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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 33 38 33
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 427 453 566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.51% 4.77% 5.73%
As % of the Applications category 42.53% 38.13% 38.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 213 246
Median daily rate £308 £300 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £130 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £450 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £255
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 78 118
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -8.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £11.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £19.00 £22.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.57%
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
1004 1188 1461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.96% 12.52% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 618 676
Median daily rate £340 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £462 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 133 206
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £10.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.60 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.70% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 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 8 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the South East region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Hampshire +11 108 £325 - 25
Surrey +36 90 £230 -22.03% 22
Berkshire -8 84 £235 -10.47% 23
Buckinghamshire +2 52 £360 +44.00% 6
Oxfordshire +7 26 £363 +20.83% 7
West Sussex -4 25 £375 +11.11% 2
Kent +13 21 £325 +66.66% 1
East Sussex +4 9 £235 +67.85% 5
Middlesex -5 4 £264 -36.38%
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 South East region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 521 (59.75%) Microsoft
2 369 (42.32%) MS Excel
3 342 (39.22%) Windows
4 193 (22.13%) Active Directory
5 158 (18.12%) Windows 7
6 152 (17.43%) Security Cleared
7 149 (17.09%) ITIL
8 140 (16.06%) Finance
9 121 (13.88%) Project Management
10 119 (13.65%) SC Cleared
11 116 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
12 107 (12.27%) Office 365
13 102 (11.70%) SharePoint
14 101 (11.58%) SQL
14 101 (11.58%) MS PowerPoint
15 85 (9.75%) MS Visio
16 83 (9.52%) Telecoms
16 83 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
17 76 (8.72%) Windows Server
18 67 (7.68%) VMware
19 65 (7.45%) Change Management
19 65 (7.45%) TCP/IP
20 63 (7.22%) SCCM
21 61 (7.00%) MS Exchange
21 61 (7.00%) PRINCE2
22 60 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
22 60 (6.88%) Degree
22 60 (6.88%) Windows 10
23 57 (6.54%) MS Project
24 54 (6.19%) Oracle

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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
1 102 (11.70%) SharePoint
2 61 (7.00%) MS Exchange
3 22 (2.52%) Skype for Business
4 14 (1.61%) CMS
4 14 (1.61%) IBM Notes
5 12 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (0.80%) IIS
8 4 (0.46%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.46%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2000
8 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 4 (0.46%) K2 blackpearl
8 4 (0.46%) MS Project Server
8 4 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.34%) Confluence
9 3 (0.34%) Documentum
Applications
1 369 (42.32%) MS Excel
2 101 (11.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 85 (9.75%) MS Visio
4 57 (6.54%) MS Project
5 11 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.69%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.34%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.23%) InDesign
9 2 (0.23%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.23%) Maya
9 2 (0.23%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.11%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.11%) Revit
10 1 (0.11%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.80%) Primavera
3 6 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.57%) Oracle TCA
5 4 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.34%) Sage X3
6 3 (0.34%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.23%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.11%) Aareon QL
8 1 (0.11%) Academy Housing
8 1 (0.11%) arcHouse
