The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 38 21 31
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 33 48 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.20% 7.40% 4.91%
As % of the Applications category 25.38% 41.03% 31.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 19
Average daily rate £263 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £150 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 11
Average hourly rate £10.50 £11.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% -24.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.85 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £16.25 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
130 117 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.54% 18.03% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 49 45
Average daily rate £300 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £144 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 30
Average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £15.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -9.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £21.50 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
MS Office
East of England

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 16 April 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
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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
St Albans +2 12 - -
Rickmansworth 0 3 £160 -28.88% 1
Hemel Hempstead -7 3 - -
Watford -14 3 £413 - 9
Stevenage -6 2 £125 -
Welwyn Garden City -11 2 £295 +96.66%
Royston - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Borehamwood - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 44 (57.14%) Windows
1 44 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 39 (50.65%) MS Excel
3 25 (32.47%) Windows XP
4 24 (31.17%) Windows 7
5 20 (25.97%) Active Directory
6 15 (19.48%) SQL
7 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 14 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
8 12 (15.58%) T-SQL
8 12 (15.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (14.29%) MCSE
9 11 (14.29%) MCP
9 11 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 10 (12.99%) .NET Framework
10 10 (12.99%) XML
10 10 (12.99%) C#
10 10 (12.99%) .NET
10 10 (12.99%) JavaScript
10 10 (12.99%) VPN
11 9 (11.69%) A+ Certification
12 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (10.39%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (10.39%) MS Visio
12 8 (10.39%) MS Project
12 8 (10.39%) XSLT
12 8 (10.39%) ASP.NET
12 8 (10.39%) MVC
13 7 (9.09%) Telecoms

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 7 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.79%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.90%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 39 (50.65%) MS Excel
2 14 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (10.39%) MS Visio
3 8 (10.39%) MS Project
4 1 (1.30%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.99%) VPN
2 6 (7.79%) LAN
2 6 (7.79%) WAN
3 5 (6.49%) Internet
4 4 (5.19%) VoIP
5 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.60%) MPLS
6 1 (1.30%) X.400
6 1 (1.30%) X.500
6 1 (1.30%) RFID
6 1 (1.30%) Firewall
6 1 (1.30%) 2G
6 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.30%) 3G
6 1 (1.30%) Intranet
6 1 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.30%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (1.30%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.60%) MS Access
5 1 (1.30%) MySQL
5 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (2.60%) MSI
General
1 7 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.19%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.19%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.60%) Marketing
4 1 (1.30%) Military
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 26 (33.77%) Analyst
2 15 (19.48%) Support Engineer
3 14 (18.18%) Help Desk Support
4 12 (15.58%) Service Analyst
5 10 (12.99%) Developer
5 10 (12.99%) .NET Developer
6 9 (11.69%) Help Desk Engineer
6 9 (11.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (11.69%) Help Desk Support Engineer
7 7 (9.09%) Desktop Support
8 6 (7.79%) IT Support
8 6 (7.79%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (7.79%) Consultant
8 6 (7.79%) Business Analyst
8 6 (7.79%) C# Developer
9 4 (5.19%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (5.19%) Support Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Technical Support
10 3 (3.90%) Applications Packager
11 2 (2.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.99%) .NET Framework
1 10 (12.99%) XML
1 10 (12.99%) .NET
2 8 (10.39%) XSLT
2 8 (10.39%) ASP.NET
3 7 (9.09%) Web Services
4 5 (6.49%) DHTML
4 5 (6.49%) HTML
4 5 (6.49%) SOAP
4 5 (6.49%) jQuery
5 4 (5.19%) Classic ASP
6 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (3.90%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (2.60%) Application Packaging
7 2 (2.60%) ADO.NET
8 1 (1.30%) Silverlight
8 1 (1.30%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.19%) CMDB
3 2 (2.60%) iPhone
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) Replication
4 1 (1.30%) NHS
4 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.30%) iPad
4 1 (1.30%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (1.30%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 44 (57.14%) Windows
2 25 (32.47%) Windows XP
3 24 (31.17%) Windows 7
4 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.60%) Android
6 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.39%) MVC
2 7 (9.09%) ITIL
3 4 (5.19%) E-Commerce
4 3 (3.90%) Configuration Management
4 3 (3.90%) Service Management
4 3 (3.90%) Risk Management
4 3 (3.90%) Programme Management
4 3 (3.90%) Data Analysis
4 3 (3.90%) Use Case
4 3 (3.90%) Procure-to-pay
5 2 (2.60%) Integration Testing
5 2 (2.60%) OO
5 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2
5 2 (2.60%) Migration
5 2 (2.60%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (2.60%) ITSM
5 2 (2.60%) Workflow
5 2 (2.60%) CAD
5 2 (2.60%) Project Management
6 1 (1.30%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.48%) SQL
2 12 (15.58%) T-SQL
3 10 (12.99%) C#
3 10 (12.99%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.79%) VB.NET
5 4 (5.19%) VBA
5 4 (5.19%) VBScript
6 1 (1.30%) VB
6 1 (1.30%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (1.30%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 12 (15.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (14.29%) MCSE
2 11 (14.29%) MCP
2 11 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 9 (11.69%) A+ Certification
4 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.60%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.60%) Degree
5 2 (2.60%) MOS
6 1 (1.30%) MCITP
6 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) SLA
2 2 (2.60%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (25.97%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.60%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) SCCM
2 4 (5.19%) OVSD
2 4 (5.19%) OpenView
3 2 (2.60%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.60%) HP NNM
3 2 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.60%) ZENworks
4 1 (1.30%) SCOM
4 1 (1.30%) WSUS
4 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.09%) HP
3 5 (6.49%) VMware
3 5 (6.49%) Avaya
4 4 (5.19%) Altiris
4 4 (5.19%) Cisco
4 4 (5.19%) Symantec
5 3 (3.90%) Lotus
5 3 (3.90%) Citrix
5 3 (3.90%) Google
6 2 (2.60%) CA
6 2 (2.60%) SAP
6 2 (2.60%) Remedy
6 2 (2.60%) McAfee
7 1 (1.30%) Websense
7 1 (1.30%) Niku
7 1 (1.30%) NetApp
7 1 (1.30%) Sage
7 1 (1.30%) Dell
7 1 (1.30%) Alterian
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Watford
Hudson - London
Posted: 28 days ago