The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 38 32 25
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 412 541 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.82% 5.82% 6.49%
As % of the Applications category 40.83% 40.04% 39.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 248 204
Average daily rate £300 £285 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £125 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £267 £225
% change year-on-year
+12.30% +18.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 96 109
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.10 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.35 £24.06 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
MS Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1009 1351 1374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.79% 14.53% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 654 610
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 134 148
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.90 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +2.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.20 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -3.33%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the South East region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the South East region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Berkshire 0 120 £333 +16.36% 28
Hampshire +5 108 £325 +18.18% 25
Buckinghamshire -12 62 £220 -2.22% 13
Surrey -13 51 £350 +7.69% 21
West Sussex -1 26 £280 -3.44% 3
Oxfordshire -24 18 £300 -25.69% 12
East Sussex +12 11 £200 +81.81% 2
Kent -28 8 £225 +65.13% 8
Middlesex -18 2 £200 -56.04%
Home Counties - 2 £250 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 507 (59.02%) Microsoft
2 432 (50.29%) MS Excel
3 329 (38.30%) Windows
4 173 (20.14%) Windows 7
5 171 (19.91%) Active Directory
6 167 (19.44%) Finance
7 138 (16.07%) Project Management
8 131 (15.25%) ITIL
9 112 (13.04%) SQL
10 111 (12.92%) MS PowerPoint
11 109 (12.69%) Security Cleared
12 104 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
13 87 (10.13%) SC Cleared
14 80 (9.31%) PRINCE2
15 79 (9.20%) SharePoint
16 76 (8.85%) Windows XP
16 76 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
17 72 (8.38%) Telecoms
18 71 (8.27%) MS Visio
19 70 (8.15%) MS Project
20 68 (7.92%) Windows Server
21 67 (7.80%) SQL Server
21 67 (7.80%) Degree
22 64 (7.45%) Windows 8
23 62 (7.22%) Oracle
24 57 (6.64%) SAP
24 57 (6.64%) MS Exchange
24 57 (6.64%) Data Analysis
25 50 (5.82%) Stakeholder Management
26 49 (5.70%) Change Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 79 (9.20%) SharePoint
2 57 (6.64%) MS Exchange
3 16 (1.86%) Documentum
3 16 (1.86%) IIS
4 15 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (1.51%) Lync
7 10 (1.16%) Apache
7 10 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
8 9 (1.05%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.93%) CMS
10 6 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.70%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.58%) TPMS
12 3 (0.35%) SAS
13 2 (0.23%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.12%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 432 (50.29%) MS Excel
2 111 (12.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 71 (8.27%) MS Visio
4 70 (8.15%) MS Project
5 13 (1.51%) Photoshop
6 11 (1.28%) AutoCAD
7 10 (1.16%) Open Workbench
8 9 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.58%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.35%) Casewise Modeler
11 3 (0.35%) Maya
11 3 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.12%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 10 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.81%) SAP SRM
3 6 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.58%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.35%) Infor LN
5 3 (0.35%) Primavera
6 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.23%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.12%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.12%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.12%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.12%) SAP CCM
7 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 46 (5.36%) Office 365
2 13 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.05%) Taleo
4 8 (0.93%) Mimecast
5 6 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (0.70%) Google Apps
6 5 (0.58%) SaaS
