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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 53 39 34
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1954 2385 2441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.92% 4.61% 4.94%
As % of the Applications category 36.58% 38.65% 37.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1062 1315 1169
Median daily rate £300 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £128 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £482 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 381 441
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £22.80 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
5342 6170 6500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.73% 11.93% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3171 3648 3608
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 595 703
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.21 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

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 30 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -28 778 £325 +8.42% 161
South East -4 445 £270 -16.92% 83
East of England +7 180 £260 - 23
South West -1 135 £315 +5.00% 27
West Midlands -2 128 £285 +5.55% 26
North West -35 99 £325 +4.00% 45
Yorkshire -24 66 £290 +15.42% 37
East Midlands -15 62 £305 +103.33% 7
North East -7 59 £328 +29.70% 3
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 2299 (57.72%) Microsoft
2 1961 (49.23%) MS Excel
3 1638 (41.12%) Windows
4 1147 (28.80%) Active Directory
5 986 (24.76%) Finance
6 830 (20.84%) Windows 7
7 682 (17.12%) ITIL
8 596 (14.96%) MS PowerPoint
9 589 (14.79%) Project Management
10 484 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
11 455 (11.42%) SharePoint
12 450 (11.30%) Security Cleared
13 449 (11.27%) SQL
14 429 (10.77%) Citrix
15 422 (10.60%) Windows Server
16 396 (9.94%) MS Exchange
17 386 (9.69%) MS Visio
17 386 (9.69%) Office 365
18 359 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
19 346 (8.69%) MS Project
20 315 (7.91%) PRINCE2
21 312 (7.83%) SC Cleared
22 293 (7.36%) Windows 8
23 282 (7.08%) Degree
24 274 (6.88%) Windows XP
25 270 (6.78%) SQL Server
26 268 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
27 263 (6.60%) Migration
28 262 (6.58%) Banking
29 257 (6.45%) Service Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 455 (11.42%) SharePoint
2 396 (9.94%) MS Exchange
3 169 (4.24%) Skype for Business
4 146 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 87 (2.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 86 (2.16%) IBM Notes
7 79 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
8 72 (1.81%) IIS
9 63 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
10 60 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
11 56 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
12 55 (1.38%) CMS
13 32 (0.80%) SAS
14 25 (0.63%) Confluence
15 23 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
16 22 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
17 20 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
18 19 (0.48%) Apache
18 19 (0.48%) WebSphere
19 18 (0.45%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 1961 (49.23%) MS Excel
2 596 (14.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 386 (9.69%) MS Visio
4 346 (8.69%) MS Project
5 56 (1.41%) Photoshop
6 53 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
7 35 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
8 30 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 20 (0.50%) Open Workbench
10 17 (0.43%) Acrobat
11 15 (0.38%) InDesign
12 9 (0.23%) AutoCAD
13 8 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
14 6 (0.15%) Fireworks
15 5 (0.13%) InfoPath
16 3 (0.075%) 3ds Max
16 3 (0.075%) CATIA
16 3 (0.075%) LaTeX
16 3 (0.075%) OmniGraffle
16 3 (0.075%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 34 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 33 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 17 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 14 (0.35%) assyst
5 14 (0.35%) Primavera
6 10 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.18%) SAP ERP
9 6 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
9 6 (0.15%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 6 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
9 6 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 6 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
10 5 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.13%) SAP APO
10 5 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 386 (9.69%) Office 365
2 103 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (1.53%) Google Apps
4 38 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 36 (0.90%) Trello
6 30 (0.75%) OneDrive
7 26 (0.65%) Yammer
8 25 (0.63%) SaaS
9 24 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
10 15 (0.38%) IaaS
10 15 (0.38%) Mimecast
11 12 (0.30%) Google Analytics
