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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 51 32 34
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1943 2447 2423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.88% 4.95% 5.04%
As % of the Applications category 36.67% 40.06% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1076 1229 1120
Median daily rate £290 £300 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.17% +10.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £128 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £292 £225
% change year-on-year
-1.62% +29.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 380 455
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £10.50 £9.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £22.30 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.21
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -4.99%
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
5298 6108 6295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.58% 12.36% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3226 3354 3378
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £163 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 615 678
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.87 £38.79
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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -23 751 £298 -0.83% 202
South East -8 456 £290 -10.76% 93
East of England +2 154 £166 -39.54% 33
North West -15 143 £383 +23.26% 47
West Midlands +3 138 £290 +11.53% 28
South West -9 115 £258 -6.36% 37
Yorkshire -25 79 £355 +23.47% 41
North East -26 57 £310 +24.00% 8
East Midlands -25 48 £156 -15.54% 21
Midlands -5 3 £275 -50.00%
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 2224 (58.01%) Microsoft
2 1877 (48.96%) MS Excel
3 1599 (41.71%) Windows
4 1101 (28.72%) Active Directory
5 1005 (26.21%) Finance
6 862 (22.48%) Windows 7
7 652 (17.01%) ITIL
8 578 (15.08%) Project Management
9 478 (12.47%) SQL
9 478 (12.47%) MS PowerPoint
10 450 (11.74%) SharePoint
11 403 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
12 402 (10.49%) Citrix
13 387 (10.09%) Security Cleared
14 384 (10.02%) Windows Server
15 374 (9.75%) MS Exchange
16 372 (9.70%) MS Visio
17 351 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
18 344 (8.97%) Office 365
19 339 (8.84%) MS Project
20 330 (8.61%) Windows XP
21 311 (8.11%) Degree
22 307 (8.01%) PRINCE2
23 287 (7.49%) SQL Server
24 278 (7.25%) Windows 8
25 268 (6.99%) Blackberry
26 265 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
27 261 (6.81%) Banking
28 260 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
29 237 (6.18%) SC Cleared

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
1 450 (11.74%) SharePoint
2 374 (9.75%) MS Exchange
3 156 (4.07%) Skype for Business
4 145 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 103 (2.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 91 (2.37%) IBM Notes
7 74 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 69 (1.80%) IIS
9 64 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
10 61 (1.59%) CMS
11 59 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
12 55 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
13 30 (0.78%) SAS
14 29 (0.76%) WebSphere
15 27 (0.70%) IBM Domino
16 26 (0.68%) Apache
16 26 (0.68%) Confluence
17 23 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
18 17 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
19 11 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 1877 (48.96%) MS Excel
2 478 (12.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 372 (9.70%) MS Visio
4 339 (8.84%) MS Project
5 66 (1.72%) Photoshop
6 32 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
7 31 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
8 27 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 23 (0.60%) Acrobat
10 15 (0.39%) Open Workbench
11 14 (0.37%) AutoCAD
12 12 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
13 8 (0.21%) Fireworks
14 6 (0.16%) InDesign
15 5 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
15 5 (0.13%) SmartSuite
16 4 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
17 3 (0.078%) Adobe After Effects
17 3 (0.078%) Casewise Modeler
17 3 (0.078%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 33 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 28 (0.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 27 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 20 (0.52%) Primavera
4 20 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.16%) assyst
7 6 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.16%) SAP APO
7 6 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
8 5 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.10%) Eloqua
9 4 (0.10%) Finacle
9 4 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.078%) Aligne
10 3 (0.078%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 344 (8.97%) Office 365
2 81 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (0.73%) Google Apps
4 23 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (0.55%) OneDrive
5 21 (0.55%) Yammer
6 18 (0.47%) SaaS
7 14 (0.37%) Mimecast
8 13 (0.34%) Google Analytics
9 12 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
10 10 (0.26%) IaaS
11 6 (0.16%) MailChimp
12 5 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.13%) Trello
