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 29 May 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
29 May 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 2390 2419 2102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.93% 5.02% 4.93%
As % of the Applications category 39.85% 37.97% 36.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1208 1109 930
Average daily rate
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£295 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £120 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £289
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 464 395
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -4.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.63 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -
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
5998 6371 5693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.38% 13.23% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3336 3431 2987
Average daily rate £342 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £487 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 601 688 633
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.63 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +5 964 £300 +3.44% 184
South East -4 554 £325 +18.18% 113
East of England +4 166 £275 +22.22% 51
North West -6 158 £294 +30.55% 66
South West -3 134 £275 +29.41% 35
Yorkshire +2 129 £288 +27.77% 40
West Midlands -8 108 £260 -1.88% 23
East Midlands +4 103 £190 +80.95% 26
North East -1 37 £250 -9.90% 12
Midlands +6 6 £550 -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 2634 (56.71%) Microsoft
2 2096 (45.12%) MS Excel
3 1822 (39.22%) Windows
4 1122 (24.16%) Active Directory
5 1023 (22.02%) Windows 7
6 1000 (21.53%) Finance
7 846 (18.21%) ITIL
8 706 (15.20%) Project Management
9 610 (13.13%) Windows XP
10 605 (13.02%) MS PowerPoint
11 565 (12.16%) SQL
12 537 (11.56%) MS Project
13 500 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
14 461 (9.92%) SharePoint
15 447 (9.62%) MS Visio
16 442 (9.52%) PRINCE2
17 429 (9.24%) Citrix
18 427 (9.19%) Security Cleared
19 395 (8.50%) MS Exchange
20 384 (8.27%) Degree
21 331 (7.13%) Banking
22 329 (7.08%) Windows Server 2008
23 304 (6.54%) SLA
24 297 (6.39%) Service Management
25 291 (6.26%) Blackberry
26 288 (6.20%) SC Cleared
27 278 (5.98%) SQL Server
28 271 (5.83%) VMware
29 264 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
30 262 (5.64%) Agile Software Development

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 461 (9.92%) SharePoint
2 395 (8.50%) MS Exchange
3 131 (2.82%) Lync
4 124 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 122 (2.63%) IBM Notes
6 76 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 73 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 69 (1.49%) IIS
9 54 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
10 52 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 44 (0.95%) SAS
12 34 (0.73%) WorkSite
13 31 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
13 31 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
14 28 (0.60%) CMS
15 22 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
16 20 (0.43%) MS Project Server
17 19 (0.41%) Confluence
18 12 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
19 10 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2096 (45.12%) MS Excel
2 605 (13.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 537 (11.56%) MS Project
4 447 (9.62%) MS Visio
5 54 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
6 34 (0.73%) Photoshop
7 31 (0.67%) AutoCAD
8 26 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
9 23 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 19 (0.41%) Adobe Captivate
11 18 (0.39%) Acrobat
12 16 (0.34%) InDesign
13 13 (0.28%) InfoPath
14 9 (0.19%) PowerPivot
14 9 (0.19%) Open Workbench
15 7 (0.15%) SPSS
16 3 (0.065%) Simulink
16 3 (0.065%) Stateflow
16 3 (0.065%) TargetLink
17 2 (0.043%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 29 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 23 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 20 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 15 (0.32%) SAP SRM
6 11 (0.24%) Agresso
7 9 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
8 8 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 8 (0.17%) SAP ERP
8 8 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 7 (0.15%) HFM
9 7 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
10 6 (0.13%) Eikon
10 6 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
10 6 (0.13%) assyst
11 5 (0.11%) Maximo
11 5 (0.11%) SAP APO
12 4 (0.086%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 184 (3.96%) Office 365
2 22 (0.47%) Google Apps
3 19 (0.41%) PaaS
4 17 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (0.30%) IaaS
6 11 (0.24%) OneDrive
6 11 (0.24%) SaaS
7 10 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (0.15%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.13%) Google Drive
10 5 (0.11%) Yammer
11 4 (0.086%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.086%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.086%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.065%) Taleo