12 11 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
13 7 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
14 6 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 5 (0.13%) Basecamp
16 4 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.10%) PaaS
16 4 (0.10%) SoftLayer
17 3 (0.075%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 194 (4.87%) DNS
2 188 (4.72%) TCP/IP
3 176 (4.42%) Internet
4 166 (4.17%) LAN
5 154 (3.87%) DHCP
6 140 (3.51%) WAN
7 132 (3.31%) VPN
8 123 (3.09%) Firewall
9 120 (3.01%) Skype
10 78 (1.96%) Wireless
11 53 (1.33%) SAN
12 51 (1.28%) VoIP
13 49 (1.23%) Intranet
14 40 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
15 28 (0.70%) LDAP
16 25 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
17 23 (0.58%) Extranet
17 23 (0.58%) iSCSI
18 22 (0.55%) 3G
18 22 (0.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 77 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
3 64 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 56 (1.41%) Relational Database
5 51 (1.28%) MS Access
6 50 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 48 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
8 46 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
9 42 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 34 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
11 31 (0.78%) Oracle Database
12 30 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 25 (0.63%) MySQL
14 23 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
15 22 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
16 21 (0.53%) GIS
17 19 (0.48%) Data Mining
18 18 (0.45%) RDBMS
19 17 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
19 17 (0.43%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 85 (2.13%) JIRA
2 46 (1.15%) Visual Studio
3 24 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (0.53%) Selenium
5 20 (0.50%) Toad
6 16 (0.40%) Subversion
7 14 (0.35%) Cucumber
8 13 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 12 (0.30%) Dreamweaver
10 10 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 9 (0.23%) SoapUI
11 9 (0.23%) WebDriver
12 8 (0.20%) Axure RP
12 8 (0.20%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 7 (0.18%) PVCS
14 6 (0.15%) MSI
15 5 (0.13%) Bugzilla
15 5 (0.13%) ClearQuest
15 5 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
15 5 (0.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 986 (24.76%) Finance
2 262 (6.58%) Banking
3 203 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 166 (4.17%) Legal
5 159 (3.99%) Law
6 133 (3.34%) Marketing
7 110 (2.76%) Retail
8 64 (1.61%) Manufacturing
9 57 (1.43%) Publishing
10 52 (1.31%) Back Office
11 47 (1.18%) German Language
12 44 (1.10%) Advertising
13 43 (1.08%) Billing
14 40 (1.00%) Investment Banking
15 38 (0.95%) French Language
16 29 (0.73%) Front Office
17 23 (0.58%) Electronics
18 21 (0.53%) Spanish Language
19 20 (0.50%) Games
19 20 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1291 (32.41%) Analyst
2 400 (10.04%) Service Analyst
3 360 (9.04%) Service Desk Analyst
4 345 (8.66%) Support Analyst
5 305 (7.66%) Support Engineer
6 292 (7.33%) Project Manager
7 263 (6.60%) Desktop Support
8 221 (5.55%) IT Support
9 198 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support
10 187 (4.69%) Business Analyst
11 183 (4.59%) IT Analyst
12 173 (4.34%) Developer
13 154 (3.87%) 1st Line Support
14 147 (3.69%) Help Desk Analyst
15 140 (3.51%) Administrator
16 126 (3.16%) Desktop Engineer
17 113 (2.84%) Coordinator
18 108 (2.71%) Help Desk Support
19 101 (2.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
20 100 (2.51%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (3.84%) .NET
2 152 (3.82%) HTML
3 98 (2.46%) CSS
4 87 (2.18%) XML
5 85 (2.13%) Web Services
6 43 (1.08%) HTML5
7 41 (1.03%) ASP.NET
8 33 (0.83%) SOAP
9 32 (0.80%) .NET Framework
9 32 (0.80%) jQuery
10 20 (0.50%) AngularJS
11 19 (0.48%) WinForms
12 17 (0.43%) RESTful
12 17 (0.43%) WCF
13 15 (0.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 15 (0.38%) WPF
14 14 (0.35%) JSON
15 11 (0.28%) ASP.NET Web API
15 11 (0.28%) COM
15 11 (0.28%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 484 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 252 (6.33%) Blackberry
3 175 (4.39%) Management Information System
4 85 (2.13%) Smartphone
5 74 (1.86%) Data Centre
6 68 (1.71%) User Experience
7 59 (1.48%) Computer Science
8 57 (1.43%) Driving Licence
9 56 (1.41%) NHS
10 52 (1.31%) iPhone
11 50 (1.26%) Fat Client
11 50 (1.26%) Thin Client
12 49 (1.23%) Statistics
13 47 (1.18%) iPad
14 45 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
15 42 (1.05%) Client/Server
16 40 (1.00%) PMI
17 36 (0.90%) Virtual Team
18 35 (0.88%) e-Learning
19 34 (0.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1638 (41.12%) Windows
2 830 (20.84%) Windows 7
3 422 (10.60%) Windows Server
4 293 (7.36%) Windows 8
5 274 (6.88%) Windows XP
6 256 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 208 (5.22%) Windows 10
