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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 34 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 2556 2328 2685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.90% 4.90% 5.08%
As % of the Applications category 37.03% 38.92% 38.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 1133 1191
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 447 400 468
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% -4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.49 £10.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -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
6903 5981 6899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.23% 12.58% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3884 3301 3663
Average daily rate £345 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 692 583 717
Average hourly rate £15.88 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £26.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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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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 -1 1039 £275 -10.93% 251
South East +8 586 £275 +1.85% 163
East of England -4 170 £218 -14.70% 54
North West +3 153 £300 - 66
South West -19 142 £339 +23.18% 57
West Midlands -3 134 £245 +22.50% 25
East Midlands +5 119 £350 +366.66% 26
Yorkshire +13 110 £335 +21.81% 36
North East -25 38 £348 +15.91% 11
Midlands -1 7 £525 +40.00% 3
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 2765 (56.10%) Microsoft
2 2339 (47.45%) Windows
3 2183 (44.29%) MS Excel
4 1388 (28.16%) Active Directory
5 1368 (27.75%) Windows 7
6 1008 (20.45%) Finance
7 947 (19.21%) Windows XP
8 830 (16.84%) ITIL
9 647 (13.13%) Project Management
10 636 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
11 520 (10.55%) MS Exchange
12 509 (10.33%) Citrix
13 501 (10.16%) SQL
14 486 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
15 481 (9.76%) MS Project
16 478 (9.70%) SharePoint
17 472 (9.58%) MS Visio
18 462 (9.37%) Blackberry
19 437 (8.87%) Security Cleared
20 414 (8.40%) Windows Server 2008
21 413 (8.38%) PRINCE2
22 383 (7.77%) Windows Server 2003
23 361 (7.32%) Degree
24 323 (6.55%) Banking
25 305 (6.19%) SC Cleared
26 288 (5.84%) SQL Server
27 282 (5.72%) Oracle
28 277 (5.62%) VMware
29 276 (5.60%) Telecoms
30 275 (5.58%) SLA

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 520 (10.55%) MS Exchange
2 478 (9.70%) SharePoint
3 184 (3.73%) IBM Notes
4 159 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 147 (2.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 111 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 90 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 89 (1.81%) Lync
9 74 (1.50%) IIS
10 60 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
11 57 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
12 44 (0.89%) SAS
13 39 (0.79%) WorkSite
14 37 (0.75%) CMS
15 33 (0.67%) WebLogic
15 33 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
16 27 (0.55%) MS Project Server
17 24 (0.49%) WebSphere
18 21 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
19 17 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2183 (44.29%) MS Excel
2 636 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 481 (9.76%) MS Project
4 472 (9.58%) MS Visio
5 104 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
6 50 (1.01%) Photoshop
7 32 (0.65%) AutoCAD
8 25 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
9 22 (0.45%) Adobe Captivate
10 16 (0.32%) Acrobat
11 13 (0.26%) InfoPath
12 8 (0.16%) Open Workbench
13 6 (0.12%) InDesign
13 6 (0.12%) RoboHelp
13 6 (0.12%) FrameMaker
13 6 (0.12%) CorelDRAW
14 3 (0.061%) PowerPivot
14 3 (0.061%) FastStats
15 2 (0.041%) GIMP
15 2 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 28 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 28 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
2 27 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 15 (0.30%) SAP FI
5 14 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (0.28%) SAP CO
5 14 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
6 12 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
7 11 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
8 10 (0.20%) TRIRIGA
8 10 (0.20%) assyst
9 8 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
9 8 (0.16%) SAP SD
10 7 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
10 7 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 7 (0.14%) Misys Midas
11 6 (0.12%) CA Clarity
11 6 (0.12%) Eikon
12 5 (0.10%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 106 (2.15%) Office 365
2 13 (0.26%) SaaS
3 10 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.12%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.081%) IaaS
6 4 (0.081%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.081%) PaaS
7 3 (0.061%) Taleo
8 2 (0.041%) GitHub
8 2 (0.041%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 244 (4.95%) TCP/IP
