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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 23 23 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 50 38 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.74% 5.72% 6.13%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 30.40% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 16
Average daily rate
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£430 £190 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+126.31% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £156 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £357 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £289
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £10.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.97 £31.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £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
100 125 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.48% 18.83% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 47 56
Average daily rate £320 £263 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.90% -8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £160 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £419 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 7
Average hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.95% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.23 £9.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Hemel Hempstead +4 10 £110 -42.10% 2
Rickmansworth +2 6 - - 1
St Albans 0 6 - -
Welwyn Garden City -3 5 - - 1
Watford -5 3 - - 4
Stevenage - 3 - - 2
Hertford -5 1 £500 +78.57%
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 41 (48.81%) MS Excel
1 41 (48.81%) Microsoft
2 38 (45.24%) Windows
3 22 (26.19%) Windows XP
4 19 (22.62%) ITIL
4 19 (22.62%) Project Management
5 17 (20.24%) HP
5 17 (20.24%) Active Directory
6 16 (19.05%) Windows 7
7 15 (17.86%) SQL
8 14 (16.67%) MS Visio
8 14 (16.67%) Telecoms
9 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (11.90%) Service Management
10 10 (11.90%) Citrix
11 9 (10.71%) TCP/IP
11 9 (10.71%) Service Delivery
11 9 (10.71%) Apple
11 9 (10.71%) Security Cleared
11 9 (10.71%) Android
12 8 (9.52%) Degree
12 8 (9.52%) Lotus
12 8 (9.52%) Configuration Management
12 8 (9.52%) VMware
12 8 (9.52%) DNS
12 8 (9.52%) LAN
12 8 (9.52%) WAN
12 8 (9.52%) DHCP
12 8 (9.52%) Dell

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 8 (9.52%) IBM Notes
2 5 (5.95%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.76%) Lync
4 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 41 (48.81%) MS Excel
2 14 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 5 (5.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Office 365
2 2 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.71%) TCP/IP
2 8 (9.52%) DNS
2 8 (9.52%) LAN
2 8 (9.52%) WAN
2 8 (9.52%) DHCP
3 7 (8.33%) VPN
3 7 (8.33%) Internet
4 5 (5.95%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (4.76%) PABX
5 4 (4.76%) Unified Communications
6 3 (3.57%) VoIP
6 3 (3.57%) 2G
6 3 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (3.57%) 3G
6 3 (3.57%) LTE
6 3 (3.57%) 4G
7 2 (2.38%) Telnet
7 2 (2.38%) Firewall
7 2 (2.38%) SAN
7 2 (2.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.14%) MS Access
2 4 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.38%) MySQL
3 2 (2.38%) DTS
4 1 (1.19%) dBASE
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.95%) French Language
2 5 (5.95%) German Language
3 4 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.57%) Finance
5 2 (2.38%) Local Government
5 2 (2.38%) Automotive
5 2 (2.38%) Publishing
6 1 (1.19%) Legal
6 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (41.67%) Analyst
2 17 (20.24%) Service Analyst
3 13 (15.48%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (11.90%) Support Analyst
5 9 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (9.52%) Administrator
7 7 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (8.33%) Developer
8 6 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (5.95%) Support Engineer
9 5 (5.95%) Desktop Support
10 4 (4.76%) Unified Communications Manager
10 4 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) Project Manager
11 3 (3.57%) Technical Support
11 3 (3.57%) Systems Support
11 3 (3.57%) IT Support
12 2 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 2 (2.38%) Designer
12 2 (2.38%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.76%) XML
2 3 (3.57%) .NET
3 2 (2.38%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (2.38%) Ajax
3 2 (2.38%) jQuery
3 2 (2.38%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.38%) WinForms
3 2 (2.38%) DHTML
3 2 (2.38%) HTML
3 2 (2.38%) ADO.NET
3 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.38%) Web Services
4 1 (1.19%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 7 (8.33%) CMDB
2 6 (7.14%) Statistics
2 6 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.76%) PMI
4 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.38%) iPhone
5 2 (2.38%) VLE
5 2 (2.38%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (2.38%) GIS
6 1 (1.19%) AS400
6 1 (1.19%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 38 (45.24%) Windows
2 22 (26.19%) Windows XP
3 16 (19.05%) Windows 7
4 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (10.71%) Android
6 8 (9.52%) UNIX
7 7 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (7.14%) Linux
9 3 (3.57%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.62%) ITIL
1 19 (22.62%) Project Management
2 10 (11.90%) Service Management
3 9 (10.71%) Service Delivery
4 8 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 7 (8.33%) Information Security
5 7 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 5 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.95%) Supplier Management
7 4 (4.76%) Change Control
7 4 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (4.76%) Asset Management
7 4 (4.76%) Document Management
7 4 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (4.76%) Migration
7 4 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (4.76%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.57%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.57%) Performance Management
8 3 (3.57%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.86%) SQL
2 5 (5.95%) C#
3 4 (4.76%) VBScript
3 4 (4.76%) Perl
4 3 (3.57%) VB
4 3 (3.57%) C++
5 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.38%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.52%) Degree
3 7 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (8.33%) CCNA
4 4 (4.76%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.38%) MCP
6 1 (1.19%) MCSE
6 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.19%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.19%) ISEB
6 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) SLA
2 2 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 17 (20.24%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.33%) XenApp
3 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.38%) XenServer
4 1 (1.19%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 7 (8.33%) OpenView
2 6 (7.14%) OVSD
3 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.38%) ZABBIX
3 2 (2.38%) Puppet
4 1 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (48.81%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.24%) HP
3 10 (11.90%) Citrix
4 9 (10.71%) Apple
5 8 (9.52%) Lotus
5 8 (9.52%) VMware
5 8 (9.52%) Dell
6 7 (8.33%) Oracle
7 5 (5.95%) Cisco
8 4 (4.76%) Symantec
9 3 (3.57%) Avaya
9 3 (3.57%) Planview
9 3 (3.57%) Altiris
10 2 (2.38%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.38%) Greenplum
10 2 (2.38%) CA
10 2 (2.38%) Progress
11 1 (1.19%) Ericsson
11 1 (1.19%) Nokia
11 1 (1.19%) Nortel