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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 36 32 35
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 2193 2360 2108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.81% 5.29% 5.11%
As % of the Applications category 39.92% 39.53% 39.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1135 1132 909
Average daily rate
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£275 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £100 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 405 447
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -1.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £25.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.03 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.94% +3.70%
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
5493 5970 5283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.05% 13.39% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3169 3228 2746
Average daily rate £338 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 572 666
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £10.50 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 -1 882 £308 +11.81% 237
South East -9 517 £276 -9.13% 151
East of England 0 154 £160 -39.04% 47
West Midlands +4 149 £225 -23.07% 40
South West -2 137 £244 +8.33% 57
North West -6 135 £250 +42.85% 57
Yorkshire -5 114 £260 +14.28% 39
East Midlands -18 72 £263 +275.00% 26
North East -3 33 £400 +18.43% 6
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 2844 (58.15%) Microsoft
2 2257 (46.15%) MS Excel
3 2168 (44.33%) Windows
4 1280 (26.17%) Active Directory
5 1243 (25.41%) Windows 7
6 999 (20.43%) Finance
7 858 (17.54%) ITIL
8 809 (16.54%) Windows XP
9 611 (12.49%) Project Management
10 608 (12.43%) MS PowerPoint
11 590 (12.06%) SQL
12 550 (11.25%) Citrix
13 488 (9.98%) MS Visio
14 480 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
15 462 (9.45%) Security Cleared
16 453 (9.26%) Blackberry
17 449 (9.18%) MS Project
18 432 (8.83%) MS Exchange
19 427 (8.73%) SharePoint
20 401 (8.20%) PRINCE2
21 389 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
22 386 (7.89%) Banking
23 355 (7.26%) Degree
24 350 (7.16%) SC Cleared
25 315 (6.44%) SQL Server
26 304 (6.22%) SLA
27 301 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
28 279 (5.70%) Migration
29 273 (5.58%) Service Management
30 269 (5.50%) Telecoms

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 432 (8.83%) MS Exchange
2 427 (8.73%) SharePoint
3 200 (4.09%) IBM Notes
4 147 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 123 (2.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 109 (2.23%) Lync
7 75 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 71 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 48 (0.98%) WorkSite
10 47 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
11 44 (0.90%) IIS
12 39 (0.80%) SAS
13 31 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
14 24 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
15 20 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
15 20 (0.41%) CMS
16 18 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
17 17 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
18 13 (0.27%) CICS
18 13 (0.27%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2257 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 608 (12.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 488 (9.98%) MS Visio
4 449 (9.18%) MS Project
5 105 (2.15%) Spreadsheet
6 44 (0.90%) Photoshop
7 32 (0.65%) AutoCAD
8 30 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
9 25 (0.51%) Acrobat
10 20 (0.41%) Adobe Captivate
11 19 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 15 (0.31%) InDesign
13 14 (0.29%) InfoPath
14 6 (0.12%) Final Cut Pro
14 6 (0.12%) PowerPivot
15 5 (0.10%) Mingle
16 4 (0.082%) Open Workbench
17 3 (0.061%) Adobe Premiere
17 3 (0.061%) FrameMaker
17 3 (0.061%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 31 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 22 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.27%) SAP SRM
5 12 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
6 11 (0.22%) assyst
6 11 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 11 (0.22%) CA Clarity
7 10 (0.20%) Markit EDM
7 10 (0.20%) Agresso
7 10 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
8 7 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
8 7 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (0.14%) Eikon
9 6 (0.12%) SAP GRC
10 5 (0.10%) SAP ERP
10 5 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 100 (2.04%) Office 365
2 20 (0.41%) Google Apps
3 14 (0.29%) SaaS
4 13 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (0.27%) PaaS
5 12 (0.25%) IaaS
6 9 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.082%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.082%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.061%) Taleo
9 2 (0.041%) Yammer
