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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
South East / Kent
Rank 30 28 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Contract jobs citing MS Office 11 9 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.30% 3.64% 10.37%
As % of the Applications category 32.35% 29.03% 73.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 18
Median daily rate £225 £233 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +22.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £133 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £265 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +3.70%

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
34 31 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 13.28% 12.55% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 24
Median daily rate £225 £306 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% +36.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £421 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Median hourly rate £19.00 £37.50 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.33% +316.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.90
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.73%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - 6 £363 -
Dartford - 2 - -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 14 (51.85%) Windows
3 13 (48.15%) MS Excel
3 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
4 10 (37.04%) Windows 7
5 9 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (33.33%) Finance
6 7 (25.93%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (25.93%) Incident Management
7 6 (22.22%) Fat Client
7 6 (22.22%) SCCM
7 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (22.22%) XenApp
7 6 (22.22%) XenDesktop
7 6 (22.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (22.22%) BitLocker
7 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
7 6 (22.22%) AppSense
7 6 (22.22%) VMware
7 6 (22.22%) VMware ESX
7 6 (22.22%) Legal
7 6 (22.22%) Wyse
7 6 (22.22%) Citrix
7 6 (22.22%) CA
7 6 (22.22%) Thin Client
7 6 (22.22%) Symantec
7 6 (22.22%) DNS
7 6 (22.22%) MS Project
7 6 (22.22%) Application Virtualisation

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.70%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (48.15%) MS Excel
2 9 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (22.22%) MS Project
4 5 (18.52%) MS Visio
5 3 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (11.11%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) DNS
2 4 (14.81%) VPN
3 1 (3.70%) 3G
3 1 (3.70%) VoIP
3 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Legal
3 5 (18.52%) Law
4 3 (11.11%) Advertising
5 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 3 (11.11%) 1st Line Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Citrix Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Designer
3 3 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Help Desk Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Implementation Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Implementation Project Manager
3 3 (11.11%) IT Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Project Implementation Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Desktop Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Server Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Server Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.70%) Database Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Help Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Fat Client
1 6 (22.22%) Thin Client
2 3 (11.11%) FMCG
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) iPad
4 1 (3.70%) NHS
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) Windows 7
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Vista
6 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Incident Management
2 6 (22.22%) Application Virtualisation
3 5 (18.52%) Performance Management
4 4 (14.81%) Change Management
4 4 (14.81%) Practice Management
4 4 (14.81%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) Document Management
5 3 (11.11%) Matrix Management
5 3 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
5 3 (11.11%) Typography
6 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Migration
6 2 (7.41%) Supplier Management
6 2 (7.41%) Workflow
7 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.70%) CRM
7 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL
7 1 (3.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
1 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.70%) HNC
2 1 (3.70%) MCP
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (22.22%) BitLocker
3 6 (22.22%) VMware ESX
3 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (22.22%) XenApp
3 6 (22.22%) XenDesktop
4 2 (7.41%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) SCCM
1 6 (22.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) AppSense
2 6 (22.22%) CA
2 6 (22.22%) Citrix
2 6 (22.22%) Symantec
2 6 (22.22%) VMware
2 6 (22.22%) Wyse
3 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco
3 3 (11.11%) iManage
3 3 (11.11%) Remedy
3 3 (11.11%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.70%) Bloomberg
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) Mitel