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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 28 25 18
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 36 50 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.26% 7.82% 8.91%
As % of the Applications category 32.73% 46.30% 53.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 24
Average daily rate
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£150 £211 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.99% -23.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £155 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £390 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 19
Average hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.80 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.28 £16.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.85 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.14% +2.74%
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
110 108 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.06% 16.90% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 40 58
Average daily rate £288 £355 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.01% +10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £160 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 21
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £10.04 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.70
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -6.05%

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 December 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
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 December 2014.

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 December 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
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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
Hemel Hempstead +7 10 £110 - 2
Stevenage +2 5 £130 -
Watford -2 5 £153 -22.78% 4
Rickmansworth -9 3 - -
Welwyn Garden City -3 2 £200 -44.44%
Baldock - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 50 (58.14%) Windows
2 47 (54.65%) MS Excel
3 34 (39.53%) Microsoft
4 28 (32.56%) Windows XP
5 24 (27.91%) Windows 7
6 22 (25.58%) Active Directory
7 18 (20.93%) HP
8 16 (18.60%) VPN
9 13 (15.12%) OpenView
9 13 (15.12%) ITIL
9 13 (15.12%) SQL
10 12 (13.95%) MS Visio
11 10 (11.63%) MCP
12 9 (10.47%) Internet
13 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (9.30%) Lotus
13 8 (9.30%) IBM Notes
13 8 (9.30%) Telecoms
13 8 (9.30%) Project Management
13 8 (9.30%) Manufacturing
13 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (9.30%) OVSD
13 8 (9.30%) Google
14 7 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (8.14%) Security Cleared
14 7 (8.14%) Service Delivery
14 7 (8.14%) SLA
14 7 (8.14%) XML
14 7 (8.14%) .NET
15 6 (6.98%) Oracle

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 8 (9.30%) IBM Notes
2 5 (5.81%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.16%) TPMS
Applications
1 47 (54.65%) MS Excel
2 12 (13.95%) MS Visio
3 6 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.60%) VPN
2 9 (10.47%) Internet
3 6 (6.98%) VoIP
4 5 (5.81%) 3G
4 5 (5.81%) 2G
4 5 (5.81%) 4G
5 4 (4.65%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (4.65%) LTE
6 3 (3.49%) ADSL
7 2 (2.33%) DHCP
7 2 (2.33%) DNS
7 2 (2.33%) 3GPP
7 2 (2.33%) FTP
7 2 (2.33%) Wireless
8 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.16%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) MS Access
1 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.33%) DTS
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.16%) MSI
General
1 8 (9.30%) Telecoms
1 8 (9.30%) Manufacturing
2 6 (6.98%) Finance
3 4 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.49%) Banking
4 3 (3.49%) Retail
5 1 (1.16%) Marketing
5 1 (1.16%) French Language
5 1 (1.16%) German Language
5 1 (1.16%) Automotive
5 1 (1.16%) Legal
5 1 (1.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (43.02%) Analyst
2 19 (22.09%) Service Analyst
3 18 (20.93%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (13.95%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (11.63%) Support Engineer
6 8 (9.30%) Support Analyst
6 8 (9.30%) Business Analyst
6 8 (9.30%) Administrator
6 8 (9.30%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Desktop Support
7 6 (6.98%) Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Support Technician
8 4 (4.65%) IT Support
8 4 (4.65%) Payments Business Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support Technician
9 3 (3.49%) Desktop Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Rollout Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) .NET
1 7 (8.14%) XML
2 6 (6.98%) Web Services
3 2 (2.33%) WinForms
3 2 (2.33%) Ajax
3 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.33%) jQuery
3 2 (2.33%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (2.33%) ADO.NET
3 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.33%) DHTML
3 2 (2.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.65%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.16%) NHS
4 1 (1.16%) iPad
4 1 (1.16%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) Informatics
4 1 (1.16%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 50 (58.14%) Windows
2 28 (32.56%) Windows XP
3 24 (27.91%) Windows 7
4 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.49%) Android
5 3 (3.49%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.33%) UNIX
6 2 (2.33%) Linux
6 2 (2.33%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.12%) ITIL
2 8 (9.30%) Project Management
3 7 (8.14%) Service Delivery
3 7 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (5.81%) Service Management
5 5 (5.81%) Waterfall
6 4 (4.65%) Validation
6 4 (4.65%) SOA
6 4 (4.65%) Configuration Management
6 4 (4.65%) Requirements Management
6 4 (4.65%) Business Analysis
6 4 (4.65%) Use Case
6 4 (4.65%) Performance Management
7 3 (3.49%) Project Planning
8 2 (2.33%) Database Tuning
8 2 (2.33%) Unit Testing
8 2 (2.33%) Integration Testing
8 2 (2.33%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (2.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.12%) SQL
2 6 (6.98%) C#
3 5 (5.81%) VB
4 4 (4.65%) C++
5 3 (3.49%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.49%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.49%) VBScript
6 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.33%) Perl
7 1 (1.16%) PHP
7 1 (1.16%) Java
7 1 (1.16%) Python
7 1 (1.16%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (11.63%) MCP
2 7 (8.14%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.81%) Degree
5 4 (4.65%) MOS
6 1 (1.16%) CBAP
6 1 (1.16%) APMP
6 1 (1.16%) MCSE
6 1 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.16%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.16%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (25.58%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (15.12%) OpenView
2 8 (9.30%) OVSD
3 5 (5.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (3.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.93%) HP
3 8 (9.30%) Lotus
3 8 (9.30%) Google
4 6 (6.98%) Symantec
4 6 (6.98%) Altiris
4 6 (6.98%) Oracle
5 2 (2.33%) Nortel
5 2 (2.33%) Ericsson
5 2 (2.33%) Huawei
5 2 (2.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (1.16%) MobileIron
6 1 (1.16%) VMware
6 1 (1.16%) Mitel
6 1 (1.16%) Citrix
6 1 (1.16%) SAP
6 1 (1.16%) Mapinfo
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
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Rate: £25,626 per annum
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