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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 24 12 22
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 11 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.53% 12.11% 5.17%
As % of the Applications category 45.83% 56.25% 34.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 5
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£170 £213 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £91 £136 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £360 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £289
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £17.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £17.50 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -
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
24 48 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 9.88% 21.52% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 36 15
Average daily rate £200 £325 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £92 £140 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £425 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 11
Average hourly rate £13.67 £32.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.61% +101.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £20.45 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.37 £44.05 £63.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Tunbridge Wells +1 5 £340 +4.61% 2
Canterbury - 1 £150 -
Folkestone - 1 £92 -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 27 (67.50%) Windows
2 21 (52.50%) Microsoft
2 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
3 16 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 13 (32.50%) Finance
5 11 (27.50%) Citrix
6 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 9 (22.50%) SLA
8 8 (20.00%) SCCM
9 7 (17.50%) Windows XP
9 7 (17.50%) SQL
10 6 (15.00%) XenApp
11 5 (12.50%) Mobile Computing
11 5 (12.50%) Banking
11 5 (12.50%) VBScript
11 5 (12.50%) ITIL
11 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
11 5 (12.50%) CRM
12 4 (10.00%) AdminStudio
12 4 (10.00%) LAN
12 4 (10.00%) HTML
12 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (10.00%) VMware
12 4 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (10.00%) Windows Vista
12 4 (10.00%) Application Packaging
12 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
13 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
13 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) LAN
2 3 (7.50%) WAN
3 2 (5.00%) SNMP
3 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.00%) VoIP
4 1 (2.50%) Bluetooth
4 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.50%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.00%) MS Access
2 2 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.50%) MSI
General
1 13 (32.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Advertising
3 3 (7.50%) Back Office
4 2 (5.00%) Law
4 2 (5.00%) Legal
5 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Analyst
2 14 (35.00%) Support Analyst
3 10 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (22.50%) Help Desk Analyst
5 8 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 5 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
6 5 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (12.50%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 5 (12.50%) Service Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (10.00%) Rollout Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Software Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support
8 3 (7.50%) Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Software Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) HTML
1 4 (10.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Mobile Computing
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) PDA
3 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.00%) iPhone
4 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 27 (67.50%) Windows
2 16 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (17.50%) Windows XP
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Vista
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.00%) Linux
6 2 (5.00%) FreeBSD
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.50%) ITIL
1 5 (12.50%) CRM
2 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.50%) Migration
3 3 (7.50%) Service Management
4 2 (5.00%) ITSM
4 2 (5.00%) Change Management
4 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (5.00%) Document Management
4 2 (5.00%) Security Patching
4 2 (5.00%) Software Distribution
4 2 (5.00%) Web Development
5 1 (2.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.50%) Change Control
5 1 (2.50%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.50%) Budget Control
5 1 (2.50%) Data Privacy
5 1 (2.50%) Coaching
5 1 (2.50%) SDLC
5 1 (2.50%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) VBScript
3 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.50%) Java
4 3 (7.50%) VB
5 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.00%) MCSA
2 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) BS15000
System Software
1 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.00%) XenApp
3 4 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.00%) vSphere
4 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (5.00%) WMI
2 2 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (52.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (27.50%) Citrix
3 4 (10.00%) VMware
4 2 (5.00%) Wyse
4 2 (5.00%) Reuters
4 2 (5.00%) Bloomberg
4 2 (5.00%) Symantec
4 2 (5.00%) Lotus
4 2 (5.00%) Mitel
5 1 (2.50%) Adobe
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