13 3 (0.078%) GitHub
13 3 (0.078%) Pure360
13 3 (0.078%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.052%) Adobe Analytics
14 2 (0.052%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.052%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 200 (5.22%) TCP/IP
2 161 (4.20%) DNS
2 161 (4.20%) LAN
3 135 (3.52%) VPN
4 128 (3.34%) DHCP
4 128 (3.34%) Internet
5 123 (3.21%) WAN
6 114 (2.97%) Firewall
7 101 (2.63%) Skype
8 78 (2.03%) Wireless
9 55 (1.43%) Intranet
10 45 (1.17%) SAN
11 43 (1.12%) VoIP
12 39 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
13 30 (0.78%) LDAP
14 28 (0.73%) FTP
15 27 (0.70%) SMTP
16 26 (0.68%) WebEx
17 24 (0.63%) HTTP
18 23 (0.60%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 81 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
3 67 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 64 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 59 (1.54%) Relational Database
6 56 (1.46%) MS Access
7 55 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 40 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 35 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 32 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
11 30 (0.78%) Oracle Database
11 30 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
12 28 (0.73%) Data Mining
13 27 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
14 24 (0.63%) GIS
14 24 (0.63%) MySQL
15 20 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
16 17 (0.44%) RDBMS
17 14 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
18 11 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 81 (2.11%) JIRA
2 39 (1.02%) Visual Studio
3 32 (0.83%) Toad
4 23 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (0.55%) Subversion
6 18 (0.47%) Cucumber
7 17 (0.44%) Dreamweaver
8 16 (0.42%) Selenium
9 13 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
10 10 (0.26%) Axure RP
10 10 (0.26%) Eclipse
11 9 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 8 (0.21%) MSI
13 7 (0.18%) Capybara
13 7 (0.18%) SoapUI
14 6 (0.16%) ClearCase
14 6 (0.16%) PVCS
14 6 (0.16%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
14 6 (0.16%) WebDriver
15 5 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1005 (26.21%) Finance
2 261 (6.81%) Banking
3 205 (5.35%) Telecoms
4 185 (4.83%) Legal
5 172 (4.49%) Law
6 117 (3.05%) Marketing
7 79 (2.06%) Retail
8 60 (1.56%) German Language
9 58 (1.51%) Manufacturing
10 54 (1.41%) Publishing
11 45 (1.17%) Back Office
12 40 (1.04%) French Language
13 37 (0.97%) Investment Banking
14 36 (0.94%) Advertising
15 33 (0.86%) Billing
16 30 (0.78%) Front Office
17 22 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
18 20 (0.52%) Electronics
18 20 (0.52%) Financial Institution
19 18 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1242 (32.39%) Analyst
2 382 (9.96%) Service Analyst
3 339 (8.84%) Support Analyst
4 336 (8.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 297 (7.75%) Support Engineer
6 261 (6.81%) Project Manager
7 255 (6.65%) Desktop Support
8 227 (5.92%) IT Support
9 205 (5.35%) Developer
10 195 (5.09%) 2nd Line Support
11 176 (4.59%) Business Analyst
12 170 (4.43%) IT Analyst
13 168 (4.38%) 1st Line Support
14 135 (3.52%) Administrator
15 126 (3.29%) Help Desk Analyst
16 124 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
17 118 (3.08%) Coordinator
18 110 (2.87%) Service Desk Support
19 99 (2.58%) Desktop Analyst
20 97 (2.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (4.09%) .NET
2 154 (4.02%) HTML
3 125 (3.26%) XML
4 92 (2.40%) CSS
5 77 (2.01%) Web Services
6 54 (1.41%) jQuery
7 50 (1.30%) ASP.NET
8 40 (1.04%) .NET Framework
9 38 (0.99%) HTML5
10 29 (0.76%) SOAP
11 27 (0.70%) AngularJS
12 21 (0.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 21 (0.55%) WPF
13 19 (0.50%) WCF
14 16 (0.42%) RESTful
15 15 (0.39%) Ajax
16 14 (0.37%) XHTML
17 13 (0.34%) Laravel
17 13 (0.34%) REST
18 12 (0.31%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 403 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
2 268 (6.99%) Blackberry
3 157 (4.09%) Management Information System
4 90 (2.35%) Smartphone
5 79 (2.06%) Data Centre
6 62 (1.62%) User Experience
7 61 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
8 57 (1.49%) Driving Licence
9 56 (1.46%) NHS
10 50 (1.30%) Computer Science
10 50 (1.30%) Statistics
11 46 (1.20%) iPhone
11 46 (1.20%) PMI
12 45 (1.17%) Fat Client
12 45 (1.17%) Thin Client
13 41 (1.07%) e-Learning
13 41 (1.07%) iPad
14 34 (0.89%) Mathematics
15 33 (0.86%) Client/Server
16 24 (0.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1599 (41.71%) Windows
2 862 (22.48%) Windows 7
3 384 (10.02%) Windows Server
4 330 (8.61%) Windows XP
5 278 (7.25%) Windows 8
6 265 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 204 (5.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 165 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 154 (4.02%) Windows 10
10 116 (3.03%) Linux
11 98 (2.56%) Unix
12 91 (2.37%) Apple iOS
13 68 (1.77%) Mac OS X
14 61 (1.59%) Android
15 28 (0.73%) Mac OS
16 26 (0.68%) CentOS
16 26 (0.68%) Windows Vista
17 24 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 19 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
19 13 (0.34%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 652 (17.01%) ITIL
2 578 (15.08%) Project Management
3 351 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
4 307 (8.01%) PRINCE2
5 230 (6.00%) Migration
6 228 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 209 (5.45%) Service Management
8 204 (5.32%) Change Management
9 169 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
10 156 (4.07%) Incident Management
11 148 (3.86%) Document Management
12 139 (3.63%) User Acceptance Testing
13 123 (3.21%) CRM
14 122 (3.18%) Risk Management
15 118 (3.08%) Data Analysis
16 117 (3.05%) Service Delivery
17 115 (3.00%) Problem Management
18 114 (2.97%) Business Analysis
18 114 (2.97%) Time Management
19 107 (2.79%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 478 (12.47%) SQL
2 141 (3.68%) PowerShell
3 119 (3.10%) JavaScript
4 115 (3.00%) C#
5 110 (2.87%) Java
6 109 (2.84%) VBA
7 99 (2.58%) C
8 75 (1.96%) VB
9 64 (1.67%) VBScript
10 57 (1.49%) T-SQL
11 47 (1.23%) PL/SQL
12 45 (1.17%) VB.NET
13 41 (1.07%) PHP
14 34 (0.89%) Python
15 28 (0.73%) C++
16 16 (0.42%) Shell Script
17 14 (0.37%) Perl
18 12 (0.31%) Ruby
19 9 (0.23%) R
20 8 (0.21%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 387 (10.09%) Security Cleared
2 311 (8.11%) Degree
3 260 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 237 (6.18%) SC Cleared
5 149 (3.89%) MCSE
6 107 (2.79%) MCP
7 89 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
8 87 (2.27%) ISEB
9 82 (2.14%) PMI Certification
10 70 (1.83%) MCDST
11 63 (1.64%) ISTQB
12 59 (1.54%) DV Cleared
13 56 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 55 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
15 52 (1.36%) MCSA
16 44 (1.15%) PMP
17 43 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 40 (1.04%) MCITP
19 35 (0.91%) CCNA
20 32 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (4.96%) SLA
2 122 (3.18%) QA
3 43 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 27 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
5 26 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.31%) MiFID
8 8 (0.21%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 7 (0.18%) PMBOK
9 7 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.16%) P3O
11 5 (0.13%) COBIT
11 5 (0.13%) FATCA
11 5 (0.13%) WCAG
12 4 (0.10%) ISO 14001
12 4 (0.10%) JSP 440
13 3 (0.078%) Basel II
13 3 (0.078%) GxP
13 3 (0.078%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1101 (28.72%) Active Directory
2 175 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (2.22%) XenApp
4 56 (1.46%) vSphere
5 55 (1.43%) XenDesktop
6 45 (1.17%) Hyper-V
7 31 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
8 23 (0.60%) VMware ESX
9 16 (0.42%) BitLocker
9 16 (0.42%) NFS
10 15 (0.39%) Terminal Server
11 11 (0.29%) Terminal Services
12 10 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
12 10 (0.26%) XenServer
13 7 (0.18%) Brightmail
13 7 (0.18%) Xen
14 5 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.10%) Postfix
15 4 (0.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 217 (5.66%) SCCM
2 81 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
3 54 (1.41%) SCOM
4 50 (1.30%) Backup Exec
5 32 (0.83%) WSUS
6 25 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
7 23 (0.60%) NetBackup
7 23 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 15 (0.39%) Windows Intune
9 13 (0.34%) HP SIM
9 13 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 13 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 12 (0.31%) Netcool
10 12 (0.31%) OVSD
10 12 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 11 (0.29%) Tivoli
12 10 (0.26%) AirWatch
13 9 (0.23%) Nagios
13 9 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
13 9 (0.23%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 2224 (58.01%) Microsoft
2 402 (10.49%) Citrix
3 232 (6.05%) VMware
4 226 (5.89%) HP
5 183 (4.77%) Oracle
6 156 (4.07%) Cisco
7 116 (3.03%) SAP
8 104 (2.71%) IBM
9 91 (2.37%) Adobe
9 91 (2.37%) Lotus
10 90 (2.35%) Apple
10 90 (2.35%) Remedy
11 70 (1.83%) Symantec
12 65 (1.70%) Google
13 56 (1.46%) Dell
14 52 (1.36%) Bloomberg
15 47 (1.23%) iManage
15 47 (1.23%) Intel Security
16 40 (1.04%) Cognos
16 40 (1.04%) LANDesk
London
Etech Partners
Rate: Up to £125 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £90.00 - £110.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £18.00 - £20.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
Venn Group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive + Market Rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
Essex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Premier IT
Rate: £13 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: £600 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Connectus
Rate: £170.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £125 - £170 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £447 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £11.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £24.00 - £24.12 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £326.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Advantage XPO
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £160 - £215 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £23,500 to £27,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £18 - 20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £45k - 49k per year
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £230 - £260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago