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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 32 32 34
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 2601 2439 2249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.16% 5.16% 4.98%
As % of the Applications category 40.63% 39.77% 39.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1403 1210 944
Average daily rate
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£275 £250 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £100 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £458 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £198 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.64% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 429 460
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.04 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.27% -6.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £25.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.74%
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
6401 6133 5717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.69% 12.99% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3736 3406 2904
Average daily rate £325 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 669 606 697
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.83 £30.72 £36.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +6 1041 £300 +4.89% 204
South East -6 564 £275 -3.08% 110
East of England -8 179 £153 -23.75% 58
North West -4 167 £250 +42.85% 37
West Midlands +8 163 £185 -13.17% 33
South West -2 154 £235 +34.28% 46
Yorkshire +6 150 £294 +82.32% 48
East Midlands -8 116 £225 +200.00% 29
North East +1 47 £405 +62.00% 5
Midlands +3 2 - - 2
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2979 (57.77%) Microsoft
2 2377 (46.09%) Windows
3 2360 (45.76%) MS Excel
4 1370 (26.57%) Windows 7
5 1369 (26.55%) Active Directory
6 1054 (20.44%) Finance
7 890 (17.26%) Windows XP
8 880 (17.06%) ITIL
9 639 (12.39%) Project Management
9 639 (12.39%) MS PowerPoint
10 629 (12.20%) SQL
11 569 (11.03%) Citrix
12 514 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
13 508 (9.85%) MS Visio
14 480 (9.31%) MS Exchange
15 479 (9.29%) Blackberry
16 471 (9.13%) MS Project
17 465 (9.02%) Security Cleared
18 461 (8.94%) SharePoint
19 435 (8.44%) Windows Server 2008
20 423 (8.20%) PRINCE2
21 400 (7.76%) Banking
22 372 (7.21%) Degree
23 351 (6.81%) SC Cleared
24 345 (6.69%) Windows Server 2003
25 320 (6.21%) SQL Server
26 302 (5.86%) Migration
26 302 (5.86%) SLA
27 296 (5.74%) Oracle
28 295 (5.72%) Telecoms

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 480 (9.31%) MS Exchange
2 461 (8.94%) SharePoint
3 197 (3.82%) IBM Notes
4 159 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 131 (2.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 120 (2.33%) Lync
7 95 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
8 82 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 50 (0.97%) SAS
10 49 (0.95%) IIS
11 47 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
12 44 (0.85%) WorkSite
13 30 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
14 29 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
15 27 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
16 26 (0.50%) CMS
17 21 (0.41%) WebSphere
18 19 (0.37%) WebLogic
19 18 (0.35%) MS Project Server
20 16 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2360 (45.76%) MS Excel
2 639 (12.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 508 (9.85%) MS Visio
4 471 (9.13%) MS Project
5 112 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
6 57 (1.11%) Photoshop
7 38 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
8 27 (0.52%) Acrobat
9 25 (0.48%) AutoCAD
10 22 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 22 (0.43%) Adobe Captivate
11 15 (0.29%) InDesign
12 14 (0.27%) InfoPath
13 6 (0.12%) Final Cut Pro
14 5 (0.097%) Open Workbench
14 5 (0.097%) Mingle
15 4 (0.078%) FrameMaker
15 4 (0.078%) Adobe Premiere
15 4 (0.078%) PowerPivot
16 3 (0.058%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 38 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 26 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 26 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 18 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
5 16 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
6 11 (0.21%) Agresso
7 10 (0.19%) CA Clarity
8 9 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
9 8 (0.16%) assyst
9 8 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (0.16%) Markit EDM
10 7 (0.14%) SAP SRM
10 7 (0.14%) TRIRIGA
11 6 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
11 6 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
11 6 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
11 6 (0.12%) SAP GRC
12 5 (0.097%) Misys Midas
12 5 (0.097%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 92 (1.78%) Office 365
