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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 15 30 10
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -20
Contract jobs citing MS Office 22 14 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 10.14% 4.03% 12.12%
As % of the Applications category 59.46% 29.17% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 26
Average daily rate £145 £273 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.78% +98.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £209 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £356 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.06% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £54.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
37 48 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.05% 13.83% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 37
Average daily rate £325 £275 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £205 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -41.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £325 - 1
Dartford - 3 £135 - 1
Folkestone 0 2 £130 -
Maidstone - - - - 2
Tonbridge - - - -
Dover - - - -
Canterbury - - - -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 24 (54.55%) Windows
2 23 (52.27%) Microsoft
3 19 (43.18%) MS Excel
4 18 (40.91%) Active Directory
5 17 (38.64%) Windows XP
6 14 (31.82%) Windows 7
7 13 (29.55%) SharePoint
7 13 (29.55%) ITIL
8 9 (20.45%) Project Management
9 8 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
10 7 (15.91%) SQL
10 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
10 7 (15.91%) Finance
11 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
11 6 (13.64%) Windows 8
12 5 (11.36%) T-SQL
12 5 (11.36%) MS PowerPoint
12 5 (11.36%) Dynamics NAV
13 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (9.09%) Degree
13 4 (9.09%) SCCM
13 4 (9.09%) Validation
13 4 (9.09%) VPN
13 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (6.82%) Sophos
14 3 (6.82%) WAN
14 3 (6.82%) Cisco
14 3 (6.82%) C#
14 3 (6.82%) Java

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (29.55%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 19 (43.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.55%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) VPN
2 3 (6.82%) WAN
3 2 (4.55%) Wireless
3 2 (4.55%) LAN
3 2 (4.55%) PBX
4 1 (2.27%) Intranet
4 1 (2.27%) Internet
4 1 (2.27%) VoIP
4 1 (2.27%) DHCP
4 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.27%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) TestComplete
1 2 (4.55%) Selenium
1 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.27%) Dreamweaver
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Advertising
4 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (13.64%) Project Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 4 (9.09%) Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Microsoft Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Author
8 1 (2.27%) Technical Author
8 1 (2.27%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) .NET
1 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.27%) Middleware
2 1 (2.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) NHS
2 1 (2.27%) PMI
2 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.27%) CMDB
2 1 (2.27%) iSeries
2 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 24 (54.55%) Windows
2 17 (38.64%) Windows XP
3 14 (31.82%) Windows 7
4 6 (13.64%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.55%) Linux
6 1 (2.27%) zOS
6 1 (2.27%) Solaris
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) ITIL
2 9 (20.45%) Project Management
3 4 (9.09%) Validation
4 3 (6.82%) CRM
4 3 (6.82%) Demand Management
5 2 (4.55%) Investment Management
5 2 (4.55%) Software Testing
5 2 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.55%) Service Management
5 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.55%) DSDM
6 1 (2.27%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.27%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.27%) Migration
6 1 (2.27%) Change Management
6 1 (2.27%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (2.27%) ITSM
6 1 (2.27%) Time Management
6 1 (2.27%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
1 7 (15.91%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.82%) C#
3 3 (6.82%) Java
3 3 (6.82%) VB
3 3 (6.82%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.55%) C
4 2 (4.55%) VBScript
5 1 (2.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (9.09%) Degree
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.55%) ISEB
4 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.27%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.27%) MCP
4 1 (2.27%) HNC
4 1 (2.27%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (40.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (52.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Sophos
2 3 (6.82%) Cisco
3 2 (4.55%) Mitel
3 2 (4.55%) Sage
4 1 (2.27%) Mercator
4 1 (2.27%) Citrix
4 1 (2.27%) Dell
4 1 (2.27%) EMC
4 1 (2.27%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) Macromedia
4 1 (2.27%) SAP
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
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