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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 51 40 35
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1998 2285 2404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.98% 4.38% 4.78%
As % of the Applications category 36.71% 37.31% 36.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1081 1242 1211
Median daily rate £308 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £126 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
- -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 362 413
Median hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.55 £23.00 £24.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.40 £13.98
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.04%
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
5442 6125 6577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.84% 11.74% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3219 3637 3728
Median daily rate £350 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 590 663
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.25 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 30 August 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 -27 808 £350 +12.00% 129
South East +2 450 £260 -13.33% 79
East of England +8 171 £275 +30.95% 33
South West +5 137 £320 +16.36% 36
West Midlands -8 135 £300 +13.20% 33
North West -25 95 £244 -25.00% 32
Yorkshire -20 81 £334 +21.27% 21
East Midlands -11 73 £300 +81.81% 13
North East -11 45 £325 -2.25% 8
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 2279 (58.03%) Microsoft
2 1927 (49.07%) MS Excel
3 1590 (40.49%) Windows
4 1115 (28.39%) Active Directory
5 933 (23.76%) Finance
6 782 (19.91%) Windows 7
7 673 (17.14%) ITIL
8 609 (15.51%) MS PowerPoint
9 565 (14.39%) Project Management
10 499 (12.71%) SharePoint
11 465 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
12 442 (11.26%) SQL
13 439 (11.18%) Security Cleared
14 420 (10.70%) Windows Server
15 398 (10.13%) Citrix
16 388 (9.88%) MS Visio
17 383 (9.75%) Office 365
18 376 (9.57%) MS Exchange
19 357 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
20 323 (8.23%) SC Cleared
21 298 (7.59%) MS Project
22 293 (7.46%) Degree
23 289 (7.36%) Migration
24 280 (7.13%) Stakeholder Management
24 280 (7.13%) PRINCE2
25 277 (7.05%) Windows 8
26 267 (6.80%) Windows XP
27 255 (6.49%) Banking
28 246 (6.26%) Blackberry
28 246 (6.26%) SQL Server

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
1 499 (12.71%) SharePoint
2 376 (9.57%) MS Exchange
3 179 (4.56%) Skype for Business
4 136 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 84 (2.14%) IBM Notes
6 82 (2.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 74 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 65 (1.66%) IIS
9 63 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
10 61 (1.55%) CMS
11 60 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
12 53 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
13 31 (0.79%) SAS
14 24 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
15 23 (0.59%) Office Communications Server
16 22 (0.56%) Confluence
17 20 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
18 14 (0.36%) MS Project Server
18 14 (0.36%) WebSphere
18 14 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 1927 (49.07%) MS Excel
2 609 (15.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 388 (9.88%) MS Visio
4 298 (7.59%) MS Project
5 63 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
6 50 (1.27%) Photoshop
7 35 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
8 29 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 24 (0.61%) Open Workbench
10 16 (0.41%) Acrobat
11 14 (0.36%) InDesign
12 10 (0.25%) AutoCAD
13 9 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
14 6 (0.15%) Fireworks
14 6 (0.15%) InfoPath
15 3 (0.076%) 3ds Max
15 3 (0.076%) CATIA
15 3 (0.076%) LaTeX
15 3 (0.076%) PTC Creo
15 3 (0.076%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 40 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
3 18 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 17 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 13 (0.33%) assyst
6 11 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
7 10 (0.25%) Primavera
8 7 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
9 6 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
9 6 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.15%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 6 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
9 6 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 6 (0.15%) WebTrends
10 5 (0.13%) Eloqua
10 5 (0.13%) SAP APO
10 5 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 383 (9.75%) Office 365
2 101 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (1.38%) Google Apps
4 48 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 37 (0.94%) Trello
