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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
UK / England
Rank 53 47 39
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1582 1876 2236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.85% 3.95% 4.71%
As % of the Applications category 36.98% 36.27% 39.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 961 1140
Median daily rate £300 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £130 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £295 £270
% change year-on-year
-6.77% +9.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 314 382
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.81 £14.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-11.68% +11.53%

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
4278 5173 5613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.40% 10.88% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2601 3070 3194
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 480 571
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.10 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.72% +3.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.08 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.24 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.68% +13.79%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 -17 603 £325 +8.33% 147
South East +2 394 £300 - 97
South West +5 116 £275 -12.00% 35
West Midlands +12 108 £231 -29.38% 35
North West +7 100 £313 +4.16% 39
East of England -7 94 £199 -4.21% 45
Yorkshire +4 66 £346 +6.53% 24
East Midlands -7 52 £213 +21.42% 18
North East +12 43 £290 -19.44% 5
Midlands +1 1 £350 +40.00%
South Coast - 1 - -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 2060 (62.59%) Microsoft
2 1512 (45.94%) MS Excel
3 1281 (38.92%) Windows
4 876 (26.62%) Active Directory
5 738 (22.42%) Finance
6 650 (19.75%) Windows 7
7 521 (15.83%) ITIL
8 492 (14.95%) MS PowerPoint
9 473 (14.37%) Project Management
10 420 (12.76%) SharePoint
11 419 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
12 410 (12.46%) Security Cleared
13 368 (11.18%) Office 365
14 337 (10.24%) MS Project
15 336 (10.21%) MS Visio
16 312 (9.48%) SC Cleared
17 295 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
18 290 (8.81%) Degree
19 283 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
20 272 (8.26%) SQL
21 262 (7.96%) Windows Server
22 259 (7.87%) MS Exchange
22 259 (7.87%) Citrix
23 256 (7.78%) PRINCE2
24 237 (7.20%) Migration
25 217 (6.59%) Windows 10
26 212 (6.44%) Banking
27 209 (6.35%) Change Management
28 200 (6.08%) SLA
29 198 (6.02%) SQL Server

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
1 420 (12.76%) SharePoint
2 259 (7.87%) MS Exchange
3 133 (4.04%) Skype for Business
4 103 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 82 (2.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 72 (2.19%) IBM Notes
7 58 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
8 48 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 46 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
10 39 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
11 36 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
12 31 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
13 28 (0.85%) IIS
14 27 (0.82%) Confluence
15 24 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
16 23 (0.70%) SAS
17 20 (0.61%) CMS
18 17 (0.52%) MS Project Server
19 10 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
20 7 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1512 (45.94%) MS Excel
2 492 (14.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 337 (10.24%) MS Project
4 336 (10.21%) MS Visio
5 55 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
6 22 (0.67%) Photoshop
7 17 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 9 (0.27%) Open Workbench
10 8 (0.24%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.12%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.12%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.091%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.061%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.061%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.061%) InDesign
13 2 (0.061%) Maya
14 1 (0.030%) CATIA
14 1 (0.030%) Siemens NX
14 1 (0.030%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 38 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
3 19 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
6 8 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
7 7 (0.21%) Primavera
8 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.18%) SystmOne
9 5 (0.15%) Eikon
9 5 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.15%) Oracle TCA
9 5 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.12%) Demantra
10 4 (0.12%) Pegasus Opera
10 4 (0.12%) SnowdropKCS
10 4 (0.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 368 (11.18%) Office 365
2 98 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (1.15%) OneDrive
4 23 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (0.67%) IaaS
6 21 (0.64%) G Suite
7 19 (0.58%) SaaS
8 18 (0.55%) Yammer
9 15 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
9 15 (0.46%) PaaS
10 9 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.27%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.24%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
