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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 49 38 35
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1933 2393 2400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.94% 4.69% 4.92%
As % of the Applications category 37.28% 38.69% 37.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1065 1284 1139
Median daily rate £290 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £130 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £480 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £289 £250
% change year-on-year
-0.51% +15.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 370 447
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £14.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £9.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 £22.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £13.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.78%
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
5185 6185 6359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.57% 12.13% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3126 3541 3478
Median daily rate £350 £350 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £155 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 589 680
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.90 £35.00 £34.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 -25 732 £300 -0.08% 152
South East -2 442 £288 -11.53% 111
East of England -1 173 £240 -19.32% 42
West Midlands +7 144 £288 +35.29% 29
South West 0 128 £294 +11.90% 27
North West -28 118 £300 +3.00% 41
Yorkshire -28 70 £313 +8.69% 49
North East -32 66 £310 +22.77% 8
East Midlands -15 60 £200 +33.33% 12
Midlands -8 1 - -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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 2201 (56.92%) Microsoft
2 1936 (50.06%) MS Excel
3 1591 (41.14%) Windows
4 1136 (29.38%) Active Directory
5 993 (25.68%) Finance
6 831 (21.49%) Windows 7
7 669 (17.30%) ITIL
8 583 (15.08%) Project Management
9 537 (13.89%) MS PowerPoint
10 468 (12.10%) SQL
11 455 (11.77%) Analytical Skills
12 438 (11.33%) SharePoint
13 423 (10.94%) Citrix
14 413 (10.68%) Security Cleared
15 412 (10.65%) Windows Server
16 388 (10.03%) MS Exchange
17 383 (9.90%) MS Visio
18 366 (9.46%) Office 365
19 350 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
20 349 (9.03%) MS Project
21 312 (8.07%) PRINCE2
22 288 (7.45%) Windows XP
23 281 (7.27%) Windows 8
24 279 (7.21%) Degree
25 273 (7.06%) SQL Server
26 266 (6.88%) SC Cleared
27 259 (6.70%) Windows Server 2008
27 259 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
28 258 (6.67%) Blackberry
28 258 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 438 (11.33%) SharePoint
2 388 (10.03%) MS Exchange
3 163 (4.22%) Skype for Business
4 145 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 96 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 80 (2.07%) IBM Notes
7 78 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 78 (2.02%) IIS
8 66 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
9 57 (1.47%) CMS
9 57 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
10 49 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
11 28 (0.72%) Confluence
12 27 (0.70%) SAS
13 24 (0.62%) IBM Domino
13 24 (0.62%) WebSphere
14 23 (0.59%) Apache
15 17 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
16 16 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
17 14 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1936 (50.06%) MS Excel
2 537 (13.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 383 (9.90%) MS Visio
4 349 (9.03%) MS Project
5 67 (1.73%) Photoshop
6 38 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
7 34 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
8 32 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 18 (0.47%) Acrobat
10 17 (0.44%) Open Workbench
11 13 (0.34%) InDesign
12 11 (0.28%) AutoCAD
13 7 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
13 7 (0.18%) Fireworks
14 5 (0.13%) InfoPath
15 4 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
16 3 (0.078%) Adobe Premiere
16 3 (0.078%) LaTeX
16 3 (0.078%) Mingle
16 3 (0.078%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 36 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 23 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 20 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 19 (0.49%) Primavera
6 14 (0.36%) assyst
7 7 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
8 6 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.16%) SAP APO
8 6 (0.16%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.13%) Eloqua
9 5 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.10%) Finacle
10 4 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
11 3 (0.078%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 366 (9.46%) Office 365
2 81 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (0.78%) Google Apps
4 23 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (0.54%) Yammer
6 20 (0.52%) OneDrive
7 17 (0.44%) SaaS
8 15 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
9 13 (0.34%) Google Analytics
10 12 (0.31%) Mimecast
11 8 (0.21%) IaaS
12 7 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
12 7 (0.18%) Trello
13 6 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
