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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 34 32 32
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing MS Office 2418 2435 2803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.83% 5.02% 5.19%
As % of the Applications category 36.94% 39.31% 39.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1202 1253
Average daily rate
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£290 £286 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.39% -4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £270 £263
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 410 452
Average hourly rate £14.72 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.03% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £24.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +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
6545 6194 7156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.07% 12.76% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3714 3435 3811
Average daily rate £340 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 667 594 738
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.13 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.07
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.94%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -5 974 £275 -12.69% 241
South East +5 588 £300 +9.09% 141
East of England -10 163 £238 -6.86% 59
North West 0 160 £320 +6.66% 63
South West -13 138 £293 +48.10% 43
West Midlands -5 135 £275 +4.76% 31
East Midlands +9 109 £375 +383.87% 32
Yorkshire -4 90 £325 +4.00% 44
North East -16 32 £350 +22.80% 15
Midlands +7 6 £525 +40.00% 2
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 2739 (55.41%) Microsoft
2 2326 (47.06%) Windows
3 2178 (44.06%) MS Excel
4 1372 (27.76%) Active Directory
5 1320 (26.70%) Windows 7
6 1040 (21.04%) Finance
7 978 (19.79%) Windows XP
8 843 (17.05%) ITIL
9 673 (13.62%) Project Management
10 602 (12.18%) MS PowerPoint
11 520 (10.52%) SQL
12 514 (10.40%) SharePoint
13 510 (10.32%) MS Exchange
14 495 (10.01%) Citrix
15 486 (9.83%) MS Project
16 457 (9.25%) MS Visio
17 435 (8.80%) Blackberry
18 433 (8.76%) Security Cleared
19 419 (8.48%) Windows Server 2008
20 393 (7.95%) PRINCE2
21 374 (7.57%) Degree
22 372 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003
23 353 (7.14%) Banking
24 304 (6.15%) SC Cleared
25 302 (6.11%) SQL Server
26 297 (6.01%) Telecoms
27 277 (5.60%) Oracle
28 275 (5.56%) VMware
29 272 (5.50%) SLA
30 265 (5.36%) HP

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 514 (10.40%) SharePoint
2 510 (10.32%) MS Exchange
3 178 (3.60%) IBM Notes
4 155 (3.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 151 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 110 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 94 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 86 (1.74%) Lync
9 74 (1.50%) IIS
10 66 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
11 58 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
12 47 (0.95%) CMS
13 36 (0.73%) SAS
14 35 (0.71%) WorkSite
14 35 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
15 30 (0.61%) WebLogic
16 28 (0.57%) MS Project Server
17 24 (0.49%) WebSphere
18 19 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
19 17 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2178 (44.06%) MS Excel
2 602 (12.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 486 (9.83%) MS Project
4 457 (9.25%) MS Visio
5 73 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
6 49 (0.99%) Photoshop
7 33 (0.67%) AutoCAD
8 28 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
9 21 (0.42%) Acrobat
10 19 (0.38%) Adobe Captivate
11 13 (0.26%) InfoPath
12 9 (0.18%) RoboHelp
13 8 (0.16%) Open Workbench
14 7 (0.14%) InDesign
15 6 (0.12%) FrameMaker
15 6 (0.12%) CorelDRAW
16 3 (0.061%) Pro/ENGINEER
16 3 (0.061%) FastStats
16 3 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
17 2 (0.040%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 39 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 19 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 16 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 15 (0.30%) SAP FI
7 14 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
7 14 (0.28%) SAP CO
8 11 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
9 10 (0.20%) TRIRIGA
10 9 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
10 9 (0.18%) SAP SD
11 8 (0.16%) assyst
11 8 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
12 7 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
12 7 (0.14%) Eikon
12 7 (0.14%) Misys Midas