13 4 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
13 4 (0.12%) GitHub
14 3 (0.091%) Akamai
14 3 (0.091%) IBM PureFlex
15 2 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 2 (0.061%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 164 (4.98%) TCP/IP
2 149 (4.53%) LAN
3 139 (4.22%) DNS
4 128 (3.89%) VPN
5 127 (3.86%) Internet
6 125 (3.80%) WAN
7 108 (3.28%) DHCP
8 94 (2.86%) Skype
9 89 (2.70%) Firewall
10 84 (2.55%) Wireless
11 68 (2.07%) VoIP
12 61 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
13 43 (1.31%) SAN
14 37 (1.12%) Intranet
15 31 (0.94%) Ethernet
15 31 (0.94%) Remote Desktop
16 29 (0.88%) Network Security
17 27 (0.82%) Cisco IOS
18 24 (0.73%) 3G
19 23 (0.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 59 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 48 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 46 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
5 43 (1.31%) MS Access
6 40 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 36 (1.09%) Relational Database
8 35 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
9 33 (1.00%) GIS
10 27 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
11 26 (0.79%) Oracle Database
12 23 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 22 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
14 20 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
15 19 (0.58%) Big Data
16 17 (0.52%) Data Mining
16 17 (0.52%) Hadoop
16 17 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
17 16 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
18 13 (0.40%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 101 (3.07%) JIRA
2 40 (1.22%) Visual Studio
3 23 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (0.36%) Eclipse
5 8 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (0.24%) Selenium
6 7 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.18%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.18%) JDeveloper
7 6 (0.18%) Maven
7 6 (0.18%) MSI
7 6 (0.18%) SoapUI
7 6 (0.18%) Subversion
8 5 (0.15%) Dreamweaver
8 5 (0.15%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (0.15%) Toad
9 4 (0.12%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 738 (22.42%) Finance
2 212 (6.44%) Banking
3 157 (4.77%) Legal
4 144 (4.38%) Telecoms
5 133 (4.04%) Retail
6 110 (3.34%) Law
7 81 (2.46%) Marketing
8 69 (2.10%) Advertising
9 49 (1.49%) Publishing
10 46 (1.40%) Investment Banking
11 44 (1.34%) Manufacturing
12 27 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
13 23 (0.70%) Retail Banking
14 22 (0.67%) German Language
15 21 (0.64%) Back Office
16 20 (0.61%) French Language
17 18 (0.55%) Electronics
17 18 (0.55%) Financial Institution
18 17 (0.52%) Military
19 16 (0.49%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1015 (30.84%) Analyst
2 313 (9.51%) Support Engineer
3 303 (9.21%) Service Analyst
4 278 (8.45%) Service Desk Analyst
5 274 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 219 (6.65%) 2nd Line Support
7 218 (6.62%) Project Manager
8 201 (6.11%) Desktop Support
9 182 (5.53%) IT Support
10 160 (4.86%) Business Analyst
11 157 (4.77%) 1st Line Support
12 148 (4.50%) Developer
13 142 (4.31%) Administrator
14 127 (3.86%) Desktop Engineer
15 121 (3.68%) IT Analyst
16 116 (3.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 110 (3.34%) Service Desk Support
18 109 (3.31%) Help Desk Analyst
19 105 (3.19%) Help Desk Support
20 103 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (3.01%) .NET
2 59 (1.79%) HTML
3 50 (1.52%) XML
4 37 (1.12%) CSS
5 35 (1.06%) Web Services
6 23 (0.70%) ASP.NET
7 21 (0.64%) HTML5
8 20 (0.61%) .NET Framework
9 15 (0.46%) jQuery
10 14 (0.43%) COM
11 12 (0.36%) RESTful
12 10 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
13 9 (0.27%) SOAP
13 9 (0.27%) WCF
14 7 (0.21%) 802.1X
14 7 (0.21%) AngularJS
14 7 (0.21%) J2EE
14 7 (0.21%) WPF
14 7 (0.21%) XMPP
15 6 (0.18%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 419 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 198 (6.02%) Blackberry
3 145 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 82 (2.49%) Data Centre
5 76 (2.31%) Smartphone
6 63 (1.91%) Driving Licence
7 58 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
8 53 (1.61%) iPad
8 53 (1.61%) User Experience
9 52 (1.58%) iPhone
10 49 (1.49%) NHS
11 41 (1.25%) Computer Science
11 41 (1.25%) Fat Client
11 41 (1.25%) Thin Client
12 37 (1.12%) e-Learning
13 27 (0.82%) Client/Server
14 25 (0.76%) Virtual Team
15 24 (0.73%) Visualisation
16 23 (0.70%) Statistics
17 21 (0.64%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1281 (38.92%) Windows
2 650 (19.75%) Windows 7
3 262 (7.96%) Windows Server
4 217 (6.59%) Windows 10
5 179 (5.44%) Windows XP
6 172 (5.23%) Windows 8
7 171 (5.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 105 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 101 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 92 (2.80%) Android
11 88 (2.67%) Apple iOS
12 70 (2.13%) Linux
13 58 (1.76%) Mac OS X
14 56 (1.70%) Unix
15 49 (1.49%) Mac OS
16 30 (0.91%) Windows Vista
17 17 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 14 (0.43%) Windows 2000
19 12 (0.36%) HPUX
19 12 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 521 (15.83%) ITIL
2 473 (14.37%) Project Management
3 295 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 283 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