2 19 (0.37%) Google Apps
3 13 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.21%) SaaS
5 9 (0.17%) PaaS
6 8 (0.16%) IaaS
6 8 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.058%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.058%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.058%) Taleo
8 1 (0.019%) Force.com
8 1 (0.019%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.019%) Trello
8 1 (0.019%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 285 (5.53%) TCP/IP
2 258 (5.00%) LAN
3 245 (4.75%) WAN
4 213 (4.13%) DNS
5 196 (3.80%) VPN
6 187 (3.63%) Internet
7 176 (3.41%) DHCP
8 171 (3.32%) Firewall
9 111 (2.15%) SAN
10 102 (1.98%) Wireless
11 78 (1.51%) VoIP
12 64 (1.24%) FTP
13 59 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
14 57 (1.11%) Intranet
15 52 (1.01%) 3G
16 36 (0.70%) HTTP
17 35 (0.68%) MPLS
18 34 (0.66%) LTE
18 34 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
19 33 (0.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 320 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 98 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 86 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
4 82 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 77 (1.49%) MS Access
6 75 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 73 (1.42%) Relational Database
8 50 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
9 49 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
10 41 (0.80%) Oracle Database
11 31 (0.60%) QlikView
11 31 (0.60%) MySQL
12 26 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
12 26 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
13 23 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (0.31%) Data Mining
14 16 (0.31%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 15 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 15 (0.29%) DB2
16 13 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 68 (1.32%) Visual Studio
2 64 (1.24%) JIRA
3 50 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (0.50%) MSI
5 25 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 22 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
7 21 (0.41%) Dreamweaver
8 18 (0.35%) Hudson
8 18 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 17 (0.33%) JMeter
10 16 (0.31%) LoadRunner
10 16 (0.31%) Subversion
11 14 (0.27%) QuickTest Pro
12 13 (0.25%) Axure RP
13 12 (0.23%) SoapUI
14 10 (0.19%) JUnit
14 10 (0.19%) TestDirector
14 10 (0.19%) Maven
15 9 (0.17%) Jenkins
15 9 (0.17%) Toad
General
1 1054 (20.44%) Finance
2 400 (7.76%) Banking
3 295 (5.72%) Telecoms
4 233 (4.52%) Legal
5 183 (3.55%) Law
6 170 (3.30%) Retail
7 131 (2.54%) Investment Banking
8 94 (1.82%) Marketing
9 84 (1.63%) Publishing
10 72 (1.40%) Back Office
11 59 (1.14%) Manufacturing
12 48 (0.93%) Financial Institution
13 43 (0.83%) Advertising
14 40 (0.78%) Retail Banking
15 36 (0.70%) Front Office
16 35 (0.68%) Billing
17 33 (0.64%) French Language
17 33 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
18 32 (0.62%) German Language
19 27 (0.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1656 (32.11%) Analyst
2 522 (10.12%) Service Analyst
3 494 (9.58%) Service Desk Analyst
4 488 (9.46%) Support Analyst
5 461 (8.94%) Support Engineer
6 402 (7.80%) Desktop Support
7 341 (6.61%) 2nd Line Support
8 304 (5.89%) Developer
9 286 (5.55%) Project Manager
10 279 (5.41%) 1st Line Support
11 231 (4.48%) Business Analyst
12 213 (4.13%) Desktop Engineer
13 189 (3.66%) Administrator
14 186 (3.61%) IT Support
15 178 (3.45%) Help Desk Analyst
16 160 (3.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 149 (2.89%) Coordinator
18 133 (2.58%) Desktop Analyst
19 121 (2.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
20 120 (2.33%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (3.43%) .NET
2 127 (2.46%) HTML
3 121 (2.35%) XML
4 82 (1.59%) Web Services
5 75 (1.45%) ASP.NET
6 60 (1.16%) CSS
7 49 (0.95%) jQuery
8 35 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
9 33 (0.64%) .NET Framework
10 29 (0.56%) Application Packaging
11 27 (0.52%) XSLT
12 26 (0.50%) Middleware
13 25 (0.48%) WCF
14 21 (0.41%) WF
15 20 (0.39%) REST
15 20 (0.39%) HTML5
16 19 (0.37%) JSON
17 16 (0.31%) SOAP
18 15 (0.29%) Flash
19 14 (0.27%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 514 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
2 479 (9.29%) Blackberry
3 204 (3.96%) Management Information System
4 97 (1.88%) NHS
5 95 (1.84%) E-Learning
6 82 (1.59%) iPad
7 76 (1.47%) iPhone
8 72 (1.40%) Computer Science
9 62 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
10 54 (1.05%) Fat Client
10 54 (1.05%) Thin Client
11 49 (0.95%) Smartphone
12 47 (0.91%) User Experience
12 47 (0.91%) Mobile App
13 40 (0.78%) PDA
14 38 (0.74%) Statistics
15 35 (0.68%) Handset
16 29 (0.56%) Client/Server
17 28 (0.54%) FMCG
18 26 (0.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2377 (46.09%) Windows
