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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 15 33 30
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 44 30 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.64% 4.72% 5.67%
As % of the Applications category 45.83% 39.47% 37.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 16
Average daily rate £245 £155 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.06% -36.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £117 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £373 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £267 £230
% change year-on-year
+7.97% +15.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 9
Average hourly rate £12.75 £10.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.90 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.77%
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
96 76 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.67% 11.97% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 39
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £120 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 12 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £9.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £13.50 £15.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 12 £185 -50.66%
Welwyn Garden City - 8 - -
Stevenage -1 6 - -
Watford 0 5 £183 +52.08% 2
St Albans 0 1 £160 - 1
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 37 (44.05%) Microsoft
2 34 (40.48%) Windows
3 28 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 24 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 18 (21.43%) Degree
6 17 (20.24%) ITIL
7 16 (19.05%) Windows 7
8 15 (17.86%) Finance
9 13 (15.48%) MS Visio
10 11 (13.10%) Windows XP
10 11 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (11.90%) SQL
11 10 (11.90%) MS PowerPoint
11 10 (11.90%) German Language
12 9 (10.71%) SCCM
12 9 (10.71%) Windows Server
13 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (9.52%) Linux
13 8 (9.52%) Unix
13 8 (9.52%) Citrix
13 8 (9.52%) Project Management
14 7 (8.33%) Service Delivery
14 7 (8.33%) MySQL
14 7 (8.33%) Oracle
14 7 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
14 7 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
14 7 (8.33%) Office 365
15 6 (7.14%) Web Services
15 6 (7.14%) ERP
15 6 (7.14%) Cisco

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (3.57%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.57%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.38%) CMS
3 1 (1.19%) Documentum
3 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 28 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 13 (15.48%) MS Visio
3 10 (11.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.38%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.19%) MS Project
5 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.33%) Office 365
2 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.38%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (7.14%) Internet
3 5 (5.95%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.95%) VPN
4 4 (4.76%) DNS
5 3 (3.57%) 2G
5 3 (3.57%) 3G
5 3 (3.57%) DHCP
5 3 (3.57%) Firewall
6 2 (2.38%) 4G
6 2 (2.38%) LAN
6 2 (2.38%) LDAP
7 1 (1.19%) LTE
7 1 (1.19%) SAN
7 1 (1.19%) SNMP
7 1 (1.19%) Telnet
7 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) MySQL
2 6 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (5.95%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.95%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.57%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (2.38%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.19%) EDMS
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.19%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.19%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 15 (17.86%) Finance
2 10 (11.90%) German Language
3 4 (4.76%) Advertising
4 2 (2.38%) French Language
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.19%) Retail
5 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (30.95%) Analyst
2 11 (13.10%) Service Analyst
2 11 (13.10%) Support Analyst
3 10 (11.90%) Administrator
4 8 (9.52%) IT Administrator
4 8 (9.52%) IT Analyst
4 8 (9.52%) IT Support
4 8 (9.52%) Procurement Administrator
5 6 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
5 6 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Coordinator
7 4 (4.76%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) IT Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.14%) Web Services
2 4 (4.76%) .NET
2 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.76%) Classic ASP
3 1 (1.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.76%) iPhone
3 3 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (3.57%) iSeries
3 3 (3.57%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.38%) iPad
5 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.19%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.19%) FMCG
5 1 (1.19%) NHS
5 1 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (40.48%) Windows
2 16 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 11 (13.10%) Windows XP
4 9 (10.71%) Windows Server
5 8 (9.52%) Linux
5 8 (9.52%) Unix
5 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.57%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.24%) ITIL
2 11 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (9.52%) Project Management
4 7 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 6 (7.14%) Change Management
5 6 (7.14%) ERP
5 6 (7.14%) Migration
5 6 (7.14%) Service Management
6 5 (5.95%) CRM
6 5 (5.95%) ETL
6 5 (5.95%) Line Management
7 4 (4.76%) Incident Management
7 4 (4.76%) ITIL V3
7 4 (4.76%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.76%) Web Development
8 3 (3.57%) Data Protection
8 3 (3.57%) Performance Management
8 3 (3.57%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.90%) SQL
2 5 (5.95%) C#
2 5 (5.95%) C++
3 3 (3.57%) Perl
4 1 (1.19%) Java
4 1 (1.19%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (21.43%) Degree
2 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.95%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (5.95%) MCSE
4 4 (4.76%) MCP
5 2 (2.38%) MCSA
5 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.19%) CCNA
6 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.19%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.19%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.19%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.57%) XenApp
3 2 (2.38%) Terminal Server
3 2 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) SCCM
2 4 (4.76%) OpenView
2 4 (4.76%) SCOM
3 3 (3.57%) OVSD
4 2 (2.38%) Bacula
5 1 (1.19%) Puppet
5 1 (1.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 37 (44.05%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.52%) Citrix
3 7 (8.33%) Oracle
4 6 (7.14%) Cisco
4 6 (7.14%) Remedy
5 4 (4.76%) Apple
5 4 (4.76%) HP
5 4 (4.76%) VMware
6 3 (3.57%) Greenplum
6 3 (3.57%) JD Edwards
6 3 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.38%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.38%) EMC
7 2 (2.38%) NetApp
7 2 (2.38%) SAP
8 1 (1.19%) Avaya
8 1 (1.19%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.19%) Nortel
8 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.19%) Wyse