9 2 (0.041%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.020%) Force.com
10 1 (0.020%) Trello
10 1 (0.020%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 259 (5.30%) TCP/IP
2 258 (5.27%) LAN
3 240 (4.91%) WAN
4 203 (4.15%) VPN
5 197 (4.03%) DNS
6 164 (3.35%) Internet
7 159 (3.25%) DHCP
8 154 (3.15%) Firewall
9 102 (2.09%) SAN
10 101 (2.07%) Wireless
11 83 (1.70%) VoIP
12 69 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
13 59 (1.21%) FTP
14 51 (1.04%) Intranet
15 42 (0.86%) 3G
16 37 (0.76%) HTTP
17 35 (0.72%) Network Security
18 33 (0.67%) Ethernet
19 31 (0.63%) MPLS
20 28 (0.57%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 95 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 92 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
4 91 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 84 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 73 (1.49%) Relational Database
7 72 (1.47%) MS Access
8 46 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
8 46 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
9 29 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 28 (0.57%) Oracle Database
10 28 (0.57%) MySQL
11 27 (0.55%) QlikView
12 24 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
13 21 (0.43%) Data Mining
14 19 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
14 19 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
15 18 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 17 (0.35%) RDBMS
16 17 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 71 (1.45%) Visual Studio
2 53 (1.08%) JIRA
3 50 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (0.53%) MSI
5 24 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 22 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 21 (0.43%) Dreamweaver
8 18 (0.37%) Subversion
9 16 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
10 15 (0.31%) JMeter
10 15 (0.31%) LoadRunner
11 12 (0.25%) Hudson
12 11 (0.22%) TestDirector
13 10 (0.20%) SoapUI
13 10 (0.20%) Git (software)
13 10 (0.20%) Maven
14 9 (0.18%) QuickTest Pro
15 8 (0.16%) Jenkins
15 8 (0.16%) JUnit
16 7 (0.14%) AdminStudio
General
1 999 (20.43%) Finance
2 386 (7.89%) Banking
3 269 (5.50%) Telecoms
4 230 (4.70%) Legal
5 180 (3.68%) Law
6 162 (3.31%) Retail
7 125 (2.56%) Investment Banking
8 92 (1.88%) Publishing
9 84 (1.72%) Marketing
10 66 (1.35%) Back Office
11 60 (1.23%) Manufacturing
12 47 (0.96%) Advertising
13 41 (0.84%) Retail Banking
14 35 (0.72%) Billing
14 35 (0.72%) Financial Institution
15 34 (0.70%) French Language
16 29 (0.59%) Front Office
16 29 (0.59%) German Language
17 23 (0.47%) Automotive
18 22 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1586 (32.43%) Analyst
2 543 (11.10%) Service Analyst
3 520 (10.63%) Service Desk Analyst
4 443 (9.06%) Support Analyst
5 401 (8.20%) Support Engineer
6 358 (7.32%) Desktop Support
7 300 (6.13%) 2nd Line Support
8 287 (5.87%) Developer
9 270 (5.52%) 1st Line Support
10 267 (5.46%) Project Manager
11 221 (4.52%) Business Analyst
12 196 (4.01%) Administrator
13 191 (3.91%) IT Support
13 191 (3.91%) Desktop Engineer
14 170 (3.48%) Help Desk Analyst
15 140 (2.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 137 (2.80%) Coordinator
17 117 (2.39%) Help Desk Support
18 114 (2.33%) Desktop Analyst
19 107 (2.19%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (3.58%) .NET
2 127 (2.60%) HTML
3 103 (2.11%) XML
4 79 (1.62%) Web Services
5 65 (1.33%) ASP.NET
6 60 (1.23%) CSS
7 42 (0.86%) jQuery
8 39 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
9 37 (0.76%) .NET Framework
10 29 (0.59%) JSON
11 28 (0.57%) REST
12 27 (0.55%) HTML5
13 22 (0.45%) Application Packaging
13 22 (0.45%) XSLT
14 19 (0.39%) Middleware
15 18 (0.37%) WPF
16 17 (0.35%) WCF
17 14 (0.29%) SOAP
17 14 (0.29%) Ajax
18 13 (0.27%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 480 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
2 453 (9.26%) Blackberry
3 176 (3.60%) Management Information System
4 112 (2.29%) NHS
5 105 (2.15%) E-Learning
6 78 (1.59%) iPad
7 72 (1.47%) iPhone
8 67 (1.37%) Computer Science
9 59 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
10 48 (0.98%) Thin Client
10 48 (0.98%) Fat Client
11 44 (0.90%) User Experience
12 42 (0.86%) PDA
13 37 (0.76%) Statistics
14 36 (0.74%) Smartphone
15 30 (0.61%) Mobile App
16 28 (0.57%) Handset
17 26 (0.53%) Credit Risk
17 26 (0.53%) Client/Server
18 25 (0.51%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2168 (44.33%) Windows
2 1243 (25.41%) Windows 7
3 809 (16.54%) Windows XP
4 389 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 301 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 192 (3.93%) Windows 8
7 113 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 111 (2.27%) UNIX
9 109 (2.23%) Windows Vista
10 101 (2.07%) Linux
11 100 (2.04%) Android
12 93 (1.90%) Apple iOS
13 62 (1.27%) Mac OS X
14 54 (1.10%) Windows 2000
15 27 (0.55%) Solaris
16 26 (0.53%) Mac OS
17 24 (0.49%) Windows NT
18 22 (0.45%) AIX