2 1370 (26.57%) Windows 7
3 890 (17.26%) Windows XP
4 435 (8.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 345 (6.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 209 (4.05%) Windows 8
7 135 (2.62%) UNIX
8 133 (2.58%) Linux
9 130 (2.52%) Windows Vista
10 115 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 110 (2.13%) Android
12 101 (1.96%) Apple iOS
13 69 (1.34%) Windows 2000
14 64 (1.24%) Mac OS X
15 43 (0.83%) Mac OS
16 25 (0.48%) Windows NT
17 24 (0.47%) Solaris
18 21 (0.41%) AIX
19 17 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
19 17 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 880 (17.06%) ITIL
2 639 (12.39%) Project Management
3 423 (8.20%) PRINCE2
4 302 (5.86%) Migration
5 292 (5.66%) Service Management
6 267 (5.18%) Agile Software Development
7 263 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 236 (4.58%) Change Management
9 207 (4.01%) Service Delivery
10 173 (3.35%) Business Analysis
10 173 (3.35%) Incident Management
11 150 (2.91%) Document Management
12 146 (2.83%) Data Analysis
13 129 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
14 128 (2.48%) User Acceptance Testing
15 125 (2.42%) Change Control
16 121 (2.35%) Project Planning
17 120 (2.33%) Risk Management
18 119 (2.31%) Programme Management
19 107 (2.07%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 629 (12.20%) SQL
2 169 (3.28%) VBA
3 136 (2.64%) Java
4 129 (2.50%) C#
5 94 (1.82%) T-SQL
6 91 (1.76%) C
7 82 (1.59%) JavaScript
8 71 (1.38%) PowerShell
9 68 (1.32%) VB.NET
10 60 (1.16%) VB
11 55 (1.07%) VBScript
12 44 (0.85%) Shell Script
13 41 (0.80%) Perl
14 39 (0.76%) PL/SQL
15 24 (0.47%) C++
16 22 (0.43%) Bash Shell
17 20 (0.39%) Python
18 15 (0.29%) PHP
19 12 (0.23%) Korn
20 9 (0.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 465 (9.02%) Security Cleared
2 372 (7.21%) Degree
3 351 (6.81%) SC Cleared
4 231 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 147 (2.85%) MCP
6 99 (1.92%) MCSE
7 98 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
8 80 (1.55%) ISEB
9 73 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 69 (1.34%) MOS
11 68 (1.32%) PMI Certification
12 66 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 58 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 51 (0.99%) PMP
15 50 (0.97%) A+ Certification
16 43 (0.83%) MCSA
17 41 (0.80%) MCDST
17 41 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
18 34 (0.66%) DV Cleared
19 31 (0.60%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 302 (5.86%) SLA
2 173 (3.35%) QA
3 39 (0.76%) ISO 9001
4 23 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 22 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.29%) COBIT
7 13 (0.25%) Solvency II
8 10 (0.19%) P3O
9 8 (0.16%) JSP 440
10 7 (0.14%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.14%) Basel III
11 6 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
12 5 (0.097%) HL7
13 4 (0.078%) EMIR
14 3 (0.058%) BS7666
14 3 (0.058%) TickIT
14 3 (0.058%) Basel II
14 3 (0.058%) GAMP
15 2 (0.039%) GMP
System Software
1 1369 (26.55%) Active Directory
2 200 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (2.04%) XenApp
4 65 (1.26%) Hyper-V
5 52 (1.01%) XenDesktop
6 50 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
7 48 (0.93%) vSphere
8 40 (0.78%) Terminal Services
9 38 (0.74%) VMware ESX
10 26 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 18 (0.35%) Xen
12 17 (0.33%) Terminal Server
13 16 (0.31%) XenServer
14 15 (0.29%) VMware Server
15 13 (0.25%) NLBS
16 12 (0.23%) MetaFrame
17 11 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
17 11 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
18 7 (0.14%) ISA Server
18 7 (0.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 282 (5.47%) SCCM
2 60 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
3 53 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 42 (0.81%) WSUS
5 34 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
6 32 (0.62%) OpenView
6 32 (0.62%) Backup Exec
7 29 (0.56%) SCOM
8 16 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 14 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
10 13 (0.25%) SCVMM
11 12 (0.23%) ARCserve
12 11 (0.21%) Casper Suite
13 10 (0.19%) WhatsUp Gold
14 9 (0.17%) OVSD
14 9 (0.17%) Nessus
15 8 (0.16%) NetBackup
16 7 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 7 (0.14%) HP SIM
16 7 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2979 (57.77%) Microsoft
2 569 (11.03%) Citrix
3 296 (5.74%) Oracle
4 291 (5.64%) VMware
5 261 (5.06%) HP
6 231 (4.48%) Cisco
7 205 (3.98%) Lotus
8 122 (2.37%) Apple
9 121 (2.35%) SAP
10 107 (2.07%) Symantec
11 102 (1.98%) Remedy
12 99 (1.92%) Adobe
13 79 (1.53%) McAfee
14 77 (1.49%) IBM
15 75 (1.45%) Dell
16 69 (1.34%) Bloomberg
17 61 (1.18%) Google
18 58 (1.12%) Reuters
19 51 (0.99%) Business Objects
20 49 (0.95%) Avaya
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