6 35 (0.89%) OneDrive
7 28 (0.71%) Yammer
8 24 (0.61%) SaaS
9 22 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
10 14 (0.36%) IaaS
11 13 (0.33%) Mimecast
12 11 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
13 10 (0.25%) Google Analytics
14 7 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
15 6 (0.15%) PaaS
16 5 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 5 (0.13%) Basecamp
17 3 (0.076%) Cloud Computing
17 3 (0.076%) MailChimp
18 2 (0.051%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 188 (4.79%) DNS
2 185 (4.71%) TCP/IP
3 179 (4.56%) Internet
4 152 (3.87%) DHCP
5 135 (3.44%) LAN
6 131 (3.34%) Skype
7 119 (3.03%) WAN
8 116 (2.95%) VPN
9 110 (2.80%) Firewall
10 73 (1.86%) Wireless
11 57 (1.45%) Intranet
12 56 (1.43%) VoIP
13 55 (1.40%) SAN
14 35 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
15 27 (0.69%) WebEx
16 25 (0.64%) LDAP
17 24 (0.61%) Ethernet
17 24 (0.61%) Remote Desktop
18 23 (0.59%) Extranet
19 22 (0.56%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (6.26%) SQL Server
2 69 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
3 60 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 54 (1.38%) MS Access
5 53 (1.35%) Relational Database
6 48 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
6 48 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 47 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 46 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 40 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
10 31 (0.79%) Oracle Database
11 27 (0.69%) MySQL
12 25 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
12 25 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 22 (0.56%) GIS
14 21 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
15 19 (0.48%) QlikView
16 18 (0.46%) Data Mining
17 16 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
18 13 (0.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 83 (2.11%) JIRA
2 56 (1.43%) Visual Studio
3 35 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (0.53%) Subversion
5 20 (0.51%) Toad
6 18 (0.46%) Selenium
7 14 (0.36%) MSI
8 13 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 11 (0.28%) Cucumber
10 9 (0.23%) Dreamweaver
10 9 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 8 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (0.20%) SoapUI
11 8 (0.20%) WebDriver
12 7 (0.18%) ClearQuest
12 7 (0.18%) PVCS
13 6 (0.15%) Axure RP
13 6 (0.15%) ClearCase
13 6 (0.15%) InstallShield
13 6 (0.15%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 933 (23.76%) Finance
2 255 (6.49%) Banking
3 194 (4.94%) Telecoms
4 141 (3.59%) Legal
5 140 (3.57%) Law
5 140 (3.57%) Marketing
6 126 (3.21%) Retail
7 57 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 50 (1.27%) Publishing
9 49 (1.25%) Back Office
10 47 (1.20%) Advertising
10 47 (1.20%) Investment Banking
11 45 (1.15%) Billing
11 45 (1.15%) German Language
12 36 (0.92%) French Language
13 26 (0.66%) Electronics
13 26 (0.66%) Front Office
13 26 (0.66%) Military
14 21 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
15 20 (0.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 1279 (32.57%) Analyst
2 405 (10.31%) Service Analyst
3 362 (9.22%) Service Desk Analyst
4 330 (8.40%) Support Analyst
5 295 (7.51%) Support Engineer
6 293 (7.46%) Project Manager
7 263 (6.70%) Desktop Support
8 201 (5.12%) IT Support
9 200 (5.09%) 2nd Line Support
10 196 (4.99%) Business Analyst
11 177 (4.51%) IT Analyst
12 166 (4.23%) Developer
13 153 (3.90%) Help Desk Analyst
14 142 (3.62%) 1st Line Support
15 137 (3.49%) Administrator
16 126 (3.21%) Desktop Engineer
17 111 (2.83%) Help Desk Support
18 110 (2.80%) Coordinator
19 105 (2.67%) Service Desk Support
20 104 (2.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (3.82%) HTML
2 139 (3.54%) .NET
3 97 (2.47%) CSS
4 89 (2.27%) Web Services
5 80 (2.04%) XML
6 48 (1.22%) ASP.NET
7 44 (1.12%) HTML5
8 37 (0.94%) SOAP
9 34 (0.87%) jQuery
10 33 (0.84%) .NET Framework
11 21 (0.53%) RESTful
12 17 (0.43%) JSON
12 17 (0.43%) SAML
12 17 (0.43%) WCF
13 15 (0.38%) AngularJS
13 15 (0.38%) XSD
14 14 (0.36%) CSS3
14 14 (0.36%) XSLT
15 13 (0.33%) COM
16 12 (0.31%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 465 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 246 (6.26%) Blackberry
3 173 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 96 (2.44%) Smartphone
5 66 (1.68%) User Experience
6 63 (1.60%) Data Centre
7 59 (1.50%) iPhone
7 59 (1.50%) NHS
8 55 (1.40%) Fat Client
8 55 (1.40%) Thin Client
9 54 (1.38%) Computer Science
10 51 (1.30%) iPad
11 49 (1.25%) Client/Server
12 48 (1.22%) Driving Licence
12 48 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
13 47 (1.20%) e-Learning
14 45 (1.15%) Statistics
15 36 (0.92%) Virtual Team
16 30 (0.76%) PMI
16 30 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1590 (40.49%) Windows