12 7 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 6 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
13 6 (0.12%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 108 (2.18%) Office 365
2 13 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (0.22%) SaaS
4 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.10%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.081%) PaaS
6 4 (0.081%) IaaS
7 3 (0.061%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.040%) GitHub
8 2 (0.040%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.020%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 231 (4.67%) TCP/IP
2 211 (4.27%) LAN
3 181 (3.66%) VPN
4 178 (3.60%) DNS
5 172 (3.48%) Internet
5 172 (3.48%) WAN
6 148 (2.99%) Firewall
7 132 (2.67%) DHCP
8 125 (2.53%) SAN
9 95 (1.92%) Wireless
10 81 (1.64%) VoIP
11 79 (1.60%) Intranet
12 38 (0.77%) 3G
13 36 (0.73%) MPLS
14 35 (0.71%) NAS
15 34 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
16 31 (0.63%) IP Telephony
16 31 (0.63%) VLAN
17 26 (0.53%) DSL
17 26 (0.53%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 75 (1.52%) MS Access
3 68 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 56 (1.13%) Relational Database
5 52 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
5 52 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 49 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 48 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
7 48 (0.97%) Oracle Database
8 44 (0.89%) MySQL
9 32 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
10 28 (0.57%) QlikView
11 27 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
12 22 (0.45%) OLAP
13 20 (0.40%) DTS
13 20 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
14 16 (0.32%) DB2
15 15 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (0.28%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 95 (1.92%) Visual Studio
2 45 (0.91%) JIRA
3 35 (0.71%) Subversion
4 26 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (0.40%) MSI
6 16 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
7 14 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 14 (0.28%) Maven
7 14 (0.28%) Axure RP
8 13 (0.26%) Hudson
8 13 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
9 12 (0.24%) Jenkins
10 11 (0.22%) StarTeam
11 9 (0.18%) JUnit
12 8 (0.16%) Cucumber
12 8 (0.16%) Selenium
13 7 (0.14%) ClearCase
13 7 (0.14%) Eclipse
13 7 (0.14%) ProC
13 7 (0.14%) AdminStudio
General
1 1040 (21.04%) Finance
2 353 (7.14%) Banking
3 297 (6.01%) Telecoms
4 224 (4.53%) Legal
5 171 (3.46%) Law
6 154 (3.12%) Retail
7 103 (2.08%) Marketing
8 102 (2.06%) Investment Banking
9 66 (1.34%) Manufacturing
9 66 (1.34%) Back Office
10 60 (1.21%) Publishing
11 51 (1.03%) Financial Institution
12 41 (0.83%) Front Office
12 41 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
13 37 (0.75%) Advertising
14 36 (0.73%) French Language
15 33 (0.67%) Retail Banking
16 30 (0.61%) Billing
17 25 (0.51%) Automotive
18 23 (0.47%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1592 (32.21%) Analyst
2 516 (10.44%) Support Engineer
3 451 (9.12%) Support Analyst
4 434 (8.78%) Service Analyst
5 407 (8.23%) 2nd Line Support
6 406 (8.21%) Service Desk Analyst
7 390 (7.89%) Desktop Support
8 315 (6.37%) 1st Line Support
9 267 (5.40%) Project Manager
10 265 (5.36%) Developer
11 255 (5.16%) Business Analyst
12 218 (4.41%) Desktop Engineer
13 177 (3.58%) Help Desk Analyst
14 161 (3.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 158 (3.20%) Administrator
16 153 (3.10%) Coordinator
17 139 (2.81%) Help Desk Support
18 138 (2.79%) IT Support
19 119 (2.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 118 (2.39%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (3.97%) .NET
2 145 (2.93%) XML
3 133 (2.69%) HTML
4 90 (1.82%) ASP.NET
5 73 (1.48%) Web Services
6 62 (1.25%) CSS
7 40 (0.81%) .NET Framework
8 34 (0.69%) WCF
8 34 (0.69%) jQuery
9 32 (0.65%) XSLT
10 27 (0.55%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 27 (0.55%) Application Packaging
11 26 (0.53%) Middleware
12 23 (0.47%) J2EE
13 21 (0.42%) WF
14 18 (0.36%) Swing
14 18 (0.36%) Flash
14 18 (0.36%) HTML5
15 14 (0.28%) CSS3
16 12 (0.24%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 435 (8.80%) Blackberry
2 193 (3.90%) Management Information System
3 96 (1.94%) NHS
4 69 (1.40%) Computer Science
5 63 (1.27%) iPad
6 62 (1.25%) Fat Client
6 62 (1.25%) Thin Client
7 61 (1.23%) iPhone
8 55 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
9 44 (0.89%) Statistics
10 43 (0.87%) E-Learning
11 42 (0.85%) PMI
11 42 (0.85%) CMDB
12 39 (0.79%) Handset
12 39 (0.79%) Mobile App
13 34 (0.69%) Social Media
14 32 (0.65%) Smartphone
15 31 (0.63%) PDA
16 27 (0.55%) Client/Server
17 25 (0.51%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2326 (47.06%) Windows
