The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 27 37 32
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 36 31 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.76% 4.16% 5.74%
As % of the Applications category 33.03% 29.25% 32.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 19
Median daily rate £375 £203 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% +6.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £155 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £308 £327
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 24
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.25% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £17.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
MS Office
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Applications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
109 106 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 14.42% 14.23% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 44 70
Median daily rate £388 £220 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.13% -32.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £120 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £460 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 28
Median hourly rate £28.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.23% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.40 £22.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £14.51 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+11.99% -4.85%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Hertfordshire region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Hertfordshire region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Watford -1 11 £425 - 3
Rickmansworth +1 6 £145 -
Stevenage +6 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead -2 2 - - 1
Royston 0 1 - -
St Albans 0 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City -3 1 £350 +42.85% 1
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 38 (49.35%) MS Excel
2 35 (45.45%) Windows
3 34 (44.16%) Microsoft
4 21 (27.27%) ITIL
5 15 (19.48%) SharePoint
6 14 (18.18%) Windows 7
7 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (16.88%) Active Directory
7 13 (16.88%) Project Management
8 12 (15.58%) Finance
9 11 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
9 11 (14.29%) Degree
10 9 (11.69%) Change Management
10 9 (11.69%) HP
10 9 (11.69%) MS Visio
10 9 (11.69%) SQL
11 8 (10.39%) PRINCE2
11 8 (10.39%) SLA
12 7 (9.09%) Migration
12 7 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (9.09%) Configuration Management
12 7 (9.09%) SAP
12 7 (9.09%) Computer Science
12 7 (9.09%) Google
13 6 (7.79%) Supplier Management
13 6 (7.79%) Retail
13 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (7.79%) MS Project
13 6 (7.79%) Cisco
13 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 15 (19.48%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.49%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.19%) SAS
4 3 (3.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.90%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.60%) IIS
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.30%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.30%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 38 (49.35%) MS Excel
2 11 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (11.69%) MS Visio
4 6 (7.79%) MS Project
5 1 (1.30%) PTC Creo
5 1 (1.30%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Office 365
2 1 (1.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.30%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.30%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (5.19%) DNS
1 4 (5.19%) Internet
1 4 (5.19%) WebEx
2 3 (3.90%) Kerberos
3 2 (2.60%) DHCP
3 2 (2.60%) GSM
3 2 (2.60%) SSL
3 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.60%) UMTS
3 2 (2.60%) VPN
3 2 (2.60%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.30%) Firewall
4 1 (1.30%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.30%) PABX
4 1 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.30%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.30%) VoIP
4 1 (1.30%) WAN
4 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) Base SAS
2 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.60%) MySQL
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (3.90%) Toad
2 1 (1.30%) Xcode
General
1 12 (15.58%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Manufacturing
2 6 (7.79%) Retail
3 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.60%) Electronics
4 2 (2.60%) German Language
4 2 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.30%) Billing
5 1 (1.30%) Marketing
5 1 (1.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 26 (33.77%) Analyst
2 9 (11.69%) Service Analyst
3 8 (10.39%) Help Desk Analyst
3 8 (10.39%) Help Desk Support
4 7 (9.09%) Administrator
4 7 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 7 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (7.79%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.49%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.49%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) IT Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
7 4 (5.19%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Engagement Manager
7 4 (5.19%) SAS Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) HTML
2 3 (3.90%) JSF
2 3 (3.90%) SOAP
2 3 (3.90%) Spring
2 3 (3.90%) Web Services
2 3 (3.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.19%) Life Science
3 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.60%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.30%) IVR
5 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.30%) NHS
5 1 (1.30%) PDA
5 1 (1.30%) PMI
5 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (45.45%) Windows
2 14 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (6.49%) Windows XP
5 4 (5.19%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.90%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.90%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.30%) Android
8 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.27%) ITIL
2 13 (16.88%) Project Management
3 9 (11.69%) Change Management
4 8 (10.39%) PRINCE2
5 7 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 7 (9.09%) Migration
5 7 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (7.79%) Supplier Management
7 5 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.49%) Time Management
7 5 (6.49%) Validation
8 4 (5.19%) Data Analysis
8 4 (5.19%) Information Security
8 4 (5.19%) Risk Management
8 4 (5.19%) SDLC
8 4 (5.19%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.19%) Statistical Analysis
9 3 (3.90%) Data Migration
9 3 (3.90%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (3.90%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.69%) SQL
2 5 (6.49%) Java
3 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.90%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.60%) C
4 2 (2.60%) C++
5 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (14.29%) Degree
2 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.49%) MCP
3 5 (6.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (5.19%) A+ Certification
4 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.60%) CISM
5 2 (2.60%) CISSP
6 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.30%) MCITP
6 1 (1.30%) MCSE
6 1 (1.30%) MCTS
6 1 (1.30%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) P3O
2 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (16.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.30%) XenApp
2 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.30%) Casper Suite
2 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.30%) SCCM
2 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (44.16%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.69%) HP
3 7 (9.09%) Google
3 7 (9.09%) SAP
4 6 (7.79%) Cisco
5 3 (3.90%) Oracle
6 2 (2.60%) Citrix
6 2 (2.60%) Cognos
6 2 (2.60%) IBM
6 2 (2.60%) NGA Human Resources
6 2 (2.60%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.60%) VMware
7 1 (1.30%) Adobe
7 1 (1.30%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.30%) iManage
7 1 (1.30%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.30%) Remedy
7 1 (1.30%) Sophos
7 1 (1.30%) Symantec
7 1 (1.30%) Veritas