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.11%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.11%) Orchard Housing
8 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 107 (12.27%) Office 365
2 21 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.15%) Adobe Analytics
4 7 (0.80%) IaaS
5 6 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.34%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.34%) SaaS
7 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.11%) PaaS
8 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 65 (7.45%) TCP/IP
2 36 (4.13%) LAN
3 31 (3.56%) DNS
4 29 (3.33%) DHCP
4 29 (3.33%) VPN
5 26 (2.98%) WAN
6 20 (2.29%) Skype
7 19 (2.18%) 3G
7 19 (2.18%) Firewall
8 18 (2.06%) Wireless
9 16 (1.83%) VoIP
10 12 (1.38%) 4G
10 12 (1.38%) Internet
10 12 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (1.03%) 2G
11 9 (1.03%) Extranet
11 9 (1.03%) LTE
11 9 (1.03%) Radio Access Network
12 7 (0.80%) DWDM
12 7 (0.80%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.98%) GIS
3 14 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
4 13 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 13 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
6 11 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (1.03%) MS Access
7 9 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
7 9 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.69%) QlikView
10 5 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (0.57%) DB2
10 5 (0.57%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.57%) OLAP
10 5 (0.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (0.92%) Visual Studio
3 7 (0.80%) JIRA
4 5 (0.57%) ClearCase
4 5 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.46%) Ant
5 4 (0.46%) ClearQuest
5 4 (0.46%) Maven
5 4 (0.46%) MSI
5 4 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (0.46%) Toad
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.34%) Subversion
7 1 (0.11%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.11%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.11%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.11%) LSMW
7 1 (0.11%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.11%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.11%) VectorCAST
General
1 140 (16.06%) Finance
2 83 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 31 (3.56%) Retail
4 23 (2.64%) Marketing
5 21 (2.41%) Advertising
6 19 (2.18%) German Language
6 19 (2.18%) Military
7 18 (2.06%) Banking
8 17 (1.95%) Law
9 14 (1.61%) Legal
10 11 (1.26%) French Language
11 8 (0.92%) Electronics
11 8 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.69%) Billing
13 5 (0.57%) Automotive
13 5 (0.57%) Korean Language
13 5 (0.57%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.46%) Cantonese Language
14 4 (0.46%) Local Government
14 4 (0.46%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 235 (26.95%) Analyst
2 91 (10.44%) Support Engineer
3 67 (7.68%) Service Analyst
4 61 (7.00%) Desktop Support
4 61 (7.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 60 (6.88%) Project Manager
6 56 (6.42%) 1st Line Support
7 49 (5.62%) IT Support
8 47 (5.39%) Support Analyst
9 41 (4.70%) Desktop Engineer
10 39 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
10 39 (4.47%) Business Analyst
11 38 (4.36%) Developer
12 35 (4.01%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 28 (3.21%) Administrator
14 27 (3.10%) Architect
15 24 (2.75%) GIS Technician
15 24 (2.75%) IT Analyst
15 24 (2.75%) IT Engineer
16 23 (2.64%) Data Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.52%) HTML
2 21 (2.41%) .NET
3 20 (2.29%) CSS
4 16 (1.83%) XML
5 10 (1.15%) Web Services
6 7 (0.80%) .NET Framework
6 7 (0.80%) jQuery
7 6 (0.69%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.57%) Apache Flex
8 5 (0.57%) CGI
9 4 (0.46%) CSS3
9 4 (0.46%) HTML5
9 4 (0.46%) WCF
10 3 (0.34%) Classic ASP
10 3 (0.34%) COM
10 3 (0.34%) DCOM
10 3 (0.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (0.34%) XHTML
11 2 (0.23%) LAMP
11 2 (0.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 116 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.01%) Management Information System
3 24 (2.75%) Driving Licence
4 19 (2.18%) Blackberry
4 19 (2.18%) e-Learning
5 16 (1.83%) Smartphone
6 15 (1.72%) Data Centre
7 11 (1.26%) iPad
8 10 (1.15%) Fat Client
8 10 (1.15%) Handset
8 10 (1.15%) iPhone
8 10 (1.15%) Thin Client
