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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 20 17 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 24 22 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 7.82% 7.61% 13.13%
As % of the Applications category 68.57% 39.29% 68.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 20
Average daily rate
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£178 £258 £176
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.06% +46.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £124 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £350 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+13.46% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 10
Average hourly rate £11.50 £22.25 £10.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.31% +109.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £20.45 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £24.05 £128.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.22 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-1.54% +1.57%
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
35 56 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 11.40% 19.38% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 28
Average daily rate £180 £304 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% +10.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £178 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £463 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
Average hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £10.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +88.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.20 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £24.50 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -5.83%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 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
Folkestone +2 4 £138 +5.76%
Tunbridge Wells -8 4 £209 -
Maidstone +1 1 £118 - 2
Whitstable - 1 £160 - 2
Tonbridge - - - -
Chatham - - - -
Dover - - - -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 33 (64.71%) Windows
2 26 (50.98%) Windows 7
3 25 (49.02%) Microsoft
4 22 (43.14%) MS Excel
5 19 (37.25%) ITIL
6 16 (31.37%) Active Directory
7 15 (29.41%) Finance
8 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (21.57%) Windows XP
10 8 (15.69%) MS Exchange
10 8 (15.69%) Solaris
10 8 (15.69%) UNIX
10 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (15.69%) Blackberry
11 7 (13.73%) HP
11 7 (13.73%) Veeam
12 6 (11.76%) VPN
12 6 (11.76%) Service Management
13 5 (9.80%) Advertising
13 5 (9.80%) Project Management
13 5 (9.80%) Cisco
13 5 (9.80%) LAN
13 5 (9.80%) WAN
13 5 (9.80%) SQL
13 5 (9.80%) Banking
13 5 (9.80%) Degree
13 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (9.80%) Windows 8
14 4 (7.84%) iPhone
14 4 (7.84%) Asset Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 8 (15.69%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.84%) IBM Notes
3 4 (7.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.96%) Lync
Applications
1 22 (43.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.88%) MS Project
3 1 (1.96%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) VPN
2 5 (9.80%) LAN
2 5 (9.80%) WAN
3 4 (7.84%) Internet
3 4 (7.84%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.88%) Wireless
4 3 (5.88%) DHCP
4 3 (5.88%) DNS
5 2 (3.92%) Firewall
6 1 (1.96%) SAN
6 1 (1.96%) DMZ
6 1 (1.96%) Intranet
6 1 (1.96%) Network Security
6 1 (1.96%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (29.41%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Advertising
2 5 (9.80%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Analyst
2 13 (25.49%) Support Analyst
3 7 (13.73%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (9.80%) Help Desk Support
5 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) IT Support
6 4 (7.84%) Service Desk Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Deskside Support
6 4 (7.84%) Project Officer
6 4 (7.84%) Consultant
6 4 (7.84%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) .NET
1 2 (3.92%) XML
2 1 (1.96%) Middleware
2 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.84%) iPhone
2 4 (7.84%) iPad
3 3 (5.88%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (3.92%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.96%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 33 (64.71%) Windows
2 26 (50.98%) Windows 7
3 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (21.57%) Windows XP
5 8 (15.69%) Solaris
5 8 (15.69%) UNIX
6 5 (9.80%) Windows 8
7 4 (7.84%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.92%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.92%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (3.92%) Linux
9 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.96%) zOS
9 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) ITIL
2 6 (11.76%) Service Management
3 5 (9.80%) Project Management
4 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
4 4 (7.84%) ITSM
4 4 (7.84%) Validation
4 4 (7.84%) Asset Management
4 4 (7.84%) Project Planning
5 3 (5.88%) Demand Management
6 2 (3.92%) Automation Testing
6 2 (3.92%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (3.92%) Manual Testing
6 2 (3.92%) System Testing
6 2 (3.92%) Data Security
6 2 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.92%) SOA
6 2 (3.92%) ETL
6 2 (3.92%) Change Management
6 2 (3.92%) Regression Testing
7 1 (1.96%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) SQL
2 3 (5.88%) T-SQL
2 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.96%) C#
4 1 (1.96%) VBScript
4 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.80%) Degree
3 3 (5.88%) NVQ Level 3
3 3 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.88%) A+ Certification
3 3 (5.88%) MCSE
3 3 (5.88%) CCNA
4 2 (3.92%) ISEB
4 2 (3.92%) MCP
4 2 (3.92%) MCITP
5 1 (1.96%) CISSP
5 1 (1.96%) CCNP
5 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.96%) ECDL
5 1 (1.96%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (31.37%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.88%) Terminal Services
2 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) SCCM
2 2 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.96%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.96%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 25 (49.02%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.73%) HP
2 7 (13.73%) Veeam
3 5 (9.80%) Cisco
4 4 (7.84%) Lotus
4 4 (7.84%) Citrix
5 3 (5.88%) VMware
6 2 (3.92%) CA
6 2 (3.92%) EMC
6 2 (3.92%) Red Gate
7 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.96%) Adobe
7 1 (1.96%) IBM
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle
7 1 (1.96%) SAP
7 1 (1.96%) Avaya
7 1 (1.96%) Apple
7 1 (1.96%) Mercator
7 1 (1.96%) Remedy
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