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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 34 33 32
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 2440 2416 2759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.77% 4.95% 5.19%
As % of the Applications category 36.58% 39.12% 39.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1224 1186 1227
Average daily rate
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£280 £283 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.88% -5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+13.46% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 420 454
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £24.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.22 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-1.54% +1.57%
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
6671 6176 7011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.04% 12.66% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3792 3407 3708
Average daily rate £345 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 610 731
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 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -5.83%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 -5 967 £253 -19.84% 230
South East +8 586 £290 +9.43% 147
East of England -4 171 £234 -18.26% 60
North West 0 150 £323 +7.50% 49
West Midlands -3 146 £275 +17.02% 23
South West -19 138 £324 +47.15% 52
East Midlands +6 112 £353 +370.66% 28
Yorkshire +1 105 £330 +5.60% 37
North East -12 33 £349 +39.49% 15
Midlands +5 6 £525 +75.00% 2
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MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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 2681 (55.36%) Microsoft
2 2293 (47.35%) Windows
3 2130 (43.98%) MS Excel
4 1363 (28.14%) Active Directory
5 1319 (27.24%) Windows 7
6 1012 (20.90%) Finance
7 951 (19.64%) Windows XP
8 833 (17.20%) ITIL
9 655 (13.52%) Project Management
10 590 (12.18%) MS PowerPoint
11 505 (10.43%) MS Exchange
12 500 (10.32%) SQL
13 490 (10.12%) Citrix
14 488 (10.08%) SharePoint
15 478 (9.87%) MS Project
16 447 (9.23%) MS Visio
17 431 (8.90%) Security Cleared
18 428 (8.84%) Blackberry
19 400 (8.26%) PRINCE2
19 400 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
20 372 (7.68%) Degree
21 370 (7.64%) Windows Server 2003
22 342 (7.06%) Banking
23 302 (6.24%) SC Cleared
24 288 (5.95%) SQL Server
25 285 (5.88%) Telecoms
26 277 (5.72%) Oracle
27 268 (5.53%) SLA
28 266 (5.49%) VMware
29 260 (5.37%) Migration

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 505 (10.43%) MS Exchange
2 488 (10.08%) SharePoint
3 179 (3.70%) IBM Notes
4 156 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 147 (3.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 110 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 93 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 88 (1.82%) Lync
9 70 (1.45%) IIS
10 60 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 58 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
12 43 (0.89%) CMS
13 38 (0.78%) SAS
14 35 (0.72%) WorkSite
15 33 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
16 30 (0.62%) WebLogic
17 25 (0.52%) MS Project Server
18 24 (0.50%) WebSphere
19 20 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
20 17 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2130 (43.98%) MS Excel
2 590 (12.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 478 (9.87%) MS Project
4 447 (9.23%) MS Visio
5 78 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
6 45 (0.93%) Photoshop
7 32 (0.66%) AutoCAD
8 24 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
9 18 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
10 15 (0.31%) Acrobat
11 13 (0.27%) InfoPath
12 8 (0.17%) Open Workbench
12 8 (0.17%) InDesign
13 6 (0.12%) RoboHelp
13 6 (0.12%) FrameMaker
13 6 (0.12%) CorelDRAW
14 3 (0.062%) FastStats
14 3 (0.062%) OmniGraffle
15 2 (0.041%) PowerPivot
15 2 (0.041%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 37 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 25 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 18 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 15 (0.31%) SAP FI
5 15 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 14 (0.29%) SAP CO
6 14 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
7 11 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
8 10 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
8 10 (0.21%) TRIRIGA
9 8 (0.17%) Cerner Millennium
9 8 (0.17%) SAP SD
9 8 (0.17%) assyst
10 7 (0.14%) Misys Midas
10 7 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 6 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
11 6 (0.12%) CA Clarity