7 2 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.23%) IaaS
7 2 (0.23%) PaaS
7 2 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.31%) DNS
2 35 (4.07%) ATM
3 34 (3.96%) Wireless
4 33 (3.84%) LAN
5 31 (3.61%) DHCP
5 31 (3.61%) TCP/IP
5 31 (3.61%) WAN
6 24 (2.79%) Firewall
7 21 (2.44%) VPN
8 19 (2.21%) Internet
9 13 (1.51%) Radio Access Network
9 13 (1.51%) Remote Desktop
10 11 (1.28%) 3G
10 11 (1.28%) SMTP
11 10 (1.16%) VoIP
12 9 (1.05%) Skype
13 8 (0.93%) 2G
13 8 (0.93%) 4G
13 8 (0.93%) Cisco Wireless
13 8 (0.93%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.68%) GIS
3 18 (2.10%) BusinessObjects
4 16 (1.86%) MS Access
4 16 (1.86%) Oracle Database
4 16 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
5 15 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
6 11 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (1.16%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 10 (1.16%) Oracle Discoverer
7 10 (1.16%) SQL Navigator
8 9 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.05%) EDRMS
8 9 (1.05%) QlikView
8 9 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (0.93%) Data Mining
9 8 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (0.81%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (1.51%) JIRA
1 13 (1.51%) Toad
2 10 (1.16%) JDeveloper
2 10 (1.16%) Oracle APEX
2 10 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
3 9 (1.05%) Dreamweaver
4 6 (0.70%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (0.58%) StarTeam
6 4 (0.47%) Axure RP
6 4 (0.47%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.35%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.35%) MSI
7 3 (0.35%) Rational Rose
7 3 (0.35%) Selenium
7 3 (0.35%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.23%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.23%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.23%) JUnit
8 2 (0.23%) Subversion
8 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 167 (19.44%) Finance
2 72 (8.38%) Telecoms
3 21 (2.44%) Marketing
4 20 (2.33%) German Language
5 18 (2.10%) Banking
6 15 (1.75%) French Language
7 10 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.16%) Publishing
8 9 (1.05%) Legal
9 8 (0.93%) Aerospace
10 7 (0.81%) Local Government
10 7 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.81%) Retail
11 6 (0.70%) Automotive
12 4 (0.47%) Advertising
12 4 (0.47%) Back Office
12 4 (0.47%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.35%) Electronics
13 3 (0.35%) Games
14 2 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 266 (30.97%) Analyst
2 81 (9.43%) Service Analyst
3 72 (8.38%) Support Engineer
4 68 (7.92%) Service Desk Analyst
5 60 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
6 56 (6.52%) Support Analyst
7 48 (5.59%) Project Manager
8 41 (4.77%) Data Analyst
8 41 (4.77%) Developer
8 41 (4.77%) IT Support
9 39 (4.54%) Coordinator
10 38 (4.42%) Administrator
11 37 (4.31%) Desktop Support
12 35 (4.07%) 1st Line Support
13 34 (3.96%) IT Analyst
14 30 (3.49%) Desktop Engineer
15 26 (3.03%) Consultant
15 26 (3.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 25 (2.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 22 (2.56%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.19%) HTML
2 32 (3.73%) XML
3 20 (2.33%) CSS
4 19 (2.21%) .NET
5 12 (1.40%) HTML5
6 10 (1.16%) jQuery
7 8 (0.93%) AngularJS
7 8 (0.93%) Web Services
8 6 (0.70%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.58%) Laravel
9 5 (0.58%) SOAP
9 5 (0.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (0.47%) Dojo
10 4 (0.47%) Middleware
10 4 (0.47%) Sass
11 3 (0.35%) EDI
11 3 (0.35%) LESS
11 3 (0.35%) SAP PI
11 3 (0.35%) Software Packaging
12 2 (0.23%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 104 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.54%) Management Information System
3 31 (3.61%) Blackberry
3 31 (3.61%) Statistics
4 25 (2.91%) Data Centre
5 23 (2.68%) Data Structures
6 20 (2.33%) Driving Licence
7 17 (1.98%) Smart Meter
8 14 (1.63%) PMI
9 13 (1.51%) Computer Science
10 12 (1.40%) Data Extraction
11 10 (1.16%) User Experience
12 9 (1.05%) Mathematics
13 8 (0.93%) AS400
13 8 (0.93%) NHS
14 6 (0.70%) Social Media
14 6 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
15 5 (0.58%) CMDB
15 5 (0.58%) Mobile Computing
15 5 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 329 (38.30%) Windows
2 173 (20.14%) Windows 7
3 76 (8.85%) Windows XP
4 68 (7.92%) Windows Server
5 64 (7.45%) Windows 8
