155 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 147 (3.01%) Linux
9 143 (2.93%) Android
10 110 (2.25%) UNIX
11 102 (2.09%) Apple iOS
12 53 (1.09%) Mac OS X
13 46 (0.94%) Windows Vista
14 31 (0.64%) Mac OS
15 26 (0.53%) Solaris
16 24 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
17 22 (0.45%) Windows 2000
18 17 (0.35%) AIX
19 14 (0.29%) Windows Phone
20 13 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 936 (19.18%) ITIL
2 768 (15.73%) Project Management
3 498 (10.20%) PRINCE2
4 344 (7.05%) Service Management
5 302 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
6 289 (5.92%) Migration
7 280 (5.74%) Change Management
8 265 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 197 (4.04%) Incident Management
10 171 (3.50%) Service Delivery
11 165 (3.38%) Business Intelligence
11 165 (3.38%) Data Analysis
12 154 (3.16%) ITSM
13 151 (3.09%) Business Analysis
14 150 (3.07%) Change Control
15 144 (2.95%) Programme Management
16 134 (2.75%) Project Planning
17 132 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
18 125 (2.56%) Document Management
19 123 (2.52%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 578 (11.84%) SQL
2 138 (2.83%) VBA
3 112 (2.29%) Java
4 95 (1.95%) C#
5 81 (1.66%) PowerShell
6 80 (1.64%) VB
7 67 (1.37%) JavaScript
8 61 (1.25%) C
9 57 (1.17%) T-SQL
10 50 (1.02%) VBScript
11 38 (0.78%) C++
12 37 (0.76%) PL/SQL
13 33 (0.68%) Perl
13 33 (0.68%) VB.NET
14 19 (0.39%) Shell Script
15 17 (0.35%) PHP
16 16 (0.33%) R
17 13 (0.27%) Python
18 11 (0.23%) VB6
18 11 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 470 (9.63%) Security Cleared
2 384 (7.87%) Degree
3 289 (5.92%) SC Cleared
4 237 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 150 (3.07%) PMI Certification
6 117 (2.40%) MCSE
7 113 (2.32%) PMP
8 104 (2.13%) DV Cleared
9 100 (2.05%) MCP
10 92 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
11 90 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
12 74 (1.52%) CCNA
13 69 (1.41%) ISEB
14 64 (1.31%) MCSA
15 62 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 57 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 56 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 45 (0.92%) MCITP
19 40 (0.82%) MOS
20 39 (0.80%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 318 (6.52%) SLA
2 145 (2.97%) QA
3 26 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 15 (0.31%) P3O
6 13 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.23%) COBIT
8 10 (0.20%) Solvency II
9 9 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 8 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
11 7 (0.14%) JSP 440
11 7 (0.14%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.10%) TickIT
13 4 (0.082%) GAAP
13 4 (0.082%) PMBOK
14 3 (0.061%) BS15000
14 3 (0.061%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.061%) Basel II
14 3 (0.061%) ISO 9000
15 2 (0.041%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1181 (24.20%) Active Directory
2 184 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (1.88%) XenApp
4 76 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 51 (1.04%) vSphere
6 40 (0.82%) VMware ESX
7 36 (0.74%) XenDesktop
8 28 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
9 25 (0.51%) NLBS
10 24 (0.49%) Terminal Services
11 16 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 15 (0.31%) Xen
13 14 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (0.23%) Terminal Server
14 11 (0.23%) NFS
15 9 (0.18%) BitLocker
16 8 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
17 6 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
17 6 (0.12%) XenServer
18 5 (0.10%) KVM
Systems Management
1 204 (4.18%) SCCM
2 48 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
3 46 (0.94%) OVSD
4 38 (0.78%) WSUS
5 28 (0.57%) Backup Exec
6 25 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 24 (0.49%) OpenView
7 24 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 18 (0.37%) SCOM
9 14 (0.29%) NetBackup
9 14 (0.29%) AirWatch
10 13 (0.27%) WMI
11 11 (0.23%) Casper Suite
12 10 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 10 (0.20%) DameWare
12 10 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
13 9 (0.18%) Control-M
13 9 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (0.18%) Puppet
14 7 (0.14%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2854 (58.47%) Microsoft
2 450 (9.22%) Citrix
3 316 (6.47%) VMware
4 251 (5.14%) Oracle
5 245 (5.02%) HP
6 240 (4.92%) Cisco
7 176 (3.61%) SAP
8 127 (2.60%) Apple
9 116 (2.38%) Adobe
10 111 (2.27%) Remedy
11 98 (2.01%) Symantec
12 90 (1.84%) Lotus
13 77 (1.58%) IBM
14 71 (1.45%) Dell
15 56 (1.15%) CheckPoint
16 52 (1.07%) McAfee
17 49 (1.00%) Google
18 40 (0.82%) LANDesk
18 40 (0.82%) Cognos
19 38 (0.78%) Bloomberg
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ISL
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