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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 27 22 17
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 16 23 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 5.26% 7.72% 7.69%
As % of the Applications category 48.48% 69.70% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 6
Average daily rate
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£339 £180 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.19% -30.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £130 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £380 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.45 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+3.21% -1.54%
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
33 33 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 10.86% 11.07% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 20
Average daily rate £339 £184 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.35% -39.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £130 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £399 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Sevenoaks - 2 £238 - 1
Tonbridge - 2 £406 -
Tunbridge Wells -5 1 £85 -59.28%
Cranbrook - 1 £110 -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 10 (37.04%) Windows
3 9 (33.33%) Finance
4 8 (29.63%) Banking
5 6 (22.22%) Information Security
5 6 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 5 (18.52%) Windows XP
7 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
7 4 (14.81%) CISSP
7 4 (14.81%) Data Analysis
7 4 (14.81%) Project Management
7 4 (14.81%) CISM
7 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (11.11%) Office 365
8 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (11.11%) PaaS
8 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 3 (11.11%) ArcGIS
8 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 3 (11.11%) VMware
8 3 (11.11%) Visualfiles
8 3 (11.11%) PKI
8 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (11.11%) Sentinel
8 3 (11.11%) Tripwire
8 3 (11.11%) i2

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
3 3 (11.11%) ArcGIS
4 2 (7.41%) Lync
5 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
5 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Sentinel
1 3 (11.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) PaaS
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) VPN
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.70%) Bluetooth
2 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.70%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.41%) MS Access
1 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Military
3 2 (7.41%) Electronics
4 1 (3.70%) Back Office
4 1 (3.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (11.11%) Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Information Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Information Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Information Security Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Information Security Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Security Manager
4 3 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) IT Support
5 2 (7.41%) Business Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (7.41%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Support Technician
5 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) PKI
3 2 (7.41%) NHS
4 1 (3.70%) PDA
4 1 (3.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 5 (18.52%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.41%) Linux
5 1 (3.70%) FreeBSD
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Information Security
2 4 (14.81%) Data Analysis
2 4 (14.81%) Project Management
3 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (7.41%) Investment Management
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.41%) Web Development
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) CRM
4 2 (7.41%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) ITSM
5 1 (3.70%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (3.70%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
1 3 (11.11%) VB
2 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) CISSP
1 4 (14.81%) CISM
2 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
3 1 (3.70%) BS15000
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) XenApp
2 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (7.41%) SCCM
3 1 (3.70%) WMI
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) i2
2 3 (11.11%) VMware
2 3 (11.11%) Tripwire
3 2 (7.41%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) Mitel
4 1 (3.70%) Lotus
4 1 (3.70%) Remedy
4 1 (3.70%) Adobe