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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 24 31 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 14 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.42% 5.07% 9.40%
As % of the Applications category 34.15% 50.00% 56.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 16
Median daily rate £425 £165 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+157.57% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £92 £85 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £471 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £289 £250
% change year-on-year
-0.51% +15.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £37.92 £9.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+321.27% -48.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £13.70 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+20.43% -2.14%
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
41 28 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 12.93% 10.14% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 28
Median daily rate £375 £330 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £88 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £441 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £20.83 £13.67 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.37% -57.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.37 £9.00 £20.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.17 £13.67 £44.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Folkestone +1 2 £92 -
West Malling - 2 £425 -
Tunbridge Wells -4 1 - -
Maidstone - 1 - -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
3 10 (37.04%) Finance
4 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
6 6 (22.22%) SQL
7 4 (14.81%) Avaya
7 4 (14.81%) HTML
7 4 (14.81%) Java
7 4 (14.81%) XML
7 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (14.81%) Skype for Business
7 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
8 3 (11.11%) Skype
8 3 (11.11%) Office 365
8 3 (11.11%) Agile Testing
8 3 (11.11%) MiFID
8 3 (11.11%) Polycom
8 3 (11.11%) Data Protection
8 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 3 (11.11%) Migration

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (14.81%) Skype for Business
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Google Apps
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Skype
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) IP Telephony
2 2 (7.41%) PBX
2 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.70%) HTTP
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) Intranet
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) SAN
3 1 (3.70%) SMTP
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) JMeter
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Desktop Support
5 3 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) IT Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.41%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Active Directory Support
6 2 (7.41%) Active Directory Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) IT Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
1 4 (14.81%) XML
2 3 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (3.70%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.41%) iPhone
3 1 (3.70%) AS400
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.70%) FMCG
3 1 (3.70%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.41%) Android
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (11.11%) Agile Testing
2 3 (11.11%) Data Protection
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Migration
2 3 (11.11%) Project Management
2 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.41%) Investment Management
3 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
3 2 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.70%) BPMN
4 1 (3.70%) DSDM
4 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.70%) Information Security
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Scrum
4 1 (3.70%) UML
4 1 (3.70%) Unified Process
4 1 (3.70%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) ISEB
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (7.41%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.70%) MCDST
3 1 (3.70%) MCP
3 1 (3.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) MiFID
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (7.41%) FATCA
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Avaya
3 3 (11.11%) Polycom
4 2 (7.41%) Bloomberg
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix
4 2 (7.41%) SAP
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) Google
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) iManage
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Pegasus
5 1 (3.70%) Reuters
5 1 (3.70%) Sybase
5 1 (3.70%) Symantec
5 1 (3.70%) VMware