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 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 35 27 36
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 35 51 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.32% 6.46% 4.02%
As % of the Applications category 31.25% 37.50% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 9
Average daily rate
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£190 £270 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.62% +54.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £400 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £256
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 8
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -9.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.54%
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
112 136 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.81% 17.22% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 66 44
Average daily rate £210 £330 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £159 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £440 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 17
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 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
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 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 8 - - 2
Hemel Hempstead +9 5 £190 -
St Albans +4 4 - - 1
Watford -5 4 - - 4
Royston -3 1 - -
Stevenage -13 1 - - 1
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 43 (50.59%) Microsoft
2 36 (42.35%) MS Excel
3 29 (34.12%) Windows
4 24 (28.24%) ITIL
5 18 (21.18%) SQL
5 18 (21.18%) MS Visio
6 17 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 16 (18.82%) Project Management
7 16 (18.82%) Degree
8 14 (16.47%) Office 365
8 14 (16.47%) Windows XP
9 12 (14.12%) HP
9 12 (14.12%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (14.12%) Windows 7
10 11 (12.94%) DNS
10 11 (12.94%) DHCP
11 10 (11.76%) Configuration Management
11 10 (11.76%) Citrix
11 10 (11.76%) Security Cleared
11 10 (11.76%) Android
12 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (10.59%) MS PowerPoint
12 9 (10.59%) Apple
12 9 (10.59%) TCP/IP
12 9 (10.59%) Dell
12 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (10.59%) Management Information System
12 9 (10.59%) Telecoms
12 9 (10.59%) Migration
13 8 (9.41%) VMware

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (9.41%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.24%) IBM Notes
2 7 (8.24%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.06%) Lync
4 2 (2.35%) LiveLink
4 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 36 (42.35%) MS Excel
2 18 (21.18%) MS Visio
3 9 (10.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Agresso
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.18%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.47%) Office 365
2 2 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.94%) DHCP
1 11 (12.94%) DNS
2 9 (10.59%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.06%) LAN
3 6 (7.06%) WAN
3 6 (7.06%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (5.88%) 4G
4 5 (5.88%) 3G
4 5 (5.88%) 2G
5 4 (4.71%) VPN
5 4 (4.71%) PABX
5 4 (4.71%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (4.71%) Unified Communications
6 3 (3.53%) LTE
6 3 (3.53%) Internet
7 2 (2.35%) Intranet
7 2 (2.35%) Telnet
7 2 (2.35%) SNMP
7 2 (2.35%) 3GPP
8 1 (1.18%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.88%) MS Access
3 2 (2.35%) MySQL
3 2 (2.35%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.18%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 9 (10.59%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.41%) Finance
2 8 (9.41%) French Language
3 6 (7.06%) German Language
4 2 (2.35%) Local Government
5 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.18%) Automotive
5 1 (1.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (40.00%) Analyst
2 14 (16.47%) Service Analyst
3 11 (12.94%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (11.76%) Help Desk Analyst
5 9 (10.59%) Help Desk Support
6 8 (9.41%) Support Analyst
6 8 (9.41%) 1st Line Support
6 8 (9.41%) Support Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Desktop Support
8 5 (5.88%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Administrator
9 4 (4.71%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.71%) Help Desk Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Unified Communications Manager
10 3 (3.53%) Help Desk Support Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) Service Desk Analyst
11 2 (2.35%) Technical Support
11 2 (2.35%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.88%) .NET
1 5 (5.88%) Web Services
1 5 (5.88%) XML
2 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.18%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.24%) CMDB
3 6 (7.06%) Blackberry
4 5 (5.88%) Statistics
4 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.71%) PMI
6 3 (3.53%) Mainframe
6 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.35%) iPhone
7 2 (2.35%) GIS
8 1 (1.18%) AS400
8 1 (1.18%) VLE
8 1 (1.18%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.18%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 29 (34.12%) Windows
2 14 (16.47%) Windows XP
3 12 (14.12%) Windows 7
4 10 (11.76%) Android
5 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (9.41%) UNIX
6 8 (9.41%) Linux
6 8 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (8.24%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) ITIL
2 16 (18.82%) Project Management
3 12 (14.12%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 9 (10.59%) Migration
6 7 (8.24%) Service Management
7 6 (7.06%) Information Security
8 5 (5.88%) Supplier Management
8 5 (5.88%) Data Analysis
8 5 (5.88%) Performance Management
9 4 (4.71%) Systems Analysis
9 4 (4.71%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.71%) PRINCE2
10 3 (3.53%) SOA
10 3 (3.53%) Validation
10 3 (3.53%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.53%) Business Analysis
10 3 (3.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.18%) SQL
2 5 (5.88%) C#
2 5 (5.88%) C++
3 4 (4.71%) Perl
3 4 (4.71%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.18%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 16 (18.82%) Degree
2 10 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 8 (9.41%) CCNA
3 8 (9.41%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.71%) A+ Certification
5 4 (4.71%) MCP
5 4 (4.71%) MCSE
5 4 (4.71%) PMI Certification
6 3 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 17 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.41%) XenApp
3 1 (1.18%) XenServer
3 1 (1.18%) MetaFrame
3 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) ZABBIX
1 2 (2.35%) Puppet
1 2 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.18%) OpenView
2 1 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.18%) OVSD
Vendors
1 43 (50.59%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.12%) HP
3 10 (11.76%) Citrix
4 9 (10.59%) Apple
4 9 (10.59%) Dell
5 8 (9.41%) VMware
6 7 (8.24%) Lotus
6 7 (8.24%) Oracle
6 7 (8.24%) Cisco
7 2 (2.35%) Progress
7 2 (2.35%) Nortel
7 2 (2.35%) Ericsson
7 2 (2.35%) Huawei
7 2 (2.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.18%) Greenplum
8 1 (1.18%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.18%) Symantec
8 1 (1.18%) CA
8 1 (1.18%) SAP