2 1320 (26.70%) Windows 7
3 978 (19.79%) Windows XP
4 419 (8.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 372 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 197 (3.99%) Windows 8
7 150 (3.03%) Windows Vista
8 136 (2.75%) UNIX
9 116 (2.35%) Linux
10 86 (1.74%) Windows 2000
11 75 (1.52%) Android
12 71 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
13 68 (1.38%) Apple iOS
14 63 (1.27%) Mac OS X
15 33 (0.67%) Mac OS
16 27 (0.55%) Solaris
17 19 (0.38%) Windows NT
17 19 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
18 14 (0.28%) AIX
19 11 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 843 (17.05%) ITIL
2 673 (13.62%) Project Management
3 393 (7.95%) PRINCE2
4 259 (5.24%) Migration
5 244 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 235 (4.75%) Change Management
7 227 (4.59%) Service Management
8 187 (3.78%) Service Delivery
8 187 (3.78%) Business Analysis
9 174 (3.52%) Incident Management
10 169 (3.42%) Document Management
11 134 (2.71%) Time Management
12 122 (2.47%) Data Analysis
13 111 (2.25%) User Acceptance Testing
14 107 (2.16%) Change Control
14 107 (2.16%) Agile Software Development
14 107 (2.16%) CRM
15 106 (2.14%) Project Planning
16 104 (2.10%) Programme Management
17 102 (2.06%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 520 (10.52%) SQL
2 155 (3.14%) VBA
3 141 (2.85%) Java
4 124 (2.51%) C#
5 104 (2.10%) JavaScript
6 71 (1.44%) Perl
7 70 (1.42%) C
8 64 (1.29%) VB
9 58 (1.17%) T-SQL
10 51 (1.03%) VB.NET
11 47 (0.95%) PowerShell
12 43 (0.87%) PL/SQL
13 30 (0.61%) VBScript
14 28 (0.57%) Shell Script
15 22 (0.45%) C++
16 12 (0.24%) AWK
16 12 (0.24%) VB6
17 11 (0.22%) Python
18 10 (0.20%) PHP
18 10 (0.20%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 433 (8.76%) Security Cleared
2 374 (7.57%) Degree
3 304 (6.15%) SC Cleared
4 220 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 133 (2.69%) MCP
6 108 (2.18%) MCSE
7 107 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
8 76 (1.54%) PMI Certification
9 74 (1.50%) ISEB
9 74 (1.50%) DV Cleared
10 59 (1.19%) MOS
11 53 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 51 (1.03%) PMP
13 48 (0.97%) MCITP
13 48 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
14 47 (0.95%) ISTQB
15 44 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 44 (0.89%) MCSA
16 37 (0.75%) MCDST
17 36 (0.73%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (5.50%) SLA
2 195 (3.94%) QA
3 66 (1.34%) ISO 9001
4 26 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 26 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.14%) ISO 14001
7 6 (0.12%) Basel III
8 5 (0.10%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.10%) TickIT
8 5 (0.10%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.10%) COBIT
8 5 (0.10%) P3O
9 3 (0.061%) BS7666
10 2 (0.040%) GxP
10 2 (0.040%) HL7
10 2 (0.040%) FATCA
11 1 (0.020%) EMIR
11 1 (0.020%) CRD IV
System Software
1 1372 (27.76%) Active Directory
2 192 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (2.00%) XenApp
4 73 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 50 (1.01%) Hyper-V
6 38 (0.77%) vSphere
7 35 (0.71%) XenDesktop
8 33 (0.67%) VMware ESX
9 32 (0.65%) Terminal Services
10 23 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 20 (0.40%) NLBS
12 19 (0.38%) Xen
12 19 (0.38%) XenServer
13 18 (0.36%) Terminal Server
14 15 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
15 13 (0.26%) ISA Server
16 10 (0.20%) MetaFrame
16 10 (0.20%) VMware Server
17 6 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 6 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 258 (5.22%) SCCM
2 62 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
3 58 (1.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 40 (0.81%) Backup Exec
5 37 (0.75%) OpenView
6 32 (0.65%) WSUS
7 26 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
8 22 (0.45%) Tivoli
9 19 (0.38%) OVSD
9 19 (0.38%) SCOM
10 13 (0.26%) DameWare
10 13 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 11 (0.22%) ARCserve
11 11 (0.22%) Nessus
12 9 (0.18%) WhatsUp Gold
13 7 (0.14%) ZENworks
14 6 (0.12%) MOM
14 6 (0.12%) SCVMM
14 6 (0.12%) Puppet
15 5 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2739 (55.41%) Microsoft
2 495 (10.01%) Citrix
3 277 (5.60%) Oracle
4 275 (5.56%) VMware
5 265 (5.36%) HP
6 248 (5.02%) Cisco
7 188 (3.80%) SAP
8 183 (3.70%) Lotus
9 104 (2.10%) Remedy
10 102 (2.06%) Adobe
11 96 (1.94%) Dell
12 94 (1.90%) Apple
13 84 (1.70%) IBM
14 69 (1.40%) Symantec
15 54 (1.09%) AppSense
15 54 (1.09%) Bloomberg
16 53 (1.07%) CA
17 50 (1.01%) CheckPoint
18 49 (0.99%) McAfee
19 48 (0.97%) ServiceNow
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