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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 23 11 28
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +17
Contract jobs citing MS Office 17 29 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 6.56% 13.68% 3.54%
As % of the Applications category 54.84% 65.91% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 4
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£135 £135 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -50.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £360 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £255 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +47.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £13.70 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £22.50 £68.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.14 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +7.40%
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
31 44 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 11.97% 20.75% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 18
Average daily rate £170 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £22.50 £46.80
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 27 March 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 27 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Maidstone - 4 £130 - 2
Chatham - 3 £125 -
Tunbridge Wells -9 2 £163 -50.00% 4
Whitstable - - - -
Dartford - - - - 2
Faversham - - - - 1
Sevenoaks - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Canterbury - - - -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 38 (79.17%) Windows
2 26 (54.17%) Active Directory
3 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
4 18 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 14 (29.17%) Finance
6 13 (27.08%) Citrix
7 12 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 10 (20.83%) SLA
9 9 (18.75%) SCCM
10 7 (14.58%) Windows XP
11 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
11 6 (12.50%) ITIL
11 6 (12.50%) Banking
11 6 (12.50%) XenApp
11 6 (12.50%) Mobile Computing
12 5 (10.42%) VMware
12 5 (10.42%) Advertising
12 5 (10.42%) Windows Vista
12 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (10.42%) VBScript
13 4 (8.33%) SQL
13 4 (8.33%) AdminStudio
13 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (8.33%) LAN
13 4 (8.33%) CRM
13 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
13 4 (8.33%) Application Packaging
13 4 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (8.33%) Windows 8
14 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.08%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) LAN
2 3 (6.25%) WAN
3 2 (4.17%) VoIP
3 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.08%) Internet
4 1 (2.08%) Firewall
4 1 (2.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.08%) MSI
General
1 14 (29.17%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Banking
3 5 (10.42%) Advertising
4 3 (6.25%) Military
4 3 (6.25%) Legal
5 2 (4.17%) Law
5 2 (4.17%) Back Office
6 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Analyst
2 15 (31.25%) Support Analyst
3 11 (22.92%) Help Desk Analyst
4 10 (20.83%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (18.75%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 6 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (12.50%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) Rollout Engineer
7 5 (10.42%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) Service Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Desktop Support
8 3 (6.25%) IT Support
9 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Technician
9 2 (4.17%) Documentation Consultant
9 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Software Packager
9 2 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (4.17%) Consultant
9 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.08%) HTML
2 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Mobile Computing
2 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.17%) PDA
3 2 (4.17%) iPhone
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 38 (79.17%) Windows
2 18 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 7 (14.58%) Windows XP
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Vista
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.08%) Linux
6 1 (2.08%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.50%) ITIL
2 4 (8.33%) CRM
3 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 3 (6.25%) Project Management
4 2 (4.17%) Change Management
4 2 (4.17%) Migration
4 2 (4.17%) Document Management
4 2 (4.17%) Use Case
4 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.17%) Software Distribution
5 1 (2.08%) Data Privacy
5 1 (2.08%) Coaching
5 1 (2.08%) ITSM
5 1 (2.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.08%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.08%) Manual Testing
5 1 (2.08%) System Testing
5 1 (2.08%) Time Management
5 1 (2.08%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.08%) Budget Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) VBScript
2 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.33%) SQL
3 3 (6.25%) Java
4 2 (4.17%) C
5 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.25%) MCSA
3 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) MCSE
4 1 (2.08%) HP ASE
4 1 (2.08%) NCDA
4 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.08%) CCNA
4 1 (2.08%) ISEB
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.08%) MCITP
4 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.83%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 26 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.50%) XenApp
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.17%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) SCCM
2 2 (4.17%) WSUS
2 2 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.08%) WMI
Vendors
1 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
2 13 (27.08%) Citrix
3 5 (10.42%) VMware
4 2 (4.17%) Mitel
4 2 (4.17%) HP
4 2 (4.17%) Reuters
4 2 (4.17%) Bloomberg
4 2 (4.17%) Symantec
4 2 (4.17%) Wyse
5 1 (2.08%) EMC
5 1 (2.08%) NetApp
5 1 (2.08%) Lotus
5 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco