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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 12 26 6
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -20
Contract jobs citing MS Office 29 11 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 9.57% 3.69% 12.42%
As % of the Applications category 61.70% 24.44% 63.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 17
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£184 £350 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.50% +169.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £171 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £382 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 21
Average hourly rate £55.25 £24.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.51% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 £24.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £91.05 £24.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -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
47 45 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.51% 15.10% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 19 24
Average daily rate £200 £320 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +34.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £175 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £494 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 32
Average hourly rate £22.34 £24.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.83% +28.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £10.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.20 £24.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -7.93%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 - 7 £138 -
Canterbury - 1 - - 1
Whitstable - 1 £160 -
Dover - - - -
Faversham - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 5
Sevenoaks - - - - 1
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 38 (73.08%) Windows
2 25 (48.08%) Windows 7
3 24 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 18 (34.62%) ITIL
5 16 (30.77%) MS Excel
5 16 (30.77%) Active Directory
6 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (23.08%) Finance
8 11 (21.15%) MS Exchange
9 9 (17.31%) Windows XP
9 9 (17.31%) Blackberry
9 9 (17.31%) Advertising
10 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (15.38%) UNIX
10 8 (15.38%) HP
11 7 (13.46%) VPN
11 7 (13.46%) Cisco
11 7 (13.46%) Solaris
11 7 (13.46%) Veeam
12 6 (11.54%) Windows 8
12 6 (11.54%) Project Planning
12 6 (11.54%) Service Management
12 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2
13 5 (9.62%) CCNA
13 5 (9.62%) Citrix
13 5 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (9.62%) Lotus
13 5 (9.62%) IBM Notes
13 5 (9.62%) MCSE
13 5 (9.62%) SLA

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 11 (21.15%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.62%) IBM Notes
2 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2000
4 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.92%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.69%) MS Project
3 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.92%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) VPN
2 5 (9.62%) LAN
3 4 (7.69%) WAN
3 4 (7.69%) Internet
3 4 (7.69%) Firewall
4 3 (5.77%) Wireless
4 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.85%) DHCP
5 2 (3.85%) DNS
6 1 (1.92%) SAN
6 1 (1.92%) DMZ
6 1 (1.92%) Network Security
6 1 (1.92%) Structured Cabling
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 9 (17.31%) Advertising
3 5 (9.62%) Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Military
5 1 (1.92%) Automotive
5 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (34.62%) Analyst
2 15 (28.85%) Support Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) Support Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (13.46%) Project Officer
4 7 (13.46%) IT Support
5 6 (11.54%) Desktop Support
5 6 (11.54%) Help Desk Support
6 5 (9.62%) Project Support Officer
6 5 (9.62%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (9.62%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Deskside Support
7 4 (7.69%) Deskside Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Service Desk Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (1.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Blackberry
2 5 (9.62%) iPhone
2 5 (9.62%) iPad
3 3 (5.77%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.92%) NHS
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (73.08%) Windows
2 25 (48.08%) Windows 7
3 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (17.31%) Windows XP
5 8 (15.38%) UNIX
6 7 (13.46%) Solaris
7 6 (11.54%) Windows 8
8 5 (9.62%) Apple iOS
9 4 (7.69%) Windows Vista
9 4 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) ITIL
2 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2
2 6 (11.54%) Project Planning
2 6 (11.54%) Service Management
3 5 (9.62%) Asset Management
3 5 (9.62%) ITSM
4 3 (5.77%) Problem Management
4 3 (5.77%) PRINCE
5 2 (3.85%) Automation Testing
5 2 (3.85%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.85%) Change Management
5 2 (3.85%) Regression Testing
5 2 (3.85%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (3.85%) Manual Testing
5 2 (3.85%) System Testing
5 2 (3.85%) Data Security
5 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.85%) SOA
5 2 (3.85%) ETL
6 1 (1.92%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) C
1 2 (3.85%) SQL
1 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.62%) MCSE
2 5 (9.62%) CCNA
2 5 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (7.69%) MCITP
3 4 (7.69%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) NVQ Level 3
4 2 (3.85%) ISEB
4 2 (3.85%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.92%) ECDL
5 1 (1.92%) CISM
5 1 (1.92%) CISSP
5 1 (1.92%) CCNP
5 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.77%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) SCCM
2 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.92%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 24 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.38%) HP
3 7 (13.46%) Cisco
3 7 (13.46%) Veeam
4 5 (9.62%) Lotus
4 5 (9.62%) VMware
4 5 (9.62%) Citrix
5 2 (3.85%) CA
5 2 (3.85%) Red Gate
6 1 (1.92%) Apple
6 1 (1.92%) Remedy
6 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.92%) Avaya
6 1 (1.92%) EMC
6 1 (1.92%) Adobe
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