The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 11 12 26
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +14
Contract jobs citing MS Office 33 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 11.66% 11.26% 3.65%
As % of the Applications category 71.74% 68.42% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 4
Average daily rate
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£139 £130 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.73% -42.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £204 £264
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
Average hourly rate £9.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
MS Office
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Applications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
46 38 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 16.25% 16.45% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 16 28
Average daily rate £225 £350 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 10
Average hourly rate £9.00 £13.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Kent region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Kent

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Kent region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Maidstone - 4 £135 - 1
Chatham - 2 £123 - 1
West Malling +4 1 £375 -
Whitstable - - - - 1
Dartford - - - - 1
Faversham - - - -
Snodland - - - -
Stansted - - - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
Canterbury - - - - 3
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 49 (79.03%) Windows
2 36 (58.06%) Microsoft
3 29 (46.77%) Active Directory
4 26 (41.94%) Windows 7
5 19 (30.65%) Finance
6 17 (27.42%) MS Excel
7 15 (24.19%) Citrix
8 14 (22.58%) ITIL
9 11 (17.74%) SLA
10 10 (16.13%) Blackberry
10 10 (16.13%) Windows XP
11 9 (14.52%) Advertising
11 9 (14.52%) MS Exchange
11 9 (14.52%) SCCM
12 8 (12.90%) Mobile Computing
12 8 (12.90%) HP
13 7 (11.29%) VMware
13 7 (11.29%) Banking
13 7 (11.29%) VPN
13 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (9.68%) XenApp
14 6 (9.68%) PowerShell
14 6 (9.68%) VBScript
14 6 (9.68%) Windows Vista
15 5 (8.06%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (8.06%) ITSM
15 5 (8.06%) Service Management
15 5 (8.06%) Asset Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (14.52%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.06%) IBM Notes
3 3 (4.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.61%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (27.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) MS Project
2 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.29%) VPN
2 3 (4.84%) LAN
2 3 (4.84%) WAN
2 3 (4.84%) Internet
3 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (1.61%) SNMP
4 1 (1.61%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.61%) MSI
General
1 19 (30.65%) Finance
2 9 (14.52%) Advertising
3 7 (11.29%) Banking
4 3 (4.84%) Military
5 2 (3.23%) Legal
6 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.61%) Back Office
6 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (35.48%) Analyst
2 18 (29.03%) Support Analyst
3 10 (16.13%) Help Desk Analyst
4 9 (14.52%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (12.90%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 8 (12.90%) Support Engineer
6 7 (11.29%) Desktop Support
7 6 (9.68%) Help Desk Support
8 5 (8.06%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) Service Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) Deskside Support
8 5 (8.06%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) Rollout Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) Desktop Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) IT Support
9 4 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (6.45%) Deskside Analyst
9 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (4.84%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.23%) XML
3 1 (1.61%) HTML
3 1 (1.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Blackberry
2 8 (12.90%) Mobile Computing
3 5 (8.06%) iPhone
3 5 (8.06%) iPad
4 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.23%) PDA
5 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.61%) NHS
5 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 49 (79.03%) Windows
2 26 (41.94%) Windows 7
3 10 (16.13%) Windows XP
4 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.68%) Windows Vista
6 5 (8.06%) Apple iOS
6 5 (8.06%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.61%) FreeBSD
8 1 (1.61%) UNIX
8 1 (1.61%) Linux
8 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) ITIL
2 5 (8.06%) ITSM
2 5 (8.06%) Service Management
2 5 (8.06%) Asset Management
2 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2
3 4 (6.45%) CRM
4 2 (3.23%) Software Distribution
4 2 (3.23%) Manual Testing
4 2 (3.23%) System Testing
4 2 (3.23%) PRINCE
4 2 (3.23%) Project Management
4 2 (3.23%) ETL
4 2 (3.23%) Problem Management
4 2 (3.23%) Use Case
4 2 (3.23%) Project Planning
4 2 (3.23%) Change Management
4 2 (3.23%) Regression Testing
4 2 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.61%) Migration
5 1 (1.61%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.68%) PowerShell
1 6 (9.68%) VBScript
2 5 (8.06%) SQL
3 3 (4.84%) Java
4 2 (3.23%) C
5 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.45%) Degree
3 3 (4.84%) MCSE
4 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) ISEB
4 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.23%) CCNA
4 2 (3.23%) MCITP
5 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.61%) MCSA
5 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.61%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.61%) ECDL
5 1 (1.61%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) HP ASE
5 1 (1.61%) NCDA
5 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.74%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 29 (46.77%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.68%) XenApp
4 5 (8.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (4.84%) Terminal Services
5 3 (4.84%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (14.52%) SCCM
2 2 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.23%) WSUS
3 1 (1.61%) WMI
3 1 (1.61%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (58.06%) Microsoft
2 15 (24.19%) Citrix
3 8 (12.90%) HP
4 7 (11.29%) VMware
5 5 (8.06%) Lotus
6 4 (6.45%) Cisco
7 2 (3.23%) Reuters
7 2 (3.23%) Bloomberg
7 2 (3.23%) Symantec
7 2 (3.23%) CA
7 2 (3.23%) EMC
7 2 (3.23%) Wyse
8 1 (1.61%) NetApp
8 1 (1.61%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.61%) Red Gate
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