5 256 (7.78%) PRINCE2
6 237 (7.20%) Migration
7 209 (6.35%) Change Management
8 185 (5.62%) Service Management
9 153 (4.65%) Programme Management
10 140 (4.25%) Incident Management
11 132 (4.01%) Time Management
12 129 (3.92%) Data Analysis
13 123 (3.74%) Project Planning
14 122 (3.71%) Business Intelligence
15 121 (3.68%) Service Delivery
16 112 (3.40%) CRM
17 105 (3.19%) Business Analysis
18 98 (2.98%) ITSM
19 97 (2.95%) Problem Management
19 97 (2.95%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 272 (8.26%) SQL
2 77 (2.34%) VBA
3 63 (1.91%) C#
4 62 (1.88%) C
4 62 (1.88%) PowerShell
5 57 (1.73%) Java
6 50 (1.52%) JavaScript
7 34 (1.03%) T-SQL
8 20 (0.61%) PL/SQL
9 19 (0.58%) Shell Script
9 19 (0.58%) VB
10 15 (0.46%) C++
11 14 (0.43%) Perl
12 13 (0.40%) PHP
12 13 (0.40%) R
12 13 (0.40%) VBScript
13 8 (0.24%) Python
14 7 (0.21%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.18%) MATLAB
16 5 (0.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 410 (12.46%) Security Cleared
2 312 (9.48%) SC Cleared
3 290 (8.81%) Degree
4 145 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 79 (2.40%) DV Cleared
6 77 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
7 73 (2.22%) MCSE
8 63 (1.91%) MCP
9 46 (1.40%) ISEB
10 44 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 36 (1.09%) MCSA
11 36 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 33 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
12 33 (1.00%) PMP
13 29 (0.88%) PMI Certification
14 25 (0.76%) DBS Check
15 24 (0.73%) APMP
15 24 (0.73%) MCDST
16 23 (0.70%) CCNA
17 22 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (6.08%) SLA
2 76 (2.31%) QA
3 35 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 20 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 20 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.27%) P3O
8 7 (0.21%) ISO 9000
9 6 (0.18%) Basel III
9 6 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (0.18%) MiFID
9 6 (0.18%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.15%) PMBOK
11 4 (0.12%) COBIT
11 4 (0.12%) Def Stans
12 3 (0.091%) GDPR
12 3 (0.091%) GMP
13 2 (0.061%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 2 (0.061%) BS25999
System Software
1 876 (26.62%) Active Directory
2 127 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (1.91%) XenApp
4 54 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 37 (1.12%) XenDesktop
6 34 (1.03%) VMware ESX
7 30 (0.91%) vSphere
8 26 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 26 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
9 22 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (0.58%) BitLocker
10 19 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (0.33%) Terminal Services
12 9 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (0.24%) vCloud
14 6 (0.18%) Docker
14 6 (0.18%) Samba
15 5 (0.15%) NDS
16 4 (0.12%) ISA Server
16 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 194 (5.89%) SCCM
2 24 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (0.67%) SCOM
4 18 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 17 (0.52%) AirWatch
5 17 (0.52%) Backup Exec
6 16 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 16 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 15 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
8 14 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
9 13 (0.40%) WSUS
10 11 (0.33%) Nagios
11 8 (0.24%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.24%) SCVMM
12 7 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 7 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (0.21%) MIMEsweeper
13 6 (0.18%) DameWare
13 6 (0.18%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2060 (62.59%) Microsoft
2 259 (7.87%) Citrix
3 189 (5.74%) Cisco
4 187 (5.68%) VMware
5 150 (4.56%) Oracle
6 130 (3.95%) HP
7 126 (3.83%) Apple
8 114 (3.46%) SAP
9 83 (2.52%) Remedy
10 72 (2.19%) Lotus
11 65 (1.98%) Dell
12 54 (1.64%) Symantec
13 48 (1.46%) Adobe
14 46 (1.40%) Google
15 41 (1.25%) ServiceNow
16 37 (1.12%) Bloomberg
16 37 (1.12%) LANDesk
17 33 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
18 31 (0.94%) IBM
19 26 (0.79%) Wyse
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £11.54 - £13.46 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Kirklees Active Leisure Trading Ltd
Rate: From £16,363 to £17,513 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £17 - £20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £18 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £275 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Omni RMS
Posted: 2 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £120.00 - £155.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
AAP3
Rate: £10 - £16 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £14 - £18 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £125 - £150 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Market Rate DOE
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £100 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £275 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £35 - £36.5 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £35 - £36.5 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £175.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Rate: £250+ per day (3 days a week)
Posted: 6 days ago