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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 32 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 14 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.90% 9.50% 8.19%
As % of the Applications category 45.16% 57.50% 47.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 9
Average daily rate
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£165 £175 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £115 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £372 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £253 £275
% change year-on-year
+14.85% -8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £9.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% +9.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.70 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-2.14% -
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 40 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 10.84% 16.53% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 28 18
Average daily rate £330 £250 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £118 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £535 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 11
Average hourly rate £9.00 £47.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.85% +193.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

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 1 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 1 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
Tunbridge Wells +2 5 £340 +94.28% 1
Tonbridge -3 1 £475 +171.42%
Canterbury - 1 £150 -
Folkestone - 1 £92 -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 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 20 (64.52%) Windows
2 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
3 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
4 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
5 8 (25.81%) Finance
5 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
6 7 (22.58%) Citrix
6 7 (22.58%) SLA
7 6 (19.35%) Windows XP
8 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
9 4 (12.90%) SCCM
9 4 (12.90%) Windows Vista
9 4 (12.90%) Mobile Computing
9 4 (12.90%) ITIL
9 4 (12.90%) VMware
10 3 (9.68%) Service Management
10 3 (9.68%) HTML
10 3 (9.68%) SQL
10 3 (9.68%) VB
10 3 (9.68%) RDBMS
10 3 (9.68%) CRM
10 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
10 3 (9.68%) Office 365
10 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
10 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (9.68%) Visualfiles
10 3 (9.68%) XenApp
11 2 (6.45%) XenDesktop
11 2 (6.45%) Document Management
11 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) Lync
2 2 (6.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) LAN
1 2 (6.45%) VoIP
1 2 (6.45%) SNMP
1 2 (6.45%) VPN
1 2 (6.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
2 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.23%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) RDBMS
1 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (6.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Law
2 2 (6.45%) Advertising
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Support Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (19.35%) Help Desk Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) Support Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) Service Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) Help Desk Support
5 5 (16.13%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (9.68%) Software Developer
7 3 (9.68%) Developer
7 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Support Technician
8 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Rollout Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) NHS
2 2 (6.45%) PDA
2 2 (6.45%) iPhone
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 20 (64.52%) Windows
2 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
3 6 (19.35%) Windows XP
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Vista
5 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.45%) Linux
6 2 (6.45%) FreeBSD
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) ITIL
2 3 (9.68%) CRM
2 3 (9.68%) Service Management
2 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.45%) Document Management
3 2 (6.45%) Web Development
3 2 (6.45%) ITSM
3 2 (6.45%) Migration
3 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.23%) Project Management
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.23%) Resource Management
4 1 (3.23%) Time Management
4 1 (3.23%) Budget Control
4 1 (3.23%) Change Control
4 1 (3.23%) Information Governance
4 1 (3.23%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
1 3 (9.68%) VB
2 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.45%) VBScript
3 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) MCSA
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) BS15000
System Software
1 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) XenApp
3 2 (6.45%) XenDesktop
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) WMI
3 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) Citrix
3 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) Mitel
4 2 (6.45%) Lotus
5 1 (3.23%) Symantec
5 1 (3.23%) Adobe
Cranbrook, Kent
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