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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 26 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 18 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 6.08% 8.18% 9.03%
As % of the Applications category 51.43% 56.41% 42.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 9
Average daily rate
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£203 £175 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £87 £115 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £372 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
+5.45% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £9.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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 39 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 11.82% 14.50% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 17
Average daily rate £250 £250 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £89 £118 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £540 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 12
Average hourly rate £9.00 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Tonbridge -3 2 £406 +132.14%
Sevenoaks - 2 £238 - 1
Tunbridge Wells -4 1 £85 -51.42% 2
Canterbury - 1 £150 -
Cranbrook - 1 £110 -
Folkestone - 1 £92 - 1
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
3 8 (26.67%) Finance
4 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
4 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
5 6 (20.00%) Banking
6 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (13.33%) SCCM
7 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (13.33%) Information Security
7 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
7 4 (13.33%) ITIL
7 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
7 4 (13.33%) SLA
7 4 (13.33%) VMware
8 3 (10.00%) Service Management
8 3 (10.00%) CISM
8 3 (10.00%) ArcGIS
8 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
8 3 (10.00%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (10.00%) Project Management
8 3 (10.00%) Citrix
8 3 (10.00%) CISSP
8 3 (10.00%) i2
8 3 (10.00%) HTML
8 3 (10.00%) SQL
8 3 (10.00%) VB
8 3 (10.00%) Visualfiles

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) ArcGIS
3 2 (6.67%) Lync
3 2 (6.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Sentinel
1 3 (10.00%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) PaaS
1 3 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) LAN
1 2 (6.67%) VoIP
1 2 (6.67%) VPN
1 2 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.33%) Bluetooth
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
2 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.67%) MS Access
1 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Military
3 2 (6.67%) Law
3 2 (6.67%) Back Office
3 2 (6.67%) Electronics
4 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 6 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) IT Support
6 2 (6.67%) Security Manager
6 2 (6.67%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Information Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Support Technician
6 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) HTML
2 2 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) PKI
3 2 (6.67%) iPhone
3 2 (6.67%) NHS
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (3.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) Linux
5 1 (3.33%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) ITIL
1 4 (13.33%) Information Security
2 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (10.00%) Project Management
2 3 (10.00%) Service Management
2 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (6.67%) Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (6.67%) CRM
3 2 (6.67%) Document Management
3 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
3 2 (6.67%) Web Development
3 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (6.67%) ITSM
4 1 (3.33%) Data Privacy
4 1 (3.33%) Resource Management
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Management
4 1 (3.33%) Information Governance
4 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
1 3 (10.00%) VB
2 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) CISSP
1 3 (10.00%) CISM
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) MCSA
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
1 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) BS15000
System Software
1 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.67%) XenApp
2 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (3.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) VMware
3 3 (10.00%) Citrix
3 3 (10.00%) i2
3 3 (10.00%) Tripwire
4 2 (6.67%) Lotus
4 2 (6.67%) Mitel
5 1 (3.33%) Adobe
5 1 (3.33%) Remedy
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