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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 33 34 36
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 2485 2620 2155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.90% 5.11% 5.00%
As % of the Applications category 39.68% 38.64% 37.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1219 1215 944
Average daily rate
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£290 £275 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £250 £269
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 435 397
Average hourly rate £13.75 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £25.18 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.14 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.14% -
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
6262 6781 5771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.34% 13.24% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3434 3603 2970
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £151 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 611 664 668
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £38.96 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +1 950 £300 +3.44% 219
South East -4 636 £325 +8.33% 140
North West -2 163 £311 +44.76% 68
Yorkshire -6 147 £270 -6.08% 40
West Midlands -9 144 £233 -14.67% 27
South West -5 137 £280 +24.44% 50
East of England -2 133 £195 -17.89% 43
East Midlands -5 106 £158 +125.00% 29
North East -10 33 £347 +25.21% 10
Midlands +8 9 £363 -
South Coast - - - -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 2717 (57.07%) Microsoft
2 2135 (44.84%) MS Excel
3 1935 (40.64%) Windows
4 1161 (24.39%) Active Directory
5 1082 (22.73%) Windows 7
6 990 (20.79%) Finance
7 894 (18.78%) ITIL
8 693 (14.56%) Project Management
9 680 (14.28%) Windows XP
10 603 (12.67%) MS PowerPoint
11 586 (12.31%) SQL
12 520 (10.92%) MS Project
13 492 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
14 473 (9.93%) Security Cleared
15 470 (9.87%) Citrix
16 461 (9.68%) MS Visio
17 458 (9.62%) SharePoint
18 434 (9.12%) PRINCE2
19 385 (8.09%) Degree
20 381 (8.00%) Banking
21 378 (7.94%) MS Exchange
22 350 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
22 350 (7.35%) SC Cleared
23 332 (6.97%) Blackberry
24 309 (6.49%) Service Management
25 299 (6.28%) SLA
26 277 (5.82%) Stakeholder Management
27 270 (5.67%) SQL Server
28 259 (5.44%) Telecoms
29 254 (5.34%) VMware

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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
1 458 (9.62%) SharePoint
2 378 (7.94%) MS Exchange
3 146 (3.07%) IBM Notes
4 131 (2.75%) Lync
5 116 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 93 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 67 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 56 (1.18%) IIS
9 50 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
10 45 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
11 40 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
12 38 (0.80%) WorkSite
12 38 (0.80%) SAS
13 28 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
14 22 (0.46%) CMS
15 21 (0.44%) Confluence
16 19 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
17 18 (0.38%) MS Project Server
18 17 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
19 11 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2135 (44.84%) MS Excel
2 603 (12.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 520 (10.92%) MS Project
4 461 (9.68%) MS Visio
5 50 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
6 34 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 33 (0.69%) AutoCAD
8 28 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 27 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
10 23 (0.48%) Acrobat
11 16 (0.34%) InDesign
12 12 (0.25%) InfoPath
12 12 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
13 6 (0.13%) Open Workbench
13 6 (0.13%) PowerPivot
13 6 (0.13%) SPSS
14 4 (0.084%) Final Cut Pro
15 3 (0.063%) TargetLink
15 3 (0.063%) Quicktime
15 3 (0.063%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 29 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 20 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.29%) SAP SRM
5 13 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 12 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
7 10 (0.21%) Agresso
7 10 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
8 9 (0.19%) SAP ERP
9 8 (0.17%) assyst
10 7 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
10 7 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 7 (0.15%) Eikon
11 6 (0.13%) SAP GRC
11 6 (0.13%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.13%) Maximo
12 5 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 5 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
12 5 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
13 4 (0.084%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 131 (2.75%) Office 365
2 20 (0.42%) Google Apps
