The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Kent region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 17 15 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 22 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 8.84% 9.16% 11.74%
As % of the Applications category 57.89% 43.10% 63.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 12
Average daily rate
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£175 £200 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £146 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £355 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 12
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £10.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +50.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.70 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.40 £11.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Applications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
38 58 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.26% 21.25% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 20
Average daily rate £250 £285 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% -0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £159 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £360 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £308 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.73% -0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 13
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £10.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +50.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.22
% change year-on-year
- -1.44%
MS Office
South East

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 22 July 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
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 22 July 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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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 - 5 £175 -
Tunbridge Wells -6 3 £175 +16.66% 1
Maidstone +5 2 £114 -67.50% 3
West Malling - 1 £400 -
Whitstable - - - - 1
Sittingbourne - - - -
Chatham - - - -
Dover - - - -
Longfield - - - -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 23 (54.76%) Windows
1 23 (54.76%) MS Excel
2 19 (45.24%) Windows 7
3 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 14 (33.33%) ITIL
5 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (26.19%) Finance
7 10 (23.81%) Windows XP
8 8 (19.05%) Solaris
9 7 (16.67%) UNIX
9 7 (16.67%) Veeam
9 7 (16.67%) Windows 8
10 6 (14.29%) Project Management
11 5 (11.90%) SQL
11 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
11 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
11 5 (11.90%) LAN
11 5 (11.90%) WAN
11 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
12 4 (9.52%) T-SQL
12 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
12 4 (9.52%) MS Project
12 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
12 4 (9.52%) MS Visio
12 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
12 4 (9.52%) Cisco
12 4 (9.52%) Wireless
12 4 (9.52%) Advertising

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (54.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 4 (9.52%) MS Project
3 3 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.38%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) LAN
1 5 (11.90%) WAN
2 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.52%) Wireless
3 3 (7.14%) DNS
3 3 (7.14%) DHCP
4 2 (4.76%) Internet
4 2 (4.76%) Firewall
5 1 (2.38%) Network Security
5 1 (2.38%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (2.38%) PBX
5 1 (2.38%) DMZ
5 1 (2.38%) Intranet
5 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Advertising
2 4 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) Support Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 6 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (11.90%) Help Desk Support
4 5 (11.90%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Project Officer
5 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Team Leader
6 3 (7.14%) Project Support Officer
6 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) IT Support
7 2 (4.76%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 2 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
1 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.38%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.38%) iSeries
2 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 23 (54.76%) Windows
2 19 (45.24%) Windows 7
3 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (23.81%) Windows XP
5 8 (19.05%) Solaris
6 7 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 7 (16.67%) UNIX
7 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (4.76%) Linux
8 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.38%) zOS
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) Project Management
3 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
4 4 (9.52%) Validation
4 4 (9.52%) Project Planning
5 3 (7.14%) Demand Management
5 3 (7.14%) Service Management
5 3 (7.14%) Change Management
6 2 (4.76%) Data Security
6 2 (4.76%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (2.38%) Manual Testing
7 1 (2.38%) System Testing
7 1 (2.38%) Time Management
7 1 (2.38%) Kanban
7 1 (2.38%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.38%) Data Validation
7 1 (2.38%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.38%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) T-SQL
2 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.76%) C#
3 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.14%) CCNA
2 3 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (4.76%) NVQ Level 3
3 2 (4.76%) MCITP
3 2 (4.76%) MCP
3 2 (4.76%) MCSE
3 2 (4.76%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.38%) CISM
4 1 (2.38%) CCNP
4 1 (2.38%) ISEB
4 1 (2.38%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) Veeam
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco
4 2 (4.76%) HP
4 2 (4.76%) Citrix
5 1 (2.38%) Avaya
5 1 (2.38%) Apple
5 1 (2.38%) Mercator
5 1 (2.38%) Remedy
5 1 (2.38%) Mitel
5 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.38%) Red Gate
5 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.38%) EMC
5 1 (2.38%) Adobe
5 1 (2.38%) IBM
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle
5 1 (2.38%) SAP