2 782 (19.91%) Windows 7
3 420 (10.70%) Windows Server
4 277 (7.05%) Windows 8
5 267 (6.80%) Windows XP
6 244 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 221 (5.63%) Windows 10
8 167 (4.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 163 (4.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 130 (3.31%) Linux
11 111 (2.83%) Unix
12 98 (2.50%) Apple iOS
13 93 (2.37%) Android
14 66 (1.68%) Mac OS X
15 35 (0.89%) Mac OS
16 28 (0.71%) Windows Vista
17 18 (0.46%) CentOS
18 15 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 14 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
20 13 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 673 (17.14%) ITIL
2 565 (14.39%) Project Management
3 357 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 289 (7.36%) Migration
5 280 (7.13%) PRINCE2
5 280 (7.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 244 (6.21%) Change Management
7 241 (6.14%) Service Management
8 184 (4.69%) Incident Management
9 175 (4.46%) Business Analysis
10 151 (3.85%) Data Analysis
11 143 (3.64%) Risk Management
12 136 (3.46%) Service Delivery
13 133 (3.39%) Document Management
14 131 (3.34%) User Acceptance Testing
15 129 (3.28%) ITSM
16 122 (3.11%) Time Management
17 121 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
18 120 (3.06%) CRM
19 117 (2.98%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 442 (11.26%) SQL
2 158 (4.02%) PowerShell
3 101 (2.57%) JavaScript
4 94 (2.39%) C#
5 89 (2.27%) VBA
6 86 (2.19%) C
7 85 (2.16%) Java
7 85 (2.16%) VB
8 59 (1.50%) T-SQL
9 48 (1.22%) VBScript
10 45 (1.15%) PL/SQL
11 38 (0.97%) Python
12 33 (0.84%) PHP
13 27 (0.69%) VB.NET
14 25 (0.64%) Shell Script
15 22 (0.56%) C++
16 20 (0.51%) Perl
17 16 (0.41%) R
18 15 (0.38%) XAML
19 10 (0.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 439 (11.18%) Security Cleared
2 323 (8.23%) SC Cleared
3 293 (7.46%) Degree
4 239 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 138 (3.51%) MCSE
6 126 (3.21%) MCP
7 93 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
8 89 (2.27%) ISEB
9 61 (1.55%) PMI Certification
10 59 (1.50%) DV Cleared
11 57 (1.45%) MCDST
12 56 (1.43%) ISTQB
13 54 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
14 53 (1.35%) MCSA
15 41 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 40 (1.02%) CCNA
17 37 (0.94%) PMP
18 35 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
19 31 (0.79%) A+ Certification
20 29 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 232 (5.91%) SLA
2 109 (2.78%) QA
3 51 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 35 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
6 22 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (0.41%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.33%) ISO 9001
9 12 (0.31%) ISO 9000
9 12 (0.31%) MiFID
10 7 (0.18%) COBIT
10 7 (0.18%) P3O
11 6 (0.15%) GxP
12 5 (0.13%) Basel III
12 5 (0.13%) GPG13
12 5 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (0.13%) Solvency II
13 4 (0.10%) Def Stans
13 4 (0.10%) GAMP
14 3 (0.076%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1115 (28.39%) Active Directory
2 173 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (2.42%) XenApp
4 85 (2.16%) Hyper-V
5 48 (1.22%) XenDesktop
6 45 (1.15%) vSphere
7 40 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
8 31 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
9 18 (0.46%) Terminal Services
9 18 (0.46%) VMware ESX
10 17 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
11 14 (0.36%) NFS
11 14 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (0.28%) BitLocker
12 11 (0.28%) XenServer
13 9 (0.23%) VMware Server
14 7 (0.18%) Firmware
15 6 (0.15%) Terminal Server
16 4 (0.10%) ISA Server
16 4 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 230 (5.86%) SCCM
2 75 (1.91%) SCOM
3 70 (1.78%) HP Quality Center
4 41 (1.04%) WSUS
5 30 (0.76%) Backup Exec
6 18 (0.46%) AirWatch
6 18 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
7 17 (0.43%) NetBackup
8 16 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 14 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
10 13 (0.33%) Netcool
11 12 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 11 (0.28%) HP SIM
12 11 (0.28%) OVSD
12 11 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 9 (0.23%) DameWare
13 9 (0.23%) Nagios
13 9 (0.23%) SCVMM
13 9 (0.23%) Unicenter
13 9 (0.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 2279 (58.03%) Microsoft
2 398 (10.13%) Citrix
3 243 (6.19%) VMware
4 212 (5.40%) Oracle
5 197 (5.02%) HP
6 192 (4.89%) Cisco
7 129 (3.28%) SAP
8 119 (3.03%) Apple
9 98 (2.50%) Remedy
10 93 (2.37%) Adobe
11 86 (2.19%) Google
12 84 (2.14%) Lotus
13 72 (1.83%) IBM
14 58 (1.48%) Dell
15 54 (1.38%) Symantec
16 44 (1.12%) CheckPoint
17 39 (0.99%) ServiceNow
18 38 (0.97%) Intel Security
19 35 (0.89%) iManage
20 34 (0.87%) NetApp
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