3 18 (0.38%) PaaS
4 15 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (0.25%) IaaS
6 9 (0.19%) SaaS
7 8 (0.17%) Google Drive
7 8 (0.17%) OneDrive
8 6 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (0.11%) Yammer
10 4 (0.084%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.084%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.042%) Taleo
11 2 (0.042%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.021%) Trello
12 1 (0.021%) IBM Blueworks
12 1 (0.021%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.021%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.021%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 240 (5.04%) LAN
2 217 (4.56%) TCP/IP
3 207 (4.35%) WAN
4 177 (3.72%) VPN
5 163 (3.42%) Internet
6 160 (3.36%) DNS
7 124 (2.60%) DHCP
8 117 (2.46%) Firewall
9 102 (2.14%) Wireless
10 93 (1.95%) SAN
11 73 (1.53%) VoIP
12 65 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
13 46 (0.97%) Intranet
14 41 (0.86%) Network Security
15 40 (0.84%) HTTP
16 39 (0.82%) ATM
17 38 (0.80%) FTP
18 37 (0.78%) Ethernet
18 37 (0.78%) 3G
19 36 (0.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 116 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 88 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 86 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 70 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 59 (1.24%) Relational Database
7 55 (1.16%) MS Access
8 51 (1.07%) Oracle Database
9 43 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
10 37 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
11 29 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 26 (0.55%) MySQL
12 26 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
13 23 (0.48%) Data Mining
14 22 (0.46%) RDBMS
14 22 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
15 18 (0.38%) SAP BW
15 18 (0.38%) QlikView
15 18 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
16 16 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 75 (1.58%) Visual Studio
2 65 (1.37%) JIRA
3 36 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 19 (0.40%) Subversion
6 18 (0.38%) JMeter
6 18 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
6 18 (0.38%) MSI
7 17 (0.36%) SoapUI
8 15 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
9 13 (0.27%) LoadRunner
9 13 (0.27%) Maven
9 13 (0.27%) Jenkins
10 11 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 10 (0.21%) JUnit
12 9 (0.19%) Hudson
12 9 (0.19%) Git (software)
13 8 (0.17%) Cucumber
13 8 (0.17%) ClearQuest
13 8 (0.17%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 990 (20.79%) Finance
2 381 (8.00%) Banking
3 259 (5.44%) Telecoms
4 184 (3.86%) Legal
5 170 (3.57%) Retail
6 138 (2.90%) Law
7 118 (2.48%) Investment Banking
8 89 (1.87%) Marketing
9 73 (1.53%) Publishing
10 59 (1.24%) Financial Institution
11 52 (1.09%) Manufacturing
12 46 (0.97%) German Language
13 45 (0.95%) Advertising
14 44 (0.92%) Back Office
15 36 (0.76%) Electronics
16 32 (0.67%) Retail Banking
17 31 (0.65%) French Language
18 28 (0.59%) Billing
18 28 (0.59%) Local Government
19 22 (0.46%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1524 (32.01%) Analyst
2 517 (10.86%) Service Analyst
3 502 (10.54%) Service Desk Analyst
4 367 (7.71%) Support Engineer
5 365 (7.67%) Support Analyst
6 321 (6.74%) Desktop Support
7 290 (6.09%) Project Manager
8 285 (5.99%) 1st Line Support
9 264 (5.55%) 2nd Line Support
10 260 (5.46%) Developer
11 202 (4.24%) Business Analyst
12 192 (4.03%) IT Support
13 186 (3.91%) Desktop Engineer
14 164 (3.44%) Administrator
15 150 (3.15%) Coordinator
16 139 (2.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 121 (2.54%) Help Desk Analyst
18 102 (2.14%) Help Desk Support
19 99 (2.08%) Data Analyst
20 85 (1.79%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (3.65%) .NET
2 112 (2.35%) HTML
3 105 (2.21%) XML
4 75 (1.58%) Web Services
5 57 (1.20%) CSS
6 51 (1.07%) ASP.NET
7 38 (0.80%) jQuery
8 37 (0.78%) .NET Framework
9 36 (0.76%) HTML5
10 34 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
11 33 (0.69%) JSON
12 30 (0.63%) REST
13 28 (0.59%) Application Packaging
14 22 (0.46%) SOAP
15 16 (0.34%) COM
15 16 (0.34%) Flash
16 13 (0.27%) Middleware
17 12 (0.25%) XSLT
17 12 (0.25%) ASP.NET 2.0
17 12 (0.25%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 492 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
2 332 (6.97%) Blackberry
3 203 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 142 (2.98%) NHS
5 75 (1.58%) iPhone
6 70 (1.47%) Computer Science
7 56 (1.18%) iPad
8 55 (1.16%) User Experience
8 55 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
9 47 (0.99%) PMI
10 46 (0.97%) Thin Client
10 46 (0.97%) Fat Client
11 43 (0.90%) E-Learning
12 41 (0.86%) Statistics
13 35 (0.74%) CMDB
14 28 (0.59%) PDA
14 28 (0.59%) Smartphone
15 27 (0.57%) Economics
16 25 (0.53%) Mobile App
17 23 (0.48%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1935 (40.64%) Windows
2 1082 (22.73%) Windows 7
3 680 (14.28%) Windows XP
