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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 12 22 18
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 32 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 11.15% 5.64% 7.32%
As % of the Applications category 72.73% 46.88% 35.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +48.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £130 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £382 £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £267 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.37% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 21
Average hourly rate £10.20 £14.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.42% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.82 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £15.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.93 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +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
44 32 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.33% 12.03% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 26
Average daily rate £250 £370 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.43% +80.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £154 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £503 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 34
Average hourly rate £10.20 £13.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.35 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £15.00 £41.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 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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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 - 1 - -
Sevenoaks - - - -
Snodland - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
West Malling - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Faversham - - - -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 42 (75.00%) Windows
2 32 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 23 (41.07%) Active Directory
4 22 (39.29%) Windows 7
5 16 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 15 (26.79%) ITIL
6 15 (26.79%) Finance
7 10 (17.86%) Citrix
8 9 (16.07%) HP
8 9 (16.07%) Blackberry
8 9 (16.07%) SCCM
9 8 (14.29%) Banking
9 8 (14.29%) Windows XP
9 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (12.50%) MS Exchange
10 7 (12.50%) VPN
10 7 (12.50%) SLA
10 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (12.50%) Advertising
10 7 (12.50%) VMware
11 6 (10.71%) SQL
11 6 (10.71%) VBScript
11 6 (10.71%) PowerShell
12 5 (8.93%) iPad
12 5 (8.93%) Apple iOS
12 5 (8.93%) iPhone
12 5 (8.93%) PRINCE2
12 5 (8.93%) IBM Notes
12 5 (8.93%) Cisco

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.93%) IBM Notes
3 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2000
4 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.79%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.36%) MS Project
3 1 (1.79%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) VPN
2 4 (7.14%) LAN
3 3 (5.36%) WAN
3 3 (5.36%) Internet
4 2 (3.57%) Firewall
5 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.79%) MSI
General
1 15 (26.79%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) Banking
3 7 (12.50%) Advertising
4 3 (5.36%) Military
5 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.57%) Legal
6 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Analyst
2 12 (21.43%) Support Analyst
3 8 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Desktop Support
4 6 (10.71%) IT Support
5 5 (8.93%) Deskside Support
5 5 (8.93%) Consultant
5 5 (8.93%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Deskside Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Project Officer
6 4 (7.14%) Service Desk Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Deskside Support Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) Application Packaging
2 3 (5.36%) XML
3 1 (1.79%) HTML
3 1 (1.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Blackberry
2 5 (8.93%) iPhone
2 5 (8.93%) iPad
3 4 (7.14%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.79%) NHS
5 1 (1.79%) PDA
5 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 42 (75.00%) Windows
2 22 (39.29%) Windows 7
3 8 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (8.93%) Windows Vista
4 5 (8.93%) Apple iOS
5 3 (5.36%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.79%) UNIX
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) ITIL
2 5 (8.93%) PRINCE2
2 5 (8.93%) Service Management
2 5 (8.93%) ITSM
2 5 (8.93%) Asset Management
3 3 (5.36%) Regression Testing
3 3 (5.36%) ETL
3 3 (5.36%) PRINCE
3 3 (5.36%) CRM
3 3 (5.36%) Project Planning
3 3 (5.36%) Manual Testing
3 3 (5.36%) System Testing
4 2 (3.57%) Problem Management
4 2 (3.57%) Use Case
4 2 (3.57%) Software Distribution
4 2 (3.57%) Automation Testing
4 2 (3.57%) Mentoring
4 2 (3.57%) Project Management
4 2 (3.57%) SOA
4 2 (3.57%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.71%) SQL
1 6 (10.71%) VBScript
1 6 (10.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.57%) C
2 2 (3.57%) Java
3 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.93%) Degree
3 3 (5.36%) MCSE
3 3 (5.36%) ISEB
4 2 (3.57%) CCNA
4 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.57%) MCITP
4 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) HP ASE
5 1 (1.79%) NCDA
5 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.79%) CISSP
5 1 (1.79%) MCSA
5 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.79%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.79%) ECDL
5 1 (1.79%) CISM
5 1 (1.79%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 23 (41.07%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (7.14%) XenApp
5 3 (5.36%) XenDesktop
5 3 (5.36%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (16.07%) SCCM
2 2 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.57%) WSUS
3 1 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 32 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.86%) Citrix
3 9 (16.07%) HP
4 7 (12.50%) VMware
5 5 (8.93%) Cisco
5 5 (8.93%) Lotus
6 2 (3.57%) Reuters
6 2 (3.57%) Bloomberg
6 2 (3.57%) EMC
6 2 (3.57%) Wyse
6 2 (3.57%) CA
6 2 (3.57%) Red Gate
7 1 (1.79%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.79%) NetApp
7 1 (1.79%) Adobe
7 1 (1.79%) Symantec