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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 22 21 31
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 53 36 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.61% 5.92% 4.89%
As % of the Applications category 43.80% 38.71% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 14
Average daily rate
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£390 £190 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+105.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £84 £161 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -48.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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
121 93 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 15.09% 15.30% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 35 49
Average daily rate £330 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £144 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 10
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -48.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.20 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
Rickmansworth +2 10 - - 3
St Albans +5 8 - -
Hemel Hempstead +1 8 £75 -60.52%
Watford -8 3 - - 7
Welwyn Garden City -9 3 - - 2
Hertford - 1 £500 -
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 45 (48.91%) Microsoft
2 42 (45.65%) MS Excel
3 37 (40.22%) Windows
4 22 (23.91%) Windows XP
5 21 (22.83%) ITIL
6 20 (21.74%) Project Management
7 19 (20.65%) SQL
7 19 (20.65%) MS Visio
7 19 (20.65%) Active Directory
8 16 (17.39%) HP
8 16 (17.39%) Windows 7
9 14 (15.22%) Degree
10 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (14.13%) Telecoms
10 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (13.04%) Citrix
12 11 (11.96%) TCP/IP
12 11 (11.96%) Apple
12 11 (11.96%) Android
13 10 (10.87%) Configuration Management
13 10 (10.87%) VMware
13 10 (10.87%) DHCP
13 10 (10.87%) DNS
13 10 (10.87%) Dell
14 9 (9.78%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (9.78%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (9.78%) CCNA
14 9 (9.78%) UNIX
14 9 (9.78%) Oracle
14 9 (9.78%) Service Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 7 (7.61%) IBM Notes
2 5 (5.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.43%) Lync
3 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.09%) LiveLink
Applications
1 42 (45.65%) MS Excel
2 19 (20.65%) MS Visio
3 8 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) CA PPM
2 1 (1.09%) Agresso
2 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.52%) Office 365
2 2 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.96%) TCP/IP
2 10 (10.87%) DHCP
2 10 (10.87%) DNS
3 8 (8.70%) WAN
3 8 (8.70%) LAN
4 7 (7.61%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (6.52%) Internet
6 5 (5.43%) 3G
6 5 (5.43%) VPN
6 5 (5.43%) 2G
6 5 (5.43%) 4G
7 4 (4.35%) PABX
7 4 (4.35%) Unified Communications
8 3 (3.26%) LTE
8 3 (3.26%) VoIP
8 3 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.17%) SAN
9 2 (2.17%) Telnet
9 2 (2.17%) Firewall
9 2 (2.17%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (6.52%) MS Access
3 3 (3.26%) MySQL
3 3 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.17%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.09%) dBASE
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 13 (14.13%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.70%) French Language
3 7 (7.61%) German Language
3 7 (7.61%) Finance
4 2 (2.17%) Publishing
4 2 (2.17%) Local Government
5 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.09%) Retail
5 1 (1.09%) Automotive
5 1 (1.09%) Legal
5 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (43.48%) Analyst
2 17 (18.48%) Service Analyst
3 15 (16.30%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (11.96%) Support Analyst
5 10 (10.87%) Help Desk Support
6 8 (8.70%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.61%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (7.61%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (7.61%) Developer
7 7 (7.61%) Desktop Support
8 6 (6.52%) Help Desk Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) Administrator
9 5 (5.43%) Technical Support
9 5 (5.43%) Business Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.35%) Help Desk Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Unified Communications Manager
11 3 (3.26%) Help Desk Support Engineer
11 3 (3.26%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.43%) Web Services
1 5 (5.43%) XML
2 4 (4.35%) .NET
3 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.09%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.09%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.61%) Blackberry
2 7 (7.61%) CMDB
3 6 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.52%) Statistics
4 4 (4.35%) PMI
4 4 (4.35%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.26%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.17%) GIS
6 2 (2.17%) VLE
6 2 (2.17%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (2.17%) iPhone
7 1 (1.09%) FMCG
7 1 (1.09%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 37 (40.22%) Windows
2 22 (23.91%) Windows XP
3 16 (17.39%) Windows 7
4 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (11.96%) Android
6 9 (9.78%) Windows 2000 Server
6 9 (9.78%) UNIX
6 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (8.70%) Linux
8 3 (3.26%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.83%) ITIL
2 20 (21.74%) Project Management
3 10 (10.87%) Configuration Management
4 9 (9.78%) Service Management
4 9 (9.78%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (7.61%) Service Delivery
5 7 (7.61%) Information Security
5 7 (7.61%) Data Analysis
6 5 (5.43%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (5.43%) Migration
6 5 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.43%) Supplier Management
6 5 (5.43%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (5.43%) Performance Management
6 5 (5.43%) Change Control
7 4 (4.35%) Document Management
7 4 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.35%) Asset Management
7 4 (4.35%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.65%) SQL
2 5 (5.43%) C#
2 5 (5.43%) C++
2 5 (5.43%) Perl
3 3 (3.26%) VB
3 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (15.22%) Degree
2 9 (9.78%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.78%) CCNA
2 9 (9.78%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.35%) A+ Certification
4 4 (4.35%) MCP
4 4 (4.35%) MCSE
4 4 (4.35%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.09%) ISEB
6 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) SLA
2 2 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 19 (20.65%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.78%) XenApp
3 2 (2.17%) XenServer
3 2 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.09%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) OpenView
1 4 (4.35%) OVSD
2 2 (2.17%) ZABBIX
2 2 (2.17%) Puppet
2 2 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.09%) SCCM
3 1 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 45 (48.91%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.39%) HP
3 12 (13.04%) Citrix
4 11 (11.96%) Apple
5 10 (10.87%) VMware
5 10 (10.87%) Dell
6 9 (9.78%) Oracle
7 7 (7.61%) Cisco
7 7 (7.61%) Lotus
8 4 (4.35%) Symantec
9 3 (3.26%) Planview
9 3 (3.26%) Altiris
9 3 (3.26%) Avaya
10 2 (2.17%) CA
10 2 (2.17%) Ericsson
10 2 (2.17%) Nortel
10 2 (2.17%) Huawei
10 2 (2.17%) Progress
10 2 (2.17%) Greenplum
10 2 (2.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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