8 10 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (1.03%) Social Media
9 9 (1.03%) Statistics
10 7 (0.80%) NHS
10 7 (0.80%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.69%) Clustering
11 6 (0.69%) Economics
11 6 (0.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 342 (39.22%) Windows
2 158 (18.12%) Windows 7
3 76 (8.72%) Windows Server
4 60 (6.88%) Windows 10
5 50 (5.73%) Windows XP
6 46 (5.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (4.36%) Windows 8
8 36 (4.13%) Linux
9 27 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (2.87%) Unix
11 22 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (2.06%) Android
13 16 (1.83%) Apple iOS
14 15 (1.72%) Mac OS X
14 15 (1.72%) Windows Vista
15 11 (1.26%) Solaris
16 10 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (1.03%) AIX
18 8 (0.92%) CentOS
19 4 (0.46%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (17.09%) ITIL
2 121 (13.88%) Project Management
3 83 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 65 (7.45%) Change Management
5 61 (7.00%) PRINCE2
6 60 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
7 49 (5.62%) Migration
8 40 (4.59%) Service Management
9 35 (4.01%) Data Analysis
10 32 (3.67%) Service Delivery
11 31 (3.56%) Business Intelligence
11 31 (3.56%) Incident Management
12 29 (3.33%) Business Analysis
12 29 (3.33%) Scrum
13 27 (3.10%) Analytics
13 27 (3.10%) Continuous Improvement
13 27 (3.10%) Workflow
14 23 (2.64%) Coaching
14 23 (2.64%) Line Management
15 22 (2.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 101 (11.58%) SQL
2 28 (3.21%) C
3 17 (1.95%) PowerShell
4 16 (1.83%) Shell Script
5 14 (1.61%) VBA
6 13 (1.49%) C#
6 13 (1.49%) T-SQL
7 12 (1.38%) Perl
8 9 (1.03%) Java
8 9 (1.03%) JavaScript
9 8 (0.92%) PL/SQL
9 8 (0.92%) VB
10 5 (0.57%) Python
10 5 (0.57%) R
11 4 (0.46%) C++
11 4 (0.46%) PHP
11 4 (0.46%) VBScript
12 3 (0.34%) VB6
13 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 152 (17.43%) Security Cleared
2 119 (13.65%) SC Cleared
3 60 (6.88%) Degree
4 43 (4.93%) DV Cleared
5 36 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (2.06%) MCP
7 14 (1.61%) MCSE
8 13 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 12 (1.38%) ISEB
10 11 (1.26%) HND
10 11 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (1.26%) PMP
10 11 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 10 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (1.03%) ISTQB
12 9 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (0.92%) APMP
13 8 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.85%) SLA
2 14 (1.61%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.15%) QA
4 7 (0.80%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.46%) GAMP
6 4 (0.46%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.23%) COBIT
7 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.23%) MiFID
7 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.11%) EFQM
8 1 (0.11%) GxP
8 1 (0.11%) HL7
8 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.11%) ISO13485
System Software
1 193 (22.13%) Active Directory
2 46 (5.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (1.61%) XenApp
5 12 (1.38%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.03%) BitLocker
6 9 (1.03%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (0.92%) vCloud
7 8 (0.92%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.57%) Docker
9 4 (0.46%) Samba
9 4 (0.46%) vSphere
10 3 (0.34%) NFS
10 3 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 63 (7.22%) SCCM
2 8 (0.92%) OVSD
3 7 (0.80%) WSUS
4 6 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (0.57%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.57%) Netcool
5 5 (0.57%) Puppet
5 5 (0.57%) SCOM
5 5 (0.57%) vRealize
6 4 (0.46%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.34%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.34%) vMotion
8 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.23%) Unicenter
8 2 (0.23%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 521 (59.75%) Microsoft
2 67 (7.68%) VMware
3 54 (6.19%) Oracle
4 53 (6.08%) HP
5 42 (4.82%) Citrix
6 38 (4.36%) SAP
7 32 (3.67%) Cisco
8 26 (2.98%) Remedy
9 20 (2.29%) Apple
10 17 (1.95%) Adobe
11 14 (1.61%) Lotus
12 12 (1.38%) Red Hat
13 10 (1.15%) Dell
13 10 (1.15%) EMC
13 10 (1.15%) ServiceNow
14 8 (0.92%) Intel Security
14 8 (0.92%) Symantec
15 7 (0.80%) IBM
15 7 (0.80%) NetApp
15 7 (0.80%) Veritas
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