14 5 (0.13%) MailChimp
15 4 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 4 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.10%) Basecamp
16 3 (0.078%) SoftLayer
17 2 (0.052%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 191 (4.94%) DNS
2 188 (4.86%) TCP/IP
3 153 (3.96%) DHCP
4 150 (3.88%) LAN
5 149 (3.85%) Internet
6 137 (3.54%) VPN
7 121 (3.13%) Firewall
8 120 (3.10%) WAN
9 108 (2.79%) Skype
10 73 (1.89%) Wireless
11 55 (1.42%) Intranet
12 45 (1.16%) SAN
13 44 (1.14%) VoIP
14 36 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
15 30 (0.78%) LDAP
16 26 (0.67%) FTP
16 26 (0.67%) SMTP
17 24 (0.62%) HTTP
18 23 (0.59%) 3G
18 23 (0.59%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 74 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
3 66 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 57 (1.47%) Relational Database
5 55 (1.42%) MS Access
6 50 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 50 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 45 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
8 39 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 33 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 30 (0.78%) Oracle Database
10 30 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
11 27 (0.70%) MySQL
11 27 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
12 22 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
13 21 (0.54%) GIS
14 19 (0.49%) Data Mining
15 18 (0.47%) RDBMS
16 16 (0.41%) QlikView
17 14 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 87 (2.25%) JIRA
2 46 (1.19%) Visual Studio
3 26 (0.67%) Toad
4 24 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (0.57%) Cucumber
5 22 (0.57%) Selenium
6 19 (0.49%) Subversion
7 12 (0.31%) Dreamweaver
7 12 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 10 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
8 10 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (0.23%) Axure RP
9 9 (0.23%) SoapUI
9 9 (0.23%) WebDriver
10 7 (0.18%) Capybara
10 7 (0.18%) PVCS
11 6 (0.16%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 5 (0.13%) Bugzilla
12 5 (0.13%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.10%) Eclipse
General
1 993 (25.68%) Finance
2 254 (6.57%) Banking
3 202 (5.22%) Telecoms
4 174 (4.50%) Legal
5 171 (4.42%) Law
6 131 (3.39%) Marketing
7 97 (2.51%) Retail
8 65 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 59 (1.53%) German Language
10 52 (1.34%) Publishing
11 49 (1.27%) Back Office
12 46 (1.19%) French Language
13 38 (0.98%) Billing
14 34 (0.88%) Investment Banking
15 32 (0.83%) Advertising
16 24 (0.62%) Front Office
16 24 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
17 22 (0.57%) Electronics
18 20 (0.52%) Games
18 20 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1267 (32.76%) Analyst
2 397 (10.27%) Service Analyst
3 350 (9.05%) Service Desk Analyst
4 341 (8.82%) Support Analyst
5 306 (7.91%) Support Engineer
6 255 (6.59%) Project Manager
7 253 (6.54%) Desktop Support
8 209 (5.40%) IT Support
9 201 (5.20%) 2nd Line Support
10 185 (4.78%) Developer
11 179 (4.63%) Business Analyst
12 168 (4.34%) IT Analyst
13 152 (3.93%) 1st Line Support
14 147 (3.80%) Administrator
15 138 (3.57%) Help Desk Analyst
16 119 (3.08%) Coordinator
16 119 (3.08%) Desktop Engineer
17 102 (2.64%) Service Desk Support
18 96 (2.48%) Help Desk Support
19 95 (2.46%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (4.03%) .NET
2 155 (4.01%) HTML
3 106 (2.74%) XML
4 93 (2.40%) CSS
5 84 (2.17%) Web Services
6 45 (1.16%) jQuery
7 43 (1.11%) HTML5
8 41 (1.06%) ASP.NET
9 35 (0.91%) .NET Framework
10 34 (0.88%) SOAP
11 26 (0.67%) AngularJS
12 19 (0.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 17 (0.44%) RESTful
13 17 (0.44%) WCF
13 17 (0.44%) WPF
14 14 (0.36%) REST
15 13 (0.34%) JSON
15 13 (0.34%) Laravel
16 12 (0.31%) COM
16 12 (0.31%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 455 (11.77%) Analytical Skills
2 258 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 164 (4.24%) Management Information System
4 76 (1.97%) Smartphone
5 74 (1.91%) Data Centre
6 70 (1.81%) User Experience
7 60 (1.55%) Driving Licence
8 56 (1.45%) Computer Science
9 50 (1.29%) NHS
10 49 (1.27%) iPhone
11 48 (1.24%) Fat Client
11 48 (1.24%) Thin Client
12 47 (1.22%) iPad
13 46 (1.19%) Statistics
14 45 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
15 41 (1.06%) PMI
16 39 (1.01%) Client/Server
17 34 (0.88%) e-Learning
18 32 (0.83%) Mathematics
19 28 (0.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1591 (41.14%) Windows
2 831 (21.49%) Windows 7
3 412 (10.65%) Windows Server
4 288 (7.45%) Windows XP
5 281 (7.27%) Windows 8
6 259 (6.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 195 (5.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 176 (4.55%) Windows 10
9 175 (4.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 120 (3.10%) Linux
11 108 (2.79%) Unix
12 91 (2.35%) Apple iOS
13 68 (1.76%) Mac OS X
14 67 (1.73%) Android
15 33 (0.85%) Mac OS
16 31 (0.80%) Windows Vista
17 25 (0.65%) CentOS
18 21 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 13 (0.34%) zOS
20 12 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 669 (17.30%) ITIL
2 583 (15.08%) Project Management
3 350 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
4 312 (8.07%) PRINCE2
