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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 21 27 20
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 17 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 6.05% 6.08% 8.18%
As % of the Applications category 39.53% 51.43% 56.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 17
Median daily rate £413 £203 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+103.70% +15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £87 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £457 £372
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £37.92 £9.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+321.27% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £9.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.58 £9.00 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
43 35 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.30% 11.82% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 28
Median daily rate £400 £250 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £89 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £434 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £20.83 £9.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.44% -28.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2016.

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 30 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells +5 2 £425 +400.00%
Folkestone +1 2 £92 -
Chatham - 1 £400 - 1
Maidstone - 1 - -
Stansted - 1 £325 -
West Malling - 1 £425 -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 13 (43.33%) Windows
3 13 (43.33%) Finance
4 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
5 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
6 7 (23.33%) SQL
7 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (16.67%) Project Management
8 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
9 4 (13.33%) Skype for Business
9 4 (13.33%) Office 365
9 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (13.33%) SLA
9 4 (13.33%) Citrix
9 4 (13.33%) Avaya
9 4 (13.33%) ITIL
9 4 (13.33%) CSS
9 4 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (10.00%) MiFID
10 3 (10.00%) Polycom
10 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
10 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
10 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
10 3 (10.00%) Migration
10 3 (10.00%) XML

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (13.33%) Skype for Business
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.67%) MS Project
3 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Google Apps
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) DNS
1 3 (10.00%) Skype
2 2 (6.67%) Firewall
2 2 (6.67%) Internet
2 2 (6.67%) IP Telephony
2 2 (6.67%) PBX
2 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.33%) DHCP
3 1 (3.33%) HTTP
3 1 (3.33%) Intranet
3 1 (3.33%) LAN
3 1 (3.33%) SAN
3 1 (3.33%) SMTP
3 1 (3.33%) WAN
3 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.33%) DTS
1 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) Dreamweaver
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Advertising
3 2 (6.67%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Project Manager
3 5 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Desktop Support
4 4 (13.33%) IT Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Service Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) IT Manager
6 2 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) CSS
2 3 (10.00%) HTML
2 3 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) ADO
3 1 (3.33%) ODBC
3 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) iPhone
3 1 (3.33%) AS400
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.33%) FMCG
3 1 (3.33%) Hedge funds
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.67%) Android
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.67%) Project Management
3 4 (13.33%) ITIL
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Migration
4 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.67%) Document Management
5 2 (6.67%) Investment Management
5 2 (6.67%) Matrix Management
5 2 (6.67%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.33%) Application Packaging
6 1 (3.33%) CRM
6 1 (3.33%) DSDM
6 1 (3.33%) ETL
6 1 (3.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.33%) VBA
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ISEB
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (6.67%) MCSE
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.33%) MCDST
3 1 (3.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
2 3 (10.00%) MiFID
3 2 (6.67%) FATCA
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Avaya
2 4 (13.33%) Citrix
3 3 (10.00%) iManage
3 3 (10.00%) Polycom
4 2 (6.67%) SAP
4 2 (6.67%) VMware
5 1 (3.33%) Bloomberg
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco
5 1 (3.33%) Dell
5 1 (3.33%) Google
5 1 (3.33%) HP
5 1 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) Lotus
5 1 (3.33%) Pegasus
5 1 (3.33%) Reuters
5 1 (3.33%) Sybase
5 1 (3.33%) Symantec