11 6 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
11 6 (0.12%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 106 (2.19%) Office 365
2 12 (0.25%) SaaS
3 10 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.083%) PaaS
5 4 (0.083%) Google Apps
5 4 (0.083%) IaaS
6 3 (0.062%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.041%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.041%) GitHub
8 1 (0.021%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 229 (4.73%) TCP/IP
2 210 (4.34%) LAN
3 176 (3.63%) DNS
4 175 (3.61%) VPN
4 175 (3.61%) Internet
5 171 (3.53%) WAN
6 149 (3.08%) Firewall
7 135 (2.79%) DHCP
8 119 (2.46%) SAN
9 96 (1.98%) Wireless
10 82 (1.69%) VoIP
11 80 (1.65%) Intranet
12 40 (0.83%) 3G
13 34 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
14 33 (0.68%) MPLS
15 31 (0.64%) VLAN
15 31 (0.64%) NAS
16 29 (0.60%) IP Telephony
16 29 (0.60%) Broadband
17 26 (0.54%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 69 (1.42%) MS Access
2 69 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 57 (1.18%) Relational Database
4 52 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
5 51 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
6 50 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 49 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 46 (0.95%) Oracle Database
9 35 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
10 33 (0.68%) MySQL
10 33 (0.68%) QlikView
11 30 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
12 24 (0.50%) OLAP
13 22 (0.45%) DTS
14 19 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
15 16 (0.33%) DB2
16 15 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
16 15 (0.31%) IDOL
17 12 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 86 (1.78%) Visual Studio
2 44 (0.91%) JIRA
3 33 (0.68%) Subversion
4 26 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (0.37%) MSI
6 15 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
7 14 (0.29%) Maven
7 14 (0.29%) Axure RP
8 13 (0.27%) QuickTest Pro
9 12 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 12 (0.25%) Hudson
10 11 (0.23%) StarTeam
11 10 (0.21%) Jenkins
12 9 (0.19%) JUnit
13 8 (0.17%) Cucumber
13 8 (0.17%) Selenium
14 7 (0.14%) ClearCase
14 7 (0.14%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.14%) ProC
14 7 (0.14%) AdminStudio
General
1 1012 (20.90%) Finance
2 342 (7.06%) Banking
3 285 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 224 (4.63%) Legal
5 172 (3.55%) Law
6 147 (3.04%) Retail
7 105 (2.17%) Investment Banking
8 98 (2.02%) Marketing
9 68 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 65 (1.34%) Back Office
11 59 (1.22%) Publishing
12 51 (1.05%) Financial Institution
13 44 (0.91%) Front Office
14 37 (0.76%) Advertising
14 37 (0.76%) French Language
15 36 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
16 30 (0.62%) Billing
16 30 (0.62%) Retail Banking
17 27 (0.56%) Automotive
18 24 (0.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1576 (32.54%) Analyst
2 499 (10.30%) Support Engineer
3 457 (9.44%) Support Analyst
4 431 (8.90%) Service Analyst
5 403 (8.32%) Service Desk Analyst
6 395 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support
7 385 (7.95%) Desktop Support
8 303 (6.26%) 1st Line Support
9 260 (5.37%) Project Manager
10 251 (5.18%) Business Analyst
11 247 (5.10%) Developer
12 212 (4.38%) Desktop Engineer
13 172 (3.55%) Help Desk Analyst
14 157 (3.24%) Administrator
15 154 (3.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 150 (3.10%) Coordinator
17 142 (2.93%) IT Support
18 130 (2.68%) Help Desk Support
19 122 (2.52%) Desktop Analyst
20 114 (2.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (3.74%) .NET
2 136 (2.81%) XML
3 119 (2.46%) HTML
4 89 (1.84%) ASP.NET
5 73 (1.51%) Web Services
6 58 (1.20%) CSS
7 36 (0.74%) .NET Framework
8 30 (0.62%) WCF
9 29 (0.60%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 29 (0.60%) XSLT
10 28 (0.58%) jQuery
11 26 (0.54%) Middleware
12 24 (0.50%) Application Packaging
13 23 (0.47%) J2EE
14 19 (0.39%) WF
15 18 (0.37%) Swing
16 17 (0.35%) Flash
16 17 (0.35%) HTML5
17 14 (0.29%) CSS3
18 13 (0.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 428 (8.84%) Blackberry
2 192 (3.96%) Management Information System
3 92 (1.90%) NHS
4 65 (1.34%) Computer Science
5 61 (1.26%) iPad
6 59 (1.22%) iPhone
7 57 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
8 55 (1.14%) Fat Client
8 55 (1.14%) Thin Client
9 48 (0.99%) E-Learning
10 42 (0.87%) Statistics
11 40 (0.83%) CMDB
11 40 (0.83%) Handset
11 40 (0.83%) PMI
12 39 (0.81%) Mobile App
13 35 (0.72%) Smartphone
14 34 (0.70%) PDA
14 34 (0.70%) Social Media
15 27 (0.56%) Client/Server
16 24 (0.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2293 (47.35%) Windows
2 1319 (27.24%) Windows 7