19 19 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
20 13 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 858 (17.54%) ITIL
2 611 (12.49%) Project Management
3 401 (8.20%) PRINCE2
4 279 (5.70%) Migration
5 273 (5.58%) Service Management
6 266 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 255 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
8 210 (4.29%) Service Delivery
9 209 (4.27%) Change Management
10 182 (3.72%) Incident Management
11 154 (3.15%) Business Analysis
12 138 (2.82%) Document Management
13 134 (2.74%) Business Intelligence
14 132 (2.70%) Data Analysis
15 125 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
16 121 (2.47%) Change Control
17 118 (2.41%) Risk Management
18 110 (2.25%) Project Planning
19 103 (2.11%) Programme Management
20 102 (2.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 590 (12.06%) SQL
2 159 (3.25%) VBA
3 149 (3.05%) Java
4 132 (2.70%) C#
5 100 (2.04%) T-SQL
6 86 (1.76%) JavaScript
7 83 (1.70%) C
8 68 (1.39%) VB
9 66 (1.35%) PowerShell
10 52 (1.06%) VBScript
11 48 (0.98%) VB.NET
12 39 (0.80%) Shell Script
13 33 (0.67%) Perl
14 32 (0.65%) PL/SQL
15 29 (0.59%) C++
16 26 (0.53%) Python
17 17 (0.35%) Bash Shell
18 15 (0.31%) PHP
19 12 (0.25%) Korn
20 8 (0.16%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 462 (9.45%) Security Cleared
2 355 (7.26%) Degree
3 350 (7.16%) SC Cleared
4 224 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 138 (2.82%) MCP
6 95 (1.94%) MCSE
7 92 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
8 77 (1.57%) ISEB
9 72 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 65 (1.33%) PMI Certification
10 65 (1.33%) MOS
11 62 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 60 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 46 (0.94%) PMP
14 45 (0.92%) DV Cleared
15 43 (0.88%) A+ Certification
16 40 (0.82%) MCSA
17 37 (0.76%) MCDST
17 37 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
18 29 (0.59%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (6.22%) SLA
2 151 (3.09%) QA
3 22 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 18 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (0.27%) COBIT
5 13 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.22%) P3O
7 11 (0.22%) Solvency II
8 9 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
9 7 (0.14%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.14%) Basel III
10 6 (0.12%) EMIR
11 5 (0.10%) HL7
12 4 (0.082%) PCI DSS
13 3 (0.061%) BS7666
13 3 (0.061%) Basel II
13 3 (0.061%) GAMP
13 3 (0.061%) MiFID
13 3 (0.061%) FATCA
System Software
1 1280 (26.17%) Active Directory
2 180 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (1.92%) XenApp
4 61 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 50 (1.02%) XenDesktop
5 50 (1.02%) vSphere
6 40 (0.82%) VMware ESX
7 35 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
8 34 (0.70%) Terminal Services
9 17 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 16 (0.33%) Xen
11 13 (0.27%) Terminal Server
11 13 (0.27%) VMware Server
12 12 (0.25%) MetaFrame
13 11 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
13 11 (0.22%) XenServer
14 10 (0.20%) NLBS
15 9 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
16 7 (0.14%) ISA Server
17 6 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 240 (4.91%) SCCM
2 54 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
3 51 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 37 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 37 (0.76%) WSUS
5 35 (0.72%) OpenView
6 30 (0.61%) Backup Exec
7 29 (0.59%) SCOM
8 15 (0.31%) OVSD
9 14 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
9 14 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 11 (0.22%) SCVMM
11 10 (0.20%) ARCserve
12 9 (0.18%) Casper Suite
13 8 (0.16%) WhatsUp Gold
13 8 (0.16%) NetBackup
14 7 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 7 (0.14%) Puppet
14 7 (0.14%) HP SIM
15 6 (0.12%) DameWare
Vendors
1 2844 (58.15%) Microsoft
2 550 (11.25%) Citrix
3 263 (5.38%) VMware
4 242 (4.95%) HP
5 241 (4.93%) Oracle
6 227 (4.64%) Cisco
7 206 (4.21%) Lotus
8 125 (2.56%) SAP
9 123 (2.51%) Apple
10 113 (2.31%) Symantec
11 90 (1.84%) Remedy
12 85 (1.74%) Adobe
13 82 (1.68%) McAfee
14 66 (1.35%) IBM
15 65 (1.33%) Bloomberg
16 62 (1.27%) Dell
17 59 (1.21%) Google
18 56 (1.14%) Business Objects
19 55 (1.12%) Reuters
20 48 (0.98%) Avaya
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hudson IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
South East
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
East London
FT Select
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £100 - £175 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £130 - £170 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £110.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
CRL
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Merseyside
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £14 - £17.5 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: Yesterday