5 259 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 238 (6.15%) Service Management
7 228 (5.90%) Migration
8 202 (5.22%) Change Management
9 182 (4.71%) Incident Management
10 154 (3.98%) Business Intelligence
11 152 (3.93%) Document Management
12 137 (3.54%) User Acceptance Testing
13 130 (3.36%) Service Delivery
14 124 (3.21%) Business Analysis
14 124 (3.21%) CRM
15 123 (3.18%) Risk Management
16 120 (3.10%) Time Management
17 118 (3.05%) ITSM
17 118 (3.05%) Problem Management
18 109 (2.82%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 468 (12.10%) SQL
2 155 (4.01%) PowerShell
3 112 (2.90%) Java
4 110 (2.84%) C#
4 110 (2.84%) JavaScript
5 104 (2.69%) VBA
6 90 (2.33%) C
7 80 (2.07%) VB
8 60 (1.55%) VBScript
9 51 (1.32%) T-SQL
10 42 (1.09%) PL/SQL
11 40 (1.03%) PHP
12 38 (0.98%) Python
13 37 (0.96%) VB.NET
14 30 (0.78%) C++
15 18 (0.47%) Shell Script
16 14 (0.36%) Perl
16 14 (0.36%) R
16 14 (0.36%) Ruby
17 10 (0.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 413 (10.68%) Security Cleared
2 279 (7.21%) Degree
3 266 (6.88%) SC Cleared
4 258 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 160 (4.14%) MCSE
6 113 (2.92%) MCP
7 91 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
8 85 (2.20%) ISEB
9 82 (2.12%) PMI Certification
10 65 (1.68%) MCDST
11 64 (1.66%) DV Cleared
12 63 (1.63%) MCSA
13 60 (1.55%) ISTQB
14 57 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
15 51 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 46 (1.19%) PMP
17 43 (1.11%) MCITP
18 40 (1.03%) CCNA
19 35 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
19 35 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (5.33%) SLA
2 123 (3.18%) QA
3 36 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 33 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 31 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
6 12 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.26%) MiFID
8 10 (0.26%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.18%) PMBOK
10 5 (0.13%) GPG13
10 5 (0.13%) GxP
10 5 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.10%) ISO 14001
11 4 (0.10%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.10%) P3O
12 3 (0.078%) COBIT
12 3 (0.078%) Def Stans
12 3 (0.078%) GAMP
12 3 (0.078%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1136 (29.38%) Active Directory
2 171 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (2.33%) XenApp
4 59 (1.53%) vSphere
5 57 (1.47%) XenDesktop
6 55 (1.42%) Hyper-V
7 41 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
8 31 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
9 24 (0.62%) VMware ESX
10 18 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
11 17 (0.44%) BitLocker
12 15 (0.39%) NFS
13 14 (0.36%) Terminal Server
14 13 (0.34%) Terminal Services
15 10 (0.26%) XenServer
16 9 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
17 8 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
18 7 (0.18%) Brightmail
19 6 (0.16%) Xen
20 5 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 239 (6.18%) SCCM
2 73 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
3 72 (1.86%) SCOM
4 49 (1.27%) Backup Exec
5 38 (0.98%) WSUS
6 29 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
7 24 (0.62%) NetBackup
8 21 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 15 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
10 14 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 13 (0.34%) HP SIM
11 13 (0.34%) Netcool
11 13 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 12 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 11 (0.28%) AirWatch
13 11 (0.28%) OVSD
13 11 (0.28%) Tivoli
14 10 (0.26%) Nagios
15 9 (0.23%) Unicenter
16 8 (0.21%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 2201 (56.92%) Microsoft
2 423 (10.94%) Citrix
3 232 (6.00%) VMware
4 220 (5.69%) HP
5 200 (5.17%) Oracle
6 173 (4.47%) Cisco
7 118 (3.05%) SAP
8 102 (2.64%) Adobe
9 95 (2.46%) IBM
9 95 (2.46%) Remedy
10 92 (2.38%) Apple
11 80 (2.07%) Lotus
12 72 (1.86%) Symantec
13 63 (1.63%) Google
14 51 (1.32%) Intel Security
15 48 (1.24%) Dell
16 43 (1.11%) iManage
17 42 (1.09%) Bloomberg
18 35 (0.91%) Cognos
19 33 (0.85%) Red Hat
Watford, Hertfordshire
CoreCom Consulting
Posted: 2 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £90 - £115 per day + none
Posted: 4 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £24,500 per annum, pro rata
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £15 - £17 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Rate: £17,675 - £23,000 depending on experience
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
CoreCom Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £11.17 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £21.87 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Pertemps Managed Services
Rate: £9.35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Epsom, Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £180 - £260 per day + Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: c.£12 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £138 Per Day £138.84 Ltd Co. basis
Posted: 2 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £25 - £28 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £375 to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £375 to £375 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago