The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the England region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 33 33 29
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 2441 2381 2790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.94% 5.11% 5.26%
As % of the Applications category 37.59% 39.71% 39.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1169 1153 1261
Average daily rate
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£288 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £125 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £484 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 415 439
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.47 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.15 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.38
% change year-on-year
- +4.67%
Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6494 5996 7015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.15% 12.87% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3618 3288 3693
Average daily rate £330 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 695 609 721
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.04 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Office
UK

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 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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 -5 990 £275 -15.38% 228
South East +2 617 £300 +8.10% 160
North West +1 171 £275 -8.33% 45
East of England -7 159 £238 +5.55% 63
West Midlands -3 139 £285 -0.86% 28
South West -12 132 £269 +19.29% 46
East Midlands +4 99 £320 +236.84% 24
Yorkshire -10 85 £265 -18.46% 50
North East -5 28 £349 +3.33% 20
Midlands +3 3 - -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2702 (54.49%) Microsoft
2 2316 (46.70%) Windows
3 2180 (43.96%) MS Excel
4 1339 (27.00%) Active Directory
5 1315 (26.52%) Windows 7
6 1039 (20.95%) Finance
7 977 (19.70%) Windows XP
8 856 (17.26%) ITIL
9 689 (13.89%) Project Management
10 625 (12.60%) MS PowerPoint
11 526 (10.61%) SharePoint
12 509 (10.26%) SQL
13 500 (10.08%) Citrix
14 489 (9.86%) MS Project
15 484 (9.76%) MS Exchange
16 440 (8.87%) Security Cleared
17 432 (8.71%) MS Visio
18 423 (8.53%) Blackberry
19 410 (8.27%) Windows Server 2008
20 400 (8.07%) PRINCE2
21 364 (7.34%) Degree
22 360 (7.26%) Windows Server 2003
23 357 (7.20%) Banking
24 319 (6.43%) SQL Server
25 305 (6.15%) Telecoms
26 293 (5.91%) SC Cleared
27 275 (5.55%) Oracle
28 272 (5.48%) SLA
29 269 (5.42%) VMware
30 262 (5.28%) HP

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 526 (10.61%) SharePoint
2 484 (9.76%) MS Exchange
3 180 (3.63%) IBM Notes
4 165 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 149 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 97 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 97 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 85 (1.71%) Lync
8 70 (1.41%) IIS
9 66 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 64 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
11 48 (0.97%) CMS
12 36 (0.73%) SAS
12 36 (0.73%) WorkSite
13 31 (0.63%) WebLogic
14 30 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
15 24 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
15 24 (0.48%) MS Project Server
16 23 (0.46%) WebSphere
17 16 (0.32%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2180 (43.96%) MS Excel
2 625 (12.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 489 (9.86%) MS Project
4 432 (8.71%) MS Visio
5 63 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
6 49 (0.99%) Photoshop
7 32 (0.65%) AutoCAD
8 25 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
9 23 (0.46%) Acrobat
10 20 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
11 11 (0.22%) InfoPath
11 11 (0.22%) InDesign
12 10 (0.20%) Open Workbench
13 9 (0.18%) RoboHelp
14 6 (0.12%) FrameMaker
14 6 (0.12%) CorelDRAW
15 3 (0.060%) Fireworks
15 3 (0.060%) Pro/ENGINEER
15 3 (0.060%) OmniGraffle
15 3 (0.060%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 46 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 17 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
5 13 (0.26%) SAP FI
5 13 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
5 13 (0.26%) SAP CO
6 10 (0.20%) SAP SD
6 10 (0.20%) TRIRIGA
7 9 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
7 9 (0.18%) assyst
8 8 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
9 7 (0.14%) Eikon
9 7 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
9 7 (0.14%) Misys Midas
10 6 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
11 5 (0.10%) SiteCatalyst
11 5 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 102 (2.06%) Office 365
2 12 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (0.20%) SaaS
4 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.10%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.081%) PaaS
6 4 (0.081%) IaaS
7 2 (0.040%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.040%) GitHub
8 1 (0.020%) Taleo
8 1 (0.020%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 216 (4.36%) TCP/IP
2 209 (4.21%) LAN
3 171 (3.45%) WAN
4 170 (3.43%) VPN
5 162 (3.27%) Internet
6 151 (3.04%) DNS
7 137 (2.76%) Firewall
8 115 (2.32%) DHCP
9 114 (2.30%) SAN
10 101 (2.04%) Wireless
11 83 (1.67%) Intranet
12 74 (1.49%) VoIP
13 39 (0.79%) MPLS
14 36 (0.73%) 3G
15 35 (0.71%) IP Telephony
16 33 (0.67%) VLAN
17 30 (0.60%) FTP
18 29 (0.58%) HTTP
18 29 (0.58%) NAS
19 28 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 75 (1.51%) MS Access
3 70 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 58 (1.17%) Relational Database
5 56 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
6 55 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 49 (0.99%) Oracle Database
8 44 (0.89%) MySQL
8 44 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 40 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
11 29 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
12 28 (0.56%) OLAP
13 26 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
14 23 (0.46%) QlikView
14 23 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
15 19 (0.38%) DTS
16 18 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
16 18 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
17 14 (0.28%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 102 (2.06%) Visual Studio
2 42 (0.85%) JIRA
3 33 (0.67%) Subversion
4 23 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (0.44%) MSI
6 16 (0.32%) Axure RP
7 15 (0.30%) Hudson
7 15 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 15 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
8 12 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
8 12 (0.24%) Jenkins
9 11 (0.22%) Maven
9 11 (0.22%) StarTeam
10 9 (0.18%) AdminStudio
11 8 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (0.14%) Selenium
12 7 (0.14%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 7 (0.14%) ProC
12 7 (0.14%) ClearCase
General
1 1039 (20.95%) Finance
2 357 (7.20%) Banking
3 305 (6.15%) Telecoms
4 220 (4.44%) Legal
5 178 (3.59%) Law
6 140 (2.82%) Retail
7 107 (2.16%) Marketing
8 95 (1.92%) Investment Banking
9 75 (1.51%) Back Office
10 66 (1.33%) Publishing
11 58 (1.17%) Manufacturing
12 53 (1.07%) Financial Institution
13 46 (0.93%) Advertising
14 41 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
15 39 (0.79%) Front Office
16 38 (0.77%) French Language
17 30 (0.60%) Billing
18 24 (0.48%) German Language
19 23 (0.46%) Automotive
20 22 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1600 (32.26%) Analyst
2 510 (10.28%) Support Engineer
3 452 (9.11%) Support Analyst
4 451 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 422 (8.51%) Service Desk Analyst
6 397 (8.01%) 2nd Line Support
7 392 (7.90%) Desktop Support
8 322 (6.49%) 1st Line Support
9 281 (5.67%) Project Manager
10 258 (5.20%) Developer
11 241 (4.86%) Business Analyst
12 206 (4.15%) Desktop Engineer
13 177 (3.57%) Help Desk Analyst
14 164 (3.31%) Coordinator
15 158 (3.19%) Administrator
16 155 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 154 (3.11%) Help Desk Support
18 152 (3.07%) IT Support
19 123 (2.48%) Desktop Analyst
20 117 (2.36%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (4.11%) .NET
2 154 (3.11%) XML
3 149 (3.00%) HTML
4 83 (1.67%) ASP.NET
5 77 (1.55%) Web Services
6 74 (1.49%) CSS
7 46 (0.93%) .NET Framework
8 40 (0.81%) jQuery
9 36 (0.73%) XSLT
10 35 (0.71%) WCF
11 33 (0.67%) Application Packaging
12 26 (0.52%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 26 (0.52%) Middleware
13 23 (0.46%) Flash
14 20 (0.40%) WF
14 20 (0.40%) HTML5
15 18 (0.36%) J2EE
16 17 (0.34%) Swing
17 15 (0.30%) CSS3
18 14 (0.28%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 423 (8.53%) Blackberry
2 186 (3.75%) Management Information System
3 102 (2.06%) NHS
4 72 (1.45%) Thin Client
4 72 (1.45%) Fat Client
5 66 (1.33%) Computer Science
6 53 (1.07%) iPad
7 51 (1.03%) iPhone
8 47 (0.95%) E-Learning
9 46 (0.93%) CMDB
10 45 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
10 45 (0.91%) PMI
11 40 (0.81%) Handset
11 40 (0.81%) Mobile App
12 39 (0.79%) Statistics
13 35 (0.71%) Smartphone
13 35 (0.71%) Social Media
14 30 (0.60%) Equities
15 28 (0.56%) Client/Server
16 25 (0.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2316 (46.70%) Windows
2 1315 (26.52%) Windows 7
3 977 (19.70%) Windows XP
4 410 (8.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 360 (7.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 188 (3.79%) Windows 8
7 155 (3.13%) Windows Vista
8 138 (2.78%) UNIX
9 114 (2.30%) Linux
10 88 (1.77%) Windows 2000
11 68 (1.37%) Mac OS X
12 67 (1.35%) Android
13 65 (1.31%) Apple iOS
14 58 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 29 (0.58%) Mac OS
16 26 (0.52%) Solaris
17 19 (0.38%) Windows NT
17 19 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
18 18 (0.36%) AIX
19 11 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 856 (17.26%) ITIL
2 689 (13.89%) Project Management
3 400 (8.07%) PRINCE2
4 259 (5.22%) Migration
5 249 (5.02%) Service Management
6 245 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 242 (4.88%) Change Management
8 195 (3.93%) Service Delivery
9 184 (3.71%) Incident Management
10 181 (3.65%) Document Management
10 181 (3.65%) Business Analysis
11 132 (2.66%) Time Management
12 131 (2.64%) Data Analysis
13 117 (2.36%) CRM
14 113 (2.28%) Configuration Management
14 113 (2.28%) Workflow
15 109 (2.20%) User Acceptance Testing
16 103 (2.08%) Change Control
17 102 (2.06%) Agile Software Development
18 100 (2.02%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 509 (10.26%) SQL
2 160 (3.23%) VBA
3 125 (2.52%) Java
4 118 (2.38%) C#
5 112 (2.26%) JavaScript
6 73 (1.47%) C
7 67 (1.35%) Perl
8 63 (1.27%) VB
9 55 (1.11%) T-SQL
10 53 (1.07%) PowerShell
11 52 (1.05%) VB.NET
12 43 (0.87%) PL/SQL
13 29 (0.58%) VBScript
14 26 (0.52%) Shell Script
15 19 (0.38%) C++
16 12 (0.24%) VB6
16 12 (0.24%) AWK
17 11 (0.22%) PHP
18 10 (0.20%) Python
18 10 (0.20%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 440 (8.87%) Security Cleared
2 364 (7.34%) Degree
3 293 (5.91%) SC Cleared
4 237 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 141 (2.84%) MCP
6 128 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
7 119 (2.40%) MCSE
8 84 (1.69%) DV Cleared
9 76 (1.53%) PMI Certification
10 75 (1.51%) ISEB
11 55 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 52 (1.05%) MOS
13 49 (0.99%) MCITP
14 47 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
14 47 (0.95%) PMP
14 47 (0.95%) MCSA
15 46 (0.93%) ISTQB
16 43 (0.87%) MCDST
17 39 (0.79%) A+ Certification
18 36 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (5.48%) SLA
2 185 (3.73%) QA
3 73 (1.47%) ISO 9001
4 29 (0.58%) Data Quality
5 24 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 21 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.22%) TickIT
8 10 (0.20%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.14%) P3O
10 6 (0.12%) ISO 14001
11 5 (0.10%) Basel III
11 5 (0.10%) Solvency II
11 5 (0.10%) JSP 440
12 4 (0.081%) COBIT
13 3 (0.060%) EMIR
13 3 (0.060%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.060%) Dodd-Frank
14 2 (0.040%) GxP
15 1 (0.020%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 1 (0.020%) GMP
System Software
1 1339 (27.00%) Active Directory
2 182 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (2.02%) XenApp
4 75 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
5 50 (1.01%) Hyper-V
6 36 (0.73%) vSphere
7 33 (0.67%) VMware ESX
8 32 (0.65%) XenDesktop
9 25 (0.50%) Terminal Services
10 23 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 18 (0.36%) NLBS
11 18 (0.36%) Terminal Server
11 18 (0.36%) XenServer
12 17 (0.34%) Xen
13 14 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
14 13 (0.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 10 (0.20%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.14%) VMware Server
17 5 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
18 3 (0.060%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 249 (5.02%) SCCM
2 69 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 53 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
4 37 (0.75%) Backup Exec
5 34 (0.69%) OpenView
6 33 (0.67%) Tivoli
7 32 (0.65%) WSUS
8 18 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
9 16 (0.32%) OVSD
10 14 (0.28%) SCOM
10 14 (0.28%) ARCserve
11 13 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 13 (0.26%) DameWare
12 11 (0.22%) Nessus
13 9 (0.18%) ServiceCenter
14 8 (0.16%) WhatsUp Gold
14 8 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 7 (0.14%) ZENworks
16 6 (0.12%) MOM
16 6 (0.12%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 2702 (54.49%) Microsoft
2 500 (10.08%) Citrix
3 275 (5.55%) Oracle
4 269 (5.42%) VMware
5 262 (5.28%) HP
6 230 (4.64%) Cisco
7 195 (3.93%) SAP
8 185 (3.73%) Lotus
9 113 (2.28%) Remedy
10 110 (2.22%) Adobe
11 89 (1.79%) Dell
12 86 (1.73%) IBM
12 86 (1.73%) Apple
13 64 (1.29%) Symantec
14 61 (1.23%) CA
15 59 (1.19%) AppSense
16 54 (1.09%) Bloomberg
17 50 (1.01%) ServiceNow
18 45 (0.91%) Reuters
18 45 (0.91%) McAfee
London
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Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
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Hertfordshire
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Rate: £150 - £170 per day
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Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
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Havant, Hampshire
ARM Utilities
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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North West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £8 to £10 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £12 per hour
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Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 Per Day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Southampton, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
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