2 233 (4.73%) LAN
3 192 (3.90%) WAN
4 189 (3.83%) Internet
5 183 (3.71%) VPN
6 178 (3.61%) DNS
7 166 (3.37%) Firewall
8 140 (2.84%) DHCP
9 126 (2.56%) SAN
10 99 (2.01%) Wireless
11 89 (1.81%) Intranet
12 86 (1.74%) VoIP
13 39 (0.79%) 3G
14 36 (0.73%) MPLS
15 35 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
16 31 (0.63%) NAS
17 29 (0.59%) IP Telephony
18 28 (0.57%) VLAN
18 28 (0.57%) DSL
18 28 (0.57%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 76 (1.54%) MS Access
3 75 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 57 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 55 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 55 (1.12%) Relational Database
6 53 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 50 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
8 41 (0.83%) Oracle Database
9 38 (0.77%) QlikView
9 38 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
10 33 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
11 28 (0.57%) MySQL
12 23 (0.47%) OLAP
13 22 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
14 20 (0.41%) DTS
15 16 (0.32%) DB2
16 14 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 13 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
17 13 (0.26%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 76 (1.54%) Visual Studio
2 46 (0.93%) JIRA
3 29 (0.59%) Subversion
4 27 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (0.41%) Dreamweaver
6 14 (0.28%) Maven
7 13 (0.26%) MSI
7 13 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 13 (0.26%) Axure RP
8 12 (0.24%) Hudson
9 11 (0.22%) QuickTest Pro
9 11 (0.22%) StarTeam
10 10 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
11 9 (0.18%) JUnit
11 9 (0.18%) Jenkins
12 8 (0.16%) Cucumber
12 8 (0.16%) Selenium
12 8 (0.16%) Eclipse
13 7 (0.14%) ClearCase
13 7 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1008 (20.45%) Finance
2 323 (6.55%) Banking
3 276 (5.60%) Telecoms
4 239 (4.85%) Legal
5 180 (3.65%) Law
6 149 (3.02%) Retail
7 102 (2.07%) Investment Banking
8 101 (2.05%) Marketing
9 72 (1.46%) Manufacturing
10 71 (1.44%) Back Office
11 70 (1.42%) Publishing
12 43 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 42 (0.85%) Front Office
14 40 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
14 40 (0.81%) French Language
15 37 (0.75%) Advertising
16 35 (0.71%) Billing
17 28 (0.57%) Retail Banking
17 28 (0.57%) Automotive
18 24 (0.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1612 (32.70%) Analyst
2 501 (10.16%) Support Engineer
3 476 (9.66%) Support Analyst
4 467 (9.47%) Service Analyst
5 437 (8.87%) Service Desk Analyst
6 392 (7.95%) 2nd Line Support
7 386 (7.83%) Desktop Support
8 298 (6.05%) 1st Line Support
9 273 (5.54%) Project Manager
10 263 (5.34%) Developer
11 236 (4.79%) Business Analyst
12 210 (4.26%) Desktop Engineer
13 178 (3.61%) Help Desk Analyst
14 160 (3.25%) Administrator
15 157 (3.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 152 (3.08%) IT Support
17 146 (2.96%) Coordinator
18 128 (2.60%) Desktop Analyst
19 124 (2.52%) Help Desk Support
20 119 (2.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (3.47%) .NET
2 134 (2.72%) HTML
3 129 (2.62%) XML
4 86 (1.74%) ASP.NET
5 72 (1.46%) Web Services
6 58 (1.18%) CSS
7 31 (0.63%) .NET Framework
8 29 (0.59%) XSLT
9 27 (0.55%) WCF
9 27 (0.55%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 25 (0.51%) Middleware
11 24 (0.49%) Application Packaging
11 24 (0.49%) jQuery
12 19 (0.39%) WF
13 18 (0.37%) HTML5
14 17 (0.34%) Flash
14 17 (0.34%) J2EE
15 14 (0.28%) CSS3
16 13 (0.26%) WPF
17 12 (0.24%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 486 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 462 (9.37%) Blackberry
3 198 (4.02%) Management Information System
4 94 (1.91%) NHS
5 81 (1.64%) E-Learning
6 74 (1.50%) iPad
7 66 (1.34%) iPhone
8 63 (1.28%) Computer Science
9 61 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
10 51 (1.03%) Fat Client
10 51 (1.03%) Thin Client
11 49 (0.99%) User Experience
12 42 (0.85%) Mobile App
13 41 (0.83%) Handset
13 41 (0.83%) Statistics
14 38 (0.77%) Smartphone
14 38 (0.77%) PMI
15 37 (0.75%) PDA
16 35 (0.71%) Social Media
17 31 (0.63%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2339 (47.45%) Windows
2 1368 (27.75%) Windows 7
3 947 (19.21%) Windows XP
4 414 (8.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 383 (7.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 208 (4.22%) Windows 8
7 145 (2.94%) Windows Vista
8 133 (2.70%) UNIX
9 114 (2.31%) Linux
10 90 (1.83%) Windows 2000
11 88 (1.79%) Android
12 86 (1.74%) Apple iOS
13 74 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 65 (1.32%) Mac OS X
15 39 (0.79%) Mac OS
16 27 (0.55%) Solaris
17 21 (0.43%) Windows NT
18 18 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
19 15 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
20 11 (0.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 830 (16.84%) ITIL
2 647 (13.13%) Project Management
3 413 (8.38%) PRINCE2
4 259 (5.25%) Migration
5 237 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
6 233 (4.73%) Service Management
7 229 (4.65%) Change Management
8 226 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 186 (3.77%) Document Management
10 181 (3.67%) Business Analysis
11 174 (3.53%) Incident Management
12 172 (3.49%) Service Delivery
13 123 (2.50%) Time Management
14 120 (2.43%) Data Analysis
15 117 (2.37%) User Acceptance Testing
16 113 (2.29%) Programme Management
17 112 (2.27%) Project Planning
18 103 (2.09%) Change Control
19 101 (2.05%) Risk Management
19 101 (2.05%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 501 (10.16%) SQL
2 144 (2.92%) VBA
3 133 (2.70%) Java
4 118 (2.39%) C#
5 75 (1.52%) JavaScript
6 70 (1.42%) C
7 60 (1.22%) T-SQL
8 54 (1.10%) PowerShell
9 53 (1.08%) VB
9 53 (1.08%) Perl
10 44 (0.89%) VB.NET
11 33 (0.67%) PL/SQL
12 30 (0.61%) VBScript
13 20 (0.41%) Shell Script
14 19 (0.39%) C++
15 12 (0.24%) PHP
15 12 (0.24%) Python
16 11 (0.22%) AWK
16 11 (0.22%) Bash Shell
17 10 (0.20%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 437 (8.87%) Security Cleared
2 361 (7.32%) Degree
3 305 (6.19%) SC Cleared
4 212 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 128 (2.60%) MCP
6 105 (2.13%) MCSE
7 95 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
8 79 (1.60%) MOS
9 74 (1.50%) DV Cleared
10 73 (1.48%) PMI Certification
11 69 (1.40%) ISEB
12 59 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 54 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
14 50 (1.01%) MCSA
15 49 (0.99%) PMP
16 46 (0.93%) ISTQB
17 45 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 42 (0.85%) CCNA
19 39 (0.79%) MCITP
20 36 (0.73%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (5.58%) SLA
2 183 (3.71%) QA
3 56 (1.14%) ISO 9001
4 28 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 28 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.18%) Solvency II
8 8 (0.16%) COBIT
9 7 (0.14%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.14%) ISO 14001
10 5 (0.10%) HL7
11 4 (0.081%) P3O
12 3 (0.061%) Basel III
12 3 (0.061%) BS7666
12 3 (0.061%) TickIT
13 2 (0.041%) SNOMED CT
13 2 (0.041%) Dodd-Frank
14 1 (0.020%) CRD IV
14 1 (0.020%) FATCA
System Software
1 1388 (28.16%) Active Directory
2 192 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (1.93%) XenApp
4 57 (1.16%) Hyper-V
4 57 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 42 (0.85%) XenDesktop
5 42 (0.85%) vSphere
6 38 (0.77%) VMware ESX
7 29 (0.59%) Terminal Services
8 24 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 21 (0.43%) Xen
9 21 (0.43%) NLBS
10 19 (0.39%) XenServer
11 17 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
11 17 (0.34%) Terminal Server
12 13 (0.26%) ISA Server
13 12 (0.24%) VMware Server
14 10 (0.20%) MetaFrame
15 9 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 261 (5.30%) SCCM
2 67 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
3 53 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 39 (0.79%) WSUS
4 39 (0.79%) Backup Exec
5 38 (0.77%) OpenView
6 30 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
7 22 (0.45%) SCOM
8 21 (0.43%) OVSD
9 18 (0.37%) Tivoli
10 13 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 12 (0.24%) Nessus
12 11 (0.22%) DameWare
12 11 (0.22%) WhatsUp Gold
13 10 (0.20%) ARCserve
14 9 (0.18%) SCVMM
14 9 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
15 8 (0.16%) HP SIM
15 8 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 7 (0.14%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 2765 (56.10%) Microsoft
2 509 (10.33%) Citrix
3 282 (5.72%) Oracle
4 277 (5.62%) VMware
5 267 (5.42%) HP
6 247 (5.01%) Cisco
7 189 (3.83%) Lotus
8 173 (3.51%) SAP
9 105 (2.13%) Remedy
10 95 (1.93%) Adobe
11 92 (1.87%) Apple
12 90 (1.83%) Dell
13 84 (1.70%) IBM
14 81 (1.64%) Symantec
15 55 (1.12%) CheckPoint
16 51 (1.03%) McAfee
17 49 (0.99%) CA
18 47 (0.95%) Bloomberg
19 45 (0.91%) Avaya
19 45 (0.91%) ServiceNow
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Posted: 3 hours ago
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Northamptonshire
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Posted: 7 hours ago
Isle of Wight
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Posted: 9 hours ago
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
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Crawley, West Sussex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14.00 - £15.00 per hour
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Hull, North Humberside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £13.00 - £17.00 per hour
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West Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour
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Norwich, Norfolk
Connectus
Rate: £13 - £16.84 per hour
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £130 - £180 per day
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London
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