13 2 (0.043%) Responsys
13 2 (0.043%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.022%) IBM Blueworks
14 1 (0.022%) Trello
14 1 (0.022%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 236 (5.08%) LAN
2 212 (4.56%) TCP/IP
3 193 (4.16%) WAN
4 172 (3.70%) VPN
5 154 (3.32%) Internet
6 144 (3.10%) DNS
7 109 (2.35%) DHCP
8 106 (2.28%) Firewall
9 88 (1.89%) SAN
10 87 (1.87%) Wireless
11 66 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
12 63 (1.36%) VoIP
13 56 (1.21%) Intranet
14 40 (0.86%) Network Security
15 38 (0.82%) VLAN
16 37 (0.80%) ATM
17 35 (0.75%) HTTP
18 33 (0.71%) NAS
18 33 (0.71%) Ethernet
19 32 (0.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 117 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
3 100 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 93 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 63 (1.36%) MS Access
6 60 (1.29%) Oracle Database
7 54 (1.16%) Relational Database
8 53 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 33 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
10 32 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
11 30 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 28 (0.60%) RDBMS
13 27 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
14 25 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
15 24 (0.52%) QlikView
15 24 (0.52%) MySQL
16 23 (0.50%) Data Mining
17 22 (0.47%) OLAP
18 21 (0.45%) DB2
19 19 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 73 (1.57%) Visual Studio
2 67 (1.44%) JIRA
3 29 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (0.41%) Subversion
5 17 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 14 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
7 13 (0.28%) Maven
7 13 (0.28%) QuickTest Pro
7 13 (0.28%) JUnit
7 13 (0.28%) Cucumber
7 13 (0.28%) SoapUI
7 13 (0.28%) Jenkins
8 10 (0.22%) Selenium
9 9 (0.19%) MSI
10 8 (0.17%) TeamCity
10 8 (0.17%) Eclipse
10 8 (0.17%) Toad
10 8 (0.17%) ClearQuest
11 7 (0.15%) JMeter
11 7 (0.15%) Git (software)
General
1 1000 (21.53%) Finance
2 331 (7.13%) Banking
3 230 (4.95%) Telecoms
4 186 (4.00%) Legal
5 168 (3.62%) Retail
6 124 (2.67%) Law
7 100 (2.15%) Investment Banking
8 87 (1.87%) Marketing
9 65 (1.40%) Financial Institution
10 58 (1.25%) Publishing
11 50 (1.08%) Manufacturing
12 46 (0.99%) Advertising
13 43 (0.93%) Back Office
14 38 (0.82%) German Language
15 37 (0.80%) French Language
15 37 (0.80%) Electronics
16 31 (0.67%) Billing
17 27 (0.58%) Local Government
18 23 (0.50%) Retail Banking
19 20 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1511 (32.53%) Analyst
2 495 (10.66%) Service Analyst
3 473 (10.18%) Service Desk Analyst
4 355 (7.64%) Support Engineer
5 342 (7.36%) Support Analyst
6 307 (6.61%) Desktop Support
7 305 (6.57%) Project Manager
8 269 (5.79%) 1st Line Support
9 264 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
10 239 (5.15%) Developer
11 197 (4.24%) Desktop Engineer
12 196 (4.22%) Business Analyst
13 174 (3.75%) IT Support
14 153 (3.29%) Coordinator
14 153 (3.29%) Administrator
15 146 (3.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 102 (2.20%) Help Desk Analyst
17 94 (2.02%) PMO Analyst
18 92 (1.98%) Data Analyst
19 91 (1.96%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (3.75%) .NET
2 120 (2.58%) HTML
3 118 (2.54%) XML
4 61 (1.31%) Web Services
5 49 (1.05%) CSS
6 43 (0.93%) ASP.NET
7 31 (0.67%) HTML5
8 30 (0.65%) Application Packaging
9 28 (0.60%) jQuery
9 28 (0.60%) .NET Framework
10 26 (0.56%) SOAP
11 25 (0.54%) JSON
12 24 (0.52%) REST
13 23 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
14 16 (0.34%) Ajax
15 15 (0.32%) Flash
16 14 (0.30%) COM
16 14 (0.30%) Middleware
17 13 (0.28%) XSLT
18 12 (0.26%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 500 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
2 291 (6.26%) Blackberry
3 210 (4.52%) Management Information System
4 141 (3.04%) NHS
5 104 (2.24%) Data Centre
6 79 (1.70%) Computer Science
7 67 (1.44%) iPhone
8 60 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
9 53 (1.14%) PMI
10 52 (1.12%) User Experience
11 50 (1.08%) Statistics
12 46 (0.99%) E-Learning
12 46 (0.99%) iPad
13 45 (0.97%) Fat Client
13 45 (0.97%) Thin Client
14 34 (0.73%) CMDB
15 27 (0.58%) PDA
16 25 (0.54%) Economics
17 24 (0.52%) Hedge funds
18 23 (0.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1822 (39.22%) Windows
2 1023 (22.02%) Windows 7
3 610 (13.13%) Windows XP
4 329 (7.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 226 (4.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 217 (4.67%) Windows 8
7 133 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 127 (2.73%) Linux
9 126 (2.71%) Android
10 108 (2.33%) UNIX
11 84 (1.81%) Apple iOS
12 60 (1.29%) Mac OS X
13 50 (1.08%) Windows Vista
14 30 (0.65%) Solaris
15 24 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
15 24 (0.52%) Mac OS
16 23 (0.50%) Windows 2000
17 18 (0.39%) AIX
18 16 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 11 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 846 (18.21%) ITIL
2 706 (15.20%) Project Management