6 48 (5.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (4.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 39 (4.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (3.03%) Linux
10 24 (2.79%) Unix
11 15 (1.75%) Windows Vista
12 10 (1.16%) Apple iOS
12 10 (1.16%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.81%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.58%) AIX
15 5 (0.58%) Android
15 5 (0.58%) Solaris
15 5 (0.58%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.58%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (16.07%) Project Management
2 131 (15.25%) ITIL
3 80 (9.31%) PRINCE2
4 76 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (6.64%) Data Analysis
6 50 (5.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 49 (5.70%) Change Management
8 44 (5.12%) Migration
8 44 (5.12%) Service Management
9 39 (4.54%) Business Intelligence
10 35 (4.07%) CRM
11 33 (3.84%) Workflow
12 31 (3.61%) Mentoring
13 28 (3.26%) Incident Management
14 26 (3.03%) Change Control
14 26 (3.03%) Coaching
14 26 (3.03%) Validation
15 24 (2.79%) Waterfall
16 23 (2.68%) Risk Management
17 22 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 112 (13.04%) SQL
2 28 (3.26%) C
3 21 (2.44%) PL/SQL
3 21 (2.44%) PowerShell
4 20 (2.33%) VBA
5 19 (2.21%) C#
6 15 (1.75%) JavaScript
6 15 (1.75%) VB
7 14 (1.63%) Java
8 10 (1.16%) C-shell
8 10 (1.16%) Korn
9 7 (0.81%) PHP
10 5 (0.58%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.35%) C++
11 3 (0.35%) MapBasic
11 3 (0.35%) Perl
11 3 (0.35%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.23%) Python
12 2 (0.23%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 109 (12.69%) Security Cleared
2 87 (10.13%) SC Cleared
3 67 (7.80%) Degree
4 40 (4.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (3.03%) PMI Certification
6 24 (2.79%) MCSE
7 23 (2.68%) ISEB
8 21 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (2.44%) PMP
9 18 (2.10%) DV Cleared
9 18 (2.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 17 (1.98%) MCITP
11 14 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 12 (1.40%) CCNP
12 12 (1.40%) MCP
13 10 (1.16%) HND
13 10 (1.16%) MCDST
14 9 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (1.05%) MBA
14 9 (1.05%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.24%) SLA
2 24 (2.79%) QA
3 7 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.58%) P3O
4 5 (0.58%) PMBOK
5 3 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.35%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.23%) COBIT
6 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.23%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.12%) GAMP
7 1 (0.12%) HL7
7 1 (0.12%) ISO26262
7 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 171 (19.91%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.51%) XenApp
4 11 (1.28%) vSphere
5 7 (0.81%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.70%) Terminal Services
7 5 (0.58%) BitLocker
7 5 (0.58%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (0.35%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.35%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.23%) UAG
9 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.23%) XenServer
10 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.12%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 43 (5.01%) SCCM
2 15 (1.75%) WSUS
3 12 (1.40%) Backup Exec
4 10 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (0.93%) Cisco UCCE
6 8 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
6 8 (0.93%) NetBackup
7 7 (0.81%) SCSM
8 6 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.58%) HP SIM
10 4 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.47%) OVSD
11 3 (0.35%) NSN NetAct
11 3 (0.35%) SCOM
11 3 (0.35%) Unicenter
12 2 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
12 2 (0.23%) yum
Vendors
1 507 (59.02%) Microsoft
2 62 (7.22%) Oracle
3 57 (6.64%) SAP
4 46 (5.36%) HP
5 40 (4.66%) VMware
6 34 (3.96%) Citrix
7 32 (3.73%) Remedy
8 26 (3.03%) Cisco
9 15 (1.75%) CA
10 14 (1.63%) Adobe
10 14 (1.63%) IBM
11 12 (1.40%) Ericsson
11 12 (1.40%) McAfee
12 10 (1.16%) Nokia
13 9 (1.05%) Apple
13 9 (1.05%) ServiceNow
14 8 (0.93%) Ariba
14 8 (0.93%) EMC
14 8 (0.93%) Huawei
14 8 (0.93%) Symantec
Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Posted: Yesterday
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Senitor Associates
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Kent
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