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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 53 42 34
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1916 2261 2566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.90% 4.29% 4.89%
As % of the Applications category 36.15% 37.52% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1041 1211 1305
Median daily rate £300 £313 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £127 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £300 £281
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 359 446
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £27.35 £22.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.87 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.17% -
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
5300 6026 6949
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.78% 11.43% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3153 3589 3871
Median daily rate £350 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £165 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £517 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 593 697
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.02 £10.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £32.15 £29.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.01
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.41%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -30 743 £350 +7.69% 158
South East +2 450 £275 -8.33% 94
East of England +13 151 £260 +33.33% 36
South West -1 138 £275 -14.06% 33
North West -8 118 £325 - 41
West Midlands -13 113 £314 +12.05% 29
Yorkshire 0 97 £334 +8.89% 18
East Midlands -20 65 £300 -7.69% 14
North East -37 38 £225 -35.71% 7
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 2277 (59.42%) Microsoft
2 1903 (49.66%) MS Excel
3 1573 (41.05%) Windows
4 1088 (28.39%) Active Directory
5 884 (23.07%) Finance
6 788 (20.56%) Windows 7
7 707 (18.45%) ITIL
8 631 (16.47%) MS PowerPoint
9 529 (13.80%) Project Management
10 460 (12.00%) SharePoint
10 460 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
11 421 (10.99%) Security Cleared
12 414 (10.80%) SQL
13 403 (10.52%) MS Visio
14 396 (10.33%) Office 365
15 392 (10.23%) Windows Server
16 383 (9.99%) Citrix
17 346 (9.03%) MS Exchange
18 341 (8.90%) Agile Software Development
19 315 (8.22%) SC Cleared
20 299 (7.80%) Degree
21 288 (7.52%) MS Project
22 286 (7.46%) Migration
23 278 (7.25%) Windows 8
24 261 (6.81%) Stakeholder Management
25 258 (6.73%) Service Management
26 256 (6.68%) Windows XP
27 250 (6.52%) PRINCE2
28 241 (6.29%) Banking
29 240 (6.26%) Change Management

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
1 460 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 346 (9.03%) MS Exchange
3 159 (4.15%) Skype for Business
4 128 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 87 (2.27%) IBM Notes
6 81 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 65 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 60 (1.57%) IIS
9 59 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
10 50 (1.30%) CMS
11 49 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
12 38 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
13 25 (0.65%) Confluence
14 24 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
15 23 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
15 23 (0.60%) SAS
16 22 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
17 14 (0.37%) MS Project Server
18 13 (0.34%) WordPress
19 12 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1903 (49.66%) MS Excel
2 631 (16.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 403 (10.52%) MS Visio
4 288 (7.52%) MS Project
5 67 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
6 51 (1.33%) Photoshop
7 34 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
8 28 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 23 (0.60%) Open Workbench
10 16 (0.42%) Acrobat
11 13 (0.34%) InDesign
12 10 (0.26%) AutoCAD
13 7 (0.18%) InfoPath
14 5 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
15 4 (0.10%) Fireworks
16 3 (0.078%) 3ds Max
16 3 (0.078%) CATIA
16 3 (0.078%) OmniGraffle
16 3 (0.078%) PTC Creo
16 3 (0.078%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 41 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
3 16 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.31%) assyst
4 12 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (0.23%) Primavera
7 7 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 7 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
7 7 (0.18%) WebTrends
8 6 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
8 6 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.16%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 6 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
8 6 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 6 (0.16%) Teamcenter
9 5 (0.13%) SAP APO
10 4 (0.10%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 396 (10.33%) Office 365
2 93 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (1.30%) Google Apps
4 40 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 37 (0.97%) Trello
6 35 (0.91%) OneDrive
7 26 (0.68%) Yammer
8 24 (0.63%) SaaS
9 21 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
10 20 (0.52%) IaaS
11 12 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
12 10 (0.26%) Google Analytics
12 10 (0.26%) Mimecast
13 9 (0.23%) PaaS
14 7 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
15 6 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 5 (0.13%) Basecamp
17 3 (0.078%) Cloud Computing
18 2 (0.052%) Amazon EC2
18 2 (0.052%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 181 (4.72%) Internet
1 181 (4.72%) TCP/IP
2 175 (4.57%) DNS
3 145 (3.78%) DHCP
4 135 (3.52%) LAN
5 120 (3.13%) WAN
6 115 (3.00%) Skype
7 110 (2.87%) VPN
8 104 (2.71%) Firewall
9 70 (1.83%) Wireless
10 60 (1.57%) VoIP
11 54 (1.41%) Intranet
12 51 (1.33%) SAN
13 42 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
14 30 (0.78%) Ethernet
14 30 (0.78%) Remote Desktop
15 28 (0.73%) WebEx
16 22 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (0.57%) VLAN
17 21 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (5.53%) SQL Server
2 56 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
3 53 (1.38%) MS Access
3 53 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 51 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
5 49 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 47 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 42 (1.10%) Relational Database
7 42 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 38 (0.99%) Oracle Database
9 36 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
10 26 (0.68%) MySQL
10 26 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 25 (0.65%) GIS
12 24 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
13 21 (0.55%) QlikView
13 21 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
14 20 (0.52%) Data Mining
15 18 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
16 12 (0.31%) DB2
Development Applications
1 90 (2.35%) JIRA
2 56 (1.46%) Visual Studio
3 36 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (0.50%) Subversion
5 17 (0.44%) Selenium
6 15 (0.39%) MSI
7 14 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 12 (0.31%) Toad
9 11 (0.29%) Cucumber
10 10 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
11 9 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
12 8 (0.21%) Axure RP
12 8 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 8 (0.21%) WebDriver
13 7 (0.18%) ClearCase
13 7 (0.18%) ClearQuest
13 7 (0.18%) PVCS
13 7 (0.18%) SoapUI
14 6 (0.16%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.16%) InstallShield
General
1 884 (23.07%) Finance
2 241 (6.29%) Banking
3 182 (4.75%) Telecoms
4 133 (3.47%) Legal
5 132 (3.44%) Marketing
6 125 (3.26%) Retail
7 119 (3.11%) Law
8 54 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 49 (1.28%) Investment Banking
10 47 (1.23%) Back Office
11 46 (1.20%) Advertising
12 43 (1.12%) German Language
13 39 (1.02%) Billing
13 39 (1.02%) Publishing
14 33 (0.86%) French Language
15 27 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
16 26 (0.68%) Military
17 23 (0.60%) Electronics
18 20 (0.52%) Front Office
19 17 (0.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 1250 (32.62%) Analyst
2 411 (10.73%) Service Analyst
3 376 (9.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 331 (8.64%) Support Analyst
5 299 (7.80%) Support Engineer
6 271 (7.07%) Project Manager
7 253 (6.60%) Desktop Support
8 213 (5.56%) IT Support
9 196 (5.11%) 2nd Line Support
10 184 (4.80%) IT Analyst
11 182 (4.75%) Business Analyst
12 161 (4.20%) Help Desk Analyst
13 156 (4.07%) Developer
14 144 (3.76%) 1st Line Support
15 140 (3.65%) Administrator
16 131 (3.42%) Desktop Engineer
17 109 (2.84%) Service Desk Support
18 108 (2.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 108 (2.82%) Help Desk Support
19 99 (2.58%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (3.55%) HTML
2 131 (3.42%) .NET
3 91 (2.37%) Web Services
4 83 (2.17%) CSS
5 75 (1.96%) XML
6 48 (1.25%) ASP.NET
7 37 (0.97%) HTML5
7 37 (0.97%) SOAP
8 29 (0.76%) jQuery
9 28 (0.73%) .NET Framework
10 22 (0.57%) RESTful
11 18 (0.47%) WCF
12 16 (0.42%) JSON
12 16 (0.42%) XSD
13 14 (0.37%) XSLT
14 13 (0.34%) J2EE
15 12 (0.31%) SAML
16 11 (0.29%) COM
16 11 (0.29%) REST
16 11 (0.29%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 460 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 233 (6.08%) Blackberry
3 174 (4.54%) Management Information System
4 96 (2.51%) Smartphone
5 68 (1.77%) iPhone
6 66 (1.72%) User Experience
7 62 (1.62%) Data Centre
8 61 (1.59%) NHS
9 54 (1.41%) iPad
10 53 (1.38%) Client/Server
10 53 (1.38%) Computer Science
11 51 (1.33%) e-Learning
12 49 (1.28%) Driving Licence
13 48 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
14 46 (1.20%) Fat Client
14 46 (1.20%) Thin Client
15 42 (1.10%) Virtual Team
16 38 (0.99%) Statistics
17 32 (0.84%) Social Media
18 28 (0.73%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1573 (41.05%) Windows
2 788 (20.56%) Windows 7
3 392 (10.23%) Windows Server
4 278 (7.25%) Windows 8
5 256 (6.68%) Windows XP
6 217 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 215 (5.61%) Windows 10
8 152 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 130 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 118 (3.08%) Linux
11 106 (2.77%) Apple iOS
12 104 (2.71%) Unix
13 93 (2.43%) Android
14 64 (1.67%) Mac OS X
15 38 (0.99%) Mac OS
16 34 (0.89%) Windows Vista
17 16 (0.42%) CentOS
17 16 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 14 (0.37%) Solaris
19 12 (0.31%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 707 (18.45%) ITIL
2 529 (13.80%) Project Management
3 341 (8.90%) Agile Software Development
4 286 (7.46%) Migration
5 261 (6.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 258 (6.73%) Service Management
7 250 (6.52%) PRINCE2
8 240 (6.26%) Change Management
9 175 (4.57%) Incident Management
10 168 (4.38%) Business Analysis
11 162 (4.23%) Data Analysis
12 156 (4.07%) Service Delivery
13 138 (3.60%) ITSM
14 130 (3.39%) Risk Management
15 125 (3.26%) User Acceptance Testing
16 121 (3.16%) Programme Management
16 121 (3.16%) Time Management
17 115 (3.00%) CRM
18 113 (2.95%) Document Management
18 113 (2.95%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 414 (10.80%) SQL
2 129 (3.37%) PowerShell
3 88 (2.30%) JavaScript
4 86 (2.24%) C#
5 80 (2.09%) Java
6 77 (2.01%) C
7 74 (1.93%) VB
8 71 (1.85%) VBA
9 57 (1.49%) T-SQL
10 45 (1.17%) PL/SQL
10 45 (1.17%) VBScript
11 32 (0.84%) Python
12 26 (0.68%) Shell Script
12 26 (0.68%) VB.NET
13 25 (0.65%) PHP
14 17 (0.44%) C++
15 16 (0.42%) Perl
16 15 (0.39%) XAML
17 11 (0.29%) R
18 10 (0.26%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 421 (10.99%) Security Cleared
2 315 (8.22%) SC Cleared
3 299 (7.80%) Degree
4 236 (6.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 136 (3.55%) MCSE
6 132 (3.44%) MCP
7 94 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
8 67 (1.75%) ISEB
9 58 (1.51%) DV Cleared
10 57 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
11 52 (1.36%) MCDST
12 51 (1.33%) MCSA
13 43 (1.12%) CCNA
13 43 (1.12%) PMI Certification
14 38 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
15 36 (0.94%) ISTQB
16 35 (0.91%) A+ Certification
17 26 (0.68%) MCITP
17 26 (0.68%) MOS
17 26 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (5.92%) SLA
2 106 (2.77%) QA
3 50 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 36 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 28 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
6 19 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (0.42%) PCI DSS
8 15 (0.39%) ISO 9001
9 14 (0.37%) ISO 9000
10 11 (0.29%) MiFID
11 7 (0.18%) Basel III
11 7 (0.18%) COBIT
11 7 (0.18%) P3O
12 6 (0.16%) Def Stans
12 6 (0.16%) GxP
13 5 (0.13%) GAMP
13 5 (0.13%) GPG13
13 5 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (0.13%) Solvency II
14 3 (0.078%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1088 (28.39%) Active Directory
2 155 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (2.35%) XenApp
4 81 (2.11%) Hyper-V
5 39 (1.02%) XenDesktop
6 38 (0.99%) vSphere
7 33 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
8 30 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 18 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
9 18 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
10 15 (0.39%) Terminal Services
11 12 (0.31%) VMware ESX
12 11 (0.29%) BitLocker
13 9 (0.23%) XenServer
14 8 (0.21%) NFS
15 7 (0.18%) Firmware
15 7 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
15 7 (0.18%) VMware Server
16 6 (0.16%) Terminal Server
17 4 (0.10%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 226 (5.90%) SCCM
2 56 (1.46%) SCOM
3 55 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
4 44 (1.15%) WSUS
5 22 (0.57%) Backup Exec
6 18 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 17 (0.44%) AirWatch
7 17 (0.44%) NetBackup
8 14 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
8 14 (0.37%) Netcool
9 12 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
9 12 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 11 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 9 (0.23%) Nagios
11 9 (0.23%) Unicenter
11 9 (0.23%) WMI
12 8 (0.21%) Casper Suite
12 8 (0.21%) DameWare
12 8 (0.21%) Tivoli
12 8 (0.21%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 2277 (59.42%) Microsoft
2 383 (9.99%) Citrix
3 222 (5.79%) VMware
4 197 (5.14%) Oracle
5 188 (4.91%) Cisco
6 180 (4.70%) HP
7 132 (3.44%) SAP
8 123 (3.21%) Apple
9 105 (2.74%) Remedy
10 87 (2.27%) Adobe
10 87 (2.27%) Lotus
11 82 (2.14%) Google
12 58 (1.51%) IBM
13 53 (1.38%) Dell
14 42 (1.10%) CheckPoint
15 40 (1.04%) ServiceNow
16 39 (1.02%) Symantec
17 34 (0.89%) iManage
17 34 (0.89%) Intel Security
18 32 (0.84%) LANDesk
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