8 179 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 172 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 130 (3.26%) Linux
11 109 (2.74%) Unix
12 103 (2.59%) Apple iOS
13 88 (2.21%) Android
14 70 (1.76%) Mac OS X
15 34 (0.85%) Mac OS
16 30 (0.75%) Windows Vista
17 23 (0.58%) CentOS
18 18 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 14 (0.35%) Data ONTAP
20 13 (0.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 682 (17.12%) ITIL
2 589 (14.79%) Project Management
3 359 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
4 315 (7.91%) PRINCE2
5 268 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 263 (6.60%) Migration
7 257 (6.45%) Service Management
8 218 (5.47%) Change Management
9 181 (4.54%) Incident Management
10 151 (3.79%) Business Analysis
11 146 (3.67%) Document Management
12 140 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
12 140 (3.51%) Data Analysis
13 137 (3.44%) Service Delivery
14 135 (3.39%) Risk Management
15 133 (3.34%) ITSM
16 132 (3.31%) User Acceptance Testing
17 121 (3.04%) Time Management
18 119 (2.99%) CRM
19 115 (2.89%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 449 (11.27%) SQL
2 152 (3.82%) PowerShell
3 109 (2.74%) Java
4 104 (2.61%) JavaScript
5 103 (2.59%) C#
6 99 (2.49%) VBA
7 91 (2.28%) C
8 84 (2.11%) VB
9 62 (1.56%) T-SQL
10 59 (1.48%) VBScript
11 44 (1.10%) PL/SQL
12 39 (0.98%) Python
13 34 (0.85%) PHP
14 32 (0.80%) VB.NET
15 26 (0.65%) C++
16 22 (0.55%) Shell Script
17 18 (0.45%) Perl
18 14 (0.35%) R
19 12 (0.30%) XAML
20 10 (0.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 450 (11.30%) Security Cleared
2 312 (7.83%) SC Cleared
3 282 (7.08%) Degree
4 256 (6.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 158 (3.97%) MCSE
6 128 (3.21%) MCP
7 90 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
8 83 (2.08%) ISEB
9 76 (1.91%) PMI Certification
10 63 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
10 63 (1.58%) DV Cleared
11 62 (1.56%) MCSA
12 61 (1.53%) MCDST
13 54 (1.36%) ISTQB
14 48 (1.21%) PMP
15 46 (1.15%) CCNA
16 42 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 35 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
18 34 (0.85%) MCITP
19 33 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (5.62%) SLA
2 120 (3.01%) QA
3 43 (1.08%) Data Quality
4 36 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 30 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
6 16 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.33%) MiFID
9 10 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.18%) GxP
10 7 (0.18%) ISO 9000
11 6 (0.15%) PMBOK
12 5 (0.13%) GPG13
12 5 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.075%) COBIT
13 3 (0.075%) GAMP
13 3 (0.075%) IEC 61508
13 3 (0.075%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.075%) P3O
13 3 (0.075%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1147 (28.80%) Active Directory
2 180 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (2.26%) XenApp
4 84 (2.11%) Hyper-V
5 52 (1.31%) XenDesktop
6 51 (1.28%) vSphere
7 43 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
8 31 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 18 (0.45%) VMware ESX
10 17 (0.43%) Terminal Services
11 16 (0.40%) NFS
11 16 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
12 13 (0.33%) BitLocker
13 12 (0.30%) XenServer
14 10 (0.25%) Terminal Server
14 10 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (0.23%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 5 (0.13%) Firmware
16 5 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 238 (5.98%) SCCM
2 74 (1.86%) SCOM
3 62 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
4 43 (1.08%) Backup Exec
5 33 (0.83%) WSUS
6 24 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
7 22 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 20 (0.50%) NetBackup
9 15 (0.38%) AirWatch
9 15 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
10 14 (0.35%) OVSD
11 13 (0.33%) HP SIM
11 13 (0.33%) Netcool
12 12 (0.30%) Nagios
12 12 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 12 (0.30%) Tivoli
13 11 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 11 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 9 (0.23%) Unicenter
14 9 (0.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 2299 (57.72%) Microsoft
2 429 (10.77%) Citrix
3 253 (6.35%) VMware
4 211 (5.30%) HP
5 198 (4.97%) Oracle
6 183 (4.59%) Cisco
7 134 (3.36%) SAP
8 119 (2.99%) Apple
9 103 (2.59%) Adobe
10 101 (2.54%) Remedy
11 90 (2.26%) Google
12 86 (2.16%) Lotus
13 76 (1.91%) IBM
14 64 (1.61%) Symantec
15 49 (1.23%) Dell
16 43 (1.08%) Intel Security
17 41 (1.03%) iManage
18 38 (0.95%) ServiceNow
19 37 (0.93%) CheckPoint
20 35 (0.88%) Bloomberg
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London
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Posted: Yesterday
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Twenty Recruitment Group
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