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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 26 35 23
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing MS Office 51 21 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.46% 4.02% 6.57%
As % of the Applications category 37.50% 21.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 14
Average daily rate
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£270 £175 £219
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.28% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £360 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 8 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.05 £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.22 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-1.54% +1.57%
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
136 100 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 17.24% 19.12% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 43 46
Average daily rate £335 £288 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.52% +12.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £144 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £420 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 17 21
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.61 £12.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% +19.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £31.75 £25.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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
Stevenage +6 10 - - 1
Rickmansworth -13 9 £338 +92.85% 1
Watford +1 5 £248 - 6
Hemel Hempstead -7 1 - - 3
Berkhamsted - 1 £163 - 1
St Albans - 1 - -
Letchworth - 1 £325 -
Potters Bar - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Hertford - - - - 2
Hoddesdon - - - - 1
Abbots Langley - - - -
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 56 (62.92%) Windows
2 44 (49.44%) MS Excel
3 35 (39.33%) Windows XP
4 33 (37.08%) Microsoft
5 26 (29.21%) Windows 7
6 25 (28.09%) Active Directory
7 21 (23.60%) VPN
8 15 (16.85%) HP
9 14 (15.73%) Internet
10 13 (14.61%) OpenView
10 13 (14.61%) Manufacturing
10 13 (14.61%) OVSD
11 12 (13.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (12.36%) Finance
12 11 (12.36%) MS Visio
12 11 (12.36%) SQL
13 10 (11.24%) ITIL
13 10 (11.24%) Blackberry
14 9 (10.11%) MS PowerPoint
15 8 (8.99%) Altiris
15 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
15 8 (8.99%) Project Management
15 8 (8.99%) Symantec
15 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (8.99%) VoIP
15 8 (8.99%) MCSE
15 8 (8.99%) MS Exchange
16 7 (7.87%) XML
16 7 (7.87%) Citrix

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 8 (8.99%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.25%) SAS
4 1 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.12%) TPMS
Applications
1 44 (49.44%) MS Excel
2 11 (12.36%) MS Visio
3 9 (10.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (6.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.12%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.60%) VPN
2 14 (15.73%) Internet
3 8 (8.99%) VoIP
4 5 (5.62%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.49%) LAN
6 3 (3.37%) Firewall
7 2 (2.25%) Wireless
8 1 (1.12%) 2G
8 1 (1.12%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.12%) 4G
8 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.12%) 3G
8 1 (1.12%) DNS
8 1 (1.12%) WAN
8 1 (1.12%) DHCP
8 1 (1.12%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.49%) MS Access
2 3 (3.37%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.12%) Base SAS
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MSI
General
1 13 (14.61%) Manufacturing
2 11 (12.36%) Finance
3 6 (6.74%) Retail
4 4 (4.49%) Legal
5 3 (3.37%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.37%) Banking
6 2 (2.25%) Marketing
6 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.25%) Publishing
7 1 (1.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 36 (40.45%) Analyst
2 21 (23.60%) Support Engineer
3 18 (20.22%) Service Analyst
4 15 (16.85%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (13.48%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (12.36%) Business Analyst
7 9 (10.11%) 1st Line Support
7 9 (10.11%) Technical Support
7 9 (10.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (7.87%) Support Analyst
9 5 (5.62%) Administrator
9 5 (5.62%) Help Desk Support
10 4 (4.49%) Support Technician
10 4 (4.49%) Help Desk Support Engineer
10 4 (4.49%) Payments Business Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Help Desk Engineer
11 3 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support Technician
11 3 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
11 3 (3.37%) Desktop Support
12 2 (2.25%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.87%) XML
2 5 (5.62%) Web Services
3 3 (3.37%) .NET
4 2 (2.25%) XSLT
4 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.25%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.12%) jQuery
5 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.12%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (1.12%) SOAP
5 1 (1.12%) XMPP
5 1 (1.12%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.12%) DHTML
5 1 (1.12%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.49%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.37%) HP StorageWorks
4 2 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.25%) iPhone
5 1 (1.12%) iPad
5 1 (1.12%) FMCG
5 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.12%) Statistics
5 1 (1.12%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.12%) Copywriting
5 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.12%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 56 (62.92%) Windows
2 35 (39.33%) Windows XP
3 26 (29.21%) Windows 7
4 12 (13.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.49%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.49%) Android
7 2 (2.25%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.25%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.12%) Linux
8 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (11.24%) ITIL
2 8 (8.99%) Project Management
3 7 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (6.74%) Business Analysis
5 5 (5.62%) CRM
5 5 (5.62%) Waterfall
6 4 (4.49%) SOA
6 4 (4.49%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.49%) Requirements Management
7 3 (3.37%) Use Case
7 3 (3.37%) Data Entry
7 3 (3.37%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.37%) Network Management
8 2 (2.25%) Change Control
8 2 (2.25%) ITSM
8 2 (2.25%) MVC
8 2 (2.25%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.25%) Integration Testing
8 2 (2.25%) Project Planning
9 1 (1.12%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.36%) SQL
2 4 (4.49%) VB
3 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.25%) C#
4 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.12%) VBScript
5 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.12%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (8.99%) MCSE
1 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.74%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.62%) MCP
3 5 (5.62%) Degree
4 4 (4.49%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.12%) MBA
5 1 (1.12%) MOS
5 1 (1.12%) MCITP
5 1 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.12%) CBAP
5 1 (1.12%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (28.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.25%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.12%) XenServer
3 1 (1.12%) vSphere
3 1 (1.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (14.61%) OpenView
1 13 (14.61%) OVSD
2 5 (5.62%) SCCM
3 2 (2.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.25%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 33 (37.08%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.85%) HP
3 8 (8.99%) Symantec
3 8 (8.99%) Altiris
4 7 (7.87%) Citrix
5 5 (5.62%) Oracle
6 3 (3.37%) SAP
6 3 (3.37%) Avaya
7 2 (2.25%) Sage
7 2 (2.25%) Remedy
7 2 (2.25%) Cisco
7 2 (2.25%) Google
7 2 (2.25%) VMware
8 1 (1.12%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.12%) WatchGuard
8 1 (1.12%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.12%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.12%) Dell
8 1 (1.12%) Adobe
8 1 (1.12%) Niku
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