3 951 (19.64%) Windows XP
4 400 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 370 (7.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 199 (4.11%) Windows 8
7 147 (3.04%) Windows Vista
8 137 (2.83%) UNIX
9 109 (2.25%) Linux
10 85 (1.76%) Windows 2000
11 75 (1.55%) Android
12 72 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
13 71 (1.47%) Apple iOS
14 64 (1.32%) Mac OS X
15 35 (0.72%) Mac OS
16 26 (0.54%) Solaris
17 20 (0.41%) Windows NT
18 18 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
19 14 (0.29%) AIX
20 12 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 833 (17.20%) ITIL
2 655 (13.52%) Project Management
3 400 (8.26%) PRINCE2
4 260 (5.37%) Migration
5 239 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 231 (4.77%) Change Management
7 222 (4.58%) Service Management
8 185 (3.82%) Business Analysis
9 179 (3.70%) Service Delivery
10 178 (3.68%) Incident Management
11 171 (3.53%) Document Management
12 132 (2.73%) Time Management
13 124 (2.56%) Data Analysis
14 115 (2.37%) User Acceptance Testing
15 109 (2.25%) Programme Management
16 108 (2.23%) Change Control
17 106 (2.19%) CRM
18 102 (2.11%) Project Planning
19 101 (2.09%) Configuration Management
20 98 (2.02%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 500 (10.32%) SQL
2 145 (2.99%) VBA
3 135 (2.79%) Java
4 124 (2.56%) C#
5 90 (1.86%) JavaScript
6 68 (1.40%) C
7 62 (1.28%) Perl
8 60 (1.24%) T-SQL
9 55 (1.14%) VB
10 48 (0.99%) PowerShell
11 46 (0.95%) VB.NET
12 42 (0.87%) PL/SQL
13 31 (0.64%) VBScript
14 27 (0.56%) Shell Script
15 23 (0.47%) C++
16 12 (0.25%) Python
16 12 (0.25%) AWK
17 11 (0.23%) PHP
17 11 (0.23%) C-shell
18 10 (0.21%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 431 (8.90%) Security Cleared
2 372 (7.68%) Degree
3 302 (6.24%) SC Cleared
4 208 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 124 (2.56%) MCP
6 103 (2.13%) MCSE
7 101 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
8 73 (1.51%) PMI Certification
9 72 (1.49%) DV Cleared
10 69 (1.42%) ISEB
11 62 (1.28%) MOS
12 55 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 50 (1.03%) PMP
14 49 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
15 47 (0.97%) MCSA
15 47 (0.97%) ISTQB
16 45 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 41 (0.85%) MCITP
18 37 (0.76%) CCNA
19 36 (0.74%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 268 (5.53%) SLA
2 189 (3.90%) QA
3 60 (1.24%) ISO 9001
4 29 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 28 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 26 (0.54%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.17%) COBIT
9 7 (0.14%) ISO 14001
10 5 (0.10%) Basel III
10 5 (0.10%) Solvency II
10 5 (0.10%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.083%) P3O
12 3 (0.062%) HL7
12 3 (0.062%) BS7666
12 3 (0.062%) TickIT
13 2 (0.041%) Dodd-Frank
14 1 (0.021%) CRD IV
14 1 (0.021%) GAAP
14 1 (0.021%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1363 (28.14%) Active Directory
2 186 (3.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (1.96%) XenApp
4 65 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 49 (1.01%) Hyper-V
6 39 (0.81%) XenDesktop
7 37 (0.76%) vSphere
8 35 (0.72%) VMware ESX
9 30 (0.62%) Terminal Services
10 23 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 19 (0.39%) Xen
11 19 (0.39%) NLBS
11 19 (0.39%) XenServer
12 18 (0.37%) Terminal Server
13 15 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
14 13 (0.27%) ISA Server
15 10 (0.21%) MetaFrame
15 10 (0.21%) VMware Server
16 6 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 6 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 254 (5.24%) SCCM
2 62 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
3 53 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 39 (0.81%) Backup Exec
5 34 (0.70%) OpenView
6 33 (0.68%) WSUS
7 30 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
8 21 (0.43%) Tivoli
9 19 (0.39%) OVSD
9 19 (0.39%) SCOM
10 13 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 12 (0.25%) DameWare
12 11 (0.23%) Nessus
13 9 (0.19%) ARCserve
13 9 (0.19%) WhatsUp Gold
14 7 (0.14%) ZENworks
15 6 (0.12%) SCVMM
15 6 (0.12%) Puppet
16 5 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
16 5 (0.10%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 2681 (55.36%) Microsoft
2 490 (10.12%) Citrix
3 277 (5.72%) Oracle
4 266 (5.49%) VMware
5 260 (5.37%) HP
6 240 (4.96%) Cisco
7 184 (3.80%) Lotus
8 179 (3.70%) SAP
9 101 (2.09%) Remedy
10 94 (1.94%) Adobe
11 93 (1.92%) Dell
12 91 (1.88%) Apple
13 82 (1.69%) IBM
14 74 (1.53%) Symantec
15 50 (1.03%) CA
16 49 (1.01%) Bloomberg
16 49 (1.01%) CheckPoint
17 48 (0.99%) McAfee
18 45 (0.93%) AppSense
19 42 (0.87%) Avaya
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