4 350 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 250 (5.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 201 (4.22%) Windows 8
7 138 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 122 (2.56%) Android
9 112 (2.35%) Linux
10 108 (2.27%) UNIX
11 86 (1.81%) Apple iOS
12 69 (1.45%) Windows Vista
13 61 (1.28%) Mac OS X
14 28 (0.59%) Solaris
15 25 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
16 24 (0.50%) Mac OS
17 23 (0.48%) Windows 2000
18 20 (0.42%) AIX
19 15 (0.32%) Windows NT
20 14 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 894 (18.78%) ITIL
2 693 (14.56%) Project Management
3 434 (9.12%) PRINCE2
4 309 (6.49%) Service Management
5 277 (5.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 248 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
7 246 (5.17%) Migration
8 222 (4.66%) Change Management
9 215 (4.52%) Service Delivery
10 176 (3.70%) Incident Management
11 161 (3.38%) Data Analysis
12 140 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
13 136 (2.86%) Business Analysis
14 133 (2.79%) Change Control
15 130 (2.73%) Project Planning
16 121 (2.54%) Risk Management
17 116 (2.44%) Programme Management
17 116 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
18 114 (2.39%) ITSM
19 100 (2.10%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 586 (12.31%) SQL
2 148 (3.11%) VBA
3 132 (2.77%) Java
4 116 (2.44%) C#
5 88 (1.85%) JavaScript
6 76 (1.60%) PowerShell
7 73 (1.53%) T-SQL
8 70 (1.47%) VB
9 67 (1.41%) C
10 43 (0.90%) VBScript
11 39 (0.82%) PL/SQL
12 33 (0.69%) VB.NET
13 31 (0.65%) C++
14 29 (0.61%) Perl
15 25 (0.53%) Shell Script
16 24 (0.50%) Python
17 13 (0.27%) Ruby
17 13 (0.27%) PHP
18 11 (0.23%) Korn
19 8 (0.17%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 473 (9.93%) Security Cleared
2 385 (8.09%) Degree
3 350 (7.35%) SC Cleared
4 195 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 120 (2.52%) PMI Certification
6 114 (2.39%) MCP
7 92 (1.93%) MCSE
8 91 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
9 84 (1.76%) PMP
10 79 (1.66%) DV Cleared
11 73 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 73 (1.53%) ISEB
12 62 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
13 59 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 47 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 47 (0.99%) CCNA
14 47 (0.99%) MCSA
15 36 (0.76%) MOS
15 36 (0.76%) APMP
16 34 (0.71%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 299 (6.28%) SLA
2 137 (2.88%) QA
3 25 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 18 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 15 (0.32%) Solvency II
6 14 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.25%) P3O
8 10 (0.21%) COBIT
8 10 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
9 7 (0.15%) JSP 440
10 6 (0.13%) EMIR
11 4 (0.084%) Basel III
11 4 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.063%) ISO 9000
12 3 (0.063%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.063%) Basel II
12 3 (0.063%) MiFID
13 2 (0.042%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.042%) ARP4754
14 1 (0.021%) GxP
System Software
1 1161 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 167 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (1.62%) XenApp
4 61 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 50 (1.05%) vSphere
6 42 (0.88%) XenDesktop
7 34 (0.71%) VMware ESX
8 32 (0.67%) Terminal Services
9 26 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (0.29%) Xen
10 14 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 13 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (0.27%) Terminal Server
12 11 (0.23%) BitLocker
12 11 (0.23%) XenServer
13 10 (0.21%) Samba
13 10 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
14 9 (0.19%) NLBS
15 8 (0.17%) VMware Server
16 6 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 216 (4.54%) SCCM
2 39 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
2 39 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 38 (0.80%) OpenView
4 35 (0.74%) OVSD
5 26 (0.55%) WSUS
6 19 (0.40%) SCOM
7 18 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
8 15 (0.32%) Backup Exec
8 15 (0.32%) Casper Suite
9 14 (0.29%) Puppet
10 12 (0.25%) ARCserve
11 10 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 9 (0.19%) NetBackup
13 8 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.17%) WMI
14 7 (0.15%) DameWare
14 7 (0.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 7 (0.15%) Vagrant
15 6 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2717 (57.07%) Microsoft
2 470 (9.87%) Citrix
3 254 (5.34%) VMware
4 230 (4.83%) HP
4 230 (4.83%) Oracle
5 221 (4.64%) Cisco
6 156 (3.28%) SAP
7 151 (3.17%) Lotus
8 142 (2.98%) Apple
9 105 (2.21%) Remedy
10 103 (2.16%) Adobe
11 83 (1.74%) Symantec
12 74 (1.55%) IBM
13 70 (1.47%) Business Objects
14 65 (1.37%) Dell
15 59 (1.24%) McAfee
16 54 (1.13%) Bloomberg
17 45 (0.95%) Reuters
17 45 (0.95%) Google
18 40 (0.84%) CheckPoint
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