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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 26 20 39
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +19
Contract jobs citing MS Office 48 44 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.65% 6.59% 3.60%
As % of the Applications category 36.64% 40.37% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 11
Average daily rate
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£215 £260 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.30% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £83 £160 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £400 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
+5.45% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.00 £17.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -38.40%
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
131 109 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 15.43% 16.32% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 48 53
Average daily rate £225 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £139 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 12
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 £9.15 £10.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £36.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 +4 13 - -
Hemel Hempstead +3 7 £190 -
Watford +1 5 - - 4
St Albans +6 4 - -
Welwyn Garden City -10 2 - -
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 44 (48.89%) Microsoft
2 40 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 33 (36.67%) Windows
4 23 (25.56%) ITIL
5 20 (22.22%) SQL
6 19 (21.11%) Windows XP
6 19 (21.11%) MS Visio
7 18 (20.00%) Project Management
8 17 (18.89%) Active Directory
8 17 (18.89%) Degree
9 15 (16.67%) HP
9 15 (16.67%) Windows 7
10 13 (14.44%) Citrix
10 13 (14.44%) Telecoms
11 12 (13.33%) Apple
11 12 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (13.33%) TCP/IP
11 12 (13.33%) Android
12 11 (12.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (12.22%) Office 365
12 11 (12.22%) DNS
12 11 (12.22%) DHCP
12 11 (12.22%) Dell
13 10 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (11.11%) CCNA
13 10 (11.11%) Configuration Management
13 10 (11.11%) Management Information System
13 10 (11.11%) Migration
13 10 (11.11%) VMware

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 9 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.78%) IBM Notes
3 6 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.67%) Lync
4 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.22%) LiveLink
4 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 40 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 19 (21.11%) MS Visio
3 9 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Agresso
1 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.11%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.22%) Office 365
2 2 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 11 (12.22%) DHCP
2 11 (12.22%) DNS
3 8 (8.89%) LAN
3 8 (8.89%) WAN
4 7 (7.78%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (5.56%) 4G
5 5 (5.56%) 3G
5 5 (5.56%) 2G
6 4 (4.44%) Internet
6 4 (4.44%) PABX
6 4 (4.44%) Unified Communications
7 3 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.33%) LTE
7 3 (3.33%) VPN
8 2 (2.22%) SNMP
8 2 (2.22%) 3GPP
8 2 (2.22%) VoIP
8 2 (2.22%) Telnet
8 2 (2.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.56%) MS Access
3 3 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.33%) MySQL
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.11%) dBASE
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.11%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 13 (14.44%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.00%) French Language
3 7 (7.78%) German Language
3 7 (7.78%) Finance
4 2 (2.22%) Publishing
4 2 (2.22%) Local Government
5 1 (1.11%) Automotive
5 1 (1.11%) Legal
5 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (41.11%) Analyst
2 16 (17.78%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (16.67%) Service Analyst
4 12 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 10 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
6 9 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (10.00%) Support Engineer
7 8 (8.89%) Help Desk Analyst
8 7 (7.78%) Developer
8 7 (7.78%) Desktop Support
9 5 (5.56%) Business Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.44%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) Administrator
10 4 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Unified Communications Manager
11 3 (3.33%) Help Desk Support Engineer
11 3 (3.33%) Help Desk Engineer
12 2 (2.22%) Applications Support Engineer
12 2 (2.22%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.56%) .NET
1 5 (5.56%) Web Services
1 5 (5.56%) XML
2 2 (2.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.11%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.78%) Blackberry
2 7 (7.78%) CMDB
3 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.56%) Statistics
4 4 (4.44%) PMI
4 4 (4.44%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.33%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.22%) GIS
6 2 (2.22%) VLE
6 2 (2.22%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (2.22%) iPhone
7 1 (1.11%) FMCG
7 1 (1.11%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 33 (36.67%) Windows
2 19 (21.11%) Windows XP
3 15 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 12 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (13.33%) Android
5 11 (12.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (10.00%) UNIX
7 9 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 9 (10.00%) Linux
8 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.56%) ITIL
2 18 (20.00%) Project Management
3 12 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 10 (11.11%) Migration
5 7 (7.78%) Service Management
5 7 (7.78%) Service Delivery
5 7 (7.78%) Information Security
6 6 (6.67%) Change Control
7 5 (5.56%) Supplier Management
7 5 (5.56%) Data Analysis
7 5 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (5.56%) Performance Management
8 4 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.44%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.33%) SOA
9 3 (3.33%) Validation
9 3 (3.33%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.22%) SQL
2 5 (5.56%) C#
2 5 (5.56%) C++
2 5 (5.56%) Perl
3 4 (4.44%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.22%) VBScript
4 2 (2.22%) VB
4 2 (2.22%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.11%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 17 (18.89%) Degree
2 10 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.11%) CCNA
2 10 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.44%) A+ Certification
4 4 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.44%) PMI Certification
4 4 (4.44%) MCP
4 4 (4.44%) MCSE
5 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.67%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 17 (18.89%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.11%) XenApp
3 2 (2.22%) XenServer
3 2 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.11%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) OpenView
1 2 (2.22%) OVSD
1 2 (2.22%) ZABBIX
1 2 (2.22%) Puppet
1 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.11%) SCCM
2 1 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 44 (48.89%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.67%) HP
3 13 (14.44%) Citrix
4 12 (13.33%) Apple
5 11 (12.22%) Dell
6 10 (11.11%) VMware
7 9 (10.00%) Oracle
8 8 (8.89%) Cisco
9 7 (7.78%) Lotus
10 3 (3.33%) Symantec
11 2 (2.22%) Avaya
11 2 (2.22%) Ericsson
11 2 (2.22%) Progress
11 2 (2.22%) Nortel
11 2 (2.22%) Altiris
11 2 (2.22%) Huawei
11 2 (2.22%) Greenplum
11 2 (2.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 2 (2.22%) ServiceNow
12 1 (1.11%) SAP
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