3 442 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 297 (6.39%) Service Management
5 264 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 262 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
7 254 (5.47%) Migration
8 232 (4.99%) Change Management
9 191 (4.11%) Service Delivery
10 181 (3.90%) Incident Management
11 155 (3.34%) Data Analysis
12 144 (3.10%) Business Intelligence
13 136 (2.93%) Change Control
14 135 (2.91%) Business Analysis
15 123 (2.65%) Project Planning
16 119 (2.56%) ITSM
17 117 (2.52%) Programme Management
18 110 (2.37%) Risk Management
19 109 (2.35%) User Acceptance Testing
20 108 (2.33%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 565 (12.16%) SQL
2 137 (2.95%) VBA
3 134 (2.88%) Java
4 92 (1.98%) C#
5 80 (1.72%) PowerShell
6 77 (1.66%) JavaScript
7 76 (1.64%) VB
8 62 (1.33%) T-SQL
9 56 (1.21%) C
10 43 (0.93%) VBScript
11 39 (0.84%) PL/SQL
12 34 (0.73%) C++
13 25 (0.54%) Perl
13 25 (0.54%) VB.NET
14 23 (0.50%) Shell Script
14 23 (0.50%) Python
15 15 (0.32%) PHP
16 13 (0.28%) Ruby
17 10 (0.22%) VB6
18 7 (0.15%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 427 (9.19%) Security Cleared
2 384 (8.27%) Degree
3 288 (6.20%) SC Cleared
4 190 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 127 (2.73%) PMI Certification
6 102 (2.20%) MCP
7 99 (2.13%) MCSE
8 87 (1.87%) PMP
9 86 (1.85%) DV Cleared
10 80 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
11 77 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
12 74 (1.59%) ISEB
13 63 (1.36%) CCNA
14 60 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 50 (1.08%) MCSA
16 49 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 45 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 38 (0.82%) MOS
19 37 (0.80%) A+ Certification
20 35 (0.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (6.54%) SLA
2 136 (2.93%) QA
3 23 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.30%) COBIT
4 14 (0.30%) Solvency II
4 14 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.24%) P3O
7 7 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
8 6 (0.13%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.086%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.086%) GAAP
11 3 (0.065%) TickIT
11 3 (0.065%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.065%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.065%) EMIR
11 3 (0.065%) MiFID
12 2 (0.043%) Basel III
12 2 (0.043%) CRD IV
System Software
1 1122 (24.16%) Active Directory
2 161 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (1.57%) XenApp
4 71 (1.53%) Hyper-V
5 52 (1.12%) vSphere
6 36 (0.78%) VMware ESX
7 35 (0.75%) XenDesktop
8 28 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 24 (0.52%) Terminal Services
10 14 (0.30%) Xen
11 13 (0.28%) Terminal Server
11 13 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 11 (0.24%) BitLocker
12 11 (0.24%) NLBS
13 10 (0.22%) Samba
14 9 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (0.15%) NFS
16 6 (0.13%) XenServer
17 5 (0.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 201 (4.33%) SCCM
2 42 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
3 40 (0.86%) OVSD
4 34 (0.73%) OpenView
5 32 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 25 (0.54%) WSUS
7 16 (0.34%) Backup Exec
8 15 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
8 15 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 14 (0.30%) Puppet
10 13 (0.28%) ARCserve
10 13 (0.28%) Casper Suite
10 13 (0.28%) SCOM
11 11 (0.24%) WMI
12 9 (0.19%) DameWare
13 8 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.17%) AirWatch
14 7 (0.15%) Control-M
14 7 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 7 (0.15%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2634 (56.71%) Microsoft
2 429 (9.24%) Citrix
3 271 (5.83%) VMware
4 238 (5.12%) Oracle
5 228 (4.91%) HP
6 224 (4.82%) Cisco
7 163 (3.51%) SAP
8 147 (3.16%) Apple
9 125 (2.69%) Lotus
10 111 (2.39%) Adobe
11 102 (2.20%) Remedy
12 85 (1.83%) Symantec
13 74 (1.59%) IBM
14 69 (1.49%) Business Objects
15 59 (1.27%) Dell
16 58 (1.25%) McAfee
17 44 (0.95%) Google
18 40 (0.86%) NetApp
19 39 (0.84%) Cognos
20 38 (0.82%) CheckPoint
London
Fusion Experience
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Project Recruit
Rate: From £17.02 to £19.08 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hampshire
Venn Group
Rate: £8 - £10 Per Hour £19,500 when made permanent
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £180 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £10 - 12 per hour + .
Posted: 6 hours ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Experis Engineering
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £140 - £141 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £80.00 - £100.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
HFG
Rate: £440 - £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Connectus
Rate: £46.21 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £800 - 870 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Allied Worldwide
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Coal IT Services
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable on experience
Posted: 2 days ago